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South Coast AQMD claims Sherwin-Williams paints violate air pollution standards, sues for $30M

The South Coast Air Quality Management District is suing a major paint and building coatings supplier for $30 million, claiming the company knowingly sold products to consumers containing high levels of chemicals that contributed to smoggy days and led to lung disease and premature deaths. According to the lawsuit, Sherwin-Williams, a $15-billion architectural coatings company based in Ohio, supplied solvents, wall coatings, paint thinners, sealants and adhesives to businesses and its own retail...
Tags: Lawsuit, News, California, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Air Pollution, United States, Ohio, Local News, Orange County, Southern California, Metro, Pomona, San Bernardino


Guitar builder ‘steels’ himself for NAMM trade show

When you’re in the business of making guitars and find your instruments in the hands of Eric Clapton, Joe Walsh and Bob Dylan, you’ve got to be doing something right. That’s clearly the case with James Trussart. Trussart’s custom guitars are being played by those rock icons and scores of others, including Paul Simon, Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Joe Perry (Arrowsmith), and Richard Fortus (Guns and Roses), to name a few. A nod to the classics These aren’t your garden-variety wooden instruments. Work...
Tags: Business, Sport, Soccer, Bob Dylan, Gibbons, James, Stroud, Namm, Anaheim, Gibson, Sheryl Crow, Billy Gibbons, Echo Park, NAMM Show, Anaheim Convention Center, Peter Stroud


Reserve your space now for the Disney Food & Wine Festival

Like to eat? Like Disney? If so, you may be interested in this spring’s annual 2019 Food & Wine Festival which will run from March 1 to April 23 at Disney California Adventure in Anaheim. Right now, you can make reservations for some of the paid events scheduled. If you’re sure you want to go, I wouldn’t delay buying these tickets because some or most will likely sell out. Note that you’ll still need to pay regular admission to the park on these days or use your annual pass. Also note that some ...
Tags: Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Guy Fieri, Anaheim, DCA, Mickey, Graham Elliot, Disney California Adventure, Disney California Adventure Food Wine Festival, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR


Venezuela’s Guaido declares himself president amid protests, draws U.S. recognition

By JOSHUA GOODMAN CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself interim president in a defiant speech Wednesday before masses of anti-government demonstrators who took to the streets to demand President Nicolas Maduro’s resignation. Guaido immediately drew recognition from the Trump administration, which said it would use the “full weight” of U.S. economic and diplomatic power to push for the restoration of Venezuela’s democracy. Raising his right hand in union w...
Tags: Business, News, Uncategorized, Sport, World news, Soccer, Venezuela, Associated Press, Nicolás Maduro, Alcala, Trump, Donald J Trump, Bogota Colombia, Caracas, Maduro, PDVSA


SpaceX, other companies gaming Glassdoor reviews to look better, WSJ finds

Employment website Glassdoor claims more than 60 million unique visitors per month — but job seekers exploring company reviews are being fed a diet of deception, according to a new report. Firms are pushing employees to post positive reviews on the site, warping the results in favor of the companies gaming the system, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. “Glassdoor has become an important arbiter of employee sentiment in today’s highly competitive job market,” the paper reported. “It can be...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Business, Spacex, Elon Musk, News, California News, Linkedin, Sport, Companies, Soccer, Anthem, Tripadvisor, Jeff Bezos, Wall Street Journal


Trump, others agitated by Giuliani’s uneven response to Russia probe

By JONATHAN LEMIRE and ERIC TUCKER NEW YORK — Rudy Giuliani’s latest media blitz, which was filled with a dizzying array of misstatements and hurried clarifications, agitated President Donald Trump and some of his allies, who have raised the possibility that the outspoken presidential lawyer be at least temporarily sidelined from televised interviews. Trump was frustrated with Giuliani, according to three White House officials and Republicans close to the White House who were not authorized to s...
Tags: New York, News, Media, Nbc, Buzzfeed, Congress, Washington, White House, Politico, Russia, New York City, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, House, Moscow


California’s net population outflow by van line shrinks 21%

California again had more outs than ins via major moving companies last year, but that gap shrank 21 percent as departures fell faster than arrivals. My trusty spreadsheet — filled with annual state-by-state migration stats from United, Allied and Atlas van lines — shows a continuation of the long-running decline in people moving, in or out of California, with exits slightly outnumbering arrivals. Van lines moves, which tend to be pricey relocations, are seen as a yardstick of executive-level op...
Tags: Business, Jobs, News, California, California News, Sport, Economy, Soccer, Local News, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories Sun, Top Stories Breeze


The high limit gaming experience is changing at Southern California casinos, here’s how

Make your way past the flashing lights and noise of the regular gaming floor at a Southern California casino and you will likely find more secluded spaces, where the minimum bets are much higher and the experience is elevated to match. These high limit gaming rooms are often decked out with luxe furnishings, food, drinks and dedicated employees. And just as many Southern California casinos are expanding and renovating, they’re also updating their high limit rooms. Many are separating their high ...
Tags: Casinos, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Lady Gaga, Palm Springs, Southern California, Bott, Temecula, Teavana, Rancho Mirage, Burt Bacharach, Indio, Agua Caliente, Morongo Casino Resort, Olivares


Spend the night with dinosaurs as the Natural History Museum hosts overnight sleepover events

If you’ve always wanted to cuddle up with the dinosaurs and dioramas of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, here’s your chance. The Natural History Museum is offering sleepovers for families with children, ages 5 to 12, with themed events scheduled around “Dinosaurs” on Feb. 22, “Bugs and Butterflies” on May 31 and “Antarctic Dinosaurs” on June 21 for a maximum of 200 people each. Visitors pay $85, with a $10 discount for members and groups of up to 10 people, for a chance to unloa...
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Ask the Lawyer: How new state laws affect patients’ rights, DUIs, and bicyclists

Q: Among various new laws taking effect this year in California is the Patient’s Right to Know Act. I have heard about it, but what are the details? -E.H., Wilmington Ron Sokol A: Doctors have been obligated to notify their insurer, and their hospital or clinic, if their license is placed on probation due to misconduct. Effective July 1 2019, under the Patient’s Right to Know Act, doctors (as well as others, like chiropractors, podiatrists and acupuncturists), will be required to also notify...
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What’s in the LAUSD-UTLA agreement to end the teacher’s strike?

LOS ANGELES — The proposed labor deal announced Tuesday between Los Angeles Unified and the teachers union includes provisions for hiring nurses, librarians and counselors, along with class-size reductions phased in over three years, according to a summary of the proposal published by the union. According to the summary, which was posted on United Teachers Los Angeles’ website, the 6 percent pay raise included in the proposal includes a 3 percent boost retroactive for the 2017-18 school year, an...
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Despite Pelosi request to delay, Trump moves ahead with State of the Union

By JILL COLVIN WASHINGTON — The White House is moving forward with plans for President Donald Trump to deliver his State of the Union speech next week in front of a joint session of Congress — despite a letter from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi requesting he delay it. The White House sent an email to the House Sergeant-at-Arms asking to schedule a walk-through in anticipation of a Jan. 29 address, according to a White House official who, like others, spoke on condition of anonymity because they wer...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Uncategorized, Sport, Dhs, Soccer, House, Secret Service, Michigan, Associated Press, Nancy Pelosi, North Carolina, Donald Trump


This year’s Oscar nominations indicate what has changed in Hollywood, and what hasn’t

Did the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences solve any of its numerous problems with Tuesday’s announcement of its 91st Oscar nominees? Yes, in some ways; maybe or maybe not, in others. Foremost this year, the Best Picture (voted on by all academy members) and different branch (selected by voters from their particular job categories) nominees indicate that recent efforts to diversify and broaden the group have had their strongest impact on the Oscar field yet. The Mexican art film “Roma” ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Mahershala Ali, Abc, Mexico, Ben Affleck, Disney, America, Sport, Ap, Netflix, Things To Do, Soccer, Annapurna, Bradley Cooper, Ethan Hawke


‘Saved by the Bell’ pop-up diner is adding Zack Morris’ bedroom and more to Saved by the Max experience

Saved by the Max, the NBC “Saved by the Bell”-themed pop-up, begins its final semester in West Hollywood by upping the nostalgia factor. As if roaming the halls of Bayside High weren’t enough, you can soon order food and drinks from the Malibu Sands Beach Club and crash in Zack Morris’ bedroom. You heard it correct, Preppy. Organizers are rolling out these new additions Feb. 8, and $40 tickets become available at noon Tuesday, Jan. 22 at the Saved by the Max website. Related links ‘Saved b...
Tags: TV, Instagram, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, West Coast, Bell, Max, Zack Morris, West Hollywood, Zack, Bayside, Kelly Kapowski, Mr Belding, Derek Berry, West Hollywood Gateway


Original McDonald’s Museum plaque found online — but it’s not one stolen in San Bernardino

The Original McDonald’s Museum in San Bernardino has a Happy Meal version of the two commemorative plaques stolen last year from the front of the building. An online search found what turned out to be a smaller, but exact copy, of the missing tablets. The owner, an Indiana man who said he bought it at an estate auction of a McDonald’s memorabilia collector in the Midwest, wound up sending it to the museum as a donation — including shipping, according to museum founder and owner Albert Okura. ...
Tags: News, Ebay, Theft, Sport, Indiana, Indianapolis, History, Soccer, Community, Richard, Michael Keaton, Castro, Dick, Midwest, San Bernardino, Perry Farrell


‘Celebrate good times…’ is the soundtrack as picketers exult to news of end to LAUSD strike

Waves of relief and elation passed over the throng of teachers picketing outside Taft Charter High School on Tuesday morning as Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti spoke the words “We have an agreement.” Exclamations of “Garcetti for President!” and “What do we do now?” could be heard as the news spread through the crowd watching the historic City Hall news conference on cell phones. Hugs, handshakes were suddenly everywhere, as well as a singalong to Queen’s “We Are The Champions” and an impromptu ...
Tags: Business, News, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Derry, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Alex, City Hall, Taft, Kool, Garcetti, O'Neill


‘Celebrate good times’ is the soundtrack as LAUSD teachers exult to news of strike’s end

Waves of relief and elation passed over the throng of teachers picketing in front of Taft Charter High School on Tuesday morning as Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said the words “We have an agreement.” Exclamations of “Garcetti for President!” and “What now?” could be heard as the news spread through the crowd. An impromptu dance line broke out, with “Celebrate” by Kool and the Gang as its soundtrack. As the news broke, students and teachers watched the historic news conference on their cell ph...
Tags: Business, News, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Gang, Lausd, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Alex, City Hall, Taft, Kool, Garcetti, United Teachers Los Angeles


Supreme Court takes up gun rights for 1st time in 9 years

By MARK SHERMAN WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court said Tuesday it will take up its first gun rights case in nine years, a challenge to New York City’s prohibition on carrying a licensed, locked and unloaded handgun outside the city limits. The court’s decision to hear the appeal filed by three New York residents and New York’s National Rifle Association affiliate could signal a revived interest in gun rights by a more conservative court. The case won’t be argued until October. The challengers are r...
Tags: New York, News, Supreme Court, Washington, New York City, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Donald Trump, Paul Clement, Mark Sherman, Carter, The Supreme Court, Anthony Kennedy, Clement, Zachary Carter


Oscars 2019: Academy Award nominees respond to today’s nominations

The Academy Award nominations were announced today and here’s what actors, directors, writers and others had to say when they learned they made the list. The 91st Academy Awards will air live on ABC 5 p.m. Feb. 24. William Dafoe, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, “At Eternity’s Gate” I’m over the moon with this nomination. Playing Vincent Van Gogh in Julian Schnabel’s ‘At Eternity’s Gate’ was a gift. The making was so transforming and my working with Julian was so complete and clos...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Abc, Australia, La, US, Sport, Netflix, Things To Do, Soccer, Swaziland, Freddie Mercury, Ed Guiney, Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Barbie


3 things to do at Southern California casinos this week (Jan. 25-31)

Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa  Take a trip into the spirit world with Long Island Medium Theresa Caputo on Saturday, Jan. 26. TLC, which airs Caputo’s program “Long Island Medium” weekly, describes her as “an average mom from Long Island in every way except one: She talks to the dead.” For her show at Agua Caliente, Caputo will let “the Spirit” guide her through the audience to deliver messages from the beyond to her fans. If you don’t want to trek out to the desert to see Caputo talk to ghost...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, TV, Casinos, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Houston, North America, Kenny G, Long Island, Southern California, Don, Pala Casino Spa, Atlanta Chicago, Indio


5 ways to celebrate National Puzzle Day (and where to shop for games)

Solving crossword, sudoku, jigsaw and other puzzles is one of America’s favorite pastimes, so much so that National Puzzle Day is celebrated every year on Jan. 29. Interested in getting in on the fun? We have a list of shops you can visit, plus a few simple suggestions to get you started. Here are 5 ways you can join in: 1) Do a crossword, sudoku or other puzzle in this newspaper or on our website. If you like to solve them online, click on Things To Do and select Puzzles. 2) Help your child wit...
Tags: America, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Bristol, Southern California, Santa Monica, Moreno Valley, Kip, Toyland, Redlands, Placentia, Pacific Palisades, Colorado Blvd Pasadena, Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles


LAUSD teachers strike, Day 9: Negotiators work through the night, and joint news conference is sign of hope

A joint news conference set for Tuesday morning sparked hope that the Los Angeles Unified School District teachers strike could be coming to an end. LA Mayor Eric Garcetti, LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner and United Teachers Los Angeles President Alex Caputo-Pearl were slated to appear together at 9:30 a.m. at City Hall. The fact that both sides are appearing together could be a sign that an agreement ending the walkout — which is entering its ninth day — is at hand. Negotiations on the L...
Tags: News, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Eric Garcetti, City Hall, Garcetti, United Teachers Los Angeles, Austin Beutner, Alex Caputo Pearl, Beutner, UTLA, Top Stories LADN


Plant-based burgers Impossible and Beyond get an upgrade and more recognition

There are plenty of new gadgets coming to market, from 8K televisions or Alexa-equipped toilets. But publisher Digital Trend’s pick for top tech winner at this month’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas wasn’t a gadget at all. It was the Impossible Burger 2.0. The new, improved versions of the plant-based patty and its main competitor, the Beyond Burger, are rolling out in restaurants ranging from hipster hangouts to huge fast food chains as they strive to give diners alternatives to eating ...
Tags: New York, Restaurants, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Las Vegas, Pasadena, Brooklyn Brewery, Alexa, Impossible Foods, Beyond Meat, Las Vegas Strip, Riverside, Redwood City, Monty


2019 Oscar nominations: ‘Roma,’ ‘The Favourite’ lead; ‘Black Panther,’ ‘A Star Is Born,’ are in the mix

By JAKE COYLE | AP Film Writer NEW YORK — Oscar voters on Tuesday showered Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma” and Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Favourite” with a leading 10 nominations to the 91st Academy Awards, while two dominant but contentious Hollywood forces — Netflix and Marvel — each scored their first best picture nomination. Though many expected “A Star Is Born,” Bradley Cooper’s tear-inducing revival of one of Hollywood’s most oft-remade show-business myths, to top nominations, Cooper was surprisingly ...
Tags: Japan, New York, Hollywood, Movies, News, Mahershala Ali, Mexico, Germany, Disney, Awards, Los Angeles, Sport, Ap, Netflix, Things To Do, Soccer


2019 Oscar nominations: ‘Roma,’ ‘The Favourite’ lead with 10 nods, but ‘Black Panther,’ ‘A Star Is Born,’ are in the mix

By JAKE COYLE | AP Film Writer NEW YORK — Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma” and Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Favourite” led all films with 10 nominations each to the 91st Academy Awards, while Netflix and Marvel each scored their first best picture nomination. The nominees for best picture are: “A Star Is Born,” ”Roma,” ”Green Book,” ”The Favourite,” ”Black Panther,” ”BlacKkKlansman,” ”Bohemian Rhapsody” and “Vice.” With “Roma,” Netflix has scored its first best picture nomination, something the streaming giant...
Tags: New York, Movies, News, Mahershala Ali, Marvel, Disney, Awards, Los Angeles, Sport, Ap, Netflix, Things To Do, Soccer, Annapurna, Bradley Cooper, Alfonso Cuarón


Whicker: Avoiding officiating debacles shouldn’t be this challenging for the NFL

Los Angeles Rams defensive back Nickell Robey-Coleman (23) defends against New Orleans Saints wide receiver Tommylee Lewis (11) during the second half the NFL football NFC championship game Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, in New Orleans. The Rams won 26-23.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) New Orleans Saints wide receiver Tommylee Lewis (11) works for a coach against Los Angeles Rams defensive back Nickell Robey-Coleman (23) during the second half the NFL football NFC championship game Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, ...
Tags: Sports, New Orleans Saints, NFL, Mark Ingram, Raiders, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Sport, Soccer, New Orleans, Bill Belichick, Tom Brady, Nfc, Edelman, Oakland, Saints


LA County leads the state in Airbnb visitors, host income

Los Angeles County was California’s top Airbnb destination last year with 2.7 million guests who generated $613 million in host income. Newly released data from the company show there are now more than 27,000 L.A. County residents who share their homes through Airbnb, and the supplemental income they gain is substantial. Hosts typically earn about $11,400 a year, according to Airbnb — money that helps many homeowners make ends meet. Airbnb host Kathryn Levassiur asks guests to place a pin wh...
Tags: Business, California, La, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Top Stories, San Diego, Airbnb, City Council, Orange County, Riverside County, Hospitality, Huntington Beach, Los Angeles County


Islamic State group targets U.S. convoy in northeastern Syria

By BASSEM MROUE BEIRUT — An Islamic State suicide bomber targeted a joint convoy of U.S. and allied Kurdish forces in northern Syria on Monday, marking the second attack against U.S. troops in less than a week and further highlighting the dangers surrounding U.S. plans to withdraw forces after a declaration that the extremist group had been defeated. The attack happened on a checkpoint on the edge of the town of Shaddadeh in the Hassakeh province, on a road used by local Kurdish fighters and the...
Tags: Isis, News, Media, Islamic State, Iraq, Defense, Uncategorized, Eu, Sport, European Union, World news, Turkey, Syria, Britain, Soccer, Terrorism


As urgency builds for LeBron James’ return, Lakers try to soldier on

EL SEGUNDO – When? In the Lakers’ training facility, there’s a series of burning questions that lead to the big one: When can LeBron James do contract drills? When can he do 5-on-5? When can he practice in full-court settings? When can he play in a game? There’s even more urgency for the Lakers (25-22) to start the week, following the news that Lonzo Ball’s left ankle sprain will keep him out four to six weeks. It widens the void that is left without the Lakers’ top three ball-handlers and play-...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Lebron James, Kobe Bryant, Staples Center, Rajon Rondo, Golden State Warriors, Ball, James, Lakers, James Harden, The Lakers, Walton, Timberwolves


Free nachos for Rams fans this week at Acapulco and El Torito

It’s the sweet (and spicy!) taste of victory. Acapulco and El Torito are celebrating the Los Angles Rams making it to the Super Bowl by offering free nachos to guests through Friday, Jan. 25. El Torito restaurants are celebrating the Rams’ success by offering free Nachos Supremos through Jan. 25. (Photo courtesy of Xperience XRG Restaurant Group). Tell your server “Go Rams” to receive Ultimo Nachos at Acapulco or Nachos Supremos at El Torito. Both dishes feature wam chips with chicken, melte...
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