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These stars of fall flower gardens are starting to appear for sale in nurseries

There is a Chinese proverb that says: “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” This is a metaphor for doing something without further delay, even if it could have been done 20 years ago, since it is never too late to embark on a new venture and there is no time like the present to start. However, this proverb is not meant to be taken literally since although China, like the USA, has areas with mild winters, it also has Alaskan style winters in certain region...
Tags: Europe, Gardening, Usa, China, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, South Africa, Amsterdam, San Diego, Holland, Iceland, Mediterranean, Hgtv, Southern California


Reward climbs past $500,000 for tips leading to suspect who shot 2 deputies in Compton

Donors pledged over $530,000 as of Thursday, Sept. 17, in exchange for information leading to whoever shot two Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputies in Compton, while more than $800,000 has been donated to fund the patients’ recoveries. One of the two wounded deputies was released from the hospital Wednesday, while the other remained at St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood. They were both shot multiple times while parked in a patrol vehicle at the Metro Blue Line station on Saturday. We at @LA...
Tags: News, Shooting, La, Police, Sport, Soccer, Kobe Bryant, Local News, Compton, Los Angeles County, San Bernardino County, St Francis Medical Center, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Metro Blue Line, LA County Sheriff, Lynwood


Why are unemployment checks months late? State audit aims to find out

Out-of-work Southern Californians have been waiting months for unemployment checks to arrive as the coronavirus pandemic rages and employed residents have mistakenly received piles of payments for which they didn’t ask. Now fed-up lawmakers have demanded an emergency audit of the state agency that handles those claims, the Employment Development Department. The respective chair and vice chair of California’s Joint Legislative Audit Committee, Assemblyman Rudy Salas, D-Bakersfield; and state Sen....
Tags: News, Congress, California, Government, Sport, Soccer, Army, Pasadena, Orange County, Riverside County, Young, Gavin Newsom, Ontario, Holden, State, Bakersfield


Reopening California theme parks: What’s the rush?

A Disney employee runs a line to get in to the virtual queue for World of Disney on the reopening day of the Downtown Disney District in Anaheim, CA, on Thursday, July 9, 2020. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG) Shirley Wong, left, and her husband, Gary Lam, head toward the exit after a morning of shopping on the reopening day of the Downtown Disney District in Anaheim, CA, on Thursday, July 9, 2020. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG) Sound The...
Tags: Business, Florida, Jobs, News, California, Disney, California News, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Tourism, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, North Carolina, Parks, Orlando


Sheriff’s Department claims Dijon Kizzee was shot after picking up pistol

LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles County sheriff’s investigator said today that Dijon Kizzee picked up a loaded pistol that had fallen to the ground just before deputies fatally shot the 29-year-old man last month in the Westmont area. “At one point, Kizzee’s pistol drops to the ground, he bends over, reaches, picks up the gun and is shot while he stands with the gun in hand,” Homicide Bureau Capt. Kent Wegener said at a Thursday afternoon news conference where video footage of the Aug. 31 shooting wa...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Las Vegas, Police Shooting, Metro, Los Angeles County, Westmont, South Los Angeles, Wegener, Cliff Smith, Sheriff 's Department, LA County Sheriff, Homicide Bureau, Alex Villanueva


Flu shot is vital, LA County officials urge, especially during coronavirus outbreak

Another three dozen coronavirus-related deaths were reported today by Los Angeles County health officials, who again issued a call for people get a flu shot and continue taking precautions against the spread of infection. The county Department of Public Health reported 38 new virus deaths. The new deaths lifted the countywide total since the start of the pandemic to 6,324. Another 1,160 cases were also announced by the county, for a total of 257,271 since the pandemic began. The mid-day report d...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Community, Pasadena, Los Angeles County, South Bay, Department of Public Health, Ferrer, Rosh Hashanah, LA County


Coronavirus testing kiosk at Union Station foretells future of pandemic recovery

Andrew Raposa stood in line outside Union Station in Los Angeles on a recent Wednesday with a handful of friends waiting to be tested for the coronavirus at a unique walk-up kiosk. Unlike most of the testing sites throughout the county, this one operated by Curative in partnership with the city and county, did not require a car and it was located in a heavily trafficked area. That’s one of the reasons Raposa said he chose the spot as he lives in downtown L.A. and doesn’t own a car. People ta...
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Coming Sunday: Early look at new Lakers book

Longtime Lakers fans understand this is hardly the first season with some serious drama. The team’s 16 NBA titles rarely came easily. Author Jeff Pearlman’s new book, “Three Ring Circus,” dives into the post-Showtime Lakers when they pulled together high schooler Kobe Bryant, dominant center Shaquille O’Neal and Phil Jackson, a coach whose resume already was worthy of the Hall of Fame. As the Lakers try to reach the NBA Finals for the first time since 2010, Southern California News Group readers...
Tags: Books, News, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Kobe Bryant, Lakers, Phil Jackson, Showtime Lakers, Shaquille O'Neal, Pearlman, Southern California News Group, Longtime Lakers, Jeff Pearlman, Top Stories LADN


Pandemic inspires creativity and collaboration during Jewish High Holidays

With an inspirational view of Back, Bay, Rabbi Reuven Mintz will host Rosh Hashanah on Friday, Sept. 18 in Newport Beach. Under tents in the Chabad Center for Jewish Life parking lot, social distancing, masks, and multiple services will be in place to help congregants safely observe the Jewish New Year. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG) With an inspirational view of Back, Bay, Rabbi Reuven Mintz will host Rosh Hashanah on Friday, Sept. 18 in Newport Beach. Under tents in t...
Tags: News, Religion, US, Sport, Soccer, Pennsylvania, Disneyland, Southern California, Miller, San Pedro, Lewis, Huntington Beach, Sanderson, Riverside, Rosh Hashanah, Temple Beth El


The real story of how the violent, drug-fueled ‘Goodfellas’ became a gangster classic

Martin Scorsese’s “Goodfellas” is not just an iconic gangster movie; it’s an all-time classic and a pop-culture touchstone that’s packed with one memorable scene after another, whether it’s that minutes-long shot tracking Ray Liotta’s Henry Hill and Lorraine Bracco’s Karen Hill through the bowels of the Copacabana club or Joe Pesci’s terrifying Tommy DeVito asking ominously if Henry thinks he’s “funny like a clown.” It’s also a film that Glenn Kenny, a veteran film journalist, has re-watched reg...
Tags: Books, Movies, California, Sport, Karen, Things To Do, Soccer, Scorsese, Eastern Europe, Copacabana, Martin Scorsese, Ray Liotta, Henry, Greg, Kenny, Tommy


Why are the lowest mortgage rates so hard to capture? 

Real deal or just a mirage? So simple it would seem. Every online mortgage ad you read, listen to on the radio or see on television makes your heart go pitter-patter just a bit more than the last super-low-rate stored into your memory bank. But why are things so wildly different from lender to lender when it comes to something so simple as loan program availability? And, what about those mandates and restrictions when your lender says it has what you want? Are your credit scores high enough? Did...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, News, Housing, Sport, Soccer, Mortgage, Cpa, Freddie Mac, FHA, Fannie, Mortgage Bankers Association, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB


39% of California workforce has filed for jobless claims since March

Unemployment claims in California fell last week compared with the previous week, a welcome respite for the state, which has seen 8.6 million workers file jobless claims since coronavirus-linked business shutdowns began six months ago. An estimated 230,200 California workers filed first-time claims for jobless benefits during the week ending Sept. 12, down 13,200 from the 243,400 who filed claims in the week ending Sept. 5, the U.S. Labor Department reported Thursday. The decline snapped a three...
Tags: Business, Technology, Jobs, News, California, California News, Sport, Economy, Soccer, United States, Employment Development Department, U S Labor Department, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB


Disneyland could allow for social distancing at 50% capacity, data shows

Disneyland could theoretically let in 25,000 to 30,000 visitors per day and still allow for six feet of social distancing per person when the Anaheim theme park reopens with new COVID-19 health and safety protocols in place, according to new data analysis. Disneyland could comfortably accommodate 50% of the 110-acre theme park’s theoretical pre-COVID-19 attendance capacity, according to estimates by the Thinkwell Group. Thinkwell Group’s Brad Kissling calculated the COVID-19 physical-distancing ...
Tags: California, China, Disney, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Shanghai, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Hong Kong Disneyland, Southern California, Anaheim, Shanghai Disneyland, Newsom, Disneyland Disney California Adventure


Census: 30% of Inland Empire late on rent, 17% in Los Angeles-Orange County

The pandemic’s economic pain has battered renters far more than it has homeowners as some fresh data from the U.S. Census Bureau reminds us. In Riverside and San Bernardino counties, 336,000 adults live in households that are behind on rent due in the week ended Aug. 31, according to the bureau. That’s 30% of all Inland Empire tenants and almost twice the rate in Los Angeles and Orange counties where 537,000 who live in rentals were late payers — 17% of all tenants. The Inland Empire payment cha...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, News, California, Housing, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Rent, Orange, Southern California, Trump, San Bernardino, Riverside, U S Census Bureau, New California


Bobcat fire crosses Highway 2, prompting evacuation warnings to the north

The Bobcat fire’s path expanded dramatically overnight into Thursday morning, Sept. 17, chewing through another 4,000 acres as it continued to head north, authorities said. The fire had consumed 50,539 acres, still with only 3% containment as of 7 a.m. Thursday, forest officials said. Containment is the percentage of the perimeter where the blaze has been stopped, by firefighters’ work or by obstacles such as a body of water. Evacuation warnings were added for residents in Juniper Hills, a small...
Tags: Crime, News, California, Sport, Soccer, Arcadia, Wilson, Altadena, El Dorado, Sierra Madre, LA County, Bobcat, Antelope Valley, Mount Wilson Observatory, Mount Wilson, Top Stories LADN


Actress Lori Loughlin to serve time in Victorville, husband in Lompoc

LOS ANGELES — TV actress Lori Loughlin will serve her prison sentence at the federal correctional institution in Victorville for her role in the college admissions scandal, according to court papers obtained Thursday. A judge signed off on the actress’ request to serve her time at the medium-security federal prison camp, according to a Sept. 9 order filed in Boston federal court. Loughlin’s husband, clothing designer Mossimo Giannulli, will serve his sentence at the low-security federal prison f...
Tags: News, Boston, California News, Los Angeles, Recommended, Sport, Soccer, Usc, Northern California, Felicity Huffman, Huffman, Lompoc, Newport Beach, Victorville, Loughlin, Lori Loughlin


COVID-19 danger continues to drive joblessness in US

By PAUL WISEMAN | AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to 860,000, a historically high figure that reflects economic damage from the coronavirus outbreak. Before the pandemic hit the economy, the number signing up for jobless aid had never exceeded 700,000 in a week, even during the depths of the 2007-2009 Great Recession. Now they’ve topped 700,000 for 26 straight weeks. The Labor Department said Thursday that U.S. jobless cl...
Tags: Business, News, Congress, California, Washington, Disney, US, Alabama, Sport, West, Soccer, Donald Trump, Grant, South, Trump, Ward


300 and counting: Push by feds to arrest in US protests

By MICHAEL BALSAMO, ALANNA DURKIN RICHER and COLLEEN LONG | Associated Press WASHINGTON — In a private call with federal prosecutors across the country, Attorney General William Barr’s message was clear: aggressively go after demonstrators who cause violence. Barr pushed his U.S. attorneys to bring federal charges whenever they could, keeping a grip on cases even if a defendant could be tried instead in state court, according to officials with knowledge of last week’s call who were not authorize...
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Media companies complain to LA sheriff about KPCC reporter’s treatment and arrest

LOS ANGELES — A coalition of 64 media organizations has called on the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department to withdraw a citation against KPCC and LAist reporter Josie Huang, who was pinned to the ground and handcuffed while covering the arrest of a demonstrator following the shooting of two deputies in Compton. The letter from the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press echoes other media groups that have disputed the sheriff’s version of the arrest, and calls on the department “to take...
Tags: News, California, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Compton, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, Huang, LA County, HUNTSMAN, Said, St Francis Medical Center, City News Service, Los Angeles County Sheriff s Department, VILLANUEVA


Fire crews can’t say if some landmark sites have survived Bobcat fire; here’s what they know so far

As the Bobcat fire burned for its 11th day — consuming more than 44,000 acres across the Angeles National Forest while dozens of other fires raged across the western swath of the country — fire crews were stretched too thin to be able assess potential damage to beloved landmark sites in the Monrovia foothills and the Angeles National Forest. Related: Map of the where the Bobcat fire is burning Here’s what they know for sure, as of Wednesday, Sept. 16: MOUNT WILSON OBSERVATORY It was another lo...
Tags: Business, News, Recommended, Sport, Soccer, Wildfires, Community, Local News, Monrovia, Wilson, Sturtevant, Los Angeles County, Crews, Bobcat, Parks Department, Phipps


If no post-Labor Day coronavirus surge, LA County could enter less risky recovery phase by October

Los Angeles County could move to the next, less risky tier of pandemic recovery by early October, if positive current trendlines hold, the county’s public health chief said on Wednesday, Sept. 16 — but only if Labor Day’s gatherings fail to fuel a COVID resurgence. County officials announced 31 more deaths Wednesday, for a total 6,303 people lost to the six-month outbreak. Also logged were 1,148 new cases, for a total of 256,148. Related links Ferrer faces tough coronavirus questions from ...
Tags: News, California, US, Recommended, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Long Beach, Associated Press, Disneyland, Pasadena, Gavin Newsom, Los Angeles County, Ferrer, Knott, Board of Supervisors


Newsom: Announcement coming ‘very, very shortly’ on reopening California theme parks

Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday an announcement will be coming “very, very shortly” on issuing COVID-19 guidelines that would allow California theme parks to safely reopen after more than six months of coronavirus closures. “We will be making announcements soon as it relates to theme parks and amusement parks,” Newsom said during a news conference Wednesday. “Making announcements soon as it relates to some areas, industries as well as sectors and putting out additional guidelines in those space...
Tags: California, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Michigan, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Anaheim, Knott, Great America, Universal Studios Hollywood, Newsom, Garden Grove


No emergency training for crew on dive boat where fire killed 34 in Southern California waters

By STEFANIE DAZIO and TOM KRISHER | Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Crew members of a Southern California dive boat told investigators they were not trained on emergency procedures before a fire broke out last year and killed 34 people, according to federal documents released Wednesday. Investigators say the cause of the predawn blaze aboard the Conception remains undetermined but a possible ignition point was phones and other electronics plugged into outlets. One crew member, Ryan Sims, told inv...
Tags: News, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Ap, Fbi, Soccer, Long Beach, Associated Press, Channel Islands, Santa Barbara, Southern California, Ntsb, National Transportation Safety Board, Santa Monica Pier, Coast Guard


Los Angeles-Orange County’s 16.8% joblessness rate highest in U.S.

Los Angeles and Orange counties in July had the highest unemployment rate among the nation’s largest metropolitan areas as stiff pandemic limitations throttled businesses. My trusty spreadsheet, filled with a Bureau of Labor Statistics ranking of 51 regions with 1 million or more residents, tells me L.A.-O.C.’s 16.8% joblessness ranked No. 1 ahead of 16.4% in New York and Las Vegas. All three cities depend heavily on tourism, an industry hard-hit by pandemic-related lockdowns. Boston at 15.5% wa...
Tags: Business, New York, Jobs, California, Washington Post, Boston, US, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Pennsylvania, Las Vegas, North Carolina, Orlando, Gavin Newsom


Hunt continues for suspect in shooting of Los Angeles County deputies

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said Wednesday, Sept. 16, that the investigation was continuing into Saturday’s ambush shooting of two deputies as they sat in a patrol SUV at a Compton rail station, and he said efforts were being made to transfer the pair from St. Francis Medical Center to a long-term care facility. “Both deputies remain in the ICU unit there,” Villanueva said. “We’re trying to see if we can transfer them to a place where they can get long-term care, but we obviously ...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Recommended, Sport, Soccer, United States, Wyoming, Ftc, Hunt, Compton, Los Angeles County, Irvine, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, LA County, Sheriff s Department, St Francis Medical Center


Feds outline plan to provide free COVID-19 vaccines to all in US

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and MATTHEW PERRONE | Associated Press WASHINGTON — The government outlined a sweeping plan Wednesday to make vaccines for COVID-19 available for free to all Americans, assuming a safe and effective shot is developed, even as top health officials faced questions about political interference with virus information reaching the public. In a report to Congress and an accompanying “playbook” for states and localities, federal health agencies and the Defense Department sket...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, California, Cdc, Washington, Senate, White House, US, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Food And Drug Administration, Senate Appropriations Committee, Pentagon, Fda


Three keys to Lakers vs. Nuggets in 2020 Western Conference Finals

Editor’s note: This is the Wednesday Sept. 16 edition of the Purple & Bold Lakers newsletter from reporter Kyle Goon, who is among the few reporters with a credential inside the NBA bubble. To receive the newsletter in your inbox, sign up here. LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — He was all smiles when he was greeted at the locker room by coaches and staff like a conquering hero, his 40 points helping topple one of the West’s most formidable teams. But by the time Jamal Murray entered the back gym of Adv...
Tags: Sports, Mike Malone, Denver Nuggets, Sport, Soccer, Davis, Nba, Rockets, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Denver, Rajon Rondo, James, Lakers, Murray, University of Kentucky


Disneyland ‘disappointed’ with California’s lack of progress in reopening theme parks

Disneyland called on the state of California to issue COVID-19 guidelines for safely reopening theme parks as the Anaheim theme park joined a growing chorus of amusement parks and government leaders urging Gov. Gavin Newsom to take action after six months of closures. “We are disappointed with the state’s lack of progress in providing the industry with guidance and clarity on reopening,” Disneyland resort president said Ken Potrock in a statement. “We have proven we can operate responsibly, with...
Tags: California, Disney, Recommended, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Michigan, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Legoland California, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Anaheim, Downtown Disney, Newsom, Garden Grove


Coronavirus drives up need for contact-free parking tech

In a world where masks and social distancing have become the norm, people are still looking for ways to avoid direct contact with others as COVID-19 drags on. Spaces USA developed its own solution — for parking, that is. The New York-based company created technology that allows drivers to park their cars in paid parking lots or garages without touching any surfaces or interacting with attendants. The service was initially rolled out in Austin, Texas, but has since made its way to several major m...
Tags: Business, Usa, New York, Technology, News, Cars, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Sport, Paypal, Chicago, Soccer, Glendale, Waze, Apple Maps, Austin Texas


Teachers contend with stress as distance learning endures

After a two-week sprint to set up her online classroom, a weekend spent in 100-degree lines and coming home to yet another argument between her three children, Lorraine Quinones shut her bedroom door, threw herself onto her bed and sobbed into her pillow. LAUSD fourth grade teacher Lorraine Quiñones checks her students work in her bedroom where she teaches from as one of her school aged children Melody, center, plays with her friends Desiree Ayala and Lea Guevara, all 9, after school at her Ea...
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