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Grab a ‘smart cart’: First Amazon Fresh opens to public in Woodland Hills

Alexa is going to be busy Thursday on the west end of the San Fernando Valley. That’s because the first Amazon Fresh grocery store opens in Woodland Hills. Long in the making, the store’s debut at the former site of the Toys “R” Us on Topanga Canyon Boulevard ushers in a new brick-and-mortar chapter for the e-commerce giant. Amazon officials tout the store as highly convenient with decent prices (like 15-cent bananas) and new tech-driven forms of in-store shopping. Kobe Bryant talks about hi...
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Religion events in the San Fernando Valley area, Sept. 12-19

  Knollwood United Methodist Church on Balboa Boulevard in Granada Hills. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)   Most religious congregation continue to hold services and classes/lectures online due to the coronavirus pandemic concerns and restrictions. Here is a sampling of upcoming services and events that are online and also some in-person — indoors and outdoors in the San Fernando Valley area.   Selichot with Temple Beth Emet: Rabbi Mark H. Sobel leads the online servic...
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Man arrested on suspicion of pointing gun at pro-Trump caravan in Woodland Hills

WOODLAND HILLS — A 28-year-old man who allegedly pointed a rifle at a pro-Trump parade in Woodland Hills on Aug. 30 was being held Friday on $100,000 bail, police reported. Hundreds of Trump supporters took part in a vehicle caravan that morning along Ventura Boulevard, heading toward Studio City. At about 11:30 a.m., there was a report of a possible shooting targeting the caravan as it passed by the Chalk Hills Court building in the 20300 block of Ventura Boulevard. According to the Los Angeles...
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Temple Kol Tikvah holds a drive-thru prayer book distribution and food donation drive

For Jews preparing for the High Holy Days — Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur — the annual spiritual preparation includes charity, prayer and repentance. This year an extra part of preparation involves being ready for services to be online from most synagogues and temples due to the coronavirus pandemic. On Wednesday morning, Rabbi Jon Hanish and other clergy members at Temple Kol Tikvah in Woodland Hills handed out the High Holy Days prayer books that the Reform Jewish congregation is using during a ...
Tags: Religion, Charity, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Woodland Hills, San Fernando Valley, Rosh Hashana, Jon Hanish, Temple Kol Tikvah, Top Stories LADN, Kol Tikvah, West Valley Food Pantry, Coronavirus

With trick-or-treat discouraged in L.A. County, Halloween fans must scare up a little creativity

When Jasen Smith learned this week that public health officials were advising against trick-or-treating and prohibiting other Halloween attractions such as haunted houses and block parties in Los Angeles County this year, he really wasn’t too surprised. County officials recently issued word that trick-or-treating was prohibited, then backed down from that stance on Wednesday — but nonetheless discouraged the annual tradition. Meanwhile, Smith, a 33-year-old Woodland Hills resident, was already p...
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Amazon looking to hire 33,000, including some at new Beaumont facility

By Joseph Pisani | The Associated Press Amazon is on a hiring spree. In the latest sign of how it’s prospering while others are faltering during the pandemic, Amazon said Wednesday it is seeking to bring aboard 33,000 people for corporate and tech roles in the next few months. It’s the largest number of job openings it’s had at one time, and the Seattle-based online behemoth said the hiring is not related to the jobs it typically offers ahead of the busy holiday shopping season. The company rece...
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Forecasters warn of high fire danger in Southern California

LOS ANGELES — Much of Southern California remains under threat of wildfire Wednesday amid strong Santa Ana winds and low humidity. Santa Ana winds, which were largely confined to the mountains and deserts Tuesday, are expected to strengthen and become more widespread Wednesday morning, “when critical fire weather conditions are expected across many portions of Los Angeles and Ventura counties,” warned the National Weather Service. RELATED: Many still without power in LA and Orange counties One f...
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A new kind of pollution — wildfire smoke — can cause health issues

It’s a domino effect Southern Californians know all too well: When there’s extreme heat, there are fires. And when there are fires, there’s smoke. And when there’s smoke, there is insidious air pollution. The pattern, caused by four fires still burning in Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside counties, is producing columns of smoke that collapse, spreading lung-damaging soot for hundreds of miles. After record-breaking heat and explosive fires over the Labor Day weekend, lingering fire cloud...
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Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, Sept. 7-14

  A pair of monarch butterflies sit and swirl on a milkweed plant at the California Botanic Garden in Claremont on June 25, 2020. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)     Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences plus the potential for positive personal and community enrichment. Here is a sampling of upcoming online meetings.   Wings Over Wendy’s: Veterans of all services and their supporters meet online on Zoom. Mee...
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Officials to watch coronavirus cases closely after Labor Day weekend

Following a record-shattering heat wave over Labor Day weekend that sent wave upon wave of beachgoers to the coastline, Los Angeles County Public Health officials were not sure on Tuesday, Sept. 8, of the overall effect the weekend’s activity had on efforts to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. Officials said Tuesday the 439 new cases and seven additional deaths associated with the coronavirus were a reflection of both a lag in reporting and less testing availability over the holiday, but...
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McConnell proposes ‘targeted’ coronavirus aid, Dems say it’s not enough

By ANDREW TAYLOR | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday the Senate would vote on a trimmed-down Republican coronavirus relief package, though it has a slim chance of passage in the face of Democrats’ insistence for more sweeping aid. The Kentucky Republican released the approximately $500 billion measure as senators returned to Washington for an abbreviated pre-election session, as hopes are dimming for another coronavirus relief bill — or much else. ...
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Coronavirus: California has cut three key metrics by half or more

Although many counties paused reporting for Labor Day weekend, the data that did come in continued to show a pandemic in retreat across much of California. There were fewer people hospitalized from COVID-19 than any point since mid-June, while the seven-day positivity rate fell to 4% — half its peak — for the first time since late-May, according to data analyzed by this news organization. The last time the positivity rate was that low, the state was averaging about 2,000 cases and 50,000 tests p...
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Police called to break up large Woodland Hills house party

Police were called by neighbors to a Woodland Hills house early Tuesday, Sept. 8, to break up a party with about 100 people in attendance. They arrived about 3 a.m. to the house in the 5000 block of Escobedo Drive after neighbors complained the party was loud, that the streets were clogged with vehicles, and a man who looked like an armed security guard was trying to manage several angry partygoers, said Officer William Cooper, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department. The crowd dispers...
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Lane closures on 101 Freeway for median barrier work beginning Sept. 8 from Hollywood to State Route 170

  Caltrans begins a concrete median barrier replacement on US 101 between Pilgrimage Bridge in Hollywood and the State Route 170/US 101 (Hollywood Freeway) connector on Sept. 8. The project will eventually span 19.3 miles between Hollywood and Woodland Hills.     Caltrans begins a long-range project on Sept. 8 to replace the concrete median barrier on US 101 (Hollywood Freeway/Ventura Freeway) between Hollywood and Woodland Hills. The entire median replacement is expected to be completed in...
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Temperatures will be slightly cooler this week, but the wind will pick up, causing fire risk

After record-setting heat throughout Southern California over the weekend, Labor Day provided a slight reprieve, which should continue early this week, though temperatures will remain in the mid-to-high-90s in some areas — and the specter of Santa Ana winds picking up could worsen fire conditions. In Los Angeles County, the weather was tempered Monday, Sept. 7, by a marine layer and wildfire smoke from fires burning in the Angeles National Forest and San Bernardino Mountains, according to the Na...
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Heat wave stresses grid, causes outages throughout Southern California

The holiday heat wave is taking a toll on the region’s power grid, with more than 90,000 Southern California Edison and LA Department of Water and Power customers without power early Monday, Sept. 7, and electricity for some not expected to be restored until Tuesday. The DWP reported at 9 p.m. Sunday that its crews had restored power to 77,000 customers since the extreme heat storm started causing problems on Saturday. But crews were still working to restore power to some 70,000 customers by rep...
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As Nov. 3 election draws near, fears mount of escalating street violence

As a bitterly divided nation barrels toward the Nov. 3 presidential election, experts who study domestic terrorism and extremism are alarmed by the escalating civil unrest across the country, with one warning that “once violence becomes more normalized, it doesn’t go back in the shell.” A summer of street protests since the Memorial Day killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis is turning more deadly, marked by the Aug. 25 fatal shooting of two protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin, by an armed youth wh...
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Record heat sends more waves of people to LA County’s beaches, parks

An historic heat wave sent the mercury to record levels on Sunday, Sept. 6 — topped by 121 degrees at Pierce College in Woodland Hills, the hottest temperature ever recorded in Los Angeles County — fueling multiple wildfires, triggering waves of power outages and again sending waves of people headed for beaches and parks during the long Labor Day weekend. Highs climbed deep into three digits in communities all over Southern California, including Van Nuys, Calabasas, Pasadena, Santa Clarita, Down...
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Dangerous heat wave could set new records again on Sunday

LOS ANGELES — A historic heat is expected to maintain its hold on Southern California through Labor Day, bringing dangerous conditions and causing an increased danger of wildfires. Forecasters said some all-time temperature records could be set in some areas on Sunday. An excessive heat warning issued by the National Weather Service will be in effect until 8 p.m. Monday in the San Gabriel and Santa Monica mountains, Santa Catalina Island and the San Fernando, Santa Clarita, San Gabriel and Antel...
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Record heat across Southern California brings with it brush fires, power outages

Power outages, a rapidly spreading brush fire and plenty of record-breaking temperatures greeted Southern California on the first of a two-day Labor Day weekend heat wave. Despite the call for a Flex Alert between 3 and 9 p.m. Saturday, several customers in Los Angeles and Riverside counties lost power in sweltering heat, with many not anticipated to have it restored until after sundown, officials said. Extreme record breaking temps and energy demand has caused some equip to overload and power ...
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LA County reports its 6,000th coronavirus death

While recent coronavirus statistics continued to provide signs of hope, Los Angeles County got a grim reminder on Saturday, Sept. 5, that the pandemic is far from over, as public health officials reported the county’s 6,000th COVID-19-related death. In all, county officials reported 1,196 new cases of COVID-19 and 24 more deaths Saturday, bringing the county’s totals to 247,542 cases and exactly 6,000 fatalities. Health officials sadly marked the milestone, while urging residents to celebrate th...
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Religion events in the San Fernando Valley area, Sept. 5-12

  Center for Spiritual Living on Chatsworth Street in Granada Hills. (Google Street View)     Most religious congregation continue to hold services and classes/lectures online due to the coronavirus pandemic concerns and restrictions. Here is a sampling of upcoming services and events that are online and also some in-person — indoors and outdoors in the San Fernando Valley area.   Maktab Tarighat Oveyssi Shahmaghsoudi School of Islamic Sufism: An interfaith service resumes as a drive-in gat...
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Could Southern California see all-time record heat this weekend?

The oppressive summer heat that descended on Southern California in late August is back — and this time the searing temperatures may set some all-time records while again bringing threats to public safety along with the possibility of rolling power blackouts and wildfires. Weather experts say the latest heat wave is likely to yield temperatures between 10 to 20 degrees above normal over the Labor Day weekend. Some Southern California cites removed from the cooler coastal areas — including Woodla...
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‘Dangerous’ heat wave is here today, bringing triple-digits to Southern California

LOS ANGELES — A heat wave will settle on Southern California today — Friday Sept. 4, creating “dangerously hot conditions” that will threaten human health through the Labor Day holiday and cause an increased danger of wildfires, the National Weather Service said. “The very hot conditions through Labor Day will bring an increased threat of large fire activity including fires with large vertical growth,” the national Weather Service tweeted. “Dangerous heat” is expected, it warned on its website. ...
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Zipper manufacturer closes temporarily after COVID-19 testing costs skyrocket

California’s decision to shift more COVID-19 testing costs onto private health insurance companies has wreaked havoc on Talon International, a Woodland Hills-based zipper manufacturer. Talon, which also produces custom labels and patches, had been contracting with Kyla, a San Jose company, to provide weekly testing to its 28 workers for $9.99 per employee per month via its software. But since UnitedHealthCare, Talon’s insurance company, is no longer obligated to pay for routine testing, Kyla’s m...
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These colorful, resilient plants can withstand the blistering summer heat

We are living in difficult times. But I think we can learn a lesson from plants that just might carry us through. The lesson concerns resiliency. Even in blistering heat, certain plants continue to show their brilliance. Bougainvillea is the best example of this. We see so much bougainvillea (named for French navigator Louis Antoine de Bougainville) around us that we take its uninterrupted color display for granted. Because its magenta bracts are curiously arranged compared to those seen on othe...
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Helpful big birds, CL-415 SuperScoopers, return to LA County for fire season

Los Angeles County Fire Chief Daryl L. Osby welcomed some proud birds back to Southern California on Wednesday, Sept. 3, as they swooped back in from Canada for the season. The agency’s annual media day at Van Nuys Airport spotlighted the return of the large yellow CL-415 SuperScoopers from Quebec, Canada, for the 2020 wildfire season. The 2 Canadian super scoopers are now inservice during a LA County fire dept press conference at Van Nuys airport Wednesday, Sept 2,2020. The two scoopers Que...
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Southern California residents face broiling Labor Day weekend

A heat wave will engulf Southern California this Labor Day weekend with temperatures hitting triple digits. Weather experts said the hottest day will be Sunday and that the heat won’t subside until mid to late next week. The National Weather Service issued an excessive heat warning from 10 a.m. Friday to 8 p.m. Monday for Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside counties. So what is causing the latest heat wave? “An area of strong high pressure is moving in across the West,” said Mark M...
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Goodbye, 80s: Triple-digit heat is coming to Southern California for Labor Day weekend

LOS ANGELES — A fearsome heat wave is heading to Southern California for Labor Day weekend, with temperatures expected to climb as high as 112 degrees in parts of Los Angeles County. The National Weather Service warned that dangerous heat and fire conditions would exist nearly everywhere in the county all weekend, and issued an excessive heat watch from Friday morning through Monday evening. Saturday and Sunday are shaping up to be the worst days, with highs of at least 111 degrees forecast for ...
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Pro-Trump caravan winds through the Valley

A caravan of flag-waving supporters of President Donald Trump cruised from Woodland Hills toward Studio City along Ventura Boulevard Sunday morning, snarling traffic and drawing attention from police, officials said. A Los Angeles Police Department spokesman said the rally on wheels began near Woodland Hills at around 11 a.m., then proceeded east on Ventura Boulevard. What looks like more than 100 cars filled with Trump supporters caravaning & honking their way down a 10-mile stretch of Ventura...
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