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Will Donald Trump be spoiler as California GOP seeks Gov. Newsom recall?

By MICHAEL R. BLOOD | The Associated Press LOS ANGELES  — California could witness a stunning turnabout in a nation of deeply polarized politics if the liberal state dumps Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom and elects a Republican to fill his job in a September recall election. With the country’s political center largely vanished, it’s rare to see governors win elections on adversarial ground, making the notion of a Republican upset in one of the nation’s Democratic strongholds seem implausible. Repub...
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Could bacon become harder to find in California?

By Scott McFetridge | Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa — Thanks to a reworked menu and long hours, Jeannie Kim managed to keep her San Francisco restaurant alive during the pandemic. That makes it all the more frustrating that she fears her breakfast-focused diner could be ruined within months by new rules that could make one of her top menu items — bacon — hard to get in California. Bacon and eggs are among the most popular menu item at SAMS American Eatery in San Francisco, Kim says. “Our...
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Hyperion plant still releasing partially treated sewage 5 miles offshore

Millions of gallons of partially treated sewage continues to flow into the Santa Monica Bay from the damaged Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant, says the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board. Operations at Hyperion have been disrupted since an unusually high amount of trash and debris flooded the plant July 11, leading to an emergency discharge of an estimated 17 million gallons of raw sewage from a pipeline a mile from shore. Flooding within the plant damaged facilities and equipment,...
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Linebacker-turned-actor Terry Crews receives star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

HOLLYWOOD — A star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was unveiled Friday honoring NFL linebacker turned actor and “America’s Got Talent” host Terry Crews on his 53rd birthday. “America’s Got Talent” judge Howie Mandel and Tichina Arnold, who portrayed the wife of Crews’ character on the 2005-09 UPN and The CW comedy “Everybody Hates Chris,” joined Crews in speaking at the ceremony in front of the Eastown Apartments on Hollywood Boulevard. The star is the 2,699th since the completion of the Walk of F...
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Saginaw Grant, noted Native American character actor, dies at 85

HOLLYWOOD — Saginaw Grant, a prolific Native American character actor and hereditary chief of the Sac & Fox Nation of Oklahoma, has died. He was 85. Grant, left, greets actor Johnny Depp during the premiere of “The Lone Ranger” in 2013. Grant died peacefully in his sleep of natural causes on Wednesday at a private care facility in Hollywood, California, said Lani Carmichael, Grant’s publicist and longtime friend. “He loved both Oklahoma and L.A.,” Carmichael said. “He made his home here as a...
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Don’t throw away your shot (record) if you want to see ‘Hamilton’ in Hollywood

LOS ANGELES — The Hollywood Pantages Theatre, which is scheduled to reopen on Aug. 17 with a production of “Hamilton,” will require ticket holders to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and show proof of vaccination, the theater’s operator, Broadway in Hollywood, announced Friday. The policy will be in effect for performances through Oct. 10, and will be re-assessed on an ongoing basis, the company said. Broadway in Hollywood, an arm of the Nederlander Organization, owns the Pantages and also p...
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Elon Musk denies he discussed Apple-Tesla merger with Tim Cook

By Nick Turner | Bloomberg Tesla Inc. Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said on Friday that he never met with Apple Inc. about a potential takeover and slammed the tech giant’s App Store fees, calling them a “global tax on the internet.” He was responding to an upcoming book that says Apple CEO Tim Cook called Musk in 2016 about taking over Tesla. The book claims that merger discussions ended when Musk told Cook he’d like to replace him as Apple’s CEO as part of the deal. According to the story ...
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Mysterious ‘Jetpack Man’ may have been spotted again in the skies near LAX

By Stella Chan and David Williams | CNN Air traffic controllers warned pilots to be on the lookout after a “man in a jetpack” was spotted near Los Angeles International Airport. “Use caution, the jet man is back,” an air traffic controller said in an audio transmission obtained by CNN. “Let me know if you see him.” A Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson said that a Boeing 747 pilot “reported seeing an object that might have resembled a jetpack” about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. It was about 15...
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Navy charges sailor in connection with San Diego warship blaze

By Barbara Starr and Paul LeBlanc | CNN The US Navy has charged a sailor in connection with the 2020 fire that destroyed the USS Bonhomme Richard amphibious warship while it was in port in San Diego, a Navy spokesperson said Thursday. The charges are based on evidence found during the criminal investigation into the fire, Navy spokesperson Cmdr. Sean Robertson said in a statement, which is “sufficient to direct a preliminary hearing in accordance with due process under the military justice syste...
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Ron Popeil, inventor and king of TV pitchmen, dies at 86

By ANDREW DALTON and TED ANTHONY | Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Ron Popeil, the quintessential TV pitchman and inventor known to generations of viewers for hawking products including the Veg-O-Matic, the Pocket Fisherman, Mr. Microphone and the Showtime Rotisserie and BBQ, has died, his family said. Popeil died “suddenly and peacefully” Wednesday at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, his family said in a statement. He was 86. No cause of death was given. Popeil essentially invented th...
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NBA player Jaxson Hayes tased and arrested in Woodland Hills

WOODLAND HILLS — New Orleans Pelicans center Jaxson Hayes was facing a possible charge of resisting arrest Thursday after an “altercation” with Los Angeles police investigating a report of a domestic dispute. The incident occurred about 2:50 a.m. Wednesday, when officers went to the 22000 block of Mariano Street on a call of a domestic dispute, according to the Los Angles Police Department. “Officers made contact with a male, later identified as 21-year old Jaxson Hayes, in the front yard of a r...
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Water shortage, fire threat move to the top of Californians’ environment concerns

This second year of drought has helped push water supplies and wildfires to the top of Californians’ list of environment concerns in a new Public Policy Institute of California survey. While climate change, last year’s No. 1 environmental issue, fell to third place in the latest poll, most respondents linked their current top concerns of wildfires and water to climate change. “Most Californians believe that the effects of climate change have already begun, and that it is contributing to the cur...
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Google delays office return, mandates vaccines for workers

By Michael Liedtke | Associated Press SAN RAMON — Google is postponing a return to the office for most workers until mid-October and rolling out a policy that will eventually require everyone to be vaccinated once its sprawling campuses are fully reopened. The announcement Wednesday came as the more highly contagious delta variant is driving a dramatic spike in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. In an email sent to Google’s more than 130,000 employees worldwide, CEO Sundar Pichai said the comp...
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Despite skepticism and opposition, LA County creates homelessness commission

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 Wednesday in favor of establishing a Blue Ribbon Commission on Homelessness. The recommendation for a commission came from Supervisor Kathryn Barger, who warned that unless cities have more input into how Measure H dollars are spent, the county won’t have the support it needs to ensure future funding. “Homelessness is a major crisis affecting our communities at every level, and it’s time for sweeping changes to the system,” Barg...
Tags: Politics, News, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Homelessness, Soccer, Homeless, Venice, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles City Council, Mitchell, Barger, LA County, Hahn, Bonin


LA council expected to approve ordinance restricting homeless encampments, sleeping

By MARGARET SHUTTLEWORTH | City News Service LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles City Council is expected Wednesday to finalize a controversial ordinance to restrict sleeping and homeless encampments in certain areas of the city, including within 500 feet of schools, day care facilities, parks and libraries. Thirteen council members voted to approve the ordinance on July 1 — but with Councilman Mike Bonin and Councilwoman Nithya Raman dissenting, the ordinance fell short of the unanimous approval need...
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Gov. Newsom pulls his kids from summer camp with no mask requirement

By KATHLEEN RONAYNE | The Associated Press SACRAMENTO  — California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office said Tuesday he pulled his children out of a summer day camp that did not require kids to wear masks, a violation of state policy that Newsom’s spokeswoman said he and his wife missed when reviewing communication from the camp. “The Newsoms were concerned to see unvaccinated children unmasked indoors at a camp their children began attending yesterday and after seeing this, removed the kids from the cam...
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Bill aims to decertify police in CA for serious misconduct

By Robert Lewis | CalMatters On a Wednesday afternoon in April 2018, Gardena police officers got a “triple beeper” over their radios — three high-pitched squawks signaling an emergency. As many as 20 shots reportedly had been fired near a local park. “That kind of gets you a little adrenaline squirt going,” Gardena Police Officer Michael Robbins would later tell investigators. In minutes, a 25-year-old Black man, Kenneth Ross Jr., was dead — shot twice and killed by Officer Robbins as he ran pa...
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California to require vaccination proof for health workers

As the highly contagious delta variant drives up COVID-19 cases throughout well-vaccinated California, the state announced Monday it will require all public and private health workers as well as state employees to show proof they had the shots or be subject to at least weekly testing for the disease. The order, which comes amid alarm among health experts about the highly contagious delta variant and calls for tougher action and mandates, means health and state workers will no longer be allowed t...
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California to require COVID vaccinations for health workers

As the highly contagious delta variant drives up COVID-19 cases throughout well-vaccinated California, the state announced Monday it will require all public and private health workers as well as state employees to get vaccinated and prove they had the shots, or be subject to at least weekly testing for the disease. The order, which comes amid alarm among health experts about the highly contagious delta variant and calls for tougher action and mandates, means health and state workers will no long...
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Five killed, including sheriff’s deputy, in shootings at California home

BAKERSFIELD — A California sheriff’s deputy and four other people were killed in a weekend shooting in a San Joaquin Valley home, authorities said Monday. The dead also include the suspected shooter and three people in the home who were apparently victims of the gunman, Kern County sheriff’s Lt. Joel Swanson told The Associated Press. Several deputies were also wounded by shrapnel during the violence Sunday afternoon in Wasco, a small community in the middle of farm fields northwest of Bakersfie...
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COVID deaths soar when eviction moratoriums end, UCLA study finds

LOS ANGELES — COVID-19 death rates increased significantly when states lifted eviction moratoriums that were put in place to protect renters who could not make payments during the pandemic, according to a UCLA-led study released Monday. According to the study, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, the number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 was five times higher in the four months after eviction moratoriums expired, and the number of COVID-19 cases doubled. “Evictions may have accel...
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Flash flood watch issued for parts of LA County

LOS ANGELES — A flash flood watch was in effect for parts of Los Angeles County Monday, stretching through the evening, the National Weather Service said. The watch affected the Antelope and San Gabriel valleys and the LA County Mountains, excluding the Santa Monica range. The NWS said areas likely to be impacted included Lancaster, El Monte, East Los Angeles, Topatopa Peak, Reyes Peak, West Covina, Alhambra, Falling Springs, Pasadena, Pomona, Palmdale and Whittier. Scattered showers and thunder...
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Bubble watch: Where’s homebuying hottest in California?

“Bubble Watch” digs into trends that may indicate economic and/or housing market troubles ahead. Buzz: There’s lots of heated house hunting going on in rural, more affordable parts of California. But it’s not a universal trend. Source: I filled my trusty spreadsheet with California Association of Realtors data on June’s closed transactions of existing, single-family houses, making an educated guess at where the state’s homebuying was hottest. The Trend There’s no easy answer to where it’s hott...
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Olympics: How the Tokyo medals differ from all others

The metal of medals The 2021 Olympic medals are made of recycled materials. Phoning it in More than 1,600 municipalities in Japan participated in the “Tokyo 2020 Medal Project” to collect used laptops and mobile phones. The project was the first in history to involve citizens in the production of medals, and to manufacture the medals using all recycled metals. After collecting 78,985 tons of materials from about 6.2 million devices; 70 pounds of gold, 7,716 pounds of silver and 4,850 pounds o...
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Dodgers’ Trevor Bauer appears in court over sex assault allegations

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer appeared in court Friday to fight the extension of a protective order sought by a woman who says he choked her to the point where she lost consciousness and punched her during two sexual encounters earlier this year in his Pasadena home. Attorneys for Bauer and the woman revealed during a brief morning court session that they intend to call witnesses and argue over the order in what amounts to a trial that is expected to last three days. The...
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Ex-Rep. Katie Hill ordered to pay more attorneys’ fees in revenge porn case

LOS ANGELES — A judge who previously dismissed Salem Media Group as a defendant in former Rep. Katie Hill’s revenge porn lawsuit, alleging nude photos of her were published without her permission, ordered the ex-congresswoman to pay the company nearly $55,000 in attorneys’ fees and costs. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Yolanda Orozco ruled on April 21 that Salem Media, owner of the conservative blog RedState.com, had shown that the photos were matters of legitimate interest involving a public ...
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Plans to change incentives for rooftop solar draw backlash

With the state considering sweeping reductions in rooftop solar incentives for new users, advocates of the current program are warning the move would undercut the state’s drive to 100% clean energy and compromise other benefits of the homeowner panels. But proponents of the changes — which include private electric companies as well as a prominent environmental group — argue that the incentives are unfairly paid for by non-solar customers, who often have lower incomes than those who buy solar uni...
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New Metrolink CEO takes over in middle of $10 billion capital campaign

LOS ANGELES — The executive director of the Ventura County Transportation Commission was named Friday to serve as CEO of Metrolink by the Southern California Regional Rail Authority’s Board of Directors. “I am pleased to announce that today we have selected Darren Kettle to serve as our next CEO,” said Metrolink Board Chair and Glendale Councilman Ara Najarian. “Darren’s breadth of leadership experience includes executive roles in three of our five member counties. From the inland areas to the c...
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California cities rank low on this ‘best places’ scorecard

”Survey says” looks at various rankings and scorecards judging geographic locations, noting these grades are best seen as a mix of art and data. Buzz: California cities ranked poorly in one often-discussed livability scorecard. Source: U.S. News & World Report’s annual “best places to live” rankings combine measurements of the 150 largest metropolitan areas for jobs, value, quality of life, popularity and migration trends. Topline My trusty spreadsheet tells me the 14 California metros graded ...
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University of California regents approve rare tuition hike

By JANIE HAR | Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — University of California regents on Thursday approved a multiyear plan to raise tuition and fees at the system’s 10 campuses. The proposed increase is the first since 2017 and had been criticized by opponents as a “forever hike.” University officials say the increase is needed to maintain the quality of the public university system and provide more financial aid to students. The proposal calls for tuition and fees to rise by 2% plus inflation for n...
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