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Huizar wins bid to inspect grand juror selection records

By FRED SHUSTER  | City News Service Attorneys for suspended Los Angeles city councilman Jose Huizar were handed a win on Thursday, Oct. 29, by a federal judge who granted a defense motion to inspect the records showing the process by which the grand jurors that indicted him on public corruption charges were chosen. Defense lawyers indicated in a court filing earlier this month that they wished to challenge whether the grand jury in Huizar’s case represented “a fair cross-section of the communit...
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Courts, LA County, Kevin de Leon, City News Service, California Senate, Huizar, Jose Huizar, Los Angeles City Hall, John Walter, Raniere


LA County reports 830 coronavirus cases, 4 deaths; Sun Valley church holds another indoor service

The totals reduced by scaled-back weekend record-keeping, Los Angeles County officials reported 830 new cases of coronavirus on Sunday, Oct. 25. Meanwhile, a Sun Valley church ensnared in a legal battle with public health officials over public gatherings held its latest indoor service. The county inched closer to the grim milestone of 300,000 confirmed cases, climbing to 299,760 on Sunday. The county grew closer to another dreaded threshold, 7,000 deaths, with Sunday’s four new deaths bringing t...
Tags: Health, News, California, Government, Sport, Soccer, Community, Mike Pence, Los Angeles County, Sun Valley, LA County, Grace Community Church, City News Service, Barbara Ferrer, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories IVDB


Rapper Offset detained and released in Beverly Hills during pro-Trump demonstration

BEVERLY HILLS — Three-time Grammy-nominated rapper Offset was detained by Beverly Hills police Saturday during the weekly pro-Trump demonstration and released, while wife Cardi B’s cousin was arrested on concealed weapon charges. Offset, aka Kiari Kendrell Cepus, livestreamed his police dealings on Instagram just after 5 p.m. He is seen telling officers he won’t put up his hands “because you got guns out. I am not gonna move my hands from the steering wheel.” A female officer is heard explaining...
Tags: Music, Politics, News, Protest, Guns, Sport, Soccer, Beverly Hills, Trump, Almanzar, Cardi, City News Service, Alatorre, North Beverly Drive, Subin, Beverly Hills Police


LA County officials report 17 new deaths and 2,173 cases of coronavirus

The totals again boosted by a backlog spurred by technical problems, Los Angeles County officials reported 17 new deaths and 2,173 cases of coronavirus on Saturday, Oct. 24. At least 1,200 of the cases were part of a logjam of cases caused by technical issues with data reporting systems last week, public health officials said. The update increased the county’s totals to 298,937 positive cases since the pandemic began and 6,989 deaths. Testing results are available for about 3 million people now,...
Tags: Health, News, Education, California, La, Government, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Community, Pasadena, Southern California, Los Angeles County, LA County, City News Service, Top Stories LADN


LAPD is ready for possible election violence

By ERIC HEINZ | City News Service LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore said Tuesday that his department is prepared to respond to any violence related to the Nov. 3 general election. Voting will start at many Los Angeles County vote centers on Saturday, and voting by mail has been in full force throughout California, with more than 1.5 million early ballots already cast, according to state officials. When asked by the Police Commission what he would tell Los Angeles residents who ...
Tags: Politics, News, Minneapolis, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Biden, Local News, Lapd, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles City Council, Presidential Election, Trump, Logan, Los Angeles County


Video shows LA County Sheriff’s deputy firing on suspect in Willowbrook

WILLOWBROOK — Video surveillance footage shows tense moments in South Los Angeles as a fleeing suspect is chased, then fatally shot, by a sheriff’s deputy in Willowbrook. The imagery, broadcast on ABC7, provides more insight into the death of the Los Angeles man armed with a gun in the unincorporated area near South Los Angeles Friday. The man who died was identified as Fred Williams, 25, by coroner’s investigator K. Weber. While the Sheriff’s Department says there may also be body camera video ...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Pasadena, Police Shooting, Lapd, South Los Angeles, Sheriff s Department, UCLA Medical Center, McClain, City News Service, Eric Ortiz, Willowbrook, LA County Sheriff, Fred Williams


‘Two and a Half Men’ star Conchata Ferrell dies at 77

LOS ANGELES — Conchata Ferrell, who became known for her role as Berta the housekeeper on TV’s “Two and a Half Men” after a long career as a character actor on stage and in movies, including “Mystic Pizza” and ”Network,” has died. She was 77. Ferrell died Monday at Sherman Oaks Hospital in Los Angeles following cardiac arrest, according to publicist Cynthia Snyder. Ferrell soldiered through more than a decade on “Two and a Half Men,” playing opposite Charlie Sheen and Jon Cryer until Sheen was f...
Tags: News, Norman Lear, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Obituaries, Baltimore, Samantha, Charlie Sheen, Sheen, Ferrell, Erin Brockovich, Lanford Wilson, City News Service, Chuck Lorre, Edward Scissorhands


Photos: Fans roll to Dodger Stadium ‘drive-in’ for NL Championship Series

Fans sit in their vehicles watching the Los Angeles Dodgers take on Atlanta Braves during game one of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium, Monday, October 12, 2020. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Fans sit in their vehicles watching the Los Angeles Dodgers take on Atlanta Braves during game one of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium, Monday, October 12, 2020. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) ...
Tags: Health, News, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Community, Mlb, Major League Baseball, Los-angeles-dodgers, Atlanta Braves, Southern California, ARLINGTON Texas, DAVE ROBERTS, Dodgers, Los Angeles Daily News


Photo: Fans roll to Dodger Stadium ‘drive-in’ for NL championship series

Fans sit in their vehicles watching the Los Angeles Dodgers take on Atlanta Braves during game one of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium, Monday, October 12, 2020. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Fans sit in their vehicles watching the Los Angeles Dodgers take on Atlanta Braves during game one of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium, Monday, October 12, 2020. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) ...
Tags: Health, News, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Community, Mlb, Local News, Major League Baseball, Los-angeles-dodgers, Atlanta Braves, Southern California, ARLINGTON Texas, DAVE ROBERTS, Dodgers


Lakers fans gather to celebrate at Staples Center, despite warnings to avoid the area

Thousands of Lakers fans gathered outside the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles to celebrate the team’s 17th NBA championship late Sunday, despite pleas by city leaders to avoid the area and large crowds because of the coronavirus. Helicopter footage showed a large raucous and jubilant crowd cheering and setting off fireworks in the streets outside the Staples Center. Many yelled “Kobe!” Shortly after 8:30 p.m., the CHP announced that the Pico Boulevard and 9th Street off-ramps from the Nor...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Sport, Traffic, Soccer, Nba, CHP, Lapd, Eric Garcetti, Staples Center, Lakers, City News Service, Pico Boulevard, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories IVDB


Lakers fans gather to celebrate at Staples Center, despite warnings to avoid the area — arrests reported

Thousands of Lakers fans gathered outside the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles to celebrate the team’s 17th NBA championship late Sunday, despite pleas by city leaders to avoid the area and large crowds because of the coronavirus. Police on horseback move people back as rowdy fans celebrate, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Los Angeles, after the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Miami Heat in Game 6 of basketball’s NBA Finals to win the championship. (AP Photo/Jintak Han) Los Angeles police ...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Sport, Ap, Traffic, Soccer, Nba, CHP, Lapd, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles Lakers, Staples Center, Miami Heat, Lakers, City News Service, Pico Boulevard


LA County’s new coronavirus cases top 1,200 for 4th straight day

For the fourth day in a row, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reported more than 1,200 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, in an unexpected spike officials last week vowed to keep close watch on as more business sectors reopened amid the enduring pandemic. County health officials on Saturday, Oct. 10, posted 28 new deaths and 1,285 new cases. Health officials said last week they would be closely monitoring the case numbers, but said the elevated numbers should be a re...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Community, Lausd, Pasadena, County, Trump, Los Angeles County, Greg Laurie, Los Angeles Superior Court


2 arrested in connection with disappearance of LA firefighter

Mexican authorities have arrested two people allegedly connected to the August disappearance of a Los Angeles Fire Department firefighter in Baja California, Mexico. The man and woman — only identified as Santos “N” and Fanny “N” — were arrested on a highway near Rosarito Beach south of Tijuana, and authorities believe they were the last two people to see Francisco “Frank” Aguilar, according to Border Report. They allegedly had his credit card when they were arrested, and the card had recently b...
Tags: News, Mexico, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Santos, Tijuana, Frank, Daily News, Missing Persons, Bella, Rosarito Beach, Rosarito, Gabriel


Judge won’t stop LA sheriff from using rubber bullets, batons, pepper spray on protesters

By FRED SHUSTER | City News Service LOS ANGELES — A federal judge has denied an urgent request by protesters suing the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department to put an immediate stop to the “indiscriminate” use of rubber bullets, pepper spray and other crowd control tactics during demonstrations, according to court papers obtained Friday. “Although the court is deeply disturbed by the allegations regarding defendants’ use of force against peaceful protesters, legal observers, and journalists, i...
Tags: Politics, News, Protest, California, La, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lapd, Social Justice, Compton, Los Angeles County, Sheriff s Department, City News Service, Los Angeles County Sheriff s Department


L.A. city/county officials expected at urgent homelessness lawsuit hearing

By FRED SHUSTER, City News Service LOS ANGELES >> Los Angeles city and county officials are expected this morning at an emergency meeting called to break a deadlock in negotiations aimed at immediately providing shelter for 6,700 people living on the streets under the threat of the coronavirus. The last-minute mediation conference was placed on the calendar Tuesday by a Los Angeles federal judge fed up with a funding logjam that has stymied progress for months since the city and county agreed to...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, Court, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Homeless, Los Angeles County, City News Service, Hall of Administration, Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, Bales


L.A. judge blasts county/city for bickering, time-wasting in homelessness suit

BY FRED SHUSTER, City News Service LOS ANGELES >> A federal judge blasted the city and county of Los Angeles for continuing to “bicker” and “waste time” instead of quickly finalizing an agreement to provide 6,700 beds for people experiencing homelessness under the threat of the coronavirus. The court is “extremely disappointed” that in the nearly four months since the parties reached an agreement, plans to go forward are “riddled with unnecessarily rigid positions” suggesting “an unwillingness” ...
Tags: Health, Business, News, California, La, Government, Court, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Homeless, Los Angeles County, City News Service, Hall of Administration, Bales


LA sheriff condones Banditos, other secret deputy cliques, says inspector general

By ELIZABETH MARCELLINO | City News Service LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County Inspector General Max Huntsman accused Sheriff Alex Villanueva Monday of promoting a “code of silence” around secret societies within his department. The IG’s report on a deputy group identified as the Banditos alleges that roughly 30 members of the clique disrupt day-to-day operations at the East L.A. Sheriff’s Station by creating tension between deputies who are members and those who are not. “Substantial evidence exi...
Tags: News, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Local News, Los Angeles County, Board of Supervisors, Whittier, LA County, HUNTSMAN, City News Service, VILLANUEVA, Jackie Lacey, IG


Trump to swoop back in to LA, with Election Day looming; details scarce so far

President Donald Trump appears set to visit Los Angeles next week as part of a campaign swing. A Trump Make America Great Again Committee sweepstakes e-message this week foreshadowed the stop. The committee is a joint fundraising effort between the Trump campaign and Republican National Committee. Part of the sweepstakes — which aims to raised money for the Trump campaign — read: “Can you come to Los Angeles with me? I’m hosting a very important event soon, and rather than spend my time with the...
Tags: Hollywood, La, Virginia, US, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Beverly Hills, Donald Trump, Clinton, Trump, Lax, Anaheim, Tucson Arizona, Congressional, Lancaster


With millions for pandemic support, social services, ‘Care First’ programs, L.A. County finds new life in beefed up budget

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved an updated $37.6 billion budget on Tuesday, staving off layoffs, revising massive shortfalls and beefing up public health, restorative justice, social service and election funding with $1.5 billion more than was approved earlier in the year. But even then, “we remain vigilant,” said acting Chief Executive Officer Fesia Davenport in front a relieved board, buoyed by a sort of reversal of fortune from last June. That’s when in the height of the ...
Tags: Politics, News, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Davenport, Sheriff s Department, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, City News Service, VILLANUEVA, Sheila Kuehl, Janice Hahn, Office of Diversion, Alex Villanueva, Sachi Hamai, Fesia Davenport


LA County won’t reopen more sectors, despite lack of post-Labor Day coronavirus surge

In the weeks after Labor Day, Los Angeles County did not experience the type of surge in new coronavirus cases that followed Memorial Day and July 4 weekend, Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer told the county Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, Sept. 29. Nonetheless, supervisors and county health officials decided not to open any new business sectors or public venues. With case rates, deaths and hospitalizations all declining — in some cases dipping below levels seen in the spring — Ferrer said ...
Tags: Business, News, Education, Government, NFL, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Community, Disneyland, Health And Human Services, Disney World, Los Angeles County, Ferrer, Board of Supervisors, Barger


LA County to reopen breweries, wineries and cardrooms outdoors next week

Cardrooms, breweries and wineries will be allowed to reopen outdoors in Los Angeles County with an array of modifications next week, a split Board of Supervisors decided late in their meeting Tuesday Sept. 29. The decision to allow the additional sectors to reopen, which was already allowed by the state, came down to a 3-2 vote with Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas and Sheila Kuehl dissenting. “It concerns me that this comes before us with insufficient notification and we’ve done well in terms of ...
Tags: Business, News, Education, Government, NFL, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Community, Disneyland, Health And Human Services, Disney World, Los Angeles County, Ferrer, Board of Supervisors, LA County


Arrests continue at LA protests; video of deputy appearing to strike protester under investigation

WEST HOLLYWOOD >> Five of the six protesters arrested during a third night of protests in the name of Breonna Taylor — the Black woman fatally shot by Louisville, Kentucky police in a botched drug raid in March — have been cited and released, a sheriff’s watch sergeant said Saturday, Sept. 26. The sixth protester remains in custody on a separate charge that could not be cited out, according to a watch sergeant at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s West Hollywood station. The sergeant ...
Tags: Hollywood, News, Protest, California, Kentucky, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Pasadena, Taylor, Los Angeles Times, Louisville, West Hollywood, Trump, Ventura


Garcetti says USC Pharmacy school teams will give free flu shots around LA in October

By ERIC HEINZ, City News Service LOS ANGELES >> Teams from USC’s School of Pharmacy will administer free flu shots to people in Los Angeles beginning in October in anticipation of influenza season amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayor Eric Garcetti said Wednesday, Sept. 23. Garcetti referenced recent reports from health experts who fear there could be a surge this fall in the number of hospitalizations due to a second wave of COVID-19 and cases of influenza, which traditionally begin to rise in the ...
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LA City Council approves funding for renters’ legal defense program

By ERIC HEINZ | City News Service The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Wednesday, Sept. 23, to authorize the use of more than $10.4 million for an emergency legal defense program to protect renters from eviction amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “The laws of the city of Los Angeles are on the tenants’ side,” Council President Nury Martinez said, adding the city will also fund an education campaign to make tenants aware of the legal services. “Many of the people that we are serving are absolu...
Tags: Health, Business, News, California, Housing, Government, US, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, City Council, Council, Los Angeles City Council, Usc, Gavin Newsom


Castro named California State University chancellor, first person of color to hold post

LONG BEACH >> The first-ever California native and Mexican-American to lead the system, Joseph I. Castro will serve as the eighth chancellor for California State universities starting Jan. 4. Castro, 53, was appointed by the CSU Board of Trustees on Wednesday, Sept. 23. He succeeds Timothy P. White, who is retiring after holding the position since 2012. Dr. Timothy White, retiring California State University chancellor. (AP Photo/Nick Ut) Castro, the first person of color to hold the top CSU...
Tags: News, Education, California, Washington, Mexico, La, Fresno, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, Higher Education, University Of California Berkeley, University Of California, Cal State Fullerton, Castro, Stanford University


State clears nail salons to reopen, but L.A. County still restricts them

Nail salon operators who have been fighting to reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic scored a major victory on Tuesday, Sept. 22, when the state authorized the businesses to resume limited operations, but don’t expect them to immediately open in Los Angeles County. Individual counties can impose stricter regulations than the state, based on local COVID-19 data. Los Angeles County health officials have previously said they don’t plan to ease any more business restrictions until at least the end of...
Tags: California, US, Sport, Soccer, Disneyland, Orange County, Los Angeles County, Board of Supervisors, City News Service, Newsom, The Board of Supervisors, Mark Ghaly, Ghaly, David Rosenfeld, Lacey Gascon, L A County Public Health Department


LA County jail population is back above state overcrowding limits

By ELIZABETH MARCELLINO | City News Service LOS ANGELES — Following a COVID-19-related push to drop Los Angeles County’s jail population by roughly 5,000 inmates to prevent the spread of the virus, the number of prisoners has grown by nearly 15%, according to a report posted to the county’s website. As of Aug. 27, the countywide jail population was 13,280, up from a low of 11,723 just a few months ago. That uptick was attributed in part to restrictions on transfers during the coronavirus pandemi...
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Bobcat fire approaching 100,000 acres; nature center at Devil’s Punchbowl destroyed

The nature center at the Devil’s Punchbowl Natural Area was destroyed by the Bobcat fire, which grew to 99,428 acres by Sunday morning and remained at 15% containment as fire officials warned it will continue from the Antelope Valley foothills into the communities of Juniper Hills, Valyermo and Big Pine. Approaching 100,000 acres, the fire grew 5,586 acres overnight and remained at 15% containment. The Bobcat Fire started Sept. 6 near the Cogswell Dam and West Fork Day Use area northeast of Moun...
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4.5 earthquake rattles Southern California

An earthquake shook Southern California late Friday. The quake struck just after 11:30 p.m. and was initially rated as a magnitude-4.6 temblor, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It was centered about 1.8 miles west southwest of El Monte. No immediate reports or damage or injuries were logged, law enforcement agencies said. Now that it's properly morning…Last night's M4.5 appears to be another of the deep, "high stress drop" quakes that we sometimes see in the Los Angeles area. Th...
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Earthquake rattles Southern California

An earthquake shook Southern California late Friday. The quake struck just after 11:30 p.m. and was initially rated as a magnitude-4.6 temblor, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It was centered about 1.8 miles west southwest of El Monte. The shaking was felt from Oxnard to Riverside and as far north as Santa Clarita and as far south as Carlsbad, according to the USGS. Seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones said in a tweet that is the quake was located near the 1987 Whittier Narrows quake, which was ...
Tags: News, Sport, Soccer, Earthquakes, Pasadena, Usgs, Lucy Jones, Southern California, Santa Clarita, Riverside, Carlsbad, Oxnard, City News Service, El Monte, Los Angeles Fire Department, Top Stories LADN