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LA County posts 3,318 new COVID-19 infections, 11 deaths; vaccine access expanded on Sunday

With the relentless Delta variant widening its reach in the region, Los Angeles County reported 3,318 new cases of COVID-19 and 11 additional deaths on Saturday, July 31. The number of coronavirus patients in county hospitals continued to spike as well, rising from 1,008 on Friday to 1,071, according to state figures. The number of those patients in intensive care dropped by one to 231. Related links Fueled by unrelenting Delta variant, LA County’s homeless endure spike in COVID-19 cases C...
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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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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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LA County supervisors split over where to house juvenile offenders

By ELIZABETH MARCELLINO, City News Service The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors broke ranks on Tuesday, July 27, over where to house juvenile offenders set to be transferred from state to county custody beginning in 2023, with a 3-2 majority voting to rethink renovating camps in the Santa Clarita Valley for this purpose. Supervisors Holly Mitchell and Sheila Kuehl failed to garner sufficient support for their proposal to create small group housing at Camps Scott and Scudder to allow for t...
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Political donor Ed Buck convicted of providing meth to two men who died in West Hollywood

By FRED SHUSTER | City News Service LOS ANGELES — Former political donor Ed Buck was convicted Tuesday of a series of federal charges, including providing methamphetamine to two men who died in his West Hollywood apartment. Buck was convicted of all nine counts he was facing. Jurors deliberated for just 4 1/2 hours before reaching their verdict. Buck was convicted in Los Angeles federal court of two counts of distribution of controlled substances resulting in death, stemming from the deaths of G...
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Search continues for woman in water near Santa Monica Pier

SANTA MONICA — The U.S. Coast Guard and other agencies continued a search Monday in the water near the Santa Monica Pier for a woman originally reported clinging to pilings. A passerby informed lifeguards about 8:45 p.m. Sunday about a woman in the water, Los Angeles County Fire Department Dispatch Supervisor Michael Pittman told City News Service. As of about 11:30 p.m., divers from the Los Angeles County Lifeguards and Harbor Patrol and a helicopter were called off the search, and the Coast Gu...
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LA County reports 4th straight day of 2,500-plus new coronavirus cases

Public Health officials reported Los Angeles County’s fourth consecutive day of more than 2,500 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, July 24, with 2,600 new COVID-19 infections and 10 additional deaths. Health officials have repeatedly blamed the current surge in cases on the highly infectious “Delta” variant of the virus. The variant was first discovered in India and is blamed for rampant infections in that country, along with outbreaks in the United Kingdom. It is now spreading across the United...
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Billboard honors escaped cows: ‘Remember the Pico Rivera 41’

PICO RIVERA — A billboard has gone up in Pico Rivera to call attention to the recent slaughterhouse escape of 41 cows that ended with 38 of the animals captured and killed for meat, one fatally shot by a sheriff’s deputy and two donated to a sanctuary. Messages to “Remember The Pico Rivera 41” and “Save Animals” are displayed prominently on the billboard, which is located on the corner of Beverly Boulevard and Di Maria Road, near the Manning Beef facility. “These cows and animals like them want ...
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Harvey Weinstein jailed in LA, could be in court Wednesday

By TERRI VERMEULEN KEITH | City News Service LOS ANGELES — Disgraced former film producer Harvey Weinstein could appear in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom Wednesday to be arraigned on sex-related charges involving five women. Weinstein, 69, was extradited from New York to Los Angeles on Tuesday. He was subsequently booked and was being held without bail, according to jail records. Earlier Tuesday, the New York Department of Corrections said custody of Weinstein “was handed over to the appropria...
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‘Jeffersons’ star Marla Gibbs gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Actress Marla Gibbs waves to the crowd during a ceremony to award her a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Tuesday, July 20, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello) Writer/producer Norman Lear attends a Hollywood Walk of Fame star ceremony for actress Marla Gibbs, Tuesday, July 20, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello) Actress Marla Gibbs looks out to the crowd during a ceremony to award her a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Tuesday, July 20, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP...
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Kevin de Leon is third LA Council member targeted for recall

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Councilman Kevin de Leon was served a recall notice Tuesday, making him the third L.A. City Council member to be targeted for a recall from constituents upset with their handling of the city’s homelessness crisis. “They’re basically citing the fact that he’s building the tiny homes project both in Highland Park and presumably in Eagle Rock, and according to them … it’s a ‘crime against humanity,’” de Leon’s communications director Pete Brown told City News Service. The ...
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As LA County rekindles mask mandate, 1,827 new cases of COVID-19, 11 deaths posted Saturday

Los Angeles County residents will awaken Sunday morning to revived face-covering rules, slated to go into effect late Saturday night amid newly surging coronavirus statistics. The county reported 1,827 new cases of COVID-19 and 11 additional deaths on Saturday, as health officials attributed the recent spike to the more infectious Delta variant and the intermingling of unmasked individuals in areas where vaccination status is unknown. Many businesses put the rules back in place early and masks w...
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‘Hollywood Ripper’ sentenced to death for pair of Southern California murders

By Terri Vermeulen Keith, City News Service LOS ANGELES >>  A man dubbed the “Hollywood Ripper” was sentenced to death Friday for killing and mutilating two Southern California women, including one who died hours before she was set to go out with actor Ashton Kutcher. Shortly before being sentenced, Michael Gargiulo denied being involved in the slayings, said he is unjustly being sent to death row and and blamed his attorneys for not allowing him to testify during his trial. “I’m innocent. I’ve ...
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LAPD motorcycle officer injured in South LA accident

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles Police Department motorcycle officer remains hospitalized Thursday morning after an accident in South Los Angeles, authorities said. The officer was in surgery in the early morning, and his condition was not known, an LAPD spokesman told City News Service. The accident occurred around 11:10 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Florence and Vermont avenues, the LAPD said. No details were immediately available. CBSLA reported the area near Florence and Vermont wa...
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LA County approves more than $500 million in spending for homeless

By ELIZABETH MARCELLINO, City News Service The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, July 13, approved $527.1 million in funding for strategies to battle homelessness in fiscal year 2021-22, while expressing frustration over the rising numbers of people living on the street. Despite the massive inflow of cash from Measure H and dozens of carefully crafted initiatives that make up the county’s Homeless Initiative, visible encampments continue to grow and the situation on the street ...
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Gov. Newsom, LA County officials gather to trumpet $262 billion state budget

California Governor Gavin Newsom holds a copy of the California State budget after ceremonially signing it during a rally in Los Angeles, Tuesday, July 13, 2021. Newsom signed the budget that includes the $100 billion California Comeback Plan on July 12th. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) California Governor Gavin Newsom during a rally in Los Angeles, Tuesday, July 13, 2021. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) California Governor Gavin Newsom durin...
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LA County supervisors agree to crack down on illegal pot grows, reconsider cannabis ban

By ELIZABETH MARCELLINO, City News Service The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday, July 13, to collaborate with federal, state and local officials to shut down illegal cannabis grow operations in the Antelope Valley, while agreeing to reconsider a longstanding county ban on commercial marijuana. Supervisor Kathryn Barger warned three weeks ago that commercial cannabis and hemp grow operations in her district are using dangerous pesticides, stealing water from fire hydrants and...
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Power outage affect more than 1,000 customers in Valley Glen, including LAVC campus

At least 1,000 Los Angeles Department of Water and Power customers in the Valley Glen area were without electricity Monday afternoon after two possible underground transformer explosions in the area. The outage was also affecting the Los Angeles Valley College campus, which is just south of the area where the Los Angeles Fire Department reported the possible subterranean explosions — 6000 Fulton Ave. The power outage began at 10:02 a.m., said the LADWP. LAFD firefighters were on Fulton Avenue lo...
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Excessive heat warnings in place for Southern California desert areas; some records set Saturday

Daily heat records were broken on Saturday in some desert areas of Southern California amid an ongoing heat wave and drought across the state, weather officials said. And residents were warned to take precautions against the heat as a ridge of high pressure is expected to send temperatures soaring way past the century mark across the desert areas of Southern California through next week, forecasters said. Reagan Marsile, 5, of Norco cools others off at Citrus Park in Corona on a blistering h...
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Deadline extended for Venice Boardwalk homeless who refuse to accept housing

LOS ANGELES — Sanitation workers were supported by Los Angeles police officers Friday as they cleaned a portion of the Venice Boardwalk where a large homeless encampment developed during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the deadline for removing unhoused residents who will not accept housing has been extended an additional week. The deadline to leave Zone 5, between Navy Street and Rose Avenue, was initially set for 7 a.m. Friday, and videos posted to Twitter showed officers arriving hours earlier. Ou...
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What’s next: How LA would replace Mayor Garcetti if he departs early

After months of rumors and speculation, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti officially became President Joe Biden’s pick for ambassador to India on Friday, July 9. Assuming he is confirmed, who will take his place? That’s a complex question and it likely won’t be answered right away. Garcetti, who has reached his term limit and cannot seek another four years as mayor, is scheduled to leave office in December 2022, but would vacate the position early if confirmed by the U.S. Senate. That process, how...
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What’s next: How LA would replace Mayor Garcetti if he’s confirmed by Senate

After months of rumors and speculation, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti officially became President Joe Biden’s pick for ambassador to India on Friday, July 9. Assuming he is confirmed, who will take his place? That’s a complex question and it likely won’t be answered right away. Garcetti, who has reached his term limit and cannot seek another four years as mayor, is scheduled to leave office in December 2022, but would vacate the position early if confirmed by the U.S. Senate. That process, how...
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California schools will still require masks despite CDC guidelines

Students and teachers will still need to wear masks while indoors at school, state officials announced Friday, July 9, after the federal Centers for Disease Control had said that wasn’t necessary. The requirement will help make sure every student is treated the same, California Department of Public Health officials said. And school facilities can’t accommodate enough physical distancing, so mandatory masking and “robust testing” will continue, said Dr. Mark Ghaly, California Health & Human Servi...
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Crews extinguish 5-acre Malibu brush fire; mop-up could take all day

MALIBU — At least 150 firefighters extinguished a five-acre brush fire in a remote area of Malibu Friday morning and were expected to remain on site most of the day to guard against lingering hot spots. The fire — located off Tuna Canyon Road — was only 5% surrounded by a line of cleared vegetation, but it was no longer spreading and the flames were out, Los Angeles County Fire Department Dispatch Supervisor Imy McBride told City News Service. Firefighters may spend the entire day making sure th...
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LAPD officer accused of mocking George Floyd cleared by internal panel

A Los Angeles Police Department officer who was accused of distributing a Valentine’s Day-themed social media post mocking the death of George Floyd was found not guilty by the department’s administrative trial board, his attorney said Tuesday, July 6. The accused officer, who has not been publicly identified, will not face any discipline after being cleared on Friday by the department’s Board of Rights, which comprises three hearing officers, according to his attorney Leslie Wilcox. Police Chie...
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LA County’s July 4 events return; health officials urge caution if you attend activities

Hosted by the Boathouse on the Bay, Independence Day fireworks explode over Alamitos Bay in Long Beach on Saturday, July 3, 2021. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer) The VW bug LILYBEA takes part in La Verne’s ‘United We Stand’ 4th of July parade in La Verne on Saturday, July 3, 2021. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) Foothill Terrace Mobile Home Park residents drive their golf carts in La Verne’s ‘United We Stand’ 4th of July parade in La Verne on Saturday,...
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Suspicious bag at LAX prompts evacuation at terminal

LOS ANGELES — On a busy Fourth of July holiday getaway day, part of a terminal at Los Angeles International Airport was evacuated Friday morning after a suspicious package was found in a ticketing area. The discovery was made about 7 a.m. in the ticketing area of Terminal 2, Los Angeles World Airports spokesman Charles Pannuzio told City News Service. Traffic was closed on the upper/departures level, and departing passengers were diverted to the lower/arrival level, Pannuzio said. That will impa...
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LA’s fireworks buyback program reels in the pyrotechnics in Mission Hills

Some of the illegal fireworks turned in at Brand park in Mission Hills in the city’s first ever fireworks buyback program in an effort to curb illegal fireworks Wednesday, June 30, 2021. Over 300 pounds of illegal fireworks were collected in the program Wednesday. Residents could turn in fireworks with no questions asked in return for Starbuck gift cards and other items. The LAPD will dispose of the fireworks by blowing them up at Camp Pendleton. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily New...
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Robert Durst would ‘like to murder me,’ says younger brother

By ELIZABETH MARCELLINO | City News Service INGLEWOOD — Robert Durst’s brother testified Monday that he never saw any violence in his older sibling’s first marriage, but said his brother wanted to kill him and that he took those threats seriously. Asked about how his brother feels about him, Douglas Durst replied, “He’d like to murder me.” “Are you aware of your brother, in fact, making calls from Pennsylvania discussing that very subject?” Deputy District Attorney John Lewin asked. “I am aware ...
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Effort begins Monday to offer all Venice Boardwalk campers a pathway to permanent housing

LOS ANGELES — Councilman Mike Bonin’s initiative begins Monday to offer a voluntary path to permanent housing for all people living in encampments along Ocean Front Walk in Venice. St. Joseph Center outreach teams are scheduled to offer housing, shelter and services to the people who live in the boardwalk encampments, which have grown amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Those who do not accept housing would have to leave the area by a certain date, Bonin’s office said, but it was not clear how that woul...
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