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Meet Macho: Speedy pup aims for world record, one balloon pop at a time

His tiny legs a blur, Macho dashed around first base. He sped to second and with flash of his teeth, he popped the balloon affixed to the base. Without missing a beat, the 10-pound Russell Terrier accelerated around third as coach Lori Signs waved him on to home plate. “Get it!” Signs called out. “Get it!” Macho did just that. Pop! Another small balloon burst in his mouth as he crossed home. On Tuesday, Macho was showing off his skillset in Thousand Oaks at the Conejo Creek baseball diamond. The...
Tags: Local News, News, Community, Dodger Stadium, Dodgers, Dogs, Pets, Photos And Videos, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories LBPT, Top Stories PSN, Top Stories SGVT, Top Stories WDN


Solving Engagement Problems (free webinar)

How can you keep your members highly engaged in your community? The answer probably isn’t what you think. 90% of the activities we find most people working on to increase engagement won’t have a lasting impact. I’ve spent the past decade achieving extremely strong results for clients by focusing on sustainable processes to improve engagement. This means zeroing in on the handful of things which really matter (i.e. the handful of critical ‘leverage points’) and then apply the best possible proces...
Tags: Community, Online Community, Speaking, Community Management, Online Communities


LA County’s COVID-linked hospitalizations still declining, though daily deaths remain high

The downward trend in Los Angeles County COVID-19 hospitalizations continued on Tuesday, Sept. 21, but daily death figures remained elevated, with another 32 fatalities logged by the county. According to state figures, there were 1,018 COVID-positive patients in county hospitals as of Tuesday, down from 1,034 on Monday. There were 312 patients in intensive care, down slightly from Monday’s total of 315. The number of COVID-positive hospital patients in Los Angeles County has dropped for eight co...
Tags: Health, Business, News, La, Government, US, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Delta, Community, Los Angeles County, Johnson Johnson, Department of Public Health, LA County, Universal Studios Hollywood


Event promotes importance of coronavirus vaccines for LA’s Latinx communities

Rocio la Reina de la Cumbia performs at the plaza of El Pueblo de Los Angeles during a mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinic run by the South Central Family Health Center in Los Angeles on Tuesday, September 21, 2021. Health officials and consulates of Mexico and Central American countries were on hand to encourage vaccinations in Latino communities which have been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Katherine Creth, a vocational nurse, gi...
Tags: Health, News, Mexico, La, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Honduras, Ferrer, Los Angeles Daily News, City News Service, El Pueblo de Los Angeles, Pico Rivera, Mexico El Salvador Guatemala


Community Content Creates Trusted Product Pages

I spent a year working with Sephora to develop a new community strategy. A major plank of this strategy was integrating authentic community content into the product pages. This includes reviews, photos etc… If you visit a typical Sephora product page, you . All that content you see at the bottom (questions and answers, images, and reviews) is community-generated content. It’s managed by the community team. Community-generated content isn’t like content created by a marketing team or top influ...
Tags: Community, Sephora, Online Community, Speaking, Community Management, Online Communities


With Newsom recall now last week’s news, LA mayor’s race in the spotlight

With the effort to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom now firmly rejected, attention this week turns toward the race for the mayor of Los Angeles. And with actual voting still 13 months away, much jockeying for position remains for the post that termed-out Eric Garcetti will depart. The week began with another new candidate entering the fray, the latest of more than two dozen so far. Jessica Lall, CEO of the Central City Association of Los Angeles, announced her candidacy on Monday, Sept., 20. Lall is loo...
Tags: Health, Politics, Elections, News, California, La, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Gop, Community, Homeless, City Council, Chatsworth, Eric Garcetti


5 facts about ‘community cats’ and why they’re important in our neighborhoods

When I was growing up, as the self-proclaimed neighborhood zookeeper, I took it upon myself to feed the neighborhood feral cats. I felt bad that they didn’t have homes of their own, so I wanted to help them out by at least making sure they were well fed. My intentions were good, albeit a little naïve in hindsight. What I didn’t know at the time was that I was actually contributing to the growing number of homeless cats in my neighborhood by giving them a plentiful food source. Because cats’ inte...
Tags: Pets, Sport, Soccer, Community, Local News, Tnr, Pet Adoption, West Oakland, San Gabriel Valley, Hannah Shaw, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories WDN, Top Stories SGVT, Top Stories PSN, Raymond Ave, Community Cats


COVID-19 hospitalizations fall again in LA County; businesses complying with tighter rules

COVID-19 hospitalizations continued declining on Monday, Sept. 20, in Los Angeles County, while health officials again reported generally high compliance with safety restrictions at businesses, despite some lapses in enforcement of mask-wearing requirements. According to state figures, there were 1,034 COVID-positive patients hospitalized in the county as of Monday, a drop from 1,053 on Sunday. There were 315 people being treated in intensive care, up from 310 a day earlier. The county also repo...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, La, Government, US, America, Sport, Soccer, Community, Pasadena, Los Angeles County, Department of Public Health, LA County, Universal Studios Hollywood


Bonin anti-recall campaign says video with opponent’s home address was error

The anti-recall campaign for Councilman Mike Bonin said Monday, Sept. 20, that it did not intend to display the addresses of the recalls’ organizers in a campaign video meant to show ties between the recall campaign and right-wing operatives. On Sept. 10, the anti-recall committee’s Twitter account “Stop the Right-Wing Recalls” published a video that displayed a publicly available document that included the addresses of Chad Morgan, the recall campaign’s authorized representative, and Katrina Sc...
Tags: Politics, Elections, News, California, La, Sport, Soccer, The Times, Community, Times, Orange County, Lapd, Los Angeles Times, Gavin Newsom, Trump, Lax


Central City Association CEO, President Jessica Lall announces run for LA mayor

Jessica Lall, the president and CEO of the Central City Association of Los Angeles, announced on Monday, Sept. 20 that she is running for mayor in Los Angeles’ 2022 election. “I am here today to announce that I am running to not only become the next mayor of Los Angeles, but the first female mayor of Los Angeles. The first digital native mayor of Los Angeles. A mayor who will build inclusive coalitions, invite new voices into the process, and offer something different, something new, to the comm...
Tags: Politics, Elections, News, California, La, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, City Council, Eric Garcetti, Gavin Newsom, City Hall, U S Senate, Los Angeles City


Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, Sept. 20-27

  A view from the San Fernando Valley: Aerojet Rocketdyne has finished an expansion of its Canoga Park facility with the addition of the building at bottom left, along DeSoto Avenue, on Tuesday, August 24, 2021. (Photo by Dean Musgrove/SCNG)     Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences. Here’s a sampling of  meetings in the San Fernando Valley.   Los Angeles City Council Redistricting Commission – Draft Council District Maps: The commis...
Tags: Health, Congress, La, Charity, Los Angeles, Sport, Afghanistan, Soccer, Veterans, Community, Book Club, Local News, Voice, Sherman, Brad Sherman, Wendy


Find Multiple Eternal Sources Of Community Growth

The common belief is you can grow a community by improving the community experience. For example, you might add new features, improve the experience, make members feel better connected etc. Improving the community experience does help (it can reduce churn), but it doesn’t drive more people to visit the community in the first place. Long-term growth and sustainability in a community requires you to find eternal sources of new members. That eternal part matters. A big promotional push can be great...
Tags: Google, Reddit, Community, Online Community, Speaking, Community Management, Online Communities, Facebook Groups LinkedIn


Coronavirus hospitalizations dip again in LA County

The number of coronavirus patients in Los Angeles County hospitals fell again on Sunday, Sept. 19, dropping from 1,070 Saturday to 1,053, according to state figures. The number of those patients in intensive care also fell, from 324 to 310. Local health officials reported five additional deaths and 1,322 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, bringing the county’s cumulative totals to 1,444,127 cases and 25,832 fatalities since the pandemic began. The number of cases and deaths reported Sunday likely ...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Government, Sport, Soccer, Alaska, Community, Fda, Pfizer, Biden, Los Angeles County, Ferrer, LA County, Universal Studios Hollywood, Barbara Ferrer


Coronavirus hospitalizations fall below 1,100 in LA County

The number of coronavirus patients in Los Angeles County hospitals continued to fall on Saturday, Sept. 18, dropping from 1,125 on Friday to 1,070, according to state figures. The number of those patients in intensive care also fell, from 337 to 324. The county also reported 29 new deaths and 2,130 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the county’s cumulative totals to 1,442,808 cases and 25,828 fatalities since the pandemic began. Of the 29 deaths reported Saturday, three people who passe...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, Sport, Soccer, Alaska, Community, Fda, Pfizer, Biden, Los Angeles County, Ferrer, LA County, Universal Studios Hollywood


Religion events in the San Fernando Valley area, Sept. 18-25

St. John Eudes Parish in Chatsworth holds an Oktoberfest on Sept. 25 with tickets purchased in advance. (Google Street View)   Here is a sampling of religious services in the San Fernando Valley area, Sept. 18-25.   Food drive for CSUN Food Pantry: The Community Concerns Committee at First Presbyterian Church of Granada Hills holds a non-perishable food drive to help stock the food pantry at Cal State University, Northridge, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 18 and 9-11 a.m. Sept. 19. The pantry benefits s...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Religion, Charity, Sport, Soccer, Community, Chatsworth, Local News, Corinthians, Northridge, Andrew, Unity, St Andrew, Craig Peterson, Hosea


Q&A: What you need to know about LA County’s new coronavirus vaccine rules

Los Angeles County on Friday, Sept.16, planned to revise its health order, requiring certain businesses to require proof of vaccination or negative testing for employees and customers. The order had not yet been formally issued as of Friday afternoon, but Public Health  Director Barbara Ferrer presented an overview during a livecast briefing. The order will cover outdoor mega-events, such as large concerts, sports events and other activities of 10,000 people or more. It will also mandate vaccina...
Tags: Health, New York, News, Education, Government, US, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, New Orleans, Community, Aeg, Chatsworth, Riverside County, SoFi, Ticketmaster


Home movies enthusiast took camera along to WWII service and now it’s a documentary

Ensign John Bystrom onboard Patrol Craft 1135 in 1944. (Courtesy of Andy Bystrom) Andy Bystrom made the film “Too Good to be Forgotten” using his father’s pictures and film he shot while he served on two patrol crafts in WWII.The movie’s poster was done Susan Bystrom using one of her grandfather’s WWII photographs. (Courtesy of Andy Bystrom) A picture by John Bystrom of Bikini Atoll before nuclear weapons testing and of a nuclear mushroom cloud his son Andy found that includes the same beac...
Tags: Navy, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Korea, Community, John, Johnson, Local News, Martin Luther King, Kennedy, Andy, Simi Valley, University of Hawaii, San Fernando Valley, Eagle Rock


LA County’s tighter coronavirus vaccine rules spark at least one organizer to cancel ‘mega-event’

The Los Angeles County Department of Health’s anticipated changes to its coronavirus-spurred health order has led at least one event organizer to cancel, citing a lack of resources to carry out the new mandate. Organizers of the 2021 Antelope Valley Fair, which was scheduled to begin on Oct. 1, announced the cancellation on Friday, Sept. 17, saying new mandates from Public Health would cause too many logistical problems. County health officials planned to release the amended health order on Frid...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, US, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Community, Fda, Pfizer, Chatsworth, Local News, Los Angeles County


Pregnant during pandemic: COVID-19 fears fuel increased interest in home births

When Tameka Issartel went into labor shortly after midnight on Feb. 3, she found herself drifting into a trance-like state. She didn’t remember when her husband called their midwife or how she arrived with her assistant at her El Sereno home. “I had an out-of-body experience,” she said. As her pain intensified, Issartel spent several hours moving around her house, stepping into a shower, sitting in a bathtub and leaning up against the sofa in her living room, while midwife Racha Tahani Lawler ma...
Tags: Health, Facebook, New York, News, Education, California, Cdc, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Hospitals, Soccer, United States, Ronald Reagan, Long Beach, Community


Pacaso backlash draws on amid latest funding round

Pacaso's new cushy pot of cash and investor backing can't buy away the company's troubles with some vocal protesters located in Northern California.
Tags: Radio, Luxury, Protests, Community, Napa, Sonoma, Austin Allison, Industry News, Select, Second Homes, St. Helena, Affordable Housing Crisis, Co-ownership, Property Portfolio, Pacaso, Market Expansion


Real (Estate) Talk: How ‘Women in Real Estate’ are thriving on Clubhouse

Are you ready to harness the power of Clubhouse for your business? Here, Brittany Rose, entrepreneur, Realtor and community connector shares how she built a 54,200-follower Clubhouse community for women in real estate and how you can monetize your social media connections.
Tags: Video, Networking, Service, Radio, Community, Agent, Community building, Columns, Clubhouse, Brokerage, Select, Women in Real Estate, Lee Davenport, Brittany Rose


When Your Audience Creates Their Own Community Without You

Two organisations I’m working with are dealing with the same intriguing challenge; customers have already launched successful communities for their brand! On one hand, this is a great sign. It shows the audience cares and wants to engage with one another. They’re helping each other already and the organisation doesn’t have to do anything. It’s a free bonus. On the other hand, it presents several problems. The information shared in member-hosted communities is often poor and outdated, it attracts...
Tags: Community, Facebook Groups, Online Community, Speaking, Community Management, Online Communities


LA Council President Nury Martinez will not run for mayor in 2022

Los Angeles Council President Nury Martinez will not be running for mayor in June 2022, issuing a statement Thursday, Sept. 16, saying she is committed to her current role. She said that with what still needs to be done to recover from the pandemic, “L.A. needs stability and steady leadership.” “I am not worried about what’s next,” she said. “I’m focused on right now and I know I can best serve our city’s hardworking people and families as their Council President.” Although the statement did not...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Texas, News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, South Pole, Martinez, Kevin de Leon, Mark Ridley Thomas, Joe Buscaino, KPCC, Mike Feuer, Ridley Thomas


LA Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas and his wife, Avis, honored for 30 years of service

The song “I Have a Dream” by Common played in the background, as photos from 30 years of public service flashed across a large screen as Los Angeles City Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas and his wife, Avis, arrived on Thursday, Sept. 16. The site: The new Avis & Mark Ridley-Thomas Wellness Center, named for the city councilman and former supervisor and his spouse — longtime partners in community action. The pair were on hand Thursday for a luncheon to celebrate both the new APLA Health building at ...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, La, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Avis, Community, City Council, Usc, Cdu, Los Angeles County


Cal State Long Beach, Native Americans reach agreement to perpetually protect Puvungna land

A settlement agreement will perpetually protect a 22-acre parcel of land on the Cal State Long Beach campus considered sacred by area Native Americans. The settlement came Sept. 15 — two days before a lawsuit over the land was scheduled to go to trial. It is signed by California State University, Long Beach President Jane Close Conoley; Matias Belardes, chair of the Juaneño Band of Mission Indians, Acjachemen Nation; and Patricia Martz, president of the California Cultural Resources Preservation...
Tags: Health, News, Government, Sport, Soccer, Community, Local News, Tribal, Southern California, Cal State Long Beach, California State University Long Beach, Jeff Cook, CSULB, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT


Slow Declines Are Far More Worrying Than Sudden Drops

Analysing the data from two new clients recently. Let’s begin with this . When you see a sudden drop like this (or major drop compared with data from the year before), the cause is almost always a major external event. If you want to grow a community, you first need to determine what the major event was. The most common examples (by order of frequency) include: Changes to the registrations process (often a new SSO system) Changes to the company homepage design. Changes to the community design...
Tags: Google, Community, Online Community, Speaking, SSO, Community Management, Online Communities


LA County supervisors OK stormwater-capture projects for Measure W funding

LOS ANGELES — Four LA Sanitation and Environment stormwater capture projects were approved for funding on Wednesday, Sept. 15, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. The board approved the projects for a total of $50.7 million in funding through the Los Angeles County Safe Clean Water 2021-22 Regional Program, which is financed by revenues from Measure W, the parcel tax measure approved by voters in 2018 for projects increasing the water supply, improve water quality, protect public hea...
Tags: News, California, Los Angeles, Water, Sport, Soccer, Community, Los Angeles County, Wilmington, South Los Angeles, Lincoln Park, LA County, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Barbara Romero, Santa Monica Bay, Top Stories LADN


LA County moves to ban oil wells in unincorporated areas

By ELIZABETH MARCELLINO | City News Service The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted on Wednesday, Sept. 15 to ban new oil and gas wells and phase out existing wells in unincorporated areas. Supervisor Holly Mitchell, who recommended the move, said the negative health effects of such operations are now well-established. “The scientific and health findings are clear,” Mitchell said. “There are short-term and long-term health effects associated with living near active and inactive oil wel...
Tags: News, California, Environment, America, Sport, Soccer, Community, Sierra Club, Mitchell, Gavin Newsom, Rubio, Inglewood, Valley, Wilmington, Laguna, Gonzalez


Reward renewed for information on suspect in Lancaster killing

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday, Sept. 15 renewed a $10,000 reward for information on the whereabouts of a man suspected in a fatal shooting in Lancaster last December. An additional $10,000 — for a total reward of $20,000 — is on offer from the city of Lancaster for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Oscar Palazuelos. Palazuelos is wanted in the killing of Ismael Zabala, 26, who was gunned down on Dec. 20 while attending a family birthday party at a rel...
Tags: News, Sport, Soccer, Community, Public Safety, Alfred, Lancaster, Charlie, United States Army, Alvarez, Barger, West Avenue, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Monterey Park, LA City Council, Ismael


Photos: Explosives/firearms-detecting canines display their well-trained senses at LA event

Cooper ran around a circle of 15 coffee cans hoping to sniff out one of 10 scents he knew would come with a reward — getting to play with his favorite rubber chew toy with his handler, Tony Quan. For Deputy U.S. Marshal Quan, this was more than play. The dog’s formal certification, and their future together as a trained K-9 explosive detection team was on the line. K-9 explosives dog “Tigi” is rewarded with his favorite rubber chew toy after correctly identifying explosives during ATF traini...
Tags: News, California, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Beverly Hills, Community, Inglewood, Cooper, Flynn, Blake, ATF, Ware, Los Angeles Daily News, David Crane