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Stormwater capture project opens in Pacoima

LOS ANGELES — City officials have celebrated the opening of the Glenoaks-Filmore Stormwater Capture Project, which will capture stormwater and urban runoff from a 115-acre watershed. “The Glenoaks-Filmore Stormwater Capture Project will reduce localized flooding in an area that is disproportionately impacted by environmental concerns,” said Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez. “This $3.24 million project is a sustainable solution to managing stormwater and increasing groundwater recharge in the San Fe...
Tags: News, California, La, Environment, Los Angeles, Water, Drought, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Board of Public Works, Rodriguez, Pacoima, LADWP, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Los Angeles Department of Sanitation


Tiny home village to shelter homeless Angelenos opens in Echo Park

LOS ANGELES — A “tiny home village” that can serve as interim housing for up to 74 people experiencing homelessness is now open in a former parking lot in Echo Park. Councilman Mitch O’Farrell said the site, located at the corner of Alvarado Street and Scott Avenue, has 38 new cabins, showers, restrooms, a laundry area and a dog run. Residents will be provided with medical care, case management services and three meals a day. Thirty-two people had moved into the village as of Friday, according t...
Tags: Health, News, La, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Homeless, Venice, Farrell, Echo Park, Raman, North Hollywood, LA City Council, VILLANUEVA


LA Care Health Plan commits $5 million to new South LA medical school program

LOS ANGELES — As part of its $155 million commitment to attract physicians to underserved areas, L.A. Care Health Plan announced Monday, June 21 that it is giving $5 million to help fund the creation of a South L.A. medical school program focused on serving under-resourced communities. The donation will support the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, an historically black private medical school in Willowbrook that trains 28 medical students each year through a partnership with UC...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, La, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Ucla, Cdu, South Los Angeles, LA County, Willowbrook


LA artistic community teams up with elected officials to boost ‘Save The Performing Arts Act’

Actor Ben Guillory speaks out in support of art during a press conference with small BIPOC theater leaders supporting SB 805 (Save The Performing Arts Act of 2021) at the Los Angeles Theatre Center in downtown Los Angeles on Monday, June 21, 2021. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) City Councilman Kevin De León visits with Actor Edward James Olmos as they both came out to speak in support of SB 805 (Save The Performing Arts Act of 2021) during a press conference at the ...
Tags: Business, News, Education, La, Government, Senate, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Theater, Bill, Southern California, Metro, Los Angeles County, LA County


LA County urges employers to verify workers’ vaccine status despite honor system

Saying COVID-19 is now “a pandemic of unvaccinated people,” Los Angeles County’s public health director urged employers on Monday, June 21, to verify workers’ vaccination status to determine if they should be wearing masks at work, despite the state allowing a self-attestation honor system. Although she expressed optimism that workers in the county will continue “doing what’s right” and being honest about their vaccination status, Barbara Ferrer said the threat of COVID-19 variants — such as the...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, La, Government, Environment, Sport, Soccer, Delta, Community, Disneyland, Sam, Los Angeles County, Ferrer, LA County


Did Bidens’ ATF Nominee Chipman Lose His Duty Gun Or Not? What are They Hiding?

The lost gun allegation against ATF nominee David Chipman just won’t go away. WASHINTON, DC – -(AmmoLand.com)- As the Senate Judiciary Committee prepares to vote up or down on the nomination of David Chipman to head the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), there is a nagging question that just doesn’t seem to go away. While he was an ATF agent, did David Chipman lose his duty firearm? The Federalist raised the question earlier this month, and on Monday, the N...
Tags: Utah, Florida, Texas, Guns, La, Senate, Joe Biden, Gop, Iowa, Chuck Grassley, Fox News, Biden, Seattle, Mike Lee, Nra, Senate Judiciary Committee


Sex? Check. Drugs? Yes. Rock ‘n’ roll? Obviously. Regrets? Michael Des Barres has none.

Michael Des Barres never made plans, but always knew what he was doing. “No plans — instinct everything,” says the 73-year-old English-born actor and rock singer, who landed in Los Angeles in the ’70s and never left. “What I’m trying to say is that I’ve never thought anything through. I’ve just done it.” Des Barres is talking ostensibly because a documentary on his life, “Michael Des Barres: Who Do You Want Me To Be?” arrives on home video this month. “I leave school – this abusive, absurd, crim...
Tags: England, London, Movies, California, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Bob Dylan, Richard Thompson, Lulu, Pasadena, Duran Duran, Paramount, James Dean


Photos: LA elected officials, community members march in honor of local dads

Assembly Member, 53rd District, Miguel Santiago waves to residents of Boyle Heights during a Father’s Day tribute march featuring live mariachis on Sunday, June 20, 2021. (Photo by Drew A. Kelley, Contributing Photographer) The mariachi band Dorados De Villa performs during a Father’s Day tribute march hosted by Assembly Member Miguel Santiago on Sunday, June 20, 2021. (Photo by Drew A. Kelley, Contributing Photographer) The mariachi band Dorados De Villa performs during a Father’s Day trib...
Tags: News, La, Sport, Soccer, Usc, Southern California, Assembly, Miguel Santiago, Kevin de Leon, California Assembly, Boyle Heights, LA City, Father’s Day, Top Stories LADN, Miguel Santiago D Los Angeles, Jose Magaña


Throwing money around won’t make Los Angeles more affordable

With even iconic Venice Beach covered with tents and ravaged by skyrocketing crime, Los Angeles is home to the nation’s largest unsheltered homeless population. While there’s an obvious need for action, Mayor Eric Garcetti’s announced plans to spend $1 billion this year to combat homelessness and L.A.’s affordable housing shortage show he believes indiscriminately shoveling money at the situation will make it better. It won’t. We’ve seen how Los Angeles manages money. Projects financed with the ...
Tags: California, Opinion, La, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Eric Garcetti, Venice Beach, Garcetti, George Gascon, LA Los Angeles, Pacific Palisades, California Review, Will Rogers State Beach


Dodgers complete sweep of last-place Diamondbacks

PHOENIX — There was such a significant percentage of Dodgers fans at Chase Field this weekend – roaring at Dodger home runs, booing a member of the home team (Josh Reddick) for past transgressions committed in another league – that they must have felt like road games for the Arizona Diamondbacks. And that is not a good feeling for them. The Dodgers came to town for the weekend, filled the stands with their fans and collected their door prize – a three-game sweep of the Diamondbacks, wrapped up w...
Tags: La, Angels, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Los-angeles-dodgers, Arizona Diamondbacks, Taco Bell, Phoenix, DAVE ROBERTS, Roberts, Dodgers, Padres, David Price, Pujols


This Pomona mural for Magu will honor a pioneering Chicano artist

A tribute mural to the late artist Gilbert “Magu” Lujan honors the years he spent in downtown Pomona’s Arts Colony. Crowded with detail and bursting with color, it’ll blow everyone’s mind when it’s installed in a few days. For anyone who loves the work of Lujan, the mural checks all the boxes: An aerial view of a broad expanse of geography. Ribbon-like roads traversed by lowriders. Anthropomorphic rabbits and dogs, some in guayabera shirts. Cactus and palm trees. Pyramids. Day-glo colors. A refe...
Tags: Facebook, Hollywood, Arts, La, Sport, Soccer, Vine, Kobe Bryant, Local News, Lakers, Southern California, Ontario, Pomona, Cardinals, Dodgers, La Puente


How a shy kid from Nigeria became an important California legal voice and, finally, a novelist

Noel Obiora is senior legal counsel for the California Public Utilities Commission, where he has spent nearly two decades deciphering and analyzing all the legal aspects of the regulatory process for the commission. Prior to that, Obiora had his own private practice in Los Angeles, and way before that, Obiora, 55, was a shy kid in Nigeria who dreamed of becoming a writer. Now, finally, Obiora has fulfilled that dream with the publication of his just-published legal mystery, “A Past That Bre...
Tags: Books, New York, London, California, La, Nigeria, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Connecticut, David Bowie, Harry Potter, Southern California, Benicia


How volunteering at Dodger Stadium during COVID-19 influenced author’s book on Los Angeles

One might assume that Rosecrans Baldwin, author of “Paris, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down” and “The Last Kid Left,” is L.A. born-and-raised, given that he shares his first name with the street that runs from Manhattan Beach to Fullerton. He’s not. Baldwin, who was born in Chicago and raised primarily in Connecticut, had only visited the city a handful of times before moving here more than six years ago. “I always choose George as my Starbucks name, because Rosecrans is just asking for pe...
Tags: Books, Hollywood, Instagram, California, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago, Things To Do, Soccer, South Africa, Maine, Connecticut, Paris, San Diego, Tokyo


LA County watchdog accuses Sheriff’s Department of oversight defiance

In a blunt, sweeping letter released Friday, June 18, Inspector General Max Huntsman, the watchdog over the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, demanded the release of a litany of oversight information that he said the department has “significantly and intentionally impeded.” The demands, itemized in the 13-page letter to Sheriff Alex Villanueva dated June 15, chronicle what Huntsman alleges are more than two dozen instances over two years of the department’s defiance. They range from refus...
Tags: News, La, Government, Sport, Soccer, Commerce, Associated Press, Kobe Bryant, OIG, Lakers, Pomona, United States of America, Bryant, Huang, Board of Supervisors, Gianna


Bristol filmmaker's LA experience inspires trauma film

The film explores the emotional journey of trauma and will be shown in an influential film festival.
Tags: News, La, Bristol


SPC Tornado Watch 284

WW 284 TORNADO AL FL MS CW 190635Z - 191600Z URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED Tornado Watch Number 284 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 135 AM CDT Sat Jun 19 2021 The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a * Tornado Watch for portions of Coastal southwestern Alabama Western Panhandle of Florida Extreme southeastern Mississippi Coastal Waters * Effective this Saturday morning from 135 AM until 1100 AM CDT. * Primary threats include... A couple tornadoes possi...
Tags: Weather, Florida, Mississippi, La, Alabama, Norman, Crestview, Gulfport MS


Jennifer Lopez is driven home after spending time with her beau Ben Affleck at his LA home

Jennifer Lopez, 51, was seen being driven home from her boyfriend Ben Affleck's Pacific Palisades home on Friday after she spent some...
Tags: La, Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez, Pacific Palisades


Utah Jazz eliminated with 131-119 Game 6 collapse, loss to LA Clippers

Utah led LA 72-50 at halftime but was outscored 81-47 in the second half.
Tags: Utah, La, Utah Jazz, LA Clippers


LA council looks at ways to improve homeless agency

LOS ANGELES — As city officials continue to evaluate approaches to combating the homelessness crisis, the Los Angeles City Council received an evaluation Friday of the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority’s governing structure in an effort to figure out how to best make the county-city coordinating agency more effective. “When we look around our city, I don’t have to tell you this, it is clear that what we’re doing is simply not working, and we have to ask ourselves if we’re truly committed t...
Tags: News, La, California News, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Sport, Soccer, Homeless, Venice, City Council, Pasadena, Council, Los Angeles City Council, Martinez, U S Department of Housing and Urban Development, Raman


Port of LA Clean Trucks Program gets a roadmap but twists and turns remain before it is in place

The Los Angeles harbor commission has approved a roadmap for implementing the ambitious, twin-port Clean Truck Program on the Port of LA side. But a long list of questions and uncertainties remain over financing, technology and priorities, including making sure both the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are on the same page. “There’s a long way to go here,” Port of LA Executive Director Gene Seroka said during the Thursday, June 17, harbor commission meeting. A crucial component, he said, will...
Tags: News, La, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Port Of Los Angeles, Long Beach, Local News, Western Hemisphere, Port of Long Beach, Gene Seroka, LA Long Beach, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT


‘I feel whole today’: LA ceremony welcomes 26 new U.S. citizens

Weary of being treated like a second-class citizen, Mona Farhangi left her home country of Iran for the United States in 2013. On Thursday, June 17, she felt a first-class rush. Seera Doreen, 31, of Long Beach who came from Uganda five years ago, celebrates becoming a U.S. citizen during U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services World Refugee Day naturalization ceremony at the Federal Building in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday, June 17, 2021. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily ...
Tags: Japan, News, Education, La, Government, Immigration, Los Angeles, Sport, Society, Iran, Uganda, Soccer, United States, Glendale, Long Beach, Ethiopia


Princess Cruises plans fall sailings departing from LA, SF, Ft. Lauderdale

SANTA CLARITA — Princess Cruises announced Thursday, June 17, that it intends to return to service in the United States this fall, sailing from Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Fort Lauderdale. Between Sept. 25 and Nov. 28, eight Princess Medallion-class ships will once again take guests to the Caribbean, Panama Canal, Mexico, Hawaii and California coast, according to the Santa Clarita-based cruise line. “As we continue our return to service, it is a thrill for us to be able to bring more cruise ...
Tags: California, Cdc, Mexico, La, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, United States, Panama Canal, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Caribbean, Fort Lauderdale, Santa Clarita, Los Angeles San Francisco, California Coast


Planning panel begins dissection of proposed Downtown LA community plan

The Los Angeles Planning Commission on Thursday, June 17, took up the proposed Downtown Community Plan, but following several hours of presentation, public comment and some discussion, opted to resume deliberations on Aug. 26. Whatever draft version the Planning Commission eventually signs off on will go to the City Council’s Planning and Land Use Committee and then the full City Council for approval. The purpose of the plan is to outline the vision for downtown, guide development and establish ...
Tags: News, La, Government, Los Angeles, City, Sport, Development, Soccer, Community, City Council, Land Use Committee, Bruce, state Senate, Hollywood Park, Studio City, Kevin de Leon


‘The Sparks Brothers’ Director Edgar Wright on Playing With What a Music Documentary Can Be [Interview]

This week brings Edgar Wright‘s first feature documentary to theaters. The Sparks Brothers is a comprehensive, amusing, and wonderful documentary about the influential pop rock duo known as Sparks. If that name isn’t familiar to you, don’t worry. This film will tell you everything you need to know about Sparks, along with things people think they know about Sparks. And when all is said and done, you might just be a new fan. When The Sparks Brothers debuted at the Sundance Film Festival earlier ...
Tags: UK, Hollywood, London, Movies, Documentary, Interviews, Mexico, La, Germany, Neil Gaiman, Tim Burton, Beck, Mike Myers, Patton Oswalt, Duran Duran, NICK


Gusto makes first acquisition, buying Ardius to expand into R&D tax credits

Free money from the government sounds like winning the lottery, but the reality is that most tech startups and even local retail businesses and restaurants can potentially qualify for tax credits related to research and development in the United States. Those credits, which is what helps tech giants keep their tax rates to near zero, are hard for smaller companies to receive because of extensive documentation requirements and potential audit costs. So a number of startups have been launched to s...
Tags: Enterprise, La, Government, New York City, Los Angeles, Tech, HR, United States, SaaS, M&a, R&D, Tax Credit, PPP, Gusto, Reeves, San Francisco Denver


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, June 17-24

  Japan House LA presents a new exhibit “Reconnecting: A Vision of Unity by Kengo Kito” through Sept. 6. (Photo courtesy of Japan House LA)   Here is a sampling of things to do in-person and online in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area, June 17-24. EVENTS   Juneteenth at Watts Historic Train Station: Black Arts Los Angeles presents entertainment and vendors, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 19-20. Free admission. Location, 1686 E. 103rd St., Los Angeles. 323-412-0811. Email: [email protected]
Tags: Books, Local News, Music + Concerts, Theater, Things to Do, Art, Charity, Events, Health, Local History, Museum, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN


1 in 5 electric vehicle owners in California switched back to gas because charging their cars is a hassle, research shows

Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition. Ford Roughly 20% of electric vehicle owners in California replaced their cars with gas ones, a recent study shows. The main reason drivers made the switch was the inconvenience of charging. The findings suggest new challenges facing the growth of the nascent electric vehicle market. See more stories on Insider's business page. In roughly three minutes, you can fill the gas tank of a Ford Mustang and have enough range to go about 300 miles with its...
Tags: Transportation, News, California, La, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Ford Mustang, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Gm, North America, Charging, Chevy Bolt, Tal


To increase Metro’s ridership, we have to increase the service

Los Angeles’ Metro transit system is not the system that transit riders — a majority who earn less than $30,000 a year — want and deserve. For the 900,000 plus Angelenos who depend on our buses to get around every day, this is not news. For them, our buses are too slow, too infrequent, and too unreliable. Brisa Aviles, a Metro bus rider from unincorporated East Los Angeles, knows this well. “I take public transit everywhere I go — work, grocery runs, doctor’s appointments, etc.,” Brisa said. “Bu...
Tags: Congress, California, Opinion, La, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, House, Biden, Metro, Elizabeth, Legislature, Los Angeles County, East Los Angeles, Metro Board


City of LA requests dismissal of homelessness lawsuit

By FRED SHUSTER | City News Service The city of Los Angeles on Wednesday, June 16 filed a motion seeking dismissal of what it calls a “misguided” lawsuit that attempts to compel local government to provide shelter to thousands of indigent people living on downtown sidewalks and next to freeways. Lawyers for the city argue that while homelessness is “among the greatest challenges facing our region,” efforts to address the crisis through the lawsuit filed in federal court last year against the cit...
Tags: Health, Business, News, La, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Homeless, Venice, Carter, Wilmington, Alliance, Raman, City News Service


E3 2021 wrap-up

E3 2021 kicked off with news about E3 2022. Kind of a funny way to start a show, as Mayor Eric Garcetti told the crowd, “we look forward to seeing you in-person, here in the City of Angels, in 2022.” Also a bit funny when the mayor’s video game show announcement has less confetti and Minions than his state-reopening speech, but that’s something for another post. It’s understandable, of course, that E3’s organizers led with that news. The 2021 show was, like so many other things over the past yea...
Tags: Apple, Gaming, Microsoft, La, Samsung, Events, Tech, Sony, Nintendo, Ubisoft, Zelda, Eric Garcetti, E3, Square Enix, City Of Angels, Capcom