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Coronavirus state tracker: Cases and hospitalizations in Californa down more than 60% from their previous highs

California agencies reported 4,159 new cases and 80 new deaths of the coronavirus as of Saturday,  according to unofficial totals from public health websites.  The cumulative number of coronavirus cases is 805,133 and 15,556 deaths. The seven-day average of 3,336 new cases from the coronavirus represents a 66% decline since its high of 9,935, July 23, while the seven-day average of 85 new deaths is a 44% drop from its Aug. 15 high of 150, according to an analysis of data from public health websi...
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Hospitalizations decline anew as L.A. County reports 1,236 new coronavirus cases

Los Angeles County reported 1,236 new cases of COVID-19 and 18 additional deaths on Saturday, Sept. 26, bringing the county’s totals to 266,988 cases and 6,504 fatalities. The number of people hospitalized in the county due to the coronavirus declined from 760 on Friday to 715, with 29% of those patients in intensive care. Officials said the county has not experienced a significant surge in cases associated with the Labor Day holiday. The average number of cases for the week ending Friday was 1,...
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CSULB puts all on-campus students under quarantine after 5 test positive for COVID-19

All on-campus students at Cal State Long Beach have been placed under quarantine starting Saturday, Sept. 26 after five students tested positive after school officials learned they “congregated socially” off-campus earlier this month, officials said. In addition, all in-person instruction will be paused for two weeks while officials perform contact tracing, University President Jane Close Conoley said in a statement released Saturday. School officials learned late Friday that a number of student...
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Bobcat fire containment up to 61%, 138 buildings destroyed

LOS ANGELES — Firefighters worked to increase containment today from 55% to 61% for the 114,004-acre Bobcat Fire in the Angeles National Forest, which has burned for nearly three weeks and threatened communities in the Antelope Valley and San Gabriel Valley foothills. Some 1,554 personnel assigned to the fire spent the night patrolling the fire area and putting out hot spots, U.S. Forest Service officials said. Priority areas for the weekend included Mt. Wilson to Highway 2, Dorr Canyon and Rock...
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Bobcat fire containment up to 61%

Firefighters have increased containment from 55% to 61% for the 114,004-acre Bobcat fire in the Angeles National Forest, which has burned for nearly three weeks. Some 1,554 personnel assigned to the fire spent the night patrolling the fire area and putting out hot spots, U.S. Forest Service officials said. Priority areas included Mt. Wilson to Highway 2, Dorr Canyon and Rock Creek Road to ensure containment lines will hold if Santa Ana winds forecast for early next week materialize. Full contain...
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LA County reports coronavirus bump; state officials worry Labor Day surge may have arrived

Los Angeles County saw its biggest bump in coronavirus cases within recent weeks on Friday, Sept. 25 — the same day a statewide spike in hospitalizations was predicted for the weeks to come. L.A. County reported 1,401 new cases and 34 new deaths, bringing the official human toll of the virus to 265,775 and 6,488 deaths, according to the county’s Public Health Department. Not included in the totals were new numbers from Long Beach and Pasadena, which operate their own independent health departmen...
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Helicopter that can drop 3,000 gallons on Southern California wildfires is on its way

A helicopter that can drop up to 3,000 gallons of water in one shot on a wildfire will soon be available to combat the ever-growing blazes erupting in the region. The Orange County Fire Authority’s board this week unanimously approved funding from Southern California Edison that will help provide the air vessel, called a helitanker, to the area for 83 days, beginning Oct. 1. The tanker, leased from Coulson Aviation, will be manned around the clock and be available to regions serviced by Southern...
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2020 Elections: Adam Schiff faces off with Eric Early in race fueled by impeachment aftermath

Congressional District 28 The District: It stretches from West Hollywood to Pasadena and from Echo Park to the Angeles National Forest. It’s highly diverse but the majority are Democrat. Given its spot in Southern California, it has a high number of entertainment industry constituents. It has large populations of Latinos, Asian-Americans and Armenian-Americans. Incumbent: Adam Schiff, 60, is in his 10th term as a congressman for the area. His career has spanned from the U.S. Attorney’s Office ...
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How Justice Ginsburg changed the economy

A candlelight vigil remembering and honoring Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was held Monday evening September 21, 2020 in San Pedro. Community members were invited to participate as prayers were led and speakers praised Justice Ginsburg. Supervisor Janice Hahn spoke during the Monday evening event September 21, 2020. (Photo by Chuck Bennett, Contributing Photographer) People gather under a mural of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the U Street neighborhood in Washington, Friday, Sep...
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Casino Insider: Here’s what this chef has planned for the upcoming Agua Caliente Casino Cathedral City

Casino Insider is a weekly newsletter with all the best bets for food, entertainment and fun at Southern California’s casinos. It’s delivered to your inbox on Thursdays. Subscribe now. Chef Julian Gonzalez has been named the executive chef of the new Agua Caliente Casino Cathedral City, which is slated for a fall opening. (Courtesy of Agua Caliente Casinos) Chef Julián González Cruz has had a lifelong love affair with food, from watching his dad cook on the grill for big family gatherings t...
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Bobcat fire: Crews improve containment ahead of weekend winds, heat

Fire crews battling the Bobcat fire are taking advantage of good weather and their gains in containment before the wind and heat return this weekend. On Friday morning, the blaze had not grown since the day before and remained at 113,986 acres, but containment was up to 55%, according to the Angeles National Forest. “Crews will take advantage of favorable weather and fire activity to secure containment lines before heat and winds increase starting Sunday,” the agency said in a morning update. O...
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Hard seltzer is bubbling up at these 17 Southern California craft breweries

While many craft brewers continue to experiment by adding fruit, coffee and other flavors to their beer, some are also riding a new brewing wave, hopping on the hard seltzer trend with their own spin on the bubbly beverage. “It kind of falls in line with following trends where we’re seeing something become popular outside of the craft industry and then on the craft side of things breweries want to pick it up, play with it and see what they can do with it,” said Gary Magnone, co-founder of Hopped...
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‘Three-Ring Circus,’ part 5: Kobe Bryant’s first Lakers season ends with air balls, determination

Editor’s note: This is the final installment of a five-part serialization of “Three-Ring Circus,” Jeff Pearlman’s book about the Lakers era that featured Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal and Phil Jackson. The book was released Tuesday. Three-Ring Circus Kobe, Shaq, Phil, and the Crazy Years of the Lakers Dynasty Parts 1 2 3 4 5 The 1996-97 Lakers were a flawed-yet-entertaining-yet-underperforming team. Led by the dominant Shaquille O’Neal, they completed the regular season with a 56-2...
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Deputies and suspects trade shots in Commerce, woman is wounded

COMMERCE — Two men were arrested and a woman was wounded in a deputy-involved-shooting in Commerce, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The incident that led to the DIS took place just after 5 p.m. Thursday on the 5600 block of Washington Boulevard, Deputy James Nagao said. According to the LASD, deputies from the East LA station responded to the intersection of Slauson and Eastern avenues after a 911 call about a man with a gun, Nagao said. Deputies then began a search for...
Tags: News, Sport, Soccer, Commerce, Police Shooting, Compton, Whittier, LA County, South LA, Los Angeles County Sheriff s Department, Washington Boulevard, East LA, Nagao, Commerce Way, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories IVDB


DA won’t file case against reporter arrested by deputies

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office declined on Thursday, Sept. 24, to file a case against a reporter pinned to the ground, handcuffed and taken into custody by sheriff’s deputies while covering the arrest of a demonstrator. Prosecutors cited insufficient evidence against Josie Huang of KPCC and LAist, noting that it “does not appear that she was intentionally attempting to interfere with the deputies.” Prosecutors said she also was “not given the opportunity to comply with their d...
Tags: News, La, Sport, Soccer, Compton, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, Huang, Board of Supervisors, LA County, HUNTSMAN, South LA, Said, St Francis Hospital, Los Angeles County District Attorney s Office, Los Angeles County Sheriff s Department, Grand Park


LA County cites dozens of businesses, churches for coronavirus health-order violations

More than 70 citations have been issued over the past month to various businesses and organizations — most notably churches and gyms — for violating health restrictions imposed to control spread of COVID-19, but Los Angeles County’s health officer said Thursday, Sept. 24 that no closures have been ordered. Dr. Muntu Davis said, however, that failures to adhere to the restrictions, particularly those barring many indoor business operations and worship services, can exacerbate virus spread. “Not j...
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Tips for landlords going without rental income

What goes around comes around. Elaine Rock hasn’t raised rents on her tenants for the last seven years. But after California mandated statewide rent control limiting rent increases for certain owner categories earlier this year, she increased rents roughly 5% on each tenant in her El Segundo fourplex. Rock said she felt it was necessary as investors tend to value properties based on income generation. On the heels of COVID-19 and subsequent eviction moratoriums, Rock received word that occupants...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, News, California, Housing, Sport, Soccer, Hud, Rent, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Legislature, Freddie Mac, FHA, Urban Institute, LA County


Poetic Kinetics wants you to speak out about the pandemic for its next art project

In Southern California, Poetic Kinetics is perhaps  best known for creating enormous iconic art installations such as the giant astronaut, a roaming caterpillar and butterfly and an 80-foot-long snail at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival through the years. Now, Los Angeles-based Poetic Kinetics needs your help for its next massive art project that may travel the country before waving through the air in Washington D.C. The art group, which specializes in large-scale art installations, ...
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Bobcat fire is 50% contained and not growing much, either

Fire crews have made solid gains in the battle against the pesky Bobcat fire, reaching 50% containment by Thursday morning, Sept 24. The blaze, which has ravaged 113,986 acres since Sept. 6, only grew overnight by an estimated 253 acres, authorities said. Firefighters have continued to make progress on securing a line around the blaze, which has moved through the Angeles National Forest and prompted several evacuation orders and warnings. Firefighters have been battling the blaze in warm and dry...
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200,000 COVID dead as Trump vilifies science, prioritizes politics

By JASON DEAREN | Associated Press NEW YORK — “I did the best I could,” President Donald Trump said. Huddled with aides in the West Wing last week, his eyes fixed on Fox News, Trump wasn’t talking about how he had led the nation through the deadliest pandemic in a century. In a conversation overheard by an Associated Press reporter, Trump was describing how he’d just publicly rebuked one of his top scientists — Dr. Robert Redfield, a virologist and head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control an...
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100 firefighters from Mexico arrive in San Bernardino, will battle wildfire in Tulare County

Firefighters from Mexico load vehicles with their gear after arriving at San Bernardino International Airport Wednesday Sept. 23, 2020. Approximately 100 firefighters from 22 states within Mexico arrived at San Bernardino International Airport to provide assistance with the Sequoia Complex of fires in central California. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG) Firefighters from Mexico wait in the parking lot for their assignments after arriving at San Bernardino Internationa...
Tags: News, California, Mexico, Sport, Canada, Soccer, Wildfires, Forest Service, Guadalajara, Sequoia, San Bernardino, El Dorado, LA County, Inyo, Kim Christensen, Tulare County


Off-duty LA County sheriff’s deputy shoots and injures armed man near Whittier courthouse

An off-duty deputy shot an approximately 20-year-old man in a parking structure near the Whittier Courthouse on Wednesday afternoon. The shooting occurred at 4:09 p.m. in the 7300 block of Painter Avenue, near Mar Vista Street, according to Deputy Eric Ortiz of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The deputy was assigned to the Whittier Courthouse but was not working and not in uniform at the time of the shooting. He was walking to his vehicle inside the parking structure when “he observ...
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LA County sheriff’s deputy shoots man in Whittier; details scarce

A Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy shot a man Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 23, near the Whittier courthouse. Few details were immediately announced. The shooting happened at about 4:09 p.m. in the 7300 block of Painter Avenue. The man, described by the Sheriff’s Department as a suspect, was hospitalized. No other information was made available, including whether anyone else was injured. This story is developing. Check back for details. Related Articles Officer charged in Bre...
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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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Villanueva says he won’t resign, calls critics ‘un-American’

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva blasted the public officials who have called on him to resign Wednesday, vowing to stay on the job and calling the criticism directed at him by members of the county’s Board of Supervisors and others divisive, politically motivated and “downright un-American.” In his weekly question-and-answer session on Facebook, the sheriff insisted that his direct supervisor is the state’s Attorney General’s Office, not the Civilian Oversight Commission, which has ch...
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Photos: People get free food during drive-thru food giveaway in San Fernando

Cars spilled out on to Arroyo Ave from inside the closed San Fernando Swap Meet in San Fernando Wednesday morning, Sept. 23. They weren’t there to find a deal or hidden swap meet treasure; they came for food. The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, in partnership with Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl’s office, hosted a drive-thru food giveaway to help those in need in the Northeast San Fernando Valley. Vehicles pulled up to stations where workers opened doors and trunks filling each with 8...
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Orange County doctor pulls out gun during anti-mask video, Hoag hospital rebukes him

For the past few months, Newport Beach physician Jeff Barke – whose Orange County ties stretch from school boards to the Board of Supervisors – has captured the spotlight with his outspoken views on coronavirus precautions. Sporting a white lab coat or blue scrubs, the Rossmoor resident has led calls to reopen businesses and schools at rallies, on Twitter and in YouTube videos. He describes face mask mandates and stay-at-home recommendations with such terms as “tyrannical.” His medically uno...
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With coronavirus transmissions increasing, LA County leery of reopening more sectors

Los Angeles County public health officials presented data Wednesday, Sept. 23, showing that transmission rates were rising slightly and that while the county has done a great deal to bridge the racial and economic divides, the virus continued its disproportionate impacts. “We’re sorry we have not made the progress we hoped we would see when we look at cases and deaths in places with high rates of poverty and people of color,” said Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer. “There is still a lot of w...
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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...
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LAUSD’s Beutner, Gonez take coronavirus tests at Pacoima school as district’s program rolls out

A coronavirus test is collected from LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner at Pacoima Middle School’s COVID-19 testing site on Tuesday, September 22, 2020. The district plans to test every student and staff member after schools reopen. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner and school board member Kelly Gonez meet at Pacoima Middle School’s COVID-19 testing site on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 for coronavirus testing. The district plans to t...
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