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Triple-digit heat is on its way to Southern California

Temperatures were expected to reach triple digits this weekend in the region’s inland areas and valleys, which had at least one health official concerned about how the heat may impact the spread of the coronavirus. It was already beginning to heat up on Thursday, July 9, but each day was expected to get warmer leading to peak temperatures Saturday and Sunday, National Weather Service meteorologists said. Some places in the Inland Empire, such as Hemet and Lake Elsinore, were expected to reach 10...
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LA County’s racial disparities endure, even as coronavirus testing access improves

Los Angeles County is still experiencing broad disparities in deaths and infections of the novel coronavirus depending on race and economic status, even as access to testing in lower income neighborhoods has improved, according to public health officials. Latinos are now more than twice as likely as whites to be infected with the novel coronavirus and twice as likely to die. Blacks were 27% more likely to be infected and nearly twice as likely to die from the virus compared to whites, based on n...
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50 new LA County coronavirus deaths reported amid ‘troubling time in our pandemic’

With the rate of positive test results, the number of people hospitalized and ultimately the tally of those dying each day all increasing due to the novel coronavirus, Los Angeles County is at a “troubling time in our pandemic,” said Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer during a briefing with reporters Thursday, July 9. The county on Thursday, July 9, reported 50 additional deaths related to COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, and 1,734 new cases. Total deaths in the county grew to...
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How hot is it getting Thursday in your Southern California community?

LOS ANGELES — A heat wave is about to wash over Southern California, generating triple-digit highs in LA County beginning Saturday, while Orange County communities will remain in the 90s. The hottest location in LA County over the weekend will be the Antelope Valley, with extended triple-digit heat from 100 to 107 degrees, according to a National Weather Service statement. Saturday and Sunday will be the heat wave’s hottest days. The weather service urged area residents to stay hydrated by drink...
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Firefighters close to full containment of Soledad fire near Santa Clarita

Firefighters inched closer Wednesday to fully surrounding the Soledad fire, which erupted near Santa Clarita on Sunday, authorities said. The fire had grown slightly by 27 acres, bringing the total burn area size to 1,525 acres, said Supervising Dispatcher Martin Rangel with the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Crews labored throughout Wednesday with hoses and hand tools, snuffing out hot spots and continuing to encircle the blaze, the department said. By 9 p.m., county fire crews had encompa...
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House fire in Northridge leaves 1 hospitalized; cause found to be flames from a barbecue

A woman was taken to a hospital Wednesday, July 8, with second-degree burns suffered during a house fire in Northridge. The fire was reported about 7:15 p.m. at a one-story home in the 8900 block of Wilbur Avenue, between Nordhoff and Rayen streets, according to Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department. A firefighter rescues a pet from a blaze in Northridge that sent one woman to a hospital Wednesday, July 8. Investigators determined that the fire started accidentally when flames fr...
Tags: News, Fire, Sport, Soccer, United States, House, Local News, Northridge, Santa Clarita, Humphrey, LA County, Reseda, Los Angeles Fire Department, Soledad, Mission Hills, La Tuna Canyon


Demand is taxing LA-area coronavirus testing sites, prompting warnings from Garcetti

Public health officials on Wednesday, July 8, said demand for coronavirus testing was outstripping supply — a public refrain not heard for months — as the pandemic infects increasing numbers of people in Los Angeles County. All of the dozens of county-city-state-CVS sites listed on its website were booked for the remainder of the week, said Dr. Christina Ghaly, the county’s Health Services director. She pointed to a “mismatch between supply and demand” fueled by a “huge spike” in the number of p...
Tags: News, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Eric Garcetti, Cvs, Gavin Newsom, Sean Penn, Trump, Los Angeles County, LA County, Garcetti, Los Angeles Daily News, Dodger Stadium, Barbara Ferrer


‘Slow down,’ parents, local school officials declare, as Trump urges full reopening

With President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatening to withhold funding from schools that won’t reopen fully in the fall, it pitted his administration squarely against current guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — as well as California’s school leaders, local health officials in Los Angeles County and many local school administrators. It also leaves many parents and educators confused and uncertain. “In Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and many other countries, sch...
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LA County coronavirus deaths surge to 65; demand for testing challenges supply

A total of 65 new coronavirus deaths were reported by Los Angeles County public health authorities on Wednesdya, July 8 — a further reflection of a surge across the region that is once again taxing the ability to test for the virus and again forcing hospitals to scale up to meet demand. The county’s latest toll, coupled with 2,496 new cases of COVID-19, helped drive the daily 7-day average positivity rate up to 10.4%, a level that the county hasn’t seen since late-April. Public Health chief Barb...
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Did the LA County economy open too soon? As coronavirus surges, a new survey offers insight

As the coronavirus surges across Southern California, a question continues to swirl in the pandemic-fueled zeitgeist: Did the region’s economy open too soon? The answer is yes, according to a new tracking survey that now shows that a majority of people — 53% in fact. That’s the percentage of respondents who believe that shelter-in-place orders are being eased too quickly. That’s an increase from 43% in a prior poll from the California Health Care Foundation, which along with survey firm Ipsos re...
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17,662 coronavirus cases and 713 deaths in the San Fernando Valley

As of Monday July 6, 2020, there were 17,662 documented cases of the novel coronavirus in San Fernando Valley communities, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. There have been 713 total COVID-19 deaths recorded in the core areas of the San Fernando Valley, where 191,232 people have been tested for the virus. Between 8 p.m. June 30 and July 6, there were 1,722 new cases and 26 deaths in San Fernando Valley communities. The Valley communities with the most overall cases...
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Enemies of charter schools are enemies of students

Dr. Thomas Sowell has just published “Charter Schools and Their Enemies.” He presents actual test scores of students in traditional public schools and charter schools on New York State Education Department’s annual English Language Arts test and its Mathematics Test. Sowell gives the results of student tests in charter schools such as KIPP, Success Academy, Explore Schools, Uncommon Schools, Achievement First as well as the traditional New York City public schools. On the English Language Arts t...
Tags: Opinion, Iraq, New York City, Sport, Afghanistan, Soccer, Bill De Blasio, Naacp, Success Academy, Thomas Sowell, Sowell, LA County, South Bronx, Ela, Newsom, New York State Education Department


Don’t let Tucker Carlson scare you: reform won’t hurt good cops

Public outrage following the death of George Floyd led to more than nationwide protests. The high-profile display of police brutality, captured on video, also sparked renewed calls to end an unlawful shield that protects police and other government officials from accountability when they violate individual rights. The judge-made doctrine, called qualified immunity, has no principled defense. But that does not stop some commentators from trying. Fox News host Tucker Carlson, for example, recently...
Tags: Supreme Court, Opinion, Boston, Iraq, Sport, Afghanistan, Soccer, United States, Fox News, South Carolina, Tucker Carlson, Carlson, LA County, Clarence Thomas, University of California Los Angeles, Newsom


Never surrender to the cancel culture mob

The online mob came for Harald Uhlig. What terrible thing had he done? He tweeted that Black Lives Matter “torpedoed itself, with its full-fledged support of #defundthepolice.” Instead of defunding, Uhlig suggested, “train them better.” Hundreds of people then signed a petition to demand that Uhlig, a University of Chicago professor and head of the Journal of Political Economy, resign. Even prominent economists like Janet Yellen and Paul Krugman joined the mob. Krugman called Uhlig “another priv...
Tags: Opinion, Iraq, Los Angeles, Sport, Afghanistan, Soccer, Harry Potter, Janet Yellen, Hachette, Michigan, University Of Chicago, Black Lives Matter, Boeing, Wall Street Journal, Paul Krugman, Democratic


Calling on Californians to shop safe and shop local: Isabel Guzman and Sarah Friar

Local has taken on a new meaning and California’s beloved small businesses need our help now more than ever. Supporting nearby stores, business owners, and local employees, as they modify operations to slow the spread of COVID-19, is an essential commitment to our community. For Everett and Jones, an Oakland barbecue restaurant since 1973, the past few months have involved a series of pivots. To keep their business afloat, they quickly shifted resources towards online ordering, food delivery, ta...
Tags: California, Opinion, Iraq, Fresno, Sport, Afghanistan, Soccer, Oakland, Jones, Everett, LA County, Coachella Valley, Culver City, Latino, Newsom, Sarah Friar


California’s 2020 ballot measures are mostly do-overs

Four months out from November’s election — and just three months until mail voting begins — outcomes of virtually all major California races are preordained, including a win by the Democratic presidential nominee, assumedly Joe Biden. The big action will be 12 statewide ballot measures that may differ widely in subject matter, but have a common theme: do-over. All but two of the measures would re-fight old battles, including the proposals most likely to grab the spotlight, Propositions 15 and 16...
Tags: California, Opinion, Iraq, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, Soccer, Black Lives Matter, Capitol, Legislature, LA County, Dan Walters, Michael Weinstein, Newsom, California Association Of Realtors


14 firefighters at station near LAX are positive for coronavirus

LOS ANGELES — Fourteen firefighters at the Los Angeles Fire Department’s Station 80, near LAX, were home Tuesday after testing positive for COVID-19, which is caused by the coronavirus. The firefighters tested positive either Monday or Tuesday, according to LAFD’s Margaret Stewart. The station, which is part of the fire department’s West Bureau, has since been disinfected and there is “no disruption to service,” as all positions are being covered by other firefighters, Stewart said. Those who te...
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14 firefighters at station near LAX are positive for COVID-19

LOS ANGELES — Fourteen firefighters at the Los Angeles Fire Department’s Station 80, near LAX, were home Tuesday after testing positive for COVID-19, which is caused by the coronavirus. The firefighters tested positive either Monday or Tuesday, according to LAFD’s Margaret Stewart. The station, which is part of the fire department’s West Bureau, has since been disinfected and there is “no disruption to service,” as all positions are being covered by other firefighters, Stewart said. Those who te...
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Fire at Reseda home sends one person to hospital

Excessive storage conditions at a home that caught fire in Reseda delayed firefighters’ access to a blaze, which left one person critically injured Tuesday, July 7. The fire was reported about 6:55 p.m. in the 7700 block of Aura Avenue, near the intersection of Keswick Street and Tampa Avenue, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department’s Margaret Stewart. Firefighters work at a home that burned in Reseda on Tuesday, July 7. “Excessive storage conditions” delayed their access to the fire, whi...
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How wars in Iraq and Afghanistan contributed to today’s deteriorating civil-military relations

The killing of George Floyd at the hands of police exposed many Americans to an unsavory side of law enforcement. News coverage of demonstrations increased concerns about the actions of police, federal officers and the National Guard, with footage of riot police in Buffalo shoving an elderly man and casually walking past him as he bled on the sidewalk shocked millions of viewers. These and other incidents have led to widespread recognition of the need for police reform. Of particular focus is th...
Tags: Opinion, Iraq, Defense, America, Sport, Afghanistan, Soccer, United States, Pentagon, Trump, National Guard, LA County, Donald Rumsfeld, Newsom, Mark Esper, Guest Commentary


Pedestrian struck by big rig and dies on 405 Freeway in Van Nuys

A man was struck and killed by a big rig Tuesday afternoon on the 405 Freeway in Van Nuys. The collision occurred about 3:45 p.m. on the southbound 405 near Victory Boulevard, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Elizabeth Kravig. The victim was reported to be a pedestrian, Kravig said, but there was no immediate word on why he was on the freeway. Three southbound lanes were closed at Sherman Way, the CHP reported. Related Articles LAPD searching for SUV driver ...
Tags: News, Sport, Crash, Soccer, California Highway Patrol, CHP, Local News, LA County, Victory Boulevard, Pedestrian, Palmdale, Van Nuys, Sylmar, Top Stories LADN, Elizabeth Kravig, Kravig


Fireworks displays endure despite overreaching LA County edict

Los Angeles County’s ban on fireworks displays during the July Fourth holiday weekend was widely ignored. Is that a good thing, or a bad thing? No doubt the L.A. County Department of Public Health, which issued the joyless order on June 29, regards it as bad. No authority appreciates insubordination. So the county was particularly vehement in its nasty treatment of the city of Lancaster, where Mayor R. Rex Parris made the decision to go ahead with the city’s fireworks show. Parris said the city ...
Tags: Opinion, America, Sport, Soccer, Los Angeles County, Mendonca, Lancaster, Department of Public Health, LA County, Parris, Kaiser Family Foundation, Newsom, Susan Shelley, Barbara Ferrer, Lenny Mendonca, R Rex Parris


LA County aims to put teeth in enforcement of coronavirus orders

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, July 7, moved toward putting teeth into enforcing the county’s public health orders amid growing concern that lax enforcement is fueling the spread of the coronavirus. The board approved a motion by Supervisors Janice Hahn and Sheila Kuehl that could lead to fines on businesses upon a public health inspectors’s first finding of “non-compliance” of a health order. The Board also sought a plan that would establish a fine amount, based on the ...
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Could Men’s Central Jail close in a year? LA County supervisors want to find out

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors wants to know how feasible closing one of the nation’s largest jails could be, with a target date of this time next year. The board officially moved forward Tuesday in asking the Sheriff’s Department to wrestle with what it would mean to shut down Men’s Central Jail in downtown Los Angeles in one year, without imperiling public safety. They’ll do so in partnership with the county’s Office of Diversion and Reentry, set up in 2015 to find alternatives to...
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LA County Men’s Central Jail: Facts, figures and history

For years, Men’s Central Jail in Downtown L.A. has been the focus of a frequent refrain: Close it! And on Tuesday, leaders — with urgency fueled by the pandemic and recent protests in the wake of the death of George Floyd — were eyeing ways to shut it down. But this time — within a year. Even former Sheriff Lee Baca and advocates for inmates agreed long ago: The largest jail in the world — built nearly half a century ago — should be condemned. But how it should be replaced has been debated for y...
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4,015 new cases of coronavirus shatter LA County’s single-day record; 48 deaths reported

Los Angeles County reported its highest number of new coronavirus cases in a day Tuesday, July 6, by Los Angeles County health officials, but the high number, in part, was due to a backlog of test results belatedly turned in. Some 2,000 of those new cases, however, were from test results received from one lab that just submitted results from July 2-5. There were 48 new deaths and 4,015 new cases of positive COVID-19 cases in the county. The latest in an array of alarming numbers arrived as Presi...
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After March meltdowns, LA County aims to redeem voter confidence in $300 million ballot system

With the November general election swiftly approaching, Los Angeles County’s test run for its $300 million still-new voting center network has already begun, the county’s elections chief said Tuesday, seeking to reassure an electorate still shaken from the system’s meltdown during the March 3 primary. L.A County Registrar Dean Logan said a beefed-up assessment process, which requires the county’s “Voting Solutions For All People” system to undergo a vigorous third-party testing regimen independe...
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Firefighters get control of Mission Hills brush blaze in which explosion was heard

Los Angeles firefighters made quick of a vegetation fire Tuesday afternoon in Mission Hills that burned about five acres, authorities said. The incident was initially called in as an explosion at about 11:40 a.m., according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. Authorities believe the explosion came from a transformer and there were reports that there were downed power lines. Firefighters at the scene, at 15001 W. Mission Hills Rd. were battled the blaze, in the trees and brush, heading west, the ...
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DeVos rejects part-time reopening for schools amid pandemic

By COLLIN BINKLEY Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Tuesday assailed plans by some local districts to offer in-person instruction only a few days a week and said schools must be “fully operational” even amid the coronavirus pandemic. Anything less, she says, would fail students and taxpayers. DeVos made the comments during a call with governors as the Trump administration launched an all-out effort to get schools and colleges to reopen. Audio of the call was obtained by The Associated Press. “U...
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LA County firefighters surround 68% of Soledad fire near Santa Clarita

Agua Dulce residents were allowed back into their homes and the nearby freeway was fully reopened as firefighters surrounded the still smoldering Soledad fire. Firefighters increased containment of the blaze to 68 percent, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. The fire, which started at around 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, has so far burned 1,498 acres as it spread from the south side of the 14 freeway toward the Angeles National Forest. Fire crews working by hand to dig trenches around th...
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