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Self-quarantining LAPD officer fires at suspect trying to break into his car

An off-duty Los Angeles Police Department officer self-quarantining after testing postitive for coronavirus fired at an apparent car burglar in front of his home early Monday. The officer went outside at around 2:10 a.m. and saw a man trying to get into his car parked in the 22000 block of Cass Avenue in Woodland Hills, said Officer Rosario Cervantes, an LAPD spokeswoman. The officer confronted the man, who appeared to have a weapon, prompting the officer to pull out his sidearm and fire. The ma...
Tags: Crime, News, Shooting, Sport, Soccer, Lapd, Cervantes, Los Angeles Police Department, Woodland Hills, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Crime + Public Safety, Rosario Cervantes, Coronavirus, Cass Avenue


Coronavirus increases charity donations in the San Fernando Valley area, March 30-April 6

  LAPD officer Vince Ortiz helps to distribute food during the Central Lutheran Church’s food pantry at the church in Van Nuys, Monday, March 23, 2020. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)   Here is a sampling of charities in the San Fernando Valley area that need your support through donations or volunteer work.   EVENTS   American Red Cross blood donations: Blood and platelet donations needed. Appointments: 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. March 30-31, and also April 1; 10 a.m.-6:30 ...
Tags: Facebook, Charity, Sport, LA River, Soccer, Volunteer, Red Cross, Chatsworth, Local News, Lapd, Salvation Army, Carol, Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County, Vanessa, Metropolitan Los Angeles


Dr. Fauci warns US could see up to 200K coronavirus deaths

By MATT SEDENSKY and MICHAEL R. SISAK NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus outbreak could kill 100,000 to 200,000 Americans, the U.S. government’s top infectious-disease expert warned on Sunday as smoldering hotspots in nursing homes and a growing list of stricken cities heightened the sense of dread across the country. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, made the dire prediction of fatalities on CNN, adding that millions in the U.S. could become ...
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California State Parks close to vehicle traffic due to coronavirus

After witnessing a surge in visits the day before, all 280 California State Parks will now be closed to vehicle access, according to a statement. “On Saturday, many state parks once again experienced visitation surges that made it impossible for the public to implement appropriate social/ physical distancing practices,” a statement said from the California Department of Parks and Recreation. State parks have already closed all campgrounds, museums and visitor centers, cancelled all events and we...
Tags: News, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Orange County, Lapd, Eric Garcetti, Southern California, San Fernando, LA County, California State Parks, Rancho Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Estates, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR


How their San Fernando restaurant became a mini-market to help the community

The coronavirus outbreak complicating shopping for many of their customers, Chris and Magaly Colelli, owners of Magaly’s Tamales in San Fernando, listened to many complain that they were having a hard time finding rice and beans, staple items for the predominantly Latino populated city. “Beans and rice were the first things we started out with because we saw that there was a need for that,” said Magaly, who described how they’d sell key uncooked ingredients for the entrees they’d generally prepa...
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2 more LAPD officers test positive for coronavirus

LOS ANGELES — Two more Los Angeles Police Department employees tested positive for the coronavirus, authorities said Saturday. That brings the total to 24, according to Los Angeles Emergency Operations Center spokeswoman Jessica Kellogg. In addition, six Los Angeles Fire Department members have tested positive for COVID-19, Kellogg said. “All of these individuals are self-isolating at home and recovering,” she said. No further details were available. Related Articles Coronavi...
Tags: News, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Lapd, Kellogg, Jim Edmonds, Top Stories LADN, Coronavirus, Southern California Former Angels, Two more Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles Emergency Operations Center


Rounding up some tales of crime amidst COVID lockdowns

I have seen a number of recent headlines discussing crime realities as we complete another week of shuttered cities battling the coronavirus.  Here is a sampling from major news sources: From the Associated Press, "Coronavirus-related crimes are on the rise" From the Chicago Tribune, "Chicago joins New York, Los Angeles with drops in crime as coronavirus and shelter order take hold" From the Los Angeles Times, "Coronavirus restrictions caused crime to fall sharply, LAPD and sheriff report" From ...
Tags: Law, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Lapd, Philadelphia Inquirer, New York Los Angeles, Douglas A Berman, Chicago Tribune Chicago, Washington Post New York City


Gun Groups Sue CA GOV. Newsom, LA County Sheriff Villanueva

NRA, SAF and other gun groups are suing California over its latest anti-gun efforts. Bellevue, WA  -(AmmoLand.com)- Four leading gun rights organizations today filed a lawsuit in federal court against California Gov. Gavin Newsom and Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva, alleging both state and local policies and enforcement practices violate the Second and Fourteenth Amendment rights of their citizens. Joining in the lawsuit are the Second Amendment Foundation, National Rifle Associatio...
Tags: Guns, California, America, United States, Lapd, Gavin Newsom, Association, Nra, Los Angeles County, National Rifle Association, LA County, Gene Hoffman, The Foundation, Gottlieb, FPC, VILLANUEVA


California’s DMV to close field offices to the public starting Friday over coronavirus fears

The California Department of Motor Vehicles is shutting public access to its field offices across the state in response to the coronavirus outbreak, officials said late Thursday. Starting Friday, those offices will be closed to the public in order to ensure customers’ safety during the evolving pandemic, the department said. The offices will re-open April 2, but only in a “virtual” capacity in which employees will be at their jobs on site, but the public will interact with them only online, acco...
Tags: News, California, La, Sport, Soccer, DMV, Local News, Lapd, Ucla, San Pedro, Field, Riverside, U S Department of Homeland Security, LA County, Fullerton, California Department of Motor Vehicles


Here’s how LA County will likely benefit from $2.2 trillion coronavirus disaster bill

Local officials vow that the $2.2 trillion federal disaster aid bill that’s expected to be signed by the president on Friday, March 27 will have a robust impact in L.A. County, where the coronavirus virus continues to take lives and wreak economic havoc. It couldn’t come soon enough for L.A. County, where on Thursday, the toll continued it exponential climb: 21 deaths, 1,230 cases. And economically, most of the region’s businesses remained shut down, and their staffs out of work, wondering if th...
Tags: La, Senate, Sport, Soccer, House, House Of Representatives, Associated Press, Orange County, Donald Trump, Lapd, Eric Garcetti, Metro, Los Angeles County, Riverside, Burbank, Adam Schiff


Positive coronavirus case puts Fort MacArthur housing, LA Air Force Base on alert

A person in the housing area on Fort MacArthur in San Pedro has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, officials at the Los Angeles Air Force Base announced late Thursday, March 26. In response, the installation commander declared a public health emergency for the air base, in El Segundo. The 61st Medical Squadron’s Public Health office was notified of the diagnosis. Fort MacArthur is an annex of the L.A. Air Force Base; it includes housing and offices. A news release that went out from the ...
Tags: News, La, Sport, Soccer, Air Force, Local News, Orange County, Lapd, San Pedro, Riverside, Garcetti, State Parks, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT, Los Angeles Air Force Base


Number of cornavirus infected LAPD officers grows to 15

An additional six employees of the Los Angeles Police Department have tested positive for the novel coronavirus this week, bringing the number of cases within the agency up to 15 as of Thursday, March 26. Two of the latest cases of COVID-19 among LAPD staff were detected between Tuesday and Thursday, said Jessica Kellogg, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Emergency Management Department. At least one was a civilian employee, but most were sworn members of the department. All 15 patients, as well...
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Number of coronavirus infected LAPD officers grows to 15

An additional six employees of the Los Angeles Police Department have tested positive for the novel coronavirus this week, bringing the number of cases within the agency up to 15 as of Thursday, March 26. Two of the latest cases of COVID-19 among LAPD staff were detected between Tuesday and Thursday, said Jessica Kellogg, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Emergency Management Department. At least one was a civilian employee, but most were sworn members of the department. All 15 patients, as well...
Tags: News, La, Police, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Orange County, Lapd, Pacific, Riverside, Los Angeles Police Department, Garcetti, Kellogg, State Parks, Los Angeles Fire Department, Top Stories LADN


L.A. County sheriff’s order would shutter gun stores in some areas, but cities could make their own decisions

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva is moving forward with his order to shut down gun stores still operating amid the coronavirus outbreak, he said Thursday. “Gun and ammunition stores are not considered essential businesses and must close to the general public,” he said in a statement. The order came with caveats: Gun stores would be allowed to continue selling ammunition to security guard companies. And he said stores could remain open for customers who have passed their state-administe...
Tags: News, California, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Green, Soccer, Lapd, Gavin Newsom, Los Angeles County, Burbank, Feuer, VILLANUEVA, Derek Green, County Board of Supervisors, Burbank Police Department


LA’s Garcetti touts $2 trillion deal’s coronavirus aid for LA, but doubles down on length of city shutdown

Mayor Eric Garcetti said Wednesday that L.A.’s worst days are still ahead during the coronavirus emergency, reminding residents that the lockdown on all but essential services in the city could last two months or more. “It’s difficult for me to see any scenario where this is less than two months,” he said at his daily evening briefing from City Hall. He touted L.A.’s residents for their essential full stop to obey the “Safer at Home” order that has blanketed the region. But he added: “We’re seei...
Tags: News, Congress, La, Senate, White House, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, City Council, Local News, Lapd, Eric Garcetti, Metro, National Guard, Lancaster, LA County


2 LAFD firefighters test positive for coronavirus

LOS ANGELES — Two Los Angeles city firefighters were recovering at home Wednesday after testing positive for COVID-19, authorities said. “Last Friday the LAFD began offering COVID-19 tests to our firefighters who had symptoms consistent with the coronavirus,” the LAFD said in a statement Tuesday. The department said 79 individuals have been tested. “Two firefighters have received positive test results and are both home at this time recovering from the illness,” the statement said. On Tuesday, th...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Local News, Lapd, Jackson Browne, Los Angeles Police Department, Two Los Angeles, LAFD, Gabby Williams, LA Fire Department, Crime + Public Safety, Coronavirus, COVID


Discover Natalie Dormer’s Magda in Penny Dreadful: City of Angels Teaser

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Discover Natalie Dormer’s Magda in Penny Dreadful: City of Angels Teaser Showtime has released a new teaser for the upcoming Penny Dreadful: City of Angels series. Set in 1938 Los Angeles, the show will feature Game of Thrones‘ Natalie Dormer as Magda, a supernatural demon who can change her appearance every time she wants to. The latest featurette released by Showtime focuses on some of the many faces she will show in the story. The teaser features also some of the other ...
Tags: Video, TV, Movies, Horror, La, Natalie Dormer, Los Angeles, Showtime, TV News, Lapd, City Of Angels, Nathan Lane, Magda, Tiago, ComingSoon, Daniel Zovatto


81 coronavirus cases in the San Fernando Valley: Which communities have the most?

As of Monday, March 23, 2020, there were at least 81 documented cases of the coronavirus in San Fernando Valley communities, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. The Valley communities with the most cases are Encino with 10, North Hollywood with 9, and Sherman Oaks with 8. Since getting out for exercise while maintaining social distance during the coronavirus pandemic is OK, parents and pet owners were out in force Monday, March 23, 2020, after a night of rain on ...
Tags: Hollywood, News, Kaiser Permanente, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Broadway, Westfield, Local News, Lapd, Chinatown, Highland, Southern California, Southwest


Nine LAPD employees now quarantined at home, recovering from coronavirus

LOS ANGELES — Eight officers and one civilian employee of the Los Angeles Police Department have tested positive for the coronavirus, the department announced Monday. All are quarantining at home and recovering, and their workspaces have been sanitized, according to police. Detailed information about the nine employees was not immediately available. The count of affected employees is up from three reported on Saturday. “The health and safety of our men and women continue to be our top priority a...
Tags: News, La, Police, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Pasadena, Lapd, Southern California, Los Angeles Police Department, LA County, Top Stories LADN, Coronavirus


Third LAPD employee tests positive for coronavirus

An LAPD officer tested positive for the coronavirus, making him the third employee within the department to be diagnosed with the disease, police officials announced Saturday evening. The officer was assigned to the department’s Central Community Police Station at 251 East 6th Street in downtown Los Angeles, said Los Angeles police Lt. James Mylonakis, who works at the station. The central station, which patrols neighborhoods in downtown Los Angeles, is the largest patrol division in the city wi...
Tags: Amazon, News, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Glendale, Peru, Venice, Riverside County, Lapd, South Los Angeles, LA County, Redondo Beach, Top Stories LADN, Justin Rudd


Another high-ranking LAPD official tests positive for coronavirus

Another top commander in the Los Angeles Police Department has tested positive for the coronavirus, officials said Thursday. LAPD officials said in a statement that a “senior staffer exhibited flu-like symptoms last week and is resting at home.” The staffer was expected to make a full recovery, officials said. The staffer’s work areas at the 77th Station in South Los Angeles were being disinfected. Officials said the cleaning would be completed by the end of the day Thursday. That’s the second p...
Tags: News, California, La, Police, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Local News, Lapd, Pacific, Eric Garcetti, Southern California, Trump, U S Navy, South Los Angeles, Los Angeles Police Department


LAPD senior staffer tests positive for coronavirus

The Los Angeles Police Department on Thursday, March 19, confirmed that a member of the agency’s senior staff tested positive for coronavirus, the second person with the agency to be confirmed with the illness. According to the LAPD, the senior staffer “exhibited flu-like symptoms last week and is resting at home. The employee is expected to make a full recovery.” “All work spaces associated with that individual are currently being disinfected and that work should be completed by the end of the ...
Tags: News, California, La, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Lapd, Los Angeles Times, Trump, Pacific Division, U S Navy, Los Angeles Police Department, Newsom, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, South Bureau


Costco limits shoppers inside, won’t accept returns on coronavirus hoard

Costco, at the epicenter of coronavirus binge shopping, is updating its policies to keep the germs at bay and shelves stocked. If you’ve seen lines forming outside a local Costco, it’s because the stores are limiting the number of shoppers allowed inside, forcing the crowd to wait outside with carts ready. Store managers have told the Southern California News Group that supplies in high demand are often sold out by midday, even with the crowd controls in place. In a message sent to members March...
Tags: Business, Buzzfeed, California, Sport, Soccer, Cypress, Seattle, Lapd, Costco, Joe, Southern California, Christian Louboutin, Orange County Register, Alhambra, Jelinek, Van Nuys


Coronavirus Response Unlikely To Prompt Martial Law In California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov Gavin Newsom has asked people to not gather in large numbers and generally stay inside during the coronavirus outbreak, and so far most are obeying. Schools and businesses have closed, sports leagues have suspended their seasons and Disneyland has shuttered. But what happens if, weeks from now, a restless population defies public health orders and violence ensues? On Tuesday, when announcing that he had put the National Guard on alert, Newsom said martial...
Tags: News, California, La, California News, Los Angeles, Ap, United States, Ronald Reagan, Hawaii, Ferguson, Associated Press, Arnold Schwarzenegger, University Of California Berkeley, Disneyland, Lapd, Pearl Harbor


For law enforcement in LA and other parts of Southern California, a shift in focus and more street patrols amid coronavirus fears

Los Angeles police Detective Brent Hopkins spends most of his days tracking down thieves who steal cars. It involves following up on leads, talking to victims and watching security camera footage. He and the other auto crimes detectives in his division have dozens of cases to investigate — burglars smashing into cars and stealing items, or taking off with the vehicle altogether. But this week, he’ll trade in his suit for his old uniform, along with many of his co-workers. The last time he wore h...
Tags: News, La, Police, Sheriff, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Orange County, Lapd, Eric Garcetti, Costco, Hopkins, Southern California, Braun, San Bernardino


LA police and fire chiefs say they’re prepared to respond during coronavirus outbreak

LOS ANGELES — The chiefs of Los Angeles’ fire and police departments and other emergency management officials assured the City Council Tuesday that they’re prepared to respond in the midst of the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. “What we ask for is people to continue to operate as good community members,” Los Angeles Police Department Chief Michel Moore said, adding that the LAPD is monitoring instances of violence or people trying to create turmoil — though he said crime statistics ...
Tags: Politics, News, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, City Council, Local News, Lapd, Moore, Los Angeles Police Department, Emergency Management Department, Ralph Terrazas, Terrazas, LAFD, Sahakian


‘Bosch’ Season 6 Trailer: Who’s the Bosch? Bosch is the Bosch

A doctor has been murdered, radioactive material has been stolen from a lab, and domestic terrorists seem hellbent on using it to hold the city hostage. It’s all just another day in Bosch‘s Los Angeles, where Detective Hieronymus “Harry” Bosch (Titus Welliver, who also appeared in Lost and The Town) and his team are all that stands between the blissfully ignorant city residents and their total destruction. Amazon Prime Video has released a new Bosch season 6 trailer, giving us our best look yet...
Tags: Amazon, Television, Movies, Drama, Los Angeles, Fbi, Adaptation, Kent, Lapd, Bosch, Amazon Prime Video, Connelly, Tampa Bay Times, Tampa Florida, Bosch Season, Michael Connelly


Eggs and bananas frequently play role in curse removal scams

I never really thought about what goes into running a curse removal scam. Westside Today: According to the LAPD, Lee operated a psychic reading business in Culver City and met the victim, a Hollywood resident, several years ago. The LAPD says that during an eight-year period, Lee gained the victim’s trust and claimed the victim was afflicted with negative energy that was adversely impacting her life. “Lee ‘verified’ the extent of the curse through a ritual involving eggs, and then required l...
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MLB opening day pushed back by coronavirus until mid-May at earliest

NEW YORK — Major League Baseball pushed back opening day until mid-May at the earliest on Monday because of the new coronavirus after the federal government recommended restricting events of more than 50 people for the next eight weeks. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred made the announcement following a conference call with executives of the 30 teams. “The clubs remain committed to playing as many games as possible when the season begins,” the commissioner’s office said in a statement. The Cente...
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U.S. asks older people to stay home, all ages should avoid groups of 10 or more

WASHINGTON — The White House on Monday urged all older Americans to stay home and everyone to avoid crowds and eating out at restaurants as part of sweeping guidelines meant to combat an expected surge of coronavirus cases. President Donald Trump and the coronavirus task force released the guidelines as the U.S. government moved to try to blunt the impact of the virus, racing to bolster testing and aid even as financial markets fell and Americans scrambled to reorder their lives. Among the new r...
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