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Dockweiler State Beach still under advisory as bacteria levels remain high

A beach water advisory remained in place for parts of Dockweiler State Beach on Saturday as bacteria levels continued to exceed state standards, officials said. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health continued to caution residents planning to visit the beach, located near the Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant, to be careful swimming, surfing or playing the in ocean waters near discharging storm drains, creeks and rivers. The county took samples of the beach water on Friday and said th...
Tags: News, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Local News, Water Pollution, Malibu, Beaches, Catalina Island, Moore, Westchester, El Segundo, Hyperion, Imperial Highway, Igarashi, Dockweiler State Beach


Seals, sea lions get their special day in the sun – with a live audience – in San Pedro

The Marine Mammal Care Center in San Pedro held its annual Seal Day event Saturday July 31, 2020. (Photo by Chuck Bennett, Contributing Photographer) The Marine Mammal Care Center in San Pedro held its annual Seal Day event Saturday July 31, 2020. (Photo by Chuck Bennett, Contributing Photographer) The Marine Mammal Care Center in San Pedro held its annual Seal Day event Saturday July 31, 2020. (Photo by Chuck Bennett, Contributing Photographer) The Marine Mammal Care Center in San Pedro ...
Tags: News, US, Sport, Soccer, Wildlife, Local News, Southern California, San Pedro, Marine Mammal Care Center, Becerra, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT, Chuck Bennett, Gate Park


West Basin reveals costs of desalination as public meeting set for Monday

A proposed ocean water desalination plant that processes 20 million gallons of seawater daily would cost $514 to $740 million, depending on its design, according to a report released Friday, July 30, by the West Basin Municipal Water District. The plant would also require nearly $20 million per year to operate. In order to pay for the project, West Basin would need to increase its annual service charge fees by 10% per year for the next decade, the report said. West Basin distributes imported wat...
Tags: News, California, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Everts, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT, West Basin Municipal Water District, Desal Response Group, Conner Everts, West Basin, Scott Houston, South Bay Malibu, Edward C Little Water Recycling Facility


National Night Out, Aug. 3, brings community, police together for crime prevention tips and family fun

  San Fernando Police Chief Anthony Vairo talks with people during San Fernando Police Department’s National Night Out in San Fernando on Tuesday, August 6, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)   National Night Out, Aug. 3, brings law enforcement officers, emergency personnel and the public together to learn about neighborhood crime, crime prevention tips, safety at home and creating neighborhood watch groups while having fun in a relaxed atmosphere. Put together you...
Tags: Movies, Police, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Glendale, Community, Local News, Lapd, West Hollywood, Burbank, Lakewood, San Fernando, Los Angeles Police Department, San Fernando Valley, Brantley Gilbert


Religion events in the San Fernando Valley area, July 31-Aug. 7

  St. Finbar Roman Catholic Church, founded in 1938, is at 2010 W. Olive Ave., Burbank. (Google Street View)   Here is a sampling of religious services in the San Fernando Valley area, July 31-Aug. 7.   Tenth Sunday after Pentecost at Prince of Peace Episcopal Church: The congregation meets, 8 and 10 a.m. Aug. 1. Readings for this Sunday: 2 Samuel 11:26 to 12:13a and John 6:24-35. Bring a mask to wear. Find the Sunday bulletin and the link to the online service at 10 a.m. here: www.popwh.or...
Tags: Facebook, Religion, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, John, Biden, Chatsworth, Local News, Facebook Live, Ventura, Samuel, Andrew, Joshua, St Andrew


Hyperion plant still releasing partially treated sewage 5 miles offshore

Millions of gallons of partially treated sewage continues to flow into the Santa Monica Bay from the damaged Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant, says the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board. Operations at Hyperion have been disrupted since an unusually high amount of trash and debris flooded the plant July 11, leading to an emergency discharge of an estimated 17 million gallons of raw sewage from a pipeline a mile from shore. Flooding within the plant damaged facilities and equipment,...
Tags: News, Environment, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Beaches, South Bay, Stern, El Segundo, LA County, Purdy, Hyperion, DPH, Boyles


$100M gift from Irvine Co.’s Bren powers Caltech space electricity idea

A solar panel in a lab of the Space Solar Power Project at Caltech. Donald Bren donated $100 million to this project. (Courtesy: Caltech) Sketch of solar array from the Space Solar Power Project at Caltech. Donald Bren donated $100 million to this project. (Courtesy: Caltech) A look at how thin the solar panels are for Caltech’s Solar Space Power Project. Donald Bren has given $100 million-plus to fund Caltech’s research. (Courtesy: Caltech) Microscopic closeup of technology used in Calte...
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How Donald Bren’s $100 million gift powers Caltech space electricity idea

A solar panel in a lab of the Space Solar Power Project at Caltech. Donald Bren donated $100 million to this project. (Courtesy: Caltech) Sketch of solar array from the Space Solar Power Project at Caltech. Donald Bren donated $100 million to this project. (Courtesy: Caltech) Microscopic closeup of technology used in Caltech’s Solar Space Power Project. Donald Bren has given $100 million-plus to fund the research. (Courtesy: Caltech) A look at how thin the solar panels are for Caltech’s S...
Tags: Amazon, Energy, Business, Real Estate, Science, News, Education, California, Housing, Environment, Sport, Soccer, Richard Branson, Silicon Valley, Pasadena, Local News


Coronavirus: L.A. County reported 3,606 new cases and five new deaths, July 30

Los Angeles County public health officials reported 3,606 new cases of the coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases to 1,297,032 as of Friday, July 30. Officials reported five new deaths linked to the coronavirus, for a total 24,676 deaths since tracking began. There were 73 more hospitalizations reported since Thursday, increasing the official count of hospitalizations to 991, with 20% in ICU. According to the California Department of Public Health’s vaccines dashboard, more than 10,993,...
Tags: Local News, Coronavirus, Infographic, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories LBPT


Lawmakers, union seek transparency in PPP loans issued to hotels

A coalition of lawmakers and a local union are urging the Small Business Administration to provide more transparency in how Paycheck Protection Program loan money has been spent by the hotel industry. In a letter sent this week to SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragan, D-San Pedro, and 12 of her colleagues note that, while PPP loans were designed to keep people working during the COVID-19 pandemic or bring them back as the health crisis waned, numbers show that h...
Tags: Business, News, Congress, Sport, Soccer, Hilton, Long Beach, Loans, Houston, Department Of Justice, Local News, PPP, Southern California, Sheraton, San Pedro, Westmont


Baby seabird rescue efforts in Long Beach and San Pedro deemed a success

Baby elegant terns rescued from Long Beach harbor are painted with a reddish-pink marking on head and chest feathers before they are taken back to their nesting barge. The terns also have a small red or orange band attached to one leg. (Photo Courtesy of International Bird Rescue) Low-floating haul-outs have been provided to float alongside the nesting home barges so the chicks that fall into the water can climb up to warmth and safety. (Photo Courtesy of International Bird Rescue) Recovere...
Tags: News, California, Environment, Sport, Soccer, Wildlife, Long Beach, Local News, Orange County, San Pedro, Mary, Huntington Beach, Mike, Pacific Coast, Scott Dixon, Port of Long Beach


Holocaust survivors’ experiences captured in groundbreaking holographic display at LA museum

The hallway grows darker as one descends into the concrete passage. The natural light grows dimmer as you proceed past exhibits filled with photos and artifacts documenting the horrors of the Holocaust. “The Reflective Hallway is purposely designed to create a space that you can reflex and learn as you prepare for the next exhibit and the next chapter of this history,” explains Jordanna Gessler, Vice President of Education and Exhibits for the Holocaust Museum Los Angeles. “The natural light dim...
Tags: Health, News, Education, California, La, Germany, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Holocaust, Community, Firestone, Local News, West Hollywood, Auschwitz


Just how much hotter and drier is Southern California’s ‘new normal’ weather?

Hotter and drier — those are the new normals for Southern California. Hotter especially in the late summer and fall months, and drier especially in November and March, traditionally the start and end of the region’s rainy season. More triple-digit temperatures each year, too. That assessment comes from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which recently updated what it considers “normal” weather at thousands of locations across the country. The new normals, based on the weather f...
Tags: Weather, News, Climate Change, California, Environment, Sport, Soccer, United States, Wildfires, Arizona, Noaa, Local News, Riverside County, Cal State Fullerton, Ucla, Southern California


Residents, nonprofit and South Pasadena all wrangle to buy Caltrans property

Current tenants, affordable housing advocates and developers are vying for ownership of a Caltrans-owned building in South Pasadena. The property, a 12-unit multifamily building at 626 Prospect Ave., is one of approximately 200 properties acquired by the agency during the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s to make way for a 6.3-mile extension of the 710 freeway through Pasadena, South Pasadena, and El Sereno. After 60 years of activism fighting the freeway, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation A...
Tags: Housing, Government, Sport, Soccer, CalTrans, Jackson, Pasadena, Local News, Smith, Sam Burgess, Affordable Housing, Los Angeles Superior Court, Prospect Avenue, Housing Authority, Burgess, Baeza


Inspiring children’s book earns local girl the ‘Gold Star,’ the highest Girl Scout honor

  Piper Dobson earned the Gold Star, the highest Girl Scout award for her service project, a children’s book “Don’t Box Me In!” that encourages young girls to reject female career stereotypes to follow their dream career. (Photo courtesy of Piper Dobson)   Someday, when she’s a forensic biochemist – long after her high school cheerleader days are well behind her – a young Girl Scout is going to walk up to Piper Colleen Dobson with a dog-eared copy of the children’s book, “Don’t Box Me In!” ...
Tags: Africa, Sport, Soccer, Alaska, Community, Local News, Piper, Don, Kelly, Dylan, San Fernando Valley, Little Free Library, Woolsey, Boys Girls Clubs, Greater Los Angeles, Oak Park High School


Opponents of anti-camping law camp in front of Mayor Eric Garcetti’s house

Several hours after Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti signed an anti-camping law that bans people from living on the street in some public areas, about two dozen activists gathered in front of the mayor’s mansion Thursday evening to voice their disapproval of the ordinance, and for some, to camp there overnight. “We’re not leaving!” yelled Andy Navarro into a megaphone toward the Getty House. “We’re gonna stay here until he repeals it or until we get kicked out.” Protesters called on Garcetti to r...
Tags: News, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Homelessness, Soccer, City Council, Local News, Lapd, Eric Garcetti, Ucla, Kelly, San Fernando Valley, Garcetti, Navarro


Japanese diplomat Chiune Sugihara honored for granting visas to Jewish refugees in World War II

The life of Chiune Sugihara, a Japanese diplomat who issued thousands of visas to save the lives of Jews fleeing Nazi Germany in World War II, was remembered and honored by representatives from Japanese and Jewish communities at a news conference Thursday, July 29. The commemoration came after the state of California designated by resolution July 29, 2021, “Sugihara Visas Day.” It was on this date in 1940 Sugihara began issuing visas, enabling 2,140 Jews to escape persecution, according to the r...
Tags: Japan, Hollywood, California, Government, Germany, Sport, History, Soccer, United States, House, Poland, Moscow, Lithuania, Local News, Race Relations, Southern California


San Pedro’s Seal Day is live again — and reservations are going fast

The Marine Mammal Care Center in San Pedro will host its annual Seal Day on Saturday, July 31. (Photo courtesy Marine Mammal Care Center) The Marine Mammal Care Center in San Pedro rehabilitates sick, injured and stranded sea lions and seals. (Photo courtesy of Marine Mammal Care Center) The Marine Mammal Care Center in San Pedro will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 31, for Seal Day. Online reservations are required. (Photo courtesy Marine Mammal Care Center) Sea lions that ...
Tags: News, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Local News, Malibu, San Pedro, Marine Mammal Care Center, Lauren Palmer, Royal Palms, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT, Chuck Bennett, Lori Olsen


Health department issues new advisory for El Segundo beaches near Hyperion sewage spill

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has issued an advisory for beaches from Dockweiler State Beach to El Segundo State Beach as water sampling it conducted on Tuesday, July 27 showed bacteria in ocean water exceeded state standards. The beaches, which were tagged by lifeguards with yellow advisory tags, are those near the Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant, which was responsible for a 17-million-gallon sewage spill on July 11 and a four-day beach closure. The health advisory, which ...
Tags: News, La, Environment, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Beaches, Aliso Canyon, Socalgas, Ac, Los Angeles County, Catalina Island, South Bay, Santa Monica Pier, El Segundo, LA County


Studio City house catches fire

STUDIO CITY — Twenty-six firefighters knocked down a residential fire in 26 minutes early Thursday morning in Studio City. Crews responded at 2:40 a.m. to the 4100 block of Vantage Avenue, where they found a one-story, single-family dwelling with fire showing, said Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart. The location is just north of the Los Angeles River and just west of Laurel Canyon Boulevard. The fire extended across the roof, so firefighters were forced to move to an inter...
Tags: News, Fire, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Stewart, Studio City, Los Angeles River, Los Angeles Fire Department, Laurel Canyon Boulevard, Margaret Stewart, Top Stories LADN, Sepulveda Basin, Crime and Public Safety, Topanga Canyon Brush, Sun Valley Couple


Water shortage, fire threat move to the top of Californians’ environment concerns

This second year of drought has helped push water supplies and wildfires to the top of Californians’ list of environment concerns in a new Public Policy Institute of California survey. While climate change, last year’s No. 1 environmental issue, fell to third place in the latest poll, most respondents linked their current top concerns of wildfires and water to climate change. “Most Californians believe that the effects of climate change have already begun, and that it is contributing to the cur...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Environment, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Gop, San Diego, Local News, Orange County, Orange, Sierra, San Francisco Bay


Coronavirus tracker: L.A. County reported 2,454 new cases and 15 new deaths, July 28

Los Angeles County public health officials reported 2,454 new cases of the coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases to 1,290,226 as of Wednesday, July 28. Officials reported 15 new deaths linked to the coronavirus, for a total 24,658 deaths since tracking began. There were 66 more hospitalizations reported since Tuesday, increasing the official count of hospitalizations to 891, with 22% in ICU. According to the California Department of Public Health’s vaccines dashboard, more than 10,963,...
Tags: Infographic, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Los Angeles County, California Department of Public Health, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT, Coronavirus


LA council expected to approve ordinance restricting homeless encampments, sleeping

By MARGARET SHUTTLEWORTH | City News Service LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles City Council is expected Wednesday to finalize a controversial ordinance to restrict sleeping and homeless encampments in certain areas of the city, including within 500 feet of schools, day care facilities, parks and libraries. Thirteen council members voted to approve the ordinance on July 1 — but with Councilman Mike Bonin and Councilwoman Nithya Raman dissenting, the ordinance fell short of the unanimous approval need...
Tags: Politics, News, La, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Homeless, Venice, City Council, Local News, Los Angeles City Council, Kevin, Bonin, City News Service, LA City Council


Historic LA Olvera Street’s hearty stalwarts work to recover from pandemic-era economic struggles

Juliette Valenzuela sat atop Jorge, the well-used, life-sized burro replica, her head adorned with a sombrero and a brightly colored blanket around her shoulders. The 9-year-old from Stockton smiled as she had her photo taken as a reminder of her trip to the historic birthplace of Los Angeles, Olvera Street. “I like it here,” she said as she climbed down to continue her search for souvenirs in the many brightly colored kiosks that line the brick street with her mother and father. The historic st...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Mexico, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Delta, Stockton, Community, Local News, Andrea, Alameda, Dodgers, Jose Gonzalez, Lopez


White federal prosecutor alleges U.S. Attorney’s Office discriminates against minority employees

A federal prosecutor in Santa Ana is suing the U.S. Department of Justice, alleging supervisors retaliated against him for complaining about widespread racism within the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Charles Pell, who is white, contends in a federal whistleblower lawsuit filed last week that his less-than-outstanding performance review in 2020 stemmed from his associations with Black and Latino female prosecutors in his office. He also was disciplined by his supervisors. Pell filed a formal complaint ...
Tags: News, Minneapolis, Navy, California, Office, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Charles, Department Of Justice, Local News, U S Department of Justice, Hanna, Santa Ana, Barron, U S Attorney 's Office


LA County public health director apologizes for ‘failures’ in responding to sewage spill

Los Angeles County’s public health director apologized Tuesday, July 27, for what she said was an inadequate response to the sewage spill at the Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant earlier this month. “I want to apologize to the board and the public for our failures at the Department of Public Health for not responding to this appropriately,” Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer told the LA County Board of Supervisors. “There aren’t any excuses. There were multiple failures. Most have already been...
Tags: News, Oregon, La, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Local News, Aliso Canyon, Socalgas, Ac, Los Angeles County, South Bay, Department of Public Health, Ferrer


Communication breakdowns caused delayed response to Hyperion sewage spill, report says

The trash and other debris that overwhelmed the Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant earlier this month, leading to a sewage spill, created a life-threatening situation at the facility that required evacuations and a no-win choice between sending 17 million gallons of raw sewage into the Pacific Ocean or potentially having the entire plant flood. That’s according to a new report on how debris backed up at Hyperion, near El Segundo, leading to a sewage spill that closed South Bay beaches for several ...
Tags: News, Oregon, La, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Pacific Ocean, Socalgas, Ac, South Bay, El Segundo, Hyperion, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Martha Guzman Hurtado


Coronavirus tracker: L.A. County reported 2,067 new cases and 15 new deaths, July 27

Los Angeles County public health officials reported 2,067 new cases of the coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases to 1,287,831 as of Tuesday, July 27. Officials reported 15 new deaths linked to the coronavirus, for a total 24,643 deaths since tracking began. There were 80 more hospitalizations reported since Monday, increasing the official count of hospitalizations to 825, with 18% in ICU. According to the California Department of Public Health’s vaccines dashboard, more than 10,963,254...
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Hawaiian surfer Moore earns gold for USA, Huntington Beach’s Igarashi medals silver for Japan

Hawaiian surfer Carissa Moore blew a kiss up to the sky before taking a victory lap, getting in a few last turns on a wild wave propelling her toward shore where she would be greeted by supporters celebrating her milestone gold-medal Olympic moment. Hoisting Moore on their shoulders were USA Surfing CEO Greg Cruse, of San Clemente, and Huntington Beach surf coach Brett Simpson – it was a moment of victory not only for Moore, but also a win for her Orange County team along for the ride, her Hawai...
Tags: Japan, Usa, News, Australia, US, Sport, Soccer, United States, South Africa, Olympics, Brazil, Tokyo, Local News, Orange County, Castro, Beaches


Encino Farmers Market is a delight for shoppers of fresh produce and vendor-specialties on Sundays

  People shop at the Encino Farmers Market on Sunday, July 25, 2021. (Photo by Shae Hammond, Contributing Photographer)     Seasonal fruits and vegetables were high on the list for shoppers on Sunday at ONEgeneration’s Encino Farmers Market. The market is open from 8 a.m.-1 p.m., rain or shine, every Sunday. Besides fresh produce from farms, shoppers will often find prepared foods and crafts for sale along with bakery items, eggs, fresh flowers, honey, plants and other items from San Fernan...
Tags: Health, Food, Business, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Community, Local News, EBT, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Providence Health and Services, San Fernando Valley, Sylmar, Top Stories LADN, San Fernando Valley LA, Facey Medical Group