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Lancaster gives LA County health director a ‘no-confidence’ vote

Lancaster’s City Council on Thursday, Dec. 3, backed a vote of no confidence in Los Angeles County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer, while greenlighting a study to determine if the city can create its own public health department and set its own path for coping with the coronavirus pandemic. The actions, both unanimously approved, came in response to stay-at-home orders the northern L.A. County city and a handful of other communities say are too restrictive, issued from a large agency they ...
Tags: Politics, News, California, US, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Disneyland, Local News, Gavin Newsom, Lancaster, Ferrer, Whittier, LA County, Parris, Antelope Valley


Coronavirus tracker: Cases continue to hit new highs — 784 new cases as of Dec. 3

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reported a new high of coronavirus cases. The county reported 7,782 new cases of coronavirus on Thursday, Dec. 3. That increases the cumulative total in the county to 421,881 cases since tracking began. There were 40 new deaths reported by the county, raising the total number of reported deaths to 7,782. Hospitalizations continue to reach new highs. There are 2,572 people with coronavirus currently hospitalized, 23% of which are in the ICU. The ...
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These maps show the forecast of the Santa Ana winds fire threat through Dec. 8

The Santa Ana Wildfire Threat Index categorizes Santa Ana winds based on anticipated fire potential. The five-day forecast is showing a moderate level fire threat beginning Thursday, Dec. 3, then decreasing to marginal on Friday, Dec. 4. There is no rating for Saturday and Sunday, but a moderate threat level is expected again Dec. 7-8. The index created by the U.S. Forest Service uses a comprehensive, state-of-the-art predictive model that includes the moisture level in dead and live vegetation ...
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Protests set for 10th straight day outside Mayor Garcetti’s residence

LOS ANGELES — The 10th consecutive day of demonstrations outside Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s official residence is planned for Thursday in an attempt to persuade President-elect Joe Biden not to appoint Garcetti to his cabinet. The theme of the protest will be “Defund the police,” according to organizers. About 100 people gathered Wednesday morning outside Getty House chanting that Garcetti is the “worst mayor in the nation” and that he needs to address the immediate problems Los Angeles f...
Tags: Politics, News, La, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Biden, Local News, Social Justice, Eric Garcetti, Garcetti, Los Angeles Calif, Reseda, Getty House


Pasadena limits outdoor diners: Only household members may sit together

As of midnight on Wednesday, Dec. 2, Pasadena restaurateurs and diners have a new restriction to contend with, as the city will soon require outdoor diners to sit only with members of their own household. The rule will be in place until Dec. 20, according to a city news release. The move was met with some confusion from Pasadena restaurant owners who weren’t sure how this would really be enforceable. “It’s moot, really,” said Frank Gale, owner of Russell’s, a restaurant in Pasadena. “How do you ...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Government, Restaurants, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Long Beach, Community, Pasadena, Local News, Gale, Los Angeles County, Russell, Gordo


Man shot to death near 118 Freeway in Pacoima

PACOIMA — A man was fatally shot early Wednesday near the 118 Freeway in the Pacoima area. Officers were sent to the eastbound freeway near Glenoaks Boulevard at about 3:30 a.m., where the victim was found “unresponsive,” the California Highway Patrol reported. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:40 a.m., according to the coroner’s office, which withheld his name pending notification of his relatives. Traffic was routed away from the area while an investigation was conducted.
Tags: Crime and Public Safety, Local News, News, Shooting, Top Stories LADN


1 dead, 2 in critical condition after shooting at Villa Parke in Pasadena

A shooting in the area of Villa Parke in Pasadena on Tuesday afternoon left one man dead and two others hospitalized in critical condition, authorities said. Pasadena police received a call about shots fired in the vicinity of the park just before 3 p.m., said Lt. William Grisafe, a police spokesman. Officers arrived at the north side of the park on Parke Street, where they found the three victims with gunshot wounds, Grisafe said. One man in his 30s or 40s was pronounced dead at the scene, Gris...
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Coronavirus tracker: Cases in Los Angeles County reported all-time high – 7,593 new cases and 46 new deaths as of Dec. 1

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reported the highest number of coronavirus cases that L.A. County has ever experienced throughout the pandemic. The county reported 7,593 new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday, Dec. 1. That increases the cumulative total in the county to 408,396 cases since tracking began. There were 46 new deaths were reported by the county on Tuesday, raising the total number of reported deaths to 7,700. There are 2,316 people with coronavirus currently hospital...
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Coronavirus: Cases in Los Angeles County reported all-time high – 7,593 new cases and 46 new deaths as of Dec. 1

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reported the highest number of coronavirus cases that L.A. County has ever experienced throughout the pandemic. The county reported 7,593 new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday, Dec. 1. That increases the cumulative total in the county to 408,396 cases since tracking began. There were 46 new deaths were reported by the county on Tuesday, raising the total number of reported deaths to 7,700. There are 2,316 people with coronavirus currently hospital...
Tags: Infographic, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Top Stories LADN, Coronavirus


Coronavirus: Here’s what color tier each California county is in on Dec. 1

As of Tuesday, Dec. 1, California only has one county in the orange (moderate tier) and five counties in the red (substantial tier) according to the state’s four-tier coronavirus tracking system. The state is no longer doing a weekly update and tier assignments may occur any day of the week and may occur more than once a week, officials said. There are now 51 counties in the purple tier after Tuesday’s updates. On Nov. 24 the state had 41 counties in purple, 11 counties in red, four in orange, ...
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Long Beach’s Robert Garcia joins New York, Chicago mayors to mark World AIDS Day

Nearly 40 years after the HIV/AIDS epidemic was first recognized, cities and organizations across the globe marked World AIDS Day amid another public health crisis. As part of the day of recognition, on Tuesday, Dec. 1, Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia joined New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot in a conversation about the early response to AIDS, the ongoing fight against COVID-19 and how the diseases have disproportionately impacted marginalized communities. The discu...
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CSU extends fall 2021 application deadline due to COVID

LONG BEACH — The Long Beach-based California State University system announced Tuesday that it is extending its fall 2021 application deadline to Dec. 15 to accommodate students coping with the coronavirus pandemic. The application deadline was originally this Friday. Applications for any of the CSU campuses can be submitted online at www2.calstate.edu/apply. Prospective students were also encouraged to explore CSU financial aid options after applying, with officials noting that 80% of all CSU s...
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Cold weather alerts issued for Antelope and Santa Clarita valleys

LANCASTER — A cold weather alert for the Antelope Valley has been issued through Saturday after sub-freezing temperatures were forecast with the wind-chill factor figured in. Local health officials also issued a cold weather alert for the Santa Clarita Valley for Friday and Saturday when its temperatures are also forecast to drop below 32 degrees with the wind-chill factor figured in. Lows are expected to reach the 20s all week long in the Antelope Valley, well below the freezing threshold. The ...
Tags: Weather, News, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Santa Clarita, Antelope, Lancaster, Southern California Santa Ana, Antelope Valley, Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, Santa Clarita Valley, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Top Stories LADN, Muntu Davis, Crime and Public Safety


USA Gymnastics opts for education over suspensions for Azarian coaches

USA Gymnastics, despite finding that dozens of allegations of physical, verbal and emotional abuse against three Orange County gymnastics coaches “disturbing” and “credible and substantiated,” will lift the coaches’ interim suspensions once they have completed educational training, according to a USA Gymnastics letters, emails and texts obtained by the Orange County Register. USA Gymnastics’ decision not to suspend or permanently ban and instead remove the interim suspensions of Azarian U.S. Gym...
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Paws for the holidays: 20 gift ideas for your pets

Now that we’ve gotten through one of the strangest Thanksgiving holidays ever, you might be starting to think about your holiday wish list. When it comes to gifts at the holidays, I’ve always enjoyed giving gifts more than getting them. I don’t particularly like shopping for them because I don’t have a lot of patience for big crowds, long lines, and other oddly aggressive shoppers, but I do love giving them. Being the crazy animal nut that I am, my pets always make out like bandits at Christmas ...
Tags: Gift Guide, News, Holidays, Pets, Christmas, Sport, Soccer, Community, Local News, Pet Adoption, Ollie, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF


This map shows how bad the Santa Ana fire threat will be this week

The Santa Ana Wildfire Threat Index categorizes Santa Ana winds based on anticipated fire potential. The five-day forecast is showing a moderate level fire threat beginning Thursday, Dec. 3 and lasting through Dec. 5. The index created by the U.S. Forest Service uses a comprehensive, state-of-the-art predictive model that includes the moisture level in dead and live vegetation that can fuel fires and the greenness of annual grasses to create a detailed daily assessment of the fuel conditions acr...
Tags: News, California, Environment, California News, Infographic, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Southern California, U S Forest Service, Santa Ana, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF


LAPD’s Capt. Lillian Carranza suing over nude photo she says isn’t even her

By BILL HETHERMAN | City News Service LOS ANGELES — A veteran Los Angeles police captain says she was subjected to a hostile work environment after a nude photo of a woman was shared in the department by some who falsely claimed the image depicted her. “Due to the large-scale and mostly anonymous nature of the actions of LAPD employees targeting me related to the nude photograph, I have been left to constantly wonder and worry about whether all the employees I encounter as I go about carrying ou...
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Dozens protest coronavirus restrictions at public health director’s Echo Park home

ECHO PARK — About 50 people chanted and waved signs Sunday outside the Echo Park home of Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer to protest the upcoming start of tighter COVID-19 restrictions. They chanted “No Science, no data, no shutdown” Sunday, and few wore protective face masks, according to the Los Angeles Times. Hi guys! I’m in Echo Park, where a group of Trump supporters are marching to LA Co. Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer’s home to protest the loc...
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Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, Nov. 30-Dec. 7

  An online talk on how to find inner peace during the holidays through a meditation practice is presented on Dec. 5 by the Woodland Hills Branch Library. (Google Street View)   Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences plus the potential for positive personal, change and community enrichment.   Wings Over Wendy’s: Veterans of all services and their supporters meet online on Zoom. Meet and greet, 8:30 a.m., followed by meeting, 9:30 a.m....
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Video: San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputy shoots parolee as he runs away

  A parolee fleeing on foot through desert scrub outside a Twentynine Palms casino was shot from behind by a San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputy after the man picked up a rock and pretended to hurl it before turning and again running away. A security camera at the casino captured the Oct. 23 foot chase and shooting on video obtained by the Southern California News Group. Attorneys for 31-year-old Joseph McLaughlin said their client did not pose an imminent threat to Deputy Kyle Smit when S...
Tags: Crime, News, Office, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Police Shooting, Lapd, Anderson, San Bernardino, American Civil Liberties Union, District, Kern, San Bernardino County, McLaughlin, Brunner


LA County’s card rooms deal final hands before shutting down again amid coronavirus restrictions

Nghi Nguyen of Garden Grove plays a hand at The Gardens Casino in Hawaiian Gardens on Sunday November 29, 2020. The casino shut down Sunday at 10 PM which was the last day they’re allowed to operate. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer) Customer Service Representative Mike Vassal cleans a table space before a new player sits down at The Gardens Casino in Hawaiian Gardens on Sunday November 29, 2020. The casino shut down Sunday at 10 PM which was the last day they’re allowed ...
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La Verne plans virtual and modified holiday events

Although the coronavirus pandemic has impacted many celebrations, the city of La Verne plans tocontinue its holiday traditions in virtual and modified forms and is introducing some new holiday events. The city’s Christmas tree lighting will be a virtual event this year, before the City Council meeting at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 7. The city will hold its first-ever holiday coloring contest, with children ages 3 to 12 invited to color and add personal touches to a coloring sheet available at the Community ...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Community, City Council, Santa, Local News, City Hall, Community Services Department, Community Services, La Verne, City Hall Decorated, La Verne Preschool, Community Services Department in City Hall, La Verne 's Community Services Department


5 restaurants in Pasadena closed for failing to comply with coronavirus rules

Pasadena restaurants were given a lifeline this week when city officials veered away from Los Angeles County’s three-week outdoor dining ban and chose, instead, to allow their restaurants to continue serving guests outside. However, with that privilege came increased responsibility to follow strict protocols for the health and safety of guests. By Saturday morning, five restaurants had been closed down for not adhering to established COVID-19 protocols, city spokeswoman Lisa Derderian said. Thos...
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Religion events in the San Fernando Valley area, Nov. 28-Dec. 5

  First Sunday in Advent is Nov. 29, 2020. Traditionally, one candle is lit for each of the four Sundays in Advent. The first candle, violet colored, is said to represent hope. The rose colored candle is lit on the third Sunday and represents joy. The other two violet candles represent peace, second Sunday, and love, third Sunday. (Photo by Philip Janos/Creative Commons CCO 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication)   Most religious congregations continue to hold services and classes/lectures ...
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With end drawing near in 25th Congress election, Garcia leads Smith by 405 votes

The fascinating, hotly contested race for the 25th Congressional District seat wound down to its final moments, with incumbent Republican Mike Garcia holding on to a 405-vote lead over challenger Christy Smith. The latest update came as the L.A. County Registrar/Recorder’s office posted its latest numbers in an ongoing canvass of the election that will end on Monday, when the entire county general election result is expected to be certified. While Democrat Smith’s lead is substantial in the L.A....
Tags: Politics, Elections, News, Supreme Court, Congress, California, Georgia, Sport, Soccer, Gop, House Of Representatives, Local News, Smith, Donald Trump, Ventura County, Trump


Lancaster calls special meeting to call no-confidence vote in Ferrer and consider own public health department

Frustrated by COVID-19 public health orders, a northern Los Angeles County city’s elected officials next week will consider a no-confidence vote in the county’s public health chief. The vote sets the stage for a related effort in which the city of Lancaster, looking to team with neighboring cities, would establish its own public health department. Lancaster has called a special meeting for Thursday, Dec. 3, to consider both efforts. Both reflect months of bubbling frustrations among some leaders...
Tags: Politics, News, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Davis, Long Beach, Local Politics, Pasadena, Local News, Dec, Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County, Lancaster, Centers for Disease Control, Ferrer


New buildings part of $1.6 billion upgrade project at UCLA-Harbor Medical Center near Torrance

Harbor-UCLA Medical Center near Torrance, one of five trauma centers in Los Angeles County, has begun a $1.6 billion upgrade that will include a new 468,000-square-foot inpatient tower and 198,000-square-foot outpatient building, dramatically reshaping the antiquated facility and improving patient care. Demolition of World War II-era barracks on the hospital’s campus is already underway and the project is slated to be “substantially completed” by mid-2027. The improvement project was “much-neede...
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Doggie detective helps people find their missing pets

There’s a story of love, hope, and heartbreak behind every one of those missing dog fliers you see taped to street poles in your neighborhoods. A story you can’t fit on a piece of poster board with a cute picture of your dog and a phone number. No one knows that better than JoAnn DeCollibus, co-founder of Dog Days Search & Rescue team. She’s the phone call people working in local animal shelters tell you to make when your dog goes missing. The Sam Spade of the dog finding business. How she got h...
Tags: News, Sport, Soccer, Community, Local News, Southern California, Simi Valley, Ojai, Canoga Park, Dennis McCarthy, Sam Spade, Kelly Hill, DeCollibus, Scotland Yard Pub, JoAnn DeCollibus, Related Articles Museum of the San Fernando Valley


PUSH Play P.E. helps teachers during COVID-19 pandemic — and maybe forever

Elementary school physical education is experiencing an unprecedented change amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and the change could be permanent, even when things return to normal. PUSH Play P.E. is providing a virtual service for classroom teachers that are responsible for instructing physical education. More privileged schools — usually with wealthy PTAs — can afford on-site P.E. teachers, but most elementary schools rely on traditional teachers to lead the course themselves. Converting from general...
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