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Coronavirus, policing reforms are topics of Rep. Brad Sherman’s town hall, July 7

  Protestors gathered in front of the LAUSD school district headquarters calling for the defunding of the LAUSD school police Tuesday, June 23, 2020. The protest took place as school board members considered a resolution to reduce or eliminate the school police budget. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)   Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) holds his eighth coronavirus-related telephone town hall, 7-8 p.m. July 7. Sherman will be joined by medical experts to discuss latest u...
Tags: Health, Protest, Police, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Lapd, Sherman, Brad Sherman, San Pedro, San Fernando Valley, David Crane, National Politics, Harbor City


Patriots in San Pedro carve out some Fourth of July fun

With fireworks shows canceled, folks had to make their own Fourth of July fun in 2020. A sign showing the Battleship Iowa is open is seen as outdoor self-guided tours go on for the 4th of July onboard the USS Iowa in San Pedro on Saturday, July 4, 2020. (Photo by Ana P. Garcia, Contributing Photographer) Karen Snyder and her grandkids Max Lindquist, 4, and Ciara Lindquist, 9, take an outdoor tour on the 4th of July as Craig Post shows them information on board at the USS Iowa in San Pedr...
Tags: Holidays, Sport, Soccer, Military, Iowa, Port Of Los Angeles, Local News, Ana, San Pedro, Lancaster, USS Iowa, Nunez, Fourth of July, Cabrillo Beach, Top Stories Breeze, Battleship Iowa


Photos: Parade of food donations on July 4 thanks to patriotic Valley Village Homeowners Association

The Spirit of ’76 shown through a little differently on July 4 in Valley Village. Volunteers organize donated food during a drive-thru and contact-less food drive held by the Valley Village Homeowners Association July 4th to benefit the North Hollywood Interfaith Food Pantry. The food drive was in place of the association’s 28th annual Fourth of July Parade. (Photo by Andy Holzman). Drivers line up to donate food during a drive-thru and contact-less food drive held by the Valley Village Ho...
Tags: Charity, Sport, Soccer, Local News, San Fernando Valley, Fourth of July, Top Stories LADN, Andy Holzman, North Hollywood Interfaith Food Pantry, Neighborhood Council Valley Village, Coronavirus, Valley Village Homeowners Association, Eileen Garcia, Jake Kovinsky, Valley Village Volunteers, Andy Holzman Doug Bratcher


San Quentin death row inmate, killer of Harbor City woman, dies of COVID-19

A former resident of Harbor City incarcerated in San Quentin’s death row for killing a woman died Saturday of complications from COVID-19 amid an outbreak at the state prison in Marin County, officials said. Dewayne Michael Carey, 59, was pronounced dead at an outside hospital, the third man to die of the disease in the past two days at the prison’s death row, said the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Carey had been incarcerated at  San Quentin’s death row since 1996 afte...
Tags: News, California, Sport, Soccer, Homicide, Local News, Lapd, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Marin County, Chino, Lancaster, Carey, San Quentin State Prison, California Department of Corrections, San Quentin


Lancaster puts on July 4 fireworks show in defiance of county order

Update: Lancaster’s fireworks show happened on Saturday night and was streamed by the city on Facebook. “What the people of Lancaster want is to celebrate Independence Day, and we’ll deal with the fallout later,” Mayor R. Rex Parris said, according to Fox 11. BREAKING: Lancaster Mayor Rex Parris personally set off fireworks display after operator backed out. Details at 10pm on @FOXLA pic.twitter.com/520s0qzH9g — Chelsea Edwards (@_chelseaedwards) July 5, 2020 Curtis Harper, left, and Lil...
Tags: America, Sport, Fox, Soccer, Community, City Council, Local News, Gavin Newsom, San Pedro, Los Angeles County, Little Rock, Lancaster, Parris, Fourth of July, Dorris, East Avenue


Lancaster’s July 4 fireworks show will go on tonight, city officials say

Saying the event will be safe because in-person crowds will be prohibited, Lancaster City Council members voted unanimously to sign a last-minute contract with a vendor to hold a fireworks show Saturday night, July 4. The show will be put on at 9 p.m. from the Lancaster National Soccer Center at East Avenue L and 30th Street East. Mayor Rex Parris said the center will be closed to visitors, but the pyrotechnic display should be visible from anywhere in the city. In response to a rising number of...
Tags: America, Sport, Soccer, Community, Local News, Gavin Newsom, Lancaster, LA County, Parris, Fourth of July, Dorris, East Avenue, Rex Parris, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Top Stories LADN, Lancaster City Council


Look up starting at 2 p.m., historic planes might fly over to celebrate July 4th

Two different groups of pilots are planning Fourth of July flights over parts of Orange and Los Angeles counties Saturday afternoon, July 4. At 2 p.m., the “Willa Dean,” a C-47 military transport plane, and two Marchetti SF-260 aerobatic planes are scheduled to pass over the city of Orange, then fly over Buena Park at 2:15 p.m. and La Habra at 2:30 p.m. The spectacle was organized by the Lyon Air Museum and Air Combat USA in conjunction with the three cities. Also starting at 2 p.m., the Sout...
Tags: Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Local News, Orange, Southern California, Torrance, Redondo Beach, La Habra, Yorba Linda, Buena Park, Marchetti, Fourth of July, Rolling Hills Estates, Western Ave


Beaches closed across Southern California, but did holiday revelers stay away?

Some people didn’t get the memo that the beaches were closed for the Fourth of July holiday – especially the surfers out to ride bombing waves without crowds as the summer’s largest south swell slammed the shore. Most beaches were clear of holiday revelers hoping to post up on the sand early Saturday. A hard closure was put in place by authorities for most of the Orange County and Los Angeles County coast to keep crowds away because of a spike in coronavirus cases in recent weeks. Police and lif...
Tags: News, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Pope, Local News, Orange County, Malibu, Beaches, Southern California, Huntington Beach, Los Angeles County, Bruce, Manhattan Beach, Newport Beach


Religion events – in-person and online – in the San Fernando Valley, July 4-11

  Congregational Church of the Chimes in Sherman Oaks on Magnolia Boulevard. (Google Street View)   Most churches, Islamic centers, synagogues and temples are still holding services and classes/lectures online due to coronavirus concerns until they have plans in place for social distancing and other requirements before they open their buildings. However, a few are taking reservations, or limiting, their indoor prayer services and others have taken some services outdoors – while maintaining ...
Tags: Facebook, La, Religion, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Tim Clark, Catholic, Local News, Corinthians, Porter Ranch, Northridge, Tarzana, Craig Peterson, Woodland Hills


Great Scott! Despite our differences, there’s much to be proud of in the U.S.

It’s still out there hidden under all the anger and hostility dominating the country right now on our 244th birthday. Goodness. It still has a pulse. Last week, I wrote about Charles Scott and his efforts to help low income seniors, stranded in their apartments and homes because of the coronavirus, stay in touch with their grandchildren and friends by learning how to use technology and zoom. He started a GoFundMe account to buy them webcams and upgrade their computers, and spent four hours, on a...
Tags: News, America, Sport, Soccer, United States, Charles, Local News, Scott, Valley, Van Nuys, Charles Scott, Dennis McCarthy, Top Stories LADN, Dennis McCarthy Column


Banned fireworks show still a go in Lancaster, even ‘if they decide to arrest me,’ mayor vows

The Lancaster City Council will hold an emergency meeting Saturday to determine whether to issue a permit for a controversial Fourth of July fireworks display despite a ban on pyrotechnics across Los Angeles County. Mayor R. Rex Parris said Friday he is confident the council will vote unanimously to move ahead with the $30,000 fireworks show, which is set for 9 p.m. Saturday at an undisclosed location on the east side of Lancaster, despite facing the possibility of criminal charges. “If they dec...
Tags: News, Sport, Soccer, Fireworks, Local News, Gavin Newsom, San Pedro, Los Angeles County, Lancaster, LA County, Parris, Fourth of July, Los Angeles County Sheriff 's Department, R Rex Parris, Top Stories LADN, San Fernando Valley LA


Torrance city attorney declines to charge woman suspected in 2 racially-laced rants

A Long Beach woman accused of two racially motivated rants in June – including one captured on cellphone video at Wilson Park that drew the attention of social media and officials – will not face criminal charges in those cases, Torrance City Attorney Patrick Q. Sullivan said. But the woman was charged with misdemeanor battery in a separate case from last year. Lena Hernandez, a 54-year-old retired social worker from Long Beach, was charged Thursday, July 2, and a warrant issued for her arrest. ...
Tags: Crime, Police, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Local News, Hernandez, Sullivan, Berg, Del Amo Fashion Center, Wilson Park, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT, Assault and Battery, Torrance City


Despite LA County ban, Lancaster mayor says fireworks show still a go, even if he has to flip switch

Despite urging from Gov. Gavin Newsom and a ban on public fireworks shows across Los Angeles County, the mayor of Lancaster maintained his pledge Thursday that his city will stage July 4 pyrotechnics — even if he has to flip the switch on the display himself. Amid rising numbers of new virus cases and hospitalizations, Newsom tightened up “Safer at Home” restrictions on Wednesday. His orders including banning indoor dining at restaurants in some counties and urging communities to take their own ...
Tags: News, California, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, City Council, Local News, Donald Trump, Orlando, County, Gavin Newsom, West Hollywood, Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County, Southland, Assembly


Despite county ban, Lancaster mayor says fireworks show still a go, even if he has to flip switch

Despite urging from Gov. Gavin Newsom and a ban on public fireworks shows across Los Angeles County, the mayor of Lancaster maintained his pledge Thursday that his city will stage July 4 pyrotechnics — even if he has to flip the switch on the display himself. Amid rising numbers of new virus cases and hospitalizations, Newsom tightened up “Safer at Home” restrictions on Wednesday. His orders including banning indoor dining at restaurants in some counties and urging communities to take their own ...
Tags: News, California, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, City Council, Local News, Donald Trump, Orlando, County, Gavin Newsom, West Hollywood, Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County, Southland, Assembly


Carson allows Independence day block parties despite coronavirus surge

When Brian Collins holds his annual Independence Day block party on Saturday, just as he has done for the last two decades on Carson’s Tamcliff Avenue, the event will look very different from past years. And it’s all because of the coronavirus pandemic. The street will be barricaded as usual, but largely to stop vehicles from driving down the road rather than to create space for neighbors to mingle. There will be no potluck to ensure different households don’t share food. The city banned “bounce...
Tags: Health, News, Government, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Community, City Council, Local News, Public Safety, Collins, Orlando, Gavin Newsom, West Hollywood, Assembly, South Bay


Assembly bill would shield school districts from coronavirus lawsuits

A new education bill — which State Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell, D-Long Beach — introduced this week seeks to limit liability related to the coronavirus for school districts this fall. O’Donnell, who chairs the Education Committee in the California Assembly and is a high school history teacher, said his bill will help protect districts from COVID-19-related lawsuits as they try to reopen this fall. Many school districts, under the guidance from the state and their respective counties, will t...
Tags: News, Education, California, La, Sport, Soccer, Williams, Long Beach, Local News, Orlando, Southern California, West Hollywood, Los Angeles County, Assembly, Education Committee, Donnell


No mask? In West Hollywood, that could cost you $300

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies in West Hollywood announced Wednesday that they would be issuing citations for those without face coverings in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. A first offense could cost up to $300. The bulletin came in the wake of Governor Gavin Newsom’s pandemic update in which he ordered establishments like restaurants, theaters and museums to close amid the surging virus cases. While Newsom said newly formed strike teams will target non-compliant businesses, local...
Tags: News, La, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Gavin Newsom, Lakers, West Hollywood, Los Angeles County, Ramirez, San Fernando Valley, West Los Angeles, Newsom, City of West Hollywood, Top Stories LADN, Crime + Public Safety


165 new coronavirus cases and 4 deaths in the San Fernando Valley in 24 hours

As of Tuesday June 30, 2020, there were 15,940 documented cases of the novel coronavirus in San Fernando Valley communities, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. There have been 687 total COVID-19 deaths recorded in the core areas of the San Fernando Valley, where 179,303 people have been tested for the virus. Between 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, there were 165 new cases and 4 deaths reported in San Fernando Valley communities. The Valley communities with the most overa...
Tags: Apple, News, California, La, California News, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Glendale, Long Beach, Pasadena, Chatsworth, Local News, Valencia, Toluca, Lakers


Coronavirus: LA libraries begin curbside pickup and return service

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti on Thursday announced a program at 18 Los Angeles Public Library branches for people to pick up and drop off materials curbside to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. The 73 branches of the LAPL are currently closed to the public due to the pandemic. “Our libraries are anchors of academic achievement and lifelong learning, and by bringing curbside pickup to these beating hearts of our communities, we will reopen doors of creativity, discovery and imagination ...
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Sunny skies, warm breeze to make for a great Independence Day weekend

While this won’t be the most traditional Independence Day celebration — because of restrictions put in place to stem the spread of the coronavirus — Southern Californians can plan for warm weather and clear, sunny skies for most of the holiday weekend, with temperatures climbing into the 80s as early as Friday, July 3. Cloud coverage and patchy fog in the early mornings along Los Angeles and Orange counties’ coastal areas, because of the marine layer, should burn off before noon throughout the w...
Tags: Weather, National Weather Service, News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Local News, San Fernando, LA County, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT, Top Stories WDN, Top Stories SGVT, Top Stories PSN


LA goes easy on parking tickets through July due to coronavirus

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to continue to refrain from enforcing certain parking rules through the month of July due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Department of Transportation announced last week it would begin enforcing certain parking violations starting Monday, but the council’s emergency motion Wednesday directed the department to not enforce violations related to: Residential street sweeping Peak/rush-hour and anti-gridlock zone restrictions Abandoned vehicl...
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Beach info: What’s open as of now, what will be closed for July 4th weekend

Show up at some stretches of beach along the coast and you’ll be shoo’d away. At others, you can walk or bike in, but there won’t be parking in beach lots. Some areas have yet to see any restrictions set by officials. Changes along the coast about what’s allowed and what’s not are happening fast this week as official grapple with the warm holiday weekend coming up and concerns about the spread of coronavirus. Here’s a quick list that we’ll be updating as changes occur: Los Angeles County, inclu...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Local News, Beaches, Gavin Newsom, Robert, Los Angeles County, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, San Clemente, State Parks, Seal Beach, Capistrano


Man stabbed to death near Staples Center

LOS ANGELES — A man was fatally stabbed Thursday in downtown Los Angeles, and police were looking for the suspect or suspects involved in the crime. The stabbing was reported about 3:30 a.m. on the 1200 block of Flower Street, said Officer Rosario Cervantes of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Media Relations Section. The location is a block away from Staples Center and the Los Angeles Convention Center. Information on the man’s identity was not released. No suspect description was immediately...
Tags: News, Stabbing, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Homicide, Local News, Lapd, Staples Center, Metro, Larchmont, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Los Angeles Police Department, San Clemente, Flower Street, Top Stories LADN


Fourth of July: Beach and parking lot closures, big waves, rip currents could make for crazy holiday

Heading to the beach for the Fourth of the July holiday, a time-honored tradition for Southern Californians, will be complicated this year. Some beaches will be closed, some open, and others – like Orange County’s state-run beaches – are shutting down parking lots to try to curb the crowds. The closures and restrictions are meant to limit holiday weekend crowds at the coast, where people cram onto swaths of sand and fill in the streets to celebrate. But shutting down beaches is a complex issue, ...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Long Beach, Local News, Orange County, Pacific Coast Highway, Ventura County, Beaches, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Robert, Ventura, Neill


Asian American groups call for crackdown on racism in coronavirus era

A coalition of Asian American groups has called on the state to establish a task force to investigate hundreds of racist incidents in California against people of Asian descent since the coronavirus pandemic, which began in China, hit the U.S., including one at Torrance’s Wilson Park that was caught on video and went viral on the internet. Stop Asian American Pacific Islander Hate, which has aggregated data on these incidents, said during a Wednesday, July 1, teleconference that Asian Americans ...
Tags: Crime, News, Education, California, China, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Coalition, Community, Local News, Donald Trump, Public Safety, Gavin Newsom, Trump, South Bay


Brush fire burns 400 acres in Angeles National Forest near Agua Dulce

A brush fire burned at least 400 acres of grassy hills in the Angeles National Forest above Agua Dulce on Wednesday afternoon, authorities said. Fire crews arrived to a four to five-acre fire about 3 p.m., burning along open hillsides in the area of Spring Canyon Road and Anthony Road, said John Clearwater, spokesman for the U.S. Forest Service. Despite inundating the fire with large numbers of firefighters, two air tankers and a helicopter making drops on the flames, the blaze exploded toward 4...
Tags: News, Sport, Soccer, Wildfires, Local News, U S Forest Service, Bel Air, Clearwater, Angeles National Forest, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Agua Dulce, Sepulveda Pass, Top Stories LADN, Shadow Hills, Crime + Public Safety, Anthony Road


Photos: Protestors ask for justice for George Floyd at Santa Clarita City Hall

About 75 protestors for Black Lives Matter chant outside of the Santa Clarita City Hall Friday, June 12, 2020. The peaceful crowd called for justice for George Floyd and others persecuted by law enforcement. Protestors for Black Lives Matter attach a “defund the police” sign outside of the Santa Clarita City Hall Friday, June 12, 2020. The peaceful crowd called for justice for George Floyd and others persecuted by law enforcement. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Abou...
Tags: Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Los Angeles Daily News, David Crane, Photos And Videos, Los Angeles Daily News SCNG, George Floyd, Santa Clarita City Hall, Protestors for Black Lives Matter, Los Angeles Daily News SCNG Jack Carroll


249 new coronavirus cases and 7 deaths in the San Fernando Valley in 24 hours

As of Monday June 29, 2020, there were 15,775 documented cases of the novel coronavirus in San Fernando Valley communities, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. There have been 683 total COVID-19 deaths recorded in the core areas of the San Fernando Valley, where 177,862 people have been tested for the virus. Between 8 p.m. Sunday and Monday, there were 249 new cases and 7 deaths in San Fernando Valley communities. The Valley communities with the most overall cases of...
Tags: News, California News, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Glendale, Long Beach, Mlb, Disneyland, Pasadena, Chatsworth, Local News, Valencia, Toluca, The Valley, Porter Ranch


Stevenson Ranch brush fire burns 7 acres

STEVENSON RANCH — A 7-acre brush fire broke out Tuesday in the Stevenson Ranch area, but firefighters stopped its forward progress. Firefighters were sent to The Old Road and Calgrove Boulevard about 1:20 p.m., according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Firefighters on the ground battle a 7-acre blaze while a county helicopter makes a water drop Tuesday, June 30, 2020, near The Old Road and Calgrove Boulevard in Stevenson Ranch. (Photo by Mike Meadows/Special to the Los Angeles Dai...
Tags: News, Fire, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Stevenson, Woodland Hills, Van Nuys, Los Angeles Daily News, Ventura Boulevard, Old Road, Mike Meadows, Calgrove Boulevard, Top Stories LADN, Rick McClure


LAPD officers trapped in Sylmar crash

A Los Angeles Police Department SUV was involved in a crash Monday with a pickup truck in Sylmar, trapping two officers until firefighters could extricate them from the vehicle. Los Angeles firefighters responded about 5 p.m. to the crash scene at Polk Street and Dronfield Avenue, where they were able to extricate the officers, who suffered unknown injuries. An LAPD patrol SUV was involved in a crash Monday, June 29, 2020, at Polk Street and Dronfield Avenue in Sylmar. Firefighters extricate...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Sport, Crash, Soccer, Local News, Lapd, Polk Street, Los Angeles Police Department, LA County, Sylmar, LA Metro, Top Stories LADN, Rick McClure, Valley Traffic Division, Dronfield Avenue