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LA County reports another 2,773 COVID cases, 23 deaths

LOS ANGELES >> As it continues to resolve a backlog of testing results caused by technical problems in its reporting systems, Los Angeles County announced 2,773 new COVID-19 cases Friday, along with 23 more deaths. The county had reported unusually low daily case numbers earlier this week due to the unspecified technical problems. The issues began to resolve Thursday, when the county announced 3,600 new cases, the largest number since a surge that occurred after the Fourth of July holiday. Count...
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KXNG Crooked Drops ‘Flag’ Project

The Long Beach emcee's third project of the year.
Tags: Uncategorized, Albums, Long Beach, Jazz, Kxng Crooked


Craig Lewis has learned to ride horse racing’s highs

Craig Lewis has been training horses on the Southern California circuit for 39 years. He’s won many big races, including his 1,000th career victory Saturday at Santa Anita when Warren’s Showtime won the Grade III Autumn Miss Stakes. Lewis, a 73-year-old Long Beach native, has seen it all. He’s been as high as Mt. Everest and as low as Death Valley. He won the 1988 Hollywood Gold Cup, upsetting Kentucky Derby winners Ferdinand and Alysheba in the process, and saddled Larry the Legend to win the 1...
Tags: Kentucky, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Showtime, Long Beach, Warren, Las Vegas, Horse racing, Hall of Fame, Kentucky Derby, Southern California, Lewis, Benjamin, Ferdinand, Lucia


LA County, city advancing plans for coronavirus rapid testing program

Two months after Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced a coordinated effort to establish wide-scale use of rapid, at-home COVID-19 tests, local health officials are poised to announce details of a pilot program next week that will employ an FDA-approved test and assess the feasibility of its widespread use. “There’s a lot of work that goes into developing plans and implementing these sorts of studies, and we are very excited about the partnership with the city of L.A. and USC that we have ma...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Government, Paul Simon, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Fda, Pasadena, Eric Garcetti, Usc, County, Simon, Department of Public Health


There’s been a spike in tagged sharks off Southern California this year, but where are they hanging out?

Just when marine scientists think they’ve figured out what great white shark patterns might be off the Southern California coast, the sea creatures change course. “It’s one of those unusual years, but we don’t know why,” said Chris Lowe, director of the Shark Lab in Long Beach. “That’s the part that is kind of alluring and frustrating at the same time.” The Shark Lab has been doing aerial surveys from San Diego to Santa Barbara using helicopters and drones to do a census of sharks and attempt ...
Tags: News, California, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Long Beach, El Nino, Local News, Santa Barbara, Beaches, Southern California, Santa Cruz, Great White Shark, Lowe, Monterey Bay, Long Beach California


L.A. County to ease rules on breweries, wineries; tattoo, massage businesses can reopen indoors soon

Los Angeles County public health officials said Wednesday, Oct. 21, the rules around requiring customers at outdoor breweries and wineries to make reservations 24 hours in advance would be eliminated and the county would come further into alignment with state guidelines — likely by Friday. The county up until now has been reticent to allow certain businesses to operate even though it was already permitted under state rules. An updated health order that could come as early as Friday would also al...
Tags: News, California, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Long Beach, Disneyland, Pasadena, Los Angeles County, Barger, LA County, Barbara Ferrer, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories IVDB, Kathryn Barger, Top Stories Breeze


From top pastry chef to cookie monster, this foodie turned to sweets in sour times

Pastry Chef Uyen Kirshenbaum was on an enviable culinary career path. She attended culinary school in Paris, worked in Michelin-starred chef Guy Savoy’s restaurant in Las Vegas and most recently was running the pastry program as executive pastry chef for David LeFevre’s celebrated South Bay restaurants: M.B. Post, Fishing with Dynamite and The Arthur J. But that came to a halt when the coronavirus pandemic hit and she was furloughed from her dream job. So that’s when she turned to her first love...
Tags: California, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Paris, Long Beach, Michelin, Las Vegas, NHL, Vietnam, Los Angeles Kings, Jeff, South Bay, Colorado Avalanche, Manhattan Beach


‘Kindred Spirits’ host Amy Bruni explains how to talk to ghosts, and shares a Queen Mary scare in new book

Amy Bruni said she has learned plenty about ghosts through decades of paranormal investigation. The now 44-year-old former star of the reality television series “Ghost Hunters” and current co-host and producer of Travel Channel’s “Kindred Spirits” grew up in a haunted house in Alameda, Calif. and says she had her first encounter with the spirit world at the age of six. Since then, she said she’s been to hundreds of haunted locations around the world and has experienced countless paranormal activ...
Tags: Halloween, Books, California, Massachusetts, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Vw, Long Beach, Northern California, Henry, Mary, Borden, Alameda Calif, Lizzie Borden, Bruni


LA County reports 713 new coronavirus cases, but tech issues keep the numbers low

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reported 39 new coronavirus-related deaths and 713 new cases on Tuesday, Oct. 20. Officials blamed the reduced number of cases, and their late arrival Tuesday, on technical problems with data-reporting systems. The numbers lifted the county’s totals since the pandemic began to 290,009 positive cases and 6,912 deaths. Officials said 2,913,000 individuals have now been tested, with 9% testing positive. The number of people hospitalized with the vi...
Tags: Health, News, California, Government, Disney, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Community, Pasadena, Department of Public Health, Rams Chargers, LA County, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Top Stories LADN


Jackie Lacey, husband sued by BLM members over gun incident

District Attorney Jackie Lacey and her husband were sued Tuesday, Oct. 20, by Black Lives Matter members over an incident in which he pointed a gun at them while they were outside the front door of the Laceys’ Granada Hills home in March. Melina Abdullah, Dahlia Ferlito and Justin Marks brought the complaint in Los Angeles Superior Court, alleging civil rights violations, assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligence. The suit seeks unspecified damages. Attorney J...
Tags: News, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Black Lives Matter, Lapd, BLM, Valley, Abdullah, Los Angeles Superior Court, Woodland Hills, LA County, Justin Marks, Lacey


Gourmet sandwich chain Mendocino Farms will open in Long Beach

Gourmet sandwich spot Mendocino Farms is heading to Long Beach. The Los Angeles-based chain, which is known for is seasonal menus and staples such as the “Not So Fried,” a shaved, roasted chicken breast sandwich served with chipotle barbecue sauce, a pork belly banh mi and Peruvian steak sandwiches, will open its first Long Beach location at 11 a.m. on Nov. 13. According to the restaurant’s website, the new spot will open at 1388 Daisy Ave., near Cambodia Town, and it will be the chain’s first p...
Tags: Restaurants, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Long Beach, Southern California, Northern California, Sestina, Matthew Kenney, Mendocino Farms, Top Stories LBPT, Cambodia Town, Restaurants Food and Drink, Long Beach The Los Angeles, Texas The Long Beach


Find healthy meal deals in Long Beach when Everytable opens in November

For the price of a fast food meal, quick-serve restaurant Everytable wants to serve healthier and fresher alternatives, such as a balsamic chicken grain bowl or a roasted salmon salad instead of a cheeseburger with fries. Everytable will open two new locations in Long Beach and its menu prices vary depending on the income level of the neighborhood. “Our mission is really to make healthy food accessible and affordable for everyone,” said Everytable founder and CEO Sam Polk. The restaurant’s first...
Tags: Restaurants, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Long Beach, University Of Southern California, Southern California, Polk, Monica, Sestina, Matthew Kenney, Top Stories LBPT, Everytable, Sam Polk, Restaurants Food and Drink, Kilroy Airport Way


LAUSD Superintendent Beutner questions L.A. County’s coronavirus priorities

Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner called into question Monday, Oct. 19, the priorities of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and the Board of Supervisors in choosing to allow certain business sectors to reopen before the vast majority of schools. As schools largely remain closed, the department allowed a series of openings in recent weeks including at outdoor casino cardrooms, breweries and parks as well as indoor malls and nail salons in accordanc...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Government, Disney, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Community, Lausd, Disneyland, Pasadena, Ucla


Long Beach police recover 2 stolen lizards in the Valley worth combined $75,000, authorities say

Two lizards valued at a combined $75,000, stolen from a Long Beach store in November, have been returned to their owners, police said on Monday, Oct 19. The two Australian monitor lizards were taken from the store in the 900 block of Pacific Coast Highway in the afternoon on Nov. 29, Long Beach police spokesman Brandon Fahey said. The victim had told police that two men and a woman took the reptiles and fled before officers arrived, he said. The suspects did not take anything else. Two Austr...
Tags: News, Animals, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Pacific Coast Highway, Valley, Macias, Duenas, Fahey, Long Beach Police Department, Panorama City, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories LBPT, Brandon Fahey, Crime and Public Safety


Compton to launch nation’s largest city-led universal basic income pilot program

Compton is set to launch the nation’s largest city-led universal basic income pilot program later this year, officials announced Monday, Oct. 19. About 800 low-income residents in the city of roughly 95,000 people will receive regular payments of anywhere from $300 to $600 for two years. The frequency of the payments will vary, but participants will be informed of their payment schedule ahead of time so they can budget accordingly. The program, known as the Compton Pledge, is funded entirely thr...
Tags: Walmart, Sport, Soccer, Stockton, Long Beach, Associated Press, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles City Council, Compton, Brown, Aja Brown, Garcetti, LA City Council, Robert Garcia, Andrew Yang


Why Matthew Kenney hopes his new restaurant, Sestina, will turn you vegan

Does this man look 50 to you? With a full head of hair, slender build and boyish good looks — he could pass for Keri Russell’s brother — Matthew Kenney is a living testament to his philosophy of cooking and eating healthful foods. The chef who started at the top in Manhattan in his 20s, had a hit restaurant, Matthew’s, in the mid-’90s, among others before he changed gears completely, started cooking raw and never looked back. He’s opening 10 restaurants within 10 months and one debuts in Culver ...
Tags: New York, Washington, Restaurants, New York City, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Maine, Long Beach, Manhattan, Venice, East Coast, Latin America, Matthew, Southern California, Kenney


Booming volume at LA, Long Beach ports hints at holiday bright spot

For much of the year, the country’s economic outlook has been grim, with the coronavirus pandemic sweeping through the U.S., taking a major toll on jobs, commerce — and the collective mood. Now, as 2020 prepares to take its final lap, things have brightened a bit, at least for the time being. Cargo is flowing into the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in record numbers. Retailers are restocking empty shelves and rolling out glittery holiday displays. And consumers appear ready to shop again. O...
Tags: Business, News, Holidays, California, La, US, Los Angeles, Sport, Economy, Soccer, Port Of Los Angeles, Long Beach, Stores, Local News, Nrf, National Retail Federation


Booming cargo at LA, Long Beach ports hint at holiday bright spot after dark year for US economy

For much of the year, the country’s economic outlook has been grim, with the coronavirus pandemic sweeping through the U.S., taking a major toll on jobs, commerce — and the collective mood. Now, as 2020 prepares to take its final lap, things have brightened a bit, at least for the time being. Cargo is flowing into the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in record numbers. Retailers are restocking empty shelves and rolling out glittery holiday displays. And consumers appear ready to shop again. O...
Tags: Business, News, Holidays, California, La, US, Los Angeles, Sport, Economy, Soccer, Port Of Los Angeles, Long Beach, Stores, Local News, Nrf, National Retail Federation


L.A. County reports 358 new coronavirus cases, 13 deaths

Los Angeles County reported 358 new cases of COVID-19 and 13 additional deaths on Sunday, Oct. 18, bringing the county’s totals to 288,451 cases with 6,876 fatalities. Officials said the lower number of cases and deaths reflects reporting delays over the weekend and problems with the state’s data feed. Hospitalizations rose slightly for the second straight day after dropping for four consecutive days. A total of 752 people were hospitalized due to the virus as of Sunday, up from 746 on Saturday,...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Government, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Davis, Long Beach, Pasadena, Usc, Trump, Los Angeles County, LA County


Hospitalizations tick upward as LA County posts 953 new coronavirus cases

Los Angeles County health officials reported 953 new cases of COVID-19 and 10 additional deaths on Saturday, Oct. 17, bringing the county’s totals to 288,136 cases with 6,863 fatalities. Officials with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said the relatively low number of cases might be a result of several missing reports from Friday evening. A total of 746 people were hospitalized due to the virus as of Saturday, up from 735 on Friday, 723 on Thursday, 720 on Wednesday and 692 on ...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Davis, Long Beach, Community, Lausd, Pasadena, Los Angeles County, Burbank, LA County


Women protest against Trump/Pence, rally voters around Southern California

Thousands of women nationwide rallied Saturday, including in downtown Los Angeles and Orange County, focusing on women’s reproductive issues, getting out the vote and protesting the Trump Administration’s efforts to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. It appeared there were hundreds of women and some men, wearing face masks and attempting to socially distance, marching from Pershing Square to Los Angeles City Hall, including several women dressed as handmaids as depicted ...
Tags: Elections, News, Supreme Court, California, US, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Gop, Long Beach, Orange County, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Staff, Southern California, City Hall


Women hold protests, voter registration drives around Southern California

Women around the nation rallied Saturday, including at a march in downtown Los Angeles, focusing on reproductive issues, getting out the vote and protesting the Trump Administration’s efforts to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. A number of virtual events, voter registration drives, phone banking efforts and text messaging campaigns also were on the agenda. In addition to the Los Angeles march, demonstations were scheduled in other parts of Southern California, includin...
Tags: Elections, News, Supreme Court, California, US, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Gop, Long Beach, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Staff, Southern California, City Hall, Trump


Women hold marches, voter registration drives around Southern California on Saturday

Women around the nation participated in a series of pre-election demonstrations on Saturday, including a march in downtown Los Angeles, focusing on women’s reproductive issues, getting out the vote and protesting the Trump Administration’s efforts to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. A number of virtual events, voter registration drives, phone banking efforts and text messaging campaigns also were on the agenda. In addition to the Los Angeles march, gatherings were sche...
Tags: Elections, News, Supreme Court, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Gop, Long Beach, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Staff, Southern California, City Hall, Trump, Gloria Gaynor


L.A. County urges flu shots to reduce hospital demand during coronavirus pandemic

Los Angeles County health officials again recommended flu shots for all on Friday, Oct. 16, in hopes of avoiding a surge of hospital demand due to influenza and COVID-19. And with another weekend starting, they urged residents not to misuse new health guidelines allowing small gatherings. The county Department of Public Health amended its coronavirus health order this week, bringing it in line with state guidance and allowing gatherings of up to three households for private get-togethers. The ch...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Government, Sport, Soccer, Davis, Long Beach, Pasadena, Los Angeles County, Burbank, Department of Public Health, Barbara Ferrer, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories Breeze


Ports of LA, Long Beach see cargo numbers surge in final quarter of 2020

Record cargo flow into the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are buoying a pre-holiday mood in what has been a pandemic year filled with unemployment, lockdowns and canceled festivities. Both ports recorded the best September numbers ever in their more than 100-year respective histories. Los Angeles saw a 13.3% increase in overall container volumes last month compared to September 2019 and Long Beach saw a 12.5% spike. The final quarter of 2020 appears to be headed for a strong finish, both po...
Tags: Asia, Business, News, China, US, Los Angeles, Sport, Economy, Soccer, Port Of Los Angeles, Long Beach, Local News, Friedman, Port of Long Beach, Cordero, Gene Seroka


LA County health officer blasts ‘herd immunity’ coronavirus proposal as immoral, unethical

Los Angeles County’s top health officer on Thursday, Oct. 15, added his voice to those condemning a recently released proposal that essentially calls for a resumption of normal activities for all but those at highest risk of contracting COVID-19, in theory promoting “herd immunity” to the virus. “There’s been a lot of discussion among our public heath and health sciences communities and they have unambiguously rejected this declaration, and this approach would unnecessarily sacrifice many lives,...
Tags: Health, Europe, Business, News, Education, California, Government, Massachusetts, Sport, Soccer, United States, Davis, Long Beach, Community, Disneyland, Pasadena


Worksite coronavirus outbreaks ’cause for concern’ in L.A. County

As Los Angeles County grew more weary of the coronavirus pandemic, the rate of transmission remained stubbornly too high and the county’s top public health official on Wednesday, Oct. 14, said an increasing number of worksite outbreaks were becoming more worrisome. The number of worksite outbreaks over a two-week period from late September to early October increased to 39 —  nearly double the number of outbreaks at worksites for the two weeks prior — according to Public Health Director Barbara F...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Long Beach, Disneyland, Pasadena, Los Angeles County, Ferrer, Universal Studios Hollywood, Barbara Ferrer, Health Services, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories Breeze


Halloween Boos!Letter: Happy Halloween and welcome to our newsletter

Get updates on fun Halloween happening delivered twice a week to your inbox with our Halloween Boos!Letter. Sign up here. Welcome to our Halloween Boos!Letter. We’re excited that you’re here and joining us to learn all about the season’s creepy, crawly festivities. This is the online version of the debut installment of the newsletter. Readers who have signed up will get it in their inbox on Tuesdays and Fridays this month and it will be full of fun things you can do for Halloween and fall. As a...
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October Southern California heat wave is sticking around

LOS ANGELES — A heat advisory again will be in effect in much of Southern California Wednesday as forecasters said the region’s latest heat wave continues to pose a threat to human health and warned of an elevated risk of wildfire because of hot and dry conditions. The advisory, which went into effect Tuesday, will be in effect until 5 p.m. Friday along the LA County coast, in Malibu, Santa Monica and other beach cities, in metropolitan Los Angeles, the Hollywood Hills, the San Gabriel and Santa...
Tags: Weather, National Weather Service, News, California, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Santiago, Long Beach, Louisiana, Santa Barbara County, Pasadena, Local News, Orange County, Nws


Holiday Inn in Central Long Beach to be bought by county, turned into 135 units for homeless

A Holiday Inn in Central Long Beach will likely soon become permanent housing for those who are homeless. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted at its Tuesday, Oct. 13, meeting to move ahead with purchasing and renovating the property at 1133 Atlantic Ave., between 11th and Anaheim streets, for $21.5 million as part of the state’s Homekey program, which funds the conversion of hotels, motels and other properties into long-term homeless housing. The site will provide 135 units of perm...
Tags: News, La, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Homeless, Local News, Gavin Newsom, Anaheim, Ramirez, LA County, Hahn, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Atlantic Ave, Robert Garcia, Janice Hahn