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LA County reports nearly 3,000 new coronavirus cases, 57 more deaths

Another 57 Los Angeles County residents have died due to coronavirus-related causes, officials announced Saturday, July 11, bringing the county’s death toll to 3,793. Officials also announced 2,916 new coronavirus cases. There have been 130,242 cases identified in the county since the pandemic began. There were more than 2,000 people in hospitals with COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, on Saturday, significantly more than a month ago, when 1,350-to-1,450 people were hospitalized ea...
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Fire destroys most of iconic Mission San Gabriel

A four-alarm fire tore through the church at Mission San Gabriel early Saturday, July 11, destroying almost all of the 245-year-old building that is an icon in the small Los Angeles County town. The roof collapsed and the interior was gutted up to the altar, with mostly only the walls still standing at the fortress-style building, San Gabriel Fire Department Capt. Antonio Negrete said. The rectory where priests stay and the museum, both in separate buildings from the church, did not catch fire, ...
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Record number of beachgoers hitting the coast — and leaving trash behind

Officials want to send the message to “pack in, pack out” to beachgoers along the coastline who have shown up in increasing numbers recently and are leaving piles of litter behind on the sand. Los Angeles County beaches have had a surge of visitors in recent months, following six weeks of access to the coast from the South Bay through Santa Monica and up to Malibu shut off because of coronavirus concerns. Long Beach and Orange County coasts have also seen closures. Dodgers manager Dave Rober...
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Market peak? Southern California homebuying drops, 1st dip in 11 weeks

Southern California house hunters put 3% fewer homes into escrow in the most recent week, the first homebuying drop in 11 weeks. Zillow’s weekly report on activity from brokers’ listing services in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties shows the housing market’s first slip amid a rebound from economic turmoil created by the coronavirus pandemic. With 3,647 existing homes put into escrow in the week ended July 4, the buying pace is 1% above a year ago. Bear in mind, the holid...
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LA County increases contact tracing, state ready to release more inmates as coronavirus rates hike

The Los Angeles County Public Health Department is continuing to ramp up contact tracing efforts as cases of the coronavirus increase. Officials announced 51 new coronavirus-related deaths and 2,667 new cases Friday, July 10. That brought the death toll to 3,738 and the total number of cases since the pandemic began to 127,358 — on the same day the United States as a whole surpassed 60,000 daily cases for the first time. A day before, county officials said they’re seeing “concerning data trends,...
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Prosecutors: LAPD officers falsified gang info

Three Los Angeles police officers face charges for allegedly falsely identifying people as gang members or associates, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office.
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Prosecutors say three LAPD officers falsified gang information

Three Los Angeles police officers face charges for allegedly falsely identifying people as gang members or associates, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office.
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California sees two deadliest days since pandemic began as Covid-19 cases rise

State has now reported 296,500 infections and 6,700 deaths, while Newsom said seven-day average topped 8,000 new cases a dayCalifornia has experienced one of its toughest weeks yet in the battle against coronavirus, with the state chalking up its two deadliest days since the start of the pandemic as cases continue to rise.On Wednesday the state topped its previous single day death toll, reporting 149 fatalities. That was followed a day later by the second-deadliest day, when the state tallied 13...
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Police shot Los Angeles security guard in the back five times, autopsy shows

Andres Guardado was killed on 18 June during a foot pursuitAll five gunshot wounds were fatal, report saidThe official autopsy report for Andres Guardado, an 18-year-old security guard killed by Los Angeles police last month, revealed that a deputy shot him in the back five times.The findings from the Los Angeles county coroner, released on Friday, confirm an independent autopsy report released earlier this week by a family attorney. The sheriff’s department had faced intense scrutiny over its i...
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486 new coronavirus cases and 15 deaths in the San Fernando Valley in 48 hours

As of Wednesday July 8, 2020, there were 18,148 documented cases of the novel coronavirus in San Fernando Valley communities, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. There have been 728 total COVID-19 deaths recorded in the core areas of the San Fernando Valley, where 191,232 people have been tested for the virus. Between 8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, there were 486 new cases and 15 deaths in San Fernando Valley communities. The Valley communities with the most overall ca...
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Cooling centers open this weekend for LA County residents

Southern California residents facing weekend temperatures in the 90s and even 100s can seek relief at free cooling centers in Los Angeles County. As of Friday, there were three centers listed: • Claremont Helen Renwick Library at 208 N. Harvard Avenue N. in Claremont • Stevenson Ranch Library at 25950 The Old Road in Stevenson Ranch • Quartz Hill Library at 5040 W. Avenue M-2 in Quartz Hill. The centers will be open from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and will operate in compliance with p...
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Robert Fuller’s family accepts ruling that Palmdale hanging death was suicide

PALMDALE — An attorney for the family of a 24-year-old Black man found hanging from a tree near Palmdale City Hall said Friday that no evidence has been found to contradict the ruling that his death was a suicide. “I don’t have any evidence to suggest that there was a hate crime, there is nothing to indicate threats, there’s nothing to indicate … foul play,” said Jamon Hicks, the attorney for the Robert Fuller’s family, which had an independent autopsy conducted after the body was returned to th...
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Coroner releases Andres Guardado autopsy results despite sheriff's request

The Los Angeles County coroner's office on Friday confirmed that Andres Guardado, the teenager whose death on June 18 sparked outcry across Los Angeles, was shot five times in the back.
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Coroner releases Andres Guardado autopsy report over sheriff's objection

The Los Angeles County coroner's office on Friday confirmed that Andres Guardado, the teenager whose death on June 18 sparked outcry across Los Angeles, was shot five times in the back.
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Attorney for deputy who fatally shot Andres Guardado says 18-year-old reached for weapon

The deputy who fatally shot Andres Guardado saw the 18-year-old reach for his weapon while face down on the ground, leading to the shooting, his attorney said in a statement. Adam Marangell, an attorney representing Deputy Miguel Vega, who fired six shots at Guardado, said Vega planned to be interviewed by Los Angeles County sheriff’s investigators on Monday, July 13. Marangell’s statement provides the deputy’s first account of what happened after Vega and his partner say they spotted Guardado w...
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3 LAPD officers charged with falsifying information on gang affiliation

Criminal charges have been filed against three Los Angeles Police Department officers accused of falsifying records that claimed people they had stopped were gang members or gang associates, Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced Friday, July 10. Braxton Shaw, 37, Michael Coblentz, 42, and Nicolas Martinez, 36, were charged late Thursday with one count each of conspiracy to obstruct justice and multiple counts of filing a false police report and preparing false documentary e...
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Census Bureau looking to fill 7,000 openings in Southern California

Looking for work? The U.S. Census Bureau is still looking to fill 7,000 openings in Southern California for 2020 Census takers. Workers hired for the temporary door-to-door positions will begin training at the end of July and and start work in mid-August. The bureau needs to fill 1,100 positions in Los Angeles County to work in the west San Fernando Valley/Woodland Hills/Malibu area at a pay rate of $25 an hour. Another 2,200 workers are needed to canvas Riverside County ($17 an hour) and 3,700 ...
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Black Lives Matter's surprising target: Los Angeles County's first Black district attorney

In her first in-depth interview since Black Lives Matter stepped up its campaign to oust her, L.A.'s DA Jackie Lacey tells CNN she has more in common with protesters than they realize, and that in many of the cases, she's handcuffed by the law.
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Torrance rally Saturday, July 11, to mark 1 month since viral racist incident

A coalition of Southern California Asian American organizations will hold a rally Saturday, July 11, at Torrance’s Wilson Park to mark one month since a racist tirade was caught on video there and subsequently went viral. That video showed an Asian American woman being verbally abused and threatened, including with racial epithets, while exercising at Wilson Park. The groups, including the South Bay Japanese American Citizens League, plan to demand justice for victims of racism and that those re...
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California Inmate Dies After Beating By Other Prisoners

WASCO, Calif. (AP) — A California prisoner has died after he was beaten by other inmates, authorities said Thursday. Jose Mendoza, 33, was attacked Wednesday night by two other inmates at Wasco State Prison. He fell down, hit his head and lost consciousness and died about 40 minutes later despite efforts to revive him, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said in a statement. The death is being investigated as a homicide. Mendoza, from Los Angeles County, was sent to the p...
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Triple-digit heat is on its way to Southern California

Temperatures were expected to reach triple digits this weekend in the region’s inland areas and valleys, which had at least one health official concerned about how the heat may impact the spread of the coronavirus. It was already beginning to heat up on Thursday, July 9, but each day was expected to get warmer leading to peak temperatures Saturday and Sunday, National Weather Service meteorologists said. Some places in the Inland Empire, such as Hemet and Lake Elsinore, were expected to reach 10...
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LA County’s racial disparities endure, even as coronavirus testing access improves

Los Angeles County is still experiencing broad disparities in deaths and infections of the novel coronavirus depending on race and economic status, even as access to testing in lower income neighborhoods has improved, according to public health officials. Latinos are now more than twice as likely as whites to be infected with the novel coronavirus and twice as likely to die. Blacks were 27% more likely to be infected and nearly twice as likely to die from the virus compared to whites, based on n...
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50 new LA County coronavirus deaths reported amid ‘troubling time in our pandemic’

With the rate of positive test results, the number of people hospitalized and ultimately the tally of those dying each day all increasing due to the novel coronavirus, Los Angeles County is at a “troubling time in our pandemic,” said Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer during a briefing with reporters Thursday, July 9. The county on Thursday, July 9, reported 50 additional deaths related to COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, and 1,734 new cases. Total deaths in the county grew to...
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Authorities say death of Robert Fuller was a suicide

An investigation into the death of Robert Fuller, the 24-year-old Black man found hanging from a tree across from Palmdale City Hall on June 10, has determined the death was a suicide. Cmdr. Chris Marks said the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department’s probe determined that Fuller took his own life. “Investigators have met with the coroner’s office and discussed the final results,” Marks said. “Just this afternoon, the medical examiner issued their final autopsy report and delivered it to the Sheriff’...
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Southern California home prices to drop for 1st time in 8 years, forecast says

“Bubble Watch” digs into trends that may indicate economic and/or housing market troubles ahead. Buzz: One major real estate data tracker, CoreLogic, is projecting the first significant Southern California home-price drop in eight years. Source: CoreLogic’s home price indexes tracks gains and losses on individual properties. That’s a bit different than other benchmarks tied to changes in broader measurements such as median or average sale prices. The Trend CoreLogic’s forecast shows that econo...
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Master Gardener: Diagnosing black spots on roses

Q: I live on the peninsula in OC.  My rose bushes’ leaves have developed black spots. My soil is very sandy.  Could a lack of nutrients in the soil cause this problem?   A: Black spot on roses is caused by a fungus (Diplocarpon rosae). If left uncontrolled, it can weaken the plant and make it susceptible to other diseases. Black spot can be prevented by early morning watering and taking care not to wet the leaves. Rake up fallen leaves and prune away diseased foliage. Dispose of any fungal-conta...
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Things to do – in-person and online – in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, July 9-16

  Hikari Shimoda’s “Whereabouts of God, No. 39” is part of her “Silence and Affirmation” exhibit at Corey Helford Gallery. (Photo courtesy of Corey Helford Gallery)   Take a chance on new cultural experiences online and in-person, July 9-16.   EVENTS   Cultural Traditions from Black Communities Around the World – Connecting Community Art Workshops: Free, virtual workshops that explore creativity of the countries represented by African diaspora artists. “Mask Making,” with Maria Elena Cruz...
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Brush Fire Burns at Rancho Palos Verdes in Los Angeles County

Fire crews contained a blaze burning in Rancho Palos Verdes, in Los Angeles County, California, on July 8.The fire was reported at around 5:30 pm by Los Angeles fire authorities, who were able to contain the blaze to four acres by 6 pm, according to local news reports. Credit: petey_sp11 via Storyful
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Demand is taxing LA-area coronavirus testing sites, prompting warnings from Garcetti

Public health officials on Wednesday, July 8, said demand for coronavirus testing was outstripping supply — a public refrain not heard for months — as the pandemic infects increasing numbers of people in Los Angeles County. All of the dozens of county-city-state-CVS sites listed on its website were booked for the remainder of the week, said Dr. Christina Ghaly, the county’s Health Services director. She pointed to a “mismatch between supply and demand” fueled by a “huge spike” in the number of p...
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Workers protest hotel reopenings amid COVID-19 flareups

Hospitality workers throughout Los Angeles County are calling for a pause in the reopening of hotels to tourists as COVID-19 cases continue to surge in California. Employees held protests at hotels in Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Hollywood and Pasadena on Wednesday, saying they don’t want to be forced to return to work if conditions aren’t safe. They’re asking for continued healthcare coverage through the pandemic and want assurances that hotels are complying with safety protocols t...
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