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Hospitalizations decline anew as L.A. County reports 1,236 new coronavirus cases

Los Angeles County reported 1,236 new cases of COVID-19 and 18 additional deaths on Saturday, Sept. 26, bringing the county’s totals to 266,988 cases and 6,504 fatalities. The number of people hospitalized in the county due to the coronavirus declined from 760 on Friday to 715, with 29% of those patients in intensive care. Officials said the county has not experienced a significant surge in cases associated with the Labor Day holiday. The average number of cases for the week ending Friday was 1,...
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Arrests continue at LA protests; video of deputy appearing to strike protester under investigation

WEST HOLLYWOOD >> Five of the six protesters arrested during a third night of protests in the name of Breonna Taylor — the Black woman fatally shot by Louisville, Kentucky police in a botched drug raid in March — have been cited and released, a sheriff’s watch sergeant said Saturday, Sept. 26. The sixth protester remains in custody on a separate charge that could not be cited out, according to a watch sergeant at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s West Hollywood station. The sergeant ...
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Bobcat fire containment up to 61%

Firefighters have increased containment from 55% to 61% for the 114,004-acre Bobcat fire in the Angeles National Forest, which has burned for nearly three weeks. Some 1,554 personnel assigned to the fire spent the night patrolling the fire area and putting out hot spots, U.S. Forest Service officials said. Priority areas included Mt. Wilson to Highway 2, Dorr Canyon and Rock Creek Road to ensure containment lines will hold if Santa Ana winds forecast for early next week materialize. Full contain...
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Bobcat fire containment up to 61%, 138 buildings destroyed

LOS ANGELES — Firefighters worked to increase containment today from 55% to 61% for the 114,004-acre Bobcat Fire in the Angeles National Forest, which has burned for nearly three weeks and threatened communities in the Antelope Valley and San Gabriel Valley foothills. Some 1,554 personnel assigned to the fire spent the night patrolling the fire area and putting out hot spots, U.S. Forest Service officials said. Priority areas for the weekend included Mt. Wilson to Highway 2, Dorr Canyon and Rock...
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How to save a princess (flower) in distress

Q: Our Tibouchina urvilleana tree appears to be distressed this year. The leaves have been much smaller than usual. The purple flowers seem to be about average size, but not the leaves. We’ve tried 20-20-20 fertilizer and sulfate of ammonia but to no avail. Any suggestions? A: Princess Flower is a beautiful flowering shrub or small tree that is native to Brazil. It thrives in zones 9-10 but will die back to the ground in zone 8 due to frost. It needs acid, so adding peat moss to the soil can hel...
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Dennis McCarthy: Red Cross offers relief, provides support at all hours

 “God bless the ones who have the 3 a.m. shift.” – Joanne Nowlin, CEO of the American Red Cross Los Angeles region.  Someone is always on duty at the Red Cross, even at 3 a.m. Ready to roll when the call comes, because disasters — big and small — don’t work 9 to 5. Almost every night in Los Angeles County there’s a major house fire somewhere. As the fire trucks hit their sirens, a dispatcher lets the local Red Cross volunteers on duty know someone needs help. It’s not a major disaster from a pub...
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Red Cross offers relief, provides support at all hours

 “God bless the ones who have the 3 a.m. shift.” – Joanne Nowlin, CEO of the American Red Cross Los Angeles region.  Someone is always on duty at the Red Cross, even at 3 a.m. Ready to roll when the call comes, because disasters — big and small — don’t work 9 to 5. Almost every night in Los Angeles County there’s a major house fire somewhere. As the fire trucks hit their sirens, a dispatcher lets the local Red Cross volunteers on duty know someone needs help. It’s not a major disaster from a pub...
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LA County reports coronavirus bump; state officials worry Labor Day surge may have arrived

Los Angeles County saw its biggest bump in coronavirus cases within recent weeks on Friday, Sept. 25 — the same day a statewide spike in hospitalizations was predicted for the weeks to come. L.A. County reported 1,401 new cases and 34 new deaths, bringing the official human toll of the virus to 265,775 and 6,488 deaths, according to the county’s Public Health Department. Not included in the totals were new numbers from Long Beach and Pasadena, which operate their own independent health departmen...
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Helicopter that can drop 3,000 gallons on Southern California wildfires is on its way

A helicopter that can drop up to 3,000 gallons of water in one shot on a wildfire will soon be available to combat the ever-growing blazes erupting in the region. The Orange County Fire Authority’s board this week unanimously approved funding from Southern California Edison that will help provide the air vessel, called a helitanker, to the area for 83 days, beginning Oct. 1. The tanker, leased from Coulson Aviation, will be manned around the clock and be available to regions serviced by Southern...
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Bobcat fire: Crews improve containment ahead of weekend winds, heat

Fire crews battling the Bobcat fire are taking advantage of good weather and their gains in containment before the wind and heat return this weekend. On Friday morning, the blaze had not grown since the day before and remained at 113,986 acres, but containment was up to 55%, according to the Angeles National Forest. “Crews will take advantage of favorable weather and fire activity to secure containment lines before heat and winds increase starting Sunday,” the agency said in a morning update. O...
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Orange County ranked second least-affordable place to buy a home

Remember when folks worried about housing affordability — before a pandemic upended the economy? Nobody forgot how pricey a Southern California home was. It’s just that record-low mortgage rates put house hunters in a serious buying mood. With homeowners largely unwilling to sell, ensuing bidding wars have erased much of the potential buying power created by the Federal Reserve’s cheap-money policies. This payment-to-paycheck imbalance could chill the housing market’s recent revival. Let’s look ...
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Orange County ranked 2nd least-affordable place to buy a home

Remember when folks worried about housing affordability — before a pandemic upended the economy? Nobody forgot how pricey a Southern California home was. It’s just that record-low mortgage rates put house hunters in a serious buying mood. With homeowners largely unwilling to sell, ensuing bidding wars have erased much of the potential buying power created by the Federal Reserve’s cheap-money policies. This payment-to-paycheck imbalance could chill the housing market’s recent revival. Let’s look ...
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2020 Elections: 3 candidates, 2 chairs in Las Virgenes Unified School District board race

Las Virgenes Unified School District Board of Education (Five-member board with two seats available) Incumbent: Linda Menges, 59, entered the race in 2015 and has held the chair the last four years. She’s a mother of six, all went through the LVUSD, and received “excellent education,” according to Menges. It’s her passion to ensure the district remains a top-performing district with opportunities for all students. Menges holds a Bachelor of Arts degree of business communication from the Univer...
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LA County cites dozens of businesses, churches for coronavirus health-order violations

More than 70 citations have been issued over the past month to various businesses and organizations — most notably churches and gyms — for violating health restrictions imposed to control spread of COVID-19, but Los Angeles County’s health officer said Thursday, Sept. 24 that no closures have been ordered. Dr. Muntu Davis said, however, that failures to adhere to the restrictions, particularly those barring many indoor business operations and worship services, can exacerbate virus spread. “Not j...
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LA, Orange County schools receive National Blue Ribbon honors

Nine schools in Los Angeles County and five in Orange County were named National Blue Ribbon Schools on Thursday, Sept. 24, an honor bestowed on campuses based on their overall academic achievement or success in closing achievement gaps among group of students. The U.S. Department of Education recognized nearly 370 schools nationally, including 36 in California. The honor “affirms the hard work of educators, families and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master ch...
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Parents plead not guilty to murder and torture of 4-year-old Palmdale boy

LOS ANGELES — The parents of a 4-year-old Palmdale boy pleaded not guilty Thursday to a grand jury indictment charging them with murder and torture in their son’s July 2019 death. Jose Maria Cuatro Jr., 28, and Ursula Elaine Juarez, 26, were indicted Jan. 23 on those charges in the death of their son, Noah Cuatro. The indictment also charges the boy’s father with one count each of assault on a child causing death and a newly added count of sexual penetration of a child under 10, with the indictm...
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Our endorsements for Los Angeles County Superior Court

Obscure though the candidates may be to most Los Angeles County citizens, voting for our local California Superior Court judicial seats is one of the most important choices the electorate makes. Unless there is a scandal associated with, or a terribly poor judicial decision made by, a sitting judge, most who want to stay on the bench run unopposed; their names therefore don’t appear on the ballot. That’s the case for dozens of current Superior Court judges in this fall’s election. It’s when judg...
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Verizon, AT&T Reach $116 Million Settlement In California Lawsuit

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The nation’s largest cellphone providers will pay a combined $116 million under a settlement approved Thursday in a California lawsuit alleging that they overcharged government customers for wireless services over more than a decade. Verizon will pay $68 million and AT&T Mobility $48 million to settle claims that they violated cost-saving agreements included in wireless contracts with state and local governments. Sprint and T-Mobile previously agreed to pay a combined $...
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Judge could hit Sun Valley church and pastor with $6,000 COVID fine

LOS ANGELES — A judge said Thursday that he will decide later on the scope of a hearing on whether Grace Community Church and its pastor should be held in contempt for continuing to hold indoor services. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mitchell L. Beckloff could fine both the Sun Valley house of worship and Pastor John MacArthur $3,000 each if he agrees with Los Angeles County health officials that they had no legal excuse for not abiding by his orders by holding an indoor service and for stagi...
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Bobcat fire is 50% contained and not growing much, either

Fire crews have made solid gains in the battle against the pesky Bobcat fire, reaching 50% containment by Thursday morning, Sept 24. The blaze, which has ravaged 113,986 acres since Sept. 6, only grew overnight by an estimated 253 acres, authorities said. Firefighters have continued to make progress on securing a line around the blaze, which has moved through the Angeles National Forest and prompted several evacuation orders and warnings. Firefighters have been battling the blaze in warm and dry...
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Homeownership affordability drops in two-thirds of U.S.

Median prices of single-family homes and condos are now less affordable than historical averages in 63 percent of counties, up from 54 percent one year ago, according to a new report by Attom Data Solutions.
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LA County sheriff’s deputy shoots man in Whittier; details scarce

A Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy shot a man Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 23, near the Whittier courthouse. Few details were immediately announced. The shooting happened at about 4:09 p.m. in the 7300 block of Painter Avenue. The man, described by the Sheriff’s Department as a suspect, was hospitalized. No other information was made available, including whether anyone else was injured. This story is developing. Check back for details. Related Articles Officer charged in Bre...
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Off-duty LA County sheriff’s deputy shoots and injures armed man near Whittier courthouse

An off-duty deputy shot an approximately 20-year-old man in a parking structure near the Whittier Courthouse on Wednesday afternoon. The shooting occurred at 4:09 p.m. in the 7300 block of Painter Avenue, near Mar Vista Street, according to Deputy Eric Ortiz of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The deputy was assigned to the Whittier Courthouse but was not working and not in uniform at the time of the shooting. He was walking to his vehicle inside the parking structure when “he observ...
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Villanueva says he won’t resign, calls critics ‘un-American’

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva blasted the public officials who have called on him to resign Wednesday, vowing to stay on the job and calling the criticism directed at him by members of the county’s Board of Supervisors and others divisive, politically motivated and “downright un-American.” In his weekly question-and-answer session on Facebook, the sheriff insisted that his direct supervisor is the state’s Attorney General’s Office, not the Civilian Oversight Commission, which has ch...
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Photos: People get free food during drive-thru food giveaway in San Fernando

Cars spilled out on to Arroyo Ave from inside the closed San Fernando Swap Meet in San Fernando Wednesday morning, Sept. 23. They weren’t there to find a deal or hidden swap meet treasure; they came for food. The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, in partnership with Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl’s office, hosted a drive-thru food giveaway to help those in need in the Northeast San Fernando Valley. Vehicles pulled up to stations where workers opened doors and trunks filling each with 8...
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With coronavirus transmissions increasing, LA County leery of reopening more sectors

Los Angeles County public health officials presented data Wednesday, Sept. 23, showing that transmission rates were rising slightly and that while the county has done a great deal to bridge the racial and economic divides, the virus continued its disproportionate impacts. “We’re sorry we have not made the progress we hoped we would see when we look at cases and deaths in places with high rates of poverty and people of color,” said Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer. “There is still a lot of w...
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LA City Council approves funding for renters’ legal defense program

By ERIC HEINZ | City News Service The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Wednesday, Sept. 23, to authorize the use of more than $10.4 million for an emergency legal defense program to protect renters from eviction amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “The laws of the city of Los Angeles are on the tenants’ side,” Council President Nury Martinez said, adding the city will also fund an education campaign to make tenants aware of the legal services. “Many of the people that we are serving are absolu...
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Castro named California State University chancellor, first person of color to hold post

LONG BEACH >> The first-ever California native and Mexican-American to lead the system, Joseph I. Castro will serve as the eighth chancellor for California State universities starting Jan. 4. Castro, 53, was appointed by the CSU Board of Trustees on Wednesday, Sept. 23. He succeeds Timothy P. White, who is retiring after holding the position since 2012. Dr. Timothy White, retiring California State University chancellor. (AP Photo/Nick Ut) Castro, the first person of color to hold the top CSU...
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COVID increases LA County food insecurity, says USC study

LOS ANGELES — More than one in four Los Angeles County households experienced at least one instance of food insecurity from April to July 2020 during the coronavirus pandemic, overwhelmingly affecting women, low-income and unemployed residents — and Latinos, according to researchers at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. Higher income groups that don’t typically struggle to afford food were also affected, according to a USC statement, which reported that though levels of food...
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LAUSD’s Beutner, Gonez take coronavirus tests at Pacoima school as district’s program rolls out

A coronavirus test is collected from LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner at Pacoima Middle School’s COVID-19 testing site on Tuesday, September 22, 2020. The district plans to test every student and staff member after schools reopen. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner and school board member Kelly Gonez meet at Pacoima Middle School’s COVID-19 testing site on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 for coronavirus testing. The district plans to t...
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