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Los Angeles County seeing 30% fewer coronavirus cases, but rates still elevated

Los Angeles County’s coronavirus situation is gradually improving as officials have tallied 30% fewer cases this week compared to last, but officials are still urging the public the stay vigilant as infection rates remain much higher than months ago. Reporting 262 new coronavirus-related deaths and 8,512 new cases on Thursday, Jan. 21, a news release from public health officials says the county has seen 10,560 cases in a seven-day average this week, compared to 15,182 last week, noting a decreas...
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Amazon Fresh grocery store opens in Whittier

An Amazon Fresh supermarket has opened in Whittier at the site of a former Orchard Supply Hardware store. The store, at 15225 Whittier Blvd. in the Friendly Hills Marketplace, is the e-commerce giant’s fifth such grocery location in Southern California. The others are in Woodland Hills, Irvine, North Hollywood and Northridge. Reeco, a local real estate brokerage, represented the landlord, The Golden Group, and worked closely with the city to revitalize the 90,000-square-foot shopping center. The...
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Southern Californians eagerly await — or dread — Joe Biden’s inauguration

Four years ago this week, Rick Reiss, while visiting his wife’s family in the Philippines, got up at 3 a.m. to watch President Donald Trump’s inauguration. On Wednesday, Jan. 20, Reiss will be home in Temecula. But instead of watching President-elect Joe Biden’s swearing-in, Reiss might grab his “Don’t Tread on Me” flag and join fellow conservatives at an outdoor rally. “With what’s happening now, obviously I’m not happy about how things turned out,” he said. “I’m not in a depression though … I’...
Tags: Politics, Elections, News, Obama, Congress, California, Washington, White House, Israel, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Sport, Joe Biden, Iran, Fbi, Soccer


COVID testing plays tribute to King at LA’s Southside Church of Christ

Shared Harvest Foundation and myCovidMD hold a free rapid COVID-19 antibody & PCR tests in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at Southside Church of Christ in Los Angeles on Monday, January 18, 2021. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Shared Harvest Foundation and myCovidMD hold a free rapid COVID-19 antibody & PCR tests in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at Southside Church of Christ in Los Angeles on Monday, January 18, 2021. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los An...
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Fire burns unit at Sun Valley motel

SUN VALLEY — Firefighters extinguished a fire Sunday night inside one unit at a Sun Valley motel. The blaze inside the Mt. View Motel at 8065 San Fernando Road was reported at 9:17 p.m., said Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Nicholas Prange. Firefighters kept the flames confined to one unit, Prange said. The department dispatched 34 firefighters to the scene. They extinguished the fire in under 20 minutes. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire remained under investigation. Los...
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First case of COVID-19 UK variant confirmed in Los Angeles County

Public Health officials on Saturday, Jan. 16 confirmed the faster-spreading UK variant of COVID-19 has reached Los Angeles. An infected person, only described as “male,” recently “spent time” in Los Angeles County before traveling to Oregon, where he is currently isolated. The variant was confirmed by Quest Laboratories in Washington state. No other information on where the man was in the LA area was immediately available. Although it is the first confirmed case of the variant in Los Angeles Cou...
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Lakers dismantle Pelicans in second half for fifth straight win

The Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma knocks a rebound away from the Pelicans’ Josh Hart during Friday’s game at Staples Center. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) The Pelicans’ Brandon Ingram (14) fouls the Lakers’ Anthony Davis (3) on his way to the hoop during their NBA game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Friday, January 15, 2021. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds The Lakers’ Montrezl Harrell (15) dun...
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With hundreds of healthcare workers in line, Dodger Stadium becomes massive vaccination site

Dodger Stadium transformed into a massive vaccination center on Friday, Jan. 15, amid concerns that shortfalls in anticipated supplies are slowing the rollout of the vaccine. Lines of cars showed up early Friday morning along the Academy Road entrance, where members of CORE and L.A. City Fire Department  personnel directed eager healthcare workers — from pharmacists to nurses — into the stadium, where they would wait in another long line to be inoculated. Among them was Kanwar Ali, a pharmacist,...
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Fire engulfs large outbuilding in Sylmar

SYLMAR — A fire engulfed a large outbuilding and at least one vehicle on a property in Sylmar Friday, but no one was hurt. Firefighters sent to the 13000 block of Fellows Avenue about 10:45 a.m. extinguished the flames in about an hour, according to Nicholas Prange of the Los Angeles Fire Department. Arriving firefighters found several other structures threatened, Prange said. About a dozen horses on an adjacent property were agitated but unharmed. Fire destroyed a large outbuilding containi...
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Fire engulfs large outbuilding, destroys vehicles in Sylmar

SYLMAR — A fire engulfed a large outbuilding and at least one vehicle on a property in Sylmar Friday, but no one was hurt. Firefighters sent to the 13000 block of Fellows Avenue about 10:45 a.m. extinguished the flames in about an hour, according to Nicholas Prange of the Los Angeles Fire Department. Arriving firefighters found several other structures threatened, Prange said. About a dozen horses on an adjacent property were agitated but unharmed. Fire destroyed a large outbuilding containi...
Tags: News, Fire, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles Daily News, Sylmar, Panorama City, Mike Meadows, Prange, Top Stories LADN, Nicholas Prange, Los Angeles Fire Department Arriving, Crime and Public Safety, Northridge Newhall


Fatal and fiery crash in North Hills marks end of Van Nuys pursuit

NORTH HILLS — One person was killed in a fiery crash at the end of a pursuit in North Hills, it was reported Friday morning. The crash occurred about 11:40 p.m. Thursday on the Roscoe Boulevard off-ramp from the northbound 405 Freeway, according to the California Highway Patrol. The suspect was killed, ABC7 reported, adding a CHP officer was injured, but the extent of the injury was unknown. The fire from the crash ignited some nearby trees and was quickly extinguished. Details of what prompted ...
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Kings’ season opener spoiled by Wild’s Russian rookie

The Kings’ Anze Kopitar (11) takes a shot during the Kings home opener against the Wild at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Thursday, January 14, 2021. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) The Kings’ Austin Wagner (27) battles with he Wild’s Nico Sturm (7) during the Kings home opener at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Thursday, January 14, 2021. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds The Wild’s Mat...
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Photos: UCLA School of Dentistry gives out dental hygiene kits during food giveaway

The line of masked people stretched from Tyrone Avenue on to Victory Boulevard for the weekly Central Lutheran Church Mobile Pantry LA Food Bank Food Distribution in Van Nuys on Monday, Jan. 11. During this edition of the food giveaway, those in line would also receive information on dental hygiene and dental kits from the UCLA Dental School. “Dental care is under accessed, especially by underserved communities, and we want them to know there are benefits and access for them,” said Dental Hygien...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Sport, Soccer, Community, Local News, Dental, 288, LA County, Victory Boulevard, Van Nuys, Los Angeles Daily News, UCLA School of Dentistry, Central Lutheran Church, Brummel


Push to open public schools in February thrills some parents, terrifies some teachers, as COVID surges

The new year brings a ray of hope for California parents like Kate Gude, who has watched with mounting worry as her four kids suffer social isolation and reduced instruction time from online learning. The first COVID-19 vaccines were given to health care workers a month ago, teachers whose safety fears have blunted reopening efforts are next in line, and the governor has a new $2 billion plan aimed at getting kids back into classrooms over the next three months. “I’m an eternal optimist,” said G...
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Blazing palm trees draw firefighters in Northridge

Los Angeles firefighters responded to a report Friday night of multiple palm trees on fire and threatening homes in Northridge. Four palm trees were on fire on the 9000 block of Balcom Avenue, exposing several homes to flames, said Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department. It took 44 firefighters 23 minutes to knock down the flames, Stewart said. No injuries were reported, and no structures were damaged, she said. Los Angeles firefighters work on a blaze that began in four palm tre...
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Photos: Tom Lasorda’s #2 honored at Dodger Stadium

Berna Torres delivers flowers for Tommy Lasorda at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Friday, January 8, 2021 after the Hall of Fame Dodgers Manager passed away at 93. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Tommy Lasorda’s number is painted on the Dodger Stadium field in Los Angeles on Friday, January 8, 2021 after the Hall of Fame Dodgers Manager passed away at 93. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds ...
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Newhall brush fire burns 10 acres near The Old Road

NEWHALL — A brush fire broke out Thursday near The Old Road and the 5 Freeway in the Newhall area and grew to 10 acres before being contained by firefighters. Firefighters were called about 6 p.m. to the blaze, near the 5 and 14 freeways, after an initial call from the California Highway Patrol that a vehicle was showing sparks, said Martin Rangel of the Los Angeles County Fire Department. No structures were threatened. Los Angeles County firefighters battle a 10-acre brush fire Thursday, Ja...
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LADWP cited with violation notice over methane leaks at Sun Valley power plant

SUN VALLEY >> Regulators on Thursday, Jan. 7, cited the Los Angeles Department of Water Power for failing to properly maintain equipment at its Valley Generation Station, where a series of emissions came to light last summer, alarming the surrounding the community. The South Coast Air Quality Management District — the agency responsible for regulating stationary pollution sources in Southern California — issued a Notice of Violation against the LADWP, citing the failure to contain two natural ga...
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How Southern California teachers explain U.S. Capitol riot

Even as custodians and workers clean up damage left after rioters invaded the U.S. Capitol building Wednesday, Jan. 6, there’s another mess, as teachers and other adults try to figure out how to explain the events to the country’s children. “It was hard yesterday,” said Elizabeth Ramos, choking up. She’s taught government and history at Alta Loma High School in Rancho Cucamonga through the Obama and Trump presidencies. Online classes resumed Monday at the Chaffey Joint Union High School District...
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Garcetti’s plea to U.S. leaders: Coronavirus-rocked L.A. needs more resources

Mayor Eric Garcetti on Thursday, Jan. 7, urged U.S. leaders to throw a lifeline to coronavirus-rocked Los Angeles in the form of additional vaccines, more trained medical professionals and other resources. Just after the mayor’s plea, L.A. County public health officials announced more grim statistics: 218 new deaths — the third straight day over 200 — and 19,719 more cases, lifting the county’s totals to 11,545 and 871,404, respectively, since the outbreak began. Brooke Barker, 22, a mental ...
Tags: Health, Business, News, California, La, Government, New York City, US, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Long Beach, Community, Fda, Pasadena


Pandemic-Era Heroes: She shopped until she dropped for people with high-impact needs

Pandemic-Era Heroes Name: Andrea Searle Hometown: Burbank Age: 52 Role: Teacher (and shopper/delivery person) Quote: “There’s a spectrum of people. There are the ultrawealthy, there’s the well-to-do and there’s the struggling. Who’s helping the struggling people?” Latest installment in a series of stories about people who have made a big difference in the community during a time framed by the coronavirus pandemic   Andrea Seale, a Burbank teacher and resident, knew from day one that hand sa...
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Pandemic-Era Heroes: Burbank teacher shopped until she dropped for people with high-impact needs

Pandemic-Era Heroes Name: Andrea Searle Hometown: Burbank Age: 52 Role: Teacher (and shopper/delivery person) Quote: “There’s a spectrum of people. There are the ultrawealthy, there’s the well-to-do and there’s the struggling. Who’s helping the struggling people?” Latest installment in a series of stories about people who have made a big difference in the community during a time framed by the coronavirus pandemic   Andrea Seale, a Burbank teacher and resident, knew from day one that hand sa...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Business, News, Education, California, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Ford, Community, Mccarthy, Palm, Larry King, Southern California


Some health care workers snub COVID vaccines in campaign’s sluggish start

Frontline health care workers are about as skeptical of COVID-19 vaccination as the population at large, surveys have found, but the reluctance of some to roll up their sleeves has surprised nonetheless. From Orange County’s COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Survey About half of hospital workers in Riverside County are passing on the vaccine for now, county spokeswoman Brooke Federico said. In Orange County, health providers report that some 30% of workers are holding back, said Dr. Clayton Chau, ...
Tags: News, California, Cdc, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Walgreens, Public Health, Soccer, Vaccinations, Pfizer, Pasadena, Orange County, Riverside County, Cvs, Southern California


Several LA County hospitals declare ‘internal disasters’ as pandemic deepens

With Los Angeles County health officials projecting that January would become the worst month yet of the worsening pandemic, several local hospitals declared “internal disasters” over the weekend. That status can be triggered by extreme conditions that could put patients at risk, such as severe staffing shortages or an overflow of patients during a natural disaster — and can mean hospital doors are closed to all ambulances. So far, however, no local hospital has needed to declare that it was ope...
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Last call for Pink’s Hot Dogs until March, as Hollywood stand closes until coronavirus is under control

Pink’s Hot Dogs has somehow always been there. It stayed opened during World War II, the Cold War, the Vietnam War, recessions… But 2020 — and COVID-19 — was a whole different story for the venerable Hollywood spot. Sunday was a reminder of that story. It was your last chance for at least until March to grab a Guadalajara Dog or maybe that long-awaited Rosie O’Donnell Long Island Dog — just two of an array of what owner Richard Pink and his 25 employees offer to everyone from celebrities to lunc...
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Rams going to playoffs as John Wolford, defense beat Cardinals

INGLEWOOD — The Rams are back in the playoffs. The way they arrived is appropriate only in the 2020 season. With a gritty John Wolford at quarterback and without an offensive touchdown to work with for the second straight game, the defense came through yet again and the special teams contributed a rare moment of brilliance to give the Rams an 18-7 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. The Rams’ Troy Hill #22 intercepts a pass and returns it for a touchdown late in the second quarter ...
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Rams going to playoffs as John Wolford, defense beat Cardinals 18-7

Rams quarterback John Wolford #9 during their NFL game against the Cardinals at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA., Sunday, January 3, 2021. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) The Rams’ Troy Hill #22 intercepts a pass and returns it for a touchdown late in the second quarter during their NFL game against the Cardinals at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA., Sunday, January 3, 2021. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume in se...
Tags: Sports, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, Arizona Cardinals, Green Bay Packers, Seattle Seahawks, Nfc, Chicago Bears, Morgan Fox, Murray, Inglewood, Hill, Robinson, Cardinals


2021 will bring more construction to Las Vegas; here’s what to expect

Even during the pandemic, Las Vegas continues to evolve. Sin City saw the completion of a variety of projects in 2020, even amid all the uncertainty of the novel coronavirus pandemic and more big projects are expected to take shape in 2021. Here are the properties that wrapped big updates just before the end of the year and the new resorts that are likely to open this year. Circa Resort & Casino opens hotel, rooftop lounge  Circa Resort & Casino, which opened its gaming floor and other amenities...
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Rose Parade TV special: Musical moments, heartfelt memories work to fill gap of lost parade

Capturing the country’s attention with an array of live-to-tape musical performances, the Rose Parade’s two-hour television special welcomed the world to 2021 as commentators and fans looked forward to 2022 when the Rose Parade’s flower-filled floats will roll down Colorado Boulevard anew. Instead of a parade this year, organizers with the Tournament of Roses brought viewers along for a series of historical retrospectives, explaining how the parade came to be and what goes into it today, breakin...
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Photos: What a difference a year makes along Pasadena’s Rose Float route

Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena is without floats, bands, horses and large crowds on New Years Day after the Tournament of Roses canceled the 2021 Rose Parade due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, on Friday, Jan. 1, 2021. (Photo by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer) What a difference a year can make. On Jan. 1, 2020, the streets of Pasadena were packed with colorful floats, brassy marching bands and throngs of parade viewers. No Rose Parade starting at 8 am at Orange Grove Blvd. and...
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