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Coronavirus hospitalizations continue to drop in LA County

Twenty-two more coronavirus-related deaths were confirmed on Friday, Sept. 18, by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, while hospitalizations due to the virus continued to drop. “I appreciate the diligent efforts everyone is making to slow the spread of COVID-19 and am grateful that daily hospitalizations and deaths have continued to decline,” county public health director Barbara Ferrer said in a statement. “This decline didn’t happen by chance — this happened because individuals...
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Flu shot is vital, LA County officials urge, especially during coronavirus outbreak

Another three dozen coronavirus-related deaths were reported today by Los Angeles County health officials, who again issued a call for people get a flu shot and continue taking precautions against the spread of infection. The county Department of Public Health reported 38 new virus deaths. The new deaths lifted the countywide total since the start of the pandemic to 6,324. Another 1,160 cases were also announced by the county, for a total of 257,271 since the pandemic began. The mid-day report d...
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Why are unemployment checks months late? State audit aims to find out

Out-of-work Southern Californians have been waiting months for unemployment checks to arrive as the coronavirus pandemic rages and employed residents have mistakenly received piles of payments for which they didn’t ask. Now fed-up lawmakers have demanded an emergency audit of the state agency that handles those claims, the Employment Development Department. The respective chair and vice chair of California’s Joint Legislative Audit Committee, Assemblyman Rudy Salas, D-Bakersfield; and state Sen....
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If no post-Labor Day coronavirus surge, LA County could enter less risky recovery phase by October

Los Angeles County could move to the next, less risky tier of pandemic recovery by early October, if positive current trendlines hold, the county’s public health chief said on Wednesday, Sept. 16 — but only if Labor Day’s gatherings fail to fuel a COVID resurgence. County officials announced 31 more deaths Wednesday, for a total 6,303 people lost to the six-month outbreak. Also logged were 1,148 new cases, for a total of 256,148. Related links Ferrer faces tough coronavirus questions from ...
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Man pleads no contest in Sherman Oaks stabbing of his two adoptive fathers

VAN NUYS — A young man is facing more than 15 years in state prison for stabbing his two adoptive fathers at their home in Sherman Oaks just over two years ago, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday. Matthew Boulet — who was 21 at the time and is now 23 — pleaded no contest Tuesday to two counts of attempted murder and admitted allegations that he caused great bodily injury in the July 24, 2018 attack, according to Deputy District Attorney Manuel Almada. Matthe...
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Family of nursing home resident who died: ‘She had 3 really good years there and 1 really bad week’

Karen Johnson, 77, spent about three years in the Highland Springs Care Center in Beaumont. “She was at an unlocked memory care facility in Hemet, but she got to the point with her Alzheimer’s and dementia … where she needed to be in a locked facility,” said her daughter, Dena Garcia. Eye of the Storm Southern California Nursing Homes during the Coronavirus Pandemic Latest installments in a continuing series Part One:  What do Southern California nursing homes hard hit by COVID-related death...
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A tale of two Southern California nursing homes in the era of coronavirus

Administrator Hrag Bekerian felt confident, he said, that they were taking the right precautions at Gem Transitional Care Center before the coronavirus struck. The four-star-rated nursing home on South Fair Oaks Avenue in Pasadena had closed its doors to visitors a week before the state’s guidance. Managers held frequent training sessions, screened all entrants and ramped up hand-washing checks. “We believe we were well-prepared,” said Bekerian, 31. Eye of the Storm Southern California Nursin...
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Ferrer faces tough coronavirus questions from LA County supervisors

Pressed by leaders frustrated with the pace of reopening Los Angeles County’s giant, pandemic-humbled economy, Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer on Tuesday defended her department’s gradual approach. And she stood firm that it will be weeks before restrictions on schools and businesses will ease. The lengthy Q&A with the Board of Supervisors came as board members are getting earfuls from business interests and constituents, many indignant and confused as to why certain kinds of businesses ca...
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LA County wants to secure less expensive, more convenient coronavirus tests

Los Angeles County health officials are eagerly awaiting better tests that are less expensive and more convenient than the current way the county tests for the new coronavirus. “It’s not so much the accuracy of the test,” explained Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer during a Monday, Sept. 14, briefing. “Better testing for us means much less expensive, either a point-of-care test or one you can take in your home that you can take very frequently. Once we get those tests, it will be a game-chan...
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On ‘Perry Mason,’ a Magnificent Pasadena Craftsman Portrays Emily and Matthew Dodson’s Home

I have a serious affinity for Craftsman homes, most likely influenced by my mom’s unbridled affection for the style and my ten-plus years of living in Pasadena, where the Arts and Crafts architectural movement is widely immortalized. Whenever I see a Craftsman onscreen, my immediate inclination is to track it down. The shingled pad where […]
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UCLA ranked top public university in nation for fourth consecutive year

UCLA has been selected the No. 1 public university in the nation for the fourth year in a row and is the only UC campus to break into the top 20 of an overall national ranking of institutions of higher education by U.S. News & World Report. Among all universities in the country, California Institute of Technology, a private school in Pasadena, came in as the highest-ranked institution in Southern California, at No. 12, followed by UCLA at No. 20. The University of Southern California tied with U...
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LA County reports 816 new coronavirus cases, 11 deaths

Los Angeles County reported 816 new cases of COVID-19 and 11 more deaths today, bringing the county’s totals to 253,985 cases and 6,208 fatalities. Officials said the relatively lower case and death counts reflect a reporting lag over the weekend. The number of people hospitalized in the county due to the virus continues to fall sharply, dropping from 877 Saturday to 793, with 35% of those people in intensive care, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. The daily hospit...
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Bobcat fire continues to burn toward foothill communities

LOS ANGELES — The Bobcat Fire burned downhill toward communities in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains early today, as firefighters worked overnight to keep flames from threatening populated areas that remained under evacuation warnings. The fire has burned 31,991 acres in the Angeles National Forest and is 6% contained, with full containment not estimated until Oct. 15, according to the U.S. Forest Service. A smoke advisory remains in effect through Monday in most of Los Angeles County ...
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Bobcat fire prompts evacuation order in Arcadia

LOS ANGELES — Residents in Arcadia were ordered to evacuate Sunday due to the Bobcat Fire, which burned downhill toward communities in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains after firefighters worked overnight to keep flames from threatening other populated areas that remained under evacuation warnings. At about 10 a.m., the city of Arcadia ordered all residents north of Elkins Avenue and east of Santa Anita Avenue to evacuate. They were advised to use Santa Anita Avenue to leave the area. A...
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‘Behind the 8-ball:’ Many Southern California nursing homes hit hard by coronavirus had prior issues

Evangelina Gonzalez survived the coronavirus. But she found herself lonely and confused inside her nursing home. The 98-year-old, who has dementia, had fallen a couple of times at Monterey Palms Health Care Center in the Coachella Valley, her son said. After contracting the virus last spring, she was placed in an isolation wing for six weeks. “I’ll try to call her and she’s just like, ‘Where are you, where are you? I’m hungry, I’m thirsty, I’m in pain,’” said Gustavo “Sky” Gonzalez of Cathedral ...
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Man dies in stabbing attack in Pasadena, suspect in custody

PASADENA — A suspect was in custody Saturday in connection with the stabbing death of a man in Pasadena. Officers responded to several calls about a man stabbing another man in the 100 block of East Orange Grove Boulevard, near Fair Oaks Avenue, at 8:15 p.m. Friday, according to the Pasadena Police Department. The victim was found on the ground bleeding profusely and later died at a hospital, police said. Witnesses directed officers through an alley where the suspect was last seen running away. ...
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LA County reports 1,177 new coronavirus cases, 29 deaths

Los Angeles County reported 1,177 new cases of COVID-19 and 29 more deaths on Saturday, Sept. 12, bringing the county’s totals to 253,176 cases and 6,197 fatalities. Of the new cases reported Saturday, 71% are of people under the age of 50 years old, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. The update did not include new figures for Long Beach and Pasadena, cities that operate their own health departments. Pasadena reported eight new cases, for a total of 2,476 since the ...
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Police check for link as 6 possible overdose patients found in 6 hours in Pasadena

Pasadena police have launched an investigation after police and fire officials received calls of six people exhibiting signs of drug overdose over a roughly six-hour window, authorities said Saturday, Sept. 12. Two of those patients died, while three have recovered, authorities said. One remained in the hospital receiving treatment. But authorities couldn’t say definitively if the two men had died from drug overdoses, pending a coroner’s autopsy findings. However, police say they believe the cas...
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Bobcat fire swells to 29,245 acres overnight, still 6% contained

Fire crews braced for more extreme fire behavior as they were set to battle the Bobcat fire for a seventh day in the San Gabriel Mountains above Monrovia. After working to contain the southern and northern edges of the fire, forest officials announced the blaze had grown to 29,245 acres, a nearly 3,000-acre increase over Friday. The blaze remains at 6% containment as it continues to chew through steep terrain and dry fuels, some of which haven’t burned in the last 60 years, officials said. Addit...
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L.A. County finds 3 more cases of COVID-related syndrome in children

Los Angeles County reported another 40 deaths due to the coronavirus on Friday, Sept. 11, while also announcing three more confirmed cases of a COVID-19-related inflammatory condition in children. The pediatric malady, known as multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children, or MIS-C, has now affected a total of 34 youth in the county. All of them were hospitalized at some point and nearly half wound up in an intensive-care unit, but no deaths have been reported. The syndrome can result in the sw...
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LA County finds 3 more cases of COVID-related syndrome in children

Los Angeles County reported another 40 deaths due to the coronavirus on Friday, Sept. 11, while also announcing three more confirmed cases of a COVID-19-related inflammatory condition in children. The pediatric malady, known as multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children, or MIS-C, has now affected a total of 34 youth in the county. All of them were hospitalized at some point and nearly half wound up in an intensive-care unit, but no deaths have been reported. The syndrome can result in the sw...
Tags: Health, News, Government, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Community, Pasadena, Los Angeles County, CSU, Department of Public Health, LA County, Barbara Ferrer, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories Breeze


‘War on suburbs’ is more about politics than reality

SACRAMENTO >> As Republicans battle Democratic electoral advances in the nation’s politically pivotal suburbs, they’ve been sounding the alarms about a liberal plot to dismantle our beloved single-family neighborhoods. For instance, the conservative National Review in June declared, “Biden and Dems are set to abolish the suburbs.” This would be shocking if true, rather than a transparent attempt to scare soccer moms into voting for the GOP. “For the past three years, the state senator who repres...
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For L.A. bars and restaurants banking on packed NFL Sundays, times have changed

Sports fans are able to watch the NBA playoffs and NFL football on the patio under outside-only dining guidelines at Barney’s Beanery in Pasadena on Thursday, September 10, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG) Sports fans are able to watch the NBA playoffs and NFL football on the patio under outside-only dining guidelines at Barney’s Beanery in Pasadena on Thursday, September 10, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG) Sound The gallery wil...
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Smoke advisory issued as layers of ash darken skies across Southern California

Air quality plummeted in communities surrounding two wildfires burning Thursday in Southern California as sunlight that filtered through layers of smoke and ash cast a sepia-toned haze and the smell of wood smoke lingered throughout the region. A smoke advisory went into effect at 11 a.m., and will remain active through Friday in areas near the Bobcat fire north of Azusa and the El Dorado fire burning in near Yucaipa, South Coast Air Quality Management District officials said in a bulletin. Read...
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Contact tracing still sluggish in Los Angeles County coronavirus battle, officials say

Contact tracers hired by the county of Los Angeles to interview people who tested positive for the new coronavirus and any others who might have been exposed continue to face challenges, according to the latest data presented by Health Officer Dr. Muntu Davis on Thursday, Sept. 10. In the last two weeks of August, roughly 60% of the 17,379 people who reported testing positive responded to interviews. Out of the 10,429 who were interviewed, roughly 56% reported having contact with at least one ot...
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Watch: Bobcat fire progression in time-lapse videos from Mt. Wilson

The San Gabriel Mountains were blanketed by blue skies and light cloud cover minutes before the Bobcat fire broke out on Sunday, Sept. 6, sending plumes of dark gray smoke into the air, then growing exponentially overnight. You can watch that critical first day and night play out in a time-lapse video below, plus videos from every day and every hour since then, watching the fire’s progression and firefighters’ efforts to snuff it out. These videos are made possible by the High Performance Wir...
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L.A. County takes ‘cautious steps forward’ amid coronavirus; 61 more deaths reported

Sixty-one more people have died from COVID-19 in Los Angeles, officials said on Wednesday, Sept. 9, a solemn reminder that the county is not out of the woods as leaders called for “cautious steps forward” into the winter and the holiday season. Those steps now include guidance that urge families to refrain from trick-or-treating on Halloween. And even as the county’s rate of transmission falls, officials did not rule out future calls to refrain from holiday gatherings in others’ households as Th...
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Los Angeles County leaders announce new contact tracing app to aid fight against coronavirus

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti looks on as Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia speaks during Wednesday night’s announcement of a new mobile app on Wednesday capable of notifying residents when they might have been exposed to the novel coronavirus. Photo: Facebook screenshot Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti looks on as Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek speaks during Wednesday night’s announcement of a new mobile app on Wednesday capable of notifying residents when they might have been exposed to the nov...
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LA County leaders announce new contact tracing app to fight coronavirus

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti looks on as Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia speaks during Wednesday night’s announcement of a new mobile app on Wednesday capable of notifying residents when they might have been exposed to the novel coronavirus. Photo: Facebook screenshot Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti looks on as Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek speaks during Wednesday night’s announcement of a new mobile app on Wednesday capable of notifying residents when they might have been exposed to the nov...
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UCLA’s Joshua Kelley, Darnay Holmes and Devin Asiasi named to 53-man NFL rosters

Devin Asiasi, Darnay Holmes and Joshua Kelley played big roles during their final year at UCLA. All three players were drafted in April and will begin their NFL careers on a 53-man roster as the NFL season starts this week. Joshua Kelley, RB, Los Angeles Chargers: UCLA running back Joshua Kelley (27), runs for a touchdown against Oregon during an NCAA college football game in Eugene, Ore., Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018 (AP Photo/Thomas Boyd) North running back Joshua Kelley of UCLA (2) carries ...
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