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Pasadena limits outdoor diners: Only household members may sit together

As of midnight on Wednesday, Dec. 2, Pasadena restaurateurs and diners have a new restriction to contend with, as the city will soon require outdoor diners to sit only with members of their own household. The rule will be in place until Dec. 20, according to a city news release. The move was met with some confusion from Pasadena restaurant owners who weren’t sure how this would really be enforceable. “It’s moot, really,” said Frank Gale, owner of Russell’s, a restaurant in Pasadena. “How do you ...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Government, Restaurants, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Long Beach, Community, Pasadena, Local News, Gale, Los Angeles County, Russell, Gordo


Hospitals activate surge plans as L.A. County heads into pandemic’s most dangerous days

Responding to “terrifying” coronavirus caseload numbers, hospitals throughout the region are activating their surge plans to keep pace with the outbreak, public health officials said Wednesday, Dec. 2. Health Services Director Dr. Christina Ghaly said there was a real possibility the county could run out of intensive care unit beds in two to three weeks during Wednesday’s briefing, as the county reported 5,987 new cases and 40 associated deaths, bringing the county’s totals to 414,185 and 7,740,...
Tags: News, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Long Beach, Pfizer, Disneyland, Pasadena, Ucla, Inglewood, Torrance, Lawson, Arizona State, LA County, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Jeff Smith


Holidays & Nights: Want socially-distanced holiday event ideas? We’ve got them!

Get updates on fun things to do for the holidays delivered to your inbox on Tuesdays with Our Holidays & Nights newsletter. Sign up here.  A couple and their dogs walk along giant holiday whale display during the first night of the 46th Holiday Harbor Lights in Dana Point on Wednesday, November 11, 2020. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG) This holiday season is anything but typical. Because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, seasonal events have been modified at best and ...
Tags: Holidays, Beck, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Long Beach, Harry Potter, Pasadena, Orange County, Valencia, Gavin Newsom, Bay, Riverside, Costa Mesa, Dana Point, Universal Studios Hollywood


Judge wants to see evidence for LA County’s restaurant dining ban

Los Angeles County’s ban on in-person dining will remain for at least another week, but while a judge declined to issue an order lifting the restriction, he directed county attorneys on Wednesday, Dec. 2 to provide medical evidence about COVID-19 transmission being used to justify the ban. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James Chalfant appeared sympathetic to legal challenges brought against the county’s ban by the California Restaurant Association and the owner of the downtown Engine Co. No. 2...
Tags: California, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Jordan, Pasadena, Mark Geragos, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles Superior Court, Department of Public Health, Board of Supervisors, LA County, Redondo Beach, City News Service, Alex Jordan, James Chalfant


2020’s top books: Southern California booksellers pick the reads you need

Bookstore owner Linda Sherman-Nurick laughed at the impossibility of the request: Pick just one or two great books to recommend from an entire year of reading? “There are a lot of really, really good books out,” said Sherman-Nurick, owner of Cellar Door Books in Riverside. “In part because people write when things are not good, and so people have been just producing incredible stuff. Because they needed to. “There have been so many powerful books,” she continued ticking off her favorite kids’ bo...
Tags: Books, Florida, Washington, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Rome, Things To Do, Soccer, Paris, Northern Ireland, Cameron, Finland, Pasadena, Riverside County, Sam


Coronavirus: LA County restaurants can apply for financial relief

Restaurants that have lost business due to coronavirus health regulations in Los Angeles County, which recently cut off in-person dining due to surging COVID cases, can apply this week to receive up to $30,000 in aid. The Keep Los Angeles County Dining Grant Program officially begins Thursday, allowing eligible eateries — excluding those in the cities of Los Angeles and Pasadena — to receive up to $30,000 in assistance for employee payroll, capital to continue operations, payment of outstanding ...
Tags: California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Disneyland, Pasadena, Los Angeles County, Barger, LA County, Janice Hahn, Kathryn Barger, COVID, San Pedro Harbor City, Los Angeles County Development Authority LACDA


1 dead, 2 in critical condition after shooting at Villa Parke in Pasadena

A shooting in the area of Villa Parke in Pasadena on Tuesday afternoon left one man dead and two others hospitalized in critical condition, authorities said. Pasadena police received a call about shots fired in the vicinity of the park just before 3 p.m., said Lt. William Grisafe, a police spokesman. Officers arrived at the north side of the park on Parke Street, where they found the three victims with gunshot wounds, Grisafe said. One man in his 30s or 40s was pronounced dead at the scene, Gris...
Tags: News, Sport, Soccer, Homicide, Pasadena, Local News, Manson, Leslie Van Houten, Los Robles Avenue, Top Stories PSN, William Grisafe, Grisafe, Crime and Public Safety, San Jose church Los Angeles, Villa Parke, Parke Street


LA County shatters one-day coronavirus case record with 7,593 cases reported Tuesday

Los Angeles County shattered its record for new coronavirus cases reported in a single day on Tuesday, Dec. 1, and the number of people in hospitals with the virus also reached all-time highs — adding to already-ample evidence that this second surge is becoming increasingly dire. The county reported 7,593 new cases Tuesday, topping the previous single-day record from Nov. 23, when officials announced 6,186 cases were reported; 408,396 people have tested positive since the pandemic began. And ano...
Tags: News, California, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Long Beach, Disneyland, Pasadena, Los Angeles County, Southland, Ferrer, Board of Supervisors, LA County, Sedgwick, SCAG, Janice Hahn


Black Tap Anaheim adds a $24 Mickey CrazyShake at Downtown Disney

Fans missing their Mickey-shaped treats at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure need to make note of a new special edition shake at Black Tap Anaheim in Downtown Disney. The strawberry shake — served only in a plastic to-go cup — has a vanilla frosted rim crusted with Mickey Mouse sprinkles. It’s crowned with a house-made Mickey Mouse shaped crispy rice treat, white and red rock candy, whipped cream, red sprinkles and a cherry. It’s available daily at the restaurant and to-go for $24. “Mic...
Tags: Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Things to do, Restaurants, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories LBPT, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories PSN, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories SGVT, Top Stories Sun, Top Stories WDN


$908 billion coronavirus relief deal is on the table. Can Congress get it done?

By ANDREW TAYLOR | Associated Press WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of lawmakers is putting pressure on congressional leaders to accept a split-the-difference solution to the protracted impasse over COVID-19 relief in a last-gasp effort to ship overdue help to a hurting nation before Congress adjourns for the holidays. The group includes Senate centrists such as Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, who hope to exert greater influence in a closely divided Congress during the incoming...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Gop, Maine, House, Treasury, Mitch McConnell, Associated Press, Nancy Pelosi


Who decides who should get the first COVID vaccine shots? These 15 experts.

By MIKE STOBBE | AP Medical Writer NEW YORK — An influential scientific panel on Tuesday was set to tackle one of the most pressing questions in the U.S. coronavirus outbreak: Who should be at the front of the line when the first vaccine shots become available? The U.S. government’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices scheduled an open-to-the-public, virtual meeting to vote on a proposal that would give priority to health care workers and nursing home patients. The two groups together r...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Cdc, White House, Sport, Soccer, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Associated Press, Pfizer, Biden, Pasadena, Seattle, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump


Associate pastor at Water of Life Community Church in Fontana dies from COVID-19

An associate pastor at Water of Life Community Church in Fontana died Monday, Nov. 30, of complications from COVID-19 days after he was diagnosed with the coronavirus, according to a statement issued by church leaders on Facebook. “It is with heavy hearts that we share Pastor Bob Bryant passed earlier today from this life and found himself fully in the presence of Jesus,” the statement issued Monday evening said. “So many of you have prayed and contended for his well-being and miraculous healing...
Tags: Facebook, News, Religion, Sport, Soccer, Jesus, Bob, Biden, Pasadena, Bryant, Facebook It, Lori, Fontana, Garcetti, Water of Life Community Church, Dan Carroll


L.A. Metro extends comment period on North Hollywood to Pasadena route

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority is extending to Dec. 28 the public comment period for the North Hollywood to Pasadena Bus Rapid Transit Corridor Project. Metro officials said staff extended the public comment period because the original public comment period fell within the 2020 election and the start of the holiday period, and they want to allow stakeholders more time to learn about and weigh in on the project. Metro released its draft environmental impact report on...
Tags: Transportation, News, Sport, Soccer, Mta, Pasadena, Metro, San Fernando, San Gabriel, North Hollywood, Bus Rapid Transit, Top Stories LADN, Burbank Glendale, Top Stories SGVT, Top Stories PSN, North Hollywood Metro


As Pasadena sees dining rush, other cities consider their own health departments

Gale Kohl, owner of Gale’s Italian Restaurant, shares a laugh with customers at her outdoor dining area in Pasadena, CA, on Monday, November 30, 2020. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG) Diners eat outside on Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena, CA, on Monday, November 30, 2020. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Diners eat outside Ramen Tatsunoya in Pasadena, CA, on Monday, November 30, 2020. (Photo by Jef...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Broadway, Long Beach, City Council, Biden, Pasadena, Gale, Los Angeles County, Kohl, Pasadena CA, Lancaster, Orange County Register, Russell, Department of Public Health, Ferrer


November coronavirus surge a ‘train wreck in slow motion’

As the coronavirus pandemic took a steep turn for the worse in November, several Southern California counties ended the month with record numbers of cases and hospitalizations, and deaths have begun to increase in some areas as well. The increase in cases was “unlike anything we have seen since July when the mask mandates went into effect,” said Brandon Brown, an epidemiologist at UC Riverside. “Since we are transitioning into the colder months when more people will be congregating inside with p...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Biden, Pasadena, Orange County, Orange, Riverside County, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, San Bernardino, Brown, Los Angeles County, Riverside, San Bernardino County


As LA County coronavirus cases top 400,000, Newsom, Ferrer warn trend is ‘not sustainable’

Los Angeles County hit two more grim coronavirus milestones on Monday, Nov. 30, with hospitalizations reaching an all-time high and total cases since the pandemic began topping 400,000, underscoring how this second surge has become increasingly dire — to the point that Gov. Gavin Newsom said much of the state could return to stay-at-home orders similar to those in March if the current trajectory continues. For the second straight day, new coronavirus cases in LA County surpassed 5,000 and, healt...
Tags: News, La, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Long Beach, Associated Press, Tsa, Pasadena, Orange County, Anthony Fauci, Ucla, Transportation Security Administration, County, Gavin Newsom, Southern California


The Foo Fighters want you to devour their latest release, a taco

Forget the Mentos, this is a call to all taco lovers. The Foo Fighters have teamed up with Sherman Oaks restaurant Casa Vega for the band’s latest release: a taco inspired by lead singer Dave Grohl’s love of smoking meat. The Foo Fighters Taco is available for takeout starting Dec. 1 at the 64-year-old San Fernando Valley restaurant. It will be sold through the end of January. According to a release from the restaurant, owner Chris Vega teamed up with Grohl to create a  Mexican spice-rubbed smok...
Tags: Restaurants, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Dave Grohl, Pasadena, Grohl, LA County, San Fernando Valley, Gordo, Sherman Oaks, Casa Vega, Modelo Especial, Ventura Blvd Sherman Oaks, Chris Vega, Top Stories LADN


Coronavirus hospitalizations in L.A. County again soar past 2,000; new cases top 5,000

New coronavirus cases in Los Angeles County again topped 5,000 on Sunday, Nov. 29, and hospitalizations climbed over 2,000 as the surge continues to alarm officials and new restrictions arrive on Monday. Health officials reported 5,014 new cases and 16 new deaths on Sunday, lifting those totals to 395,843 cases and 7,639 deaths, respectively, since the pandemic arrived. Sunday’s death number reflected a holiday weekend reporting lag. Related: Monday’s new LA County restrictions at a glance.  The...
Tags: Health, News, Education, California, Government, NFL, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, United States, Davis, Long Beach, Community, Biden, Pasadena


LA County’s card rooms deal final hands before shutting down again amid coronavirus restrictions

Nghi Nguyen of Garden Grove plays a hand at The Gardens Casino in Hawaiian Gardens on Sunday November 29, 2020. The casino shut down Sunday at 10 PM which was the last day they’re allowed to operate. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer) Customer Service Representative Mike Vassal cleans a table space before a new player sits down at The Gardens Casino in Hawaiian Gardens on Sunday November 29, 2020. The casino shut down Sunday at 10 PM which was the last day they’re allowed ...
Tags: Health, Business, Texas, News, California, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Glendale, Commerce, Sharp, Westminster, Biden, Pasadena


Chain-reaction crash on 101 Freeway involving LAPD cruiser sends several to hospital

A car rear-ended a Los Angeles Police Department cruiser leaving the scene of the end of a pursuit on the 101 Freeway in Calabasas, setting off a chain-reaction crash that sent several people to local hospitals Sunday morning. The crash occurred at around 10:30 a.m. on the freeway near Las Virgenes Road, said Officer Melissa Podany, an LAPD spokeswoman. The two LAPD officers in their cruiser were there after they picked up a pursuit of a suspected stolen vehicle that started somewhere near the T...
Tags: News, Sport, Crash, Soccer, California Highway Patrol, Pasadena, Lapd, Los Angeles Police Department, San Fernando Valley, Calabasas, Castaic, Top Stories LADN, Arleta, Topanga Division, Las Virgenes Road, Crime and Public Safety


Fauci: U.S. may see ‘surge upon surge’ of coronavirus in weeks ahead

The nation’s top infectious disease expert said Sunday that the U.S. may see “surge upon a surge” of the coronavirus over the coming weeks, and he does not expect current recommendations around social distancing to be relaxed before Christmas. “When you have the kind of inflection that we have, it doesn’t all of a sudden turn around like that,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told ABC’s “This Week.” “So clearly in the next few weeks, we’r...
Tags: Health, News, Nbc, Abc, California, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, United States, Pasadena, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, LA County, Fauci, Johns Hopkins University, National News


Path Forward: Massive coronavirus vaccine effort faces enormous challenges in California

It’s an audacious, unprecedented task straight out of “Mission Impossible”: Inoculate some 40 million people in a matter of months with a coronavirus vaccine. A person injected as part of the first human trials in the UK to test a potential coronavirus vaccine by AstraZeneca  in April.(Oxford University Pool via AP, File) California is on the cusp of a mass campaign that faces colossal complexities, even beyond the nuts-and-bolts logistics of having enough cold storage for the Pfizer and Mo...
Tags: UK, News, California, Government, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Ap, Public Health, Soccer, Food And Drug Administration, Astrazeneca, National Institutes of Health, Fda, Pfizer


Demetric Felton has a career game in UCLA’s victory over Arizona

Running back Brittain Brown #28 of the UCLA Bruins dives for the touch down against the Arizona Wildcats in the fourth quarter NCAA Football game at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Saturday, November 28, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG) Running back Brittain Brown #28 of the UCLA Bruins dives for the touch down against the Arizona Wildcats in the fourth quarter NCAA Football game at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Saturday, November 28, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, P...
Tags: Colorado, Oregon, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, College sports, Pasadena, Arizona Wildcats, Junior, Gates, Griffin, Rose Bowl, Ucla, Ncaa Football, Chip Kelly


Driver and passenger die after car rolls off 210 Freeway in Pasadena

A driver and passenger were fatally injured Friday evening after their car rolled off the 210 Freeway in Pasadena, officials said. The sedan had ran off the freeway at a high speed, rolling several times, before coming to a halt in the 1700 block of Lincoln Avenue, said Lisa Derderian, spokeswoman for the city of Pasadena. The California Highway Patrol received calls about the crash at 7:57 p.m. “It was almost unrecognizable, that’s how bad the damage was,” Derderian said, referring to the car. ...
Tags: News, Sport, Crash, Soccer, California Highway Patrol, Pasadena, Altadena, Lincoln Avenue, Van Nuys, Castaic, Huntington Memorial Hospital, Arleta, Top Stories PSN, Lisa Derderian, Derderian, Crime and Public Safety


UCLA QB Chase Griffin gets his second straight start against Arizona

PASADENA — UCLA quarterback Chase Griffin made his second consecutive start on Saturday while Dorian Thompson-Robinson remained sidelined due to coronavirus contact tracing, missing his second straight game for the Bruins. Griffin made his first college start last week in Autzen Stadium against then-No. 11 Oregon. Griffin managed the offense in his debut as the starter, completing 19 of 31 passes for 195 yards and one touchdown against Oregon, though he threw two interceptions and fumbled the ba...
Tags: Texas, Minnesota, Oregon, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, College sports, Johnson, Pasadena, Vikings, Griffin, Ucla, Chip Kelly, Tom, Kelly


UCLA QB Chase Griffin expected to start vs. Arizona

PASADENA — UCLA is expected to start quarterback Chase Griffin tonight against Arizona. Griffin made his first college start last week in Autzen Stadium against then-No. 11 Oregon. Dorian Thompson-Robinson remains out because of coronavirus contact tracing. Griffin managed the offense in his debut as the starter, completing 19 of 31 passes for 195 passing yards and one touchdown. He had just three incompletions in the first half. He also had three of the Bruins’ four turnovers against Oregon. “A...
Tags: Oregon, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, College sports, Pasadena, Ducks, Griffin, Ucla, Bruins, Autzen Stadium, Arizona Griffin, Arizona UCLA, UCLA Football, Sam Marrazzo


Here’s what you need to know about LA County coronavirus restrictions starting Monday

Los Angeles County health officials, responding to an as-yet uncontrolled surge in coronavirus cases, again Saturday pleaded with residents to align with the health department’s stay-home rules. A new wave of restrictions — officially, changes to the county’s existing Health Officer Order in response to the pandemic — will kick in Monday, Nov. 30. Here’s the list: Gatherings All public and private gatherings with individuals not in your household are prohibited. Exceptions: Religious services...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Pasadena, Los Angeles County, LA County, Gordo, L A County Department of Health, Cardrooms Restaurants


Coronavirus: L.A. County nears 2,000 hospitalizations, issues plea to follow safer-at-home order

Snarled in the midst of a relentless surge that has propelled new coronavirus cases to record levels, Los Angeles County health officials issued an urgent plea to follow a temporary three-week safer-at-home order starting Monday. No additional orders were announced by Barbara Ferrer, county health director, during a rare weekend media-briefing livecast on Saturday, Nov. 28 — but the possibility of further measures should case numbers continue to increase was not ruled out. “I understand everyone...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, United States, Davis, Long Beach, Pasadena, Los Angeles City Council, Los Angeles County, Lancaster, Ferrer, Board of Supervisors, LA County, Gordo, City News Service, Hilda Solis, Kevin Lee


5 restaurants in Pasadena closed for failing to comply with coronavirus rules

Pasadena restaurants were given a lifeline this week when city officials veered away from Los Angeles County’s three-week outdoor dining ban and chose, instead, to allow their restaurants to continue serving guests outside. However, with that privilege came increased responsibility to follow strict protocols for the health and safety of guests. By Saturday morning, five restaurants had been closed down for not adhering to established COVID-19 protocols, city spokeswoman Lisa Derderian said. Thos...
Tags: Cdc, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, CalTrans, Pasadena, Local-news, Smith, Los Angeles County, Huang, Gordo, Colorado Blvd, El Sereno, Jack Huang, Top Stories PSN, Lisa Derderian


This holiday family tradition may not be immune to COVID, but it can adapt

“I don’t think we should let COVID stop us from celebrating a family tradition that means a lot to us,” Grandson Jake said in response to my question, “What would you think about having a Zoom Hanukkah this year?” I had asked him and his sister on our FaceTime call. Jake and Ally, who were relaxing after a day of virtual schooling, were not strangers to life changes from the virus. A lot of activities have been deleted from their active teenage lives, but maybe we could save Hanukkah. Although n...
Tags: Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Pasadena, Facetime, Amy, George, Jake, Vroman, Ally, Top Stories WDN, Top Stories SGVT, Top Stories PSN, Senior Moments, Grandson Jake, Issac Bashevis