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L.A. County leaders flip script on sheriff, saying he ‘defunded’ his own parks patrol

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday slammed Sheriff Alex Villanueva for plans to cut his department’s Parks Services Bureau, threatening to take nearly $24 million from his budget and shifting it to the Parks and Recreation Department for park public safety. The board unanimously approved a motion to direct the county to fill the funding gap created by the sheriff’s action, which in effect could take public safety presence at parks out of Sheriff’s Department hands while also ...
Tags: Politics, News, Government, Sport, Soccer, Department Of Justice, Public Safety, Board, Parks and Recreation Department, LA County, Sheriff s Department, Hahn, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Hilda Solis, Parks Department, VILLANUEVA


Torrance, Long Beach tattoo shop owners sue state to reopen

Owners of closed tattoo shops in Torrance, Long Beach and Thousand Oaks are seeking a temporary restraining order that would prohibit the state from keeping them closed, arguing they are more tightly regulated than barber shops, nail salons and beauty parlors, which have resumed operating. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office did not return a request for comment. The Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit, filed last week, also argues that the work of tattoo artists are protected by the First Amendment, unlik...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Government, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Local News, Orange County, Public Safety, Gavin Newsom, Trump, Garcia, South Bay, Moser, Los Angeles Superior Court


California commission to consider lowering phone rates for jail inmates

State regulators will consider lowering telephone rates in California’s jails, where a 15-minute call can reach more than $26. The California Public Utilities Commission announced Thursday, Oct. 8, that it will explore how it can cut the rates, which officials believe deter inmates from staying in touch with family members.  The Federal Communications Commission last month wrote a letter to state governors seeking a cap of $3.15 per 15 minutes for in-state calls.. The FCC has no jurisdiction ove...
Tags: Crime, News, Fcc, California, Government, Sport, Soccer, Federal Communications Commission, Public Safety, Cpuc, LA County, California Public Utilities Commission, Jails, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE


Cruise ships plan Nov. 1 return to Hawaii waters, hospitals brace for 3rd wave of COVID-19, University of Hawaii execs take pay cuts, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Ah, Hawaii.Cruise ship and umbrella drink ©2020 All Hawaii News Cruise ships’ return to isles remains in muddy waters. Come Nov. 1, larger cruise ships could return again to Hawaii’s waters — but it’s probably not going to be smooth sailing at first for the floundering cruise ship industry. Star-Advertiser.Lt. Gov. Josh Green anticipates up to 8K visitors per day to Hawaii with pre-arrivals testing program. Hawaii Lt. Gov. Josh Green announced that Hawaii will only be accepting pre-arriva...
Tags: Travel, Navy, Hawaii, Public Safety, Department Of Transportation, Big Island, Sheraton, Maui, Josh Green, Honolulu, Board of Education, West Hawaii, Oahu, Kau, Edmund, Hawaiian Islands


Suspect `extremely apologetic’ after attempted kidnapping of Joe Montana’s grandchild in Malibu

By ANDREW DALTON LOS ANGELES — A 39-year-old woman was charged Tuesday in what authorities say was an attempted kidnapping of the 9-month-old granddaughter of Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana from his Southern California home. Sodsai Predpring Dalzell of Los Angeles pleaded not guilty in LA County court to felony counts of attempted kidnapping of a child under 14 and burglary. “Miss Dalzell is extremely apologetic and is very well concerned about the well-being of the family,” Dalzell’s atto...
Tags: News, Montana, NFL, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Public Safety, Jones, Malibu, Joe Montana, Southern California, Andrew Dalton, Jennifer, LA County, Dalzell


Bobcat fire won’t be fully contained for a month

Firefighters on Tuesday, Sept. 29, continued to keep the Bobcat fire at bay, with authorities now expecting to fully contain the stubborn blaze by Oct. 30. Firefighters are building more containment lines, said Andrew Mitchell, a spokesman for the U.S. Forest Service, adding that firefighters on Monday made sure the Bobcat stayed in its footprint. Authorities had estimated 100 percent containment by Wednesday, Sept. 30, but the fire that has eaten up an estimated 114,202 acres was only 62% conta...
Tags: News, Fire, Sport, Soccer, Andrew Mitchell, Local News, Public Safety, Mitchell, Los Angeles County, U S Forest Service, South Coast Air Quality Management District, Santa Ana, San Bernardino County, San Gabriel Mountains, West Fork, San Gabriel Valley


Woman arrested in attempted kidnapping of Joe Montana’s 9-month-old grandchild in Malibu

Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana and his wife confronted a home intruder who attempted to kidnap their 9-month-old grandchild over the weekend in Malibu, law enforcement officials confirmed on Sunday. According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Montana told deputies that his grandchild was sleeping in a playpen on Saturday when an unknown woman entered their home and grabbed the child. Montana and his wife, Jennifer, confronted the woman, whom authorities later identified as So...
Tags: News, Montana, Sheriff, NFL, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Pacific Coast Highway, Public Safety, Malibu, Joe Montana, Southern California, Jennifer, LA County, Los Angeles Daily News, Dalzell


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...
Tags: News, Southern California Edison, Sport, Soccer, Wildfires, Long Beach, Local News, Orange County, Public Safety, Southern California, San Bernardino, Los Angeles County, Edison, El Dorado, Fennessy, LA County


Mom column: Trying to clear out heads amid all these smoke-tainted skies

The red sun, orange skies and sepia atmosphere around the Valley this week prompted my boys to discuss the science of it all (in between watching the NBA playoffs, of course.) My husband, the engineer, had a scientifically-based, if jargon-laced answer. Mom did not. “Apocalypse Now” did not seem the appropriate response from a grown-up. My high school sophomore came up with the most user-friendly explanation: How ash and smoke from all the fires around the state, and Oregon and Washington, go up...
Tags: Health, News, Parenting, Washington, Oregon, Government, Fire, Sport, Moms, Things To Do, Soccer, Wildfires, Nba, Community, Mom, Public Safety


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...
Tags: Weather, News, Fire, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Wildfires, Pasadena, Chatsworth, Local News, Public Safety, Bay Area, Southern California, Lax, Los Angeles County, West Marin


Strange odor in Long Beach and Orange County from chemical spill in LA

Residents from Long Beach to Orange County noticed a strange odor in the air on Thursday, Sept. 10 –  the result of a chemical spill near Compton, officials said. Workers cleaning by an oil well in the 200 block of Alsina Street in Los Angeles knocked over a tank of liquid mercaptan, a non-toxic chemical used to add a detectable smell to natural gas and other hazardous materials, at about 11:15 a.m., Los Angles County Fire Department officials said. The substance gave off an odor as it evaporate...
Tags: News, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Ferguson, Local News, Orange County, Public Safety, Compton, Anaheim, Fire Department, Buena Park, Sean Ferguson, Top Stories LADN


A new kind of pollution — wildfire smoke — can cause health issues

It’s a domino effect Southern Californians know all too well: When there’s extreme heat, there are fires. And when there are fires, there’s smoke. And when there’s smoke, there is insidious air pollution. The pattern, caused by four fires still burning in Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside counties, is producing columns of smoke that collapse, spreading lung-damaging soot for hundreds of miles. After record-breaking heat and explosive fires over the Labor Day weekend, lingering fire cloud...
Tags: Weather, National Weather Service, News, California, Oregon, Environment, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Wildfires, San Diego, CalFire, Riverside County, Public Safety, Northwest, Southern California


Dramatic rescue in Palos Verdes cave earns South Bay lifeguard Medal of Valor award

The tide was rising, big waves were rolling in and it was almost nightfall. Within minutes, the person trapped in the dark cave would likely be out of air. Los Angeles Fire Department Ocean Lifeguard Nick Macko wasted no time jumping in the rough water surrounded by razor-sharp rocks after a call came in that a man was trapped in a remote gorge off Palos Verdes. Nick Macko, LA County lifeguard who received the “Medal Of Valor” for his service, works at 28th Street tower in Hermosa Beach on S...
Tags: News, Sport, Soccer, Community, Local News, East Coast, Public Safety, NICK, Beaches, Southern California, Huntington Beach, Griffiths, Los Angeles County, South Bay, Mendoza, ISF


Police costs in Southern California: By the numbers

In raw, inflation-adjusted dollars, some Southern California cities more than doubled spending on law enforcement over a recent 16-year period, according to data examined by the Southern California News Group. From 2003 to 2018, spending climbed 185% in Laguna Woods, 127% in Lake Elsinore, 123% in Temecula, 122% in Murrieta and 105% in Coachella. Other big jumps in raw-dollar spending were logged by Laguna Beach (81%), Big Bear Lake (70%), Newport Beach (68%), Glendale (66%), Laguna Niguel (60%)...
Tags: News, California, Police, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Westminster, Coachella, Pasadena, Public Safety, Southern California, Maywood, San Bernardino, Huntington Beach, Anaheim


Crime dropped to historic lows as police spending swelled to historic highs. Now what?

Wafts of stinging tear gas still hung in the air. Officers hoisted rifles, tracking unarmed protesters in the cross-hairs. “Less lethal! Less lethal!” officers shouted as they gave chase. “Clear the area!” C.J. Montano, a music student at the Los Angeles Recording School, had already been tear-gassed and hit in the hip and stomach by sponge grenades and rubber bullets that chaotic afternoon of May 30, according to . People had flooded the streets in the Fairfax District to demand changes to pol...
Tags: Hollywood, News, California, Police, New York City, Sport, Fbi, Chicago, Soccer, Williams, Brazil, Wisconsin, Berkeley, Lapd, Baltimore, Eric Garcetti


Smart. Curious. 14. Dead. Fentanyl’s reign of terror widens during pandemic

Alexander Hastings Neville, 14, of Aliso Viejo, died after taking a pill he thought was Oxycontin, but was apparently fentanyl. (Courtesy Neville family) From the boy’s obituary: “Alexander Hastings Neville, 14 years old, died on 23 June 2020 due to an overdose of fentanyl — a drug he mistook for something else.” Alex was a smart, sensitive, curious kid, prone to a philosophical and distinctively teenage anxiety. He had recently switched schools, was learning online due to the pandemic. He als...
Tags: Texas, News, Teens, California, Drugs, Angels, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Long Beach, DEA, Pasadena, Orange County, Riverside County, Alex, Public Safety


Pros and Cons of Fever Scanning

In the age of COVID-19, does it make us safer?With the advent of COVID-19, the topic of fever scanning has exploded on the Internet. It’s a popular topic in the media and vendors are developing new solutions to capitalize on the opportunity. I’m going to explain what temperature scanning is (and isn’t!) and give you a basic understanding of how it works so you can make your own decision about if it’s worth it. Fever Scanning 101 The core concept is something we are all familiar with — using a th...
Tags: Startups, Technology, Tech, World Health Organization, Fda, Flir, EBT, Austin Texas, Austin Startups, Mary Haskett, COVID, Covid19, Live-events, Public-safety, Blink Identity Pros


Kymeta raises $85.2 million led by Bill Gates to speed growth of its satellite-cellular antenna tech

Global communications startup Kymeta has raised a new $85.2 million funding round, led by Bill Gates . The Redmond-based company has developed a new type of smart, powered flat panel antenna that can be used to to vastly improve satellite and cellular connection signal strength. Kymeta’s new funding is intended to help it continue with new product development efforts, and also to speed the commercialization of its technology. Since its debut in 2015, Kymeta has productized its technology an...
Tags: Startups, TC, Space, Science, Defense, Earth, Broadband, Telecommunications, Bill Gates, Mobility, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Public Safety, Kymeta, Redmond, Recent Funding


Sheriff’s deputies are not wearing masks as required, Inspector General says

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies are failing to follow public health orders that require them to wear masks on the job, giving the impression they are above the law, the Office of Inspector General warned Monday. “The lack of face coverings puts not only the public at risk but the very law enforcement personnel who are responsible for protecting our community,” Inspector General Max Huntsman stated in a letter to the Board of Supervisors. “Failure of sheriff’s department perso...
Tags: Hollywood, Crime, News, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Local News, Lapd, Public Safety, Gavin Newsom, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles Police Department, HUNTSMAN, Sassafras Saloon


Videos show Anthony McClain shot while running from Pasadena police; they say he had a gun

Videos of the Saturday police shooting of Anthony McClain showed a Pasadena police officer fire at least two shots at a fleeing McClain, who held what police say was a firearm. Pasadena police on Thursday released the bodycam footage along with video from the dashboard camera on the patrol car and surveillance video from a business. The officer who shot McClain did not have his camera turned on. The bodycam video is from another officer at the scene who did not shoot McClain. McClain, 32, of Pas...
Tags: Hollywood, News, Shooting, Police, Office, Sport, Soccer, Pasadena, Lapd, Public Safety, Harper, Compton, Perez, Los Angeles County, Tarzana, San Gabriel Valley


LA County reports 64 coronavirus deaths, but hospitalizations still declining

Another 64 coronavirus-related fatalities were reported Tuesday, Aug. 18 by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, bringing the total number of deaths since the the pandemic began to 5,335. County officials also reported 1,003 new cases of the disease, although they noted a large lab did not issue a report Tuesday, which contributed to the lower number of people diagnosed with the coronavirus. Still, daily hospitalizations due to the coronavirus have declined 37 percent since mid-Ju...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Government, Sport, Soccer, Healthcare, Long Beach, Community, Pasadena, Public Safety, Southern California, Santa Monica, Ferrer, LA County, City News Service


Why can you order a beer with food outside at county restaurants, but not a brewery?

As long as you order a meal on the now-expanded patio of Santa Clarita’s Wolf Creek Restaurant and Brewing Co., you can also enjoy one of the craft beers the company has made for almost a quarter century. But you can’t visit sister business Wolf Creek Brewery — which has a tasting room, but no on-site kitchen — and sit outside on an acre of land in the same city, order a meal from a food truck and wash it down with a pint of their ale. It’s closed, per county health orders. Like Wolf Creek Brewe...
Tags: Health, Business, Politics, California, Government, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Long Beach, Lausd, Pasadena, Local News, Orange County, Public Safety, Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County


Heat wave brings threat of rolling blackouts

The heat wave baking Southern California is expected to last late into the week and could force as many as 3.3 million homes statewide to lose power during rolling blackouts Monday, state officials warned. The heat wave engulfing the West Coast created an energy shortage, according to the operator of the power grid. The California Independent System Operator says it will likely order utility companies to turn off power starting around 4 p.m. as demand for electricity to cool homes soars during t...
Tags: Weather, National Weather Service, News, California, Los Angeles, Southern California Edison, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, Long Beach, Associated Press, West Coast, Pasadena, Song, Orange County, San Bernardino Mountains


Californians urged to conserve electricity as heatwave strains power grid

Officials urged Californians Sunday, Aug. 16, to conserve power and help stem potential blackouts during a heatwave that is expected to drive up the need for electricity this week. The California Independent System Operator issued a state-wide flex alert effective from Sunday through Wednesday. The warning was made in response to soaring demand for electricity that was largely due to the use of air conditioning as triple-digit temperatures roasted parts of Southern California. It calls upon resi...
Tags: National Weather Service, News, California, La, Southern California Edison, Sport, ISO, Soccer, Local News, Public Safety, Kamala Harris, Southern California, Anaheim, Santa Ana, California Independent System Operator, CAISO


LA firefighter lost to coronavirus mourned by family, peers

Fire Captain Ruben Torres delivers the eulogy during outdoor funeral services held for LAFD Firefighter/Paramedic Jose M. Perez, who died from complications of COVID-19 in July, at Cottonwood Church in Los Alamitos on Saturday, August 15, 2020. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer) Outdoor funeral service are held for LAFD Firefighter/Paramedic Jose M. Perez, who died from complications of COVID-19 in July, at Cottonwood Church in Los Alamitos on Saturday, August 15, 2020. (Photo...
Tags: News, California, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Obituaries, Community, Obituary, Lapd, Eric Garcetti, Public Safety, Maria, Perez, Ortiz, Heidi


Summer heat wave pushes into Southern California

Much of Southern California will face broiling temperatures on Friday that are likely to last through the weekend, and maybe into next week. “Hot, hot, hot and hot, especially if you go away from the coast,” said Brandt Maxwell, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service San Diego office which covers Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside counties. But residents looking for ways to endure hot temperatures also are being asked to save electricity. The California Independent System Operator on...
Tags: Weather, National Weather Service, Texas, News, Los Angeles, Sport, ISO, Soccer, Glendale, Maxwell, Nevada, Coachella, Public Safety, Southern California, San Bernardino, Los Angeles County


Kamala Harris’ soft-on-police past haunts her as she is named vice presidential nominee

Joe Biden’s choice of California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate sent a shiver Tuesday through some police reformers in Orange County and throughout the Golden State. During her tenure as California attorney general and San Francisco district attorney, Harris turned a blind eye to potentially dirty Orange County cops and refused to order DNA testing that might exonerate a condemned man. In a scandal that rocked the foundation of justice in Orange County, Harris slow-walked an investigatio...
Tags: Politics, Crime, News, California, Government, Russia, Milwaukee, Office, US, San Francisco, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Courts, Ohio, Breaking News


Hikers reunite with deputies who saved them from the top of Mt. Baldy

Hikers Brooke Legaux, left center, and Carly Rivera, right, center, reunite with deputies from Special Enforcement Bureau, who hoisted down to their location, and airlifted them to safety, during a reunion in front of Air Rescue 5 at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Helipad in West Los Angeles on Saturday August 8, 2020. On Thursday July 9th Rivera, Legaux and another friend became lost near the top of Mt. Baldy and called 911 for help. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer) H...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, DMV, Pasadena, Local News, Orange County, Public Safety, Compton, Los Angeles County, Rivera, KTLA, West Los Angeles, Andres Guardado, Mt Baldy, Air Rescue, Top Stories LADN


Feds charge Pasadena man with stalking and threatening to rape, kill victims

LOS ANGELES — A federal grand jury Tuesday returned a 26-count indictment that charges a Pasadena man with making a series of detailed threats to harm, rape and kill 10 victims he met in various social and business settings. Samuel Trelawney Hughes, 31, a citizen of the United Kingdom, was charged with seven counts of stalking, nine counts of making online threats, three counts of mailing threatening communications, and seven counts of witness tampering, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. ...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, United Kingdom, DMV, Pasadena, Orange County, Public Safety, Compton, Torrance, Hughes, Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles County District Attorney s Office, Pasadena Police Department


Little Time, Big Agenda When California Lawmakers Return

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers are returning to work Monday for a furious five-week sprint that will include contentious debates about police brutality, unemployment benefits, hospital mergers and a moratorium on evictions during the coronavirus pandemic. The state Legislature has shut down twice because of the coronavirus, losing precious time to work through issues and cut deals on key legislation. Now, most of the 55 standing committees will only meet one more time, limiting t...
Tags: Congress, California, Senate, Los Angeles, Ap, Gop, Public Safety, Gavin Newsom, Legislature, Assembly, Sacramento Calif, Rendon, Sen Jerry Hill, Newsom, California Hospital Association, Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez