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Pandemic rent control? Southern California landlords losing pricing power

It took a virus, not political action, to prune the pricing power of California landlords. The coronavirus has hammered the state economy, and the once rock-solid residential rental market has been especially hard hit. Data from the Consumer Price Index shows us that business limitations designed to slow the pandemic’s spread have dramatically changed consumer spending habits — just as California voters will weigh a rent-control measure Nov. 3. My trusty spreadsheet looked at three California me...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, News, California, Housing, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Rent, Orange, Riverside County, Southern California, San Mateo, Inland Empire, Census Bureau


Hey, Southern California, what’s on your ballot?

Every ballot item in every election is important to somebody. But, in truth, some items are more symbolic than others, change that reflects something happening in society. Here’s a look at some of those interesting ballot questions – about people, ideas, money – in front of voters in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. Los Angeles County District Attorney: The fact that there’s any race at all for District Attorney in Los Angeles shows just how radically the political e...
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In state government, no good idea goes unpunished

SACRAMENTO – If you owned a company that was hemorrhaging cash and a local branch manager came up with a creative idea that could save oodles of money while significantly improving the quality of services for customers, you would be all over that in an instant. You would implement that idea in other branches and would give the manager a promotion. If you were a government leader, you would do as California’s Legislature recently has done. You would try to quash the idea in its infancy, forbid it...
Tags: Supreme Court, California, Opinion, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, Gop, CAL FIRE, Orange County, Riverside County, Legislature, Los Angeles County, Assembly, Calpers, Orange County Fire Authority, Calimesa


Finding a plant to fight gophers and what to do about trees dropping fruit in the heat

Q: I live in the Temecula area and wanted to find out additional information on gopher control or which types of plants may act as natural repellents. I have tried the usual bait, gassers and traps but do not seem to have much luck. A: Gophers seem to be the bane of gardeners everywhere. They can ruin lawns, destroy tree roots and devour all types of vegetables and flowers. Unfortunately, control requires vigilance and persistence because they are sneaky and numerous. Consistent trap use is the ...
Tags: Gardening, California, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Orange County, Riverside County, Santa Rosa, Gophers, Los Angeles County, San Bernardino County, San Fernando Valley, Temecula, Euphorbia, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE


In one week, Riverside County family buries three members who died from coronavirus

Before this week ends, John Carrillo will have buried three members of his family. His father, John Sanchez Carrillo, 93; his mother, Sally Soliz Carrillo, 90; and his older sister, Letecia “Tish” Chavez, 65. All three died from the novel coronavirus. As he mourns the loss of more than half of his family, all of whom died within days of each other, the 62-year-old Carrillo repeats a melancholy refrain: “They are not numbers, they’re people.” As of Wednesday, Oct. 14, more than 216,000 people hav...
Tags: News, Mexico, Office, America, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, United States, Korea, Army, John, Disneyland, Donald Trump, Riverside County, Don, Beaumont


Medicare information and advice is a phone call away

It’s a whole new world for specialists at the Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program as they help steer seniors through the complex world of Medicare. HICAP, a nonprofit organization of the Council of Aging-Southern California, each year provides free Medicare plan counseling to hundreds of seniors in Southern California, said Tamiko Perry, Riverside County project manager. But this year there’s no face-to-face contact with clients as in the past — yet another altering of our “normal” li...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Sport, Cms, Soccer, Healthcare, Medicare, Orange County, Riverside County, Seniors, Southern California, Los Angeles County, Perry, Medicare Advantage, Lara, Medicaid Services CMS


13 Halloween themed activities and events you can do in Southern California

Though many of the more traditional Halloween events have been canceled this haunting season due to novel coronavirus concerns, some promoters have modified their experiences for safety and social distancing. There are plenty of options for adults, teens and families looking for a dash of normalcy this year with contactless drive-in or drive-thru events or small group walk-thru attractions. All of the happenings require guests to wear appropriate facial coverings for the duration of the experien...
Tags: Halloween, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Red Cross, Riverside County, Pacific, San Bernardino Mountains, Southern California, Romero, Knott, San Bernardino County, Woodland Hills, Dia de los Muertos, Agoura Hills


Local district elections open doors for minorities in LA County cities

In November 2018, Costa Mesa made history when voters for the first time elected a Latino to the City Council. In fact, three Latinos were catapulted to victory on the seven-member panel in that landmark election. But it wasn’t an overnight, dramatic shift in demographics that shook up the political landscape in Orange County’s eighth largest city, which is two-thirds White. Rather, it was a change in how voting is conducted, and reflected a movement that has been coursing through California sin...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, California, Sport, Soccer, Aclu, Modesto, City Council, Local News, Orange County, Riverside County, Council, Malibu, Highland, Southern California, Santa Monica


Republican Darrell Issa and Democrat Ammar Campa Najjar battle for the open seat in California's 50th Congressional District

An official ballot drop box is set up in Los Angeles on September 12, 2020, ahead of the November 3 presidential elections. Chris DELMAS/AFP via Getty Images Republican Darrell Issa and Democrat Ammar Campa-Najjar will face each other in November to represent California's 50th Congressional District. The 50th District is located in southern California and is home to the northeastern and central regions of San Diego County as well as a portion of Riverside County.  The House seat is current...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Congress, California, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Trends, Gop, Hillary Clinton, House, Nancy Pelosi, Darrell Issa, Orange County, Donald Trump, Riverside County, San Diego County


Photos: LA County sheriff congratulates diverse class of academy graduates

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva presided Thursday, Oct. 8, over commencement ceremonies for Academy Class no. 452, congratulating a group of graduates considered among the most diverse in the department’s history. 65 students raise their right hand as they became Los Angeles County Sheriff deputies or Gardena Police officers during graduation ceremonies for Los Angeles Angeles County Sheriff Academy Class #452 in the Memorial Wall Courtyard in Whittier on Thursday, October 8, 2020...
Tags: News, La, Police, Government, Sport, Thailand, Soccer, Community, Pasadena, Local News, Riverside County, San Bernardino, Los Angeles County, Whittier, LA County, Anza


How to kill a zombie lemon tree that just won’t die

Q: I have a Meyer lemon tree that just won’t die. I’ve had it for at least 25 years and have tried to keep it pruned into a smaller tree form. Even when it was kept small, it produced hundreds of lemons every year. I finally had someone cut it down since it was getting to be too much work for me to keep it under control. Even though it is getting no irrigation or any kind of care, it has grown back and has many baby trees growing near it. What can I do to get rid of this tree? A: I would recomme...
Tags: Gardening, California, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, United States, Meyer, Ecuador, Orange County, Riverside County, Central America, Los Angeles County, San Bernardino County, San Fernando Valley, California Rare Fruit Growers, Top Stories OCR


President’s coronavirus infection changes few minds about masks, reopening society

The way Jim Riley sees it, it’s hardly big news that President Donald Trump has contracted the coronavirus. “Of course, the president is going to get it,” said Riley, owner of Riley’s Farm, a popular apple farm near Yucaipa, in the Oak Glen tourist area of San Bernardino County. “I’m going to get it. You’re going to get it. We’re all going to get it.” And the vast majority who get COVID-19 will recover and not get very sick, he said. “Like most Americans, he’s going to have a 99.98 percent chanc...
Tags: Health, News, Sacramento, Sport, Joe Biden, Public Health, Soccer, Long Beach, Local News, Orange County, Donald Trump, Riverside County, Thompson, San Pedro, Trump, Melania Trump


Inland Empire remains nation’s tightest housing market

The Inland Empire continues to rank as the nation’s tightest housing market, by one measure. The supply of homes for sale in Riverside and San Bernardino counties was 48% below year-ago levels for the week ending Sept. 26 — and has been the case for much of the summer, according to a Zillow analysis. It’s the biggest inventory drop among the 50 largest housing markets tracked. Inventory in Los Angeles and Orange counties is down 25%, which in normal years might seem big. Yet in 2020’s pandemic-c...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, News, Housing, Time, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Orange, Riverside County, Zillow, San Bernardino, Riverside, San Bernardino County, Housing Data, Top Stories LADN


Diagnosing dead or brown spots on a lawn and how to make them green again

Q: I put in new sod a couple of years ago in my backyard and it has performed well until the last several months when it developed dead spots. It seems to be coming back with a little extra watering and seeding, but I wonder what caused them and how they can be prevented. A: Dead or brown spots in a lawn can be caused by several different things. The most common reason for brown grass is sprinkler malfunction. Automatic sprinklers need to be inspected frequently to ensure they are not clogged or...
Tags: Gardening, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Orange County, Riverside County, Southern California, Los Angeles County, San Bernardino County, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Home + Garden


Earthquake swarm hits south of the Salton Sea

MECCA — A swarm of earthquakes, the largest of which had a 4.9 magnitude, hit south of the Salton Sea in Imperial County on Wednesday afternoon, sending light shaking into Riverside County. In a two-and-a-half hour span, 45 earthquakes of at least a 3.0 magnitude struck the Westmorland area, according to seismologist Lucy Jones, formerly of the U.S. Geological Survey. The first quake, which had a 3.0 magnitude, struck at 4 p.m., and the 4.9 magnitude quake struck at 5:31 p.m., the U.S. Geologica...
Tags: News, Sport, Soccer, Earthquakes, San Andreas, Riverside County, Lucy Jones, Jones, U S Geological Survey, San Bernardino County, Imperial County, Salton Sea, Westmorland, Brawley, Top Stories PE, San Antonio Heights


Congressional races in L.A. County put some candidates on national stage

Here’s a look at congressional races that touch Los Angeles County voters during the Nov. 3 general election. District 23: Kevin McCarthy (R) vs. Kim Mangone (D) The District: District 23 encompasses parts of L.A., Kern, and Tulare counties, including Lancaster, Antelope Valley, and Edwards Air Force Base. Home to approximately 707,345 people, this district has been served by Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield) since 2012. Most residents are White (50.58%) or Hispanic (35.53%). The Incumbent: Kevi...
Tags: Politics, Elections, News, Congress, Navy, California, Mexico, La, Government, Senate, White House, Iraq, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden


Los Angeles County sets home-price record: $692,750 after 12% jump

Los Angeles County’s homebuying resurgence continued in August as historically low interest rates and a limited inventory pushed prices to record heights. A study by DQNews of closed transactions in Los Angeles County from August showed … • $692,750 countywide median selling price — up 12.2% over 12 months. The latest median is breaks the record of $670,000 set in July. • 6,834 homes sold, existing and new — down 3.8% in a year. Year to date there have been 41,428 Los Angeles County sales — down...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, News, California, Housing, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Riverside County, San Diego County, Zillow, Ventura County, Southern California, Los Angeles County, San Bernardino County, Housing Data


Los Angeles County’s new home price peak: $692,750 after 12% jump

Los Angeles County’s homebuying resurgence continued in August as historically low interest rates and a limited inventory pushed prices to record heights. A study by DQNews of closed transactions in Los Angeles County from August showed … • $692,750 countywide median selling price — up 12.2% over 12 months. The latest median is breaks the record of $670,000 set in July. • 6,834 homes sold, existing and new — down 3.8% in a year. Year to date there have been 41,428 Los Angeles County sales — down...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, News, California, Housing, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Riverside County, San Diego County, Zillow, Ventura County, Southern California, Los Angeles County, San Bernardino County, Housing Data


Landlords suing to push back against eviction ban

By Kimberlee Kruesi and Adrian Sainz | The Associated Press As millions of Americans struggle to pay their rent during the coronavirus pandemic, landlords are going to courts, claiming the national eviction moratorium unfairly strains their finances and violates their property rights. At least 26 such lawsuits have been filed by property owners this year, including several federal challenges of President Donald Trump’s directive, delivered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, that ...
Tags: Utah, California, Cdc, Housing, Washington, Georgia, Sport, Soccer, Tennessee, Ohio, Seattle, Donald Trump, Riverside County, Memphis, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump


Attendance falling for LAUSD’s first graders

The overall attendance rate for first graders in Los Angeles Unified is down 3.7% compared to a year ago — and down by two or three times that rate for some of the highest-needs students — according to the latest data from the district. Cumulative attendance rates since the start of the school year show a 7.5% drop in attendance among Black students and a 4.1% decrease among Latino students in the first grade. The rates also went down by 4.2% for English learners, 4% for students with disabiliti...
Tags: Health, News, Education, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Lausd, Pasadena, Riverside County, Los Angeles County, LA County, Los Angeles Unified, United Teachers Los Angeles, Austin Beutner


No post-Labor Day coronavirus surge in LA County, officials say

The numbers are in, and it appears Los Angeles County did not experience a surge in coronavirus cases after Labor Day similar to the spikes seen after Memorial Day and July Fourth, officials announced Monday, Sept. 28. “While we still may experience increases in cases associated with activities over the Labor Day holiday,” the county’s Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said in an afternoon briefing, “we do not predict a similar surge as we’ve seen after Memorial Day and after the July Fourth...
Tags: News, California, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Long Beach, Pasadena, Riverside County, Los Angeles County, Ferrer, LA County, LA Convention Center, Barbara Ferrer, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories Breeze


Renters, landlords can tap $24 million fund available in Riverside County

Riverside County renters and landlords struggling during the pandemic economy can tap what’s left of a $33 million assistance fund provided by Riverside County Rental Relief program. The United Lift program was created to help renters countywide who have been negatively affected by COVID-19 and the government-mandated lockdowns. Inland SoCal United Way, Riverside County, and Lift to Rise in the Coachella Valley are managing the applications and distribution of aid. Tenants who can prove they’ve ...
Tags: Business, News, Small Business, Housing, Milwaukee, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Rent, Orange, Riverside County, Nonprofits, Los Angeles Dodgers, Milwaukee Brewers, Southern California, Trump


Coronavirus state tracker: Cases and hospitalizations in Californa down more than 60% from their previous highs

California agencies reported 4,159 new cases and 80 new deaths of the coronavirus as of Saturday,  according to unofficial totals from public health websites.  The cumulative number of coronavirus cases is 805,133 and 15,556 deaths. The seven-day average of 3,336 new cases from the coronavirus represents a 66% decline since its high of 9,935, July 23, while the seven-day average of 85 new deaths is a 44% drop from its Aug. 15 high of 150, according to an analysis of data from public health websi...
Tags: News, California, Infographic, Sport, Soccer, Red Cross, Riverside County, Southern California, San Bernardino, Kohl, LA County, Mariposa, California Department of Public Health, Californa, Dennis McCarthy, CSULB


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...
Tags: Gardening, Sport, Flower, Things To Do, Soccer, Brazil, Orange County, Riverside County, Los Angeles County, San Bernardino County, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Home + Garden


Southern California home prices jump 12% to record high

A summer resurgence of home buying stretched into August, defying the pandemic to set record home prices and drive sales to a near two-year high, new housing figures show. The median price of a Southern California home — or price at the mid-point of all sales — was $600,000 last month, up 12.1% year over year to a record high, CoreLogic/DQ News reported Wednesday, Sept. 23. Prices also set records in five Southern California counties and tied the record in the sixth. Driven by a pandemic-induced...
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Southern California home prices jump 12% to record high $600,000

A summer resurgence of home buying stretched into August, defying the pandemic to set record home prices and drive sales to a near two-year high, new housing figures show. The median price of a Southern California home — or price at the mid-point of all sales — was $600,000 last month, up 12.1% year over year to a record high, CoreLogic/DQ News reported Wednesday, Sept. 23. Prices also set records in five Southern California counties and tied the record in the sixth. Driven by a pandemic-induced...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, News, California, Housing, La, Sport, Soccer, Orange County, Riverside County, San Diego County, Ventura County, Southern California, Ventura, Los Angeles County, San Bernardino County


Los Angeles County closer to red tier as case rates decline

Los Angeles County moved a step closer Tuesday, Sept. 22, to advancing to the next coronavirus tracking tier in the state’s reopening blueprint, which would mean more businesses could open indoors again and capacity could expand for some of those open already. L.A. County registered an adjusted new coronavirus case rate per day of 7.0 per 100,000 people, according to the California Department of Public Health based on data from the week ending Sept. 12. That number was also adjusted downward fro...
Tags: News, California, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Disneyland, Pasadena, Orange County, Riverside County, Los Angeles County, Department of Public Health, Ferrer, Alhambra, Board of Supervisors, California Department of Public Health, Newsom


Snow fire northwest of Palm Springs burns 6,013 acres

PALM SPRINGS — The Snow fire burning northwest of Palm Springs has blackened 6,013 acres and was 52% percent contained Tuesday morning as firefighters cut additional lines around the perimeter of the flames. The fire erupted Thursday, Sept. 17, on the 15000 block of Snow Creek Road, sparked by a vehicle fire, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. No injuries or structure damage have been reported. Snow Fire Near Palm Springs Grows to 6,013 Acres; 450 Homes Threatened A brush fire ...
Tags: News, California News, Sport, Soccer, Wildfires, Riverside County, Palm Springs, Bureau, Santa Rosa, South Coast Air Quality Management District, El Dorado, US Forest Service, American Red Cross, San Bernardino National Forest, Cabazon, Top Stories LADN


Coronavirus state tracker: California has 15,164 deaths, U.S. passes 200K on Sept. 22

According to the California Department of Public Health several counties were lowered to less restrictive levels of the state’s monitoring system on Tuesday, Sept. 22. Riverside County was the only Southern California county to move; it was lowered from the most restrictive purple tier to red. Once a county’s tier has changed it must remain there for three weeks. A county must also meet criteria for the next tier in daily coronavirus positive cases per 100,000 and testing positivity for two cons...
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Homicide victim Missy Jones honored at Pomona Cemetery after cold case arrest

Melisa Jones grew to dread the walk from her home in Pomona to Garey High School during her senior year, after her sister was found slain in Fontana on July 5, 1980. The route forced her to pass by the Pomona Cemetery, the final resting place of Michelle “Missy” Jones. She couldn’t help but think about the life her sister might have lived, and sometimes lost herself wondering who killed her and why. Her uncertainty deepened as the homicide went unsolved for decades. “I’m angry that he got to wal...
Tags: News, Sport, Soccer, Portland, Long Beach, Las Vegas, Homicide, Pasadena, Local News, Riverside County, Jones, Pomona, Michelle, Santa Ana, Nash, Fontana