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Wrong-Way Driver Fatally Shot in California Police Pursuit

A California Highway Patrol officer fatally shot a man after he led police on a wrong-way chase along several Southern California freeways in a large stolen truck.
Tags: California, California Highway Patrol, Southern California

Are women less comfortable managing their money?

Although the title of our weekly column is Women, Money and Mindset, many of our readers and most vocal and passionate commenters are men. So, guys, while we welcome your participation, our column’s goal is to increase women’s engagement in the process of financial and estate planning. Some remarks, however, do make me wonder. In this era of social justice movements and gender neutrality, is it still appropriate to write specifically about how women relate to money? Women today assume a greater ...
Tags: Business, Advice, Sport, European Central Bank, Soccer, Southern California, Forbes, Gallup, Michelle, U S Bank, New York Life, Brookings Institute, COVID, U S Household Wealth

‘India Sweets and Spices’ Film Spurs Backlash From Same-Name Grocery Store

“India Sweets and Spices” is an independent film about immigrants who face family complications and romantic entanglements in America. India Sweets & Spices is a chain of Indian grocery stores across Southern California. Now the grocery chain, founded in 1984, is raising hell over the movie, which debuted at Tribeca earlier this month. Raj Jawa, […]
Tags: News, Southern California, Tribeca, Tribeca Festival, India Sweets and Spices, Geeta Malik, America India Sweets Spices, Raj Jawa

Los Angeles County home sales drop 11% after $155,000 price jump

Los Angeles County’s skyrocketing home prices erased any savings low mortgage rates created, resulting in a rare, mid-spring sales drop. House hunters pulled back as affordability waned and homes that were on the market sold swiftly. Traditionally strong May saw transaction counts drop from April across Southern California. Here’s what my trusty spreadsheet found within DQNews/CoreLogic’s report on closed transactions in May from Los Angeles County … Sales: 7,800 existing and new residences s...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, News, California, Housing, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, House, Local News, Orange County, Riverside County, San Diego County, Zillow, Ventura County, Southern California

How to Save Money on Childcare

Both of my kids are at a full-day camp this week and the house is soooo empty and quiet! They went out since 8 in the morning and won’t be back until 5 pm today. Thinking back, the kids haven’t been away while we were home for that many hours since my oldest was a full-day preschool. After all, I work at home, and paying for after-school care seems wasteful. And let me tell you. In at least six years, I haven’t had this much time in my life. I had time to enjoy my lunch without interruptions. ...
Tags: Hong Kong, Family, Marketing, Frugal Living, Biden, Irs, Bay Area, Southern California, Don, Kids and Money, Shopping Smart

Kobe Bryant's widow, other families, settle wrongful death suit related to fatal helicopter crash

Vanessa Bryant and other families have settled a wrongful death lawsuit with the company that owned and operated the helicopter that crashed last year in Southern California, killing her husband, NBA legend Kobe Bryant, their daughter and seven others.
Tags: Cnn, Nba, Kobe Bryant, Southern California, Vanessa Bryant

Kobe Bryant's widow, other families, settle wrongful death suit related to fatal crash

Vanessa Bryant and other families have settled a wrongful death lawsuit with the company that owned and operated the helicopter that crashed last year in Southern California, killing her husband, NBA legend Kobe Bryant, their daughter and seven others.
Tags: News, Nba, Stories, Kobe Bryant, Southern California, Vanessa Bryant

Sushi and sports play well together at Agua Chiles Sushi Bar in Northridge

I counted 85 sushi rolls of various exoticness at Agua Chiles Sushi Bar, which is probably the busiest restaurant in the food-intensive Northridge University Center Shopping Mall (which sits across Reseda Boulevard from the Northridge University Plaza Shopping Mall) — a pair of centers which feed the young scholars from nearby Cal State just about every cuisine known. And those young scholars flock to the centers in droves — from those happy to slam down a Whopper and fries for dinner (ah! to be...
Tags: California, Restaurants, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Dining, Lakers, Southern California, Northridge, Vons, Dodgers, Woodland Hills, San Fernando Valley, Bao, Cal State

Five young leaders appointed to LA County’s first-ever youth commission

Five young leaders have been appointed to join Los Angeles County’s first-ever Youth Commission, charged with transforming the child welfare and juvenile justice systems, it was announced on Tuesday, June 22. The commission is set to formally launch in July with a total of 15 commissioners. Its goal is to give youth with experience in the child welfare and juvenile systems a chance to lend their voice to reforms. “We are grateful to all the youth who inspired this commission and for those who ha...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Government, Sport, Soccer, Community, Ucla, Mitchell, Southern California, Cooper, Los Angeles County, Amanda, Board of Supervisors, Hernandez, Barger

Here are the bestsellers at Southern California’s independent bookstores

The SoCal Indie Bestseller List for the sales week ended June 20 is based on reporting from the independent booksellers of Southern California, the California Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound. For an independent bookstore near you, visit HARDCOVER FICTION 1. Malibu Rising: Taylor Jenkins Reid 2. The Midnight Library: Matt Haig 3. Klara and the Sun: Kazuo Ishiguro 4. The Maidens: Alex Michaelides 5. The Last Thing He Told Me: Laura Dave 6. Project Hail Mary: Andy ...
Tags: Books, Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, Sport, Fox, Things To Do, Soccer, George Orwell, Ursula K Le Guin, Michael Lewis, Kazuo Ishiguro, John Green, Malcolm Gladwell, Malibu, Southern California, Frank Herbert

Why Sparks has spent 50 years making famous fans of Beck, Neil Gaiman, ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic and more

By Dan DeLuca There’s a scene in “The Sparks Brothers,” director Edgar Wright’s movie about the hugely influential art-pop duo Ron and Russell Mael, in which the siblings are asked why they had never before agreed to do a documentary film about their fabulously unpredictable 50-year-plus career. “We didn’t want to do the standard documentary full of talking heads,” says Ron Mael, the brother with the mustache who’s the band’s principal songwriter. His singing sibling Russell concurs: “It would b...
Tags: Apple, England, New York, London, Movies, California, Neil Gaiman, Los Angeles, Sport, Tom Hanks, Netflix, Lego, Things To Do, Soccer, New Jersey, Giorgio Moroder

Stop running fireworks ads in LA, city attorney tells 4 online platforms

In an effort to reduce the use of illegal fireworks in Los Angeles during the Fourth of July, City Attorney Mike Feuer said Tuesday, his office’s Consumer Protection Unit sent cease-and-desist letters to major online platforms that were hosting fireworks advertisements in the city. The online platforms — which included Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, OfferUp and 5Miles — agreed to remove the advertisements targeting customers in Los Angeles, Feuer’s office said. The letters informed the corpor...
Tags: News, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Orange County, Lapd, Public Safety, Los Angeles City Council, Southern California, San Bernardino, Feuer, LA County, Brian Rokos, OCFA

GOP in flux, Mike Pence plans speech at Reagan Library in Simi Valley

Former Vice President Mike Pence has scheduled a visit to Southern California on Thursday, where an audience at the Reagan Library will hear a man who once was a frontrunner pick for the presidency. Oh, how times have changed: Instead, Donald J. Trump won the presidency, and four years — and eventually two impeachments — later on a Jan. 6 day an angry crowd of Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol in protest of an election they say was stolen. Despite calls from Trump and his supporters to d...
Tags: Florida, Congress, Senate, Reagan, Sport, Indiana, Soccer, Gop, New Hampshire, House, House Of Representatives, Associated Press, Republican Party, Biden, Sherman, Family Research Council

Fire risk amid a housing crisis — California’s challenging new reality

By Emily Hoeven | CalMatters California has a lot of moratoriums it needs to worry about. Even as Gov. Gavin Newsom and state lawmakers rush to extend California’s eviction moratorium before it expires next week, another big deadline looms on the horizon. In November, the state’s moratorium on insurance companies dropping coverage for Californians living in wildfire-prone areas is set to end — meaning at least 2.1 million residents could soon find themselves without homeowners’ insurance. That d...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, News, California, Housing, Sport, Soccer, Wildfires, San Diego, Lake, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Monterey County, San Francisco Chronicle, Sacramento Bee, Lake County

Big waves, extreme high tides could cause flooding, dangerous surf this week

Beach hazards will be looming this week as summer officially gets underway, with a south swell bringing beefy waves and an extreme evening high tide that could cause flooding. The National Weather Service issued a Beach Hazard Statement starting Tuesday, June 22, that remains in effect through Thursday evening. Combined with waves in the 4- foot to 6-foot range, it could spell trouble for areas prone to flooding such as low-laying harbors and coastal areas, including the Balboa Peninsula in Newp...
Tags: National Weather Service, News, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Nws, Beaches, Southern California, Newport Beach, U S Army Corps of Engineers, Dana Point, Surfrider, Balboa Peninsula, Capistrano Beach, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR

Will Blackstone’s $6 billion on house rentals hurt homebuyers’ chances?

By Patrick Clark | Bloomberg Blackstone Group agreed to buy single-family rental company Home Partners of America for $6 billion, betting the demand for suburban housing will stay hot even as the pandemic eases. Home Partners, which is being acquired by Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust, owns more than 17,000 homes across the U.S., according to a statement on Tuesday. The company gives tenants the option of buying their rental, making it unique among its peers. Single-family rentals have been ...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, News, California, Housing, Wall Street, Toronto, America, Bloomberg, Sport, Soccer, Rent, Blackstone, Blackrock, Southern California, Fed

May’s homebuying dip raises 5 questions for Southern California

Southern California homebuying took a surprising dip in May, raising the possibility that super-heated bidding wars and record price gains have forced potential owners out of the market. In another odd economic twist of the pandemic era, 23,956 new and existing homes sold in May, according to DQNews/CoreLogic. In what’s traditionally a prime homebuying month, those purchases in six local counties were down 8% from April. My trusty spreadsheet tells me that since 1988, May sales average 5.4% abov...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, News, California, Housing, Los Angeles, Sport, Economy, Soccer, San Diego, Local News, Zillow, Southern California, Los Angeles County, Inland Empire, Housing Data

Niles: 5 challenges still facing Disneyland and other theme parks

Now that capacity restrictions have gone away across the country, what are the next great challenges facing the theme park industry as it looks to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic? Staffing: Theme parks are not alone in scrambling to hire workers. Unprecedented demand for labor as businesses reopen has given workers leverage to hold out for higher pay and better working conditions. Ohio’s Cedar Point raised its starting pay to $20 an hour in response, leading pay increases across the industry....
Tags: Hollywood, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Ohio, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Sam, Epcot, Orlando, Southern California, Anaheim, Niles, Universal Orlando

How James Taylor and Joni Mitchell inspired the musical romance of ‘Songs in Ursa Major’

When up-and-coming musician Jane Quinn and her band first encounter Vincent Ray, the legendary music producer stares right past her as if she doesn’t exist. When Quinn boldly stands up to Ray, it fuels much of the drama in Emma Brodie’s entertaining debut novel, “Songs In Ursa Major,” which imagines fictionalized versions of Joni Mitchell (Jane) and James Taylor (Jesse Reid). “We’ve been all been exposed to so much misogyny on such a grand scale for the past four or five years that you’re seein...
Tags: Books, California, Nigeria, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Beethoven, Carly Simon, James Taylor, Richard Thompson, Quinn, Joni Mitchell, Taylor, Jones

LA artistic community teams up with elected officials to boost ‘Save The Performing Arts Act’

Actor Ben Guillory speaks out in support of art during a press conference with small BIPOC theater leaders supporting SB 805 (Save The Performing Arts Act of 2021) at the Los Angeles Theatre Center in downtown Los Angeles on Monday, June 21, 2021. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) City Councilman Kevin De León visits with Actor Edward James Olmos as they both came out to speak in support of SB 805 (Save The Performing Arts Act of 2021) during a press conference at the ...
Tags: Business, News, Education, La, Government, Senate, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Theater, Bill, Southern California, Metro, Los Angeles County, LA County

Will closed theaters in Redlands, Glendale, Downey and Monrovia reopen?

As coronavirus restrictions started relaxing this spring, patrons of Studio Movie Grill sites in Redlands, Glendale, Downey and Monrovia have likely been wondering when their local theaters will reopen. The nationwide chain emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy in April and while its website reports theaters from Bakersfield to Pennsylvania are open, the four Southern California locations have disappeared from the company’s online listing all together. The Studio Movie Grill theater at 410 S. Myr...
Tags: California, Sport, Soccer, Pennsylvania, Glendale, Dallas, Monrovia, Southern California, Bakersfield, Dallas Texas, Downey, SMG, Redlands, Myrtle Avenue, Eureka St, Carl Baker

Slight relief from high temperatures coming this week after Southern California heat wave

Inland areas of Southern California that saw triple-digit temperatures last week will get a few days of relief, but not for long. High temperatures were expected to stay in the mid-80s to low-90s in the Inland Empire and in the 80s for inland Orange and Los Angeles counties for most of the week, meteorologists said Monday, June 21. The marine layer was expected to stick around in coastal areas, with temperatures mostly in the 70s. But temperatures will start to heat up again later in the week. “...
Tags: Weather, News, Alabama, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Maxwell, Long Beach, Southern California, Inland Empire, Claudette, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF

7 Disneyland restaurants and bars set reopening dates — including Trader Sam’s

Disneyland fans craving a Shrunken Zombie Head cocktail and a pupu platter at Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar will soon be able to quench their thirst and satisfy their hunger when the popular poolside bar named for a shrunken head dealer on the Jungle Cruise finally returns. Trader Sam’s and 6 other restaurants and bars at the Disneyland resort are set to reopen for the first time since being shuttered in March 2020 by the COVID-19 pandemic. Disneyland and Disney California Adventure reopened o...
Tags: Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, People Magazine, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Sam, Southern California, Disney World, Fairfax, Minnie, Mickey, Magic Kingdom, Tiana, Jungle Cruise

Interpol, Modest Mouse and M.I.A. top Just Like Heaven fest coming to Pasadena in 2022

Goldenvoice’s Just Like Heaven festival will make its return in 2022. The Southern California festival promoter announced on Monday that Just Like Heaven is back and moving from Queen Mary Park in Long Beach to Brookside at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena May 21, 2022. The single-day event will feature performances by Interpol, Modest Mouse, The Shins, M.I.A., Bloc Party, Franz Ferdinand, Chromeo, Santigold, Cut Copy, The Hives, Peaches, The Raveonettes, !!!, Wolf Parade, The Go! Team, The Cribs, Yell...
Tags: Music, California, Sport, Park, Things To Do, Soccer, Long Beach, Music Festivals, Coachella, Pasadena, Morrissey, Rose Bowl, Southern California, Concerts, Inglewood, Brookside

Bubble watch: Why are local lenders cutting staff?

“Bubble Watch” digs into trends that may indicate economic and/or housing market troubles ahead. Buzz: Most Southern California bosses are swiftly hiring as the economy heals from pandemic damage, but local lenders have cut employment after mortgage rates bottomed in early January. Source: My trusty spreadsheet’s analysis for state jobs data for Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. The Trend Lenders as tracked by state job counters — that’s making loans of all sorts, but...
Tags: Business, Jobs, News, California, Housing, Sport, Soccer, Federal Reserve, Gas Prices, Southern California, San Bernardino, Los Angeles Orange Riverside, Southern California News Group, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE

Cities and counties should use budget surpluses to pay down benefit liabilities

California Gov. Gavin Newsom says the state has a massive $76 billion surplus, including stimulus money from federal taxpayers. Meanwhile, the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office puts the surplus at half that figure— $38 billion— due to constitutional spending requirements on where some of the money must go. With cities, counties and state agencies all lining up to request some of this surplus, they should heed the Legislative Analyst’s warning that new “spending at this time is shortsighte...
Tags: California, Opinion, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Stockton, Beverly Hills, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, San Fernando, Bell Gardens, Marc Joffe, Legislative Analyst 's Office, Guest Commentary, Legislative Analyst

California’s tourism industry can recover, if we help it

Last year was the most challenging period in our resort’s history.  But I am optimistic about 2021. Our resort is once again bustling with guests. We have recalled more than 500 employees to the property, and will continue to offer additional laid-off employees the opportunity to return as business conditions permit. We offered property-wide raises for all hourly employees, and a quick on-ramp for all employees to receive full-time benefits. We have heard similar reports of optimism from other S...
Tags: Congress, California, Opinion, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Southern California, Los Angeles County, American Hotel and Lodging Association, Terranea Resort, Guest Commentary, Terri Haack, California Hotel and Lodging Association, D Taylor, international hotel workers union Union

Santa Anita: Warren’s Showtime wins Wilshire Stakes

ARCADIA — Craig Lewis has been training on the Southern California circuit for decades and has had some good, consistent horses in his barn. Perhaps none more so than Warren’s Showtime, the in-the-money machine who won the $100,000 Grade III Wilshire Stakes on closing day of Santa Anita’s winter-spring meet Sunday. Warren’s Showtime came charging home from next-to-last in the eight-horse lineup of older fillies and mares under Juan Hernandez, beating pacesetter Leggs Galore by 1 1/4 lengths as t...
Tags: Time, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Showtime, Warren, Horse racing, Arcadia, Neptune, Southern California, Lewis, Juan, Larry, Hernandez, Brooke, Juan Hernandez

Photos: LA elected officials, community members march in honor of local dads

Assembly Member, 53rd District, Miguel Santiago waves to residents of Boyle Heights during a Father’s Day tribute march featuring live mariachis on Sunday, June 20, 2021. (Photo by Drew A. Kelley, Contributing Photographer) The mariachi band Dorados De Villa performs during a Father’s Day tribute march hosted by Assembly Member Miguel Santiago on Sunday, June 20, 2021. (Photo by Drew A. Kelley, Contributing Photographer) The mariachi band Dorados De Villa performs during a Father’s Day trib...
Tags: News, La, Sport, Soccer, Usc, Southern California, Assembly, Miguel Santiago, Kevin de Leon, California Assembly, Boyle Heights, LA City, Father’s Day, Top Stories LADN, Miguel Santiago D Los Angeles, Jose Magaña

Report: Hackers Breached More US Water Treatment Plants

"On January 15, a hacker tried to poison a water treatment plant that served parts of the San Francisco Bay Area," reports NBC News: It didn't seem hard. The hacker had the username and password for a former employee's TeamViewer account, a popular program that lets users remotely control their computers, according to a private report compiled by the Northern California Regional Intelligence Center in February and seen by NBC News. After logging in, the hacker, whose name and motive are unknown...
Tags: Nbc News, America, Tech, Pennsylvania, Bay Area, Southern California, San Francisco Bay Area, Oldsmar, Dragos, Oldsmar Florida, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Bryson Bort, Northern California Regional Intelligence Center, US Water Treatment Plants, Kent Backman, Camrosa Water District