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Bubble Watch: California confidence takes a dip

“Bubble Watch” digs into trends that may indicate economic and/or housing market troubles ahead. Buzz: California shoppers’ optimism fell in July for the first time in four months. Could it be fears about rebounding coronavirus risks and the uncertainty over the governor’s upcoming recall election? Source: Conference Board’s monthly consumer confidence index, derived from a survey of shoppers. The trend The Conference Board put its consumer confidence index for California at 126.1 for July — d...
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X, Los Lobos and The Blasters rock Pacific Amphitheatre

“We never thought we’d see this day,” X vocalist Exene Cervenka told the audience as the Los Angeles punk rock band finished up its headlining set in front of a sold-out crowd at Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa on Sunday night. It has been a very long year-and-a-half without live music that didn’t include chilling in your vehicle in staggered spaces in random parking lots. Folks were ready to dance and sing along side by side — some masked and some not — to a trio of bands that helped shape t...
Tags: Music, Los Angeles, Sport, Dave, Things To Do, Soccer, Southern California, Concerts, Los Lobos, Kelly, Costa Mesa, Joe Bonamassa, John Doe, Cesar Rosas, Phil Alvin, Gene Taylor


Is violence coming to City Hall?

In recent months, several Southern California school boards have been forced to relocate or cancel their meetings because planned discussions about ethnic studies led to threats of violence. On July 11, a fight broke out during Rep. Katie Porter’s town hall event at an Irvine park, when far-right figures organized a confrontation and one of Porter’s supporters was arrested for throwing a punch. Last week, a Victorville councilwoman was arrested after clashing with police as they tried to remove ...
Tags: Politics, Crime, News, Congress, California, Russia, America, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, House, Michigan, Nancy Pelosi, Vietnam, Hate Crime, Orange County


Why ‘The Suicide Squad’ is not a sequel, according to James Gunn and Joel Kinnaman

When writer-director James Gunn agreed to make “The Suicide Squad,” he did so with the understanding that he wasn’t expected to follow closely, or at all, in the footsteps of the 2016 film debut of the DC Comics team of supervillains. “Frankly, the weirdness of doing a sequel that’s not a sequel was part of the appeal of it,” Gunn says on a recent video call. “Just because it’s so different. “I think “Alien” and “Aliens” is a good example,” he says of the first two films in the sci-fi franchise....
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San Fernando Valley sprinter running for Belize in Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO, JAPAN – JULY 23: Flag bearers Samantha Dirks and Shaun Gill of Team Belize walk out during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images) TOKYO, JAPAN – JULY 23: Flag bearers Samantha Dirks and Shaun Gill of Team Belize lead their team during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) TOKYO...
Tags: News, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United States, Olympics, Community, Tokyo, Johnson, Pacific, Ioc, International Olympic Committee, Olympic Stadium, Belize, Louisville


Why Southern California is a new EV mecca, with Rivian, Lordstown, and Karma in Irvine

With the click of a mouse, a Karma Automotive technician brings a brand new electric vehicle to life. You sit inside and marvel at the sleek console, the plush seats, the streamlined, jet-age dashboard. Never mind that this new car doesn’t yet exist. Never mind that the driver’s seat you’re sitting on is actually a metal office chair. Thanks to the magic of virtual reality, Karma Automotive’s designers can visualize how a car looks long before they build it. “I can put you inside a car,” said Da...
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What to do if dog pee is ruining your lawn

Q: My dogs leave yellow dead spots on the lawn where they pee. What can I do to keep this from happening? A: Dog urine contains lots of nitrogen, so it has the same effect on turfgrass as undiluted fertilizer. If you know your dog’s favorite spot, water that area thoroughly and frequently to dilute the urine and wash it away. When you fertilize your lawn, don’t treat in the areas that your dog uses. Encourage him to drink more water. Not only is it healthier for him, but it also dilutes his urin...
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Senior Living: Though millions are at risk for diabetes, Medicare struggles to expand prevention program

By Harris Meyer, Kaiser Health News Damon Diessner tried for years to slim down from his weight of more than 400 pounds, primarily because his doctors told him he was at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. His hemoglobin A1c level, a blood sugar marker, was 6.3%, just below the diabetes range of 6.5%. Then, two years ago, one of his doctors helped get him into a YMCA-run Diabetes Prevention Program not far from his home in Redmond, Washington. The group classes, at first held in person and then ...
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Puerto Rico’s Jasmine Camacho-Quinn erases nightmare of Rio

TOKYO >> Puerto Rican hurdler Jasmine Camacho-Quinn stood behind the starting blocks at Olympic Stadium 10 minutes before high noon. Behind her a giant Olympic flag swayed slightly in the breeze. In front of her the Olympic 100 meter hurdles final, a race that five years earlier in Rio de Janeiro had brought her to her knees. Camacho-Quinn was so distraught over stumbling her way to a disqualification in the 2016 Olympic semifinals she essentially went into self-imposed hiding at the University ...
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Fan for life Danny Duffy calls joining Dodgers ‘awesome’

PHOENIX — Danny Duffy wears his sports loyalties right on his sleeve – or under it. A native of Lompoc, Duffy grew up a big fan of the Lakers and Dodgers and remains so. He has “VIII” and “XXIV” tattooed on his right forearm – Kobe Bryant’s uniform numbers with the Lakers. And he has a baseball signed by Hall of Fame manager and Dodgers icon Tommy Lasorda that he got at a pre-draft workout in 2007. Lasorda signed it to a “Future Dodger.” That prophecy came true on Thursday when the Dodgers acqui...
Tags: Washington, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Kobe Bryant, Charles Johnson, Hall of Fame, Los Angeles Dodgers, Turner, Kansas City Royals, Piazza, Lakers, Oklahoma City, Phoenix


LA County’s COVID-19 hospitalizations rise to 1,096 on Sunday

The number of coronavirus patients in Los Angeles County hospitals continued to spike on Sunday, Aug. 1, rising from 1,071 Saturday to 1,096, according to state figures. The number of those patients in intensive care rose from 231 to 236. The new figures came one day after county officials reported 3,318 new cases of COVID-19 and 11 additional deaths, bringing the county’s cumulative totals to 1,300,313 cases and 24,682 fatalities since the pandemic began, according to the Los Angeles County Dep...
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LA County’s new coronavirus caseload tops 3,000 again Sunday, even amid weekend reporting lags

Los Angeles County reported 3,045 new cases of COVID-19 and five additional deaths on Sunday, Aug. 1, with officials noting that those numbers may reflect delays in weekend reporting. The number of coronavirus patients in county hospitals continued to spike, too, rising from 1,071 Saturday to 1,096, according to state figures. The number of those patients in intensive care rose from 231 to 236. The new figures bring the county’s cumulative totals to 1,303,343 cases and 24,685 fatalities since th...
Tags: Health, News, Education, California, Government, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Community, Black, Ucla, Los Angeles County, Ferrer, LA County, Barbara Ferrer, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health


My fashionable aunt needs help with her balance. How can I get her to use a cane?

My 85-year-old fashionable aunt and I have a wonderful relationship. She takes pride in her appearance and dresses well. Unfortunately, her balance is not good and she refuses to use a cane. Is there any way I can influence her to use something that appears so simple to me such as cane? I know that would make her life safer and would allow me to rest easier. Many thanks. S.L. We know that 16.4 percent of older adults use a cane . What we don’t know is how many need to use one and don’t. One of...
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At some California hospitals, nearly half of workers remain unvaccinated

They work in hospitals. They have easy access to jabs. They know the risks. Yet after a frenetic rollout and urgent pleas from officials on nearly-bent knees, almost a quarter of California’s hospital workers remained unvaccinated for COVID-19, according to federal data. Vaccine hesitancy is far more pronounced at some hospitals than at others, and may reflect a community’s affluence — or lack thereof. At Redlands Community Hospital, 42% of workers were not vaccinated as of July 16, according to...
Tags: Science, News, Workplace, California, Cdc, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Hospital, Hospitals, Public Health, Soccer, Glendale, Healthcare, Delta, Food And Drug Administration


LA County posts 3,318 new COVID-19 infections, 11 deaths; vaccine access expanded on Sunday

With the relentless Delta variant widening its reach in the region, Los Angeles County reported 3,318 new cases of COVID-19 and 11 additional deaths on Saturday, July 31. The number of coronavirus patients in county hospitals continued to spike as well, rising from 1,008 on Friday to 1,071, according to state figures. The number of those patients in intensive care dropped by one to 231. Related links Fueled by unrelenting Delta variant, LA County’s homeless endure spike in COVID-19 cases C...
Tags: Health, Business, Florida, News, Education, Congress, Cdc, Government, Massachusetts, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Delta, Community, Disneyland, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


Sheriff Villanueva expresses ‘grave concerns’ about East LA man shot, killed by deputies

LOS ANGELES — Sheriff Alex Villanueva expressed “grave concerns” Friday night about the shooting by a deputy of a knife-wielding 34-year-old man in the midst of a mental health crisis, a killing that was captured on videotape and prompted a federal lawsuit from the man’s family. David Ordaz Jr. was shot and killed in East Los Angeles on the afternoon of March 14 after family members called for help during a crisis during which the man was holding a knife and appeared suicidal. In a statement pos...
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LA County coronavirus hospitalizations climb to 1,071 Saturday

The number of coronavirus patients in the hospital continued to spike in Los Angeles County on Saturday, July 31, rising from 1,008 on Friday to 1,071, according to state figures. The number of those patients in intensive care dropped by one to 231. The new figures came one day after county officials reported 3,606 new cases of COVID-19, the largest single-day report since early February. Friday’s 3,606 new infections brought the county’s overall total from throughout the pandemic to 1,297,032. ...
Tags: Health, Business, Florida, News, Education, Congress, Government, Sport, Soccer, Delta, Community, Black, Los Angeles County, Ferrer, LA County, Barbara Ferrer


Exploring the magic of mulch and minimal watering at Descanso Gardens

The largest plant family is the daisy family (Asteraceae), with over 32,000 species worldwide. Its diversity is lavishly exemplified at Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge, where I was recently a visitor. The Gardens, located at 1418 Descanso Drive, are open 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon-Fri and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. and Sun. For more information, go to descansogardens.org. As soon as you enter the driveway from Descanso Drive, look to your right and you will see impressive compact shrubs with yellow dais...
Tags: Gardening, Florida, Texas, California, Virginia, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Egypt, Iowa, Gardens, Southern California, San Marcos, St Catherine, Canary Island, Descanso Gardens


Disneyland ‘Blinkin’ Lincoln’ animatronic used to go crazy and smash his chair in a robotic fit

The Great Emancipator who has starred as an audio-animatronic historic figure in Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln for a half century at Disneyland got off to a rough start in 1964 when he would go crazy from power surges and smash his chair in a robotic fit. “Mr. Lincoln would sit in this chair and he would start to get up and all of a sudden he would go into this robotic fit and fling his arms around,” Disney historian Bill Cotter said in a new Disney+ show. “He literally smashed his chair into k...
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Katie Ledecky, Caeleb Dressel join exclusive Olympic clubs

TOKYO >> Katie Ledecky has spent most of her swimming career body lengths ahead of the rest of the world as she churned toward another gold medal, another record. At the end of a historic Saturday morning at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre, Ledecky found herself all alone once again. Ledecky won her Olympic Games third 800-meter freestyle title by a wide margin to become the first female swimmer in Olympic history to win six individual gold medals. “In the 800-meters Katie is in a class of her own,” s...
Tags: Australia, Nigeria, Sports, Sport, Hungary, Soccer, United States, Olympics, Tokyo, Rio De Janeiro, Michael Phelps, Rio, Oceania, Katie Ledecky, Simone Biles, Rio Olympics


Fueled by unrelenting Delta variant, LA County’s homeless endure spike in COVID-19 cases

With the Delta variant fueling an unnerving  rise in coronavirus cases in Southern California, officials reported a corresponding rise in the disease among the Los Angeles County’s unhoused population, on Friday, July 30. Los Angeles County Public Health reported that the number of cases among the homeless has risen by 21% in in a matter of a few weeks. From July 19 to July 25, there were 111 new cases among the homeless and 92 last week, according to a COVID-19 update from the Department of Pub...
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2 prosecutors file retaliation lawsuits against LA County DA George Gascón

Two veteran Los Angeles County prosecutors who refused to carry out a controversial sentencing enhancement directive from District Attorney George Gascón have filed lawsuits claiming their boss banished them to offices where they have less high-profile assignments and little chance of promotion. Shawn Randolph, former head deputy for the Juvenile Division, and Lesley Klein Sonnenberg, former assistant head deputy of the Family Violence Division, filed the suits in Los Angeles County Superior Cou...
Tags: Crime, News, Law, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, District Attorney, Los Angeles County, Torrance, LA County, Randolph, Sonnenberg, George Gascon, Los Angeles County Superior Court


Dodgers’ Andrew Friedman took ‘roller-coaster ride’ to making blockbuster trade

PHOENIX — The days blur together for Andrew Friedman as the trade deadline nears. But Wednesday afternoon, he thought “there was a real chance” the Dodgers were going to be able to pull off the biggest move of baseball’s mid-season swap meet and acquire both three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer and five-tool shortstop Trea Turner from the Washington Nationals. By Wednesday night “we felt like there wasn’t much of a chance,” Friedman said Friday. “Then Thursday morning that kind of chang...
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Photos: L.A. Art Show rolls into Convention Center

Art enthusiasts combed through the Los Angeles Convention Center West Hall for the L.A. Art Show in Los Angeles on Friday, July 30, 2021. The event featured exhibits of traditional contemporary, modern, digital and new technology art. (Photo by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer) Charmaine Harris, 45, walks past a large painting on exhibit at during the L.A. Art Show at the Los Angeles Convention Center West Hall in Los Angeles on Friday, July 30, 2021. The event featured exhibits of tra...
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What’s next: LA ban on sitting, lying down and sleeping on sidewalks will launch Sept. 3

A law that will arm Los Angeles city officials with a tool for clearing encampments by allowing them to set up zones in which living on sidewalks and other public right-of-way areas would be prohibited, will officially go into effect Sept. 3, according to the City Clerk. The City Council, which approved the ordinance on Wednesday, July 28, before it was signed the next day by Mayor Eric Garcetti, is also expected to consider a “street engagement strategy” in which outreach teams would work to pr...
Tags: Health, News, La, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Homeless, City Council, Council, Eric Garcetti, Ucla, Venice Beach, LA County, Szabo


LADOT releases study on improving transportation for women In LA

Hoping to identify improvements that could better tailor transit systems to meet the needs of women, the Los Angeles Department of Transportation released a study on Friday, July 30, on mobility challenges women face, such as the need to take more complex trips, often accompanied by small children. According to “Changing Lanes: A Gender Equity Transportation Study,” women are less likely to have a driver’s license and access to a vehicle than men. At the same time, they’re more likely to take tr...
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$100M gift from Irvine Co.’s Bren powers Caltech space electricity idea

A solar panel in a lab of the Space Solar Power Project at Caltech. Donald Bren donated $100 million to this project. (Courtesy: Caltech) Sketch of solar array from the Space Solar Power Project at Caltech. Donald Bren donated $100 million to this project. (Courtesy: Caltech) A look at how thin the solar panels are for Caltech’s Solar Space Power Project. Donald Bren has given $100 million-plus to fund Caltech’s research. (Courtesy: Caltech) Microscopic closeup of technology used in Calte...
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How Donald Bren’s $100 million gift powers Caltech space electricity idea

A solar panel in a lab of the Space Solar Power Project at Caltech. Donald Bren donated $100 million to this project. (Courtesy: Caltech) Sketch of solar array from the Space Solar Power Project at Caltech. Donald Bren donated $100 million to this project. (Courtesy: Caltech) Microscopic closeup of technology used in Caltech’s Solar Space Power Project. Donald Bren has given $100 million-plus to fund the research. (Courtesy: Caltech) A look at how thin the solar panels are for Caltech’s S...
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Lawmakers, union seek transparency in PPP loans issued to hotels

A coalition of lawmakers and a local union are urging the Small Business Administration to provide more transparency in how Paycheck Protection Program loan money has been spent by the hotel industry. In a letter sent this week to SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragan, D-San Pedro, and 12 of her colleagues note that, while PPP loans were designed to keep people working during the COVID-19 pandemic or bring them back as the health crisis waned, numbers show that h...
Tags: Business, News, Congress, Sport, Soccer, Hilton, Long Beach, Loans, Houston, Department Of Justice, Local News, PPP, Southern California, Sheraton, San Pedro, Westmont


Holocaust survivors’ experiences captured in groundbreaking holographic display at LA museum

The hallway grows darker as one descends into the concrete passage. The natural light grows dimmer as you proceed past exhibits filled with photos and artifacts documenting the horrors of the Holocaust. “The Reflective Hallway is purposely designed to create a space that you can reflex and learn as you prepare for the next exhibit and the next chapter of this history,” explains Jordanna Gessler, Vice President of Education and Exhibits for the Holocaust Museum Los Angeles. “The natural light dim...
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