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Help sought to relocate chimps still at Sylmar’s shuttered Wildlife Waystation

School children once filed down the winding walkways, pausing outside the enclosures where bears, lions, wolves and chimpanzees paced and whiled away their days. The animals, many of them exotic, had sometimes been left on the doorstep of the gift shop, or driven into the dirt parking lot by Hollywood trainers. This week, with most of the fenced enclosures at the Wildlife Waystation now empty, an often noisy cluster of cages in one corner of the long-time sanctuary in Sylmar still rattled with l...
Tags: Politics, Hollywood, Texas, News, Washington, Sport, Soccer, Porsche, Ford, Louisiana, Mazda, Jeff, Fleury, Los Angeles Daily News, David Crane, Sylmar


Disney World picked a bad time to get back in the theme park business

If timing is everything in show business, Disney’s not doing so well right now. A month ago, Disney’s rivals — Universal and SeaWorld — reopened their Orlando theme parks to few complaints. But last week, the return of Walt Disney World’s theme parks elicited howls from across the Internet. Headlines conflated Disney’s return with the record number of new Covid-19 cases in Florida. Fans recut Disney World’s promotional videos with horror movie soundtracks. The promotional photos that Disney put ...
Tags: Florida, California, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, United States, Nba, Seaworld, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Hong Kong Disneyland, Southern California, Disney World


Coronavirus fallout: LA-OC rents up 4%, smallest increase since 2015

The cost of renting in Los Angeles and Orange counties rose at a 4% annual rate in June, the smallest jump since October 2015 as landlords struggle to collect monthly payments in the coronavirus era. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Consumer Price Index tracks rental costs by polling consumers vs. other measurements from landlord surveys. It showed rent growing at a 5.8% annual clip in June 2019. These dips are noteworthy as this L.A.-O.C. rent index rose 5.5% in 2019 and 4.6% in 2015-2018. ...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Economy, Soccer, Rent, Seattle, Bay Area, Southern California, San Bernardino, Riverside, U S Census Bureau, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR


First COVID-19 vaccine tested in U.S. poised for final testing

By LAURAN NEERGAARD The first COVID-19 vaccine tested in the U.S. revved up people’s immune systems just the way scientists had hoped, researchers reported Tuesday — as the shots are poised to begin key final testing. “No matter how you slice this, this is good news,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, the U.S. government’s top infectious disease expert, told The Associated Press. The experimental vaccine, developed by Fauci’s colleagues at the National Institutes of Health and Moderna Inc., will start its most...
Tags: Health, Business, Science, News, China, Uncategorized, Sport, Britain, Soccer, Oxford, Associated Press, Oxford University, Seattle, Anthony Fauci, Nih, Johnson Johnson


Ex-rehab center operator sentenced for sexually assaulting patients

The former owner and operator of more than a dozen Southland drug-treatment and rehabilitation centers was sentenced Tuesday to nearly 53 years in state prison for sexually assaulting or exploiting seven patients and offering controlled substances. Christopher Bathum – who owned and operated Community Recovery of Los Angeles and other entities in Southern California and Colorado – was also ordered to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life, according to the Los Angeles County Distric...
Tags: News, Colorado, Sport, Soccer, Southern California, Los Angeles County, Southland, Wallace, Mueller, Agoura, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Christopher Bathum, Bathum, Reinhold Mueller, Community Recovery of Los Angeles


Houses of worship deal with second wave of shutdowns after coronavirus cases surge

Churches in California barely had enough time to process the state ban on singing imposed earlier this month when Gov. Gavin Newsom dealt them another setback Monday, ordering gyms, salons, malls and houses of worship to shut down in the wake of a surge in coronavirus cases. The order went into effect Tuesday in 30 counties — including Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino, all of which are seeing significant increases in infection and hospitalization rates — about a month after the ...
Tags: News, California, Mexico, Church, Religion, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Disneyland, Orange, Riverside County, Gavin Newsom, Thompson, Southern California, Trump, San Bernardino


California AG revokes access to all LAPD data in CalGang database, citing misuse

Law enforcement agencies around the state will no longer have access to Los Angeles Police Department gang records entered into a statewide database after an internal review found widespread issues with people being misidentified as gang members. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Tuesday said his office was revoking access to the LAPD data for all agencies who use CalGang, a statewide police database created to map out networks of gang members. The move follows an LAPD internal audit...
Tags: Crime, News, California, Police, Sport, Soccer, Black Lives Matter, Lapd, Metro, Los Angeles County, Moore, Shaw, Los Angeles Police Department, Van Nuys, California AG, Metro Division


Surfrider releases first “Beach Cleanup Report” to address pollution at the coast

A Surfrider beach cleanup at the Newport Farmers Market earlier this year. (Photo courtesy of Michele Giron) The Surfrider Foundation released its first Beach Cleanup Report on Tuesday, July 14, detailing data collected across the country with the hopes of documenting trends, highlighting continued concerns about beach debris and illustrating how the information can be used to create policy change. Surfrider, based in San Clemente, has long had as an initiative eliminating plastic pollution, ...
Tags: News, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Canada, Soccer, United States, Local News, Orange County, Pacific, Kfc, Beaches, Southern California, Huntington Beach, Los Angeles County, Newport Beach


82% of Southern California tenants paid rent on time

Eight of every 10 Southern California tenants with a rent check due paid their June rent on time, U.S. Census data show. Responses to the Census Bureau’s latest “pulse survey” for the region show 82% of those answering the survey question, “Did you pay your last month’s rent on time,” said yes. Thirteen percent said during a survey conducted from June 25-30 they missed their due dates, and 5% said their rent was deferred. The census report, the ninth in a weekly series, is the most comprehensive...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, California, Housing, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Rent, Southern California, San Bernardino, Legislature, U S Census, Census Bureau, Doug Bibby, Bibby, National Multifamily Housing Council


82% of Southern California tenants pay June rent on time

Eight of every 10 Southern California tenants with a rent check due paid on time in June, U.S. Census data show. Responses to the Census Bureau’s latest “pulse survey” for the region show 82% of those answering the survey question, “Did you pay your last month’s rent on time,” said yes. Thirteen percent said during the survey conducted from June 25-30 that they missed their due dates, and 5% said their rent was deferred. The census report, the ninth in a weekly series, is the most comprehensive ...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, California, Housing, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Rent, Southern California, San Bernardino, Legislature, Census Bureau, Doug Bibby, Bibby, National Multifamily Housing Council, Los Angeles Orange Riverside


California’s coronavirus U-turn a ‘devastating’ hit to economy

A Disney employee runs a line to get in to the virtual queue for World of Disney on the reopening day of the Downtown Disney District in Anaheim, CA, on Thursday, July 9, 2020. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG) Hospitality workers held protests at hotels throughout Los Angeles County on Wednesday. They are seeking a pause in the reopening of hotels saying they don’t want to be forced to return to work if conditions aren’t safe. Sound The gallery will resume in ...
Tags: Business, News, California, Disney, California News, Sport, Soccer, Roseville, Jack, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, McDonald, Los Angeles County, Costa Mesa, Placer County, Eric Spangenberg


Coastal flooding to steadily increase, says new federal report

The high-tide flooding that inundated the streets of Newport Beach’s Balboa Peninsula over the Fourth of July weekend will grow ever-more common throughout the state — and nation — thanks to rising seas, according to a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s report released Tuesday, July 14. The report noted that there were three high-tide flooding days at NOAA’s Los Angeles monitoring station in 2019. But underscoring growing state and local concerns with damage that rising seas pose ...
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How many people will Disneyland admit with reduced capacity?

Disney could limit daily attendance to fewer than 15,000 visitors combined at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure once the Anaheim parks reopen following an extended coronavirus closure, according to a theme park tracking company. Disneyland is expected to keep attendance at 10% of maximum capacity and less than 20% of the daily average, according to Touring Plans, which predicts attendance levels at major theme parks using big data and statistical analysis. Sign up for our Park Life new...
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Hermosa Beach music venue Saint Rocke is for sale due to coronavirus

The South Bay music venue Saint Rocke, which is owned by BeachLife Festival co-founder Allen Sanford, is for sale. The sale was announced on Monday on the Hermosa Beach venue’s Facebook page in a post that included a quote from the late Kenny Rogers. “Nothing lasts forever, and as our friend Kenny used to say — “You gotta know when to hold ’em, and know when to fold ’em,” So much has happened and its so far from being over, that four childhood friends just couldn’t figure out how to make the mus...
Tags: La, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Pacific Coast Highway, Gavin Newsom, Disney World, South Bay, Saint Rocke, Kenny, Sanford, LA County, Garcetti, Kenny Rogers, Rocke, Hermosa Beach


Cedars-Sinai is fighting severe coronavirus symptoms with arthritis drug

LOS ANGELES — Most patients hospitalized with COVID-19 pneumonia experienced improvement after receiving a Food and Drug Administration-approved drug normally given for rheumatoid arthritis, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center reported Tuesday based on a new study. Outcomes for patients who received the drug tocilizumab included reduced inflammation, oxygen requirements, blood pressure support and risk of death compared with published reports of illness and death associated with severely ill COVID-19 pa...
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For Latin boyband CNCO, the future is bright, if just a bit delayed by coronavirus

Back in January, the five guys in the Latin boy band CNCO were all laughter and smiles as they sat backstage at the Forum in Inglewood, a few days before tickets went on sale for their biggest Southern California show yet. Or what would have been their biggest show had not the coronavirus pandemic wiped the concert calendars clean right through CNCO’s now-canceled June 12 show at the Forum and into the future. But at that moment, 2020 looked so bright and so full of potential. So while the year ...
Tags: Music, Japan, Florida, Mexico, New York City, Sport, Colon, Things To Do, Soccer, United States, New Jersey, Ariana Grande, Sony, Miami, Meghan Trainor, Pitbull


Supreme Court clears way for execution of federal prisoner

By MICHAEL BALSAMO TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — The Trump administration was moving ahead early Tuesday with the execution of the first federal prison inmate in 17 years after a divided Supreme Court reversed lower courts and ruled federal executions could proceed. Daniel Lewis Lee had been scheduled to receive a lethal dose of the powerful sedative pentobarbital at 4 p.m. EDT Monday. But a court order issued Monday morning by U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan prevented Lee’s execution. A federal appeals...
Tags: Health, News, Supreme Court, Obama, Washington, Uncategorized, Barack Obama, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, United States, Arkansas, Associated Press, Oklahoma, Executions, Justice Department


Huntington Beach man accused of stealing millions from LA nonprofits helping people with disabilities

LOS ANGELES — The head of several nonprofit organizations intended to serve individuals with disabilities is facing charges of embezzling more than $2 million in public funds, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Monday. Nnaemeka Ezenagu, 53, of Huntington Beach, is facing one count each of grand theft by embezzlement and grand theft of embezzlement of public funds. He was arrested last Thursday on a warrant issued in March and released after a citation was issued, accordi...
Tags: News, La, Theft, Office, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Huntington Beach, Los Angeles County, South Central Los Angeles, District Attorney s Office, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Crime + Public Safety, Nnaemeka Ezenagu, Ezenagu ran Quality of Life Services Inc


Soap opera ‘Bold and the Beautiful’ is first US TV show to resume production. How are they doing it?

LOS ANGELES — New episodes of the soap opera “The Bold and the Beautiful” will begin airing July 20 after nearly three months of reruns because of a shutdown of production at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, CBS announced Monday. “The Bold and the Beautiful” resumed production June 17, the first US television series to do so. Cast and crew members are tested for the coronavirus on a regular basis, and a COVID-19 director is on set at all times to make sure government and union protocol...
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Coronavirus: DMV extends expiring licenses to drivers over 70

Drivers in California who are 70 years or older will get an automatic one-year extension on their driver’s licenses in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Motor Vehicles announced Monday. Those who have a noncommercial license that expires from March 1 to Dec. 31 of this year will get the extension. This is being done to delay in-person visits to the DMV offices, which are required for that age group for license renewals and seniors are more susceptible to serious complications fro...
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17 free Comic-Con ‘At Home’ virtual panels, interviews and experiences

Although the San Diego Comic-Con has been officially canceled for 2020 due to the novel coronavirus, Comic-Con International is bringing some of the action to fans with [email protected], featuring a series of virtual panels, how-to demos and other events that are free and open to the general public. From July 22-26, there are hundreds of things to do virtually, and the wealth of choices is almost as overwhelming as the real-life event can be. However, Comic-Con International has created an interac...
Tags: Youtube, Amc, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Warner Bros, Keanu Reeves, Comic-Con, Chris Hardwick, Bunny, Kevin Smith, Lombardi, Charlize Theron, Alex Winter, Lisa Simpson, Yvette Nicole Brown


California shuts bars, indoor dining and most gyms, churches

By ADAM BEAM and KATHLEEN RONAYNE SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has extended the closure of bars and indoor dining statewide and has ordered gyms, churches and hair salons closed in most places as coronavirus cases keep rising in the nation’s most populated state. On July 1, Newsom ordered many counties to close bars and indoor operations at restaurants, wineries, zoos and family entertainment centers like bowling alleys and miniature golf. On Monday, Newsom extended that ord...
Tags: Health, Business, Florida, News, California, La, California News, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Gavin Newsom, Hong Kong Disneyland, Kathleen Ronayne, Sacramento Calif, LA County, Adam Beam


What Hong Kong Disneyland reclosure could mean for Disneyland

The reclosing of Hong Kong Disneyland amid an increase in coronavirus cases in the Chinese-ruled city offers a glimpse of what Disneyland fans can expect once Disney’s Anaheim theme parks reopen in the ever-changing COVID-19 era. Hong Kong Disneyland will reclose on July 15 after being reopened for less than a month. “As required by the government and health authorities in line with prevention efforts taking place across Hong Kong, Hong Kong Disneyland park will temporarily close from July 15,” ...
Tags: Hong Kong, Florida, California, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, United States, Nba, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Disneyland Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland, Southern California, Mickey Mouse


Body is found in Lake Piru search for ‘Glee’ star Naya Rivera

LOS ANGELES — A body was found Monday at a Ventura County lake during the search for “Glee” star Naya Rivera, authorities said. The body was discovered five days after the 33-year-old Rivera disappeared on Lake Piru, where her son was found July 8 alone a few hours later on a boat the two had rented, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office said. Authorities would not immediately say if the person found was Rivera but said the day after she disappeared that they believed she drowned in the lake north...
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3 ways to get free or cheap french fries on National Fry Day, Monday, July 13

Kentucky Fried Chicken is introducing french fries with new seasoning today, July 13, to mark National Fry Day. An order of KFC’s Secret Recipe Fries cost 30 cents today only at participating restaurants, according to a news release. The price is usually $2.29. The new fries are seasoned with a blend of 11 herbs and spices created in Australia, according to the chicken chain. Other restaurants have french fry deals today. They include McDonald’s, which is giving away a medium order of fries for ...
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Former USC QB JT Daniels receives immediate eligibility at Georgia

JT Daniels will get to play football a year earlier than expected. The former USC and Mater Dei quarterback has been granted a waiver for immediate eligibility to play at Georgia in the 2020 season, he announced on Twitter. The waiver means that Daniels will have three years of eligibility rather than two to complete his collegiate career. “I will not comment on the waiver or transfer, but look forward to a great 2020 season with my teammates,” Daniels tweeted. Daniels started as a true freshman...
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Bubble Dribble: What it’s like at Disney for the NBA Restart

Editor’s note: This is the Monday, July 13 edition of the Purple & Bold Lakers newsletter. To receive the newsletter in your inbox, sign up here.  I can’t remember the last time I felt this much anticipation for an e-mail. On Sunday night at 10:15, three people gathered outside my door, and a man dressed head-to-toe in a protective suit swabbed the insides of my nose and mouth. The swabs were placed in a tube, which were placed in a crate, which were whisked off to a private laboratory to test...
Tags: Florida, California, Disney, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Lebron James, Lakers, Dwight, Mickey Mouse, Adam Silver, Dwight Howard, Danny Green, Walt Disney World Resort, Southern California News Group


Judge blocks federal executions; administration appeals

By MICHAEL BALSAMO TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — A U.S. district judge on Monday ordered a new delay in federal executions, hours before the first lethal injection was scheduled to be carried out at a federal prison in Indiana. The Trump administration immediately appealed to a higher court, asking that the executions move forward. U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan said there are still legal issues to resolve and that “the public is not served by short-circuiting legitimate judicial process.” The executio...
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There’s a ‘The Sandlot’ reunion and Dodger Justin Turner is hosting

“The Sandlot” hadn’t even opened yet in April 1993 when Patrick Renna got his first inkling that people might end up liking this little baseball-themed coming-of-age story. “I was in the Glendale, California public library when the trailer of the movie came out and someone stopped me and said, ‘You’re from that movie that’s about to come out, “The Sandlot!”‘” says Renna, who made his movie debut as Hamilton “Ham” Porter. “And when that happened, I went, ‘Whoa, that’s weird,’” he says. “Like, I’m...
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How to get on the trail of LA’s most significant architectural homes

Russell Brown isn’t an architect or a historian, but the filmmaker, a lifelong Angeleno, is an ardent fan of the city’s architecture. Having grown tired of trying to explain to others that L.A. is an architecturally significant city, he founded Friends of Residential Treasures: Los Angeles, or FORT, two years ago. It took a bit of time to build and develop the non-profit dedicated to the study and preservation of local historic homes, but this past June FORT officially launched online with the f...
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