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Rain, thunderstorms hit areas of Southern California, could continue into Saturday

Scattered showers and thunderstorms rolled into the Inland Empire on Friday afternoon, Sept. 24, but could possibly move into other areas, meteorologists said. Mountains, deserts and valleys were the most likely to see some rain Friday afternoon and into Saturday morning, according to the National Weather Service. Chances were lower for the storm to go west, although some coastal areas of Orange County could see some lightning and a beach advisory was in place until 7 p.m. Friday, said Ivory Sma...
Tags: Weather, National Weather Service, News, Sport, Atlantic, Soccer, San Diego, Orange County, Sam, Southern California, Northern California, Los Angeles County, Corona, Inland Empire, San Gabriel Valley, Antelope Valley


Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach weekend gets underway

Long Beach’s marquee event is off to the races. The first day of the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach got underway on Friday morning, Sept. 24, with hundreds of folks filtering into the concourse in the city’s downtown once the gates opened at 7:30 a.m. But first, folks had to prove either that they have been vaccinated against the coronavirus or have had a negative test within the last 72 hours. Those who couldn’t prove either had to get a rapid COVID-19 test on site, including one little boy, wh...
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Man-made waves: The future of surfing is here and soon will be in Southern California’s desert

Abel Gobea has a dream gig, he’s a head chef cultivating the Central Valley’s abundant harvest into culinary cuisine for guests. And, there’s one other big perk to his job. Though he’s hours from the ocean and has never paddled out into salt-water waves, he regularly surfs just steps from his kitchen. “It took me a long time to get up and actually ride a wave,” he said of the year it took him after being hired in 2018 at the Surf Ranch, an exclusive surf spot near Fresno, to muster the courage t...
Tags: Europe, News, Australia, California, Fresno, Los Angeles, BSR, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Venice, Central Valley, Amtrak, Malibu, Beaches, Palm Springs


How the Lakers have changed their approach to chemistry this offseason

Editor’s note: This is the Friday Sept. 24 edition of the Purple & Bold Lakers newsletter from reporter Kyle Goon. To receive the newsletter in your inbox, sign up here. Two years ago, a championship season started in the desert. Led by LeBron James, the Lakers got together in Las Vegas for a player-led minicamp, a session more about creating elusive chemistry than about any basketball tactics. Players from the 2019-20 roster described it as something that came naturally: They were veterans wi...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Davis, Nba, Jordan, Las Vegas, Anthony Davis, Rajon Rondo, James, Lakers, Phoenix, Russell Westbrook, Howard, Carmelo Anthony, Andre Drummond


One Hit Wonder Day: Who’s the greatest? It’s debatable

Saturday, Sept. 25, is One-Hit Wonder Day, so we take a look at artists who soared on the pop charts once, but could never quite repeat that success. Not a perfect science The debate over what is the greatest one-hit wonder is right up there with “Star Wars” versus “Star Trek” and Beatles versus Stones. But it is also a debate for how to do the math in determining a one-hit wonder. The list below is from Top40Weekly.com. They have a formula for rating songs and one-hit wonders. They say their go...
Tags: Music, News, Infographic, Sport, Things To Do, Atlantic, Soccer, Davis, Evans, Penguins, Nolan, Cher, Donna Summer, Erin Davis, Paul Jabara, Top Stories LADN


5 cool and deadly James Bond vehicles you can see at the Petersen Automotive Museum

His name is Bond, James Bond. He likes to get his martinis shaken, not stirred, and his cars fast, not slow, and preferably with machine guns and rocket launchers attached, and maybe with some spiked tires and the ability to submerge underwater. And Bond always gets what he wants. “Bond and his gadgets and his cars create the persona, so the cars are the extension of the character. And when you think of a Bond film and you think of the most exciting scene, it typically involves a car or another ...
Tags: Amazon, Hollywood, Movies, Los Angeles, Sport, Museum, Things To Do, Soccer, James Bond, Quentin Tarantino, Aston Martin, Bond, Dan Stevens, Pomona, Petersen, Hollywood Bowl


San Manuel Casino rebrands as Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel

Goodbye, San Manuel Casino. Hello, Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel. The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians is changing the name of its Highland area casino ahead of the December debut of its new luxury hotel and resort, tribal officials announced Friday, Sept. 24. “Yaamava’ is a native Serrano word which means spring, a time for growth and rebirth,” Afsi Bird, vice president of hotel operations, said in a telephone interview, “and like any transformation, this change is very important to ...
Tags: Casinos, Sport, Chicago, Things To Do, Soccer, Bird, Las Vegas, Nevada, Casino, Highland, Southern California, Brady, San Bernardino County, San Jacinto, George Lopez, San Manuel


Huge backup of ships bringing more pollution to LA, Long Beach-area port communities

Viewed from San Pedro, ships wait outside of the Port of Los Angeles on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 20: In an aerial view, container ships are anchored by the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles as they wait to offload on September 20, 2021 near Los Angeles, California. Amid a record-high demand for imported goods and a shortage of shipping containers and truckers, the twin ports are currently seeing un...
Tags: Health, News, California, White House, Environment, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Port Of Los Angeles, Long Beach, Community, Un, West Coast, Local News, Orange County


Staying in the carpool lane while switching freeways helps all motorists

Q. Hi Honk: Can you find out if there is a list of carpool-lane flyovers somewhere? When backups stretch for miles, a sign a mile or so before an interchange is way too close. I have looked online, but no joy. Thanks! – Greg Adams, Mission Viejo A. Is congestion as frustrating as the Angels’ starting rotation? The price of gas higher than the apex of a Kareem Abdul-Jabbar skyhook? A fender-bender with a new car as irritating as an injury to Clayton Kershaw? Yes – of course Honk can find out if s...
Tags: News, California, Angels, Sport, Soccer, Driving, CalTrans, Orange County, Mike, Laguna Beach, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Orange County Transportation Authority, Clayton Kershaw, Greg Adams, Joel Zlotnik, Honk


Newest class of Surfing Walk of Fame inductees honored

Carissa Moore has had quite the year – a first ever surfing gold medal at the sport’s Olympic debut and a fifth world championship clinched just a few weeks ago at Lower Trestles. Now, her name has been set in granite stone at the Surfing Walk of Fame on Main Street and Pacific Coast Highway in Huntington Beach. But there’s still one accolade missing. “I just want General Mills to put her on a Wheaties box,” joked Peter “PT” Townend, surfing’s first world champ and the co-emcee for the event Thu...
Tags: Florida, News, California, Sport, Soccer, United States, Hawaii, North America, Jack, Local News, Tim Brown, Pacific Coast Highway, Amtrak, Beaches, Walk Of Fame, Buzz


Lakers GM Rob Pelinka on slimmer LeBron James, preseason outlook

With the Lakers off to a player-directed mini-camp in Las Vegas, General Manager Rob Pelinka might even get a breather before training camp begins next week. The 51-year-old executive spoke with reporters Thursday in advance of what many expect to be another title-contending season for the Lakers, the 2020 champions who fell flat in a first-round playoff exit earlier this year. With a greatly overhauled roster now featuring Russell Westbrook as a third superstar alongside LeBron James and Anthon...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Fbi, Chicago, Soccer, Davis, Nba, Jordan, Las Vegas, Lebron James, Kobe Bryant, Staples Center, Anthony, Ucla, James, Lakers


Can positive storytelling improve race relations? This LA-based collective thinks so

A transgender, homeless vet who is raising money so other transgender veterans can have access to health care and housing. A former mafia “fix-it” guy for Hollywood A-list celebrities who sought redemption. A former gang member in Compton who now works to get people out of gangs. Their individual stories are like gusts of wind. Harnessed together, however, the group telling these and other stories hopes they may be able to generate significant energy capable of powering meaningful conversations ...
Tags: Hollywood, Texas, News, Steve Jobs, Mexico, La, America, Los Angeles, Diversity, Sport, Soccer, Race Relations, UC Berkeley, Social Justice, Pew Research Center, White


Newsom commits $15 billion to fight effects of climate change

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a climate-spending bill worth more than $15 billion Thursday, Sept. 23, directing money to everything from zero-emission school buses to smarter agricultural practices to projects aimed at helping people in urban areas survive life in “heat islands.” Explaining his rationale at the edge of a fire zone in the Sequoia National Forest, Newsom said the spending is essential as California adjusts to the “sobering challenges of extreme weather patterns.” In California, climate...
Tags: News, California, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Un, Associated Press, Gavin Newsom, Huntington Beach, Los Angeles County, Inland Empire, Newsom, California Natural Resources Agency, Wade Crowfoot


Robocalls should drop dramatically in coming weeks, officials hope

Ring! Ring! Ring! Your car warranty is nearing expiration. You owe money to the IRS. You’ve been pre-approved for a low-interest credit card! Robocalls — often from scammers trying to steal your money — have long been the bane of communication technology. “It’s not just that they’re are so damn annoying and frustrating, it’s that they’re dangerous,” said Assemblyman Jesse Gabriel, D-Woodland Hills, who chairs the Assembly Committee on Privacy and Consumer Protection. “They enable criminal condu...
Tags: Amazon, News, Fcc, California, Sport, Soccer, Ohio, City Council, Irs, Consumers, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Don, U S Federal Communications Commission, Woodland Hills, Employment Development Department


Kings of Leon cancels Ohana Festival headlining appearance due to mom’s ‘medical crisis’

Kings of Leon has canceled its headlining appearance at the Ohana Festival at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point on Friday, Sept. 24, due to a family emergency. The Tennessee rock outfit — consisting of siblings Caleb, Jared and Nathan Followill and their cousin Matthew Followill — has also had to cancel its Sept. 23 concert at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View. The band, known for such hits as “Sex on Fire”, “Use Somebody” and “Notion,” made the announcement via social media, explaining tha...
Tags: Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Tennessee, Music Festivals, Mountain View, Leon, Jam, Sammy Hagar, Eddie Vedder, Dana Point, Doheny State Beach, Palm Springs Air Museum, Ohana Festival, Jared Followill, Top Stories OCR


State grants helping low-income homeowners build granny flats

Steamrolling cities into making it faster and easier to add accessory dwelling units, or granny flats to residential properties seemed like a great idea to reduce California’s housing shortage. Now, Gov. Gavin Newsom and California lawmakers are doubling their hell-bent-for-ADU solution to the state’s housing crisis, offering all lower-income homeowners grants of up to $25,000 for ADU development costs as part of their cash-out refinance mortgage or construction loan for an ADU. The grants are l...
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After recall’s defeat, Newsom refocuses on state’s housing crisis

By Manuela Tobias | CalMatters Gov. Gavin Newsom just signed some of the biggest housing bills in years, including a measure that allows more than one house to be built on the single-family lots that comprise the vast majority of California’s developable land. “The housing affordability crisis is undermining the California Dream for families across the state, and threatens our long-term growth and prosperity,” Newsom said Sept. 16 when he signed Senate Bill 9. “Making a meaningful impact on this...
Tags: Business, News, California, Housing, Senate, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, New Homes, San Diego, Bill, Housing Crisis, Berkeley, UC Berkeley, Gavin Newsom, Affordable Housing


Disneyland, Universal Studios Hollywood attendance dropped 80% in 2020, new report says

Disneyland, Universal Studios Hollywood and other major California theme parks saw 80% attendance declines in 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic closures that kept the tourist destinations shuttered for most of the year, according to a new industry report. Global theme park attendance declined dramatically in 2020 as a result of the coronavirus crisis from a record high of 521 million visitors in 2019, according to a new report from the Themed Entertainment Association and AECOM. Sign up for our Par...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Florida, California, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Fda, Pfizer, Lausd, Amusement Parks, North America, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Southern California


California jobless claims shoot higher, worst in five months

Unemployment claims in California rocketed to their highest level in five months last week, raising uncertainties about the strength of a statewide economy recovery from the pandemic. California workers filed 75,800 initial claims for unemployment during the week ending Sept. 18, an increase of 24,200 from the prior week, the U.S. Labor Department reported Thursday. The total number of claims is the highest first-time jobless filings have been since the week ending April 24 — nearly five months ...
Tags: Business, Politics, Jobs, News, California, Virginia, California News, America, Sport, Economy, Soccer, Associated Press, Pasadena, Usc, Irvine, Labor Department


Southern California forests reopen as fire danger makes slight drop

ARCADIA — The Angeles, Los Padres, San Bernardino and Cleveland national forests reopened today — Thursday, Sept. 23, one week past the expiration of the California regional closure, authorities said. The forests also lowered their fire danger level from Critical to Extreme, which continues to ban any use of any open-flame or certain spark-emitting equipment, according to the U.S. Forest Service. “Several factors led to the decision allowing the closure order to expire,” said Robert T. Heiar, de...
Tags: News, California, California News, Sport, Soccer, Wildfires, Cleveland, Arcadia, Southern California, U S Forest Service, USFS, Sequoia National Park, Angeles National Forest, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE


Red-tape can tarnish the joy of buying a home 

Many transactions we encounter are fraught with opportunity for misunderstanding. It’s like Christmas morning when you unwrap a box taller than you, only to discover the four “C” batteries needed to operate your shiny bright toy are not included. Your desire for immediate gratification is dashed to pieces on the living room floor. So it can be when you buy a home. Instead of rushing over and setting up your new life in your new home, you first encounter a stack of reports and disclosures that ac...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, News, Housing, Sport, Soccer, Southern California, Los Angeles County, California Association Of Realtors, Top Stories OCR, Leslie Sargent Eskildsen, RealtyOne Group West


Arcade auction ends era for Banning’s Museum of Pinball

If you’ve ever driven the 10 freeway out toward Joshua Tree, you may have noticed a squat warehouse building next to the Banning Municipal Airport, seen its sign and thought the Museum of Pinball sounded like fun. More than fun, it was a passion project for father and son John and Johnathon Weeks, who owned the vast majority of the games there. First a private space to house their extensive collection, it became a destination for pinheads and arcade enthusiasts. But a confluence of unfortunate c...
Tags: News, Norman Reedus, Sport, Soccer, Guinness World Record, Long Beach, Community, John, Atari, Local News, Ac Dc, Caribbean, Palm Springs, Flint, Anaheim, Campbell


Banning’s Museum of Pinball to close, games set for auction

If you’ve ever driven the 10 freeway out toward Joshua Tree, you may have noticed a squat warehouse building next to the Banning Municipal Airport, seen its sign and thought the Museum of Pinball sounded like fun. More than fun, it was a passion project for father and son John and Johnathon Weeks, who owned the vast majority of the games there. First a private space to house their extensive collection, it became a destination for pinheads and arcade enthusiasts. But a confluence of unfortunate c...
Tags: News, Norman Reedus, Sport, Soccer, Guinness World Record, Long Beach, John, Atari, Ac Dc, Caribbean, Palm Springs, Flint, Anaheim, Campbell, Santa Ana, Sotheby


Moderna’s vaccine efficacy held strong, did not wane after 5 months, new study shows

Coronavirus protection offered by Moderna’s mRNA vaccine held strong and did not wane for more than five months after the second shot, a new study out of Brigham and Women’s Hospital shows. In a study of more than 30,000 participants, the vaccine remained safe and effective for an average of 5.3 months after their second shot. Even after the time had passed, the shot was 93.2% effective in preventing illness from COVID-19, and 98.2% effective in preventing severe disease. Strong protection remai...
Tags: News, US, Sport, Soccer, United States, Pfizer, Biden, Herald, Lapd, New England Journal of Medicine, LA County, Baden, National News, Moderna, Brigham and Women 's Hospital, Top Stories LADN


You can score houseplants and more at these Southern California stores

This year, as Halloween revelers get ready for the spooky season, they might find a bone-chilling Stephen King title or festive-looking pumpkin sharing shelf space with something creepy and crawly. It may just be a pothos plant known for its long runners. Houseplants are as much of a hot ticket item as avocado toast or vinyl and some businesses are banking on that. In Southern California, several stores sell plants in addition to other trendy items, hoping that people will come in for a pilea an...
Tags: Home + Garden, Things to do, Gardening, Home Improvement, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories LBPT, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories PSN


Fires burn as triple-digit temperatures heat up Southern California

The dry heat on Wednesday — the first day of fall — prompted heat advisories and set the stage for a host of fires that sprouted across Southern California. And as temperatures climbed, so did the number of fire emergencies. First came a small brush fire around 11 a.m., burning near baseball fields and several schools at Perris Hill Park in San Bernardino, said the San Bernardino County Fire Department. Fire crews were able to hold the blaze to five acres. Temperature: 93 degrees. Around 11:30 p...
Tags: Weather, News, Los Angeles, Sport, Mental Health, University, Soccer, Wildfires, Idaho, Alaska, West Coast, Orange, Riverside County, Hawk, Palm Springs, Southern California


California 1st state to set worker quota limits for retailers like Amazon

A bill that seeks to protect California warehouse workers from abusive quota systems has been signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom. The governor signed on Wednesday, the same day he also signed 32 other Assembly and Senate bills approved by the California Legislature. “We cannot allow corporations to put profit over people,”  Newsom said in a statement late Wednesday. “The hardworking warehouse employees who have helped sustain us during these unprecedented times should not have to risk injury or face ...
Tags: Amazon, Business, California, Senate, Fresno, Los Angeles, Legislation, Research, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Michelin, Bill, Seattle, San Joaquin, Arcadia


Joe Maddon calls for Angels to make upgrades to return to playoffs next year

ANAHEIM — Joe Maddon is just as frustrated as you. Just before the Angels faced the playoff-bound Houston Astros on Wednesday night, Maddon said he’s tired of being left out of baseball’s October party. And Maddon has only been around for two of the seven seasons in the Angels’ playoff drought. “This can’t continue to go on,” Maddon said. “We can’t annually be in this position. This organization is better than that. We deserve better than that. We have to go out and earn it.” Maddon also suggest...
Tags: Angels, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Los Angeles Angels, Houston Astros, Anaheim, Justin Upton, Joe Maddon, Tommy John, Maddon, Max Scherzer, Corey Kluber, Robbie Ray, Top Stories OCR


Ducks GM Bob Murray finally admits: ‘We’re rebuilding’

IRVINE — Ducks general manager Bob Murray delivered a message Wednesday. After talking around the subject publicly, and using other words to describe what he was doing to try to improve the franchise’s sagging fortunes, he finally uttered the words so many fans longed to hear over the past few years. “We’re rebuilding,” Murray acknowledged during an informal, 40-minute conversation 24 hours before the Ducks open training camp at Great Park Ice. Asked what he tells Ducks fans when they recognize ...
Tags: Sports, Sport, David, Soccer, San Diego, Kings, AHL, NHL, Ducks, Anaheim-ducks, Murray, Henry, Buffalo Sabres, Anaheim, Jeff, Ryan Getzlaf


When will Disneyland bring back ‘Fantasmic’ and ‘World of Color’?

The famed “kiss goodnight” that the “Fantasmic” and “World of Color” nighttime spectaculars reliably delivered on a nightly basis at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure continue to remain dark and are not expected to return until 2022. “Fantasmic” and “World of Color” went into hibernation during the 13-month coronavirus closures of the Anaheim theme parks and have shown few signs of life in the nearly five months since Disneyland and DCA reopened in late April. Sign up for our Park Life...
Tags: Halloween, Florida, California, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Tokyo, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, East Coast, Columbia, Southern California, Disney World, Anaheim, DCA