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Pandemic restrictions will largely vanish this week. Politics? Or science?

At the stroke of midnight on June 15, the spell will break. Masks can fall. Churches and gyms and movie theaters can fill up. We’ll finally be able to tell a smile from a scowl, and sales of lip balm — and, perhaps, breath mints — will surely rise. As California stands on the precipice of normalcy after more than a year of pandemic drama and trauma, some worry. Are we really ready? Is the state that valiantly vowed to follow the science really following the science? Juliana Ibaraki, a junior ...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, News, California, Stanford, India, Sport, European Union, Public Health, Soccer, Metallica, States, UC Berkeley, Ny, New York State


6 robot helpers used for health services, eldercare and social support

This week’s column is in response to H.N.’s question from last week about robots caring for older people, indicating he did not want a robot to care for him.  Let’s take a look at six innovative robots that provide social support, connection and health services.  ElliQ:  This robot for eldercare was developed by Intuition Robotics, an Israeli start-up with California offices. The object sits on a table and lights up when you call it. It has no face, arms or legs yet can imitate head moti...
Tags: Europe, Japan, California, Germany, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Forbes, Helen, Santa Clarita, Stella Dallas, Jim Henson, Jennie, Paro, Intuition Robotics, Tom Stevens


Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo gets a love letter in new YA novel set in Asian American community

In “From Little Tokyo, With Love,” author Sarah Kuhn weaves together a story that is part YA romance, part family drama and entirely a love letter to the neighborhood in which it is set. Kuhn, the author of the Heroine Complex novels, was introduced to Little Tokyo through friends after she moved to Los Angeles, and she’s long been enamored with this section of downtown. “Seeing how it has become, really, a hub for a lot of the local Asian American arts community in L.A. was just really beautifu...
Tags: Books, Hollywood, Oregon, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Tokyo, Southern California, Meg Ryan, Central Library, Grand Central Market, Kuhn, Rika, Valeria Luiselli


Clippers’ stars deliver in Game 3, trimming Jazz’s series lead to 2-1

LOS ANGELES — There wasn’t a soul chanting “over-rated” at Paul George on Saturday – certainly not in the more-friendly confines of Staples Center, and not at the well-attended watch party at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, either. And no one will be asking why Kawhi Leonard hasn’t booted up Terminator Mode – because he cranked the dial in a big way during the second half. Lurking like the mythological snow wasset that inspired one of his New Balance sneaker designs, Leonard leaped out of the sn...
Tags: Utah, Sports, DeMarcus Cousins, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Jackson, Reggie Jackson, Staples Center, Rajon Rondo, Mitchell, Alexander, Paul George, George, Utah Jazz


Coronavirus: Here are California county vaccination percentages as of June 11

As of Friday, June 11, the California Department of Public Health’s vaccine dashboard showed about 47.1 million COVID-19 doses have been shipped throughout the state (about 800,000 more than a week ago) and of those, 39.4 million have been administered. Vaccinations in California According to Bloomberg’s dashboard tracking vaccine distribution, 58.5% of California’s population has received at least one shot and 45.6% of residents are fully vaccinated (up from 44.2% a week ago). California has th...
Tags: Texas, News, California, California News, Los Angeles, Infographic, Bloomberg, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Vaccinations, Local News, Orange, California Department of Public Health, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR


Anthony Rendon sparks comeback as Angels beat Diamondbacks, get back to .500

PHOENIX — It was fitting that victory that pulled the Angels back to .500 for the first time in more than a month would be one in which they overcame a big early deficit. After trailing by five runs in the third inning, the Angels rallied for an 8-7 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday afternoon. Anthony Rendon drove in four runs, including the game-tying run as part of a three-run ninth inning. José Iglesias then knocked in the go-ahead run. With their fifth straight victory, the A...
Tags: Angels, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, Mlb, Stassi, Suarez, Los Angeles Angels, Arizona Diamondbacks, Iglesias, Phoenix, Ward, Rendon, Diamondbacks, Anthony Rendon


LA, Orange County students set to begin competing in National Spelling Bee

LOS ANGELES — The 2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee began on Saturday, June 12, on a virtual basis, with a 13-year-old from Tarzana and two from Orange County among the reduced field of 209. Irene Thomas graduated Friday from eighth grade at the Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies, a fourth through 12th grade magnet school in Tarzana. It kept its original name after moving to the site of the former Sequoia Junior High School in 1980. She enjoys reading books (dystopian novels in particular...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Europe, Japan, News, Education, La, Los Angeles, Department Of Defense, Sport, Soccer, Community, Cupertino, District Of Columbia, Orange County, Orange


Everything you need to know about growing an herb garden indoors

If you are an enthusiast of herbs and want to grow them inside your home, “Herbal Houseplants: Grow Beautiful Herbs Indoors!” (Cool Springs Press, 2021) is a book you really cannot do without. By the way, technically speaking, the difference between herbs and spices is that herbs are grown for their foliage, whether fresh or dried, while spices are grown for their dried and generally crushed seeds, bark, flowers or roots. Light is the main limiting factor when it comes to growing herbs indoors s...
Tags: Gardening, Sacramento, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Donald, Melissa, Southern Africa, Epsom, Betz, Longfellow, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF


How California theme parks will verify visitors have been vaccinated

Coronavirus guidelines call for Disney, Universal and other California theme parks to verify that visitors have been vaccinated once the state’s economy fully reopens on June 15 — but what does that mean and how are the parks supposed to pull off that massive undertaking? Fully vaccinated Californians will no longer be required to wear masks at the state’s theme parks on June 15, but people attending “mega events” must provide either proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID-19 test. Sign...
Tags: California, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Seaworld, Universal, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Legoland California, Legoland, Southern California, Knott, Great America, SeaWorld San Diego, Universal Studios Hollywood, OGA


Why LA County’s rebound is a must for California’s economy

California needs its biggest job market to catch up to the rest of the state as it thaws from a coronavirus-chilled economy. Los Angeles County has been a huge drag on the state’s overall recovery that has, by several measures, been well behind the national pace. Consider: L.A.’s unemployment rate was 11% in April compared with 4.7% in February 2020, just before the pandemic hammered life and business. That’s a stomach-churning 6.3 percentage-point increase — even after 2021’s economic uptick. N...
Tags: Business, Hollywood, Jobs, News, California, Housing, US, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Healthcare, Bay Area, Los Angeles County, LA County, Southern California News Group, Top Stories LADN


Trying to get a handle, and a few other parts, on this old house of mine

It comforts me that my old house will always be older than its owner, therefore making it the optimal aging companion. I try to give it some latitude when things get a little dicey. So what if the front door handle came off in my hand and the lock jammed as I headed out to get the mail. Fortunately, the house has other doors. It might even be charming to live without using that door for a while. But I hadn’t taken into account how dependent I was on everything near the door, such as the coat clo...
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Some Southern Californians are anxious — not excited — about June 15 reopening

Nazia Siddiquei is happy that California is reopening Tuesday, June 15, because she wants the economy to be strong again. At the same time, the Corona woman is anxious. “I’m a little bit nervous and concerned because we don’t really know what is going to happen,” Siddiquei, 39, said. “Even though we are vaccinated, the vaccine may not protect us against some of the variants out there.” So, for a while at least, she plans to continue wearing a mask in public places. “I just don’t feel safe,” she ...
Tags: Health, News, California, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Long Beach, Orange County, Wood, Usc, Southern California, San Bernardino, Corona, San Bernardino County, Hale, Ruiz


Ladera Ranch man charged with conspiracy in Capitol attack told OC supervisors revolution was coming

A month before the Jan. 6  U.S. Capitol insurrection, a 40-year-old Ladera Ranch entrepreneur who has been charged with conspiracy in connection with the violent attack issued a dire, prophetic warning to the Orange County Board of Supervisors. “Week after week, I and others are with thousands in the street all up and down the state of California,” Russell Taylor said during a December 2020 board meeting. “You know what they are saying? Revolution. Storm the Capitol.” Here’s Taylor at last mont...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, California, Oregon, Police, Senate, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Warner, Riverside County, Taylor, Capitol Police, Southern California, Trump, Buffalo New York


High school basketball updates: Sierra Canyon playing Centennial for Open Division title

The highly anticipated showdown between Sierra Canyon and Centennial for the CIF Southern Section Open Division boys basketball championship headlines Friday’s local area action. Sierra Canyon announced today that the game was sold out. Sophomore Bronny James, the son of Lakers star LeBron James, is expected to make his season debut after being out this season while recovering from knee surgery, according to SCNG reporter Tarek Fattal. NEWS: Bronny James will suit up and play for Sierra Canyon ...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, High School Sports, Louisville, Westlake, Centennial, Alemany, Pacifica Christian, High School Basketball, Southern California News Group, Bronny, James Drake, Top Stories LADN


Heat wave, triple digits coming to Southern California next week

Southern Californians can expect a possibly record-breaking heat wave next week. Triple-digit temperatures are likely in the regions’s inland areas with potentially record-breaking high temperatures Tuesday and Wednesday, meteorologists said. Coastal areas also will warm up into the upper 80s to lower 90s, which also could break records. An excessive heat watch was issued for the Inland Empire from Monday morning to Friday night and inland Orange County from Tuesday through Friday. There was als...
Tags: Weather, National Weather Service, News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Pasadena, Orange County, Ana, Southern California, San Bernardino, Anaheim, Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County, Riverside, Inland Empire


Southern California hospitals don’t require vaccines as condition of employment

By Fred Shuster, City News Service LOS ANGELES >> While some hospitals in other parts of the country face pushback from employees over mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policies, hospitals in Los Angeles and Orange counties have largely avoided the issue, with hospital representatives telling City News Service they aren’t requiring workers to get the vaccine. The uproar from some hospital employees gained national attention this week, when the Houston Methodist hospital system in Texas suspended 17...
Tags: Texas, News, Maryland, California, Washington, Los Angeles, Sport, Hospitals, Soccer, Pennsylvania, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, Houston, Local News, Orange, University Of California


How California theme parks will change when pandemic restrictions end on Tuesday, June 15

Visitors heading to California theme parks after pandemic restrictions end will face a myriad of conflicting coronavirus requirements that are expected to continue evolving as the major tourist destinations navigate the latest “new normal.” The full reopening of the California economy on Tuesday, June 15 after a 15-month pandemic hibernation will allow theme parks in the state to return to full capacity and end most COVID-19 health and safety measures. Sign up for our Park Life newsletter and f...
Tags: California, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, San Diego, Seaworld, Harry Potter, Pfizer, Universal, Resistance, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Santa Clara, Valencia, Legoland California


Jacoby & Meyers brand used by lawyer brokerage to commit insurance fraud, alleges OC Grand Jury

From billboards to daytime TV, advertisements for the law firm of Jacoby & Meyers are inescapable. It can be difficult getting through a television show or sporting event without hitting a commercial for the 49-year-old law group, said to have 300 attorneys in 50 states. It’s even the official law firm for the Los Angeles Dodgers and earned a line in a Beastie Boys song: “Got more suits than Jacoby & Meyers.” But the company started by Len Jacoby and Stephen Meyers in 1972 in recent years has be...
Tags: Crime, News, Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Lawyers, Local News, Orange County, Los Angeles Dodgers, Riverside, Mehr, Hobson, Meyers, Jacoby


Vax for the win: 5 LA, Orange and Riverside county residents are $50,000 richer

LOS ANGELES — Fifteen more vaccinated California residents — including three from Los Angeles County and one each from Orange, San Diego and Riverside counties — were chosen by the state today to receive $50,000 prizes in a COVID-19 vaccine incentive program. The new winners join 15 who were chosen last week as part of the state’s $116.5 million “Vax for the Win” incentive program announced by Gov. Gavin Newsom in hopes of luring people to get the COVID-19 shots. The winners chosen Friday were n...
Tags: News, California, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Riverside County, San Diego County, Los Angeles Clippers, Taco Bell, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Pomona, Health And Human Services, Los Angeles County, Riverside


See’s Candies: 5 fun facts, from ‘I Love Lucy’ to the Marshmint mystery

SPEED IT UP!! You’ve seen the hilarious “I Love Lucy” episode that features Lucy and Ethel frantically trying to wrap candies as the chocolates spill faster and faster off the assembly line. Turns out actresses Lucille Ball and Vivian Vance received some actual training in dipping and wrapping chocolates at the See’s candy factory on La Cienega Boulevard in Los Angeles before filming the 1952 scene on a re-created production line back at their Hollywood set. Which chocolates were they stuffing ...
Tags: Food, Hollywood, News, Maryland, California, Los Angeles, Customer Service, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Lucy, Bordeaux, Lucille Ball, Ethel, Vivian Vance, Pat Egan


The Lakers’ 2020 title had a cost. In 2021, they had to pay it

Editor’s note: This is the Friday June 11 edition of the Purple & Bold Lakers newsletter from reporter Kyle Goon. To receive the newsletter in your inbox, sign up here. There was a streak I was really proud of last season: In every series the Lakers played, I correctly guessed that they would win, and they number of games they’d win in. I had them over Portland in five ; Houston in five ; Denver in five ; Miami in six . By now, many Lakers fans have those series, and those numbers, encoded ...
Tags: Washington Post, Sports, Phoenix Suns, Toronto, Sport, Soccer, Portland, Davis, Nba, Miami, Espn, Lebron James, Sports Illustrated, Anthony Davis, Houston, Denver


Whicker: College football’s playoff expansion confounds

The most engaging, involving and dramatic regular seasons in sports will disappear in 2026. No longer will you begin your Saturday by flipping on the TV at 9 a.m. and watch the dominoes fall until 11 p.m., from Columbus to Gainesville to Norman to Eugene. No longer will every game count. Consistency will be shelved. Health will be devalued. And, in all likelihood, the end of the road will feature the same crimson, orange and scarlet suspects. The College Football Playoff has totally erased what ...
Tags: Utah, Florida, Oregon, Stanford, Sports, Alabama, LSU, NFL, Georgia, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Nba, Wisconsin, College sports, Ohio


Coronavirus tracker: California reported 1,151 new cases and 41 new deaths, June 11

In California, 1,151 new cases of the coronavirus were reported Thursday, June 10, according to end-of-day totals on public health websites, bringing the total number of cases so far to 3,771,974. There were 41 new deaths reported statewide Thursday, for a total of 62,836 people who have died from COVID-19. The state reported 16 fewer hospitalizations from the previous day, bringing the number of current hospitalizations of those infected with the coronavirus to 1,263. According to the Californi...
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See’s CEO talks about nostalgia, e-commerce and that Nuts & Chews assortment

CEO Pat Egan joined See’s Candies only a few years ago, in 2018, but he brings to the job a lifetime of experience as a See’s customer. As such, he doesn’t take his position as keeper of the Mary See’s flame lightly, especially as the Bay Area-based company marks its 100th year. We asked him about everything from the nostalgia factor to COVID-19 challenges to candy preferences. Here’s an edited version of that discussion: Q: How long have you been eating See’s Candies? A: I’ve been a See’s fan f...
Tags: Food, Business, News, California, California News, San Francisco, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Berkshire Hathaway, Pasadena, Local News, Bay Area, Mary, Peet, San Mateo


See’s Candies timeline: 1921 to 2021, a century of highlights

Here are highlights from See’s first century of history: 1921: Charles See opens the first See’s shop, selling confections made from the original recipes of his mother, Mary See, at 135 Western Avenue North in Los Angeles. Mary See in the garden of her family’s home in Pasadena at 426 S. Marengo St. (Photo courtesy of See’s Candies) 1935: See’s comes to San Francisco, the first expansion outside Los Angeles. Four years later, there were 18 See’s shops in the Bay Area. 1939: A shop and miniat...
Tags: Food, Business, News, California, California News, America, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, History, Things To Do, Soccer, Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett, Guinness World Records, Pasadena


How June 15 reopening will change restaurants and dining in

You’re vaxxed, tired of takeout, weary of masks and dying to celebrate with dinner and drinks. The good news is that on Tuesday, June 15, restaurants will finally be allowed to serve at 100 percent capacity inside and out. But can we really expect everything to be the same? All that pent-up energy could create what one restaurateur calls “The Roaring 2020s,” a golden age of partying. But on the other hand, the lingering effects of more than a year of safety protocols, combined with the present h...
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See’s Candies at 100: How Mary See and family created a California classic

A line of customers outside a See’s Candies shop in San Francisco. (Photo courtesy of See’s Candies) This retailer has never changed its color scheme. The type font used for the logo dates back a century. The clerks still give free samples to every customer, as they have for years. But a strong e-commerce model now bolsters the 250 brick-and-mortar stores, and new products roll out every month. This is See’s Candies at 100, a company that has mastered the recipe for commercial success by comb...
Tags: Food, Business, News, Maryland, California, Stanford, California News, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, History, Soccer, Long Beach, Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett, San Jose


‘Top Chef’ favorites the Voltaggio brothers battle it out in new cooking competition

The Voltaggio brothers have worked together in the restaurant industry since they were teens and have opened several respected spots in their long culinary careers. But when it comes to getting competitive in the kitchen, it’s no-knives-barred for these brothers who will battle it out on a new Discovery+ show this summer. “It’s about cooking, and it’s about educating and it’s about mentorship. And is it competitive? I can confirm that it is very competitive, not only as coaches and mentors but w...
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HOA Homefront: Isn’t my service animal protected from HOA pet rules?

Who doesn’t love pets? Sometimes, it’s your neighbor! According to the American Pet Products Association, an estimated 67% of American households have a pet. Presumably, that means about two-thirds of HOA residents have pets, and sometimes they create problems. California law provides a unique (and limited) protection for pets. Civil Code Section 4715 says HOAs must allow a member to keep at least one pet and protects homeowners from having to remove existing pets because they are beyond a newly...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, News, California, Housing, Pets, Sport, Soccer, Hoa, American Pet Products Association, Housing Council, Top Stories OCR, HOAs, Kelly G Richardson CCAL, U S Housing and Urban Development Department, Partner of Richardson Ober DeNichilo LLP


Search underway for man overboard from Catalina-bound boat near Long Beach

LONG BEACH — A search was underway Friday morning for a 24-year-old man who fell or jumped overboard from the Catalina Express after the boat left Long Beach. The incident occurred about 6 p.m. Thursday, according to the U.S Coast Guard, which was searching for the man, as was with the Los Angeles County Fire and Sheriff’s departments and the Long Beach Fire Department. “Deckhands actually saw some of it, so when they saw him hit the water, they threw a life ring over and … we are looking for hi...
Tags: News, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Missing Persons, Los Angeles County, Catalina, U S Coast Guard, Catalina Express, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT, Crime and Public Safety, Long Beach Fire Department Deckhands, Greg Bombard