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Few fans check out baseball at the Big A as players return

In the old days (four months ago), the words “pitchers and catchers report” or “first day of spring training” would cause a flurry of activity for baseball fans. Grab your autograph book and a pen. Get your phone ready for photos. Cross your fingers in hopes a player might toss you a baseball. Not anymore. Not in 2020. Not in the midst of a pandemic. Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani (17) pitches during a baseball practice at Angels Stadium on Friday, July 3, 2020, in Anahei...
Tags: Angels, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, Joe Dimaggio, Los Angeles Angels, Mickey Mouse, Huntington Beach, Doug, Russ, Anaheim Calif, Angel Stadium, Mike Trout, Macias, Joe Maddon


Judge upholds Hawaii’s pandemic quarantine on arriving travelers

By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER HONOLULU — A U.S. judge will not stop Hawaii from enforcing a quarantine on arriving travelers, saying in a ruling that the emergency mandate is reasonable during the public health crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. A group of Hawaii, California and Nevada residents tried to stop the quarantine by filing a lawsuit alleging it is unfair and unnecessary. It violates the fundamental right to travel freely, they argued. The quarantine mandate, which applies to out-...
Tags: Travel, Health, Business, News, Uncategorized, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Nevada, Disneyland, Honolulu, Carson, Lancaster


4th of July: Divided we stand on everything from flag to heroism

Welcome to the divided states of America. Get ready for an earful. We don’t agree on much in 2020. Need evidence? Just talk for five minutes to your neighbor, or your relatives, or people in line at the grocery store, or people protesting in the street. Ask people how concerned they are about the coronavirus pandemic, or what politicians should do to try to stop it. Maybe the only thing we can agree on is that we have the right to disagree. The Southern California News Group asked myriad people ...
Tags: News, China, Virginia, America, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Vietnam, Donald Trump, Southern California, Trump, United States of America, Bennett, Abraham Lincoln, Arlington National Cemetery, UCI


Fourth of July: Divided we stand on everything from flag to heroism

Welcome to the divided states of America. Get ready for an earful. We don’t agree on much in 2020. Need evidence? Just talk for five minutes to your neighbor, or your relatives, or people in line at the grocery store, or people protesting in the street. Ask people how concerned they are about the coronavirus pandemic, or what politicians should do to try to stop it. Maybe the only thing we can agree on is that we have the right to disagree. The Southern California News Group asked myriad people ...
Tags: News, China, Virginia, America, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Vietnam, Donald Trump, Southern California, Trump, United States of America, Bennett, Abraham Lincoln, Arlington National Cemetery, UCI


Southern California counties clear 100,000 cannabis convictions by July 1 deadline

As calls for criminal justice reform sweep the nation, California is taking steps to reverse some effects of the war on drugs, which continues to disproportionately impact people of color. California’s 58 county district attorneys had a deadline of Wednesday, July 1, to accept or challenge the state’s recommendation to clear the records of some 191,090 past marijuana convictions. The procedure was triggered by Proposition 64, a 2016 measure that legalized cannabis and reduced penalties for relat...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Marijuana, America, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Cannabis, Soccer, Courts, Orange, Riverside County, San Joaquin, San Bernardino, Drug Policy Alliance


What are those strange markings in my lane?

Q. Hi Honk: I recently saw some unusual road markings on a transition linking the the 133 and the 405 freeways. They are about a foot long each and, horizonally, extend from the solid white lines on each side of the lane. At the beginning they are spaced about six to eight eight feet apart and gradually get closer to one another, to about three to four feet apart. What are these lines for? I’ve only ever seen them at this one location. – Dan Savage, Lake Forest A. Think Houdini, Dan, or better y...
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Community colleges struggle with students’ food needs as pandemic increases demand

By Betty Márquez Rosales, EdSource With reduced work hours and a baby on the way, Maraya Bermudez stocks up on groceries for the week at the food pantry on her community college campus. She frequented the Fullerton College food pantry sparingly during the school year, but she now goes every week to pick up bags that often include rice, beans, vegetables, fruits, milk and snacks. A former foster youth, she has also been eligible for debit cards from her college that she can use for groceries and ...
Tags: News, Education, California, Sport, Soccer, Community, Orange County, University Of California, Cal State Fullerton, WIC, Orlando, Gavin Newsom, Cabrillo College, Los Angeles County, Assembly, CSU


How will Disneyland characters maintain social distance in the COVID-19 era?

Disneyland will have to deploy a host of clever strategies to keep their beloved characters safely socially distanced from visitors in the COVID-19 era when the Anaheim theme park eventually reopens following an extended coronavirus closure. Social distancing measures will force Disneyland and Disney California Adventure to maintain a safety buffer between Disney’s cast of characters and the visitors who want a souvenir selfie with their favorite princess, superhero or cartoon character. Sign u...
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How will Disneyland characters maintain social distance in the coronavirus era?

Disneyland will have to deploy a host of clever strategies to keep their beloved characters safely socially distanced from visitors in the COVID-19 era when the Anaheim theme park eventually reopens following an extended coronavirus closure. Social distancing measures will force Disneyland and Disney California Adventure to maintain a safety buffer between Disney’s cast of characters and the visitors who want a souvenir selfie with their favorite princess, superhero or cartoon character. Sign u...
Tags: Elsa, Japan, Florida, France, China, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, House, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Epcot, Tomorrowland, Disneyland Paris, Winnie


With O.C. and L.A. beaches closed, forest officials prepare for larger crowds in the mountains for Fourth of July

With beaches closed throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties because of the coronavirus pandemic, forest officials are anticipating larger crowds in the mountains as people look for ways to get outside for the Fourth of July. But with those larger crowds, officials worry about an increased risk for wildfires. “The grass on these hillsides are very dry,” U.S. Forest Service spokesman John Clearwater said Wednesday as firefighters dealt with the Rowher fire in the Angeles National Forest. “With ...
Tags: Crime, News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, CalTrans, Forest Service, Forest, San Bernardino, Lancaster, Clearwater, Lake Arrowhead, LA County, San Bernardino National Forest, Fourth of July, Cleveland National Forest


Assembly bill would shield school districts from coronavirus lawsuits

A new education bill — which State Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell, D-Long Beach — introduced this week seeks to limit liability related to the coronavirus for school districts this fall. O’Donnell, who chairs the Education Committee in the California Assembly and is a high school history teacher, said his bill will help protect districts from COVID-19-related lawsuits as they try to reopen this fall. Many school districts, under the guidance from the state and their respective counties, will t...
Tags: News, Education, California, La, Sport, Soccer, Williams, Long Beach, Local News, Orlando, Southern California, West Hollywood, Los Angeles County, Assembly, Education Committee, Donnell


Are you able to pay your rent?

Apartment rents in Southern California have risen steadily for the past nine years, crimping household budgets. Many tenants report having to cut back on food, clothing, health care and other essentials as rent increases eat up a growing share of their disposable income. The coronavirus pandemic created even more problems for tenants, with many struggling with reduced hours, unemployment or lost business income. Others have caught COVID-19 or had to care for family members who have the virus. Th...
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Metrolink web site helps you maintain social distance during coronavirus pandemic

LOS ANGELES — Metrolink announced Thursday that it has launched an online tool to allow riders to check recent ridership levels of the train they plan to ride and to confirm that they will have the ability to maintain safe distances from other commuters. “We know that safety is top of mind with our customers,” said Brian Humphrey, Metrolink board chair. “Safety is foundational at Metrolink — and a shared responsibility. Riders are required to wear face coverings while on our platforms and on boa...
Tags: Apple, Transportation, News, California, La, Angels, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Usc, Metrolink, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB


Apple re-closes 15 Southern California stores as COVID-19 cases rise

Apple has re-closed another 30 U.S. stores including 15 in Southern California as cases of COVID-19 continue to flare up in regions around the country. Stores in Alabama, California, Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, Nevada and Oklahoma closed  Thursday. That comes on the heels of 16 closures that took effect Wednesday in Florida, Mississippi, Texas and Utah. That brings the total number of stores that have been shuttered for a second time to 77. Apple has a total 271 stores in the United States, inclu...
Tags: Apple, Utah, Business, Texas, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Economy, Soccer, United States, New York Times, Bill, Oklahoma, Southern California, Knott, Top Stories LADN


USC backs off plan for fall in-person classes, citing coronavirus spike

The Tommy Trojan statue is seen on the USC campus. (2019 photo by Reed Saxon/Associated Press) LOS ANGELES — Reversing course from an announcement made one month ago, USC officials now say undergraduate fall courses will primarily remain online during the fall semester. “Public health guidelines continue to change, and Los Angeles County has yet to approve our plans for returning to full campus operations,” according to a joint letter released Wednesday night by USC Provost Charles F. Zukoski ...
Tags: Apple, Texas, News, Education, California, Angels, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Usc, Gavin Newsom, Wright, Los Angeles County, David Wright, Florida Arizona


Hugh Downs, genial presence on TV news and game shows, dies at 99

NEW YORK — Hugh Downs, a genial and near-constant presence on television on news, game and talk shows, has died at age 99. He died of natural causes Wednesday night at home in Scottsdale, Arizona, said his great-niece, Molly Shaheen. “The Guinness Book of World Records” recognized Downs as having logged more hours than any other TV personality until Regis Philbin passed him in August 2004 . Starting in the 1950s, he became one of television’s most familiar and welcome faces as he racked up more ...
Tags: New York, Celebrities, News, Media, Nbc, Abc, Uncategorized, US, Sport, Soccer, Obituaries, Pbs, Lincoln Center, Jfk, Dick Van Dyke, Scottsdale Arizona


Will foreclosures explode once the moratorium is lifted?

Remember the nursery rhyme refrain, “We all fall down?” The incredible uptick of COVID-19 is like a raging California wildfire. Earlier this week Dr. Anthony Fauci surmised the U.S. could experience 100,000 new coronavirus cases per day. With the U.S. population at roughly 337 million, it would take just over one year for everyone in the U.S. to get this virus if its trajectory doesn’t change. Horrifying! Assuming more Americans take hold of safer social distancing and other preventive practices...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, California, Housing, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Mortgage, Anthony Fauci, Gavin Newsom, San Bernardino, Freddie Mac, Fred, FHA, Freddie, Federal Housing Finance Agency


Master Gardener: How to get fruit on a pineapple guava tree

Q: I have two pineapple guava trees that are three and four years old.  Both trees had many blossoms last year, but less than ten this year.  Neither tree has produced any fruit yet.  I water and fertilize them regularly.  They get full sun in the morning and partial afternoon sun. What can I do to get fruit? A: Feijoas (or pineapple guavas) are a popular landscape shrub or small tree. They are not especially fast-growing, so it’s easy to keep them small and manageable. They benefit from weekly ...
Tags: Gardening, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Orange County, Riverside County, Los Angeles County, San Bernardino County, Coolidge, Privet, Ron Finley, Feijoas, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Home + Garden


Anti-Semitic hate crimes rise in California, but overall hate crimes decline

By STEFANIE DAZIO | Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Anti-Semitic hate crimes in California rose nearly 12% in 2019, including a fatal shooting at a Southern California synagogue, even as hate crimes overall declined statewide by 4.8%, according to a state report released Wednesday. Hate crimes are historically under-reported and the 2019 data compiled by the state attorney general’s office does not include a recent rise in anti-Asian racism during the coronavirus pandemic, which began in China. A...
Tags: Crime, News, California, China, Los Angeles, Sport, Earnest, Soccer, San Diego, Associated Press, John, OIG, Southern California, Woodland Hills, Poway, Reseda


‘John Lewis: Good Trouble’ documents the life of an American hero

Like any documentary, “John Lewis: Good Trouble” inevitably looks at events that have passed. But in this new documentary on the life and career of the 80-year-old civil rights leader and longtime congressman from Georgia, it’s impossible to keep the present out of the frame. You simply cannot deny the relevance of current events — the protests about racial injustice and demands for equality following the death of George Floyd while in police custody — to the life Lewis has lived. “It’s like it’...
Tags: John Lewis, Movies, Supreme Court, Washington, Disney, Alabama, Georgia, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Hillary Clinton, United States, Nashville, Kevin James, Hitler, Martin Luther King


Which Disneyland shows and attractions will remain closed when the park reopens?

The Magic Happens parade, Fantasmic nighttime spectacular, Mickey’s Mix Magic fireworks, “Frozen” stage show and more than a dozen attractions may not return until a later date when Disneyland and Disney California Adventure finally reopen. Social distancing measures will force Disneyland and Disney California Adventure to keep some parades, nighttime spectaculars, shows, rides and attractions closed once the parks reopen following an extended coronavirus closure. Sign up for our Park Life news...
Tags: Florida, California, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Epcot, Southern California, Disney World, Anaheim, DCA, Mickey, Downtown Disney


Supreme Court denies Congress access to secret Russia probe material for now

By MARK SHERMAN WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is denying Congress access to secret grand jury testimony from special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation through the November election. The justices agreed on Thursday to hear the Trump administration’s appeal of a lower court order for the material to be turned over to the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives. The high court’s action will keep the documents out of congressional hands at least until the case is resolved, which ...
Tags: Politics, News, Supreme Court, Congress, Washington, Senate, Russia, Uncategorized, Sport, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Soccer, Democrats, House, House Of Representatives, Biden


COVID confusion drives disciplined homebuyers to distraction

Now that buyers are back in droves looking at houses, with all of the current COVID–19 guidelines in place it is a little like the wild, wild West out there in home shopping land. Here are a few recent examples of what it takes to get a showing scheduled, make everyone feel safe, and interpret the various guidelines. It is common courtesy to let the sellers or their agent know approximately what time you and your clients will be arriving to see their house, and get a confirmation that they will ...
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Asian American groups call for crackdown on racism in coronavirus era

A coalition of Asian American groups has called on the state to establish a task force to investigate hundreds of racist incidents in California against people of Asian descent since the coronavirus pandemic, which began in China, hit the U.S., including one at Torrance’s Wilson Park that was caught on video and went viral on the internet. Stop Asian American Pacific Islander Hate, which has aggregated data on these incidents, said during a Wednesday, July 1, teleconference that Asian Americans ...
Tags: Crime, News, Education, California, China, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Coalition, Community, Local News, Donald Trump, Public Safety, Gavin Newsom, Trump, South Bay


House approves $1.5 trillion plan to fix crumbling infrastructure

By MATTHEW DALY WASHINGTON — The Democratic-controlled House approved a $1.5 trillion plan Wednesday to rebuild the nation’s crumbling infrastructure, pouring hundreds of billions of dollars into projects to fix roads and bridges, upgrade transit systems, expand interstate railways and dredge harbors, ports and channels. The bill also authorizes more than $100 billion to expand internet access for rural and low-income communities and $25 billion to modernize the U.S. Postal Service’s infrastruct...
Tags: News, Minnesota, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, America, Legislation, Sport, Soccer, Pennsylvania, Democrats, Missouri, House, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump


Here’s how Gov. Newsom plans to enforce his latest coronavirus order

How will the orders be enforced? That’s a key question sparked by Gov. Gavin Newsom’s latest wave of anti-coronavirus orders on Wednesday — including banning indoor dining and other inside activities at such businesses as wineries, museums and casinos in a list of counties that included  Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside. At Norco’s The Cowgirl Cafe, owner Karen Hendrickson was prepared to test the governor. By Wednesday afternoon, she had already contacted her attorney and was p...
Tags: News, Local, Sport, Soccer, Orange County, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Ferrer, San Bernardino County, Karen Hendrickson, Norco, Newsom, Department of Environmental Health, Barbara Ferrer, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR


First California theme park pushes reopening date to August

California theme parks that have pushed proposed reopening dates from April and May to June and July amid months-long coronavirus closures have now reached another humbling milestone: August. Legoland California has announced that the San Diego theme park won’t reopen before Aug. 1 due to local regulations tied to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Considering the constantly changing coronavirus situation and the recent announcement by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, Legoland California will not...
Tags: California, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, San Diego, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Legoland Hotel, Legoland California, Legoland, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Anaheim, Riverside, SeaWorld San Diego


Truckers could lose rigs — and freedom — in California-Arizona recycling fraud case

LOS ANGELES — Nine people have been arrested in connection with a recycling fraud operation involving Southern California and Arizona, authorities said Wednesday. “Recycling fraud is a serious crime with real consequences for the offenders,” CalRecycle Acting Director Ken DaRosa said. “CalRecycle tackles this problem through an effective collaboration with law enforcement partners who are committed to finding those who would attempt to defraud the state,” DaRosa said. California’s Beverage Conta...
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Newsom tightens up coronavirus rules in LA, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside counties

Faced with surging coronavirus cases ahead of the Fourth of July weekend, Gov. Gavin Newsom tightened coronavirus restrictions on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, ordering the closure of indoor operations in certain businesses — including restaurants, wineries and cardrooms — for the next three weeks in all counties that have been on the state’s “watch list” for at least three days, including Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange and Riverside. Restaurants were urged to move their operations to outside se...
Tags: News, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, San Diego, Orange County, Riverside County, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Riverside, Lancaster, San Bernardino County, LA County, City News Service, Newsom, Los Angeles Orange Riverside


Russian voters agree to extend Putin’s rule to 2036

By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV and DARIA LITVINOVA MOSCOW — A majority of voters approved changes to Russia’s constitution that would allow President Vladimir Putin to hold power until 2036, but the weeklong plebiscite that ended Wednesday was tarnished by widespread reports of pressure on voters and other irregularities. With most of the nation’s polls closed and 20% of precincts counted, 72% voted for the constitutional amendments, according to election officials. For the first time in Russia, polls w...
Tags: Health, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Uncategorized, Sport, World news, Ukraine, Soccer, Moscow, Associated Press, Kremlin, St Petersburg, Altai, State Council