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Coronavirus: L.A. County reports 7,232 cases, 30 more deaths over July 4th weekend

LOS ANGELES — County health officials reported Sunday that a total of 7,232 new coronavirus cases were processed since Thursday, while the county’s data-processing systems were updated. The breakdown was as follows: Thursday had 2,643 cases; Friday, 3,187 cases; and Saturday, 1,402 cases, according to Los Angeles County health officials. There were also 30 deaths in the county during that span, health officials said. “We send our condolences and prayers to the families who have lost loved ones t...
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Coronavirus: L.A. County reports 30 more deaths

LOS ANGELES — County health officials reported Sunday that a total of 7,232 new coronavirus cases were processed since Thursday, while the county’s data-processing systems were updated. The breakdown was as follows: Thursday had 2,643 cases; Friday, 3,187 cases; and Saturday, 1,402 cases, according to Los Angeles County health officials. There were also 30 deaths in the county during that span, health officials said. “We send our condolences and prayers to the families who have lost loved ones t...
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Long Beach, Pasadena, Brad Sherman, Gavin Newsom, San Pedro, Los Angeles County, Newsom, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT


Pollution from fireworks briefly made air hazardous, AQMD says

Tiny particles from Fourth of July fireworks left areas of Southern California  with air that was unhealthy or unhealthy for sensitive groups Sunday afternoon, July 5, the South Coast Air Quality Management District said. The residue from detonated fireworks put air quality in the hazardous category for parts of Los Angeles and Orange counties during the overnight and early morning hours, but receded during the day, the AQMD said in extending its particulate advisory into Sunday. That reduction ...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Breaking News, Orange County, Riverside County, Lapd, Brad Sherman, Southern California, Los Angeles County, Lancaster, South Coast Air Quality Management District, LA County, AQMD


2 die, dozens of structures burn in possible fireworks related incidents across L.A. County

Firefighters across Los Angeles County scrambled to put out hundreds of fires on July 4th, with dozens of structures catching fire and at least two people dying in explosions from fireworks. Police in Baldwin Park said the two men — a 33-year-old and a 24-year-old — died on Saturday while they were “handling illegal fireworks that detonated unexpectedly.” Both blasts occurred at around 9 p.m. in separate locations. “Our condolences go out to the families and friends who lost their loved one last...
Tags: News, Fire, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Cornell, Northridge, Stewart, Los Angeles County, Woodland Hills, San Fernando Valley, Van Nuys, Baldwin Park, Los Angeles Fire Department, Jack Crabtree, Margaret Stewart


More police protests, demonstrations planned for Sunday

LOS ANGELES — As the holiday weekend comes to a close amid a sharp rise in the spread of COVID-19, another round of marches, rallies, and other actions against systemic racism and police brutality is on tap across the Southland today. The nationwide movement sparked by the Memorial Day death of George Floyd in Minneapolis now embraces a range of issues as it enters a sixth week. Events on today’s schedule in the Los Angeles area include: 10 a.m. in Mid-Wilshire at 4625 W. Olympic Blvd. 11:11 a....
Tags: Hollywood, News, Minneapolis, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Venice, Lausd, Lapd, Southern California, City Hall, Santa Monica, Inglewood, Southland, Pico


Bubble Watch: Appraisers don’t see drops in SoCal home values – yet

“Bubble Watch” digs into trends that may indicate economic and/or housing market troubles ahead. Buzz: The coronavirus has yet to hurt Southern California home values, according to a study done by a group of local appraisers. Source: One of our most curious housing yardsticks is crafted by the Real Estate Research Council of Southern California. Since 1943, the group based at Cal Poly Pomona has tracked local home-value movements twice a year with volunteer appraisers constantly re-evaluating th...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, California, Housing, Sport, Soccer, Santa Barbara County, Orange County, San Diego County, Ventura County, Southern California, Los Angeles County, San Bernardino County, Cal Poly Pomona, Housing Data, Top Stories LADN


Family leave job protections expanded in bill backed by Newsom

BY LAUREL ROSENHALL, CalMatters California led the nation when, in 2004, it became the first state to give private-sector workers six weeks off with partial pay to care for a new baby or sick family member. But unlike other states that followed, California never required that many employers guarantee workers their jobs back after taking paid family leave — leading millions of Californians to pay into a system they could get fired for using. That would change under legislation moving through the...
Tags: Politics, News, California, La, Senate, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Hillary Clinton, Jackson, Orange County, Lapd, Chamber of Commerce, Santa Barbara, O'leary, Gavin Newsom


How did wearing masks to combat coronavirus become such a political football?

Of all the polarizing issues dividing Americans during the overlapping crises of a worldwide pandemic and nationwide civil unrest over police brutality, the facial mask has become an odd symbol of partisan passions. But there it is, sparking discord far and wide. While most other nations have quietly required face coverings to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, in this nation the ubiquitous pieces of paper and cloth have triggered an enduring debate over government authority versus persona...
Tags: Facebook, News, Minneapolis, Congress, Cdc, White House, Los Angeles, Sport, Green, Public Health, Soccer, Philadelphia, Vietnam, Orange County, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci


LADOT general manager used encrypted messaging for controversial tracking program

The general manager of the Los Angeles Department of Transportation used an encrypted messaging application, designed to conceal conversations, while planning out a controversial vehicle tracking program that has resulted in lawsuits from Uber and the American Civil Liberties Union, according to records obtained by this news organization. The use of Signal, a popular messaging app capable of deleting messages automatically, isn’t inherently problematic, but Seleta Reynolds did not keep copies of...
Tags: Transportation, Uber, News, California, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Ford, Aclu, Gm, California Supreme Court, Eric Garcetti, Signal, Sweeney, American Civil Liberties Union


Locals volunteer to be infected with coronavirus to hasten vaccine development

In 1796, English physician Edward Jenner noted that milkmaids who caught cowpox from their cattle seemed to escape a much deadlier scourge: smallpox. So the doctor collected pus from a cowpox blister on one of those milkmaids, rounded up his gardener’s 8-year-old son and rubbed the gunk into a fresh cut on the boy’s skin. The lad developed a trying but not lethal cowpox infection, and once he recovered, the doctor repeated the exercise — but this time, with the real thing. Smallpox. The boy did ...
Tags: Health, New York, News, Los Angeles, Merck, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Healthcare, World Health Organization, Pasadena, Brad Sherman, Ucla, San Pedro, Nyu, Yang


Whicker: Delayed, shortened season won’t help MLB get more colorful

Baseball is no longer the national game because the nation’s best athletes aren’t playing it. Willie Mays learned it because his father Carl played in the Birmingham Industrial League. When Willie was in high school, he signed with the Black Barons of the Negro American League. Hank Aaron played in the streets in his Mobile neighborhood. His high school didn’t have baseball, so he played for the Mobile Black Bears, and later signed with the Indianapolis Clowns. Ernie Banks, Don Newcombe and Roy ...
Tags: Mobile, Colorado, South Park, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Indianapolis, Soccer, Sheffield, Mlb, Willie Mays, Michigan, Satchel Paige, Giants, Baltimore, Caribbean


Beaches closed across Southern California, but did holiday revelers stay away?

Some people didn’t get the memo that the beaches were closed for the Fourth of July holiday – especially the surfers out to ride bombing waves without crowds as the summer’s largest south swell slammed the shore. Most beaches were clear of holiday revelers hoping to post up on the sand early Saturday. A hard closure was put in place by authorities for most of the Orange County and Los Angeles County coast to keep crowds away because of a spike in coronavirus cases in recent weeks. Police and lif...
Tags: News, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Pope, Local News, Orange County, Malibu, Beaches, Southern California, Huntington Beach, Los Angeles County, Bruce, Manhattan Beach, Newport Beach


Police protests continue throughout Southern California on July 4

It’s a holiday weekend, but the marches, rallies, and other actions against systemic racism and police brutality continue across Southern California. The nationwide movement sparked by the Memorial Day death of George Floyd in Minneapolis now embraces a range of issues as it enters a sixth week. The protests continue despite a sharp rise in the spread of COVID-19, particularly in Southern California. Events on today’s schedule in Southern California include:  9:30 a.m. in Hollywood at Hollywood...
Tags: Hollywood, News, Minneapolis, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Seattle, Donald Trump, Lapd, Pacific Coast Highway, Southern California, City Hall, Santa Monica, Lancaster, Marina del Rey


Brandy Colbert explains how ‘The Voting Booth’ takes two teens on an election day adventure

It’s election day when two 18-year-old high school seniors, Marva Sheridan and Duke Crenshaw, first meet at the local polling place. When Duke learns that his name isn’t on the voter rolls, Marva is ready to drop everything in order to help him exercise his right to vote. It’s a chance encounter that sets off a daylong adventure in the midst of which the two teenagers will learn more about each other and themselves. In “The Voting Booth,” author Brandy Colbert alternates between the perspectives...
Tags: Books, Hbo, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Selma, Mtv, Arkansas, Colbert, Duke, Jim Crow, Black, Eartha Kitt, Fannie Lou Hamer, Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party


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


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


Successful Aging: What should I do if I don’t like working remotely?

Q. I am a 74-year-old single woman and need to continue working as a hospital administrator. Working remotely for the past four months has made me feel isolated and captive in my own apartment. I miss my colleagues and work friends particularly since my entire social life centers around my work. I sense that the remote work model will become permanent. And, of course, a layoff is always possible. Given that I don’t like this distance work arrangement, what should I begin to think about for my n...
Tags: Cdc, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Stamford, Congressional Budget Office, Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Helen Dennis, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT, Top Stories WDN, Top Stories SGVT, Top Stories PSN, Successful Aging


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 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...
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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...
Tags: Elsa, Japan, Florida, France, China, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, House, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Epcot, Tomorrowland, Disneyland Paris, Winnie


Despite LA County ban, Lancaster mayor says fireworks show still a go, even if he has to flip switch

Despite urging from Gov. Gavin Newsom and a ban on public fireworks shows across Los Angeles County, the mayor of Lancaster maintained his pledge Thursday that his city will stage July 4 pyrotechnics — even if he has to flip the switch on the display himself. Amid rising numbers of new virus cases and hospitalizations, Newsom tightened up “Safer at Home” restrictions on Wednesday. His orders including banning indoor dining at restaurants in some counties and urging communities to take their own ...
Tags: News, California, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, City Council, Local News, Donald Trump, Orlando, County, Gavin Newsom, West Hollywood, Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County, Southland, Assembly


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


LA County reports 55 more coronavirus deaths, more than 1,800 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalizations and deaths related to coronavirus continues to grow in Los Angeles County, public health officials said Thursday, July 2, a trend they said requires an “urgent” change in direction. Another 55 LA County residents died due to coronavirus-related causes — 20 more than the number reported Wednesday, July 1. Since the public-health crisis began, the county has identified 107,667 coronavirus cases and 3,454 residents have died with the virus. There were 1,893 people hos...
Tags: Texas, News, California, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Long Beach, Associated Press, Anthony Fauci, Orlando, County, Gavin Newsom, West Hollywood, American Medical Association, Los Angeles County, Ferrer


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


LAUSD police force’s Leslie Ramirez named interim chief

Los Angeles School Police Department Deputy Chief Leslie Ramirez was named interim chief of the department on Thursday, following Chief Todd Chamberlain’s resignation. Chamberlain stepped down from the post Wednesday, one day after a divided school board slashed his agency’s budget by 35% in response to a wave of community protests calling for a defunding of law enforcement. Ramirez, whose appointment is effective immediately, began her career as a campus officer in 1991 and has since served as ...
Tags: News, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Seattle, Lapd, Black, Santa Monica, Garcia, Chamberlain, Ramirez, McKenna, Goldberg, Los Angeles Police Department


Grocery Outlet brings its bargains to new store in Winnetka

Grocery Outlet Bargain Market opened a new location Thursday in Winnetka, bringing 25 jobs to the community. The store at 19718 Sherman Way offers name-brand products seen at traditional grocery stores but at lower prices. Grocery Outlet buys excess inventory and seasonal closeouts from national retailers, giving the store a reputation as a “TJ Maxx of grocery stores.” The overstock inventory allows the company to offer deep discounts on items, ranging from canned goods, snacks, soda and seasoni...
Tags: Food, Business, News, California, Washington, Walmart, Sport, Soccer, Supermarket, Bay Area, Southern California, Tj Maxx, Winnetka, Grocery Outlet, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories WDN