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Why this fragrant plant is the king of herbs in your garden

Everyone likes basil, or I have yet to meet that person who does not. Basil (bay-zill to Americans, ba-zill to the British) is considered the king of herbs owing to its elevated status among them. Fittingly, the word “basil” is derived from the word basiliskos, which means  “little king” in Greek and refers to a small, mysterious and venomous serpent, the basilisk, with a marking on its head that resembles a crown. While diminutive in size, the quasi-mythical basilisk is extremely poisonous. Acc...
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How volunteering at Dodger Stadium during COVID-19 influenced author’s book on Los Angeles

One might assume that Rosecrans Baldwin, author of “Paris, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down” and “The Last Kid Left,” is L.A. born-and-raised, given that he shares his first name with the street that runs from Manhattan Beach to Fullerton. He’s not. Baldwin, who was born in Chicago and raised primarily in Connecticut, had only visited the city a handful of times before moving here more than six years ago. “I always choose George as my Starbucks name, because Rosecrans is just asking for pe...
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On Father’s Day and every day, celebrating the fathers I’ve known in my life

The fathers in my life had many faces. I was a young single woman who had only just moved to New York a few days earlier when Ed Grasheim, a family friend and husband of Miss Marjorie of Many Charms, persuaded me to transfer my life savings of $200 from my bra to a bank. I had never had a checking account so he took me to his bank and walked me through opening one. Afterward, he took me to lunch to celebrate and patiently taught me how to keep and balance a checkbook. That day, he became my fath...
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How friendly is California to families?

”Survey says” looks at various rankings and scorecards of geographic locations, noting that these grades are best seen as a mix of art and data. Buzz: California cities did fairly well in a recent ranking of family-friendly places to live, including two of the top three — Fremont and Irvine. But the statewide grade overall was just average. Source: WalletHub analyzed 48 economic and demographic factors to create relative scores for 182 cities in five key criteria — family fun, health and safety,...
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LA County watchdog accuses Sheriff’s Department of oversight defiance

In a blunt, sweeping letter released Friday, June 18, Inspector General Max Huntsman, the watchdog over the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, demanded the release of a litany of oversight information that he said the department has “significantly and intentionally impeded.” The demands, itemized in the 13-page letter to Sheriff Alex Villanueva dated June 15, chronicle what Huntsman alleges are more than two dozen instances over two years of the department’s defiance. They range from refus...
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Where to watch July 4, 2021 fireworks in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties

  Fireworks illuminate the night sky at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on Tuesday, July 2, 2019. (Photo by Ed Crisostomo, Contributing Photographer)     Celebrating Independence Day 2021 is a little different again this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. There will be fireworks displays but some organizations have had to cancel, modify or restrict the customary concerts, parades and other activities — including no spectators on football fields or concert venues. Here is a sampling of reg...
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LA County sheriff investigating oversight commissioner’s nonprofit, search warrants show

A previously undisclosed search warrant served at the headquarters of the L.A. Metro in March indicates sheriff’s detectives are digging into a potential felony involving a contract between Metro and Peace Over Violence, a nonprofit run by a civilian oversight commissioner critical of Sheriff Alex Villanueva in the past. The search warrant sought Peace Over Violence’s contracts; call logs from the “Off Limits” harassment hotline the nonprofit operated for Metro; surveys about sexual harassment c...
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Heat wave to continue in Southern California’s inland areas over the weekend

High temperatures in inland areas of Southern California will stick around for the weekend, but cooler weather is expected next week. An excessive heat warning through Saturday evening continued in the Inland Empire, which was expected to see high temperatures in the 90s over the weekend, with possibly some areas reaching triple digits, meteorologists said Friday, June 18. Inland parts of Los Angeles and Orange counties are expected to be in the mid-80s to possibly low-90s in some areas, forecas...
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LA City Councilmembers introduce motion to identify, dismantle systemic inequities

A trio of Los Angeles City Councilmembers on Friday, June 18, introduced a motion to have the city’s Civil + Human Rights and Equity Department draft a “Racial Equity Audit” of L.A.’s programs, policies and practices. Mark Ridley-Thomas, Curren Price and Marqueece Harris-Dawson want to determine whether systemic barriers block Black Angelenos and other underserved communities from accessing benefits and opportunities in the city. “It is incumbent upon those of us who sit in positions of authorit...
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Amid declining COVID-19 and reopening businesses, LA County urges Father’s Day, Juneteenth caution

Although most COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted in the state, Los Angeles County health officials urged residents today to continue exercising care as they mark Juneteenth and Father’s Day, particularly if they plan to interact with populations vulnerable to infection. “If you’re celebrating the holidays with someone elderly or with underlying health conditions, and they haven’t been vaccinated, I encourage you to celebrate safely outdoors with masks and distancing or virtually,” Los Angele...
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Fierce Capitol attacks on police seen in body-cam videos

By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER | Associated Press Videos released under court order provide a chilling new look at the chaos at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, including body camera footage that shows a man charging at a police officer with a flagpole and tackling him to the ground. Federal judges ordered the release of the videos after media organizations, including The Associated Press, went to court to request that the Department of Justice provide access. The videos are being presented as evidence in p...
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LA council looks at ways to improve homeless agency

LOS ANGELES — As city officials continue to evaluate approaches to combating the homelessness crisis, the Los Angeles City Council received an evaluation Friday of the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority’s governing structure in an effort to figure out how to best make the county-city coordinating agency more effective. “When we look around our city, I don’t have to tell you this, it is clear that what we’re doing is simply not working, and we have to ask ourselves if we’re truly committed t...
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Live updates: CIF-SS baseball and softball finals

Follow along as Southern California News Group reporters cover local area high school baseball and softball teams competing in CIF-SS finals today: https://twitter.com/i/lists/1400929488884559875 Related Articles Basketball: Alemany, Westlake girls advance to regional finals; Sierra Canyon boys fall to Etiwanda Sage Hill girls basketball battles Westlake to the end, but loses in 2-A regional semifinals St. John Bosco bask...
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Half of new Southern California jobs are in ‘fun’ businesses

Providing fun once again powered Southern California’s pandemic-era jobs rebound with almost half of May’s hiring coming from leisure and hospitality industries previously hammered by “stay at home” orders and a reluctance to travel. My trusty spreadsheet, filled with state job figures, found local bosses had 7.28 million employees last month in the four counties covered by the Southern California News Group. That’s up 69,700 in a month vs. 69,400 hires in April and an average 50,100 monthly hir...
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Gay Days returns to Disneyland on a new weekend after a pandemic pause

Disneyland and Disney California Adventure will once again be filled with a sea of red Gay Days T-shirts this year as the unofficial annual event celebrating LGBT pride returns to the Anaheim theme parks after a pandemic-induced hiatus in 2020. The unofficial Gay Days Anaheim mix-in event returns to Disneyland and Disney California Adventure on Sept. 17-19 with theme park meet-ups, trivia games, scavenger hunts, mega group photos and parties. Sign up for our Park Life newsletter and find out wh...
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Bail revoked for suspected 55 Freeway shooter in death of 6-year-old boy

An Orange County Superior Court judge on Friday, June 18, revoked the bail of the man accused of fatally shooting a 6-year-old boy on the 55 Freeway in Orange last month while postponing the consideration of reducing the $500,000 bail of the suspected driver until her background is investigated and her mental health evaluated. His bail had been $2 million. Marcus Anthony Eriz, 24, and Wynne Lee, 23, both pleaded not guilty to the charges they face through their attorneys. Her attorney said her b...
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Next-generation battery may unlock the future for electric vehicles

To curb global warming, policymakers say, we need to switch from gas-powered cars to driving clean, non-polluting electric vehicles. Major automakers plan to make that happen, promising a full line of electric vehicles by 2030. But there’s just one little speed bump on the road to electrification: We don’t have the capacity to make enough batteries for all those plug-ins. Electric vehicle sales will jump four-fold in the U.S. in the next five years, climbing from 1.8% of all car sales in 2020 to...
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Hip-hop is a family business for this father and his sons

It’s easy to see why sibling hip-hop duo Avenu 10 looks up to Grammy-nominated producer DJ U-Neek. The 52-year-old  has been in the business for decades working with artists such as Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Eazy-E and Mack 10. Beyond his experience and expertise guiding the brothers through the recording of their debut EP, DJ U-Neek, which is the stage name of Los Angeles native Tim Middleton, is also their father. He formed Avenu 10 with his eldest son, 32-year-old Encino resident Tim Middleton, w...
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Flashing yellow arrows on traffic signals are here to stay

Q. Fullerton and other cities have had flashing amber signals for years. I, my wife and our friends don’t like them and there are still drivers who don’t know what to do when they come upon them. We respond to them like we would to any amber signal. I hope that’s right. If it is a trial, when will it end? Some drivers are hesitant to even enter the intersection, until they get beeped from the car behind them. – Don Schilling, Anaheim A. Fifteen or so years ago, Fullerton was one of only a handfu...
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LA Natural History Museum to host West Coast debut of Dr. Jane Goodall immersive exhibition

LOS ANGELES — Dr. Jane Goodall, the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees, will be celebrated in the West Coast premiere of “Becoming Jane: The Evolution of Dr. Jane Goodall,” a new exhibition opening at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, it was announced Thursday, June 17. The exhibition will launch on Nov. 7. Goodall, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace, has created an indelible legacy in the fields of science and conservation. She is best known for he...
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Lee’s Sandwiches reaches plea agreement after 2015 recall of almost 600,000 pounds of food

Six years after the Lee’s Sandwiches recalled nearly 600,000 pounds of chicken, beef and pork, its affiliated company has reached an agreement with federal officials and plead guilty to distributing uninspected meat. The popular Vietnamese American fast food chain, known for its sweet coffee, pastries and sandwiches, was placed on probation for four years and fined $250,000 in a March 18 judgment filed in federal court in Santa Ana. In a plea agreement reached with federal authorities, San Jose-...
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‘I feel whole today’: LA ceremony welcomes 26 new U.S. citizens

Weary of being treated like a second-class citizen, Mona Farhangi left her home country of Iran for the United States in 2013. On Thursday, June 17, she felt a first-class rush. Seera Doreen, 31, of Long Beach who came from Uganda five years ago, celebrates becoming a U.S. citizen during U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services World Refugee Day naturalization ceremony at the Federal Building in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday, June 17, 2021. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily ...
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Second flex alert issued for Friday as heat wave continues into weekend

The second flex alert of the week — this one for Friday evening — was issued Thursday by the California Independent System Operator in an ongoing effort to urge energy consumers to reduce stress on the state’s electrical grid and avoid power outages amid a heat wave that is expected to linger through the weekend. On Wednesday, state energy officials issued their first flex alert of the year, urging residents to cut back on their energy consumption on Thursday, June 17, between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m....
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NBA star Westbrook and his family help celebrate reopening of amped-up Crenshaw Family YMCA

NBA player Russell Westbrook, left, reacts after a child shoots the ball during the Re-grand Opening of the Crenshaw Family YMCA in Los Angeles on Thursday, June 17, 2021. (Photo by Raul Romero Jr, Contributing Photographer) NBA player Russell Westbrook and his family pose for a portrait during the Re-grand Opening of the Crenshaw Family YMCA in Los Angeles on Thursday, June 17, 2021. (Photo by Raul Romero Jr, Contributing Photographer) Volunteer Kaleb Phillips, right, instructs a child o...
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‘Delta’ COVID-19 variant stokes growing worries in LA County as vaccine rates slide

LOS ANGELES — Young Black and Latino residents in Los Angeles County continue to lag behind the rest of the population in COVID-19 vaccination rates, a gap the public health director said on Thursday, June 17, could put the group more at risk as the state’s economy reopens, workplaces get more crowded and public gatherings increase. Creating further concern is the slow but steady rise in the local number of COVID-19 cases involving the so-called “Delta” variant of the virus. The variant is blame...
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Every Disney theme park around the world is open for first time in 17 months

Every Disney theme park around the world has reopened for the first time in 17 months after unprecedented coronavirus closures shuttered all 12 parks at one point or another for months at a time amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Disneyland Paris and the adjacent Walt Disney Studios Park reopened on Thursday, June 17 — making the duo the final two Disney theme parks to return from pandemic closures around the globe. Sign up for our Park Life newsletter and find out what’s new and interesting every wee...
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Tory Carlon, killed by colleague, remembered as topflight L.A. County firefighter

A Los Angeles County Fire Department engineer, slain earlier this month by another firefighter at the stationhouse where they worked, was remembered during a memorial service at the Forum in Inglewood on Thursday, June 17, as a family man and dedicated engineer who mentored others longing to join the ranks. Tory Carlon, 44, was passionate about his job as a firefighter but lived for his wife and his three girls, his family, close friends and colleagues said in front of about 500 mourners. He lov...
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June 30: Is California’s eviction tsunami coming?

California’s eviction moratorium is coming to an end June 30. Since the earliest days of the pandemic, housing analysts have worried about a tsunami of evictions whenever the state lifts protections for renters.  Will there be an eviction tsunami when the moratorium ends? Or a smaller wave? CalMatters asked Carolina Reid, associate professor of city and regional planning at the University of California, Berkeley. The following interview has been lightly edited for clarity and length.  Q. A fe...
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Fed’s decision to keep interest rates low may sink home prices in 2022

Sometimes you just have to take the punch bowl away for the greater good. Too bad Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and his merry men and women don’t have the backbone to end the Fed’s zero-interest-rate policy and $120 billion per month bond-buying binge. Concerned about promoting maximum employment and price stability goals at 2% with the coronavirus not fully contained, the Fed doesn’t plan to raise short-term interest rates until late 2023, Chairman Powell announced after this week’s Fe...
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How the story of three homeless sisters and their coach became Netflix’s ‘Sisters on Track’

The sisters Tai, Rainn and Brooke Sheppard competed at the 2016 AAU Junior Olympics, but they drew headlines for more than their accomplishments on the track. The three achieved their success while living in a homeless shelter in New York. When Corinne van der Borch, who was living near the track where the girls ran, got invited to a fundraiser for the girls and their mother, Tonia Hardy, she was immediately taken with the idea of making a documentary about their story.  “Sisters On Trac...
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