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Housing chill? Los Angeles County’s homebuying, prices dip in August

Los Angeles County’s homebuying cooled as prices and sales dipped slightly in August from July. It was the same across Southern California as prices dipped in August from July — first decline since January. Sales slowed, too. With that backdrop regionally, here are 12 must-watch trends my trusty spreadsheet found within DQNews/CoreLogic’s report on closed transactions August for Los Angeles County … 1. Sales: 7,799 existing and new residences sold — down 5% from July, though, up 14% from Augu...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, News, Housing, Sport, Soccer, Orange County, Riverside County, San Diego County, Zillow, Ventura County, Southern California, Fed, Los Angeles County, San Bernardino County, Housing Data


Triple-digit heat wave continues in Southern California

LOS ANGELES — Summer may be coming to an end, but a mid-summer-like blast of heat is hitting Southern California on Wednesday, and it will persist into Thursday before a cooling trend begins. A heat advisory issued by the National Weather Service will be in effect until 8 p.m. Wednesday in the San Fernando Valley, with temperatures of up to 105 degrees expected. Other valley areas will also experience unusually warm weather, with temperatures about 10 degrees above normal, according to the NWS. ...
Tags: Weather, National Weather Service, News, Environment, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Orange County, Nws, Southern California, San Fernando Valley, Fullerton, Sandberg, Top Stories LADN


Meet Macho: Speedy pup aims for world record, one balloon pop at a time

His tiny legs a blur, Macho dashed around first base. He sped to second and with flash of his teeth, he popped the balloon affixed to the base. Without missing a beat, the 10-pound Russell Terrier accelerated around third as coach Lori Signs waved him on to home plate. “Get it!” Signs called out. “Get it!” Macho did just that. Pop! Another small balloon burst in his mouth as he crossed home. On Tuesday, Macho was showing off his skillset in Thousand Oaks at the Conejo Creek baseball diamond. The...
Tags: Local News, News, Community, Dodger Stadium, Dodgers, Dogs, Pets, Photos And Videos, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories LBPT, Top Stories PSN, Top Stories SGVT, Top Stories WDN


Sears to close Pasadena, Downey stores, leaving just 2 in Southern California

Sears, once the nation’s top retailer and its largest employer, continues its slide into obsolescence with pending store closures in Pasadena and Downey — a move that will leave just two Sears locations in Southern California. The Pasadena store at 3801 E. Foothill Blvd. and Downey location at 500 Stonewood St. are set to close Nov. 14 along with additional Sears and Kmart stores in Hawaii, New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois and North Carolina. Jake McCann, an assistant service manager at the Pasa...
Tags: Business, New York, News, California, Sport, Cnn, Soccer, Stockton, Kmart, Pasadena, North Carolina, Sears, Consumers, Southern California, Downey, Jake McCann


Dodgers’ pending free agents, Part II: Corey Seager

Editor’s note: This is the Tuesday, Sept. 21 edition of the Inside the Dodgers newsletter from reporter J.P. Hoornstra. To receive the newsletter in your inbox, sign up here. In the April 2019 issue of the journal Management Science, a study titled “Process Flexibility in Baseball: The Value of Positional Flexibility” promoted a once-novel thought. “We discover that top [baseball] teams can attribute at least one to two wins per season to flexibility alone,” the co-authors wrote, “generally as...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Reds, Los Angeles Dodgers, Turner, WRC, Lux, Rios, Dodgers, Scott Boras, Friedman, Bryce Harper, Tommy Lasorda, Justin Turner


Monrovia settles with DOJ to provide more wheelchair-accessible transportation

Monrovia has settled with the Department of Justice following a federal review that found the city’s GoMonrovia transportation program did not comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The program offered reduced-fare Lyft rides to residents 24 hours a day and seven days a week, but because Lyft did not offer wheelchair-accessible vehicles, the city limited individuals with disabilities to a separate dial-a-ride service, which did not operate after 10 p.m. or on certain holidays, accordin...
Tags: Transportation, Lyft, News, Sport, Soccer, CalTrans, Department Of Justice, City Council, Local News, Ada, Doj, Monrovia, Amtrak, Metro, Oceanside, Laguna Niguel


The Fugees will reunite with a Forum show and reunion tour for 25th anniversary of ‘The Score’

The influential hip-hop group the Fugees announced Tuesday it will reunite for the 25th anniversary of their classic album “The Score” with a brief tour that plays the Forum in Inglewood in November. The 1996 album “The Score” was the second and final album by the group that included Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel. “The Fugees have a complex but impactful history,” Hill said in a written statement. “I wasn’t even aware the 25th anniversary had arrived until someone brought it to my...
Tags: Music, New York City, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Bob Marley, Leon, Inglewood, Hill, HUNTINGTON, Roberta Flack, Jean, Sammy Hagar, Fugees, Palm Springs Air Museum, Top Stories LADN


LA County’s COVID-linked hospitalizations still declining, though daily deaths remain high

The downward trend in Los Angeles County COVID-19 hospitalizations continued on Tuesday, Sept. 21, but daily death figures remained elevated, with another 32 fatalities logged by the county. According to state figures, there were 1,018 COVID-positive patients in county hospitals as of Tuesday, down from 1,034 on Monday. There were 312 patients in intensive care, down slightly from Monday’s total of 315. The number of COVID-positive hospital patients in Los Angeles County has dropped for eight co...
Tags: Health, Business, News, La, Government, US, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Delta, Community, Los Angeles County, Johnson Johnson, Department of Public Health, LA County, Universal Studios Hollywood


Sheriff’s captain announces bid to unseat Villanueva in 2022 election

A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department captain announced her bid Tuesday to replace Sheriff Alex Villanueva. Capt. Britta Steinbrenner, a 34-year veteran of the department, said she wants the agency to build “new and better policing for a better tomorrow through communication and a badge that means honor in service to our community.” “There is much work to be done both internally and externally within our department and community,” she said in a statement. “I pledge when elected as L.A. Count...
Tags: Hollywood, News, La, Sport, Soccer, Lapd, Southern California, Steinbrenner, Corona, LA County, Joshua Tree National Park, Los Angeles County Sheriff s Department, Vera, VILLANUEVA, Rodney King, Los Angeles Airport


Sweeping recycling, plastics bills await the green light from Newsom

A sweeping package of bills aimed at reducing plastic waste and improving recycling efforts, approved by the Legislature this month, are being celebrated by environmentalists and trash-reduction activists as they await final consideration by Gov. Gavin Newsom. The six bills include a measure that would expand plastic straw restrictions to plastic utensils and condiment packages — and would apply not only to full-service restaurants but also take-out and fast food restaurants, which are currently...
Tags: News, California, China, Environment, California News, Sport, Soccer, Oceana, Local News, Chamber of Commerce, Gavin Newsom, Legislature, Ocean Conservancy, International Coastal Cleanup, Allen, Newsom


Pomona edges into Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ novel

Quentin Tarantino’s movies tend to go on longer than is strictly necessary. The same holds true for his bestselling novelization of his own screenplay for “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” which runs 400 pages. But the extra space does allow for digressions that weren’t part of his digression-filled 2-hour, 41-minute movie (which I liked, let me hasten to say). And in one scenic byway, brought to my attention by reader Allen Callaci, a Texas cowboy picks up a young hitchhiker and starts a convers...
Tags: Facebook, Books, Hollywood, Texas, Movies, California, La, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Ford, Conan, Dave Grohl, Quentin Tarantino, Local News, Arcadia


Elvira, Mistress of the Dark icon Cassandra Peterson opens up in ‘Yours Cruelly, Elvira’ memoir

Cassandra Peterson was eight years old when she saw her first horror movie. The film was William Castle’s “House on Haunted Hill” starring Vincent Price. She was both repelled and fascinated by it, but it sparked a lifelong love affair with the horror genre that would eventually lead Peterson to create her Elvira, Mistress of the Dark persona and go on to become the Queen of Halloween. This year, Peterson is celebrating the 40th anniversary of Elvira, a character she began cultivating during her...
Tags: Halloween, Books, Hollywood, Instagram, Nbc, California, La, Amc, Vincent Price, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Ford, Dave Grohl, Elvis Presley


Will Disneyland pay-to-ride option make Rise of the Resistance virtual queue harder to access?

Star Wars fans who have watched the Rise of the Resistance virtual queue fill up quickly each day often within seconds have one burning question on their minds: What happens if Disneyland starts selling front-of-line access for the wildly popular attraction? The new Disney Genie service debuting this fall at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure will replace the free FastPass system with a paid Lightning Lane option and begin charging for premium front-of-the-line access. The upcharge Light...
Tags: Florida, New York, California, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Resistance, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Disneyland Paris, Southern California, Disney World, DCA, University of Central Florida, ToonTown


The search for Gabby Petito’s fiancé resumes today in Florida. Here’s why it’s been so hard to find him.

By Amir Vera | CNN Police in Florida will resume their search Tuesday for Brian Laundrie, the fiancé of Gabby Petito, who has been missing for almost a week. Laundrie’s disappearance comes after he and Petito embarked on a cross-country trip in June, only for him to return alone in September. The search for Petito has made national headlines with daily developments, and Laundrie’s disappearance has only added to the confusion. North Port Police said Tuesday that they will search for Laundrie on...
Tags: Florida, News, Los Angeles, Sport, Cnn, Fbi, Soccer, Moab, Venice, Homicide, Don Lemon, Taylor, Dorsey, Missing Persons, Jake Tapper, Burbank


‘What We Do in the Shadows’ star Harvey Guillén takes us into Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights mazes

Halloween Horror Nights is back and in full swing at Universal Studios Hollywood. But come on: Are the mazes really scary? For more than a decade, we’ve gone through each maze multiple times to see which ones get the adrenaline pumping. This year, we invited a special guest to weigh in on our annual maze ranking. Southern California native Harvey Guillén, best known for his role as Guillermo de la Cruz on the FX series “What We Do in the Shadows,” volunteered to help us decide which attractions ...
Tags: Halloween, Amc, Sport, Netflix, Pandora, Things To Do, Soccer, San Diego, Amusement Parks, Universal Studios, Southern California, Pomona, Crain, Sawyer, Knott, Frankenstein


Bubble watch: 1st dip in 7 months for Southern California home prices

“Bubble Watch” digs into trends that may indicate economic and/or housing market troubles ahead. Buzz: Southern California’s median home price increased for six straight months before falling in August from July. That six-month “winning streak” is fairly noteworthy because there have only been three longer streaks since 1988. Source: My trusty spreadsheet analyzed DQNews’ monthly median home price data — based on closed transactions — for six Southern California counties. The Trend Let’s first...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, News, California, Housing, Sport, Soccer, Southern California, Housing Data, Southern California News Group, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories Sun


Max Scherzer’s time with Dodgers breaking models, driving up price

CINCINNATI — Thirty-seven-year-old pitchers are not usually wise investments. They don’t often rank as one of the most attractive free agents available on the market either. But Max Scherzer’s performance this season – one that could very well make him only the fifth pitcher in baseball history to win four (or more) Cy Young Awards – is not normal. In an age when every acquisition, free agent or otherwise, is analytically micro-measured for whatever marginal advantage or potential handicap it co...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Detroit, Reds, Los Angeles Dodgers, Houston Astros, San Diego Padres, Cincinnati, Bauer, Dodgers, Scott Boras, Friedman, Cy Young, Manny Machado


Bubble watch: Investors like warehouses … and strip malls?

“Bubble Watch” digs into trends that may indicate economic and/or housing market troubles ahead. Buzz: Two of commercial real estate’s hottest niches in August are competitors looking to cash in on growth in consumer spending — warehouses, that power online shopping; and strip malls, where folks go for stuff they can’t get online. Source: Real estate tracker Green Street’s monthly report on commercial property values for August. The Trend Warehouses and strip malls helped push Green Street’s ...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, News, California, Housing, Sport, Soccer, Essex, Commercial Real Estate, Taco Bell, Buchanan, Green Street, Housing Data, Southern California News Group, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR


Disneyland pays tribute to fallen U.S. Marine killed in Afghanistan airport attack

Disneyland has paid tribute to a fallen U.S. Marine killed in Afghanistan during the Kabul airport attack who was a longtime annual passholder and a huge Star Wars fan that wanted to be buried with the custom lightsaber he built at the Anaheim theme park. Marine Corporal Hunter Lopez, 22, of Indio was one of 13 U.S. service members killed on Aug. 26 in a suicide bombing that took the lives of at least 60 Afghans at the Kabul airport in Afghanistan. Lopez was laid to rest at Riverside National Ce...
Tags: California, Disney, Sport, Afghanistan, Things To Do, Soccer, Kabul, Club, Amusement Parks, Winnie The Pooh, Disneyland, Southern California, Hunter, Disney World, Anaheim, Hughes


5 facts about ‘community cats’ and why they’re important in our neighborhoods

When I was growing up, as the self-proclaimed neighborhood zookeeper, I took it upon myself to feed the neighborhood feral cats. I felt bad that they didn’t have homes of their own, so I wanted to help them out by at least making sure they were well fed. My intentions were good, albeit a little naïve in hindsight. What I didn’t know at the time was that I was actually contributing to the growing number of homeless cats in my neighborhood by giving them a plentiful food source. Because cats’ inte...
Tags: Pets, Sport, Soccer, Community, Local News, Tnr, Pet Adoption, West Oakland, San Gabriel Valley, Hannah Shaw, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories WDN, Top Stories SGVT, Top Stories PSN, Raymond Ave, Community Cats


COVID-19 hospitalizations fall again in LA County; businesses complying with tighter rules

COVID-19 hospitalizations continued declining on Monday, Sept. 20, in Los Angeles County, while health officials again reported generally high compliance with safety restrictions at businesses, despite some lapses in enforcement of mask-wearing requirements. According to state figures, there were 1,034 COVID-positive patients hospitalized in the county as of Monday, a drop from 1,053 on Sunday. There were 315 people being treated in intensive care, up from 310 a day earlier. The county also repo...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, La, Government, US, America, Sport, Soccer, Community, Pasadena, Los Angeles County, Department of Public Health, LA County, Universal Studios Hollywood


George Holliday, man who filmed Rodney King beating, dies of COVID-19

LOS ANGELES — George Holliday, a plumber who gained local and national fame 30 years ago when he used his video camera to tape the infamous Los Angeles police beating of motorist Rodney King in Lake View Terrace, has died from COVID-19, it was reported Monday. Citing a friend and business partner, TMZ reported that Holliday, 61, died Sunday at a Simi Valley hospital, where he had been since mid-August. He was not vaccinated and was on a ventilator in recent days, the website reported. On March 3...
Tags: News, California News, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Sony, The New York Times, Lapd, Ventura County, Social Justice, King, State Assembly, Simi Valley, Bruce, Holliday


Cargo pilot arrested, accused of 3 sexual assaults on OC running trails

A professional cargo pilot from Riverside County has been arrested in Alaska and accused of sexually assaulting three women on running trails at an Aliso Viejo park over the last several months, authorities said Monday. Investigators were looking into whether he may be linked to similar crimes elsewhere in Southern California and beyond. Robert Daniel Yucas, 51, of Cathedral City is accused of raping one woman and attempting to sexually assault two others, and is being investigated for potential...
Tags: News, China, Sheriff, Sport, Soccer, Alaska, Army, San Diego, Orange County, Riverside County, San Diego County, Southern California, Riverside, Barnes, Orange County California, Anchorage Alaska


Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl coming to The Ford in LA for his new ‘The Storyteller’ book

The past 18 months have been productive for Foo Fighters vocalist-guitarist Dave Grohl: After directing a documentary, “What Drives Us,” dropping a new album, “Medicine at Midnight,” and heading out for an arena tour, Grohl is set to publish his first book, “The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music,” on Oct. 5. He also announced a limited run of intimate shows to see and hear him bring his new book to life. He’ll be stopping by The Ford in Los Angeles for two nights, Oct. 12-13. Tickets are on s...
Tags: Books, Music, California, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Ford, Dave Grohl, Southern California, Grohl, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT


Meet the ‘Mr. Party Man’ of the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach

Justin McBride may have the best job at the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach. After volunteering at every race for 32 years, McBride has the formal title of Hospitality Ambassador. But that’s just a stuffy name for describing what McBride does. His job is directing up to 40 other volunteers to make sure that guests, including celebrities and VIPs, have an enjoyable and memorable weekend. In other words, he is Mr. Party Man of the Grand Prix. His boss, Jim Michaelian, president and CEO of the Grand...
Tags: News, California, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Local News, Chris, Los Angeles County, Gemma, McBride, Nicholas Cage, Corona, Taryn, Pook, Long Beach Grand Prix, Los Angeles County Sheriff 's Department


Housing hot streak cools as some buyers balk at sky-high prices

Southern California homebuyers took their feet “off the gas pedal” last month, causing the region’s white-hot housing market to level off after six months of record-setting price gains. The median price of a Southern California home, or the price at the midpoint of all sales, was $680,000 in August, down $1,000 from July, DQ News/CoreLogic reported Monday, Sept. 20. There also were 541 fewer homes sold last month than in July, a decrease of 2.2%. Homes now are taking a bit longer to find a buyer...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, News, California, Housing, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Orange County, Riverside County, San Diego County, Zillow, Ventura County, Monrovia, Southern California, Ventura


First seen on Insta: Flintridge Sacred Heart alumni help academy reckon with intolerance

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy has become one of Southern California’s most renowned educational institutions since its founding 90 years ago, but recent allegations of prejudice and intolerance on campus have stained the once sterling reputation of the private, all-girls Catholic academy. In reaction, however, school leaders say they are repenting and making changes. “We’re really interested in those values that are really reflective of who we are and who we want to be,” Sister Carolyn McCorma...
Tags: Education, Sport, Soccer, Catholic, Lgbtq, Local News, Race Relations, Black, Veritas, Southern California, Jim, Carolyn, McCormack, Huckleberry Finn, Los Angeles Daily News, La Canada


Sammy Hagar says he’s all-in for Pacific Airshow and Afterburner Music Festival in Huntington Beach

When Sammy Hagar was approached to play the after-party at the Pacific Airshow at Huntington City Beach, he was all-in. The U.S. Navy Blue Angels, Canadian Forces Snowbirds, U.S. Air Force, Army and Marine Corps teams will be the high-flying stars of the day as they perform breathtaking stunts and jumps in the sky just above the Pacific Ocean Oct. 1-3, but Sammy Hagar & The Circle are stoked to keep the party going during the two-day Afterburner Music Festival, Oct. 1-2. “Those jets fly upside d...
Tags: California, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Marine Corps, Music Festivals, Coachella, Bob Marley, Orange County, Pacific Ocean, Anthony, Ticketmaster, Van Halen, Huntington Beach, Mike, Kelly


Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach is back: City’s biggest party returns this weekend

The 2021 Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach is scheduled for Friday to Sunday, Sept. 24-26, in downtown Long Beach after an 18-month hiatus. Last year’s race was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic and the 2021 iteration was delayed from April to September. This file photo shows the 2019 Long Beach race, which took place in April. (File photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG) The 2021 Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach is scheduled for Friday to Sunday, Sept. 24-26, in downt...
Tags: News, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Local News, Indycar, Wells Fargo, Bay, Motley Crue, Acura, Morris, HARRIS, Justin, John Morris


Senior Living: Dentists chip away at uninsured problem by offering patients membership plans

By Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News Nevada dentist David White has seen diseased and rotted teeth in the mouths of patients who routinely put off checkups and avoided minor procedures such as fillings. While dental phobia is a factor, White said, the overriding reason people avoid treatment is cost. To help patients lacking dental insurance, White, in 2019, started offering a membership plan that looks much like an insurance policy — except it’s good only at his offices in Reno and Elko. Adults...
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