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CSU universities expected to choose a new chancellor next week

LONG BEACH >> The California State University community will learn next week who will be taking over as the system’s new chancellor. Current Chancellor Timothy White announced last October that he would be retiring, effective in July 2020. He put those plans on hold in March as the coronavirus pandemic took hold, forcing the 23-campus system into a virtual learning environment that will continue through the spring. The search process for his replacement was also put on temporary hold, but CSU Bo...
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What pandemic rebound? Only 27% of Southern California’s lost jobs replaced

Despite adding 30,600 workers in August, Southern California’s economy struggles to rebound, recovering just 27% of the jobs lost in the pandemic lockdown. My trusty spreadsheet, filled with new data from the state Employment Development Department, found bosses had 7 million employees in early August in the four counties covered by the Southern California News Group. This staffing level, derived from a survey of employers in the first two weeks of the month, was up 0.4% from July. The region’s ...
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Actor Danny Masterson’s lawyer denies and denounces rape charges

By ANDREW DALTON | AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES — “That ’70s Show” actor Danny Masterson, charged with raping three women, made his first appearance Friday in a Los Angeles courtroom, where his attorney declared his innocence and denounced the charges against him as “politicized.” Masterson, 44, who has been free on bail since his June arrest, stood in court in a blue suit and face mask next to attorneys Tom Mesereau and Sharon Appelbaum, as the three women sat in the gallery. Masterson d...
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Actor Danny Masterson appears in court on charges he raped 3 women

LOS ANGELES — Actor Danny Masterson — who is charged with raping three women at his Hollywood Hills home between 2001 and 2003 — made his first appearance Friday in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom but did not enter a plea. The 44-year-old actor known for appearing on “That ’70s Show” and “The Ranch” was ordered to return to court Oct. 19 for arraignment. Masterson was charged June 16 with three counts of forcible rape. He could face up to 45 years to life in state prison if convicted as charged...
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Southern California replaces just 27% of jobs lost amid pandemic lockdown

Southern California’s economy struggles to rebound, recovering just 27% of the jobs lost in the pandemic lockdown despite adding 30,600 workers in August. My trusty spreadsheet, filled with new data from the state Employment Development Department, found bosses had 7 million employees in early August in the four counties covered by the Southern California News Group. This staffing level, derived from a survey of employers in the first two weeks of the month, was up 0.4% from July. The region’s e...
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Senior Living: We put off planning, until a medical crisis took us by surprise

Earlier this month, my husband picked up the phone and learned his 92-year-old father had been taken to the hospital that morning, feeling sick and short of breath. We were nearly 2,000 miles away, on a vacation in the mountains of southern Colorado. No, it wasn’t COVID-19. My father-in-law, Mel, who has diabetes, high blood pressure and kidney disease, was suffering from fluid buildup in his legs and around his lungs and excruciating knee pain. Intravenous medications and steroid injections wer...
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US Forest Service escorts fallen firefighter in El Dorado fire

San Bernardino Mountain residents lined Highway 38 Friday afternoon, Sept. 18, to support the firefighter who died while fighting the El Dorado fire. The firefighter who died Thursday, Sept. 17, while fighting the blaze in the San Bernardino Mountains was escorted down Highway 38 by US Forest Service personnel and law enforcement. The El Dorado fire has been burning in the San Bernardino National Forest since Sept. 5, when, authorities say, the pyrotechnic was set off during a gender-reveal at E...
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Forecasters run out of storm names in busy hurricane season

By ANGIE WANG and JAY REEVES | Associated Press LOXLEY, Ala. — Forecasters ran out of traditional names for storms Friday, forcing them to begin using the Greek alphabet for only the second time since the 1950s, with more than two months left in the record-shattering hurricane season. Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of people were still without power along the Alabama coast and the Florida panhandle in the aftermath of Hurricane Sally. Officials continued to assess millions of dollars in damage...
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Pomona’s Alejandro Aranda will livestream 3 Scarypoolparty concerts from LA’s Wiltern

Scarypoolparty will play the first concerts at the Wiltern since March — though no fans will be there. The three separate shows on Sunday, Sept. 27 are livestream only. The performer also known as Alejandro Aranda, the 2019 runner-up on “American Idol,” will play two shows that day with his full band. Between those, he’ll play third VIP show solo and acoustic to benefit Crew Nation, which raises funds for live music crews whose lives and incomes have been turned upside down by the coronavirus pa...
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Disney tags Avengers Campus and Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway as ‘priority projects’

Disney has designated Avengers Campus at Disney California Adventure and Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway at Disneyland as “priority projects” amid $700 million in budget cuts in the company’s theme park division. Disney CFO Christine McCarthy announced the priority tags for the Marvel themed land and the Mickey Mouse ride during the Bank of America Virtual 2020 Media, Communications & Entertainment Conference. “We’ve really prioritized some of our investment spending,” McCarthy said during t...
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Firefighters battle exhaustion along with wildfire flames

By LINDSAY WHITEHURST | Associated Press BEAVERCREEK, Ore. — They work 50 hours at a stretch and sleep on gymnasium floors. Exploding trees shower them with embers. They lose track of time when the sun is blotted out by smoke, and they sometimes have to run for their lives from advancing flames. Firefighters trying to contain the massive wildfires in Oregon, California and Washington state are constantly on the verge of exhaustion as they try to save suburban houses, including some in their own ...
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Missing Death Valley hiker found dead after 123-degree day

A missing hiker was found dead in Death Valley after a day in which the temperature there reached 123 degrees. A press release Thursday from Death Valley National park and the Inyo County sheriff gave some of the details of the search and recovery on Sept. 6 and 7: The search began after 9 p.m. on Sept. 6 — the Sunday of the Labor Day weekend — when a call was received about a “potentially deceased hiker.” Sheriff’s deputies and park rangers started a search out of the Zabriskie Point trailhead ...
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Map: Snow Fire evacuations near Palm Springs

A fire that began Thursday afternoon in the foothills near Palm Springs grew to 1,200 acres within five hours and prompted the evacuation of the community of Snow Creek. As of 8 a.m. Friday, the Snow Fire had reached 2,500 acres (4 square miles) with no containment, the Riverside County Fire Department said. The vegetation fire was reported around 2:30 p.m. off Snow Creek Road, and the community of about 20 homes was ordered evacuated in the early evening. Snow Creek is 8 miles northwest of Palm...
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Experts say wildfire smoke can make people more susceptible to COVID-19

As wildfires continue burning across Southern California, medical experts are warning that smoke inhalation can weaken the immune system and make people more vulnerable to respiratory infections, including the novel coronavirus. The Centers for Disease Control says wildfire smoke can irritate the lungs, cause inflammation, and make a person more prone to lung infections, including SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. In Southern California, the South Coast Air Quality Management District ...
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Wildfire smoke can make people more susceptible to COVID-19, says CDC

As wildfires continue burning across Southern California, medical experts are warning that smoke inhalation can weaken the immune system and make people more vulnerable to respiratory infections, including the novel coronavirus. The Centers for Disease Control says wildfire smoke can irritate the lungs, cause inflammation, and make a person more prone to lung infections, including SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. In Southern California, the South Coast Air Quality Management District ...
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There’s horror at the drive-in as Beyond Fest brings genre movie celebration to Montclair

Beyond Fest, which bills itself as the most-attended genre film festival in the nation, will take place as scheduled this year. Though instead of indoor cinemas, all of the movies will be screened at the Mission Tiki Drive-In in Montclair, organizers announced Friday. And really, given the mix of horror, suspense and similar fare, what better place to watch this mix of world or U.S. premieres and retrospectives of classically creepy films than the drive-in? “We covet the theatrical experience ab...
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Eviction bans taking a bite out of landlords’ bottom line

Real estate agent Adam Bray-Ali hopes to retire someday off the income from his small portfolio of triplexes and four-plexes. But lately, his side job as a landlord isn’t going so well. Tenants in three of his 20 units stopped paying rent after the coronavirus pandemic hit in March. One tenant moved out owing $6,000. Now Bray-Ali is losing money on two of his five buildings, and he’s thinking about selling one of them. Thanks to forbearance, he’s been able to skip some mortgage payments and abou...
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Six months of pandemic photography in the Southern California

One day, this will all be over. Coronavirus will be gone and we’ll get back to normal. But what will we remember? For the past six months, almost every facet of our lives has changed – covered faces, empty shelves, remote learning and drive-thru everything. Our photographers have been working throughout this pandemic to tell the stories of the people of Southern California and record history for our posterity. For our photographers, it’s personal. Normally, when we cover a story we are uninvolve...
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Trump and Biden hit unlikely battleground state of Minnesota

By WILL WEISSERT and KATHLEEN HENNESSEY | Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota has backed Democratic presidential candidates for nearly half a century and rarely receives much attention during the final stages of the race. This is when campaigns typically focus their resources on more traditional swing states like Florida or Pennsylvania. But Minnesota will feel like a genuine battleground on Friday as President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, campaign here to mark the...
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Firefighter dies battling El Dorado fire started by smoke bomb, authorities say

A firefighter has died while battling the El Dorado fire, a blaze that has rolled through 19,000-plus acres and was apparently started by a smoke bomb ignited during a gender-reveal photo shoot in Yucaipa, U.S. Forest Service announced Friday morning. The firefighter’s name was not immediately released, nor were details on how he died but authorities did say on Friday, Sept. 18, it happened on Thursday. “Our deepest sympathies are with the family, friends and fellow firefighters during this time...
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Cop’s call as to whether you get cited for not having a front license plate

Q. I just got a fix-it ticket from the California Highway Patrol on the 73 for not having a front license plate. The front of my car, a 2013 Chrysler 300 SRT, did not have a mount for a front plate. Right after getting the ticket, I saw more than five vehicles without front license plates within a two-mile stretch. I went to my car dealership and it graciously put the plate on. I wasn’t looking forward to defacing my car’s front look. Everyone knows that thousands of cars in our area are driving...
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Reopening California theme parks: What’s the rush?

A Disney employee runs a line to get in to the virtual queue for World of Disney on the reopening day of the Downtown Disney District in Anaheim, CA, on Thursday, July 9, 2020. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG) Shirley Wong, left, and her husband, Gary Lam, head toward the exit after a morning of shopping on the reopening day of the Downtown Disney District in Anaheim, CA, on Thursday, July 9, 2020. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG) Sound The...
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Why are unemployment checks months late? State audit aims to find out

Out-of-work Southern Californians have been waiting months for unemployment checks to arrive as the coronavirus pandemic rages and employed residents have mistakenly received piles of payments for which they didn’t ask. Now fed-up lawmakers have demanded an emergency audit of the state agency that handles those claims, the Employment Development Department. The respective chair and vice chair of California’s Joint Legislative Audit Committee, Assemblyman Rudy Salas, D-Bakersfield; and state Sen....
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Coronavirus testing kiosk at Union Station foretells future of pandemic recovery

Andrew Raposa stood in line outside Union Station in Los Angeles on a recent Wednesday with a handful of friends waiting to be tested for the coronavirus at a unique walk-up kiosk. Unlike most of the testing sites throughout the county, this one operated by Curative in partnership with the city and county, did not require a car and it was located in a heavily trafficked area. That’s one of the reasons Raposa said he chose the spot as he lives in downtown L.A. and doesn’t own a car. People ta...
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Coming Sunday: Early look at new Lakers book

Longtime Lakers fans understand this is hardly the first season with some serious drama. The team’s 16 NBA titles rarely came easily. Author Jeff Pearlman’s new book, “Three Ring Circus,” dives into the post-Showtime Lakers when they pulled together high schooler Kobe Bryant, dominant center Shaquille O’Neal and Phil Jackson, a coach whose resume already was worthy of the Hall of Fame. As the Lakers try to reach the NBA Finals for the first time since 2010, Southern California News Group readers...
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Pandemic inspires creativity and collaboration during Jewish High Holidays

With an inspirational view of Back, Bay, Rabbi Reuven Mintz will host Rosh Hashanah on Friday, Sept. 18 in Newport Beach. Under tents in the Chabad Center for Jewish Life parking lot, social distancing, masks, and multiple services will be in place to help congregants safely observe the Jewish New Year. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG) With an inspirational view of Back, Bay, Rabbi Reuven Mintz will host Rosh Hashanah on Friday, Sept. 18 in Newport Beach. Under tents in t...
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The real story of how the violent, drug-fueled ‘Goodfellas’ became a gangster classic

Martin Scorsese’s “Goodfellas” is not just an iconic gangster movie; it’s an all-time classic and a pop-culture touchstone that’s packed with one memorable scene after another, whether it’s that minutes-long shot tracking Ray Liotta’s Henry Hill and Lorraine Bracco’s Karen Hill through the bowels of the Copacabana club or Joe Pesci’s terrifying Tommy DeVito asking ominously if Henry thinks he’s “funny like a clown.” It’s also a film that Glenn Kenny, a veteran film journalist, has re-watched reg...
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Why are the lowest mortgage rates so hard to capture? 

Real deal or just a mirage? So simple it would seem. Every online mortgage ad you read, listen to on the radio or see on television makes your heart go pitter-patter just a bit more than the last super-low-rate stored into your memory bank. But why are things so wildly different from lender to lender when it comes to something so simple as loan program availability? And, what about those mandates and restrictions when your lender says it has what you want? Are your credit scores high enough? Did...
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39% of California workforce has filed for jobless claims since March

Unemployment claims in California fell last week compared with the previous week, a welcome respite for the state, which has seen 8.6 million workers file jobless claims since coronavirus-linked business shutdowns began six months ago. An estimated 230,200 California workers filed first-time claims for jobless benefits during the week ending Sept. 12, down 13,200 from the 243,400 who filed claims in the week ending Sept. 5, the U.S. Labor Department reported Thursday. The decline snapped a three...
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Disneyland could allow for social distancing at 50% capacity, data shows

Disneyland could theoretically let in 25,000 to 30,000 visitors per day and still allow for six feet of social distancing per person when the Anaheim theme park reopens with new COVID-19 health and safety protocols in place, according to new data analysis. Disneyland could comfortably accommodate 50% of the 110-acre theme park’s theoretical pre-COVID-19 attendance capacity, according to estimates by the Thinkwell Group. Thinkwell Group’s Brad Kissling calculated the COVID-19 physical-distancing ...
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