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LA County posts 3,318 new COVID-19 infections, 11 deaths; vaccine access expanded on Sunday

With the relentless Delta variant widening its reach in the region, Los Angeles County reported 3,318 new cases of COVID-19 and 11 additional deaths on Saturday, July 31. The number of coronavirus patients in county hospitals continued to spike as well, rising from 1,008 on Friday to 1,071, according to state figures. The number of those patients in intensive care dropped by one to 231. Related links Fueled by unrelenting Delta variant, LA County’s homeless endure spike in COVID-19 cases C...
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Whicker: Why Olympic gymnast Simone Biles made the right choice

When Valorie Kondos Field was coaching the UCLA gymnasts, Tyus Edney dropped by practice. Edney was the Hero Of 1995, the man who salvaged UCLA’s bid for what remains its only NCAA basketball championship since 1975. Now Edney was an assistant coach, marveling at what young women were risking. “Miss Val, you’re coaching the toughest sport,” Edney said. “There’s nobody to pass the ball to.” Freddie Mitchell, the UCLA receiver, also watched the women fly without a net. He noted that when he lost c...
Tags: Nigeria, Sports, America, Sport, Gymnastics, Soccer, Olympics, Tokyo, Ncaa, Michael Phelps, Cleveland, Ucla, Simone Biles, Val, Naomi Osaka, Jim Beam


YouTuber Won $10,000 Bet With a Physicist Over Wind-Powered Vehicle (slashdot)

Derek Muller, creator of the science-themed YouTube channel Veritasium, won a $10,000 bet with UCLA physics professor Alexander Kusenko, who claimed that Muller's wind-driven land yacht couldn't travel faster than the wind without any additional power sources. After recruiting science stars Neil deGrasse Tyson and Bill Nye to help settle the debate, the professor eventually conceded that it was in fact possible. Insider reports: Created by Rick Cavallaro, a former aerospace engineer, Blackbird i...
Tags: News, Neil Degrasse Tyson, Bill Nye, Ucla, Müller, Derek Muller, BeauHD, Alexander Kusenko, Kusenko, Rick Cavallaro


What’s next: LA ban on sitting, lying down and sleeping on sidewalks will launch Sept. 3

A law that will arm Los Angeles city officials with a tool for clearing encampments by allowing them to set up zones in which living on sidewalks and other public right-of-way areas would be prohibited, will officially go into effect Sept. 3, according to the City Clerk. The City Council, which approved the ordinance on Wednesday, July 28, before it was signed the next day by Mayor Eric Garcetti, is also expected to consider a “street engagement strategy” in which outreach teams would work to pr...
Tags: Health, News, La, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Homeless, City Council, Council, Eric Garcetti, Ucla, Venice Beach, LA County, Szabo


Opponents of anti-camping law camp in front of Mayor Eric Garcetti’s house

Several hours after Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti signed an anti-camping law that bans people from living on the street in some public areas, about two dozen activists gathered in front of the mayor’s mansion Thursday evening to voice their disapproval of the ordinance, and for some, to camp there overnight. “We’re not leaving!” yelled Andy Navarro into a megaphone toward the Getty House. “We’re gonna stay here until he repeals it or until we get kicked out.” Protesters called on Garcetti to r...
Tags: News, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Homelessness, Soccer, City Council, Local News, Lapd, Eric Garcetti, Ucla, Kelly, San Fernando Valley, Garcetti, Navarro


Just how much hotter and drier is Southern California’s ‘new normal’ weather?

Hotter and drier — those are the new normals for Southern California. Hotter especially in the late summer and fall months, and drier especially in November and March, traditionally the start and end of the region’s rainy season. More triple-digit temperatures each year, too. That assessment comes from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which recently updated what it considers “normal” weather at thousands of locations across the country. The new normals, based on the weather f...
Tags: Weather, News, Climate Change, California, Environment, Sport, Soccer, United States, Wildfires, Arizona, Noaa, Local News, Riverside County, Cal State Fullerton, Ucla, Southern California


YouTuber Won $10,000 Bet With a Physicist Over Wind-Powered Vehicle

Derek Muller, creator of the science-themed YouTube channel Veritasium, won a $10,000 bet with UCLA physics professor Alexander Kusenko, who claimed that Muller's wind-driven land yacht couldn't travel faster than the wind without any additional power sources. After recruiting science stars Neil deGrasse Tyson and Bill Nye to help settle the debate, the professor eventually conceded that it was in fact possible. Insider reports: Created by Rick Cavallaro, a former aerospace engineer, Blackbird i...
Tags: Tech, Neil Degrasse Tyson, Bill Nye, Ucla, Müller, Derek Muller, Alexander Kusenko, Kusenko, Rick Cavallaro


Saginaw Grant, noted Native American character actor, dies at 85

HOLLYWOOD — Saginaw Grant, a prolific Native American character actor and hereditary chief of the Sac & Fox Nation of Oklahoma, has died. He was 85. Grant, left, greets actor Johnny Depp during the premiere of “The Lone Ranger” in 2013. Grant died peacefully in his sleep of natural causes on Wednesday at a private care facility in Hollywood, California, said Lani Carmichael, Grant’s publicist and longtime friend. “He loved both Oklahoma and L.A.,” Carmichael said. “He made his home here as a...
Tags: Celebrities, Movies, News, California, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Obituaries, Marine Corps, Obituary, Johnny Depp, Carmichael, Oklahoma, Slipknot


Ailing Durst’s defense team wants judge to ‘put a stop’ to trial

INGLEWOOD — Robert Durst’s lead attorney urged a judge on Thursday, July 29, to “put a stop” to the New York real estate scion’s murder trial and grant an emergency motion for a mistrial, saying his client is “too sick to continue.” Superior Court Judge Mark Windham said he took the motion very seriously and would take the issue under submission. Twice within recent months, Windham has denied the defense’s bid for either a mistrial or an indefinite delay in the trial because of health conditions...
Tags: Hbo, New York, Texas, News, New York City, Sport, Soccer, Gop, Beverly Hills, New Orleans, Courts, Justice Department, Ucla, Susan Berman, Kathie Durst, Robert Durst


Report: Lakers nearing deal for Russell Westbrook

As far as swings go, they don’t get much bigger. The Lakers are reportedly nearing a blockbuster deal to acquire Washington Wizards guard and 2017 NBA MVP Russell Westbrook, bringing the league’s triple-doubles king to his hometown for a presumed title quest. The Lakers would send out Kyle Kuzma, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Montrezl Harrell with the No. 22 pick in the first round of Thursday’s NBA Draft to acquire Westbrook, as first reported by The Athletic. The deal gives the Lakers a Big Thr...
Tags: Sports, Phoenix Suns, Sport, Soccer, Brooklyn, Davis, Nba, Houston, Miami Heat, Ucla, James, Lakers, Oklahoma City, Russell Westbrook, Wizards, Washington Wizards


NBA Draft 2021 live updates: Lakers reportedly near deal to acquire Russell Westbrook

As we approach the 2021 NBA draft, which begins at 5 p.m, reports about possible deals abound. The Lakers are reportedly in talks for a deal that would bring Russell Westbrook to Los Angeles. It would be a homecoming for the Southern California native that played at Leuzinger High School and UCLA before starting his NBA career in Seattle. USC forward Evan Mobley will be among the NBA draft prospects expected to hear his name called early Thursday evening. The former Rancho Christian High big man...
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What you need to know about the University of California’s plans for 2021-22

University of California campuses start the fall 2021 term in August and September, beginning the third school year to take place during the coronavirus pandemic. And, although things will look more normal than they did during the 2020-21 school year, the continuing pandemic will still make for a year like no other at the UC’s 10 campuses. Will classes be online or in-person? The UC system announced in January that the fall term would mostly consist of in-person instruction, after a school year ...
Tags: Health, News, California, Sport, Nasa, Public Health, Soccer, Higher Education, UC, University Of California, Ucla, UC Irvine, UC Riverside, Los Angeles Daily News, David Crane, University Of California Tuition


Olympic beach volleyball: U.S. teams enjoy another 2-0 day

American Phil Dalhausser attempts to block a shot by Team Argentina during an Olympic pool-play beach volleyball match on Thursday (Wednesday PT) at Shiokaze Park in Tokyo. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) Nicholas Lucena, bottom, of the United States, dives for the ball as teammate Philip Dalhausser watches during a men’s beach volleyball match against Argentina at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Thursday, July 29, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris) TOKYO, JAPAN – JULY 2...
Tags: Usa, London, Sports, Qatar, Sport, Getty Images, Soccer, United States, Olympics, Netherlands, Argentina, Kenya, Tokyo, Rio De Janeiro, Ross, Ucla


Anti-camping law gets final LA City Council approval; could spur more homeless-encampment clearings

Homeless advocates rally outside of Los Angeles City Hall in protest of a city council vote on item 4118 which would ban camping in many parts of the city Wednesday, July 28, 2021. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Homeless advocates rally outside of Los Angeles City Hall in protest of a city council vote on item 4118 which would ban camping in many parts of the city Wednesday, July 28, 2021. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Homeless advocates rally outs...
Tags: Health, Business, Hollywood, News, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Homeless, Venice, City Council, Smith, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles City Council, Ucla


Dusty Hill, longtime bassist with ZZ Top, dies at 72

By Jem Aswad and Chris Morris | Variety Joseph “Dusty” Hill, ZZ Top’s bassist for more than 50 years, has died, the group’s longtime rep confirmed. No cause of death was cited. The band’s Billy Gibbons and Frank Beard issued a statement: “We are saddened by the news today that our Compadre, Dusty Hill, has passed away in his sleep at home in Houston, TX.  We, along with legions of ZZ Top fans around the world, will miss your steadfast presence, your good nature and enduring commitment to providi...
Tags: New York, Texas, London, News, America, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Obituaries, Ford, New Orleans, Obituary, Elvis Presley, Dallas, Warner Bros, Houston


A YouTuber bet a physicist $10,000 that a wind-powered vehicle could travel twice as fast as the wind itself - and won

The wind-powered Blackbird vehicle. Courtesy of Rick Cavallero A popular YouTuber filmed himself driving a wind-powered vehicle downwind faster than the wind itself. A UCLA professor bet $10,000 that the video was wrong, saying it broke the laws of physics. Bill Nye and Neil deGrasse Tyson oversaw the bet. In the end, the professor conceded and paid up. See more stories on Insider's business page. When Derek Muller took an experimental land yacht for a spin this spring, he wasn't ...
Tags: Google, Science, News, Youtube, Trends, Physics, Engineering, Arizona, Neil Degrasse Tyson, Wind Energy, Blackbird, Bill Nye, Ucla, Youtuber, San Jose State University, Müller


A YouTuber bet a physicist $10,000 that a wind-powered vehicle can travel twice as fast as the wind itself - and won

An image of the wind-powered Blackbird vehicle. Courtesy of Rick Cavallero A popular YouTuber filmed himself driving a wind-powered vehicle downwind faster than the wind itself. A UCLA professor bet $10,000 that the video was wrong, saying it broke the laws of physics. Bill Nye and Neil deGrasse Tyson oversaw the bet. In the end, the professor conceded and paid up. See more stories on Insider's business page. When YouTuber Derek Muller took an experimental land yacht for a spin this s...
Tags: Google, Science, News, Youtube, Trends, Physics, Engineering, Arizona, Neil Degrasse Tyson, Wind Energy, Blackbird, Bill Nye, Ucla, Youtuber, San Jose State University, Müller


UCLA football ready to elevate status within Pac-12 South

LOS ANGELES — Coach Chip Kelly and the UCLA football team find “comfort” in the number of returning starters and experience they have going into the 2021 season. “It took us a while to get to this point (since taking the job in 2018),” Kelly said during Pac-12 Media Day on Tuesday. “It will be the first time we’ve had over 80 scholarship players. We were under for a while.” UCLA fielded a 120-man roster that featured 64 total freshmen (21 redshirts among them) in 2019, the third-highest total be...
Tags: Stanford, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Hawaii, College sports, Nebraska, Ucla, Chip Kelly, Kelly, Bruins, Kent State, Oklahoma State, Knight, Whicker


Southern California natives Kayvon Thibodeaux and Jayden Daniels shine at Pac-12 media day

HOLLYWOOD — Make way for the hometown kids. Kayvon Thibodeaux (University of Oregon) and Jayden Daniels (Arizona State University) both will take center stage for their respective teams entering their junior seasons. Thibodeaux grew up in South L.A. and won a 2017 CIF football title at Oaks Christian School. Less than 100 miles away, Daniels was raised in San Bernardino winning a championship for Cajon High School that same year. Now, they’re both ‘the guy’ as possible 2022 NFL Draft prospects w...
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Robert Moses, civil rights activist who led voter registration drives, dies at 86

By Rebecca Santana | Associated Press Robert Parris Moses, a civil rights activist who was shot at and endured beatings and jail while leading Black voter registration drives in the American South during the 1960s and later helped improve minority education in math, has died. He was 86. Moses, who was widely referred to as Bob, worked to dismantle segregation as the Mississippi field director of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee during the civil rights movement and was central to the...
Tags: News, Mississippi, Massachusetts, Barack Obama, Atlanta, Sport, Harvard, Soccer, United States, Obituaries, Obituary, Bob, Moses, Jim Crow, Black, South


Pac-12 considering COVID-19 cancellation forfeitures

HOLLYWOOD — New year, new commissioner and new talking points were on display at Pac-12 media day on Tuesday. Gone were discussions of COVID-19 testing protocols. Instead, talk was about vaccination policies. It was one of the first topics new Pac-12 commissioner George Kliavkoff addressed in his press conference at the W Hotel in Hollywood. Kliavkoff reported that two-thirds of the Pac-12’s football teams are at an 80% vaccination rate, while four are over 90%. Nine of the Pac-12’s member schoo...
Tags: Texas, Washington, Sports, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Espn, Washington State, Pac-12, Usc, Ucla, Cougars, Gonzaga, CFP, Rolovich, USC Football


Former Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison dies at 46

By Lisa Respers France | CNN Joey Jordison, a founder of the heavy metal band Slipknot, has died, his family announced in a statement provided Tuesday to CNN. He was 46. “We are heartbroken to share the news that Joey Jordison, prolific drummer, musician and artist passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 26th, 2021,” the family said. “Joey’s death has left us with empty hearts and feelings of indescribable sorrow.” Jordison served as a drummer for Slipknot, which he helped create in Des Moin...
Tags: News, Sport, Cnn, Things To Do, Soccer, Obituaries, Obituary, Slipknot, Ucla, Joey, DES MOINES Iowa, Biz Markie, Robert Moses, Charlie Robinson, Jackie Mason, Paul Gray


UCLA football voted to finish fourth in Pac-12 South

LOS ANGELES — The UCLA football program was voted to finish fourth in the Pac-12 Football South Division preseason media poll. The Bruins finished fifth in the division after a 3-4 record against conference opponents after the 2020 pandemic-shortened football season. Receiver Kyle Philips was the Bruins’ lone first-team honoree for the media’s preseason conference teams. Philips’ 38 receptions was second among conference receivers. He finished 2020 with 370 yards and two touchdowns. Tight end Gr...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Philips, Ucla, Bruins, Caleb Johnson, Greg Dulcich, Dorian Thompson Robinson, Kyle Philips, UCLA Football, Alec Anderson, Otito Ogbonnia, Nicholas Barr Mira


The changing world of Simone Biles and US women's gymnastics team

Ella Donald writes that six years after Simone Biles gave up her scholarship to UCLA and turned professional, this year's US women's Olympic gymnastics team will include athletes who -- thanks to recent rules changes from the NCAA -- won't have to choose between collegiate competition and compensation.
Tags: US, Cnn, Ncaa, Ucla, Simone Biles, Ella Donald


California to require COVID vaccinations or weekly testing for state, health workers

The state will require all public and private health workers, as well as the state’s 246,000 employees, to get vaccinated against the coronavirus and prove they had the shots, officials announced Monday, July 26, or be subject to at least weekly testing for the virus. The order comes amid health experts expressing alarm about the highly contagious delta variant, which has contributed, along with slowing vaccination efforts, to increasing cases and hospitalizations in the weeks since California l...
Tags: News, California, New York City, US, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Bill De Blasio, Fda, Oakland, Pasadena, Orange County, Ucla, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, American Medical Association


UCLA gets Final Four rematch with Gonzaga on Nov. 23 in Las Vegas

National title contenders UCLA and Gonzaga will square off in November in a rematch of their memorable Final Four game from early April that ended on Jalen Suggs’ buzzer-beater from just inside midcourt. The Bruins and Bulldogs, both expected to be ranked in the top five nationally to begin the season, will meet on Nov. 23 in Las Vegas as part of the Empire Classic. The teams will each play two games at T-Mobile Arena as part of the two-day, four-team event. On Nov. 22, UCLA will face Bellarmine...
Tags: Washington, Sports, Sport, Indianapolis, Soccer, Nba, Cbs, College sports, Ncaa, Las Vegas, North Carolina, Ucla, Gonzaga, Bruins, Rutgers, Bulldogs


Longtime Daily News golf columnist, Angels/UCLA announcer Joe Buttitta dies

Longtime Daily News golf columnist and former Los Angeles Angels and UCLA basketball play by play announcer Joe Buttitta died Sunday, July 25 at his home in Simi Valley after more than a decade battling cancer and Parkinson’s Disease. He was 79. Buttitta’s popular golf column, “Fore Tees,” was a must read for local golfers in the Valley for almost 25 years. After leaving sports broadcasting, he turned his talents fulltime in 1991 to golf, becoming a teaching pro at Westlake Golf Course for nearl...
Tags: News, Sport, Soccer, Community, Obituary, Catholic Church, Ventura County, Los Angeles Angels, Ucla, Joe, Valley, Everett, Joey, Simi Valley, CSUN, Robert Downey


Why are key California affordable housing bills bottled up?

Encouraging housing to be built in place of abandoned big box stores and strip malls. Making it easier to build student housing near community colleges. Establishing an authority in Los Angeles to finance affordable housing. These proposals all promise to ease California’s ever-worsening housing crisis by adding or preserving the already-scarce supply. But these bills also appear to be dead in the water. They missed a key July 14 deadline to be heard in a policy committee in the state Assembly b...
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Alexander: What will the 2028 L.A. Olympics look like?

Tokyo’s Olympic Games might be the weirdest in the modern history of the extravaganza, but the athletes now have center stage instead of the suits. Thus, medals, great performances and star quality are beginning to shove their way into our collective consciousness past empty seats, positive COVID-19 tests and blowhard pronouncements from politicians and IOC leaders. That should be a reminder of the power of the Olympic brand, as tone-deaf and avaricious as it often seems. And it should also be a...
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Coronavirus hospitalizations soar to more than 800 in LA County; another 1,966 cases posted

COVID-19 hospitalization numbers continued an unsettling upward climb in Los Angeles County on Monday, July 26, with state figures showing more than 800 people now being treated for the virus, more than double the number from just two weeks ago. According to the state, there were 825 people hospitalized due to COVID in the county, up from 745 the day prior. On July 12, there were only 372 people hospitalized in the county. There were 182 people in intensive care, up from 161 on Sunday, according...
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