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Music instructor who gave semen-tainted flutes to students sentenced to 18 years in prison

An international music program founder who distributed semen-tainted flutes to five elementary school girls in Orange and Los Angeles counties in 2017 was sentenced Wednesday to 18 years in prison. John Edward Zeretzke, 61, of Ventura, who formed Flutes Across the World in 2009 and has worked with thousands of children across the United States, pleaded guilty in Orange County Superior Court to six counts of lewd acts against children. “There is no place in our society for crimes against children...
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$9,500 in scholarships split among 6 Southern California journalism students

Six Southern California journalism students have received scholarships from one of the premier professional media associations in the region. The Society of Professional Journalists Greater Los Angeles Chapter annually gives out scholarships to student journalists based on their published print or broadcast work. In all, SPJ/LA awarded $9,500 in scholarships this year, the organization announced Monday, July 6. Three of the six winners are from USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journa...
Tags: News, Education, California, La, Sport, Soccer, Scholarship, Usc, Ventura, Cal State Long Beach, Amato, Cal State Northridge, Pasadena City College, Los Angeles Orange, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories IVDB


Make room for a coronavirus surge, LA County tells local hospitals

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health officials are now formally urging local hospitals to prepare their facilities and staff to be ready for a surge of coronavirus patients in the coming days. The action, which came over the weekend, is a jolt to hospital systems around the region, some of which had just found some equilibrium after weeks of being closed to non-COVID-19 patients and had rejiggered their bed space after the initial wave of the virus had plateaued. But with rising cases ...
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Californians Celebrate July 4th With Virtual Parades, Masks

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As the coronavirus surges in the state, Californians celebrated Independence Day with virtual parades featuring air flyovers and photos of flag-draped front porches instead of pancake breakfasts and crowded festivities. Meanwhile, law enforcement officers were out and about, reminding people to wear masks in public and turning away disappointed sun-seekers from beaches that were closed to discourage crowds for the holiday weekend. California is in a make-or-break moment with i...
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Trump To Host Second Mass Gathering In Two Days Amid Swelling COVID Case Count

WASHINGTON (AP) — As coronavirus cases spike, public health officials are pleading with Americans to avoid large crowds and hold more muted Independence Day celebrations, but subdued is not President Donald Trump’s style, and he aimed to go big, promising a “special evening” in Washington that could bring tens of thousands to the National Mall. Trump’s “Salute for America” celebration on Saturday evening was to include a speech from the White House South Lawn that he said would cel...
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Newsom Warns California Officials To Enforce Health Rules

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom warned local elected officials on Friday they risk state sanctions if they don’t enforce health orders as the coronavirus pandemic worsens, while about 200 state inspectors fanned out to look for violators over the long holiday weekend. “A local government that refuses to abide by, ensure compliance with, or take enforcement action against noncompliance with these statewide public health directives, or that takes action that is otherwise incongruent with thes...
Tags: California, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Ap, San Diego, Ferguson, Napa, Oakland, Humboldt County, Orange County, San Diego County, Santa Barbara, Malibu, Gavin Newsom, Ventura, Kern County


Fourth of July: Beach and parking lot closures, big waves, rip currents could make for crazy holiday

Heading to the beach for the Fourth of the July holiday, a time-honored tradition for Southern Californians, will be complicated this year. Some beaches will be closed, some open, and others – like Orange County’s state-run beaches – are shutting down parking lots to try to curb the crowds. The closures and restrictions are meant to limit holiday weekend crowds at the coast, where people cram onto swaths of sand and fill in the streets to celebrate. But shutting down beaches is a complex issue, ...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Long Beach, Local News, Orange County, Pacific Coast Highway, Ventura County, Beaches, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Robert, Ventura, Neill


Defendant in Southern California semen-tainted flute case agrees to plead guilty

An international music program founder who allegedly distributed semen-tainted flutes to schools in Orange and Los Angeles counties and traveled to the Philippines to have sex with minors is expected to plead guilty to federal and state charges in October. John Edward Zeretzke, 61, of Ventura, who formed Flutes Across the World in 2009 and has worked with thousands of children across the United States, has agreed to plead guilty to one federal count of production of child pornography and six sta...
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As coronavirus cases surge, Gov. Newsom orders bars to close in Los Angeles and 6 other counties

Governor Gavin Newsom on Sunday ordered bars and nightclubs closed in Los Angeles and six other counties, while recommending closures in eight others including Riverside and San Bernardino, as the state’s coronavirus caseload continued to grow. The message, posted by the governor around noon on Twitter, said that “due to the rising spread of #COVID19, CA is ordering bars to close in Fresno, Imperial, Kern, Kings, Los Angeles, San Joaquin and Tulare.” The order, the first major rollback of effort...
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'I pray it will finally be over': Golden State Killer survivors hope guilty plea brings justice

Forty years later, suspect Joseph DeAngelo is expected to take a deal that would see him sentenced to life in prisonJennifer Carole sleeps with a small baseball bat nearby, keeps bells on her door and has taken multiple self-defense classes.Gay Hardwick never feels safe alone, and can’t sleep with an open window.Both women’s lives were forever changed by the Golden State Killer, a rapist and murderer who haunted the state for more than 40 years. He murdered Carole’s father and stepmother in bed ...
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Most Valley fireworks canceled, but two unusual shows are still on

From the coastline to the Coliseum, from Disneyland to the Rose Bowl, scores of fireworks shows have been canceled this year, their fuses snipped by the enduring coronavirus pandemic. The greater San Fernando Valley was no exception, with shows from Woodland Hills to Westlake Village and from Calabasas to Camarillo all shutting down. In fact, the Starlight Bowl in Burbank called off its entire 2020 Summer Concert Season series, including its annual fireworks show (season ticket holders will be a...
Tags: News, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Disneyland, Local News, Lapd, Rose Bowl, San Pedro, Ventura, Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County, Burbank, Lancaster, Woodland Hills


Feel funky after surfing, swimming or watching neon biolumenscent waves or daytime red tide?

Crowds gather on the beach as bioluminescent waves from the red tide roll on shore at North Beach in San Clemente on Wednesday evening, May 6, 2020. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)   Michael Keith remembers feeling strange, like his equilibrium was off, a few days after taking a dip into the glowing neon water when it showed up off Belmont Shores in Long Beach a few months back. Some people have reported being itchy after swimming in the bioluminescent waves that put on...
Tags: Health, Sport, Earth, Soccer, Long Beach, Community, Local News, Orange County, Beaches, Tijuana, Southern California, Ventura, Huntington Beach, South Bay, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, North Beach


How Michelle McNamara’s obsession to catch a serial killer led to HBO’s ‘I’ll Be Gone in the Dark’

On the very first night of filming for the HBO series “I’ll Be Gone In The Dark,” documentary filmmaker Liz Garbus trailed Patton Oswalt to a Chicago suburb where the actor-comedian headlined an event for his late wife Michelle McNamara’s true-crime book of the same name. At the same time at a house just outside Sacramento, police were swooping in to arrest a man they believed to be the notorious serial killer and rapist who was the subject of McNamara’s “I’ll Be Gone In The Dark: One Woman’s Ob...
Tags: Books, Hbo, TV, California, Sacramento, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago, Things To Do, Soccer, Nba, Pasadena, East Coast, Liz Garbus, Nina Simone


Man killed, another wounded in Studio City shooting

A 50-year-old Canoga Park man was killed and a second man he was with was wounded Thursday night when someone from a car fired shots at them in a Studio City grocery store parking lot. It was around 11 p.m. when police officers were called about shots fired on the 4000 block of Laurel Canyon Boulevard, the Los Angeles Police Department said. One man was killed, and another one was wounded late Thursday, June 18, 2020, in a shooting that occurred in the parking lot between Vons and CVS near t...
Tags: News, Shooting, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Lapd, Cvs, Cervantes, Ventura, Vons, Studio City, Palmdale, Sylmar, Canoga Park, Laurel Canyon, Robert Fuller


Protests Wednesday in LA, Hollywood, North Hollywood, Sherman Oaks, Boyle Heights, Los Feliz, Santa Monica, Palmdale

LOS ANGELES — Several protests against police brutality and to defund law enforcement are scheduled throughout Los Angeles County Wednesday, including a Black Lives Matter rally outside the Hall of Justice in downtown Los Angeles calling for the removal from office of District Attorney Jackie Lacey. The Black Lives Matter protest is scheduled for 3 p.m. at 211 W. Temple St., according to a post on the group’s official Facebook page. The post includes a picture of Lacey and the caption “District ...
Tags: Politics, Hollywood, News, Protest, Justice, Minneapolis, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Long Beach, Lausd, LBC, Black Lives Matter, Lapd


Protests slated Wednesday in LA, Hollywood, North Hollywood, Sherman Oaks, Boyle Heights, Los Feliz, Santa Monica, Palmdale

LOS ANGELES — Several protests against police brutality and to defund law enforcement are scheduled throughout Los Angeles County Wednesday, including a Black Lives Matter rally outside the Hall of Justice in downtown Los Angeles calling for the removal from office of District Attorney Jackie Lacey. The Black Lives Matter protest is scheduled for 3 p.m. at 211 W. Temple St., according to a post on the group’s official Facebook page. The post includes a picture of Lacey and the caption “District ...
Tags: Politics, Hollywood, News, Protest, Justice, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Lausd, Black Lives Matter, Lapd, Trump, Ventura, Santa Monica


LA healthcare leaders to county: Reopen coronavirus surge hospitals

Healthcare officials on Tuesday called for Los Angeles County leaders to keep the reopen its “surge” hospital and recommended that another in Long Beach swing open its doors, citing the need to fully reopen medical centers while also dealing with an expected surge in coronavirus cases. The state-funded Los Angeles Surge Hospital, which opened on April 13 at the former site of the St. Vincent Medical Center amid heightened concern about having enough beds to deal with Covid-19 patients, has close...
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LA healthcare leaders urge reopening coronavirus surge hospital

Healthcare officials on Tuesday called for Los Angeles County leaders to work with the state to reopen its “surge” hospital and recommended that another in Long Beach swing open its doors, citing the need to fully reopen medical centers while also dealing with an expected surge in coronavirus cases. The state-funded Los Angeles Surge Hospital, which opened on April 13 at the former site of the St. Vincent Medical Center amid heightened concern about having enough beds to deal with Covid-19 patie...
Tags: Home, Navy, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Port Of Los Angeles, San Diego, Long Beach, Kaiser, Mlb, St Vincent, Orange County, Orange, Flores, Vincent


LA healthcare leaders urge county to reopen coronavirus surge hospital

Healthcare officials on Tuesday called for Los Angeles County leaders to reopen its “surge” hospital and recommended that another in Long Beach swing open its doors, citing the need to fully reopen medical centers while also dealing with an expected surge in coronavirus cases. The state-funded Los Angeles Surge Hospital, which opened on April 13 at the former site of the St. Vincent Medical Center amid heightened concern about having enough beds to deal with Covid-19 patients, has closed. But Dr...
Tags: Home, Navy, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Port Of Los Angeles, San Diego, Long Beach, Mlb, Orange County, Orange, Flores, Vincent, Ventura, Inglewood


Full Impact of Coronavirus Pandemic Hits California Housing Market in May, C.A.R. Reports

– Existing, single-family home sales totaled 238,740 in May on a seasonally adjusted annualized rate, down 13.9 percent from April and down 41.4 percent from May 2019. – May’s statewide median home price was $588,070, down 3.0 percent from April and down 3.7 percent from May 2019. – Year-to-date statewide home sales were down 12.9 percent in May. Los Angeles, CA – June 16, 2020 (PRNewswire) California home sales fell to the lowest level since the Great Recession as the housing market su...
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Southern California housing springs to another V-shaped rebound

I can all-but guarantee a sharp V-shape resurgence for Southern California homebuying this spring. No, I have not joined the chorus of real estate watchers who claim a recent return to some sense of normalcy in local homebuying means a “hot” market in the middle of the coronavirus crisis. Rather, I’m just saying more homebuying in May and June is what happens every year. Every year, like clockwork, (well, at least, for the 32 years for which I have sales data) my trusty spreadsheet tells me that...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, California, Housing, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Southern California, Fed, Ventura, San Bernardino, Don, Jon, South Coast Plaza, Din Tai Fung


California To Allow Movie Theaters To Reopen In Most Counties

California counties, including Los Angeles County, could decide to reopen movie theaters as early as Friday. The Los Angeles Times reports: Each local health officer has the authority to decide whether to move forward with relaxing restrictions on reopening theaters. While the state provides guidance on how businesses can reopen, counties decide when they occur. The new rules would limit the number of guests in a movie theater to 25% of theater capacity or a maximum of 100 attendees, whichever i...
Tags: California, Tech, San Diego, Santa Clara, Los Angeles Times, Ventura, Los Angeles County, Imperial County, AMC Regal Cinemark


Southern California protests continue as George Floyd is laid to rest in Houston

LOS ANGELES — As funeral services are held in Houston for George Floyd, another series of protests is anticipated across Southern California Tuesday in memory of the man who died after being pinned to the ground by a white police officer, and to call for an end to police brutality. Protests have been held daily for more than a week, including a massive gathering Sunday in Hollywood that attracted an estimated 50,000 people. A person walks by a boarded up JC Penny department store at Hemet Va...
Tags: Hollywood, News, Justice, Minneapolis, California, La, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Aclu, Broadway, Long Beach, Houston, Orange County, Black Lives Matter


In the wake of George Floyd’s death, many struggle to begin racial reconciliation

In 1967, Martin Luther King Jr. spent weeks in isolation, away from the rigors of the civil rights movement, to finish writing what would be his fourth and final book. King titled the book “Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?” The ever-hopeful minister saw a future where all Americans would unite to fight poverty and create equity. In his writing, King viewed the pursuit of justice and equity as a nonpartisan effort, as a united social movement that would flourish within both the Repub...
Tags: News, Minneapolis, Religion, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, South Africa, Davis, Cape Town, Christian, Johnson, Orange County, Race Relations, Black Lives Matter, Lapd


Census field offices begin to reopen, aim to close the gap in lagging 2020 U.S. count

UCLA Bruins quarterback Josh Rosen during the first half of an NCAA college football game against the USC Trojans at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG) UCLA Bruins quarterback Josh Rosen (3) walks off the field as the USC Trojans defeated the UCLA Bruins 28-23 during a NCAA college football game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. (Photo by Keith Birmingh...
Tags: News, Washington, NFL, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United States, Ncaa, Pasadena, Seattle, Orange County, Orange, Riverside County, Usc, Rose Bowl, Ucla


National Guard patrols fan out across LA after protests shatter businesses

Armed California National Guard troops on Sunday morning, May 31, were fanning out to patrol parts of Los Angeles, a day after being summoned by L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti to support efforts to quell days of violence amid protests in the city. Those protests — unfurling outrage in the wake of the death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer — turned to violent outbursts of looting, vandalism, fires and arrests in downtown L.A. and the Fairfax District on L.A.’s westside that ...
Tags: News, Protest, Minneapolis, La, Police, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Beverly Hills, Associated Press, Lapd, Eric Garcetti, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Metro, Ventura


Shark season is back: Surfers spooked at Trestles, advisory in San Clemente, sightings off Capo Beach and Manhattan

Mike Estrada sat on his surfboard at Lower Trestles on Tuesday, May 19, when he saw the dark gray fin, not the dolphin kind, sticking out of the ocean’s surface, slowly passing not far from where he and others waited for waves. The following day, advisory signs were posted near the San Clemente Pier warning beachgoers a shark had been spotted. Photographer Matt Larmand flew a drone over a great white shark off Capistrano Beach on Thursday, May 21, 2020. He’s documented the shark population o...
Tags: News, Sport, Soccer, Manhattan, El Nino, Sharks, Pacific, Santa Barbara, Beaches, Southern California, Santa Cruz, Ventura, Lowe, Torrance, Monterey Bay, Costa Mesa


LA County daily coronavirus death toll drops to 14, with 940 more cases

As Memorial Day weekend drew Southern Californians anew to beaches and other outdoor public spaces, Los Angeles County health officials reported 14 additional deaths of people who tested positive for COVID-19, and said the number of cases has climbed by 940 cases, to 44,988, on Sunday, May 24. With the latest reported deaths, 2,104 people have died after contracting the novel coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic. “For the people who are mourning a loved one who has passed away from CO...
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Protesters in downtown LA rally demand reopening of California businesses

Several hundred protesters, many waving large United States flags, gathered outside Los Angeles City Hall Sunday afternoon to urge the reopening of businesses and public spaces in California and Los Angeles county amid the coronavirus pandemic. “Freedom is essential, fear is a choice,” read one sign held up by a demonstrator, while others chanted “U-S-A” as they took over the Spring Street steps of the municipal building. Other signs lashed out at elected officials, with one demanding that Gov. ...
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Coronavirus: Ventura County gets green light for faster opening, while LA County sticks to cautious easing

Ventura County, Santa Barbara and San Diego counties have received the OK to move more quickly than other Southern California counties to re-open their economies, highlighting the longer road massive Los Angeles County has to travel to gain approval for more significant easing of stay-at-home restrictions. Ventura and Santa Barbara got the green light under Gov. Gavin Newsom’s newly amended criteria that accounts for regional variance among the state’s 58 counties, some of which say they are mor...
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