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COVID-19 18 mins ago

It Could Be Weeks Before a Possible COVID-19 Surge Related to LA’s Protests Shows Up

Any COVID-19 surge related to large protest gatherings in Southern California probably won’t show up in the county health department’s data until three or four weeks, given a 14-day incubation p...

  • Police pursuit 9 hours ago

    Police Pursuit Ends in South LA

    Police were in pursuit of a vehicle in the South Los Angeles area Tuesday night. Newschopper4 Bravo was over the chase around 9:50 p.m. The driver did multiple u-turns, leading police on a chase that went through parking lots and gas stations. At one point, police performed a PIT maneuver and seemed to have the driver trapped. However, the driver&#...
  • Garden Grove 11 hours ago

    Man Claiming to be Part of Black Lives Matter Charged With Attempting to Steal Police Car

    Felony charges were filed Tuesday against an 18-year-old Garden Grove man who claimed he was part of the Black Lives Matter movement after allegedly attempting to steal a police squad car. Quincy Lunford is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday on felony charges of resisting arrest and attempted vehicle theft, along with misdemeanor counts of resisti...
  • Los Angeles 11 hours ago

    LA Mayor Says He Has Confidence in LAPD Chief After He ‘Misspoke’

    Mayor Eric Garcetti said Tuesday he still has confidence in Los Angeles Police Department Chief Michel Moore, despite his comments when he equated looting to the in-custody death of George Floyd. “I’ve known this man’s heart for decades. He was the person brought in after the Rampart scandal to clean up that station as a captain,&...
  • Santa Ana 11 hours ago

    Two Men Face Serious Charges Related to Santa Ana Protests

    A pair of Santa Ana men — one who allegedly led police on a chase and the other accused of attacking officers — face charges Tuesday related to protests in the city this past weekend. Ernesto Isaiah Luquin, 23, was charged Tuesday with two felony counts of assault with a weapon on a peace officer. He was scheduled to be arraigned…...
  • protests 12 hours ago

    Act of God? What’s Covered Under Insurance When Vandals Damage Businesses

    Looting and vandalism accompanying civil unrest over the past week is a second gut punch to small businesses impacted by coronavirus. Damage to small businesses has left owners scrambling to not just reopen, but to rebuild, and the cost for that could be passed on to taxpayers. Santa Monica Music Center owner Lana Fernandez Negrete is trying to fig...
  • Los Angeles 14 hours ago

    ‘We Shouldn’t Have to Be Out Here. They Shouldn’t Have to Be Out Here.’

    A protester hugging National Guard troop members at a peaceful demonstration in Hollywood Tuesday afternoon got emotional in a TV interview after guardsmen and protesters took a knee together. Malcolm Weston, wearing a yellow shirt, black gloves — likely to protect against COVID-19 — and a black cap representing LA, said he shouldn&#821...
  • Police Chase 13 hours ago

    Short Police Pursuit Ends in South LA

    A police pursuit of a white car in South Los Angeles ended peacefully Tuesday. Newschopper4 Bravo was over the chase around 5:50 p.m., as a white car was zooming on South LA streets. Around 5:55 p.m., the car pulled over in a cone zone. A passenger immediately exited the car and surrendered, and the driver followed soon after.

  • Fairfax 14 hours ago

    Business in Fairfax District Attempting to Turn Destruction Into Hope

    They are messages of hope, frustration and calls to action. “There’s so many ways you can protest and so many ways you can fight for what you believe is right and this is one of the ways,” Emma De Beuckelaer, a 16-year-old, said. “Art is very powerful and this is an example of that.” Emma is spearheading an art...

  • LAPD 14 hours ago

    Criminal Investigation in LAPD Boyle Heights Beating Presented to Prosecutors

    LAPD internal affairs investigators presented their findings to prosecutors Tuesday in the video-recorded beating of a man during a confrontation with an officer in Boyle Heights. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office confirmed prosecutors from the Justice System Integrity Division will now review the case in order to decide if criminal...
  • coronavirus 16 hours ago

    Program Offers Help for Tenants in Anaheim Affected by Pandemic

    Anaheim tenants who have suffered from the negative economic impacts of the pandemic could soon receive some relief, as they will now be able to receive help that will provide up to three months rent.

  • protests 17 hours ago

    LA Pizza Shop Takes Beating From Vandals After Peaceful Protesters Pass By

    After his Los Angeles pizza shop was crippled for two months by the coronavirus pandemic, Bobby Alt reopened Saturday excited to finally dish out slices to customers in person. By the time he closed for the night, he feared the worst for his little business. A largely peaceful protest earlier in the day, which had delivered a steady flow of…...
  • Los Angeles 18 hours ago

    Armed Man in Military Clothing Arrested Near National Guard in Downtown LA

    A man was arrested wearing military clothing and carrying a rifle and handgun near Los Angeles City Hall early Tuesday, after he was spotted by National Guard troops who noticed something unusual about his attire, several law enforcement sources told NBC News. The man was later identified as Gregory Wong, 31. Police were investigating his intention...
  • missing child 18 hours ago

    10-Year-Old Altadena Boy Missing, Last Seen in Pasadena

    A 10-year-old boy went missing out of Altadena Monday night, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said. Jamari Randy Fernandez was last seen Monday afternoon at 4:45 p.m. at the intersection of Orange Grove Boulevard and Fair Oaks Avenue in Pasadena. Jamari is described as 4-feet tall, weighing 70 pounds with short black hair and green...
  • George Floyd 18 hours ago

    Residents Call for Removal of LAPD Chief After George Floyd Remarks

    Members of the community called Tuesday for the removal of Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore over a statement he made claiming that people using violence and capitalizing on George Floyd’s killing in Minneapolis police custody were as responsible for his death as the now-fired officers. A line of callers, some using expletive-laced commen...
  • George Floyd Jun 2

    Looters Hit Stores in Van Nuys and Hollywood on Third Night of Curfews in LA

    Scores of looters, many of whom appeared to be unconnected to demonstrations over the in-custody death of George Floyd by Minneapolis, raided businesses in Van Nuys and Hollywood Monday. Hundreds of people were arrested in both communities, most for unlawful assembly and breaking a curfew that was in effect until early Tuesday in LA County. Dozens ...
  • LAPD Jun 2

    One Hospitalized in Gas Station Police Shootout Near Downtown LA

    One person was hospitalized in a shootout Monday night at a gas station west of downtown Los Angeles.  Plain-clothed LAPD narcotics officers arrived a Chevron gas station near Vermont Avenue and 22nd Street, just south of the 10 Freeway. As they drove up to the gas pump island, two of three men opened fire on the officers, police said. .....
  • STUDIO CITY Jun 2

    LAPD Vehicle With 4 Officers Crashes Into Coffee Bean

    A Los Angeles Police Department vehicle with four officers inside crashed into a Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf in Studio City Monday night and two officers were hospitalized with minor injuries. A civilian car accidentally cut off the police vehicle, and officers swerved to avoid hitting the car, instead crashing into the coffee shop at 12501 Ventura ...
  • California Jun 2

    Newsom Welcomes Protest Rage; Decries Violence and Theft

    Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday he welcomed the rage of protesters as long as they are peaceful, but he denounced unnamed groups of anarchists and others who used the demonstrations to tag graffiti on buildings, burn banks, shatter store windows and run off with armloads of goods. “The looting, the violence, the threats against fellow human bei...
  • homeless Jun 1

    Animal Rescue Operator Denies Wrongfully Taking Homeless Man’s Dog

    The operator of a dog rescue organization denied Monday that she wrongfully took a homeless man’s longtime canine companion, saying he voluntarily gave up the animal earlier this year. Plaintiff Elliot Haas sued Little Love Rescue and Brittany Littleton on Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court, seeking unspecified damages and an injunction pre...
  • George Floyd 23 hours ago

    LAPD Officers Join Protesters in Taking a Knee Outside Police Headquarters

    LAPD officers took a knee in solidarity with protesters during a demonstration outside the department’s headquarters in downtown Los Angeles.  A group protesting the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man pinned under a Minneapolis officer’s knee during an arrest caught on camera, can be heard chanting ‘take a knee’ in video posted Monday. O...
  • protests Jun 1

    Blog (June 1, 2020): Unrest Continues Across SoCal

    Demonstrations were held across Southern California for sixth day Monday, as looting took place in Van Nuys and business owners witnessed another night of mayhem. Other protests occurring in response to the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police took place in Long Beach, Hollywood, downtown LA and Riverside Monday evening. Here&#8...
  • Riverside Jun 2

    Protest in Riverside at First Peaceful, Then Confrontational

    More than 4,000 people converged on downtown Riverside Monday to protest police brutality and march in remembrance of George Floyd, killed while being arrested last week by a Minneapolis policeman, raising chants and taking over city blocks in a demonstration that turned confrontational, culminating in arrests. At least a half-dozen people were tak...
  • Police Chase Jun 2

    White SUV Leads Police on High Speed Chase

    A police pursuit of a white SUV that went on the 101 and 110 freeways hit around 120 mph Monday night. Newschopper4 Alpha was over the chase around 8:10 p.m. Around 8:15 p.m., the white SUV took the 101 Freeway briefly before exiting. After that, the car was zooming on surface streets in the Hollywood area. After doing some twists…

  • Mayor Garcetti Jun 2

    Peaceful Protests Were Welcome But Crackdown on Looters to Continue, LA Mayor Says

    Mayor Eric Garcetti and Los Angeles Police Department Chief Michel Moore Monday praised protesters who kept their actions peaceful throughout the weekend and Monday, but said they would not hesitate to arrest looters and rioters. “We all saw a man’s life snuffed out. The promise of his life and the purpose of America that day was met wi...
  • Police Chase Jun 2

    White Pickup Truck Police Chase Ends in South Pasadena Area

    Police were chasing a white pickup truck in the South Pasadena area Monday night. Newschopper4 Bravo was over the chase around 8:40 p.m. The pickup truck narrowly missed construction cones and California Highway Patrol vehicles before eventually surrendering, without further incident. It was not immediately clear what led to the pursuit.

  • LAPD Jun 2

    1965, 1992, 2020: Officers and Citizens in Watts Take a Knee to Stop History Repeating

    In the community of Watts Monday, Los Angeles Police officers, community leaders, and citizens took a knee together, acknowledging what unites them in a powerful symbol of solidarity while looking back on a painful history. “We are here in Watts because Watts is familiar with unrest. And we’re committed to make sure it doesn’t hap...
  • Torrance Jun 2

    Del Amo Fashion Center Fortified With Buses To Protect Against Looting

    The Del Amo Fashion Center in Torrance was fortified Monday with buses and trucks as a precaution against potential looting. The mall stayed closed throughout the day, and police assisted with fortifying the property with “buses and other large equipment” to prevent motorists from driving through the streets, according to Sgt. Alexander...
  • Los Angeles Superior Court Jun 2

    LA Superior Courts Set to Reopen Tuesday

    Most Los Angeles Superior Court courthouses are scheduled to reopen Tuesday to handle “time-sensitive and essential functions,” following a one-day systemwide shutdown due to public safety concerns. Presiding Judge Kevin C. Brazile ordered all courthouses closed Monday following the issuance of a countywide curfew that took effect 6 p.m...
  • Los Angeles Jun 1

    Protesters Briefly Block 405 Freeway at Wilshire

    Protesters briefly blocked northbound lanes of the 405 Freeway at Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles Monday afternoon. Cars could be seen backed up behind the protest, with some taking the shoulder of the freeway to pass them. California Highway Patrol officers could be seen blocking the protesters from on-coming traffic. After a short time, protest...
  • la comic con Jun 1

    LA Comic Con is Connecting Fans With ‘Main Stage Monday’

    While comic book and pop culture fans are staying home because of COVID-19 health concerns, they are connecting virtually with the help of LA Comic Con organizers. Each week, LACC has been spotlighting fans in their cosplay from home attire, comic book artists, authors, and small businesses. Now they are introducing “Main Stage Monday” throughout t...
  • Dodger Stadium Jun 1

    LA County Temporary Closes 11 COVID-19 Testing Sites Due to Unrest

    Many Los Angeles County COVID-19 testing sites were closed or closing early Monday due to the state of emergency countywide, with officials saying more closures may be announced. “Los Angeles County is in the midst of fighting an unprecedented pandemic while also facing a state of emergency that impacts public safety. Public health remains a ...
  • George Floyd Jun 1

    Locals Make Up Bulk of Looting Arrests

    Almost all of those arrested and accused of looting or vandalism during unrest in downtown Los Angeles Friday night and in the Fairfax District Saturday night told police they live in Southern California, with only a handful of those detained listing out-of-state addresses, according to data reviewed by NBC News. By Sunday about half had been relea...
  • Long Beach Jun 1

    ‘This Is Horrible’: Daybreak Reveals Heartbreaking Scenes in Long Beach

    Looters and vandals who rampaged through Long Beach Sunday left behind a painful sight for community members who arrived in the downtown area at daybreak to see the destruction and clean up. A property manager at one of the hardest hit locations expressed his sorrow for the business owners, may of whom were already struggling to recover due to the&...
  • Riverside County Jun 1

    Riverside County Sheriff Seeks to Hike Rate Charged for Patrol Deputies

    The Board of Supervisors is scheduled Tuesday to consider Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco’s request to hike the blanket rate charged to 17 cities and other contract entities for the use of patrol deputies and support services associated with operations. The proposed increase would be retroactive to July 1, 2019, and is needed to recoup h...
  • protests May 31

    LA County Announces Curfew Orders, as Destruction and Looting Continue

    Los Angeles witnessed another day of protests Sunday, as neighborhoods in the downtown area, Fairfax District and elsewhere cleaned up following a destructive night of fires and vandalism. Members of the California National Guard were deployed onto the streets overnight, allowing police officers and deputies to make arrest looters and vandals. The ...
  • LAPD Jun 1

    Man in Wheelchair Shot and Killed on North Hollywood Street

    A 26-year-old man in a wheelchair was shot and killed Friday night on a North Hollywood street. Police are asking for the public’s help in find whoever killed Isauro Birrueta, of North Hollywood. He was found dead in the street by officers who arrived at the scene around 11 p.m. in the 11700 block of Runnymede Street.  A vehicle seen…
  • Santa Monica Jun 1

    Santa Monica Begins Cleanup After a Day of Looting and Destruction

    Volunteers will begin cleaning up Monday after a day of chaos and looting that left the seaside city’s business district and other areas heavily damaged.  A cleanup effort will begin at 9 a.m. at the Santa Monica Pier. Volunteers are encouraged to bring gloves and anything else needed to clean up. Outside a Vans store on Broadway, workers had....
  • coronavirus May 31

    Hundreds of California Churches Plan to Openly Disregard COVID-19 Rules

    Hundreds of clergy throughout California, including several in Riverside County, announced plans to openly disregard Gov. Gavin Newsom’s recommended cap on in-person worship services Sunday, welcoming as many parishioners as they desire into houses of worship as part of a declaration of religious liberty. “Restaurants have no stated occupancy...
  • Prison Jun 1

    Correctional Officer at Norco Prison Dies After Testing Positive for Coronavirus

    The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Sunday announced the death of a correctional officer who worked at the state prison in Norco and recently tested positive for COVID-19. Danny Mendoza, 53, died on Saturday, according to a CDCR statement issued late this afternoon that did not specify whether he died at a hospital. An exact...
  • Beverly Hills Jun 1

    Beverly Hills Extends Nightly Curfew For Two More Days

    Beverly Hills will impose a second curfew on its business district from 1 p.m. Monday to 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, and a third citywide curfew from 4 p.m. Monday to 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, Mayor Les Friedman said. Friedman issued the initial curfew Saturday night “to ensure the safety of citizens, visitors and law enforcement personnel” in response to an anti-...
  • Los Angeles Jun 1

    Another Day and Night of Unrest Mars SoCal Protests

    Thousands of protesters marched through downtown Los Angeles tSunday, ostensibly protesting the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, and ended up massing in front of the City Hall steps on Spring Street. About 5 p.m., those demonstrators were met by a line of National Guardsmen and Los Angeles police who positioned themselves in front of ...
  • Los Angeles Jun 1

    LA Courts to Close Monday as Unrest Continues

    All 38 Los Angeles Superior Court courthouses will be closed Monday due to the ongoing unrest and protests against police brutality. “Out of an abundance of caution, I am taking the extraordinary step of closing our courthouses tomorrow (Monday) to protect the safety of the public, judicial officers and employees,” Presiding Judge Kevin C. Brazile ...
  • LA County May 31

    LA County Counts Nearly 1,400 New COVID-19 Cases

    Los Angeles County officials reported another 1,379 cases of COVID-19 and 25 additional deaths Sunday, bringing the county’s totals to 54,996 cases and 2,362 fatalities. “Through these difficult times, we mourn with all of you who have lost someone you love to COVID-19. We are deeply sorry for your loss, and wish you healing and peace,&...
  • Orange County Jun 1

    Santa Ana, Huntington Beach Impose Curfews After Violence, Looting

    Mayor Miguel Pulido announced a citywide curfew in Santa Ana on Sunday after a night of violence and looting amid protests over the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis on Monday. The curfew goes into effect at 10 p.m. Sunday until 5:30 a.m. Monday. Meanwhile, the city of Huntington Beach enacted a curfew for specific locations in the city...
  • Santa Monica May 31

    Peaceful Santa Monica Protest Marred By Nearby Looting

    Looters attacked the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica Sunday, the third straight day that local protests against police brutality were marred by criminal activity. A few hundred people started marching down Ocean Boulevard around noon Sunday, many holding signs protesting Monday’s police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. That marc...
  • Huntington Beach Jun 1

    Huntington Beach Pier Protest Ended by Police

    A demonstration with more than 500 people at the base of the Huntington Beach Pier today was declared an unlawful assembly and the crowd was dispersed by officers, according to a police officer. “Police saw fights breaking out among the protesters,” Huntington Beach police spokeswoman Officer Angela Bennett said. “Officers also sa...
  • George Floyd Jun 1

    ACLU Criticizes Curfews, National Guard Deployment

    The Southern California chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union Sunday criticized the official response to the violence that broke out over the weekend at demonstrations against Monday’s police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. “Universal curfews and the deployment of armed National Guard in Los Angeles are the wrong way to ...
  • Fairfax May 31

    Dozens of Businesses Damaged at Flashpoint of Violence in the Fairfax District

    Daylight revealed the destruction left behind in the Fairfax District after it became the epicenter of violence in Los Angeles that broke out after peaceful protests over the death of George Floyd. In the 7600 block of Melrose Avenue, businesses continued to smolder hours after fires in the area that kept firefighters on the move throughout a whirl...
  • Orange County May 31

    Protesters in Santa Ana Threw Fireworks at Police During Demonstration

    About 250 to 300 people in Santa Ana protested the in-custody death of George Floyd, with some throwing fireworks at police officers, authorities said Sunday morning.. The first of two protests involving 150 to 200 people began at 8 p.m. at McFadden Avenue and Bristol Street, said Santa Ana police Corporal Anthony Bertagna. Protesters threw firewor...
  • George Floyd May 30

    Gov. Newsom Declares State of Emergency in LA on Fourth Day of Protests

    In the fourth day of protests in Los Angeles, Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency in LA after things turned dangerous Saturday with multiple police cars set on fire and city buses overtaken. Several Southern California cities also announced curfews to calm the chaos. Los Angeles police officers in tactical gear and protesters clashed Sa...
  • protests May 31

    Target Closing Some Stores Temporarily in Response to Protests, Looting

    After some of its stores were looted and damaged during protests that turned violent across the state, Target said it would temporarily close some of its California stores. “We are heartbroken by the death of George Floyd and the pain it is causing communities across the country. At this time, we have made the decision to close a number of&#8...
  • Beverly Hills May 31

    Police Vehicles Attacked in Beverly Hills, Rodeo Drive Store Looted

    What began as a protest in Beverly Hills Saturday over the in-custody death of George Floyd led to looting of the Alexander McQueen clothing store on Rodeo Drive, attacks on three police vehicles and multiple incidents of vandalism. Police used tear gas to break up the remaining 200-300 people gathered at Rodeo and Santa Monica Boulevard around 8 p...
  • Riverside County May 31

    Funds Available for Small Businesses Struggling After Public Health Shutdowns

    Starting this week, business proprietors will be able to apply for individual grants of up to $10,000 each thanks to $45 million in federal money that is now available to small businesses countywide impacted by coronavirus-related public health shutdowns, according to Riverside County Supervisor Karen Spiegel. “Ninety-six percent of businesse...
  • Metro May 31

    Metro Suspends Service for All Bus and Rail During LA Curfew

    LA Metro resumed all bus and rail service at 5:30 a.m. Sunday after suspending service Saturday night in all protest areas. The transit agency took the action “to ensure the safety of both the public and LA Metro employees,” Chief Executive Officer Phillip A. Washington said. Metro officials apologized to transit customers who were stra...
  • Simi Valley May 31

    Watch an Adorable Reunion After Two Ducklings Are Rescued From a Storm Drain

    The family is quack together again. Two ducklings were rescued from a storm drain Saturday in Simi Valley and reunited with Mom, who waited patiently as firefighters and residents pulled her youngsters to safety.  The ducklings tumbled in to the drain around 7:30 p.m. near Sequoia Avenue and Pine View Drive in the community northwest of Los Angeles...
  • protest May 31

    Arrests Continue Overnight in LA After Looting, Vandalism

    National Guard troops arrived in the nation’s second-largest city overnight after a fourth day of protests Saturday saw demonstrators clash repeatedly with officers, torch police vehicles and pillage businesses. Mayor Eric Garcetti said he asked Gov. Gavin Newsom for 500 to 700 members of the Guard to assist the 10,000 Los Angeles Police Depa...
  • anti-semitism May 31

    Synagogue Vandalized in Fairfax District Amid Protests

    A synagogue in the Fairfax District was vandalized with graffiti that read “Free Palestine. F— Israel,” on a day marked by police protests, vandalism and looting in the area. It happened at Congregation Beth Israel at 8056 Beverly Blvd., near Crescent Heights Boulevard, according to the Jewish Journal. “Tell me this ugly hat...
  • lawsuit May 31

    Homeless Man Says Animal Rescue Group Took His Dog, Sues for Her Return

    A homeless man who lives in a tent in Echo Park is suing a dog rescue organization that he says wrongfully took his longtime canine companion earlier this year and falsely claimed he abandoned the animal. Elliot Haas’ Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit alleges theft, trespass and intentional infliction of emotional distress in the suit filed ...
  • George Floyd May 30

    About 200 Protesters Gather in Santa Ana

    About 150 to 200 people in Santa Ana Saturday night protested the in-custody death of George Floyd, with some throwing fireworks at police officers, authorities said. The protest began about 8 p.m. at McFadden Avenue and Bristol Street,said Santa Ana police Corporal Anthony Bertagna. Officers were on hand to monitor the protest, but were not making...
  • protests May 31

    Church Leader, Councilman, Sheriff Call For Peace Amid Protests

    The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and other community leaders called for peace Saturday as protesters continued to damage property while advocating against police brutality, spurred by the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

  • Beverly Hills May 30

    Beverly Hills Orders Curfew, Protesters Come to Rodeo Drive

    The city of Beverly Hills announced that a curfew was being imposed starting at 8 p.m Saturday and lasting until 5:30 a.m. Sunday, mirroring announcements made for Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Santa Monica and Pasadena. Sign-carrying protesters chanting “Eat the rich” came to Beverly Hills’ famed shopping street Rodeo Drive today ...
  • Downtown LA May 31

    Driver Arrested on Suspicion of Attempted Murder During Downtown LA Protests

    A man accused of driving his car through police skirmish lines during a destructive night of unrest in downtown Los Angeles was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. Officers and group of people clashed late Friday during protests over the in-custody death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Several buildings and vehicles were damaged in the melee...
  • Santa Clarita May 30

    Hundreds Protest in Santa Clarita Over George Floyd’s Death

    At least 400 people gathered Saturday at the sheriff’s Santa Clarita Valley station to protest the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis on Monday. The protest appeared peaceful, with demonstrators eventually heading from the station at 23740 Magic Mountain Parkway to the Westfield Valencia Town Center at 24201 W. Valencia Blvd. The c...
  • LA County May 30

    LA County Reports Largest One Day Total of COVID-19 Cases Since Start of Pandemic

    Los Angeles County officials Saturday reported the largest one day total of coronavirus cases since the pandemic began, confirming another 2,112 cases of COVID-19 and 48 additional deaths, bringing the county’s totals to 53,651 cases and 2,338 fatalities. Officials said the large number was due in part to a backlog of test results being proce...
  • Orange County May 30

    Confirmed Coronavirus Cases in Orange County Reach 6,100

    Orange County officials reported another 181 cases of COVID-19 Saturday and one additional death, bringing the county’s totals to 6,100 cases and 146 fatalities. The number of people hospitalized with the coronavirus rose to 272, with the number of patients in intensive care decreasing from 98 to 89, according to the Orange County Health Care...
  • Anaheim May 30

    DNA Technology Helps Find Suspect in 2017 Anaheim Killing

    DNA technology and surveillance video helped lead to the arrest of a 36-year-old Jurupa Valley man involved in a two-year-old Anaheim murder case, authorities said Friday. Luis Alberto Garcia Arias was arrested in Riverside Thursday on suspicion of fatally shooting 27-year-old Rafael Luna of Placentia on Nov. 24, 2017. The shooting occurred in the ...
  • Palos Verdes May 30

    Terranea Resort in Palos Verdes Set to Reopen June 12

    Terranea Resort announced Friday it will reopen for overnight guests June 12, promising enhanced standards of service to ensure safety at the posh cliff-side hotel, spa and golf course property. “Our hearts go out to everyone affected and impacted by this global crisis,” Terranea Resort President Terri Haack said. “The health and ...
  • Orange County May 30

    OC Business Council Launches Site to Help Businesses Reopen

    The Orange County Business Council Friday announced it launched a website to help businesses as they begin to reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic. The site, https://www.ocbc.org/ReOpenOCSafely, spells out a list of guidelines for various industries to comply with to reopen safely. “Good business is also good health,” said Lucy Dunn, the...
  • George Floyd May 30

    Officer Attacked and 533 Arrested in Downtown LA Protests

    Police worked Saturday morning to disperse crowds in downtown Los Angeles as multiple businesses were looted following demonstrations against police brutality following the in-custody death of George Floyd in Minneapolis Monday The Target store at Seventh and Figueroa streets, a Rite Aid store at 7th and Hope streets, along with the 6th Street Mark...
  • Parking Enforcement May 30

    LA Extends Relaxed Parking Enforcement Through July 6

    The Los Angeles Department of Transportation Saturday announced it will extend its relaxed parking enforcement regulations until July 6, as some Safer at Home orders are still in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “LADOT has also extended the deadline for payment on existing parking fines to July 6,” officials said. “While reside...
  • homeless May 30

    Arrest Made After California Homeless Fed Poisoned Food

    One person was arrested after eight homeless people were given poisoned food that sent several to the hospital, Southern California authorities said Friday. The poisonings occurred over the course of about a week in mid-May in Huntington Beach in Orange County south of Los Angeles, authorities said. The victims were given food laced with oleoresin ...
  • courts May 30

    LA Court: Masks, Appointments Needed to Access In-Person Courthouse Services

    Masks and appointments will be required in advance to receive in-person services at Los Angeles Superior Court clerks offices when they reopen June 15, Presiding Judge Kevin C. Brazile announced. Telephonic and online options will be available to conduct court business, Brazile said. “To assure the court supports a safe and stable recovery in...
  • Southern California Philharmonic May 30

    Southern California Philharmonic To Stream ‘On-Line Musical Open House’

    The Orange County-based Southern California Philharmonic will stream an “On-Line Musical Open House” from 4-7 p.m. Saturday including video clips of past performances. The orchestra is conducting its first online event after being forced to cancel its concerts because of the coronavirus pandemic. The event will also include “Stump...
  • Business Tax May 30

    California to Vote on Business Tax Hike Worth Up to $12B

    California voters in November will decide whether to increase property taxes on commercial and industrial land to raise up to an estimated $12 billion annually for public schools and city halls across the state. The ballot measure contest will pit big city mayors and pro-labor groups against the business community that resist tax increases, particu...
  • Lancaster May 30

    Suspect Killed By Deputy Gunfire in Lancaster

    An investigation was underway Saturday morning into a deadly deputy-involved shooting in Lancaster. Deputies were on patrol in the area of East Avenue K, east of 20th Street West at 7:45 p.m. Friday when they spotted a man walking eastbound and when trying to talk with him, noticed a gun in one of his hands, according to Deputy Eric Ortiz...
  • Los Angeles Dodgers May 30

    David Price Gives $1000 to Every Dodgers Minor Leaguer in Organization

    One of the newest members of the Los Angeles Dodgers has yet to play a game with his new team, but he has already endeared himself to the organization and its fans forever. Dodgers’ pitcher David Price will give every minor leaguer not on the team’s 40-man roster, an additional $1,000 for the month of June according to sources familiar&...
  • coronavirus May 30

    Riverside County Amazon Facility Responds to COVID-19 Safety Concerns

    Some Amazon employees in the Inland Empire say the company is not doing enough to keep them safe from COVID-19. For the first time, the NBC4 I-Team got a look at how Amazon is responding to those safety concerns; getting access to the company’s 885,000 square foot fulfillment center in Eastvale. Chris Turner, the General Manager of the facili...
  • coronavirus May 29

    Caseworkers Fear Children Will Continue to Suffer Unseen in Pandemic

    Seven years ago this week the death of 8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez put a spotlight on weaknesses within Los Angeles’ child welfare system. Now social workers fear more abused children will continue to suffer unseen because of the coronavirus pandemic. The NBCLA I-Team took to the streets with Sylvia Lopez, an emergency social worker, before ...
  • Cedars Sinai Medical Center May 30

    Cedars-Sinai Gets Gift to Support Development of Nursing Leadership Programs

    Cedars-Sinai announced Friday that it has received a gift from the Simms/Mann Family Foundation to support the development of critical nursing leadership programs and initiatives. “Thanks to the incredible generosity of the Simms/Mann Family Foundation, we have the opportunity to place nurse leaders at the forefront harnessing their collectiv...
  • coronavirus May 30

    Garcetti Says Restaurants, Barbershops Can Reopen Under Limited Capacity

    Los Angeles restaurants can reopen at 60% of their capacity and apply for outdoor dining permits, under social distancing guidelines, Mayor Eric Garcetti said Friday. Barbershops and hair salons can also reopen, serving one person at a time, and people must wear face coverings at any establishment with social distancing measures in place while the ...
  • coronavirus pandemic May 30

    Mayor Garcetti Makes Statement on George Floyd’s Death During Briefing

    Mayor Eric Garcetti gave an emotional statement on the death of Gorge Floyd, a Minneapolis man who died in police custody after an officer kneeled on his neck. The statement came before the mayor was set to address coronavirus concerns in the city of LA. Garcetti and mayors across the nation called Friday for more federal funding to help ...
  • coronavirus May 29

    Ventura Beaches Back Open to Sunbathers

    City officials in Ventura have given the all-clear for sunbathers to lay out on beaches, but with a few restrictions still in place. Council members voted unanimously to once again allow residents to sit, sunbathe, and simply relax in the sand along the city’s shores. Starting Friday, both city parks and beaches — including the Promenade, Pie...
  • Performance May 29

    The Music Center’s ‘Spotlight’ Finale Leaps Online

    And twirls and sashays and sings, too. Celebrate some of the most talented teen performers around via a virtual presentation.

  • Coachella Valley May 29

    Viral Flu-Like Disease Confirmed in La Quinta Mosquitoes

    The Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District Friday announced mosquitoes in La Quinta had tested positive for a viral disease that can be transmitted to humans and initially cause flu-like symptoms, and in rare cases, death. There are no reported human cases of St. Louis Encephalitis in California, according to the district, but offici...
  • coronavirus May 29

    Dine-In Restaurants, Hair Salons Cleared to Reopen in Los Angeles County

    Los Angeles County restaurants were cleared Friday to reopen for limited dine-in service, as were barbershops and hair salons, as the state approved the county’s request to move deeper into California’s roadmap for restarting the economy. Los Angeles — home to roughly half of the state’s coronavirus cases and deaths — ...
  • NBA May 29

    NBA Targets July 31 for Return of Season

    The National Basketball Association just got one step closer to returning. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver on a conference call with the league’s Board of Governors, reportedly set a target date of July 31 for the resumption of the NBA season. As of today’s date, the NBA has not finalized the format or the location of when, where, and how....
  • coronavirus May 29

    Counties Scramble After State Plan Shuts Down Youth Prisons

    With the state planning to shut down its youth prisons, counties across California are working to figure out what do, including Los Angeles County with the largest juvenile justice system in the nation. The board of supervisors this week voted on a motion to prepare for this latest transition, expected over the next few months to plan out. The idea...
  • Art May 29

    Oodles of Blue Noodles Fill LACMA’s Newest Artwork

    Artist Jesús Rafael Soto’s “Penetrable BBL Bleu” will go on display at the Miracle Mile-based museum (down the road).

  • LX May 29

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  • reopening May 29

    Battleship Iowa Reopens for Outdoor Tours

    The San Pedro-based “Battleship of Presidents” will again welcome visitors, with new safety policies in place, on May 30.

  • Animal Rescue May 29

    Video: Animal Services Rescue Cat Stuck Between Brick Walls in Cathedral City

    Have no fear, kitty, Riverside County Animal Services are here to save you from your tight predicament. And it’s a good thing they were. The female calico cat was found trapped Tuesday morning in between two brick walls in Cathedral City, and it didn’t look like she had much of a chance of getting herself unstuck. A resident called......
  • George Floyd May 29

    9 Arrested in Fontana Protest Over George Floyd Death

    Nine people were arrested after rocks were thrown at businesses, vehicles and officers during a Southern California protest stemming from the death of a black man in Minneapolis police custody, authorities said. Small demonstrations occurred elsewhere in the region. The violence erupted Thursday night in Fontana, about 50 miles east of Los Angeles,...
  • coronavirus pandemic May 29

    Here’s How Some Dental Offices Will Change After Coronavirus

    Many people have put off going to the dentist due to concerns about catching COVID-19, but now, some dental offices have re-opened.   Some dentists are back in business, even for elective procedures, but since most people put off dental work during the pandemic shut down, many offices now have a waiting list. Dr. Steven Kupferman is an or...
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