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Large Crowds March in Hollywood to Protest George Floyd’s Death

HOLLYWOOD (CNS) - Thousands of students and others gathered Tuesday in Hollywood to protest for police reform in the wake of last...
Dodgers starter Jose De Leon throws a pitch in the first inning. - Photographer: Arturo Pardavila III

Los Angeles County Business Leaders Urge Officials to Lift Restrictions on Reopening

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Leaders in the film, sports, theme park, business and restaurant industries Tuesday presented detailed plans for reopening to...
In this Jan.6, 2020 file photo Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey talks during a news conference at the Hall of Justice in Los Angeles. Black Lives Matter protesters say the husband of the Los Angeles County district attorney pointed a gun at them Monday morning, March 2, 2020 as they demanded a meeting with her at her home the day before a primary election for her seat. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes,File)

Demonstrations Held Across California Southland; Looting Reported in Hollywood, Van Nuys

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Scores of looters, many of whom appeared to be unconnected to demonstrations over the in-custody death of George...
A Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officer's cap rests on the hood of a patrol vehicle in Los Angeles, California, U.S. March 4, 2018. Picture taken March 4, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

Los Angeles Police Officers Attacked, Businesses Looted in Downtown Demonstrations

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Police worked Saturday morning to disperse crowds in downtown Los Angeles as multiple businesses were looted following demonstrations...
FILE - In this May 4, 2020, file photo, Robin Sotomayor, 5, wears a Supergirl face mask as she gets her hair done by Haylee Cummins at Rockabetty's Hair Parlor, in Yuba City, Calif. Donning a mask will be as common as putting on a cap or sunglasses for Californians as the state begins gradually easing stay-at-home orders, but rules about face coverings vary from county to county and it is unclear what enforcement might look like. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

State Clears Los Angeles County To Open Dine-In Restaurants, Hair Salons

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Los Angeles County restaurants could soon reopen for limited dine-in service, as could hair salons, with the state...
In this Monday, March 9, 2020, file photo, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti speaks at a news conference at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. In Los Angeles, Garcetti has instituted a shutdown on a city of nearly 4 million people and threatened uncooperative business owners with power shutoffs and arrest amid the new coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Los Angeles County Health Official Confident, But Cautious, As More Businesses Open

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Another 50-plus deaths due to the coronavirus have been confirmed in Los Angeles County, but health officials continued...
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Heat Wave To Maintain Its Grip On Southern California

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A heat wave again will send Southland temperatures soaring Wednesday, threatening heat-related illnesses, especially in the Antelope Valley,...
FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018 file photo, a Falcon 9 SpaceX heavy rocket lifts off from pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. The Falcon Heavy, has three first-stage boosters, strapped together with 27 engines in all. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

SpaceX Looks To Make History, Returning Manned Spaceflight To U.S.

HAWTHORNE (CNS) - Hawthorne-based SpaceX will look to make aerospace history Wednesday when it attempts to launch two astronauts bound for the...
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Los Angeles Archdiocese Lays Out Plans For Restarting Church Services

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Churches in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles were directed Wednesday morning to prepare to resume church services as...
Los Angeles Fire Department officials deliver testing kits to a waiting motorists at a COVID-19 drive-up testing site in Elysian Park, Thursday, April 2, 2020. Officials say hand-washing and keeping a safe social distance are priorities in battling the COVID-19 virus. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Dept. Says 230 Employees Tested Positive for COVID-19

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department reported Tuesday that 230 employees have tested positive for COVID-19 since the...
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Los Angeles Police Department To Pay Bonuses Despite Budget Crisis

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - City officials are defending plans to go ahead with nearly $41 million in raises for Los Angeles police...
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti listens as California Governor Gavin Newsom speaks in front of the hospital ship US Naval Ship Mercy that arrived into the Port of Los Angeles on Friday, March 27, 2020, to provide relief for Southland hospitals overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic. Admiral John Gumbleton, U.S. Navy stands behind Mayor Garcetti. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool)

Los Angeles County Reports 1,047 New COVID-19 Cases

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Los Angeles County officials have reported 1,047 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 12 additional deaths, raising the...
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Southern California Weather for 5-25-20

CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKSL.A. DOWNTOWN  FAIR      69  58  67 CALM      29.91RL.A. AIRPORT   PTSUNNY   64  56  75 W8        29.92RLONG BEACH     FAIR      67  56  67 E3        29.92SAVALON           N/A    N/A N/A N/A MISG        N/AFULLERTON      FAIR      67  57  70 CALM      29.91SHAWTHORNE      FAIR      64  57  78 CALM      29.92SREDONDO BEACH    N/A    ...
A bowl of stickers for those taking advantage of early voting, Sunday, March 15, 2020, in Steubenville, Ohio. Elections officials in the four states, Arizona, Florida, Illinois and Ohio, holding presidential primaries next week say they have no plans to postpone voting amid widespread disruptions caused by the coronavirus outbreak. Instead, they are taking extraordinary steps to ensure that voters can cast ballots and polling places are clean. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

RNC Sues Newsom Over Order to Send Mail Ballots to All California Voters

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Gov. Gavin Newsom has been sued by the Republican National Committee and two other party organizations for his...
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COVID-19 Outbreaks Hit Nine Facilities in Vernon California, Including Farmer John

VERNON (CNS) - Los Angeles County health officials are reporting coronavirus outbreaks at nine industrial facilities in the city of Vernon, including...
People walks along Zuma Beach, Monday, March 23, 2020, in Malibu, Calif. Officials are trying to dissuade people from using the beaches after California Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered the state's 40 million residents to stay at home indefinitely. His order restricts non-essential movements to control the spread of the coronavirus that threatens to overwhelm the state's medical system. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Los Angeles Beaches, Stores Open Ahead Of Memorial Day Weekend

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Los Angeles County has reopened some beach parkinglots as Memorial Day weekend continues and authorized retail businessesinside enclosed...
This Nov. 2, 2019, file photo shows track workers treating Mongolian Groom after the Breeders' Cup Classic horse race at Santa Anita Park, in Arcadia, Calif. Breeders' Cup Classic. A report released Tuesday, March 10, 2020, by the California Horse Racing Board on a spate of horse deaths at Santa Anita found that no illegal medications were used on the animals and 39% percent of the 23 fatalities occurred on surfaces affected by wet weather. The long-awaited report focused on 23 deaths as a result of racing or training between Dec. 30, 2018, and March 31, 2019. The fatalities roiled the industry and led track owner The Stronach Group to institute several reforms involving safety and medication. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Horse Fatally Injured While Winning Race at Los Alamitos

LOS ALAMITOS (CNS) - A racehorse who survived the devastating 2017Lilac Fire that killed 46 horses at San Luis Rey Downs reportedly...
In this March 26, 2020, photo, a person takes in the afternoon sun amongst the cherry blossoms along Kelly Drive in Philadelphia. For millions of seasonal allergy sufferers, the annual onset of watery eyes and scratchy throats is bumping up against the global spread of a new virus that produces its own constellation of respiratory symptoms. That’s causing angst for people who suffer from hay fever and are now asking themselves whether their symptoms are related to their allergies or the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Los Angeles Slowly Opens. More Retailers Cleared To Open Ahead Of Memorial Day Weekend

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Ahead of Memorial Day weekend, Los Angeles Countytoday reopened some beach parking lots and authorized retail businesses insideenclosed...
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ABC’s 2020-21 Programming Slate Includes New Thriller, Comedy

By STEVEN HERBERT HOLLYWOOD (CNS) - ABC announced its 2020-21 programming slate todayincluding a thriller created by 11-time Emmy...
National Transportation Safety Board member Jennifer Homendy, center, and Elizabeth Espinoza, executive communication director for the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department, lower left, and others listen to Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva, lower right at podium, during a news conference about the helicopter crash that killed former Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant and eight others, at the Lost Hills substation in Calabasas, Calif., Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Despite Subpoena, Los Angeles County Sheriff Refuses To Appear At Oversight Meeting

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - As promised, Los Angeles County Sheriff AlexVillanueva defied a subpoena to appear at today's meeting of the countyCivilian...
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San Diego County Gets Approval For In-Person Dining and Shopping, Jamul Casino To Reopen

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - San Diego County has received word that Californiaapproved its request to allow dining at restaurants and in-store shopping,...
Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James, wearing a No. 24 jersey, points up while shedding tears after the national anthem before the team's NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers in Los Angeles, Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)

Los Angeles Lakers Training Center Re-Opens For Individual Player Sessions

EL SEGUNDO (CNS) - The Los Angeles Lakers training center in ElSegundo has re-opened for individual player sessions under a strict protocolestablished...
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti listens as California Governor Gavin Newsom speaks in front of the hospital ship US Naval Ship Mercy that arrived into the Port of Los Angeles on Friday, March 27, 2020, to provide relief for Southland hospitals overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic. Admiral John Gumbleton, U.S. Navy stands behind Mayor Garcetti. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool)

40 New COVID-19 Deaths Reported in Los Angeles County

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - COVID-19 deaths continue to mount in Los AngelesCounty, with 40 new deaths reported along with nearly 1,100 new...
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`American Idol’ Finale Sunday with Two Los Angeles Area Singers among Top Seven

HOLLYWOOD (CNS) - "American Idol" will air its first remotelyproduced finale in its 18-season history at 8 p.m. Sunday on ABC, with...
In this Monday, March 9, 2020, file photo, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti speaks at a news conference at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. In Los Angeles, Garcetti has instituted a shutdown on a city of nearly 4 million people and threatened uncooperative business owners with power shutoffs and arrest amid the new coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

40 New COVID-19 Deaths Reported in Los Angeles County

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - COVID-19 deaths continue to mount in Los AngelesCounty, with 40 new deaths reported today, along with nearly 1,100...
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San Diego County Records Highest Amount Of Daily COVID-19 Tests Third Day In Row

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - For the third day in a row, San Diego County hasrecorded its highest number of daily tests during...
Los Angeles Fire Department officials deliver testing kits to a waiting motorists at a COVID-19 drive-up testing site in Elysian Park, Thursday, April 2, 2020. Officials say hand-washing and keeping a safe social distance are priorities in battling the COVID-19 virus. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Coronavirus Deaths Rise Again In Los Angeles County As More Businesses Open

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Another four dozen coronavirus deaths werereported in Los Angeles County today as more businesses were permitted toreopen with...
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Los Angeles Bribery: Consultant to Plead Guilty to Role in LA City Councilmember Pay-to-Play...

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A real estate development consultant agreed todayto plead guilty to a federal racketeering charge for his role in...
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Former Los Angeles Public Health Director to Advise SAG-AFTRA on COVID-19 Issues

HOLLYWOOD (CNS) - Former Los Angeles County Public Health DirectorJonathan Fielding has joined a team of specialists advising the actors union indeveloping...
A surgical mask is placed on The "Fearless Girl" statue outside the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday, March 19, 2020, in New York. Stocks are swinging between gains and losses in early trading on Wall Street Thursday, but the moves are more subdued than the wild jabs that have dominated recent weeks. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)

Coachella Requires Social Distancing, Face Coverings in Public Due to COVID-19

COACHELLA (CNS) - Wearing face coverings and practicing socialdistancing in public in an attempt to curb the spread of the coronavirus areagain...
In this Monday, March 9, 2020, file photo, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti speaks at a news conference at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. In Los Angeles, Garcetti has instituted a shutdown on a city of nearly 4 million people and threatened uncooperative business owners with power shutoffs and arrest amid the new coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti Says People Must Wear Masks or Facial Coverings While in...

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - People are now required to wear masks or facialcoverings while in public in Los Angeles, Mayor Eric Garcetti...
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UCLA Led Study Identifies Liver Cancer Treatment That Improves Survival Rate

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A UCLA-led study published today identifies afirst-line liver cancer treatment that significantly improves the survivalchance for patients.
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Hollywood Bowl Summer Season Falls Victim to Coronavirus – Season Cancelled

HOLLYWOOD (CNS) - For the first time in almost a century, theHollywood Bowl will be silent this summer, with the Los Angeles...
A pedestrian walks by The Family Barbershop, closed due to a Gov. Gretchen Whitmer executive order, in Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich., Thursday, April 2, 2020. The coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak has triggered a stunning collapse in the U.S. workforce with millions of people losing their jobs in the past two weeks and economists warn unemployment could reach levels not seen since the Depression, as the economic damage from the crisis piles up around the world. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Barbers, Beauticians Sue State Lawmakers in Los Angeles in Bid to Reopen

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The organization representing hairstylists andsalon owners in the Southland and elsewhere today sued Gov. Gavin Newsom andstate Attorney...
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Settlement Talks Continue in Los Angeles Skid Row Homelessness Lawsuit

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Settlement talks are expected to continue today ina lawsuit seeking to house thousands of people in danger of...
In this Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, photo, 25th District congressional candidate and former Navy combat pilot Mike Garcia addresses supporters in Simi Valley, Calif. (AP Photo/Michael Blood)

Republican Mike Garcia Leads Special Election to Fill Katie Hill’s Congressional Seat

SANTA CLARITA (CNS) - Republican aerospace executive Mike Garcia holdsa 56%-44% lead over Democratic Assemblywoman Christy Smith in the specialelection to fill...
People walks along Zuma Beach, Monday, March 23, 2020, in Malibu, Calif. Officials are trying to dissuade people from using the beaches after California Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered the state's 40 million residents to stay at home indefinitely. His order restricts non-essential movements to control the spread of the coronavirus that threatens to overwhelm the state's medical system. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Los Angeles County Beaches Reopen, But What Will New Public Health Restrictions Entail?

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Los Angeles County beaches reopened today amidquestions about how long -- and to what extent -- public health...
A sign is seen at the entrance to Innsdale Trail near the Hollywood Sign, Saturday, March 28, 2020, in Los Angeles. With cases of coronavirus surging and the death toll surpassing 100, lawmakers are pleading with cooped-up Californians to spend a second weekend at home to slow the spread of the infections. It has been more than a week since Gov. Gavin Newsom barred 40 million residents from going outdoors except for essentials. Even so, reports of crowds have prompted local and state officials to warn that ignoring social distancing, park and beach closures could spread the virus, which already is surging. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Trails Reopen in Los Angeles County as 1,011 More COVID-19 Cases Reported

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Los Angeles County health officials have announced another 1,011 cases of COVID-19 and 44 additional deaths, while hiking...
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Orange County Woman, Others Sue California Lawmakers Over Shutdown

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Attorneys for an Orange County woman and four others have filed a lawsuit in federal court, alleging Gov....
In this Sept. 8, 2016, file photo, people gather to watch the sunset at Delicate Arch in Arches National Park near Moab, Utah. Most of America's national parks remain open as some of the last refuges for weary Americans sick of being stuck at home, but many are closing visitor centers, shuttles, lodges and restaurants in hopes of containing the spread of the coronavirus. (Spenser Heaps/The Deseret News via AP, File)

Triple Digit Heat Expected in California Deserts, Temperatures To Cool Elsewhere

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Although the San Diego County deserts will again experience near triple-digit temperatures today, it will be cooler elsewhere...
Harvey Weinstein departs a Manhattan courthouse for his rape trial, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Los Angeles Panel Hears Appeal in Ashley Judd/Harvey Weinstein Case

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - An attorney for actress Ashley Judd today appealed a Los Angeles federal judge's dismissal of her sexual harassment...
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Los Angeles County Loosens Rules, Allows More Retailers to Open with Curbside Service

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Even as COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to mount, Los Angeles County loosened its health restrictions today and...
FILE - In this Thursday, March 5, 2020 file photo, Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrive at the annual Endeavour Fund Awards in London. Harper Collins U.K. announced Monday, May 4, 2020 that it will publish “Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family” in Britain and the Commonwealth on Aug. 11. The book will be published in the U.S. the same day by Dey Street Books. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, file)

Meghan Markle & Prince Harry Reported Living in a Tyler Perry Property in Beverly...

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - After much speculation surrounding Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's new digs, now that they've moved to L.A. County,...
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California DMV Reopening Offices, Including Multiple Southland Locations

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The California Department of Motor Vehicles will reopen 25 of its field offices tomorrow, including more than a...
A closed sign is displayed on a Macy's storefront window Monday, March 30, 2020, in San Francisco. Macy's announced that they would furlough a majority of their 130,000 workers after their stores closed due to the virus outbreak. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Los Angeles to Allow Some Businesses to Reopen Friday

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Los Angeles County officials say some "non-essential" retail businesses will be allowed to reopen Friday with curbside pickup...
In this Jan. 22, 2020, file photo people leave a retail clothing store in Valley West Mall in West Des Moines, Iowa. On Friday, Feb. 28, the Commerce Department issues its January report on consumer spending, which accounts for roughly 70 percent of U.S. economic activity. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

San Diego County Prepares for Retail Business Opening Friday as Deaths Climb to 158

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - San Diego County continues to prepare for some businesses to reopen Friday, even as recent data showed a...
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Southern California Heat Wave Promises One More Day of Torrid Heat

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The region will be bedeviled by one more day of torrid heat today, with Woodland Hills forecast to...
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Los Angeles Enters Second Day of Heat Wave. County Temperature Forecasts.

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The region's second heat wave of 2020 entered its second day today, threatening temperatures approaching triple-digit territory.
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LAPD Officer to Be Arraigned for Off-Duty Shooting of Fellow Officer

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A Los Angeles police officer who allegedly shot a fellow officer in the shoulder during an off-duty camping...
A surfer catches a large wave at Sunset Cliffs as large swells come ashore in San Diego, California

Orange County Beach Closure Tested During Another Warm Weekend

HUNTINGTON BEACH (CNS) - Scattered surfers and clusters of protestors dotted the sands along Orange County's coastline, but the beaches were mostly...
In this Feb. 22, 2020 file photo, Mary Cahill, left, leaves a news conference where officials discussed the proposal for housing coronavirus patients at the Fairview Development Center in Costa Mesa, Calif. U.S. District Judge Josephine L. Staton will hold a hearing Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, about a proposal to house former cruise ship passengers infected with a new virus at a Southern California complex that used to be for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The virus has killed thousands, mostly in China. (Mindy Schauer/The Orange County Register via AP, File)

Orange County Reports Two More Deaths From Coronavirus

SANTA ANA (CNS) - Orange County health officials have announced 99 more cases of the coronavirus today and two more deaths, bringing...
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti listens as California Governor Gavin Newsom speaks in front of the hospital ship US Naval Ship Mercy that arrived into the Port of Los Angeles on Friday, March 27, 2020, to provide relief for Southland hospitals overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic. Admiral John Gumbleton, U.S. Navy stands behind Mayor Garcetti. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool)

Coronavirus Cases in Los Angeles County Near 25,000 As Testing Increases

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Health officials have announced 38 more deaths in Los Angeles County from the coronavirus and 691 additional cases,...
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Five More Coronavirus COVID-19 Deaths Bring Toll in San Diego County to 138

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - County health officials have reported 131 new COVID-19 cases and five deaths, raising the county's totals to 3,842...
In this April 2, 2020, file photo a nurse holds a vial and a swab at a drive-up coronavirus testing station at a hospital in Seattle. A federal report due out Monday, April 6, finds that three out of four U.S. hospitals surveyed are already treating patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Santa Monica Unveils Proposed Plan For COVID-19 Recovery and End of Shutdown

SANTA MONICA (CNS) - A quickly assembled task force of Santa Monica business, community and political leaders has outlined a proposal for...
Neal Browning receives a shot in the first-stage safety study clinical trial of a potential vaccine for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, Monday, March 16, 2020, at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute in Seattle. Browning is the second patient to receive the shot in the study. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Los Angeles Attorneys Say Company Sold Antibody Tests Not Approved By FDA

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - City Attorney Mike Feuer and Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey today announced a lawsuit against a company...
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LAUSD College-Bound Students To Get Help With Admissions During COVID-19

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Los Angeles Unified School District students set to graduate high school this year will be able to connect...
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16-Year-Old Rescued from Human Trafficking on Pomona’s Holt Avenue

POMONA (CNS) - A 16-year-old sex trafficking victim was rescued by the Pomona Police Department, then turned over to the Los Angeles...
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Dana Point, Huntington Beach Resist Newsom’s Beach Closure Order

Beach to call on officials to relax the state's stay-at-home orders. Fred Fourcher can be reached at fred@bitcentral.com or 949-417-4111.   NEWPORT BEACH...
Speedy's Grub Shack is selling gas for 98.9 cents a gallon, Monday, March 30, 2020, in Cleveland. Oil started the year above $60 and has plunged on expectations that a weakened economy will burn less fuel. The world is awash in oil, meanwhile, as producers continue to pull more of it out of the ground. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

After One-Day Hiatus, Average L.A. County Gas Price Resumes Dropping

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County dropped today to its...
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti listens as California Governor Gavin Newsom speaks in front of the hospital ship US Naval Ship Mercy that arrived into the Port of Los Angeles on Friday, March 27, 2020, to provide relief for Southland hospitals overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic. Admiral John Gumbleton, U.S. Navy stands behind Mayor Garcetti. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool)

Garcetti To Serve As Biden Vice Presidential Selection Committee Co-chair

LOS ANGELES (CNS) -  Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will be among four co-chairs of the Vice Presidential Selection Committee for former Vice...
Money

Calabasas Councilman To Chair Valley Economic Alliance

SHERMAN OAKS (CNS) - The Valley Economic Alliance today announced the election of lawyer and Calabasas City Councilman Fred Gaines as chairman...
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L.A. County Sheriff’s Dept. Says 74 Employees Tested Positive For COVID-19

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department reported today that 74 employees have tested positive for COVID-19 since the...
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Officer-Involved Shooting In South Los Angeles Area Leaves One Dead

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A gunman was killed in an officer-involved shooting in South Los Angeles, and his two companions were taken...
This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). This virus was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China. (CDC via AP)

Los Angeles Controller Releases Data Map, Info Hub On COVID-19 Resources

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Los Angeles Controller Ron Galperin today unveiled a COVID-19 Resource Hub website that gathers the latest federal, state...
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San Diego Judge Orders Review Of Otay Mesa Detainees For Eventual Release

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A San Diego federal judge ordered today that a group of up to 69 "medically vulnerable'' detainees at...
This undated photo made available by SpaceX in February 2020 shows the Crew Dragon spacecraft undergoing acoustic testing in Florida. On Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, SpaceX announced it is working with Space Adventures Inc. to take tourists into a high orbit. Ticket prices aren't being divulged but are likely to be in the millions of dollars. (SpaceX via AP)

SpaceX Chosen By NASA To Develop Lunar Landing System

HAWTHORNE (CNS) - Hawthorne-based SpaceX was one of three aerospace firms chosen by NASA today to develop a landing system that will...
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L.A. Port Director Says Operations Running `Smoothly’ Despite Production Drop

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka said today that the shipyard's operations are running "smoothly and...
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti listens as California Governor Gavin Newsom speaks in front of the hospital ship US Naval Ship Mercy that arrived into the Port of Los Angeles on Friday, March 27, 2020, to provide relief for Southland hospitals overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic. Admiral John Gumbleton, U.S. Navy stands behind Mayor Garcetti. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool)

Garcetti To Serve As Biden Campaign Co-chair

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Former Vice President Joe Biden's presidential campaign committee today named L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti as one of four...
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USC Survey: School Engagement Surprisingly High

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Most parents give a high grade to their child's online education, but some are concerned their kids won't...
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California Southland To Experience Rough Seas Through Monday; New Heat Wave On The Way

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Powerful northwest winds will generate rough seas today as the Southland's first heat wave of 2020 dissipates, only...
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FAA Awards LAX Over $13.7M For Perimeter Fencing

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The U.S. Department of Transportation and Federal Aviation Administration today announced that it is giving a grant of...
People walks along Zuma Beach, Monday, March 23, 2020, in Malibu, Calif. Officials are trying to dissuade people from using the beaches after California Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered the state's 40 million residents to stay at home indefinitely. His order restricts non-essential movements to control the spread of the coronavirus that threatens to overwhelm the state's medical system. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

All California Beaches And State Parks To Close Starting Friday

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - All California beaches and state parks are expected to temporarily close starting Friday in an attempt to prevent...
Speedy's Grub Shack is selling gas for 98.9 cents a gallon, Monday, March 30, 2020, in Cleveland. Oil started the year above $60 and has plunged on expectations that a weakened economy will burn less fuel. The world is awash in oil, meanwhile, as producers continue to pull more of it out of the ground. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Streak Of Dropping L.A. County Gas Prices Ends At 59th Days

LOS ANGELES (CNS) -  A 59-day streak of decreases that dropped the average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los...
This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). This virus was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China. (CDC via AP)

L.A. County Sheriff’s Dept. Says 70 Employees Tested Positive For COVID-19

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department reported today that 70 employees have tested positive for COVID-19 since the...
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OCDA Criticizes Early Release Of Sex Offenders

SANTA ANA (CNS) - Seven sex offenders arrested for alleged parole violations were released from custody, apparently as part of the state...
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Phillips 66 Facing Lawsuit Over Pollution Concerns In Carson, Wilmington

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A Los Angeles County environmental rights organization is among two groups that gave notice today to Phillips 66...
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Ex-LAPD Officer Loses Latest Appeal In El Segundo Assault

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The California Supreme Court refused today to review the case of a former Los Angeles Police Department officer...
California Governor Gavin Newsom speaks to members of the press at a news conference in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. Newsom spoke about the state's response to novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed a possible first case of person-to-person transmission of COVID-19 in California in the general public.(AP Photo/Randall Benton)

Taxpayers Group Sues Newsom Over Plan To Help Undocumented Immigrants

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A taxpayers' group filed court papers today to block Gov. Gavin Newsom's allocation of $75 million in coronavirus-related...
This March 23, 2020 photo provided by Margarita Silva shows her outside the La Palma Detention Center in Eloy, Ariz., wearing her husband’s land surveyor goggles, a mask she borrowed from a friend and medical gloves she got from a hardware store. Attorneys and judges in U.S. immigration courts are trying to protect themselves from the coronavirus with borrowed masks and hand sanitizer. The Trump administration has delayed hearings for immigrants who aren't in detention but is moving forward for those who are. (Margarita Silva via AP)

Los Angeles Sewing Group Seeks Volunteers To Provide 30,000 Cloth Masks

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A group of sewers seeking to create 30,000 cloth face masks for front-line health care workers in Los...
Los Angeles Sheriff Squad Car in WeHo- Photographer: Tony Webster

L.A. County Sheriff’s Dept. Says 66 Employees Tested Positive For COVID-19

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department reported today that 66 employees have tested positive for COVID-19 since the...
This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). This virus was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China. (CDC via AP)

Santa Monica Forms Task Force For COVID-19 Recovery

SANTA MONICA (CNS) - Santa Monica city leaders have formed a task force to help the city emerge from the coronavirus lockdown,...
Cammomille Flowers in the Sun - Everystockphoto: Photographer utnapistim

California Southland Heat Wave Eases — But Not For Long

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Southland's first heat wave of 2020 will ease today thanks to the return of the marine layer,...
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Anaheim Discount Tire Centers Ordered To Pay Back Wages To Worker Who Self-Quarantined

ANAHEIM (CNS) - Anaheim-based Discount Tire Centers must pay an employee $2,606 in back wages for denying  him sick leave after his health...
A lone pedestrian crosses Grand Avenue with Los Angeles city hall as a backdrop in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday, March 19, 2020. The coronavirus has closed restaurants, stores, theaters and many commuters are now working from home. (David Crane/The Orange County Register/SCNG via AP)

Coronavirus Deaths Hit 1,000 In L.A. County

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Los Angeles County has reached a grim milestone, with COVID-19 deaths topping 1,000.   The county Department of Public...
Speedy's Grub Shack is selling gas for 98.9 cents a gallon, Monday, March 30, 2020, in Cleveland. Oil started the year above $60 and has plunged on expectations that a weakened economy will burn less fuel. The world is awash in oil, meanwhile, as producers continue to pull more of it out of the ground. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Average L.A. County Gas Price Drops For 59th Consecutive Day

LOS ANGELES (CNS) -  The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County dropped today for the 59th...
California Governor Gavin Newsom speaks to members of the press at a news conference in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. Newsom spoke about the state's response to novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed a possible first case of person-to-person transmission of COVID-19 in California in the general public.(AP Photo/Randall Benton)

Newsom Outlines Risk-Based, Phased Business Reopening Plan; No Timeline Set

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Again saying the state is "weeks, not months'' away from relaxing stay-at-home orders, Gov. Gavin Newsom today outlined...
FBI

New FBI Counterterrorism Leader In Los Angeles Named

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Amir Ehsaei has been named the new special agent in charge of the Counterterrorism Division of the Los...
Money

L.A. County To Consider $35.5 Budget, Warning Of Cuts To Come

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is set today to consider a preliminary $35.5 billion budget for...
Amoeba Music. Hollywood - Photographer: vxla

Amoeba Music To Not Reopen Iconic Sunset Boulevard Location

HOLLYWOOD (CNS) - Amoeba Music will not reopen its iconic Sunset Boulevard location due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but management of the...
Turners Outdoorsman

Judge Again Deals Setback To Reseda Gun Store, Turners

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - For the second time in two weeks, a judge today upheld the city of Los Angeles' decision to...
In this April 2, 2020, file photo a nurse holds a vial and a swab at a drive-up coronavirus testing station at a hospital in Seattle. A federal report due out Monday, April 6, finds that three out of four U.S. hospitals surveyed are already treating patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Long Beach Offers Non-Vehicle Coronavirus Testing

LONG BEACH (CNS) - The city of Long Beach is adding non-vehicle-based testing at its three coronavirus testing sites to accommodate people...
LA METRO EXPO LINE Train #301-Photographer: Prayitno

L.A. Metro To Close Portion Of C Line For Construction

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced today that it will suspend rail service on the C...
Sun shining at clear sky with real lens flare and copy space - Photographer: Skeyndor

California Southland Heat Wave Persists

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Southland's first heatwave of 2020 is almost a week old today, and highs in several communities will...
Classroom

Beutner: LAUSD Can’t Reopen Without Widespread Testing, Contact Tracing

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The nation's second-largest school district will not reopen campuses without widespread coronavirus testing and contact tracing for students...
Los Angeles Sheriff Squad Car in WeHo- Photographer: Tony Webster

L.A. County Sheriff’s Dept. Says 64 Employees Tested Positive For COVID-19

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department reported today that 64 employees have tested positive for COVID-19 since the...
Speedy's Grub Shack is selling gas for 98.9 cents a gallon, Monday, March 30, 2020, in Cleveland. Oil started the year above $60 and has plunged on expectations that a weakened economy will burn less fuel. The world is awash in oil, meanwhile, as producers continue to pull more of it out of the ground. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Average L.A. County Gas Price Drops For 58th Consecutive Day

LOS ANGELES (CNS) -  The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County dropped today for the 58th...
Neal Browning receives a shot in the first-stage safety study clinical trial of a potential vaccine for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, Monday, March 16, 2020, at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute in Seattle. Browning is the second patient to receive the shot in the study. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Loss Of Smell Could Be Sign Of Milder Cases Of COVID-19, UCSD Health Finds

 SAN DIEGO (CNS) -  Researchers at UC San Diego Health have found that loss of smell related to COVID-19 suggests the resulting illness...
I-10 Turnoff to Palm Springs, California -Photographer: Ken Lund

Nighttime I-10 Lane Closures Resume This Week Between Cabazon, Banning

CABAZON (CNS) - Motorists traveling between Cabazon and Banning on Interstate 10 during the nighttime hours this week could experience delays due...
Gavin Newsom - Photographer: Gage Skidmore

Newsom Blasts OC Beach Crowds: Virus “Doesn’t Take The Weekends Off”

NEWPORT BEACH (CNS) - Gov. Gavin Newsom today lashed out at crowds who flocked to some Orange County beaches over the hot...
Fit testing the N95 Mask - Photographer: AlamosaCounty PublicHealth

L.A. County Sheriff’s Department Opens N95 Mask Decontamination Center

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva unveiled a decontamination center today that he said can disinfect up to...

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