City News Service
Thousands of people lined the streets of Newport Beach today to show support for President Donald Trump and catch a glimpse of the president’s motorcade as he made a rare visit to California to attend a fundraiser at the estate of 28-year-old tech mogul Palmer Luckey. Trump was met by enthusiastic supporters at John Wayne Airport, and again by crowds that lined the streets of Santa Ana on the way to the fundraiser. Hundreds of Armenian-American demonstrators and a small number of Black Lives Matter protesters also gathered outside the private fundraiser, but no violence was reported.
Police are looking for a woman suspected of stabbing an L-A Metro employee to death at the Seventh Street/Metro station in downtown Los Angeles. The fatal attack happened around 10:45 Friday night, and followed a verbal argument. The woman was described as a white or Hispanic woman … age 25 to 30 … who was last seen pushing a distinctive, green bicycle. Paramedics rushed the victim to County/U-S-C Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
L-A County is reporting just 3-hundred-58 new cases of the coronavirus, along with 13 additional deaths … but health officials say the relatively low numbers are due to reporting delays over the weekend and problems with the state’s data feed. Hospitalizations rose slightly for the second straight day after dropping for four consecutive days.
Orange County is reporting nearly 2-hundred new cases of COVID-19 but no additional deaths. Hospitalizations are up slightly. County officials are aiming for a daily average of around 1-hundred-30 new cases, which would allow an upgrade into the less restrictive orange tier in California’s four-tier economic-reopening system.
A Woodland Hills woman who was missing for nearly two weeks has been found safe by a search and rescue team in Utah’s Zion National Park. Rangers said they found 38-year-old Holly Courtier today after receiving a tip from a park visitor. Courtier had last been seen October 6th after she was dropped off by a private shuttle bus, but she never returned to catch the bus back that day. She was re-united with her family after her discovery today.
Rookie right-hander Dustin May will get the start for the Dodgers in tonight’s Game 7 of the National League Championship Series against the Atlanta Braves. Manager Dave Roberts waited until this afternoon to name his starter … and if May falters, Clayton Kershaw and/or Tony Gonsolin are available in relief, along with L-A’s bullpen. The Dodgers are seeking to come back from a 3-games-to-1 deficit and make it to their third World Series in four years. Tonight’s winner-take-all game starts at 5:15.
It’ll be mostly clear tonight, with patchy low clouds and fog after midnight. Temperatures will be in the 50s and 60s, with winds of 15 to 25 miles an hour.