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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Thousands of women nationwide participated in a series of pre-election demonstrations today, which included a noon march in downtown Los Angeles, focusing on women’s reproductive issues, getting out the vote and protesting the Trump Administration’s efforts to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
It appeared there were hundreds of women and some men, wearing face masks and attempting to socially distance, marching from Pershing Square to Los Angeles City Hall, including several women dressed as handmaids as depicted in a fictional television series about a totalitarian society ruled by a fundamentalist regime that treats women as property of the state.
WILLOWBROOK (CNS) – The shooting death of a Los Angeles man armed with a gun by a sheriff’s deputy in the unincorporated Willowbrook area near South Los Angeles may have been captured on the deputy’s body camera, authorities said today.
The man shot by the deputy was identified as Fred William, 35, according to coroner’s Lt. David Smith.
LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Los Angeles County health officials reported 953 new cases of COVID-19 and 10 additional deaths today, bringing the county’s totals to 288,136 cases with 6,863 fatalities.
Officials with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said the relatively low number of cases might be a result of several missing reports from Friday evening.
NEWPORT BEACH (CNS) – President Donald Trump is scheduled to come to Orange County tomorrow for a private fundraiser at tech mogul Palmer Luckey’s estate.
The news came Thursday, just as the latest fundraising numbers showed the president falling behind Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden in campaign cash. Biden reportedly raised a record-breaking $383 million in September to Trump’s $247.8 million. And Biden reported $432 million in cash heading into October vs. Trump’s $251 million.
SANTA ANA (CNS) – Orange County health officials reported 85 new cases of COVID-19 and eight additional deaths today, bringing the county’s totals to 56,672 cases with 1,409 fatalities.
The county has reported 69 COVID-19-related deaths since Sunday. The previous week, 54 coronavirus deaths were reported, down from 72 the week before and 77 the week before that.
LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A man allegedly carjacked a running vehicle with an 8-month-old child and the baby’s grandmother inside today, leading to a slow-speed police pursuit through downtown Los Angeles and his eventual arrest.
The grandmother and infant were left inside a running car about 2:45 p.m. at Ninth Street and Maple Avenue when the suspect jumped in and drove off with them, according to Officer Tony Im of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Media Relations Section.
SAN PEDRO (CNS) – A man found dead on a rocky shoreline beneath a cliff in San Pedro was homeless, authorities said today.
Jose Nunez was 67 years old, according to coroner’s Lt. David Smith.
SAN DIMAS (CNS) – A 36-year-old woman fatally shot in San Dimas was identified today.
Karla Echeverria had no city of residence listed for her, said coroner’s Lt. David Smith.
LOS ANGELES (CNS) – No USC athletes tested positive for the coronavirus among 1,327 tests since the last report, the sixth consecutive week with no positive tests, the university announced today.
Since testing began in mid-June, there have been 18 positive tests among the 2,662 conducted on returning athletes who are participating in on-campus workouts in football, men’s water polo, women’s soccer, women’s volleyball and men’s and women’s basketball.
LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Thousands of women nationwide are expected to participate in a series pre-election demonstrations today, including a noon march in downtown Los Angeles, focusing on women’s reproductive issues, getting out the vote and protesting the Trump Administration’s efforts to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
A number of virtual events, voter registration drives, phone banking efforts and text messaging campaigns are also planned.
LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Air quality will be unhealthy tomorrow for everyone in the east San Fernando Valley, according to the South Coast Air Quality Management District.
The AQMD also reported that air quality will be unhealthy for sensitive individuals in the west San Fernando Valley, east, west and south San Gabriel Valley, San Gabriel Mountains, Pomona/Walnut Valley and Santa Clarita Valley.
ANAHEIM (CNS) – An automobile passenger was killed today when a vehicle rear-ended the vehicle he was in, triggering a six-vehicle crash in Anaheim, a police sergeant said.
The crash on northbound Euclid Street, at the Santa Ana (5) Freeway, occurred at 11:19 a.m., Anaheim Police Sgt. Shane Carringer said.
LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Monday is the deadline to register to vote in November’s election.
To be eligible to vote in an election, you must have registered 15 days before Election Day, which is on Nov. 3 this year.
LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Los Angeles Dodgers have little time to rest following their season-saving victory over the Atlanta Braves, as they face another elimination game today in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series.
The Dodgers avoided postseason elimination with a 7-3 victory as Will Smith and Corey Seager hit three-run homers in a 3-hour-45-minute game that ended at 11:53 p.m. Central Daylight Time on Friday in Arlington, Texas.
SANTA MONICA (CNS) – Hollywood was mourning the loss of another star from its Golden Age today with the death of actress Rhonda Fleming at age 97.
Fleming died Wednesday in Santa Monica.
FOUNTAIN VALLEY (CNS) – Coroner’s officials today released the name of a 47-year-old motorcyclist who was fatally injured in a traffic crash in Fountain Valley.
The victim was identified as Leandro Orrigo of Huntington Beach, according to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office. The crash occurred at about 10:20 a.m. on Oct. 11.
WALNUT (CNS) – A Walnut church plans to hold a family fair today despite what it says are threats from county health officials to shut the event down over COVID-19 concerns.
On a Mission Church’s Walnut Family Fair 2020 is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and includes a petting zoo, a blessing of the animals, a puppet show, food and other entertainment.
LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Firefighters were expected to get a break from the weather this weekend as they approach full containment of the 115,796-acre Bobcat Fire in the Angeles National Forest.
The fire was holding at 92% containment of Saturday, according to ANF officials, with full containment still estimated for Oct. 30.
LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County dropped two-tenths of a cent for the third consecutive day today to $3.187.
The average price has dropped eight of the past nine days, decreasing 1.3 cents, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. It is 1.1 cents less than one week ago, 3.1 cents lower than one month ago, and $1.03 cheaper than one year ago.
BELL GARDENS (CNS) – A compliance check at a Bell Gardens home for a person on probation turned up a large amount of illegal narcotics and two unregistered guns, a police sergeant said today.
“Detectives from the Bell Gardens Police Department along with detectives from neighboring agencies that comprise the Southwest Gang Task Force conducted a series of compliance checks at residences of subjects presently on parole and probation within our community,” Bell Gardens Police Sgt. John Acosta said.
ANAHEIM (CNS) – A man was struck and killed this morning by a motorist in Anaheim, who had at one point left the scene but eventually returned to the location of the fatality, a police sergeant said.
The initial call at 1:55 a.m. reported a hit-and-run in the area of Beach Boulevard and West Stonybrook Drive, where the pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene, said Anaheim police Sgt. Shane Carringer.