• Clippers welcome Lou Williams back against Phoenix

    Clippers welcome Lou Williams back against Phoenix
    Lou Williams will return to action Tuesday, Clippers Coach Doc Rivers said, after the veteran scorer finished his NBA-mandated 10-day quarantine, enacted upon his return to the at the Walt Disney World Resort campus July 25.
    While he was isolated in his room – penance, in the time of earnest coronavirus prevention, for visiting the Magic City strip club in Atlanta, purportedly for chicken wings – three-time Sixth Man of the Year missed the Clippers’ first two seeding games; the
  • Orange police search for man who assaulted women walking in Santiago Creek area

    Orange police search for man who assaulted women walking in Santiago Creek area
    Orange police on Tuesday, August 4, released a composite sketch of a man who they believe has assaulted women walking in the Santiago Creek on at least three occasions.
    The first was at about 4:10 p.m. of July 25 on the Santiago Creek trail near Tustin Street and La Veta Avenue, said Sgt. Phil McMullin.  A woman was when a male grabbed her and pushed her into an alcove. She broke free and the suspect fled on a bicycle, police said.
    The other two incidents were on Sunday, August 2. The first
  • Dunn: Newport Harbor’s Cole Lavin transfers to Utah

    Dunn: Newport Harbor’s Cole Lavin transfers to Utah
    In an interesting twist with the coronavirus pandemic and high school sports in California, Newport Harbor High senior quarterback Cole Lavin has transferred to Brighton High in Cottonwood Heights, Utah, where the fall football season is scheduled to start Aug. 14.
    State CIF, the governing body of California high school sports, announced July 20 that fall sports will be pushed back to December and January. But considering how society and high school sports have changed since the pandemic’s
  • Culver City FC joins United Premier Soccer League for upcoming season

    Culver City FC joins United Premier Soccer League for upcoming season
    The United Premier Soccer League announced Culver City FC as the newest Division II member for the 2020 fall season.
    Culver City FC will play in the Western Conference Division II.
    “We’re excited to welcome Culver City FC to the UPSL. Culver City has a very strong local soccer tradition,” UPSL commissioner Yan Skwara said. “CCFC is deeply entrenched in its community starting at the youngest levels and the club’s board of directors has a forward-leaning vision for th
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  • Whicker: Jon Rahm might be the one to dislodge golf’s logjam at the top

    Whicker: Jon Rahm might be the one to dislodge golf’s logjam at the top
    He grew up 70 miles from Pedrena, the Bethlehem of Spanish golf.
    Jon Rahm wanted to be Seve Ballesteros when he grew up, even if Ballesteros never really did. Two weeks ago, Rahm won The Memorial Tournament and became World No. 1, the first player from Spain to get there after Pedrena’s favorite won.
    But Rahm didn’t favor the same path. Ballesteros took squiggly routes through flora and fauna, and then triumphantly would chip and putt his way out of disaster. Rahm plays the game from
  • Rams QB Jared Goff finally has something to shout about

    Rams QB Jared Goff finally has something to shout about
    The first day of Jared Goff’s fifth Rams training camp felt unusual. Which is to say it felt just like everything else about sports in 2020.
    You could hear it in his voice afterward.
    “Sorry,” the Rams’ quarterback said when he paused for a moment during a Zoom chat with reporters Monday evening. “My throat’s a little scratchy from yelling all day. I haven’t yelled in a few months.”
    The 2020 Rams team, which followed NFL orders and replaced official
  • Senate passes powerful Olympic reform legislation

    Senate passes powerful Olympic reform legislation
    The U.S. Senate unanimously passed major Olympic reform legislation Tuesday that would demand greater accountability from the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee and the national governing bodies of Olympic sports in this country in the wake of the USA Gymnastics and USA Swimming sexual and physical abuse scandals.
    The Empowering Olympic, Paralympic, and Amateur Athlete Act places greater legal liability on the USOPC and NGBs for sexual abuses by coaches, officials and employees and provides C
  • Apple fire evacuations remain in place, 12 structures destroyed

    Apple fire evacuations remain in place, 12 structures destroyed
    The Apple fire, ignited by hot debris from a vehicle’s faulty exhaust, grew by 400 acres overnight to 26,850 acres and containment was doubled to15% Tuesday morning. Evacuations were still in place because winds in the San Bernardino Mountains remain a threat, with gusts up to 30 mph forecast for the afternoon.
    Twelve structures were destroyed in the fire, authorities said. Through Monday, reports said one home and two outbuildings were burned. A damage assessment team has been investigati
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  • Iran abducts Glendora man in Dubai, says his family

    Iran abducts Glendora man in Dubai, says his family
    By JON GAMBRELL | Associated Press
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A Glendora-based member of an Iranian militant opposition group in exile was abducted by Iran while staying in Dubai, his family said Tuesday.
    The suspected cross-border abduction of Jamshid Sharmahd appears corroborated by mobile phone location data, shared by his family with The Associated Press, that suggests he was taken to neighboring Oman before heading to Iran.
    Iran hasn’t said how it detained Sharmahd, though th
  • Ford CEO Hackett to retire, COO Jim Farley to lead automaker

    Ford CEO Hackett to retire, COO Jim Farley to lead automaker
    By Tom Krisher | The Associated Press
    Jim Farley will lead Ford Motor Co. into the future as the global auto industry faces a new era of autonomous and electric vehicles.
    The company named Farley, 58, as its new CEO effective Oct. 1, replacing Jim Hackett, who will retire after three years at the helm. Farley, who has been with Ford for more than a decade, had been chief operating officer since February and clearly was being groomed for the top position.
    He faces tough challenges as the industry
  • Don’t expect lower healthcare premiums amid pandemic-driven boon for insurers

    Don’t expect lower healthcare premiums amid pandemic-driven boon for insurers
    By Bernard J. Wolfson | Kaiser Health News
    When COVID-19 smacked the United States in March and April, health plans feared medical costs could skyrocket, jacking up premiums drastically in 2021, when millions of the newly unemployed might still be out of work.
    But something else happened: Non-COVID care collapsed as hospitals emptied beds and shut down operating rooms to prepare for an expected onslaught of patients sickened by the coronavirus. Fear of contracting it kept people away from E
  • USC names former Sparks coach Julie Rousseau chair of Black Lives Matter Action Team

    USC names former Sparks coach Julie Rousseau chair of Black Lives Matter Action Team
    Former Los Angeles Sparks head coach Julie Rousseau will chair the USC athletic department’s Black Lives Matter Action Team, the school announced Tuesday.
    Rousseau, who coached the Sparks from 1997-98, now serves as an adjunct professor at USC of identity development of the contemporary female, and women and the law.
    A former student-athlete at UC Irvine, Rousseau earned her PhD in Human Systems Engineering from Arizona State in 2019. She served as an assistant coach at Stanford from 2001-
  • Social Media: SCNG sports team just a follow away

    Social Media: SCNG sports team just a follow away
    The Southern California Newspaper Group is a large sports team that covers Southern California’s professional, college, high schools, and so much more. You can follow our team of reporters on social media, and get links to their latest stories. You can read their comments, opinions, and start a dialogue by asking them questions. It’s easy, and they’re just a follow away. Here’s a rundown of who to follow and samples of their recent work and takes.
    SOCIAL ACCCOUNTHow about
  • UCI creates pharmacy school, will enroll students in fall 2021

    UCI creates pharmacy school, will enroll students in fall 2021
    Helping to round out its array of programs in the science and practice of healthcare, UC Irvine has announced the creation of a pharmacy school it says will prepare students not only to open a practice, but to be part of a collaborative team caring for patients.
    The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences adds a doctoral pharmacy option and folds it in with existing research-centered degree programs and an undergraduate course of study that Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs Steve Goldste
  • Massive explosion shakes Lebanon’s capital Beirut

    Massive explosion shakes Lebanon’s capital Beirut
    BEIRUT — Massive explosions rocked downtown Beirut on Tuesday, flattening much of the port, damaging buildings and blowing out windows and doors as a giant mushroom cloud rose above the capital. Witnesses saw many people injured by flying glass and debris.
    An Associated Press photographer near the port saw people lying injured on the ground, and hospitals called for blood donations, but exact casualties were not immediately known.
    Miles from the scene of the blast, balconies were knocked d
  • Trump signs $3 billion-a-year plan to boost conservation, national parks

    Trump signs $3 billion-a-year plan to boost conservation, national parks
    By DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed into law legislation that will devote nearly $3 billion annually to conservation projects, outdoor recreation and maintenance of national parks and other public lands. The measure was overwhelmingly approved by Congress.
    “There hasn’t been anything like this since Teddy Roosevelt, I suspect,” Trump said about the 26th president, who created many national parks, forests and monum
  • 3 rescued from Pacific island after writing SOS in sand

    3 rescued from Pacific island after writing SOS in sand
    By NICK PERRY | Associated Press
    WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Three men have been rescued from a tiny Pacific island after writing a giant SOS sign in the sand that was spotted from above, authorities say.
    The men had been missing in the Micronesia archipelago for nearly three days when their distress signal was spotted Sunday on uninhabited Pikelot Island by searchers on Australian and U.S. aircraft, the Australian defense department said Monday.
    In this photo provided by the Australian Defe
  • Plan to replace Vic Braden Tennis College with a 101-unit senior complex draws residents’ opposition

    Plan to replace Vic Braden Tennis College with a 101-unit senior complex draws residents’ opposition
    A 101-unit luxury senior apartment complex could replace the Vic Braden Tennis College, one of the institutions that put Coto de Caza on the map in the 1970s, under a development proposal that will soon go to the Orange County Planning Commission.
    Representatives from developer California Grand Villages say its proposal to build a two-story building on a four-acre lot will help address the community’s and the region’s need for senior housing. But hundreds of Coto de Caza residents ar
  • House prices up 4% in L.A. County, 5% in the Inland Empire, index shows

    House prices up 4% in L.A. County, 5% in the Inland Empire, index shows
    A new housing report shows Southern California home prices continued to rise in June, thanks to low mortgage rates and a constrained supply of homes for sale.
    Los Angeles County single-family home sellers experienced an average gain of 4% over prices in June 2019, a same-home sales comparison by CoreLogic showed Tuesday, Aug. 4.
    L.A. County house appreciation was slightly smaller than in the previous four months.
    Attached homes — like condos and townhomes — had an appreciation rate o
  • Waivers process for elementary schools to reopen in-person released by state

    Waivers process for elementary schools to reopen in-person released by state
    Elementary schools now have a detailed waiver process they can follow to opt-out of online learning in the fall and resume in-person instruction for the new academic year.
    The California Department of Public Health released Monday night a waiver application form along with information on what’s needed before county public health officials can grant some elementary schools permission to open.
    The new rules require applicants to consult with parent, labor and community organizations at their
  • How this debut YA novel about the ’92 LA riots suddenly feels so timely

    How this debut YA novel about the ’92 LA riots suddenly feels so timely
    When Christina Hammonds Reed delivered the final draft of “The Black Kids,” it was December 2019 and her novel about a Black teenager coming of age during the 1992 Los Angeles riots felt rooted in that time and place.
    Half a year later, as “The Black Kids” arrives on Tuesday, Aug. 4, it feels prescient in its portrayal not only of the crisis of police violence against Black Americans but also how we understand it against the backdrop of history.
    “It’s very, ve
  • MORNING WRAP: Latest on Rams, Chargers opening training camp

    MORNING WRAP: Latest on Rams, Chargers opening training camp
    The Morning Wrap shares the days top five stories from our reporters at the Southern California Newspaper Group … And have everything delivered to you in our daily newsletters
    TUESDAY, AUG. 4
    ONE: The Rams missed the playoffs last season a year after reaching the Super Bowl, so which team will fans see in 2020? Did the Rams improve after parting with star rusher Todd Gurley?  Rams general manager Les Snead thinks they did, and explains his reasons.
    Les Snead said:  “What I
  • Youth organizations could fill huge school-year gaps

    Youth organizations could fill huge school-year gaps
    Joyful squeals and shouts drift out across Parking Lot J at Golden West College in Huntington Beach.
    A small group of children climb and jumpon a jungle gym outside the building that houses the Boys & Girls Clubs of Huntington Valley on the otherwise empty college campus. And while those kids play outdoors, others are inside, doing different activities in various rooms.
    These groups of kids — “cohorts” of no more than 12 children — all play and learn at health-appropr
  • Is there any hope for Southern California theme parks?

    Is there any hope for Southern California theme parks?
    It’s quarterly reporting time for corporate America, and the news from the companies that own the nation’s top theme parks is as bad as expected.
    Most companies, including Universal, Six Flags and Knott’s Berry Farm owner Cedar Fair, started reopening parks in June, the final month of the second quarter. Disney did not reopen its Walt Disney World theme parks until July, so none of that revenue will show in its second quarter report.
    Sign up for our Park Life newsletter and fin
  • Coronavirus relief bill: Both sides dig in as $600 unemployment checks hang in balance

    Coronavirus relief bill: Both sides dig in as $600 unemployment checks hang in balance
    By ANDREW TAYLOR | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — Negotiators on a huge coronavirus relief bill reported slight progress after talks resumed in the Capitol, with issues like food for the poor and aid to schools struggling to reopen safely assuming a higher profile in the talks.
    Multiple obstacles remain, including an impasse on extending a $600-per-week pandemic jobless benefit, funding for the U.S. Postal Service and aid to renters facing eviction. Democratic negotiators spoke of progress
  • Smile more? Some see sexism in debate over Biden VP pick

    Smile more? Some see sexism in debate over Biden VP pick
    By SARA BURNETT and ALEXANDRA JAFFE | Associated Press
    CHICAGO — She’s too ambitious. She’s not apologetic enough. She should smile more.
    The debate over Joe Biden’s running mate has recently ticked through a familiar list of stereotypes about women in politics as the Democratic presidential candidate and his allies stumble through a search they had hoped would stand out for its inclusion and diversity.
    Instead, the vice presidential vetting has resurfaced internal party
  • Newsmakers Series: Join Rams and Chargers beat writers discuss the NFL’s future

    Newsmakers Series: Join Rams and Chargers beat writers discuss the NFL’s future
    Join columnists and beat writers from both Bay Area News Group and Southern California News Group as they discuss the future for the National Football League. This webinar series will highlight the plans of each league for opening, the 2020 seasons at large, and what fans can expect from it.
    When:
    Thursday, August 6, 10 a.m. in Pacific Time (US and Canada)
    Host: Todd Harmonson, Executive Editor
    Guests:
    SCNG– Kevin Modesti (Rams) and Gilbert Manzano (Chargers)
    BANG– Cam Inman (49ers)
  • Coronavirus becomes a major force for inequality

    Coronavirus becomes a major force for inequality
    Across America, protests and rallies crying “Black Lives Matter” have featured thousands of demonstrators taking no care to social distance and not bothering to sanitize their hands very often.
    They’re ostensibly pushing for social justice and racial and economic equality, calling for fair treatment and less violence from police and other authorities and in effect demanding more equity in hiring and education.
    But their frequent disregard for the contagion of the ongoing corona
  • California must fund all growing public schools: Krista Woodgrift

    California must fund all growing public schools: Krista Woodgrift
    For the past several decades education funding has followed the student. Families could choose the public school that they felt best served the needs of their student. This summer that changed.
    As part of the state budget signed into law, education funding is frozen based on average daily attendance, ADA, as of February 29, 2020. This means that schools will receive the same amount of funding in the 2020-21 school year that they did in February. Schools with fewer students will receive the same
  • Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott responds to football players threatening opt-outs

    Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott responds to football players threatening opt-outs
    The Pac-12 responded Monday to football players who have threaten to opt-out of the season because of concerns related to health and safety, racial injustice and economic rights with a letter touting the conference’s work in those areas and an invitation to meet later this week.
    A letter from Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott, dated Aug. 3, was sent to 12 football players leading the #WeAreUnited movement. The letter was obtained by The Associated Press and first reported by Sports Illustrat
  • Dodgers come up short against Padres in series opener

    Dodgers come up short against Padres in series opener
    Trent Grisham #2 of the San Diego Padres is congratulated by third-base coach Glenn Hoffman #26 after hitting a solo home run during the first inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Petco Park August 3, 2020 in San Diego, California.(Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
    Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler works against a San Diego Padres batter during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)SoundThe gallery will resume insec
  • Anthony Davis dominates with 42 points as Lakers clinch No. 1 seed over Utah Jazz

    Anthony Davis dominates with 42 points as Lakers clinch No. 1 seed over Utah Jazz
    Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) passes the ball away from Utah Jazz players, from left, Joe Ingles (2) , Mike Conley (10) and Tony Bradley (13) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)
    Los Angeles Lakers guard JR Smith (21) dribbles around Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo vi
  • Anthony Davis dominates Jazz with 42 points as Lakers clinch West’s No. 1 seed

    Anthony Davis dominates Jazz with 42 points as Lakers clinch West’s No. 1 seed
    Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) passes the ball away from Utah Jazz players, from left, Joe Ingles (2) , Mike Conley (10) and Tony Bradley (13) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)
    Los Angeles Lakers guard JR Smith (21) dribbles around Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo vi
  • Coronavirus state tracker: Los Angeles County accounts for 50% of cumulative deaths on Aug. 3

    Coronavirus state tracker: Los Angeles County accounts for 50% of cumulative deaths on Aug. 3
    Of California’s 58 counties, Los Angeles County accounts for 50% of the coronavirus-related deaths with 4,701 out of 9,491 estimated deaths in the state since testing began in March. Riverside County has the second-highest number of total deaths at 737.
    The California Department of Public Health dashboard shows that there have been 1,694 deaths in the state in the last 14 days, 597 of those deaths were in Los Angeles County which amounts to 35% of the deaths in 14 days. Nineteen of Califor
  • Joey Bosa went from stressful car wait to long-lasting Charger

    Joey Bosa went from stressful car wait to long-lasting Charger
    Joey Bosa was under stress last week when his agent and the Chargers were approaching the final hours for striking a deal in time for the first day of training camp. Bosa’s father, John, felt the brunt of the jitters.
    “All right, calm down,” the Chargers’ star pass rusher recalled telling his father. “We’ll have a good conversation later, hopefully.”
    The younger Bosa was right. He agreed to terms on a five-year, $135 million contract extension, but inste
  • Democrats take fundraising lead in Orange County’s State Senate, Assembly battles

    Democrats take fundraising lead in Orange County’s State Senate, Assembly battles
    Democrats are raising more money than Republicans in all but one of Orange County’s nine state Senate and Assembly races, according to the latest fundraising reports filed with the state.
    Republicans still hold most of the county’s state legislative seats. But the California Democratic Party, labor organizations and individual donors are pouring money into several local races in hopes of flipping several seats to blue in the Nov. 3 election.
    While that’s helped Democr
  • Nine men who died in Marine training accident came from around the country and stages in life

    Nine men who died in Marine training accident came from around the country and stages in life
    Many of the eight men now presumed dead after their amphibious assault vehicle sunk in deep water off San Clemente Island were celebrating milestones in their personal lives as they trained for their military careers.
    An 18-year-old from Corona was marking his first anniversary as a Marine, a new dad had a first son back home in Texas and a Portland man would have turned 19 during the 40-hour search-and-rescue effort that was mounted to find the group. A ninth Marine was found dead at the time.
  • Angels’ Shohei Ohtani won’t be able to throw for at least 4 weeks, but can DH

    Angels’ Shohei Ohtani won’t be able to throw for at least 4 weeks, but can DH
    The chances of Shohei Ohtani pitching again for the Angels this season took a hit with the Monday news that his MRI exam showed an injury that will prevent him from throwing for four to six weeks. There are only eight weeks left in this shortened season.
    Ohtani, who had some discomfort after making his second appearance of the year on the mound on Sunday, was diagnosed with a grade 1-2 strain of the flexor pronator mass. The “general timetable for beginning a throwing progression following
  • Dodgers’ Mookie Betts day to day with finger injury

    Dodgers’ Mookie Betts day to day with finger injury
    The finger Mookie Betts injured during an at-bat in Sunday’s game did not prevent him from hitting a home run in that at-bat. But it could keep him out of the lineup for a few days.
    Betts was not in the starting lineup Monday at San Diego due to the sore middle finger on his left hand and Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Betts’ status will be re-evaluated each day.
    “We’ll see how he responds to treatment,” Roberts said.
    The injury is considered “a soft-tissue
  • Hof’s Hut’s restaurants bringing back workers after furloughing more than 500

    Hof’s Hut’s restaurants bringing back workers after furloughing more than 500
    Hof’s Hut Restaurants Inc., which operates Hof’s Hut Restaurant & Bakery, Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que and Saint & Second, is rebounding after furloughing 516 employees in Long Beach, Torrance, Orange and Los Alamitos.
    In a series of March 17 notices sent to the state Employment Development Department, Hof’s attorney Jennifer S. Pucher attributed the company’s 516 temporary layoffs to “rapidly developing events surrounding COVID-19, which is now reco
  • Virgin Orbit determines cause of rocket launch failure

    Virgin Orbit determines cause of rocket launch failure
    Virgin Orbit said Monday, Aug. 3, it has determined what caused the failure of its debut rocket launch and is working toward a second flight that will carry small satellites for NASA.
    The Long Beach-based company founded by Richard Branson, experienced a premature shutdown of its main rocket engine on Memorial Day moments after the launch vehicle was released from beneath the wing of a modified Boeing 747 off the Southern California coast.
    The investigation determined there was a breach in a hig
  • Alexander: Terry Cannon was a baseball subversive, in the best of ways

    Alexander: Terry Cannon was a baseball subversive, in the best of ways
    If you believe in heaven, just know that it is a quirkier, more passionate and more creative place today.
    Terry Cannon, a librarian by occupation, a man of many and varied interests and the creator of what Jim Bouton called the “People’s Hall of Fame” in Pasadena’s Baseball Reliquary, lost his battle with bile duct cancer Saturday. He was 67.
    Baseball was only one of his interests, though the Reliquary and the companion Institute for Baseball Studies at Whittier College w
  • Les Snead says Rams laid groundwork to contend in 2020

    Les Snead says Rams laid groundwork to contend in 2020
    The world sees a team that missed the playoffs last season and then gave up one of the NFL’s most accomplished ballcarriers, among other stars of a Super Bowl run the year before.
    Les Snead sees it a little differently. The general manager says the Rams are contenders in 2020 after taking bold steps to improve a running game that was going backward with Todd Gurley.
    One of the evaluations above is true, or maybe both are true. The search for reality will be a main plot line for the Rams&rs
  • Coronavirus cancels 2020 Long Beach Marathon

    Coronavirus cancels 2020 Long Beach Marathon
    The 36th annual Long Beach Marathon and all of its weekend activities have been cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
    After limboing under the finish line, Chris Mocko celebrates winning the Jet Blue Long Beach Marathon Sunday morning, Ocrtober 7, 2018.(Photo by Tracey Roman, Contributing Photographer)
    The medals are laid out and ready for the finishers of the 34th annual Long Beach Marathon on Sunday, October 7, 2018 in Long Beach.(Photo by Tracey Roman, Contributing Photographer)Soun
  • Coronavirus: More than 17,000 tests reported in Orange County as of Aug. 3 after state backlog is resolved

    Coronavirus: More than 17,000 tests reported in Orange County as of Aug. 3 after state backlog is resolved
    The Orange County Health Care Agency reported 17,133 new tests and a cumulative testing total of 435,927, as of Monday, Aug. 3.
    The number of new tests is higher than usual because of a backlog that was created when the CalREDIE Electronic Laboratory Reporting system became unavailable for laboratories to upload test results as of Saturday, July 25. The numbers have now caught up.
    There were 422 new cases of coronavirus reported in Monday’s update from the county, raising the cumulative to
  • Coronavirus: More than 17,000 tests reported in Orange County as of Aug. 3 after state back log is resolved

    Coronavirus: More than 17,000 tests reported in Orange County as of Aug. 3 after state back log is resolved
    The Orange County Health Care Agency reported 17,133 new tests and a cumulative testing total of 435,927, as of Monday, Aug. 3.
    The number of new tests is higher than usual because of a back log that was created when the CalREDIE Electronic Laboratory Reporting system became unavailable for laboratories to upload test results as of Saturday, July 25. The numbers have now caught up.
    There were 422 new cases of coronavirus reported in Monday’s update from the county, raising the cumulative t
  • Disney theme parks forecast to take $2 billion hit, report says

    Disney theme parks forecast to take $2 billion hit, report says
    Disney’s theme parks are expected to take a big hit from the COVID-19 pandemic with a $2 billion loss forecast for the latest latest quarter following a $1 billion loss in the previous quarter, according to a new report.
    Disney’s theme park division is forecast to report a $2 billion quarterly loss in its fiscal third-quarter 2020 results compared to a $1.7 billion profit a year earlier, according to Reuters.
    Sign up for our Park Life newsletter and find out what’s new and inte
  • Paddlers cross Catalina channel in honor of lifeguard Ben Carlson

    Paddlers cross Catalina channel in honor of lifeguard Ben Carlson
    The hoots and hollers echoed through the quiet Catalina harbor just as the sun started to brighten the sky at sunrise.
    A group of about two dozen paddlers, along with a handful of support boats, were setting out to cross the Catalina channel on Saturday, Aug. 1, ending the 30-mile trek at the Newport Beach pier where supporters and a statue of the lifeguard they were honoring stood to greet the exhausted group who spent seven hours at sea.
    The Ben Did Go 5.0 happened on Saturday, Aug. 1, a 30-mi
  • Daxon: Brea Museum & Historical Society participating in look at sundown towns, segregation issues

    Daxon: Brea Museum & Historical Society participating in look at sundown towns, segregation issues
    During the recent discussion around the renaming of William Fanning Elementary School, we heard Brea was once referred to as a sundown town.
    Sundown towns usually restricted residency to Caucasians. Minorities, especially people of color, were barred from purchasing property due to racially restrictive covenants and redlining. Banks and mortgage lenders drew red lines on maps around areas they would not fund mortgages for certain demographics, especially Blacks. That was redlining.
    “Redlin
  • USOPC spends $20 million more on employees than athletes in 2019

    USOPC spends $20 million more on employees than athletes in 2019
    At a time when the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee has repeatedly pledged to athletes, Congress and the public that it would become  more athlete-centric, the organization spent nearly $20 million more in 2019 on its employees than it did on direct financial support to American athletes training for the Olympic Games and other major international competitions.
    USOPC CEO Sarah Hirshland received more than $800,000 in compensation from the USOPC and other related organizations and was t

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