• Ontario, Canada, issues stay-at-home order for 14M residents

    Ontario, Canada, issues stay-at-home order for 14M residents
    By Paula Newton | CNN
    The province of Ontario, including Canada’s most populous city, Toronto, will be under a stay-at-home order for at least four weeks beginning Thursday as a third wave of the pandemic threatens to overwhelm hospitals.
    “To boil it down as simple as possible, folks please, unless it’s for an essential reason, please stay home because the situation is extremely serious right now,” Ontario Premier Doug Ford said during a news conference Wednesday, adding,
  • Amid California’s unemployment crisis, a tech gold rush

    Amid California’s unemployment crisis, a tech gold rush
    By Lauren Hepler | CalMattersStacy Lira was nearly a year into her unofficial job as an unemployment detective when things went from bad to worse.
    The 46-year-old mother of three, who lost her job managing a Victorville convenience store last spring, was rushed to the hospital in mid-February. She was struggling to breathe after testing positive for COVID-19. But Lira was adamant that she couldn’t leave home without one thing: She needed her carefully filed unemployment records so she cou
  • Coronavirus tracker: California surpassed 20 million vaccinations administered as of April 6

    Coronavirus tracker: California surpassed 20 million vaccinations administered as of April 6
    California reached a milestone with more than 20 million vaccinations administered as of Tuesday, April 6.
    The 20.2 million shots that have been put in people’s arms, means 7.5 million people, or 18.9% of the state, are fully vaccinated. Two of the three vaccine options out there require two doses.
    According to the end-of-day totals from California public health websites Tuesday, there were 2,395 new cases of the coronavirus reported statewide, bringing the total number of cases there have
  • Andre Drummond’s path to the Lakers was paved with sweat

    Andre Drummond’s path to the Lakers was paved with sweat
    Like everybody in the last year, skills trainer Stanley Remy has had to do some of his work virtually. So on the days when he couldn’t work out in Cleveland with Andre Drummond, one of his high-profile clients, he would call to check in and administer advice from his base in Miami.
    Sometimes, these calls were met with hostility.
    “I could hear ‘Dre in the background saying, ‘Yo, hang up on Stan,’” Remy recounted, laughing. “‘He’s not about to
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  • Coronavirus: Orange County reported 75 new cases and seven new deaths as of April 7

    Coronavirus: Orange County reported 75 new cases and seven new deaths as of April 7
    The OC Health Care Agency reported 75 new cases of the coronavirus on Wednesday, April 7, increasing the cumulative total in the county to 251,516 cases since tracking began.
    There were 1,577 new infections per 100,000 people reported in the past 14 days. That’s down 22 infections per 100,000 from the previous day’s report.
    There were seven new deaths reported Wednesday, raising the total number of COVID-19 fatalities to 4,791.
    The data on deaths in the county is compiled from death
  • 4 numbers that explain racial disparities in homeownership

    4 numbers that explain racial disparities in homeownership
    By Brentin Mock | Bloomberg
    Buying a home is the one of the primary ways that the average American accumulates wealth to pass down to their children. But it’s something White families have been able to capitalize on far more than Black families.
    You can’t understand the racial wealth gap in America without grappling with the historic federal housing policies that led to profound disparities in homeownership rates.
    Here are four numbers that illustrate the persistence of America&
  • Judge dismisses ex-Rep. Katie Hill’s nude photo claim against Daily Mail, citing First Amendment

    Judge dismisses ex-Rep. Katie Hill’s nude photo claim against Daily Mail, citing First Amendment
    By BILL HETHERMAN | City News Service
    LOS ANGELES — A judge cited First Amendment grounds Wednesday in dismissing the Daily Mail as a defendant in former Rep. Katie Hill’s revenge porn suit, which stems from the unauthorized publication of nude images of her.
    The Daily Mail’s website in October 2019 published nude photos of Hill taken by her former spouse, Kenneth Heslep, according to the former congresswoman’s Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit, which was filed Dec. 22 a
  • Park Life: Disneyland tickets go on sale next week and which rides will be open and closed

    Park Life: Disneyland tickets go on sale next week and which rides will be open and closed
    When do Disneyland tickets go on sale? What rides will be closed at Disneyland and DCA? What booze is coming to the Blue Bayou menu? Find all the latest theme park news in the Park Life newsletter.
    Sign up for our Park Life newsletter and find out what’s new and interesting every week at Southern California’s theme parks. Subscribe here.
    Taking Reservations
    Expect a long virtual line to form when Disneyland starts selling tickets next week. Here’s what you need to know to make
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  • US stocks close mixed; S&P 500 notches another record high

    US stocks close mixed; S&P 500 notches another record high
    By DAMIAN J. TROISE and ALEX VEIGA
    Stocks closed mixed on Wall Street Wednesday, but gains for several Big Tech stocks nudged the S&P 500 to its second record high in three days. The benchmark index added 0.1% after a day of wobbling between gains and losses. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose slightly and the Nasdaq fell slightly. Markets have been steadying in recent days as investors become cautiously optimistic about the economic recovery. Vaccine distribution has been ramping up and
  • White House says Beijing Winter Olympics boycott ‘not being discussed’

    White House says Beijing Winter Olympics boycott ‘not being discussed’
    The Biden administration is not discussing a multi-nation boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing because of human rights violations by China, the White House said Wednesday, appearing to walk back statements by a State Department spokesman a day earlier.
    White House press secretary Jen Psaki’s comments came amid mounting calls, both domestically and internationally, to boycott the Beijing Games because of what a recent State Department report characterized as China’s &ld
  • Fryer on Football: Previews and predictions for Week 5’s top games

    Fryer on Football: Previews and predictions for Week 5’s top games
    GAME OF THE WEEK
    NO. 8 CORONA DEL MAR (3-1) VS. NO. 7 EDISON (3-1)
    Where, when: Huntington Beach High, Friday, 7 p.m.
    Live coverage: Live streaming at FoxSportsGo.com
    Analysis: Edison’s strength might be its defense. The Chargers are the only team to keep Los Alamitos under 50 points – Edison lost to Los Alamitos 27-20. Senior defensive tackle Jeremy Alcorn is the leader of the unit, with nine tackles for loss and 6.5 sacks. Junior linebacker Peyton Gregory had a team-high 36 tackles
  • Sonic hiring 20,000 workers, including 232 in California

    Sonic hiring 20,000 workers, including 232 in California
    Sonic Drive-In, the burger chain known for its roller-skating carhops, is looking to hire 20,000 people nationwide, including 232 in California.
    Locally, that will include 99 jobs in the greater Los Angeles area, as well as additional positions in Rancho Cucamonga, Palm Springs, Camp Pendleton and San Diego.
    The hiring is driven by increased customer demand, according to Eddie Saroch, the company’s chief operating officer.
    “The Sonic family continues to grow as thousands of new team
  • Biden open to compromise but rejects infrastructure inaction

    Biden open to compromise but rejects infrastructure inaction
    By Josh Boak | Associated Press
    President Joe Biden drew a red line on his $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan Wednesday, saying he is open to compromise on how to pay for the package but inaction is unacceptable.
    The president turned fiery in an afternoon speech, saying that the United States is failing to build, invest and research for the future and adding that failure to do so amounts to giving up on “leading the world.”
    “Compromise is inevitable,” Biden said. “We
  • SEC accuses LA actor of $690 million fraud based on fake Netflix deal

    SEC accuses LA actor of $690 million fraud based on fake Netflix deal
    By Matt Robinson | Bloomberg
    Zachary Horwitz never made it big on the Sunset Strip — there was the uncredited part in Brad Pitt’s “Fury” and a host of roles in low-budget thrillers and horror flicks. But federal charges suggest he had acting talent, duping several financial firms out of hundreds of millions of dollars and enabling him to live the Hollywood dream after all.
    That meant chartered flights and a $6 million mansion — replete with wine cellar and home gym.
  • Best Buy launches $200 membership to rival Amazon, Walmart

    Best Buy launches $200 membership to rival Amazon, Walmart
    By Matthew Boyle | Bloomberg
    Best Buy Co. unveiled a new membership program that offers benefits including free installation and unlimited technical support as it looks to expand beyond just selling products and keep pace with Amazon.com.
    The electronics retailer said the pilot, dubbed Best Buy Beta and available in about 60 stores by the end of the month, will also include exclusive pricing, up to two years of protection on most purchases, free deliveries and a concierge service that’s av
  • Top 10 garden and outdoor décor trends for 2021

    Top 10 garden and outdoor décor trends for 2021
    For most of the last year, the outdoors was totally in.
    Our backyards and garden spaces became havens, ways to connect with nature and a sense of life beyond limitation. Landscape designers say gardens also took on new identities as clients yearned for “outdoor rooms” — dining spaces, play areas, offices or oases for spread-out outdoor gatherings.
    “We’ve asked a lot of our yards the last few months,” says Allison Messner, CEO of Yardzen, an online landscape-de
  • Six charged in N.H. detention center sexual abuse probe

    Six charged in N.H. detention center sexual abuse probe
    By Holly Ramer | Associated Press
    CONCORD, N.H. — Six former staffers at New Hampshire’s state-run youth detention center were arrested Wednesday in connection with the abuse of 11 children over the course of a decade, including one who continued working with children for nearly 20 years after he is accused of holding a boy down while colleagues raped him.
    The Sununu Youth Services Center, formerly known as the Youth Development Center, has been under investigation since July 2019, w
  • Joe Maddon ‘loves’ Angels’ bullpen despite unknowns

    Joe Maddon ‘loves’ Angels’ bullpen despite unknowns
    Steve Cishek vividly remembers the first time that Joe Maddon summoned him from the Chicago Cubs’ bullpen.
    “I was in the game in the fourth inning, and it completely took me by surprise,” Cishek recalled during his first week reunited with Maddon as a member of the Angels’ bullpen. “After that, I was like ‘All right, I’m going to be ready to go in the third.’ That just triggered me to be ready, because you never know.”
    Cishek said as he got t
  • Mexico president justifies release of kingpin targeted by US

    Mexico president justifies release of kingpin targeted by US
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador on Wednesday defended the 2013 ruling that freed one of the drug lords most wanted by U.S. authorities, even though Mexico’s Supreme Court later ruled it was a mistake.
    Rafael Caro Quintero walked free while serving a 40-year sentence for the torture-murder of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena in 1985, and has since apparently resumed his role as violent drug tr
  • Jordan king doubles down on sedition claims against brother

    Jordan king doubles down on sedition claims against brother
    By SARAH EL DEEB and JOSEPH KRAUSS
    BEIRUT (AP) — Jordan’s King Abdullah II addressed the unprecedented public rift within the royal family for the first time Wednesday, portraying it as an attempted sedition involving his half-brother that had been “nipped in the bud,” but caused him anger, pain and shock.
    The monarch appeared to be doubling down on the allegations against Prince Hamzah, a former crown prince, while at the same time trying to reassure Jordanians that the
  • U.S. property taxes jump most in 4 years

    U.S. property taxes jump most in 4 years
    By Alex Tanzi | Bloomberg
    U. S. property taxes increased at the fastest pace for four years in 2020, with some of the steepest increases coming in traditionally low-cost Sun Belt states, according to figures from ATTOM Data Solutions.
    The average tax on a single-family home climbed 4.4% to $3,719, double the rate of increase in 2019, according to the real estate analytics firm. Nationwide, property taxes levied by counties rose to $323 billion from $306.4 billion.
    “The latest tax numbers s
  • Stocks wobble, hover near record highs in afternoon trading

    Stocks wobble, hover near record highs in afternoon trading
    By DAMIAN J. TROISE and ALEX VEIGA
    Stocks wobbled between small gains and losses in afternoon trading on Wall Street Wednesday, hovering around their record highs as investors remain cautiously optimistic about the economic recovery.
    Vaccine distribution has been ramping up and President Joe Biden has bumped up his deadline for states to make doses available to all adults by April 19. The vaccines are helping to fuel a recovery, but the virus is still very much a threat as variants are discovere
  • Celebrity zookeeper Jack Hanna diagnosed with dementia

    Celebrity zookeeper Jack Hanna diagnosed with dementia
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Celebrity zookeeper and animal TV show host Jack Hanna has been diagnosed with dementia and will retire from public life, his family said.
    In a news release Wednesday, his family added that it’s believed he now has Alzheimer’s disease that has quickly progressed in the last few months.
    The 74-year-old Hanna was director of the Columbus Zoo from 1978 to 1992 and still serves as its director emeritus.
    “Dad advocated for improved wildlife habitats and f
  • Rufus Du Sol to play Banc of California Stadium after most coronavirus restrictions lift

    Rufus Du Sol to play Banc of California Stadium after most coronavirus restrictions lift
    Large concerts are on their way back after more than a year of being shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic. Among the latest announcements is a Rufus Du Sol performance at the Banc of California Stadium in November.
    The Australian electronic band, known for hits such as “Underwater” “Innerbloom” and “Sundream,” will headline at the Los Angeles venue on Nov. 12, though it’s not clear at this point how big the audience for the show will be or what coro
  • Expert: Chauvin never took knee off Floyd’s neck

    Expert: Chauvin never took knee off Floyd’s neck
    By AMY FORLITI, STEVE KARNOWSKI and TAMMY WEBBER
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Officer Derek Chauvin had his knee on George Floyd’s neck — and was bearing down with most of his weight — the entire 9 1/2 minutes the Black man lay facedown with his hands cuffed behind his back, a use-of-force expert testified Wednesday at Chauvin’s murder trial.
    Jody Stiger, a Los Angeles Police Department sergeant serving as a prosecution witness, said that based on his review of video evidence
  • Amazon’s Bezos supports infrastructure bill, corporate tax hike

    Amazon’s Bezos supports infrastructure bill, corporate tax hike
    By Matt Day and Spencer Soper | Bloomberg
    Amazon.com’s Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos said he supported investing in U.S. infrastructure and a hike in the corporate tax rate to help pay for it.
    Weighing in as lawmakers debate the Biden administration’s $2.25 trillion infrastructure plan, the Amazon founder said his company backs “making bold investments in American infrastructure,” but stopped short of endorsing the president’s proposal.
    “We recognize this
  • Legal expert explains why Britney Spears’ unprecedented conservatorship case is ‘highly abnormal’

    Legal expert explains why Britney Spears’ unprecedented conservatorship case is ‘highly abnormal’
    By Elizabeth Wagmeister | Variety
    For Britney Spears‘ legions of fans across the globe, the #FreeBritney movement has been top of mind for years. But in recent months, the hashtag has become more prominent with the release of Hulu’s New York Times-produced documentary, “Framing Britney Spears,” which debuted as the pop star’s legal proceedings over her conservatorship have persisted.
    The crux of the buzzy documentary is the peculiar position Spears has been placed u
  • Playoffs this spring for high school sports more likely after CDPH updates guidelines

    Playoffs this spring for high school sports more likely after CDPH updates guidelines
    The California Department of Public Health this week changed its youth sports guidelines to allow for teams to play throughout the state without restrictions, which boosts the chances of there being playoffs and postseason events this spring for high school sports.
    The updated CDPH guidelines now allow for “inter-team competitions, meets, races, or similar events” with other teams within the state. The ban on out-of-state competition remains.
    The CIF Southern Section on Monday, April
  • Review: Royal Wok brings more classic American Chinese to Orange

    Review: Royal Wok brings more classic American Chinese to Orange
    When Yang Ming Garden vacated its long-standing address on Tustin Street in Orange and moved to Villa Park, the Chinese restaurant left a big void. 
    But not for long. That void has now been filled by another Chinese restaurant called Royal Wok. The menu will sound familiar. Royal Wok offers many of the same dishes that Yang Ming did: an extensive roster of California Chinese classics like fried egg rolls, Mongolian beef, Kung Pao chicken, chow mein, chop suey, walnut shrimp and the like.&nb
  • Orange County SC adds U.S. youth international Jack Imperato

    Orange County SC adds U.S. youth international Jack Imperato
    Orange County Soccer Club announced the signing of John “Jack” Imperato, who joins on a transfer from Spanish club Villarreal’s youth teams.
    Imperato, 19, was born in Dallas and grew up in San Jose before moving to Spain at 16 in 2018.
    In 2018, Imperato started at Villarreal CF’s Academy and spent part of the 2019-20 season on loan at CD Roda.
    “Jack is joining us from one of the absolute best European Academies and he will gain valuable experience in our professiona
  • Anaheim man who propped dead wife on couch for kids on Christmas convicted of murder

    Anaheim man who propped dead wife on couch for kids on Christmas convicted of murder
    An Anaheim man who propped his wife’s body up on a sofa for her children to open Christmas presents in 2011 was convicted Wednesday, April 7, of murder.
    Nine years after the violent relationship between William Wallace, now 39, and 26-year-old Za’Zell Preston ended with her death, an Orange County Superior Court jury found Wallace guilty of second-degree murder.
    During the trial, Senior Deputy District Attorney Heather Brown described Preston’s death as the culmination of a his
  • Speeding, failure to handle curve caused Tiger Woods’ crash in Rolling Hills Estates, sheriff says

    Speeding, failure to handle curve caused Tiger Woods’ crash in Rolling Hills Estates, sheriff says
    Tiger Woods was speeding and failed to negotiate a curve when the SUV he was driving hit a median, sheered off a tree then rolled over in Rolling Hills Estates last month, leaving him with a broken leg, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said on Wednesday, April 6.
    Sheriff Alex Villaneuva, at a press conference in downtown Los Angeles, said detectives had determined excessive speed was the cause of the Feb. 23 crash.
    Investigators said they determined Woods’ vehicle was reco
  • Would federal change make higher state taxes more likely?

    Would federal change make higher state taxes more likely?
    California has long held the dubious honor of having the nation’s highest income tax rates — 13.3% for those at the very top of the income ladder.
    However, New York is coming closer to California. Its governor, Andrew Cuomo, and legislative leaders have agreed to boost state income tax rates to as high as 10.9%. For those in New York City, which has a top rate of 3.88%, the potential bite could be as much as 14.8%.
    Some California legislators want to add another point or two to the s
  • Joe Biden’s California Dream

    Joe Biden’s California Dream
    I was surprised to read (in The Los Angeles Times) that the Biden administration’s “role model for America” is… California! He wants to “Make America California.”
    That’s is a terrible idea.
    Californians now rush to move out of California.
    Some hopeful folks still move there, but so many more leave that California now loses more than 10,000 citizens every month. In fact, the state will soon lose a congressional seat.
    Why do Californians leave? “Exo
  • Clippers rave about DeMarcus Cousins addition

    Clippers rave about DeMarcus Cousins addition
    LOS ANGELES — Paul George said he was happy to welcome another character into the locker room. Patrick Beverley applauded the move that will beef up the Clippers’ interior depth. Tyronn Lue summarized it thusly: “He’s a problem.”
    On Tuesday, the Clippers finally were clear to speak about DeMarcus Cousins, whose 10-day signing was made official Monday after being anticipated for much of the previous week as the decorated big man went through the NBA’s coronavir
  • Whicker: MLB moving the All-Star Game is a typically empty gesture

    Whicker: MLB moving the All-Star Game is a typically empty gesture
    The All-Star Game never knew it was so important.
    Except for sponsors and incentive clauses, it would have little reason to live. In 2002 the managers were so engaged that they ran out of pitchers. Take away Pedro Martinez’s magic night in Fenway Park, and Ichiro Suzuki’s inside-the-park home run in San Francisco, and what do you really remember?
    But now baseball has moved the game from Atlanta to Denver because of Georgia’s new election regulations, and the All-Star Game is su
  • The Rogue Aviation experience takes you to new heights in Orange County

    The Rogue Aviation experience takes you to new heights in Orange County
    Rogue Aviation gives a unique look at the Southern California skyline
    The last year has kept many people inside their homes, but now that 2021 offers new hope and opportunities, the Rogue Aviation tours is an experience that should be on the top of your list of things to do. When was the last time you took an aerial tour around the city via helicopter? Chances are, no time recently. Rogue Aviation has been able to keep its doors open the last year with many changes to keep the tours with small c
  • What to expect when Riverside’s Castle Park returns after yearlong pandemic closure

    What to expect when Riverside’s Castle Park returns after yearlong pandemic closure
    A small Riverside amusement park whose innovative founder designed early Knott’s Berry Farm rides and befriended Walt Disney a decade before Disneyland debuted will soon be filled again with the joyous sights, smells and sounds of summer.
    Castle Park will reopen on Friday, April 9 after being closed for more than a year by state COVID-19 health and safety guidelines.
    “We have shown Castle Park can offer a fun, clean and safe environment for our guests to enjoy an outdoor family outin
  • Virgin Hotels Las Vegas opens and more entertainment makes its way back

    Virgin Hotels Las Vegas opens and more entertainment makes its way back
    There’s a lot to take in at the recently opened Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, not only with the gaming floor, restaurants and hotel, but also a unique assortment of costumed characters, musicians and painters ready to put on a show for visitors.
    The scene at the resort casino property, located at the former Hard Rock Hotel & Casino off the Strip, is what might happen if Burning Man met the New York City subway and all of its performers, according to Richard “Boz” Bosworth. It&rs
  • Girls basketball roundup: Canyon scores at the buzzer to upset No. 10 San Juan Hills

    Girls basketball roundup: Canyon scores at the buzzer to upset No. 10 San Juan Hills
    Junior forward Aryana Cortes made a driving layup at the buzzer to lift Canyon High’s girls basketball team past No. 10 San Juan Hills 40-38 on Tuesday, April 6 for one of the biggest upsets so far this spring.
    The Comanches (3-3), ranked 25th in Orange County, pulled out the dramatic victory one night after losing to No. 14 Tustin 48-45 in a near-upset.
    Junior guard Julianna Conklin led Canyon in scoring with 13 points while sophomore guard Kaia Sanatar added 12.
    Canyon is guided by first
  • Bubble Watch: 20 U.S. real estate tycoons or Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg?

    Bubble Watch: 20 U.S. real estate tycoons or Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg?
    Donald Bren, the 88-year-old owner of real estate giant Orange County-based Irvine Co., has a net worth of $15.3 billion, according to Forbes — again the nation’s wealthiest individual property owner.Fifth-wealthiest US real estate owner was Edward Roski, Jr.,82. His $5.5 billion worth, as estimated by Forbes, comes from Majestic Realty, a Los Angeles-based developer.
    Rick Caruso, 62, has a $4.2 billion net worth from his Los Angeles mall development firm, according to Forbes. It&rsq
  • Third Legacy Elite coach under investigation by U.S. Center for SafeSport

    Third Legacy Elite coach under investigation by U.S. Center for SafeSport
    A third coach at Legacy Elite Gymnastics, a high profile Chicago-area club owned and operated by former U.S. national and China Olympic team coaches, is under investigation for physical and emotional abuse by the U.S. Center for SafeSport, according to SafeSport documents obtained by the Southern California News Group.
    Rebecca Thone, the Legacy coach, allegedly abused young gymnasts after Anna Li, an alternate on the 2012 U.S. Olympic team and UCLA All-American, and her mother Jiani Wu, an Olymp
  • Why I’m suing the OC District Attorney over his shadowy DNA database

    Why I’m suing the OC District Attorney over his shadowy DNA database
    Whose DNA should be put in a government database to help the police solve crime?
    Expanding a database by including the DNA of more citizens may improve the ability of the police to identify criminals who leave biological samples at crime scenes.  On the other hand, the databases are expensive and pose risks to people’s privacy and even their liberty, so there are good reasons to limit databases to people who pose a risk of committing the kinds of crimes that can be solved with DNA tes
  • Biden administration disburses 25 million more stimulus payments to Americans

    Biden administration disburses 25 million more stimulus payments to Americans
    By Jeff Mason, Steve Holland | Reuters
    WASHINGTON – The Biden administration said on Wednesday that 25 million more stimulus payments worth a total of $36 billion had been sent out to Americans from the $1.9 trillion pandemic relief legislation.
    The announcement of a fourth batch of checks was made by the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service. It brings to 156 million payments the amount disbursed, with a total value of $372 billion.
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  • Frumpy Middle-aged Mom: So here’s what happened in Baja

    Frumpy Middle-aged Mom: So here’s what happened in Baja
    So I’m here today to talk to you about travel. Some of you may not remember this concept, because you’ve been hiding in your house for a year like Boo Radley in “To Kill A Mockingbird.” (Yes, I know, I mentioned him last week, but get over it. It’s my favorite new analogy.)
    Anyway, it’s time to emerge and get some color. You’re starting to look like Casper the Friendly Ghost. I recently went to Baja and came back with a tan.
    Some of you may recall that I
  • Burbank police arrest Tinhorn Flats co-owner for third time in COVID compliance battle

    Burbank police arrest Tinhorn Flats co-owner for third time in COVID compliance battle
    BURBANK — The co-owner of the Tinhorn Flats restaurant in Burbank was home Wednesday morning after being arrested by police for removing sandbags the city had put in place to block the front doors of the restaurant.
    Lucas Lepejian, 20, was taken into custody about 9:40 a.m. Tuesday after Burbank police said he was seen removing the bags, which were placed in front of the building to keep anyone from entering.
    Lepejian was cited and released about 2:15 p.m., Los Angeles County Sheriff&rsquo
  • Ontario-raised poet John Murillo receives Claremont’s $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Award

    Ontario-raised poet John Murillo receives Claremont’s $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Award
    Poet John Murillo was named the 2021 winner of the Kingsley Tufts Award on Wednesday for his recent collection “Kontemporary Amerikan Poetry,” according to officials at Claremont Graduate University, which hosts the award.
    The Kingsley Tufts Award, which is said to be the largest monetary prize in the world for a single collection of poetry, goes to a mid-career poet. The Kate Tufts Discovery Award, which goes to poets at the start of their career, was awarded to Jake Skeets for &ldq
  • Sheriff speaking today about Tiger Woods crash investigation; media report says speed was cause

    Sheriff speaking today about Tiger Woods crash investigation; media report says speed was cause
    LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva has changed plans and decided to provide an update Wednesday morning on the investigation into the February crash that seriously injured pro golfer Tiger Woods.
    Last Wednesday, Villanueva announced the investigation into the Rancho Palos Verdes rollover crash had been completed — but that details were being withheld due to privacy issues.
    “A cause has been determined, the investigation has concluded,” Villanueva sai
  • Sheriff speaking today about Tiger Woods crash investigation

    Sheriff speaking today about Tiger Woods crash investigation
    LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva will provide an update Wednesday morning on the investigation into the crash that seriously injured pro golfer Tiger Woods.
    Last Wednesday, Villanueva announced the investigation into the Rancho Palos Verdes rollover crash had been completed but that details were being withheld due to privacy issues.
    “A cause has been determined, the investigation has concluded,” Villanueva said. “However, we have reached out to Tig
  • One in three Covid-19 survivors suffers ‘brain disease,’ study finds

    One in three Covid-19 survivors suffers ‘brain disease,’ study finds
    By Ryan Prior | CNN
    As many as one in three people infected with Covid-19 have longer term mental health or neurological symptoms, researchers reported Tuesday.
    They found 34% of Covid-19 survivors received a diagnosis for a neurological or psychological condition within six months of their infection, according to the study published Tuesday in the journal Lancet Psychiatry.
    The most common diagnosis was anxiety, found in 17% of those treated for Covid-19, followed by mood disorders, found in 14

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