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As Californians are ordered to stay at home to decrease coronavirus spread, some are making pacts with small groups of friends.

Author: Cindy Chang
Posted: April 1, 2020, 12:00 pm

California's 420,000 farmworkers are working through the crisis. But language barriers and a lack of communication on the coronavirus put many at risk.

Author: Andrea Castillo
Posted: April 1, 2020, 12:00 pm

Coronavirus outbreaks are occurring in nursing homes at terrifying speed. The elderly are among the most vulnerable to the deadly new pathogen.

Author: Marisa Gerber, Matt Hamilton, Anita Chabria, Jack Dolan
Posted: April 1, 2020, 12:00 pm

As L.A. officials battle the coronavirus pandemic, a corruption scandal has fueled mistrust in City Hall.

Author: David Zahniser, Emily Alpert Reyes
Posted: April 1, 2020, 12:00 pm

Under coronavirus threat, hospitals across L.A. County have tightened visitor policies in maternity wards.

Author: Sonja Sharp
Posted: April 1, 2020, 12:00 pm

Homeless outreach workers serve as the eyes and ears on L.A.'s streets, a role that has become even more important during the coronavirus pandemic.

Author: Doug Smith
Posted: April 1, 2020, 12:00 pm

Coronavirus: As deaths across California rose, state prisons release inmate in bid to reduce spread

Author: Paige St. John, Rong-Gong Lin II, Richard Winton, Howard Blume
Posted: April 1, 2020, 11:00 am

Family members fear for Los Angeles retirees trapped aboard the cruise ship Zaandam, which is sailing to Florida, where authorities are skeptical of welcoming ill passengers.

Author: Anh Do
Posted: April 1, 2020, 11:00 am

Not wanting to expose their families to coronavirus, a trio of frontline doctors moved out of their homes.

Author: Steve Lopez
Posted: April 1, 2020, 11:00 am

A man working out in his driveway because his gym in closed.

Posted: April 1, 2020, 11:00 am

Coronavirus testing is an essential part of slowing the spread. From swab to result, follow along with one very sick patient's test.

Author: Thomas Curwen
Posted: April 1, 2020, 10:00 am

In a preliminary ruling, a judge said that the city of L.A. seizing large items from homeless people is not a workable policy.

Author: Emily Alpert Reyes, David Zahniser
Posted: April 1, 2020, 4:34 am

It's not enough to make up for a dry winter, but the precipitation outlook for early April looks promising

Author: Paul Duginski
Posted: April 1, 2020, 4:29 am

New California rules governing state water exports from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta triggered threats of lawsuits and complaints from both sides.

Author: Bettina Boxall
Posted: April 1, 2020, 2:22 am

Hundreds of cannabis entrepreneurs rushed to apply in September, but the process was criticized after some applicants were able to apply minutes early.

Author: Emily Alpert Reyes
Posted: April 1, 2020, 1:43 am

Health workers tested 131 patients who came to LAC-USC Medical Center in mid-March with mild flu symptoms. Seven were infected with the novel coronavirus.

Author: Karen Kaplan
Posted: April 1, 2020, 12:37 am

In the first case on skid row, an employee of the Union Rescue Mission tested positive for the novel coronavirus. He is being treated at USC Medical Center.

Author: Benjamin Oreskes, Doug Smith
Posted: April 1, 2020, 12:19 am

Up to now, federal officials have urged the healthy not to wear masks. But that guidance may be changing.

Author: Kailyn Brown
Posted: April 1, 2020, 12:08 am

Coronavirus: Santa Rosa police detective dies

Author: Richard Winton
Posted: March 31, 2020, 11:45 pm

Because of the coronavirus outbreak, state public schools are unlikely to reopen, state schools Supt. Tony Thurmond said Tuesday.

Author: Howard Blume
Posted: March 31, 2020, 11:26 pm

A Bay Area hospital desperately need supplies, including masks

Author: Rong-Gong Lin II
Posted: March 31, 2020, 10:47 pm

Riverside County plans to open its third coronavirus drive-through testing site

Author: Kailyn Brown
Posted: March 31, 2020, 10:05 pm

The warm weather may make it tempting to congregate outdoors, but L.A. County is asking residents to stay home to avoid spreading the coronavirus.

Author: Melissa Gomez
Posted: March 31, 2020, 9:44 pm

Most Orange County cities have confirmed coronavirus cases. Here are the latest numbers.

Author: Luke Money
Posted: March 31, 2020, 9:34 pm

Amid the coronavirus crisis, the L.A. County Board of Supervisors unanimously votes to remove the sheriff as the head of emergency operations.

Author: Alene Tchekmedyian
Posted: March 31, 2020, 9:05 pm

As coronavirus spreads, California prisons plan to release 3,500 inmates early.

Author: Paige St. John
Posted: March 31, 2020, 9:01 pm

Coronavirus: Bay Area limits size of funerals, shuts down most construction projects with expanded stay-at-home order.

Author: Susanne Rust, Colleen Shalby, Rong-Gong Lin II
Posted: March 31, 2020, 8:53 pm

L.A. County officials confirm 10 new coronavirus-related deaths — and say a healthcare worker has died — as the number of cases surges past 3,000.

Author: Melody Gutierrez, Colleen Shalby, Hannah Fry, Rong-Gong Lin II, Marisa Gerber, Sarah Parvini
Posted: March 31, 2020, 8:51 pm

About 20% of COVID-19 patients were hospitalized as of Tuesday, and of those, half were in intensive care, health officials said.

Author: Luke Money
Posted: March 31, 2020, 8:25 pm

Staying home was somewhat slow to catch on in California, but now travel is way down -- mostly. A new social distancing scoreboard grades each county.

Author: Hannah Fry
Posted: March 31, 2020, 8:15 pm

After L.A. County flip-flops on whether gun stores are essential businesses, the sheriff of Riverside County rolls out the welcome mat to gun buyers.

Author: Kailyn Brown
Posted: March 31, 2020, 8:01 pm

Workers furloughed from Pasadena's St. Andrew Catholic Church said the move has left them feeling abandoned and angry.

Author: Brittny Mejia
Posted: March 31, 2020, 7:38 pm

The economic toll of the COVID-19 pandemic has spurred a record surge in the number of people applying to CalFresh, the state's food stamp program.

Author: Patrick McGreevy
Posted: March 31, 2020, 6:48 pm

At a Tuesday meeting, officials warned that the death toll in the county could increase if social distancing measures aren't taken seriously.

Author: Melissa Gomez
Posted: March 31, 2020, 6:33 pm

Coronavirus: Here is the latest list of L.A. County communities with cases

Author: Colleen Shalby
Posted: March 31, 2020, 6:32 pm

Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore says residents should expect coronavirus restrictions on movement to remain in place for weeks as cases rise.

Author: Richard Winton
Posted: March 31, 2020, 6:31 pm

A 69-year-old man who spent roughly two months in the Orange County Jail in Santa Ana before he died at a hospital Sunday tested negative for the coronavirus, sheriff's officials said.

Author: Hannah Fry
Posted: March 31, 2020, 5:08 pm

A Bay Area mother who conspired to fix her daughters' test scores and buy a coach's endorsement, is sentenced to seven months in prison in the college admissions scandal.

Author: Matthew Ormseth
Posted: March 31, 2020, 4:18 pm

Coronavirus: NYPD has been devastated by outbreak. Can LAPD avoid that fate?

Author: Richard Winton
Posted: March 31, 2020, 3:44 pm

The meal service was suspended Monday after a kitchen worker was tested for COVID-19. The new offerings are provided by outside vendors.

Author: Luke Money
Posted: March 31, 2020, 3:42 pm

About 15,000 LAUSD high school students are absent online after the coronavirus forced campus shutdowns and a move to online learning.

Author: Sonali Kohli, Howard Blume
Posted: March 31, 2020, 3:24 pm

Elders and caregivers both need help during the coronavirus pandemic. Here are some tips, as well information of how the stimulus bill affects seniors.

Author: Stuart Leavenworth
Posted: March 31, 2020, 3:08 pm

Coronavirus: Gov. Newsom has been steadfast in contending that his stay-at-home order should be enforced through persuasion, not punishment

Author: Taryn Luna, Phil Willon
Posted: March 31, 2020, 2:03 pm

A pandemic that may last weeks or months could turn temporary shutdowns of local museums into permanent closures.

Author: Andrew J. Campa
Posted: March 31, 2020, 2:00 pm

The coronavirus continues to spread rapidly in the Bay Area and Seattle, but so far at a rate slower than in the country's other hot spots such as New York, New Jersey, Michigan and Louisiana.

Author: Rong-Gong Lin II, Soumya Karlamangla, Sean Greene, James Rainey
Posted: March 31, 2020, 12:00 pm

California desperately tries to help hospitals as coronavirus spreads.

Author: Melody Gutierrez, Jack Dolan, Marisa Gerber, Colleen Shalby
Posted: March 31, 2020, 3:48 am

Managers say they're adding more social distancing measures to ensure safe shopping amid coronavirus outbreak.

Author: Andrea Chang, David Karp
Posted: March 31, 2020, 3:47 am

With campuses closed due to the pandemic, LAUSD is struggling with distance learning. Only two-thirds of high school students are participating daily.

Author: Howard Blume, Sonali Kohli
Posted: March 31, 2020, 3:08 am

With the coronavirus crisis forcing Californians lose paychecks, here's a guide for renters and homeowners worried about paying their rent or mortgage.

Author: Liam Dillon
Posted: March 31, 2020, 2:34 am

Trying to balance the needs of courts with public safety, California judicial leaders issued a decision Saturday that has frustrated both prosecutors and public defenders.

Author: Maura Dolan
Posted: March 31, 2020, 1:39 am

Mayor Eric Garcetti on Monday announced a freeze on rent hikes for hundreds of thousands of rent-controlled apartments during the coronavirus outbreak.

Author: Liam Dillon, Emily Alpert Reyes
Posted: March 31, 2020, 1:35 am

Experts say California will likely continue to see a surge in new cases and deaths in the coming weeks but hope that social distancing makes a difference.

Author: Colleen Shalby, Hannah Fry, Alex Wigglesworth, Taryn Luna, Jaclyn Cosgrove, Laura Newberry
Posted: March 31, 2020, 12:57 am

An inmate and four people who work in the L.A. County jails have tested positive for COVID-19.

Author: Alene Tchekmedyian, Matt Hamilton
Posted: March 31, 2020, 12:15 am

Coronavirus: Hospitalizations have doubled from 746 to 1,432 in California over last three days

Author: Melody Gutierrez, Taryn Luna
Posted: March 31, 2020, 12:09 am

Coronavirus: Bay Area extends shelter-in-place order through at least May 1

Author: Rong-Gong Lin II
Posted: March 30, 2020, 11:40 pm

Orange County now has 464 confirmed coronavirus infections, as case counts continue their steady rise.

Author: Luke Money
Posted: March 30, 2020, 11:00 pm

Residents at nursing homes are among the most vulnerable populations to coronavirus.

Author: Jack Dolan, Marisa Gerber, Harriet Ryan
Posted: March 30, 2020, 10:14 pm

Where have people tested positive for the coronavirus in Orange County? Here's the latest city-by-city breakdown of confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Author: Luke Money
Posted: March 30, 2020, 8:51 pm

Gov. Gavin Newsom made a major announcement on healthcare workers Monday amid fight against the coronavirus.

Author: Melody Gutierrez
Posted: March 30, 2020, 8:45 pm

The Los Angeles Police Department is taking the temperatures of its officers as they arrive for their shifts to try to stem the spread of the virus.

Author: Richard Winton
Posted: March 30, 2020, 7:42 pm

The death underscores what medical experts have been warning: Even young adults can be vulnerable to COVID-19.

Author: Kailyn Brown, Richard Winton, Gary Warth
Posted: March 30, 2020, 6:59 pm

Some L.A. staging and event-production firms have, in a matter of days, remade their companies to build a first line of defense against the coronavirus.

Author: August Brown
Posted: March 30, 2020, 6:47 pm

The Mexican immigrant, who arrived in the 1950s, was 'possibly one of the best organizers that I have ever known, male or female,' an activist noted.

Author: Gustavo Arellano
Posted: March 30, 2020, 6:46 pm

Ventura County's latest numbers include three additional deaths related to COVID-19 and cases totaling 109.

Author: Melissa Gomez
Posted: March 30, 2020, 6:33 pm

The coronavirus outbreak has added even more stress to the state's already deep affordable housing problems.

Author: Liam Dillon
Posted: March 30, 2020, 5:06 pm

Preparing for an onslaught of trash contaminated by the coronavirus, medical waste haulers seek special exemptions.

Author: Louis Sahagun
Posted: March 30, 2020, 4:25 pm

Coronavirus tests pile up at labs, extending wait times for results

Author: Melody Petersen, Emily Baumgaertner
Posted: March 30, 2020, 4:00 pm

A kitchen employee may have tested positive for COVID-19. Meals are expected to resume later in the week, district officials say.

Author: Luke Money
Posted: March 30, 2020, 3:35 pm

Susana Garcia, 52, became the first Kern County resident whose death was attributed to the coronavirus.

Author: Alex Wigglesworth
Posted: March 30, 2020, 3:00 pm

San Bernardino County had recorded 111 cases of the coronavirus infection and three deaths linked to it as of Monday morning.

Author: Hannah Fry
Posted: March 30, 2020, 2:59 pm

Ridership on California's largest transit system has fallen by more than half during the coronavirus outbreak as life in Los Angeles County has all but ground to a halt, officials say.

Author: Times Staff
Posted: March 30, 2020, 2:44 pm

The county now has 2,100 total confirmed cases, including more than 300 reported on Sunday. More cases and deaths were reported across California, with officials warning the numbers will surge in the coming weeks.

Author: Alex Wigglesworth
Posted: March 30, 2020, 1:46 pm

Day laborers in Los Angeles County are struggling to find work because of the recent rains and the coronavirus pandemic.

Author: Ruben Vives
Posted: March 30, 2020, 1:00 pm

Steph Cha doesn't expect much in the way of good crime fiction to spring from the coronavirus outbreak.

Author: Maria L. La Ganga
Posted: March 30, 2020, 1:00 pm

Coronavirus: A lack of cleaning supplies — and space — is rattling Los Angeles County jail inmates who fear the spread of the virus

Author: Alene Tchekmedyian, Matt Hamilton
Posted: March 30, 2020, 1:00 pm

Gov. Newsom declared dispensaries "essential," saying the health benefits of keeping them open outweigh the risks. Opponents call it reckless.

Author: Patrick McGreevy
Posted: March 30, 2020, 12:00 pm

We all know this instinctively, but it's human nature during dangerous times not to acknowledge the truth and to question it, especially for elders in reasonably good health for our age.

Author: George Skelton
Posted: March 30, 2020, 7:00 am

Mercy accepting first patients

Posted: March 30, 2020, 4:29 am

The replica ship was modeled after the vessel made famous in the book "Two Years Before the Mast."

Author: Joseph Serna
Posted: March 30, 2020, 3:51 am

L.A. County records five new coronavirus deaths; total cases top 2,100

Author: Alex Wigglesworth, Benjamin Oreskes, Joseph Serna, Rong-Gong Lin II, Taryn Luna, Laura Newberry
Posted: March 30, 2020, 1:41 am

Franklin, 67, was convicted in 2016 of killing nine women and a teenage girl from 1985 to 2007.

Author: Joseph Serna
Posted: March 29, 2020, 11:58 pm

Orange County communities with coronavirus cases. There are more than 400 cases and four deaths.

Author: Luke Money
Posted: March 29, 2020, 11:51 pm

Coronavirus: Case sweep a nursing home. 12 infected, one dead

Author: Alex Wigglesworth
Posted: March 29, 2020, 10:16 pm

In a Long Beach distillery, a masked skeleton crew churns out hand sanitizer for first responders.

Author: Hailey Branson-Potts
Posted: March 29, 2020, 10:10 pm

Edward Howard saw hygiene as a civil rights issue and a matter of treating homeless people with dignity.

Author: Gale Holland
Posted: March 29, 2020, 8:47 pm

Coronavirus: Surfer hit with $1,000 citation for ignoring beach closure, warning by lifeguards, police

Author: Alex Wigglesworth, Andrea Castillo
Posted: March 29, 2020, 7:57 pm

Coronavirus: Here is the latest list of L.A. County communities with cofirmed cases

Author: Alex Wigglesworth
Posted: March 29, 2020, 6:33 pm

Seth Davis and his seizure alert dog Poppy led a difficult existence to begin with. Then they got stranded at LAX when his wallet was stolen during a layover on Christmas Eve. They've been living there ever since. Then the coronavirus hit.

Author: Maria L. La Ganga
Posted: March 29, 2020, 3:55 pm

Amid the coronavirus outbreak, Gov. Gavin Newsom said the U.S. government sent L.A. County broken ventilators, so a Silicon Valley company is fixing them.

Author: Taryn Luna, Rong-Gong Lin II
Posted: March 29, 2020, 3:48 pm

So far, 22 people who work for the Los Angeles Police Department have tested positive for the coronavirus.

Author: Richard Winton
Posted: March 29, 2020, 3:27 pm

As the pandemic took off, an emergency room doctor and Army pal planned to quickly produce a cheap ventilator. But their altruism ran into a cold hard reality - capitalism.

Author: Anita Chabria
Posted: March 29, 2020, 3:17 pm

In the Bay Area, one public health officer has been infected with COVID-19. Others are feuding, and one issued an emotional public warning that peers have criticized.

Author: Susanne Rust, Maura Dolan
Posted: March 29, 2020, 2:00 pm

With gyms, public parks, restaurants and other places closed, homeless people are having a hard time finding places to clean up maintain basic hygiene.

Author: James Queally
Posted: March 29, 2020, 12:00 pm

The winter of 2019-20 was one of the warmest on record in the lower 48 states

Author: Paul Duginski
Posted: March 29, 2020, 3:57 am

Nora Escalante, 58, is originally from Cabañas, El Salvador. In the mid-1980s, while machine guns and rifles thundered, she immigrated to the United States.

Author: Soudi Jimenez Escritor
Posted: March 29, 2020, 3:32 am

Orange County reported 321 cases of coronavirus infection Friday, up from 256 Thursday and 95 the previous weekend.

Author: Luke Money
Posted: March 29, 2020, 3:17 am

Coronavirus: Police used choppers and cruiser to keep people off beaches, trails

Author: Andrea Castillo, Alex Wigglesworth
Posted: March 29, 2020, 2:58 am

The state is also working to fix 170 ventilators that arrived "not working" from the federal government, Gov. Newsom said.

Author: Taryn Luna, Rong-Gong Lin II, Sean Greene
Posted: March 29, 2020, 2:06 am

Reality show star Kim Kardashian West, who has embraced prison reform as a pet cause, praised Newsom's action on twitter.

Author: Cindy Chang
Posted: March 28, 2020, 10:48 pm

Coronavirus: Orange County cases jump to 403 with 4 deaths

Author: Luke Money, Hillary Davis
Posted: March 28, 2020, 9:31 pm

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Local news from across Southern California

The two Los Angeles Lakers players that tested positive for COVID-19 on March 19, have both recovered and are symptom-free after a 14-day quarantine the team announced on Tuesday. The Lakers hired a private company to test players after it was announced that four members of the Brooklyn Nets had tested positive following a game against the Lakers on March...
Author: Michael J. Duarte
Posted: April 1, 2020, 6:11 am
Kevin Durant and Donovan Mitchell will lead a 16-player field of NBA players in an NBA 2K20 tournament airing on ESPN. The NBA, the players’ association and 2K announced the NBA 2K Players Tournament on Tuesday. Play begins Friday, and the winner of the week-long competition will receive a $100,000 donation to a coronavirus-related relief effort of their choice. Player...
Author: AP
Posted: April 1, 2020, 5:41 am
There are 29 Los Angeles Police Department officers and five department civilian personnel who have contracted the coronavirus, one of whom is in critical condition, Chief Michel Moore told the Board of Police Commissioners Tuesday. The  others are recovering at home. The majority of the cases have been identified in officers working out of the LAPD’s downtown and central locations, Moore...
Author: City News Service
Posted: April 1, 2020, 5:25 am
Kobe Bryant memorabilia has inevitably increased in value since the five-time NBA Champion’s sudden and shocking death on January 26, 2020. As an example, one avid collector snatched up a towel that Bryant draped over his shoulders during his farewell speech following the final game of his NBA season on April 13, 2016. Bryant finished with 60 points in the...
Author: Michael J. Duarte
Posted: April 1, 2020, 5:18 am
Knowing when the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics will be solves one problem for USA Basketball. And it creates a few others. Let’s assume that the 2020-21 NBA season is over by next July, a premise that also assumes some sort of normalcy returns to the sports world and that the global coronavirus pandemic slows to the point where games can be...
Author: Tim Reynolds
Posted: April 1, 2020, 4:46 am
While most Californians have been ordered to stay home, thousands of construction workers who have been deemed “essential” remain on the job and are often practicing no physical distancing, the NBC4 I-Team has learned. At least one worker, possibly two, on the new home of the NFL–SoFi Stadium in Inglewood–tested positive for the coronavirus. The I-Team visited a dozen commercial...
Author: Joel Grover and Louisa Marshall
Posted: April 1, 2020, 3:35 am
Family members who claim a loved one died due to the negligence of doctors at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center filed court papers Tuesday challenging the state’s decades-old law putting a $250,000 cap on pain and suffering due to medical mistakes. Charles Johnson IV and his two minor sons, along with the law firm of Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley, are the plaintiffs...
Author: City News Service
Posted: April 1, 2020, 2:36 am
Have you seen the marvelous migrating butterflies passing through your neighborhood? The sight is full of spring and zing.
Author: Alysia Gray Painter
Posted: April 1, 2020, 2:36 am
Felony charges are expected to be filed Wednesday against a convicted felon accused of breaking his mother’s arm and hoarding guns — including a high capacity rifle — in Riverside. Shane Nicholas Lastique, 38, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of elder abuse, false imprisonment, battery on a dependent adult, being a felon in possession of a firearm, vandalism and making...
Author: City News Service
Posted: April 1, 2020, 2:34 am
Orange County officials outlined Tuesday what hospitals and health authorities are doing to prepare for an expected surge of coronavirus patients in the coming weeks. “For Orange County, the surge we’re anticipating is probably going to be in two or three weeks, probably early May,” Orange County Healthcare Director Richard Sanchez, who is poised to take over as CalOptima’s chief...
Author: City News Service
Posted: April 1, 2020, 2:30 am
Southern California nail salons are donating tens of thousands of masks and gloves to healthcare workers after closing under the state’s stay-at-home order. A group of salons has collected about 75,000 paper masks and 280,000 gloves, supplies they usually use to protect against powders and polishes, in an initiative they’re calling “Nailing It.” Demand for medical supplies has skyrocketed because...
Author: Vikki Vargas
Posted: April 1, 2020, 2:28 am
Empty neighborhood streets might be a dour scene for parents walking with their kids, but some communities in the Inland Empire are looking to brighten the stroll with a teddy bear scavenger hunt. Families involved in the “bear hunt” place the toys in their windows, porches and other spots visible from the street, turning a passerby’s stroll into a game...
Author: Christine Kim and Christian Leonard
Posted: April 1, 2020, 2:23 am
The coronavirus pandemic has brought uncertain times for small businesses across the Coachella Valley, but a few local breweries are testing out new tactics to meet the challenge. Some valley breweries have added delivery options to their menus in order to supply a homebound — and thirsty — local population of beer drinkers. “What I’m seeing is there has been...
Author: City News Service
Posted: April 1, 2020, 1:31 am
Schools in Los Angeles County and throughout the state could remain shuttered through the end of the school year due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis, the state Superintendent of Public Instruction told education leaders Tuesday. In a letter to superintendents across the state, Tony Thurmond wrote that campuses might remain off-limits longer than anticipated for the safety of students and...
Author: City News Service
Posted: April 1, 2020, 1:01 am
Wearing any type of face covering — from surgical masks to bandanas — when conducting everyday affairs is a recommended precaution while the novel coronavirus continues to spread, Riverside County health officials said Tuesday. “Stay in your place, maintain your space and cover your face,” county Emergency Management Department Director Bruce Barton said, coining a new county government phrase. The...
Author: City News Service
Posted: April 1, 2020, 12:39 am
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors renewed Tuesday a $20,000 reward for information that helps apprehend a gunman who fatally shot a 4-year old boy in the head in Altadena nearly four years ago. Supervisor Kathryn Barger recommended extending the reward in the July 5, 2016, slaying of Salvador Esparza. The offer had been set to expire April 19,...
Author: City News Service
Posted: April 1, 2020, 12:21 am
Los Angeles’ city government will not hesitate to close businesses deemed “non-essential” as well as construction sites that don’t practice social distancing while emergency orders are in place, Mayor Eric Garcetti said Tuesday. “If any non-essential businesses continue to operate in violation of the (Safer at Home) order, we’re going to act to enforce the … order and ensure their...
Author: Staff Reports
Posted: April 1, 2020, 12:07 am
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Covered California is expanding its special enrollment period through June 30 to help anyone uninsured and eligible to obtain health coverage because of job loss or other qualifying life events. The action builds upon Covered California’s special enrollment period that took effect in January, to help consumers who didn’t know about tax penalties for...
Author: City News Service
Posted: March 31, 2020, 11:50 pm
The comfort food company is delivering over 8,000 free meals to area healthcare professionals.
Author: Alysia Gray Painter
Posted: March 31, 2020, 9:55 pm
Walt Disney Co. Executive Chairman Bob Iger will forgo his salary starting in April as the company deals with the financial impact of the coronavirus crisis, which has shuttered theme parks and film productions, it was reported Tuesday. Disney Chief Executive Bob Chapek said Monday that senior executives including Iger would have their salaries reduced to “shoulder the burden” of...
Author: City News Service
Posted: March 31, 2020, 9:52 pm
Cesar Chavez Day, the state holiday honoring the late labor leader credited with improving work and quality of life conditions for immigrant farm workers in Central California, will be observed Tuesday on the 93rd anniversary of his birth. Chavez, an advocate of nonviolence, is best remembered for spearheading a grape boycott in 1965 that went nationwide in 1968 and lasted...
Author: City News Service
Posted: March 31, 2020, 9:51 pm
A large haul of drugs, including opioids, methamphetamine and cocaine, being smuggled from Mexico to California was seized from a cross-border tunnel equipped with ventilation, lighting and an underground rail system, authorities said Tuesday. The tunnel connected warehouses in Tijuana and San Diego, extending about 2,000 feet with an average depth of 31 feet and width of 3 feet, according...
Author: Elliot Spagat
Posted: March 31, 2020, 9:00 pm
A police officer responding to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon fatally shot a sword-wielding man, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said. Pomona police were called to the scene at 7:15 p.m. Monday and an officer attempted to detain the suspect. “The suspect produced a sword and advanced on the officer, at which point an officer...
Author: Associated Press
Posted: March 31, 2020, 7:52 pm
The nation’s most populous state is expecting an uptick in the number of coronavirus cases this week as the pandemic expands. Updates on the spread of COVID-19 can be found here. You can view daily updates from the governor’s office at noon. By the Numbers As of Sunday afternoon, California had more than 6,900 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus...
Author: Staff Report
Posted: March 31, 2020, 5:54 pm
A chance encounter with a man he’d long known from the neighborhood and a conversation about “snitching” led to the killing of Nipsey Hussle one year ago this week.
Author: Andrew Dalton
Posted: March 31, 2020, 4:30 pm
Coronavirus outbreaks were reported this week at 11 Los Angeles County nursing homes where residents, many with underlying health conditions, are among those most vulnerable to the deadly new virus. The number is nearly quadruple that of nursing home outbreaks county officials had announced on Friday. The county defines an outbreak as three or more cases involving residents or staff...
Author: Staff Report
Posted: March 31, 2020, 3:44 pm
The Los Angeles County CEO was placed in charge of coordinating emergency operations, replacing Sheriff Alex Villanueva in that role, after a vote Tuesday by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. The board’s original vote to make the change, part of updating its plan for emergency preparedness and following lessons learned from the 2018 Woolsey Fire, came back in...
Posted: March 31, 2020, 1:36 pm
A 69-year-old inmate at the Central Men’s Jail in Santa Ana died after possibly contracting the coronavirus, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department announced Monday night. The man was pronounced dead about 3 p.m. Sunday at a hospital where he was taken on Friday from the jail “due to medical issues resulting from underlying health issues,” OCSD Public Affairs Director Carrie...
Author: City News Service
Posted: March 31, 2020, 5:39 am
As demand surges during the COVID-19 pandemic, some front line grocery and deliver workers increasingly concerned over their own health and safety are holding strikes and walkouts.
Author: Hetty Chang
Posted: March 31, 2020, 5:30 am
Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva, who was sued by gun-rights groups after trying to shut down firearms dealers in the wake of coronavirus concerns, said Monday that he is abandoning the effort. The sheriff said he’s heeding a federal Department of Homeland Security advisory issued on Saturday that listed gun and ammunition dealers as “essential critical infrastructure workers.” Villanueva...
Author: Associated Press
Posted: March 31, 2020, 3:38 am
The Los Angeles County Health Department has started shutting down restaurants that have transformed themselves into pop-up grocery stores as a means to stay in business during the COVID-19 pandemic. The restaurants-turned-stores are popular with consumers who need to shop but want to avoid crowded supermarkets, and it gives the restaurants a life saving source of revenue. “We have plenty of...
Author: Joel Grover and Louisa Marshall
Posted: March 31, 2020, 3:03 am
After the grab-and-go meal program for Pasadena Unified School District students was suspended due to a kitchen employee being possibly diagnosed with COVID-19, PUSD announced that the program would resume Tuesday and continue weekdays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at seven schools. The district had previously said the grab-and-go meal service that was being provided at seven of its...
Author: Staff Reports
Posted: March 31, 2020, 2:28 am
It was in the poppy fields in the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve State Natural that Michael Lerman proposed to Jenna Cutler in April of last year,  when few people had ever heard of novel coronavirus.  When the couple sent out their wedding invitations, they had no reason to believe anything could go wrong.  We don’t feel like we should...
Author: Ted Chen
Posted: March 31, 2020, 12:10 am
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti Monday ordered the suspension of all farmers markets due to concerns about large crowd gathering in spite of coronavirus concerns, and he also temporarily halted rent increases for tenants of rent-controlled units. Garcetti also signed a City Council-approved ordinance that bars evictions for residential and commercial tenants unable to pay their rent due to the...
Author: City News Service
Posted: March 31, 2020, 12:08 am
Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva confirmed Monday four of his department’s employees have tested positive for coronavirus, while one inmate has also been diagnosed. Of the employees who tested positive, one was assigned to the court services division, one was an east patrol deputy and two were assigned to the custody division, Villanueva said. Villanueva and county health officials...
Author: City News Service
Posted: March 30, 2020, 11:53 pm
The man accused of murdering a father camping at Malibu Creek State Park had to be subdued by several LA County Sheriff’s deputies during a hearing Monday, after a judge refused to allow the man to defend himself without a lawyer. Anthony Rauda, 43, attacked a deputy and had to be restrained, according to the LA County District Attorney’s Office....
Author: Eric Leonard
Posted: March 30, 2020, 10:36 pm
Darius Jennings has signed a contract with the Los Angeles Chargers, the team said Monday. Jennings spent the past two seasons with the Tennessee Titans, and has been utilized more as a returner than wide receiver. He led the league in kick return average in 2018 (31.7 yards) and had a 94-yard return for a touchdown against Miami. Jennings entered...
Author: Associated Press
Posted: March 30, 2020, 8:55 pm
California is enlisting retired doctors and medical and nursing students to help treat an anticipated surge of coronavirus patients, the governor announced Monday. The California Health Corps effort comes as the nation’s most populous state anticipates hospitals becoming overwhelmed with patients and while it is preparing stadiums and convention centers to handle a crush of cases. “If you’re a nursing...
Author: Adam Beam and Brian Melley
Posted: March 30, 2020, 8:38 pm
The parents of two sisters struck by a big rig while walking to school in the Exposition Park area in 2019 filed court papers Monday alleging wrongful death and naming the city of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Unified, Metro and Caltrans as defendants. The still unofficial lawsuit was brought by Francisco Lorenzo and Angelina Nicolas, the father and mother of...
Author: City News Service
Posted: March 30, 2020, 8:31 pm
Thousands of Los Angeles Unified School District students are failing to take part in online classes offered since campuses were closed due to the coronavirus, while the district continues working to provide internet connections for families that need it, Superintendent Austin Beutner said Monday “There is an urgent need to act, as the absence from school creates hardship for students,...
Author: City News Service
Posted: March 30, 2020, 8:15 pm
A “Grab & Go” meal program is being offered for students who are unable to access meals due to the novel coronavirus quarantine. The program, being put on by the YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles and Thru Guidance Ministries Inc., will provide a healthy breakfast and lunch to students during the school closures. The program will distribute free meals twice...
Author: Michael Tseng
Posted: March 30, 2020, 6:44 pm
Three people were killed in a two-car crash early Monday in Los Angeles’ Hancock Park area that scattered debris across the road and knocked down a palm tree. The crash was reported at around 2 a.m. in the 600 block of North Highland Avenue. At least one of the BMWs struck and knocked down a palm tree in the roadway...
Author: Staff Report
Posted: March 30, 2020, 1:20 pm
The Los Angeles Convention Center was being transformed Sunday into a federal field hospital to prepare for an expected surge in coronavirus cases in Southern California. California’s National Guard helped prepare the center Sunday, placing rows of hospital beds and medical supplies on the convention floor in an effort to relieve the pressure facing medical centers treating COVID-19 patients. The...
Author: Jim Crogan
Posted: March 30, 2020, 2:22 am
Californians endured a weekend of stepped-up restrictions aimed at keeping them home as much as possible while hospitals and health officials scrambled Sunday to ready themselves for a week that could see the feared dramatic surge in coronavirus cases. Testing among the state’s 40 million residents has stepped up significantly after a slow start and officials have warned the increase...
Author: Daisy Nguyen and Stefanie Dazio
Posted: March 29, 2020, 9:43 pm
A tall ship used as a classroom began sinking overnight in Dana Point Harbor, officials at the Ocean Institute said Sunday. “We are very sad to announce that Pilgrim, our beloved vessel that has served as an inspiring real-world classroom to hundreds of thousands of students and visitors, keeled overnight in her slip on our dock, rendering her useful life...
Author: City News Service
Posted: March 29, 2020, 6:15 pm
The number of coronavirus cases in Los Angeles County surpassed 3,000 on Tuesday with 54 deaths reported. Using data from the LA County Public Health Department, we’ve mapped out each city, district and area where the cases are being reported to give you a visual idea of where the cases are being reported. So far, Long Beach has reported the...
Author: Jason Kandel and Nelson Hsu
Posted: March 28, 2020, 2:50 am
There are specific resources for seniors throughout Southern California during the coronavirus pandemic. If you need help, or if you would like to help those in need, NBC4 has gathered a list of resources for seniors during the coronavirus pandemic. NBC4 also has a list of resources for the general public here. Free Meals Seniors Can Pick Up in LA...
Author: Sydney Kalich
Posted: March 24, 2020, 9:21 pm
Since it broke out possibly at a market in the Wuhan province in China in December, the coronavirus has infected 697,244, killed 33,257 and has spread to 204 countries and territories, according to the World Health Organization. Here’s a timeline of events in the United States and the west: Friday, February 28, 2020 First Coronavirus Death Reported in USThe governor...
Author: Jason Kandel
Posted: March 24, 2020, 12:54 am
LA County has reported 21 deaths in connection with the pandemic. On Thursday, the number of cases surpassed 1,200 after a surge of more than 400 cases.
Posted: March 9, 2020, 5:55 pm
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