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California Governor Gavin Newsom expected to lift strict stay-at-home orders
Newsom expected to cancel regional stay-at-home orders in California regions, including Los Angeles
"Gavin Newsom confirms to KCBS that tomorrow. The state Department of Public Health will lift the stay at home order is the regional state homeowners for all regions in California that includes the Bay Area, Los Angeles and San Joaquin Valley, which are the three regions still Under the stay at home order, But the news we're getting now confirmed from the noose of administration is that the regional state home orders will be lifted effective immediately. On that means going back to the color coded four tier system. Most counties are in the most restrictive purple tear, but this will mean that outdoor dining can resume. Not just take out. It means you'll be able to get your hair cut at a salon again. There's a whole list of things that were permitted under the purple tear that were shut down when the state home order took effect, so they're going to go ahead and lift this even though you know the whole plan has been for the last what more than a month That you had to have at least 15% capacity in the ice. He used to come out of this order. And as recently as this afternoon they were projecting that none of these regions were going to do that over the next four weeks. And then all of a sudden this afternoon. They said the Bay Area had a 23% ICU space, which was a little bit of a head scratcher. And now the state Department of Public Health says that all the regions are projected to have at least 15% ICU capacity within four weeks. And so they meet the criterion for lifting this stay at home order, and it's going to be lifted immediately. You think this is mostly political pressure? Because certainly we've been hearing that for four weeks. The ice you projections have to be below 15%. Yeah, It's really hard to say it's hard to believe that that's what's happening here. Although certainly back in the spring, we came out early in some parts of the state because of political pressure the governor gave into that. In this case, you know they have this metric that you have to have at least 15% headroom in the ICU, But they've kept secret exactly what goes into that recipe that there are four different Metrics, and we don't really know what those numbers are, and we've asked for that data. They won't give it to us. So how they come up with this projection? Nobody knows on. It's a little mysterious that all of a sudden, when the first part of the day the projection of the number for the bear, it was something like 7%. And then in the afternoon suddenly was 23.4%. And now they're saying all these regions will hit 15% over the next four weeks Now, I don't know, because they haven't shown us the data, so we we can't Confirm their math that this is an accurate projection. But it's hard to believe they would mess with the numbers in such a way because of political pressure. And, you know, put people's lives at risk just because they felt you know the heat, but they say that their numbers and we'll try to get more when they speak about this publicly of the next briefing. But they haven't given it to us In the past. Their numbers say that they show at least 15% space in the ICU is between now and the end of February. And one other thing, too, is that a lot of the infectious disease experts have been saying that they are somewhat confident that We are the current search that were in that started it. What if, after Thanksgiving, maybe has crested? And you think that may have played into a to that? What? What You mentioned that we're not seeing all the data here that it actually might be better than The projections were Yeah, I think that the surge has not been as horrible as they forecasted might be. And certainly the numbers over the last week to 10 days have been improving. The positivity rate has dropped steadily, both the seven day in the 14 day. The caseload has been coming down steadily. We had a couple record days of deaths, though last week but of course Deaths or trailing indicator. They're lagging indicator people dying that would have been infected several weeks ago, so that was to be expected. But the other numbers have been trending the right way. And the governor and the state health secretary of both been saying. That's cause for cautious optimism. I guess now there because these numbers continue to move in that direction. They're seeing the hospitalization and I see your numbers come down and they projected they're going to continue to improve But again without seeing what goes into the sausage making here, you know the numbers that make up their data. It's hard to confirm that independently. All right, duck. Thanks very much.
Authorities investigate explosion at anti-gay Los Angeles County church
"Is continuing following the bombing of a controversial church. No injuries were reported in the explosion at First Works Baptist Church in El Monte, which is known for anti gay teachings. Pastor Bruce Mahia says his doctrine since the church was founded always included condemnation. Of same sex relationships. No arrests have been made in the attack. I'm Cameron Fairchild,
California households, mostly in Los Angeles area, owe $1bn in water bills
"There's an unpaid water bill crisis in Southern California 1.6 million households in the state have water debt, with most of it in the Los Angeles area and most in areas with large black and Latino populations. That's according to a report by the California waterboard they asked to make more than 155,000 households have more than $1000 in water debt. The governor's issued an order that water can't be shut off two homes during the pandemic, even if the bill Those are not paid. The water board says they're gonna work with state and federal lawmakers to come up with policy options to address the unpaid water bill
LAX Opens COVID-19 Testing Site With Lab, Providing Results in Just Hours
"On a plane anytime soon, there's a good chance he'll be in for a covered test before leaving L. A two versions of the coronavirus nasal swab tests are currently being offered to travelers at L. A X. The airport even has built its own lab on site. It's across from Terminal six. Some airlines some destinations requiring negative tests from passengers in Europe. They may require a negative PCR test before arriving to Caribbean. Some of those countries actually accept. Indigent test chief Montgomery with Los Angeles International tells Can x the tests not free A part of the new world we live in and air travel Ross from Terminal six that turnaround time is 3 to 5 hours. Those test costs $125 with the new Auntie Gin test. They cost $80 have the results in just 30 to 60 minutes here, just people to check with your airline. They'll know what he if any type of test you need and how far in advance she'll need to take it. Craig
Orange County’s 2nd ‘super’ COVID-19 vaccination site opens in Aliso Viejo
"Site Now open in Orange County. This one is in the southern part of the OC Soka University and ELISA Vallejo, where thousands of vaccinations vaccinations can can be be administered administered each each day. day. The The issue issue is is with with the the supply. supply. Mike Mike Petro Petro is is with with the the Orange Orange County County Fire Fire Authority, Authority, please please that that we we understand understand the the difficulties difficulties in in getting getting those those appointments. appointments. We ask that you continue to bear with us as we seek out as Dr trial mentioned, and the board of Supervisors is Looking toward the state to provide more vaccines here to Orange County. Here's Orange County Supervisor Don Wagner. When Orange County does get an allocation, roughly 80% go to private sites. Only 20% comes to us in the county. The county has done a very good job in vaccinating as many people as possible. With what we're given. George Kenny's other Super side is Disneyland that open 10 days ago. Right now, they're only vaccinating health care workers. People over 65 law enforcement who work in a high risk settings. Emily Bell, Dez Kay Next 10 70 news radio Kick medicine
Black teens wrongly detained at Target in California
"Profiling complaints are being launched after three black teenagers were detained by L. A county sheriff's deputies inside a target in Westlink Village, California The team say they were wrongfully accused of shoplifting A B C's Annabelle Moon rose reports footage of the incident has now gone viral. Sparking outrage online. The family's plan to file a civil lawsuit against Target and the Sheriff's department. The Sheriff's Department did not comment. In this case. They were not arrested, According to a 2019, California Department of Justice study. Black Children made up 21% of juvenile arrests but just 5% of the population. The teens say another group of teenagers shoplifted during the incident last weekend, but they were told they couldn't leave the store. While other customers did.
33 missing children found by FBI and Los Angeles officials in anti-human trafficking operation in Southern California
"The FBI has saved 33 Children in Southern California as a part of the lost Angels operation. The FBI worked with two dozen local law enforcement partners, including the LAPD and the L. A County sheriff's office. Officials say eight of the 33 Children were sexually exploited and many of the others were exploited in the past. One person has been arrested in connection with the operation January is human trafficking awareness Month Last year, the FBI initiated more than 600 human trafficking investigations across the
California State Parole Board Panel Recommends Parole for Ex-Manson Follower
"California state panel is recommending parole for a one time Manson family follower. Bruce Davis was convicted in 1972 of first degree murder and conspiracy for the July 1969 killing of Gary Hinman inside his Topanga Canyon home. Davis was also found guilty of murdering Donald Shorty Shea. The now 78 year old Davis has been found suitable for parole a half dozen times in the past, however, three California governor's reverse the parole board's recommendations.
Wet, Cold Weather Bearing Down On Southern California
"Temperature Temperature wise, wise, we're we're definitely definitely going going to to be be on on the the cooler cooler side. side. Look Look for for lots lots of of fifties fifties this this afternoon afternoon with with thirties thirties up up in in the the higher higher elevations. elevations. We We do do the the winter winter weather weather advisory advisory in in place place for for the the San San Bernadino Bernadino and and Riverside Riverside County County Mountains Mountains until until 10 10 o'clock o'clock tonight, tonight, snow snow levels levels dropping down to around 3500 ft. So there could be some light snow accumulations across the tone passes through the I five corridor. Will they dry most the day Sunday, but a second storm arrives Sunday night through Monday. Snow levels with this storm will drop down to around 2000 FT. So we could see some snowfall to the Antelope Valley floor If you like the wet weather good news in the extended forecast. A stronger system will move into the region Wednesday, bringing rain through potentially Friday. So stay tuned to the forecast as we head into this upcoming week
From Presidents to Miss Piggy: Larry King Interviewed Everyone
"To Miss Piggy, legendary talk show host Larry King has died at the age of 87. He interviewed more people than anyone in the history of television. King's media company says he died this morning at a Los Angeles hospital after a battle with covert 19 and some other serious health issues. Next on Larry King Live in the land of talk shows there was once a king who reigned over most of the others. Larry King, who interviewed pretty much everyone. Who was anyone from Richard Nixon. What is it like to do it to ascend meant to die? It's a big being president during the war is difficult to the charmingly irritating this piggy criminals. I sort of forget Blue Piggy. I wasn't making a move for you. King described himself as a poor kid from Brooklyn who grew up to pinch himself every day because he never imagined being a voice heard round the world and I hope that 50 years from now, when people talk about Larry King, they'll say. He did a hell of an interview. Deborah Rodriguez, CBS News is Jerry Seinfeld Interview is a classic King hosted Larry King Live on CNN for 25 years, taping more than 6000 episodes. Before retiring in 2010. Well, thousands of Russian protesters arrested in
Why Los Angeles should not return to normal after the pandemic
"Valley should not focus on returning to normal once the covert outbreak is over, but should instead take aggressive action to build the local economy that works better for more of its residents. That call it comes from a group called the Committee for Greater L. A, which is made up of researchers from U. C. L. A. And USC who prepared the report with the input ability, local business leaders, government officials, nonprofit groups. Says the pandemics actually highlighted many longstanding economic inequities that already existed in Los Angeles, and they should be addressed as soon as possible. Once the crisis ends. The borderline
Salons Join Lawsuit Demanding Newsom Allow Businesses To Reopen, Los Angeles
"Several beauty sludge, joining restaurants and other small businesses in our lawsuit demanding the governor Newsome allow them to re open. Despite the pandemic, Newsome has stressed the importance of keeping those businesses closed until I see you capacity and infection rates stabilized. On the other hand, local small business owners argue there's been no evidence showing that beauty salons have been causing Virus numbers to rise, CBS two's Kansas Crone Talkto one local business owner or went viral after making the video expressing her frustration. The owner of Pineapple Hill Saloon and Grill suit the governor last December after watching workers set up catering and outdoor tables for production crew just feet away from her restaurant. Tell me that this is dangerous. Right next to me as a slap in my face, the the group group says. says. They They only only want want to to be be able able to to provide provide for for themselves themselves and and their their families. families. They're They're hoping hoping news news soon soon will will reconsider reconsider his his band band or or else else say say they're they're taking taking they they all all stay, stay, say. say. Taking Taking their their fight fight all all the the way way to the Supreme Court.
TSA agent convicted for tricking woman into showing breasts at Los Angeles International Airport
"TSC agent is going to jail for falsely imprisoning a woman at Elliot before agent was charged with unlawfully detaining a woman and using fraud to get her to expose herself to him outside the primary screening area in June of 2019, the woman had lost her idea and debit cards and he told her she had to go to another room to answer more questions and also undergoing additional search, even though she'd been patted down by a female T s a officer. Jonathan Lomeli Toto that she had to show him her breasts to make sure she had nothing hidden in her bra. He also made her lift her panties and underwear. Lomeli immediately sentenced to 60 days in county jail 52 classes to address sexual compulsion and two years probation. In a statement, the T S a says it does not tolerate illegal, unethical or immoral conduct.
State investigates Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
"Sherif al to be in a wave, and his department is facing yet another investigation this time from Sacramento. Today. California Attorney General Have Yerba Sarah announced he's starting a civil rights investigation into the sheriff's department. It's not completely unexpected Vienna Wave has had a contentious relationship with county leaders and his department has been plagued with deputy misconduct allegations and questionable fatal shootings. Watchdog groups like the County Civilian Oversight Commission claimed the department is shrouded in secrecy. Commissioners even called for being away his resignation last fall. One of those commission members is Sean Kennedy. He is the Kaplan and Feldman, executive director for Loyola Law School's Center for Juvenile Law and Policy, and he's here to talk more about all of this. I Sean. Hi, Larry. I got to start here. The attorney general will be looking into whether the policies and practices of the largest sheriff's department in the country has routinely violated people's constitutional rights. What's your take on that? And how unusual is this? I think it's long overdue. There have been allegations for decades about deputy gangs or cliques. Within the Los Angeles Los Angeles Sheriff's Department and Ah lot of county actors have really turned a blind eye to it. So the fact that the state is now investigating it, I think is a real step in the right direction. So you said. You said it's taken a long time. But is this unusual? It's fairly. It's fairly unusual, but when you have had such longstanding allegations about like internal gangs violating people's civil rights Using excessive force filing false reports. It's definitely in order and you know we're really gratified to see that the attorney general is looking into it. Speaking of the attorney general, what kind of power does he have over the department Because Sheriff Ian away the likes to say when other county officials challenge him that he only has to answer to the voters and to the state A G. Well, the Eiji is the top law enforcement officer in the state of California. And while sheriff being a waiver is an elected official, he and his deputies Obviously cannot violate the rights of others or obstruct justice. We know that because one of his predecessors Sheriff Lee Baca is serving time in federal prison for obstructing justice. Bezerra says the action has come in response to the absence of sustained and comprehensive oversight of the department operations. The board that you're on the civilian oversight Commission is supposed to keep an eye on the L. A sheriff's Department. Why has it escalated all the way to the state? Well, you know, we on the civilian oversight commission have the power of persuasion, but it's very difficult to get access to all the information that we need. The sheriff's department is a very close department very inward looking. It resists collaboration and oversight. And so it makes sense that the Department of Justice With all its law enforcement capabilities. Would step in and look into the matter. You mentioned gangs there has been reporting about gangs inside the department. Even from being away was younger deputies. You recently released a report on the impact of these sheriffs, gangs and what you find. Sheriff. Gangs have been in operation since the early seventies. And for 50 years, sheriff after sheriff has downplayed or ignored the problems that these internal Gangs and clicks pose. To constitutional policing in our community and how they really threaten the integrity of our justice system. And so it's just really important this investigation to get to the bottom of what is going on with the sheriff gangs in the department because they create a culture of violence. It increases the number of deputy shootings. And it really calls into question all of the convictions in which secret Deputy gang members have testified as prosecution witnesses. In criminal trials. You know, this is not a criminal investigation, but could what is unearthed in in this investigation become criminal, depending upon upon what Agent Sarah fines I'm sure as the investigation unfolds, will learn that but certainly in the past, I spoke of our prior sheriff Lee Bok. It evolved into a criminal investigation, and so many Allegations about the internal gangs. The executioners of the Bandidos described they gang like activity that results in criminal prosecutions every day. So it wouldn't be a surprise if it did evolve into that. But do you think the subject of these deputy gangs will be part of this investigation? Yes.
California attorney general launches civil rights probe of Los Angeles Sheriff's Department
"Attorney general launches a civil rights investigation of the L. A County sheriff's department. The probe is aimed at identifying and addressing potential systemic violations of the rights of the people of L. A county by the larger representation and personnel at the Sheriff's department. That's according to Attorney General Javier Buscetta, since this investigation Go straight to the heart of the Sheriff Department's relationship with community. It is critical that members of the public come forward with any information they may have that can assist us in this investigation. He says. Allegations of excessive force retaliation and other misconduct are among the factors that prompted them to pursue the investigation. Action we're taking today is result of Having received credible information reports evidence from a number of sources over a period of time. In a statement, Sheriff Alex Vienna Wave a said he looks forward to the non criminal pattern and practice investigation, adding that they are eager to get this process started in the interest of transparency and accountability.
UC Irvine Scientists Working on COVID-19 Vaccine That Would Attack All Strains
"You see Irvine School of Medicine is working to develop a new vaccine that will defeat all strains of the Corona virus, including those that haven't arrived in the U. S. Yet One of the chief scientists overseeing the federally backed effort says the goal is to stop every single variance between cover. Also, all the other strange off the virus, including common called Coronaviruses, as well as most important tree cover the viruses that are parks right now in mass that have not emerged Yet. At the White House briefing Thursday, Dr Anthony Fauci Voiced concern about new, highly contagious Corona virus strains that are appearing more frequently around the world Bottom line. We're paying very close attention to it their alternative plans. If we have a have to modify the vaccine, you see I officials believe the new vaccine will serve as a backup to the currently circulating Fizer and modern aversions in the event they aren't effective against a future strain of the virus. They're hoping to prevent the next pandemic before it starts. The potential new breakthrough is in the early trial phase, and scientists will soon begin tests on lab mice that are expected to conclude by the summer. The developers hope to start clinical trials on humans by early next year. The announcement comes is California deals with a spike in infections from a new covered 19 sprain that has been spreading rapidly since the fall.
California DOJ To Investigate Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department For Possible Civil Rights Violations
"Department will be investigated for alleged civil rights violations, California's attorney General Ha ve, or viscera, making the announcement this morning, saying the probe Will determine if the department has engaged in a pattern of unconstitutional policing. The attorney general's announcement that the investigation of the nation's largest sheriff's department was prompted by allegations of excessive force retaliation another misconduct. He stressed that it is not a criminal investigation, but Sarah is President Biden's nominee to lead the Department of Health and Human Services. President
Arnold Schwarzenegger channels 'The Terminator' while getting COVID-19 vaccine in Los Angeles
"Back for his second dose. Arnold Schwarzenegger gets his first covert 19 vaccine vaccine. And I will recommend it to anyone and everyone. Come with me if you want to live, a actor and former governor of California was inoculated through the window of his car at a drive through mass vaccination site at Dodger Stadium, where the lines are said to extend some five hours. He ends the trip with one of his famous lines as well.
Los Angeles native Amanda Gorman makes history as the youngest poet to deliver the inaugural poem
"One of the most remarkable moments of wednesday's inaugural ceremony came from the inaugural poet. Amanda gorman of los angeles. she's the youngest poet in. us history to address a presidential inauguration. She became the youth poet laureate of los angeles at the age of sixteen in two thousand fourteen and then the first national youth poet laureate the twenty two year old poet read her poem. The hill we climb. She finished it right after the riot at the capital earlier this month. Her words captured the nation. This is amanda gorman. Mr president dr biden madam vice presidents mr emhoff americans and the world one day comes we ask ourselves. Where can we find lights in this. Never ending shade the loss. We carry a c. We must wade. We've braved the belly of the beast. We've learned that quiet isn't always piece in the norms. In notions of what just is isn't always just is and yet. The dawn is hours before we knew it. Somehow we do it. Somehow we've weathered into witnessed a nation that it isn't broken but simply unfinished we the successors of a country and a time or a skinny black girl descended from slaves into raised by a single mother can dream of becoming president only to find herself reciting for one and yes. We are far from policy far from steam. But that doesn't mean we are striving to form a union that is perfect. We are striving to forge or union with purpose to compose a country committed to all cultures colors characters in conditions of man and so we lift our gaze. not what stands between us but what stands before us. We close the divide because we know to put our future. I we must. I put our differences aside. We lay down our arms so we can reach out our arms to one another we seek harm to none and harmony for all let the globe if nothing else say this is true that even as we grieved. We grew. That even hurts. We hoped that even as we tired we try. That will forever be tied together victorious. Not because we will never again no defeat but because we will never again so division scripture tells us to envision that everyone is so sit under the vine and fig tree and no one so make them afraid if we're to live up to our own time than victory won't light in the blade but in all the bridges we've made that is the promise to glade hill. Climb if only we dare it because being american is more than a pride we inherit. It's the past we step into and how we re parrot. We've seen a forest that would shatter our nation rather than share. It would destroy our country if it meant delaying democracy and this effort very nearly succeeded but while democracy can be periodically delayed it can never be permanently defeated in this truth in this faith we trust for while we have our eyes on the future history. Has its eyes on us. This is the era of just redemption. We feared submission. We did not feel prepared to be heirs of such a terrifying our but within we found the power to author a new chapter to offer hope and laughter to ourselves so while once we asked how could we possibly prevail over catastrophe. Now we assert. How could catastrophe possibly prevail over us. We will not march back to what was but moved to what shall be a country that is bruised but whole benevolence but bold fierce and free. We will not be turned around or interrupted by intimidation. Because we know our inaction end and so we'll be the inheritance of the next generation. Our blenders become their burdens. But one thing is certain if emerged mercy with might into might with rights then love becomes our legacy in change our children's birthright
Los Angeles County Launches Small Business Loan Program Starting Jan. 28
"March is a small business loan program starting next week. The program will begin on January 28th and will help prevent job losses and business closures due to the pandemic. It's funded with $10 million from the U. S Economic Development Administration through a federal covert relief act. Loans from 50,000 to 3 million will be given to eligible businesses that have been in operation for least two years under a number of circumstances, like those seeking working capital or who want to purchase equipment. Like county Supervisor Hilda Solis says that the recent surge and Covic cases is once again harming the vitality of small businesses in the county of Los Angeles. The launch of this program will help guide our local small businesses to recovery and set them on a path to long term prosperity.
Los Angeles County sees fewer than 10,000 new cases reported in a single day
"Well, l a County is still dealing with a crowd of iris surge. There are some signs that the worst of it may be over. The county is now averaging around 10,000 cases a day down from more than 15,000 day earlier this month, and the number of covert 19 patients continues to drop. However, levels remain really high, well over three times what we saw at the peak of the summer surge and hospitals continue to be overwhelmed. The end is not yet in sight. Public health director Barbara Ferrer with high numbers of daily cases. Under its more people will require hospitalizations every week. To put this into perspective. The current average of 10,000 cases a day is more than two times the single day record set this summer. One area in which we have yet to see significant improvement is covert related deaths, with an average of more than 200 being reported daily.
LAPD Officers Shoot, Injure Allegedly Armed Man In Downtown Los Angeles
"Officer shot and wounded A man in downtown L. A. This afternoon, LAPD Sergeant Frank Preciado tells Cate ex officers went to an alley near West sixth and South Olive streets on reports of a van possibly armed with a gun. What we do know is the officers were involved in the shooting. The suspect was struck non life threatening injury. He was transported to a local hospital and is currently being evaluated and being treated for that injury. Police have not said whether they recovered a gun at the scene of the shooting of Buzz was in the area at the time, and they're hoping they can get video footage of it. Neither of the officers was injured in the incident.
Los Angeles County jails report 12 Covid deaths
"Covert related deaths among inmates in L. A county's jail system. Speaking before the civilian oversight Commission, Sheriff Alex being away, Eva said it is still far more dangerous outside the walls of the jail system than inside kind of islands, relatively low infection rate in comparison to the comedian large of nearly 15,000 inmates currently jailed, Villanueva said more than 3000 are awaiting transfer to state prison remains a concern. We're actively working with the state. Because allow these people, their cases or their sentencing are maturing while they're still in our custody, and we're arranging to see those that can be released early. While that increased population has created some strain, and assistant sheriff said they still have dedicated space for treatment and isolation for anybody displaying symptoms or under observation awaiting test results. Vienna Wave A said they have just under 60 inmates who are covert positive and that those numbers have been trending down. Margaret career
12 Covid deaths reported in Los Angeles County jails
"Like county sheriff says there have been 12 covert related deaths in the county jail system. Several of those who died had underlying health conditions, according to sheriff Alex Vienna Wave US for cancer patients heart attacks other issues. In fact, some work came from the state prison system, a few of them into our mists. And if we compare that to the population that county Overwhelmingly is far more dangerous outside the walls of the county jail system that is inside the jail system. He made the comments while addressing the county's Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission about the department's efforts to deal with the virus in the jails. Assistant Sheriff Bruce Chase said. They test every individual coming into the system, regardless of whether they have symptoms or not, and have been doing so since may replace two separate and take the patient care areas immediately. Anybody coming into the system with Kobe? He also said. Mates are tested, separated and isolated if they exhibit or complain of any