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Los Angeles County’s Largest Virus Testing Site Opens at Dodger Stadium

KNX Midday News with Brian Ping

0:44 listening | 1 hr ago

Los Angeles County’s Largest Virus Testing Site Opens at Dodger Stadium

"LA's mayor Eric Garcetti says new drive through testing site that's now open at Dodger Stadium contest up to six thousand people a day three times more than any other site in the county the steps on testing move us closer to re opening up our economy to re embracing the spaces that we miss the flattening the curve and pushing it downward which is our goal in the coming weeks Garcetti says he was tested at the site himself this morning he says the site is it designed to get people in and out faster there will be a big video screens which will show drivers waiting in line how to complete the test Los Angeles county public health is said the county has a goal of testing at least fifteen thousand people per day testing is free and available to everyone but by appointment only

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Unhealthy Air Quality Expected Tuesday In Los Angeles Valley Areas

KNX Evening News

0:30 listening | 15 hrs ago

Unhealthy Air Quality Expected Tuesday In Los Angeles Valley Areas

"With the coming heatwave comes a wave of bad air the south coast A. Q. M. D. is predicting that air quality tomorrow will be unhealthy for all individuals in the Santa Clarita valley east and west San Fernando Valley east and west San Gabriel Valley Pomona walnut valley in San Gabriel mountains people living or working in those areas are encouraged to minimize outdoor activities if they suffer from heart disease asthma or other respiratory illnesses children who have sensitive conditions should also not participate in outdoor physical

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More than 1,100 new coronavirus cases reported by Los Angeles public health officials

KNX Afternoon News with Mike Simpson and Chris Sedens

0:25 listening | 20 hrs ago

More than 1,100 new coronavirus cases reported by Los Angeles public health officials

"Los Angeles county officials are reporting more than a thousand new cases of coronavirus today twelve additional deaths are those numbers bring the death toll in LA county more than twenty one hundred total number of cases of positive at forty six thousand county director of public health Dr Barbara Ferrer took a moment on this Memorial Day to join with those mourning the loss of their loved ones to cover nineteen including the families of the eleven hundred veterans who recently passed away from the

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Los Angeles County supervisor says governor threw businesses a lifeline by allowing in-person retail shopping in California

KNX Evening News

0:46 listening | 17 hrs ago

Los Angeles County supervisor says governor threw businesses a lifeline by allowing in-person retail shopping in California

"Things are looking up for clothing stores boutiques and other retail stores they've been given the thumbs up from the governor and the California department of public health to re open after ten weeks of being shut down by the corona virus pandemic once approved by the county shoppers will be able to go inside their favorite stores again LA county supervisor Janice Hahn tells KNX she thinks for some businesses time was running out I think it was a common sense move get the governor made and it really threw a lifeline to some of these small businesses that frankly were really about to go under permanently re opening is a subject is subject to approval by county public health department it's not clear when Los Angeles county might act to facilitate the resumption of in person

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los Angeles - Farmer John; COVID-19 Outbreaks Hit 9 Vernon Facilities

John Rothmann

0:26 listening | 19 hrs ago

los Angeles - Farmer John; COVID-19 Outbreaks Hit 9 Vernon Facilities

"The pandemic continues in California food plants hard so far there have been nine facilities in Vernon including five meat packing plants affected the largest outbreak is that the farmer John plant where one hundred fifty three employees tested positive for the corona virus the LA times reports at least four other meat packing plants plus a baking factory frozen food Packer green tea plant and a coffee plant all have employees testing positive for the

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Los Angeles - Virgin Orbit Rocket Experiences ‘Anomaly’ During Launch Demo Off California Coast

AP 24 Hour News

0:37 listening | 19 hrs ago

Los Angeles - Virgin Orbit Rocket Experiences ‘Anomaly’ During Launch Demo Off California Coast

"Billionaire Richard Branson's virgin orbit fails in its first rocket launch attempt the first attempt by Richard Branson's virgin orbit to watch a test satellite into space failed Monday off the coast of southern California the plan was to launch the satellite aboard a rocket that was released from under the left wing of a Boeing seven forty seven jumbo jet over the Pacific Ocean but on its official Twitter launch commentary virgin orbit said after a clean release from the aircraft the mission terminated shortly into flight there were no further details the seven forty seven dubbed cosmic girl had taken off from Mojave air and space port in the desert north of Los Angeles hi

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California to allow shopping at retail stores to resume, Los Angeles County to update health order

Jeff Katz

0:33 listening | 23 hrs ago

California to allow shopping at retail stores to resume, Los Angeles County to update health order

"You're mad as a governor of California is relaxing stay at home orders but ABC's Alex stone says it's going to be up to local officials to see just how open things will be governor Gavin Newsom is allowing churches to resume in person services and funerals are twenty five percent of a building's capacity in retail stores statewide can now allow in store shopping but it will still be up to county is whether they will allow it here in LA county were covert nineteen numbers have led the state tougher rules are still in place statewide hair salons and barber shops still cannot legally re

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Historic Plane Formation To Salute Los Angeles Area Veterans Monday

KNX Morning News with Dick Helton and Vicky Moore

0:49 listening | 1 d ago

Historic Plane Formation To Salute Los Angeles Area Veterans Monday

"And acts there will be an aerial tribute to America's veterans today and it'll be visible across much of southern California at eighteen plane formation of historic war planes will fly over parts of LA in orange and riverside counties it's organized by the commemorative Air Forces Inland Empire wing as commander Steve rose tells Kate acts in addition to veterans group wants to honor the many people who are risking their lives during the pandemic Leucadia L. doctors nurses and frontline people you know please and you know firefighters EMTs and even the hospitals you know with the annual maintenance workers janitorial staff maintenance staff all that just to acknowledge what they're going through and the effort that they're putting stroke today's events starts at noon there are nineteen designated fiver locations including riverside national cemetery John Wayne airport Santa Monica and city of hope hospital in

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West Hollywood, Los Angeles Residents Required To Wear Face Coverings in Public

KNX Evening News

0:17 listening | 1 d ago

West Hollywood, Los Angeles Residents Required To Wear Face Coverings in Public

"Their new roles in west Hollywood as the city prepares for the gradual reopening of its neighborhoods residents are required now to wear masks when they go out in public the city says Israel does not apply to kids under two years old or to people who have trouble breathing sheriff's deputies will be monitoring the streets to ensure compliance

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Boy Scouts' annual Memorial Day celebrations canceled by veterans' cemetery national board in Los Angeles

KNX Programming

0:51 listening | 2 d ago

Boy Scouts' annual Memorial Day celebrations canceled by veterans' cemetery national board in Los Angeles

"It's it's quite quite a a different different weekend weekend for for families families visiting visiting fallen fallen soldiers soldiers at at the the Los Los Angeles Angeles national national cemetery cemetery decades decades local local Boy Boy Scouts Scouts and and girl girl scouts scouts have have covered covered the the graves graves of of the the cemetery cemetery in in a a blanket of patriotism on the Saturday before Memorial Day but with a ban on large gatherings the celebration of sacrifice was canceled it's a beautiful ceremony but just not this year no flags no flowers the graves this year will stay empty as the threat of covert nineteen looms even among the fallen a sense site for those who visit and those who work here I understand the meaning of the flags I understand the meaning of the carnations but if you have it in your heart that's accounts that CBS two story Benedict though there wasn't an organized event at the cemetery this year loved ones were still stopping by on Saturday to pay their respects

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Los Angeles Bars, Wineries Can Now Serve Drinks To Go

Leo Laporte

0:32 listening | 3 d ago

Los Angeles Bars, Wineries Can Now Serve Drinks To Go

"Bars have been given the green light to offer up some beverages bars breweries distilleries and wineries in California that do not have their own kitchens can now sell to go drinks including cocktails but they must partner with the business that provides meals and drinks must be in a sealed container people ordering those drinks to go must also buy food the new guidance from the California department of alcoholic beverage control also temporarily allows virtual wine tasting to help the state sixty three hundred wineries free delivery of alcohol to customers and extended alcoholic beverage delivery

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Los Angeles County Reopens Indoor Mall Stores, Several Beach Parking Lots

KNX Weekend News and Traffic

0:36 listening | 3 d ago

Los Angeles County Reopens Indoor Mall Stores, Several Beach Parking Lots

"Southern Californians will be spending most or even all of the center Memorial Day weekend at home because of this continuing corona virus threat but if you do need to get out and get some holiday fun and recreation safely we hope there are no are in more ways now to do it here in LA county we told you about the beaches what about other things while more hiking trails are open and outdoor recreation areas as well meantime this weekend also brings good news for stores located at LA county shopping malls they are now being allowed to resume sales bought a big limitation for the time being they are limited to handling only curbside pickups

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Former Los Angeles county public health director says there are inconsistencies in reopening guidelines

KNX Weekend News and Traffic

0:45 listening | 3 d ago

Former Los Angeles county public health director says there are inconsistencies in reopening guidelines

"Some health officials say we're re opening to recklessly returning everything back on extensively to save the economy but that may not matter yet according to Jeremy can nine dying for the center for global development who tells KNXV economy it's not going to rebound as long as people feel unsafe and people are going to feel unsafe as long as the viruses out there uncontrolled doctor Johnson feeling the former public health director for LA county tells K. nine three opening needs to be more cautious we saw what happened in Orange County when for one weekend that speech was open and it was not in Los Angeles county and there is a twenty two percent increase in the number of cases in Orange County he says he's worried there's a lot of inconsistency and re opening guidelines rob archer K. index in seventy newsradio

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As coronavirus deaths pass 2,000 in Los Angeles, risk remains high

KNX Afternoon News with Mike Simpson and Chris Sedens

0:35 listening | 3 d ago

As coronavirus deaths pass 2,000 in Los Angeles, risk remains high

"More than forty three thousand people in Los Angeles county test positive for corona virus more than two thousand have died vast majority of the people who lost their lives had underlying health conditions much public health director Dr Barbara Ferrer says there are four more people with that heightened risk than you may think over thirty five percent of us are here in LA county sometimes the numbers could be as high as forty percent have underlying health conditions I know sometimes folks think is a very tiny group of people who are at an elevated risk of serious illness from covert nineteen but hearing in LA county it's one out of three of

Dr Barbara Ferrer La County Los Angeles Director
Los Angeles - Liquor Board Says Bars Can Reopen as Long as They Partner on Food

KNX Morning News with Dick Helton and Vicky Moore

0:31 listening | 4 d ago

Los Angeles - Liquor Board Says Bars Can Reopen as Long as They Partner on Food

"Ballots the state liquor board says it will allow for the a temporary re opening of California bars that have been closed during the corona virus outbreak because they don't also prepare food but they'll only be permitted to sell drinks to go if they partner up with a food vendor they can also sell meals along with the bars beverages those partners cannot include licensed caterers next door restaurants or even in a food truck operator but not unlicensed food vendors and customers will have to order some kind of food in order to also buy

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Los Angeles Police To Track Speeding This Memorial Day Weekend

KNX Morning News with Dick Helton and Vicky Moore

0:36 listening | 4 d ago

Los Angeles Police To Track Speeding This Memorial Day Weekend

"Traffic it could be lighter this Memorial Day weekend because not everybody's going to be driving everywhere like they normally would but the C. H. P. L. will have its maximum enforcement period that starts at six o'clock this evening one of the things are really looking for is speeders that's been a big issue and of course we've seen a lot more instances of these takeovers of intersections and last night on the five freeway there was an incident early in Norwalk where people just shut down the freeway were doing their donuts they're swinging as they call it in lighting off fireworks and stop traffic on the five freeway so S. C. H. P. and LAPD and other agencies we looking out for those people

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Near Los Angeles, Ventura County restaurants begin welcoming back dine-in customers after more than 2 months

KNX Evening News

3:00 listening | 4 d ago

Near Los Angeles, Ventura County restaurants begin welcoming back dine-in customers after more than 2 months

"If you happen to live in Los Angeles county and you want to you want to visit an exotic world a world with strange new custom you reading it likes the starter yeah we don't have a daughter at Johnny we noticed on the floor not as much people gone well and there is a kind of new universe this weekend if you've been living in Los and very good my because up in the Ventura county over this Memorial Day weekend you can actually eat I can't believe I'm even saying this you can eat in a restaurant I know people are going what yes you can eat in a restaurant along I know Kelly long is a Ventura county supervisor and chair of the board of supervisors thank you for joining us so this sounds like a strange like I said a weird place to go now you can like eat in a restaurant there yeah thank you for having me on today denture accounting is very honored to be able to move to the accelerated state you I. we are actually the first the largest southern California county to receive this approval from the California department of public health and we are working with our businesses to get them up and running so we're very excited about that to those to be in first what does it look like in practice because this is still a new normal type situation not like how it used to be well we're advising our local people to call a restaurant's first to make sure one that they're open if that was just released and we are working with our businesses to have them register online at W. W. W. dot B. C. re open dot com so that they can make sure that all the safety operations are in place based on the state guidance and so basically if you go to a restaurant way they are supposed to be facing people out make sure their customers are distance from one another our servers and other staff will be required to wear a mask to follow the state guide guidance and we do not have a mass requirements for a resident by private businesses may require bass is there a sap which most and we are also still suggesting that you can pick up or have a delivery from the restaurant as well another thing that's going to be happening is that our retail stores will be able to is be a major open problem and brewing other for retail working businesses parents with exterior camps facing of summer schools entrances almost all the child day care and options customers are still can unavailable go inside their so stores we're supposed just to do like with kids with this summer a target if or you Costco have to go back to the office so we and then are some wanting non covert to make sure news our economy first Lori is Loughlin still driving hunter fashion designer husband forward reaching a plea deal even in though the college people admissions need and to be cheating scandal safely case distancing and then there's and the university of following California all the on pressures the verge of the stay of well

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Los Angeles Fire Department to inspect vape and smoke shops after downtown explosion

KNX Afternoon News with Mike Simpson and Chris Sedens

0:54 listening | 4 d ago

Los Angeles Fire Department to inspect vape and smoke shops after downtown explosion

"Wholesale review of smoke shop and vape supply distribution warehouses in LA under way after the fire and the explosion that injured twelve firefighters LA city fire chief Ralph Terrazas says crews at all one hundred six fire stations will survey their service areas locate smoking vape shops and then three hundred and twenty five fire inspectors will go through those locations to make sure they're operating safely and in compliance with city codes as for the investigation into the cause of the board street fire to Raza says they're waiting for results from the national response team from the bureau of alcohol tobacco and firearms to come out every day all evidence gathered and I don't want any issues related outside investigation to impact the investigation when data on the cause of the fire and explosions confirmed Russell says the city council's public safety committee will be advised and additional ordinances to protect public safety may come out of those future discussions P. Dimitry okay and extend seventy

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