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Rush Limbaugh Jan 26, 2021
"The qualcomm we believe in staying connected and you can see us wherever five. G is helping transform tele-medicine supporting remote education empowering mobile. Pc's the invention ages here learn more at qualcomm dot com slash invention age. So get this from the los angeles times. Some kids are thriving doing better than anybody expected because the schools are closed. That's right my friends. These screwball children are feeling less stress. They're getting better grades. they're happy they're productive now that they don't have to go to school. Some of these kids say that they aren't tired anymore. They don't have bouts of hunger during the day. They don't worry about being bullied their well-fed they're energetic. They're loving life ever since they have been able to attend their classes online which they don't really do rather than at their oppressive schools now. Not all students feel that way. The kids who live in noisy homes or whose families are suffering hardships or illness because of the virus pandemic well. They're not doing so well. But for the the l. a. times reported on man. Oh man life is good. So maybe it's time to reevaluate everything. Folks what are we doing to our children. Why should america's precious fragile sensitive kids ever be forced to go back to school. It's too stressful. Their grades suffer. They're tired they're hungry. They're bullied their miserable. They never win. We should close them. That's what we should. We should close the schools most of many anyway forever. We should do it. We must do it in order to save the children. Think of the billions of taxpayer dollars. Actually no they would still charge in the tax revenue so but we still should close. The schools makes sense of the world right.
Los Angeles Times 6/18/20
"It's Thursday June eighteenth I'm Kyle Sour Hoffer and he is your local news from the Los Angeles Times brought to you by the so-fi daily podcast. Reaching financial independence starts with having the right information every weekday morning. SO-FI keeps you up to date with important business news, stock, market happenings, and how they affect your financial life. Get your money, right and search for Sophie. S. F. I. Wherever you get your podcast. Today will be partly cloudy with a high around eighty degrees in a low tonight of sixty one. Our top story in California Corona. Virus hospitalizations have been relatively flat for the last six weeks, but in some parts of the state hospitalizations are on the rise again. That's according to a Los Angeles Times data analysis released yesterday, and if the trend continues, it could force officials to slow the pace of reopenings, the reasons for the upticks vary and are open for debate. However, health officials have expressed concern about some people, not following safety recommendations. Overall hospitalizations are up in Orange County. Ventura County and across the San Joaquin Valley in the meantime Elliott County and statewide intensive care unit hospitalization rates have been declining. In other news, the pilot and the helicopter crash that killed Kobe. Bryant dismissed concerns about weather conditions before the crash. That's according to text messages made public yesterday by the National Transportation Safety Board Ninety minutes before the helicopter plunged into a fog shrouded hill site. The pilot assured the broker arranging the flight and Brian. Drivers that weather conditions would be okay. The text messages are among one thousand seven hundred pages of newly released documents, but the documents draw no conclusion about the cause of the crash. In sports USC IS PREPARING FOR FANS TO BE IN. The Coliseum stands this fall. USC Athletic Director Mike. Bohn declared in a letter to season ticket holders yesterday that the university was planning for a reduced capacity crowd at the Coliseum, but he also said any plans were subject to change based on local health and safety guidelines, and although bone statement was his strongest yet about fans being part of the action, the football team has no firm date set for a return. Meanwhile, the state of California has not yet cleared the way for fans to return to Sports, stadiums or any large gathering. And finally the Association of Volleyball Professionals announced yesterday that it will host a three week tournament and long. Beach to replace its twenty twenty season because of the covid nineteen pandemic, the VP Champions, Cup series will take place on successive weekends from July eighteenth to August second. No fence will be allowed. However, all matches in the Long Beach Tournament will be streamed on Amazon. Prime with some matches also set to be broadcast by NBC sports. The VP had previously canceled events in Austin, Texas and Seattle. For these stories and more visit LA TIMES DOT com.
Introducing This is California: The Battle of 187
"They keep coming to million illegals in California the federal government won't stop them at the border legal I'm stop assault and undocumented immigrants if it went into effect families wouldn't be able to one eighty seven to have bugs me for years like who came up with prop one eighty seven just simply enough. Are there enough people involved an angry about a situation. What was one eighty-seven really about race or saving tax dollars going to so called I'm a threat to you like I'm a law abiding citizen I'm going to go to school trying to better myself like because of who I was ultimately did prop one eighty seven win and is the same the people of California Bolt here well I think initially the food is better. The food really is better from the Los Angeles Times unfulfilled or studios.
Los Angeles Times 8/11/20
"It's Tuesday August eleventh. I'm Kyle Sour Hoffer and here's your local news from the Los Angeles. Times today will host mostly sunny skies with I near ninety degrees in a low tonight of sixty one. Our top story, Governor Gavin Newsom said yesterday that his administration as fixed a computer database failure that distorted cove in nineteen test results across California the night before the state announced the abrupt departure of Public Health, director Dr, Sonia Angel Dr Mark Yali California's Health and Human Services. Director said the malfunction began on July twenty fifth and that two hundred and fifty thousand to three hundred thousand test results were not uploaded to the database galley. Also said that all backlogged results have now been processed newsom blamed the problems on the state's archaic technology systems noting similar processing delays at the Department of motor vehicles and the State Employment Development Department. In Virus News Corona virus cases among children and teens are surging in California the rate for this group was up one hundred and fifty percent last month outpacing the growth of covid nineteen cases. Overall, the increase also appears to outpace the number of cases among children nationally, which according to a recent study grew forty percent in the second half of July. The analysis further found that nationally children with Cova nineteen represented about eight point, eight percent of all US cases at the end of. July. Compared with nine percent in California and although cases among children are growing young adults between the ages of eighteen and thirty four continued to represent an outsized share of new cases in California. In Business News, Uber and left were ordered yesterday by a judge to convert their California drivers from independent contractors to employees doing that would force the companies to pay for overtime healthcare and other benefits. The ride hailing companies are expected to appeal the ruling though and the preliminary injunction could make Uber and lift halt services as they figure out how to comply with it. The case was brought by California officials to Enforce Assembly Bill Five, which says workers can only be considered contractors if they perform duties outside the usual course of a company's business. In, other news support CABLES FAILED ON A. Bridge that's part of the California bullet train project under construction. Madera County triggering in order to stop work a series of errors by contractors and consultants caused the cables to fail further delaying project. That's already years behind schedule that's according to hundreds of pages of documents reviewed by the Los Angeles Times the documents show that the steel support snapped as a result of factors including neglect miss communications impossible design problems. Authorities have yet to finalize a plan to repair the bridge which was supposed to be completed in one year after construction began in two thousand, sixteen, the bridges part of Governor Gavin newsom plan for hundred and seventy one mile bullet train round from her said to Bakersfield. Finally, The Los Angeles Times Festival of books is going online this year as a result of the covid nineteen pandemic. The festival was postponed from April to October, and now the twenty fifth festival of books, stories and ideas will launch on October eighteenth unlike years past this year's event will take place over four weeks rather than two days. The Times will host author panels reading send other events. During that time, the full schedule will be announced in mid September for more details visit. L. A. Times. Slash Festival of books. For these stories and more visit. LA TIMES DOT COM.
Los Angeles Times 11/16/20
"It's monday november sixteenth. I'm mary regalado. And here's your local news from the los angeles times brought to you by the so-fi daily podcast reaching financial independence starts with having the right information every weekday morning. S-o-f-i keeps you up to date with important business. News stock market happenings and how they affect your financial life search for s-o-f-i s. o. f. I wherever you get your podcasts. Today will host plenty of sunshine with a record tying high of eight degrees and low tonight of fifty six our top story health officials are recommending california residents avoid unnecessary travel including for the thanksgiving holiday. Travel advisory was announced. Friday by governor gavin. Newsom it also urges those who do head out of state to self quarantine for days. When they return the move comes amid ominous new signs that california is in the midst of a major new outbreak. Weekly coronavirus cases have doubled in just the last month. According to the los angeles times analysis they went from nearly twenty three thousand a week a month ago to almost forty eight thousand. In the seven day period that ended thursday in more virus news. A fresh surge of coronavirus cases over the weekend has alarmed los angeles county officials. Who say they may consider imposing a curfew and other health measures in an effort to stem the spread of covid nineteen officials. Said a curfew is one of the few alternatives to restricting business operations even more heavily overall new cases topped three thousand for two consecutive days over the weekend including three thousand seven hundred eighty new cases of the virus. Saturday that is the highest one day. Total since the peak of the crisis in mid july amid the increase the county department of public health is expected to propose a set of recommendations for the board of supervisors. This week in election news. Three korean american women made history by winning seats in the us house of representatives and two of them are californians young. Kim defeated gil cisneros in california's thirty ninth district which spans anaheim hills to buena park. Michelle steel also beat incumbent ruda in the coastal forty eighth district which stretches from seal beach to laguna niguel. The two republicans helped their party push back against the two thousand eighteen blue wave that resulted in democrats holding all seven orange. County congressional seats. They will be sworn into office. In january alongside another korean-american marilyn strickland a democrat from western washington and finally the national oceanic and atmospheric administration temperature outlook for november nineteen th through the twenty third favors above normal temperatures in southern california and the southwest. The weather service predicts much warmer conditions today the warmest day with gusty offshore winds gusts could be twenty to forty miles per hour with high temperatures between eighty two and ninety two down to the beaches. According to the national weather service some places will even be twenty degrees above normal. The weather service also said the dry air will result in elevated fire weather conditions for these stories and more visit l. a. times dot com.
Los Angeles Times 7/16/20
"It's Thursday July sixteenth I'm Kyle Sour offer, and here's your local newest from the Los Angeles Times. Today will be partly cloudy with a high in the mid eighties and a low tonight of sixty to. Our top story Latinos he knows have been hit especially hard by the corona virus. This comes as California sees a surge in corona virus, cases and Hospitalizations Latinos make up nearly forty percent of the state's population and fifty five percent of its covid, nineteen cases and Elliott Times analysis of statewide Dato also found that for every one hundred thousand Latino residents, nearly seven hundred seventy have tested positive. Positive the black community has been hit particularly hard as well for every one hundred thousand black residents, nearly four, hundred positive by comparison about two hundred and sixty of every one hundred thousand white residents have confirmed infections officials say that this has led to growing calls for California to do more to make workplaces safer and to increase testing for non white communities that are seeing major outbreaks. In local news, the two thousand twenty one rose parade is canceled because of the covid nineteen pandemic parade officials announced the news yesterday instead of the parade, though officials are looking into options for celebrating the New Year in a new way, it's the first time in seventy five years that the Rose Parade has been canceled. The last time the parade was canceled was between nineteen, forty, two and nineteen, forty five during World War Two the rose. Bowl football game on January first is still plant. Pride News La Pride one of the nation's oldest and largest lgbtq pride celebrations is leaving West Hollywood next year after more than four decades. The move was announced Tuesday in a letter to the city council by Christopher Street. West the nonprofit that produces la pride. The letter cited several reasons for the move including construction in West Hollywood park, and the changing demographics of greater Los Angeles, the adventurous hundreds of thousands of people each year, and is a major economic driver for local businesses. There's no word yet on the new location. And finally fog Gras is back on the menu. In California a federal judge ruled Tuesday that the health code doesn't prevent the rich dish from being brought in from out of state. This decision comes as California's ban on the delicacy. The fat and liver of duck or goose was challenged in court by out of state. Flog raw producers who said they lost nearly one third of their total sales when the prohibition took effect. The California Attorney General's office said it was reviewing the decision. For these stories and more visit L. A. Times Dot Com.
Los Angeles Times 8/20/20
"It's Thursday August twentieth I'm Kyle Sour Hoffer, and here's your local news from the Los Angeles Times brought to you by lucky charms magical mission. Let lucky the LEPRECHAUN. Take you and your kids on an interactive adventure through the magical charm lands to restore magic available on your Smart Speaker just say open lucky charms magical mission or search for wherever you listen to podcasts. Today will be mostly sunny hot and humid with a high near one hundred and three degrees and a low tonight of seventy-one. Our top story according to state officials nearly eleven thousand lightning strikes hit California this week and they've caused many of the fast moving fires. In Northern California, northern and central California began experiencing an unusually active sequence of mostly dry lightning strikes Sunday morning the fires exploded overnight on Tuesday burning homes and causing thousands to flee then as of yesterday and according to Governor Gavin? NEWSOM more than three hundred and fifty known fires were burning statewide furthermore according to the states forestry and fire protection department more than three hundred thousand acres have already burned statewide this year that's compared to two hundred and seventy thousand in all of two, thousand nineteen. In Related News Newsom said resources to fight those wildfires are stretch and while governors Nevada Arizona and Texas have agreed descend engines or crews to support California the call for help from other states is complicated by a historic heatwave across the west the Trifecta of fires power outages, and the worst health crisis in a century has also ramped up the pressure on the newsome administration and the threat of the corona virus is requiring the state to reconfigure emergency evacuation centers and fire camps to lessen the risk of spread. In crime, News Los Angeles police are calling the robbery and assault of three transgender women on Hollywood Boulevard. Early, Monday a hate crime police are investigating the attack as well as reviewing the response of officers in the area at the time a man threatened and robbed one woman and struck another according to police all while making derogatory remarks about their gender identity. The incident was partially captured on video to which shows bystanders taunting the women and laughing a video also shows that an lapd officer drove by the scene without stopping. In Environmental News, renewable energy corporations are trying to derail a petition that once endangered species protection for Joshua Trees. This center for biological, diversity filed a petition to protect the trees but renewable energy corporations say the protection could hinder the development of the solar and wind projects that California needs to wean itself off fossil fuels. The State Fish and game commission is expected to vote today on whether to accept the petition while the final decision is expected. Next year California is committed to shifting its electricity system all fossil fuels by twenty, forty five. And finally, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti or the power to become at a swanky Hollywood. Hills residents that police say hell parties in violation of public health orders according to police. It's home if several Tiktok stars including Bryce Hall Social Media Stars Living, together an upscale la homes and documenting their lives on Tiktok. A trend, the group involving hall calls itself this. Way House the Group also reportedly held a party, Friday night and Encino that drew police all who has twelve point nine million tiktok followers released a video yesterday showing him dancing to the song electric love. For these stories and more visit La? TIMES DOT COM.
Los Angeles Times 11/30/20
"It's monday november thirtieth. I'm mary regalado. And here's your local news from the los angeles times. Today will be mostly sunny and comfortable with a high of seventy six and a low tonight of fifty our top story. California continues to struggle against a surge in coronavirus cases reporting that there are now more covert nineteen patients in state hospitals than at any other point during the pandemic both statewide and in los angeles county average daily cases have quadrupled in recent weeks and hospitalizations have tripled while average. Daily deaths are also significantly up in light of that. La county is putting new rules into effect to slow the spread starting today including limits on businesses and further restrictions on gatherings find more information at la times dot com slash corona virus in more virus news. California's prisons are struggling to contain corona virus outbreaks. And the continued problems. Come after the prison system was widely criticised for its handling of the coronavirus. The state corrections department currently has more than three thousand six hundred active cases of the virus. Six facilities across the state also have outbreaks with more than one hundred cases among inmates. Prison officials say they have reduced the inmate population to its lowest number in three decades. But some say the department has failed to enforce its own policies and protective measures that has sparked worries that further flare ups could wind up filling community hospital beds in places already stressed in other news. If you traveled over the thanksgiving holiday it's time to go into quarantine especially if you went out of state. California has issued a travel advisory recommending. That you self quarantine for fourteen days if you had prolonged exposure to anyone outside of your household or existing pandemic paul rudd. It's also a good idea to self quarantine. Among the recommendations officials advised that you have needed items delivered. Don't go into work and avoid outside exercise beyond your property. Finally the pandemic has pushed americans to find new pastimes that don't involve face to face. Interactions disney plus for example beat executives expectations with seventy three point seven million subscribers as of october third spending on video games in the us has also broken records reaching eleven point two billion dollars from july through september. That's up twenty four percent. From last year games that let players interact with friends like animal new horizons and among us have been hits additionally the creator of all bad cards which can be played over. Zoom call says the site has been getting up to a million page views per week for these stories and more visit l. a. times dot com.
Los Angeles Times 1/25/21
"It's monday january twenty fifth. I'm mary regalado. And here's your local news from the los angeles times brought to you by audible. We could see a little rain today. Otherwise it will be cloudy with a high of fifty nine and a low tonight of forty two. Our top story leaders of a campaign to recall governor gavin newsom allied with radical and extreme elements early on. That's what a times investigation found those included groups promoting distrust of government science and medicine as well as peddlers of cunanan conspiracies and one group allied with the violent far right group. The proud boys not all proponents of the newsom recall are part of this french. But with the violent insurrection at the us capitol on january. Sixth recall organizers are grappling with the consequences of their alliances meanwhile california attorney general hub is launching a civil rights investigation of the los angeles county. Sheriff's department the investigation comes amid allegations of excessive force retaliation and other misconduct by deputies and insufficient oversight of the department. Beset said he was spurred to action by credible reports of excessive force by deputies. In what is the largest sheriff's department in the us. A team of investigators is expected to interview deputies local officials members of oversight panels and community groups that have been highly critical of the department in other news. Long beach turned off the gas saturday at a restaurant that continues to offer outdoor patio dining in defiance of pandemic safety regulations dana. Tanner the owner of restoration said she received nine citations and misdemeanor charges in recent weeks. Tanner also said none of her thirteen. Employees have tested positive for the coronavirus after the gas was turned off. She reopened for brunch. The next morning with the help of a countertop friday and electric water heater the enforcement efforts against tanners restaurant come alive. County has recorded more than five thousand covid nineteen related deaths in less than a month and finally southern california is set for more rain over the next few days. According to the national weather service a storm system in later this week could potentially bring moderate to heavy rain to the region. Rainfall rates could be high at times raising the possibility of debris flows in recent burn areas. Mud and rockslides could also occur on mountain roads and areas with high altitudes can expect significant snow accumulations for these stories and more visit l. a. times dot com. Start your twenty twenty one journey with more of what you love all in one place with audible audible plus catalogue gives you access to thousands of select audiobooks. Podcasts audible originals. And more so. Whether you're looking to be informed entertained or just laugh a little more this year and joy twenty one audible and your first thirty days are on us. When you sign up at audible dot com.
Los Angeles Times 8/13/20
"It's Thursday August thirteenth I'm Kyle Sour offer and here's your local news from the Los Angeles Times today will be partly sunny and hot with a high near ninety seven degrees and a low tonight of seventy. Our Top story California's second surge of the corona virus has resulted in a near doubling of weekly death. Since the spring almost one thousand fatalities occurred in the last week alone according to a Los Angeles Times data analysis and suburban agricultural areas that had been relatively spared during the first surge are now being ravaged. Overall. The greatest cause for concern is the central, valley in eight southern Central Valley counties weekly cove in nineteen deaths have jumped from about twenty week in April two nearly two hundred a week in the last two weeks the worsening death toll comes as the GARONA virus has spread rapidly among low wage essential workers in jobs such as agriculture and food processing. In Related News nearly sixteen thousand essential workers would not have contract at covid nineteen if California had stockpiled enough masks and other protective equipment that's according to a study released yesterday from the UC Berkeley. Labor Center. The study also found dozens of deaths of essential workers could have been prevented with adequate personal protective equipment. The study urges state officials to stockpile masks, gowns, gloves, and other women in the coming years to avoid such shortages. Also announced last month that stay would begin creating a stockpile of and ninety five respirators and surgical masks for the early fall for likely increase in cases of COVID nineteen. In other news, a new poll shows that a majority of Californians support sweeping reforms to law enforcement. The reforms include measures them would make it easier to prosecute ensue police officers limit the negotiating power of police unions and shift police funding, social workers, and mental health providers. The backing for such measures comes amid growing concern about race relations in the state though majority of respondents still express some satisfaction with their local police force it also comes as the La City Council recently cut one hundred and fifty million dollars from the budget of the Los Angeles Police Department. In Crime News, the financier who tipped off authorities about the college admission scam was sentenced yesterday to year in prison for selling stock at fraudulently inflated prices. US. District Judge Nathaniel M Gorton acknowledged Maury Tobin's extraordinary cooperation in the securities fraud case and the emissions case but the judge said he couldn't let Tobin avoid prison after trying to fleece investors fifteen million dollars while under investigation in two thousand and eighteen tobin told prosecutors and FBI agents that he was bribing a yell soccer coach to endorse his daughter's admission then alerted authorities to rick singers widespread scheme. And finally, Orange County supervisors have designated August twenty fourth. Be Brian Day the date was chosen for the to Jersey numbers eight and twenty four, the Lakers legend wore during his twenty year NBA. Career that date is also a day after Bryant's birthday, he would have been forty two this year Brian and his family lived in Newport Beach Orange County follows the Los Angeles. City Council which. The same date as Kobe Bryant. Day. In Two thousand and sixteen. The Board of Supervisors resolution also named the eight other people who died in a helicopter crash on January twenty sixth for these stories and more visit La Times Dot Com.
Los Angeles Times 1/6/21
"It's wednesday january sixth. I'm mary regalado. And here's your local news from the los angeles times brought to you by the so fi daily podcast. Eighty percent of new year's resolutions fail by the second week of february if reaching financial independence is something. You're striving for in twenty twenty one. Don't let your goals fall by. The wayside listened to the s-o-f-i daily podcast every weekday to keep informed and keep your financial resolutions search for so where. Wherever you get your podcasts today will be partly sunny. With a high of seventy two and a low of fifty our top story los angeles county hit another disturbing milestone. Yesterday there have now been more than eleven thousand covid. Nineteen deaths the number of covid. Nineteen patients in icu. Awards has also quadrupled since late november and officials warned of grim weeks ahead amid a post christmas surge that is expected to put pressure on already overwhelmed hospitals while la county is a national hotspot of covid. The problem extends across many other parts of california. The state faces another potential threat as well the presence of a new coronavirus variant. Some scientists believe the variant is more contagious but experts. Say there's no evidence that it is deadlier. Meanwhile in the latest revelation of potential criminal fraud involving california's jobless benefits analysis has found that more than forty two million dollars in claims went to out of state prison and jail. Inmates officials also now eight four billion dollars in scammed. relief funds. According to an analysis commissioned by the state employment development department a large number of florida inmates are among the thousands of out of state prisoners who have allegedly received benefits. The analysis identified inmates receiving california benefits and other states to including nevada illinois and south carolina. In all the analysis found that the fda approved more than six thousand claims involving individuals who were probably incarcerated elsewhere when they were paid by california in vaccine news only sixty percent of lapd officers and employees are willing to take the covid nineteen vaccine. That's according to an internal poll about twenty percent of some nine thousand respondents. Said they needed more information about the vaccine. Lapd chief michael moore said. The department was launching an information campaign about the safety and efficacy of the vaccine. So far hundreds of lapd employees have fallen ill from the coronavirus and several have died. Many are also currently in isolation. In the meantime the los angeles fire department has been having a hard time getting firefighters to accept the vaccines available to them. The l. a. f. d. has offered prizes to firefighters to get the shots including security systems and airbnb gift cards in other news promising to help small businesses and unemployed californians. Hit hard by the pandemic governor gavin newsom previewed four point. Five billion dollar stimulus program. Yesterday the proposal includes a variety of grants and tax incentives. Some low income residents could receive more than nine thousand dollars to purchase zero emission vehicles. The governor will also ask lawmakers to approve. What his advisors call a california jobs initiative more than seven hundred million dollars would cover tax credits to businesses that hire new workers or retain those who were previously laid off the package further proposes setting aside three hundred million dollars to address some deferred maintenance projects which would create new jobs and finally the sixty third grammy awards have been postponed due to the recent covid nineteen serge l. a. county. The music award show was set to take place on january thirty first at. La's staples center but will now occur on march fourteenth health and travel concerns. That were behind the decision by the academy and broadcaster cbs. Trevor noah of the daily show was set to host but the academy didn't say if he would still be available for these stories and more visit l. a. times dot com.
October 01, 2019: The Los Angeles Times Bombing
"Today is Tuesday October first two thousand nineteen on this day in nineteen. Ten Labor warfare in Los Angeles reached a fever pitch when union man James B. McNamara bombed the offices of the Anti Union Los Angeles Times newspaper twenty. One people were killed inside the building though their deaths were tragic. The motivations behind Hind crime were more complex than they might seem welcome to today in true crime apart cast original every day. We flip back the calendar to this date years ago and recount out one event from true crime history. I'm Vanessa Richardson and today's episode takes us back over a hundred years to a time when Los Angeles Seles was a war zone Harrison Gray Otis the owner of the Los Angeles Times in nineteen ten attempted to run the city through an oligarchy Garki of leading industrialists local union leaders were harassed even killed when they decided to bite back things quickly got out of hand due to the graphic nature of today's crimes listener discretion is advised extreme caution is advised for listeners under thirteen before looking at Los Angeles Labor Relations at the turn of the century. Let's go back to just before the bombing itself. The event began just before or midnight. As September thirtieth slowly became October first nineteen ten J B McNamara watched the Los Angeles Times building nervously from the cover hover of dark alley. He held a suitcase in his hands careful not to move it to suddenly or violently. He sniffed the foul air with contempt. Los Angeles was supposed to be a place of beauty promise orange tree groves rolling hills pristine beaches teaches that was until Harrison Otis and his fellow capitalists had choked the landscape with their printing presses iron works and electricity city plants. He was ready to scare these industrialists into changing their ways. The brick lined avenue ahead was criss crossed by power lines looking up it made it seem like the industrialists had even divided up at the sky as midnight came the streets is cleared out nighttime meant that most were in their beds catching a few hours of sleep before having to wake early for the next interminable terminable workday of course there were still lights on in the Times building old. Otis kept people working around the clock. Lord Forbid Forbid. They miss a single tidbit of scoop. They had to out sell those union. Loving fools up north at the San Francisco Chronicle. Well Jay Bee was about to make sure that those poor employees had a short workday. The contents of his suitcase would ensure it. He stepped forward into the street sneaking behind patrolman and into the alley behind the times kneeling behind some barrels J. B. put his suitcase down opening it. He gingerly lifted the alarm clock sitting inside. It was connected by a wire to sixteen sticks of dynamite. He set a timer for an hour from now one. Am with with that done. He raced out of the alley and back to his hideout once there. He grabbed a new suitcase bomb. J. B. placed laced this one at Harrison Otis's home and then did the same for Felix Z. Handle are the secretary of Otis's Anti Union Union Association his work done J. B. Escaped into the night away from the firestorm. He was about to ignite he. He was going to scare the old cowards. Get them to cease their campaigns of violence against pro union workers. Many of his friends had been killed for simply trying to exercise their right to protest or for going to work at pro union businesses but J. B. was naive. Steve and failed to consider the unpredictable nature of an improvised explosive shortly after one. Am on the morning of October first after J. B. was long gone. The bomb in the alley behind the Times exploded what J. B. didn't know was that he placed the bomb in ink alley. This was where workers at the printing press stored extra extra barrels of newspaper ink on top of that beneath the alley were the gas lines that fed the entire building. The sixteen sticks of dynamite caused the ink barrels to erupt immediately blowing apart a wing of the Times building inside workers. There's were killed as they burned and were crushed by falling debris. The flames traveled through the gas lines to other parts of the building. The remaining fifty or so employees screamed in terror as flames erupted from the walls. They ran for the nearest exit or went to the windows which had shattered from the force of the initial blast outside a crowd gathered and firemen arrived. If J. B. had watched from the sidelines he would have been astonished. At the severity of the destruction half the building was gone and the other half was slowly being devoured by flames harvey elder. The assistant city editor prepared to jump from a second story window. Below firefighters lighters held out a net to catch him screaming in fear he left for the net but he missed and hit the hard cobblestones below hello by morning. It became clear that JB's bomb did far more than scare some people he killed twenty one workers workers at the Los Angeles Times and in doing so he set off a chain of events that changed the city forever next will look at the bigger picture of Los Angeles Labor Relations in nineteen ten and see how the bombing was a catalyst for a new new era now back to the story in the very early hours of October first nineteen ten a bomb bomb went off outside of the Los Angeles Times destroying the building and killing twenty. One of the employees still working inside bombs were also discovered at the homes of the paper's owner Harrison Otis and his fellow industrialist Felix Z handle our but the timers on these were wound too tightly so they were discovered and disarmed before exploding almost immediately the owner owner of the paper vicious anti union capitalist Harrison. Otis placed the blame at the feet of pro labor forces. He hired a private detective. William J Burns define the culprits responsible but he was deflecting blame. Otis was as guilty of creating leading the situation as the bombers themselves. Los Angeles Mayor. George Alexander was in the pocket of the merchants and Manufacturers Association. A local group founded by Otis Data Year Socialist Democrat Job Harriman was running a successful mayoral aural campaign against the incumbent trying to provide the workers of Los Angeles with higher wages safer working conditions and public recreation CASILDA Harem wanted to put an end to the capitalist reign of terror in Los Angeles. Otis and his cronies owned the paper. The Iron Works Works and most of the other major businesses. They were about to own the very water that the city needed to survive the Los Angeles Aqueduct Act which would be completed in nineteen thirteen conveniently deposited water from the mountains onto the desert land owned by these Industrialists Lists Otis would do anything to keep mayor Alexander in office and under his influence when he first came to power the times in the late eight eighteen hundreds he immediately cut wages and worked against the unions that tried to defend his workers he then set out to drive unions out of Los Angeles completely. If any business hired union men he sent thugs to assault and sometimes even kill employees employees and patrons of those businesses when employees attempted to strike and riot he had the times outfitted with battlements and sentries entries he even strap a Canon to the hood of his car. Otis was once quoted as saying we will never cease until the last vestige the Union Labor has been wiped off the Pacific coast most controversially he worked to ensure at the city council enacted an anti picketing law earlier in nineteen ten. He literally made it illegal to complain about the work conditions at the paper or any other local business. If OTAS thought that his paper was under threat then there were no lengths to which he wouldn't go to defend it it but he pushed too hard and rebellion was inevitable. Unfortunately the bombing proved a boon to Odessa US and his ilk once private investigator William J Burns was able to pinpoint J. B. McNamara and his brother Jj as the culprits. It's behind the bombings they were essentially kidnapped and brought back to. Los Angeles for trial in April nineteen eleven. The brothers eventually confessed J. B. was sorry for the lives he had taken he never expected that. The sixteen sticks of dynamite could trigger such a massive massive explosion. J. B. was sentenced to life in prison and JJ served nine years of a fifteen year sentence. It's clear that the industrialists one socialist mayoral candidate Job Harriman lost the nineteen eighteen eleven election after the brothers were found guilty he had defended them even claiming they were framed. Their confessions devastated aided his campaign and Los Angeles remained in the grip of the capitalists though many considered them killers socialist author and activist. I Eugene v debs defended the McNamara Brothers saying I utterly abhor murder but I have my own ideas as to what it constitutes murder he went on to argue that the capitalist system made wage slaves of the McNamara Brothers and all workers in Los Angeles and that the upper class could scarcely understand that were conditions in L. A. Meant Labour's had to risk their lives every day. Why was their rebellion considered murder when the shooting of protesting workers by Otis's thugs was considered a lawful killing. It's a question that continues to divide people to this day who killed the twenty one employees of the Los Angeles Times the bombers merce or the ruthless industrialist who drove them to it. Thanks for listening today in true crime. I'm Vanessa Richardson today. True crime is a podcast original. You can find more more episodes of today in true crime and all other podcast originals for free on spotify not only does spotify already have all of your favorite music but now spotify spotify is making it easy for you to enjoy all of your favorite podcast originals like today in true crime for free from your phone desktop or smart speaker to the Stream today and true crime on spotify just open the APP and type today in true crime in the search bar at podcast. We're grateful for you our listeners. You allow us to do what we love. Let us know how we're doing. Reach out on facebook and Instagram at podcast and twitter at podcast network will be back with a brand new episode tomorrow in True Crime. Today in true crime was created by Max Cutler is a production of cutler media and is part out of the park cast network is produced by Max and Ron Cutler sound design by Russell Nash With Production Assistance by Ron Shapiro Kerry Murphy Maggie Aghia Admire and Travis Clark. This episode of today and true crime was written by Greg Castro. I'm Vanessa Richardson.
Los Angeles Times 1/8/21
"It's friday january eighth. I'm mary regalado. And here's your local news from the los angeles times brought to you by the so fi daily podcast. Eighty percent of new year's resolutions fail by the second week of february if reaching financial independence is something. You're striving for in twenty twenty one. Don't let your goals fall by. The wayside listened to the s-o-f-i daily podcast every weekday to keep informed and keep your financial resolutions search for so fi. Wherever you get your podcasts today will be mostly sunny with a high of seventy one and a low tonight of fifty our top story. California residents are being asked not to travel more than one hundred twenty miles from their residences for non essential reasons. That's according to updated guidance from the california department of public health. Travelers from outside california are also strongly discouraged from coming to the state except for essential purposes the latest recommendations supersede those issued in mid november. The new guidelines are aimed at stemming the spread of the coronavirus which remains rampant nationwide in education. Governor gavin newsom push to reopen schools in california is stalling as the pandemic continues to rage with one in three students testing positive for the coronavirus in some neighborhoods superintendents have called upon newsom to set clear guidance. On when it will be safe to open many districts including those in los angeles pasadena and clermont have also moved to keep campuses closed for the near future. School officials fault newsome's proposed two-billion-dollar school reopening plan saying it relies on funds. That would otherwise go toward important existing education programs in other news. A sharp rise in the deaths of homeless people was driven by drug overdoses involving hill. That's according to a los angeles county department of public health report released yesterday. Throughout the first seven months of twenty twenty about nine hundred homeless people died in la county an increase of twenty six percent over the same period in two thousand nineteen. The report concluded that drug overdoses were by far the leading cause of homeless deaths this year surpassing does caused by covid nineteen heart disease transportation related accidents and homicide in orange county. More homeless people died in twenty twenty than any other year. That's according to the coroner's office in all three hundred thirty homeless people died last year that compares to two hundred deaths in two thousand nineteen. Many of the recent deaths are due to drug overdoses and traffic injuries. Five are listed as being caused by covid nineteen advocates say however that many others were directly or indirectly related to the pandemic some further say orange. County hasn't done enough to keep homeless residents safe from the corona virus last month. The voice of oc reported that sixteen homeless shelters in the county have had outbreaks. The county has purchased one hotel and one motel so far in a new effort to house. More people finally a san francisco. Real estate company will pay one point two million dollars as part of a federal bribery case. The settlement resolves a portion of a corruption case against former la city councilman. Jose weezer carmel partners. And it's downtown. La residential tower are also part of the former councilmens corruption case and the agreement spares firm from becoming a defendant in the case. The agreement details new allegation as well. The document says that in two thousand eighteen. We are asked a caramel. Executive if he would provide the former councilman two hundred fifty thousand dollars in exchange. The firm would receive a reduction in the amount. The company paid to a fund for affordable housing. According to the agreement the executive did not respond to the request for these stories and more visit l. a. times dot com.
Los Angeles Times 9/4/20
"It's Friday September fourth I'm Mary Regalado, and here's your local news from the Los Angeles Times. Brought to you by lucky charms magical mission. Let lucky the Leprechaun, take you and your kids on an interactive adventure through the eight metrical charm lands to restore magic available on your smart speaker. Just say open lucky charms, magical mission or search for it wherever you listen to podcasts. Today will be mostly sunny and warm with a high in the mid nineties to low tonight of seventy-three. Our Top story California is seeking the immediate reversal of changes at the US Postal Service that have caused widespread delays in mail delivery. The legal move announced yesterday comes, after postmaster, General Louis to joy was served a congressional subpoena Wednesday for records about the mail delays and his appointment to the job to joy a major donor to Republicans and president trump has emerged as a focal point. For Democrats, concerned by the president's repeated attacks on mail in voting the motion for preliminary injunction is an effort to immediately undo the changes instead of waiting for the resolution of the existing law suit. In local news congressional subcommittee has asked the US Justice Department to investigate allegations of systemic abuses by alleged gangs within the La County. Sheriff's department a letter written by two members of Congress and sent to the Justice Department. Says that deputy gangs have plagued the sheriff's department for decades and that settlements related to brutal tactics by gang affiliated deputies have cost county taxpayers roughly fifty five, million dollars, Sheriff Alex via never has denied the existence of gangs within the department. In, Other News California is set for another historic heatwave. This weekend and officials warn that there is heightened fire risk. Affleck's alert has also been issued to reduce strain on the state's electrical grid. Overall forecasters expect record breaking heat the state topping the August heat wave temperatures are expected to climb fifteen to twenty degrees above normal or even higher in parts of southern California and most areas will begin to feel the excessive heat today. It's then expected to top out tomorrow and Sunday before beginning to tick down Monday. In virus, news corona virus testing centers operated by the city of L. A. will be closed at this weekend due to the heat wave, and for Labor, day state operated coronavirus testing sites and some centers operated by the county will be closed on Monday as well and drive up testing centers operated by the city of L. A. will be closed tomorrow through Monday. However up testing events will be held today at Union station downtown and the cadets and day Labor Center in Westlake and tomorrow at Liberty Park in Korea town and the L. A. Downtown Medical Center mobile teams will also be at Los, Angeles City College in East Hollywood tomorrow. And, finally, a mountain lion baby boom has occurred this summer in the Santa. Monica Mountains and see me hills west of Los Angeles according to the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation. Thirteen kittens were born to five mountain lion mothers, May, and I it's the first time. So many mountain lion dens have been found within such a short period of time during the eighteen years in which the region's cougar population has been studied. The most dense found previously in one year was four spread across ten months in two thousand fifteen. For these stories and more visit L. A. Times Dot Com.
Los Angeles Times 7/27/20
"It's Monday July. Twenty seventh I'm Mary, Regalado and here's your local news. From The Los Angeles Times today will be mostly sunny with a high of eighty-three and a low tonight sixty one. Our Top story California. Governor Gavin newsom announced Friday, that the state would start an aggressive covid nineteen testing regime for its health employees who inspect nursing homes. newsom also added that nursing home inspectors would be held to the same testing standards. The state required of nursing home. Employees homes are required to test twenty five percent of their staff every week and ensure that all employees are tested at least once a month. The announcement came after an La Times investigation found that since the beginning of the pandemic, the state health department had been sending inspectors to nursing homes without testing them. In More Virus News, Los Angeles firefighter died Saturday of complications from covid nineteen, the first in the department to succumb to the disease officials, said firefighter paramedic Jose Perez was forty four, and is survived by his wife and three children. This follows the Friday death of forty five year old Valentin Martinez the first Los Angeles Police Department sworn officer to die of Covid nineteen authorities said Martinez worked patrol and is presumed to have contract. The virus was on duty according to LAPD chief. Michael Moore. His domestic partner is twenty weeks pregnant with twin, boys? In Business News Mayor Eric Garcetti, said the city of Los Angeles will temporarily wave fines for businesses cited for displaying signs without a permit. The announcement was made Friday after building inspector's find several businesses for hanging. We're open signs without permits violating city rules. Garcetti further said that although inspectors were doing their job, he was changing the rules to help struggling businesses during the covid nineteen pandemic. The decision clears the way for more businesses to put up banners. Additionally, the city will rescind any fines that have been issued. In local news from Orange County to northern California people continue to gather for large outdoor religious ceremonies without following rules to slow the spread of the corona virus, prompting stern reprimands from public health officials. It's been two weeks since governor. Gavin NEWSOM ORDERED THE RE closure of churches in much of the state amid a resurgence of corona virus cases, and though outdoor worship services are still permitted, participants are supposed to wear face coverings and keep six feet apart. However, health officials have said there are potential hazards of with churches, namely the prevalence of singing and chanting, which can increase the likelihood of transmission through droplets spread. And finally Shohei. ohtani made a long awaited return to the pitching mound for the angels yesterday, but he wasn't there long Otani gave up a leadoff single and two consecutive walks, and after two more hits, the angels trailed four two zero, and was replaced in all. He threw thirty pitches and did not record out the Oakland Athletics won the game six, two, four, Ohtani, the two thousand eighteen. League rookie of the year did not pitch last season after having Tommy John Surgery. For these stories and more visit LA TIMES DOT com.
Los Angeles Times 1/26/21
"It's tuesday january twenty sixth. I'm mary regalado. And here's your local news from the los angeles times brought to you by the s-o-f-i daily podcast. Eighty percent of new year's resolutions fail by the second week of february if reaching financial independence is something. You're striving for in twenty twenty one. Don't let your goals fall by. The wayside listened the s-o-f-i daily podcast every weekday to keep informed and keep your financial resolutions search for so fi. Wherever you get your podcasts today will be mostly sunny but cool with a high of fifty eight and a low tonight of forty eight. Our top story amid signs that the worst wave of the covid nineteen pandemic is starting to recede california. Lifted all stay at home orders. Yesterday the change takes effect immediately and could potentially lesson restrictions in the southern california bay area and san joaquin valley regions. La county officials say they plan to take advantage of the relaxed restrictions and allow for the reopening of personal care services and outdoor dining at restaurants later this week yesterday's announcement is one of the clearest signs yet of the growing optimism that the state has finally begun to beat back the coronavirus surge in education l. a. schools won't reopen until teachers and other staff have been vaccinated. That's what superintendent austin pewter said however. The teacher's union argues that even vaccines won't be enough united teachers. Los angeles leaders said safely operating schools will also require a decrease in community spread of covid nineteen that throws into question whether schools will be able to reopen this academic year. Furthermore there is currently no firm date for inoculating teachers for now. The union and district are in negotiations. Over what a return to campus would look like in other news. Senator dianne feinstein and representative brad sherman reintroduced the kobe bryant and john bryant helicopter safety act. Yesterday the lakers legend and his thirteen year old daughter along with seven others died in a helicopter crash. One year ago today the bill would require terrain awareness and warning systems on all helicopters that carry six or more passengers. Opposition from the aviation industry combined with the congress overwhelmed with the pandemic pushed helicopter safety to the back burner last year. There is a growing body of evidence that terrain awareness and warning systems have become increasingly effective and can save lives in court news former los angeles city councilman mitchell. Englander was sentenced yesterday to fourteen months in prison. Englander admitted to lying to federal authorities about his dealings with businessman who provided him fifteen thousand dollars and debauched night in las vegas u s district. Judge john f. Walter rejected englanders explanation that he was just trying to protect his reputation when he covered up his misconduct for more than a year. The judge further said that england or tampered with a witness and obstructed a federal investigation englander. Who is fifty years. Old is the first person to be sentenced in a sprawling investigation into corruption at hall. Finally disneyland will update its jungle cruise ride. After years long complaints of racism disney announced the news yesterday and so far. Numerous changes are planned to make the attraction feel more inclusive and less insensitive in its depiction of other cultures. The move also follows other updates to older disneyland attractions long. Viewed as racist such as splash mountain. The company says the changes to the jungle. Cruise will be completed this year at both disneyland and florida's walt disneyworld where the right is currently open for these stories and more visit l. a. times dot com.
Los Angeles Times 8/10/20
"It's Monday August tenth I'm Mary Lotto, and here's your local news from the Los Angeles Times, today will be mostly sunny with a high near ninety and a low tonight of sixty degrees. Our Top story, Los Angeles County Public Health Officials reported one thousand, seven, hundred, eighty, nine new cases of the coronavirus and ten related deaths yesterday. But they also said the numbers still did not include appending backlog of lab reports that could cause a spike in new cases. Furthermore, officials have cautioned that the number of cases including those reported by individual counties could be artificially low due to glitches in a state `electronic database that resulted in hundreds of thousands of lab reports not being uploaded to the database on the other hand. Officials said that hospitalization and death statistics are not affected by the reporting errors. In other news as California's unemployment agency deals with an unprecedented number of jobless claims, officials are warning people that scammers could be targeting benefits. Last week, the Employment Development Department said it was actively involved in a nationwide investigation into unemployment insurance fraud. One reason for the rise in fraud experts say is the streamlined unemployment certification processes due to the surge in claims during the pandemic officials also say the public should be on the lookout for suspicious activity including receiving unemployment insurance forms. Though an application for benefits has not been made, people are urged to call the E. D. defraud tip line as well. In Education as California colleges and universities reopened this fall, they must adhere to strict limits on in person classes and greatly restrict dorm and campus life that is according to state public health officials who on Friday issued long awaited guidance for how campuses can. A surge in covid nineteen cases. The state's strict rules prohibit indoor lectures campuses located within the thirty eight counties. On the COVID. Nineteen Monitoring List, county health authorities who had said they were awaiting state rules. Also still need to review local health conditions and campus reopening plans to assess whether they meet local and state protocols. In More Health, News Health Ordinance Enforcement Officers from a private company are helping Hermosa Beach Police. Make sure people are wearing face coverings. The contract employees are not sworn members of the police department and can't make arrests. They're also focused exclusively on enforcing a city ordinance passed on. July twenty eighth that requires face coverings in many public areas. The fine for not wearing a mask is one hundred dollars for the first offense two, hundred for the second and five hundred for each subsequent offense neighboring Manhattan beach has hired private security guards who issue warnings and handout masks. And finally, Los Angeles could revoke city permits and approvals for real estate projects tied to a federal investigation into corruption at City Hall. A new ordinance proposed by City Attorney Mike fewer comes weeks after the arrest, of councilman. Czar. Weezer has been accused of heading a criminal enterprise fueled by bribes from developers. He pleaded not guilty last week to charges against him. However, the investigation has netted guilty pleas from former councilman, Mitchell Englander, a former aide and real estate consultant. George Chang, several real estate projects have been mentioned in the criminal indictment, but so far, no developers have been arrested or publicly charged. For. These stories and more visit L., A. Times. Dot Com.
Los Angeles Times 12/24/20
"It's thursday december twenty fourth. I'm kyle sour hoffer in. Here's your local news from the los angeles times. Today will be cloudy with a high of sixty eight and a low tonight at fifty. Our top story california has now recorded more than two million corona virus cases since the start of the pandemic. This is according to a county by county. Tally conducted by the times. This date is the first in the nation to reach that alarming milestone and it's another marker of the wrenching toll. The pandemic is inflicting california now ranks third among the fifty states as well. The district of columbia and puerto rico have had the most number of new cases per one hundred thousand residents over the last two weeks additional in los angeles county recorded. Its deadliest day yet in the covid. Nineteen pandemic with one hundred and forty five deaths that puts the county's total at more than nine thousand total corona virus related fatalities so far meanwhile in los angeles county's most dire phase of the pandemic packed. Shopping malls have become a flash point in recent weeks. County officials have banned outdoor. Dining temporarily close playgrounds and shuttered. Nail and hair salons hospitals also warned they may soon be forced to ration care but malls have continued to welcome shoppers where covid nineteen is spreading the majority of outbreaks reported an la county shopping malls during the pandemic were reported in the last four weeks. That's according to a times. data analysis. Experts say the case is don't necessarily reflect unsafe practices on the part of companies as much as the difficulty of controlling spread when prevalence of the viruses. This high in other news. President trump continued his string of clemency actions this week with a second round of parts including margaret the estranged wife of former san diego. Congressman duncan hunter trump. Pardon duncan hunter earlier this week. They both pleaded guilty to misspending campaign money in her plea agreement. Margaret hunter admitted that the couple used more than five hundred dollars in campaign funds to fly the family's pet rabbit across the country with them. She was sentenced in august. Two eight months of home confinement. Additionally and the latest round trump wiped felonies from the records of paul manafort and roger stone. The to political advisors were convicted in the russia. Investigation in court news billionaire bond investor bill gross and. His girlfriend harassed their neighbors with the theme song from the tv. Show gilligan's island in a dispute over a lawn sculpture. This is according to an orange county judge. The judge issued a civil harassment order yesterday prohibiting gross and his partner amy schwartz from violating laguna beach is noise provision. The dispute began after grosses neighbor mark. Towfiq complain about netting. Gross install to protect a one million dollar glass sculpture. The city of laguna beach in july told gross that the sculpture and netting lacked permits towfiq further testified that the noise harassment began after he contacted the city. That's one gross. In schwartz allegedly played gilligan's island on a loop at all hours and finally with theaters theme parks still tightly closed due to covid. Nineteen christmas is going to be super light on outdoor activities this year. But if you and your pod feel the need to get out of the house there are a few things you can do. Just remembered a practice social distancing and wear a mask go to l. a. times dot com slash holidays for ideas for real life things to do on christmas day around los angeles for these stories and more visit our website.
Los Angeles Times 10/19/20
"It's Monday October nineteenth I'm Mary Regalado and here's your local news from the Los Angeles Times. Brought to you by lucky charms magical mission out a little fun to your family's morning and join lucky the Leprechaun on an interactive adventure through eight magical charm lands to restore magic available on your Smart Speaker just say open lucky charms, magical mission or search for it wherever you listen to podcasts. Today will be mostly sunny with a high of eighty two and a low tonight of sixty one. Our top story police in California got hundreds of calls about abuse in some immigration and customs enforcement detention centers. But at times, investigation found that cases were rarely prosecuted since two thousand seventeen at least two, hundred, sixty five calls made to police through nine, one one and non emergency lines have reported violence and abuse inside the states. Four privately run federal detention centers overseen by ICE. Half the calls alleged sex crimes including rape, sexual assault, and abuse against detainees. Still records show that a suspect was charged it only three cases were detainees say they were victimized, and in two of those, the suspects were deported before they could be arrested. One case is pending. In Virus News Los Angeles County Public Health Officials. Reported three hundred, Fifty, eight new corona virus cases and thirteen related deaths. Yesterday hospitalizations have also grown in recent days with seven hundred, fifty one covid nineteen patients in county medical centers as of yesterday in the meantime state and local officials are closely watching the latest figures as they way when and how to reopen businesses and public facilities. La. County remains in the strictest tier of the state's four reopening system tier one or purple because it continues to report more than seven cases per one hundred, thousand residents each day that means that schools are shut and many non essential businesses that remained closed for indoor operations. In Court News, a bankruptcy court ruled Friday that is technologies may abandon its shuttered battery recycling plant in Vernon that means a massive cleanup of lead and other toxic pollutants at the site and in surrounding neighborhoods will be left to California taxpayers. The decision was made over the objections of California officials and community members. It also marks the latest chapter in a decades long history of government failures to protect the public from brain damaging lead cancer, causing arsenic, and other pollutants from the facility. Furthermore, the plans confirmation deepens fiasco that has subjected working class Latino communities across southeast, Los Angeles County to chronic and dangerous levels of soil contamination. Finally about eight hundred Compton residents could be getting cash. Later this year a group called the Compton pledge is partnering with the City to test the concept of guaranteed income and Mayor Asia. Brown. Says a two year pilot program will randomly select families to receive at least a few hundred dollars on a recurring basis so far private donors have contributed two point, five, million dollars. One of the organizers is also Nico soon, Chung whose father is Los. Angeles Times owner Patrick Soon Shiong the contemplate hasn't offered many other details on the program yet such as how participants would be picked. For these and more visit. L.. A. Times dot. com.
Los Angeles Times 12/22/20
"It's tuesday december twenty second kyle sour hoffer in years. Your local news from the los angeles times presented by raytheon technologies are nearly two hundred thousand engineers. Researchers and people with purpose are building the future. Today we're pushing the limits of known signs to go deeper into space advanced aviation and build smarter defense systems that protect all of us here at home. That's the future of aerospace and defense learn more at rtx dot com today will be mostly sunny but not as warm with a high of sixty eight and a low tonight a forty nine our top story. Stay at home. Orders will likely be extended across a wide swath of california southern california in the san joaquin valley are technically eligible to emerge from the state orders beginning next week but governor gavin newsom said yesterday that the restrictions will likely need to continue in the two regions because the availability of intensive care beds is at zero percent restrictions include reduced capacity of retail stores the closure of some businesses including hair and nail salons and a ban on most gatherings and outdoor dining in education. The los angeles school district will not reopen campuses when the spring semester starts on january eleventh superintendent austin bugler provided no timetable for bringing students back to campus and prerecorded briefing released yesterday. Instead said the district would continue with remote learning until community health conditions improved significantly. He also said ten percent of students coming to school based science for covid testing turnout to have the virus. A teacher's union spokesperson further. Insisted there can't be a reopening until the union signs off because the issue must be negotiated in la county across california a covert related illnesses sickening a growing number of children and least forty five children in l. a. county happened diagnosed with misc. One child has even died and according to the california department of public health statewide at least one hundred and fifty children have fallen ill from it. Typically children develop symptoms of misc. Roughly four to five weeks after exposure to the coronavirus symptoms include fever pain in the abdomen and neck vomiting. Diarrhea rash read lips bloodshot eyes and exhaustion like the corona virus. Misc has disproportionately infected. Black and latino children much is also still unknown abound. Misc including its long-term effects whether some children are genetically predisposed to the illness. And if the case count may be higher in other news as california grapples with fraudulent unemployment claims lawmakers and security experts. Say the state. Let its guard down before. The pandemic began by one estimate. The fraud totals two billion dollars and officials described as the largest fraud scheme against tax payers in the state's history now. Legislators are questioning. Why the employment of element of armin cancel the contract. Five years ago with a firm that was using sophisticated software to help ferret out. Bogus claims in the meantime. Lawmakers introduced several bills this month to fight fraud including cross-checking benefit claims against personal data on state. Prison inmates crosschecking is routine and thirty. Five other states california also includes social security numbers in official mail at practice. It was worn about march. Two thousand and nineteen and finally the lakers will receive their twenty twenty nba championship rings tonight and then begin their title defence after a condensed two month off season. They host the clippers at seven pm. There are also in a prime position to win the championship again. This season only twelve teams have been able to repeat us champion since the nineteen sixty eight to nineteen sixty nine season. The lakers have added marcus. All and dennis schroder to their rosser. Meanwhile the clippers who finished second in the division last season. We'll try to finally get past the second round of the playoffs. They picked up serge. Ibaka and luke canard and brought in new head coach to ron lou for these stories and more visit l. A. times dot com.