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Los Angeles Times 8/7/20
"It's Friday August seventeenth. I'm Mary Regalado, and here's your local news from the Los Angeles Times. Today will be sunny for the most part with highs in the low eighties and a low tonight of sixty to. Our top story younger adults are fueling California's covid nineteen crisis like never before that's what health officials say residents under the age of fifty. Now make up sixty percent of new coronavirus cases in La County and officials warn that the spread among younger adults is transmitting the virus to those who are vulnerable. Meanwhile California's cumulative covid nineteen death toll surpassed ten, thousand yesterday. It's a somber mark that underscores how estate that was once hailed as a pandemic success story is now struggling to slow outbreaks. In related news according to State prison officials as many as seventeen, six, hundred inmates in California could be released early due to the coronavirus that's about seven thousand more prisoners than previously estimated officials increased the estimate last week after more than three, thousand inmates were freed in April, and after about seven thousand more were deemed eligible for release in early July prison officials have also been under pressure to release more inmates after a botched transfer of infected inmates into San Quentin State prison led to the states worst prison covid nineteen outbreak. Nearly one hundred seventy inmates are still infected there and twenty three have died in the meantime more than two thousand California prisoners have either recovered or released while infected. In other virus news, black people and Latinos are far more likely to report being affected by the coronavirus them white people in Los Angeles and statewide including impact on their health, their jobs and their finances that's according to a poll of registered voters conducted last month by UC. Berkeley's Institute of Governmental Studies. It shows racial gaps in ways that the virus has had an effect on people's lives among Latino, voters forty eight percent said they or their families faced not being able to pay for food thirty, two percent of Asian voters and twenty nine percent of black voters reported the same problem among white voters the share fell to eighteen percent. And finally in the last four and a half years, a growing number of homeless people in the La area have hanged themselves. Nearly two hundred homeless people have taken their own lives in that time period and so far. This year fifty, five percent have killed themselves by hanging. That's up from forty percent in two thousand sixteen according to a coroner's report. For many homeless people a history of trauma is made worse by the miseries of homelessness. Authorities also struggled to get mental health services to those living in the streets and culturally competent suicide prevention is lacking. and. Although the use of a firearm is the leading suicide method for men in the US homeless people don't typically have guns. If you or someone you know is exhibiting warning signs of suicide seek help from a professional and call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at one, eight, hundred, two, seven, three, talk. For these stories and more visit L. A. Times Dot Com.
Los Angeles Times 10/2/20
"It's Friday. October. Second. 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 magical charm land 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 very sunny and hot again with a high around one hundred degrees and low tonight of sixty seven our top story California's larger counties will not be permitted to reopen their economies further unless they can reduce corona virus infections in the hardest hit places those include where the poor. Latinos black people and Pacific Islanders live under a new state requirement counties with more than one hundred, six, thousand residents must bring infections down. They must also heavily invested in testing contact tracing outreach and providing means for infected people to isolate. The measure is designed to ensure that test positively rates in the most disadvantaged neighborhoods do not significantly exceed counties overall rate the new requirements take effect on. October sixth. In Environmental News, active fires and extreme fire danger will keep several national forests in California closed for at least another week means the Angeles Cleveland. Los Padras. INYO. Send Bernandino Sequoia and Sierra national forests will remain shut at least through. Eighth. has been an unprecedented year when it comes to wildfires across California thirteen of eighteen national forests have large fires and more than three million of land have burned statewide so far in a typical fire season that number is about three hundred, thousand acres us, forest, service spokesman Jonathan. Growth said it is still a day to day decision on when to reopen. In Education Governor, Gavin newsom vetoed a bill on Wednesday to make a one semester ethnic studies course, a high school graduation requirement newsom said, he values the role that ethnic studies play but that the bill comes at a time of uncertainty about what to include in a K. through twelve course. California is still in the process of developing a model curriculum for ethnic studies and the process has been fraught with controversy over what should and should not be included in the meantime. The governor signed a separate bill last month making ethnic studies graduation requirement for all undergraduates in the California State University. System. In other news the Los Angeles area will soon have its own postcard bridge the Gerald Desmond Bridge in Long Beach will connect the seven ten freeway and downtown Long Beach to the nation's busiest port complex. The bridge holds two five, hundred, fifteen foot towers and will accommodate thousands of cars and trucks a day, and at one point four billion dollar budget. The bridge is one of three construction projects completed in Los Angeles County in the last five years with a billion dollar price tag. The other projects are the Wilshire Grand and Sophie Stadium the Gerald Desmond Bridge is expected to open on Monday. And finally, doc rivers didn't take long to find a new job after being let go by the Clippers, last week rivers has agreed to coach The Philadelphia Seventy sixers. It will be his fourth head coaching job he began with the Orlando Magic in one thousand, nine, hundred, nine, and was with the Clippers for seven seasons setting team records for wins and playoff appearances. But this season, they blew a three to one lead in the conference finals for the second time. The clippers are one of five teams still looking for a head coach. For these stories and more visit L. A. Times. Dot Com.
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 7/3/20
"It's Friday July third. I'm Mary Regalado and here's your local news from the Los Angeles Times, today will be partly cloudy with a high of eighty, two and a low tonight of sixty. Our Top story, Los Angeles has unveiled a new color coded system to assess and report the risk of coronavirus infection. The four categories each represent different threat levels yesterday. LA's indicator was orange. Meaning the risk of infection remains very high. According to mayor, Eric Garcetti the highest threat level red would likely mean. Residents would be ordered to stay home. The lower levels are yellow and green. The new system was released as LA continues to see surges in Corona, virus, infections and hospitalizations. In other Virus News, not wearing a mask could cost you hundreds of dollars in some cities. The West Hollywood Sheriff Station announced this week that deputies will issue citations that will cost three hundred dollars in Santa Monica first time offenders will be charged one hundred dollars while the third offence will cost five hundred governor Gavin Newsom is a statewide order on June eighteenth to wear face coverings in public or high risk, settings and officials have largely emphasized education rather than enforcement, but as coronavirus cases have surged, some officials say more must be done. Amid the surge in corona virus spread USC will no longer bring all undergraduates back to campus for the fall semester. Instead the campus will move mainly to online classes in a reversal of an earlier decision to welcome students back for a hybrid model for now only ten to twenty percent of courses during the fall, semester will be on campus, including labs and performance classes. Students with on campus housing contracts will be allowed to cancel them through July fifteenth, and for students who need to live on campus. Only one student will be permitted per bedroom. Students will also need to make an appointment to use library spaces or dining facilities. In Sports Lakers legend Kobe. Bryant will appear on the cover of the popular. Video game series NBA, two K. as the third and final. To be featured on the upcoming NBA. Two K. twenty-one release the Mamba Edition it will be available for both generations of consoles and feature hand painted portrait of Bryant the current generation cover shows him in his number eight Jersey and the next generation version shows him in his number twenty four Jersey. No release dates have been announced, but the titles are available for preorder. And finally as the fourth of July, weekend gets underway. The vast majority of beaches in southern California have been closed. All beaches in Los Angeles Santa, Barbara and Ventura counties are closing through the weekend starting today, meanwhile, a number of beaches operated by cities in orange. County and county run beach parking. Lots will be closed Saturday and Sunday, additionally the shoreline in Laguna, beach will be closed. Saturday through Monday and Huntington beach will close its beaches and parking lots on Saturday. For the latest information on weekend closures and other Fourth of July events. Visit L.. A. Times Dot Com.
Los Angeles Times 9/25/20
"It's Friday. September twenty fifth 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 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 in the upper eighties and low tonight of sixty to. Our top story, Angeles parents filed a class action lawsuit yesterday against La Unified citing online learning as an educational crisis. The lawsuit alleges that the district's distance learning plan has caused learning losses. It also says the plan has left tens of thousands of black and Latino students without basic education. Some of the parents who filed the suit said teachers often dismissed class early others say the district has a lack of adequate technology to access education district officials on the other hand have said that they have all the technology that students need. In virus? News if Los Angeles wants to see more reopenings the next few weeks are crucial. That's what La Mayor Eric Garcetti says. Los Angeles County is currently what the state labels as tier one that means schools and many businesses are closed to make progress accounting must meet certain thresholds for two consecutive weeks. So if the number of hospitalizations and cases and the transmission rate remained low, the county could move into a new tier in early October. Meanwhile Garcetti says he supports the county's decision to keep nail salons closed for the time being this comes as the corona virus has killed more than six thousand people. In Los Angeles County in other news three out of four state voters say wildfires oppose a threat today than ever before yet they remain divided along party lines about what role climate change plays in the infernos that's according to a poll by UC. Berkeley's Institute of Governmental, studies about eighty three percent of Democrats consider wildfires to be a much more serious threat today than in the past. But the poll found only fifty nine percent of Republicans share that same belief. As of yesterday, some eight thousand wildfires have burned at least three point six, million acres in California this year while twenty six people have been killed. Meanwhile a modest home in riverside has been designated as one of the eleven most endangered historic places in the US by the National Trust for historic preservation, Japanese immigrants, Juki Chee, and Ken Harada moved into the home in nineteen thirteen. But the couple's decision to buy the home in the names of their three American born children created an uproar among their white neighbors they had circumvented California's new Alien Land Law of nineteen thirteen, and it led to a court battle that ultimately upheld the Fourteenth Amendment Citizenship Rights of American children born to non-citizen parents. The designation will help the Museum of Riverside raise the six point, five, million dollars it needs to restore and preserve the home. and. Finally, the PAC twelve is preparing to take the field and the court university presidents and Chancellors voted yesterday to a seven game college football schedule beginning the weekend of November sixth the details of the schedule are being worked out but the PAC twelve championship game is set for December Eighteenth Men's and women's basketball as well as other winter sports also received approval to begin their seasons. The basketball season is set to start on November twenty fifth. However, no fans will be allowed at any sporting event at a PAC, twelve campus until at least January twenty, twenty one. For. These stories and more visit LA TIMES DOT com.
Los Angeles Times 10/26/20
"It's Monday October twenty 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 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 Sophie S. O.. F. I wherever you get your podcasts. Today will be partly sunny with a high of seventy three and a low tonight fifty to. Our top story remember DDT the all indestructible pesticide that I shook the public and sparked the environmental movement in the nineteen sixties using deep sea robots. A new generation of scientists recently came across barrels filled with DDT laced sludge in the waters off Catalina island as many as half a million barrels according to records and studies could still be underwater today. But how did they get their find out more about the largely unknown legacy of Ddat, in Los Angeles? At L. A. Times DOT COM backslash environment. In local news racial disparities in LAPD traffic stops were in part a result of failed strategies to suppress crime that's according to an independent review of hundreds of thousands of traffic stops by Los Angeles police last year though strategies subjected black and Latino drivers too far more stops than white drivers. However, the report by the LAPD Inspector General found that black and Latino people were less likely to be caught with contraband. The findings come after a series of La Times investigations, and after the department drastically cut back on vehicle stops eventually admitting the strategy had been ineffective. In Virus News, Los Angeles County Public Health Officials reported eight, hundred, thirty new corona virus cases, and four. Deaths yesterday officials said the lower number of deaths reflects weekend reporting delays. Case numbers are also usually lower on the weekends because not all laboratories submit reports. Meanwhile, there have now been nearly three hundred thousand cases of the virus in La County and nearly seven thousand people have died statewide California surpassed nine hundred thousand confirmed cases of the virus Saturday and more than seventeen thousand three hundred people have died hospitalizations have ticked upward slightly in La as well with the most recent three days average reported by the county representing an increase of eight percent that's according to data from the Department of Public Health. And finally early voting in Los. Angeles, county has already begun. If you want to vote in person, you can go to one of the one hundred eighteen votes centers throughout the county find a vote center near you at L. A. Times dot com slash how to vote. They'll be open every day including weekends through Election Day November third from ten am to seven PM. These vote centers represent a departure from how residents could vote in previous. Before this year angelenos voted at designated pulling places in their neighborhoods whereas now they can cast their ballot at any voting center from Long Beach to Lancaster regardless of where they live in the county. For. These stories and more visit l.. A. Times Dot Com.
Los Angeles Times 10/9/20
"It's Friday October ninth. 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 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 partly sunny with a high around seventy six degrees low tonight of sixty to. Our top story Governor Gavin newsom signed an executive order Wednesday to protect nearly a third of California's land and coastal waters. He also directed state agencies to pursue actions that will use the state's lands and waters to absorb climate warming carbon from the atmosphere. It's part of a global effort to protect thirty percent of earth however, Senate Republican leader Shannon Grove of Bakersfield. called. The order overly broad. She further said it could increase the cost of land and might have other unknown effects on farming and grazing. The major climate change directive marks the second one from newsome since massive wildfires broke out in mid August, he previously directed state regulators to come up with rules to ban new gas powered passenger cars, and trucks by twenty, thirty five. In Court News, a Chinese developer agreed to pay one million dollars in an La City Hall bribery and corruption case this week. Geo You want USA Company will pay the penalty and continue cooperating with the federal government. It's probe of cattleman. Czar and other figures in exchange. The government agreed not to pursue criminal charges against the company before this Gio USA was set to redevelop the Lux City Center Hotel in downtown La. But prosecutors said Weezer has secured approval of the project after receiving benefits from the company and some of its employees Weezer has pleaded not guilty to racketeering bribery and other federal charges. In Crime News Rapper Tori lanes was charged yesterday with assaulting fellow artist Megan. The stallion over the summer stallion says he shot her in the foot during a July twelfth argument in Hollywood hills. When police arrived, she initially did not identify lanes as the shooter saying she feared that officers would kill them both. If she mentioned a gun for now L. A. Prosecutors have filed multiple firearm related charges against lanes. If convicted the twenty eight year old faces up to twenty two years and eight months in state prison. In other news starting today, the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway is open to guests. Again, after a lengthy closure because of the pandemic, the steel and glass cars can carry up to eighty passengers each but they will now operate at less than twenty five percent capacity and have other restrictions. For example, masks are required. Distancing is mandatory and temperatures will be taken before boarding. Management also promises touch list ticketing, increased cleaning, and antimicrobial tape on handrails and open windows. Visitors will need to book their trips in advance as well at the top of the Tram Route Long Valley remains open for hiking, but the rest of the surrounding area is closed because of fire threat. Finally the general election is less than thirty days away and for the first time in California history a- ballot will make its way in the mail this week to every registered California voter it's a decision that was made in response to the covid nineteen pandemic that will reshape the election experience check out our California voter guide for more propositions on the state ballot as well as issues on the local ballot in La. County. Also consider recommendations from the Los Angeles Times editorial board go to L. A. dot com slash voter guide for more INFO. For these stories and more visit L. A. Times Dot Com.
Los Angeles Times 7/20/20
"It's Monday July. Twentieth I'm Mary Regalado, and here's your local news from the Los Angeles Times. Today will be mostly sunny with a high around eighty, two and a low tonight of sixty four. Our Top story Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said yesterday that La too quickly and again warned that the city was close to imposing some type of new stay at home order as corona virus, cases continue to skyrocket Garcetti also claimed yesterday that the city was on the brink of new restrictions, but did not elaborate. The mayor urged patience saying it will take up to three weeks to learn whether the closures have helped slow the spread of the corona virus on the other hand Garcetti, said that L. A. remains in a good place when it comes to hospital capacity and the available supply of ventilators. In other virus news active duty US Air Force doctors, nurses, and other medical providers are being sent to work in California hospitals to assist with a steep rise in corona virus cases that has strained some healthcare systems across the state. The one hundred healthcare professionals began work Friday and five hospitals, experiencing severe staff shortages after a request for aid by the state and a military spokesman said an additional sixty providers will be deployed in the coming week. The move comes as some officials have described hospital staffing, not bed capacity as the chief stumbling block when it comes to scaling up. To accommodate more patients. Meanwhile Pacific Islanders in L.. A. County suffer the highest corona virus infection rate of any racial or ethnic group with more than two thousand, five hundred per one hundred thousand residents data for most of the county shows. That's six times higher than for White People, five times higher than for black people and three times higher than for Latinos officials began releasing the findings in late April after Pacific islander leaders pushed for data on their community, which was being lumped together with Asians, health experts site access to healthcare poverty and multigenerational households among the reasons for the high rates. And finally the La County Board of supervisors is set to begin debate tomorrow on a proposal aimed at strengthening county efforts to address racial inequality. The measure centers on Holding County officials accountable if they fail to uphold more aggressive anti-racist policies. The legislation was introduced by the county's loan black supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas and inspired by protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody. According to the National Association of counties if the measure passes, Los Angeles County will become the twenty four th county in the US since last year to declare racism a matter of public health. For these stories and more visit L. A. Times Dot Com.
Los Angeles Times 6/17/20
"It's Wednesday June. Seventeenth I'm Mary Regalado, and here's your local news from the Los Angeles Times. Brought to you by the so daily Podcast, reaching financial independence starts with having the right information each 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. Get your money, right and search for SO-FI. S, O F I wherever you get your podcasts. Today will be partly cloudy with a high of seventy eight and a low tonight of sixty. Our top story hundreds of students, parents and community members called for the elimination of the Los Angeles School Police Department during a downtown March yesterday. No senior official has proposed defunding the school police for the coming school year, but La School's Superintendent Austin Buehner, said Monday that he would propose banning the use of pepper, spray and chokehold by school police funding for the police, a force of about four hundred seventy officers and civilians totals seventy million dollars annually. Those marching said they want to redirect that money toward mental health services, restorative justice programs, more counselor and nurse positions and other services that would benefit black students. In court, News Pacific, gas and electric pleaded guilty to killing eighty four people in two thousand eighteen wild fire that wiped out the town of Paradise California as part of a plea deal. CEO Bill Johnson entered guilty pleas on behalf of the company for involuntary manslaughter, stemming from the fire, which was blamed on the companies crumbling electrical grid. The admission came during dramatic court hearing designed to publicly shame the utility for neglecting its infrastructure, additionally PG and E. pleaded guilty to one felony count of unlawfully starting a fire, and they've agreed to pay a three point five million dollar fine in addition to five hundred thousand dollars for the cost of the investigation. In travel news travel restrictions at the US and Mexico border will remain in place through July twenty first. This is the third time border restrictions have been extended for an additional month. The initial joint agreement in March was adopted as a measure to prevent the spread of covid nineteen, and the current restrictions were set to expire next week, but for now only the northbound crossings remain open for US citizens legal permanent residents people with work visas, and those traveling for educational or medical reasons, crossings remained closed for recreational and tourist travel. In local news, a block long street are installation spelling out all black lives. Matter will remain painted across Hollywood boulevard after nearly being removed the words commemorate Sunday's Hollywood march, denouncing racial injustice and supporting lgbtq rights afterward on Sunday night workers started removing the words but La City Councilman Mitch Feral intervened, he ordered cruise to stop removing the words painted in Rainbow Colors and the Pale pink blue and white of the transgender pride flag. Oh, Farrell said he plans to work with the community and. On a permanent memorial commemorating the March And finally Jimmy. Kimmel announced yesterday that he will host the Emmy awards this fall, but with uncertainties presented by the covid nineteen pandemic Kimmel is not yet sure or when he'll host the show. What do we know? The Television Academy will announce nominations for the awards next month. And the show airs on September Twentieth. Kimmo previously hosted the Emmy Awards in two, thousand, twelve and two thousand sixteen. For these stories and more visit L. A. Times Dot Com.
Los Angeles Times 10/7/20
"It's Wednesday. October. Seventh I'm Mary Regalado and here's your local news from the Los Angeles Times. Brought to you by lucky charms, magical mission enjoy a new addition to family time with Lucky leprechauns interactive encounter where you'll be jumping, running and singing to restore magic in the eight charm lands available on your smart speaker just say open lucky charms, magical mission or search for it where ever you listen to podcasts. Today will be mostly sunny with a high around eighty four degrees and a low tonight of sixty one. Our top story although a handful of counties advanced in the states covid nineteen reopening plan yesterday to moved backward the first time since California launched its tiered system that parts of the state have regressed following an increase in cases to hayme account, he moved back to tear one. The most restrictive and Shasta. County, moved back to tear to the setbacks will affect business sectors that have been given the green light to reopen or expand capacity in those areas. Meanwhile, Ventura County showed improvements and moved forward becoming the Fourth County in southern California to advance on the state's blueprint for reopening. In crime. News a northern California prosecutor on Monday announced that she would reopen an investigation into the two thousand nine killing of a black man by a transit officer. twenty-two-year-old Oscar grant was fatally shot in the back by a Bay Area Rapid Transit Officer. The officer was charged with murder but Los Angeles. County. Jury found him guilty of involuntary manslaughter, the officer. Who claimed he mistakenly grabbed his gun in stead of his Taser served eleven months for now grants family wants the role of another officer to be investigated in his death. They also want charges to be filed against a former officer who held a knee against grants neck similar to how George Floyd was pinned to the ground before he died in police custody. In Court News Perio- Court judge ordered the city of Los. Angeles. To pay a two point five, million dollar fine yesterday. The judge ruled in favor of consulting firm Price Waterhouse Coopers. The firm accused the city attorney's Office of concealing evidence in a lawsuit involving the Department of Water and power in two thousand fifteen the city sued price waterhouse coopers blaming it for a new DWP billing system that overcharged many customers intern dwp customers filed a class action lawsuit against the city. The firm alleged that the city took part in a fraudulent scheme to control the outcome of the class action lawsuit. The firm also alleged that the city attorney's concealed key documents and produced unprepared witnesses and false deposition testimony. In other News Eddie Van Halen, the innovative lead guitarist of his namesake hard rock band van Halen died at age sixty, five yesterday. The cause was throat cancer. Then Halen rose to rock stardom and sold millions of albums. He was also a product of Pasadena California where his Dutch immigrant family shared a single room in a house with two other families. The city of Pasadena joined a multitude of musicians who paid tribute to the late legend tweeting Pasadena was home to Eddie and his family for many years our condolences go out to the entire van. Halen family. And finally, a UCLA astrophysics professor is one of three scientists to win this year's Nobel Prize in Physics Ucla's Andrea Gez shared the prize with Germany's Reinhard Denzil for advancing research into black holes. The other half of the prize goes to Britain's Roger Penrose for his research in how black holes are formed. Nobel Committee scientists say the prizes celebrate black holes as one of the most exotic objects in the universe which have become a staple of science fiction and science fact. For these stories and more L. A. Times Dot Com.
Los Angeles Times 9/11/20
"It's Friday. September eleventh. 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 interactive adventure through the 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 sunny but hazy and seasonably warm with highs around the high eighties and a low tonight of sixty five. Our. Top. Story California has set multiple records with heat waves and fires. The State had the hottest August on record and the ferocious heatwave midway through the month during which parts of Los Angeles County Sword well, above one hundred degrees helped to push limits not seen since a deadly seven day stretch in July two, thousand six. Meanwhile. The massive August complex fire is now officially the largest blaze in California history lung imaging ozone pollution in Los. Angeles also reached its highest levels in generation and set records in other parts of southern California during the blistering Labor Day weekend heat wave. In virus news a new analysis of medical records from UCLA hospitals and clinics suggests that the coronavirus may have been in Los Angeles in December. That's before the World Health Organization was aware of an unusual cluster of pneumonia cases in Wuhan China Ucla researchers, and their colleagues at the University of Washington documented an uptick in patients seeking treatments for coughs and the increase began the weekend of December twenty second and persisted through the end of February in emergency rooms. The researchers also tallied more than one thousand, seven, hundred cough patients this past December January and February that was about five hundred fourteen more than the average for the previous five winters. In Education No campus in Los Angeles County will be allowed to reopen to all K. through twelve students until at least November however, schools can still offer small in person classes for students with special needs at no more than ten percent of capacity at one time no districts are currently required to offer in person services to students and the Los. Angeles Teacher's Union is opposed to any campus reopenings at this time citing safety concerns in the meantime cal state universities will continue with primarily online instruction for the remainder of the academic year. Though there will be some limited exceptions for classes that cannot be delivered remotely on campus housing will also be reduced. In other news, a judge ruled yesterday that a mega. Church. That has defied Los Angeles County's pandemic health orders is temporarily barred from holding Sunday worship services indoors the judge sided with public health officials who took legal action last month to Enforce Health Orders Against Grace Community Church in Sun Valley. The Evangelical Congregation has been holding Sunday Worship Services Indoors since July twenty sixth for now, the Church can hold outdoor services which are already permitted under the county's public health order, but only physical distancing and face covering measures are followed. And finally the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures revealed new details yesterday on its inaugural temporary exhibition. Oh Mia's ocoee described as the first North American museum retrospective of the prolific Japanese filmmakers work. The exhibition is slated to launch. April thirtieth, which is also the museums awaited opening date featuring more than three hundred objects. The Miyazaki retrospective will be arranged in seven thematic sections and the exhibition will explore all his animated features including two thousand. One's Academy Award, winning spirited away, furthermore. The Academy Museum will offer film screenings, public programs and merchandise in conjunction with the exhibition. For these stories and more visit L. A. Times, dot. com.
Los Angeles Times 7/1/20
"It's Wednesday. July, first I'm Mary Regalado and here's your local news from the Los Angeles Times today will be partly sunny with a high around eighty degrees and a low of sixty one. Our top story, a record breaking day of Corona Virus Cases California surpassed six thousand deaths yesterday. The news follows Monday's tally of more than eight thousand infections, which broke the states daily record for the third time in eight days. Officials have also said the increase is not simply the result of expanded testing capacity, the growing rate of infections and a spike in hospitalizations are instead proof. The virus is spreading within communities. Meanwhile, the surge in cases prompted New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to order anyone traveling to the state from California to self quarantine for fourteen days. As the coronavirus tears through California's prisons. Governor Gavin NEWSOM is working to release more than three thousand five hundred inmates who are close to finishing their sentences. One outbreak has already infected more than one thousand prisoners at San Quentin State prison near San Francisco and about forty two percent of that prison population is considered medically high risk across California. Nearly two thousand, six hundred of the state's one hundred thirteen thousand prisoners have tested positive for the corona virus earlier in the pandemic state officials released about three thousand five hundred prisoners to decompress the overcrowded system. In local news corona virus beach restrictions may continue to complicate some plans, but Californians at least have one thing to look forward to most of the coast is much cleaner than in years past heal. The Bay reported yesterday that ninety two percent of the state's beaches logged good water quality marks between April and October of two thousand nineteen storm drain runoff remains the largest source of pollution for California's beaches and based on levels of harmful bacteria. Six of the state's dirtiest beaches are in the bay area for remain trouble spots in southern California including two Penghu Beach in La County. In Entertainment News the Academy of Motion Picture, Arts and Sciences announced yesterday that it surpassed its goal to double the number of women and underrepresented ethnic and racial communities by twenty twenty. It also announced that it had invited eight hundred nineteen people representing sixty eight countries to join the academy. There are seventy five past academy award nominees in the group such as Roma's star. Jalaita. Operate CEO and Harriet Star. Cynthia Areso. And fifteen past Oscar winners and according to the academy, the invitees are forty five percent female while thirty six percent are what from the film, Academy terms, underrepresented, ethnic and racial communities. The diversity goals were set in early two, thousand sixteen in the wake of the Hashtag Oscarssowhite controversy. And finally when the Broadway federal savings and loan building went up in flames during the LA riots in Nineteen ninety-two, it was thought that the papers of prominent architect Paul r Williams did to Williams one of the country's most notable black architects helped define the aesthetics of southern California. Design through much of the twentieth century, he designed private homes for numerous celebrities such as frank, Sinatra and Lucille Ball and contributed to the design of LAX. Now it turns out of Williams. Drawings were safe at another location. The archive will be acquired by the getty research. Institute and USC from Williams granddaughter. For these stories and more visit LA TIMES DOT com.
Los Angeles Times 9/23/20
"It's Wednesday September twenty third. I'm Mary Regalado and here's your local news from the Los Angeles. Times. Brought to you by consumer reports standing for truth fairness and what's right for consumers consumer reports has been on your side. Since nineteen thirty, six with information you can trust on home auto food, health, tech money, and more learn more at C.. R. Dot Org slash consumer. Today will be mostly sunny with a high in the upper eighties and a low tonight of sixty to. Our top story is the share of Californians who tested positive for covid nineteen in the last week, dipped below three percent. That's what officials announced Monday. It's a rare piece of good news for forty million Californians who are also contending with raging wildfires and toxic air quality. But the good news is tempered with caution those fires coupled with heat waves and unhealthy air lead to a Klein intesting and health officials still aren't certain if gatherings on Labor Day lead to an increase in transmission. In Education Teachers Orange. County. Say They are unwilling to go back to campus soon, signaling an undercurrent of concern among educators over the safety of in person. Instruction Ten of Twenty Nine School districts plan to reopen this month the Costa Mesa based Newport Mesa Unified School district, for example, is scheduled to open for students up through the second grade next week but seventy five percent of teachers in that district said in a survey that they were not satisfied with their districts safety plan and in Irvine, all campuses are scheduled to open tomorrow in some fashion teachers are circulating. It urges the school district to remain online for middle and high school students and has gained more than two thousand signatures. Meanwhile the University of California allowed inappropriate factors to influence admissions decisions that's according to a state audit released yesterday in all four campuses UCLA? UC. Berkeley UC San Diego and UC Santa Barbara admitted sixty four applicants based on criteria such as family donations or their ties to campus staff. The audit also scrutinized admissions practices from two thousand and thirteen, two, thousand nineteen, and it found that twenty two applicants were admitted as athletes despite having demonstrated little athletic talent UC Berkeley was criticized according to the audit for admitting forty two applicants based on their connections to donors and staff while denying admission to others who were more qualified. In local news, the Los Angeles Police Commission said, it will review the LAPD use of facial recognition technology and compare it with programs in other major cities. That's after a Times report revealed that the software was used at nearly thirty thousand times. In the last decade the findings showed that hundreds of officers ran images of suspects from surveillance cameras and other sources against a massive database of mugshots taken by law enforcement. The LAPD has consistently denied having records related to facial recognition and at times denied it using the technology at all. Finally. La County's one hundred million dollar program which has been emptied by the coronavirus to repurpose. Motels as safe havens for homeless people is ending the program called project room key peaked at just over four thousand, three, hundred guests. That's about thirty percent of it's ambitious goal, and for now, the project will shed several hundred beds monthly until it closes down early next year the schedule of Project Room Key closings is still tentative though in the meantime, the La Homeless Services Authority intends to transition those still living in hotels into other housing so they will not be forced to return to the street. For these stories and more visit LA TIMES DOT com.
Los Angeles Times 9/21/20
"It's Monday September twenty first I'm Mary Regalado and here's your local news from the Los Angeles. Times. Brought to you by consumer reports standing for truth fairness and what's right for consumers consumer reports has been on your side. Since nineteen thirty, six with information you can trust on home auto food, health, tech money, and more learn more at C. R., dot org slash consumer. Today will be partly cloudy with a high near eighty three and a low tonight of sixty to. Our top story the coronavirus death toll in California has passed fifteen thousand. That's according to health data collected by the Times. Overall California has more than seven, hundred, eighty, five, thousand confirmed cases the highest in the nation. However, the death toll remains far lower than in New York, which has recorded more than thirty, three, thousand fatalities. The report also comes as. Is writing a new wave of success in combating the coronavirus with hospitals treating the fewest patients with covid nineteen since April and declining new cases in the state. In Economic News California's antiquated unemployment benefits system requires a complete overhaul to overcome significant problems that's according to a report commissioned by Governor Gavin Newsom that was released over the weekend. The review by technology and government experts found that the backlog of unresolved claims at the state employment. Development Department is growing rapidly and it will take several more months to be cleared. The delay also affects many left jobless during the COVID nineteen pandemic for now, the reports recommend lon-term and immediate fixes at the e d d that could help those who are out of work get help faster. In other news wildfires and hurricanes are disrupting the final weeks of the twenty twenty census. The disasters add to the already laborious task of counting every US resident and increase the risk that the effort will miss people in some parts of the country and time is running out with just two weeks. Left before the census is scheduled to end September thirtieth. If there was an undercount states affected by the disasters could be shortchanged when some one point five, trillion dollars in federal spending is distributed annually with that in mind officials are encouraging residents to respond to senses, questions, online phone, or by mail. And in sports, the dodgers will have to wait until at least tomorrow to clinch their eighth consecutive. National. League West title the dodgers fell to the Colorado rockies six to three in an atypical game at coors field. They also stopped short of a four game series sweep and had a five game winning streak snapped in their final road game of the regular season. The rockies however recorded their twelfth win in thirty eight games to keep their slim playoff hopes alive without tallying an extra base hit the for these stories and more visit L. A. Times Dot Com.
Los Angeles Times 1/27/21
"It's wednesday january twenty seventh. I'm mary regalado. And here's your local news from the los angeles times brought to you by audible. Today will be cloudy and cool with a high of sixty one and low tonight of fifty three our top story. California officials announced this week that they are shifting who has prioritized in the next round of covid nineteen inoculations officials will focus on age rather than specific occupations considered higher risk. The current priority list remains that list focuses on healthcare workers and residents sixty five and older before expanding to teachers farm workers and first responders after them. The next priority will be people under sixty five years old. It's unclear whether there will be a special designation for those with pre existing conditions disability rights groups. Say the change of fails to prioritize those at higher risk for covid nineteen complications in other news poor planning and ineffective management left california's unemployment agency unprepared to help. Workers left jobless by the covid nineteen pandemic that's according to an emergency state audit released yesterday. The audit found the agency failed to address problems in it system that were known for nearly a decade. The report was ordered by a bipartisan group of forty california lawmakers the lawmakers criticized the employment development department for a large backlog of claims. The group also cited the agency's failure to prevent widespread fraud. The audit recommends the agency developed plans for times of high unemployment and address existing problems including call centers that are unable to handle large numbers of phone calls. Meanwhile southern california edison will pay two point two billion dollars to settle insurance claims from a to thousand eighteen wildfire. Investigators determined that edison's equipment sparked the fire overall. The wolsey fire burned one hundred fifty one square miles of los angeles and ventura counties. Three people also died while more than sixteen hundred homes and other buildings were destroyed. Edison acknowledged no wrongdoing and said the agreement covers all claims pending lawsuits from insurance companies related to the fire in sports for the second time in nine years baseball hall of fame. Voters did not elect any members for the twenty twenty one class in two thousand thirteen. The first year barry bonds and roger clemens appeared on the ballot baseball writers elected. No-one curt schilling came the closest to cooperstown this year. Though with seventy five percent of the votes required for election schilling got seventy one point. One percent bonds clements and schilling will be on the ballot for the last time next year bonds and clemens have been linked to repeated steroid. Use players not elected after ten years on. The ballot are referred to a veterans committee for future consideration and finally a colorful mural honoring legendary rock guitarist. Eddie van halen was unveiled outside guitar. Center's flagship store in hollywood yesterday on would have been his sixty sixth birthday painted by. La artist robert vargas. The portrait is more than one hundred feet long and depicts the musician shredding his signature. Guitar nicknamed franken strat. Then halen died in october at sixty five after battling throat cancer located on sunset. Boulevard get sent. Her already has multiple tributes to van halen and his namesake band including instrumental memorabilia and his handprints for these stories and more visit. La times dot com. Start your twenty twenty one journey with more of what you love. All in one place with audible be 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 2021 audible and your first thirty days on us when you sign up at audible 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 12/2/20
"It's wednesday december second. I'm mary regalado. And here's your local news from the los angeles times presented by the salvation army in a year with fewer red. Kettles help rescue christmas for the most vulnerable to give ask your smart speaker to make a donation to the salvation army or donate at salvation army. Usa dot org today will be very sunny again with a high of seventy six and a low tonight of forty nine our top story. The pandemic is stalking low income working class and majority latino neighborhoods with particular aggressiveness. This is according to a times. Data analysis. five of the twenty five communities in l. a. county with the highest infection rates are in the northeast san fernando valley. Those are are home to large numbers of essential workers at prime risk of infection and include zip code with high rates of crowded housing overall. The city of san fernando has an infection rate two times greater than that of la county as a whole. Pajama are letta so mar and van. Nuys have also been badly hit in crime. news state. Investigators have found that forty million dollars was paid on some twenty one thousand unemployment benefit claims which were improperly filed in the names of california prison inmates on monday state lawmakers called for hearings over the massive fraud. The fraud included claims filed in the names of one hundred thirty three inmates on death. Row governor gavin newsom announced a task force to investigate the improper payments last week and for now. Investigators are trying to determine how many of the claims were filed from prison. How many were filed on behalf of inmates by people who aren't incarcerated and how many were filed by scammers using the identities of inmates without their permission in court news the captain of the conception the dive boat that caught fire last year off the channel islands. Killing thirty four people was indicted yesterday by a federal grand jury on thirty four counts of manslaughter. Department said that by his misconduct negligence and inattention to his duties jerry boiling caused the deaths of thirty three passengers. And one crew member prosecutors also singled out three violations failing to have a roving patrol failing to conduct sufficient fire drills and failing to conduct sufficient crew. Training boylan is expected to surrender to federal authorities. In other news at california has received more than one billion dollars in federal aid to rebuild after the two thousand seventeen wine country wildfires the two thousand eighteen campfire in paradise and other disasters but due to bureaucratic delays homeowners and renters have yet to receive a single penny as a result. Renters are going without permanent. Housing and homeowners are unable to cobble together. Enough money to rebuild their homes to access the money. California housing officials need to develop spending plans approved by the federal department of housing and urban development last week federal officials finally authorize the state's plans for two thousand eighteen wildfire relief efforts meanwhile legislation to simplify how she handles disaster. Relief has not advanced. Despite bipartisan support and finally the california state university system has extended the deadline to submit fall applications to december fifteenth. The decision is aimed at helping those who are facing challenges. As a result of the covid nineteen pandemic the move also follows other pandemic related changes. The cal state system has made including suspending the use of sat and act exam scores in the admissions process and accepting grades of credit or pass instead of letter grades for these stories and more visit l. a. times dot com.
Los Angeles Times 8/21/20
"It's Friday August twenty first I'm Mary Regalado, and here's your local news from the Los. Angeles Times. Today will be partly sunny, warm and humid with a high near one hundred degrees and a low tonight of seventy-three three. Our top story Orange County public health officials reported the first covid nineteen related death of a minor in the county yesterday according to health officials. The teenage girl had underlying medical conditions and her exact age and identity were not released. The teen was the second Californian younger than eighteen whose death was confirmed to be related to covid. Nineteen a central valley teenager with underlying health conditions died from covid nineteen. In Madeira last month, the deaths come amid a surge in corona virus cases among children and teens in the state. In fact, cases among the demographic were up one hundred, fifty percent last month. In other news as excessive heat tapers off, power outages are not expected through the weekend. That's what state officials said. Yesterday the state managed to stave off rolling blackouts for three consecutive nights after officials repeatedly called for voluntary conservation efforts. They also credited imported energy and wind production in avoiding blackouts earlier in the week heat related equipment issues left thousands without power in Los Angeles. Meanwhile protesters gathered outside mayor Terry torn next home on Wednesday are demanding that passing leaders hold police accountable for the fatal shooting of a black man they night however, authorities say the law and body camera video justify the shooting police also claimed that thirty two year old Anthony McLean pulled a handgun was running from officers authorities released several videos, yesterday showing McLean fleeing with what appears to be something shiny around his waist band. The mclane family's attorney said, it was a large metal belt buckle but police said a semiautomatic pistol was recovered at the scene. and. Finally, Uber and lift will continue operations in California. After an appeals court ruled that they can keep their business model in place while challenging a state labor law, the ride hailing companies have launched a legal battle against assembly bill five, which would require them to classify drivers as employees but the company's leaders have said they might need to temporarily shut down in their home state. If forced on short notice to provide drivers with health care and other benefits, the appeals court has scheduled arguments for October, thirteenth. For these stories and more visit L. A. 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.