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Police Investigate Huntington Beach Shooting That Killed Real Estate Professional

HUNTINGTON BEACH—An investigation is ongoing into a shooting at a home in Huntington Beach that left a real estate professional dead and three other adults—including the alleged killer—wounded amid a reported family dispute. No arrests have been made and the suspected gunman remains in an area hospital, Huntington Beach Police spokeswoman Jennifer Carey told City […]

California Orders Healthcare Workers to be Vaccinated

All workers in health-care facilities across California will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 under a revised order issued Aug. 5 by the state Department of Public Health. The state had previously announced that workers in health-care settings had the option of either being vaccinated or undergoing weekly COVID-19 testing. The new order […]

LA City Attorney Pushes To Mandate Vaccines at Indoor Establishments

LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer sent a letter to county leaders Aug. 3 urging them to follow the lead of New York City and require people to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination to enter indoor establishments such as restaurants, gyms and theaters. But while no such requirement appears to be on the […]

Disney Unveils New Annual Pass Program

ANAHEIM—Disney on Aug. 3 unveiled a new annual pass program for the company’s more avid Disneyland fans. The new “Magic Key” program allows for more choices and flexibility, Disneyland officials say. The pass also promises more value as it provides four different options for Disneyland and California Adventure. The “Dream Key” will cost $1,399, or […]

Selfies Lead to Huntington Beach Man’s Arrest in Capitol Breach

LOS ANGELES–A Huntington Beach home remodeling contractor has been arrested on charges related to the Jan. 6 Capitol breach, including unlawful entry, violent and disorderly conduct, and obstructing Congress, after a fellow member of his church prayer group tipped off the FBI, according to court papers obtained Aug. 2.  Glenn Allen Brooks, 61, allegedly climbed through a broken window […]

Second LA Attorney Alleges Retaliation for Protesting Gascon Directive

LOS ANGELES, Calif.—A second veteran prosecutor in as many days is suing Los Angeles County, alleging she has suffered a backlash by being transferred to a less prestigious job for complaining about directives set forth after the November election of District Attorney George Gascon. Deputy district attorney Lesley Klein Sonnenberg’s lawsuit was brought July 28, […]

Initiative To Clear Venice Encampment Brings 191 People Indoors

LOS ANGELES, Calif.—On the last official day of the Encampment to Home initiative to offer a pathway to permanent housing to people living along the Venice Boardwalk, Councilman Mike Bonin and Mayor Eric Garcetti said July 30 that 191 people have been brought indoors. “A metric that people are judging this by is how the […]

Veteran Prosecutor Alleges Retaliation for Protesting Gascon Juvenile Directive

LOS ANGELES, Calif.—A veteran prosecutor is suing Los Angeles County, alleging she has been denied important positions in retaliation for complaining about directives set forth after the November election of District Attorney George Gascon. Deputy District Attorney Shawn Randolph’s Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit, filed July 27, seeks unspecified damages. A representative for the District […]

Michelle Steel Pushes House Resolution to Designate Aug. 24 Kobe Bryant Day

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif.—Rep. Michelle Steel (R-Huntington Beach) has introduced a congressional resolution to designate Aug. 24, 2021, as “Kobe Bryant Day” to honor the late Lakers star, who died in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26, 2020.  “Kobe Bryant used his platform to inspire millions and help kids around the world achieve success and strive […]

Michelle Steel Pushes House Resolution to Designate Aug. 24 Kobe Bryant Day

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif.—Rep. Michelle Steel (R-Huntington Beach) has introduced a congressional resolution to designate Aug. 24, 2021, as “Kobe Bryant Day” to honor the late Lakers star, who died in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26, 2020.  “Kobe Bryant used his platform to inspire millions and help kids around the world achieve success and strive […]

California Health Officials Join CDC, Recommend Mask Wearing Indoors

LOS ANGELES, Calif.—California public health officials July 28 aligned with new guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and recommended that everyone wear masks in indoor public settings, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status. The announcement by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is only a recommendation, not a mandate. “The Delta […]

California Health Officials Join CDC, Recommend Mask Wearing Indoors

LOS ANGELES, Calif.—California public health officials July 28 aligned with new guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and recommended that everyone wear masks in indoor public settings, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status. The announcement by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is only a recommendation, not a mandate. “The Delta […]

Orange County Reports Rise in COVID-19 Hospitalizations

SANTA ANA, Calif.—Orange County’s latest weekly COVID-19 averages show a sharp increase in cases, largely due to the Delta variant, which has been characterized as a “game changer” by one local expert. According to numbers released July 27, Orange County’s average daily case rate per 100,000 residents increased from 4.9 to 8 in a one-week […]

LA Councilman to Introduce Motion on Vaccine Mandate for City Employees

LOS ANGELES, Calif.—With the coronavirus surging again, Los Angeles City Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas plans to introduce a motion July 28 to develop a policy requiring all city employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and to report their vaccination status to the appropriate city department. The move, if enacted by the council, would bring the […]

COVID Cases Keep Mounting In Orange County; Hospitalizations Up

SANTA ANA, Calif.—Orange County reported another 1,351 COVID-19 infections July 26, including infection numbers from the weekend, while the number of people hospitalized due to the virus continued to rise. As of July 26, there were 194 people hospitalized in the county due to COVID, up from 156 July 32. There were 48 people in […]