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SpaceX launch is biggest achievement yet for Hawthorne firm — and other South Bay tech firms

As roughly 10 million viewers watched a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blast off from a launch pad in Florida Saturday, May 30, beginning a new era in American spaceflight, many people in the South Bay watched the event with a special sense of pride. Like NASA’s Apollo and Space Shuttle programs, the South Bay played a vital role in SpaceX Crew Dragon. The craft was built at SpaceX’s Hawthorne headquarters and the launch Saturday was led from a command center there as well. Founded in 2002 by Elon Musk,...
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11 SoCal real estate twists: coronavirus, ‘Flintstones’ house, icon dies

Here are 11 must-read stories about the local real estate market from the Southern California News Group’s Home Stretch newsletter. To subscribe to the free, twice-weekly email publication, just CLICK HERE! 1. In April, 5.7% of California borrowers skipped their house payment. That comes as U.S. mortgage delinquencies soar by largest amount on record. 2. How do you pay for housing when you can’t afford it? Here are some tips on ways to find extra cash, or borrow cheaply … if you must! 3. ...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, California, Sport, Soccer, Orange County, Los Angeles County, Jeff Lazerson, Southern California News Group 's Home Stretch, Leslie Eskildsen, Kelly Richardson, William The General Lyon


Meet Dr. Rios: Sylmar resident overcame poverty to stride toward attaining her dream of becoming a pediatrician

As a 7-year-old, Melissa Rios asked her mother to buy her a black Fisher Price medical kit equipped with a plastic stethoscope and colorful medical bottles. She still has it. Now, she’s also got dual degrees from UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine and Fielding School of Public Health. As Rios took the Hippocratic Oath in a virtual UCLA graduation ceremony at her childhood home in Sylmar, she reminisced about the hard work it took to get her here, on her way to attaining her dream of becoming...
Tags: Business, Florida, News, Education, Medicine, Mexico, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Higher Education, Graduation, Orange County, Ucla, Melissa, Rios, Woodland Hills


Afraid to go to hospital during pandemic? Delaying your healthcare can be deadly, doctors warn

Pre-pandemic, an empty waiting room at a hospital might seen as a good thing. Fewer injuries. Less suffering. Fewer heart attacks. Fewer strokes. Fewer gunshot wounds. Fewer patients, healthier public, the logic might go. But for Dr. Jason Fisher, the medical director at Providence Holy Cross’ Department of Emergency Medicine in Mission Hills, and his staff, these days the empty chairs are a symptom of something else: Fear. Fisher ended last week absorbing a sobering toll: Over a five-day stretc...
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Los Angeles real estate firm sues Realtors over pocket listing ban

The National Association of Realtors has been sued for a second time in two weeks over its new policy banning “pocket listings,”  arguing the ban seeks to stifle competition and maintain NAR-affiliated multiple listing services as a monopoly. The lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles federal court on Thursday, May 28, also names as defendants three Realtor-affiliated multiple listing services, including the Chino Hills-based California Regional Multiple Listing Service, the nation’s largest Realtor list...
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Protesters Swarm Killer Cop Derek Chauvin’s Florida Home Amid Reports That He Fled Minnesota Following Backlash to George Floyd’s Death

Despite officer Derek Chauvin, who was captured on video earlier this week suffocating the late George Floyd, being arrested for murder, residents in Florida continue to protest outside what is believed to be his vacation home. The address of Chauvin’s Windermere, Florida residence was posted online with the message, “That is Derek Chauvin’s address,” according to reports. “Don’t let that man eat. Don’t let that man sleep.” Derek Chauvin fled to florida, here's the address: 7330 brightland ...
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94% of local tenants paid May rent, surveys show

With June rent coming due, two surveys show more tenants were able to pay their rent in May than in April, most likely due to federal stimulus checks received in the last month. Locally, 94% of tenants paid their rent in full as of mid-May, a survey by CBRE agents of 47 landlords in Orange County and bordering regions of Los Angeles County shows. That compares with 91% of tenants paying in full in by mid-April. The higher payments occurred despite state and federal programs protecting tenants fr...
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Man charged with assaulting Burbank police officer

A North Hollywood probationer was charged Thursday, May 28, with assaulting a Burbank police officer who was investigating a report about bottles of alcohol stolen from a pharmacy. Mushegh Darbinyan — who is on probation for a burglary case —allegedly refused to follow the orders of the officer who was trying to detain him outside the CVS store at 511 N. Hollywood Way and instead backed up his van with the driver’s side door open early Sunday afternoon, Burbank police said. The officer got wedge...
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U.S. consumer spending sinks by record 13.6% in face of virus

By MARTIN CRUTSINGER WASHINGTON  — U.S. consumer spending plunged by a record-shattering 13.6% in April as the viral pandemic shuttered businesses, forced millions of layoffs and sent the economy into a deep recession. Last month’s spending decline was far worse than the revised 6.9% drop in March, which itself had set a record for the steepest one-month fall in records dating to 1959. Friday’s Commerce Department figures reinforced evidence that the economy is gripped by the worst downturn in d...
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Orange County sheriff: ‘The death of George Floyd was wrong’

Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes and several other Southern California law enforcement officials issued memos Thursday, May 28, denouncing the actions of four Minneapolis police officers that led to the death of an unarmed African-American man on Memorial Day. Barnes’s letter was directed toward OCSD staff and posted by the sheriff to social media. It opens with the words, “The death of George Floyd was wrong.” Floyd was seen in widely circulated cell phone footage with an officer pressing his k...
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State calls for broad coronavirus tests for all residents and staff at skilled nursing homes

State health officials recently called for all residents and staff members at roughly 1,200 skilled nursing facilities in California be tested for the novel coronavirus. Officials say that by testing everyone, spread of the virus can be stemmed where it’s been most deadly. With further testing and isolation, the number of cases and deaths can be brought down, fast-tracking the road to recovery for the region as a whole, they say. The new recommendations issued Friday, May 22, go much further tha...
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Larger Southern California churches struggle with state’s coronavirus reopening guidelines

Southern California megachurches are grappling with elaborate guidelines from the state that they say will make it impractical — and in some cases, impossible — to reopen their sanctuaries for in-person services. California’s houses of worship have been shuttered since Gov. Gavin Newsom issued stay-at-home orders on March 19 to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The new set of guidelines released Monday, which Saddleback Church Pastor Rick Warren says are 12 pages long, state that houses of wor...
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Virus-impacted borrowers missing out on today’s record-low rates

Rates for a 30-year fixed mortgage just fell to all-time lows. But some COVID-impacted borrowers won’t be able to take advantage of today’s historically low interest rates because they haven’t made all of their mortgage payments on time. The Cares Act allows conventional, FHA and VA mortgage holders who are suffering financially from the coronavirus pandemic to forgo their payments for up to 12 months without penalty or damage to their credit — a feature called forbearance. Fannie Mae and Freddi...
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Coronavirus: EDD launches ‘mass hiring’ to answer phones, help jobless workers

The state’s labor department, unprepared for an avalanche of jobless claims unleashed by coronavirus-linked business shutdowns, has launched a “mass hiring” to bring aboard hundreds of recruits to bolster the agency’s broken call center and other operations. A growing number of jobless California workers have reported that the Employment Development Department rarely answers phone calls, and now the EDD is scrambling to address its widening woes. The EDD hopes to recruit 1,800 workers within two...
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CVS adds these 42 drive-thru coronavirus testing sites in LA and Orange counties

LOS ANGELES — CVS Health expanded its COVID-19 no-cost testing program Thursday by announcing 91 additional test sites at select CVS Pharmacy drive-thru locations across California, including 42 in Los Angeles and Orange counties. The opening of the additional test sites on Friday add to the 14 locations opened in California on May 22, including three Orange County locations. The company late last month committed to establish 1,000 locations across the country by the end of May, with a goal of p...
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Coronavirus: California jobless claims fall to 2-month low

The number of California workers who have filed unemployment claims has fallen to the lowest level in two months but still remains well above typical levels seen before business shutdowns started amid the coronavirus outbreak. An estimated 212,300 California workers filed first-time claims for unemployment benefits during the week that ended on May 23, the U.S. Labor Department reported Thursday, May 28. The unemployment claims filed last week were less than the 244,400 that were filed during th...
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Bubble Watch: Coronavirus cuts California homebuilding to 6-year low

“Bubble Watch” digs into trends that may indicate economic and/or housing market troubles ahead. Buzz: California builders, dealing with coronavirus limitations, cut permitting for new housing by 45% in March and April. Source: Census data, seasonally adjusted by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. The Trend In April, California builders filed 5,914 permits for all units — single-family homes, condos and apartments. That’s down 45% from February, the largest two-month drop since 2011. The l...
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As heat wave weakens, how long will Southern California feel the slight relief?

LOS ANGELES — Temperatures will decline slightly in LA and Orange counties Thursday but remain in the low 100s in the Antelope Valley as Southern California’s heat wave enters its fourth day. An excessive heat warning remains in effect until 7 p.m. Thursday in the Antelope Valley, where temperatures are again forecast to be around 20 degrees higher than normal. Thursday’s conditions will be much as they’ve been this week, with the National Weather Service again forecasting highs of 75 to 99 alon...
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Can tomatoes grow in the same spot year after year?

Here’s a question for you: Can tomatoes be planted in the same garden spot year after year or must they be moved from one spot to another from one year to the next? When asked this question, I consistently answer that you should practice crop rotation since keeping the same crop in the same spot year after year invites soil fungus disease and insect pests. Disease organisms specific to a certain crop build up in the soil to a level that will eventually restrict growth of that crop or kill the pl...
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New Santa Ana baby beats overwhelming odds, just like her mother

Zero. There isn’t much room for hope when your chances are zero. Yen Tran, 40, from Santa Ana, was told by doctors that she needed to terminate her pregnancy in December. Not only was there no chance for the survival of her unborn fetus, Yen’s life was also in danger. Her water had broken 16 weeks into her pregnancy, and Yen had a fever and was at risk for infection. It seemed like there were zero options, she said. She made funeral arrangements for the baby girl she had hoped to call Noelle. “I...
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Homebuyers can save lives — theirs and those of their ‘gracious’ sellers

As restaurants, barber shops, hair salons, nail salons, and gyms get the green light to re-open, albeit with new guidelines to keep employees and patrons safe, we all have to manage our own personal comfort within the “official” safety zone. Our natural tendency is to drop all the hypersensitivity and get straight back to normal, skipping the new normal that has to come to be. By now, you’ve probably had the experience of standing at least six feet away from the person in front of you at the che...
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U.S. layoffs climb to 41 million, despite business reopenings

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV WASHINGTON — An estimated 2.1 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week despite the gradual reopening of businesses around the country, bringing the running total since the coronavirus shutdowns took hold in mid-March to about 41 million, the government said Thursday. The figures underscored the continuing damage to businesses and livelihoods from the outbreak that has now killed at least 100,000 people in the U.S., more than the...
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9th coronavirus related death at Terminal Island federal prison

An inmate at a federal prison in San Pedro who had appeared to have recovered from COVID-19 later died after he was hospitalized with chest pains and anxiety, officials said Wednesday, May 27. Adrian Solarzano, 54, is the most recent prisoner at the Federal Correctional Institution, Terminal Island to die of coronavirus-associated complications. He Initially tested positive for the new disease on April 16, but exhibited no symptoms after a period of isolation, and was considered recovered as of ...
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9th coronavirus-related death reported at Terminal Island federal prison

An inmate at a federal prison in San Pedro who had appeared to have recovered from COVID-19 later died after he was hospitalized with chest pains and anxiety, officials said Wednesday, May 27. Adrian Solarzano, 54, is the most recent prisoner at the Federal Correctional Institution, Terminal Island to die of coronavirus-associated complications. He Initially tested positive for the new disease on April 16, but exhibited no symptoms after a period of isolation, and was considered recovered as of ...
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Black Lives Matter protest in LA temporarily closes 101 Freeway, 1 injured

LOS ANGELES – Some of the protesters demonstrating against police brutality and demanding justice for George Floyd shattered the windows of two California Highway Patrol cruisers on the Hollywood (101) Freeway in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday evening The mostly peaceful protest, which started about 4 p.m. outside the Hall of Justice turned violent about 6 p.m., when hundreds of protesters entered the Hollywood Freeway, near Alameda Street, and some demonstrators shattered the windows of two ...
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LA City Council president moves to use $100 million for coronavirus rent relief

The podium is cleaned between speakers as Los Angeles City Council President Nury Martinez announces a renters relief program on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 during the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Los Angeles City Council President Nury Martinez announces a renters relief program for on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 during the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume in s...
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After more than 130 burglaries, LA man arrested

A man tied to more than 130 burglaries in Southern California as well as in Minnesota was arrested this week in Los Angeles, police said Wednesday. Torrance police were investigating several commercial burglaries in the city dating to last year when on Tuesday, investigators located and arrested 48-year-old Brian Williams in Los Angeles, police said in a statement. Williams was accused of more than 30 burglaries in Los Angeles County and more than 100 in Minnesota, according to Torrance police. ...
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Face coverings will be part of upcoming California guidelines for schools

Students, teachers and staff should expect to wear masks when schools reopen. They also will need to maintain social distancing on campus and on school buses. And at least some of the instruction will be offered online, not in a classroom. These are some of the recommendations that California State Superintendent of Schools Tony Thurmond says will be part of the state’s guidelines for local school officials to use as they make plans to open their districts in the 2020-21 school year. Though Thur...
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California GOP Lawmaker Loses Duties After Harassment Found

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Officials removed a lame-duck California state lawmaker from his committee assignments on Wednesday after investigators found that he twice sexually harassed women, including by insinuating that he could help one politically if she went home with him. The state Assembly’s investigators found that Republican Assemblyman Bill Brough also inappropriately touched an unnamed woman on one of the two occasions. Redacted letters to Brough and the accuser say he put his hand on ...
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Evictions to resume in Orange County for pre-COVID cases

A grimmer side to the reopening of the local economy is about to return for some struggling tenants who got a reprieve during the coronavirus shutdown. The Orange County Sheriff’s Department announced Wednesday, May 27, it plans to resume processing eviction orders next week that were handed down before the pandemic halted court–ordered lockouts in mid-March. “The Orange County Sheriff’s Department Civil Bureau … will resume court-ordered civil evictions that were in process prior to the start o...
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