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Dodgers Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda dies at 93

Dodgers Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda dies at 93

Tommy Lasorda looked on from a suite at Globe Life Field in Texas, watching as the Los Angeles Dodgers clinched the World Series in Game 6 against the Tampa Bay Rays.Surrounded by family and friends, Lasorda celebrated the team’s first championship in 32 years that October evening amid the coronavirus pandemic. While his mobility was slowed, his mind was still sharp.Fittingly, it was the last game he ever attended.“He always said he wanted 2 things, to live to be 100 and to see another championship brought to the city of LA,” Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner tweeted. “Although he fought...

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L.A. County orders mandatory 10-day quarantine for travelers; here’s what to know

L.A. County orders mandatory 10-day quarantine for travelers; here’s what to know

Dealing with an influx of coronavirus patients that has put its health care system on the brink, Los Angeles County is imposing a on anyone who travels into the area from outside the Southern California region.The new rules were put in place as officials scramble to curb the spread of COVID-19 amid what public health officials described as the county’s “fastest acceleration” of cases at any point during the pandemic.In the past month, the number of cases in L.A. County has roughly doubled, from about 400,000 to 800,000. To put that in perspective, it took the county about 10 months to reach...

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It’s ‘World War III,’ says L.A. County doctor beset by intensely sick COVID-19 patients

It’s ‘World War III,’ says L.A. County doctor beset by intensely sick COVID-19 patients

Many Californians spent New Year’s Eve in a safe place with immediate family. Dr. Nick Kwan, the assistant medical director of emergency services at Alhambra Hospital in Los Angeles County, spent it with a COVID-19 patient who went into code blue — cardiac or respiratory arrest — five separate times.Code blue requires the medical staff to summon a quick and intense response to resuscitate the patient.“It’s mentally, physically and emotionally draining,” said Kwan, who struggled to articulate the toll that a monthlong surge of COVID-19 patients is placing on his and other hospitals across...

Jan 2
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California-launched panel reviewing Pfizer vaccine authorized for emergency use by FDA

California-launched panel reviewing Pfizer vaccine authorized for emergency use by FDA

A panel of experts launched by California to ensure the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines will release its recommendations this weekend after the FDA approved the emergency use of a Pfizer vaccine, the state Friday night.The Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup, which also includes , is working with federal authorities, according to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office.California has been allocated 327,600 doses of the Pfizer vaccine, which could arrive and will be stored in negative 80-degree, ultra-low temperature freezers in UC Davis and other sites across the state. The...

Dec 12
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LAPD: Suspect fatally shot by police after threatening group of people at South L.A. gas station

LAPD: Suspect fatally shot by police after threatening group of people at South L.A. gas station

Police were involved in a fatal shooting after they say a man with a gun threatened a group of people at a South Los Angeles gas station Wednesday night.The incident began about 9:50 p.m. when officers were driving by the 76 gas station located near the intersection of West 111th Street and South Figueroa Street in the Vermont Vista neighborhood.The officers saw a man walk up to four people standing in the gas station’s parking area and point a gun at them, Los Angeles Police Department Detective Meghan Aguilar said.A statement released later Thursday by the department described the victims...

October 15, 2020
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$100K reward announced in search for man who shot 2 L.A. County sheriff’s deputies in Compton

$100K reward announced in search for man who shot 2 L.A. County sheriff’s deputies in Compton

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department on Sunday announced a $100,000 reward in the search for a man who shot and injured two deputies in an apparent ambush caught on video.The attack happened around 7 p.m. Saturday across from the Blue Line Metro station at 275 N. Willowbrook Ave., according to the Sheriff’s Department.Surveillance video released by the agency shows a person walking up to the passenger side of a parked patrol vehicle before appearing to open fire and running away.Sheriff Alex Villanueva identified the deputies as a 31-year-old woman and a 24-year-old man, who were...

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September 13, 2020
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Police ID 23-year-old pregnant woman fatally struck by SUV in Anaheim; alleged repeat DUI driver booked on suspicion of murder

Police ID 23-year-old pregnant woman fatally struck by SUV in Anaheim; alleged repeat DUI driver booked on suspicion of murder

The Anaheim Police Department on Wednesday identified a pregnant woman who they say died after an SUV, driven by a suspected DUI driver, plowed into her while she was walking on a sidewalk with her husband.Yesenia Lisette Aguilar, 23, was fatally struck when a Jeep jumped the curb on Katella Avenue near Bayless Street shortly after 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to police. The SUV narrowly missed hitting her husband and he was not injured.Aguilar was approximately 35 weeks pregnant, said Anaheim Sgt. Shane Carringer, who released the victim’s name to KTLA.She died after being transported to...

August 12, 2020
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