May 30, 2020

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LA Extends Relaxed Parking Enforcement Through July 6
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The Los Angeles Department of Transportation Saturday announced it will extend its relaxed parking enforcement regulations until July 6, as some Safer at Home orders are still in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic."LADOT has also extended the deadline for payment on existing parking fines to July 6," officials said. "While residents are encouraged to pay any existing fines if they are able, there will be no increase in fines for failure to pay until July 6."
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Cops And Reporter Hurt As Protesters Loot Downtown LA Businesses
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LOS ANGELES, CA — A third day of protests in Downtown Los Angeles led to looting and violence as crowds demonstrating against police brutality shut down the Harbor (110) Freeway.As police tried to disperse the crowds, protestors shattered windows and looted the 6th Street Market and the Starbucks on Sixth Street between Broadway and Main Street, according to KCAL9. Two officers were hospitalized. One officer was put in a chokehold and kicked by some protesters in the Pershing Square area, according to broadcast reports from the scene. The Los Angeles Police Department declared the crowd unlawful, and a line of officers in riot gear moved south to break it up as some demonstrators lobbed objects at the officers.
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2 astronauts climb aboard SpaceX rocket for historic flight
Los Angeles

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Despite more storms in the forecast, two NASA astronauts climbed into their capsule Saturday for a second attempt at a history-making ride into orbit aboard a rocket ship built by Elon Musk's SpaceX company.With the flight already delayed three days by bad weather, forecasters put the odds of acceptable conditions at 50-50 for the 3:22 p.m. liftoff of the 270-foot Falcon 9 in what would be the first launch of astronauts into orbit by a private company.
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LA's businesses excited for reopening
Los Angeles

A big night for Los Angeles restaurants. After nearly two months of empty dining rooms and quiet kitchens, restaurants will be bustling with customers.
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California to Vote on Business Tax Hike Worth Up to $12B
Los Angeles

California voters in November will decide whether to increase property taxes on commercial and industrial land to raise up to an estimated $12 billion annually for public schools and city halls across the state.The ballot measure contest will pit big city mayors and pro-labor groups against the business community that resist tax increases, particularly during a pandemic-induced recession. Advocates say the state's largest landowners are gaining from a tax loophole that deprives schools and local governments from tax revenue.
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Long Beach making 1,000 face shields available to restaurants
Los Angeles

LONG BEACH, Calif. - With restaurants across Long Beach and the rest of Los Angeles County permitted to open to customers once again, officials in Long Beach announced a program to supply up to 1,000 face shields to city restaurants free of charge.The Health Order that went into effect Friday night requires servers in restaurants to wear both cloth face coverings and face shields, to maximize protection against the coronavirus. City officials said they wanted to move quickly since restaurants might not have easy, immediate access to face shields this weekend.
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Twin Cities mayors: Vast majority of violent rioters are from out of state
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(FOX 9) - Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey and St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter said Saturday that a vast majority of the rioters causing destruction are from out of state. Mayor Carter said all of the people arrested in St. Paul overnight were from out of state."This is no longer about protesting, this is about violence," Mayor Frey said. "I want to be clear, the people who are doing this are not Minneapolis residents.”
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Suspect Killed By Deputy Gunfire in Lancaster
Los Angeles

An investigation was underway Saturday morning into a deadly deputy-involved shooting in Lancaster.Deputies were on patrol in the area of East Avenue K, east of 20th Street West at 7:45 p.m. Friday when they spotted a man walking eastbound and when trying to talk with him, noticed a gun in one of his hands, according to Deputy Eric Ortiz of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department."A (fight) with the suspect ensued and the suspect was taken to the ground, during which time a deputy-involved shooting occurred," Ortiz said.
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Arrest Made After California Homeless Fed Poisoned Food
Los Angeles

One person was arrested after eight homeless people were given poisoned food that sent several to the hospital, Southern California authorities said Friday.The poisonings occurred over the course of about a week in mid-May in Huntington Beach in Orange County south of Los Angeles, authorities said.The victims were given food laced with oleoresin capsicum, "which is twice as strong as the pepper spray used by police, and their reactions to the poisoned food were filmed," according to an advisory from the county district attorney's office, which planned to provide more details at a news conference next Monday.
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Protesters clash with police in downtown LA
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An officer was attacked on a downtown Los Angeles street Friday night during protests against police brutality, and multiple people were detained for allegedly damaging police cars and throwing objects at officers.
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Officers attacked, businesses looted in downtown LA as police brutality demonstrations continue
Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES - Several people were arrested Friday night during a massive and violent police brutality protest in downtown Los Angeles. Police worked Saturday morning to disperse crowds in downtown as multiple businesses were looted following demonstrations against the in-custody death of George Floyd in Minneapolis Monday.The Target store at Seventh and Figueroa streets, a Rite Aid store at 7th and Hope streets, along with the 6th Street Market and the Starbucks on Sixth Street between Broadway and Main Street and jewelry stores near Sixth Street and Broadway were among the businesses looted just before midnight Friday.
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David Price Gives $1000 to Every Dodgers Minor Leaguer in Organization
Los Angeles

One of the newest members of the Los Angeles Dodgers has yet to play a game with his new team, but he has already endeared himself to the organization and its fans forever. Dodgers' pitcher David Price will give every minor leaguer not on the team's 40-man roster, an additional $1,000 for the month of June according to sources familiar with the situation. Price reportedly requested that the Dodgers not make his generous gift public, but according to Jon Heyman of MLB.com, one of the minor leaguers set to receive the gift announced it prematurely.
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George Floyd protests: Hundreds arrested in downtown LA
Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- More than 400 people were arrested overnight Friday amid violent protests in downtown Los Angeles, one of several cities across the U.S. where demonstrators again took to the streets to express outrage over the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. According to the Los Angeles Police Department, 400 people were taken into custody on suspicion of unlawful assembly, six for looting and four for miscellaneous crimes. Two LAPD officers were injured -- one suffered a broken hand, the other a head injury -- in confrontations between police and protesters, officials said. Both officers are expected to recover. In Minneapolis, the new round of unrest came despite Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz vowing Friday to show a more forceful response than city leaders had the day before. But by early Saturday morning, Walz said he didn't have enough troops, even with some 500 National Guardsmen.
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Minnesota governor fully mobilizes National Guard in response to riots
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MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) - Minnesota Governor Tim Walz is activating the full National Guard in response to the riots in Minneapolis and St. Paul after the death of George Floyd. This is the first time in state history the full National Guard has been activated.According to Guard records, this would include a force of about 13,000 service members. Department of Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington said by noon Saturday, they expect to have 2,500 soliders and airmen out in force.
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2 astronauts suit up for historic launch of SpaceX rocket
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Despite more storms in the forecast, two NASA astronauts suited up Saturday for a history-making launch into orbit aboard a rocket ship designed and built by Elon Musk's SpaceX company.With the flight already delayed three days by bad weather, forecasters put the odds of acceptable conditions at 50-50 for the 3:22 p.m. liftoff of the Dragon capsule and Falcon 9 rocket in what would be the first launch of astronauts into orbit by a private company.
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Watch: Historic Launch By CA's SpaceX Set For Saturday Afternoon
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LOS ANGELES, CA — Hawthorne-based SpaceX will try again Saturday to launch two astronauts to the International Space Station in what would be the first such launch from American soil in nearly a decade and the first by a private company.The launch of the Crew Dragon capsule was originally planned for Wednesday, but bad weather in the flight path above Cape Canaveral in Florida caused the mission to be scrubbed just 15 minutes before takeoff.
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LA Court: Masks, Appointments Needed to Access In-Person Courthouse Services
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Masks and appointments will be required in advance to receive in-person services at Los Angeles Superior Court clerks offices when they reopen June 15, Presiding Judge Kevin C. Brazile announced.Telephonic and online options will be available to conduct court business, Brazile said."To assure the court supports a safe and stable recovery in Los Angeles County, we are opening under a 'Here For You/Safe For You' model that restores access to justice while following public health protocols and guidelines, including wearing a mask," Brazile said.
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Concerns Raised Over Child Welfare During Pandemic
Los Angeles

Calls about suspected child abuse are down during the coronavirus pandemic, raising fears that cases are not being reported. Lolita Lopez reports for the NBC4 News on Friday, May 29, 2020.
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Southern California Philharmonic To Stream ‘On-Line Musical Open House’
Los Angeles

The Orange County-based Southern California Philharmonic will stream an ``On-Line Musical Open House" from 4-7 p.m. Saturday including video clips of past performances.The orchestra is conducting its first online event after being forced to cancel its concerts because of the coronavirus pandemic. The event will also include "Stump the Conductor" where music director/conductor Branden Muresan will answer musical trivia questions sent to the website. There will also be interviews with the orchestra's Young Artist Winners.
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