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People trying to find a safe place during the pandemic
At a when everyone is considered for a safe place to live, Simon talks about her search for assisted living facilities which started during the early stages of COVID-19. Simon turned to LeeAnn Allman, an eldercare specialist, who first tries to understand the need of the family, their concerns and that determine the place best suited for them.
The number of investigations in top-notch nursing homes, the previous year, in L.A. had increased to 5,000, and these numbers existed before the pandemic. The numbers made the county Board of Supervisors request for an inspector general to oversee skilled nursing facilities.
Terry McGhee, along with his family, ate taking care of 150 people in over 20 board-and-care homes, as a part of St. Jude's Home for the Elderly. No positive COVID-19 case has been reported among the residents as well as the staff involved in those facilities. He advises to beware of the facilities and people, who do not check the history, do not ask questions and offer to take people to earn some extra money.
Also, West Covina's Regency Grand has not reported any positive cases among the residents and its Co-founder Tom Stanley says that they are following safety protocols which include testing for staff and residents.
Lori Loughlin, Mossimo Giannulli plead guilty to college bribes scheme
American actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli were found guilty of paying $500,000 as a bribe to the University of Southern California for the admission of their two daughters under a college admissions bribery scheme. The judge had not confirmed that he would accept the plea deals with the prosecutor.
According to the plea deal offered by their attorney, Loughlin 55 will spend two months in prison, and Giannulli will serve for five months. But U.S. District Judge Nathaniel Gorton said on Friday that he would decide whether to accept the plea deal after further consideration of the pre sentencing report. ''
While the video conferencing, the couple was on different screens with their lawyers and made no other comments during the hearing other than the answers to the judge's questions.
Around a dozen wealthy parents, athletic coaches, and other parents were charged for bribery schemes last year. These parents paid hefty bribes to the elite universities to get their children admitted in these universities with bogus test scores or fake athletic credentials, authorities said.
Loughlin had agreed to pay a fine of $150,000 with community service for 100 hours, and Giannulli agreed to pay a fine of $250,000 and community service for 250 hours.
A man got killed and a child injured in a shooting in Glendale
A man got killed, and a child got injured in a shooting in Glendale on Wednesday evening. The investigation is going on for the incident, said Police.
According to Glendale police, the incident took place near San Fernando Road and Chevy Chase Drive at about 9 p.m.
A man in his 20s was found injured, and a CPR was tried on him, but he died after reaching the hospital. A suspect fired at him when he was at an open taco stand, said Police.
According to Sgt. Christian Hauptmann of the Glendale Police Department, a boy nearly 10-year-old was taken to the hospital when he got injured due to a stray bullet in the arm at the same location. The injuries were not life-threatening.
According to Hauptmann, the boy was an innocent bystander and have no connection with the man who died. A description of the suspect was not available.
High-speed chase on Southern California avenues, Suspect arrested
A man was put behind the bars after police chased a vehicle in high speed on Southern California avenues and turnpikes Tuesday evening.
The pursuit extended from Santa Clarita, over the San Fernando Valley and into a Burbank neighbourhood.
The incident started around 5 p.m. furthermore, came to up to 100 mph now and again. The SUV could be seen drawing near to different vehicles and weaving around them.
At a certain stage during the chase, the back end of the SUV opened, and a few boxes dropped out.
The pursuit finished not long before 6 p.m. with the vehicle smashing in a private neighbourhood in Burbank after it crashed into a CHP vehicle.
The driver escaped the vehicle after the impact and attempted to run, however, was arrested by police.
2 more firefighters released from the hospital who got injured in Downtown Los Angeles Fire
A fierce explosion took place in the downtown Los Angeles Toy District this weekend. Four Fighters got injured while trying to extinguish the fire and are still hospitalized.
According to Los Angeles Fire Department, around twelve firefighters got injured in the incident, and 11 were hospitalized with burns after a "massive fireball" engulfed them in the explosion on Saturday. Seven had already been released from the hospital.
During the investigation, the fire department found Carbon dioxide and butane canisters inside the building, but it is unclear whether they contributed to the explosion.
Investigators were looking into a fire at the same business in September 2016.
According to LAFD Capt. Erik Scott, a massive explosion, took place in the neighbour at around 6:30 p.m. on Saturday. Firefighters inside have to run outside through a wall of fire, which was 30 feet high and wide, and those on the roof cam down a ladder that was engulfed in flames.
Multiple fire companies were called to the scene, and around 230 firefighters responded to the scene.
The fire that came out due to this explosion was carried by the firefighters and was knocked out at 8:08 p.m.
Martin Jarmond becomes the first black athletic director at UCLA according to reports
According to the Los Angeles Times report, UCLA had hired its first black athletic director, as this is the first time black is taking this role is school history.
Martin Jarmond, 39, had replaced Dan Guerrero on Sunday. Dan led the department for 18 years and announced his retirement last year. Before this, Jarmond was also the first black athletic director at the Boston College and served for three years.
Jarmond will be paid more than $1 million with a six-year contract, which is the highest pay for an athletic director at a Pac-12 Conference School.
The official announcement of the hiring may be announced on Monday.
Rest in Peace Lynn Shelton
An independent filmmaker, the leading voice of the new American independent cinema movement, Lynn Shelton died at the age of 54.
Shelton’s publicist, Adam Kersh, stated that she died in Los Angeles due to an unidentified blood disorder.
She caused waves with her low-spending films, at that point made sprinkles through her work on TV including “Mad Men,” “Fresh Off the Boat,” “The Mindy Project” and “Glow”. She coordinated four scenes of the Hulu miniseries “Little Fires Everywhere,” featuring Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington.
Shelton started her filmmaking vocation in her mid-30s after at first being a hopeful on-screen character and picture taker. She proceeded to compose and coordinate eight-element films in the range of 14 years.
The announcement said she had an “irresistible snicker, was loaded with life and had an esprit de corps that contacted many.” Ava DuVernay said Shelton completely changed herself after giving her honour at the Sundance Film Festival in 2012.
More recreational activities and trails to open in LA County for the public
Many businesses and recreational activities have started opening in Los Angeles County. This week retail stores will be allowed to provide curbside pickup, and some more recreational activities may open till the weekend.
Angeles National Forest trails will open on coming Saturday. Other hiking trails and golf courses had opened last Saturday. County had even opened the beaches, but those are only open for recreation and not for lounging on the sand or gathering in groups.
Kathryn Barger, a member of County Board of Supervisors, said she is aware that people are waiting to get out and participate in any form of outdoor activities.
Barger said, "I know my district residents are looking forward to heading back to Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge, and Antelope Valley residents are excited to go fishing at Fin and Feather, in addition to many other countywide. With some guidelines, the department of parks is resuming its activities. Residents are welcome to enjoy golf, trails, tennis, pickleball, trap, and ski, archery, shooting ranges, equestrian centers, model airplane areas, and community gardens."
Gov. Gavin Newson's plan provides extra opportunities to some of the cities and counties in California for reopening.
Barger also said that Santa Clarita, Lancaster, and Palmdale had already asked her if they can meet the minimum criteria to move ahead to the rest of LA County. She asked county officials to find whether some of the cities and counties can run ahead of others.
A motorcyclist lost his part of a leg in a crash while high speeding in Granada hills
A motorcyclist was riding at high speed in Granada hills and got crashed, losing a part of his leg in the crash on Wednesday evening.
After getting a report of the incident, Officers responded to the scene on the 118 Freeway and pulled over several riders.
Police found the man in a nearby neighborhood, and police officers discovered that his right leg was severely injured.
It was unclear why the incident occurred.
Paramedic responded to the crash, and the motorcyclist was taken to a nearby trauma center.
Police also interrogated with several other motorcyclists, and it remained unclear whether the motorcyclists were arrested or cited.
Sale and creation of ghost guns going to be banned in Los Angeles soon, said County Sheriff
Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva had ordered a "total ban" on sale of "ghost gun" which is used by some people as no licensing or documentation is required to keep it.
Ghost guns are also called kit guns, as it bought in the form of dismantled parts, and later, it can be easily assembled to make a complete fully working gun. It is an untraceable weapon that comes in the form 80% assembled gun.
Regular guns require serial numbers, and the people who buy ti have to go through background checks. However, the ghost gun does not need these things as these are just precursor parts which do not require serial numbers and background check.
Many incidents have occurred involving the use of ghost guns. The Nov. 14 shooting incident at Saugus High School that killed two students and wounded three others involved the usage of this gun by a 16-year-old shooter. Later the shooter shot himself by the same weapon.
The number of incidents involving usage of ghost guns had gone up by 50%, said Villanueva.