The nation’s oldest living Pearl Harbor survivor is on a train heading home today traveling first class, where he belongs. Joe Eskenazi never rose above the rank of private first class during his service in World War II, but this past week, on the eve of his 105thbirthday, PFC Eskenazi was treated like a Five-Star
A Seat at the Table, a Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration of Diversity gathering, will be held on Jan. 15 at Congregational Church of the Chimes on Magnolia Boulevard in Sherman Oaks. (Google Street View) Here is a sampling of upcoming faith gatherings in the San Fernando Valley area. Jan. 14 Walking with Mary –
About 150 people took over an official Jan. 12 meeting set up by LA Metro officials, chanting slogans, marching and hoisting signs to protest a proposed aerial tram project over Chinatown that would link Los Angeles Union Station and Dodger Stadium. The unusual demonstration took place Thursday night in the Cathedral High School gym in
A 35-year-old man who allegedly bilked Orthodox Jewish investors in Los Angeles and New Jersey out of $47 million and then fled to Israel has been charged by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission with using the proceeds to fund a lavish lifestyle. The SEC alleged in a lawsuit filed Thursday, Jan. 12, in U.S.
The CSU Board of Trustees has named the members of two separate committees that will help identify a new chancellor for the Cal State University system, according to an announcement this week. The CSU, headquartered in Long Beach, has also scheduled three public forums across the state to hear from the community about its priorities
Los Angeles County public health officials reported 1,716 more cases of the coronavirus since Wednesday, bringing the total number of cases to 3,657,744 as of Tursday, Jan. 12. Officials reported 27 more deaths linked to the coronavirus since Wednesday for a total of 34,944 deaths since tracking began. There were nine more patients since Wednesday,
The second annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Unity Walk begins at 9 a.m. Jan. 16 at the flagpole at Central Park in Santa Clarita. In the file photo, people make their way through Central Park in Santa Clarita during a Unity Walk in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan 17, 2022.
The second annual Unity Walk takes place at 9 a.m. Jan. 16 at Central Park in Santa Clarita. In the file photo, people make their way through Central Park in Santa Clarita during a Unity Walk in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan 17, 2022. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily
Social worker Joahanna “Jo” Terrones of San Pedro was appointed to the Sybil Brand Commission for institutional inspections this week. That commission conducts inspections of jails, lockups, and probation and correctional facilities in Los Angeles County. It is charged with ensuring the well-being of those who are incarcerated. Los Angeles County Chair Janice Hahn made
A Los Angeles man has been sentenced to 41 months in federal prison for his role in building specialized skimming devices to steal at least $619,923 from an untold number of unwitting victims at gas pumps throughout Southern California. Robert Fichidzhyan, 40, admitted in a plea agreement filed in U.S. District Court in San Diego
Monique Hernandez is used to being shortstaffed. As a registered nurse at Riverside Community Hospital, she’s often saddled with more patients than she can safely handle. The nurse-to-patient ratio in her telemetry unit is supposed to be 1-4 at the maximum, yet some days she handles as many as five. “When you come into work
Los Angeles County public health officials reported 5,184 more cases of the coronavirus since Friday, bringing the total number of cases to 3,652,052 as of Monday, Jan. 9. Officials reported 61 more deaths linked to the coronavirus since Friday for a total of 34,867 deaths since tracking began. Hospitalizations are pending information from the California
Will Lester is a Southern California native who grew up in Altadena and actually graduated high school in the Rose Bowl. He became a staff photographer for the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin in 1998 after graduating from Cal State Fullerton. He has covered nearly every event possible and excels in auto/drag racing, concerts, sports and
Duckwrth performs during the AT&T Playoff Playlist Live! free concert event at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles on Saturday, January 7, 2023. (Photo by Drew A. Kelley, Contributing Photographer) Duckwrth performs during the AT&T Playoff Playlist Live! free concert event at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles on Saturday, January 7, 2023.
Los Angeles County public health officials reported 3,602 more cases of the coronavirus since Wednesday, bringing the total number of cases to 3,644,850 as of Thursday, Jan. 5. Officials reported 28 more deaths linked to the coronavirus since Wednesday for a total of 34,783 deaths since tracking began. There were 25 more patients since Wednesday,
Filmmaker Adam William Ward started outlining and writing his comedy series “Bad Advice” while in the COVID-19 bubble in late 2020. The seven-episode series, which premieres next weekend in Hermosa Beach, is about a group of friends enjoying the South Bay’s sun and surf while dating and trying to make ends meet. Ward, a Redondo
Big waves – some topping 18 feet in Los Angeles County – wreaked havoc on Friday, Jan. 6, as high tides and a winter swell continued to work over the Southern California coastline leading to beach erosion, pier closures, crumbled asphalt parking lots and boats torn from their docks. In the South Bay, piers at
American Airlines will discontinue all service out of the Long Beach Airport, the company announced on Friday, Jan. 6, with the airline’s last flights set to depart from LGB in February. An American Airlines jet at John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, CA on Monday, August 8, 2022. (Photo by Paul Bersebach, Orange County Register/SCNG)
College football fans hoping to get a gameday experience without the cost of a thousand-dollar ticket should head to the Los Angeles Convention Center for a combine of family-fun, featuring collegiate legends, autograph signings and games for adults and youth alike. The free, family-friendly Playoff Fan Central experience will also include clinics, pep rallies and
In Los Angeles County, crews raced to pull lifeguard towers off beaches as waves threatened to pull them out to sea Thursday morning, Jan. 5. Meanwhile, beaches in Orange County appeared to suffer less of an onslaught from the combination of high tides, a big westerly swell and a rain storm that was hitting. The
Los Angeles County public health officials reported 2,138 more cases of the coronavirus since Tuesday, bringing the total number of cases to 3,640,865 as of Wednesday, Jan. 4. Officials reported 26 more deaths linked to the coronavirus since Tuesday for a total of 34,756 deaths since tracking began. There were 17 fewer patients since Tuesday,