Category: Southern California

‘Flower Drum Song’ and Screen Star Alvin Ing Dies at 89

NEW YORK—Actor and singer Alvin Ing, known for roles on Broadway and on tour in “Pacific Overtures” and “Flower Drum Song” as well as in films such as “The Gambler,” has died. He was 89. Ing died Saturday at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, in Burbank, California, of COVID-19 complications, according to his representatives at […]

LA City Attorney Pushes To Mandate Vaccines at Indoor Establishments

LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer sent a letter to county leaders Aug. 3 urging them to follow the lead of New York City and require people to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination to enter indoor establishments such as restaurants, gyms and theaters. But while no such requirement appears to be on the […]

Orange County Officials Back ‘Bipartisan’ Recall of Newsom

The state’s upcoming gubernatorial election is bipartisan, some politicians in Orange County, Calif., said during an Aug. 3 news conference. “Most of the people on this call are nonpartisan elected officeholders, and we are fed up, trying to serve the people we’re privileged to serve… but don’t have the resources to serve because of mismanagement […]

Laguna Beach to Implement Vaccine Mandate for City Employees

The City of Laguna Beach, Calif., is introducing a number of new safety measures in response to Orange County’s rising COVID-19 cases from the Delta variant, it said Aug. 2. Later this month, it will require all city employees to be either fully vaccinated against COVID or be tested at least once a week, a statement […]

Disney Unveils New Annual Pass Program

ANAHEIM—Disney on Aug. 3 unveiled a new annual pass program for the company’s more avid Disneyland fans. The new “Magic Key” program allows for more choices and flexibility, Disneyland officials say. The pass also promises more value as it provides four different options for Disneyland and California Adventure. The “Dream Key” will cost $1,399, or […]

Eagle Rock Resident Who Launched Recall Campaign Against Councilman Says ‘We’re Tired’

When Eagle Rock resident Pauline Adkins, 68, looks back on the years she’s lived in the eclectic neighborhood just north of downtown Los Angeles, she says she has no bad childhood memories. But now, she looks at her neighborhood and sings a different tune. She says a growing number of homeless encampments, increased crime, and an expanding number of […]

Eagle Rock Resident Who Launched Recall Campaign Against Councilman Says ‘We’re Tired’

When Eagle Rock resident Pauline Adkins, 68, looks back on the years she’s lived in the eclectic neighborhood just north of downtown Los Angeles, she says she has no bad childhood memories. But now, she looks at her neighborhood and sings a different tune. She says a growing number of homeless encampments, increased crime, and an expanding number of […]

Newsom Recall Backers Sue to Block Framing of Effort as ‘Republican Takeover’ of California

Key backers of the recall election against California Gov. Gavin Newsom have filed a lawsuit to prevent the Democrat governor from framing the contest as a Trump-aligned Republican power grab in an official voter information guide that will be distributed publicly. Orrin Heatlie, the lead organizer of the recall campaign, and Mike Netter, a board […]

Nearly A Quarter Million Acres Have Burned In California Wildfires

Massive wildfires have burned nearly a quarter million acres in California, resulting in thousands of evacuations, authorities have said. The Dixie Fire, which started on July 13, has burned over 240,000 acres and is 35% contained and the cause is still under investigation, according to the Incident Information System. Over 4,000 people have been placed […]

California Faces Potential Bacon Shortage

California restaurants are preparing for potential bacon shortages beginning January 2022, when a new law to improve farm animal conditions that could cause a decline in pork supply goes into effect.  One of the first international pancake houses in Orange County, Pancakes R Us, foresees a costly impact on its menu prices.    Abdullah Akbar, who […]