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500 Circle Seven Dr
Glendale, CA 91201   Directions

(818) 863-7777


3 injured in plane crash near Cable Airport in Upland
06/16/2019 12:49am

Three people on board a small plane were injured in a crash near Cable Airport in Upland on Saturday morning.

Procession held for fallen L.A. County Sheriff's Deputy Solano
06/16/2019 12:40am

A Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department Deputy Joseph Solano who was fatally shot was honored remembered during a procession through the streets of Los Angeles on Saturday.

SoCal forecast: Mildly warm day expected in SoCal Sunday for Father's Day
06/16/2019 12:24am

Southern California will continue seeing morning clouds on Fathers Day ahead of a slight warmup by mid-week.

1 killed after small plane crashes near Porter Ranch
06/15/2019 11:49pm

One person was killed Saturday in a small plane crash in Porter Ranch, according to officials.

Fans line up in Hollywood for BTS merchandise
06/15/2019 10:41pm

There was a mad frenzy in Hollywood Saturday for fans of K-pop sensation BTS as a new store featuring their merchandise opened up.


4200 Radford Ave
Studio City, CA 91604   Directions

(818) 655-2000


Road Rage Shooting Suspect Arrested After Hours-Long Barricade In South LA
06/15/2019 10:08pm

LAPD SWAT responded to a barricade situation in the 400 block of East Manchester Ave.

‘He Is A Criminal:’ Activists Rally For Trump’s Impeachment In West L.A.
06/15/2019 9:43pm

Pro-impeachment rallies were held across the country, including in New York.

Pilot Dies In Porter Ranch Plane Crash
06/15/2019 7:26pm

A vintage plane went down around 2:30 p.m. in the area of 19000 Singings Hill Dr.

Report: Lakers Get Anthony Davis From Pelicans For Lonzo Ball, Others
06/15/2019 7:20pm

ESPN first reported the trade. The deal cannot become official until the new league year begins July 6.

Target Nationwide Computer Outage Leaves Thousands Of Shoppers Stranded At Checkout
06/15/2019 2:19pm

People shopping were reportedly told by Target employees to come back later.


100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608   Directions

(818) 684-4444


Man Shot Dead at Costco by Off-Duty LAPD Officer Identified
06/15/2019 10:56pm

An off-duty Los Angeles Police Department officer shopping with his family at a Costco in Corona was allegedly assaulted by a man and responded by shooting and killing the man and shooting and injuring two of the mans family members, Corona police said Saturday.The shooting took place on Friday at around 7:46 p.m. in the 400 block of North McKinley Street, the Corona Police Department said. Thirty-Two-year-old Kenneth French, of Riverside, was identified Saturday as the person killed in the incident. One Dead, Three People Injured After Fight Escalates to Shooting at Costco Store in Corona The two family members of the dead man injured in the shooting were not identified, but both were in critical condition, the CPD said.Although fears of an active shooter sent the store into a panic, authorities said the investigation concluded that this was an isolated occurrence and that it was not an uncontained active shooter incident. Tesla Driver Appeared to Be Fully Sleeping for at Least 30 Miles on SoCals 405 Freeway Unprovoked, a man unknown to the off-duty officer and his family assaulted the officer while he was holding a small child, the Corona Police Department said in a statement. The child was not injured in the incident, and the officer was taken to a local hospital and subsequently released, police said.The only weapon involved in the incident belonged to the off-duty police officer, the CPD said. Summer Food Service Program: LAUSD Offers Free and Reduced-Price Meals If you witnessed this incident and have not provided your statement to the police, please contact Lieutenant Newman at 951-817-5788 or email Robert.NewmanCoronaCA.gov.Photo Credit: RMG News

Road Rage Allegedly Leads to Shooting, Barricade in South LA
06/15/2019 10:28pm

A suspected road rage incident led to vehicles being rammed, a shooting and an hourslong barricade in South Los Angeles Saturday, police said.The road rage incident occurred at approximately 5:55 p.m., the Los Angeles Police Department said. For unknown reasons, a vehicle reported stolen out of Orange County and containing three people began ramming vehicles at a stop light at the intersection of Manchester Boulevard and San Pedro Street., the LAPD said. Tesla Driver Appeared to Be Fully Sleeping for at Least 30 Miles on SoCals 405 Freeway At least four vehicles were struck by the suspected stolen vehicle.After one of the vehicles struck began following the suspected stolen vehicle, one of people shot back at the trailing vehicle but did not strike anyone, the LAPD said. Summer Food Service Program: LAUSD Offers Free and Reduced-Price Meals The shooter then fled into a trucking school in the 400 block of East Manchester Boulevard and was believed to be barricaded inside a trailer, police said.The other two people in the suspected stolen vehicle fled the vehicle and their whereabouts were unknown, police said. LA and OC Stand Out on Michelins Cheap But Yummy Eats List The SWAT team was at the scene and working to end the barricade as of 8:30 p.m..Manchester Boulevard was shut down for several blocks, as police responded to the scene with several units.Photo Credit: NBCLA

Photos: Some of the Spectacular Locations in the Airbnb 'Around the World in 80 Days' Adventure
06/13/2019 4:22pm

A lucky few will be able to live the adventures of Phileas Fogg from Jules Vernes classic Around the World in 80 Days. Hosted by Airbnb, a small number of guests will travel across 16 countries using eight modes of transportation, including a hot air balloon, to promote a new collection of available bookings called Airbnb Adventures.Photo Credit: Courtesy of Airbnb

Firefighter Walks With Blind Student at His Graduation
06/15/2019 4:37am

When a mother of six asked on social media for someone to walk with her blind son with autism in his graduation ceremony a Fountain Valley firefighter stepped up.It was a dream for the mother of 18-year-old Mavrick Haight to get him to walk during his high school graduation. Tesla Driver Appeared to Be Fully Sleeping for at Least 30 Miles on SoCals 405 Freeway Hes partially blind and autistic.I get emotional to see him walk with other students from San Juan Hills High School across the stage on his big day, said mom Holly. Not all special needs kids get to walk and I got to see him walk. Summer Food Service Program: LAUSD Offers Free and Reduced-Price Meals But with family in the audience someone would have to step in.So she scrambled, texting everyone, calling everyone to walk with Mavrick. LA and OC Stand Out on Michelins Cheap But Yummy Eats List She got on social media.Hey, anybody have a firefighter that can help and all these women volunteered their husbands, she said.Fire engineer Damon Breeler answered the call.Mavrick loves firefighters, Breeler said. He was absolutely just head over heals. This is a big day in a young mans life.Mavrick was elated.My mom was cheering and the fireman he did excellent.Breeler deflects praise.Anybody here would have done the same thing without batting an eye, he said. I was just lucky enough to have the opportunity.

Bacon Breakfast Wrap Recalled, Small Rocks Possibly Inside
06/15/2019 10:17pm

Ruiz Foods Products Inc. is recalling 246,514 pounds of frozen, not ready to eat breakfast wraps containing bacon that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically small rocks.The Denison, Texas-based company said the frozen egg, potato, bacon and cheese wraps were produced on Jan. 17 and 18, 2019. Diplomats: Europeans Weigh Sanctions on Venezuelas Maduro The wraps were sold as eight-pack family size film packages containing EL MONTEREY EGG, POTATO, BACON & CHEESE SAUCE BREAKFAST WRAPS with Best if Used By dates of 01/17/2020 and 01/18/2020 and lot codes 19017 and 19018.The products subject to recall bear establishment number EST. 17523A on the back of the package. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide. Target Registers Up and Running After 2-Hour Outage The problem was discovered on June 14, 2019, when Ruiz Foods advised the USDA FSIS of three consumer complaints regarding foreign material in the wrap products. The company continues to investigate the source of the foreign material.The company received a report of a potential injury associated with the consumption of the product. Former Student Who Reported Rape Says College Betrayed Her The product should be thrown away, or returned to the place of purchase for a refund.Photo Credit: USDA


1999 S Bundy Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90025   Directions

(310) 584-2000


Press-Telegram (Long Beach)
Press-Telegram (Long Beach)

727 Pine Ave
Long Beach, CA 90844   Directions

(562) 435-1161


The Beachcomber
The Beachcomber

5199 E Pacific Coast Hwy
Long Beach, CA 90804   Directions

(562) 597-8000


In Full Bloom
06/06/2019 10:14pm

Category: News

Nurses Say Los Alamitos Hospital Understaffed
06/06/2019 10:12pm

By:Kirt Ramirez Around 50 registered nurses rallied outside Los Alamitos Medical Center May 28 to urge Tenet Healthcare management to invest in safe nurse staffing.The California Nurses Association CNA, the labor union which represents the hospitals 400 RNs, is in ongoing contract negotiations with Tenet. The 7 to 9 a.m. informational picket coincided with several pickets at other Tenet facilities in Modesto, San Ramon, Turlock, Palm Springs, Joshua Tree, Templeton and San Luis Obispo, according to a union press release.Tenet hospitals in Arizona, Florida and Texas also would picket on the same date. Union representatives are hoping an agreement can be reached so that a strike doesnt take place.Many East Long Beach residents seek medical care at Los Alamitos Medical Center, especially since the closing of Community Hospital Long Beach, which is scheduled to reopen this summer.The CNA is asking Tenet for an improved ability to take breaks, a limit on the use of call teams, improvements to patient care and staffing provisions, an increase in wage, on-call and differential pay, improvements to retirement benefits and paid time off as well as protecting and improving health benefits, according to a union document at the event.Todd Burke, director of communications for Tenet Healthcare in California, said through email that the hospital remained fully operational during the union event and the staff continued providing exceptional quality patient care.We are disappointed that the union is taking this approach as it is not constructive or necessary, Burke said. We have made good progress toward a new contract with the union and will continue to negotiate in good faith in hopes of reaching a successful resolution, without the need to disrupt our patients or staff in their mission.Meanwhile, nurses expressed concern over understaffing. They say there are not enough nurses and the patients are affected as a result. Nurses in general at Los Alamitos work 12 hour shifts with varying schedules and say they often cannot take breaks due to understaffing.When time comes for a meal or rest break, and there is no break nurse to take over, the nurse cannot take the break.Ginny Gary, an RN in ICU at Los Alamitos for 34 years, said the hospital needs safe patient staffing. The nurses need to be rested, or delays in care can result, she said.Its really about patient care, Gary said. We feel if nurses get the adequate rest they need, the patients will get optimal care.Gary works three 12 hour shifts per week but cannot take breaks if a nurse is not there to relieve her.We only take the break if we know someone is there to cover the patients, she said.Quite often there is no one to cover the breaks, she said.Chris Wright, an RN in ICU for almost 20 years, said no nurses available to cover the patients during break time is a problem and that he may not abandon the patient.The heart of it is safe nurse staffing, Wright said. When we dont get breaks, that means theres not even a charge nurse or a break nurse to help with emergencies.And its not just about breaks.We are out of ratio when we go to CAT scans, MRIs, rapid responses or code blues with no one to adequately watch our other patients, he added.Linda Luher, a CNOR-certified nurse for surgery, came out in her blue scrubs at the end of the event.I finally got a break, she said to the crowd of colleagues, prompting laughter.We all know that safe patient care starts with a rested nurse, she said.Remember, patients first, but we need to give to ourselves too so we can give to the patients, she added.In an interview with the Beachcomber, Luher said she takes pride in that she grew up in Los Alamitos/Rossmoor, graduated from Los Al High School and works at her hometown hospital.This is a second home to me, she said. This is our community, our family, our friends.kirtbeachcomber.newsCategory: News

Napalm Burned at City Hall
06/06/2019 10:10pm

50 Years AgoBy:Steve PropesThe United States involvement in the Vietnam War during the 1960s produced a revolution, domestically and worldwide, ending the LBJ administration and bedeviling the Nixon administration from 1968 when he won the presidency.This was a dogged and most unpopular war, probably the most opposed in the close to 200 years of the United States. And one of the most despised weapons of this war was napalm, which represented the literal slash and burn approach to war making.Fifty years ago, in 1969, the manufacture of napalm was moved from Torrance to a factory in Long Beach. Though this ground zero aspect of our town attracted some opposition and picketing at the time, not much of a record remains in the documented history of the Viet Nam Era. Nor does the memory of the Long Beach City Hall almost burning down from an unexpected and unique napalm demonstration appear in any known history.Napalm was nothing new in the military chemical armory. A highly flammable sticky jelly used in incendiary bombs and flamethrowers, consisting of gasoline thickened with special soaps, as described in Wikipedia, Napalm developed in 1942 in a secret laboratory at Harvard University, by a team led by chemist Louis Fieser under the United States Chemical Warfare Service.Intrinsic in its impact was to make fire stick to any affected surface, like the human body. Like all weapons of war, napalm did not distinguish between military and civilian victims. Napalm had been used in the incendiary bombs that devastated large swaths of Japanese cities during World War II, including some 60 percent of Tokyo.In 1965, the Pentagon requested bids from the 17 U.S. companies that made polystyrene, a key ingredient in napalm. One of the winning bids was from a small company based in Midland, Michigan, called Dow Chemical. Dow was only ranked 75th on a 1967 list of military contractors before getting into the napalm business, it was best known as the maker of Saran Wrap.Soon, Dow became the militarys sole supplier of napalm, its use in the Vietnam War was most controversial and was the only corporate target on this issue. With its plant, located in Torrance, only a few miles from the Navy base in Long Beach, shipping it to the war zone was straight-forward.Apparently, Dows senior management was unaware of the napalm contract at signing, it was considered such a minor matter. And even at the height of production, only a few Dow employees worked in the napalm division of a total workforce of 35,000.The Students for a Democratic Society made plans to picket the Dow plant in Torrance on May 28, 1966. About 150 anti-picketers showed up, including members of pro-war groups such as the local branch of the Victory in Vietnam Association, headed by recently ousted Congressman Dana Rohrabacher.Dow plants and college recruiters were besieged by anti-war demonstrators and were called baby killers. Dows board began discussing stopping the manufacture of napalm. On January 22, 1968, Torrance Mayor Albert Isen and other city officials paid tribute to the local Dow plant and its employees, no doubt to motivate them to stay the course and stay in town. He cited the company and its employees for their courage and patriotic stand during a time of crisis and for their example.As the five million dollar napalm contract amounted to less than one half of one percent of Dows worldwide sales, based on negative publicity, the company gave it up in 1969. After Dow Chemical, the government contract was awarded to a local subsidiary of the American Electric Company.On December 2, 1969, protesters planned to protest the contract at the Long Beach City Hall, then hold a candle light vigil at the Long Beach Naval station, hoping to be joined by anti-war military personnel, said CT Weber, head of the local Peace and Freedom Party. Picketing was also to occur at the manufacturing plant, the American Electric subsidiary, Diamond Plastics at 6373 Paramount Blvd. in Long Beach.We used to go down to the City Council a lot, said perennial peace activist, 94-year-old John Donohue. C.T. Weber went down to complain about the napalm factory. Here comes C.T. with a roasting pan. He put in some napalm and lit it at the lectern. He had a hell of a time getting it out, just about burned up city hall.There were no arrests, no FBI investigation. No mention of homeland security or terrorism. Apparently, everybody just went home, grateful city hall was still standing. That was the end of napalm, said Donohue. In 2003, Weber was the Peace and Freedom candidate for California governor against Arnold Schwarzenegger. He finished 50th, behind Larry Flynt and Gary Coleman, with 1,626 votes.These days, the Paramount Boulevard site is used by an auto parts manufacturer.stevebeachcomber.newsCategory: News

Our Grandparents Need Doctors Trained Abroad
06/06/2019 10:08pm

By:G. Richard Olds, M.D.Americas population is aging rapidly. And that means demand for health care will explode in the coming years. By 2030, one in five Americans will be older than 65. Nearly 80 percent of those seniors will suffer from two or more chronic diseases.There arent enough U.S.-educated doctors to treat all these current and future patients. By 2030, the United States could be short up to 49,000 primary care doctors, according to research from the Association of American Medical Colleges.Thats why the United States ought to recruit more physicians educated abroad, at international medical schools, to practice here. Many of these M.D.s grew up in the United States but chose to pursue their degrees outside the country. So theyre well-equipped to treat older patients with complex health needs.Graduates of international medical schools already care for millions of American seniors. In Florida, whose population has the highest share of seniors of any state, more than one-third of doctors went to medical school abroad. In Arizona, which also boasts an above-average share of seniors, one in four doctors studied overseas.International medical graduates, or IMGs, are more likely than U.S.-educated doctors to treat older Americans with complex needs. Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital recently reported that patients treated by IMGs were sicker, on average, than patients treated by U.S.-medical school graduates.IMGs also provide higher-quality care. Medicare patients seen by IMGs experience lower mortality rates than those treated by physicians from U.S. medical schools, according to a study in the British Medical Journal.International med school graduates are also more likely than their U.S.-educated peers to choose careers in primary care, where the shortage of qualified medical personnel is greatest. Last year, nearly 70 percent of IMGs selected residencies in primary care. Less than 40 percent of U.S.-medical school graduates did so.This disparity underscores Americas need for IMGs. Primary-care doctors play a vital role in diagnosing seniors ailments and triaging their care. Medicare beneficiaries in areas with lots of primary-care physicians suffer fewer hospitalizations and lower mortality rates than beneficiaries in areas with fewer providers, according to a JAMA study.Fortunately, international medical graduates are increasingly launching their careers in this country. Last year, IMGs matched for residencies in the United States at the highest rate since 1993.Nearly 1,000 graduates of the school I lead, St. Georges University in Grenada, secured a U.S. residency last year. That makes our school the top provider of new doctors to the U.S. healthcare system. Three in four St. Georges graduates go into primary care.As America grays, its healthcare system will need more physicians to treat its growing population of seniors. U.S. medical schools arent producing enough of them. International schools are. All America needs to do is welcome them in.Dr. G. Richard Olds is president of St. Georges University www.sgu.edu.Category: Opinion

What's your choice for the CSULB mascot?
04/23/2019 1:57pm

Choices Kraken. Pelicans Sharks Stingrays Giraffes The Beach Prospector Pete None of the Above