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Hollywood Police Seeking Man With Baseball Bat

HOLLYWOOD—On Thursday, June 17, a man was seen with a bat on Hollywood Boulevard at 1520 La Brea Avenue, close to the Quality Inn Hotel near the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.   Information regarding the suspect, or who reported the incident, has not been released. Canyon News contacted Hollywood West Bureau for further details, but […]

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Extreme heat in American West threatens health in vulnerable communities

Extreme temperatures like the ones blistering the American West this week aren’t just annoying, they’re deadly. The record-breaking temperatures this week are a weather emergency, scientists and health care experts say, with heat responsible for more deaths in the U.S. than all other natural disasters combined. With more frequent and intense heat waves likely because of […]

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“Dawson’s Creek” Writer Heidi Ferrer Dies

HOLLYWOOD—Family members confirmed that Heidi Ferrer, 50, known for writing for the ABC series “Wasteland” and the Warner Bros. series “Dawson’s Creek” and “Black Scorpion,” died on May 26. The writer died as a result of suicide after a yearlong fight with the after effects of COVID-19. Ferrer became infected with the Coronavirus in April […]

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California eases virus work rules; electronic verification system to be unveiled Friday

California workers who’ve been vaccinated against COVID-19 can unmask as the state relaxed its COVID-19 safety rules and planned Friday to unveil an electronic verification system that Gov. Gavin Newsom denies is a “vaccine passport.” Regulators on Thursday approved revised rules allowing fully vaccinated employees the same freedoms on and off the job, including ending […]

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Residents urged to conserve power again as California extends Flex Alert to Friday

California residents were asked to voluntarily conserve power again Friday as a heat wave baking the U.S. West strained the state’s energy grid and raised the possibility of rotating outages. As temperatures spiked on Thursday, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an emergency proclamation that suspended certain permitting requirements, allowing power plants to ramp up operations if […]

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‘Shocking and frightening’: Ex-LAPD officer alleges she was racially profiled, sexually assaulted by border officers

A former Los Angeles police officer and U.S. Army veteran filed a complaint against Customs and Border Protection on Wednesday, alleging that she was racially profiled and sexually assaulted when crossing back from Tijuana through Otay Mesa Port of Entry. Exactly one year ago Wednesday, Janine Bouey, 61, had just been to see her dentist […]

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California Flex Alert to take effect Thursday amid power outage concerns during heat wave

The first statewide Flex Alert of the year is set to go into effect Thursday evening as a punishing heat wave across much of the southwestern U.S. threatens to push California’s electricity supply to the brink. To mitigate stress on the energy grid and avert power outages, the California Independent System Operator is calling on […]

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California set to loosen worksite pandemic rules amid state’s reopening

California regulators on Thursday are set to approve revised worksite pandemic rules that allow fully vaccinated employees the same freedoms as when they are off the job. The revised regulations would conform with general state guidelines that took effect Tuesday by ending most mask rules for people who are vaccinated against the coronavirus. Gov. Gavin Newsom promised […]

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Flex Alert issued for Thursday as extreme heat strains California’s energy grid

Californians are being urged to conserve electricity as blistering heat strains the state’s electric grid. A statewide Flex Alert was issued for Thursday evening, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., to avoid power disruptions and rolling blackouts, according to the California Independent System Operator, which runs most of the state’s electric grid. The power grid […]

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L.A. was 3rd in dog attacks against USPS mail carriers last year; California ranked 1st among states

Los Angeles and California rank high in the U.S. Postal Service’s list of dog attacks on mail carriers last year, according to figures released by the agency this week. Los Angeles is third on the list of 47 cities, with 59 USPS employees being attacked by dogs in 2020, while California is first with 782. […]