Hello everybody; today, we change our clocks (again) as daylight saving time ends! I’m back in your inbox this morning to walk you through everything you need to know about what’s happening these days in Los Angeles. In this issue, you’ll find:
- 🏍️ On escaping motorcyclist
- 🌡️ COVID infection numbers going up
- 💰 The California Transportation Commission giving LA some money
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Thanksgiving is on November 24th. How do you celebrate? So far, 43.2% celebrate a big meal as a family tradition, while 29.7% don’t celebrate and treat it like any other day. in a smaller group, 2.7% don’t celebrate because they feel it glorifies the conquest of Native Americans; however, 24.3% choose to celebrate a traditional Thanksgiving out of gratitude.
📰 Here are the top stories in Los Angeles today:
1) Someone thinks it’s funny to call in threats to local high schools. On Thursday, someone made a bomb threat to Santa Monica HS. on friday, a mass shooting event was called in for Los Angeles High School. The Los Angeles Police Department arrived at the campus at 4650 West Olympic Boulevard after lunch. Officers swept the campus and declared the call a hoax, emphasizing that “all children and staff are safe.” (patch)
2) Friday evening, the police chased a motorcyclist. “During the chase, the biker was seen popping wheelies and performing stunts like standing on the seat while patrol cars trailed closely behind.” Besides that, he got some gas and eventually entered The Grove parking structure, when the pursuers lost sight of the driver. (KTLA)
3) Which are the latest COVID strains going around? On Friday, we learned that they are BQ1.1, BQ1, BA4.6 and BF.7 as well as BA.5. Angelenos might also wish to listen up to infection numbers. Case rates are no longer declining. “This week, LA County is reporting a nearly 10% increase in the 7-day-average number of cases from one week ago.” (deadline)
4) The California Transportation Commission wants to give away money for projects, and Los Angeles is standing in line to receive some. Right now, it may receive $37.7 million “to implement safety improvements along a 4.5-mile stretch of Western Avenue between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in the north and Century Boulevard in the south.” Because these projects actually cost $47.7 million, the City needs to find the rest of the funding. We learned last month that other projects that could benefit from an influx of cash are a “streets makeover of Osborne Street in the Pacoima neighborhood” and the “LA River Greenway, East San Fernando Valley Gap closure.” (LA Urbanize)
5) On Friday, the Los Angeles Arboretum and Botanic Garden hosted a bear family. A mother and her two cubs were seen enjoying the landscaping around 2 pm, and, “at one point, they appeared to be napping in a tree.” Meanwhile, the humans in the vicinity evacuated. For visitors who have only been accustomed to seeing peacocks on the premises, this was exciting. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife was looking for ways to remove them, and it was not until after 5:30 pm that they made some headway. (NBC, KTLA)
📆 Today in Los Angeles:
- ALS Association Golden West Chapter – Walk to Defeat ALS at 700 Exposition Park Dr (9 AM)
- 22nd Annual Dia de los Muertes Family Festival on Sherman Way from Canoga Ave to Topanga Canyon Blvd (10 AM)
- Beef + Lamb New Zealand Food Truck Sampling Tour at Canter’s Fairfax (11 AM)
- Free Screening & Artist Talk at the Los Angeles Central Library (2 PM)
- Friendship Buddies Comedy – Free outdoor stand up at Verdugo Bar (8 PM)
📓 From my notebook:
- “Thank you to the LACOFD Foundation . . . for hosting a gala in honor of retired Fire Chief Daryl L Osby! (Los Angeles County Fire Dept. via Instagram)
- “Two teenagers are alive today, thanks to Deputy Sheriffs assigned to Temple Station and Narcan.” (Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department via Facebook)
- “Per US National Weather Service, Los Angeles/Oxnard: Another storm system is headed our way. Confidence is growing for widespread rain sometime between Sunday and Wednesday. This could be the betting period since March.” (Los Angeles Fire Department via Facebook)
- “The City of Los Angeles invites your interest for Assistant General Manager of the Public Safety Division for the Personnel Department. Visit tiny.cc/LACityExec for more information about this exempt career opportunity.” (City of Los Angeles – Jobs via Instagram)
- “Congratulations to Chinyere Stoneham, Principal Recreation Supervisor II from the Metro Region. Chinyere was recently promoted to Superintendent in the Valley Region. Wishing Chinyere nothing but the best on her promotion.” (LA City Recreation & Parks via Instagram)
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That’s it for today. See you all Tuesday for another update!
— Sylvia Cochran
About me: Sylvia Cochran works out of sunny Southern California and has been freelance writing full-time since 2005. She loves dogs, cats, books, plays Best Fiends (don’t judge), embraces social justice, and tries to live out Micah 6:8.
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