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1943 - Army Air Force pilot Loncie L. Tucker, on training run, dies when his P-38 fighter crashes at Wayside Honor Rancho (later Pitchess Detention Center) in Castaic [story]
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City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs Launches ‘Reimagine Public Art’ Virtual Exhibition
Friday, Mar 26, 2021

LOS ANGELES — The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs on Thursday launched Reimagine Public Art, a virtual exhibition produced by DCA’s Public Art Division that highlights how artists respond to, and reimagine, Los Angeles amidst social, economic and healthcare emergencies. In August...

Thursday COVID-19 Roundup: Largest Increase in New Cases Countywide with 4,592
Thursday, Jul 16, 2020

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirms 59 new deaths and 4,592 new cases of COVID-19. This is the largest increase in new cases, surpassing the count from Tuesday. Over the last 48 hours there have been 7,350 new cases. In Santa Clarita, Public Health has confirmed 3,837 cases to...

County Urges Community Support to Prioritize Tests for Higher Risk Individuals

As cases and hospitalizations rise, many residents believe they need to get tested for COVID-19. However, Los Angeles County health officials stress that not everyone needs to be tested and emphasize the basic ways individuals and businesses can and should protect themselves from this virus. Here are...

L.A. City, County Reach Agreement to Shelter Homeless
Thursday, Jun 18, 2020

Almost 7,000 homeless people living in encampments near freeways, as well as homeless seniors over 65 and others vulnerable to COVID-19, will be brought indoors over the span of 18 months under a joint legal agreement signed by the county and city of Los Angeles and approved Thursday by Judge David O....

White House Cites L.A. County as COVID-19 Hot Spot
Friday, May 22, 2020

The White House on Friday cited Los Angeles as a major hot spot — one of three — for COVID-19 outbreaks in America, prompting L.A. County officials to tout the improvement of certain metrics in recent days. “Even though Washington has remained closed, L.A. has remained closed, Chicago...

Lawmakers Move to Combat California’s ‘Underground Economy’
Monday, Apr 2, 2018

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today unveiled Senate Bill 1272, which if passed and enacted, would combat California’s growing underground economy. Senate Bill 1272 would permanently establish the Tax Recovery and Criminal Enforcement Task Force within the California Department of Justice,...

LA’s Retail Pot Exceeding Expectations; Over $2 Million in First Two Months
Thursday, Mar 1, 2018

By Nathan Solis LOS ANGELES (CN) – As 2018 dawned and recreational marijuana went on sale, Los Angeles became the nation’s largest market. And it’s been a lucrative two months for the city, which has collected over $2 million in license fees from recreational cannabis business applicants alone...

Los Angeles on Short List of Amazon’s HQ2
Thursday, Jan 18, 2018

SEATTLE – Amazon reviewed 238 proposals from across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico to host HQ2, the company’s second headquarters in North America. On Thursday, Amazon announced it has chosen the following 20 metropolitan areas to move to the next phase of the process (in alphabetical order): –...

L.A. Joins Sanctuary Cities’ Fight Against Justice Department
Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017

By Matt Reynolds, Courthouse News LOS ANGELES (CN) – The city of Los Angeles filed a lawsuit Tuesday to intervene in California and San Francisco’s actions against the Justice Department’s new conditions on sanctuary cities that could disqualify them from funds under a federal public safety grant. At...

Los Angeles Expects to be Awarded Either the 2024 or 2028 Olympic Games
Tuesday, Jul 11, 2017

Los Angeles is now expected to host either the 2024 or 2028 games after the Olympic Committee voted Tuesday — which year is still up in the air. Paris and Los Angeles are set to host the Summer Olympics for 2024 and 2028 after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) voted unanimously to break with...

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1943 - Army Air Force pilot Loncie L. Tucker, on training run, dies when his P-38 fighter crashes at Wayside Honor Rancho (later Pitchess Detention Center) in Castaic [story]
Loncie Tucker
1978 - Original Colossus coaster opens at Magic Mountain [watch it being built]
Colossus under construction
1926 - Film director Mel Brooks born in Brooklyn; shot "Blazing Saddles" at Vasquez Rocks and "Robin Hood: Men In Tights" in Sand Canyon [story]
Mel Brooks
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