Yearly Archives 2020

Meet Trump’s Top Candidates To Fill Ginsburg’s Seat On The Supreme Court

Washington — A date has been set, a location announced and the path cleared for a vote in the Senate on a new Supreme Court justice this year.

But who will President Trump choose to succeed Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday?

The president said Monday he has narrowed his list of possible nominees to five women, and two have emerged as the frontrunners: Judges Amy Coney Barrett and Barbara Lagoa. The president told Fox News in an interview Monday he was also considering Judge Allison Jones Rushing, but at just 38 years old, she would likely face scrutiny over her age and experience.

Mr. Trump appointed Barrett and Lagoa to the federal bench, and they both boast conservative bona fides...

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California Gives Go-Ahead For Nail Salons To Reopen; Will LA County Join Them?

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Nail salons are now permitted to open across California, even in counties that are in the most restrictive tier of the state’s economic reopening roadmap, officials announced Tuesday.

State health secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly says individual counties, however, would have the final say over reopening operations.

Nail salons were ordered to close in mid-March. After briefly reopening in June, they were ordered to close again on July 13.  Since then, the nail salon industry repeatedly petitioned the governor for permission to reopen, arguing that it maintains the highest health and safety standards.

RELATED: LA County Business Owners Frustrated About Reopening Limitations As Other Counties Ease Restrictions

On July 20, Newsom gave permission for nail salons, hair salon...

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Despite Just Entering Red Tier, Riverside County Residents Urge Officials To Lift All COVID-19 Restrictions

RIVERSIDE (CBSLA) — Despite just entering the red tier of the state’s COVID-19 monitoring system, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors has voted to draft a plan to accelerate reopening after residents urged them to abandon Gov. Newsom’s guidelines and lift all restrictions.

In a board meeting on Tuesday, hundreds of residents said they think the governor’s restrictions are based on fear and want to see all restrictions lifted in the county.

“The last six months have been an all-you-can-stomach buffet of fear,” said resident Loren Dean. “It falls to you — this board — to step away from a governor who is paralyzed by fear.”

Riverside County has been operating under the purple tier of the state’s monitoring system until this week...

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Dodgers Clinch NL’s Top Seed, West Title With Win Over A’s

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Corey Seager had three hits, including one of Los Angeles’ four home runs, as the Dodgers clinched the National League’s top postseason seed and eighth straight West title Tuesday night with a 7-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics.

The Dodgers celebrate winning the NL West Division title after a MLB game against the Oakland Athletics on Sept. 22 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

The Dodgers, who own the best record in the majors at 39-16, were the first team in the majors to clinch a playoff berth on Sept. 16. They will open postseason play on Sept. 30 by hosting every game in a best-of-three series against the No. 8 seed.

Los Angeles came into the day with a magic number of two and got help with ...

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JPL Says School Bus-Sized Asteroid To Zoom Safely Past Earth

PASADENA (CBSLA) — An asteroid the size of a school bus is expected to “safely zoom past” Earth on Thursday, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena said Tuesday.

“There are a large number of tiny asteroids like this one, and several of them approach our planet as close as this several times every year,” Paul Chodas, director of the Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) at JPL, said...

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Riverside County Reports 10 New COVID-19 Deaths; San Bernardino, Ventura Report None

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Riverside County reported 10 additional deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus Tuesday, while San Bernardino and Ventura reported new cases.

Riverside County health officials reported 63 newly confirmed cases and 10 additional fatalities, bringing countywide totals to 57,482 cases and 1,172 deaths.

There were 146 coronavirus patients hospitalized Tuesday, 42 of whom were being treated in intensive care units. A reported 52,776 people had recovered from the virus.

Also on Tuesday, Riverside County moved to the red tier — with malls, restaurants, gyms and places of worship allowed to move to partial indoor operations.

RELATED: California Gives Go-Ahead For Nail Salons To Reopen

San Bernardino County health officials reported 224 newly confirmed cases, bringing...

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Who’s Hiring: Aerospace Company Looking To Fill More Than 150 Positions

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Jobs can be hard to come by in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, but those looking to give their careers a boost can apply to work with rockets.

“We’re looking for those people that are passionate about being part of something bigger,” Fernando Vivero, Aerojet Rocketdyne lead manager, said. “And here’s a company that can provide that.”

Aerojet Rocketdyne has been around for more than 100 years and its products have been to every planet — some even beyond the solar system — and is now looking to hire.

“Across the company, we have over 150 open positions,” Vivero said. “At this site in Chatsworth, we have 35 positions — everything from operations, manufacturing, quality assurance, supply management as well as many others.”

And w...

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Attorneys For Family Of Dijon Kizzee Say Independent Autopsy Shows He Tried To Surrender

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Attorneys for the family of Dijon Kizzee again disputed the sheriff’s department’s version of events that led to the 29-year-old’s killing, saying that an independent autopsy shows he was shot repeatedly while “writhing on the ground in pain.”

At a news conference in Ladera Heights, the attorneys — including national civil rights lawyer Ben Crump — denounced the sheriff’s version of events. (CBSLA)

At a news conference in Ladera Heights, the attorneys — including national civil rights lawyer Ben Crump — dismissed the sheriff’s version of the events. They said that Kizzee was shot with his hands in the air, then was shot repeatedly while he was on the ground.

“He tried to surrender to them. He put his hands in the air,” Crump said...

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UPS To Hire More Than 1,000 Seasonal Employees For Ontario Facility

ONTARIO (CBSLA) — UPS says it will hire more than 1,000 seasonal employees in the Ontario area in anticipation this year’s extra shipping-heavy holiday season.

(Photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)

Nationally, UPS says they plan to hire more than 100,000 seasonal workers for the expected increase in shipping that begins in October and continues through January.

Some of the open positions include tractor-trailer and package car driver, which start at $21 an hour. Package handlers and driver-helpers are also wanted, and the pay for those positions start at $14.50. All these positions are open at UPS’ Ontario facility on Jurupa Street.

UPS says 35% of seasonal workers are hired on permanently, and about a third of UPS’ workforce started in seasonal positions.

To apply, g...

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LA City Council Members Seek To Build Statue Of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Several members of the Los Angeles City Council have proposed building a statue of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg here in the City of Angels.

Ginsburg died last Friday at the age of 87. Today’s LA City Council meeting adjourned in her honor.

“Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a champion of race and gender equality. She was determined, fearless, resilient and a fierce advocate for women’s rights and civil rights,” LA City Council President Nury Martinez said in a statement. “It’s impossible to overstate the incredible impact she had on women across the nation. A City of Los Angeles statue honoring her would be a lasting tribute to a woman whose life-changing work will outlive us all.”

RELATED: ‘Our City Mourns The Loss O...

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