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County Health Department Reports 2,600 New COVID-19 Cases, 10 Deaths

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – On Saturday, Los Angeles County Public Health reported 2,600 new COVID-19 infections and 10 deaths. This marks the fourth straight day of new cases topping 2,500. Saturday, July 24, 2021. Additionally, 688 people with COVID-19 are hospitalized in LA County, with 21% of those in intensive care. Saturday’s daily test positivity rate was 4.9%. With Saturday’s report, the county death toll rose to 24,624 fatalities, and the total number of cases growing to 7,241,000. Health officials continue to blame the current spike in cases and hospitalizations on the highly infectious Delta variant. The county Department of Health also noted that unvaccinated residents are becoming infected at five times the rate of transmission from just one month ago. In hopes of encouraging more people to get vaccinated, the county is continuing to offer incentives. Through next Thursday, anyone who gets vaccinated at sites operated by the county, the city of Los Angeles or St. John’s Well Child and Family Center will be entered for a chance to win one of seven three-concert ticket packages at AEG venues, for a variety of acts. (© Copyright 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service contributed to this report.)
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Man Arrested On Suspicion Of Kidnapping Friday In West Hollywood

WEST HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA) – Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies, from the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station, arrested a man in the early morning hours Friday on suspicion of kidnapping. According to a tweet put out by LASD West Hollywood, 50-year-old Fernando Diaz was seen carrying an unconscious woman to his 1997 Dodge Ram van and driving away. The incident occurred at about 2 a.m. Friday in West Hollywood’s bar and nightclub area. Diaz was arrested, according to sheriff’s inmate records, at about 3 a.m. Someone who witnessed the incident informed sheriff’s deputies who were able to track down Diaz’s van. The woman was unhurt. “…detectives...
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Car flips on Sunset Blvd., sends 2 to hospital

The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department confirmed two people were hospitalized in connection with a one-vehicle wreck between 2:30 and 3:00 a.m. Saturday morning on Sunset Blvd. near the State House in West Hollywood. No further details are being released at this time. Stay tuned for more on this story.
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Best Things to Do in Griffith Park

Griffith Park is one of LA's most popular parks for both residents and tourists alike. While the park is best known as the location of the famous Griffith Observatory, the park is also home to dozens of other activities and attractions to keep visitors entertained during their visit.
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Uber driver independence a bumpy road

Uber driver Mae Cee scoffs at the notion, touted by the global ride-share service, that she and her peers are self-employed contractors -- and that most of them are happy with the arrangement. "No way I'm an independent contractor -- not even close, it's such a joke," said Cee, an activist in a Rideshare Drivers United group.
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California Man Who Mocked COVID-19 Vaccine Dies of Virus

A man who mocked COVID-19 vaccinations died this week at a Los Angeles-area hospital after contracting the virus. Harmon died on Wednesday at Corona Regional Medical Center, about an hour's drive east of Los Angeles. Stephen Harmon posted photos of himself in his hospital bed, wrote that he had pneumonia...
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‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ Stars Mark Episode One of Upcoming Season ‘In the Can’ With Behind-the-Scenes Snap

It’s a wrap. Episode one of the new season of NCIS: Los Angeles is in the books. That morsel of NCIS: Los Angeles goodness is courtesy of Caleb Castille, who plays FBI agent Devin Roundtree. Castille posted a photo of himself and LL Cool J (that’s Sam Hanna to NCIS fans) to celebrate the successful close of the first episode of the 13th season.