LOS ANGELES, CA — Happy Tuesday, Los Angeles.
The weather is unseasonably cool this week with a chance of morning drizzle.
California is leading the nation in beating back the coronavirus outbreak, and health officials in Los Angeles County are leading the next charge with hundreds of mobile vaccination clinics.
A biker led police on a ridiculous chase Monday. LA County home prices did something rather stunning. And guess which drink SoCal apparently has the very best of?
All this and more in LA’s top stories.
Tuesday’s Weather Report: The marine layer will keep things cool, and there is a 10 percent chance of Patchy drizzle before noon. Tuesday’s high is forecast to be 72 with a low of 61, according to the National Weather Service.
Patch Pick: A man of his word, I suppose? A biker in an “I Don’t Stop 4 Cops” sweatshirt led police on a chase from Norwalk to Pasadena. He did, however, stop for gas. According to police, he also found time to issue a bomb threat via another note left on his motorcycle as he was arrested (More On Patch).
Here are 5 of Los Angeles County’s top news stories of the day:
- Police are looking for a murder and kidnapping suspect considered armed and dangerous. If you see him call 9-1-1. According to the LAPD, Shane Winfield Rayment, kidnapped his ex-girlfriend and shot and killed a bystander who tried to intervene to save the woman (More on Patch).
- Los Angeles County’s median home price rose at a rate equal to $14 every hour for the year, calculated Los Angeles Daily News’ Jonathan Lansner (his columns are a must-read for SoCal real estate junkies). That added up to a $120,000 year-over-year price jump (More on the Los Angeles Daily News).
- A man was shot on the San Gabriel (605) Freeway, another driver crashed in a separate 605 attack, and a third shooting occurred on the Golden State (5) Freeway within 28 hours over the weekend. The shootings are the latest in a series of unnerving attacks on the roads (More on Patch).
- Cheers to the best-tasting tap water in the world! It’s coming out of your faucet, according to the Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting competition (More on Patch).
- Los Angeles County is taking hundreds of vaccination clinics on the road this week, essentially bringing the shots to the arms to reach the goal of having 70 percent of residents 12 and older vaccinated in July. The push comes as the state released numbers on California residents who have contracted the virus and died despite being fully vaccinated (More on Patch).
Featured Events To Get You Through To The Weekend:
World Ocean Day – Virtual 2021: California State Parks, Tuesday, 8:00 a.m.
The Original Farmers Market to Host Free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic, Wednesday, 8:00 a.m., Los Angeles
- The Original Farmers Market at Third and Fairfax will host a COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic in partnership with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and Rite-Aid. The vaccine clinic is a community endeavor hosted by the family-owned Farmers Market to support the State of California’s push for vaccinating community members in advance of June 15, when the state-wide mask mandate will be lifted.
Career Fair at Katana Los Angeles Wednesday, 12:00 p.m., Los Angeles
- Katana in West Hollywood is hiring for all positions and offering a $250 signing bonus. The career fair will be held on 6/9 from 12 – 4 p.m. Please email email@example.com for more information.
AltaMed PACE free food pantry pick-up, Thursday, 10:00 a.m., Los Angeles
- In honor of its 25th anniversary, the AltaMed Health Services Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) will distribute free grocery kits during drive-thru events for seniors and caregivers in Los Angeles. AltaMed will host a drive-thru event on Thursday, June 10, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at its East Los Angeles site.
NewFilmmakers LA TV Showrunning Panel, Friday, 5:00 p.m., Los Angeles
- Join NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) for a conversation with Leslye Headland (showrunner of Russian Doll and the new Star Wars series The Acolyte) and Colleen Labella (Director of Development at Leslye’s production company Shoot to Midnight). We will discuss underrepresented communities behind and in front of the camera, writing queer and diverse stories, and their projects at Shoot to Midnight.
‘An Octoroon’ to inaugurate Fountain Theatre’s outdoor stage., Friday, 7:00 p.m., Los Angeles
- The Los Angeles premiere of a radical, incendiary and subversively funny Obie award-winning play by MacArthur Foundation “Genius Grant” recipient Branden Jacobs-Jenkins inaugurates the new outdoor stage at the Fountain Theatre.
- Join Pamela Burton on June 12th at the Goldman House, a recently renovated mid-century modern home designed by Richard Neutra in 1951. Extant landscape drawings by Garrett Eckbo for the property depict a sensitivity to the sloping topography and existing native Coast Live Oak trees.
Aquarium Of Pacific Blue Whale Gala Fundraiser – Virtual 2021: LB, Saturday, 6:30 p.m., Long Beach, CA
- “Join us for the Aquarium of the Pacific’s biggest celebration of the year, the Virtual Blue Whale Gala hosted by Iliza Shlesinger. Dive into an inspirational evening of entertainment and philanthropy…
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