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Halloween Event Guide 2020: Eastside Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, CA — Despite the coronavirus pandemic, Halloween still is a go in 2020 — with haunts, trunk-or-treats, pumpkin patches, outdoor films, costume contests and more, in-person and virtual, in Eastside Los Angeles and some nearby San Gabriel Valley neighborhoods.

While some annual activities were canceled, sweet and spooky events still abound.

Check out Patch’s annual, Halloween event guide to find what’s going on near you. And Happy Halloween!

NOTE: Do double-check with organizers to ensure events are still proceeding as posted.



OCT. 31: Halloween Model Train Fun & Candy Hunt: Ages 5-17. Book a spot: Event is free!

  • Christmas Tree Lane Model RR Society, 2085 Santa Rosa Ave., Altadena, CA



OCT. 24, 30-NOV. 1 : Halloween Drive-In Movies: Santa Anita Park. Select from four films & pre-order your street eats!

  • Santa Anita Park, 285 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia, CA

Through OCT. 31: L.A. Arboretum

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  • October 23, 2020

A Week In Los Angeles, CA, On $15.50 An Hour

Welcome to Money Diaries where we are tackling the ever-present taboo that is money. We’re asking real people how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we’re tracking every last dollar.

Today: a cheesemonger who makes $15.50/hour and spends some of her money this week on Idiazabal cheese.

Occupation: Cheesemonger
Industry: Service
Age: 32
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Salary: $15.50 + tips + side hustles (photography, dog-sitting) + unemployment (just during the pandemic since I’m currently only working 14 hours a week)
Net Worth: $2,000 in savings + IRA + used car (which probably isn’t worth much). I have no debt and I rent.
Debt: $0
Paycheck Amount (Biweekly): Approx. $600 ($15.50/hour + credit card tips, which average to $7/hour)
Pronouns: She/her

Monthly Expenses
Rent: $1,160 in a three-bedroom apartment (my landlord gave me a bit of a break during the pandemic so it was briefly … Read More

  • September 14, 2020

Bobcat fire in Angeles Forest threatens foothill cities amid California’s worst fire season on record

Firefighters work to put out embers from the El Dorado Fire in Yucaipa on Monday. <span class="copyright">(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)</span>
Firefighters work to put out embers from the El Dorado Fire in Yucaipa on Monday. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)

As several wildfires raged across Southern California on a third day of excessive heat, the National Forest Service announced unprecedented closures of campgrounds and trails amid the largest fire season on record.

Through only early September, wildfires so far this year have burned more than 2 million acres in the state, surpassing 2018 for the most acres destroyed in a year, according to figures from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and Times research.

After historic high temperatures in the region over the weekend, officials with the National Forest Service announced they would temporarily close eight national forests at 5 p.m. Monday because of the extreme heat and dangerous fire conditions. Closing those recreation areas — including the Angeles, San Bernardino, Los Padres, Cleveland, Stanislaus, Sierra, Sequoia

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  • September 8, 2020

Lawyers for Los Angeles’ poor try to ease pandemic burdens

Last May, Amy Garcia came looking for information about her unemployment claim but found the offices of the California Employment Development Department closed in Canoga Park. <span class=(Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)” src=”–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTcwNTtoPTQ3My45NDk1Nzk4MzE5MzI4/″ data-src=”–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTcwNTtoPTQ3My45NDk1Nzk4MzE5MzI4/″/
Last May, Amy Garcia came looking for information about her unemployment claim but found the offices of the California Employment Development Department closed in Canoga Park. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

It was hard enough to be poor and in need of help in Los Angeles before the COVID-19 pandemic hit.

Before the whole world started lining up for unemployment benefits and the phone lines at the state Employment Development Department jammed up.

Before such government offices as well as many courts shut their doors, making it all but impossible (except in some cases by appointment) to ask a question, file an application, fill out a form or produce required documentation in person.

Before some ways of earning a living disappeared and others became suddenly dangerous.

Before trying to stay safe at home became dangerous too

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  • August 22, 2020

Los Angeles on verge of ‘red’ threat level, mayor says

The novel coronavirus pandemic has now killed more than 570,000 people worldwide.

Over 13 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding or downplaying the scope of their nations’ outbreaks.

The United States has become the worst-affected country, with more than 3.3 million diagnosed cases and at least 135,582 deaths.

Los Angeles on verge of moving into ‘red zone,’ mayor warns COVID-19 cases top 13 million worldwide California closing all bars, indoor restaurants statewide Arizona’s ICUs 90% full Hong Kong Disneyland to temporarily close

Here is how the news is developing today. All times Eastern. Check back for updates.

Los Angeles … Read More