World News – US – Silverado Fire: 2 firefighters seriously injured, evacuations for 90,000 residents

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The Blue Ridge Fire started near the Green River Golf Club earlier today and has so far burned over 1,000 acres

Evacuation orders were given to residents north of Hwy 91 and east of Gypsum Canyon Soon after, the community of Hidden Hills was placed under mandatory evacuation orders

This fire occurred just hours after a dangerous and rapid fire broke out further south The Silverado Fire has already burned more than 7,000 acres and left two firefighters seriously injured

Check the Orange County Public Emergency Information Map to see if you are in an evacuation zone

This fire is burning not far from the Silverado fire For more information on closures, evacuation centers, etc., see our coverage of this fire

This is a developing story We check everything and rely only on information from credible sources (think firefighters, police, government officials and journalists on the ground) Sometimes, however, we do errors and / or initial reports turn out to be erroneous In all cases, we strive to bring you the most accurate information in real time and will update this story as new information becomes available

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Los Angeles City Council members on Monday researched the appropriate words to describe the city’s budget crisis

City budget analysts released a report on Friday detailing how COVID-19 slashed income even lower than expected, at the same time as unforeseen costs drove spending up and the city agreed to postpone planned leave for civilian employees The projected gap for the budget year that began July 1 has risen from $ 400 million to $ 600 million, according to Rich Llewellyn, city administrative officer (CAO)

City council’s budget and finance committee heard from analysts and department heads who painted a dire picture of the city’s record and what may be needed to fix it

« I can’t overstate the revenue challenge, » Llewellyn said, adding that he predicts cuts to programs that « will definitely have an impact on the services our residents rely on »

In September, the council declared a « fiscal emergency » to allow the city to implement holidays representing a 10% pay cut for 16,000 civilian employees

The city has also tried to offer employee buyouts to keep costs down, but only a fraction of eligible employees have actually volunteered for the « Separation Incentive Program » « It is now planned save only $ 2 6 million this year

Meanwhile, unions have managed to negotiate an alternative plan to postpone holidays until at least 2021 Instead, many employees will take an unpaid day in November and April, but will receive a floating holiday not specified, according to SEIU Local 721, which represents many of the city’s civilian workers

« We look forward to working with city leaders to continue to aggressively identify all cost reduction options that will go first and foremost in protecting the vital services that the people of LA City rely on and protecting them. frontline workers of these vital services « , SEIU 721 President Bob Schoonover said in a statement He added: » it is still too early in this fiscal year to make any drastic decisions « 

Layoffs have already been announced: Last month Mayor Eric Garcetti asked city managers to identify places to be cut – including ‘non-critical’ departments and employee positions This was based on the worst-case scenario of revenues falling from 200 to 400 million dollars

Budget chairman Paul Krekorian said municipal services will have to abandon programs that are not part of their « basic services »

« We have to be prepared to say that the city can no longer afford to do X, Y or Z, » Krekorian said

During the public comment period, activists who called on the city to reinvent community safety called with recommendations

« There is no way to make these calculations work when we ignore the elephant in the room, » said Ricci Sergienko of the People’s City Council. « You have to dispel the police »

Board member Mike Bonin publicly called on the union representing sworn officers, the Los Angeles Police Protective League, to reopen contract negotiations. « I urge them to come to the table, » Bonin said. best way to protect and serve Los Angeles now is shared sacrifice This city and this city government is bleeding « 

Police union president Craig Lally dismissed the idea in an emailed statement « With murders up 26% and shootings up 23%, and no signs of slowing down, more cuts to police resources make no sense and put Angelinos at risk, » Lally said. « We’ve already done it. sacrifices to fill the city’s budget deficits, they must look elsewhere « 

Krekorian said the city will continue to save money, but ultimately personnel costs such as public employee contracts and pensions will have to be met. “Every general manager in the city is invited to brutally cut its budget now « he said

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A forest fire broke out in the Irvine area early Monday amid dangerously strong winds from Santa Ana, prompting evacuation orders for around 90,800 people and severely burning two firefighters

The fire started at 6:47 a.m. in the Santiago Canyon Road and Silverado Canyon Road area, according to a message from the city of Irvine

500 firefighters working on the #SilveradoFire The fire is currently at 500 acres Road closures: • Portolla from 241 to Jamboree • 241 from 133 to Santiago • Santiago Canyon Rd from Cooks at 241 picTwittercom / VFArUDuL4G

At around 12:15 p.m., two crew members, 26 and 31, were seriously injured with second and third degree burns, according to the Orange County Fire Authority Half of a firefighter’s body and 65% on the other were burned Both were intubated

Orange County Fire Chief Brian Fennesy said he visited injured firefighters at the hospital, whom he described as « seriously injured »He added that the department is supporting them through their chaplan program, and asked that everyone keep them in their thoughts and prayers.

The area is currently under a red flag due to strong, dry winds from Santa Ana, which are expected to continue until tomorrow Gusts of up to 84 mph have been observed in the area, according to data from the National Weather Service

In videos taken on the ground, the wind can be seen bending the trees and brush, and the voices of the speakers are muffled by the noise

It’s crazy I’m keeping my distance from Fire front Very dangerous Civilians come out now if you are evacuated picTwittercom / DhvZnx4eUQ

The fire hit State Route 241 and threatens homes in the area Air units supported firefighters on the ground but were stranded due to high winds

At 4:30 p.m., Irvine Mayor Christina Shea joined a live Facebook update, urging residents to comply with evacuation orders

Aircraft that would normally have sprayed the area with fire retardant were stranded due to dangerous conditions created by high winds Officials hope to launch them when and if these winds die off

« It’s much more difficult [to put out these fires] without help from above, » said Fire Chief Brian Fennesy

This fire consumed 28,000 acres and destroyed 42 structures Fuel is lighter this time around because of the previous fire, but there are many more homes at risk as developments have developed

Nothing is confirmed yet, but Southern Claifornia Edison has notified the state that its power line may have started the fire

The report states that « it appears that a tie wire that was attached to an underbuilt telecommunication line may have made contact with the overhead main conductor of SCE, which may have caused the ignition of the fire »

Check the Orange County Public Emergency Information Map to see if you are in an evacuation zone

Note: Officials say evacuation centers allow pets, but residents also have the option of dropping off their pets at the Irvine Animal Care Center

In addition, the Southern Open Space Preserve, which includes the Bommer Canyon, Quail Hill and Shady Canyon trails, is closed

This is a developing story We check everything and rely only on information from credible sources (think firefighters, police, government officials and journalists on the ground) Sometimes, however, we do errors and / or initial reports turn out to be erroneous In all cases, we strive to bring you the most accurate information in real time and will update this story as new information becomes available

Journalist Jill Replogle reports from the field Journalist Jacob Margolis provides background and additional information KPCC producers make calls and confirm studio details Brian Frank keeps this story up to date

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The same area of ​​Orange County that burns today in the Silverado fire burned 13 years ago in what has been described as one of the county’s « most disastrous » wildfires for decades

The Santiago fire broke out on October 21, 2007, destroying more than 28,000 acres, destroying 42 structures and causing damage estimated at $ 28 million

« It was a defining event in the history of Orange County, » said Mike Rhode, fire consultant and former battalion commander for the Orange County Fire Authority, who was on the job. ‘2007 incident

« The fire actually reproduces the fire behavior that we experienced during the Santiago fire in [2007] It started very close to the same origin in very similar wind conditions, » he said. he declares

« It is a place known for high winds in Orange County, so it is a place where the fire takes an accelerated start »

Rhode predicts that when fire descends from the mountain towards Irvine, the front will extend to North Tustin in the northwest and Portola Hills in the southeast

This doesn’t mean that the fires will play out exactly the same.There are a few key differences between this time and the last:

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In September, an average of 50 children tested positive for COVID-19 every day in Los Angeles County Since then, the number has doubled to an average of 100 cases daily

Older children more likely to test positive Children 12 to 17 years old make up the most cases, followed by children 5 to 11 years old

« These are disturbing increases that are likely related to both an increase in mixing among children in various activities and the higher rate of community transmission, » said the county public health director , Barbara Ferrer

Although children tend to be less affected by the virus, Ferrer said some become so sick they need to be hospitalized Children of all age groups have been hospitalized with COVID-19 in the county

MOON County remains in most restrictive reopening level due to continued widespread transmission On Monday, the county took two darker milestones, with health officials reporting a total of 7,000 recorded deaths and more than 300,000 cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic

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The Grand LUNE Apartments Association filed a federal lawsuit against the city in June, alleging that LUNEL ‘ »unconstitutional and excessive abuse of power » forced landlords to absorb the financial losses suffered by their tenants during the pandemic of coronavirus Earlier this year, the city passed emergency orders banning evictions if tenants were unable to pay due to hardship from the coronavirus pandemic In late August, Gov Gavin Newsom signed a law of the State of California known as the Tenant Relief Act of 2020 Under the new law, no tenant can be evicted until February 1, 2021 due to rent owed due to hardship with COVID-19

Last month, lawyers for the apartments association filed for an emergency order ending the city’s moratorium after two hours of testimony on Monday from AAGLA lawyers and officials from the Los Angeles City Attorney Judge Pregerson expressed disappointment at the standoff

« It is a tragedy that the lack of an economic solution has essentially caused what we face, which is economic war, » Pregerson said « It is a tragedy that the good people on both sides of this trial are pitted against each other »

A recent UCLA study found that 449,000 people in 365,000 renter households in MOON counties are at high risk of being evicted from their homes due to the economic recession triggered by COVID-19

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Southern California Edison cut power to more than 21,000 customers on Monday to prevent power lines and equipment from starting new fires during very high winds in Santa Ana

Most of the blackouts occurred in the foothills of San Bernardino County Parts of Sylmar, Santa Clarita and other areas of the foothills were also cut, as was part of Orange County near the silverado fire

After the power goes out, the company says it may take until Tuesday or Wednesday to be restored as the utility has to wait for the winds to subside Power lines also need to be inspected for damage

Other failures could occur; the utility said several areas in Edison’s vast service area are expected to be closed during Monday’s winds. Edison customers can search this website for their own addresses to see if their homes or businesses are in those neighborhoods

After large utility companies like Edison were accused of causing destructive forest fires on their power lines, the state’s Utilities Commission allowed them to shut off power to some homes in areas vulnerable to fire in hot, dry and windy weather

The company cut power to around 200,000 customers in 2019, the first year of large-scale fire prevention outages

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Mayor Eric Garcetti today joined several mediators and city officials, alongside LAPD chief Michael Moore and LAFD chief Ralph Terrazas, to announce the new therapeutic transport pilot program for the city, a van system staffed with mental health experts that will provide an alternative 9-1-1 Response for Angelenos struggling with mental health issues

Watch the announcement above and stay tuned for updates and analysis from LAist reporters later this afternoon

At 11 a.m., many weather stations displaying red flag conditions in LA / Ventura counties, shown in red Yellow stations approaching red flag conditions #LAWeather #LAwind #cawx picTwittercom / yJwHEcfQ4t

Strong and damaging winds are blowing across Southern California today, increasing the risk of fire and possible power outages

The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning until 6 p.m. Tuesday for Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura counties

« This is an especially dangerous situation for the LUNE County Mountains due to a combination of damaging 60-70 mph wind gusts, single digit humidity and very dry vegetation with the worst conditions occurring between [2 pm and 11 pm] Monday, « the forecasters wrote

Strong winds are expected to knock down trees and branches, create dangerous driving and boating conditions and cause delays at Hollywood Burbank and Long Beach airports

With very strong Santa Ana winds expected tomorrow, it may be a good idea to remove any outdoor lawn decor (including Christmas decorations) or tents before the winds pick up. secure will probably be blown away and could strike someone or cause property damage! #CAwx

Wind gusts are expected to reach 50 mph in coastal areas, up to 65 mph in valleys and up to 80 mph in mountains

But on Monday morning, wind gusts of over 90 mph were measured in the San Gabriel Mountains south of Santa Clarita, and a rapid fire was reported in the Irvine area, prompting orders to evacuation for some 60,000 people

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On August 15, Pasadena policeman Edwin Dumaguindin shot dead Anthony McClain, 32, while fleeing a traffic stop The incident sparked protests of anger

The Police Department said the officer fired because McClain was carrying a gun and peeked over his shoulder as he ran He posted a dashboard and camera video body which shows the whole incident

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The usual number of die-hard fans don’t pack the Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX for this year’s World Series between the LUNE Dodgers and the Tampa Bay Rays Instead, the arena has a capacity of about a quarter, with a paltry 11,000 participants each night

But if that’s the case, where is all the crowd noise coming from? Well we have local sound designer Fred Vogler to thank for them Normally the principal sound designer of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Vogler has lent his skills to MLB games this season.

Vogler told my colleague A Martínez that adding realistic crowd reactions not only makes games more fun to watch, but it also has an effect on players:

« To see [players doing] the happy dance, the fist pumping thing – that sort of thing – was really the kind of excitement we wanted to create. I think Justin [Turner] even said something on adrenaline It made bats a little more important and some of the things going on « 

Read on to learn more about what’s going on in the MOON today, and stay safe there

Pasadena policeman shot dead Anthony McClain in the back as he ran away from a traffic stop Police say he was holding a gun; Robert Garrova calls on use of force experts to review video

Aaron Schrank has the latest on a legal challenge launched by Southern California’s largest homeowner group, which urges a federal judge to immediately end MONE’s eviction ban and rent freeze passed during the COVID-19

Drive upside down at the Stranger Things experience, see the original LUNEChinatown move, experience the comedy and music of Lost Moon Radio, and more in this week’s top online and IRL events. Plus, find the best ways to celebrate and explore the religious and cultural traditions of the Day of the Dead (think rendas, catrinas and mezcal mummies) Christine N Ziemba brings us all of this and more

Make Way for Mountain Lions: Plans for a massive wildlife crossing that will span 10 lanes from Highway 101 to Liberty Canyon and allow endangered mountain lions, as well as ‘other wild animals to cross safely were posted last week

Coronavirus Updates: MOON County public health officials confirmed 830 new coronavirus cases and four new deaths attributed to the disease Today’s figures bring the region’s total to 299,760 positive cases and 6,993 deaths

World Series: When sound designer Fred Vogler, who normally works with the LUNE Philharmonic, found he had some free time, he took on a new challenge He now creates the sounds you hear at the World Series This year’s Dodgers-Rays

Election 2020: The Staples Center was one of 100 voting centers in MOON County will open this weekend for voters who wish to vote (or cast) in person For the sake of transparency, you can watch the MOON County voting operation live via webcam

A line of voters in front of the Staples Center before it opened as a polling center on Saturday morning

The news cycle is changing rapidly Some stories don’t work Others are added Consider this first draft today and check LAistcom for updates on these stories and more Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

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World news – United States – Silverado Fire: 2 firefighters seriously injured, evacuations for 90,000 residents



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