The OPEN Daily » Pacific Palisades http://www.theopendaily.com Essential Guide to L.A. Thu, 16 Feb 2017 15:02:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.12 Pali High Soccer Teams Net No. 2 Seeds http://www.theopendaily.com/local-blogs/pali-high-soccer-teams-net-no-2-seeds http://www.theopendaily.com/local-blogs/pali-high-soccer-teams-net-no-2-seeds#comments Thu, 16 Feb 2017 07:23:43 +0000 http://www.theopendaily.com/?p=154152 Palisades High’s boys and girls soccer teams earned No. 2 seeds in the City Section Division I playoffs and have first-round byes. The defending champion boys squad will host the winner of Friday’s play-in game between No. 15 Arleta and No. 18 Hollywood in the second round next Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Stadium by Read the full article…

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Former home of ‘Dick Van Dyke Show’s’ Ann Guilbert sells in Pacific Palisades http://www.theopendaily.com/local-blogs/former-home-of-dick-van-dyke-shows-ann-guilbert-sells-in-pacific-palisades http://www.theopendaily.com/local-blogs/former-home-of-dick-van-dyke-shows-ann-guilbert-sells-in-pacific-palisades#comments Tue, 14 Feb 2017 21:08:23 +0000 http://www.theopendaily.com/?p=154022 The longtime home of late actress Ann Morgan Guilbert, known to millions of TV viewers as next-door neighbor Millie Helper on “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” has sold for $2.64 million.

Sitting on a double lot overlooking Temescal Canyon, the English country-style home retains such 1940s details as hexagonal…

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Jordan Spieth is on a tear coming into Pacific Palisades for Genesis Open http://www.theopendaily.com/local-blogs/jordan-spieth-is-on-a-tear-coming-into-pacific-palisades-for-genesis-open http://www.theopendaily.com/local-blogs/jordan-spieth-is-on-a-tear-coming-into-pacific-palisades-for-genesis-open#comments Mon, 13 Feb 2017 03:51:37 +0000 http://www.theopendaily.com/?p=153890 C4gMz0gWQAIH4f-

Jordan Spieth leads the field for Monday’s Genesis Open Collegiate Showcase at The Riviera Country Club, one day after winning the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

Spieth helped Texas to the 2012 NCAA team championship at Riviera. Other PGA Tour players set to compete are J.B. Holmes, a Kentucky alumnus with four tour victories, and Kevin Chappell, a former UCLA standout.

There are two elements of the Collegiate Showcase, now in its third year. One is a best ball competition involving UCLA, Pepperdine, Colorado, Texas, Washington and Kentucky, with the PGA Tour pro and two college players contributing to the best ball scores.

There will also be an individual stroke play competition with the winner receiving an invitation to the Genesis Open, which begins Thursday.

The field includes UCLA junior Tyler Collier and Pepperdine sophomore Sahith Theegala, last season’s West Coast Conference Freshman of the Year and a former Diamond Bar High School standout.

Gates will open at 8 a.m. with play expected to begin at about 8:30 a.m. Tickets are $25. Parking Monday will be available at Paul Revere Charter Middle School, 13103 Sunset Blvd.

Parking for Wednesday’s pro-am and tournament play Thursday though Sunday will be in public garages in downtown Santa Monica, with shuttle service provided to Rivera. More information on the parking for the tournament is available at http://ift.tt/2l5nOoT.

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Pali High Girls Basketball Nets No. 2 Seed http://www.theopendaily.com/local-blogs/pali-high-girls-basketball-nets-no-2-seed http://www.theopendaily.com/local-blogs/pali-high-girls-basketball-nets-no-2-seed#comments Sun, 12 Feb 2017 05:30:36 +0000 http://www.theopendaily.com/?p=153816 The Palisades High girls basketball team is seeded No. 2 in the City Section Open Division playoffs and will host No. 7 Narbonne in the quarterfinals next Saturday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. in the Dolphins’ gym. The Dolphins, back-to-back Open Division champions, tied for first place in the Western League with Fairfax, which is Read the full article…

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Back problems force Tiger Woods out of Genesis Open in Pacific Palisades http://www.theopendaily.com/local-blogs/back-problems-force-tiger-woods-out-of-genesis-open-in-pacific-palisades http://www.theopendaily.com/local-blogs/back-problems-force-tiger-woods-out-of-genesis-open-in-pacific-palisades#comments Sun, 12 Feb 2017 05:27:12 +0000 http://www.theopendaily.com/?p=153768 Tiger Woods dresses warmly for pro-am portion of Farmers Insurance Open. Photo by Chris Stone
Tiger Woods dresses warmly for pro-am portion of Farmers Insurance Open. Photo by Chris Stone

Tiger Woods at the Farmers Insurance Open. Photo by Chris Stone

Tiger Woods announced Friday he won’t play in next week’s Genesis Open at Riviera Country Club or The Honda Classic the following week in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, because of back problems.

“My doctors have advised me not to play the next two weeks, to continue my treatment and to let my back calm down,” Woods said in a statement on his website.

“This is not what I was hoping for or expecting. I am extremely disappointed to miss the Genesis Open, a tournament that benefits my foundation, and The Honda Classic, my hometown event.”

Woods is expected to travel to Los Angeles “to attend and support” the Genesis Open, the statement said, adding that his playing schedule after The Classic Honda will be determined at a later date after his back is reassessed.

The 41-year-old Woods withdrew from last week’s Dubai Desert Classic because of back spasms after shooting a 5-over-par 77 in the first round.

Woods announced in December that he would play at what is now the Genesis Open for the first time since 2006. He made his PGA Tour debut in the tournament as a 16-year-old in 1992.

— City News Service

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High Surf Advisory Issued In LA, OC http://www.theopendaily.com/local-blogs/high-surf-advisory-issued-in-la-oc http://www.theopendaily.com/local-blogs/high-surf-advisory-issued-in-la-oc#comments Fri, 03 Feb 2017 14:25:24 +0000 http://www.theopendaily.com/?p=153048 LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Light rain fell on the Southland Friday as high surf slammed the coast, and strong winds buffeted parts of the region.

According to the National Weather Service, between a tenth of an inch and a half-inch of rain is expected in Los Angeles and Ventura counties.

Winds of 15-25 miles per hour in the San Gabriel Mountains and the Antelope Valley are expected as well.

Along the coast, a high surf advisory will remain in effect until 6 p.m. Saturday in Los Angeles and Orange counties.

Surf of 5 to 8 feet will create strong rip currents, which will bring about hazardous conditions for swimmers and surfers.

The rain is expected to to return Monday.

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Racial profiling film ‘Walking While Black’ premieres in Santa Monica http://www.theopendaily.com/local-blogs/racial-profiling-film-walking-while-black-premieres-in-santa-monica-2 http://www.theopendaily.com/local-blogs/racial-profiling-film-walking-while-black-premieres-in-santa-monica-2#comments Fri, 03 Feb 2017 05:01:12 +0000 http://www.theopendaily.com/?p=153032 Examining racial profiling in law enforcement, the documentary ‘Walking While Black: L.O.V.E. is the Answer’ premiered in Santa Monica.

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Racial profiling film ‘Walking While Black’ premieres in Santa Monica http://www.theopendaily.com/local-blogs/racial-profiling-film-walking-while-black-premieres-in-santa-monica http://www.theopendaily.com/local-blogs/racial-profiling-film-walking-while-black-premieres-in-santa-monica#comments Fri, 03 Feb 2017 04:59:40 +0000 http://www.theopendaily.com/?p=153020 Examining racial profiling in law enforcement, the documentary ‘Walking While Black: L.O.V.E. is the Answer’ premiered in Santa Monica.

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Nearly 200 Santa Monica middle schoolers could be getting very sick http://www.theopendaily.com/local-blogs/nearly-200-santa-monica-middle-schoolers-could-be-getting-very-sick http://www.theopendaily.com/local-blogs/nearly-200-santa-monica-middle-schoolers-could-be-getting-very-sick#comments Fri, 03 Feb 2017 04:48:19 +0000 http://www.theopendaily.com/?p=152990 A digitally-colorized transmission electron microscopic (TEM) image reveals some of the ultrastructural morphology displayed by Norovirus virions. Photo: CDC/ Charles D. Humphrey
A digitally-colorized transmission electron microscopic (TEM) image reveals some of the ultrastructural morphology displayed by Norovirus virions. Photo: CDC/ Charles D. Humphrey

A digitally-colorized transmission electron microscopic (TEM) image reveals some of the ultrastructural morphology displayed by Norovirus virions. Photo: CDC/ Charles D. Humphrey

Seventh-grade students from John Adams Middle School in Santa Monica may have been exposed to Norovirus while on a field trip to Yosemite, school district officials said Thursday.

In a notice to parents and staff, the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District reported that 190 students and several teachers and parents went on the five-day trip, returning Jan. 27. The students did not return to campus until Monday.

“We learned that several students showed signs of illness while still on the trip and we notified all JAMS parents on Sunday, as we worked to identify and determine the extent of the illness,” according to the notice.

District officials said they are working with the county Department of Public Health, which believes the gastrointestinal illness — which is possibly Norovirus — originated in Yosemite and may affect students from “dozens of school districts.”

Parents were urged to keep their children out of school and notify health officials if the students show any signs of infection. Symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and fever.

“The challenge with this highly contagious illness is that a child or adult may still feel well when they are contagious, making containment difficult,” according to the school district notice. “We have experienced what we believe is the same illness appearing in other JAMS students who were not on the trip and we have learned, possibly spread to a few siblings attending other SMMUSD schools in Santa Monica.”

District officials said the JAMS campus is being scrubbed with anti- bacterial cleaners, and the same measures will be taken at “any other classrooms and facilities where we learn of a case.”

The infection can be spread by direct contact with another infected person or eating or drinking contaminated food or liquids.

–City News Service

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Tiger Woods’ TGR Live to Host Genesis L.A. Open http://www.theopendaily.com/local-blogs/tiger-woods-tgr-live-to-host-genesis-l-a-open http://www.theopendaily.com/local-blogs/tiger-woods-tgr-live-to-host-genesis-l-a-open#comments Thu, 02 Feb 2017 08:17:52 +0000 http://www.theopendaily.com/?p=152892 Tiger is back. Tiger Woods is back in Los Angeles and taking charge of the PGA Tours’ 2017 Genesis Open from February 13-19 at the celebrated Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades. The official announcement was made on Monday, January 23 in the Grand Ballroom of the preeminent golf and tennis club. "It is truly an honor to be back here and to come back to southern California again…

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Protesters in Los Angeles, Across US Decry Trump’s Immigration Policies http://www.theopendaily.com/local-blogs/protesters-in-los-angeles-across-us-decry-trumps-immigration-policies-3 http://www.theopendaily.com/local-blogs/protesters-in-los-angeles-across-us-decry-trumps-immigration-policies-3#comments Sun, 29 Jan 2017 01:33:45 +0000 http://www.theopendaily.com/?p=152505 Protesters gathered in cities across the United States, including Los Angeles, on Saturday to complain about President Donald Trump’s immigration policies. More protests are scheduled for Sunday.

Demonstrators gather outside the US Citizenship and Immigration Services field office in Los Angeles on Jan. 28, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

Demonstrators gather outside the US Citizenship and Immigration Services field office in Los Angeles on Jan. 28, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

Demonstrators gathered outside the US Citizenship and Immigration Services field office in Los Angeles Saturday, many carrying signs.

Erin Ashby told KTLA she was “terrified” by Trump’s new immigration polices.

“The only reason that I can see that we would be banning people from specific countries is we want to ban Muslims entirely,” she said.

“I think Trump is running an agenda based on hate and resentment.”

Beth traveled from Santa Barbara with her friend Christine Sontag after reading about the demonstration on Twitter. Beth called Trump’s new order “unjust and un-American.”

A large crowd was at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York to protest the detention of two Iraqis.

One of the men, Hameed Khalid Darweesh, was released early Saturday afternoon. He worked with the US government for 10 years after the United States invaded Iraq.

Protestors rally during a demonstration against the Muslim immigration ban at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Jan. 28, 2017 in New York City. (Credit Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)

Protestors rally during a demonstration against the Muslim immigration ban at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Jan. 28, 2017 in New York City. (Credit Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)

The other detained man, Haider Sameer Abdulkaleq Alshawi, had been granted a visa to join his wife, who worked for a US contractor in Iraq, and son, both of whom already live in the United States as refugees. Alshawi was expected to be released later Saturday.

The protesters carried signs reading, “We are all immigrants!” and “No ban! No wall!”

A group of community activists, attorneys and others gathered at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago.

Protests also took place at Dulles International Airport in Washington; Newark International Airport in New Jersey; San Francisco; Denver and Dallas.

Protests are scheduled Sunday in Orlando, Boston, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Seattle, Washington and Chicago.

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Protesters in Los Angeles, Across US Decry Trump’s Immigration Policies http://www.theopendaily.com/local-blogs/protesters-in-los-angeles-across-us-decry-trumps-immigration-policies-2 http://www.theopendaily.com/local-blogs/protesters-in-los-angeles-across-us-decry-trumps-immigration-policies-2#comments Sun, 29 Jan 2017 01:31:32 +0000 http://www.theopendaily.com/?p=152493 Protesters gathered in cities across the United States, including Los Angeles, on Saturday to complain about President Donald Trump’s immigration policies. More protests are scheduled for Sunday.

Demonstrators gather outside the US Citizenship and Immigration Services field office in Los Angeles on Jan. 28, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

Demonstrators gather outside the US Citizenship and Immigration Services field office in Los Angeles on Jan. 28, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

Demonstrators gathered outside the US Citizenship and Immigration Services field office in Los Angeles Saturday, many carrying signs.

Erin Ashby told KTLA she was “terrified” by Trump’s new immigration polices.

“The only reason that I can see that we would be banning people from specific countries is we want to ban Muslims entirely,” she said.

“I think Trump is running an agenda based on hate and resentment.”

Beth traveled from Santa Barbara with her friend Christine Sontag after reading about the demonstration on Twitter. Beth called Trump’s new order “unjust and un-American.”

A large crowd was at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York to protest the detention of two Iraqis.

One of the men, Hameed Khalid Darweesh, was released early Saturday afternoon. He worked with the US government for 10 years after the United States invaded Iraq.

Protestors rally during a demonstration against the Muslim immigration ban at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Jan. 28, 2017 in New York City. (Credit Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)

Protestors rally during a demonstration against the Muslim immigration ban at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Jan. 28, 2017 in New York City. (Credit Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)

The other detained man, Haider Sameer Abdulkaleq Alshawi, had been granted a visa to join his wife, who worked for a US contractor in Iraq, and son, both of whom already live in the United States as refugees. Alshawi was expected to be released later Saturday.

The protesters carried signs reading, “We are all immigrants!” and “No ban! No wall!”

A group of community activists, attorneys and others gathered at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago.

Protests also took place at Dulles International Airport in Washington; Newark International Airport in New Jersey; San Francisco; Denver and Dallas.

Protests are scheduled Sunday in Orlando, Boston, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Seattle, Washington and Chicago.

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Protesters in Los Angeles, Across US Decry Trump’s Immigration Policies http://www.theopendaily.com/local-blogs/protesters-in-los-angeles-across-us-decry-trumps-immigration-policies http://www.theopendaily.com/local-blogs/protesters-in-los-angeles-across-us-decry-trumps-immigration-policies#comments Sun, 29 Jan 2017 01:29:15 +0000 http://www.theopendaily.com/?p=152487 Protesters gathered in cities across the United States, including Los Angeles, on Saturday to complain about President Donald Trump’s immigration policies. More protests are scheduled for Sunday.

Demonstrators gather outside the US Citizenship and Immigration Services field office in Los Angeles on Jan. 28, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

Demonstrators gather outside the US Citizenship and Immigration Services field office in Los Angeles on Jan. 28, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

Demonstrators gathered outside the US Citizenship and Immigration Services field office in Los Angeles Saturday, many carrying signs.

Erin Ashby told KTLA she was “terrified” by Trump’s new immigration polices.

“The only reason that I can see that we would be banning people from specific countries is we want to ban Muslims entirely,” she said.

“I think Trump is running an agenda based on hate and resentment.”

Beth traveled from Santa Barbara with her friend Christine Sontag after reading about the demonstration on Twitter. Beth called Trump’s new order “unjust and un-American.”

A large crowd was at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York to protest the detention of two Iraqis.

One of the men, Hameed Khalid Darweesh, was released early Saturday afternoon. He worked with the US government for 10 years after the United States invaded Iraq.

Protestors rally during a demonstration against the Muslim immigration ban at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Jan. 28, 2017 in New York City. (Credit Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)

Protestors rally during a demonstration against the Muslim immigration ban at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Jan. 28, 2017 in New York City. (Credit Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)

The other detained man, Haider Sameer Abdulkaleq Alshawi, had been granted a visa to join his wife, who worked for a US contractor in Iraq, and son, both of whom already live in the United States as refugees. Alshawi was expected to be released later Saturday.

The protesters carried signs reading, “We are all immigrants!” and “No ban! No wall!”

A group of community activists, attorneys and others gathered at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago.

Protests also took place at Dulles International Airport in Washington; Newark International Airport in New Jersey; San Francisco; Denver and Dallas.

Protests are scheduled Sunday in Orlando, Boston, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Seattle, Washington and Chicago.

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California election officials push back after Trump’s latest claim of voter fraud http://www.theopendaily.com/local-blogs/california-election-officials-push-back-after-trumps-latest-claim-of-voter-fraud-4 http://www.theopendaily.com/local-blogs/california-election-officials-push-back-after-trumps-latest-claim-of-voter-fraud-4#comments Thu, 26 Jan 2017 03:41:45 +0000 http://www.theopendaily.com/?p=152225 Donald Trump Is Sworn In As 45th President Of The United States

FILE PHOTO. President Donald Trump’s tweets calling for a probe of widespread voter fraud but providing no evidence that it actually took place have rankled California elections officials.; Credit: Pool/Getty Images

Mary Plummer

In the wake of President Donald Trump’s call Wednesday for an investigation into widespread voter fraud, a claim widely seen as without merit, California’s Secretary of State Alex Padilla pushed back sharply, calling the contention "a flat-out lie." 

Trump repeated his previous criticism of the voting process on Twitter saying he may move to strengthen voting procedures depending on the investigation’s results. 

I will be asking for a major investigation into VOTER FRAUD, including those registered to vote in two states, those who are illegal and….

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 25, 2017

even, those registered to vote who are dead (and many for a long time). Depending on results, we will strengthen up voting procedures!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 25, 2017

Padilla said officials have been hearing for several months about Trump’s allegations of rampant voter fraud across the country, especially in California, which voted overwhelmingly for Democrat Hillary Clinton in the presidential election.

"But despite our request for any information he may have, they have yet to provide any evidence, any proof to back up their claims," Padilla said. "It’s frankly dangerous to people’s faith in our democratic system."

Trump’s insistence that there was massive voter fraud has confounded political observers who say he may be undermining his own election and that of other Republicans on 2016 voter ballots.

Trump’s yet unsubstantiated claim was also dismissed by Democrats and some Republicans.

Here’s an excerpt of lawmaker comments from a piece in The Washington Post regarding Trump’s voter fraud claims:

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) said Tuesday that he has “seen no evidence to that effect.” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said at a news conference Wednesday that she cannot understand why the newly installed president is “so insecure.”

“To suggest and to undermine the integrity of our voter system is really strange,” Pelosi said. “… On top of it, he wants to investigate something that can clearly be proven to be false, but he resists investigations of a Russian disruption of our election and any connection to his campaign. All we want is the truth for the American people.”

On Tuesday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer fielded questions during a press briefing about President Trump’s views on voter fraud. Spicer did not provide specifics on what evidence the president based his statements on.

"I think he stated his concerns of voter fraud and people voting illegally during the campaign and he continues to maintain that belief based on studies and evidence that people have presented to him," Spicer said. 

Los Angeles County Registrar Dean Logan said he is concerned about the impression that Trump’s tweets are sending to voters.

"What I think is important is that we don’t send a message to our electorate that their vote is in question or that their vote doesn’t have value," he said. 

Logan acknowledged that in Los Angeles County duplicate registrations do occur, usually when voters move addresses. Logan also said sometimes people who have died are still on the voter rolls after their death. But he said there’s no evidence that those situations have led to incorrect votes. 

"The voter registration list is a fluid list," he said. "There is going to be a timing issue."

Logan said voters should be confident in the system.

"I believe that there are safeguards in place to ensure the integrity of the election," Logan said. 

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California election officials push back after Trump’s latest claim of voter fraud http://www.theopendaily.com/local-blogs/california-election-officials-push-back-after-trumps-latest-claim-of-voter-fraud http://www.theopendaily.com/local-blogs/california-election-officials-push-back-after-trumps-latest-claim-of-voter-fraud#comments Thu, 26 Jan 2017 02:33:45 +0000 http://www.theopendaily.com/?p=152213 Donald Trump Is Sworn In As 45th President Of The United States

FILE PHOTO. President Donald Trump’s tweets calling for a probe of widespread voter fraud but providing no evidence that it actually took place have rankled California elections officials.; Credit: Pool/Getty Images

Mary Plummer

In the wake of President Donald Trump’s call Wednesday for an investigation into widespread voter fraud, a claim widely seen as without merit, California’s Secretary of State Alex Padilla pushed back sharply, calling the contention "a flat-out lie." 

Trump repeated his previous criticism of the voting process on Twitter saying he may move to strengthen voting procedures depending on the investigation’s results. 

I will be asking for a major investigation into VOTER FRAUD, including those registered to vote in two states, those who are illegal and….

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 25, 2017

even, those registered to vote who are dead (and many for a long time). Depending on results, we will strengthen up voting procedures!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 25, 2017

Padilla said officials have been hearing for several months about Trump’s allegations of rampant voter fraud across the country, especially in California, which voted overwhelmingly for Democrat Hillary Clinton in the presidential election.

"But despite our request for any information he may have, they have yet to provide any evidence, any proof to back up their claims," Padilla said. "It’s frankly dangerous to people’s faith in our democratic system."

Trump’s insistence that there was massive voter fraud has confounded political observers who say he may be undermining his own election and that of other Republicans on 2016 voter ballots.

Trump’s yet unsubstantiated claim was also dismissed by Democrats and some Republicans.

Here’s an excerpt of lawmaker comments from a piece in The Washington Post regarding Trump’s voter fraud claims:

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) said Tuesday that he has “seen no evidence to that effect.” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said at a news conference Wednesday that she cannot understand why the newly installed president is “so insecure.”

“To suggest and to undermine the integrity of our voter system is really strange,” Pelosi said. “… On top of it, he wants to investigate something that can clearly be proven to be false, but he resists investigations of a Russian disruption of our election and any connection to his campaign. All we want is the truth for the American people.”

On Tuesday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer fielded questions during a press briefing about President Trump’s views on voter fraud. Spicer did not provide specifics on what evidence the president based his statements on.

"I think he stated his concerns of voter fraud and people voting illegally during the campaign and he continues to maintain that belief based on studies and evidence that people have presented to him," Spicer said. 

Los Angeles County Registrar Dean Logan said he is concerned about the impression that Trump’s tweets are sending to voters.

"What I think is important is that we don’t send a message to our electorate that their vote is in question or that their vote doesn’t have value," he said. 

Logan acknowledged that in Los Angeles County duplicate registrations do occur, usually when voters move addresses. Logan also said sometimes people who have died are still on the voter rolls after their death. But he said there’s no evidence that those situations have led to incorrect votes. 

"The voter registration list is a fluid list," he said. "There is going to be a timing issue."

Logan said voters should be confident in the system.

"I believe that there are safeguards in place to ensure the integrity of the election," Logan said. 

This content is from Southern California Public Radio. View the original story at SCPR.org.

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High Surf Continues to Pound SoCal Beaches Despite Return of Sunny Skies http://www.theopendaily.com/local-blogs/high-surf-continues-to-pound-socal-beaches-despite-return-of-sunny-skies http://www.theopendaily.com/local-blogs/high-surf-continues-to-pound-socal-beaches-despite-return-of-sunny-skies#comments Thu, 26 Jan 2017 00:08:55 +0000 http://www.theopendaily.com/?p=152183
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Beachgoers are being warned that high surf is still affecting the Southern California coast despite the return of sunny skies. Mark Mester reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Jan. 25, 2017.

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Bacteria threatening Los Angeles coastal waters, warning issued to swimmers and surfers http://www.theopendaily.com/local-blogs/bacteria-threatening-los-angeles-coastal-waters-warning-issued-to-swimmers-and-surfers http://www.theopendaily.com/local-blogs/bacteria-threatening-los-angeles-coastal-waters-warning-issued-to-swimmers-and-surfers#comments Wed, 25 Jan 2017 08:49:24 +0000 http://www.theopendaily.com/?p=152078 Large waves hit the shores of Malibu. Photo by John Schreiber.
Large waves hit the shores of Malibu. Photo by John Schreiber.

The shores of Malibu. File photo by John Schreiber.

Public health officials issued an advisory Tuesday for all Los Angeles County beaches, cautioning swimmers and surfers to stay away from areas near storm drains, creeks and rivers.

Rain runoff can carry debris and bacteria into the ocean, which can contaminate the water around discharge sites and potentially make people sick.

“Discharging storm drains, creeks and rivers only comprise a small portion of the beach, therefore, anybody who wants to go to the beach will still be able to enjoy their outing,” according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, which said its rain advisory will remain in place until 2 p.m. Thursday.

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LA County Assessor urges homeowners to apply for $7,000 exemption http://www.theopendaily.com/local-blogs/la-county-assessor-urges-homeowners-to-apply-for-7000-exemption http://www.theopendaily.com/local-blogs/la-county-assessor-urges-homeowners-to-apply-for-7000-exemption#comments Tue, 24 Jan 2017 19:28:55 +0000 http://www.theopendaily.com/?p=152038 A home for sale in Southern California. Photo by Alexander Nguyen
A home for sale in Southern California. Photo by Alexander Nguyen

A home for sale in Southern California. Photo by Alexander Nguyen

Los Angeles County Assessor Jeffrey Prang reminded homeowners Tuesday to apply for an exemption that can save them roughly $70 every year on their property taxes.

The assessor’s office estimates that nearly 400,000 homeowners have failed to take advantage of the savings.

“I am making every effort to inform taxpayers about this important tax savings available for homeowners,” Prang said, noting that the Board of Supervisors declared January as Homeowners’ Exemption Month.

“This exemption can be especially beneficial to low-income homeowners and those on fixed incomes,” he said. “Every homeowner should apply.”

While $70 may seem inconsequential to some, Prang noted that over 10 years, it amounts to $700, roughly the price of a new water heater.

The exemption applies to homes that serve as a principal place of residence, rather than a vacation or second home, and amounts to a $7,000 deduction from the home’s assessed value.

The assessor also warned residents against fraudsters who offer to file an exemption for a fee. There is no filing fee, no need to re-apply once qualified and county employees are happy to help homeowners with the process, Prang said.

More information and the form to make a claim can be found at http://ift.tt/2koRJsb or by calling (213) 974-3211 or (888) 807-2111.

The simple one-page form should be filed by Feb. 15 in order to get the full exemption.

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Second in Series of Winter Storms Brings High Surf to SoCal http://www.theopendaily.com/local-blogs/second-in-series-of-winter-storms-brings-high-surf-to-socal http://www.theopendaily.com/local-blogs/second-in-series-of-winter-storms-brings-high-surf-to-socal#comments Sat, 21 Jan 2017 02:37:58 +0000 http://www.theopendaily.com/?p=151786

The second in a series of winter storms brought high surf warnings and watches to coastal areas. Ellina Abovian reports for the KTLA 5 News at 3 on Jan. 20, 2017.

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High Surf Advisory Issued for Southern California Coastal Areas Amid Continuing Storms http://www.theopendaily.com/local-blogs/high-surf-advisory-issued-for-southern-california-coastal-areas-amid-continuing-storms http://www.theopendaily.com/local-blogs/high-surf-advisory-issued-for-southern-california-coastal-areas-amid-continuing-storms#comments Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:28:04 +0000 http://www.theopendaily.com/?p=151670
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The National Weather Service on Thursday issued a high surf advisory for Southern California coastal areas from Oxnard to Los Angeles effective until 10 p.m. Friday, as well as a high surf warning effective from 10 p.m. Friday until 2 a.m. Sunday.

Surf the reached 4 feet to 8 feet on Thursday was expected to build to 10 feet 16 feet by late Friday and Saturday, the agency said, before it slowly diminishes from Sunday through Tuesday while remaining above high-surf thresholds. Large and powerful surf with dangerous rip currents was expected, officials said.

Rick Chambers reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Jan. 19, 2017.

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L.A. Councilman Mike Bonin unveils plan to put more cops in neighborhoods http://www.theopendaily.com/local-blogs/l-a-councilman-mike-bonin-unveils-plan-to-put-more-cops-in-neighborhoods http://www.theopendaily.com/local-blogs/l-a-councilman-mike-bonin-unveils-plan-to-put-more-cops-in-neighborhoods#comments Fri, 20 Jan 2017 06:48:23 +0000 http://www.theopendaily.com/?p=151664 The complaints that Los Angeles City Councilman Mike Bonin fields from his constituents often revolve around one of three topics: traffic, homelessness or the need for more police officers.

On Thursday, Bonin unveiled a plan to address the policing problem that would shift officers to neighborhoods…

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Pacific Palisades home tied to record exec Mo Ostin sells for $4.86 million http://www.theopendaily.com/local-blogs/pacific-palisades-home-tied-to-record-exec-mo-ostin-sells-for-4-86-million http://www.theopendaily.com/local-blogs/pacific-palisades-home-tied-to-record-exec-mo-ostin-sells-for-4-86-million#comments Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:21:47 +0000 http://www.theopendaily.com/?p=151567 A Pacific Palisades home purchased by legendary Warner Bros. Records President Mo Ostin and later deeded over to his late son, music executive Randy Ostin, has sold for $4.86 million.

Sitting on about a third of an acre, the home was purchased by Mo Ostin in the early ’80s for $403,500 and renovated…

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Healthcare advocates to rally in L.A. to protect Affordable Care Act http://www.theopendaily.com/community/healthcare-advocates-to-rally-in-l-a-to-protect-affordable-care-act http://www.theopendaily.com/community/healthcare-advocates-to-rally-in-l-a-to-protect-affordable-care-act#comments Sun, 15 Jan 2017 21:40:46 +0000 http://www.theopendaily.com/?p=151193
Hundreds of nurses, other healthcare workers and patients are expected to turn out at a noon rally to protest the national effort by Republican lawmakers to rescind the Affordable Care Act.

Sen. Kamala Harris, a California Democrat who opposes the repeal, is scheduled to appear with healthcare…

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Stay out of the water; rains bring runoff, health hazards http://www.theopendaily.com/local-blogs/stay-out-of-the-water-rains-bring-runoff-health-hazards http://www.theopendaily.com/local-blogs/stay-out-of-the-water-rains-bring-runoff-health-hazards#comments Mon, 09 Jan 2017 22:16:28 +0000 http://www.theopendaily.com/?p=150617 Photo courtesy of the city of Long Beach
Photo courtesy of the city of Long Beach

Photo courtesy of the city of Long Beach

Los Angeles County health officials Monday urged people to avoid swimming, surfing and playing in ocean waters around discharging storm drains, creeks and rivers for the next several days.

During rainy weather, bacteria, “debris, trash and other public health hazards from city streets and mountain areas are likely to enter ocean waters though these outlets,” according to a Department of Public Health statement.

“Discharging storm drains, creeks, and rivers only comprise a small portion of the beach,” the statement said. “Therefore, anybody who wants to go to the beach will still be able to enjoy their outing … (but) stay away from discharge sites.”

The health advisory will be in effect until at least 7 a.m. Thursday.

Areas of the beach apart from discharging storm drains, creeks, and rivers are exempted from the advisory, which may be extended depending on further rainfall.

Recorded information on beach conditions is available on the county’s beach closure hotline — (800) 525-5662 — or via the website http://ift.tt/2ixkk9Y.

 

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Three Pali High Football Players Earn All-City Honors http://www.theopendaily.com/local-blogs/three-pali-high-football-players-earn-all-city-honors http://www.theopendaily.com/local-blogs/three-pali-high-football-players-earn-all-city-honors#comments Thu, 05 Jan 2017 19:03:53 +0000 http://www.theopendaily.com/?p=150198 There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

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