L.A. County Reports 15 New Covid-19 Deaths And 285 New Positive Cases

Two people seriously injured, dog killed when car crashes into building in Aurora

Two people were injured seriously and a dog was killed when a car crashed into a building in a residential complex in Aurora just before noon Saturday.

Rescue crews got the people out of the car, and they were taken to a hospital. Aurora Fire and Rescue spokeswoman Sherri-Jo Stowell said the people’s injuries were described as serious but not life-threatening.

The Aurora Police Department is investigating what caused the crash. Rescue teams said the building didn’t need to be shored up.

The building is part of the Heather Gardens complex, a community for people 55 and older.

 

Bubba Wallace says he ‘can totally relate to’ Naomi Osaka opening up about mental health

After Naomi Osaka announced she wouldn’t participate in press conferences during the French Open, the tennis world’s powers that be bullied one of the sport’s greatest stars and threatened her with future penalties.

Ultimately, Osaka withdrew from the French Open earlier this week and said she’s taking some time away from tennis, citing her concerns for her mental health among the reasons for her decision.

“The truth is that I have suffered long bouts of depression since the US Open in 2018 and I have had a really hard time coping with that,” she wrote in a statement on social media. “Anyone that knows me knows I’m introverted, and anyone that has seen me at the tournaments will notice that I’m often wearing headphones as that helps dull my social anxiety.”

For most people, it’s difficult to genuinely imagine what Osaka is going through after being thrown into the international spotlight with that U.S. Open win — her first of four Grand Slam victories.

5.3 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Southern California, Epicenter East Of San Diego

An earthquake struck the Southern tip of California this morning and was felt in cities up to 90 miles away.

The 5.3-magnitude temblor was part of a flurry of quakes in Imperial County that were reported, according to the United States Geological Survey.

Though earthquake clusters are not rare near this region, the quake’s strength was considered moderate. This particular group of shakes seem to have included at least 25 individual earthquakes, including the 5.3-magnitude shaker.

The earthquake’s epicenter was placed near the city of Calipatria, roughly 35 miles from the US-Mexico border.

USGS’s Twitter account noted the shake struck at 10:55 a.m. Some users on Twitter reported they felt the shake as far as San Diego and Indio.

Imperial County’s official Twitter account reported no immediate injuries or damages and are currently looking for any resulting damages.

Seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones said in a series of tweets that the 5.3-magnitude earthquake should be the biggest of the swarm and is typically not predictive of any mega quakes to come. Jones said, “as long as [the swarm] stays active, there will be more quakes and some could be large. Many of the swarms have a ~M5 as the largest. Rarely, they grow to include a M5.8-6.0.”

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Crews respond to large oil well fire in Bennet, area around site closed off

Teams from the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office and several other Denver-area emergency agencies have responded to an oil well fire in Bennett.

Sheriff’s spokeswoman Ginger Delgado said a large area around the site has been closed off for safety reasons.

The sheriff’s office said East Quincy Avenue is closed at Watkins Road and and Watkins Road is also closed three miles north of East Quincy Avenue. There is heavy smoke in the area.

Bennet is about 36 miles east of Denver along Interstate 70.

Rockies place pitcher Jon Gray on injured list – The Denver Post

DENVER — The Colorado Rockies placed right-hander Jon Gray on the 10-day injured list with a right flexor strain Saturday, a day after he was forced to cut short a start due to injury.

Gray came out of his start Friday against Oakland after pitching 2 1-3 innings. He had told team trainers that he felt tightness and soreness around his pitching elbow.

In separate moves, the Rockies placed right-hander Jordan Sheffield on the 10-day injured list with a right lat strain. The team recalled left-handers Ben Bowden and Lucas Gilbreath from Triple-A Albuquerque to fill the roster vacancies.

L.A. County Reports 15 New Covid-19 Deaths And 285 New Positive Cases

On Saturday, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reported 15 new deaths resulting from COVID-19 and 285 new positive cases.

While the number of hospitalizations continues to decrease across the County as vaccines are doled out, the number of deaths and confirmed cases reported may reflect delays in weekend reporting.

The numbers reported today by Public Health bring the County to a total of 24,390 deaths and 1,244,917 confirmed cases.

Of the 15 reported deaths today, eight were over the age of 80, four were between the ages 65 and 79, one was between the ages 50 and 64, and one was between ages 30 and 49.

The LA Health Department also announced that anyone who is 18 and older coming to get their first dose of the vaccine or who brings a new vaccine recipient to their second dose appointment at a LA County, city, St. John’s Well Child or Family Center vaccination site will have an opportunity to win a pair of season tickets to the 2021-22 home season of either the LA Football Club or the Los Angeles Dodgers. Rules and participating site locations are detailed on the LA County Vaccination Sweepstakes page online this coming Friday.

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