Good morning, So Cal. Here’s what you need to know today.
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Even though the winds simmered down a bit, some of the mountain, valley and desert areas, including parts of the Santa Barbara coast, remain under a Wind Advisory through tonight. These areas could still expect to see likes reach between 30 to 50 mph likes.
Otherwise, the rest of the region will continue to deal with cooler and windier conditions today through the better part of the week before the next significant warmup begins.
Temperatures will remain about 5 to 10 degrees cooler than average for this time of year, largely in the 60s to low 70s. Mountain communities will top out in the 50s.
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1. 2,000 Cedars-Sinai service workers planning to strike this morning
Citing “unfair labor practices as well as employee and patient safety concerns, short-staffing and low wages,” members of the Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers West are planning to stage a weeklong strike starting at 5 am Monday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
The union, which has been bargaining with hospital management over a new labor contract since March 21, represents some 2,000 certified nursing assistants, surgical technicians, sterile processing technicians, transporters, environmental service workers, plant operation workers and food service technicians. The hospital has about 14,000 employees in all.
Sally A. Stewart, Cedars-Sinai’s associate director of media relations, said in a statement to City News Service that the union had given the hospital notice of the strike and that the hospital is prepared to maintain patient safety.
Union spokesperson Renee Saldaña told City News Service that workers plan to walk off their jobs, in their uniforms, beginning at 5 am Monday and man picket lines through 7 pm Friday unless a settlement is reached.
2. Mother’s Day Masses, service held at Cathedral, Memorial Park
Mother’s Day in Los Angeles County included Archbishop Jose Gomez blessing mothers at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels and Hillside Memorial Park & Mortuary in Culver City conducting its annual Mother’s Day Remembrance Service.
Gomez presented carnations to mothers as he celebrated the 10 am English-language Mass as did the cathedral’s pastor, the Rev. David Gallardo, at the noon Spanish-language Mass.
Hillside Memorial Park & Mortuary’s Mother’s Day Remembrance Service consisted of music, prayer, tribute and celebration.
In his Mother’s Day proclamation, President Joe Biden wrote, “Every Mother’s Day, we give special thanks to honor and celebrate the mothers in our lives.”
3. Lawyer: Dave Chappelle wants alleged attacker charged with felony
Dave Chappelle’s lawyer says the comedian is unhappy with Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón’s decision not to charge the man who allegedly attacked him on stage with a felony.
Isaiah Lee, 23, was charged Thursday by the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office with single misdemeanor counts of battery, possession of a weapon with intent to assault, unauthorized access to the stage area during a performance and commission of an act that delays an event or interferes with a performer.
Lee is due back in court May 20 after pleading not guilty to the four misdemeanor counts.
Earlier Thursday, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced that it would not file any felony charges against Lee.
4. Mother arrested in deaths of 3 of her children in West Hills
A woman was arrested on Mother’s Day on suspicion of killing her three preteen children in their West Hills home and the investigation continued Monday.
Los Angeles police responded to a 911 call about an assault with a deadly weapon at a residence in 22500 block of Victory Boulevard around 7:40 am Sunday, LAPD Officer Matthew Cruz said.
Officers found a 12-year-old girl and her 8-year-old twin brothers unresponsive, said Officer D. Orris at the LAPD Operations Center. Paramedics were called to the scene and determined the children were dead.
The cause of the deaths has not been disclosed by police and their names were withheld.
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Famed restaurant chain founder on giving away his fortune
At age 17, Charlie Zhang’s situation was dire amid China’s Cultural Revolution, but he remained hopeful thanks to his clarinet, which he learned to play himself.
In this episode of “LA Stories,” Zhang explains to host Giselle Fernandez how a chance to attend school in the US changed his life forever, as he made it to Los Angeles with just a suitcase, his clarinet and $20 in his pocket.
After a hand injury ruined his chance to play music professionally, Zhang threw himself into restaurant work and opened the successful Pick Up Stix chain.
Click the link above to hear the full “LA Stories Unfiltered” podcast episode.
So Cal Snapshot
Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani stands on first base during the third inning of Sunday’s baseball game against the Washington Nationals in Anaheim. The Angels defeated the Nationals, 5-4. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)