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How a chance reunion led to Nipsey Hussle’s death

By ANDREW DALTON | The Associated Press LOS ANGELES  — Ermias Asghedom and Eric Holder both grew up in the same Los Angeles neighborhood, were both part of the gang known as the Rollin’ 60s, and were both aspiring rappers. Asghedom, who went by the name Nipsey Hussle, would go on to become a hip-hop star, neighborhood legend and local hero. Holder’s music never caught on. He went by the name Fly Mac, but everyone in his neighborhood knew him by his nickname, a profane moniker for excrement. On March 31, 2019, after Hussle calmly told Holder he was gaining a reputation as a “snitch,” the 29-year-old Holder shot and killed the 33-year-old Hussle, according to police, prosecutors and witnesses. Holder has pleaded not guilty. On the first anniversary of his death, here is a chronological look at the events that led up to Hussle’s killing and events that followed, as revealed in court documents, other public records and events. ___ “OOH, THERE GOES NIPSEY HUSSLE” Dec. 7, 2018 Hussle is nominated for a Grammy for best rap album for his major label debut, fittingly…

Coronavirus: What are people buying online while stuck at home?

Online shopping has surged 25% across the country as residents throughout California and other states are forced to stay home to check the spread of the coronavirus, according to an analysis by Adobe Analytics. The analysis published Tuesday compared growth in online shopping from March 1-11 to March 13-15 and covered thousands of retailers, including 80 of the top 100 U.S. web sellers. It was based on trillions of visits to retail sites and from hundreds of millions of product codes. The spike in online shopping was driven by a 100% jump in online grocery sales, the analysis said, as panic buying in March amid the worsening pandemic and public lockdowns cleared supermarket shelves of durable staples like canned foods, pasta and flour. E-tailers also saw huge spikes in demand for particular items where brick-and-mortar retail shortages have made national headlines — online sales for hand sanitizers, masks, gloves and anti-bacterial sprays skyrocketed 807%, the analysis said. Online toilet paper sales shot up 231%, and sales of cold medicines and pain relievers were up 217%, it said. Online orders for non-perishable canned and shelf-stable goods…

Coronavirus: Windows Of Luxury Shops In Beverly Hills Boarded Up

BEVERLY HILLS (CBSLA) — The tony shops of Beverly Hills had a new look this week — boarded up windows. Workers covered the windows of Williams Sonoma in Beverly Hills with plywood Monday. Nearby Pottery Barn also boarded up. The windows were being boarded up by workers from Board UPS Unlimited, who said they were covering up windows all across Los Angeles County, including stores in Pasadena and Santa Monica. “We have a few more stores to get to,” Chris Taiach said. Other luxury stores in Beverly Hills and famous Rodeo Drive have not boarded up its windows, but there’s nothing to see anyway — all the inventory has been removed from view. Most of the luxury shops in Beverly Hills were shuttered under Gov. Gavin Newsom’s order for non-essential stores to close and for people to stay at home during the coronavirus outbreak.

California doctors ‘cautiously hopeful’ early measures taken to shelter at home are working

Two weeks after San Francisco issued the country’s first shelter-in-place order for residents to prevent spread of the novel coronavirus, hospital emergency rooms throughout the region appear to be seeing the early effects. “The surge we have been anticipating has not yet come,” Dr. Jahan Fahimi, an emergency physician and medical director at the University of California, San Francisco, told CNN. “We’re all kind of together holding our breaths.” As of Monday morning, the city reported a total of 374 confirmed infections and six deaths from the coronavirus. While the availability of testing is still much lower than officials would like, the modest daily count compared to other major urban centers may be an encouraging sign that the early aggressive action in the country’s second most densely populated city is having its intended effect. “We have already made a difference in saving lives,” San Francisco Mayor London Breed said during a news conference Monday, though she and other officials repeatedly cautioned that US communities are still in the early stages of the battle against the virus. “We’re watching the data very carefully,” added Dr. Grant Colfax, the city’s…

Model cited by White House says 82,000 people could die from coronavirus by August

President Donald Trump’s decision to extend social distancing guidelines until April 30 came after officials reviewed 12 different statistical models, said Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator, during a Sunday press briefing. But standing in the Rose Garden, Birx also mentioned another model, created independently, that “ended up at the same numbers.” That analysis, which is publicly available, paints a grim picture of what’s to come in the US, even with social distancing in place. As of Monday morning, it estimates that more than 2,000 people could die each day in the United States in mid-April, when the virus is predicted to hit the country hardest. The model, which is updated regularly, predicts that 224,000 hospital beds — 61,000 more than we’ll have — will be needed on April 15, when the US is estimated to reach “peak resource use.” And assuming social distancing will continue through May, it finds that, by August, around 82,000 people in the US could die from Covid-19. Birx, pointing to the model on Sunday, said “you can see the concern that we had with the growing number of potential…

Coronavirus: UCLA Student Develops Ventilator With Parts From Home Depot

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A UCLA biodesign student has developed a low-cost ventilator with parts he bought at Home Depot. Glen Meyerowitz says his ventilator is a prototype and not ready for patients. But he says he’s already working with companies to make a medical-grade version of his affordable ventilator. As the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread throughout the country, states have been clamoring for ventilators. New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been pleading with the federal government for tens of thousands of ventilators, while California Gov. Gavin Newsom has taken hundreds of old ventilators out of storage to be refurbished by a Silicon Valley firm. Virgin Orbit, which normally aims for the stars, has also gotten into the ventilator business at its Long Beach facility. One of the telltale symptoms of coronavirus is respiratory problems. Public health officials say the peak of the coronavirus outbreak is expected in a few weeks, and the ventilators will be critically needed at that point.

Steve Kerr: Warriors’ 2015 series vs. Pelicans ‘was a big step for us’

Over the next few weeks, NBC Sports Bay Area and 95.7 The Game (KGMZ-FM) will be re-airing several classic Warriors games on nights they were scheduled to play before the NBA suspending it’s season indefinitely amid the coronavirus pandemic. Warriors head coach Steve Kerr spoke with Bay Area News Group about his memories from those games. Bent at the waist in front of the Warriors’ bench, Stephen Curry pumped both his fists and unleashed a roar. Moments earlier, he had made a falling-down 3-pointer in the corner to erase a 20-point fourth quarter deficit and send Game 3 of Golden State’s 2015 first-round series against the Pelicans to overtime. The Warriors would win, 123-119, and take a 3-0 series lead. Curry’s clutch shot with 2.8 seconds left came after he made a 3-pointer with 11.8 seconds remaining that drew the game to one possession. Such performances led Curry, who finished with 40 points and nine assists, to his first MVP award and the Warriors to their first championship. At 8 p.m. on Tuesday, NBC Sports Bay Area will re-air that game. Kerr recently reflected on…

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