By Matt Schoch Special to The Detroit News Published 11:01 PM EST Dec 1, 2018 Football Week in Michigan? Well, it went poorly. That includes the Lions, who had their playoff hopes all but completely vanquished on Thanksgiving and will be playing out the string this December with five games of underwhelming importance. But honestly, Sunday’s game might be the most interesting watch of the slate, as a legitimate Super Bowl contender comes to Detroit, an exciting franchise we don’t get to see up close very often. Buckle up. Here are five things to watch Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams (1 p.m., FOX, WJR 760): 1. Maybe not watch? There’s holiday decorating and shopping to do. You might sneak a workout in to curtail recent indulgence. Take a nap? Nothing says you’re obligated to watch the Lions every Sunday, and there’s a lot of Michiganders who do in an unhealthy way each week. Is this team making your life better? It’s worth thinking about … [Read more...] about Five things to watch: Detroit Lions vs. Los Angeles Rams
From wildfires and earthquakes to storms and floods, Los Angeles is no stranger to disaster. In fact, the region is at risk for 13 of 16 possible federally identified natural and human-caused threats. To help the community better prepare for and rebound from an emergency, officials developed a plan to strengthen its resilience. The Los Angeles County Community Disaster Resilience project connected the county’s disaster plans with the community. It identified the needs of the residents and the resources available in the community. It also considered the needs of residents who are most at risk, and helped community members learn to work together in the event of an emergency. The project, led by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, first focused on developing relationships with local hospitals, health clinics, faith-based groups, businesses and other organizations. These partnerships helped spread the message of preparedness to community members. Officials then … [Read more...] about Los Angeles prepared for disaster by building resilience. Your community can too.
The Detroit News Published 11:59 AM EST Nov 30, 2018 Justin Rogers, John Niyo and Bob Wojnowski of The Detroit News offer their predictions on the outcome of Sunday’s Lions vs. Rams game at Ford Field (1 p.m., Fox/760). Justin Rogers: The Cowboys beat the Saints Thursday night, and I doubt many were expecting that, but outside of an out-of-character, turnover-filled performance by the Rams, I can't see the Lions slowing down this offensive juggernaut. Los Angeles isn't going to put up 50 because Detroit will muddy up the game's pace, but this one shouldn't be close. Rams, 31-17 John Niyo: Matthew Stafford hasn't been a double-digit underdog at home since his rookie season in 2009. I'm not sure he has any more weapons now – thanks to all the injuries – than he did then. He's also facing a Rams team that can clinch a division title Sunday, with home-field advantage in its sights. And then there's the Suh factor. This one could leave a mark. Rams, 34-16 Bob … [Read more...] about Detroit News predictions: Detroit Lions vs. Los Angeles Rams
Updated 5:04 pm PST, Thursday, November 29, 2018 Attorney John Taylor, center, joins Albert Corado, left, and Albert Corado Jr., right, the father and brother of Melyda "Mely" Corado, a Silver Lake Trader Joe's assistant manager, who was killed by a police bullet when an armed suspect fled into the store in July, to announce the filing of a wrongful-death lawsuit against the Los Angeles Police Department at a news conference downtown Los Angeles on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. less Attorney John Taylor, center, joins Albert Corado, left, and Albert Corado Jr., right, the father and brother of Melyda "Mely" Corado, a Silver Lake Trader Joe's assistant manager, who was killed by a police ... more Photo: Damian Dovarganes, AP Photo: Damian Dovarganes, AP Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image … [Read more...] about Family sues Los Angeles over grocery store shootout death
Updated 6:38 pm PST, Monday, November 26, 2018 Retired Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lt. Alex Villanueva with his wife, Vivian, a retired deputy, poses for a photo as he leads in votes against Sheriff Jim McDonnell on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, during a news conference at Crossfit Resolute in Whittier, Calif., where he is part owner. (Sarah Reingewirtz/The Orange County Register via AP) less Retired Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lt. Alex Villanueva with his wife, Vivian, a retired deputy, poses for a photo as he leads in votes against Sheriff Jim McDonnell on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, during a news ... more Photo: Sarah Reingewirtz, AP Photo: Sarah Reingewirtz, AP Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 Retired Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lt. Alex Villanueva with his wife, … [Read more...] about Villanueva ousts incumbent in race for Los Angeles sheriff