Amy Powell, ABC7 Eyewitness News

Amy Powell

ABC7 Eyewitness News

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Amy:

LA County votes to create plan to close Men's Central Jail on heels of massive budget cuts

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a motion to create a plan to close the Men's Central Jail near downtown L.A. within a year. → Read More

Woman gets upset after asked to wear face mask at California Trader Joe's

A woman went on a tirade after being asked to wear a face covering in a Trader Joe's store in North Hollywood. → Read More

Robert Fuller Palmdale death: Family, friends gather to demand answers as calls for state investigation grow

Family, friends and supporters gathered in a park across from Palmdale City Hall to mourn the death of Robert Fuller, a 24-year-old man whose body was found hanging from a tree near City Hall. → Read More

Eaton Canyon hiking trails closed after too many show up, ignore social distancing

Eaton Canyon in Altadena, a popular spot for hiking, had to shut down again Sunday after too many hikers showed up, causing neighborhood parking problems and ignoring social distancing rules. → Read More

Lifeguards rescue 10-year-old boy from waters in Venice Beach, father remains missing

A 10-year-old child was rescued from the waters off Venice Beach while the search for his father continues, officials said Sunday. → Read More

Fryman Canyon: Many hikers seen without masks on popular LA trails

Fryman Canyon, one of the most popular hiking spots in Los Angeles, is open again but many hikers were seen without masks or observing social distancing. → Read More

Glendale living facility finds way to let residents, family celebrate Mother's Day together

Scholl Canyon Estates residents in Glendale had a chance to celebrate Mother's Day with their family while physically distancing. → Read More

Long Beach trolley brings musical joy to neighborhoods amid coronavirus stay-at-home orders

The We Love Long Beach organization created a fun children's musical event with a traveling trolley that delivers tunes through neighborhood streets with a musician on board for children to sing-a-long with. → Read More

Coronavirus: Gov. Newsom announces second phase of reopening parts of California to start as early as Friday

Gov. Gavin Newsom said California will move into phase 2 of his reopening plan as early as Friday, allowing lower-risk workplaces to resume operations with modifications to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. → Read More

Coronavirus: Major airlines start requiring passengers to wear face masks on flights

Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and Jet Blue will start requiring passengers to wear masks starting Monday as the airline industry struggles to stay afloat during the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

After outbreak at Hollywood store, Ralphs to begin testing employees

After an outbreak of COVID-19 among employees at a Hollywood store, Ralphs said it is offering testing for its employees. → Read More

Lakewood WWII veteran celebrates 105th birthday with parade, thousands of cards

Sam Sachs, a World War II veteran, celebrated his 105th birthday with a parade of well-wishers in cars driving by his Lakewood home. → Read More

Surprise car parade held in Simi Valley for US Marine killed during combat in Iraq

The expressions on their faces summed up the emotions the grieving parents of Gunnery Sgt. Diego Pongo were feeling as they watched a surprise car parade in their Simi Valley neighborhood. → Read More

Tenant advocates call for cancellation of rent outside Garcetti's home

Tenants rights advocates held a protest outside of LA Mayor Eric Garcetti's home to demand he cancel rent amid the coronavirus crisis. → Read More

SoCal patients recovering from COVID-19 share stories of survival

Two Southern California men who had to be hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19 shed light on the difficulty of defeating the coronavirus. → Read More

Face masks: Not everyone is wearing them as required in Los Angeles

Shoppers and employees in Los Angeles must wear face coverings while at the business, but not everyone is following the new order. → Read More

Stricter mask rules taking effect in many SoCal cities

Stricter rules requiring face coverings in public and when entering businesses are taking effect in many Southern California cities to help slow the spread of coronavirus. → Read More

California deals with mental health concerns amid COVID-19 pandemic

Crisis hotlines are receiving hundreds of calls as stress and anxiety is at an all-time high for Californians amid the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

'I beat it:' SoCal ER nurse recovering at home after 9-day hospitalization with COVID-19

A Southern California ER nurse is now back home and recovering after being hospitalized for more than a week with COVID-19. → Read More

Coronavirus: US Navy ship en route to Los Angeles to ease burden on area hospitals

The Port of Los Angeles is preparing for the arrival of a massive Navy hospital ship to help area hospitals amid the growing coronavirus crisis. → Read More