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Garcetti: Strategy to House Homeless is Working, But More Needs to be Done

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Speaking at a summit of regional leaders, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti today said the housing affordability crisis...
Oranges- Everystockphoto: Photographer ST33VO

State Announces Southern California Four-County Quarantine On Citrus Plants After Disease Detected

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The citrus plant quarantine already in place in Los Angeles and parts of Orange counties was expanded today...
Holiday Ornaments - Everystockphoto: Photographer C.P.Storm

More Californians Expected to Travel This Thanksgiving Than Ever Before

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - More than 55 million Americans -- including 7 million Californians, 4.3 million of them from the Southland --...
Cannabis - Everystockphoto: Photographer r0bz

Ex-L.A. Marijuana Warehouse Employee Convicted of Planning $2 Million Heist

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A former employee of a marijuana distribution warehouse was found guilty by a jury today of federal criminal...
A Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officer's cap rests on the hood of a patrol vehicle in Los Angeles, California, U.S. March 4, 2018. Picture taken March 4, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

Family Wins $13.2 Million Verdict In Excessive Force Case Against Anaheim Police

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ANAHEIM (CNS) - A federal jury has awarded $13.2 million to the family of a 32-year-old man, who was choked to death...
San Bernardino National Forest

Prescribed Burns Planned in the San Bernardino National Forest

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IDYLLWILD (CNS) - The onset of winter weather will permit prescribed burning operations to get underway in the San Bernardino National Forest,...
Metrolink train

Metrolink Train Hits Vehicle In Santa Fe Springs; Four Injuries Reported

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SANTA FE SPRINGS (CNS) - A Metrolink train crashed into an unoccupied motor home that apparently stalled on tracks in Santa Fe...
Jeff Bezos

Venice Nonprofit Awarded $5 Million From Bezos Fund To Help Homeless People

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VENICE (CNS) - A nonprofit organization in Venice announced today that it is one of 32 organizations in the United States that...
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Former San Diego Sheriff’s Captain Garmo Indicted For Alleged Illegal Arms Trafficking

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Former San Diego County sheriff's Capt. Marco Garmo was arrested today for allegedly running a longstanding illegal arms...
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Teen Arrested For Alleged Threats Of Violence To A Palmdale High School

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Sheriff's deputies said today a teenager was arrested for allegedly making criminal threats of a possible shooting targeting a Palmdale high school.Deputies...
Pumping Gas - Everystockphoto.com: Photographer futureatlas.com

Average Gas Price Continues To Drop In Southern California Almost 3 Weeks Straight

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline continues to fall for major metropolitan areas in...
Riverside County

Riverside Homeless Survey – Volunteers Needed to Help Count County’s Homeless...

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RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Riverside County officials put out a call today for volunteers to help tally the number of homeless countywide as...
UCLA

Housing Summit: California Leaders to Address Housing Issues Today at Mayoral Summit

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Dozens of California government officials will speak at the 2019 Mayoral Housing Summit today, days after a new...
Wildfire

Wildfire Report: Los Angeles Controller’s Report Calls for More DWP Wildfire Prevention

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The city controller released a report today that outlines recommendations for the Los Angeles Department of Water and...
Film Independent Spirit Awards

‘The Lighthouse’ ‘Uncut Gems’ Lead Nominees for Independent Spirit Awards

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The psychological thriller "The Lighthouse" and the gritty family/crime drama "Uncut Gems" each earned a leading five nominations...
Hollywood

Actress Geena Davis Says She Never Married Surgeon Suing for Divorce

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Geena Davis testified today that she does not believe she was ever legally married to a plastic surgeon...
George Gascon Los Angeles District Attorney Election 2019

George Gascon Gains Support From Candidate Dropping Out of L.A. District Attorney Race

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A deputy district attorney who had been among four people running against Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie...
Cannabis - Everystockphoto: Photographer r0bz

Trial Opens In Los Angeles Marijuana Warehouse Robbery Involving Ex-Deputy Sheriff

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A federal criminal trial got underway today in downtown Los Angeles for a former warehouse employee who allegedly...
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Los Angeles County Seeks To Modernize Emergency Planning

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted today to update emergency operations to better prepare for disasters.Supervisor...
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San Diego County Supervisors OK New Wording For Housing Project Ballot Measure

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The Board of Supervisors today unanimously approved a program that will give the county more flexibility to help...
A Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officer's cap rests on the hood of a patrol vehicle in Los Angeles, California, U.S. March 4, 2018. Picture taken March 4, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

Man Carjacked In Chula Vista By Group Of Men Disguised As Officers

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CHULA VISTA (CNS) - Police today were searching for a group of men who carjacked a man in Chula Vista while wearing...
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Advocates Say City of Los Angeles Has More Vacant Housing Than Homeless People

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Two organizations that advocate for fair and affordable housing in Los Angeles released a report today that says...
Pumping Gas - Everystockphoto.com: Photographer futureatlas.com

Average Gas Price Continues To Drop In Southern California

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County dropped today for the...
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Person Killed in DEA Shooting in Woodland Hills, California

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WOODLAND HILLS (CNS) - An armed suspect was killed today in a shooting involving one or more Drug Enforcement Administration agents in...
Los Angeles County Seal

Los Angeles County Moves Forward with Rent Regulations

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Board of Supervisors tentatively voted today in favor of two permanent rent stabilization ordinances expected to take...
Sunset, Lake Elsinore- Everystockphoto: Photographer Jim Sneddon

Supervisors Authorize Bidding to Start for Work on Damaged Dam In Riverside County

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RIVERSIDE (CNS) - The Board of Supervisors today authorized the Riverside County Flood Control & Water Conservation District to begin soliciting bids...
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San Diego Housing Commission Activates Inclement Weather Shelter Amid Expected Rain

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Father Joe's Villages and Connections Housing were gearing up to accommodate more than 160 additional homeless residents needing...
MTA Metro 167 Ventura- Everystockphoto: Photographer Chris Yarzab

Los Angeles Metro Reminds Riders Last Day To Use Tokens Is November 29 2019

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority reminded transit users today that the last day to use Metro...

Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel To Receive Walk of Fame Stars In Hollywood

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HOLLYWOOD (CNS) - Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame were unveiled today honoring Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell, three days before...
City of Bell

Former City of Bell Assistant City Administrator Angela Spaccia Loses “Frivolous” Appeal in California...

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A state appellate court panel today rejected the latest appeal filed on behalf of former Bell assistant city...
Tahoe_03- Everystockphoto: Photographer Hey Paul

Rain Expected, Snow Possible As Two Storm Systems Meet In Southern California

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The first rainstorms of the season are expected to move into the region today, bringing significant rainfall throughout...
Santa Ana Police Department

Orange County Drug Case Reveals Systemic Problem with Sloppy Evidence Booking

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SANTA ANA (CNS) - A defense attorney behind allegations of abuses of a confidential informant program with Orange County's jails is now...
Pumping Gas - Everystockphoto.com: Photographer futureatlas.com

Southern California Gas Prices Continue to Drop For Almost 2 Consecutive Weeks

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County dropped today for...
Peazo Cogollo - Everystockphoto: Photographer r0bz

Los Angeles Cannabis Director Says Audit Of Social Equity Program To Begin

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The head of Los Angeles' Department of Cannabis Regulation said today her department will not move on to...
Judge Gavel

Angry Businessman Alki David Calls Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Ridiculous Before Departing Courtroom

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - In yet another courtroom outburst, a wealthy businessman involved in a fourth sexual harassment and battery trial since...
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Major Development To Arise In North Hollywood

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NORTH HOLLYWOOD (CNS) - Developers and transit officials are expected to apply today for L.A. city permission to build a $1 billion...
Telegraph road- Everystockphoto: Photographer lynch

Fall Season’s First Sizable Rainstorm To Arrive Wednesday

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RIVERSIDE (CNS) - The first major rainstorm of the fall season is expected to reach the Inland Empire midweek, producing moderate to...
Homeless Tent

San Diego County Awarded $450,000 In Funding For Homelessness Programs, Services

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Sen. Pat Bates, R-Laguna Niguel, announced today that the California Department of Housing and Community Development awarded nearly...
Port of Los Angeles

Port Of Los Angeles Agrees To Work With Scandinavian Port On Sustainability

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Port of Los Angeles and Copenhagen Malmo Port AB have entered a five-year agreement to collaborate on...
Pumping Gas - Everystockphoto.com: Photographer futureatlas.com

Average Los Angeles Gas Prices Drop For 13th Consecutive Day

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County dropped today for the...
Los Angeles District Attorney

Los Angeles District Attorney Declines to File Charges Involving Two Officer-Involved Shooting Deaths

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office has declined to file charges in the officer-involved shooting deaths of...
DNA - Everystockphoto.com: NASA

Man Charged With Cold Case Murders of Two Women by Los Angeles County District...

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By TERRI VERMEULEN KEITH LOS ANGELES (CNS) - One of law enforcement's newest crime-solving tools was used to bring...
Homeless but not hopeless - Everystockphoto: Photographer Omar Omar

L.A. Councilman David Ryu Seeks to Find Housing for Homeless People Faster

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Los Angeles City Councilman David Ryu today introduced a proposal to speed up the process of providing housing...
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Los Angeles Zeroes in on Banning Developers’ Contributions to City Elections

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LOS ANGLES (CNS) - A Los Angeles City Council committee today moved closer to restricting developers from contributing funds to candidates running...

Report: Multiple Riverside County Agencies Require Funding Boosts, But Budget Projections Hold

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RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Funding to offset a deficit in the Riverside County District Attorney's Office, along with allocations to cover the costs...
Life in the Shadow of Money - Everystockphoto: Photographer Ilpo's Sojourn

Los Angeles City Council Approves $2.2 Million for Skid Row Homeless Assistance

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Los Angeles City Council voted today to spend $2.2 million in state funds to expand services for...
California Office of Traffic Safety

Traffic Safety Office Awards Los Angeles $392,000 for Educational Programs

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department announced today that it received $392,000 to fund its bicycle,...
Pumping Gas - Everystockphoto.com: Photographer futureatlas.com

Average Los Angeles County Gas Price Drops for 10th Consecutive Day

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County dropped today for the...
Netflix DVDs - Everystockphoto.com: Photographer Urthstripe

Mo’Nique Sues Netflix, Alleging Race, Gender Discrimination

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) Comedian and actress Mo'Nique sued Netflix today, alleging pay discrimination based on race and gender.The Los Angeles Superior Court...
Homeless and Ad - Everystockphoto.com: Photographer pist

95% of Respondents Call Homelessness “Serious or Very Serious” Problem

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - As people living in tents, RVs and makeshift shelters become a fact of life in neighborhoods far and...
University of Southern California USC Logo

Drug Overdose Suspected As Cause Among Some USC Deaths

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - USC President Carol L. Folt says in remarks reported today that police investigators are looking into drug overdoses...
LA County Sheriff In Front of School

2 Killed, 5 Injured in Shooting at Saugus HS; Suspect in Custody

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Update 12:00 p.m.: Sheriff Alex Villaneuva says a 14-year-old student has died of his injuries, bringing the Saugus High School shooting death...
Pumping Gas - Everystockphoto.com: Photographer futureatlas.com

Average Los Angeles, Orange County Gas Price Drops for Ninth Consecutive Day,

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County dropped today for the ninth...
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Southern California Edison Announces Thomas, Woolsey Fire Settlement

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Southern California Edison announced today it hasreached a $210 million settlement to resolve claims filed by public agenciesover...
A surfer catches a large wave at Sunset Cliffs as large swells come ashore in San Diego, California

California Coastkeeper Alliance Releases Climate Change Plan for Coastal Areas

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The California Coastkeeper Alliance released its Ocean Climate Resiliency Action Plan today, a roadmap to mitigate the effects...
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Los Angeles Councilman David Ryu Seeks to Build Bridge Housing Between Los Feliz, Silver...

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Los Angeles City Councilman David Ryu proposed today that a study be conducted on the feasibility of creating...
College Admissions Office

Former West Hollywood School Director Pleads Guilty in College Admissions Scandal

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The former head of a West Hollywood private schoolwhere some parents had their children's college entrance-exam scores fixedpleaded...
AFSCME Strike - union member holds a sign during a rally held by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees in Los Angeles

California AFSCME Union Workers on Strike: Accuse the University of California of Illegal Outsourcing

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Thousands of unionized service and patient technical-care workers are holding picket lines at University of California facilities across...
A skateboarder is seen in silhouette on Venice Beach in Los Angeles, California

Mysterious Needles Found on Venice Beach

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VENICE (CNS) - Los Angeles County lifeguards continue to watch the sand around Venice Beach today after a large amount of medical waste was...
The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels is pictured August 29, 2002

Jose Gomez Elected President of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) -- Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez, the highest-ranking Latino in the U.S. Catholic Church, was elected president of the...
A San Diego Gas and Electric Utility Meter

Blackout Leaves Large Swaths of San Diego County Without Power

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A power outage left about 24,000 utility customers without electrical service today in the Chollas Creek district, City...
University of Southern California USC Logo

USC Community Mourning Deaths of Nine Students in Past Three Months

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The USC community today was mourning the deaths ofnine students this semester, a figure that is greater than...
The current price of gasoline is shown on a gas pump at an Arco gas station in San Diego

Average L.A. County Gas Price Drops for Seventh Consecutive Day

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The average price of a gallon of self-serveregular gasoline in Los Angeles County dropped today for the seventhconsecutive...

Earthquake Shakes Border Region

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PASADENA (CNS) - A magnitude-4.0 earthquake shook the California-Baja California border region today, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. The temblor hit...
San Diego Fire Department

Family of Three Displaced When Fire Breaks Out in Garage of Pacific Beach Home

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A blaze broke out in the garage of a Pacific Beachhome this morning and displaced a family of...
Cracks are seen in the street next to Trona Community Church after a powerful magnitude 7.1 earthquake broke, triggered by a 6.4 the previous day, near the epicenter in Trona, California

Earthquakes Felt Across Southern California

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INDIO (CNS) - A small earthquake rattled parts of the Coachella Valley today, but there were no reports of serious damage. A temblor with a preliminary magnitude of 3.5 was detected at 2:07 p.m. about 10 miles north of Indio, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake was felt in some areas of the [...]

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