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L.A. Councilman Urges State To Extend Property Tax Filing Deadline to July 15

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Los Angeles City Councilman David Ryu called on state leaders today to extend the deadline to file property...
In this Monday, March 9, 2020, file photo, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti speaks at a news conference at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. In Los Angeles, Garcetti has instituted a shutdown on a city of nearly 4 million people and threatened uncooperative business owners with power shutoffs and arrest amid the new coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti Orders Halt to Rent Increases On Rent-Stabilized Units

March 30, 2020 LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti today signed an emergency order to halt any new rent increases on residential units that are subject to the City’s Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RSO). “This is a common sense action to help tenants stay in their homes,” said Mayor Garcetti. “Angelenos who have lost hours or [...]
State Seal- Everystockphoto: Photographer Hey Paul

Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order Providing Relief To California Small Businesses

Mar 30, 2020 Order provides 90-day extension in state and local taxes, including sales tax Order extends licensing deadlines and requirements for a number of industries SACRAMENTO – Today, Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order that will provide tax, regulatory and licensing extensions for businesses. The executive order allows the California Department of Tax [...]
In this April 3, 2019, file photo, Manuel and Elizabeth Henriquez arrive at federal court in Boston to face charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Henriquez and her husband were charged with paying $400,000 in bribes to get their oldest daughter into Georgetown as a bogus tennis recruit in 2016. They also paid bribes to have someone cheat on their daughters' college entrance exams, authorities said. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

California Mother Sentenced To 7 Months In College Admissions Scam

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By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — A California woman was sentenced Tuesday to seven months...
Otay Drug Tunnel Discovery - Photographer: U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Feds Find 2,000-Mile Cross-Border Drug Tunnel To Otay Mesa

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Federal authorities announced today that agents uncovered a drug smuggling tunnel that extends more than 2,000 feet from...
Neal Browning receives a shot in the first-stage safety study clinical trial of a potential vaccine for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, Monday, March 16, 2020, at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute in Seattle. Browning is the second patient to receive the shot in the study. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Los Angeles Nursing Homes Hot Zones For Coronavirus Contagion

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Los Angeles County officials are investigating coronavirus outbreaks at 11 area nursing homes, where elderly residents with underlying...
Julio DeJesus pumps gas for 98.9 cents a gallon, Monday, March 30, 2020, in Cleveland. Oil started the year above $60 and has plunged on expectations that a weakened economy will burn less fuel. The world is awash in oil, meanwhile, as producers continue to pull more of it out of the ground. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

California Southland Average Gas Prices Drop To Lowest Amount Since December 2017

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County dropped today to its...
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Beutner: Thousands Of LAUSD Students Failing To Take Part In Online Courses

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Thousands of Los Angeles Unified School District students are failing to take part in online classes offered since...
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Ex-Los Angeles City Councilman Agrees To Plead Guilty To Federal Charge Related To Obstructing...

Friday, March 27, 2020 LOS ANGELES – A former Los Angeles city councilman has agreed to plead guilty to a federal criminal charge stemming from his obstruction of a public corruption investigation related to his acceptance of gifts – including cash, hotel rooms and expensive meals – from a businessman during trips to Las Vegas [...]
The current price of gasoline is shown on a gas pump at an Arco gas station in San Diego

California Southland Average Gas Prices Drop To Lowest Amount Since December 2017

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County dropped today to its...
San Onofre State Beach - Photographer: Luke Jones

Some 7,000 Gallons Of Wastewater Spill At San Onofre

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Southern California Edison officials are investigating the release of about 7,000 gallons of partially treated wastewater into the...
The Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort docks in New York, Monday, March 30, 2020. The ship has 1,000 beds and 12 operating rooms that could be up and running within 24 hours of its arrival on Monday morning. It's expected to bolster a besieged health care system by treating non-coronavirus patients while hospitals treat people with COVID-19. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

The Latest: Navy Hospital Ship Arrives In New York City

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By The Associated Press The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most...
Brig Pilgrim - Toshiba Tall Ship Parade - Photographer: Konrad Summers

Tall Ship, The Pilgrim, Used As Education Tool Sinking in Dana Point Harbor

DANA POINT (CNS) - A tall ship used as a classroom began sinking overnight in Dana Point Harbor, officials at the Ocean...
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti listens as California Governor Gavin Newsom speaks in front of the hospital ship US Naval Ship Mercy that arrived into the Port of Los Angeles on Friday, March 27, 2020, to provide relief for Southland hospitals overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic. Admiral John Gumbleton, U.S. Navy stands behind Mayor Garcetti. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool)

LA Mayor: City Progressing On Converting Recreation Centers To Homeless Shelters

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Work is progressing on converting five additional recreation centers to emergency homeless shelters, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti...
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Off-Duty LAPD Officer Fires At Suspect Breaking Into His Car

WOODLAND HILLS (CNS) - An off-duty Los Angeles Police Officer today fired shots at a suspect who was allegedly breaking into the...
A sign is seen at the entrance to Innsdale Trail near the Hollywood Sign, Saturday, March 28, 2020, in Los Angeles. With cases of coronavirus surging and the death toll surpassing 100, lawmakers are pleading with cooped-up Californians to spend a second weekend at home to slow the spread of the infections. It has been more than a week since Gov. Gavin Newsom barred 40 million residents from going outdoors except for essentials. Even so, reports of crowds have prompted local and state officials to warn that ignoring social distancing, park and beach closures could spread the virus, which already is surging. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

California Virus Death Toll Surpasses 100; Infections Surge

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By DAISY NGUYEN Associated Press With cases of coronavirus surging and the death toll surpassing 100, lawmakers are...
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San Diego County Coronavirus Total Deaths Rise to Seven

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - San Diego County health officials reported another death from COVID-19 today, bringing the total number of deaths in...
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Two More Los Angeles Police Employees Test Positive for COVID-19

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Two more Los Angeles Police Department employees tested positive for the Coronavirus, authorities said today.
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Long Beach Extends Its `Safer at Home’ Order to May 1st

LONG BEACH (CNS) - The City of Long Beach today amended and clarified its "Safer at Home" order aimed at reducing the...
Sheriff Riverside County - Photographer: Tomás Del Coro

Two More Riverside California Deputies and an Inmate Test Positive for COVID-19

RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Two more sheriff's deputies in Riverside County have tested positive for COVID-19, as well as an inmate -- the...
California Gov. Gavin Newsom, second from right, is given a tour of the Bloom Energy Sunnyvale, Calif., campus Saturday, March 28, 2020. Bloom Energy is a fuel cell generator company that has switched over to refurbishing ventilators as an increasing number of patients experience respiratory issues as a result of COVID-19. (Beth LaBerge/KQED via AP, Pool)

California Coronavirus Death Toll Surpasses 100; Infections Surge

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By DAISY NGUYEN Associated Press With cases of coronavirus surging and the death toll surpassing 100, lawmakers are pleading...
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CSUN Professor Creates Map To Track COVID-19 In Every L.A. Neighborhood

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A Cal State Northridge professor has created an interactive map to track the progress of coronavirus throughout each...
CORRECTS TO CULVER CITY, INSTEAD OF LOS ANGELES An employees stands at the entrance to a guns shop Tuesday, March 24, 2020, in Culver City, Calif. Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said he would like to see gun shops shut down. "We will be closing them, they are not an essential function," Villanueva said. Adding guns to households where more people are at home during a crisis increases the risk that someone will be shot, he said. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Deja Vu: LA County Sheriff Closes Gun Shops Again

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By STEFANIE DAZIO and DON THOMPSON Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — For the second time this...
The Laugh Factory, Sunset Strip, West Hollywood, California - Photographer: Ken Lund

Laugh Factory Hollywood Serves Up Comedy On YouTube

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Laugh Factory in Hollywood announced today it is offering free live streaming of stand-up comedy on its...
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

Crime Drops In LA County As Residents Stay Home During Coronavirus Pandemic

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The number of crimes committed in Los Angeles County has declined as people heed stay-at-home orders issued in...
State Seal- Everystockphoto: Photographer Hey Paul

Governor Gavin Newsom Announces Major Financial Relief Package: 90-Day Mortgage Payment Relief During COVID-19...

Mar 25, 2020 Governor Newsom announces financial institutions will provide relief for vast majority of Californians Californians economically impacted by COVID-19 may receive 90-day grace periods to make mortgage payments  Financial institutions agree not to negatively impact credit reports as a result of accepting payment relief SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that financial [...]
This April 26, 2010 file photo shows actor Keith Middlebrook at the premiere of "Iron Man 2" at the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles. The FBI has arrested Middlebrook, who officials said falsely claimed to have developed a cure for the coronavirus and solicited investments in a company he said would market the medication. The U.S. Justice Department says in a statement that Keith Lawrence Middlebrook told his 2.4 million Instagram followers that his company would return hundreds of millions of dollars in profit. There are no known cures or vaccinations for the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

California Man Arrested In Tout For Coronavirus “Cure”

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The FBI has arrested a Southern California man who officials said falsely claimed to have developed a cure...
Alex Villanueva, Photo Credit - scpr.org

Los Angeles Supervisors To Consider Removing Sheriff Alex Villanueva As Head Of County Emergency...

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors wants to remove Sheriff Alex Villanueva as the head of the...
Unidentified Los Angeles residents are admistered with a test for COVID-19 while in their vehicles inside the Crenshaw Christian Center in South Los Angeles Wednesday, March 25, 2020. With California virus cases surging, Gov. Gavin Newsom said his stay-at-home order for 40 million Californians may stay in place into May. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

California Governor: 5 Big Banks Suspend Mortgage Payments

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By ADAM BEAM Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Five of the nation's largest banks have agreed to...
The current price of gasoline is shown on a gas pump at an Arco gas station in San Diego

Southland Average Gas Prices Drop To Lowest Amount Since January 2018

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County dropped today to its...
Raining Again! - Photographer: Marcus Ward

Horrendous Travel Conditions Reported In San Gabriel Mountains; Showers In California Southland

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A winter weather advisory, which signifies exceedingly challenging travel conditions, including roads covered by ice and snow, is...
People walks along Zuma Beach, Monday, March 23, 2020, in Malibu, Calif. Officials are trying to dissuade people from using the beaches after California Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered the state's 40 million residents to stay at home indefinitely. His order restricts non-essential movements to control the spread of the coronavirus that threatens to overwhelm the state's medical system. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

California Governor Says 4 Banks To Waive Mortgage Fees

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By ADAM BEAM Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — This is a breaking news update. AP's original story...
In this Dec. 16, 2019, file photo, a sign to a Pacific Gas & Electric building is shown in San Francisco. Pacific Gas & Electric is assuring a federal judge Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, it will meet a June 30 deadline for getting out of bankruptcy, as California Gov. Gavin Newsom signaled his intent to follow through on his threat to attempt a government takeover of the nation's largest utility. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

PG&E’s Falling Stock Price Worries Fire Victims Eyeing Deal

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By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writer BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The stock market turmoil triggered by the coronavirus...
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Lawsuit Filed Against SDPD For In-Person Sex Registration Amid Pandemic

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A lawsuit has been filed against the San Diego Police Department on behalf of more than 100 local...
Eric Garcetti

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, City Attorney Feuer: “Safer At Home” Emergency Order Will...

March 24, 2020 LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti and City Attorney Mike Feuer today assured strong enforcement of the City’s “Safer at Home” emergency order, which requires Angelenos to stay in their residences in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “We’re all safer at home, and that’s not a suggestion — it is the law,” [...]
Homeless man

Father Joe’s Testing For COVID-19 Among San Diego Homeless As It Plans Transition

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Father Joe's Villages screened four people with flu-like symptoms at its homeless shelters, the nonprofit announced today as...
A fault line crack in Highway 178 is opened by a powerful magnitude 7.1 earthquake, triggered by a 6.4 the previous day, near the epicenter in Trona, California, U.S., July 6, 2019. Picture taken July 6, 2019. REUTERS/David McNew

Sonoma County: 4.1 Magnitude Quake Rattles Area Near Cobb Mountain Early Wednesday

A 4.1 magnitude earthquake has hit an area of unincorporated Sonoma County near Cobb Mountain early Wednesday morning, according to the United...
State Seal- Everystockphoto: Photographer Hey Paul

Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order On State Prisons And Juvenile Facilities In Response To...

Mar 24, 2020 No new commitments to state prisons or juvenile facilities will be accepted for the next 30 days Order also directs videoconferencing of all scheduled parole suitability hearings starting next month SACRAMENTO — To reduce the risks of COVID-19 in correctional settings, Governor Gavin Newsom today issued an executive order directing the California [...]
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Reseda Man Arrested On Federal Charges Alleging Storage Unit Burglaries And Sale Of Stolen...

Tuesday, March 24, 2020           LOS ANGELES – A San Fernando Valley man has been arrested on federal charges alleging he and two other men broke into self-storage units in Los Angeles County, stole dozens of firearms, and sold at least some of the weapons to convicted felons. Rick Eric Herst, 34, a.k.a. “Loyal,” of [...]
Los Angeles - Everystockphoto: Photographer Kevitivity

Coronavirus Deaths Stand At 11 In L.A. County

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Los Angeles County's coronavirus death toll is up to 11 today.   During a midday briefing Tuesday, Dr. Barbara...
Raining Again! - Photographer: Marcus Ward

Cold Alaskan Storm To Produce Showers, Snowfall In California Southland

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A cold low-pressure system out of the Gulf of Alaska will generate showers in the Southland today...
The current price of gasoline is shown on a gas pump at an Arco gas station in San Diego

California Southland Average Gas Prices Drop To Lowest Amount Since January 2018

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County dropped today to its...
In this Oct. 2, 2019 file photo, Joyce Dalbey, left, with the U.S. Census Bureau, talks to attendees at the Yuma Community Job & Education Fair inside the Yuma Civic Center about possible job opportunities with the federal agency, in Yuma, Ariz. The U.S. Census Bureau said it has reached its goal of recruiting more than 2.6 million applicants for the once-a-decade head count that launched for most of America this week — but it has been a bumpy road getting there. (Randy Hoeft/The Yuma Sun via AP)

Study: Los Angeles County Could Lose Millions If Latinos Undercounted In Census

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Los Angeles County could lose up to $586 million in federal funding if Latinos are undercounted in the...
People wait in a line to enter a gun store in Culver City, Calif., Sunday, March 15, 2020. Coronavirus concerns have led to consumer panic buying of grocery staples, and now gun stores are seeing a similar run on weapons and ammunition as panic intensifies. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Los Angeles Sheriff Alex Villanueva: Gun Stores Aren’t “Essential,” Must Close

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva stressed today that only essential businesses are permitted to remain open under...
Jose Huizar, Photo Credit: scpr.org

Staffer For Former L.A. Councilman Says He Was Fired For Speaking Out

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A former aide to Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar filed a lawsuit against his ex-boss and the...
Neal Browning receives a shot in the first-stage safety study clinical trial of a potential vaccine for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, Monday, March 16, 2020, at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute in Seattle. Browning is the second patient to receive the shot in the study. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

San Diego Company Gets Fast-Track Approval to Develop COVID-19 Test

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A San Diego molecular diagnostic company announced today that it has received fast-track emergency approval from the U.S....
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Los Angeles City Seeks Nuisance Declaration For Alleged South LA Gang Hangout

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The City Attorney's Office is seeking a court order declaring a mixed-use property in South Los Angeles a...
This June 4, 2015 file photo shows Ben Mankiewicz at the 43rd AFI Lifetime Achievement Award Tribute Gala in Los Angeles. The 2020 TCM Classic Film Festival may have been canceled, but the film-loving folks at Turner Classic Movies have decided to air classic films like “Singin’ in the Rain,” “Casablanca” and “North by Northwest” as well as interviews with from festival past with film legends from Peter O'Toole to Faye Dunaway. “I got emotional when we made the announcement to cancel. The festival means something to us,” said TCM host Ben Mankiewicz of the March 12 decision. “We all just sensed that we had to do something.” (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

TCM Is Bringing Its Classic Film Festival To Your Home

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By LINDSEY BAHR AP Film Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — The folks at Turner Classic Movies had just...
This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). This virus was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China. (CDC via AP)

United States Attorney Shares Tips For Avoiding COVID-19 Scams

Monday, March 23, 2020 SACRAMENTO, Calif.—Today, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott warned of several new fraud schemes seeking to exploit the evolving COVID-19 (Coronavirus) public health emergency often targeting vulnerable populations. Scammers have already devised numerous methods for defrauding people in connection with COVID-19. They are setting up websites, contacting people by phone and email, [...]
Rain falling on tropical plants - Photographer: Marco Verch

Cold Alaskan Storm Expected Tonight To Hit California Southland

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A cold storm out of the Gulf of Alaska will roll into the Southland tonight, but as of...
The current price of gasoline is shown on a gas pump at an Arco gas station in San Diego

Southland Average Gas Prices Drop To Lowest Amount Since January 2018

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County dropped today to its...
Raining Again! - Photographer: Marcus Ward

Heavy Rainfall Breaks Records In Los Angeles County

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA- Los Angeles County had record rainfall over the weekend as a low-pressure system that originated in the Gulf of Alaska...
Smart Snacks In School - Photographer: USDA

Glendale To Provide Free Grab And Go Meals For Youths 18 And Under

GLENDALE (CNS) - Due to the coronavirus threat, Glendale announced it is offering free breakfast and lunch, "Grab and Go'' meals beginning...
Former Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg leaves after speaking to supporters as he announces the suspension of his campaign and his endorsement of former Vice President Joe Biden for president in New York Wednesday , March 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)

Ex-Campaign Staffer Sues Bloomberg Over Layoffs, Cites Fraud

By ALEXANDRA JAFFE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A former staffer for Mike Bloomberg's presidential campaign filed a...
CVS Pharmacy Open 24 Hours - Photographer: Ron Cogswell

California CVS Locations Waive Delivery Fees For Meds

CALIFORNIA — CVS Health announced earlier this month that beginning immediately, the drugstore chain will "waive charges for home delivery of prescription...
The current price of gasoline is shown on a gas pump at an Arco gas station in San Diego

L.A. County Average Gas Price Drops To Lowest Amount Since February 2019

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County dropped today to its...
State Seal- Everystockphoto: Photographer Hey Paul

Governor Newsom Requests Presidential Major Disaster Declaration For State’s COVID-19 Response Efforts

Mar 22, 2020 SACRAMENTO – In a letter to President Donald Trump, Governor Gavin Newsom today requested a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration to assist in California’s COVID-19 preparedness and emergency response efforts. The Major Disaster Declaration would include any and all individual assistance programs to assist those affected by the outbreak and lessen the economic impacts [...]
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LAUSD To Remain Closed Through May 1st, District Calls For State Assistance

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Los Angeles Unified School District campuses will remain closed until at least May 1, Superintendent Austin Beutner told...
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U.S. Attorney’s Office Continues Its Critical Public Safety Functions And Urges Public To Report...

Friday, March 20, 2020 LOS ANGELES –The United States Attorney’s Office continues to fulfill its critical mission of protecting public safety during the current health emergency thanks to the tireless efforts of federal prosecutors and the brave work of our law enforcement partners. “Our primary goal is to maintain safety and security across the seven [...]
Rain Day - Photographer: Robert Couse-Baker

More Rain In Southland; Snow In The San Gabriels; Mud Slide In Sherman Oaks

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A storm from Canada brought the Southland showers overnight, triggering a mudslide in Sherman Oaks and creating winter-weather...
In this Dec. 16, 2019, file photo, a sign to a Pacific Gas & Electric building is shown in San Francisco. Pacific Gas & Electric is assuring a federal judge Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, it will meet a June 30 deadline for getting out of bankruptcy, as California Gov. Gavin Newsom signaled his intent to follow through on his threat to attempt a government takeover of the nation's largest utility. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

PG&E Pleading Guilty To Involuntary Manslaughter In Wildfire

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric said Monday it will plead guilty to 84 counts of involuntary manslaughter in connection...
California Gov. Gavin Newsom updates the state's response to the coronavirus, at the Governor's Office of Emergency Services in Rancho Cordova Calif., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, Pool)

California Governor Gavin Newsom Updates the State on Steps to Curtail COVID-19

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - California Gov. Gavin Newsom briefed the public last night on the ongoing efforts by the state to halt...
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Coronavirus Kills Two More Los Angeles Residents; 59 New Cases Reported Countywide

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Two Los Angeles residents died today from COVID-19, and 59 more people in the county have tested positive...
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Third Los Angeles Police Officer Tests Positive for Coronavirus COVID-19

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A third Los Angeles police officer has tested positive for the coronavirus and was exhibiting symptoms inside the...
Riverside County

Riverside County Coronavirus Cases Rise to 30 – One New Coronavirus Death

RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Another death and two additional coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Riverside County, bringing the total number of discovered...
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San Diego County COVID-19 Cases Spike to 159, Resources Currently Adequate

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - San Diego County's confirmed coronavirus cases spiked from 131 to 159 between Friday and Saturday, county health officials...
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Orange County Coronavirus Cases Jump To 78 – OC Firefighter Has Coronavirus

SANTA ANA (CNS) - The county's number of confirmed COVID-19 cases jumped by 13 to 78 between Friday and Saturday, with an...
It is Cold Outside - Everystockphoto: Photographer Maxwell GS

URGENT Los Angeles Winter Advisory – From NOAA Weather

Winter Advisory - URGENT National Weather Service Los Angeles/Oxnard CA 602 AM PDT Sun Mar 22 2020 ...MODERATE SNOW OVER...
Gavin Newsom - Photographer: Gage Skidmore

California Governor Calls on Youth to Take Shelter-in-Place Seriously

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By DAISY NGUYEN Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Most Californians stayed at home on a Saturday that was...
Sun shining at clear sky with real lens flare and copy space - Photographer: Skeyndor

UV Index Forecast For Los Angeles County

LOS ANGELES - Tomorrow's ultraviolet index level in the Los Angeles area will be 4, according to the National Weather Service.   The...
LA METRO EXPO LINE Train #301-Photographer: Prayitno

Los Angeles MTA Says Buses, Trains Still Running

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced today that its service lines will continue to operate and...
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Former Uber Self-Driving Car Executive Signs Agreement To Plead Guilty To Theft Of Trade...

Thursday, March 19, 2020 SAN JOSE - Anthony Scott Levandowski submitted documents today requesting that the court accept his plea of guilty to theft of trade secrets charges, announced United States Attorney David L. Anderson and Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge John F. Bennett. The documents include a request to William H. [...]
The current price of gasoline is shown on a gas pump at an Arco gas station in San Diego

Average Southland Gas Prices Drop To Lowest Amount Since Last February

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County dropped today to its...
Customers maintain social distance while waiting to enter The Green Cross cannabis dispensary in San Francisco, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. As about 7 million people in the San Francisco Bay Area are under shelter-in-place orders, only allowed to leave their homes for crucial needs in an attempt to slow virus spread, marijuana stores remain open and are being considered "essential services." (AP Photo/Haven Daley)

A Pot Shop At Your Door: Home Delivery Surges Amid Outbreak

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By MICHAEL R. BLOOD and HAVEN DALEY Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One company rushed to expand...
Rain Day - Photographer: Robert Couse-Baker

Two Storms Poised To Strike California Southland

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Two storm systems took aim at the Southland today and will generate on-and-off rainfall over several days, forecasters...
A few cars head south to cross from San Diego into Tijuana, Mexico, through what is normally one of the world's busiest land border crossings, Thursday, March 19, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

40 Million Californians Ordered To Stay Home To Halt Virus

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By KATHLEEN RONAYNE and DON THOMPSON Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's 40 million residents should stay...
Homeless Shelter Stays Open in Preparation for Storm- Photographer - KOMUnews

Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti: Los Angeles Will Open Thousands Of Temporary Shelter Beds For...

March 18, 2020Mayor partners with City Council to put $20 million in reserve funds into relief efforts — including emergency shelter and supplies — and activates Disaster Service Worker program for City employees. LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti announced this evening that L.A. will add thousands of emergency shelter beds to help get homeless [...]
State Seal- Everystockphoto: Photographer Hey Paul

Governor Newsom Takes Emergency Actions & Authorizes $150 Million In Funding To Protect Homeless...

Mar 18, 2020 California is working across government to get homeless Californians – among the most vulnerable to spread of COVID-19 – safely into shelter & housing  Governor signed executive order granting local flexibility on spending and building shelters State purchased 1,309 trailers and leased first two hotels to provide emergency isolation units for homeless individuals  SACRAMENTO [...]
Smart Snacks In School - Photographer: USDA

LAUSD Opens Student Food Centers As Coronavirus Closures Continue

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Los Angeles Unified School District opened 60 "Grab & Go'' food centers Tuesday to provide students...
Money

Fundraiser Agrees To Plead Guilty To Federal Corruption Charge For Delivering Hundreds Of Thousands...

Thursday, March 19, 2020           LOS ANGELES – A political fundraiser has agreed to plead guilty to a federal bribery offense for coordinating a $500,000 cash payment that was intended to secure the help of an elected member of the Los Angeles City Council in resolving a labor organization’s appeal of a major real estate [...]
MTA Metro 167 Ventura- Everystockphoto: Photographer Chris Yarzab

Riding On Culver CityBus To Be Free Starting Tomorrow; Service Changes Made

Culver CityBus is requesting that all passengers board using the rear door in order to limit interactions between passengers and bus operators....
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Survey Shows California Realtors Bracing For COVID-19 Impact On Housing Market

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - As the coronavirus crisis continues to worsen, 74% of California real estate professionals expect the pandemic to negatively...
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 To Lowest Amount Since Last March

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County dropped today to its...
California Gov. Gavin Newsom updates the state's response to the coronavirus, at the Governor's Office of Emergency Services in Rancho Cordova Calif., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, Pool)

More Of California Under Tight Restrictions Due To Virus

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Extraordinary restrictions on everyday activities expanded to more areas of California on Wednesday as Gov. Gavin Newsom announced...
Neal Browning receives a shot in the first-stage safety study clinical trial of a potential vaccine for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, Monday, March 16, 2020, at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute in Seattle. Browning is the second patient to receive the shot in the study. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Coronavirus Cases Continue to Rise; LA County Extends Winter Shelter Program

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Los Angeles County health officials confirmed 46 more cases of coronavirus today, while Long Beach officials identified two...

L.A. Library Offers Public Temporary Digital Card

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Los Angeles Library, whose 86 locations are closed to the public through March 31, 2020, today offered...
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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti: ‘There Is No Plan To Lock Down LA,’

LOS ANGELES, CA — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Tuesday "there is no plan to lock down this city," because of...
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Poway Man To Be Sentenced 12 Years For $6 Million Ponzi Scheme In San...

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A former life insurance agent from Poway is slated to be sentenced to a dozen years in state...
Construction workers looks at the rubble from a building after an earthquake Wednesday, March 18, 2020, in Salt Lake City. A 5.7-magnitude earthquake has shaken the city and many of its suburbs. The quake sent panicked residents running to the streets, knocked out power to tens of thousands of homes and closed the city's airport and its light rail system.  (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

5.7 Magnitude Quake Shakes Utah, Salt Lake Airport Closed

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By BRADY McCOMBS and LINDSAY WHITEHURST Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An earthquake shook millions of...
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Wind Advisory Issued For L.A. County

LOS ANGELES (CNS) -- Strong winds will blow in portions of the Southland today, forecasters said.   A wind advisory issued by the...
California Gov. Gavin Newsom give an update to the state's response to the coronavirus, at the Governor's Office of Emergency Services in Rancho Cordova Calif., Tuesday, March 17, 2020. At right is California Health and Human Services Agency Director Dr. Mark Ghaly. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, Pool)

California Governor: Most Schools Won’t Reopen This Spring

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By ADAM BEAM and DON THOMPSON Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — It’s likely “few if any” California...
In this Feb. 2, 2020 file photograph, the company logo sits on an unsold 2020 Model X at a Tesla dealership in Littleton, Colo. Shares of Tesla Inc. fell 4% in early trading Thursday, Feb. 13, after the electric vehicle and solar panel maker said it would sell more than $2 billion worth of additional shares. The move comes just two weeks after CEO Elon Musk said the company had enough cash to fund its capital programs and it didn't need to raise any more money. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Tesla Factory Could Be Shut Under California Health Order

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FREMONT, Calif. (AP) — The Tesla factory that employs thousands of people could be forced to close after Alameda County on Tuesday...
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California Man Gets Prison For Working As Agent For China

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A former San Francisco Bay Area tour operator was sentenced to four years in prison for serving as...
A television screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange headlines market activity, Tuesday, March 10, 2020. Stocks are closing sharply higher on Wall Street Tuesday, adding 4.9% to major indexes, as hopes build for a greater response from the Trump administration to the economic threat from the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Stocks Jump After Trump Promises To ‘Go Big’ On Virus Aid

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By STAN CHOE AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are closing solidly higher after President Donald...
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Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order To Protect Renters And Homeowners During COVID-19 Pandemic

Mar 16, 2020 The Executive Order authorizes local governments to halt evictions, slows foreclosures, and protects against utility shut offs SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today issued an executive order that authorizes local governments to halt evictions for renters and homeowners, slows foreclosures, and protects against utility shutoffs for Californians affected by COVID-19. The Executive Order [...]
A pedestrian wearing a protective face mask is reflected in a rain puddle, Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in New York. New York state entered a new phase in the coronavirus pandemic this week, as New York City closed its public schools, and officials said schools statewide would close by Wednesday. New York joined with Connecticut and New Jersey to close bars, restaurants and movie theaters along with setting limits on social gatherings. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

The Latest: Governor Refutes Idea Of NYC Sheltering In Place

The Latest on the world's coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 190,000 people and killed more than 7,500. The COVID-19 illness causes mild...
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Metrolink Gets $10.7 Million Grant For Improvements In Burbank, Glendale

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Metrolink announced today that it was awarded $10.7 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation to fund passenger...
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Average Southland Gas Prices Drop To Lowest Amounts Since Last March

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County dropped today to its...
In this July 1, 2019 file photo U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter leaves federal court after a motions hearing in San Diego. The race to fill the vacated seat of Hunter, of California, has turned into a GOP slugfest. Hunter held one of the party's few remaining House seats in California before he pleaded guilty to a corruption charge and resigned last month. The race to replace him has been especially bitter between the Republican front-runners, former congressman Darrell Issa and San Diego radio host and political commentator Carl DeMaio. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy, File)

Ex-California Congressman Duncan Hunter Gets 11 Months In Prison

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A man looks toward the skyline from Bernal Heights Hill in San Francisco, Monday, March 16, 2020. Officials in six San Francisco Bay Area counties issued a shelter-in-place mandate Monday affecting nearly 7 million people, including the city of San Francisco itself. The order says residents must stay inside and venture out only for necessities for three weeks starting Tuesday in a desperate attempt by officials to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Life In San Francisco Area Screeches To A Halt Amid Shutdown

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By JOCELYN GECKER and JANIE HAR Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — First, people were advised to avoid...

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