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Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti Announces Largest Single Order Of Electric Buses In America

Beginning in March, LADOT will receive the first of 155 electric buses set to arrive over the next two years February 20, 2020, LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced that the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) has placed the largest single order for electric buses in U.S. history. “The clean transportation revolution [...]
Time Warner Cable Truck - Photographer: Mike Mozart

Los Angeles DA Announces Historic Settlement With Time Warner Cable

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Time Warner Cable will issue credits to customers valued at nearly $17 million to settle a consumer protection...
This undated photo made available by SpaceX in February 2020 shows the Crew Dragon spacecraft undergoing acoustic testing in Florida. On Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, SpaceX announced it is working with Space Adventures Inc. to take tourists into a high orbit. Ticket prices aren't being divulged but are likely to be in the millions of dollars. (SpaceX via AP)

Harbor Commission Clears SpaceX For Launch Of Aerospace Site At Port Of L.A.

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners approved a lease today for SpaceX to establish a new aerospace...
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San Gabriel Valley Man Agrees To Plead Guilty To Conspiracy And Tax Evasion Charges...

Wednesday, February 19, 2020, LOS ANGELES – A Bradbury man has agreed to plead guilty to federal criminal charges that he falsely promised profits to more than 70,000 victim investors worldwide in a scheme where a multinational company issued a sham digital currency purportedly asset-backed by billions of dollars’ worth of amber and other precious [...]
California Gov. Gavin Newsom delivers his State of the State address to a joint session of the legislature at the Capitol, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

California Governor Makes Homelessness Top Issue In 2020

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By ADAM BEAM and DON THOMPSON Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Tossing aside tradition, California's governor on...
Pixelated Sex - Photographer: Descrier

LA Man Charged With Killing Ex, Prominent Sex Therapist

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles man suspected of killing his ex-girlfriend, a prominent family therapist and the former fiancee of...
In this March 12, 2019 file photo, people pose for photos in front of the iconic Tommy Trojan statue on the campus of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. USC will phase in free tuition for students from families with an annual income of $80,000 or less, USC President Carol L. Folt announced Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. As part of the initiative, ownership of a home will not be counted in determining a student's financial need. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)

Free USC Tuition To Students With $80K Or Less Family Income

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The University of Southern California will phase in free tuition for students from families with an annual income...
City of Bell

City of Bell Promised “Sunshine” But Offers Up Clouded Council and Candidate Financial Disclosures

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The City of Bell has taken strides to become more transparent after its tumultuous corruption scandal of 2010 which led to the...
Money

Los Angeles Lobbying Expenditures Increase Overall Ahead Of Primary Election

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Los Angeles Ethics Commission announced today that entities registered to lobby city agencies reported receiving payments of...
Gavin Newsom - Photographer: Gage Skidmore

Newsom: To Fix Homelessness, California Must Fix Mental Health

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Gavin Newsom made a bold move Wednesday. In his second State of the State address, an annual speech that usually...
A man walks past a bank electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. The Shanghai Composite index tumbled 8.7% Monday then rebounded slightly as Chinese regulators moved to stabilize markets reopening from a prolonged national holiday despite a rising death toll from a new virus that has spread to more than 20 countries. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

California’s Newest Financial Venture In China: CalPERS Public Employee Pension Fund Invested In Blacklisted...

Rep. Jim Banks (R-IND) sent California Governor Gavin Newsom a letter this week (below) calling for the investigation of the Chief Investment...
Money and dollar bills

Los Angeles County Board Votes To Eliminate Many Criminal Justice Fees, Forgive Debt

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously today to eliminate many county-imposed criminal justice fees and...
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Israel President Rivlin Honored At UCLA For Contributions To Israeli Culture

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Israeli President Reuven Rivin received UCLA's Israel Studies Award tonight for his contributions to Israel's educational and cultural...
In this Jan. 3, 2019, file photo, Wendy Kerley gives Ethan Getman, 15, a shot of the flu vaccine at the Cordova Shot Nurse clinic in Memphis, Tenn. A second wave of flu is hitting the U.S., turning this into one of the nastiest flu seasons for children in a decade. (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian via AP, File)

Total Number Of Flu Deaths Reaches 63 In San Diego County

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A half-dozen influenza-related deaths were confirmed last week in San Diego County, bringing the number of fatalities so...
Arm Wrestling

Belgian Coaches Examine Adaptive Martial Arts In San Diego

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A dozen Belgian coaches and administrators will be in San Diego today and began to examine the sport...
Vacant House In Redlands CA, Violated 3-31-13a - Photographer: Don Graham

California State Senator Introduces Bill Targeting Problem Of Vacant Homes

By Bay City News Service - Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, introduced a bill Wednesday that would allow local jurisdictions to use vacant...
FBI

Former Alstom Executives And Marubeni Executive Charged By FBI Los Angeles Branch With Bribing...

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 Two former executives of the Indonesian subsidiary of the French power and transportation company Alstom S.A. and a former executive of the Japanese trading company Marubeni Corporation have been charged in a superseding indictment unsealed today for their alleged participation in a scheme to pay bribes to foreign government officials in [...]

California Governor: Lower Bar For Forced Mental Health Care

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By ADAM BEAM and DON THOMPSON Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California should lower the legal bar...
Houses

Home Prices, Sales Dipped In L.A. County Last Month

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The median price of a single-family home in Los Angeles County dipped last month, along with sales of...
A police officer guards outside a Hollywood Hills home where a fatal shooting occurred on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Label: Rapper Pop Smoke Slain In Hollywood Hills Shooting

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By ANDREW DALTON AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — An up-and-coming rapper known as Pop Smoke was...
Hand Cuffed

Couple Set To Be Arraigned In 4-Year-Old Palmdale Boy’s Death

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The parents of a 4-year-old Palmdale boy are set to be arraigned today following a grand jury indictment...
Filing Taxes (U.S. Army photo illustration by Thomas Hamilton III)

California Property Tax Postponement Deadline Extended For Homeowners In 26 Counties

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - State Controller Betty T. Yee announced today that homeowners recently affected by major earthquakes, winter storms, wildfires and...
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L.A. Moves Closer To Providing Faster Access To LAX For Public Transit Riders; Receive...

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Los Angeles City Council voted today in favor of exploring the possibility of giving public transit users...
Pixelated Sex - Photographer: Descrier

Playa Del Rey Man Accused Of Killing Sex Therapist Bonded Out Of Jail

HOLLYWOOD (CNS) - A 41-year-old Playa del Rey man who was arrested on suspicion of murdering Amie Harwick, a prominent Hollywood marriage...
In this Nov. 15, 2019, file photo is an Uber office in Secaucus, N.J. Uber continued to lose cash as it poured money into building its food delivery business and developing technology for driverless cars, but revenue for its rides business nearly tripled as the company picked up more passengers around the world. The ride-hailing giant lost $1.1 billion in the fourth quarter of 2019, about 24% more than it lost at the same time last year. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

80 Employees Laid Off As Uber Closes Downtown Los Angeles Office

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - About 80 employees lost their jobs without notice when Uber recently closed its downtown Los Angeles customer support...
Donald Trump - Photographer: Gage Skidmore

Trump To Appear At Fundraiser In Rancho Mirage; Protests, Rallies Planned

RANCHO MIRAGE (CNS) - President Donald Trump will make a planned 2 1/2-hour visit to the Coachella Valley today for a fundraiser...
Orange County Seal

Alleged Drugging & Raping Doctor’s Attorneys Feud Over Civil Lawsuit

SANTA ANA (CNS) - An attorney representing victims in the case against a Newport Beach doctor and his girlfriend, who are charged...
Hollywood

L.A. Takes Steps to Limit Tour Buses from Causing Traffic, Safety Issues

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A Los Angeles City Council committee today advanced a motion that would give the city's Department of Transportation...
California State Senator Pat Bates

California Bill Introduced to Keep Sexually Violent Predator Hearings Open to Public

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A bill that would keep court hearings related to the release of Sexually Violent Predators open to the...
Los Angeles Sheriff Squad Car in WeHo- Photographer: Tony Webster

Family Of Mentally Ill Whittier Man Shot By Sheriff’s Deputies Files Suit

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A federal civil rights lawsuit filed by the family of a mentally ill Whittier man killed by sheriff's...
Steve Perry, RR021966 - Photographer: Joel

Ex-Journey Frontman’s L.A. Court Battle Over Demos Ends In Settlement

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Former Journey frontman Steve Perry's court battle with a former collaborator over unreleased demo recordings ended with a...
A Pacific Gas & Electric truck leaves the company's Oakland Service Center Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in Oakland, Calif. Pacific Gas & Electric's plan to emerge from bankruptcy faced another threat from California Gov. Gavin Newsom during a Tuesday court hearing that set the stage for a potentially dramatic showdown later this month. Newsom's lawyers told U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Dennis Montali they want to grill PG&E about the company's plans to borrow billions of dollars and sell more stock to help pay the $13.5 billion owed to more than 75,000 victims of catastrophic wildfires ignited by the utility's equipment and negligence. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

California Bill Introduced To Expand Enforcement Powers Over Utilities

OAKLAND (BCN)- A group of state legislators and Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley announced the introduction of a bill Tuesday that...
Trash Fire

Southern California AQMD Issues Another Wood-Burning Ban

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A residential no-burn alert will be in effect tomorrow in the South Coast Air Basin, which includes Orange...
Nurse Practitioner Surani Hayre-Kwan, left, and nurse practitioner student Kristina Crichton during an office visit with patient John Donaldson, a Guerneville resident who relies on Hayre-Kawn for his primary care. Photo by Anne Wernikoff for CalMatters

Facing Doctor Shortage, Will California Give Nurse Practitioners More Authority To Treat Patients?

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By Elizabeth Aguilera, CalMatters As California faces a growing shortage of primary care physicians, the Legislature...
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Los Angeles City Council Bans Use of Wild, Exotic Animals for Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Los Angeles City Council voted today to ban the use of exotic animals for entertainment purposes, effectively...
Homeless Cart

L.A. Homeless Services Authority To Debut Method Of Tracking Available Housing

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority today is planning to announce a method to address homelessness and supportive...
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center Hospital in San Diego

Among America’s Best In 2020: 48 California Hospitals Made The Cut

The health care information company Healthgrades recently released its latest rankings of the best hospitals in the United States. In California, 48...
Pier 1 Imports- Photographer: Mike Mozart

Pier 1 Files For Bankruptcy Protection Amid Online Challenge

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By DEE-ANN DURBIN AP Business Writer Pier 1 Imports Inc. — the once-trendy supplier of home goods like...
Gas Piping tunnel

“Extensive” Gas Leak Forces Evacuation Of Koreatown Apartment Building

LOS ANGELES (CNS) An "extensive'' release of gas occurring near a six-story residential structure in Koreatown today has forced the evacuation of...
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Members from federal, state and local law enforcement agencies wait to shoot during the 4th Annual Bowling Pin Shootout at the Rod and Gun Club here Friday, July 22, 2011. The Office of Special Investigations sponsored the event to help build relationships between different law enforcement agencies. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)

Santa Ana And Sheriff’s Officials Will Not Aid Increased ICE Enforcement

SANTA ANA (CNS) - Santa Ana and Orange County law enforcement officials said Friday they would not be doing anything to aid...
In this Jan. 3, 2019, file photo, Wendy Kerley gives Ethan Getman, 15, a shot of the flu vaccine at the Cordova Shot Nurse clinic in Memphis, Tenn. A second wave of flu is hitting the U.S., turning this into one of the nastiest flu seasons for children in a decade. (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian via AP, File)

Worst Flu Season In A Decade For California Children

LOS ANGELES, CA — This winter's flu season is on track to be one of the worst in more than a decade,...
In this Dec. 21, 2016 file photo, Robert Durst sits in a courtroom in Los Angeles. Durst faces trial in the slaying of his best friend 20 years ago. Jury selection begins Wednesday, Jan.19, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, Pool, File)

Eccentric Millionaire Durst Faces Trial In Friend’s Los Angeles Killing

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By BRIAN MELLEY Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — There is almost no physical evidence connecting New York...
Money and dollar bills

California Democrat Senator Glazer To Unveil Bill Calling For Fines Of Short-Term Rental Hosts

(BCN)- Sen. Steve Glazer (D-Orinda) plans to unveil new legislation Monday afternoon that would allow cities to fine short-term rental hosts who...
In this photo taken Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, Les Ouchida holds a 1943 photo of himself, front row, center, and his siblings taken at the internment camp his family was moved to, as he poses at the permanent exhibit titled "UpRooted Japanese Americans in World War II" at the California Museum in Sacramento, Calif. Ochida, who is a docent for the exhibit, and his family were forced to move in 1942 from their home near Sacramento to a camp in Jerome, Arkansas. Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi, D-Torrence has introduced a resolution to apologize for the state's role in carrying out the federal government's internment of Japanese-Americans. A similar resolution will be brought up before the state Senate by Sen. Richard Pan, D-Sacramento.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

California to Apologize for Internment of Japanese Americans

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By CUNEYT DIL Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Les Ouchida was born an American just outside California's capital...
Filing Taxes (U.S. Army photo illustration by Thomas Hamilton III)

Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti Announces 2020 Free Tax Preparation Assistance Initiative

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Mayor Eric Garcetti launched the Free Tax Prep L.A. 2020 initiative today to offer working families free tax...
State Seal- Everystockphoto: Photographer Hey Paul

First Wave of Travel Trailers Delivered To South Los Angeles As Part Of Emergency...

Feb 13, 2020, SACRAMENTO — Continuing the state’s emergency response to the homelessness crisis, Caltrans today delivered 10 travel trailers to a site in South Los Angeles to provide temporary housing for families experiencing homelessness. The deployment of travel trailers is part of the state’s comprehensive response to the crisis through a combination of new accountability measures, unprecedented proposed [...]
Kathleen Ready, of Hinsdale, N.H., heads over to the box to submit her ballot at the Millstream Community Center in Hinsdale, N.H., during the New Hampshire presidential primary elections, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. (Kristopher Radder/The Brattleboro Reformer via AP)

LA City Clerk Reminds People To Register To Vote In March 3 Primary Election

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The March 3 primaries are just weeks away, and today the Los Angeles City Clerk's Office reminded people...
A boy walks by a standing board with messages for the late Kobe Bryant at a memorial for Bryant in front of Staples Center in Los Angeles Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020. Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career with the Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday, Jan. 26. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Kobe Memorial May Require Tickets; No Outside Ceremony Or Procession Planned

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Tickets may be required to attend to the Feb. 24 Staples Center memorial for Kobe Bryant, sources told...
Court Gavel

Former Labor Union President Convicted Conspiracy, Embezzling Union Health Plan Funds And Lying To...

Thursday, February 13, 2020 LOS ANGELES – The former president of a Colton-based labor union has been found guilty by a jury of 14 felony charges for stealing nearly $800,000 from the union’s health plan fund, which he used to pay for personal expenses including legal bills and a car loan for his son’s Ford [...]
Trash Fire

California AQMD Issues Wood-Burning Ban Through Tomorrow For SoCal

RIVERSIDE (CNS) - If you're thinking of a romantic night in front of a roaring fireplace on Valentine's Day, think again.   A...
Children at Play

‘Troubling’ Audit Reveals California State Failure to Test Millions of Babies for Toxic Lead

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By Elizabeth Aguilera, CalMatters Millions of California toddlers who should have been tested for lead exposure have not received...
Money and dollar bills

SEC Sues Santa Clarita-Based Investment Advisers

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is suing a Santa Clarita investment advisory firm and its former co-owners...
LA METRO EXPO LINE Train #301-Photographer: Prayitno

L.A. Metro Reports A Five-Year Decline In Crime On Its Transportation Systems

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Crime on Los Angeles County's Metro bus and rail system has decreased 17% over the last five years,...
Plastic bottles on a conveyor belt at GreenWaste Recovery's facility in San Jose on July 29, 2019. Photo by Anne Wernikoff for CalMatters.

With One California Recycling Bill Already Dead, Will This Be The Year The State...

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By Rachel Becker, CalMatters Even the special interests that helped kill the California Senate bill aimed at reforming...
Classroom

Los Angeles Among Worst Places In U.S. To Raise Children, Report Finds

The Child Opportunity Index (COI), designed by Brandeis University in Massachusetts, measures 29 neighborhood conditions including proximity to early care and education, high...
MERS-CoV particles on camel epithelial cells - Photographer: NIAID

“Miscommunication” To Blame For San Diego Coronavirus Mixup, More Cases Likely

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A "miscommunication'' was the reason one patient currently at UC San Diego Health with novel coronavirus was accidentally...
Court Gavel

Inland Empire Man Convicted Of Federal Criminal Charges For Making Threats Against Congressional Staffers...

Thursday, February 13, 2020 LOS ANGELES – A San Bernardino County man has been found guilty by a jury of federal criminal charges that he made harassing telephone calls to government offices and threatened to injure congressional staffers and an intern who answered the calls. Robert Eric Stahlnecker, 48, of Twentynine Palms, was found guilty [...]
L.A. River with Old City Jail - Photographer: Laurie Avocado

Los Angeles River Restoration Effort Gets More Than $1.8 Million For Cleanup

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded more than $1.8 million to help fund a cleanup and...
Will, who provided his first name only, sits on the sidewalk across the street from LAC+USC Medical Center to panhandle for money until he has enough to go to McDonalds down the block. Will has been homeless since he arrived in Los Angeles from Chicago in 1982. Photo by Anne Wernikoff for CalMatters

Newsom Offers Vacant Land For Homeless Shelters, But Local Officials Worry: Who Will Pay?

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By Nigel Duara, CalMatters It was two hours after dusk in Santa Ana, and the temperature had dropped 10...
Marijuana, Cannabis - Markian Hawryluk/KHN

Los Angeles County DA Says 66,000 Marijuana Convictions Being Dismissed

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - L.A. County District Attorney Jackie Lacey said today 66,000 marijuana convictions will soon be dismissed in terms of...
Cocaine

Federal Indictment Targets Los Angeles Drug Ring

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Authorities today arrested 11 purported members of a long-running drug trafficking ring that allegedly distributed heroin, methamphetamine and...
White Bullet Train

Over Budget: Proposed California Bullet Train Costs Skyrocket To $80.3 Billion To Complete Project

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SACRAMENTO, Calif (AP) - The California High-Speed Rail Authority on Wednesday bumped its overall cost estimate for completing the rail line between San Francisco...
Flu vaccinations make their way to U.S. Army in Europe- Everystockphoto: Photographer - USACE Europe District

San Diego County Flu Death Toll Rises To 57; Number Of Cases Down 3rd...

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Seven influenza-related deaths were confirmed last week in San Diego County, bringing the number of fatalities so far...
Rosary Beads

Los Angeles Archdiocese Sued By Man Who Alleges He Was Abused As A Child...

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A man who alleges he was sexually abused as a child by a convicted Catholic priest is suing...
Los Angeles International Airport -LAX sign

Drivers Petition For City To Restore LAX Terminal Curbside Pickup For Taxis

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Taxi drivers flooded the hallways to Mayor Eric Garcetti's City Hall office and the council chamber today to...
Meade firefighters help extinguish apartment fire off post- Photographer: Fort George G. Meade Public Affairs Office

Fire Tears Through Apartment Complex In Tustin

TUSTIN (CNS) - One person was unaccounted for this morning following a five-alarm blaze that caused the roof of a two-story apartment...
State Seal- Everystockphoto: Photographer Hey Paul

Governor Newsom Announces Appointments 2.11.20

Governor Newsom Announces Appointments Feb 11, 2020, SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the following appointments: Sharon Hilliard, 55, of El Dorado Hills, has been appointed director of the Employment Development Department. Hilliard has been chief deputy director at the Employment Development Department since 2013, where she has held multiple positions since 1983, including deputy director [...]
The current price of gasoline is shown on a gas pump at an Arco gas station in San Diego

Southland Gas Prices Fall To Their Lowest Prices Since March

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County dropped today to its...
AMC Promenade 16 Woodland Hills

AMC Moving From Woodland Hills Promenade Mall To Topanga Westfield Mall

Valley News Group - Westfield has announced they will open a state-of-the-art AMC luxury theatre with 12 screens that will be approximately...
In this March 2, 2019, file photo Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna watch the first half of an NCAA college basketball game between Connecticut and Houston in Storrs, Conn. A public memorial service for Bryant, Gianna and seven others killed in a helicopter crash is planned for Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, at Staples Center in Los Angeles, a person with knowledge of the details told The Associated Press on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

Kobe Bryant, Daughter Buried In Southern California Cemetery

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By STEFANIE DAZIO Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, were buried...
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Man Found Guilty of Domestic Violence Murders Of CSUN In Winnetka

February 11, 2020, A jury has found a 28-year-old man guilty of killing his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend at her Winnetka apartment building in 2016, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced today. Brian Gonzalez aka Brian Hammons was convicted yesterday of two counts of murder with special circumstance allegations of murder during [...]
Hand Cuffed

Glendale Tax Preparer Arrested On Suspicion Of Defrauding U.S. Treasury

GLENDALE (CNS) - A Glendale-based registered tax preparer is facing federal charges for allegedly defrauding the U.S. Treasury of more than $645,000.  ...
In this Nov. 15, 2019, file photo is an Uber office in Secaucus, N.J. Uber continued to lose cash as it poured money into building its food delivery business and developing technology for driverless cars, but revenue for its rides business nearly tripled as the company picked up more passengers around the world. The ride-hailing giant lost $1.1 billion in the fourth quarter of 2019, about 24% more than it lost at the same time last year. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Los Angeles Hearing Officer Upholds LADOT Temporary Suspension Of Uber’s JUMP E-Bicycles

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A city hearing officer upheld the Los Angeles Department of Transportation's temporary ban on Uber's JUMP e-bicycles today,...
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Bell Goes Vegan at 2nd Border X Event

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Bell, California - Beer flowed as the DJ busted out tunes and people lined up to taste food and try merchandise from...
Bell High School

Making History – Bell High School Takes First Place In LAUSD Academic Decathlon

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February 8, 2020 - Hollywood, California Bell High School took top honors at the 2020 Los Angeles Unified School...
Dr. Nancy Knight, center, of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention talks to reporters, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside, Calif. Nearly 200 evacuees are ending a two-week quarantine at the Southern California military base, where they have been living since flying out of China in the wake of a deadly viral outbreak. None have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, which has claimed more than 1,000 lives worldwide. Hundreds of evacuees remain under quarantine at other bases in California, Texas and Nebraska. (AP Photo/Amy Taxin)

CDC Cites Label Error In Mixup Involving Coronavirus Patient

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By AMY TAXIN, JOHN ANTCZAK and ELLIOT SPAGAT Associated Press SAN DIEGO (AP) — A labeling error caused...
Money and dollar bills

San Diego Supervisors OK County Applying For $10M Grant For Homeless Relief

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The Board of Supervisors today unanimously cleared the way for the county Department of Health and Human Services...
This Nov. 1, 2019, file photo shows flames from a backfire on a hillside as firefighters battle the Maria Fire in Santa Paula, Calif. California Gov. Gavin Newsom is urging a federal judge to reject Pacific Gas and Electric's blueprint for getting out of bankruptcy and renewing his threat to lead a bid to turn the beleaguered utility into a government-run operation. PG&E is trying to dig out of a financial hole created by more than $50 billion in claims stemming from a series of catastrophic wildfires that have been blamed on the San Francisco company. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)

California Governor Wants To Grill PG&E About Financing Plan

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By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric's plan to emerge from...
Dr. Nancy Knight, center, of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention talks to reporters, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside, Calif. Nearly 200 evacuees are ending a two-week quarantine at the Southern California military base, where they have been living since flying out of China in the wake of a deadly viral outbreak. None have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, which has claimed more than 1,000 lives worldwide. Hundreds of evacuees remain under quarantine at other bases in California, Texas and Nebraska. (AP Photo/Amy Taxin)

Riverside Evacuee Group Cleared To Leave Coronavirus Quarantine In US

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RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A group of 195 evacuees was cleared Tuesday to end a two-week quarantine at a Southern California military...
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San Diego Man Sentenced For Assaulting A U.S. Border Patrol Agent With A Handgun

Monday, February 10, 2020, SAN DIEGO – Hector Rodriguez-Chavez, a Mexican national, was sentenced in federal court today to 141 months in prison for pointing a loaded handgun at a U.S. Border Patrol agent in November 2018. Rodriguez-Chavez pleaded guilty in September 2019 to one count of assault on a federal officer with a deadly [...]
In this Dec. 9, 2002, file photo, a security guard patrols near the main entrance of Alvarado Hospital, in San Diego, which is owned by Tenet Healthcare Corporation. Tenet Healthcare Corporation and its Southern California hospital Desert Regional Medical Center will pay $1.41 million to resolve allegations that it knowingly charged Medicare for implanting unnecessary cardiac monitors in patients, federal prosecutors said Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Fred Greaves, File)

Tenet Healthcare To Pay $1.4M To Settle Cardiac Lawsuit

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tenet Healthcare Corporation and its Southern California hospital Desert Regional Medical Center will pay $1.41 million to resolve...
The current price of gasoline is shown on a gas pump at an Arco gas station in San Diego

Average L.A. And San Diego County Gas Price Drops To Lowest Amount Since Aug....

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County dropped today to its...
Eric Garcetti

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti Launches L.A.’s Decade Of Action To Fight “The Climate...

February 10, 2020, LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti today kicked off a Decade of Action to confront and combat the climate crisis, with the signing of  “L.A.’s Green New Deal: Leading By Example,” his 25th Executive Directive since taking office. Joined by a diverse coalition of elected officials, environmental advocates, business leaders, and young [...]
The gathering storm - Everystockphoto: Photographer net_efekt

More High Winds Buffet California Southland

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Cold Santa Ana winds blew across the Southland today and, though not as strong as Monday's, they generated...
Harvey Weinstein arrives for his rape trial, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Defense Rests Without Weinstein Testifying At Rape Trial

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By MICHAEL R. SISAK and TOM HAYS Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The defense rested its case...
Marijuana, Cannabis - Markian Hawryluk/KHN

Ex-Marijuana Warehouse Employee Sentenced To 14 Years In Federal Prison For Planning $2 Million...

Monday, February 10, 2020, LOS ANGELES – A Walnut man was sentenced today to 168 months in federal prison for orchestrating a $2 million armed robbery of a commercial marijuana warehouse where over half a ton of marijuana was stolen with the help of a corrupt Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputy. Christopher Myung Kim, 30, [...]
In this Aug. 4, 2017 file photo Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Mike Bolsinger, left, walks off the mound as Houston Astros' Marwin Gonzalez rounds the bases after hitting a three-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Houston. Bolsinger sued the Astros on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020 claiming their sign-stealing scheme contributed to a poor relief appearance August 2017 that essentially ended his big league career. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith, file)

Ex-Blue Jays Reliever Sues Astros In Los Angeles Over Sign-Stealing Scandal

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former major league pitcher Mike Bolsinger sued the Houston Astros on Monday, claiming their sign-stealing scheme contributed to...
Water Pipes

Huntington Beach Company Settles Stormwater Runoff Dispute With EPA

HUNTINGTON BEACH (CNS) - A Huntington Beach-based company finalized a settlement today with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, agreeing to pay a...
Money

Former Long Beach-Based IRS Agent Gets Home Detention In Bribery Case

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A former Long Beach-based IRS agent who tried to collect a $5,000 bribe from a taxpayer was sentenced...
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, second from right, announces an independent review of the Los Angeles Police Department's use of a gang member database after allegations of misuse on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020 in Los Angeles. The California Department of Justice will review the Los Angeles Police Department's records and policies regarding use of the state's gang member database after allegations emerged that officers in an elite crime suppression team falsified records and listed innocent people as gang members, Becerra said Monday. (AP Photo/Stefanie Dazio)

CA Attorney General Says DOJ Will Audit LAPD Gang Field Reports

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Following allegations that some Los Angeles police officers falsified data collected during traffic stops and wrongly labeled some...
Crystal Meth

O.C. Lawyer Arrested On Federal Grand Jury Indictment Alleging Illegal Firearms Sales And Methamphetamine...

Monday, February 10, 2020, LOS ANGELES – An Orange County lawyer was arrested today on a federal grand jury indictment charging her with conspiring to sell firearms without a license and distributing methamphetamine.           Melinda Romines, 41, of Anaheim, was taken into federal custody this morning. She is expected to make her initial court appearance [...]
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 Aug. 29

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County dropped one-tenth of a...
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Storm Brings Wind And Snow, Triggers Power Outages In Southern California

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A cold winter storm out of Canada brought snow to the San Gabriel Mountains today and strong winds...
Cocaine

Coast Guard Brings $338M Of Seized Cocaine To San Diego

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says nearly 20,000 pounds of cocaine seized in the eastern Pacific Ocean has been...
Model Lauren Marie Young arrives to testify at Harvey Weinstein's rape trial, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Rape Accuser Called Weinstein ‘Soulmate,’ Ex-roomate Says

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By TOM HAYS and MICHAEL R. SISAK Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The woman Harvey Weinstein is...
Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

Academy Announces Dec. 14 Opening Date for Motion Picture Museum Reconstructed from the Wilshire...

HOLLYWOOD (CNS) - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced tonight that its long-awaited museum dedicated to the history and...
Rain Drops on Window

High Wind Warning in Effect Until 9 a.m. Monday in California Valleys & Mountains

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A rainstorm swept through the Southland today, accompanied by thunder and warnings about high winds and dangerous driving...
John Lee, Los Angeles City Councilman

Independent Money Favors Incumbent John Lee in L.A. Council District 12 Race

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Los Angeles Ethics Commission lifted the campaign-expenditure limit today in the primary election for City Council District...
Echo Park, Los Angeles

Los Angeles City Councilman Mitch O’Farrell Announces New Safe Overnight Parking Lot in Echo...

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Los Angeles City Councilman Mitch O'Farrell announced the launch of a Safe Parking Program site today in Echo...
Clear Water- Photographer: William Warby

Coachella Valley Water District Nets $59 Million Loan For Stormwater Projects In Riverside County

PALM DESERT (CNS) - The Coachella Valley Water District received a $59 million loan from federal authorities to pay for stormwater channel...

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