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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 [...]
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...
Classroom

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...
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...
Police Car Flashing Lights

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...
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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.
Port of Long Beach - May 2007, Scott Lederer

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...
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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...
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...
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...
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,” [...]
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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 [...]
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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...
Graffiti Art Wall

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...
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...
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...
Classroom

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...
Department of Justice

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...
Los Angeles County Seal

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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 [...]
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....
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...
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...
Eric Garcetti

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...
The gathering storm - Everystockphoto: Photographer net_efekt

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...
LA METRO EXPO LINE Train #301-Photographer: Prayitno

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...
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 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...
Eric Garcetti

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti Raises City’s Emergency Status To Highest Level

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti today raised the city's emergency response status to its highest level due to...
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Four Los Angeles Co-Conspirator Charged In $2.6 Million Auto Loan Fraud

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A 67-year-old man accused of creating fraudulent auto loans as part of an organized ring that collected $2.6...
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

LAPD Asks Residents To File Non-Emergency Crime Reports Online

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - In the spirit of social distancing, the Los Angeles Police Department was urging residents today to use an...
Snowed In Car

Winter Storm Aims At California Southland

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A winter storm will sweep into the Southland today, generating rain, snow, and relatively low temperatures over the...
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)

Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti Issues Temporary Restrictions To Help Slow Spread Of Novel Coronavirus,...

March 15, 2020 LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti tonight issued an emergency order to strengthen the City’s response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), placing temporary restrictions on restaurants, bars, and other establishments in the City of Los Angeles. The order includes temporary closure of bars and nightclubs that do not serve food, movie theaters and entertainment [...]
Los Angeles International Airport -LAX sign

LAX Screening Returning Passengers for COVID-19 Causing Delays, Long Lines

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Long lines were reported this morning at Los Angeles International Airport, which has been designated as one of...
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Starbucks Sued In Los Angeles In Spat Over Gift Card Cash Redemptions

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Starbucks Corp. is being sued by a customer who alleges the coffee shop chain in 2019 wrongfully...
Storm Drain

Los Angeles Beachgoers Urged To Avoid Water Near Storm Drains

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - With rainwater sending debris and other potentially hazardous materials cascading to the coast, Los Angeles County health officials...
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Two San Gabriel Valley Residents Arrested In Marriage Fraud Scheme

Thursday, March 12, 2020 Federal Authorities Also Arrest Two Other Defendants Who Allegedly Paid Tens of Thousands of Dollars for Sham ‘Green Card’ Marriages          LOS ANGELES – As part of a multistate investigation, two San Gabriel Valley residents were arrested this morning on federal charges that allege they orchestrated a scheme in which Chinese nationals [...]
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 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...
People wear face masks as they sit on the Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain in Piccadilly Circus, in London, Friday, March 13, 2020. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia.(AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

The Latest: Los Angeles, San Diego close schools for 750,000

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The Latest on the world's coronavirus pandemic: The Los Angeles Unified School District and San Diego school districts will...
Rain Drops on Window

Slow-Moving Storm System to Finally Depart

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Pacific storm that's been hanging over the Southland since Monday will serve up a wet morning commute...
Money and dollar bills

Santa Monica Settles For Over $42M In Sex Abuse Case Involving Former City Employee

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A $42.6 million settlement was reached between 24 alleged sexual abuse victims and the city of Santa Monica,...
Los Angeles International Airport -LAX sign

LAX To Close Central Terminal Area During Early Morning Hours For Cleaning

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Los Angeles International Airport officials said today they will close the Central Terminal Area to the public every...
The current price of gasoline is shown on a gas pump at an Arco gas station in San Diego

Average California Southland Gas Prices Continue Drop: 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...
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Los Angeles Police Department To Hold DUI Checkpoints And DUI Saturation Patrols NA20022ti

News Release Thursday, March 12, 2020 Los Angeles Police Department to hold DUI Checkpoints and DUI Saturation Patrols NA20022ti What: DUI Saturation Patrol When: Friday, March 13, 2020, 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Where: Southwest Area _________________________________________ What: DUI & Driver's License Checkpoint When: Friday, March 13, 2020, 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. Where: Vermont [...]
DEA agents search a residential house during an arrest of a suspected drug trafficker on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 in Diamond Bar, Calif. In early-morning raids Wednesday, federal agents fanned out across the U.S., culminating a six-month investigation with the primary goal of dismantling the upper echelon of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel, known as CJNG. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

Feds In L.A. Announce Crackdown On Jalisco Drug Cartel

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Federal officials in Los Angeles today announced the results of Project Python, a joint-agency operation targeting the Jalisco...
Nestor Enrique Valencia

Two-Term City of Bell Councilman Nestor Valencia Appears Headed Towards Defeat

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BELL, CALIFORNIA - Bell City Council Member Nestor Enrique Valencia appears to have been defeated in the race for city council. Los...
La Vela Creations

South Gate Siblings Cultivate Culture with Scented Candles

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SOUTH GATE, CALIFORNIA - Siblings Luis and Jazmin Garcia are the co-owners of La Vela Creations, a home-based, small business candle making...
Money and dollar bills

Former Human Resources Head Wins More Than $300,000 In Retaliation Suit Against La Puente...

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A jury ordered the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District to pay more than $300,000 to its former...
Eric Garcetti

Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti Announces Millions In New Investments For L.A. Parks

March 9, 2020Over $19 million in state funding will help refurbish two parks, create two more in underserved neighborhoodsLOS ANGELES — Mayor Garcetti today announced $19.2 million in state funding to improve two existing City parks and create two new ones in underserved neighborhoods.“Parks are the heart of our city, because they are where people [...]
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LAUSD Declares State Of Emergency

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Los Angeles Board of Education has declared a state of emergency, giving Superintendant Austin Beutner the authority...
In this Aug. 28, 2019, file photo, opera singer Placido Domingo performs during a concert in Szeged, Hungary. An investigation commissioned by the Los Angeles Opera into sexual harassment allegations against Domingo has found that the legendary tenor engaged in "inappropriate conduct" with multiple women over the three decades he held senior positions at the company, which he helped found and later led. Investigators deemed the allegations credible, according to a summary released Tuesday, March 10, 2020, by LA Opera. (AP Photo/Laszlo Balogh, File)

LA Opera Finds Harassment Reports Against Domingo ‘Credible’

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By JOCELYN GECKER Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An investigation commissioned by the Los Angeles Opera into sexual...
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California Man Will Plead Guilty In Fake Modern Art Fraud

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California man has agreed to plead guilty to trying to sell $6 million worth of phony...
UPS Van - Photographer: Open Grid Scheduler / Grid Engine

Attorney Recommends Large Damages Award For Fired Los Angeles Racially Discriminated UPS Worker

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A white former United Parcel Service employee deserves more than $12 million in damages after he was wrongfully...
Mike Feuer - Image Credit AP

City Attorney Mike Feuer Running For Mayor Of Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - City Attorney Mike Feuer has become the first major candidate in the race to be Los Angeles' next...
This Nov. 2, 2019, file photo shows track workers treating Mongolian Groom after the Breeders' Cup Classic horse race at Santa Anita Park, in Arcadia, Calif. Breeders' Cup Classic. A report released Tuesday, March 10, 2020, by the California Horse Racing Board on a spate of horse deaths at Santa Anita found that no illegal medications were used on the animals and 39% percent of the 23 fatalities occurred on surfaces affected by wet weather. The long-awaited report focused on 23 deaths as a result of racing or training between Dec. 30, 2018, and March 31, 2019. The fatalities roiled the industry and led track owner The Stronach Group to institute several reforms involving safety and medication. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

CHRB Report Into Santa Anita Horse Deaths Finds No Illegal Medications, Procedures

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A months-long investigation by state regulators into the deaths of 23 horses at Santa Anita racetrack in 2018-19...
The current price of gasoline is shown on a gas pump at an Arco gas station in San Diego

California Southland Gas Prices At Lowest Amounts Since Last March

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County dropped 1.6 cents today...
Court Gavel

Mexican National Who Ran Stash House And Laundered Money For Group Linked To Sinaloa...

Monday, March 9, 2020 LOS ANGELES – A Mexican National who was charged in the first major narcotics trafficking indictment resulting from an investigation by the Los Angeles Strike Force was sentenced today to 63 months in federal prison for his role in an international narcotics network that transported 21 pounds of pure methamphetamine across [...]
Rain Drops on Window

California Southland Getting A Big Dose Of Wet Weather This Week

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Rainy weather moved into the Southland today as a result of a Pacific storm that is expected to...
Van Nuys Airport - Photographer" Hector Sanchez

Van Nuys Airport Completes Reconstruction Of Taxiway B

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Los Angeles World Airports announced today that work has been completed on the $29.7 million, 14-month project to...
Court Gavel

Two Los Angeles Men Sentenced To One Year In Jail, Five On Probation In...

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Two men convicted of more than 200 counts in a fraudulent scheme related to their work for a...
led zeppelin members -Photographer: julio zeppelin

Zeppelin Wins Latest Battle Of The Bands In `Stairway’ Fight

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By ANDREW DALTON AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal appeals court on Monday restored a...
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Mitchell Englander Arrested; Charged With Obstructing Probe

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Former Los Angeles City Councilman Mitchell Englander was arrested today on charges of obstructing a probe into his...
Court Gavel

Man To Be Sentenced For Fraud Scheme Targeting Southland Elderly

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A 29-year-old man is expected to be sentenced today for his role as a leader of a cross-border...
Rain Day - Photographer: Robert Couse-Baker

Pacific Storm To Strike California Southland

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Rainy weather is expected in the Southland between today and Wednesday as a result of a Pacific storm,...
Los Angeles International Airport -LAX sign

Los Angeles Airport, LAX, Officials Say They Continue to Take Steps to Prevent Coronavirus...

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Los Angeles International Airport officials have reiterated their plans to take steps to reduce the spread of germs...
In this July 1, 2019 file photo, a homeless man moves his belongings from a street behind Los Angeles City Hall as crews prepared to clean the area. Gov. Gavin Newsom is calling for better mental health care to help treat the state's large homeless population as he addresses one of the state's most pressing problems in his second State of the State speech to be given Wednesday, Feb. 19. 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

AIDS Healthcare Foundation Criticizes L.A. Officials For Skid Row Hotel Issues

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Frustrated over what they said is a lack of attention and slow process to upgrade utilities at a...
In this Feb. 5, 2020, file photo, a plane carrying evacuees from the virus zone in China lands at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego. An evacuee from China has tested positive for the coronavirus and has been isolated at a San Diego hospital, a person with direct knowledge of the matter tells The Associated Press, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

2 More Coronavirus Cases Confirmed In L.A. County, Including LAX Screener

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Two more people in Los Angeles County -- including a second passenger-medical screener at LAX -- tested positive...
Colin Egglesfield of Los Angeles - 2013 LA Marathon Photos - Photographer: Michael Dorausch

L.A. Marathon, Expo Begin Today, Steps Taken to Prevent Spread of Coronavirus

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Los Angeles Marathon and Expo weekend kicks off today, with county health officials and race organizers saying...
Los Angeles International Airport -LAX sign

Taxis Will Once Again Be Allowed To Pick Up LAX Passengers, In Limited Scope

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Taxi drivers were told by staff members at Los Angeles International Airport today that they will once again...
Los Angeles Fire Department Fire Fighting

Los Angeles City Sued Over Massive 2018 Fire At Boyle Heights Warehouse

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A company that was a tenant in a Boyle Heights warehouse where three firefighters were injured fighting a...
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)

California Coronavirus Update: 4 More Cases Confirmed In Los Angeles County

One day after a state of emergency was declared in Los Angeles County as six new cases of novel coronavirus were reported,...
A sign reads "Sorry, Out of Order," on a voting station as people cast the ballots Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at the Silverlake Independent Jewish Community Center in Los Angeles. Poll workers said that computer network issues slowed both the voter check-in process and made some machines unusable. About one-third of the approximately 40 machines were being used. The resulting line meant voting took about an hour. (AP Photo/Justin Pritchard)

Padilla Wants Mail Ballots Sent To All Los Angeles County Voters

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Reacting to the hours-long waits that occurred at some voting centers during the primary election, California Secretary of...
MAGA - Photographer: kivoton

Torrance Man Pleads “No Contest” To Attack In Hermosa Beach Bar Over MAGA Hat

TORRANCE (CNS) - A San Fernando Valley man pleaded no contest today to attacking a man who was wearing a red hat...

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