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The Golden State. California, a western U.S. state, stretches from the Mexican border along the Pacific for nearly 900 miles. Its terrain includes cliff-lined beaches, redwood forest, the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Central Valley farmland and the Mojave Desert.

Eugenia Kendall, right, wears a mask outside of the Vacaville City Hall while standing with her husband, Ivan, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, in Vacaville, Calif. On Wednesday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed a case of coronavirus in Solano County, California. It's believed to be the first case in the U.S. of someone who has not traveled abroad or been in close contact with someone who has. Eugenia Kendall says she wears a mask because her immune system has been weakened from the chemotherapy she receives for ovarian cancer. Ivan Kendall says the they are not paranoid, just being practical. (AP Photo/Don Thompson)

Agency: 2nd US Case Of Person Who Got Virus From California Community

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Health officials have confirmed the second case of novel coronavirus in the United States believed to have been transmitted to a person...
Money

California State Awards $8.5 Million For San Francisco Waterfront Park In India Basin

State Awards $8.5 Million for Waterfront Park in India Basin Project will transform a vacant industrial lot in the Southeastern neighborhood into the City’s newest park Thursday,February27,2020, San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed today announced that funding from a voter-approved bond measure to create new parks and recreation opportunities in underserved communities will [...]
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Bakersfield Attorney Indicted For Scheme To Defraud Her Clients

Thursday, February 27, 2020 FRESNO, Calif. — On Feb. 20, a federal grand jury returned an eight-count indictment against Heather Christiansen Stanley, 47, of Bakersfield, charging her with five counts of wire fraud, two counts of mail fraud, and one count of attempt to evade and defeat assessment of a tax, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott [...]
AMC Promenade 16 Woodland Hills

Westfield Unveils Updated Plan For New Warner Center 2035 Development: Promenade Stadium Shrinks

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield released a revamped plan Friday, Feb. 21. for its sprawling Warner Center development in Woodland Hills with a stadium smaller than originally...
LA METRO EXPO LINE Train #301-Photographer: Prayitno

L.A. Metro To Debut Ride-Hailing Service For Short Trips Starting This Summer

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority's board of directors voted today in favor of starting a three-year...
A person leaves NorthBay VacaValley Hospital, where a woman diagnosed with coronavirus previously sought treatment, on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, in Vacaville, Calif. Public health officials are retracing the steps of the woman, believed to be the first person in the U.S. to contract the highly contagious coronavirus without traveling abroad or coming in close contact with an international traveller. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Northern California City At Epicenter Of Coronavirus Mystery

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By DON THOMPSON and ADAM BEAM Associated Press VACAVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Residents of...
In this July 26, 2018, file photo former Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna watch during the U.S. national championships swimming meet in Irvine, Calif. Federal investigators say wreckage from the helicopter that crashed last month and killed Bryant, his daughter and seven others did not show any outward evidence of engine failure, the National Transportation Safety Board said Friday, Feb. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson,File)

Report: Los Angeles Deputies Shared Kobe Bryant Crash Photos

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By STEFANIE DAZIO Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities are investigating whether deputies shared graphic photos of...
In this June 5, 2018, file photo, voters mark ballots at a polling place in the library at the Robert F. Kennedy Elementary School in Los Angeles. Californians start voting Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, in a high-profile Democratic presidential primary that has no clear front-runner. For the first time, Californians can register to vote on election day at the polls. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

California Voting Changes Raise Concerns For ‘Super Tuesday’

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By JANIE HAR Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Major changes to the way people vote have election...
This image provided by KABC-TV shows a crane at a construction that collapsed outside SoFi Stadium, the new home of the Los Angeles Chargers and the Los Angeles Rams on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020 in Inglewood, Calif. No injuries have been reported, fire department spokesman Franklin Lopez said. It's not clear what caused the crane to collapse in a parking lot outside the stadium. (KABC-TV via AP)

No Injuries Reported When Crane Collapses At LA Stadium Site

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INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — A large construction crane collapsed Friday morning outside SoFi Stadium, the new home of the NFL's Los Angeles...
Houses

Housing Prices Go Higher: Los Angeles Is Now The Least Affordable Housing Market In...

For the past two years, the least affordable housing market has been San Francisco, with a median home price of $908,750.
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)

Regulators Boost PG&E’s Wildfire Fine To $2.1 Billion

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By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California power regulators slapped Pacific Gas and Electric...
Crystal Meth

Pay To Stay Sober: New California Bill To Pay Meth Users To Not Get...

A new California bill would offer financial rewards to meth users who stay sober. SB-888 was introduced this week by...
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)

Education Dept. Slams USC Over Handling Of Complaints Against Gynecologist

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Citing systemic failures in the university's response to allegations of sexual misconduct by then-campus gynecologist George Tyndall, the...

California Abnormally Dry After Low-Precipitation Winter

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By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A dry beginning of the year has left most of...
Whittier Courthouse

Whittier City Sues Insurers For Alleged Failure To Compensate For $3 Million Settlement

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The city of Whittier filed court papers against two insurance companies for allegedly refusing to compensate the community...
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Two Los Angeles Pharmacy Owners Sentenced For Multimillion-Dollar Scheme That Billed Medicare, Cigna $11.8...

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 Two owners and operators of a Los Angeles pharmacy were both sentenced today to 144 months in prison for their roles in a health care fraud scheme where Medicare and CIGNA were billed more than $11.8 million in fraudulent claims for prescription drugs. Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the [...]
Money and dollar bills

Long Beach To Receive More Than $10 Million For Flood Control

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragan announced today an $8.9 million grant to improve flood control infrastructure in Long Beach.  ...
In this Jan. 29, 2020, file photo, Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey, left, and her two challengers, former San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon, middle, and former public defender Rachel Rossi participate at the L.A. District Attorney candidates debate in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

High-Stakes Los Angeles DA’s Race: Status Quo Vs. Reform

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By BRIAN MELLEY Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jackie Lacey, the first black woman to lead the...
Los Angeles police officers stand after a pursuit of a stolen hearse with with a casket and body inside on Interstate 110 in South Los Angeles Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. The hearse was stolen from outside a Greek Orthodox church in East Pasadena on Wednesday night. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says one person is in custody. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

Stolen Hearse Carrying Casket Recovered After Los Angeles Freeway Chase

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By STEFANIE DAZIO and JOHN ANTCZAK Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — It has all the hallmarks of...
Sun shining at clear sky with real lens flare and copy space - Photographer: Skeyndor

Southland Weather Update: Hot Spell Spikes And Gusty Winds Blow

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - This week's hot spell will reach a climax today, with highs in several Southland communities nearing or reaching...
No To New Taxes

The Developer Bonus Tucked Into Proposition 13; The School “Bond” On Your Ballot

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By Matt Levin, CalMatters California voters are being asked to approve a controversial measure making it easier for...
Money

Brace For The Deluge: Special Interests Are Spending Millions To Get The California Legislators...

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By Ben Christopher, CalMatters With two weeks to go before election day in California, businesses, labor unions,...
A skateboarder is seen in silhouette on Venice Beach in Los Angeles, California

USC Study Identifies Benefits In Skateboarding

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - USC researchers found multiple benefits in skateboarding, ranging from mental health to education and careers, the university announced...
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Sentencing Today For L.A. Pharmacy Owners In Fraud Scheme

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Sentencing is scheduled today for two Los Angeles pharmacy owners who were convicted of participating in a multi-million...
Cracks are seen in the street next to Trona Community Church after a powerful magnitude 7.1 earthquake broke, triggered by a 6.4 the previous day, near the epicenter in Trona, California

3.7- Magnitude Earthquake Hits North Bay Area

SAN FRANCISCO – A preliminary 3.7-magnitude earthquake hit the North Bay on Wednesday. The quake hit about 3.5 miles...
State Seal- Everystockphoto: Photographer Hey Paul

Governor Newsom Announces Appointments 2.25.20

Feb 25, 2020, SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the following appointments: Elizabeth Morris, 72, of San Diego, has been reappointed to the California Housing Partnership Corporation, where she has served since 2013. Morris has been principal at E.M. Advisors since 2008. She was president and chief executive officer at the San Diego Housing Commission from [...]
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)

PG&E Chief Testifies At San Francisco Commission Hearing That He Has Been Deeply Affected...

SAN FRANCISCO (BCN)- The chief executive officer of PG&E testified at a California Public Utilities Commission hearing in San Francisco Tuesday that...
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)

Construction Starting On Bridge Home Facility In Los Feliz

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A groundbreaking was held today for A Bridge Home facility in Los Feliz that will temporarily provide shelter...
Plane taking off

Flight Attendant Diagnosed With Coronavirus After Flight To Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A Korean Air flight attendant who worked on flights out of Los Angeles International Airport was diagnosed today...
In this Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, photo, Jason Meek, whose Northern California wine country home was destroyed in 2017, walks through the remains of his home in Santa Rosa, Calif. A $13.5 billion settlement between victims, including Meek, of California's catastrophic wildfires and Pacific Gas & Electric was supposed to bring some peace and hope to people still reeling from the devastation. Instead, it has sparked confusion, resentment, suspicion and despair as the victims, government agencies, and lawyers grapple for their piece of the settlement fund. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

California Wildfire Victims Fear They’ll Be Last In Payout

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By MICHAEL LIEDTKE and DAISY NGUYEN Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A $13.5 billion settlement between victims...
Boxdotcom

Box.com Ordered to Pay Fines and Fees for Automatic Renewal Violations

February 25, 2020: Box.com Ordered to Pay Fines and Fees for Automatic Renewal Violations The cloud-storage provider, Box.com has been ordered to pay $274,000 in penalties, costs, and restitution in a civil law enforcement case alleging customers were automatically charged for ongoing subscriptions without their express consent, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced [...]
In this Nov. 3, 1980 file photo, former President Gerald Ford, from left, lends his support to Republican presidential candidate Ronald Reagan and his running mate George H.W. Bush in Peoria, Ill. The last Republican presidential candidate that California went for was George H.W. Bush. For both Oregon and Washington it was Ronald Reagan. Now, Republicans are struggling to hold seats in Congress, statehouses and city councils. (AP Photo, File)

‘No Way Out’: Demographics Drive GOP Nosedive On West Coast

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By ANDREW SELSKY Associated Press BEND, Ore. (AP) — In the early 1990s, the population of Bend was...
UCLA Bruins Logo

UCLA Reports $5.49 Billion In Donations

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Centennial Campaign for UCLA, an ambitious fundraising campaign, has raised $5.49 billion, UCLA announced today.   As UCLA...
A fire burns after an explosion at the Marathon Refinery in Carson on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. (Scott Varley/The Orange County Register via AP)

Refinery Fire In Metro LA Controlled By Firefighters

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Carson, Calif. (AP) — A fire at a large refinery in metro Los Angeles was under control early Wednesday and no injuries...
City of Bell

City of Bell City Council Election 2020 – Meet Yamel “Jimmy” Mourad

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The City of Bell, California will hold an election for City Council on March 3, 2020. Three seats are open and there...
Belen Bernal

City of South Gate City Council Election 2020 – Meet Belén Bernal

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The City of South Gate, California will hold an election for City Council on March 3, 2020. Three seats are open and...
Gil Hurtado

City of South Gate City Council Election 2020 – Meet Gil Hurtado

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The City of South Gate, California will hold an election for City Council on March 3, 2020. Three seats are open and...
Marcos A Oliva

City of Bell City Council Election 2020 – Meet Marcos Oliva

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The City of Bell, California will hold an election for City Council on March 3, 2020. Three seats are open and there...
Maria R. Davila

City of South Gate City Council Election 2020 – Meet Maria R. Davila

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The City of South Gate, California will hold an election for City Council on March 3, 2020. Three seats are open and...
Photo credit: Los Angeles City Council member Gil Cedillo

City of Huntington Park City Council Election 2020 – Meet Jhonny I. Pineda

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The City of Huntington Park, California will hold an election for City Council on March 3, 2020. Three seats are open and...
Jose De La Paz

City of South Gate City Council Election 2020 – Meet Jose De La...

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The City of South Gate, California will hold an election for City Council on March 3, 2020. Three seats are open and...
Melissa Peralta Alvarado

City of South Gate City Council Election 2020 – Meet Melissa Peralta Alvarado

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The City of South Gate, California will hold an election for City Council on March 3, 2020. Three seats are open and...
Monica Arroyo Khatib

City of Bell City Council Election 2020- Meet Monica Arroyo* Khatib

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The City of Bell, California will hold an election for City Council on March 3, 2020. Three seats are open and there...
Joel Gallardo

City of Bell City Council Election 2020 – Meet Fidencio Joel Gallardo

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The City of Bell, California will hold an election for City Council on March 3, 2020. Three seats are open and there...
Graciela Ortiz

City of Huntington Park City Council Election 2020 – Meet Graciela Ortiz

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The City of Huntington Park, California will hold an election for City Council on March 3, 2020. Three seats are open and...
Maria Del Pilar Avalos

City of South Gate City Council Election 2020 – Meet Maria Del Pilar Avalos

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The City of South Gate, California will hold an election for City Council on March 3, 2020. Three seats are open and...
Nestor Enrique Valencia

City of Bell City Council Election 2020- Meet Nestor Enrique Valencia

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The City of Bell, California will hold an election for City Council on March 3, 2020. Three seats are open and there...
Wildfire

California Representative Gil Cisneros District Receives $8 Million In Wildfire Rebuilding Aid

FULLERTON (CNS) - Rep. Gil Cisneros Jr., D-Fullerton, today announced $8 million in state funds have been allocated for his congressional district...
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Los Angeles Urologist Sentenced To Nearly Six Years In Prison For Fraudulent Billings Of...

Monday, February 24, 2020           LOS ANGELES – A urologist was sentenced today to 71 months in federal prison for submitting fraudulent billings totaling more than $700,000 to Medicare for medically unnecessary and nonexistent treatments, sometimes billing for purported patient visits miles apart and occurring at the exact same time. Mark Wilfred Tamarin, 65, of [...]
NASA Liftoff of SpaceX's In-Flight Abort Test

City Council Gives SpaceX Final Clearance To Launch Facility At Port Of LA

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Los Angeles City Council today approved lease terms for SpaceX to establish an aerospace research, design and...
Homeless tent

OC Supervisors Approve Homeless Program

SANTA ANA (CNS) - Orange County supervisors today approved spending up to $5.5 million on a program to help up to 350...
Los Angeles International Airport -LAX sign

LAX Starts Testing Self-Service System To Check Bags

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A system for passengers to self-check their bags is being tested for the next four to eight months...
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

Temporary Housing Facility Opens In Venice For Homeless People

VENICE (CNS) - A temporary-housing shelter providing 100 beds for homeless adults and 54 beds for youth opened today in the Venice...
Compton Community College students Alma Angel, 19, (L-R), Jacqueline Parra, 19, Ana Angel, 19, and Hugo Sierra, 18, participate in the Great ShakeOut earthquake drill as California releases its new MyShake early warning app, in Los Angeles, California, October 17, 2019. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Earthquake Risk Prompts Order To Drain California Dam

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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Worried that an earthquake could collapse a big dam south of San Francisco, officials have ordered its...
In this May 23, 2007, file photo, Placido Domingo, general director of the Washington National Opera, speaks during a news conference in Washington about a simulcast of a performance of La Boheme. An investigation into Domingo by the U.S. union representing opera performers found more than two dozen people who said they were sexually harassed or witnessed inappropriate behavior by the superstar when he held senior management positions at Washington National Opera and Los Angeles Opera, according to people familiar with the findings. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

AP: US Opera Union Probe Finds LA Opera Singer Plácido Domingo Abused Power; Sexual...

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By JOCELYN GECKER Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An investigation into legendary singer Plácido Domingo by the...
In this March 23, 2018, file photo provided by KTVU, emergency personnel work a the scene where a Tesla electric SUV crashed into a barrier on U.S. Highway 101 in Mountain View, Calif. The Apple engineer who died when his Tesla Model X crashed into the concrete barrier complained before his death that the SUV’s Autopilot system would malfunction in the area where the crash happened. The complaints were detailed in a trove of documents released Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, by the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board, which is investigating the March, 2018 crash that killed engineer Walter Huang. (KTVU-TV via AP, File)

NTSB: Driver In Fatal Tesla Crash Was Playing Video Game

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By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer Washington (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board says the driver of...

California Judge Orders Talks About Plan To Move Coronavirus Patients To City

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By AMY TAXIN and ROBERT JABLON Associated Press SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday...
Santa Ana Winds Help Flame Huge Firestorm in Southern California -Photographer: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Santa Ana Winds, High Pressure Send Southland Temperatures Soaring

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Summer will intrude into the Southland's winter today, with warm Santa Ana winds sending temperatures in some communities...
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)

California Congressman’s Vacated Seat Unleashes GOP Slugfest

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By JULIE WATSON Associated Press LAKESIDE, California (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter's resignation from Congress last...
Kaiser Permanente Antelope Valley is a beautiful, functional, LEED Gold Certified Medical Office Building in Lancaster, California. It features local art, congruence with the environment around it, and the most up to date specialty and primary medical care that Kaiser Permanente is known for. Our host was Diana Shiba, MD, Eye Surgeon and physician leader, Southern California Permanente Medical Group. - Photographer: Ted Eytan

Kaiser Permanente, Riverside Doctor Agree To Settle ADA Claims

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Southern California Permanente Medical Group and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals have agreed to resolve allegations that they violated the...
Marijuana, Cannabis - Markian Hawryluk/KHN

San Diego DA Files Motion To Reduce And Dismiss Marijuana Convictions

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The San Diego County District Attorney's Office announced today that it has filed a motion to reduce 25,000...
Stan's Donuts - Photographer: Travis Wise

Westwood Rumor: Can Stan’s Corner Donut Stand Withstand Possible Rent Increase?

Individuals in Westwood Village are buzzing about possible new owners of the real estate under Stan's Corner Donut Stand and if the...
Working at a desk

Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies To Work For In US: 22 CA Companies Listed

CALIFORNIA — The business magazine Fortune, in partnership with analytics firm Great Place to Work, has released its annual list of the...
Wine Glass

Two Wine Companies Settle Lawsuits, Amend Auto-Renewal Practices

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Two wine home delivery companies accused of automatically renewing membership subscriptions in violation of state law agreed to...
This undated file photo provided by Group 3 Aviation shows helicopter pilot Ara Zobayan standing outside a helicopter, at a location not provided. Zobayan violated federal flight rules in 2015 when he flew into busy airspace near Los Angeles International Airport despite being ordered not to by air traffic control, according to records from the Federal Aviation Administration obtained by the Los Angeles Times. (Group 3 Aviation via AP, File)

Kobe Bryant’s Widow Sues Helicopter Operator For Deaths

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By BRIAN MELLEY Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant's widow on Monday sued the owner of...
MERS-CoV particles on camel epithelial cells - Photographer: NIAID

Hearing Set On Attempt To Block Move Of San Diego Coronavirus Patients

COSTA MESA (CNS) - An "expedited hearing'' on Costa Mesa's attempt to block plans to house as many as 50 coronavirus patients...
Thanks for the heads-up, California Lottery! - Photographer: Sam Craig

Los Angeles Man To Plead Guilty To Latina Grandmothers Scam

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A Los Angeles man is expected to plead guilty this morning to a federal charge for targeting Latina...
In this Saturday afternoon, Feb. 22, 2020, photo "Mad" Mike Hughes rocket takes off, with what appears to be a parachute tearing off during its launch near Barstow, Calif. Hughes, a California man who said he wanted to fly to the edge of outer space to see if the world is flat or round has died after his home-built rocket blasted off into the desert sky and plunged back to earth. "Mad" Mike Hughes, 64, was killed on Saturday after his rocket crashed. (Mercedes Blackehart via AP)

Skeptic Of World Being Round Dies In California Rocket Crash

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BARSTOW, Calif. (AP) — A California man who said he wanted to fly to the edge of outer space to see if...
Janel Alexander, 55, of Encino, poses next to a mural that features Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neil inside Staples Center in Los Angeles before a public memorial for Lakers legend Bryant and his daughter Gianna Monday morning, Feb. 24, 2020. Alexander said she wanted to attend the memorial to support Bryant's wife, Vanessa, so she could feel "the presence of love around her." (AP Photo/Stefanie Dazio)

The Latest: Fans Take Photos Before Kobe Bryant Memorial

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the public memorial for Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna in downtown Los Angeles (all...

San Diego Sheriff Agrees To Share Immigration Information

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By ELLIOT SPAGAT Associated Press SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego County Sheriff's Department will share records...
Rain Day - Photographer: Robert Couse-Baker

Woodland Hills To Be Drenched By Cold And Fast Moving Storm

LOS ANGELES, CA — A cold, fast-moving storm is expected to blow through Los Angeles Friday, leaving showers and snow in its...
Los Angeles Sheriff Squad Car in WeHo- Photographer: Tony Webster

Los Angeles District Attorney Declines To File Criminal Case Over Confrontation Between Deputies

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office has declined to file a criminal case stemming from an off-duty...
Hotel

What Are The Best Hotels In California? – U.S. News Report Rankings

Evaluating more than 30,000 hotels worldwide, U.S. News compiled the 10th annual Best Hotels list to help travelers find their ideal hotel, regardless of...
This image provided by KTTV FOX 11 shows a bear walking on the front yard of a home in Monrovia, Calif., early Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. The bear sluggishly ambled along streets and into backyards in Monrovia, which sits on the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains. The Monrovia Police Department said officers were monitoring the situation and state Department of Fish and Wildlife personnel were summoned. (KTTV FOX 11 via AP)

Bear That Wandered Into Yards Near Los Angeles Moved To Forest

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MONROVIA, Calif. (AP) — A big, old bear wandered a Los Angeles foothill suburb Friday, drawing curious onlookers and news media before...
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Orange County Sheriff’s Deputy Charged With Felony Domestic Battery

February 20, 2020, SANTA ANA, Calif. – A 28-year-old Orange County Sheriff’s deputy pleaded not guilty today to attacking his girlfriend after a birthday celebration in January. Kyle Edward Pickard, of Rancho Santa Margarita, is charged with one felony count of domestic battery with corporal injury, one felony count of making criminal threats, and one [...]
Hand Cuffed

Santa Monica Man Arrested On Federal Charges of Staging Cyberattacks On Computer System Of...

Friday, February 21, 2020, LOS ANGELES – FBI agents this morning arrested a Santa Monica man on federal charges stemming from a series of distributed denial-of-service – or DDoS – attacks on a website for a candidate who was campaigning for a California congressional seat.           Arthur Jan Dam, 32, was taken into custody this morning [...]
Rain Drops on Window

Fast-Moving Storm Expected To Bring Rain, Chance of Thunderstorms This Weekend To San Diego

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A fast-moving storm system is expected to arrive tonight and bring a chance of rain showers throughout San...
In this Dec. 4, 2019 file photo California Attorney General Xavier Becerra talk during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif. California officials sued the Trump administration on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, to block new rules governing the Sacramento/San Joaquin River Delta. Becerra called the new rules "scientifically challenged" and said they would push some species to extinction. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli,File)

California Sues Trump Administration To Block Water Rules

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By ADAM BEAM Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California sued the Trump administration on Thursday to block...
In this Jan. 24, 2020 file photo, Cory Doctorow, right, walks in front of other protestors in Los Angeles outside the headquarters of the regulatory body for domain names, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. A private equity firm announced Friday, Feb. 21, what it calls legally binding commitments designed to ease concerns that its proposed $1.1 billion private takeover of the dot-org domain-setting registry would lead to price gouging and censorship. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

For-Profit Firm Seeking To Run .Org Names Makes Concessions

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By ROBERT JABLON Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — A private equity firm seeking to buy rights to...
Fair Political Practices Commission FPPC

FPPC Unveils New Way For Public To View Cases And Complaints

February 20, 2020The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC), California’s governmental ethics and campaign disclosure agency, is expanding transparency by providing the public...
Power Line

Trapped Paraglider Rescued From Power Lines In Northern California

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OLIVEHURST, Calif. (AP) — A paraglider spent three hours trapped in power lines before being rescued in northern California.
Voting Ballot Box

U.S. Attorney’s Office To Monitor Los Angeles County Vote Centers For Compliance With Americans...

Wednesday, February 19, 2020, LOS ANGELES – The U.S. Attorney’s Office will deploy personnel to monitor Los Angeles County vote centers for their compliance with federal accessibility law for people with physical disabilities during the February 22-to-March 3 election period. The monitoring is part of the Justice Department’s Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Voting Initiative, which [...]
State Seal- Everystockphoto: Photographer Hey Paul

Governor Newsom Announces Appointments 2.19.20

Feb 19, 2020, SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the following appointments: Laura E. Kent-Monning, 39, of Oakland, has been appointed to the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board. Kent-Monning has been founding attorney at LKM Legal since 2016. Kent-Monning was an attorney at HaleyNelson and Heilbrun from 2012 to 2016 and at Van Der Hout Immigration [...]
Eric Garcetti

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...
In this Sept. 24, 2019, file photo, a woman walks below a Google sign on the campus in Mountain View, Calif. New Mexico is suing Google over allegations that the tech company is illegally collecting personal data generated by children in violation of federal and state laws. The state attorney general's office filed a lawsuit Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in U.S. District Court claiming that Google is using its education suite that is marketed to school districts, teachers and parents as a way to spy on children and their families. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

New Mexico Sues California Based Google Over Collection Of Children’s Data

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By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's attorney general sued Google Thursday over...
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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 [...]

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