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Jose Lara and Leanne Ibarra Recalled in Landslide Vote

Click HERE To See The Story at the Los Cerritos News Site     Jose Lara and Leanne Ibarra were part of a corrupt pay-to-play scheme...
Cristina Garcia

Asm. Cristina Garcia Took Thousands From Companies Who Thirst for Central Basin Water Receivership

Click HERE To See The Story at the Los Cerritos News Site   BY BRIAN HEWS • May 31, 2020 This past week, Hews Media Group...
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 County Health Official Confident, But Cautious, As More Businesses Open

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Another 50-plus deaths due to the coronavirus have been confirmed in Los Angeles County, but health officials continued...
Cristina Garcia

BREAKING: Asm. Cristina Garcia Bill Would Place Central Basin Water Into Receivership

Click HERE To See The Story at the Los Cerritos News Site BY BRIAN HEWS • May 27, 2020 Hews Media Group has learned that...
FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018 file photo, a Falcon 9 SpaceX heavy rocket lifts off from pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. The Falcon Heavy, has three first-stage boosters, strapped together with 27 engines in all. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

SpaceX Looks To Make History, Returning Manned Spaceflight To U.S.

HAWTHORNE (CNS) - Hawthorne-based SpaceX will look to make aerospace history Wednesday when it attempts to launch two astronauts bound for the...
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)

Big Oil loses appeal, climate suits go to California courts

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BRIAN MELLEY Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — A U.S. appeals court ruled Tuesday against major oil companies in...
In this April 3, 2019, file photo, actress Lori Loughlin, front, and her husband, clothing designer Mossimo Giannulli, left, depart federal court in Boston. Lawyers for Loughlin and Giannulli said Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 that new evidence shows the couple is innocent of charges that they bribed their daughters' way into the University of Southern California. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Loughlin, Giannulli To Serve Prison Time For College Scam

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BOSTON (AP) — Actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, have agreed to plead guilty to charges in the...
FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2020, file photo, California Gov. Gavin Newsom gestures toward a chart showing the growth of the state's rainy day fund as he discusses his proposed 2020-2021 state budget during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif. Newsom will reveal his plan Thursday, May 14, for how to plug a $54.3 billion hole in the state budget. California's revenues have plummeted since the state has been under a mandatory stay-at-home order to stop the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

California Governor Looks To Plug $54 Billion Budget Hole

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By ADAM BEAM Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom is expected to reveal his plan...
Former Los Angeles Councilman Mitchell Englander

Los Angeles Bribery: Consultant to Plead Guilty to Role in LA City Councilmember Pay-to-Play...

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A real estate development consultant agreed todayto plead guilty to a federal racketeering charge for his role in...
An opened box of protective masks sits on a pallet at Direct Relief's distribution center in Santa Barbara, Calif., on Wednesday, April 1, 2020. An Associated Press investigation has found millions of medical masks, gloves, gowns and other supplies being used in hospitals across the country are counterfeits, putting lives at risk. (Jonathan Ingalls/FRONTLINE/PBS/GRC via AP)

Counterfeit Masks Reaching Frontline Health Workers In US

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By JULIET LINDERMAN and MARTHA MENDOZA Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — On a day when COVID-19 cases soared, healthcare...
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)

California Takes Steps to reopen Public Spaces, Businesses

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SEAL BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A beach bordering two Southern California counties reopened Monday with some restrictions as parts of the state...
Grand Parents

Coronavirus Complicates Safety For Families Living Together

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CHICAGO (AP) — At the age of 24, Francy Sandoval has unwittingly become the sole breadwinner for her family, after her mom,...
Gavin Newsom - Photographer: Gage Skidmore

Orange County Woman, Others Sue California Lawmakers Over Shutdown

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Attorneys for an Orange County woman and four others have filed a lawsuit in federal court, alleging Gov....
SoFi Stadium

Los Angeles Rams Still Hoping for Guests at SoFi Stadium Opening Party

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By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams finally have a date and...
In this May 9, 2019, file photo, California Gov. Gavin Newsom gestures towards a chart with proposed funding to deal with the state's homelessness as he discusses his revised state budget during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif. The governor 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/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

California Legislative Analyst Projects Deficit Through 2024

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By ADAM BEAM Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s coronavirus-induced budget deficits could continue until at least 2024...
California Governor Gavin Newsom speaks to members of the press at a news conference in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. Newsom spoke about the state's response to novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed a possible first case of person-to-person transmission of COVID-19 in California in the general public.(AP Photo/Randall Benton)

Governor Newsom Declares State Of Emergency To Help State Prepare For Broader Spread Of...

Mar 04, 2020Emergency proclamation builds on work already underway across state government to protect public health and safetyProclamation includes increased protections against price gouging, offers more assistance to local governments and allows health care workers to come from out of stateAll levels of state government are being deployed to tackle this evolving situation SACRAMENTO – [...]
California Gov. Gavin Newsom displays a bottle of hand sanitizer while saying the state would take action against price gouging because of the coronavirus, at a Capitol news conference in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, March 4, 2020. In the aftermath of the first California resident to die from the coronavirus, Newsom declared a state declared a statewide emergency to deal with the virus. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Cruise Ship Is Held Off California Coast For Virus Testing

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By OLGA RODRIGUEZ Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Scrambling to keep the coronavirus at bay, officials ordered...
Baby and Mother - EverystockPhoto: Photographer Kryten

Information on COVID-19 and Pregnant Women and Children

Q: Are pregnant women more susceptible to infection, or at increased risk for severe illness, morbidity, or mortality with COVID-19, compared with...
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)

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Situation Summary From National Institute of Health

Updated March 3, 2020 Background CDC is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by...
Money

Los Angeles Controller Reports City Expenses Rise In Wake Of `Economic Uncertainty’

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Los Angeles Controller Ron Galperin released the city's annual revenue forecast today in which he highlighted projected revenue...
Tourists, some wearing a mask, queue to enter the Louvre museum Friday, Feb. 28, 2020 in Paris. . The world is scrambling to get on top of the new coronavirus outbreak that has spread from its epicenter in China to most corners of the planet. Governments and doctors are presenting an array of approaches as the virus disrupts daily routines, business plans and international travel around the world (AP Photo/Rafael Yaghobzadeh)

2019 novel coronavirus: Get the facts

In December 2019, health officials found that people in Wuhan, China, were getting sick from a respiratory illness. Scientists determined it was caused 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...
Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., pauses as he speaks at a campaign event in Myrtle Beach, S.C., Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Sanders’ Rise Fuels Dems’ Angst Over Keeping House Control; Pelosi Won’t Intervene

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By ALAN FRAM and LISA MASCARO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders' ascendancy as Democrats' leading...
George Gascón and Nestor Valencia in the City of Bell

George Gascón Returns To His Roots at Southeast Los Angeles Meet & Greet in...

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Bell, California - Candidate for Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón made a campaign stop at the new Surfos de Mexico...
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,...
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 [...]
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...
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...
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...
In this Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, photo, a statue stands outside the Boys Scouts of America headquarters in Irving, Texas. The Boy Scouts of America has filed for bankruptcy protection as it faces a barrage of new sex-abuse lawsuits. The filing Tuesday, Feb. 18, in Wilmington, Delaware, is an attempt to work out a potentially mammoth compensation plan for abuse victims that will allow the 110-year-old organization to carry on. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Boy Scouts’ Future Uncertain After Bankruptcy Filing

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By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer Barraged with sex-abuse lawsuits, the Boy Scouts of America filed for bankruptcy...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Mohammed Nuru, director of San Francisco Public Works, center, gestures as he leaves a federal courthouse with attorney Ismail Ramsey, right, in San Francisco, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. The FBI arrested public works director Mohammed Nuru and restaurateur Nick Bovis last week, saying the men schemed in 2018 to bribe a San Francisco airport commissioner for prime restaurant space at San Francisco International Airport. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

San Francisco: City Attorney Issues Subpoenas Connected To Nuru Corruption Probe

SAN FRANCISCO (BCN)- San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera announced Wednesday he has issued subpoenas to eight companies and organizations, including PG&E,...
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...
NASA Astronauts

NASA – “Astronauts Wanted.” NASA to Hire More Artemis Generation Astronauts

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As NASA prepares to launch American astronauts this year on American rockets from American soil to the International Space Station – with...
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...
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...
Members of San Francisco's Japanese American

Japanese Internment Survivors Call For Closure of Immigrant Detention Centers on 78th Anniversary

Members of San Francisco's Japanese American community on Friday spoke about their experiences being interred in camps during World War II, while...
In this Oct. 1, 2019, file photo, Gory Rodriguez, of Starbucks, right, interviews a job applicant during a job fair at Dolphin Mall in Miami. The January U.S. jobs report on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, may provide timely evidence of the U.S. economy's enduring health. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

Hiring Surges In January As Americans Flood Into US Job Market

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By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring jumped last month as U.S. employers added a...
In this Jan. 18, 2020 file photo, a voting drive volunteer sets up a table in Richardson, Texas. Democrats are anxious about the coming presidential election and Republicans are more likely to be excited about it. That's the finding of a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

California Lawmaker Introduces Bill Making Voting Mandatory; Jail Time, Fines

If a California lawmaker has his way, registered voters in the state will be required to participate in every election.
Los Angeles County Registrar Recorder

Where to Vote – Find Your Polling Location in Los Angeles County

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Los Angeles is changing the way we vote this year. In transitioning from polling places to voting centers, you will now be...
In this May 12, 2017, file photo, former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca leaves federal court in Los Angeles after he was sentenced to three years in prison for obstructing an FBI investigation into abuses at the jails he ran. Baca was ordered Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, to report to prison by Feb. 5, 2020, to begin serving a three-year prison sentence for obstructing an FBI probe into corruption in the nation's largest sheriff's department. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Ex-L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca Begins Serving Federal Prison Time

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca was behind bars at a federal prison in Texas today, serving...
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)

New China Novel Coronavirus Details Show Challenge for Outbreak Control

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It can spread person to person, even if someone is showing no symptoms. The next in line can continue to pass it...
Police Car Flashing Lights

FBI Data: Violent Crimes Decrease In California In 2019; Los Angeles 7 Times Higher...

New data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation shows a decline in violent crimes nationally in the first six months of 2019...
File - In this March 19, 2015, file photo, Mohammed Nuru, director of San Francisco Public Works, is interviewed at the Tenderloin Pit Stop mobile bathrooms in San Francisco. A top San Francisco official in charge of cleaning up the city's notoriously filthy streets and a champion of adding more portable toilets has been arrested, jail records show. Nuru was taken into custody Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, along with Nick Bovis, the owner of Lefty O'Doul's, a longtime sports bar popular with tourists and locals that closed two years ago. Records say only that the men were arrested for felony safekeeping, which typically indicates federal charges. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

San Francisco: Supers Call For Outside Investigation Into Departments Implicated In FBI Probe.

SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) - San Francisco Supervisor Matt Haney on Thursday called for an independent investigation into city departments implicated in a...
In this Dec. 16, 2019, file photo, a sign to a Pacific Gas & Electric building is shown in San Francisco. Pacific Gas & Electric is assuring a federal judge Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, it will meet a June 30 deadline for getting out of bankruptcy, as California Gov. Gavin Newsom signaled his intent to follow through on his threat to attempt a government takeover of the nation's largest utility. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

PG&E And California Governor At Odds Over Bankruptcy Plan

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By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric attorneys on Wednesday assured a...
Court Gavel

Ex-Santa Ana Councilman Carlos Bustamante Gets Felonies Reduced To Misdemeanors

SANTA ANA (CNS) - Former Santa Ana City Councilman Carlos Bustamante who pleaded guilty four years ago to sexual misconduct involving five...
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a campaign rally Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Sioux City, Iowa. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Democrats Struggle With How Directly to Knock Bernie Sanders

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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — As Bernie Sanders exudes confidence in his ability to win next week's Iowa caucuses, his moderate rivals...
OmarNavarro Booking Photo

Jailed California Congressional Candidate Omar Navarro Due in San Francisco Court This Week

As candidates across California begin their stretch runs to the ballot box for the upcoming March Primary election cycle, one high profile...
Auschwitz Outerwear Yellow Star of David

Los Angeles Museum To Commemorate Auschwitz Liberation Anniversary

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp will be commemorated today at the Los Angeles...
Flag At Half Mast

Los Angeles Orders Flags To Half-Staff In Remembrance Of Kobe Bryant

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Mayor Eric Garcetti ordered city flags across Los Angeles to be flown at half-staff today, one day after...
Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant, Eight Others Killed in Helicopter Crash in Calabasas California

CALABASAS (CNS) - Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant and eight other people, including one of Bryant's daughters, were killed today when...
Kobe Bryant

Update: Kobe Fans Swarm LA’s Staples Center. Bryant, Dead in Helicopter Crash in...

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Breaking..... Updates to follow throughout the day. 1-26-20 1:01pm PDT - With fans swarming to Staples Center in the...
Homelessness in Sacramento

Housing Shortage At The Core of Sacramento’s Homeless Crisis

Like many who commute to work in California’s capital city, Noel Kammermann begins his day driving toward 16th Street before turning onto North C...

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