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Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon is getting death threats days after his decision to postpone further consideration of a bill that would create a single-payer health care system in the state. The California Highway Patrol, which has a Capitol Pr...
SACRAMENTO >> Californians will no longer face losing their driver’s licenses because of unpaid traffic fines starting next month. Gov. Jerry Brown said the punishment doesn’t help the state collect unpaid fines and can send ...
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By Nick Green firstname.lastname@example.org @nickgreen007 on Twitter A tripped compressor at the Torrance refinery caused the vapor recovery system to shut down, leading to warnings that industrial odors that are usually captured may be smelled by residents of the surrounding community, authorities said Wednesday. The shutdown occurred at 11:43 a.m. Tuesday, according to a hazardous materials spill report the refinery was required to file with the Governor’s Office of...
Dakini, a 3-year-old, female Dachshund/Chihuahua mix, is available for immediate adoption at the Carson Animal Shelter, 216 Victoria St., 310-523-9566. Ask for ticket No. A5073953. Last week’s pets have been adopted.
By City News Service The California Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to review the case of an Orange County engineer who was convicted of the 1979 murder of a 28-year-old Torrance nurse he had briefly dated. Douglas Gordon Bradford was sentenced in 2014 to a prison term of 26 years to life for Lynne...
Customers and employees at a Walmart store in Torrance were forced to evacuate Wednesday following a telephoned bomb threat that proved to be unfounded, police said. Officers responded to the store on Hawthorne Boulevard between Carson Street and Sepulveda Boulevard shortly after noon, Torrance police Sgt. Ronald Harris said. Police...
Prosecutors confirmed Wednesday that a judge dismissed the case against a man who sparked fear when he allegedly asked a passerby, “Do you want to blow up some children?” near a San Pedro preschool. Delbert Steele, 48, who spent 70 days in jail, was released from Sheriff’s Department custody after Long Beach Superior Court...
The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to begin the process for renaming a street in South Los Angeles after former president Barack Obama. The vote allows city engineers to begin the process for changing the name of a 3.4-mile stretch known as Rodeo Road, between Jefferson Boulevard and Arlington Avenue, to Barack Obama Boulevard. This process includes getting public input on the proposal. • RELATED STORY:
LOS ANGELES >> The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors website was hacked Tuesday, with someone substituting a pro-Islamic State group message for links to county information. The site at www.bos.lacounty.gov was restored Tuesday night. “No breach of data occurred and no personal information was compromised,” a county spokesman said. Before county technicians took the site offline, a message was visible in the middle of an all-black screen. Headed by...
The U.S. Forest Service will bump its fire danger level in the Angeles National Forest on Friday from “high” to “very high,” after fire managers found mountain shrubs and brush had become even drier. Nathan Judy, a spokesman for the Forest Service in Arcadia, said the managers found the grasses at lower elevations had dried out, or “cured.” The drying out of those grasses, plus two recent fires on the perimeter of the more than...
Influential Los Angeles DJ Rodney Bingenheimer didn’t stay unemployed for long. After KROQ-FM/106.7 let him go after four decades earlier this month on Wednesday he announced on his Facebook page that he’s moving to SiriusXM starting Sunday, July 16. • Related:
One day, when California is a right-to-work state, and paying dues to a union is entirely optional, someone may ask you how the voters of a state with some of the most powerful labor unions on the planet ever adopted a right-to-work law. Save a copy of this week’s newspapers to show them how our freshly re-elected city officials rushed to approve a massively generous pay raise for the already overpaid employees of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. Back in...