Breaking News

Woman robs bank at Manhattan Village in Manhattan Beach

By Larry Altman|

CicLAvia joins busy summer lineup along LA Waterfront

Feet, bikes and strollers — but no cars allowed. Car-free streets are coming to the Harbor Area this summer — for one day, anyway — when CicLAvia, a global movement dedicated to building community, steps and rolls into town....

By Donna Littlejohn|


  • State legislature

    California Assembly speaker receives death threats after postponing single-payer bill

    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 Protection Section, confirmed on Wednesday that it is investigating threats against the Lakewood-based politician. “We are aware of the situation. Our officers are always vigilant,” Officer Deborah Sherrick-Lopez said.

    Andrew Edwards

  • State governments

    California to stop suspending licenses for traffic fines

    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 low-income people into a cycle of job losses and more poverty. The policy will help ensure people’s lives are not derailed by traffic tickets, said Sen. Bob Hertzberg, a Van Nuys Democrat who has championed the issue in the...

    By Sophia Bollag The Associated Press|

  • Port operation

    LA port’s largest terminal remains closed after cyberattack

    The Port of Los Angeles’ largest terminal remained closed for a second day Wednesday after a cyberattack disrupted governments around the world. The terminal was one of 17 run by Danish shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk hit by software that crippled computers globally, including four in the United States. Los Angeles port officials said there was...

    Rachel Uranga

  • Education

    After school programs see financial relief in Gov. Brown’s budget

    By Antonie Boessenkool It appears efforts by after-school program advocates have paid off, at least in part. The state budget Gov. Jerry Brown signed Tuesday includes an extra $50 million for these programs across the state. After-school organizations in Los Angeles have been sounding the alarm in past months, saying deficits were on the horizon as their operating costs rose and state funding remained static. These after-school and summer...


  • Fourth of July

    Why the long-running July 4th fireworks tradition off Torrance Beach came to an end

    A campaign to carry on a privately financed Fourth of July fireworks show off Torrance Beach fizzled this year, but organizers are eager to revive the popular display in 2018. Redondo Beach resident Jackie Briles started the tradition in 2001 in honor of her late husband, paying for the pyrotechnics show launched from a barge...

    Cynthia Washicko

  • Oil and gas refining

    Equipment breakdown triggers flaring at Valero refinery in Wilmington

    Flaring caused by an equipment breakdown at the Valero refinery in Wilmington sent plumes of smoke over the Harbor Area late Wednesday morning. All refinery workers and eight inspectors from the South Coast Air Quality Management District who happened to be touring the site and saw the smoke were evacuated when flaring began at 10:30 a.m., according to agency spokesman Sam Atwood. He said the flaring was triggered after a compressor went down in the refinery’s fluid...

    Megan Barnes

  • Job fairs

    Want to work Chargers and Galaxy games in Carson? Apply here

    Hundreds of new entry-level jobs will be up for grabs Friday at Carson’s StubHub Center. Contemporary Services Corp., a crowd management and event security provider, said it is hiring more than 200 positions for games played by the Los Angeles Chargers and Los Angeles Galaxy. The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at StubHub Center, 18400 S. Avalon Blvd. “Business-casual attire” also is required because interviews will take place on the...

    Sandy Mazza

  • Crime News

    Police log: Harbor Area crime reports

    SAN PEDRO Shots fired: 11:50 p.m. June 23, Second and Centre streets. Someone shot a rifle at the victims, striking one in the leg. The victims’ conditions were not given. Robbery: 12:05-2 a.m. June 18, 3700 block of Stephen M White Drive. Police said someone beat up two people on the beach, one of whom fell unconscious, and took unspecified property from the other. Robbery: 9:45 a.m. June 20, 1400 block of West 25th Street. Some people removed property...


  • Local governments

    City Council approves series of raises for LADWP workers

    The Los Angeles City Council approved a labor contract Wednesday that gives six raises over the next five years to utility workers, despite some council members raising concerns that the vote was being rushed through. “This process stunk,” Councilman Joe Buscaino said, referring to the labor contract skipping committee discussion and going straight to a council vote. Buscaino nevertheless joined most of his colleagues in voting 11-3 in favor of the contract with the...

    By Elizabeth Chou @reporterliz on Twitter|

  • Fourth of July

    What’s closed in the South Bay on July 4

    Tuesday is a federal holiday observing Independence Day. The following schedule will be in effect: • Closed: Schools, U.S. financial markets, courthouses and federal, state, county and city offices. Some banks are closed, including Bank of America. Some, such as Wells Fargo Bank, are open. Offices of the Daily Breeze will be closed to the public. The paper will be delivered as it is on weekends. Subscribers who do not receive their papers by 7:30 a.m. should...


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