In Other News

Jury to begin deliberations in Loredana Nesci slaying case

By Larry Altman|

Inglewood excludes homes, church from proposed site for new Clippers arena

Owners of the Forum in Inglewood have balked at the city’s latest concession to opponents of a proposed new arena for the Los Angeles Clippers. “The city is all over the map, changing course with the shifting political winds,ȁ...

By Sandy Mazza|


  • Aerospace and defense

    Torrance aerospace company cuts nearly 100 jobs, SpaceX startup could bring 200 workers to city

    One longtime Torrance defense contractor is shedding almost 100 jobs, while a SpaceX spin-off that could create up to 300 jobs within three years is in talks to move to the South Bay’s largest city, company and municipal officials have confirmed. Chemring Energetic Devices, which makes missile components, radar detection systems and other defense-related products, has notified the state Employment Development Department as required by law of its plans to lay off 93 of its...

    Nick Green

  • Funerals and memorial services

    Public memorial planned at Mira Costa football stadium for fallen Marine

    A public memorial will be held Sunday at the Mira Costa High School football stadium for Chad Elliott Jenson, the 25-year-old Marine sergeant who died in a military plane crash last month in Mississippi. The memorial will be at 2 p.m. at the stadium at 1401 Artesia Blvd. in Manhattan Beach and parking will be available on Peck Avenue south of...

    Megan Barnes

  • Criminal punishment

    LA County commission will explore ‘unintended consequences’ of prison reform laws

    Saying they want to strike a balance between public outcry over rising crime rates and statewide criminal justice reforms, Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to approve the formation of a blue-ribbon commission to dig deeper into how best to rehabilitate low-level criminals while also protecting communities. The 3-to-0 vote to approve the commission came after some soul-searching among some supervisors who heard almost 60 people speak at the board meeting downtown to express...

    Susan Abram

  • Homelessness

    LA County leaders greenlight effort to pay homeowners to house the homeless

    A pilot program that pays some Los Angeles County homeowners to build a second dwelling on their property to house homeless people was approved with a 4-0 vote Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors. Homeowners in unincorporated communities who qualify can receive up to $75,000 to build a second dwelling in areas zoned for such structures, while others may get $50,000 to update and legalize an existing dwelling. • RELATED STORY:

    Susan Abram

  • Wildlife

    My Turn: Why I like to feed the wild animals, except that bear in Yosemite

    DO NOT FEED THE BEARS! DO NOT FEED THE DEER! How many such signs have you seen in every national park you ever visited? One is warned everywhere, it seems, about feeding wild animals, unless it’s birds, of all kinds. Almost every yard here in Manhattan Beach has a bird feeder hanging from a porch or tree. Mine didn’t hang long enough because the clever squirrels can reach anything, no matter how far they have to climb, or stretch, or jump — which took...

    By Patti Garrity|

  • Philanthropy

    Why this Manhattan Beach mom knits baby blankets to draw awareness to drug addiction

    Every Tuesday afternoon, there’s a faint and inviting sound of laughter coming from the Joslyn Community Center in Manhattan Beach. In a room at the end of a hallway, a dozen women sit chatting and knitting around a long table covered with a colorful display of their handmade baby blankets. On one end, the blankets are rolled up and tagged with a message for the needy families they’ll eventually reach: “Made with love, donated in hope.” Just one year...

    Megan Barnes

  • FIFA World Cup

    World Cup soccer could come to Rose Bowl, LA Coliseum, Inglewood stadium in 2026

    LOS ANGELES >> The Rose Bowl, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and the under-construction Rams-Chargers football stadium in Inglewood were among 49 potential venues revealed Tuesday as part of a joint bid by the United States, Mexico and Canada to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup soccer tournament. The United Bid Committee of the United States, Mexico and Canada sent “requests for information” to officials in 44 cities that house...

    City News Service|

  • Crime News

    Police log: Beach cities crime reports return Aug. 23

    Stephanie Walton is off. The police log for El Segundo, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach will return Aug. 23. Information about crime in areas patrolled by the Hermosa Beach Police Department is available on its website, Click on Weekly Crime Log. Information about crime in areas patrolled by the Redondo Beach Police Department is available on its website,


  • Lawsuits

    If our son gets hurt at surf camp, is the camp liable?

    Q Our 10-year-old son is taking part in a surf camp. We signed a release of liability, but we question whether it applies to what happened. A bunch of the kids were riding a wave, but no one from the camp was with them. One boy fell off his board, which then hit our son in the head. He has a big gash with 10 stitches. Can we make claim against the camp? — J.O., Hermosa Beach A Surfing is a sport with inherent risks,...

    Ron Sokol

  • Computer crime

    LA to share cyber threat info with local businesses

    LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti announced today an unprecedented initiative to freely share information about cybersecurity threats with businesses in the city. The Los Angeles Cyber Lab is billed as America’s first city-led partnership dedicated to protecting businesses and residents from cyber attacks. The lab will circulate information gleaned from analyses of what the mayor’s office called more than 4 million attempted cyber attacks on city computer networks...

    City News Service|

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