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  • Boating accidents

    Cabin boat stripped, partially sinks near Port of Los Angeles

    A 32-foot Uniflite cabin motor vessel — stripped of its engine, lights and transmission — was found sinking Monday morning about a mile-and-a-half offshore from the Port of Los Angeles, but no victims were found on board or in the water, authorities said. The sinking boat, The Monte Carlo, was reported about 7:20 a.m., according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. After an extensive search that involved divers, there were no signs of distress and no one was found on...

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  • Higher education

    Cal State Dominguez Hills applauds science, facility and college prep grants

    Biology students at Cal State Dominguez Hills will soon be able to do their own DNA sequencing, seeing the molecular structures of plants, bacteria and other living things more closely than ever before. The Carson university’s Department of Biology has won a National Science Foundation grant for $216,310 to purchase an Illumina MiSeq DNA sequencer. “We can do tons more...

    Sandy Mazza
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  • Crime News

    Suicidal man who fired weapon surrenders to deputies in Rancho Palos Verdes

    A 36-year-old convicted felon who chased his family out of their Rancho Palos Verdes house when he began firing a weapon inside was arrested nearby Monday after an hours-long standoff with sheriff’s deputies. Paul David Carriere arrived unexpectedly at his parents’ home in the 6400 block of Sealpoint Court shortly before 6 a.m. Monday, according to the Sheriff’s Department. Once there, he obtained a handgun and began firing inside the home. His family members...

    Cynthia Washicko
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  • Minimum wage

    Target will raise minimum hourly wage to $15 by the end of 2020

    NEW YORK >> Target Corp. is raising its minimum hourly wage for workers to $11 starting next month and then to $15 by the end of 2020, a move it says will help it hire and keep the best employees and make shopping a better experience for customers. The initiative announced Monday is part of the discounter’s overall strategy to improve its business, which includes remodeling stores, expanding its online services and opening up smaller urban locations. Target quietly...

    By Anne D’innocenzio The Associated Press|

  • Breaking News

    ‘Homeless but not hopeless’: A Los Angeles community has a message for you

    An L.A. Daily News photographer spent a year making portraits of people struggling with homelessness and poverty across the county. Here’s what they have to say. • See this project on your mobile device

    Hans Gutknecht
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  • Homicide

    Authorities identify LA firefighter killed in Long Beach murder-suicide

    Coroner’s officials on Monday identified the man killed in a Long Beach murder-suicide over the weekend as Wayne Havron, a 52-year-old Los Angeles firefighter. Authorities have not identified the woman killed in the murder-suicide, although police said she’s believed to be Havron’s wife. Havron was a captain at the LAFD,...

    Jeremiah Dobruck
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  • Shootings

    Shooting closes north 605 Freeway in Norwalk

    NORWALK — A portion of the 605 Freeway was shut down today after a car-to-car shooting, authorities said. It was reported at 1:53 a.m. on the northbound 605 at Alondra Boulevard, said California Highway Patrol Officer Peter Nicholson. One driver suffered moderate, non-life-threatening injuries, Nicholson said. It was not known if the driver was wounded by the gunfire, and no suspect information was available. A SigAlert was issued at 3:46 a.m. shutting down the...

    City News Service|

  • Performing arts

    Ukelele in hand, singer-songwriter Aleyna Yim proves ‘South Bay’s Got Talent’

    Aleyna Yim charmed the judges with a self-penned song in a performance that was part pop, part rap and all confidence, winning Saturday night’s “South Bay’s Got Talent” competition at Torrance’s Armstrong Theater. Accompanying herself on the ukelele, Yim impressed a panel of six expert judges, all employed in various elements of the entertainment industry. The event featured 22 performers — most under 21 and some still attending local...

    By Tom Bray tbray@socalnewsgroup.com @tbray on Twitter|

  • Education

    The California missions school project is becoming a thing of the past. Here’s why

    For decades, fourth-grade students in California have had one project that has taken over dining room tables, required piles of popsicle sticks and kept parents and kids up at night completing it: building a model of one of the 18th- and 19th-century Spanish missions in the state. But under a new educational framework the state Department of Education is rolling out, the annual project may become history. Why? Two reasons: It doesn’t effectively teach students about the...

    Antonie Boessenkool
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  • Hiking

    Catalina Island hopes to woo more visitors with 27 miles of new hiking trails

    Visitors to Catalina Island have 27 miles of new options to leave Avalon behind and trek into the isle’s back country, thanks to a newly opened series of trails. The trails were added as part of Imagine Catalina, a multidecade project to preserve the island and promote conservation among visitors. Offering visitors new incentives to leave Catalina’s city hubs to explore the back country fits nicely into that plan, said Suzy Gardner, chief development officer for the...

    Cynthia Washicko
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