In Other 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|


  • 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...


  • Industrial pollution

    Odors emanate from Torrance refinery after equipment malfunction

    By Nick Green @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...


  • Dogs

    Pet of the Week: Dakini, a female Dachshund/Chihuahua mix available for adoption in Carson

    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.


  • Bomb threats

    Bomb threat at Wal-Mart in Torrance prompts evacuation

    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...

    Larry Altman

  • Local governments

    LA City Council advances Obama Boulevard proposal, calling it ‘perfect tribute’

    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:

    By Elizabeth Chou @reporterliz on Twitter|

  • Movies & TV

    Harry Potter films at Hollywood Bowl among movie screening events in the LA area

    Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, Santa Monica area American Cinematheque at the Aero: “1776” (1972), 7:30 p.m. June 30. “Jaws” (1975), 7:30 p.m. July 1. “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure” (1989) and “Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey” (1991), 7:30 p.m. July 2. “Stop Making Sense” (1984, concert), 7:30 p.m. July 6. “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” (1966), 7:30...

    Holly Andres

  • Hacking

    Pro-ISIS message hacked onto LA County supervisors website

    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 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...

    City News Service|

  • Wildfires

    Forest Service to increase fire danger level in Angeles National Forest to ‘very high’

    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...

    Steve Scauzillo

  • Local governments

    Will outrageous DWP pay hikes ignite anti-union firestorm in California?: Susan Shelley

    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...

    Susan Shelley

  • Traffic

    3 stretches of the 101 Freeway will be shut down this week. Here’s where and when

    LOS ANGELES — All northbound lanes of the 101 Freeway will be closed from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. for three days this week in parts of the San Fernando Valley, Caltrans officials announced today. The closures, which will not affect the 101’s southbound lanes, are as follows: • Tuesday, between Balboa Boulevard and Reseda Boulevard • Wednesday, between Reseda and Winnetka Avenue • Thursday, between Winnetka and Tampa Avenue The...

    City News Service|

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