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71 cited for bogus disabled parking placards at L.A. County Fair in Pomona

By Brian Day|

California challenges Trump’s end to young immigrant program

SACRAMENTO >> California sued the Trump administration Monday over its decision to end a program that shields young immigrants from deportation, saying it would be especially hard hit because it has more of the immigrants brought to the U.S. ill...

By Don Thompson The Associated Press|


  • Local governments

    Gay pride stripes to remain as ‘monument of acceptance’ on Venice Beach lifeguard tower

    A Venice Beach lifeguard tower gets to keep its gay pride rainbow stripes after the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to rescue it from getting repainted to the iconic blue. “We received 11,000 signatures on a petition from that area, saying no no, we love it, we’d really like to keep it,” said Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, who introduced the motion to let the stripes stand. The board voted unanimously in support of Kuehl’s...

    Susan Abram

  • Fires

    Man suffers ‘significant’ burns to limbs in Northridge

    NORTHRIDGE — A man suffered burns to both arms and one leg today in a fire in a second-floor unit of a Northridge apartment building, authorities said. The fire was reported at 1:47 a.m. at 8615 Balboa Blvd., said Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department. Forty-nine firefighters put it out in 21 minutes. The man was awakened by loud sounds and got out of the burning apartment but suffered “significant” burns to his limbs, Humphrey said. No other...

    City News Service|

  • Immigration policy

    Future: Trump’s DACA action has all sides focusing on legislative, legal maneuvering

    Set Hernandez doesn’t have a home. Not in the Philippines, where he was born. And, he said, not in America. “I’m OK with being the perpetual immigrant, the other” said Hernandez, who came to the United States with his mom 13 years ago and lives in the San Fernando Valley. “I’m coming to terms with that. Going back to the Philippines is something I’ve been thinking about.” But he wouldn’t be going...

    Chris Haire

  • Hate crimes

    Increase in violent confrontations in California

    Violent and hostile confrontations statewide that resulted in crimes, arrests, significant property damage, cancellation of a scheduled event or injuries are on track to double in 2017 compared to 2016, according to a report released by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at Cal State San Bernardino. In California, there were 13 such incidents in all of 2016. But for 2017, by the end of August, there were 15 incidents. Last year, around the same time, there were...

    Deepa Bharath

  • Social media

    Protest against Trump’s DACA decision at Placita Olvera in downtown LA

    Hours after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced President Donald Trump’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, a large group of demonstrators gathered at Placita Olvera in downtown Los Angeles before marching to City Hall. As the group marched many took to social media to document the scene and show their support. If you are viewing this on a mobile device, click

    By Shannon O’Connor|

  • Science fiction and fantasy movies

    ‘Star Wars IX’ director exits project due to differing ‘visions,’ Lucasfilm says

    Colin Trevorrow will no longer be directing the ninth “Star Wars” movie, according to a statement on a Lucasfilm website. “Lucasfilm and Colin Trevorrow have mutually chosen to part ways on “Star Wars: Episode IX,” the message that appeared on Tuesday afternoon said. “Colin has been a wonderful collaborator throughout the development process but...

    Bob Strauss

  • Breaking News

    Downey man’s body found inside refrigerator in Ontario street

    Ontario >> When Steven Kelly pulled up to work in Ontario about 6 a.m. Tuesday, he spotted a refrigerator standing in the middle of the street. “That’s not really strange since people dump stuff here all the time,” said Kelly, who works at a business at 700 S. Hope St. But when he went to inspect the large appliance, he made a grisly discovery: The body of a man was stuffed inside. “I wasn’t sure if he was alive or dead so I thumped...

    Beatriz Valenzuela

  • Automobiles

    Joyriding Montebello Chevrolet dealership employee caught by the car’s owner in fast-food drive-thru

    MONTEBELLO >> When she spotted her car Friday in the drive-thru of the Tommy’s in Pico Rivera, Mari Agredano-Quirino grabbed her cellphone, hit the record button and gave the repairman behind the wheel an earful. Agredano-Quirino had just dropped off the 2010 replica Indy 500 Chevy Camaro at a Montebello dealership for service. Yet a short time later, here was her car being taken out on...

    Sandra T. Molina

  • Immigration policy

    Trump’s DACA decision has LA Dreamers looking to Congress to ‘do your job’

    Scores of protesters rallied on the steps of the Edward R. Roybal Federal Building in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday vowing to fight President Donald Trump’s decision to phase out the Obama-era program known as DACA. Since 2012, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program has temporarily shielded roughly 800,000 undocumented immigrants who came to the country as children from deportation while giving them the ability to obtain work permits. About two hours after...

    Brenda Gazzar

  • Education

    Vegan food now on the menu at 7 LAUSD high schools

    Starting this week, students will have a new option at lunchtime: a meal without meat or dairy. One vegan meal choice will be on the menu every school day from now until Nov. 17 in a pilot program at seven Los Angeles Unified School District schools. During the pilot, staff from the district’s Food Services Division will survey students for feedback, to guide the expansion of vegan menus to other schools, the district said. The LAUSD board approved the pilot project last...

    Antonie Boessenkool

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