• Transportation

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

    Investigators checking disabled placards on vehicles parked outside the L.A. County Fair last weekend issued 71 misdemeanor citations for fraudulently using the parking passes, authorities said. California Department of Motor Vehicle investigators conducted the enforcement crackdown Sunday outside Pomona Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley...

    Brian Day

  • Immigration policy

    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. illegally by parents or by parents who overstayed visas than any other U.S. state. The lawsuit’s legal arguments largely mirror those already filed in a lawsuit last week by 15 other states and the District of Columbia. Attorney...

    By Don Thompson The Associated Press|

  • Animal poaching and smuggling

    Monterey Park man pleads guilty to smuggling poisonous cobras in potato chip cans

    LOS ANGELES (CNS) >> A Monterey Park man who accepted packages containing three highly venomous king cobras coiled up in potato chip canisters pleaded guilty today to a federal wildlife smuggling charge. Rodrigo Franco, 34, admitted to smuggling another 20 or so cobras, as well as sending protected turtles to Hong Kong, according to his plea agreement. Prosecutors agreed to seek a sentence of no more than 18 months in exchange for the plea. A Dec. 7 sentencing hearing was...


  • Obituaries

    Whittier resident Jose Ramos, a Purple Heart recipient and longtime Vietnam veterans advocate, dead at 68

    WHITTIER >> Vietnam veteran Jose Ramos, an Army combat medic who cycled his way across the country and rubbed elbows with politicians and royalty alike on behalf of his fellow veterans, died Sunday from cancer treatment complications, his family said. He was 68. The longtime Whittier resident’s advocacy spanned decades after he came home from the war. His years of grass-roots effort culminated in the official recognition of March 30 as Welcome Home Vietnam...

    Sandra T. Molina

  • Politics

    Stretch of 134 freeway to be named for Obama

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — State lawmakers in California have approved a plan to name a stretch of freeway in the Los Angeles area for former President Barack Obama. A stretch of the 134 Freeway passing through the Eagle Rock section of Los Angeles and the cities of Glendale and Pasadena will be known as the President Barack H. Obama Highway after the Legislature signed off on a resolution Tuesday. The measure doesn’t require the governor’s...


  • Shootings

    Suspect is ‘down’ in officer-involved shooting on downtown LA streets

    An officer-involved shooting involving the California Highway Patrol and a downed suspect occurred Tuesday morning on the streets of downtown Los Angeles, authorities said. The shooting, in which one suspect was listed as “down” was reported at 6:08 a.m. Tuesday at Third Street south of Spring Street, said CHP Officer Christian Cracraft. Cracraft had no further information. At this time it is unclear if the suspect was shot or otherwise injured. Los...

    Wes Woods

  • Rose Bowl Game

    UCLA quarterback among four to be inducted into Rose Bowl Hall of Fame

    PASADENA — Former UCLA quarterback Cade McNown, former Texas coach Mack Brown and 1997 Heisman Trophy winner Charles Woodson will be among four men inducted into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame, the Tournament of Roses announced. The fourth member of the hall’s Class of 2017 is the late Charles West, the first black quarterback to play in the Rose Bowl Game. McNown had a record 538 yards of total offense in UCLA’s 38-31 loss to Wisconsin in the 1999 Rose Bowl...

    City News Service|

  • Fires

    West Hills fire leaves 2 people critical, kills pets

    WEST HILLS — A man and woman remain hospitalized in extremely critical condition today after being rescued from a house fire that killed two of their pets in West Hills. Firefighters were sent at 6:35 a.m. Tuesday to 6510 Capistrano Ave., where flames were coming from a one-story 1,900-square-foot home, said Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department. Before firefighters arrived, a smoke alarm had awakened one of the residents, who found the hallway near his bedroom...

    City News Service|

  • Immigration policy

    DACA repeal sparks fear, praise in Southern California

    Iveth Diaz didn’t hear compassion. While Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday that ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, better known, as DACA was the “compassionate” thing to do, Diaz, 26, who is protected by the program, heard only uncertainty. For Diaz and nearly 800,000 others currently protected by DACA the announcement issued Tuesday means limbo. Though they’ve grown up in the United States and consider it home, Diaz...

    Alejandra Molina

  • Wildfires

    LA County declares state of emergency for La Tuna fire, joining city, state

    SUN VALLEY >> As hundreds of firefighters continued their efforts Tuesday to fully extinguish the La Tuna fire, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a state of emergency declaration, which will help access state and federal aid. The motion, introduced by Supervisor Kathryn Barger, also directs the Department of...

    From staff and wire reports|

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