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Helicopter crashes on street in Sherman Oaks; 4 injured, including teen girl |Jul 21, 2017

A helicopter crash-landed on a residential street in Sherman Oaks on Friday without hitting any homes or people on the ground, and all aboard — three adults and a 16-year-old girl — walked away with only minor injuries, authorities said.

How California’s ‘sanctuary state’ bill would further limit ICE’s ability to arrest immigrants |Jul 21, 2017

About a dozen immigration agents huddled just before dawn outside an Ace Hardware store in Jurupa Valley, a semi-rural city in Riverside County. They were equipped with firearms, protective vests and intelligence on the morning routines of the six men they were seeking.

Developer plans Starbucks, hotel and gym for ‘The Gateway’ project in Chatsworth |Jul 23, 2017

A developer is proposing to build a 124-room Marriott Residence Inn and a Planet Fitness health club as part of an 8.23-acre shopping center project at Lassen Street and Mason Avenue in Chatsworth. Currently, the corner lot is home to a strip mall with a Muay Thai boxing gym, auto repair shop, liquor store, doughnut shop, restaurants and other businesses.

California truckers would get fewer breaks under new law |Jul 22, 2017

Truckers rolling down California’s highways are entitled to take more breaks than drivers in most of America, but that would change if a congressional attempt to override the state’s work rules succeeds — which union officials and truck drivers say would make the state’s highways more dangerous.

Why California’s most polluting vehicles aren’t required to get smog checks |Jul 22, 2017

It’s California’s dirty little emissions secret. As Gov. Jerry Brown and the mayors of Los Angeles and Long Beach promise an emissions-free future, some diesel fumes aren’t going anywhere.

Valley fever cases spike in Los Angeles County |Jul 21, 2017

Valley fever infections continue to rise in Los Angeles County, health officials said Friday, but it’s not clear why men, older adults and Antelope Valley residents are more affected than other groups.

4 new San Gabriel Valley hotels set their sights on Chinese tourists |Jul 23, 2017

Four hotels are coming to Monterey Park and San Gabriel, all with the aim of catering to Asian tourists. Some are closer to their grand openings than others. Construction for the Sheraton Los Angeles San Gabriel hotel, at 303 E.

2 women wanted in Glendale-area package thefts caught on camera |Jul 21, 2017

Two women are wanted in connection with two separate package thefts from homes in the Glendale area — and both crimes were caught on video, police said Friday.

Ex-SoCalGas employee warned regulators of ‘potential catastrophic loss of life’ at Aliso Canyon |Jul 23, 2017

State oil and gas regulators approved resuming injections at the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility despite a warning by a former Southern California Gas Co. manager over potential “catastrophic loss of life” in the event of a major earthquake, Los Angles County court documents reveal.

LA County leaders to discuss health permit fees for adult film studios |Jul 23, 2017

Five years after Los Angeles County voters approved the use of condoms on adult film sets, public health officials Tuesday will ask the Board of Supervisors to take the next step and agree on a set of fees to pay for inspections at film production sites.

California Assembly GOP leader faces calls to quit after supporting cap-and-trade program |Jul 21, 2017

Pressure is mounting on Assemblyman Chad Mayes to step down as Assembly GOP leader after he helped Democrats extend an anti-pollution program loathed by conservatives who already feel marginalized in deep-blue California.

LAPD officer charged with sexually assaulting teen cadet |Jul 21, 2017

Charges have been filed against Robert Cain, the Los Angeles police officer accused of having sex with an underage girl in the department’s cadet program, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Friday.

Troubled teens turn their lives around at Dough Girl pizza in Lake Balboa |Jul 22, 2017

LAKE BALBOA >> The “dough girl” known as Mar Diego leans over a pizza board, rolls out a New York-thin 20 inches, swirls on a layer of sauce and cheese, and tosses on a small school of shrimp.

California’s Obamacare exchanges in limbo |Jul 22, 2017

California’s Obamacare exchange scrubbed its annual rate announcement this week, the latest sign of how the ongoing political drama over the Affordable Care Act is roiling insurance markets nationwide.

Why people waited in line for hours for a T-shirt at FYF Fest 2017 |Jul 22, 2017

Even though he dropped out of FYF Fest at the last minute in 2015, it’s pretty obvious that Frank Ocean fans are still in love with their sensitive, soulful singer. That much was obvious Saturday, July 22, as hundreds of Ocean fans at the festival at Exposition Park in Los Angeles waited in line for up to four hours because of the singer.

Biotech explodes in LA County, tackling everything from sickle-cell anemia to spider-free silk |Jul 22, 2017

Biotech companies across Los Angeles County are unlocking new solutions for a host of as-yet-untreatable ailments, from sickle-cell anemia and rheumatoid arthritis to all varieties of cancers. But, in response to consumer demands for sustainable, environmentally friendly products, they’re also developing lab-grown meat replacements, chemicals that don’t rely on petroleum to make plastic and alternatives to animal-derived textiles.

As RV towing resumes in LA, officials say program won’t ‘target homeless’ |Jul 24, 2017

More than four months after a pair of towing contractors quit, Los Angeles is expected this week to begin clearing a “backlog” of motor homes parked illegally on city streets.

Porter Ranch protesters urge Gov. Jerry Brown to ‘shut Aliso down’ |Jul 24, 2017

Shouting “shut it all down!” nearly 200 protesters gathered in Porter Ranch on Monday evening to urge Gov. Jerry Brown to lean on state regulators to close the Aliso Canyon gas fields once and for all.

Missy Elliott and Bjork give FYF Fest 2017 a cinematic opening |Jul 22, 2017

In a festival culture all too often criticized for not having enough female artists topping lineups, FYF Fest flipped the script at Exposition Park in Los Angeles Friday with a pair of blockbuster sets from Missy Elliott and Bjork.

Between Trump, cable news and Congress, we’re living in America without compromise: Doug McIntyre |Jul 22, 2017

The wheels continue to turn in Washington ... in four different directions. Sean Spicer is out as White House press spokesman, the president’s legal team has been shuffled, the clock appears to be ticking on the White House Chief of Staff, Reince Priebus, presidential advisor, Steve Bannon and possibly the Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, Deputy Attorney General, Rod Rosenstein, and ultimately, Robert Mueller, the Special Council appointed by Congress to investigate.

Driver wanted in Lancaster hit and run that critically injured girl, 11 |Jul 21, 2017

A 25-year-old man is wanted in connection with a hit-and-run crash earlier this week in Lancaster that left an 11-year-old girl in critical condition, authorities said Thursday. The collision involving two vehicles occurred around 12:01 a.

More than a third of California households have virtually no savings, are at risk of financial ruin, report says |Jul 25, 2017

More than 37 percent of California households have so little cash saved that they couldn’t live at the poverty level for even three months if they lost a job or suffered another significant loss of income.

Motorcyclist injured in 101 Freeway crash in Cahuenga Pass |Jul 22, 2017

HOLLYWOOD >> A 26-year-old motorcyclist was critically injured early Saturday when his speeding bike rear-ended a vehicle on the 101 Freeway, near the Pilgrimage Bridge in Cahuenga Pass. The crash was on the northbound freeway at about 12:50 a.

Here’s all the stuff you can buy at FYF Fest 2017 |Jul 21, 2017

Sure, posing for selfies is the top way to prove you were at FYF Fest, but it’s not the only way to let everyone know you actually attended one of the city’s major music festivals.

Get live updates from FYF Fest 2017 at Exposition Park |Jul 21, 2017

FYF Fest is back at Exposition July 21 -23 and reporters, editors and photographers from the Southern California News Group will be pounding the pavement - because there’s a lot of it at Exposition Park - all weekend to bring you the latest news from the festival.

LA County wants to block natural gas injections at SoCalGas’ Aliso Canyon facility |Jul 21, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> Attorneys for Los Angeles County plan to go to court Monday in hopes of blocking a re-start of natural-gas injections at the Aliso Canyon storage facility in Porter Ranch, despite state regulators’ determination that the facility is safe to resume limited operations.

North Hollywood woman ‘devastated’ after ICE detains husband, an undocumented pastor |Jul 24, 2017

A North Hollywood woman and her two young children were grappling Monday with the news that her husband, a pastor, was detained by immigration authorities during an appointment at the Federal Building in downtown Los Angeles.

How one immigrant climbed from P.F. Chang dishwasher to owner of several businesses |Jul 23, 2017

Perched on a stool in front of a well-stocked bar, Hernan Fernando grins with the fellow founders of Cinco, a restaurant a short distance from the roar of jet engines at Los Angeles International Airport.

Latest California innovation: A Republican case for cap and trade |Jul 22, 2017

Minutes after a bipartisan coalition of California lawmakers voted to extend the state’s landmark climate change policy for another decade, Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown stood in front of a bank of television cameras and compared the plan to one championed 30 years ago by GOP icon Ronald Reagan.

LAUSD denies allegations that engineer was fired for reporting building problems, religious discrimination |Jul 24, 2017

The LAUSD on Tuesday denied allegations by one of its former structural engineers, who claims he was fired for complaining about being harassed because of his Muslim faith and for coming forward about structural safety problems with district buildings.

Meet the fans of FYF Fest 2017, who are just as diverse as the lineup |Jul 22, 2017

From teens attending their very first music festival to those who have followed the event for years, FYF Fest, which wraps up its third day at Exposition Park in Los Angeles on Sunday, July 23, was packed with an audience whose common thread seemed to be a fanatical love of music and an adventurous palate.

Free concerts to be held at libraries throughout Los Angeles County |Jul 21, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> Several Los Angeles County libraries will turn into unlikely concert venues this summer and early fall, officials announced Friday. Some 21 free concerts will be offered at the libraries through Oct.

FYF Fest 2017 is open; here’s what you need to know |Jul 21, 2017

The 14th annual FYF Fest is now underway under sunny skies and mild weather at Exposition Park in Los Angeles.

Woman found at Reseda Park was killed in hit-and-run |Jul 24, 2017

A 41-year-old woman found dead at Reseda Park on July 17 was killed after a hit-and-run crash, authorities said on Monday. LAPD Operations-Valley Bureau Homicide Detective Dave Peteque said the case involving Rebecca Anderson was being investigated as a homicide — but not as a murder.

Activists slam LAPD over police shootings and cadet scandal |Jul 25, 2017

The Los Angeles Police Commission ruled Tuesday that two fatal shootings by its officers were justified, despite outcry from community members who demanded accountability for the shootings, as well as for the

Nine Inch Nails pays tribute to David Bowie, taps into powerful perfectionism to close FYF Fest 2017 |Jul 24, 2017

Nine Inch Nails had played just once in the last three years before arriving at FYF Fest to headline the final night, but the show delivered by Trent Reznor and his band felt like the kind of finely tuned, road-tested set that might well have been perfected over dozens of shows before landing in Los Angeles on Sunday.

Kaiser, California reach settlement on lapses in mental-health access |Jul 21, 2017

California insurance regulators have reached a settlement with Kaiser Permanente to address its repeated failures to provide patients with timely access to mental-health services. Under the agreement — the result of two years of negotiations between the state Department of Managed Health Care and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan — Kaiser has agreed to hire an outside consultant for three years to help it address the access problems and improve oversight of its behavioral health program.

Suspected car thieves who abandoned auto after chase arrested in Malibu |Jul 22, 2017

MALIBU >> A suspected car thief and his accomplice led CHP officers on a car chase from Ventura County that ended when they abandoned the car at Malibu’s Broad Beach, and were taken into custody Saturday.

LA’s weed industry needs a bank. City leaders might create one it can use |Jul 25, 2017

Los Angeles city leaders are looking into the possibility of setting up a public bank that would do business with marijuana dispensaries, as well as cater to affordable housing developers. Council President Herb Wesson proposed the idea in a speech at City Hall, laying out his agenda for the next two years.

Frank Ocean’s redemptive set at FYF Fest 2017 brought Brad Pitt along for the ride |Jul 23, 2017

Frank Ocean was worth the wait. Two years after the quirky soul and R&B singer dropped out of FYF Fest just days before he was set to headline, Ocean returned to the eclectic Los Angeles fest on Saturday, July 22, and delivered a set that was both subtle and stunning in its artistry.

Burbank teens plead no contest to stealing packages from homes |Jul 21, 2017

Two 18-year-old men from Burbank pleaded no contest Wednesday to stealing packages from two homes in Burbank, authorities said. The theft was reported at 3:10 p.m. Tuesday on the 600 block of South Griffith Park Drive, the Burbank Police Department said.

What to eat at FYF Fest 2017 |Jul 21, 2017

The FYF Fest lineup is expected to bring thousands to Exposition Park July 21-23 for three days of music with a diverse lineup of artists like Frank Ocean, Missy Elliot, Björk, and Nine Inch Nails.

Rep. Adam Schiff fires back after President Trump calls him ‘sleazy’ on Twitter |Jul 24, 2017

President Donald Trump went on the offensive Monday against California Rep. Adam Schiff on Twitter, calling the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee “sleazy” amid the committee’s high-profile probe of Russian interference in November’s presidential election.

LA Uber driver pleads not guilty to drugging, raping female passenger |Jul 24, 2017

An Uber driver accused of raping a female passenger at a North Hollywood motel while the 24-year-old woman was unconscious pleaded not guilty today to felony charges.

13 road repair projects are coming soon to highways in LA area, Long Beach |Jul 21, 2017

Work to repair and resurface hundreds of miles of highways, including those in the Los Angeles area, Long Beach, the South Bay, and San Gabriel Valley, will begin as soon as this summer – months before revenue from a landmark transportation bill even begins to flow to the state, officials announced Friday.

LADWP worker injured when pellet gun round hits vehicle in Sun Valley |Jul 21, 2017

SUN VALLEY — A Los Angeles Department of Water and Power worker was injured today when someone fired a pellet gun that shattered the vehicle’s window in Sun Valley, police said. The incident occurred at 9:25 a.

Iggy Pop, Little Dragon among the musical highlights at FYF Fest 2017 Sunday |Jul 23, 2017

Twenty minutes before Iggy Pop was set to play a twilight set on the Lawn stage the dusty field before it looked ridiculously sparse for a legend like Iggy. Surely the crowds weren’t going to skip the punk godfather in favor of the electronic rock of Little Dragon or the indie slacker goofball Mac DeMarco? No worries in the end because by 7:20 p.

Helicopter plucks lost hiker from rugged Chatsworth canyon |Jul 22, 2017

CHATSWORTH -- A Los Angeles fire rescue helicopter plucked a woman from Santa Susana Pass State Historic Park on Saturday after she became lost and complained of heat exhaustion, Los Angeles fire officials said.

John Heard, best known as dad in ‘Home Alone,’ dies at 71 |Jul 22, 2017

PALO ALTO >> He was best known as the on-screen father who left his son to fend for himself just a few days before Christmas in the iconic childhood favorite “Home Alone.” But in real life, veteran TV and film actor John Heard, who was found dead in a Palo Alto hotel Friday, was remembered as a true artist — a man with immeasurable talent.

100 firefighters attack Winnetka strip-mall blaze |Jul 23, 2017

WINNETKA — A greater-alarm fire damaged a four-unit strip mall in Winnetka, authorities said today. It was reported at 11 p.m. at 20851 Sherman Way, according to Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department, with more than 100 firefighters putting out the fire within 36 minutes of their arrival.