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City of Industry electric-bus maker hosts Gov. Jerry Brown for a tour of new factory

CITY OF INDUSTRY >> The unveiling of a new electric bus manufacturing plant attracted Gov. Jerry Brown, Edison International President and CEO Pedro Pizarro and a host of other state and local officials Wedn...

By Kevin Smith|


  • Paparazzi

    Paparazzo struck by car outside Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills

    BEVERLY HILLS >> A paparazzo was struck by a truck driven by singer Justin Bieber tonight outside the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, according to police and reports from the scene. The crash was reported at 9:24 p.m. in the area of Hamilton Drive and Wilshire Boulevard, one block east of La Cienega Boulevard, according to Beverly Hills police Lt. Scott Dowling. The photographer, who was trying to take photos of Bieber and television personality Kourtney Kardashian,...

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  • Automotive accidents

    68-year-old Encino man killed in Malibu Canyon Road crash

    MALIBU >> A 68-year-old Encino man was killed when the vehicle he was driving went off the road and down a steep hill in Malibu, authorities said today. The crash of the 2013 Toyota was reported at 6:47 p.m. Tuesday in the area of Malibu Canyon Road, south of Piuma Road, according to the California Highway patrol. The man was traveling on Malibu Canyon road when, for an unknown reason, he made an unsafe turning movement and the Toyota left the road and went down the hill,...

    By City News Service|

  • Automotive accidents

    Multiple cars involved in crash on Ventura Boulevard in Woodland Hills

    Police are investigating a multiple-vehicle crash on Ventura Boulevard near Premiere Hills Circle in Woodland Hills. No one was seriously injured, according to a report from the scene, where witnesses said at least two vehicles appeared to be racing one another. The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to a report of a traffic collision just before 4 p.m. in the 20600 block of West Ventura Boulevard in Woodland Hills. One ambulance was on the scene according to LAFD...

    From staff and wire reports|

  • Automotive accidents

    Motorcyclist injured in 101 Freeway crash in Cahuenga Pass

    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.m., the California Highway Patrol reported. The motorcyclist, riding a 2016 Honda CBR, rear-ended a 2010 Ford Escape and was thrown from the motorcycle onto the roadway. The bike slid into the number five lane of traffic, where it...

    By City News Service|

  • Helicopter crashes

    Helicopter crashes on street in Sherman Oaks; 4 injured, including teen girl

    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. The chopper, a Robinson R44II owned by a Van-Nuys based company that offers aerial tours and charter services, made a “hard landing” just after noon in the 15000 block of Valleyheart Drive, said Battalion Chief Daniel Curry...

  • Movie industry

    Railroad to pay $3.9 million for train death of film worker

    SAVANNAH, Ga. — A railroad owner plans to appeal a jury’s decision that it must pay $3.9 million to the family of a movie worker killed on a Georgia railroad trestle in 2014, a spokesman for the company said. The jury in Savannah decided in a civil verdict Monday that CSX Transportation shared in the blame for the deadly freight train collision even though the film crew was trespassing. The parents of Sarah Jones sued CSX in Chatham County State Court, saying the...

    By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press|

  • Automotive accidents

    Victim of fatal Winnetka accident ID’d

    WINNETKA >> The Coroner’s Office today released the name of a 42-year-old motorist killed in Winnetka in a high-speed three-vehicle crash that was blamed on a drunk driver and left four people injured. She was Rosario Chavez, 42, of Northridge, said Lt. Larry Dietz of the coroner’s office. The crash was reported at 2:09 a.m. Thursday in the area of Roscoe Boulevard and Irondale Avenue, according to the Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Traffic...

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  • Driverless cars

    Tesla driver recants, says Autopilot not to blame for crash

    DETROIT >> A Tesla driver says his car’s partially self-driving Autopilot system wasn’t responsible for a crash in Minnesota, despite what he initially told investigators. In its police report obtained Monday by The Associated Press, the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office said David Clark, 58, blamed Autopilot for a crash Saturday evening in Hawick, Minnesota. Clark initially told deputies that when he engaged the Autopilot feature, the car suddenly...

    By Dee-Ann Durbin The Associated Press|

  • Legal settlements

    Jury awards $3.9M to family of film worker killed by train

    SAVANNAH, GA. >> A jury awarded $3.9 million Monday to the family of a movie worker killed on a Georgia railroad bridge in 2014, finding the railroad’s owner shared in the blame for the deadly freight train collision even though the film crew was trespassing. The parents of Sarah Jones sued CSX Transportation in Chatham County State Court, saying the railroad shared in the blame for their daughter’s death. The 27-year-old camera assistant died in the crash Feb. 20,...

    By Russ Bynum The Associated Press|

  • Automotive accidents

    5 airlifted to area hospitals following solo-vehicle crash near Santa Clarita

    A solo-vehicle crash near Santa Clarita resulted in five occupants being airlifted to area hospitals Sunday, according to the California Highway Patrol. The incident, which was reported at 12:16 p.m., occurred off of Sierra Highway about five miles into Rowher Flats, an off-road vehicle park, said CHP Officer Alex Rubio. Three people were airlifted to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, while two others were airlifted to Northridge Hospital Medical Center, Rubio...

    Brenda Gazzar

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