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2 hrs ago | Pasadena Star-News

Los Angeles County District Attorney investigating defunct LA Works program

The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office is investigating LA Works, an Irwindale-based workforce training program that lost most of its funding when the county found nearly $1 million in overbilling, according to its board members.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Irwindale, CA, Covina, CA, West Covina, CA

How to do Hyperlapse Photography

George W. Bush Just Took The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge And It's Pretty Hilarious

LAPD Cop: If You Don't Want To Get Shot, Don't Challenge Me

This Is The Craziest, Most Acrobatic Motorcycle Accident You'll Ever See

6 hrs ago |

Dog abuse caught on viral video becomes voice for fighting animal cruelty

An eyewitness used his cellphone to video the entire cruelty situation. When the witness told the man pictured to stop abusing the dog, the man answered back cursing and threw out racial slurs.


Related Topix: Animal Rights, Lancaster, CA, Non-Profit

10 hrs ago | Hispanic Business

How Climate Change Will Affect Los Angeles

Aug. 19--Respiratory illnesses, water quality, and mosquito- and rodent-related diseases will worsen across Los Angeles County in the next few decades because of climate change, according to two reports released Monday by public health officials.


Related Topix: Sylmar (Los Angeles, CA), Los Angeles, CA, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

Tue Aug 19, 2014


L.A. County supervisors frustrated over delay in hiring Child Protection czar

As a report came out Tuesday from the county grand jury on the ways an 8-year-old Palmdale boy was abused by his mother and her boyfriend before he died, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voiced frustration at how long it is taking to hire a director for the newly approved Office of Child Protection.


Related Topix: Palmdale, CA

Star Tribune

Singer Ray J pleads not guilty to sexual battery, resisting arrest in Beverly Hills incident

Singer Ray J has pleaded not guilty to groping a woman at a Beverly Hills hotel bar and resisting arrest afterward.


Related Topix: Ray J, Black Entertainment, R-N-B, Beverly Hills, CA, Music, Entertainment

News Observer

More Californians support Affordable Care Act, poll finds

The nation's new health care law is surging in popularity in the Golden State, according to the Field Poll, which finds more Californians today - of all political stripes - support the Affordable Care Act than at any time since it was signed into law four years ago.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, California

Vallejo Times-Herald

Palmdale boy's alleged abuse described in graphic testimony

Graphic grand jury testimony reveals details of the abuse suffered by an 8-year-old Los Angeles County boy allegedly battered to death by his mother and her boyfriend.


Related Topix: Palmdale, CA

Yorkton This Week & Enterprise

Police: 2 boys arrested after plotting mass shooting at their Southern California hig...

Two teenage boys were arrested Monday after making specific plans to kill three staffers then gun down as many students as possible at their Southern California high school, police said.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Pasadena, CA, South Pasadena, CA


4th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division leaving Iraq

The brother of fellow film director Ridley Scott, the 68-year-old director wrote two notes before his death, including a message left in his Los Angeles office for family members.


Related Topix: Sport Movies, Crime Movies, Days of Thunder, Drama Movies, Beverly Hills Cop II, Action Movies, Comedy Movies, Thriller

Mon Aug 18, 2014


Sheriffs shoot, kill man suspected of taking woman hostage

BELLFLOWER >> A man who barricaded himself inside a Bellflower apartment with a female hostage, possibly his girlfriend or wife, was killed by sheriff's deputies after a standoff that lasted more than six hours.


Related Topix: Bellflower, CA, Violent Crime

San Bernardino County Sun

Sheriffa s refusal to name deputy involved in Pico Rivera fatal shooting deemed a illegala

PICO RIVERA >> The ACLU and a longtime San Gabriel Valley public records activist said Monday that the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is acting in an illegal manner in refusing to release the name of the deputy who shot and killed Frank Mendoza , an innocent Pico Rivera man Aug. 1. More than two weeks after Mendoza, 54, was fatally shot in ... (more)


Related Topix: Pico Rivera, CA

Inside Bay Area

CHP: Naked man in traffic blocks northbound Highway 101

A 25-year-old man was arrested Sunday morning on allegations he ran naked through traffic after crashing on Highway 101 in Petaluma.


Related Topix: Petaluma, CA, Hawthorne, CA, Sonoma County, CA

CBS News

Increase in hiker rescues in Southern California mountains

"We're probably going to set a record, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Search and Rescue Team Reserve Chief Mike Leum."


Make a real difference for the homeless with Real Change meters

Pasadena drivers are used to feeding the meter to secure a parking place, but now people-pedestrians, cyclists and motorists alike-can feed a meter and help end homelessness.


Related Topix: Pasadena, CA, Fuller Theological Seminary

The Republic

Police: teen made school-shooting threats as prank

A 15-year-old boy arrested Sunday on suspicion of posting online threats to shoot students at Southern California schools apparently did so as a prank, Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said.


Related Topix: Valencia, CA

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Inside Bay Area

Serial stowaway Marilyn Hartman released from jail early

Marilyn Hartman, the notorious stowaway arrested seven times at San Francisco International Airport before successfully hopping a flight in San Jose on Aug. 4, was released Saturday from a Los Angeles County jail after serving only three days of her 117-day sentence, officials said.


Related Topix: Lynwood, CA, San Mateo County, CA

NBC Chicago

"Huge" Shooting": Instagram Post

Threats posted to Instagram are being investigated by authorities in Santa Clarita Valley Sunday.


Related Topix: Education Etc.

The Modesto Bee

California teen arrested for alleged online threat

Lt. Tom Bryski tells City News Service the 15-year-old was taken into custody Sunday after worried parents flooded the Santa Clarita sheriff's station with calls all weekend.


Related Topix: Modesto, CA

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Mariel Garza: Fight over condom bill far from over

A bill requiring condom use in adult film production stalled in a state Senate committee last week and is probably dust for this legislative season.


Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Opinion

Whittier Daily News

Good Samaritan stops attack on Lakewood deputy

LAKEWOOD >> A good Samaritan stopped a violent attack on a Lakewood deputy that left him in critical but stable condition after a 21-year-old man assaulted the deputy at the Lakewood Mall on Friday night, Los Angeles County Sheriff's officials said Saturday morning.


Related Topix: Lakewood, CA