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41 min ago | San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Scorching hot weather in Southern California shows no sign of easing

Southern California continued roasting Sunday as the ongoing heat wave peaked, pushing temperatures well beyond 100 degrees in many areas, triggering power outages throughout the region as air conditioners, and the electrical grid, struggled to keep homes and businesses cool. No temperature records were broken in Los Angeles County Sunday, however Woodland Hills tied it's previous high-temperature of 107 degrees, recorded in 1971, Meteorologist Scott Sukup of the National Weather Service's Oxnard office said.

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Related Topix: California, Weather, Natural Disasters, Heat Wave, Woodland Hills, CA, Oxnard, CA

4 hrs ago | LA Daily News

San Fernando Valley porn producer says using condoms in shoots is a matter of survival

CHATSWORTH >> Sexual fantasy unfolds in a steady rhythm inside Immoral Productions, a San Fernando Valley adult film studio where everything typical of a porn set is laid out and ready for action. There are couches and a table filled with toys that vibrate, throb and glow.

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Related Topix: Cameras, Chatsworth, CA, HIV/AIDS, Health

5 hrs ago | San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Industry agency sues former mayor, asking for millions in back rent

City of Industry is suing ex-mayor Dave Perez, saying he owes the city's former redevelopment agency $9.6 million in back rent for using public land without permission for his waste recycling business. The lawsuit, filed on July 6 in Los Angeles County Superior Court, claims Perez and his various companies, Grand Central Recycling & Transfer Station, City of Industry Disposal Co.

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Related Topix: Industry, CA, City of Industry, CA, Vista, CA

9 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

Zev Yaroslavsky makes cameo appearance in 'La Traviata' at L.A. Opera

Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, second from left, and company members in a scene from the dress rehearsal of L.A. Opera's new season opener, "La Traviata." Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, second from left, and company members in a scene from the dress rehearsal of L.A. Opera's new season opener, "La Traviata."

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Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Classical, Domingo, Entertainment

14 hrs ago | San Gabriel Valley Tribune

San Gabriel Valley cops make use of former military gear

Police officials say a military surplus program that provides equipment to local agencies helps them and the communities they protect to stay safe. “The program has been a tremendous asset to public safety,” said Chief Kim Raney of the Covina Police Department.

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Related Topix: Covina, CA, Department of Defense, US News

18 hrs ago | CBS Local

Crews Tackle Blaze At Irwindale Auto & Truck Repair Shop

Crews were on the scene of a commercial fire Saturday that was burning through the roof of an auto body shop. According to the Los Angeles County Fire Department, the fire broke out in the Irwindale Auto & Truck Repair building just after 6:30 p.m. in the 16300 block of East Arrow Highway.

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Related Topix: Irwindale, CA, Fire

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Whittier Daily News

Norwalk sandwich shop worker attacked after interrupting car burglary

NORWALK >> A Long Beach man attacked a sandwich shop employee after she caught him stealing items from her car Saturday morning, officials said. Deputies arrested Jose Antonio Garcia, 19, on suspicion of robbery and drug possession following the incident, which was reported shortly after 7 a.m. in a parking lot in the 12300 block of Imperial Highway, just east of Norwalk Boulevard, Los Angeles County sheriff's Lt.

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Related Topix: Norwalk, CA, Long Beach, CA, Drugs

Cybercast News Service

City uses meters to raise change for homeless

The Los Angeles suburb is turning 14 parking meters into repositories for donations made to nonprofits that serve the homeless, the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday. Pasadena's housing director, Bill Huang, says the hope is that people who might be reluctant to hand spare change to a panhandler will be more open to putting it in a meter.

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Examiner.com

Man charged with a felony for allegedly beating dog with a chain leash

According to Friday's publication of the Santa Clarita Valley Signal , a Murrieta, California, man is facing a charge of felony animal cruelty for allegedly beating his dog with a metal chain leash. On Wednesday evening, 30-year-old Mohamad Taghavi was arrested after he was observed repeatedly punching his German shepherd, and then striking the dog with a metal chain leash; Taghavi appeared to be drunk at the time.

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Related Topix: Murrieta, CA

The China Post

'Blue Moon' diamond unveiled in Los Angeles

Los Angeles County's Natural History Museum on Friday unveiled the "Blue Moon Diamond," a 12-carat gem described as one of the rarest stones in the world. Deep blue and intensely radiant, it was found in South Africa's Cullinan mine northeast of Pretoria, where the biggest ever rough diamond was unearthed a century ago.

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Related Topix: South Africa, World News, Weird

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Hotter temperatures, elevated fire danger forecast for Southern California

The Southland heat wave is showing no signs of easing up, with three-to-five degree increases forecast for today, according to the National Weather Service. An upper-level ridge of high pressure will build over the area, resulting in an extended period of heat for the region, which combined with rising humidity and dry conditions will result in elevated fire danger and an increased risk of heat-related illnesses, according to the National Weather Service.

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Related Topix: California, Weather, Natural Disasters, Heat Wave, Woodland Hills, CA, Pasadena, CA

Los Angeles Times

Indio Downey pleads guilty to drug felony; Robert Downey Jr. looks on

Robert Downey Jr.'s son, Indio Downey, leaves the Airport Courthouse in Los Angeles on Friday after pleading guilty to felony drug possession. Indio was arrested in West Hollywood in June.

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Robert Downey Jr., Iron Man, Drama Movies, Los Angeles, CA, Entertainment

Patch.com

Heat Wave Sends Temperatures 15-20 Degrees Above Normal

The heat wave gripping the Southland will gain strength today amid temperatures in the high 90s and low 100s, sustaining an elevated risk of wildfire and creating severe health risks, especially for the elderly. "An upper level ridge of high pressure will build over the area this weekend, setting the stage for an extended period of heat for Southwestern California," the National Weather Service said in a statement.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Heat Wave

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Press-Telegram

L.A. County launching mobile-friendly web site with ballot info and ability to register to vote

The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder's Office will launch Monday a mobile-friendly website allowing users to access services in nine different languages, access ballot information and register to vote in November's midterm election. He said 30 percent of the website traffic is already coming from mobile devices and that there was a level of frustration when users tried to navigate it on smartphones and electronic tablets.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Jerry Brown

CBS Local

Weekend Heat Alert Issued For Parts Of Los Angeles County

Areas under the alert include the East San Gabriel Valley from Friday through Monday in addition to the LA Basin and San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys for Sunday and Monday. "When temperatures are high, even a few hours of exertion may cause severe dehydration, heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke.

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Related Topix: San Fernando, CA

CBS Local

Visitors, Rescues Up This Year At LA County Beaches

Attendance at Los Angeles County beaches this year hit a new high, along with the number of ocean rescues, county lifeguard officials said Friday. Over the past 20 years, the average number of people who visit county beaches in a year has been about 54.8 million.

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CBS Local

3 Dead, 2 Injured In Santa Clarita Rollover Accident

The accident was reported at 7:33 a.m. at Sierra Highway and Rush Canyon in Santa Clarita, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.

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Related Topix: Santa Clarita, CA

The Las Vegas Sun

Agency: Woman pushed officer who then punched her

A California Highway Patrol officer videotaped repeatedly punching a woman on the side of a Los Angeles freeway had just pulled her from oncoming traffic and she resisted by pushing him, a patrol investigator said. Investigator Sean Taketa outlined the July 1 incident in a request to search 51-year-old Marlene Pinnock's medical records.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Whittier Daily News

Judge dismisses theft and fraud charges against Allen Shay, Pasadena city commissioner

PASADENA>> A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge Thursday dismissed grand theft and forgery charges against city commissioner Allen Shay in connection with an alleged $2.3 million mortgage fraud scheme involving one of Shay's former clients. Judge Robert C. Vanderet said he didn't believe the evidence presented by the L.A. County District Attorney's Office met the standard required to go forward with a trial.

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Related Topix: Pasadena, CA, Home Listing, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Los Angeles County Fair schedule for Friday

The Los Angeles County Fair is celebrating its 92nd anniversary with one big party. Here's a list of programs and deals for Friday.

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Related Topix: San Dimas, CA

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