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11 min ago | Patch.com

Some Californians May be Owed Auto Purchase Tax Refunds

Board of Equalization, Chairman Jerome E. Horton announces that the Department of Motor Vehicle may have charged you too much use tax on your purchase of a car from a private citizen. When purchasing a car from a private party you are required to register the vehicle with the DMV, and pay the use tax.

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Related Topix: Inglewood, CA

3 hrs ago | NBC Los Angeles

Power Boat Crashes Into Marina Del Rey Jetty

A small power boat crashed into the jetty in Marina Del Rey at the Pacific Tuesday morning, Los Angeles County Fire Department spokesman Inspector Scott Miller said.

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7 hrs ago | Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Los Angeles County Fair Daily Highlights

Alumni will receive half-price admission. Coupon or voucher required for all college day discounts.

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Related Topix: University of La Verne, La Verne, CA, Cambridge College

11 hrs ago | KXXV-TV Waco

APNewsBreak: 'Easy Rider' bike going to auction

In this Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 photo, Michael Eisenberg, sits on the customized Captain America chopper Peter Fonda rode in "Easy Rider" at the Profiles in History auction house in Calabasas, Calif.

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Related Topix: Peter Fonda, Calabasas, CA, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

Tue Sep 16, 2014

KAUZ

Separatists in Quebec, Scotland share lessons

16, 2014. . Scottish independence referendum "Yes" campaigner Roisin McLaren knocks on a door in a residential building as she canvasses voters in Edinburgh, Scotland on Tuesday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Lothian County, Scotland, United Kingdom, World News, Canada, US Governors, John Hickenlooper, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, US Military, US Air Force

Los Angeles Times

Another L.A. County sheriff's deputy is convicted in jail abuse scandal

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy James Sexton, shown in May, was found guilty by a federal jury on conspiracy and obstruction charges related to a federal investigation of corruption in county jails. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy James Sexton, shown in May, was found guilty by a federal jury on conspiracy and obstruction charges related to a federal investigation of corruption in county jails.

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WATE-TV Knoxville

LA County deputy convicted in corruption case

A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy was convicted Tuesday of trying to block a federal investigation of allegations of inmate abuse at county jails. A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy was convicted Tuesday of trying to block a federal investigation of allegations of inmate abuse at county jails.

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Related Topix: Prison, US Governors, John Hickenlooper, US Military, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, US Air Force

KRNV-TV Reno

Forecast: 1 more day until California heat relief

The National Weather Service says the region should expect dangerously hot weather, with an excessive heat warning in effect in Los Angeles County valleys until 7 p.m. The heat also has brought the threat of explosive fires in the mountains of Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. On Tuesday, the temperature in downtown Los Angeles hit 99 degrees by 11 a.m. and about 5,000 customers across the region remained without power.

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San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Australian mosquito appears in Monterey Park, Montebello; could carry viruses

MONTEREY PARK >> Officials say an Australian mosquito has made what is believed to be its first U.S. appearance in the Los Angeles area. Los Angeles County vector control officials said in a statement Tuesday that the mosquito that goes by the nickname Aussie Mozzie has been found in Monterey Park and nearby Montebello.

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Related Topix: Monterey Park, CA, Montebello, CA

Press-Telegram

Man shot 3 times in the back in a Compton driveway

A 24-year-old man shot three times in the back in the driveway of a Compton residence is expected to survive his wounds, authorities said today. The man was shot by one of three suspects who confronted him near the intersection of South Willowbrook Avenue and Indigo Street around 10 p.m. Monday, said Los Angeles County sheriff's Lt.

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Examiner.com

Road Trip: Oxnard Salsa Festival in Oxnard, CA

On Sunday, July 27, 2014, we took a leisurely drive up the 101 freeway from swelteringly hot Los Angeles County to what started out to be cooler and overcast Oxnard , CA. Oxnard is approximately 35 miles west of Los Angeles.

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Related Topix: Oxnard, CA, Agriculture, Science, Breakfast, Life, Food

Los Angeles Times

Party bus owner, firm charged in 2013 death of passenger

The Los Angeles city attorney's office filed multiple criminal charges Monday against the owner of a party bus in the 2013 death of a man who fell from the vehicle. Ayrapet Kasabyan, 42, and his company, Hyros Corp., were each charged with 12 criminal counts, City Atty.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Mon Sep 15, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Prop. 46 campaign blasts opponents for payment to officiala s committee

Supporters of a Nov. 4 ballot initiative to increase medical malpractice awards blasted a Los Angeles County supervisor Monday for scheduling a board vote to oppose the measure after a group he founded accepted a $75,000 donation from opponents. Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas called for the vote Tuesday, three months after the African American Voter Registration, Education and Participation Project received the contribution from No on Proposition 46. Proponents of the measure cast the supervisor's request as an "unethical, sneak attack on patient safety" that amounts to a conflict of interest.

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CBS Local

State Sen. Wright Resigns After Voter Fraud Case

State Sen. Rod Wright submitted his resignation Monday after he was sentenced last week to three months in jail for lying about where he lived when he ran for office. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg accepted Wright's one-sentence letter, which stated his resignation is effective Sept.

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San Gabriel Valley Tribune

1 dead, 1 critical in El Monte shooting

One man was killed and a second man was left in critical condition when two armed suspects opened fire at a parked car early Monday morning. El Monte police found out about the incident at 12:49 a.m. when the station received a call from the sheriff's Temple station.

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Related Topix: El Monte, CA, South El Monte, CA

WMJX-FM Boston

Lindsay Lohan: I Handled Whitney Houston's Body

The actress, who worked 12-hour shifts at the Los Angeles County Morgue, claims she handled Whitney Houston 's body when the singer passed away of an accidental drowning, according to the U.K.'s " The Telegraph ." "[A] lot of other people were meant to do it, and they were like: 'No, they can't handle it.

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San Bernardino County Sun

Excessive heat warning remains in effect for Southern California Monday

As the region's heat wave lingered into a new week, a red flag warning denoting a risk of wildfire was in effect in much of Southern California today, along with an excessive heat warning intended to focus the attention of residents on the need to protect themselves from “dangerously hot weather.” “A strong ridge of high pressure will maintain very hot weather and near-record temperatures through Tuesday over much of the area,” the National Weather Service said in a statement.

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Related Topix: California, Weather, Natural Disasters, Heat Wave, Ventura County, CA, San Gabriel, CA

The Daily Breeze

Thousands of volunteers gear up for Coastal Cleanup Day

Neal Anderberg and a group of kayakers look over the channel leading to Marina Del Rey in Playa Vista, CA on Thursday, September 11, 2014. This is the 10th year in a row that Neal Anderberg will lead a team of kayakers through the Marina del Rey harbor to pluck cigarette butts, plastic bags and other litter next Saturday.

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Related Topix: Marina del Rey (Marina del Rey, CA), Vista, CA, Santa Monica, CA, San Pedro, CA

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Courts consider how many years means life

Desmond Lamont Payton, left, sits with his attorney, Alternate Public Defender Mary Ellen Attridge in Judge Joan P. Weber's courtroom. - John Gastaldo Desmond Lamont Payton, left, sits with his attorney, Alternate Public Defender Mary Ellen Attridge in Judge Joan P. Weber's courtroom.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

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

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