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16 min ago | 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.


Related Topix: Monterey Park, CA, Montebello, CA

3 hrs ago | 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.


Related Topix: Compton, CA

7 hrs ago |

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.


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

11 hrs ago | 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.


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.


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.


Related Topix: US Governors, Jerry Brown, Inglewood, CA

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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

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.


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

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.


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

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."


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

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.


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

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.


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.


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.


Related Topix: Pasadena, CA

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.


Related Topix: Murrieta, CA