71 cited for bogus disabled parking placards at L.A. County Fair in Pomona |Sep 13, 2017

Investigators checking disabled placards on vehicles parked outside the L.A. County Fair last weekend issued 71 misdemeanor citations for fraudulently using the parking passes, authorities said. California Department of Motor Vehicle investigators conducted the enforcement crackdown Sunday outside Pomona Fairplex,

California challenges Trump’s end to young immigrant program |Sep 11, 2017

SACRAMENTO >> California sued the Trump administration Monday over its decision to end a program that shields young immigrants from deportation, saying it would be especially hard hit because it has more of the immigrants brought to the U.

Monterey Park man pleads guilty to smuggling poisonous cobras in potato chip cans |Sep 7, 2017

LOS ANGELES (CNS) >> A Monterey Park man who accepted packages containing three highly venomous king cobras coiled up in potato chip canisters pleaded guilty today to a federal wildlife smuggling charge.

West Hills fire leaves 2 people critical, kills pets |Sep 6, 2017

WEST HILLS — A man and woman remain hospitalized in extremely critical condition today after being rescued from a house fire that killed two of their pets in West Hills. Firefighters were sent at 6:35 a.

UCLA quarterback among four to be inducted into Rose Bowl Hall of Fame |Sep 6, 2017

PASADENA — Former UCLA quarterback Cade McNown, former Texas coach Mack Brown and 1997 Heisman Trophy winner Charles Woodson will be among four men inducted into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame, the Tournament of Roses announced.

Suspect is ‘down’ in officer-involved shooting on downtown LA streets |Sep 6, 2017

An officer-involved shooting involving the California Highway Patrol and a downed suspect occurred Tuesday morning on the streets of downtown Los Angeles, authorities said. The shooting, in which one suspect was listed as “down” was reported at 6:08 a.

Stretch of 134 freeway to be named for Obama |Sep 6, 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — State lawmakers in California have approved a plan to name a stretch of freeway in the Los Angeles area for former President Barack Obama. A stretch of the 134 Freeway passing through the Eagle Rock section of Los Angeles and the cities of Glendale and Pasadena will be known as the President Barack H.

Whittier resident Jose Ramos, a Purple Heart recipient and longtime Vietnam veterans advocate, dead at 68 |Sep 6, 2017

WHITTIER >> Vietnam veteran Jose Ramos, an Army combat medic who cycled his way across the country and rubbed elbows with politicians and royalty alike on behalf of his fellow veterans, died Sunday from cancer treatment complications, his family said.

Man suffers ‘significant’ burns to limbs in Northridge |Sep 5, 2017

NORTHRIDGE — A man suffered burns to both arms and one leg today in a fire in a second-floor unit of a Northridge apartment building, authorities said. The fire was reported at 1:47 a.m. at 8615 Balboa Blvd.

California woman believed kidnapped by ex is found in Nevada |Sep 5, 2017

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Police say a California woman believed kidnapped by her ex-boyfriend has been found at a Las Vegas-area casino-hotel near the Arizona border. Henderson Officer Rod Pena says security at the Railroad Pass Hotel and Casino reported that Virginia Paris approached guards late Monday and told them she had been abducted.

Hurricane Harvey telethon featuring Beyonce, Blake Shelton to air from LA |Sep 5, 2017

NEW YORK >> Beyonce, Blake Shelton, Barbra Streisand and Oprah Winfrey will headline a one-hour benefit telethon to benefit Hurricane Harvey victims that will be simulcast next week on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and CMT.

After big reopening, LA’s Angels Flight railway is closed again |Sep 5, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> Angels Flight, billed as the world’s shortest railway, should be back in operation on Wednesday or Thursday, a representative of the company operating the 116-year-old funicular said Tuesday.

LA Times owner Tronc buys New York Daily News |Sep 5, 2017

NEW YORK — The owner of two of the country’s largest newspapers has purchased the New York Daily News, a tabloid that is famous for generations of hard-punching reporting and irreverent headlines but that has struggled recently to find its place in the digital age.

Who is protected by DACA? Here’s a by-the-numbers look |Sep 5, 2017

Some 800,000 people nationwide – at least a quarter of them in California – who immigrated to this country as children are hanging in the balance as President Donald Trump mulls over Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

Trump’s decision to dump DACA sparks disdain from LA leaders |Sep 5, 2017

Local and federal leaders all offered their statements Tuesday morning after President Donald Trump’s administration announced it will stop processing new applications under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program.

Work permits, fear and legal help: How LA students could be affected by DACA’s end |Sep 5, 2017

In Los Angeles, schools have been installing support programs for undocumented students since before the election of President Donald Trump. Now, many are wondering how students could be affected by the

LAPD officer injured in crash during North Hollywood chase |Sep 5, 2017

NORTH HOLLYWOOD — A Los Angeles police officer was injured today in a crash during a vehicle chase of suspects in the North Hollywood area. The crash occurred about 9:35 a.m. at Whitsett Avenue and Sherman Way, said Los Angeles police Officer Drake Madison.

Trump’s DACA decision unites right and left on one point: The fight isn’t over yet |Sep 5, 2017

“DACA is an unconstitutional exercise of authority by the executive branch.” — Attorney General Jeff Sessions “Only by the reliable enforcement of immigration law can we produce safe communities, a robust middle class, and economic fairness for all Americans.

LA County declares state of emergency for La Tuna fire, joining city, state |Sep 5, 2017

SUN VALLEY >> As hundreds of firefighters continued their efforts Tuesday to fully extinguish the La Tuna fire, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a state of emergency declaration, which will help access state and federal aid.

Ex-con pleads not guilty in Las Vegas 1-punch murder case |Sep 5, 2017

LAS VEGAS — A 28-year-old ex-convict pleaded not guilty Tuesday to killing a California man with a single punch outside a downtown Las Vegas bar. James Michael Beach also is accused of threatening to harm a woman who identified him in to police.

Suspicious package at LAX clears arrivals area at Tom Bradley terminal |Sep 5, 2017

LOS ANGELES — The lower/arrivals area of the Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport was ordered cleared of passengers for nearly an hour today due to a suspicious package.

Trump’s DACA decision has LA Dreamers looking to Congress to ‘do your job’ |Sep 5, 2017

Scores of protesters rallied on the steps of the Edward R. Roybal Federal Building in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday vowing to fight President Donald Trump’s decision to phase out the Obama-era program known as DACA.

Vegan food now on the menu at 7 LAUSD high schools |Sep 5, 2017

Starting this week, students will have a new option at lunchtime: a meal without meat or dairy. One vegan meal choice will be on the menu every school day from now until Nov. 17 in a pilot program at seven Los Angeles Unified School District schools.

Gay pride stripes to remain as ‘monument of acceptance’ on Venice Beach lifeguard tower |Sep 5, 2017

A Venice Beach lifeguard tower gets to keep its gay pride rainbow stripes after the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to rescue it from getting repainted to the iconic blue.

Downey man’s body found inside refrigerator in Ontario street |Sep 5, 2017

Ontario >> When Steven Kelly pulled up to work in Ontario about 6 a.m. Tuesday, he spotted a refrigerator standing in the middle of the street. “That’s not really strange since people dump stuff here all the time,” said Kelly, who works at a business at 700 S.

‘Star Wars IX’ director exits project due to differing ‘visions,’ Lucasfilm says |Sep 5, 2017

Colin Trevorrow will no longer be directing the ninth “Star Wars” movie, according to a statement on a Lucasfilm website. “Lucasfilm and Colin Trevorrow have mutually chosen to part ways on “Star Wars: Episode IX,” the message that appeared on

Drive-by lawsuits target parking lots for quick cash: Susan Shelley |Sep 5, 2017

Suddenly, they appeared everywhere. Outside the sliding glass doors of supermarkets. On the sidewalks next to crosswalks. At the entrances to office buildings and hotels. What are those yellow plates on the ground with the ferocious bumpy surface that invites high heels to slip, trip, and win a date with an orthopedic surgeon? They’re called truncated domes, and they’re intended to make it easier for vision-impaired individuals to detect a curb next to traffic.

Protest against Trump’s DACA decision at Placita Olvera in downtown LA |Sep 5, 2017

Hours after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced President Donald Trump’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, a large group of demonstrators gathered at Placita Olvera in downtown Los Angeles before marching to City Hall.

Increase in violent confrontations in California |Sep 5, 2017

Violent and hostile confrontations statewide that resulted in crimes, arrests, significant property damage, cancellation of a scheduled event or injuries are on track to double in 2017 compared to 2016, according to a report released by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at Cal State San Bernardino.

Future: Trump’s DACA action has all sides focusing on legislative, legal maneuvering |Sep 5, 2017

Set Hernandez doesn’t have a home. Not in the Philippines, where he was born. And, he said, not in America. “I’m OK with being the perpetual immigrant, the other” said Hernandez, who came to the United States with his mom 13 years ago and lives in the San Fernando Valley.

DACA repeal sparks fear, praise in Southern California |Sep 5, 2017

Iveth Diaz didn’t hear compassion. While Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday that ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, better known, as DACA was the “compassionate” thing to do, Diaz, 26, who is protected by the program, heard only uncertainty.

Joyriding Montebello Chevrolet dealership employee caught by the car’s owner in fast-food drive-thru |Sep 5, 2017

MONTEBELLO >> When she spotted her car Friday in the drive-thru of the Tommy’s in Pico Rivera, Mari Agredano-Quirino grabbed her cellphone, hit the record button

Attempted rape suspect arrested at work after Van Nuys assault, police say |Sep 5, 2017

VAN NUYS >> Police Tuesday arrested a 27-year-old man suspected of attempting to rape a woman nearly a month ago in Van Nuys. Antonio Reyes of Arleta was arrested at work and booked on suspicion of attempted rape, police said at a news conference at the Los Angeles Police Department’s Van Nuys Station.

Wrong-way driver arrested on 118 Freeway |Sep 4, 2017

CHATSWORTH >> A wrong way driver traveled westbound in the eastbound HOV lane of the 118 Freeway today but was stopped by California Highway Patrol officers before hitting any vehicles, authorities said.

For low-income drug users, Medi-Cal offers a fresh start |Sep 4, 2017

Breann Johnson stopped using heroin on Mother’s Day this year, determined to end her 13-year addiction. Days later, she began three months of residential treatment in Riverside — all paid for by California’s Medicaid program.

‘A pathological optimist,’ counseling award winner urges students to pursue college aid |Sep 4, 2017

At many urban schools in California, counselors would be delighted if 67 percent of recent graduates were headed to four-year colleges and 31 percent to community colleges. But for Lynda McGee, college counselor at the Downtown Magnets High School in Los Angeles, that rate was a bit of a drop from the year before, partly because of increased selectivity at UC and CSU.

Chased out of Arkansas as a child, Shirley Weber won’t back down in California Capitol |Sep 4, 2017

By Jessica Calefati CALmatters HOPE, ARK. >> When Shirley Weber and her siblings fled this place as children in 1951 on a midnight train bound for California, their destination seemed so distant and unfamiliar to the relatives who stayed behind that they called the state a foreign land.

Marina del Rey man rescued on Mount Baldy |Sep 4, 2017

A San Bernardino County sheriff’s aviation crew rescued a man who became trapped in a steep canyon at Mount Baldy on Sunday afternoon. Michael Patchen, 48, of Marina del Rey, hiked up Falls Road from Manker Flats about 9 a.

Man who refused to leave home during La Tuna fire said he did not threaten firefighters |Sep 4, 2017

Flames came down around Dave Ferrera’s La Tuna Canyon home Saturday as he scrambled around his property to douse the small fires igniting everywhere. Fueled by triple-digit heat, wind and dry brush, the flames could not be stopped and he called out for help.

Why California rescue workers rushed to help Harvey victims halfway across the country |Sep 4, 2017

As the catastrophic flood waters rose higher and higher — obliterating homes, submerging cars, turning streets into raging rivers — hundreds of emergency workers from Southern California poured into south Texas.

Poncho Sanchez, Ozomatli enliven Grand Park Labor Day music festival |Sep 4, 2017

Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles hosted the Nightshift Labor Day Music Fest on Monday. Performers included Pancho Sanchez, Ozomatli, Grace Potter, and many others. • MORE PHOTOS:

‘Winter is coming’: What do climate scientists predict for Southern California? |Sep 4, 2017

After suffering more than a week under searing, desert-like heat, winter might be the furthest thing from the minds of Southern Californians.

Southern California DACA recipients hope for the best, brace for the worst as Trump readies announcement |Sep 4, 2017

A day before President Donald Trump was expected to announce his decision on an Obama-era program protecting young immigrants from deportation, dozens of young people who fear how they could be affected by the decision joined a Labor Day march in downtown Los Angeles Monday.

LA County residents warned of Lancaster street vendor infected with hepatitis A |Sep 4, 2017

Customers who bought fruit from a streetside vendor in Lancaster last month may have been exposed to hepatitis A, Los Angeles County health officials warned on Monday. The vendor was diagnosed with the disease and he may have transmitted it between Aug.

Can MoviePass save theaters? Its CEO says his business plan works |Sep 4, 2017

Vegging out on the couch watching movies streamed from services like Netflix, Amazon, or Hulu is the great American pastime. But one startup is going against the grain to get people out of their homes and into the theaters.

Motorcyclist killed in Malibu tunnel crash |Sep 4, 2017

MALIBU >> A motorcyclist was killed in a crash in Malibu Monday, according to the California Highway Patrol. The crash took place a few minutes before 5 p.m. in Tunnel Number 1 in the 1600 block of Kanan Dume Road, south of Mulholland Drive, CHP Officer Patrick Kimball said.

What’s happening at the LA County Fair today |Sep 3, 2017

Here’s a rundown of what’s happening at the LA County Fair on Sunday, Sept. 3. Check out all our LA County Fair coverage from the food to the concerts. Sunday’s fair hours: 10 a.

LA’s popular Wilacre Park is temporarily closing to hikers. But you’ve got options |Sep 3, 2017

Wilacre Park — which includes a popular network of trails that lead to nice views of the San Fernando Valley — is closing, for a while. If you’ve got a good hike in you, you’ve got one day left — Monday.

La Tuna fire burns 7,000 acres; containment at 30 percent |Sep 3, 2017

More than 1,000 firefighters were getting the upper hand on a massive brush fire burning in the Sun Valley, Sunland-Tujunga and Burbank areas Sunday that is believed to be

Motorcyclist killed, another injured in 405 crash near Culver City |Sep 3, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> A motorcyclist was killed and another rider suffered major injuries when they were involved in a crash with two vehicles on the 405 Freeway, at the outskirts of Culver City. The motorcyclist killed in the crash on the northbound freeway at Howard Hughes Parkway was identified as Daniel Steven Lape of Oceanside, the California Highway Patrol reported.