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Writers Guild overwhelmingly ratifies new Hollywood contract

Following a nail-biting negotiating drama with Hollywood producers, a new Writers Guild of America contract was nearly unanimously ratified by movie and TV scribes Wednesday. Votes were cast by 3,647 members of the labor union, and only 30 peopl...

By Bob Strauss|


  • Museums

    Submarine that found Titanic, Vietnam ‘Huey’ chopper join exhibits at Reagan Library

    SIMI VALLEY >> The aircraft and submarine rolled by truck into the morning fog Wednesday at the Reagan Library, bearing witness to profound tragedies. In one, a U.S. Army helicopter was shot down during a medical rescue mission in Vietnam, resulting in the deaths of two airmen. In the other, a U.S. Navy submersible sphere was the first to ferry the RMS Titanic discoverers to an ocean graveyard of 1,500 souls. “This is awesome, just awesome,” said artist Steve...

    Dana Bartholomew

  • Terrorist attacks

    DA’s report on San Bernardino terrorist attack highlights police bravery in gun battle

    San Bernardino terrorist attack survivors and victims’ relatives will get a chance Thursday, May 25, to ask questions about a report released this week detailing how police officers took down the assailants on Dec. 2, 2015. The San Bernardino County District Attorney’s 55-page interoffice memo, whose subject is simply “Officer Involved Fatal Incident,” lays out exactly how law enforcement officers from multiple agencies responded to the Inland Regional...

    Suzanne Hurt

  • Memorial Day

    9 Memorial Day observances in the Los Angeles area, May 29

    Here is a sampling of area events honoring the men and women who died serving in the United States Armed Forces. City of Glendale Memorial Day: Ceremony, 9:30 a.m. Veterans Memorial, 613 E. Broadway. Memorial Day Observance at Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills: Presidential proclamation, guest speakers, color guard,...

    Holly Andres

  • Missing persons

    Missing 1-year-old boy found safe with father in Oklahoma

    ARLETA >> A year-old boy and his father, who investigators believe abducted the child in Arleta, were located Wednesday in Oklahoma. Angel Yarbrough-Monterroso had last been seen in the company of his father, 27-year-old Alan Yarbrough, about 8 a.m. Saturday in the area of Arleta Avenue and Branford Street, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Yarbrough said he was taking Angel to a local park, but neither returned home and there had been no communication between...

    City News Service|

  • Hit-and-run

    2 bicyclists struck, 1 is killed in Winnetka Avenue hit-and-run

    WOODLAND HILLS >> Xem Lieng, who has lived in the 6500 block of Winnetka Avenue since 1988, was not surprised to hear two restaurant workers were struck by a hit-and-run driver, one fatally, early Wednesday morning as they pedaled home from work. “It’s very dangerous,” Lieng, 67, said outside of her home while looking at the street where the crash occurred. “This is a busy street, a busy avenue.” Lieng said cars can often be seen speeding...

    Wes Woods

  • Reality TV

    Claremont couple becomes reality TV stars flipping vintage Southern California homes

    You never know what you’ll get with an old house after peeling through layers of carpet, wallpaper and paneling, but Jessie and Tina Rodriguez love finding out. To the Claremont couple, it’s part puzzle and part their profession with a genuine love of old homes that motivates them. Their efforts to restore what time has taken away are what make up their HGTV television show, “Vintage Flip,” which begins its second season Thursday night with a 30-minute show...

    Suzanne Sproul

  • Smog

    Here’s why Southern California’s spring already seems so smoggy

    If our air seems terrible, well, it is. Smog season 2017 has arrived with a vengeance. So far this year, Southern California has endured 27 days with unhealthful levels of ozone, the hallmark pollutant of smog, making this spring the worst start of a smog season since 2008, according to state data. Ozone forms when volatile organic compounds, such as gasoline fumes, react with nitrogen oxides from diesel trucks and other machines with internal combustion engines. In the past...

    David Danelski

  • Education

    Students demand Cal State officials rethink tuition hike

    California State University students on Wednesday demanded the system’s trustees reconsider a 5 percent tuition hike, stressing a growing frustration with the rising cost of college even as salaries for administrators increase. The trustees gathered in Long Beach to discuss how to approach new financial challenges, the latest from Gov. Jerry Brown’s revised budget proposal, which pulls $4 million from the system and puts it toward financial aid for low-income students at...

    By Emily Duruy Bay Area News Group|

  • Education

    Mom who went to classes with quadriplegic son gets MBA from Chapman University

    ORANGE >> A Southern California university has awarded an honorary degree to the mother of a quadriplegic student after she attended every class with him and took his notes while he pursued his Master of Business Administration. Judy O’Connor, a retired elementary-school teacher, pushed her son Marty in his wheelchair for him to receive his degree during commencement Saturday at Chapman University in Orange. Then, a choked-up graduation announcer said the...

    The Associated Press|

  • Dining

    Power outage can’t dim dinner at Falafel Bar after customers light the way

    WOODLAND HILLS >> When power went out at the Falafel Bar Tuesday night, plunging the popular Israeli eatery into darkness, owner and chef Ayala Shlomo hardly missed a beat. Shlomo continued deep-frying balls of spiced-up garbanzo bean, dished up moist strips of chicken thigh in warm fluffy pitas, and served up a bevy of diverse salads that her hungry customers have come to love. “What more can I do?” the mild-mannered Shlomo, whose family opened its first...

    Brenda Gazzar

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