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Trump hits GOP foes of health-care bill, Sen. Paul calls it ‘fake repeal’

By ALAN FRAM Associated Press|

71 cited for bogus disabled parking placards at L.A. County Fair in Pomona

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 con...

By Brian Day|


  • Horse Racing

    Horse racing scene shifts to Los Alamitos for 12-day meet

    With the successful Del Mar summer meet in the rear-view mirror, Southern California racing resumes Thursday after a brief two-day respite with the start of the Los Angeles County Fair meet at Los Alamitos. The 12-day meet, which concludes Sunday, Sept. 24, will include racing on a Thursday-Sunday basis. Post time each racing day is 2 p.m. There will be four stakes races run the next three weeks — the $75,000 Beverly J. Lewis for 3-year-old fillies and the $75,000 E.B.

    Art Wilson

  • Politics

    Stretch of 134 freeway to be named for Obama

    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. Obama Highway after the Legislature signed off on a resolution Tuesday. The measure doesn’t require the governor’s...


  • Hurricanes

    Hurricane Irma slams Caribbean islands as Category 5 storm

    ST. JOHN’S, Antigua — Hurricane Irma roared into the Caribbean with record force early Wednesday, its 185-mph winds shaking homes and flooding buildings on a chain of small islands along a path toward Puerto Rico, Cuba and Hispaniola and a possible direct hit on densely populated South Florida. The strongest Atlantic Ocean hurricane ever recorded passed almost directly over the island of Barbuda, causing widespread flooding and downing trees. France sent emergency food...

    By ANIKA KENTISH Associated Press|

  • Shootings

    Suspect is ‘down’ in officer-involved shooting on downtown LA streets

    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.m. Tuesday at Third Street south of Spring Street, said CHP Officer Christian Cracraft. Cracraft had no further information. At this time it is unclear if the suspect was shot or otherwise injured. Los...

    Wes Woods

  • Rose Bowl Game

    UCLA quarterback among four to be inducted into Rose Bowl Hall of Fame

    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. The fourth member of the hall’s Class of 2017 is the late Charles West, the first black quarterback to play in the Rose Bowl Game. McNown had a record 538 yards of total offense in UCLA’s 38-31 loss to Wisconsin in the 1999 Rose Bowl...

    City News Service|

  • Fires

    West Hills fire leaves 2 people critical, kills pets

    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.m. Tuesday to 6510 Capistrano Ave., where flames were coming from a one-story 1,900-square-foot home, said Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department. Before firefighters arrived, a smoke alarm had awakened one of the residents, who found the hallway near his bedroom...

    City News Service|

  • Floods

    House to vote on $7.9 billion Hurricane Harvey relief bill

    WASHINGTON — With federal disaster reserves running out, the House is swiftly moving to pass President Donald Trump’s request for a $7.9 billion first installment of relief for victims of Harvey. GOP leaders also hope to use the urgent Harvey aid bill to solve a far more vexing issue: Increasing the U.S. debt limit to permit the government to borrow freely again to cover its bills. Wednesday morning’s vote comes as the government’s response to Harvey...

    By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press|

  • Immigration policy

    DACA repeal sparks fear, praise in Southern California

    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. For Diaz and nearly 800,000 others currently protected by DACA the announcement issued Tuesday means limbo. Though they’ve grown up in the United States and consider it home, Diaz...

    Alejandra Molina

  • Wildfires

    LA County declares state of emergency for La Tuna fire, joining city, state

    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. The motion, introduced by Supervisor Kathryn Barger, also directs the Department of...

    From staff and wire reports|

  • Sexual assault

    Attempted rape suspect arrested at work after Van Nuys assault, police say

    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. The woman, who is in her 30s, fought the suspect off when she was assaulted near her apartment about 5:40 a.m. on Aug. 12 in the 14400 block of Vanowen Street, near...

    City News Service|

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