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Health care policy
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump used Twitter Friday to slam Sen. Rand Paul and other Republicans who might oppose the GOP’s last-gasp effort to topple the Obama health care law. Paul fired back, calling the Senate bill “fake repeal” and saying the White House just wants a victory without caring about the legislation’s details. “Rand Paul, or whoever votes against Hcare Bill, will forever (future political campaigns) be known as “the...
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, 1101 W. McKinley...
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.S. illegally by parents or by parents who overstayed visas than any other U.S. state. The lawsuit’s legal arguments largely mirror those already filed in a lawsuit last week by 15 other states and the District of Columbia. Attorney...
Animal poaching and smuggling
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. Rodrigo Franco, 34, admitted to smuggling another 20 or so cobras, as well as sending protected turtles to Hong Kong, according to his plea agreement. Prosecutors agreed to seek a sentence of no more than 18 months in exchange for the plea. A Dec. 7 sentencing hearing was...
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.
Whittier resident Jose Ramos, a Purple Heart recipient and longtime Vietnam veterans advocate, dead at 68
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. He was 68. The longtime Whittier resident’s advocacy spanned decades after he came home from the war. His years of grass-roots effort culminated in the official recognition of March 30 as Welcome Home Vietnam...
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...
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...
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...
Rose Bowl Game
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...