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Trump’s new White House communications director to appear in Southern California

President Donald Trump’s new White House communications director is scheduled to appear in Southern California, July 29-30. Anthony Scaramucci will participate in three panel discussions during PolitiCon at the Pasadena Convention Center....

By Brennon Dixson bdixson@scng.com @TheBrennonD on Twitter|

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  • Court decisions

    Ex-LA County Sheriff Lee Baca can’t avoid prison while awaiting appeal, judge rules

    Former Los Angeles County sheriff Lee Baca must start his prison sentence while he’s awaiting his appeal for a new trial, a federal court judge ruled Thursday. U.S. District Court Judge Percy Anderson issued the order to deny Baca’s motion for bond pending appeal, saying the former sheriff “has failed to raise a substantial question likely to result in reversal or new trial.” Baca, who once led the largest department of its kind in the nation,

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  • Executive branch

    Sessions says he’s staying, despite Trump’s harsh words

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions, publicly skewered by his boss for stepping clear of the Russia-Trump investigations, declared Thursday he still loves his job and plans to stay on. Yet President Donald Trump’s airing of his long-simmering frustrations with Sessions raised significant new questions about the future of the nation’s top prosecutor. In other White House news Thursday: • Trump’s growing anxiety about the federal Russia probe has spilled into...

    By The Associated Press|

  • Municipal governments

    Pasadena leaders discuss long-term solutions to prevent suicide at the Colorado Street Bridge

    PASADENA >> Colorado Street Bridge’s iconic span is undergoing changes designed to prevent suicides, but weighing heavily on local officials’ minds is how to achieve safety while maintaining the bridge’s timeless aesthetic. The four members of the City Council’s public safety committee — Mayor Terry Tornek and Councilmen John Kennedy, Tyron Hampton and Steve Madison — met Wednesday night and examined suicide mitigation measures in use at...

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  • Airlines

    From China to Ontario Airport: Scheduled round-trip flights coming

    ONTARIO >> For the second time this week, Ontario International Airport Authority members gathered in Terminal 2 to announce new air service. Charter airline Dynamic International Airways announced Thursday morning it is launching scheduled service out of Ontario International Airport to China in 2018. Officials also announced its intention to develop domestic...

    Liset Márquez
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  • Charity fundraising

    LAPD and LASD are gearing up for showdown in charity Swing-A-Thon

    The Los Angeles Police Department is playing the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department in a battle for baseball supremacy. The 15th annual Swing-A-Thon is set to take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at El Cariso Community Regional Park at 13100 Hubbard St. in Sylmar. The free event promotes a positive lifestyle, physical fitness, sports and team work among young people. More than a thousand people are expected to attend the event, which features former Los Angeles...

    Wes Woods
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  • International relations

    India ready for talks with China on border standoff

    NEW DELHI — India said Thursday it is ready to hold talks with China if both sides pull back their forces to end a standoff along a disputed territory high in the Himalayan mountains. Tensions flared last month in the southernmost part of Tibet in an area also claimed by Indian ally Bhutan, after Chinese teams began building a road onto the Doklam Plateau. Bhutan, a tiny Himalayan kingdom, sought help from New Delhi, which sent troops across the border from the...

    By ASHOK SHARMA Associated Press|

  • Arrests

    Don’t rush to judgment over video of flower seller’s arrest, Perris mayor urges

    Perris Mayor Michael Vargas said it’s crucial not to jump to conclusions when viewing a 43-second video clip of a Riverside County Sheriff”s deputy taking down a woman who was selling flowers outside the Perris High School graduation in June.“A lot of times judgment is passed based on a quick video or a quick statement,” said Vargas, a retired police sergeant. “You have to look at all sides.”“I have to stay neutral until this...

    Alejandra Molina
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  • Arrests

    Video of Riverside County Sheriff’s deputy taking down Fontana woman selling flowers shared widely on social media

    Riverside County Sheriff’s officials are looking into a widely shared video clip that shows a deputy taking down a woman selling flowers at the Perris High School graduation about 6 p.m. June 6. The woman in the video is trying to get away from the deputy, who grabs her by the hair and forces her to the ground. He covers her mouth with one hand and then twists and places her arm behind her back. “Why don’t you get the gang members!” she screams in...

    Alejandra Molina
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  • Politics

    Sen. John McCain says ‘I’ll be back soon’ as he battles brain cancer

    WASHINGTON — Battling brain cancer, Sen. John McCain on Thursday promised to return to work, making a good-natured dig at his Republican and Democratic colleagues who were jolted by news of the six-term lawmaker’s diagnosis. “I greatly appreciate the outpouring of support— unfortunately for my sparring partners in Congress, I’ll be back soon, so stand-by!” McCain said in a tweet. The 80-year-old McCain, the GOP’s presidential...

    By DONNA CASSATA Associated Press|

  • Gubernatorial elections

    Manhattan Beach’s David Hadley bows out of California governor race

    Former Republican assemblyman David Hadley is dropping out of the race for governor of California two weeks after he jumped in. The Los Angeles Times reported that Hadley wrote in an email to supporters in which he said he could not win despite receiving encouragement since announcing his candidacy. The 52-year-old from Manhattan Beach wrote that his campaign would not have the time and resources needed to make his case to voters. The businessman served in the Assembly for...

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