3 minors rescued, multiple arrests in Los Angeles trafficking operation

U.S. 04/29/21, 04:25

Three minors were rescued, and 11 were arrested after an operation conducted between April 19 and April 23 to fight human trafficking in the greater Los Angeles area, according to the Los Angeles Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force in the San Gabriel Valley. On April 19, members of the ...

Major Southern California highways reopen after heavy snow

U.S. 12/27/19, 11:48

Major interstates reopened in Southern California on Friday after lengthy closures caused by a cold storm that drenched the region and blanketed mountains and desert areas with heavy snow. The notorious Grapevine section of Interstate 5 in towering Tejon Pass north of Los Angeles was finally opened after a 36-hour closure ...

Powerful storm pounds Southern California with rain, snow

U.S. 12/26/19, 21:22

A cold and blustery winter storm unleashed downpours and extensive snowfall on Southern California, triggering a tornado and snarling post-Christmas travel on major routes Thursday. Snow shut down vital Interstate 5 in Tejon Pass through the mountains north of Los Angeles and stopped traffic on Interstate 15 over Cajon Pass in ...

Debate update: Biden asks Sanders to put his hand down for a second

Politics 12/19/19, 18:00

The Latest on the Democratic presidential debate (all times local): It came at the tail end, but the fieriest back-and-forth at Thursday's Democratic presidential debate came in the form of former Vice President Joe Biden's renewed criticism of the estimated costs of the “Medicare for All” health care proposals of some ...

Woman found in desert after harrowing, weeklong kidnapping

U.S. 11/09/19, 00:25

A suburban Las Vegas woman dragged to California by father-and-daughter kidnappers was found cold but alive after a harrowing, weeklong kidnapping where she was raped, robbed and left for dead in the desert, authorities said. Stanley Alfred Lawton, 54, and Shaniya Nicole Poche-Lawton, 22, dumped the woman off a highway near ...

Crews make progress on large Southern California wildfire

U.S. 11/02/19, 22:05

Authorities lifted evacuation orders for a farm community Saturday as firefighters make progress on a large wildfire in Southern California that continues to threaten about 2,500 homes and buildings. Ventura County officials allowed an unknown number of residents in Somis to return home Saturday morning after firefighters contained 30% of the ...

Wildfires outside L.A. threaten homes, spare Reagan library

U.S. 10/30/19, 18:49

A wind-whipped outbreak of wildfires outside Los Angeles on Wednesday threatened thousands of homes and horse ranches, forced the smoky evacuation of elderly patients in wheelchairs and narrowly bypassed the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, protected in part by a buffer zone chewed by goats. With California tinder dry and fires burning ...

‘Friday’ actor-comedian John Witherspoon dies at 77

U.S. 10/30/19, 01:59

Actor-comedian John Witherspoon, who memorably played Ice Cube's father in the "Friday" films, has died. He was 77. Witherspoon's manager Alex Goodman confirmed late Tuesday that Witherspoon died in Los Angeles. No cause of death was released. The actor had a prolific career, co-starring in three "Friday" films, appearing on "The Wayans ...

Papadopoulos seeks California seat left vacant by Rep. Hill

U.S. 10/29/19, 20:32

George Papadopoulos, a former Trump campaign aide, filed paperwork Tuesday to run for the U.S. House seat being vacated by Democrat Katie Hill. Papadopoulos didn't immediately comment, but on Sunday he tweeted, "I love my state too much to see it run down by candidates like Hill. All talk, no action, ...

Crews battle California blazes before windstorms return

U.S. 10/29/19, 00:27

Crews fought Tuesday to drown, slash and smother wildfires that have incinerated dozens of homes in Northern and Southern California before returning windstorms can blow them back into furious life. In California's wine country, firefighters worked to reinforce fire lines in western Sonoma County while rushing to shore up the eastern ...

California wildfire forces residents, celebrities to flee

U.S. 10/28/19, 22:18

A wildfire swept through the star-studded hills of Los Angeles on Monday, destroying several large homes and forcing LeBron James and thousands of others to flee. Meanwhile, a blaze in Northern California wine country exploded in size. The flames that roared up a steep hillside near the J. Paul Getty Museum ...

Authorities order 100,000 evacuated in California wildfire

U.S. 10/11/19, 13:14

A wildfire raged out of control along the northern edge of Los Angeles early Friday, forcing tens of thousands of people from their homes as firefighters battled flames from the air and on the ground. Police Chief Michel Moore said about 100,000 people in over 20,000 homes were ordered to evacuate. Fire ...

California utility faces gripes over deliberate blackouts

U.S. 10/10/19, 22:18

Even as the winds gusted dangerously as forecast, California's biggest utility faced hostility and second-guessing Thursday for shutting off electricity to millions of people to prevent its equipment from sparking wildfires. Gov. Gavin Newsom criticized Pacific Gas & Electric and ordinary customers complained about the inconveniences caused by the unprecedented blackouts ...

25 bodies found after voracious boat fire in California

U.S. 09/03/19, 15:10

The U.S. Coast Guard reported the discovery of 25 bodies of the victims of the voracious fire, which consumed the ship the Conception anchored about 90 miles northwest of Los Angeles on Aug. 2. There were 39 people on the ship, most of whom were sleeping below deck and apparently could ...

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