4.3-magnitude earthquake rattles Los Angeles

U.S. 09/18/21, 03:18

On Friday evening, Sept. 17, a 4.3-magnitude earthquake shook the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area. There were no initial reports of severe damage or injuries.According to early information from the U.S. Geological Survey website, the magnitude-4.3 quake struck shortly after 7:58 p.m. Its epicenter was near Carson, about 21 miles ...

Los Angeles police officers sue city over vaccination mandate

U.S. 09/14/21, 04:11

Six members of the Los Angeles police department (LAPD) have filed a lawsuit against the city's recent vaccine mandate, which requires all employees to get the shots against COVID-19. In the lawsuit filed on Saturday, September 11, in the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, the officers alleged that not only ...

Public schools in Los Angeles to impose vaccine mandate

News 09/10/21, 21:08

The Los Angeles Unified School District on Thursday, Sept. 9, announced that it would impose a vaccine mandate on eligible students. According to Reuters, the second-largest school district in the country said the requirement would go into effect by January next year. The order is expected to affect more than 600,000 ...

Miscalculation by LAPD bomb squad results in massive explosion, injuring 17 people

U.S. 07/21/21, 03:08

Last month, bomb technicians in Los Angeles badly underestimated the weight of homemade fireworks when they exploded them in a containment chamber, resulting in a devastating explosion that injured 17 people and shook a neighborhood, according to the police chief.The bomb squad was asked to remove approximately 40 “Coca-Cola can-sized” ...

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 ...

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