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Police union and LAPD outraged by report of Floyd ‘Valentine’

Police union and LAPD outraged by report of Floyd ‘Valentine’

February 15, 2021

A report that Los Angeles police officers circulated a photo of George Floyd with the words “you take my breath away” in a Valentine-like format has prompted an internal investigation and drawn blistering condemnation from Floyd’s family, the district attorney and the police union. Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore said Saturday that investigators will […]

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California prison inmates

Inmate missing from California prison camp

February 14, 2021

Authorities in California said they were searching for an inmate who walked away from a minimum-security prison camp. Federal officers and police were searching Saturday for 34-year-old Xavier Terrazas, who was reported missing from the Satellite Prison Camp of the Federal Correctional Institution Mendota, The Fresno Bee reported. Officials determined around 1 am Saturday that Terrazas […]

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California plan would convert refinery into recreation spot

California plan would convert refinery into recreation spot

February 14, 2021

California State Parks announced plans for a massive recreational development on oil refinery property, although the company will not cease operations for another two years. The proposal for the Phillips 66 Santa Maria refinery near Arroyo Grande hinges on whether the parks agency buys or leases the property, The Sacramento Bee reports. The facility, which produces […]

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California schools

Wesley School staff shouldn’t have had vaccine: LA County

February 13, 2021

The Northridge Hospital Medical Center violated Los Angeles County rules when it provided coronavirus vaccines to teachers and staff at the Wesley School in North Hollywood, county officials said this week. Teachers and other school employees are not currently authorized by the Los Angeles County Health Department to receive doses for the vaccine. The Wesley […]

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South LA affordable housing for homeless built without government help

South LA affordable housing for homeless built without government help

February 10, 2021

From the fourth-floor rooftop patio on East Vernon Avenue, Los Angeles is a 360-degree panorama: to the north, the skyscrapers of downtown; to the south, the Palos Verdes Peninsula; to the west, the Santa Monica Mountains; to the east, snow-capped Mt. Baldy. This serene tableau will soon be enjoyed by 20 homeless people who will […]

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Gal Gadot

Gal Gadot showcases women of wonder in doc

February 10, 2021

Like her Wonder Woman character, Gal Gadot is on a mission: create a movement to bring good to the world. The 35-year-old Israeli actor’s latest project has her working behind the scenes as an executive producer of “Impact,” a short-form documentary series that debuts April 19 on the National Geographic channel. The six-part series follows […]

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Fraud

San Marino lawyer charged with bilking investors of $4.5M

February 10, 2021

A California lawyer was arrested Tuesday on fraud charges alleging he bilked investors out of at least $4.5 million by lying about a real estate opportunity and making it seem he controlled land he did not. Derek Jones, 46, of San Marino, California, awaited an appearance before a U.S. magistrate judge in Los Angeles. An […]

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Animals

Great white shark numbers up significantly in Monterey Bay

February 10, 2021

There is a dramatic increase in the number of great white sharks swimming in Monterey Bay, including an area off Santa Cruz County where a surfer was killed last year, according to a new study published Tuesday. The study found younger great white sharks that are between 5 and 9 feet long (1.5 and 3 […]

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US attorney in Nevada to join wave of Trump-era departures

US attorney in Nevada to join wave of Trump-era departures

February 10, 2021

The US attorney in Nevada announced Tuesday he will resign Feb 28, as prosecutors appointed by Republican former President Donald Trump leave to make way for appointments by Democratic President Joe Biden. Nicholas Trutanich declined to comment beyond a statement that called serving as the top federal prosecutor in Las Vegas and Reno “more than […]

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Authorities probe whistleblower allegations from COVID-19 lab

Authorities probe whistleblower allegations from COVID-19 lab

February 10, 2021

The California Department of Public Health is investigating whistleblower allegations of mismanagement and incompetence, including reports of workers sleeping on the job, at the state’s new billion-dollar COVID-19 testing laboratory. Internal documents from the PerkinElmer-run lab north of Los Angeles detail alleged problems like contamination causing inconclusive tests, swapped samples and inaccurate results sent to […]

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