Los Angeles County

A phone is held in a car. (AP Photo/Pat Wellenbach, File)

LA pushes ‘It Can Wait’ campaign to stop texting while driving

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Los Angeles County officials will make a last push today for Angelenos to take a pledge never to text and drive.    The county has proclaimed the day “It Can Wait […]

09/19/2013

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LA beaches earn top grades this summer

SANTA MONICA (CNS) – Los Angeles County beachgoers enjoyed improved ocean water quality this summer, with the majority of area beaches scoring A or B grades in an end-of-summer report card released today by an […]

08/29/2013

West Nile

LA County man died from West Nile virus

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles County health officials say an elderly man who lived in the South Bay area has died after being infected with the West Nile virus. Dr. Jonathan Fielding said Thursday […]

08/01/2013

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Use of force incidents rise in LA County jails

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Reports given to Los Angeles County board supervisors show use of force on jail inmates has increased during the first half of this year. The Los Angeles Times says a […]

07/23/2013

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4 LA County execs get severance pay after leaving

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four Los Angeles County officials who retired or resigned in the past three years received tens of thousands of dollars in severance pay usually reserved for employees who have been fired. […]

07/14/2013

Smoke rises from the Powerhouse Fire. (AP Photo)

Brown declares emergency for old LA County wildfire

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency in Los Angeles County a month after a wildfire that burned 24 residences and more than 47 square miles of brush. The […]

07/13/2013

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Metro offers free traffic safety classes for bicyclists

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Beginning and advanced bicyclists throughout Los Angeles County will get a chance this summer to brush up on their traffic safety skills through free lessons funded by a $203,000 federal grant. […]

07/11/2013

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DOJ finds 2 LA sheriff’s station discriminating

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department’s civil rights division has found that two Los Angeles County sheriff’s stations in the Antelope Valley have engaged in a pattern or practice unconstitutional stops, searches, seizures […]

06/28/2013

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LA deputies say man spears, kills family dog, cat

CASTAIC, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies say a man made a spear from a broomstick and kitchen knife, killed the family dog and set it ablaze, then used the spear and an […]

06/20/2013

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LA County deputies seize fireworks

INDUSTRY, Calif. (AP) — About 3,000 pounds of illegal fireworks have been seized by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies. A Sheriff’s Department statement says the seizure was made Wednesday evening after deputies saw three men […]

06/20/2013

Gas Prices Up

Southland gasoline prices rise

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County rose today for the third consecutive day following a 17-day streak of falling prices, increasing three-tenths of […]

06/11/2013

Gas prices down

LA gas prices dip again

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County dropped today for the 16th time in 17 days, decreasing a half-cent to $4.016. The average price […]

06/02/2013

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