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Defense attorney behind Orange County “snitch scandal” launches new misconduct charges

The same defense lawyer who triggered Orange County’s “snitch scandal” and persuaded a judge to remove the District Attorney’s Office from handling …

Corruption

L.A. Times sues city to get information on security costs for Garcetti trips

The Los Angeles Times sued L.A. on Thursday after the city refused to turn over records detailing taxpayer costs for security on out-of-state trips taken by Mayor Eric Garcetti.<p>The lawsuit, which accuses Los Angeles of violating the California Public Records Act and the California Constitution, …

Los Angeles

Irvine picks John Russo, who was fired from Riverside in April, as new city manager

Irvine has hired John Russo as its city manager, a choice the mayor said the City Council is comfortable with though Russo was fired from his …

City Politics

Opponents sue to nix ballot measure to split California in 3

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Opponents of an initiative to split California into three states asked the state Supreme Court to pull the measure from the ballot, arguing it's too drastic a change to state government to go through the normal initiative process.<p>A lawsuit filed Monday by the Planning and …

Northern California

Pasadena's Parrots Are Annoying AF But May Save Their Species From Extinction

When you live in the sprawling urban landscape that is Southern California, you can develop a rather confused relationship to nature. We may yearn …

Birds

Prosecutor disciplined over profane post about Maxine Waters

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California prosecutor was disciplined Monday after posting to social media crude and profane comments about U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, former first lady Michelle Obama, Mexican immigrants and the victim of a police shooting.<p>Michael Selyem, a veteran deputy …

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Bid to split California into 3 states gains traction – could it really happen?

In a midterm season marked by primary upsets and the prospect of Democrats claiming a congressional check on President Trump’s power, another sensational development has been the momentum behind a ballot measure to split up the unwieldy, high-tax state of California.<p>The California secretary of …

California

Caught on camera: Snake pops out from under car's hood

- You've heard of snakes on a plane, but how about snakes on your windshield?<p>"Surprised, but at the same time I was driving, so there was no way I …

Los Angeles

California Passes Strictest Privacy Law in Nation

Listen to story:<p>Download: mp3 (Duration: 13:09 — 12.0MB)<p>FEATURING JAIME COURT – California just passed one of the strongest privacy laws in the …

Privacy

California wildfires force authorities to order thousands to evacuate

<b>CLEARLAKE OAKS, Calif. --</b> Wind-driven wildfires destroyed buildings and threatened hundreds of others as they raced across dry brush in rural …

California Wildfires

See the 77-story Bunker Hill tower that wants to be LA’s tallest

“Who doesn’t want bragging rights?”<p>Move over Wilshire Grand: A planned 77-story skyscraper wants to be the tallest building in Los Angeles and west of the Mississippi. That’s no accident.<p>Unlike the Wilshire Grand—which was, purportedly, not intentionally planned to be the tallest tower in the city …

Skyscrapers

How California Lawmakers Goosed Jackpots To Create Record-Setting Lottery Sales

The California Lottery is minting money after a 2010 change in state law lifted the cap on how much could go to prizes. The change was designed to …

Personal Finance

Historic sale of the L.A. Times to billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong to close on Monday

Biotech billionaire Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong on Monday will take control of the Los Angeles Times and San Diego Union-Tribune, two historic newspapers rooted in Southern California civic life for more than 135 years — that now must adapt for the digital age.<p>Soon-Shiong is spending $500 million to …

Journalism

California appeals court reinstates law allowing terminally ill patients to end their lives

A California appeals court on Friday reinstated a law allowing terminally ill patients to end their lives.<p>The ruling by the 4th District Court of Appeal allows the controversial law known as the End of Life Option Act to remain in effect, giving patients who have less than six months to live access …

Absurd proposed law is just clutching at straws

A bill making it illegal for restaurants to provide straws to customers before they’ve asked for them was approved by the state Assembly last …

California sees $9 billion surplus, passes budget to help poor

SACRAMENTO, Calif.<p>State lawmakers approved a $139 billion budget Thursday that uses California's massive surplus to boost funding for homeless …

The Dan Bongino Show

Authored by: Matt Palumbo<p>California continues to hemorrhage residents every year, and the most popular destination for arrivals is Texas (which is …

Poverty Rate

California voters to weigh splitting into three states

<b>A billionaire venture capitalist's bid to split California into three separate states has earned a spot on the ballot in November's mid-term elections.</b><p>If Tim Draper's Cal-3 initiative gets a majority vote, it would trigger a long process to split California into northern, southern and central …

California

This Elegant Californian Prefab Minimizes Site Disturbance

Thanks to its modular construction, a modern retreat treads lightly on the pristine landscape.<p>When Clive McCarthy and his wife, Tricia Bell, were on the hunt for an escape from San Francisco, they found the perfect spot for their second home three hours north of the Bay Area on a 64-acre site in …

Architecture

The 9 Things We Always Buy at Trader Joe’s

These products are literally always in our kitchens.<p>To say team Domino had a hard time narrowing down this list to just nine might be the …

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Immune System

15 Freeway in Corona to close nightly at Cajalco for construction

Nightly closures are coming to the 15 Freeway near Cajalco Road in Corona later this month.<p>As crews work to finish the Cajalco Road interchange …

The future of flight? Google founder Larry Page's tiny personal plane doesn't even need a pilot's licence

Essential California: A big surprise in the governor's race

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s <b>Wednesday, June 6,</b> and here’s what’s happening across California:<p><b>TOP STORIES</b><p><b>Gavin Newsom</b>, the favorite of the California Democratic Party’s core liberal base, won the top spot in Tuesday’s primary election for California …

75 of the Best Places to Visit in Southern California

Balboa Island Fun Zone from a Duffy Boat in Newport Harbor.<p>I spent the first 18 years of my life living in Orange County. Then I moved to Santa …

Three candidates hope to unseat Rep. Ken Calvert in 42nd Congressional District

Should a desire for change overtake 25 years in Congress?<p>That’s the question facing voters in California’s 42nd Congressional District. Democrats …

Tuberculosis diagnosed in patient at health clinic in Corona; 200 urged to undergo testing

Staff and patients at a health clinic in Corona may have been exposed to a person diagnosed with active tuberculosis.

The World's Fifth Largest Economy Is About to Require Solar Panels for All New Homes

A historic move.<p>California is about to become the first state in the U.S.—and possibly the first government in the world—to require solar power …

Magnitude 4.5 earthquake is latest warning of San Andreas' power

A magnitude 4.5 earthquake shook a large portion of Southern California on Tuesday, and was felt from San Diego to Santa Clarita, authorities said.<p>Tuesday's temblor struck at 4:49 a.m. about seven miles north of Cabazon and 85 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. The epicenter was close to the San …

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