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Industry hires its city clerk to fix its housing program

By Jason Henry|

Traffic signal unveiled at busy East Whittier intersection, site of injury accidents

EAST WHITTIER >> Nearly six months after a 7-year-old boy was badly injured while crossing a busy street, officials unveiled a traffic signal Thursday at the intersection. Supervisor Janice Hahn, with about two dozen community members and ...

By Sandra T. Molina|


  • Real Estate

    Los Angeles-Orange County homeownership rate 2nd lowest in U.S., Inland Empire’s also dropping

    Just 48.3 percent of households in Los Angeles and Orange counties lived in a home they own in the second quarter, the second lowest homeownership rate in the nation. New U.S. Census Bureau data released Thursday, July 27, shows Fresno, at 44.5 percent, having the lowest ownership among the 75 largest metropolitan areas. The New York metro area was third at 49.8 percent. The region’s low ownership rate is another symptom of rising home prices outstripping the...

    By JONATHAN LANSNER Staff Writer|

  • MTV Video Music Awards

    What isn’t Katy Perry doing at the MTV Video Music Awards?

    INGLEWOOD — Pop princess Katy Perry was named today the host of the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards. Perry, known for anthems such as “Firework” and “Roar,” is also a top nominee for the Moonman trophies that are handed out at the VMAs. She has five nominations going into the Aug. 27 ceremony at the Forum in Inglewood. She will also be performing at the show. “I’ve been training with MTV in zero gravity, eating astronaut ice cream and...

    City News Service|

  • Celebrities

    Photographer recovering after Justin Bieber accidentally hit him with truck

    BEVERLY HILLS — A paparazzo who was struck by a truck driven by singer Justin Bieber in Beverly Hills was recovering today from injuries that police said were not life-threatening. The crash was reported at 9:24 p.m. Wednesday outside the Saban Theatre in the area of Hamilton Drive and Wilshire Boulevard, according to Beverly Hills police Lt. Scott Dowling. The man was trying to take pictures of Bieber and television personality Kourtney Kardashian, according to broadcast...

    City News Service|

  • Terrorism

    Osama bin Laden got what he deserved, says Navy SEAL who shot him

    YORBA LINDA — A thousand people at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum thundered with applause when Robert O’Neill, the retired Navy SEAL who shot Osama bin Laden, took the stage to share his story Wednesday, July 26. O’Neill’s talk, woven through with a sense of humor that surprised and delighted the audience, focused less on his encounter with bin Laden on May 2, 2011, in Abbottabad, Pakistan, and more on life lessons from his journey.

    By JONATHAN WINSLOW Staff Writer|

  • Homicide

    Victim in fatal shooting lived in Hacienda Heights

    HACIENDA HEIGHTS>> The coroner’s office on Thursday identified the man killed in a car-to-car shooting the day before as a 23-year-old Hacienda Heights resident. Victor Gonzales died on Turnbull Canyon Road, north of Don Julian Road at 2:35 p.m. Wednesday, according to coroner’s spokesman Ed...

    Ruby Gonzales

  • Executive branch

    Why Twitter won’t ban President Donald Trump

    NEW YORK — Twitter has made it clear that it won’t ban Donald Trump from its service, whether the president follows its rules against harassment or not. That’s no surprise: The president’s tweets draw attention to the struggling service, even if tweets mocking reporters and rivals undercut Twitter’s stated commitment to make the service a welcoming place. The company has been cracking down on accounts that violate its terms, and Trump’s...

    By BARBARA ORTUTAY AP Technology Writer|

  • Executive branch

    Trump’s transgender troops ban divides veterans in Congress

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s decision to ban transgender service in the armed forces drove a wedge through military veterans in Congress, with one camp standing squarely behind the commander in chief and the other decrying his order as an ugly attack on dedicated troops. Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., a former Army helicopter pilot who lost her legs and partial use of her right arm during the Iraq war, called Trump’s announcement...

    By RICHARD LARDNER Associated Press|

  • Health care policy

    When high deductibles hurt: Even insured patients postpone care

    In November 2015, Tina Heck was in her garage lifting 40-pound bags of wood pellets to fuel her heating stove, when something went very wrong with her back. “The next day, I could barely walk,” said the 55-year-old who lives on an acre of land in Nevada City, Calif., 60 miles northeast of Sacramento. The cause: a bulging disc in her lower spine, which shoots pain down her leg and makes her back stiff. The injury wasn’t Heck’s only setback. The initial...

    By Pauline Bartolone California Healthline|

  • War and unrest

    Young North Koreans ready for war with US

    PYONGYANG, North Korea — Are the United States and North Korea moving closer to another war? Though often referred to as the “Forgotten War” in the United States, it is anything but forgotten in North Korea. The July 27 anniversary of the Korean War armistice is celebrated as a major national holiday called “Victory in the Fatherland Liberation War Day” and is the culmination of “Anti-American Imperialist Month,” which begins on June 23,...

    By ERIC TALMADGE Associated Press|

  • Health care reform

    GOP disunity painfully clear in Senate health care debate

    WASHINGTON — The Senate debate over health care has made it painfully clear: behind their self-confident “repeal and replace” slogan, Republicans were never united around an alternative to “Obamacare.” Rolling back a government program that’s benefiting millions of people is hard enough — maybe next to impossible — but Republicans compounded their own difficulties with factional divisions, a president lacking a policy of his own,...

    By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press|

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