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More than 100 dead after 7.1 magnitude quake strikes Mexico

By Mark Stevenson, Christopher Sherman and Peter Orsi The Associated Press|

Santa Fe Springs changes the rules on this type of development

SANTA FE SPRINGS >> Call it changing times: Get-tough rules designed to limit where self-storage businesses can locate are being eased in this industrial city. In 1974, the city banned self-storage units from all major highways, such as Im...

By Mike Sprague|

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  • Theft

    Police arrest driver of stolen vehicle at gunpoint in Norwalk

    Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man who was driving a stolen vehicle in Norwalk at gunpoint Tuesday afternoon. After the deputies ran the vehicle’s license plate number around 3:05 p.m. and found it had been reported stolen, they stopped the man, who parked the vehicle in the parking lot of the Denny’s Restaurant on Pioneer Boulevard near Imperial Highway, said Lt. Jeff Dusky of the sheriff’s Norwalk station. While the man...

    Christopher Yee
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  • News

    Pieology server fired for obscene anti-police note on Torrance officer’s receipt

    A Torrance police officer picking up a takeout lunch at a local pizzeria was handed a receipt with an obscene anti-police message, a gesture that touched off a firestorm Monday on social media. The officer, who was in uniform Thursday at Pieology in Torrance, did not respond and, in fact, left a tip when the female cashier handed him the shocking receipt Thursday that said “F--- The Cops.” “He remembers a young lady who rings him up,” said Sgt. Ronald...

    Larry Altman
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  • Business

    Arcadia, Azusa, Monrovia, Rosemead and Santa Fe Springs vie to be ‘most business-friendly city in Los Angeles County’

    California and the phrase “business-friendly” might seem like an unlikely match according to some critics, but several Los Angeles County cities have been named finalists for a 2017 Most Business Friendly City award. The award is given out each year by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. — one for a city with a population of 68,000 or more, and another for a city with fewer residents. Long Beach, Compton, Downey,...

    Kevin Smith
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  • LA County Fair

    Mural project brings history to the walls of Millard Sheets Art Center at Fairplex

    POMONA >> Much like the elements that would be included in a scrapbook, the images that are part of a mural being painted on a wall of the Millard Sheets Art Center at Fairplex represent memories of the LA County Fair. Images of the Clock Tower, horse races, the Mexican Village which went on to be known as the Plaza de las Americas, and of the founders of the LA County Fair are not only memories of the fair, they a part of its history. The idea to have a mural fill what had...

    Monica Rodriguez
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  • Immigration policy

    Southern California students, teachers sue over DACA

    A Pasadena doctoral candidate, two Los Angeles school teachers and a former Pomona College student now attending UC Irvine law school were among six people who sued the Trump administration Monday over the decision to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The DACA program, created in 2012 under President Barack Obama, has allowed nearly 800,000 young people who were brought to the country illegally as children to live, work and study in the United...

    From staff and wire reports|

  • Homicide

    Suspect in Jeffrey Tidus homicide case in Rolling Hills Estates linked to Las Vegas killing

    A business owner sought in the ambush slaying of Rolling Hills Estates attorney Jeffrey Tidus and home-invasion killing of one his own employees in Whittier has been linked to another homicide in Las Vegas, investigators said Monday. Richard Henry Wall, 64, has been upgraded from “person of interest” in the slayings to actual suspect, although he is...

    Larry Altman
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  • Crime

    Police chase starts in Rancho Cucamonga, ends in Pasadena

    PASADENA >> A suspect in a truck hauling a small trailer reported stolen out of Pico Rivera led law enforcement officers on Monday on a nearly two-hour chase that began in San Bernardino County and ended in Pasadena. San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputies began chasing the Ford pickup with a shell about 12:45 p.m. in Rancho Cucamonga and California Highway Patrol officers took over the pursuit as the suspect head west into Los Angeles County. The suspect drove on...

    By City News Service|

  • Coffee

    Starbucks quietly raises Southern California prices up to 30 cents

    With McDonald’s serving $2 McCafe drink specials as part of a revamped coffee menu, what does Starbucks do in return? Raise prices. The Seattle giant has quietly raised prices from 10-30 cents in various U.S. markets including Southern California. The adjustments were made in early September to everything from drip coffee to espresso beverages. “In Southern California, customers will experience increases of 10 to 20 cents on select sizes of brewed coffee, and...

    Nancy Luna
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  • Accidents

    Motorcyclist killed on 60 Freeway near Hacienda Heights identified as Chino man

    @RubyGonzales2 on Twitter The coroner’s office on Monday identified the motorcyclist killed in a weekend crash on the 60 Freeway near the border of Hacienda Heights and Industry. Ed Winter, spokesman for the coroner’s office, said Tony Reyna, 50, of Chino was pronounced dead at the scene. The fatal crash occurred on the...

    Ruby Gonzales
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  • Automotive accidents

    Downey father killed in Angles Crest Highway motorcycle crash identified

    Loved ones are coming to grips with the sudden death of a Downey father of three who lost his life in a motorcycle crash in the Angeles National Forest north of La Canada Flintridge over the weekend. Marlon “Chris” Rivas, 42, died in the crash, which took place about 12:45 p.m. Saturday near

    Brian Day
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