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Shawna Cepeda was enjoying dinner at the BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse in West Covina last week when she saw something funny looking in her salad. “I see something kind of rolled up. I was like, ‘this doesn’t look rig...

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  • Mass transit systems

    Metro commits $1.4 billion for Gold Line extension to Claremont but is $249 million short

    LOS ANGELES >> The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors voted Thursday to fund an 11.5-mile extension of the foothill Gold Line, while remaining hundreds of millions of dollars short of full funding. Escalating costs have driven up the price tag of the nine-year project to $1.4 billion, leaving LA Metro searching for the last $249 million to pay for the light-rail extension from Azusa to the San Bernardino County line. The transit...

    Steve Scauzillo
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  • Police

    LAPD officer accused of sex with 15-year-old cadet oversaw equipment at station

    LOS ANGELES >> A 10-year Los Angeles police officer is now at the center of the department’s growing cadet program scandal. Robert Cain, 31, was taken into custody Thursday. He’s accused of having an unlawful sexual relationship with a 15-year-old cadet who was allegedly involved in stealing police cruisers, Chief Charlie Beck said during a news conference at police headquarters in downtown Los Angeles. Cain was an “equipment room operator,”...

    Brian Day
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  • Health care reform

    California faces ‘big choices’ if Senate health care reform bill passes

    Republican efforts on Capitol Hill to dismantle Obamacare could complicate Democratic efforts in Sacramento to take health care in the other direction. Revealed Thursday, after closed-door talks involving U.S. Senate Republicans, the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 allows states to waive certain Obamacare insurance requirements and provides less-generous insurance subsidies than Obamacare, also known as the Affordable Care Act or ACA. The ACA’s expansion of the...

    Jeff Horseman
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  • Things to do

    Local community things to know and do for the Whittier area for June 23, 2017

    MONTEBELLO Free lunch program for children begins Monday The city will provide free summer meals daily, beginning Monday through Aug. 11, excluding July 4 at two parks and one school. Program Meals are served on a “first come, first served” basis. All children through 18 only will be given a well balanced meal and snack. Lunch will be held from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and a snack will be given from 3:30 to 4 p.m. at Holifield Park,...

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  • Sentencing

    Shooter in 1993 baptism party murder gets 16 years in prison

    EL MONTE >> The man convicted of fatally shooting an Alhambra man at a baptism party in El Monte in 1993 will spend the next 16 years in prison. Angel Barraza, 55, was sentenced Thursday at Los Angeles Superior Court. A jury on May 22

    Ruby Gonzales
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  • Lakers

    NBA draft night was big for Lonzo Ball but it was huge for Big Baller Brand

    As soon as Lonzo Ball was selected by the Lakers as the number 2 pick in the 2017 NBA draft, the night became about Lavar Ball and his family-run Big Baller Brand. Within seconds of the announcement that the Lakers selected Lonzo, his father donned a Big Baller Brand hat in Lakers purple and gold. Both Lonzo and Lavar wore BBB ties for the formal event in New York City. The company also unveiled a Lakers-colored version of their Lonzo Ball “ZO2s” sneaker. A...

  • Movie Reviews

    See scary ‘American Horror Story’ costumes and artifacts up close at the Paley

    In May, FX’s “American Horror Story” producer, director and writer Ryan Murphy teased that season seven will be about the recent presidential election, as well as include deeper looks into some of the “Freak Show” characters. That said, fall is still months away, so how can a fan sate their AHS yen? With the “American Horror Story: The Style of...

    Michelle Mills
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  • Lakers

    Lonzo Ball is finally a Laker but people can’t stop talking about Lavar

    After months of speculation and anticipation, the moment finally came: The Los Angeles Lakers drafted Lonzo Ball from UCLA with their No. 2 NBA Draft pick. For many, this was not a surprise. Also not a surprise was the fact that Lavar Ball, stole the show and drummed up lots of (hilarious) social media chatter. A lot of people took notice to the fact that mere seconds after Lonzo was picked, Lavar already donned a Big Baller Brand hat with the Lakers colors. Others were...

    Shannon O’Connor Los Angeles Daily News|

  • Amusement and theme parks

    Meet the man who’s visited Disneyland 2,000 days in a row

    It started as something to do in 2012 — visit Disneyland every day. Now, more than five years later, Jeff Reitz, 44, of Huntington Beach, has passed through the Magic Kingdom’s turnstiles everyday since for 2,000 days in a row. “It was something to do to keep things fun,” Reitz said Thursday morning, June 22, after walking through Sleeping Beauty Castle. His repeated visits have made him a bit of a celebrity; several television stations were there...

    Mark Eades
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  • Entertainment

    Insomniac announces three more electronic music events in San Bernardino

    The NOS Events Center, 689 S. E St. San Bernardino, is going to be a busy place in the next few months with a bass bumping duo and their friends, a Thanksgiving weekend trance dance party and a “Psycho Circus” for Halloween. Los Angeles-based festival and concert producer Insomniac announced today that tickets are on sale for NGHTMRE and Slander’s local stop of their Gud Vibrations Tour,...

    Richard Guzman
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