Breaking News

‘Rest of the world’ looking at Hawthorne as Elon Musk prepares to dig test tunnel

By Sandy Mazza|

LA Metro commits to 100 percent electric buses by 2030

LOS ANGELES >> Calling it better for the environment and public health, the largest transportation agency in the county voted unanimously Thursday to transition to zero-emission electric buses on all its routes by 2030. The Los Angeles Cou...

By Steve Scauzillo|


  • Liquor

    Why the Whittier City Council didn’t allow sale of hard liquor at Arco gas station

    WHITTIER >> No gas stations sell hard liquor in this city and that’s not going to change after a recent vote by the City Council, rejecting a request by an Arco gasoline station owner at 13010 Lambert Road to sell such spirits. In June, the city’s Planning Commission denied a request to sell hard liquor from Sonu and Tony...

    Mike Sprague

  • Things to do

    Local community things to know and do for the Whittier area for July 28, 2017

    WHITTIER-AREA Metro offers TAP cards at libraries In partnership with the L.A. County Library, customers of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority can now purchase and add bus and train fares to TAP fare cards at 35 county library locations, including branches at Norwalk, 12350 Imperial Highway, and South Whittier, 11543 Colima Road. The TAP card allows passengers to travel with regional and local transit passes on the 24 transit...


  • Airport operation

    $6.7 million coming to Ontario Airport for improvements, other changes on the way

    ONTARIO >> Ontario International Airport is going to see some changes. The Ontario International Airport Authority, in a series of votes Wednesday, agreed to improve a taxiway intersection, expand the private jet center and bring in advertising billboards. Alan Wapner, president of the authority, said the most significant move was the...

    Liset Márquez

  • Human trafficking

    Massive sex trafficking ring included 15-year-old sold in ‘plain sight’

    Thirteen girls and young women, including a 15-year-old, were rescued recently as part of one of the largest sex trafficking rings on the West Coast, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s officials announced Thursday. The rescue began with a missing persons report in Tulare County in late 2016. The missing girl was a teenager, and her disappearance and discovery in January in a West Hollywood apartment unit led detectives from the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department to a...

    Susan Abram

  • USC

    O.J Simpson not welcome at USC football functions

    LOS ANGELES >> Fifteen years ago, O.J. Simpson dropped by a USC football practice in Miami, where the team was preparing to play Iowa in the Orange Bowl. Simpson, a running back who became the school’s second Heisman Trophy winner in 1968, later met with players. “He’s a legend,” then-coach Pete Carroll told reporters. “At ‘SC, our guys hold a Heisman Trophy winner in high regard.” A similar situation, in theory, could...

    By Joey Kaufman @joeyrkaufman on Twitter|

  • Politics

    After New Yorker tirade, Anthony Scaramucci still coming to Politicon in Pasadena this weekend

    Anthony Scaramucci, President Trump’s new communications director who on Thursday was reported to have gone on a profanity-laced tirade to a reporter for the New Yorker, will be among the big names appearing in Pasadena this weekend at Politicon, the self-described “Unconventional Political Convention.” In addition...

    Jason Henry

  • Driving under the influence

    Valinda man convicted of injury DUI crash during West Covina police chase

    A jury convicted a Valinda man of drunken driving and leading West Covina police on a pursuit ending in a crash that left 10 people hurt, officials said. The Pomona jury deliberated for less than three hours before finding Robert Anthony Lopez, 27, guilty of three charges related to the violent crash, including fleeing from police and causing injuries while driving under the influence within 10 years of a previous DUI offense, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office...

    Brian Day

  • Obituaries

    June Foray, voice of Rocky the Flying Squirrel, dies at 99

    The sounds on a Woodland Hills street will never be the same, now that June Foray is gone. The legendary voice actress died Wednesday at her home in Woodland Hills. She was 99. If you’ve ever watched the animated “Rocky and Bullwinkle Show” or heard Granny in a Warner Bros. cartoon, the Simpsons or even video games and talking toys, you’ve heard Foray’s voice. In her 85 years of voice acting, and as animated TV series drew audiences in...

    Ryan Carter

  • Accidents

    3 killed in wrong-way 101 Freeway crash in Ventura

    A wrong-way freeway crash Thursday morning in Ventura killed one man from Riverside, another man from Santa Paula and a woman from Lake Elsinore, authorities said. The two-car high-speed collision was reported at 12:03 a.m. on the southbound 101 Freeway north of the 126 Freeway, the California Highway Patrol said. Killed in the crash was a 34-year-old male driver from Santa Paula, a 25-year-old male driver from Riverside and a 28-year-old female passenger from Lake Elsinore, CHP...

    Wes Woods

  • Homicide

    Man slain in Downey was expecting baby with girlfriend who found him dead

    A man found killed in his Downey backyard Monday afternoon was going to be a father soon, according to a relative. Authorities identified the slain man as 37-year-old Richard Melgar. He went by Adam, the name of his father, who died when he was young, according to Melgar’s half brother, Anthony Ugas. “This is an incredibly difficult time for anyone who knew Adam,” Ugas said. Melgar’s girlfriend

    Jeremiah Dobruck

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