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Mueller report: Survey shows most Americans confident report is fair

Special counsel Robert Mueller submitted his report on the Russia investigation to Attorney General William Barr on Friday. What’s next? Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham expects that he and the panel’s top Democrat, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, will be briefed “in the coming days” about special counsel Robert Mueller’s report. The Associated Press reported that according to a Justice Department official who spoke on condition of anonymity, Mueller is not recommending any further in...
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San Bernardino County veterans received most in federal benefits in state

Veterans in San Bernardino County were awarded more than $50 million in federal benefits last year — more than veterans living in other counties, according to a . The staff of 25 working at the three San Bernardino County Veterans Affairs‘ offices see about 30,000 veterans and their families a year, assisting them with the paperwork they need in order to secure their benefits, from disability compensation claims to college tuition/fee waivers for the children of veterans. “We like to be thoroug...
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License plate data collected in these Southern California cities is shared with ICE

Several Southern California police departments regularly feed information into a massive database used by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to help with deportations, potentially violating state law, according to the American Civil Liberties Union. In the report released earlier this month, the ACLU of Northern California identified the police departments of Bell, Downey, La Habra and Upland, along with the U.S. Forest Service in California, as some of the more than 80 agencies in more th...
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Sherman Oaks congressman calls on FAA to deal with air traffic noise from Van Nuys, Burbank airports

Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Sherman Oaks, has called for the Federal Aviation Administration to establish an Aviation Noise Roundtable to deal with air traffic noise in the San Fernando Valley. The issue has cascaded recently over new noise concerns near Hollywood Burbank Airport, where the tweaking of flight paths over the Sherman Oaks area has prompted residents’ ire. Even more recently, in response to a huge spike in noise complaints, the Los Angeles City Council voted Feb. 27 to call on the FAA to ...
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Sherman Oaks congressman calls on FAA to to deal with air traffic noise from Van Nuys, Burbank airports

Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Sherman Oaks, has called for the Federal Aviation Administration to establish an Aviation Noise Roundtable to deal with air traffic noise in the San Fernando Valley. The issue has cascaded recently over new noise concerns near Hollywood Burbank Airport, where the tweaking of flight paths over the Sherman Oaks area has prompted residents’ ire. Even more recently, in response to a huge spike in noise complaints, the Los Angeles City Council voted Feb. 27 to call on the FAA to ...
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In policy shift, Trump says U.S. recognizes Israel sovereignty of Golan Heights

By MATTHEW LEE and DEB RIECHMANN JERUSALEM — President Donald Trump said Thursday that it’s time for the United States to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights, an announcement that signals a shift in U.S. policy and comes ahead of the Israeli prime minister’s planned visit next week to the White House. The administration has been considering recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan, which Israel captured from Syria in 1967. Last week, in its annual human rights r...
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Q&A: Waiting for the final Mueller report and what happens next

By CHAD DAY and ERIC TUCKER WASHINGTON  — America is waiting for special counsel Robert Mueller’s report. But anyone looking for a grand narrative on President Donald Trump, Russian election interference and all the juicy details uncovered over the past 22 months could end up disappointed. The exact timing of Mueller’s endgame is unclear. Attorney General William Barr, who oversees the investigation, has said he wants to release as much information as he can about the inquiry into possible coord...
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Bernie Sanders returns to California, fires up striking workers at UCLA

WESTWOOD — Campaigning in California for the first time in his second run for president, Bernie Sanders flashed familiar themes Wednesday in a speech to UCLA workers staging a one-day strike amid stalled contract negotiations. Carrying her 11-month-old baby Daisy Lynette Bell, a UCLA occupational therapist who has not had a raise in three years, joins striking UC workers at a rally at UCLA in Westwood on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG) Presi...
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Federal judge casts doubt on Trump’s drilling plans because they ignore climate change

By JULIET EILPERIN WASHINGTON – A federal judge ruled late Tuesday that the Interior Department violated federal law by failing to take into account the climate impact of its oil and gas leasing in the West. The decision by U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras of Washington marks the first time the Trump administration has been held to account for the climate impact of its energy-dominance agenda, and it could have sweeping implications for the president’s plan to boost fossil fuel production a...
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How Rick Singer started the college admissions cheating scandal? It began with a reality TV audition

Rick Singer looks straight into the camera, auditioning for his own reality show about the cutthroat world of college admissions. Wearing a light blue sweater vest, he pitches himself as a “life-coach” for families desperate to get their kids into Stanford, Yale and USC. He has the look of a tennis pro and a voice that could pass for New York “fixer” Michael Cohen. “This is a game,’’ he says on the production company video submitted to a network in 2010 and unearthed last week by TMZ . “Just rea...
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LAPD civilian discipline option to be considered by City Council

LOS ANGELES — A new policy allowing police officers to chose a disciplinary panel composed of three civilian members is set to be considered Wednesday by a Los Angeles City Council committee. The City Council voted last year to have the city’s attorneys draft a proposed ordinance that would give Los Angeles police officers facing possible discipline the option of appearing before an all-civilian review board, or the current and only option of two command-level officers and a civilian. The ordina...
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Alan B. Krueger, economic adviser to Clinton and Obama, dies at 58

Princeton University economist Alan Krueger, who served as chairman of President Barack Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers and was one of the profession’s top experts on the labor market, died over the weekend. He was 58. The New Jersey school announced his death in a statement on its website Monday, without giving a cause. The university didn’t immediately respond to a request for additional information. Krueger, who had been a professor at Princeton since 1987, served in Obama’s White House ...
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New Zealand massacre shines light on threat of far right extremism worldwide

The mass shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand, which left 49 dead and many others injured, is a reminder that far-right, white supremacist ideology — which was linked to an overwhelming majority of violent extremist murders in the United States in 2017 — is the “most prominent and ascendant threat not just in the United States, but around the world,” a Southern California expert who studies hate and extremism said Friday. A 74-page manifesto posted online by the 28-year-old man charged with the...
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Former Los Alamitos mayor who helped lead push against state sanctuary law picked for federal job

Former Los Alamitos Mayor Troy Edgar, who last year led his city to defy California’s sanctuary law – sparking similar efforts statewide  – is President Trump’s choice to be the next chief financial officer for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. “I’m very excited for the opportunity to serve at a national level and serve with a great organization like Homeland Security,” Edgar said Friday. Trump nominated Edgar on Thursday. His nomination needs to clear the Senate’s Homeland Security and ...
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Trump issues first veto after rebuke of border emergency order

By JILL COLVIN and ZEKE MILLER WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump issued the first veto of his presidency on Friday, overruling Congress to protect his emergency declaration for border wall funding. Flanked by law enforcement officials as well as the parents of children killed by people in the country illegally, Trump maintained that he is not through fighting for his signature campaign promise, which stands largely unfulfilled 18 months before voters decide whether to grant him another term. T...
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As the Congress Turns: In presidential probes, many So Cal reps play starring roles

With Democrats in control of the U.S. House of Representatives, committees are stepping up investigations and oversight of Trump administration practices and policies. Here’s a look at the Southern California reps in position to play the biggest roles in those hearings: Adam Schiff, D-Burbank Role: Chairman, House Intelligence Committee, leading congressional Democrats’ investigation of Russia’s ties to President Trump and his 2016 campaign. Trump has tried accusing Schiff of ethics violations, ...
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Potential presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg visits West Hollywood

WEST HOLLYWOOD — South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, a potential candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, expressed optimism about his chances for victory Thursday night in West Hollywood. “The path is narrow, but I wouldn’t be doing this if I didn’t see a path,” Buttigieg told Fox11 at what his staff called a “meet and greet” at Bar Lubitsch. “What we found is, if we get in front of people, they respond.” The not-yet-a-candidate’s name is pronounced “BOOT-edge-edge.” The appr...
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Senate rejects Trump border emergency as Republicans defect

By ALAN FRAM, LISA MASCARO and CATHERINE LUCEY WASHINGTON — The Republican-run Senate rejected President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the southwest border on Thursday, setting up a veto fight and dealing him a conspicuous rebuke as he tested how boldly he could ignore Congress in pursuit of his highest-profile goal. The Senate voted 59-41 to cancel Trump’s February proclamation of a border emergency, which he invoked to spend $3.6 billion more for border barriers than Co...
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Officials to tout 2.25-mile LAX Automated People Mover at groundbreaking

LOS ANGELES — A groundbreaking ceremony will be held Thursday for the 2.25-mile Automated People Mover at Los Angeles International Airport, which aims to cut down on auto traffic traveling in and out of the facility, officials said. The project has a targeted opening date of 2023. The groundbreaking ceremony will include Mayor Eric Garcetti, members of the City Council, officials from Los Angeles World Airports and other leaders. The Automated People Mover train is seen above the terminal l...
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Gov. Gavin Newsom’s death penalty moratorium lauded and lambasted

As workers dismantled California’s apple-green execution chamber Wednesday, Gov. Gavin Newsom’s death penalty moratorium was criticized as a slap in the face to voters and praised as a strike for humanity. Newsom’s executive order, blocking execution for 737 prisoners on death row at San Quentin State Prison, came just as efforts to hasten executions were beginning to pick up steam in the aftermath of a 2016 ballot measure approved by voters. There has not been an execution in the state since 20...
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Joshua Tree to expand and 716,000 acres gain protection as Trump signs lands package

A years-long bipartisan effort to protect Southern California’s desert has paid off. President Donald Trump signed a national public lands package Tuesday, March 12, that includes legislation protecting 716,000 acres in Southern California. The land includes off-highway vehicle recreation areas, open space and wilderness in the Mojave and Sonoran deserts, and expands Joshua Tree and Death Valley national parks. The Southern California legislation was written by Rep. Paul Cook, R-Yucca Valley, an...
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Question of the Week: Do you consider gender when evaluating presidential candidates?

If a political candidate happens to be a woman, does that make a difference to you? Perhaps more specifically, if a candidate for president is a woman, does that make you more inclined to vote for her? That’s our Question of the Week for readers. Other democracies — including one, India, even larger than our own, with Indira Gandhi — have had national leaders who are women for generations. No world politician loomed larger on the late 20th-century stage than Britain’s Margaret Thatcher, and Ther...
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Bipartisan attacks on the Second Amendment

The House of Representatives recently passed legislation that would expand the national background check system to require almost everyone selling firearms, including private collectors who supplement their incomes by selling firearms at gun shows, to perform background checks on the potential buyers. The bill has a section purporting to bar creation of a national firearms registry. However, the expanded background check system will require the government to compile lists of those buying and sel...
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Pasadena’s Langham Huntington has a new chef, and he’s got something different for you to try

Justin Campbell is the new chef at The Terrace at the Langham Huntington, Pasadena and he’s changing up the menu, encouraging diners to try something different. “It’s not that I don’t want to offer someone else’s product, but I’m chef Justin and I need to showcase me,” Campbell said. Campbell has worked as a private chef, as well as at Ink.Well, Centeno Group, Wolfgang Puck Catering and The Bazaar by Jose Andres at SLS Hotel. He has cooked for Barack Obama and Bill Clinton and spent five months ...
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Presidential candidate Gov. Jay Inslee brings campaign to Malibu Hills mobile home park hit by Woolsey fire

AGOURA HILLS — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee will take his nascent campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination to the Malibu Hills Monday to meet with residents of a Malibu Hills mobile home park devastated in the Woolsey fire. Inslee, who earlier this month launched a campaign overwhelmingly focused on climate change, is set to tour the Seminole Springs Mobile Home Park, where nearly 100 homes were destroyed in November, his campaign announced. California is the fourth state on what the In...
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For a growing number of Americans, socialism is OK

You wouldn’t expect democratic socialists to hit the brakes when it comes to social justice. But in late February members of Inland Empire Democratic Socialists of America learned how to fix brake lights so they could offer that bit of auto repair service, for free, at an upcoming community event. Working tail lights, they reasoned, would mean fewer police traffic stops and, possibly, fewer fatal outcomes for people of color. Auto repair is just one part of the chapter’s public outreach about an...
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Hollywood heavyweights boost Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s potential presidential bid in Beverly Hills events

BEVERLY HILLS — New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is scheduled to hold two fundraisers in Beverly Hills Saturday and Sunday for her exploratory campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. Gillibrand will hold a late afternoon reception Saturday at the home of Allison and Larry Berg, with comedian Will Ferrell and prolific television producer Shonda Rhimes among the co-hosts. The suggested contribution levels are $500, $1,000 and $2,800, according to an invitation obtained by City News Se...
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Will California get rid of daylight saving? Only time will tell

Daylight saving time began at 2 a.m. today, so let’s take a minute to talk about time. Assembly Bill 7 After a failed attempt to end daylight saving time in California in 2016, Proposition 7 passed with 59.75 percent in favor of ending daylight saving time in 2018. It’s going to take time before daylight saving ends in the state. AB 7 needs a two-thirds vote by the Legislature and must be signed by the governor, then will need to be approved by the federal government. The state government is e...
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LA City Council votes to shut off utilities at illegal marijuana shops

The Los Angeles City Council voted Friday, March 8, 2019, to authorize the LADWP to shut off the utilities at illegal marijuana businesses. Mayor Eric Garcetti must sign the ordinance in order for it to become official. (AP file photo/Richard Vogel) LOS ANGELES — With hundreds of illegal marijuana shops continuing to operate in the city, the Los Angeles City Council on Friday unanimously approved an ordinance aimed at cracking down on the businesses by shutting off their utilities. “These are ...
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No fleas found in LA City Hall despite rodent problem

By CRAIG CLOUGH LOS ANGELES — Although an employee believes she contracted typhus from fleas in her City Hall East office, no traces of the insects have been found in any of the City Hall government buildings, according to a report set to be discussed Friday by the Los Angeles City Council. The report comes after City Council president Herb Wesson had all of the carpets removed from his office late last year due to a rodent and flea problem, and also proposed earlier this year exploring the remo...
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