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In divided vote, LAUSD does away with controversial 'wanding' weapons search policy Proponents of nixing the practice, which civil rights advocates have long argued distracts from instruction time and makes young people in schools feel like criminals, were members Monica Garcia, Kelly Gonez, Nick Melvoin and newly-elected Jackie Goldberg.

Joc Pederson's first base experiment will leave the Dodgers' laboratory soon Pollock set to rejoin the Dodgers’ outfield in July, Pederson is preparing to shift to a position he’s never played professionally.

Kings hire Trent Yawney to assist Todd McLellan Yawney, 53, previously assisted under McLellan at Edmonton and San Jose and spent four seasons as an assistant with the Anaheim Ducks.

Former San Pedro pilot killed in Porter Ranch plane crash remembered as experienced aviator, teacher and accident investigator It said his ultimate destination was an airshow in Columbia, California, where he had planned to celebrate Father's Day with his adult children, Smith said. Delane was certified as an airline transport pilot, flight instructor and flight engineer, Federal Aviation Administration records show.

Trump's tweets of ICE raids spark fear; derided as re-election politics In the offices of an Inland Empire immigrant-rights organization, the phones began ringing early on Tuesday. Word was spreading that, late Monday, President Donald Trump tweeted a threat to have immigration agents round up "millions of illegal aliens" starting next week.

Report: Lakers exploring options to create third max contract slot And the team is still exploring its options to get there. According to an ESPN report, the Lakers are looking for a third team in their pending Anthony Davis trade with New Orleans to take on more of their contracts, potentially opening enough space to chase one of the elite free agents this summer.

Faced with illegal dumping, homeless encampment trash, LA sanitation officials lay out plan to 'get in front of clean-up requests​ The plan was applauded by homeless advocates, who say encampment clean-ups have targeted homeless individuals and led to valuable belongings being thrown away. But many were still concerned that the new plan still calls for the presence of Los Angeles Police Department officers who are part of the HOPE Team.

Trump Launches 2020 Campaign at Orlando Rally President Donald Trump officially announced his 2020 reelection campaign Tuesday at a rally in Orlando.

Some Say Skid Row Cleanup Effort is a Band-Aid on a Hemorrhaging Wound Skid row boasts one of the largest concentrations of homeless people in the country. Amid the tents, bicycles and boxes is what city hall now sees as a health crisis. In the latest attempt to do something to clean up areas around Skid Row, some say it's only a bandage for what has become a hemorrhaging wound.

Angels win behind Tyler Skaggs' gem, get back to.500 "This is my game. That shouldn't happen. I told him to hang up the phone." Skaggs retired all seven hitters he faced after Bedrosian started warming, getting through 7-1/3 innings in what was arguably the best outing by an Angels starter this season. He gave up just one run and did not walk a batter, striking out six.

Northridge Couple Warns Residents About Scammers Posing as LADWP Employees Two men posing as workers for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power attempted to gain entry into a home in Northridge, and the couple that thwarted the attempted scam shared video of the men to warn others. LADWP says the couple did the right thing and also warned residents to be on the lookout for this scam.

Trump kicks off 2020 re-election campaign at Orlando rally By JILL COLVIN, JONATHAN LEMIRE and MICHAEL SCHNEIDER Associated Press. ORLANDO, Fla. Addressing a crowd of thousands at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida, Trump complained he had been "under assault from the very first day" of his presidency by a "fake news media" and "illegal witch hunt" that had tried to keep him and his supporters down.

LA County To Explore Lease Agreements With Motels To House Chronically Homeless LOS ANGELES - A Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors proposal to identify at least eight motels countywide that could be leased out as interim housing for chronically homeless individuals is moving forward.

Craft Beer Sales On The Rise As Mega-Brewery Shares Decrease LOS ANGELES - A new study has found that Americans are drinking less beer overall, but craft beer is still king. According to the Brewers Association, crafter beer sales rose nearly 4% in 2018. The Brewers Association said that brewer employment has more than tripled since 2010.

Just Kidding. Broguiere's Dairy is Not Actually Going to Close After All A dairy farm that's been in business for more than 100 years in Montebello, offering delectable chocolate milk in glass bottles, announced it would officially close its doors forever in May. But now the owner is saying he's had a change of heart after the outpouring of support on social media.

LA Metro seeks public feedback as North San Fernando Valley rapid transit bus project inches forward The Valley Industry Commerce Association - VICA - has been calling for its members - which include business and corporate interests in the area - to rally in support of North San Fernando Valley Bus Rapid Transit project aimed to connect Cal State Northridge and other parts of the Valley.

Lawyer For Off-Duty Officer Involved In Costco Shooting Says Officer 'Feared For His Life' "The officer was off-duty. He was in Costco with his wife and 1-year-old baby. He was in line getting some samples and suddenly he was attacked from behind violently. With his child in one hand, and feeding him with the other, he was knocked to the concrete floor.

Person struck and killed by San Bernardino-bound Metrolink train in El Monte The train, number 314 to downtown San Bernardino, was stopped between El Monte and Baldwin Park. Buses were being used to ferry passengers on other affected trains to their destinations, according to Metrolink. "There was an attempt to stop as soon as the engineer saw the person on the path," said Mike Atchue, spokesman for Metrolink.

Rent Reese Witherspoon's 'Big Little Lies' Malibu Beach House The beachfront home that Reese Witherspoon's character Madeline Mackenzie calls home has been listed as a vacation rental. Although most of the show is filmed in Monterey, California, the seven-bedroom, eight-bathroom house is located in Malibu and is used as a filming location.

'Free' Puppies Found Abandoned in Cardboard Box in Valencia Now Up for Adoption Seven puppies abandoned inside a cardboard box and advertised as "free" are now up for adoption after being rescued from a wooded area in Valencia. Around 11 a.m. on Monday, a person reported a cardboard box left on the corner of Rye Canyon and The Old Road in Valencia.

Santa Anita backstretch workers fear losing their jobs, call press conference So I came and met with some of the backstretch workers and heard their stories and realized there was more to the story. There was a human impact and real consequences for these people losing their jobs." It's been one of the toughest meets in Santa Anita's long history.

McConnell on Slavery Reparations: Not 'a Good Idea' Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that he opposed reparations for descendants of American slaves, arguing it would be hard to figure out who to compensate, NBC News reported.

New Eats at Morongo Casino Morongo recently announced the addition of three all-new dining experiences to their award-winning restaurant lineup: Good Times Café, Pink Coffee, and Fiesta Taco. At Good Times Café, the good times are rolling 24 hours a day! This restaurant is a creative take on California's gastropub culture.

LA Mayor Calls Trump Plan To Deport Roughly 1 Million People Here Illegally 'Not Logistically Possible' Area is "not logistically possible". Garcetti expressed serious doubts about whether Trump's plan could be implemented effectively, saying, "It's not a real plan." "They're not gonna come anywhere close to a million, but that's not the point, they want the fear to be with all one million," he said.

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