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RARE SIGHT: Snowfall seen in cities across SoCal - including Los Angeles County
LOS ANGELES -- Snow was falling Thursday in a number of Southern California communities that rarely see freezing temperatures, much less snowfall. The precipitation - relatively light in low-lying communities - was delighting many residents who were taking to social media to post pictures of the unu
Los Angeles County Gets Rare Snowfall and Icy Roads
It has been unseasonably cold and — dare I say it— wintry in Los Angeles in February, and now we are in for a rare sprinkling of snow on Thursday, according to an early morning report by the National Weather Service.
Snow falls on Southern California, and this time it’s not just in the mountains
How often do Rancho Cucamonga, Riverside, Pasadena or North Hollywood get a dusting?. “We’ve been getting a lot of phone calls about it and people are pretty interested. This is really getting people excited,” said Lisa Phillips, a meteorologist in the National Weather Service’s Los Angeles/Oxnard o
California sheriff releases graphic video of deadly police shooting
A man pulled over for a traffic stop, rolled his window down, drew a handgun and opened fire on cops before being fatally shot by a deputy, graphic video released Wednesday by a sheriff's department in Northern California shows.
Cold snap: Snow flurries possible for all of Southern California except coast
PALMDALE, Calif. (KABC) -- Low-lying regions of Southern California may see some rare snow Thursday as a big blast of cold air moves into the region. The cold front is moving down from Nevada, and it could mean snow could fall anywhere in the Southland, except for the coastline, which is a very rare
More homeless encampments cleared out
LANCASTER — City officials and sheriff’s deputies cleared out homeless encampments last week and continued the process this week, advocates say. “They don’t move them anywhere. They just kick them out, tell them to go elsewhere,” homeless advocate Cheryl Holbrook said Wednesday.
MAGA-hat wearing teen claims California high school wouldn't permit her to wear hat
A high school student who reportedly wanted to sport her “Make America Great Again” hat at her California school this week wasn’t able to because of the dress code. Clovis North High School senior Maddie Mueller sought to wear the hat bearing President Trump’s campaign slogan on Wednesday upon the r
Part I crime rate drops 9.35 percent in Palmdale in 2018
PALMDALE – The city of Palmdale and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department have announced a 9.35 percent decrease in the number of Part I crimes reported for all of 2018, resulting in a crime rate of 192 crimes per 10,000 population for the year. It marks the lowest crime rate in Palmdale in nearly
California lawmakers propose soda tax, banning cola at checkout areas
Lawmakers in California are aiming to curb the state’s consumption of sodas and other sugary beverages with a variety of proposed legislation announced on Wednesday. The bills, spearheaded by five state lawmakers, include measures that would require health warnings on sugary soft drinks, and proposa
Southern California doctors arrested in opioid prescription crackdown
A yearlong investigation by federal drug agents has resulted in criminal charges against several physicians and other healthcare providers accused of writing bogus prescriptions or selling painkillers and other drugs on the black market.
It’s almost time for California’s super bloom!
That sound you hear from Southern California in the coming days and weeks could be the deserts exploding in Technicolor. Desert-watchers say the Golden State is likely in for another ”super bloom” of wildflowers like the one we experienced in 2017. All the ingredients for the colorful cocktail are i
Trump administration ends talks with California on emissions, climate change
The Trump administration Thursday broke off negotiations with California over limits on greenhouse gas emissions from cars, blaming state officials for failing to offer “a productive alternative” to the White House’s plans.
No speed limit? That could become a reality for two California highways
A California lawmaker has introduced a bill that would make the state part of an exclusive club: The state would become one of the rare places in the world with highways with no speed limit.
Family of ‘ER’ actress Vanessa Marquez files $20 million wrongful death claim against Southern California city
Attorneys representing the mother of actress Vanessa Marquez, who police shot and killed in August 2018, filed a $20 million wrongful death claim against South Pasadena on Wednesday, alleging that officers acted negligently and unlawfully during the incident that began as a welfare check call. Autho
A bit of snow in Los Angeles, and suddenly it's #snowmaggedon
Reports of snow in Los Angeles set social media abuzz with photos and video of frozen precipitation falling from the sky Thursday. Some people were tagging their posts with #snowmageddon.
Snow comes to L.A., with powder in Malibu and Pasadena, while winter weather closes Grapevine
Grab your warm jackets, Angelenos, because California is having a snow day. An unusually chilly storm system that originated in Alberta, Canada, was lingering over Nevada and had already blanketed Las Vegas with snow early Thursday. Before daybreak, snow was falling in parts of the Southland, dustin
Opposition to closing 710 freeway stub at special Alhambra City Council Meeting
Mayor Jeff Maloney’s public forum on the I-710 Freeway stub and possibly turning the land into a regional park brought strong comments from the nearly 75 people in attendance, most of them firmly opposed to closing that unfinished artery over concerns that such a move would increase traffic on Alham
Embattled California DMV gets its third director in just 32 days
The agency struggling to register licenses is also struggling to find a leader. The California Department of Motor Vehicles has gone through two directors in just over a month. The latest leadership shake-up came on Jan. 30, when acting director Kathleen Webb replaced acting director Bill Davidson,
Kaiser Permanente to open medical school in Southern California, offer free tuition for first classes in 2020
Kaiser Permanente is opening a hospital-run school of medicine in Pasadena, announcing Tuesday, Feb. 19 it would waive tuition for its first five graduating classes in an attempt to jump-start medical careers minus the typical crushing student debt.
California prisons to drop $5 fee they charge to inmates for doctor visits
Starting in March, California inmates will no longer need to make copayments when they go in for medical help. The payments are no longer necessary, as they offer “minimal fiscal benefit” and “may hinder patients from seeking care,” according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilit