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  • Obama makes visit to Burbank for appearance on 'Ellen' show

    Obama makes visit to Burbank for appearance on 'Ellen' show

    President Obama was in Burbank on Thursday afternoon for a taped appearance on the "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" at the Warner Bros. lot. Later in the day, he spoke at a pair of Democratic fundraisers in Los Angeles. NEWSLETTER: Stay up to date with what's going on in the 818 >> The trip to the Southland...

  • Alleged gunman and his alleged getaway driver in Burbank shooting plead not guilty

    Alleged gunman and his alleged getaway driver in Burbank shooting plead not guilty

    A probationer and his alleged getaway driver were charged Thursday in connection to a car-to-car shooting reported on a busy freeway overpass in Burbank earlier this week that left one man — not the gunman’s intended target — injured, officials said. Sylmar resident Joseph “Blanco” Lupercio, 24,...

  • L.A. builder KB Home settles allegations of building defects

    L.A. builder KB Home settles allegations of building defects

    KB Home, one of the nation’s largest home builders, reached a $23.5-million settlement with the Florida attorney general's office to resolve allegations of shoddy construction and deceptive business practices. The office of Florida Atty. Gen. Pam Bondi alleged that the Los Angeles company failed...

  • Coroner identifies El Monte couple killed in Boyle Heights gang attack

    Coroner identifies El Monte couple killed in Boyle Heights gang attack

    A man and his pregnant girlfriend who died this week after an unprovoked shooting in Boyle Heights have been identified as a teenage couple from El Monte, authorities said. The L.A. County Coroner said that the victims from Sunday’s shooting and subsequent car crash were Maria Cordova, 18, who...

  • Costa Mesa hosts UVSA Tet Festival this weekend

    Costa Mesa hosts UVSA Tet Festival this weekend

    The 35th annual UVSA Tet Festival will celebrate the Vietnamese Year of the Monkey from Friday to Sunday at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa. The event, billed as the largest Lunar New Year festival in the world, will feature traditional foods, contests, live entertainment, cultural displays,...

  • No permit? Parking will be tougher near Newport Harbor High

    The Newport Beach City Council this week tightened parking restrictions for non-permit holders on Margaret Drive in Newport Heights. A residential parking permit program has been in place since 1996, when parking issues in the neighborhoods around Newport Harbor High School came to a head. At the...

  • Gray whale pays a visit to Newport Beach

    Gray whale pays a visit to Newport Beach

    A gray whale stopped to have a meal just beyond the surf line along the Balboa Peninsula on Wednesday before continuing on its northward migration. Ryan Lawler, who owns Newport Coastal Adventure, saw the whale while on his boat. It was rolling around the sandy ocean bottom, likely to relieve itching,...

  • Man sentenced for 2013 murder of 11-year-old Burbank student

    Man sentenced for 2013 murder of 11-year-old Burbank student

    A 29-year-old man was sentenced on Thursday to 56 years to life in prison for fatally stabbing his girlfriend’s 11-year-old son, who went to school in Burbank, on Memorial Day three years ago. A jury convicted Rineson Curtis Adams last month of one count of first-degree murder in the stabbing death...

  • Teen who police say beat man, 72, with a bat for touching his car turns self in

    Teen who police say beat man, 72, with a bat for touching his car turns self in

    An 18-year-old man suspected of beating a man with a baseball bat for touching his car at a gas station surrendered to police Thursday afternoon, officials said. The suspect, Samuel Alvarez, is a tagger with a history of drug use who is known to hang out near a 76 gas station in the 4500 block...

  • Top of the World trail gets OK for upgrades

    Top of the World trail gets OK for upgrades

    Council approves putting out to bid work that would improve a route used by cyclists and schoolchildren.

  • Judge criticizes Newport Beach for hindering resident's effort to get documents

    An Orange County judge recently chastised the city of Newport Beach for making it unreasonably difficult for a resident to get documents he was seeking about a city-sponsored nonprofit. According to his lawyer, Kent Moore spent years of his time and hundreds of thousands of dollars trying to track...

  • Someone is shooting birds in Newport Beach with blow darts

    Someone is shooting birds in Newport Beach with blow darts

    In the past few weeks, someone has been shooting birds in Newport Beach with arrow-like projectiles. Animal control officers have found three Heermann's gulls and one mallard that were shot through the neck with orange projectiles about 8 inches long. There could be more wounded birds. The injured...

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