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Northern California pushes back as white nationalists plan rallies

Officials in Northern California are pushing back against planned rallies in the region this month that they say will attract white nationalists. The Bay Area, long a hotbed for political activism, has been the site of violent clashes between right-wing and left-wing protesters since President...

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  • Lawsuit by Newport activist accuses councilwoman of defamation in records fee flap

    Lawsuit by Newport activist accuses councilwoman of defamation in records fee flap

    A frequent critic of Newport Beach government has sued the city, alleging that Councilwoman Diane Dixon defamed him when she called him out at a City Council meeting about more than $600 in public records fees that he says he doesn’t owe. Mike Glenn filed the suit Aug. 4 in response to Dixon’s ...

  • Newport activist's spat with Councilwoman Dixon raises questions

    Newport activist's spat with Councilwoman Dixon raises questions

    Last week, Newport Beach community activist Mike Glenn filed a small-claims lawsuit in Orange County Superior Court against the city, naming Councilwoman Diane Dixon, City Clerk Leilani Brown and Assistant Clerk Jennifer Nelson as defendants. Glenn, who unsuccessfully ran for council in 2016, is...

  • Roosevelt Middle School’s new principal welcomes students back to campus

    Roosevelt Middle School’s new principal welcomes students back to campus

    As Wednesday morning marked the first day of school for the Glendale Unified School District, it was also Kyle Bruich’s first day as principal at Roosevelt Middle School. Bruich is among four new principals joining the district this year with about 26,000 students returning to school campuses undergoing...

  • Local gymnast to compete in P&G Championships

    Local gymnast to compete in P&G Championships

    Matthew Randolph quickly learned how to manage his time at a young age. He balances homework, time with his family and a rigorous training schedule for gymnastics. Practices started off as six hours per week and eventually increased to 18 hours weekly during the school year. During summer, he spends...

  • Sports Briefs: Davis makes NFL preseason debut

    Sports Briefs: Davis makes NFL preseason debut

    Glendale’s Davis takes his licks in opener It was a rough NFL debut for Glendale High defensive back Michael Davis. The former All-Area player logged his first professional action with the Los Angeles Chargers in the team’s preseason opener Sunday at StubHub Center in Carson. The rookie tied for...

  • Fountain Valley’s fountain might flow again, but how much?

    Fountain Valley’s fountain might flow again, but how much?

    The large, long-dry fountain outside Fountain Valley City Hall may bubble and babble again soon, though it probably won’t be as full as it was in its pre-drought days. Landscape architects helping the city brainstorm a future for the fountain — a 17,000-gallon, three-part centerpiece of the city...

  • Indivisible OC chapters plan Saturday rally in Laguna Beach

    Orange County residents will gather Saturday at Laguna’s Main Beach to oppose a demonstration planned Sunday by a group advocating for victims of crimes organizers say have been committed by immigrants illegally living in the United States. Saturday’s rally, led by Indivisible OC 48, Indivisible...

  • Community: Coalition sends kids back to classroom in style

    Community: Coalition sends kids back to classroom in style

    Local youngsters have all the supplies they need for the classroom this school year, thanks to a recent back-to-school celebration. There were 400 donated backpacks given out, along with pens, pencil pouches and folders, said Judith Arandes, executive director of the Burbank Housing Corp., which...

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  • Huntington Beach police union says it's 'being torn apart,' votes 'no confidence' in chief

    Huntington Beach police union says it's 'being torn apart,' votes 'no confidence' in chief

    Behind-the-scenes tension between the Huntington Beach police union and the city’s police chief has reached new heights as union members announced a vote of “no confidence” in Chief Robert Handy. The City Council was informed Tuesday that the officers voted 207-11 against the chief, with four voters...

  • Development plan update gets OK from H.B. Planning Commission

    Development plan update gets OK from H.B. Planning Commission

    A document that will guide development decisions in Huntington Beach through 2040 was approved by the Planning Commission on Tuesday night. In separate votes, the commission unanimously authorized the city’s general plan update and an associated environmental impact report. The documents are scheduled...

  • Walgreens store in Huntington Beach robbed

    Walgreens store in Huntington Beach robbed

    A Walgreens drugstore in Huntington Beach was robbed late Tuesday, police said. Huntington Beach police responded to the store at 19001 Brookhurst St. at about 11 p.m. after a clerk reported the robbery, said police spokeswoman Angela Bennett. The robber did not brandish a weapon, she said. It isn’t...

  • Next Fountain Valley well repair to cost at least $20,000, city says

    The second of two Fountain Valley groundwater wells to need emergency repairs this summer is still a few weeks from coming back online, the city says. Workers from the city’s contractor, General Pump Co., have dismantled the well at Nieblas Park, a small neighborhood park off Heil Avenue between...

  • One of four defendants in 2014 beating death of USC grad student sentenced to life without parole

    One of four defendants in 2014 beating death of USC grad student sentenced to life without parole

    One of four defendants found guilty of fatally pummeling a Chinese graduate student at USC during a robbery in 2014 was sentenced to life in prison without parole Wednesday. Andrew Garcia, 21, was convicted in June of first-degree murder in the death of Xinran Ji, an engineering student who had...

  • Youth basketball: Newport Lightning basketball team strikes big in July

    Youth basketball: Newport Lightning basketball team strikes big in July

    The Newport Lightning Basketball Club’s under-13 Black team compiled a 10-1 record in July, winning the Big One Championship and finishing runner-up in the Summer Sizzle Tournament in Garden Grove. Nic Peloso, Sanjay Tewari and Jason Plumb led the way for the Lightning. Jordan Stucki made 29 three-pointers...

  • Laguna Beach used as a platform for hatred

    Laguna Beach used as a platform for hatred

    He was the kind of kid you avoided in school — there was always one. And when he rolled by Laguna’s Main Beach on Sunday afternoon yelling “Trump, Trump, Trump” to a group of anti-Ku Klux Klan demonstrators, it was hard to forgive his lack of context. Why take a protest position and invoke the president’s...

  • L.A. City Council approves new Cannabis Department head

    L.A. City Council approves new Cannabis Department head

    The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday backed Mayor Eric Garcetti’s picks to oversee City Hall’s new Department of Cannabis Regulation, a vote that comes as officials prepare for legalization of recreational marijuana in California. Cat Packer, the former California coordinator for the Drug Policy...

  • Girls’ Athlete of the Year: Burbank’s Bochard excels in trio of sports

    Girls’ Athlete of the Year: Burbank’s Bochard excels in trio of sports

    Kira Bochard has never been one to limit herself. That philosophy was never more apparent than with Bochard’s approach to sports. Prior to her arrival at Burbank High four years ago, Bochard immersed herself in a wide variety of athletic endeavors. “As a kid, I really played just about every sport,”...

  • Hollywood Forever Cemetery removes Confederate monument after calls from activists and threats of vandalism

    Hollywood Forever Cemetery removes Confederate monument after calls from activists and threats of vandalism

    The Hollywood Forever Cemetery removed a monument commemorating Confederate veterans early Wednesday after hundreds of activists requested it be taken down and some threatened vandalism. The monument’s removal came days after violence erupted at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va.,...

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  • Police Commission decides officer was justified in fatally shooting 18-year-old in South L.A.

    Police Commission decides officer was justified in fatally shooting 18-year-old in South L.A.

    The Los Angeles Police Commission decided Tuesday that an officer was justified in shooting Carnell Snell Jr. last fall in South L.A., a killing that prompted protests and the rare public release of video evidence by the LAPD. Siding with Chief Charlie Beck, the panel cleared the officer who fatally...

  • Top 10 Teams of the Year: Dominance was calling card of Flintridge Prep girls’ cross-country

    Top 10 Teams of the Year: Dominance was calling card of Flintridge Prep girls’ cross-country

    The top 10 high school teams from the 2016-17 season were selected by the Glendale News-Press sports department. 1 Flintridge Prep girls' cross-country: A strong argument could be made that the Flintridge Prep girls’ cross-country team turned in the school’s most dominant effort across any sport...

  • Regional airports faring well during construction at LAX

    Regional airports faring well during construction at LAX

    When it comes to flying into and out of Southern California, passengers have several options from which to choose. Many opt to travel through the Los Angeles International Airport, but lately regional airfields such as Hollywood Burbank and Long Beach airports have seen a hike in their passenger...

  • Burbank City Council eyes issues facing the city over next 2 years

    Burbank City Council eyes issues facing the city over next 2 years

    A looming budget deficit, a housing shortfall and traffic congestion around the city are just a few of the many issues the Burbank City Council discussed during its annual goal-setting workshop earlier this month. Council members and city staff gathered inside the Community Services Building on...

  • Girl Scout paints mural for Columbus Elementary

    Girl Scout paints mural for Columbus Elementary

    When students arrive at Columbus Elementary School on Wednesday to start the new school year, they will have a new piece of art to admire while on the playground. On one of the walls on the handball court, a mural depicts six eagles of varying heights looking over a fence to watch a baseball game....

  • Officials grapple with how to help young gray whale out of Newport Harbor

    Officials grapple with how to help young gray whale out of Newport Harbor

    Sgt. Paul Ketcham of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department Harbor Patrol found himself on a bit of a wild goose — or rather, wild whale — chase Tuesday morning in Newport Harbor. Ketcham spent about four hours on the water searching from the far reaches of Upper Newport Bay near Jamboree Road...

  • Top 10 Games of the Year: Glendale girls’ basketball sinks semifinal berth

    Top 10 Games of the Year: Glendale girls’ basketball sinks semifinal berth

    The top-10 high school games from the 2016-17 season were selected by the sportswriters of the Glendale News-Press. 1 Glendale girls’ basketball picks up historic victory thanks to final free throw, Feb. 22 “Whether or not the Glendale High girls’ basketball squad is a team of destiny is a matter...

  • Tech Week, Valley Hackathon returning to Glendale in October

    Tech Week, Valley Hackathon returning to Glendale in October

    Last year, about 1,000 people flocked to panels, job fairs and networking events over the course of four days in September for the first-ever Tech Week in Glendale. The event, organized by the city of Glendale’s Economic Development Division, will return this year from Oct. 9 to 12 to help elevate...

  • L.A. Episcopal diocese is going ahead with sale of Newport’s St. James church site

    L.A. Episcopal diocese is going ahead with sale of Newport’s St. James church site

    The Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles plans to proceed with the sale of the St. James the Great church property in Newport Beach, citing a legal obligation created by the diocese’s bishop. In a letter Monday to the diocese, Bishop Coadjutor John Harvey Taylor said Bishop J. Jon Bruno had entered...

  • America First! group plans to rally Sunday in Laguna

    A group called America First! plans to gather Sunday evening at Laguna’s Main Beach to rally for victims of crimes that organizers say have been committed by immigrants illegally living in the United States, according to a Facebook post. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. and be the fourth time...

  • Students head back to class for first day of school in Burbank

    Students head back to class for first day of school in Burbank

    As Burbank Unified started the new school year on Monday, families arrived early at Jefferson Elementary School and congregated at the front entrance. Parents snapped photos of their children, some holding handmade signs, reading “First day of kindergarten,” while others carried flowers for their...

  • On the Town: L’Aureole members meet new Salvation Army lieutenants

    On the Town: L’Aureole members meet new Salvation Army lieutenants

    Glendale do-gooders are sweating out the last of their summer socials. To theirs, L’Aureole members added banana splits, along with the introduction of the new Glendale Salvation Army lieutenants. On Aug. 1, some dozen members and their guests greeted Lt. Justin Shiflett and wife, Lt. Jennifer...

  • Wildfire in Yosemite National Park swells to 1,600 acres near Wawona, historic hotel

    Wildfire in Yosemite National Park swells to 1,600 acres near Wawona, historic hotel

    A wildfire in Yosemite National Park continued to grow Tuesday near the community of Wawona, home of the historic Big Trees Lodge, the park said. As the fire inched closer to homes, the National Park Service asked to residents to be prepared to evacuate. Voluntary evacuations notices went out to...

  • Measure S improvements continue within Burbank Unified

    The following is an overview of the projects that were underway during July in the Burbank Unified School District using Measure S funds: The childcare program at Harte Elementary School has been moved to another location. Demolition of the south building should be completed soon. Utilities for...

  • Palmdale High School students hospitalized after bees occupy classroom

    Palmdale High School students hospitalized after bees occupy classroom

    Students at Palmdale High School were terrorized Tuesday by a swarm of bees authorities say had built a hive inside their classroom over the summer. Los Angeles County firefighters were dispatched to the school just after noon to reports of bee stings, said fire Inspector Joey Marron. Paramedics...

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