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Gas station canopy collapses in Torrance; at least 1 person injured

The canopy at a South Bay gas station collapsed Monday afternoon, trapping vehicles that were parked next to the pumps.  The awning at the Chevron station in the 3900 block of Artesia Boulevard fell about 3 p.m., Torrance fire Capt. Seve Deuel said. Two workers were atop the canopy’s roof, surveying...

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  • City Atty. Mike Feuer, turf rebate recipient, steers clear of DWP records lawsuit

    City Atty. Mike Feuer, turf rebate recipient, steers clear of DWP records lawsuit

    The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has spent months fighting to keep certain information about its turf removal rebate program from being released, arguing in court that customers' names and addresses should remain confidential. If the utility ultimately prevails, one of the beneficiaries...

  • Police shoot and kill armed 16-year-old during confrontation in Boyle Heights

    Police shoot and kill armed 16-year-old during confrontation in Boyle Heights

    Los Angeles police fatally shot a 16-year-old boy who had a gun during a confrontation in Boyle Heights, authorities said Sunday. Officers spotted a stolen vehicle near East 6th and South Lorena streets about 10:45 p.m. on Saturday and began following the male driver, LAPD Officer Rosario Herrera...

  • 2 dead, 1 hurt when speeding car crashes into Boyle Heights home

    2 dead, 1 hurt when speeding car crashes into Boyle Heights home

    Two people who were fleeing a gunman were killed Sunday when their speeding vehicle went airborne and crashed into an unoccupied home in Boyle Heights, police and fire officials said. A black SUV pulled up to the victims’ white sedan near the intersection of East Cesar Chavez Avenue and Echandia...

  • She has grand designs on how interiors should be

    She has grand designs on how interiors should be

    The gig: Leura Fine, 29, is founder and chief executive of Laurel & Wolf, which specializes in residential and commercial interior design. Fine is also one of Forbes' 2016 selections for "30 under 30," young entrepreneurs who are rapidly climbing the ladder in their business sector or completely...

  • Vietnamese American artists explore ideas of beauty and identity

    Vietnamese American artists explore ideas of beauty and identity

    Thinh Nguyen remembers coming to America from the tiny Vietnamese village of Bao An in the early 1990s, when he was 11, and not fitting in. Back then, he was the only Asian student in his school and didn't speak any English. His feeling of separateness was almost indescribable. That he didn't look...

  • Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green decouple from Toluca Lake home

    Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green decouple from Toluca Lake home

    Actors Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green, who are in the process of divorcing, have begun to unload their real estate assets. The estranged couple recently sold a home for $2.6 million in an off-market deal and put another on the market for $1.299 million. On the sale side, Fox and Green parted...

  • Glendale City Council approves installation of two new cellphone towers

    Glendale City Council approves installation of two new cellphone towers

    A pair of Verizon cellphone towers will be installed at two local parks following City Council approval on Tuesday. A monopole will be set up at Fremont Park, while a monoshrub will be placed at Scholl Canyon Ballfield after council members voted 4-0. In return, Verizon would pay an annual lease...

  • Two suspects arrested in gang-related shooting at Burbank park

    Two suspects arrested in gang-related shooting at Burbank park

    Burbank police have arrested two suspects who are believed to be the triggerman and the instigator of a gang-related shooting at Lundigan Park Thursday evening, officials said. Erik Manooki, a 19-year-old gang member from Sunland, and 22-year-old Candice Richardson of Burbank, were arrested Friday,...

  • Costa Mesa High holds "Star Wars"-themed rally for students

    Costa Mesa High holds "Star Wars"-themed rally for students

    The Costa Mesa High School Mustangs were feeling the Force as they assembled for their winter spirit rally Friday. The theme chosen by students — "Star Wars." "With the popularity and resurgence of 'Stars Wars,' it became the theme that the students were really excited about for winter rally,"...

  • After 42 years, All-American Boys Chorus loses space at OC Fairgrounds

    After 42 years, All-American Boys Chorus loses space at OC Fairgrounds

    After more than four decades of renting space at the Orange County Fairgrounds, the All-American Boys Chorus is looking for new digs, but leaders say finding an affordable spot is proving to be a challenge. The Costa Mesa-based arts nonprofit, now in its 46th year, has called the state-owned property...

  • 45% rise in Costa Mesa's homeless population, survey finds

    45% rise in Costa Mesa's homeless population, survey finds

    Costa Mesa's homeless population has increased 45% in two years, according to Vanguard University survey results presented to the City Council this week. Volunteers with the Costa Mesa Christian university's YOU Count program recorded 158 homeless people on Costa Mesa's streets in late October,...

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