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  • Get off the 110 Freeway and discover a hidden world of terrific food

    Get off the 110 Freeway and discover a hidden world of terrific food

    The stretch of Southern California that straddles the 110 Freeway from the 405 south to San Pedro might as well be Kansas as far as most people are concerned. It’s the highway equivalent of fly-over country — we whip past it on the way to the ocean or downtown without giving it much of a second...

  • Still waiting for 'Game of Thrones'? Here's a beer to make it easier

    Still waiting for 'Game of Thrones'? Here's a beer to make it easier

    There are still many long months before HBO’s beloved "Game of Thrones" returns, and even longer until author George R. R. Martin finishes the next book in the series, but at least fans can drown their sorrows in another "GOT"-inspired beer from Brewery Ommegang while they wait. The fourth beer...

  • Six ways to celebrate Oktoberfest in Los Angeles

    Six ways to celebrate Oktoberfest in Los Angeles

    Dust off the lederhosen and dirndls, it’s time for pretzels, oompah tunes and plenty of delicious beer as Oktoberfest parties kick off across Los Angeles. Never mind the triple-digit temperatures; raising a stein of frosty German-style beers and shouting “Prost!” is like a rain-dance for autumn...

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  • 15-year-old gunned down on Carson street

    15-year-old gunned down on Carson street

    Detectives are searching for gunmen who killed a 15-year-old boy as he was walking on a street in Carson Saturday afternoon, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. Sheriff's spokesman Deputy Mike Barraza said the boy was with a female companion near Sepulveda and Avalon Boulevards around...

  • OC Blues not feeling at home

    OC Blues not feeling at home

    The team must travel after earning home-field advantage and falls to the LA Galaxy II, 2-0.

  • It's September, but Oktoberfest is already here: 5 in the L.A. area

    It's September, but Oktoberfest is already here: 5 in the L.A. area

    It might be pushing 100 degrees out, but Oktoberfest season won’t wait for something as inconsequential as the weather. The stein-hoisting celebrations of Bavarian culture (and beer) begin this weekend and continue around the Southland until the end of October. Here are five local Oktoberfest parties...

  • Carson mayor under investigation for not filing disclosure reports with the state

    Carson mayor under investigation for not filing disclosure reports with the state

    Carson Mayor Albert Robles, who is leading a high-profile effort to bring two NFL teams to the city, has failed to file disclosure statements for his personal economic interests and political campaign finances, reports that are required by California law, The Times has learned. Robles is under...

  • Does Carson's mayor, a leader in the city's NFL stadium push, live in Carson?

    Does Carson's mayor, a leader in the city's NFL stadium push, live in Carson?

    A practicing attorney who holds two part-time elected offices, Albert Robles has a daunting work schedule. He's been even busier since becoming a high-profile promoter of efforts to build an NFL stadium for the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders on an old landfill in Carson, where he is mayor....

  • Goodyear's Spirit of America blimp floats out of Carson and into history

    Goodyear's Spirit of America blimp floats out of Carson and into history

    On her final flight, the Spirit of America did not go down easily. The Goodyear blimp had sailed gracefully down the Pacific coast from Carson flashing the message "THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES, CALIFORNIA." But when the pilot tried to land her in front of a towering World War II-era hangar in Tustin,...

  • How going to an L.A. Galaxy game can get you half-off airfare to Mexico
    How going to an L.A. Galaxy game can get you half-off airfare to Mexico

     Some Los Angeles Galaxy fans will have more to cheer about when the soccer team takes on the New York City Football Club on Aug. 23 in Carson.

    The first 12,000 who turn out to watch the match at the StubHub Center will receive Alaska Airlines vouchers for up to two people that take half off selected...

  • Giovani dos Santos scores in his MLS debut, a 3-1 win for Galaxy
    Giovani dos Santos scores in his MLS debut, a 3-1 win for Galaxy

    Giovani dos Santos held his hands aloft and clapped as he walked off the field midway through the second half. It was his turn to soak in the revelry on a day the Galaxy spent celebrating the newest star of its high-powered attack.

    An introductory video featuring Dos Santos played on the video...

  • NFL in L.A.? Here are some predictions for the next few months
    NFL in L.A.? Here are some predictions for the next few months

    The next few months are crucial for the NFL.

    With St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke proposing a stadium in Inglewood, and the owners of the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders backing a competing project in Carson, the stars are aligned for something to happen. The league could be on the verge...

  • Florists are increasingly in lei-away mode during graduation season
    Florists are increasingly in lei-away mode during graduation season

    After countless years at her craft, Nellie Lua's fingers have found a rhythm.

    The 68-year-old jabs a needle through the bottom of each carnation blossom and tugs the frilly flower along the thread. In 20 minutes, she's strung 100 blossoms to finish a pink double carnation lei, a popular graduation...

  • Lakeshore chief learns on the job
    Lakeshore chief learns on the job

    The gig: Bo Kaplan, 40, is chief executive of Lakeshore Learning Materials, which has more stores than any other retailer of educational products. The Carson company expanded from a single store in San Leandro to 60 stores in 29 states, as well as an international network of distributors. The firm...

  • Carson mayor accused by daughter of Mervyn Dymally of sexual harassment
    Carson mayor accused by daughter of Mervyn Dymally of sexual harassment

    The daughter of late politician Mervyn M. Dymally has accused the mayor of Carson of sexually assaulting her in a Washington, D.C., hotel room and subjecting her to sexual harassment while both served on the board of the Water Replenishment District of Southern California, according to a lawsuit...

  • 405 Freeway lanes reopened in Carson after crash
    405 Freeway lanes reopened in Carson after crash

    All lanes of the 405 Freeway in Carson were reopened Tuesday after being closed for several hours during the morning commute because of a two-car crash.

    The crash occurred just after 4 a.m. in the southbound lanes north of Alameda Street and sent one person to the hospital, said California Highway...

  • 3.4 earthquake strikes near Carson
    3.4 earthquake strikes near Carson

    A small earthquake that shook Southern California residents early Thursday has been downgraded from 3.6 to 3.4 magnitude. The temblor was centered in Carson but was felt from Long Beach to Playa Vista to downtown, where Metro officials said train service would be slightly delayed while crews inspected...

  • Female victims of homicide often know their killers
    Female victims of homicide often know their killers

    The victims vary in age. They were killed in upscale Stevenson Ranch and on the most dangerous streets of South L.A. The specifics may differ, but the homicides of women in Los Angeles County this year take on a deadly rhythm.

    On Jan. 14, Mary Matsumoto, 72, was found shot to death in her San Pedro...

  • Lack of transparency on NFL stadium proposals
    Lack of transparency on NFL stadium proposals

    The decision to put NFL stadium proposals on the ballot, first in Inglewood and now in Carson, may seem noble. After all, at the center of our democracy is the right of the people to vote. But this maneuver is not about letting the public have a say; it's actually a shortcut to avoid public scrutiny...

  • Two killed in apparent murder-suicide in Carson
    Two killed in apparent murder-suicide in Carson

    Two people were killed Sunday in an apparent murder-suicide in a Carson home, ending an hours-long standoff involving the Los Angeles County sheriff’s SWAT team, officials said.

    Sheriff’s Lt. Dave Coleman told KABC-TV that an elderly man fatally shot his wife and then himself. The couple had been...

  • Get off the 110 Freeway and discover a hidden world of terrific food
    Get off the 110 Freeway and discover a hidden world of terrific food

    The stretch of Southern California that straddles the 110 Freeway from the 405 south to San Pedro might as well be Kansas as far as most people are concerned. It’s the highway equivalent of fly-over country — we whip past it on the way to the ocean or downtown without giving it much of a second...

  • AEG, falling behind in fight for NFL stadium, takes the gloves off
    AEG, falling behind in fight for NFL stadium, takes the gloves off

    Last month, Carson Mayor Jim Dear took a call from a top executive at sports and entertainment giant AEG.

    Ted Fikre, the company's vice chairman, wanted to talk about the stadium that the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders plan to build in the South Bay city.

    Fikre told Dear the project wouldn't...

  • Oil drilling, taxes, zoning will appear on Southland cities' ballots
    Oil drilling, taxes, zoning will appear on Southland cities' ballots

    Voters in two Los Angeles County cities will step into the contentious debate over where and how the nation should drill for oil when they consider ballot measures on Tuesday that would alter local restrictions.

    In the coastal city of Hermosa Beach, voters will decide whether to loosen a ban on...

  • Nationwide refinery strike expands to 15 plants in fourth week
    Nationwide refinery strike expands to 15 plants in fourth week

    A nationwide strike at oil refineries organized by the United Steelworkers union expanded to 15 plants in its fourth week.

    The walkout, which started at the beginning of the month after the union’s three-year contract with oil companies expired, now includes more than 6,500 workers.

    At midnight...

  • Are team owners with NFL stadium plans just flirting with L.A.?
    Are team owners with NFL stadium plans just flirting with L.A.?

    So now the San Diego Chargers and the Oakland Raiders want to share a new 68,000-seat football stadium in Carson. St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke already is moving on plans to build an 80,000-seat stadium and multi-use complex at the former Hollywood Park site in Inglewood. AEG's proposal for...

  • Prop. 47's effect on jail time, drug rehabilitation is mixed so far
    Prop. 47's effect on jail time, drug rehabilitation is mixed so far

    Jose Ibarra snapped on latex gloves, pushed aside an upturned sofa and rummaged through the belongings piled below an underpass in Silver Lake.

    Under a thin, grimy mattress and the torn pages of a pornography magazine, the Los Angeles police officer discovered two needles and a glass pipe with...

  • NFL stadium plan in Carson has hopeful fans and some skeptics
    NFL stadium plan in Carson has hopeful fans and some skeptics

    Steve Caruthers watched his football teams slip away long ago. He was a Los Angeles Rams fan and a Los Angeles Raiders fan — until the franchises left the city and their fans behind.

    "I gave up," the 45-year-old Long Beach resident said. "I just watch football for its entertainment value."

    Both...

  • Carson officials to NFL: 'We will welcome you with open arms!'
    Carson officials to NFL: 'We will welcome you with open arms!'

    Rep. Janice Hahn knows about getting a professional sports team to relocate from one city to another. Her late father, Kenneth Hahn, a longtime member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, helped talk Walter O'Malley into bringing the Dodgers from Brooklyn to L.A.

    Which is probably why...

  • Chargers, Raiders, Rams considering L.A.? L.A. says: Yeah, right
    Chargers, Raiders, Rams considering L.A.? L.A. says: Yeah, right

    One day after the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders proposed a plan for the two NFL rivals to build a $1.7-billion stadium in Carson, football fans in Los Angeles expressed skepticism that such a move would ever happen.

    The announcement came after St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke announced...

  • Cal State's African American enrollment down despite years of outreach
    Cal State's African American enrollment down despite years of outreach

    For a decade, California State University leaders have set aside several Sundays each February to visit churches in the African American community and preach the benefits of preparing young people for college.

    During that time, undergraduate enrollment of African Americans at Cal State's 23 campuses...

  • Critics of Carson's sex offender laws say they are too strict
    Critics of Carson's sex offender laws say they are too strict

    For Frank Lindsay, the city of Carson feels like an obstacle course whenever he visits his relatives.

    He makes sure to stay clear of all city parks. If he's hungry, he avoids the local McDonald's, which includes a playground for toddlers. The library, where children have reading time, is off-limits....

  • Refinery strike expected to have little effect on gas prices
    Refinery strike expected to have little effect on gas prices

    About 3,800 workers struck for the second day Monday at nine U.S. refineries, including one in Carson, following the breakdown of contract negotiations between the United Steelworkers union and Shell Oil Co.

    The job action, which began Sunday, is the largest strike of refinery workers since 1980,...

  • Carson lawmakers delay vote over boycotting local newspaper
    Carson lawmakers delay vote over boycotting local newspaper

    Lawmakers from Carson on Tuesday night delayed indefinitely a vote over whether the city should cancel its subscriptions to the Daily Breeze and urge residents to boycott the newspaper.

    The resolutions -- formally known as 15-010 and 15-011 -- would prohibit the South Bay city's government from...

  • Galaxy's Oscar Sorto, Gyasi Zardes called up to national team
    Galaxy's Oscar Sorto, Gyasi Zardes called up to national team

    Coach Juergen Klinsmann has called up a primarily young and domestically based roster for the U.S. national soccer team's first training camp of the new year, which is set to begin Monday at StubHub Center.

    Nineteen of the 28 players summoned are less than 25 years old, and 21 of them are on Major...

  • Youth Scene: Pateadores under-11 girls' soccer team captures title at LA Cup

    The Pateadores Huntington Beach girls' Under-11 soccer team won its division championship at the LA Cup on Dec. 14 at the StubHub Center in Carson.

    The Pateadores played solid soccer throughout group play and earned a spot in the semifinal round of the tournament. In the semifinals, the girls secured...

  • Detectives say man fatally shot by deputy was wielding a steak knife
    Detectives say man fatally shot by deputy was wielding a steak knife

    A mentally ill man who was shot during an early morning confrontation Sunday with Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies in Carson has died, authorities said.

    The unidentified man was wielding a steak knife when he confronted one of the deputies and was shot about 12:50 a.m. in the 23900 block of...

  • Sheriff's deputy shoots person in Carson
    Sheriff's deputy shoots person in Carson

    A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy shot and wounded an unidentified person during a confrontation in Carson, authorities said.

    The shooting occurred in the 23900 block of S. Marbella Avenue about 12:50 a.m. Sunday, authorities said. Few details were available about what prompted the shooting...

  • Deputies arrest 11 in street racing crackdown in Carson
    Deputies arrest 11 in street racing crackdown in Carson

    Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies arrested 11 people in a crackdown on street racing in Carson on Friday night, authorities said.

    The operation was conducted in response to what sheriff's officials called a "growing movement of illegal street racing and cruising."

    "Social media is used to promote...

  • Football: Carson stuns Narbonne, 39-35, to take over first place in Marine League

    Hold off on those predictions that Narbonne was going to play defending champion Crenshaw for the City Section Division I championship on Dec. 6 at the Coliseum.

    It still might happen, but Carson (7-2, 4-0) inserted itself into the debate with a 39-35 victory over Narbonne on Friday night, taking...

  • Stabbing attack leaves 1 dead, 2 wounded in Carson
    Stabbing attack leaves 1 dead, 2 wounded in Carson

    A stabbing attack Wednesday in Carson left one man dead and two other males wounded, authorities said.

    The stabbings occurred about 2:45 p.m. in the 1600 block of East 218th street, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. Witnesses reported seeing multiple people involved in the stabbings.

    ...

  • Galaxy to host second game of MLS conference semifinals Nov. 9
    Galaxy to host second game of MLS conference semifinals Nov. 9

    The Galaxy said Thursday it will host the second game of the two-game Western Conference semifinals in Major League Soccer's playoffs on Nov. 9.

    The Galaxy, which has clinched a playoff berth, said its opponent is yet to be determined because there are still three weeks left in the regular season.

    ...

  • Still waiting for 'Game of Thrones'? Here's a beer to make it easier
    Still waiting for 'Game of Thrones'? Here's a beer to make it easier

    There are still many long months before HBO’s beloved "Game of Thrones" returns, and even longer until author George R. R. Martin finishes the next book in the series, but at least fans can drown their sorrows in another "GOT"-inspired beer from Brewery Ommegang while they wait.

    The fourth beer...

  • Cal State Dominguez Hills approves first large-scale test of Google Glass
    Cal State Dominguez Hills approves first large-scale test of Google Glass

    Dozens of Cal State Dominguez Hills students and professors could be sporting head-mounted computers this spring after the university agreed to become the first in the nation to test Google Glass in a large-scale pilot program.

    The campus has already purchased 20 pairs of the device, which will...

  • Jaguar stolen from Manhattan in 1968 recovered from cargo ship
    Jaguar stolen from Manhattan in 1968 recovered from cargo ship

    A lawyer whose 1967 Jaguar XK-E was stolen outside his Manhattan apartment 46 years ago says he plans to completely restore the classic two-seater after customs officials found it on a cargo ship en route to the Netherlands.

    The Jaguar and four other missing cars were discovered in late August...

  • Classic Jaguar convertible stolen 46 years ago is recovered in L.A.
    Classic Jaguar convertible stolen 46 years ago is recovered in L.A.

    When Ivan Schneider’s Jaguar convertible was stolen from in front of his Manhattan apartment 46 years ago, the now-retired trial lawyer thought it was gone forever.

    He reluctantly replaced the British sports car and went on to collect other classic vehicles. But Schneider never stopped talking...

  • Cruiser the 90-pound stolen tortoise is back home, still 'a little upset'
    Cruiser the 90-pound stolen tortoise is back home, still 'a little upset'

    Karen Short got the surprise of a lifetime early Wednesday when her beloved 90-pound tortoise, Cruiser, was returned unharmed six days after he was stolen from her yard.

    Her hero: a man who purchased Cruiser for $200 at a fair in Wilmington but then saw Short's public appeal for help in the media.

    ...

  • Six ways to celebrate Oktoberfest in Los Angeles
    Six ways to celebrate Oktoberfest in Los Angeles

    Dust off the lederhosen and dirndls, it’s time for pretzels, oompah tunes and plenty of delicious beer as Oktoberfest parties kick off across Los Angeles.

    Never mind the triple-digit temperatures; raising a stein of frosty German-style beers and shouting “Prost!” is like a rain-dance for autumn...

  • One dead as car leaves 405-110 freeway transition lane and hits tree

    One person died in a single-vehicle freeway crash in Carson early Saturday morning, the California Highway Patrol said.

    The CHP said the accident was reported around 2:15 a.m. after the vehicle left the transition lane from the southbound 405 Freeway to the southbound 110 Freeway and hit a tree.

    ...

  • 1 stabbed to death, 2 injured by suspects in SUV, authorities say
    1 stabbed to death, 2 injured by suspects in SUV, authorities say

    One man was killed and two others injured Wednesday when they were attacked by a group of men in Carson who jumped out of an SUV wielding knives and blunt objects, authorities said.

    The attack occurred about 9:30 p.m. when homicide detectives say three men were walking along 225th and Main streets...

  • Missing married couple with Alzheimer's die in desert car crash

    A married couple who were both suffering from Alzheimer's disease died in a one-car crash in Desert Center on Tuesday, a day after they were reported missing, authorities said.

    Jose Bracero, 73, and Consuelo Bracero, 75, were last seen leaving their home in Carson around 2:30 p.m. Monday and were...

  • Westbound California 91 reopens after multiple-car accident

    A serious car accident involving at least three vehicles Monday night closed westbound California 91 at Main Street in Carson for more than an hour.

    At least one person was ejected from one of the vehicles, and there were reports of two more people trapped. One car was on fire.

    The area reopened...

  • U.S. World Cup team seems built for the future
    U.S. World Cup team seems built for the future

    A day after arriving at the U.S. team's World Cup training camp last month, goalkeeper Tim Howard was asked what he thought of Landon Donovan's play.

    "For me it's a very easy equation," he said. "If Landon's on the field he's among our top one or two players."

    But Donovan won't be on the field...

  • Man stabbed to death at party in Carson
    Man stabbed to death at party in Carson

    One man was fatally stabbed and four others injured in a fight Saturday night at a house party in Carson, Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said.

    The dead man, whose name was not released, succumbed to his wounds shortly before midnight, several blocks from where the stabbing occurred at the...

  • Cal State plans push to hire more full-time faculty
    Cal State plans push to hire more full-time faculty

    California State University is embarking on a hiring spree, aiming to add 700 new full-time faculty members next year in an attempt to reverse years of class and staff reductions and improve student success.

    The push comes as the university is under pressure to move undergraduates more quickly...

  • At election time, unincorporated areas are a force to be reckoned with
    At election time, unincorporated areas are a force to be reckoned with

    Kim Martin's small neighborhood on the eastern edge of Los Angeles County is entirely surrounded by Claremont. But in governance, politics and aesthetics, it's miles apart from the verdant, pristinely regulated college town known as "the city of trees and PhDs."

    The high standards of Claremont's...

  • Woman shot to death in Carson as fight at party leads to gunfire
    Woman shot to death in Carson as fight at party leads to gunfire

    A woman was killed and a man suffered minor injuries after they were hit by gunfire during a party in Carson, authorities said Sunday.

    A fight broke out between several partygoers shortly before 10:35 p.m. Saturday at a home in the 19700 block of South Enslow Drive, said Deputy Tony Moore of the...

  • Carson Councilman Albert Robles faces conflict-of-interest probe
    Carson Councilman Albert Robles faces conflict-of-interest probe

    Buoyed by concern from residents living near a proposed drilling site, Albert Robles staked his position as councilman against new oil drilling in Carson. Now the district attorney's office is investigating whether he should have even been on the council.

    Prosecutors are looking at whether Robles...

  • NAACP official backed oil drilling by donor
    NAACP official backed oil drilling by donor

    There was a packed house last week when the Carson City Council debated whether to extend a temporary moratorium on oil drilling in the city. Residents were divided, and oil giant Occidental Petroleum was pushing to lift the ban.

    There were dozens of speakers, including two men representing local...

  • Carson's proposed anti-bullying ordinance goes too far
    Carson's proposed anti-bullying ordinance goes too far

    Bullying, amplified by social media, can be a serious problem. But bringing criminal charges against children and teenagers who are mean to their peers isn't the answer, especially when they're literally too young to have learned that one plus one equals two. The city of Carson should back away...

  • After Sterling, NAACP's role in oil drilling fight draws questions
    After Sterling, NAACP's role in oil drilling fight draws questions

    It was a packed house last week when the Carson City Council debated whether to extend a temporary moratorium on oil drilling in the city. Residents were divided, and oil giant Occidental Petroleum was pushing to lift the ban.

    There were dozens of speakers, including two representing local chapters...

  • Carson mayor and City Council move to outlaw bullying
    Carson mayor and City Council move to outlaw bullying

    Alarmed by reports of teen suicides, elected leaders in Carson are moving to outlaw bullying.

    Under an ordinance that will go before the City Council next week, it would become a misdemeanor in the small Harbor-area city to cause anyone from kindergarten through age 25 to “feel terrorized, frightened,...

  • City of Carson changes mind on new oil drilling ban
    City of Carson changes mind on new oil drilling ban

    Just weeks after the city of Carson grabbed headlines by placing a moratorium on all new oil drilling, City Council members will allow the temporary ban to die, reopening the door to a massive drilling project in the city.

    The moratorium, which will expire Friday, was initially sought by council...

  • Fracking-inspired moratorium on oil drilling to expire in Carson
    Fracking-inspired moratorium on oil drilling to expire in Carson

    An effort to extend a moratorium on all oil drilling in the city of Carson failed Tuesday night after the five-member City Council failed to reach the four-fifths supermajority needed to keep the ban in place.

    The temporary ban, passed last month, was initially sought by the council to allow the...

  • Carson City Council to vote on oil drilling ban
    Carson City Council to vote on oil drilling ban

    The Carson City Council will consider extending a temporary moratorium on oil drilling in the city Tuesday evening, as it seeks more time to study the potential effects of oil extraction techniques such as fracking and acidization.

    The ban, which halts all new drilling in the city, is set to expire...

  • Port truck drivers launch strike to protest alleged labor violations
    Port truck drivers launch strike to protest alleged labor violations

    A two-day limited strike by truck drivers that haul cargo out of the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach kicked off early Monday at a Carson trucking company, launching the drivers’ largest demonstration to date.

    More than 100 truck drivers are picketing at three trucking companies and following...

  • Cal State Dominguez Hills professors petition to block 'success fee'
    Cal State Dominguez Hills professors petition to block 'success fee'

    Two Cal State Dominguez Hills professors launched a petition drive Thursday to block a proposed "success fee" that would raise costs for students.

    The push came a day after President Willie J. Hagan advised in a campus email that he would recommend to Cal State Chancellor Timothy P. White that...

  • Carson imposes moratorium on oil drilling over fear of fracking
    Carson imposes moratorium on oil drilling over fear of fracking

    The decision makes Carson the first city in California to ban all oil drilling, even temporarily, officials say.

  • Carson slaps moratorium on oil drilling over fracking concerns
    Carson slaps moratorium on oil drilling over fracking concerns

    The Carson City Council passed a moratorium on all new oil drilling citywide late Tuesday night after dozens of residents spoke against a massive proposed oil project by Occidental Petroleum.

    In a 5-0 vote, council members imposed an immediate ban on new drilling for 45 days while the city studies...

  • Carson considers temporary oil drilling ban over 'fracking' concerns

    The city of Carson is considering a temporary ban on all new oil drilling following a public outcry over a massive proposed oil project by Occidental Petroleum.

    Despite repeated assurances from Oxy that "fracking" and other well stimulation techniques will not be used to extract the oil, residents...

  • Deputies say deadly shooting in Carson may be gang-related
    Deputies say deadly shooting in Carson may be gang-related

    The fatal Saturday morning shooting of a man outside a Carson party is believed to be gang-related, authorities said.

    The slaying of the unidentified man took place in the 2700 block of East 220th Street about 3 a.m. Saturday, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said in a statement. Deputies...

  • 110 Freeway reopens in Carson after flooding caused shutdown

    The 110 Freeway was closed at the 405 Freeway in Carson because of flooding, Caltrans District 7 announced on its Twitter feed shortly before 6 p.m.

    The storm that hit Southern California on Saturday is expected to drop nearly 6 inches on downtown Los Angeles — and more in the mountains and hillside...

  • Fliers can finish PreCheck process in Glendale, Carson, Signal Hill
    Fliers can finish PreCheck process in Glendale, Carson, Signal Hill

    Travelers who want to complete their applications for expedited airport security screening may do so beginning Wednesday in Glendale, Carson and Signal Hill, the Transportation Security Administration has announced.

    For $85, the TSA is offering travelers a chance to apply for its PreCheck program...

  • Body parts identified as those of East San Gabriel Valley woman

    Authorities Tuesday identified the woman whose remains were found last month at two water treatment plants 30 miles apart as Erin Lynn Cruz, 27, of East San Gabriel Valley.

    Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Nicole Nishida said a cause of death has not been determined.

    Cruz was...

  • About 25 treated in Carson after complaining of noxious odors
    About 25 treated in Carson after complaining of noxious odors

    About two dozen people were being treated after complaining of noxious odors and burning sensations in their noses and throats at a business in Carson, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said Monday night.

    Patients were being evaluated at the location at South Maciel Avenue near East Dominguez...

  • Third set of human remains found at Carson water treatment plant
    Third set of human remains found at Carson water treatment plant

    A third set of human remains, all apparently belonging to the same woman, was found Thursday morning at a water treatment plant in Carson.

    A pelvis and legs were first found this month at the Joint Water Pollution Control Plant in the 24500 block of South Figueroa Street in Carson. They were recovered...

  • Body parts of woman found at two treatment plants
    Body parts of woman found at two treatment plants

    Body parts found at two treatment plants 30 miles away from each other appear to be related, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.

    The upper torso of a woman was found at a waste treatment plant near Whittier on Monday and is believed to match a pelvis and legs found Saturday at a water...

  • Body parts at treatment plants probably from same woman, police say
    Body parts at treatment plants probably from same woman, police say

    The upper torso of a woman found Monday in a San Gabriel Valley water treatment plant is believed to match a pelvis and legs found 30 miles away at another sanitation plant, sheriff's detectives said.

    Detectives are treating the woman's death as a homicide, said Lt. Mike Rosson of the Los Angeles...

  • Second set of human remains found in L.A.-area water-treatment plant
    Second set of human remains found in L.A.-area water-treatment plant

    Another set of human remains was found at a water-treatment facility in L.A. County on Monday, the second such discovery in less than a week.

    The latest remains were found Monday at a treatment facility in the 1900 block of Workman Mill Road near the 60 and 605 freeways, according to the Los Angeles...

  • Two homicides overnight: one in Carson, another in Norwalk
    Two homicides overnight: one in Carson, another in Norwalk

    Los Angeles County Sheriff's homicide detectives were kept busy overnight with two deaths -- one in Carson and another in Norwalk.

    At about 9:43 p.m. Thursday, a man was shot near the intersection of Fiat Street and Caroldale Avenue in Carson, the Sheriff's Department said. The man was taken to...

  • Carson man killed after returning home with groceries
    Carson man killed after returning home with groceries

    A Carson man was shot and killed late Thursday night after returning home with groceries, authorities said.

    The man had returned home in the 300 block of West 220th Street at about 11:30 p.m. and parked in a common parking area, where he was shot multiple times, according to the Los Angeles County...

  • Printers Fair rolls out all things letterpress, screen printing
    Printers Fair rolls out all things letterpress, screen printing

    DIYers, bibliophiles, buyers or makers of handmade crafts — actually, anyone who appreciates the tangible results of the printing process — can rejoice at the annual Printers Fair, Oct. 5 at the International Printing Museum in Carson.

    “Printing, graphics and paper are all around us but we never...

  • Printers Fair: a hands-on look behind the printed page
    Printers Fair: a hands-on look behind the printed page

  • Man shot dead after foot chase, shoot-out with Long Beach police
    Man shot dead after foot chase, shoot-out with Long Beach police

    An argument between two people in Carson early Wednesday morning led to a confrontation with police, a foot chase and eventually a shooting that left the suspect dead, police said.

    It all began about 3:15 a.m. when a woman flagged down Long Beach police and said her boyfriend had threatened her...

  • Four injured in fire at plastics plant in Carson
    Four injured in fire at plastics plant in Carson

    Authorities are investigating the cause of a fire that erupted at a plastics manufacturing plant in Carson and injured four people. 

    Firefighters were called to the Plaskolite West plant in the 2200 block of East Del Amo Boulevard at 6:49 p.m. Monday, said Los Angeles County fire inspector Tony...

  • Authorities probe death of baby allegedly left in SUV by father
    Authorities probe death of baby allegedly left in SUV by father

    Authorities are investigating whether a father in Carson may have accidentally left his 5-month-old son in a family vehicle where the infant eventually died.

    There have been no arrests made in the incident in the 19000 block of Cliveden Avenue.

    Police received a call from the infant’s panicked...

  • Homicide detectives investigate death of 5-month-old boy in Carson
    Homicide detectives investigate death of 5-month-old boy in Carson

    This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details.

    Homicide detectives Monday night were investigating the death of a 5-month-old boy in Carson.

    The incident was reported about 5:45 p.m. in the 19000 block of Cliveden Avenue, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.

    ...

  • First L.A. Unified school gets iPads in $1-billion effort
    First L.A. Unified school gets iPads in $1-billion effort

    An elementary school in Carson on Tuesday became a pioneer in a $1-billion effort to provide iPads to every student in the Los Angeles Unified School District.

    Broadacres Elementary School handed out the Apple tablet computers ahead of most campuses in the nation's second-largest system. The idea...

  • Port truck driver strike kicks off week of planned labor action
    Port truck driver strike kicks off week of planned labor action

    At least 15 port truck drivers seeking to unionize at a Carson-based firm went on strike Monday night, kicking off a week's worth of planned labor actions.

    Labor groups organizing strikes and rallies are aiming to draw attention to low-wage workers in industries including fast food and logistics. 

    ...

  • Port truck drivers at Carson firm seek union rep, go on strike
    Port truck drivers at Carson firm seek union rep, go on strike

    Thirty port truck drivers went on strike Monday night at a Carson-based trucking firm, alleging their employer is attempting to thwart their efforts to unionize, organizers said.

    Monday's strike will go for 24 hours and organizers have planned a Tuesday rally with labor leaders and elected officials.

    ...

  • Barbie's new dream house is in a familiar place -- Malibu
    Barbie's new dream house is in a familiar place -- Malibu

    After a summer spent looking for a new place to hang her very tiny hat, Barbie has decided not to bolt the 'bu after all.

    Earlier this year, a Mattel marketing campaign sent the diminutive diva on a road trip to 13 cities across North America ostensibly in search of a new place to put down roots....

  • Carson man, 78, diagnosed with West Nile virus dies

    A 78-year-old Carson man diagnosed by doctors with West Nile virus has died, the Long Beach Press-Telegram reported.

    Albert Shipman died Tuesday night in San Pedro, two weeks after being hospitalized with stroke-like symptoms, including memory loss and slurred speech, Shipman's son Alfonso told...

  • Carson poised to declare contamination 'emergency'
    Carson poised to declare contamination 'emergency'

    The Carson City Council is poised to vote Monday on declaring a "local emergency" as part of an effort to speed the cleanup of a residential neighborhood that sits atop an old oil tank farm.

    The resolution cites the presence of "explosive methane gas, carcinogenic benzene and other chemicals of...

  • Slain Santa Monica College groundskeeper was 'truly a family man'
    Slain Santa Monica College groundskeeper was 'truly a family man'

    Carlos Franco, a groundskeeper at Santa Monica College, had planned to spend Friday afternoon in his red Ford Explorer, running errands for his daughters.  

    His daughter Marcela, 26, rode along so she could buy textbooks for summer school at Cal State Dominguez Hills, a statement from Santa Monica...

  • Man dead, woman injured in gang-related Carson shooting
    Man dead, woman injured in gang-related Carson shooting

    Los Angeles County sheriff's homicide detectives are investigating a Tuesday night shooting in Carson that left a man dead and a woman injured.

    Detectives believe the shooting was gang-related, Deputy Irys Alvarez said Wednesday.

    Alvarez said the shooting occurred shortly before 10 p.m. as a group...

  • Theaters add bigger screens in a bid to attract more moviegoers
    Theaters add bigger screens in a bid to attract more moviegoers

    The top chains are bulking up on extra-large screens, some of them as much as 94 feet wide, to give people a reason to leave their home theaters.

  • Galaxy's home stadium in Carson now named StubHub Center
    Galaxy's home stadium in Carson now named StubHub Center

    The Galaxy's home stadium in Carson, formerly known as Home Depot Center, became StubHub Center on Saturday.

    Anschutz Entertainment Group, which built and owns the 125-acre complex on the campus of Cal State Dominguez Hills, had said in March that Home Depot was not extending its naming-rights...

  • Review: It's Wango Tango with Flo Rida, Miguel, Maroon 5, more
    Review: It's Wango Tango with Flo Rida, Miguel, Maroon 5, more

    At the annual Wango Tango concert and corporate marketing event Saturday, an endless stream of Twitter messages from fans scrolled across the video screens throughout the day and night as though reporting breaking news.

    “I luv u mom and dad thanks for everything luv Mel,” read one tweet as singer-TV...

  • Suspect surrenders after pursuit, gunfire and standoff in Carson

    A man who allegedly shot at police during a pursuit then barricaded himself in a Carson home surrendered Tuesday morning, police officials said.

    Members of a Los Angeles Police Department SWAT team fired gas projectiles into the home Monday night during an hours-long standoff with the convicted...

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