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Whittier Conservancy sues city to stop development of former youth correctional facility

The Whittier Conservancy is suing the city of Whittier, hoping to block development on the site of the former Fred C. Nelles Youth Correctional Facility. 

The City Council voted 5-0 last month to approve Brookfield Residential Properties' plans for a large retail, commercial and residential project on the 74-acre site. The decision came after Brookfield's vice president of land entitlement, Dave Bartlett,...

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Power nearly fully restored in Long Beach after massive outage

About 70 customers remained without power in Long Beach on Saturday morning after a fire in an underground electrical vault shut down service to 30,000 residents on Thursday.

The outage, which affected a huge swath of downtown, has now been confined to Southern California Edison customers in the immediate vicinity of the vault damaged by the fire, near 10th Street and Pine Avenue.

Edison officials...

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Long Beach bridge reopens after fatal crash

The Gerald Desmond Bridge in Long Beach has reopened to traffic in both directions following a fatal vehicle accident early Saturday that forced its closure, officials said. 

A motorist veered from the westbound lanes into oncoming traffic and collided with two other vehicles shortly after 7 a.m., leaving one person dead and three others injured, authorities said.

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A very pregnant pause: San Diego waits to see if Bai Yun the panda is expecting

Call it a uniquely San Diego kind of summer anticipation: waiting to see whether Bai Yun is pregnant.

At 24, Bai Yun, a giant panda, is a superstar at the San Diego Zoo. She has given birth to six cubs, starting in 1999. If she has a seventh, it most likely will be her last.

For weeks, zookeepers have been monitoring Bai Yun with ultrasound, thermal imaging and hormone testing. Her den is kept quiet...

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Orange County homeless population grew by 5% over the past two years

The homeless population in Orange County grew by 5% during the past two years, as rising rents pushed more people into the streets, officials said Friday.

The biennial tally of homeless people during three days in January found that homeless families decreased by 14% while adults without shelter jumped by 13%.

The number of homeless veterans stayed about the same, as did the overall percentage of...

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Release of recordings by anti-abortion group blocked by judge

A federal judge on Friday blocked the release of any recordings made at meetings of an abortion providers' association by an anti-abortion group that previously revealed secretly recorded videos of a Planned Parenthood leader.

Judge William Orrick in San Francisco issued a temporary restraining order against the Center for Medical Progress hours after the order was requested by the National Abortion...

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