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Navy ship to be named for late gay rights leader Harvey Milk

The late gay rights leader Harvey Milk already has schools, streets and parks named in his honor. Soon, a U.S. Navy ship will join the list.

A Navy official said Friday that Navy Secretary Ray Mabus notified Congress earlier this month that a new fleet of replenishment oilers being built in San Diego will be named for Milk and five other civil and human rights icons.

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Algae bloom forces Lake Elsinore closure

Swimming, boating and fishing are prohibited in Lake Elsinore after water quality officials Friday detected harmful levels of toxins related to blue-green algae.

A notice on the city’s website said the the popular recreation spot about 70 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles would remain closed until further notice.

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Woman dead in Harbor City shooting

A woman was fatally shot and a man was wounded Friday when an assailant fired at a barbecue stand outside an auto parts store in Harbor City.

Police said the attack occurred about 1:50 p.m. in the 1300 block of Pacific Coast Highway.

The gunman approached the Wheaton’s Eatins barbecue stand in the Pep Boy’s parking lot and opened fire, authorities said.

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Head of DWP is seeking to retire, Garcetti aide says

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power General Manager Marcie Edwards is in discussions with Mayor Eric Garcetti’s office over the timetable for her departure from the agency, a mayoral aide said Friday.

Edwards, who has been in her post nearly 2½ years, is interested in retiring but has not set a specific date, said Vicki Curry, a Garcetti spokeswoman.

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Stingrays zap nearly 60 on Coronado

The conditions at the beach in Coronado seemed perfect Thursday and Friday: beautiful weather and warm, calm water. It was also the perfect environment for stingrays, some unlucky waders learned.

Lifeguards said 35 were stung by rays on Thursday and additional 23 as of Friday afternoon. The first incident occurred about 9 a.m. Thursday and a steady stream of stings followed.

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LAPD: Woman suspected of driving car through Harbor Gateway home, killing 1, turns herself in

Los Angeles police have arrested a woman suspected of crashing a car through a Harbor Gateway home earlier this week, killing one person and injuring 11 others who were gathered inside for a prayer group.

Rashanda Norman, 34, turned herself in at a South L.A. police station Thursday evening, said LAPD Officer Aareon Jefferson.

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