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L.A. school board races draw millions in outside spending

Based on outside campaign spending, the school board is where the action is in the March 7 Los Angeles city election.

This is true even though there are 11 city contests, including races for mayor, city controller, city attorney and eight City Council seats — and just three seats up for grabs on the L.A. Board of Education.

The total outside spending in the city races as of Friday afternoon was $465,803.

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Protesters gather at City Hall for 'Not My President's Day' rally

Several hundred protesters gathered in front of Los Angeles City Hall today to express their displeasure to President Trump as part of a “Not My President's Day” rally. Some people raised signs — including "Not My President" and “Love Trumps Hate” — while others held up a large American flag.

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Bernie Sanders in Los Angeles: 'We are looking at a totally new political world'

Trump names H.R.

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Northern California braces for flooding; Don Pedro spillway opened

Large swaths of Northern California were on high alert for flooding Monday as a powerful new storm dumped large amounts of rain on an already saturated region where levees, dams and other waterways are under major stress.

Officials said residents should be prepared to evacuate at a moment’s notice and should be packed and ready to head to higher ground.

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Gunman who killed Whittier officer had fatally shot another man hours earlier, police say

One officer was killed and a second injured in a shootout with a gang member who was wounded in a Monday morning altercation in Whittier, authorities said.

Three Whittier Police Department officers were responding to the scene of a traffic collision about 8 a.m.

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No surprise here: Los Angeles is the world's most traffic-clogged city, study finds

When it comes to getting stuck in traffic on the way to and from work, Los Angeles leads the world.

Drivers in the region spent 104 hours each driving in congestion during peak travel periods last year. That topped second-place Moscow at 91 hours and third-place New York at 89, according to a traffic scorecard compiled by Inrix, a transportation analytics firm.

The U.S.

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It's legal for an immigration agent to pretend to be a police officer outside someone's door. But should it be?

During a nationwide operation this month by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, a team of ICE agents in Los Angeles approached the house of a man targeted for deportation.

“Good morning, police,” one agent announced in the pre-dawn darkness. 

A man opened the door moments later.

“Good morning, how you doing? I’m a police officer. We’re doing an investigation,” the agent said.

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