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  • Wall Street delivers a credit-rating boost to L.A. County finances

    The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors got a holiday present this week from an occasionally Scrooge-like institution on Wall Street. Rating agency Standard & Poor's on Thursday raised the county's long-term credit rating from AA to AA+, its highest...
  • Mega Millions: Second jackpot winner likely getting 'ducks in a row'

    Mega Millions: Second jackpot winner likely getting 'ducks in a row'
    The owner of this week's second winning Mega Millions jackpot ticket, purchased in San Jose, had yet to come forward Friday, and that's understandable, a lottery spokesman said. “Someone’s about to present you with a check for $173.8...
  • Third body in year's span found at mixed-waste plant in Industry

    Third body in year's span found at mixed-waste plant in Industry
    An autopsy is pending for a homeless woman who was found dead earlier this week on a conveyor belt at a mixed-waste processing plant in the city of Industry -- the third body to be discovered at the facility within a year. Kesha Rena Williams, 45, was...
  • Bitcoin donations welcome, Newport Beach City Council candidate says

    Bitcoin donations welcome, Newport Beach City Council candidate says
    When Newport Beach City Council candidate Michael Glenn thinks of freedom, that includes the freedom to choose how to donate -- be it with dollar, peso or bitcoin. Glenn claims to be the first local politician to accept campaign donations in the...
  • Task force busts another Los Angeles-area motorcycle theft ring

    Task force busts another Los Angeles-area motorcycle theft ring
    What started as a basic investigation into some stolen motorcycles in Southern California ballooned into a three-month probe that culminated this week with nine arrests and the recovery of dozens of bikes, authorities announced Friday. On Thursday,...
  • Father says he watched as his son was shot dead by LAPD on live TV

    Father says he watched as his son was shot dead by LAPD on live TV
    The father of the man fatally shot by Los Angeles police a week ago was emotional Friday as he recounted watching his son's death on live television. Bill Beaird, 80, wept as he spoke to reporters outside the Los Angeles Police Department's downtown...
  • Little Saigon radio host and entertainer Viet Dzung dies

    Little Saigon radio host and entertainer Viet Dzung dies
    Radio commentator and human rights activist Viet Dzung, who dominated the airwaves for decades in Little Saigon and was one of the early voices in the emerging immigrant community, died Friday. He was 55. Born Nguyen Ngoc Hung Dung, Viet Dzung became...
  • Man arrested in connection with his mother's slaying

    Man arrested in connection with his mother's slaying
    A 47-year-old man was in custody Saturday on suspicion of killing his mother after he had reported her death to police, Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said. Shelton Bradley was arrested Friday after he allegedly told authorities he found his...
  • Let GLAZA market the L.A. Zoo

     Let GLAZA market the L.A. Zoo
    If you live in or near Los Angeles, you've probably seen television ads and billboards for the zoo. The San Diego Zoo, that is. While that zoo's marketing reach goes well beyond the borders of its city, the Los Angeles Zoo has a history of barely...
  • L.A. County transit officials plan to put sales tax measure on ballot

    L.A. County transit officials plan to put sales tax measure on ballot
    Transportation officials in Los Angeles County plan to offer a ballot measure next fall or in 2016 that would raise the county's sales tax by half a cent or extend the life of Measure R, the levy voters approved in 2008. The Los Angeles County...
  • Whittier should do away with at-large voting

     Whittier should do away with at-large voting
    In the 11 years since the California Voting Rights Act was passed, no municipality whose at-large election system was challenged has ever won its case. Almost all have settled before going to trial, in most cases agreeing to switch to voting by geographic...