Long Beach legislator’s bill to keep ICE out of schools heads to governor’s desk |Sep 15, 2017

A bill seeking to limit the ability of California educators to cooperate with federal immigration officers or other authorities involved in immigration enforcement advanced on Friday afternoon to Gov.

Monterey Park man pleads guilty to smuggling poisonous cobras in potato chip cans |Sep 7, 2017

LOS ANGELES (CNS) >> A Monterey Park man who accepted packages containing three highly venomous king cobras coiled up in potato chip canisters pleaded guilty today to a federal wildlife smuggling charge.

Horse racing scene shifts to Los Alamitos for 12-day meet |Sep 6, 2017

With the successful Del Mar summer meet in the rear-view mirror, Southern California racing resumes Thursday after a brief two-day respite with the start of the Los Angeles County Fair meet at Los Alamitos.

Beer and wine tastings in the Los Angeles area for the week of Sept. 3 |Sep 5, 2017

Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica BevMo: Beer and wine tasting, 4-7 p.m. Friday. 7100 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, 310-882-6971; 3212 Wilshire Blvd.

Joyriding Montebello Chevrolet dealership employee caught by the car’s owner in fast-food drive-thru |Sep 5, 2017

MONTEBELLO >> When she spotted her car Friday in the drive-thru of the Tommy’s in Pico Rivera, Mari Agredano-Quirino grabbed her cellphone, hit the record button

Emergency room crews learn to spot elder abuse |Sep 2, 2017

Abuse often leads to depression and medical problems in older patients — even death within a year of an abusive incident. Yet, those subjected to emotional, physical or financial abuse too often remain silent.

Seoul: N. Korea believed to have conducted 6th nuclear test |Sep 2, 2017

SEOUL, South Korea >> North Korea likely conducted its sixth nuclear test Sunday, South Korea’s military said after detecting a strong earthquake near the North’s main nuclear test site.

Judge refuses to reduce bail for fired Centinela Valley school superintendent |Sep 1, 2017

Fired Centinela Valley schools Superintendent Jose Fernandez pleaded not guilty Friday to public corruption allegations that a prosecutor alleged could have bilked the district of $1.5 million to as much as $3 million.

Whicker: Songbird, ‘the total package,’ goes out on top |Aug 31, 2017

It wasn’t good news, not exactly. But Mike Smith wasn’t singing the blues. Songbird retired at age 4 on Thursday. Doctors found problems with her “hind suspensories,” and owner Rick Porter asked Dr.

Champion filly Songbird retires due to injuries |Aug 31, 2017

Champion filly Songbird, a two-time Eclipse Award winner who won 13 of her 15 career races, has been retired because of physical issues. Owner Rick Porter made the announcement on the

ICE takes search for 10,000 new recruits to web |Aug 31, 2017

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is turning to the internet to find 10,000 new recruits. The agency — which is tasked with fighting cross-border crime and illegal immigration — has launched what it describes as “an enhanced careers section” of its website, along with Twitter feeds in English and Spanish.

Songbird’s arrival was perfect timing for owner Rick Porter |Aug 31, 2017

Sometimes, through divine intervention, horses wind up with the right owners. Such was the case with Zenyatta and the brilliant filly Songbird, who was retired Thursday by owner Rick Porter after being diagnosed with damage to her hind suspensories and a severe bone chip.

Trump to Harvey victims: ‘All of America’ grieving with you |Aug 30, 2017

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump set aside his focus on talking up Harvey recovery efforts to speak directly to the suffering of victims, saying “all of America is grieving with you.

Wagoner on Radio: When Jay Thomas had the power at Power 106 |Aug 30, 2017

Most know Jay Thomas as an accomplished actor, with roles on such shows as “Mork and Mindy,” “Cheers,” “Murphy Brown” and more. But I know him as the second morning man on Power 106 (KPWR 105.

Cinecon 53 Classic Film Festival among movie screening events in the Los Angeles area |Aug 30, 2017

Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, Santa Monica area Cinecon 53 Classic Film Festival: Screenings of forgotten or unusual films from the silent and early talking eras plus a movie collectibles show.

Former Centinela Valley Superintendent Jose Fernandez arrested on public corruption charges |Aug 30, 2017

Three years after Jose Fernandez was fired from his position at the helm of the Centinela Valley Union High School District after revelations of excessive compensation, the disgraced former superintendent was arrested Wednesday on public corruption charges.

Boneyard Bistro seasonal tastings among food events this week in the LA area |Aug 29, 2017

Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica area Events Boneyard Bistro: The barbecue restaurant offers chef-owner Aaron Robins and executive chef Erica Abell’s seasonal tasting menu using hatch chilis including Tex Mex Tostada Salad ($18), Smoked Brisket Torta ($20), Ancho & Coffee Rub Hanger Steak Enchiladas ($38) and Hatch Chili & Apple Fry Pie ($11), 4:30 p.

Hurricane Harvey: How you can help the victims |Aug 28, 2017

A devastated Texas needs help after Hurricane Harvey, which made landfall on Friday night. At least five are dead after the deluge, many injured and communities are destroyed. And with floodwaters rising in much of southeast Texas, more than 450,000 people are likely to seek federal aid in recovering from Harvey, according to reports.

Beer and wine tastings in the Los Angeles area for the week of Aug. 27 |Aug 28, 2017

Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica BevMo: Beer and wine tasting, 4-7 p.m. Friday. 7100 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, 310-882-6971; 3212 Wilshire Blvd.

Primary buzz already growing amid Trump political struggles |Aug 26, 2017

NEW YORK >> Mark Cuban isn’t ready to launch a formal campaign to challenge President Donald Trump. Yet Cuban, an outspoken Texas billionaire who describes himself as “fiercely independent” politically, sees an opportunity for someone to take down the Republican president, who is increasingly viewed as divisive and incompetent even within his own party.

Californians have twice as much debt as income. That could mean trouble if another recession hits. |Aug 25, 2017

A newly released ranking of states mostly likely to survive the next recession finds California on shaky ground. The report from

Little League World Series: North Carolina, Texas vie for US title |Aug 25, 2017

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — It may have been the best game at the Little League World Series so far. Greenville, North Carolina, and Lufkin, Texas, played into extra innings on Wednesday in a thriller that ended with 2-1, walkoff Greenville victory.

Little League World Series: Mexico, Japan play for final spot |Aug 25, 2017

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Mexico is two wins away from claiming its fourth Little League World Series title, but it has to go through powerhouse Japan and one of the two remaining U.S. teams to accomplish that feat.

Interior Department won’t eliminate national monuments but some may shrink |Aug 24, 2017

The San Gabriel Mountains National Monument, as well as others ordered reviewed by President Donald Trump, will not be eliminated, but many should be reduced in size, according to documents released Thursday.

Songbird a 4-year-old filly with an agenda |Aug 24, 2017

Songbird, a two-time Eclipse Award winner, has won nine Grade I races at seven race tracks. She’s banked $4.5 million in earnings and found the winner’s circle in 13 of 14 lifetime starts.

Weekend events: Big Bear Air Fair among things to do in the Inland Valley |Aug 24, 2017

Medicinal Plants of California Herb Walk: Join experienced herbalist William Broen for an interactive garden walk and presentation featuring medicinal and edible plants native to California.

Why are spectators drawn to a SpaceX rocket launch? So many reasons |Aug 24, 2017

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE >> Thousands of people descended on the hills just outside Lompoc on Thursday to watch SpaceX’s fifth West Coast launch of a 23-story-tall Falcon 9 rocket with 1.

Senior passes to national parks will soon cost $80. Here’s how to get one for $10 |Aug 24, 2017

If you’re a senior citizen who likes to visit national parks, there’s a deal you should know about before it’s gone. The National Park Service is boosting the price of a lifetime pass for seniors — known as the America the Beautiful, National Parks & Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass — from $10 to $80 on Monday, Aug.

Sentence handed down to South Pasadena man who murdered his 5-year-old son, details emerge |Aug 23, 2017

ALHAMBRA >> A South Pasadena man was sentenced Wednesday to 25 years to life in prison for smothering his 5-year-old son then leaving the body in a wooded area in Santa Barbara County. A day before the murder, Aramazd Andressian Sr.

LA Food & Wine Festival among Los Angeles area culinary events |Aug 23, 2017

events Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica area Events Azi Grill: New casual-dining restaurant in Janss Marketplace from Syrian-born Mazen Nadour.

Cary Elwes appearance at Aero among LA area movie screening events |Aug 23, 2017

Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, Santa Monica area Movie at Burbank Central Library: “Going in Style” (2017), 2 p.m. Aug. 25. 110 N. Glenoaks Blvd.

Dig it: Hawthorne approves Elon Musk’s test tunnel beneath city streets |Aug 23, 2017

Hawthorne leaders have signed off on construction of tech tycoon Elon Musk’s first test tunnel for electric vehicles extending west from SpaceX headquarters. The City Council approved the two-mile underground track Tuesday night in a 4-1 vote, with only Councilman Nilo Michelin dissenting.

Report: California needs to address housing crisis to meet long-term climate change goals |Aug 22, 2017

California’s economy grew robustly during the past decade even as state-imposed environmental standards to combat climate-change helped lower greenhouse gas emissions. But authors of a report released Tuesday cautioned that the future might not be so rosy: They found that transportation-related emissions have begun to rise due in part to longer commute times for California workers who can’t afford to live in the cities where they work.

Beer and wine tastings in the Los Angeles area for the week of Aug. 20 |Aug 22, 2017

Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica BevMo: Beer and wine tasting, 4-7 p.m. Friday. 7100 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, 310-882-6971; 3212 Wilshire Blvd.

Southland Assembly members divided on immigration bill |Aug 22, 2017

A bill that would further limit interactions between California law enforcement agencies and federal immigration agents is getting a mixed reception from Southern California Assembly members, with at least several still undecided.

California’s top public salaries go to coaches, doctors |Aug 22, 2017

The best-compensated public employee in California last year was UCLA football coach Jim Mora, who made $3.57 million according to new pay data for 2016 the state controller released Tuesday. Mora, who has a 41-24 record in his first five seasons as the Bruins’ coach, signed a contract extension in June 2016 that could pay him $3.

Trump blames media for condemnation of comments on Virginia |Aug 22, 2017

PHOENIX >> President Donald Trump blamed the media Tuesday for the widespread condemnation of his response to a Charlottesville, Virginia, protest organized by white supremacists that led to the killing of a counter-protester.

Protests turn unruly after Trump’s Phoenix speech |Aug 22, 2017

PHOENIX >> A day of noisy but largely peaceful protests of President Donald Trump’s speech in Phoenix turned unruly as police fired pepper spray at crowds after someone apparently lobbed rocks and bottles at officers.

Historic eclipse turns day into night across the US |Aug 21, 2017

Millions of Americans gazed in wonder through telescopes, cameras and disposable protective glasses Monday as the moon blotted out the sun in the first full-blown solar eclipse to sweep the U.S. from coast to coast in nearly a century.

When will clouds and fog clear for solar eclipse in Southern California? |Aug 21, 2017

Wait. It’s Eclipse Day in L.A. But will the morning clouds burn off, so we can experience the historic event? Here’s the forecast: We’ll have low clouds, fog and drizzle this morning on an otherwise sunny day.

LA’s eclipse-watchers flock to Griffith Park Observatory for a real ‘Solarpalooza’ |Aug 21, 2017

“L.A., we’re in an eclipse!” With those words at exactly 10:21 a.m. Monday, spectators at the Griffith Observatory erupted into a loud cheer. As the echo reverberated down the mountain, the bright, sunny sky suddenly turned murky, as if someone had activated a giant Instagram filter over the City of Angels.

Nothing is cuter than these cats and dogs (and a pig) wearing solar eclipse glasses |Aug 21, 2017

All the pets came out to celebrate the eclipse in style Owners outfitted their pets during the historic eclipse with adorable glasses. Although not all of them were equipped with regulation-grade glasses, they were still suited up for the eclipse.

People are getting creative with their glasses ahead of the solar eclipse |Aug 21, 2017

Why settle for a simple pair of eclipse glasses? Here’s what people wore on their heads during the eclipse. The Eclipse gum packaging was a bit hit online. There was some stacking involved.

These are some of the funniest tweets from the solar eclipse |Aug 21, 2017

Not everyone went outside for the eclipse, some took to social media to share their experiences. Twitter users poked fun at the eclipse hype. We were all secretly curious about what really happens when you’re outside during an eclipse.

Shadows ended up being the most delightful thing about the solar eclipse |Aug 21, 2017

While everyone was gazing upward to see the solar eclipse, something just as magical was happening on the ground. Due to some strange, likely physics-related phenomenon, the light that filtered through to the ground during the eclipse was crescent shaped.

CHP says don’t view solar eclipse while driving |Aug 21, 2017

As the Great American Eclipse takes place, the California Highway Patrol is warning eclipse watchers to refrain from trying to view the event while you’re driving. The eclipse itself is happening between 9 and 11:45 a.

Photos: The 2017 solar eclipse seen from Southern California and across the U.S. |Aug 21, 2017

The clouds cleared by the time the solar eclipse began Monday morning on the West Coast, and astronomers young and old, amateur and professional turned their attention -- and their protective-glasses-covered eyes -- to the sky to view the rare celestial event.

Cal State San Bernardino welcomes community for ‘rare’ glimpse at solar eclipse |Aug 21, 2017

SAN BERNARDINO >> Using telescopes, solar glasses and even homemade eclipse viewing devices, students, faculty and the public gathered on the library lawn at Cal State San Bernardino Monday to watch the

Gold made Lytle Creek sparkle |Aug 21, 2017

When the words California and gold are linked, one usually envisions the Mother Lode country in the High Sierras. However, there have been literally scores of major discoveries in this state stretching from the mountains of San Diego County to the Oregon border.

Defense attorneys pull out props during closing arguments in Colonies bribery trial |Aug 21, 2017

SAN BERNARDINO >> Defense attorneys in the Colonies bribery trial pulled out props Monday, including a short stack of cash and a Lego dinosaur kit, while arguing prosecutors should never have brought the case against the four defendants.