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LAPD on “blue alert” in response to violence in Baltmimore

LAPD on “blue alert” in response to violence in Baltmimore

City News Service

April 27, 2015

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Responding to violence in Baltimore over the death of a man who suffered a spinal injury while in police custody, the Los Angeles Police Department issued an alert today requiring its officers to work strictly in two-person teams. ``We are aware of the incident (inBaltimore),...

Second fire starts after firefighters take down first in Granada Hills

City News Service

April 27, 2015

GRANADA HILLS (CNS) - A wind- and terrain-driven wildfire scorched about five acres in the Granada Hills area today before being beaten down by fire crews who prevented any damage to homes, but just as they were getting the upper hand on the blaze a second fire broke out in grass in nearby Mission Hills. The...

Series of earthquakes shakes San Fernando, Santa Clarita Valley

Series of earthquakes shakes San Fernando, Santa Clarita Valley

City News Service

April 4, 2015

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A series of earthquakes, the largest magnitude 3.1, shook the Oat Mountain area north of the San Fernando Valley today. Automated seismographs reported a series of six quakes, most in the 1-2 magnitude, starting at 7:45 a.m. The largest quakes were magnitude 2.7 at 7:52 and magnitude...

CSU managers’ salaries ‘prioritized’ over teachers’, report finds

CSU managers’ salaries ‘prioritized’ over teachers’, report finds

City News Service

March 24, 2015

LONG BEACH (CNS) - Over the past decade, the California State University system increased its spending on managers and supervisors by 48 percent, while spending on teachers grew by just 25 percent, according to a report released today by the faculty union. But CSU officials insisted the system has...

One dead, two injured in car accident on Lassen street

One dead, two injured in car accident on Lassen street

City News Service

March 17, 2015

One person was pronounced dead at the scene of a fiery accident at the intersection of Lassen Street and Hayvenhurst Avenue around 10:30 this morning. NORTHRIDGE (CNS) - A fiery crash involving a truck and another vehicle in Northridge today left one person dead and two other people injured. Paramedics...

Driver arrested on suspicion of drunken driving in fatal North Hills accident

City News Service

March 14, 2015

NORTH HILLS (CNS) - An 18-year-old drunken motorist, speeding away from California Highway Patrol officers, plowed through a red light at an offramp and killed a motorcycle rider in North Hills overnight, CHP officers said today. The crash was on Nordhoff Street at the exit from the southbound S...

Traffic advisory announced ahead of Obama arrival

Traffic advisory announced ahead of Obama arrival

City News Service

March 12, 2015

(CNS) President Barack Obama is scheduled to arrive at Los Angeles International just in time for today's afternoon rush hour, meaning motorists in selected areas should be prepared for detours or delays. Obama will be taping an appearance on the ABC late-night talk show ``Jimmy Kimmel Live'' in Ho...

Oklahoma expels two students over racist SAE fraternity chant

Oklahoma expels two students over racist SAE fraternity chant

City News Service

March 10, 2015

(TNS) Two unidentified students have been expelled for playing a “leadership role” in a racist chant by Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity brothers at the University of Oklahoma, the university’s president announced Tuesday. “We will continue our investigation of all the students engaged in the singing of...

Northridge representative Mitch Englander runs unopposed

City News Service

March 3, 2015

Northridge's representative on the Los Angeles City Council, Mitchell Englander, will be elected to a second term in the City Council election tonight. Englander, who has served on the Los Angeles City Council since his election in 2011, is running unopposed in the 12th District. He represents the...

Metrolink Accident: 28 Injured, Rail Service Interrupted

Metrolink Accident: 28 Injured, Rail Service Interrupted

City News Service

February 24, 2015

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A Los Angeles-bound Metrolink train struck a truck on the tracks in Oxnard today and derailed, interrupting rail service from Ventura County and sending 28 people to hospitals, including four in critical condition, authorities said. The crash occurred shortly before 6 a.m. just...

Obama administration pushes for legislation on student data privacy

Obama administration pushes for legislation on student data privacy

City News Service

February 5, 2015

By Christi Parsons (TNS) WASHINGTON — The White House began pushing Thursday for legislation to protect the online privacy of students, allowing them to do schoolwork while keeping the door closed to marketing and sales, according to senior officials. “We should be able to encourage those innovations,”...

Study raises concerns about toxic oil and gas emissions in California air

Study raises concerns about toxic oil and gas emissions in California air

City News Service

February 3, 2015

By David Hasemyer (TNS) The infrared video showed an eerie scene: waves of volatile chemicals floating from the vent pipes of an oil-and-gas processing plant in the Lost Hills region of Kern County, Calif. The gas wafting into the air looked like heat shimmering off asphalt on a hot summer’s day. The...

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