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With California’s primary about 10 weeks away, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders each set their sights west, and paid visits to Southern California this week. Sanders visited San Diego Tuesday. He held a rally at Los Angeles’ Wiltern Theater Wednesday night. He also appeared on the late-night program “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” “The road to the White House goes right through […]

    More than 10 years after LAPD officers shot him in the back leaving him paralyzed, Robert Contreras will receive compensation from the City of L.A. The Los Angeles City Council Wednesday gave final approval to a jury-awarded payout of $5.7 million to Contreras. Including interest and attorneys fees, the total will amount to $6.9 million, the city attorney’s […]

  A man shot by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies in Florence-Firestone early Wednesday morning appears to have been unarmed. Authorities have identified the man as 23-year-old Cristian Rene Medina. The incident occurred around 4:30 a.m. near a payphone at the corner of 64th Street and Holmes Avenue. Los Angeles Sheriff’s Deputy Guillermina Saldana said deputies from the Century Station were responding […]

LOS ANGELES (RNS) Alongside programs like “Orange Is the New Black” and “House of Cards,” Netflix now offers users another type of content: Christian sermons. The online video streaming service added lectures by four popular Christian pastors in early December. “I believe if Jesus were on planet Earth today in the flesh he’d be on Netflix,” said Ed Young, one […]

(RNS) It’s a weekday afternoon, and Jaspreet Singh is usually at work, but power drill in hand, he’s attaching new “security cameras in use” signs to the outside of the Sikh temple in Buena Park, Calif. Singh took the time off from his job as an information technology manager to protect the temple where he serves as a board member after he learned […]

    Goodwill of Orange County’s Huntington Beach location has all the hallmarks of a typical thrift store. There are the shelves of used kitchen appliances and stacks of pictures frames, racks of clothes and, of course, bargain hunters. But this Goodwill location, which is known as an OC Goodwill Boutique, has a notably different ambiance than most thrift stores. […]

(With Piya Sinha-Roy and David Gregorio) Three more women accused comedian Bill Cosby of sexual assault on Wednesday, providing detailed allegations of abuse they said the veteran television star subjected them to decades ago. Colleen Hughes and Linda Ridgeway Whitedeer said Cosby, 78, had sexually assaulted them in the early 1970s, while Eden Tirl said he sexually harassed her on […]

  Every summer, hundreds of hikers make their way from the Mexican border to the Canadian border on the Pacific Crest Trail. This year the Pacific Crest Trail Association estimates there are well over 1,000 hikers attempting the walk through California, Oregon and Washington, making it one of the busiest years the trail has ever seen. Much of that traffic […]

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Saturday signed a law hiking the city’s minimum wage from $9 an hour to $15 by 2020, an increase that will affect hundreds of thousands of workers. Garcetti, speaking in English and Spanish, told a crowd of hundreds at the signing event that he wanted to lift the city’s lowest-paid workers out of poverty. […]

The Eleanor Abbott Big Bear Valley Historical Museum has been in operation since 1982. The idea for the museum first came about in the late ‘60s when longtime Big Bear resident Eleanor Abbott recognized a need for historical preservation. Kim Sweet, who has been the museum’s curator for 12 years, says she’s glad Abbott came to that realization. Sweet says […]