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Past articles by Gene:

Guess what’s back, back again? Rain is back, tell your friends

As if the Southland wasn’t wet enough already, two more days of rain have arrived in the area. On Tuesday and Wednesday, “widespread moderate-very heavy rainfall & gusty winds” are expected, according to the National Weather Service. Rainfall rates could peak at 0.5 inches to 1 inch per hour, likely in mountainous and foothill areas, […] → Read More

Monterey Park survivor shares harrowing account of mass shooting

In the wake of the Monterey Park mass shooting that killed 11 people, the Southern California community is coming together to offer assistance. At Arcadia Donuts, the shop is working to raise money for victim Yu Kao, aka Andy Mr. Nice. Also at the donut shop was a survivor of the Star Ballroom attack, Shally, […] → Read More

Gunman kills 10, wounds 10 more near Lunar New Year fest in Monterey Park

A gunman killed 10 people and wounded 10 others at a Los Angeles-area ballroom dance club following a Lunar New Year celebration, setting off a manhunt for the suspect. → Read More

Public works crews scrambling to respond to Southern California storm damage

Julie Schneiderman and her family were awoken by the sound of crashing and felt the ground rumble just after midnight Monday morning. “We thought there was an earthquake so our family jumped up, and our dog was barking,” she said. But this natural disaster was more isolated than any temblor. A large eucalyptus tree, likely […] → Read More

Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello joins striking University of California workers at UCLA

Hundreds of academic workers protested at the UCLA campus on Wednesday. They took their strike to the outdoor area near the UCLA Luskin Conference Center, where the Board of Regents of the University of California met at 9:30 a.m. This strike has been ongoing for a month, and it’s the nation’s largest involving higher education […] → Read More

Karen Bass to be sworn in as mayor by Vice President Harris

Mayor-elect Karen Bass will be sworn into office Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles. Bass will become the first woman to be inaugurated as mayor, and the second African American to hold the position. The ceremony was originally supposed to be at city hall but was moved inside due to rain. The […] → Read More

L.A. Comic Con gets underway at Los Angeles Convention Center

The Convention Center is set to host the popular Comic Con convention Friday through Sunday in downtown Los Angeles. This year, fans asked for more anime and more gaming, said Comikaze Entertainment’s Chris Demoulin. In response, creators with Nerdbot have designed an entire Anime Zone where visitors can take selfies with giant inflatables and images […] → Read More

Snow covers Southern California mountains, closes schools in Big Bear

Heavy snow landed on Southern California’s mountaintops overnight, prompting schools to close in some mountain communities Wednesday. Video showed several inches of white powder falling in Wrightwood and Running Springs amid the winter-like conditions. Inclement weather, power outages and unsafe road conditions in Big Bear prompted the Bear Valley Unified School District to close its […] → Read More

5 dead in fiery collision near Point Mugu in Ventura County

Authorities are investigating the cause of a collision that killed five people on the Pacific Coast Highway in Ventura County early Sunday morning. According to the California Highway Patrol, a blue Subaru with one occupant and an SUV with four occupants collided around 4:30 a.m. near Mugu Rock. Both vehicles caught fire after the crash. […] → Read More

2 killed in shooting at Halloween party in Covina

Two people are dead after shots rang out during a Halloween party in Covina overnight. The shooting happened just after midnight at a home on the 17000 block of East Bellbrook Street. According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, deputies arrived on scene and found four men who were suffering from gunshot wounds. One […] → Read More

Van used to smash into Chanel store in Beverly Grove area

A van was used to smash through the security gate of a Chanel store in the Beverly Grove area Tuesday. Authorities received a call reporting the incident around 2:45 a.m. in the 100 block of Robertson Boulevard, a Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson confirmed. Video showed the abandoned van still partially inside the business after […] → Read More

$50 million settlement reached in Huntington Beach oil spill: Report

A $50 million settlement has been reached over last year’s massive oil spill off the coast of Huntington Beach, the Orange County Register is reporting. The deal, which was described as a “reasonable and fair resolution” in a statement attributed to Amplify Energy CEO Martyn Wilsher, still needs to be finalized in federal court. One […] → Read More

Koreatown shooting victim found in planter; gunman sought

Los Angeles police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man in Koreatown late Monday night. The shooting was reported near the intersection of 7th Street and New Hampshire Avenue around 11:30 p.m. Arriving officers were initially unable to locate a victim, Los Angeles Police Department Lt. Radtke said. He was eventually found in a […] → Read More

California gas prices skyrocketing again

Gas prices in Southern California are soaring once again. Residents in the Golden State are now paying more than $2 above the national average for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline, according to AAA. The national average stands at $3.73 per gallon, while that number rises to $5.80 in California. Prices are even higher if […] → Read More

L.A. City Council approves measure for new bus stop shelters

On Tuesday, the Los Angeles City Council approved a measure for the city’s Street Transit Amenities Program that aims to install some 3,000 transit-stop shelters and 450 additional shade structures across the city. In the 12-1 vote, Tranzito-Vector was approved as the contractor to install, upgrade and maintain the shelters, which would include digital […] → Read More

L.A. County confirms 1st monkeypox death

Los Angeles County health officials confirmed on Monday the first death due to monkeypox in a local resident. The death is also believed to be the first in the U.S. from the disease but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has not yet confirmed any U.S. deaths, the Associated Press reports. A CDC spokesperson […] → Read More

Outdoor water ban begins for millions of MWD customers

The day millions of Metropolitan Water District customers were warned about has finally arrived. As of Tuesday, more than 4 million residents in parts of South Los Angeles County, Malibu, Beverly Hills, the San Fernando Valley and the San Gabriel Valley are being asked to pause all outdoor irrigation for 15 days. Last month, the […] → Read More

Northridge party for upcoming wedding ends in deadly shooting

One man was killed and another injured when a fight broke out at a pre-wedding party in Northridge Sunday night. Police received a shots fired call in the 19500 block of Parthenia Street around 11:11 p.m. Witnesses told arriving officers that two men got into some type of dispute before the shooting occurred in a […] → Read More

Driver slams into more than a dozen parked cars in South L.A. neighborhood

A driver sideswiped more than a dozen cars while traveling down a street in the Vermont Square neighborhood of Los Angeles late Monday night. The incident occurred just before 11:30 p.m. as witnesses say a white pickup truck was headed northbound on South Vermont Avenue. The driver struck about 18 vehicles parked between West Vernon […] → Read More

Shooting on Hollywood Walk of Fame leaves 1 dead; search on for gunmen

Police are investigating a shooting on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame that left one person dead Monday morning. The shooting was reported shortly after 1 a.m. near the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and North Sycamore Avenue. One male victim was transported from the scene in unknown condition, Los Angeles Police Department Officer Lomeli said. Lomeli later […] → Read More