LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A 65-year-old man was killed and a woman seriously hurt when they were attacked by two pit bulls in Southern California, police and local media said on Wednesday.
Riverside County sheriff’s deputies responding on Tuesday morning to reports of a dog attack in North Shore, a community on the shores of the Salton Sea about 100 miles east of San Diego, found a man dead in the front yard of a home there, the sheriff’s department said in a written statement.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Top big-wave surfer Shawn Dollar has broken his neck while surfing in dangerous conditions off the central coast of California and remained hospitalized on Wednesday, his management company said in a statement.
Dollar, who holds the world record for the largest wave ever paddled into, was in stable condition after breaking his neck in four places on Monday, according to a statement on the Facebook page of the Titans of Mavericks surf contest.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A squirrel found dead at Lake Tahoe last month has tested positive for the plague, health officials said, marking the latest incidence of the disease in California that forced the temporary closure of two Yosemite National Park campgrounds.
The Lake Tahoe squirrel was discovered at a picnic area near the Tallac Historic Site on Aug. 17 and sent to a state laboratory for testing, the El Dorado County Environmental Management Division, said in a written statement released on Friday.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A transgender illegal immigrant who
suffered years of sexual and physical abuse in Mexico cannot be
deported despite a felony conviction because she is protected
under international anti-torture conventions, a U.S. appeals
court ruled on Thursday.
In granting Edin Carey Avendano-Hernandez the right to
remain in the United States, a three-member 9th U.S. Circuit
Court of Appeals panel found that a federal immigration board
that ordered her deported had mixed sexual orientation with
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A lawyer for the mayor of Palm Springs said on Wednesday that his client was willing to cooperate with authorities who raided city hall this week and expected any probe of his client’s activities would be brought to a “swift conclusion.”
FBI agents and members of a local public corruption task force descended on Palm Springs City Hall on Tuesday armed with search warrants, sending home employees and closing the offices for the day.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A man found in possession of O.J. Simpson’s Heisman Trophy, which disappeared from the University of Southern California in 1994, has been charged with receiving stolen property, Los Angeles prosecutors said on Wednesday.
A spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said Lewis Eugene Sparks, 56, was not accused of stealing the famed trophy but had kept it for two decades since the theft.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – FBI agents and a local public corruption task force raided Palm Springs City Hall armed with search warrants on Tuesday, sending home employees and closing the offices for the day, an FBI spokeswoman said.
Spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said she could not disclose the nature of the searches, which were conducted with members of the so-called Inland Empire Public Corruption Task Force, because the case was under seal.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – McDonald’s Corp and Tyson Foods both severed ties on Thursday with a Tennessee farm where workers were seen stabbing, clubbing and stomping on chickens in an undercover video shot by animal rights activists.
The videotape, which was unveiled by Mercy For Animals at a news conference in Los Angeles, depicts gruesome animal cruelty toward the birds at what the group said was T&S Farm in Dukedom, Tennessee, which was under contract to Tyson Foods (TSN.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz).
LOS ANGELES, Aug 26 (Reuters) – Despite a devastating
four-year drought that has forced strict water conservation
measures across California, most Los Angeles County supervisors
still have their cars washed two or three times a week, a local
The multiple weekly car washes carry on despite Governor
Jerry Brown’s admonitions to Californians to take shorter
showers and stop watering their lawns and Los Angeles Mayor Eric
Garcetti’s own “Save the Drop” campaign, according to the Los
Angeles Daily News.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Despite a devastating four-year drought that has forced strict water conservation measures across California, most Los Angeles County supervisors still have their cars washed two or three times a week, a local newspaper reported.
The multiple weekly car washes carry on despite Governor Jerry Brown’s admonitions to Californians to take shorter showers and stop watering their lawns and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s own “Save the Drop” campaign, according to the Los Angeles Daily News.