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Ruling on Trump travel ban sparks fear, frustration — and joy — in Southern California

By Alejandra Molina and Brenda Gazzar and Roxana Kopetman|

Temperatures start gradual decline, inching toward cooler weekend

After a week of record-breaking heat, Southern California should get a bit of a break Tuesday — and cooler days lay ahead this weekend. Temperatures in Los Angeles — after hovering in the mid-upper 90s all weekend — should d...

From staff and wire reports|

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  • Drownings

    Wilmington man dies after falling off inflatable boat

    A 25-year-old Wilmington man died Sunday after falling off an inflatable boat on Lake Perris, officials say. Fernando Delgado was found dead at 7:20 p.m., after an hours-long search by lifeguards and the Riverside County sheriff’s dive team, said Sgt. Corey Alderson with the California Department of Parks and Recreation. The lake is a state recreation area. Delgado was on a two-man inflatable boat with another adult and a juvenile about 12:40 p.m. when he fell off and...

    Ali Tadayon
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  • Amusement and theme parks

    Disneyland’s horses relax, get trained at new Circle D Ranch in Norco

     NORCO >> When the equines on the front of the Horse-Drawn Streetcars finish their three to four days a week working at Disneyland, they get to go home to their new digs in Norco. “It’s big and comfortable here. The horses love it,” said Jennifer Gable, stage manager at the ranch. The Circle D Ranch, as it is called, was in the northwest section of Disneyland’s backstage (what Disneyland calls areas its visitors cannot see), behind the berm...

    Mark Eades
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  • Commercial fires

    Arson team investigates after 2 fires break out at Downey rehab center

    An arson team is investigating after two vacant buildings were destroyed by separate fires at the 129-year-old Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center in Downey. Officials say crews responded to the first fire around 2:30 a.m. Monday in a two-story building on the rehab center campus at 7601 E. Imperial Highway, according to a Downey Fire Department dispatcher. The building was well-involved in flames when firefighters arrived, he said. As they began fighting that fire,...

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  • Grocery store operators

    5 reasons why Amazon-Whole Foods won’t win grocery war

    Goodbye, Kroger? Safeway? Albertsons? Costco? Even Walmart and Target? Considering the reaction to Amazon’s announcement of its plans to buy high-end grocer Whole Foods, you might think the online shopping giant instantly won the highly competitive supermarket wars. Yes, Amazon has helped change how we all shop. Yes, its technological genius at online shopping — and perhaps more importantly, its logistics and shipping — has sent shudders through every...

    By Jonathan Lansner jlansner@scng.com @jonlan on Twitter|

  • Real Estate

    How high can Southern California housing prices go? Sky’s the limit, experts say

    All hair stylist Erin Bond wants is a decent two-bedroom condo in Orange County, preferably in Huntington Beach. But all she can afford is $400,000 to $420,000. In a county where the median price of a condo in May was almost $500,000, she’s not sure there’s anything in her price range she can live with. “It’s pretty disappointing,” said Bond, 35. “You can’t even buy anything that low. I mean, there are things out there, but...

    By Jeff Collins JeffCollins@scng.com @RegJeffCollins on Twitter|

  • Political fundraising

    Donors to GOP: No cash until you dump Obamacare, act on tax reform

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — At least one influential donor has informed congressional Republicans that the “Dallas piggy bank” is closed until he sees major action on health care and taxes. Texas-based donor Doug Deason has already refused to host a fundraiser for two members of Congress and informed House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., his checkbook is closed as well. “Get Obamacare repealed and replaced, get tax reform passed,”...

    By STEVE PEOPLES Associated Press|

  • Heat waves

    The end is near for heat wave in Southern California

    LOS ANGELES — A red flag warning signifying a high risk of wildfire because of high winds, high temperatures, low humidity and dry vegetation will be in effect today in parts of Los Angeles County as the region’s heat wave drags on for one more day before coming to a close after exactly two weeks. The red flag warning issued by the National Weather Service will be in force in the San Gabriel Mountains and the Antelope and Santa Clarita valleys for 12 hours beginning at 9...

    City News Service|

  • Soccer

    Santa Ana soccer game turns violent as fans rush field to brawl

    SANTA ANA — A friendly game between two professional Mexican soccer clubs on Sunday afternoon, June 25, turned violent when dozens of fans rushed the field and began beating each other, forcing authorities to suspend the match. The “game of legends” between former Club America and Pumas players at Eddie West Field at 602 N. Flower St. was intended to benefit Santa Ana-based United Soccer Talents Foundation, which supports soccer players. But shortly after 2:15 p.m.,...

    Jessica Kwong
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  • Automotive accidents

    Placerita fire forces evacuations in Santa Clarita; 14 Freeway reopens following full closure

    SANTA CLARITA >> Mandatory evacuations were ordered for the Santa Clarita area around a rapidly spreading brush fire sparked by a car crash Sunday afternoon that forced the closure of the 14 Freeway in both directions and destroyed a prop house. The blaze quickly grew to more than 870 acres by the evening, fueled by tinder-dry brush and driven by winds amid triple-digit heat. • PHOTOS:

    Brian Day
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  • Marijuana

    Road tripping? Here are rules for traveling with marijuana

    The July 4 weekend will kick off the first summer travel season since California voted to join seven other states in legalizing marijuana for all adults. What’s more, there are now 30 states where medical marijuana is allowed, with a couple more close to coming on board. So, as vacationers prepare to hit the road, many have a simple question: How can we legally mix travel and weed? “We have been getting lots of calls about this issue recently,” said Nico...

    By Brooke Staggs bstaggs@scng.com @JournoBrooke on Twitter|

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