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President Trump fixes gaze on Puerto Rico, will visit Caribbean islands next week

By Laurie Kellman and Darlene Superville The Associated Press|

Residents escape Naples Island blaze that started in garage

Residents were able to escape unharmed, but a home was left with significant damage when a fire broke out in a Naples Island garage in Long Beach on Monday night, according to authorities. The blaze started around 6:25 p.m. in the 100 block of C...

By Jeremiah Dobruck|

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  • Higher education

    Cal State Dominguez Hills applauds science, facility and college prep grants

    Biology students at Cal State Dominguez Hills will soon be able to do their own DNA sequencing, seeing the molecular structures of plants, bacteria and other living things more closely than ever before. The Carson university’s Department of Biology has won a National Science Foundation grant for $216,310 to purchase an Illumina MiSeq DNA sequencer. “We can do tons more...

    Sandy Mazza
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  • Mortgages

    Reverse mortgage reforms create stampede among would-be borrowers

    A rules change that will raise fees and reduce loan amounts for reverse mortgages apparently has created a nationwide rush to get new loans completed before the reforms take effect Monday, Oct. 2. Agencies providing financial counseling needed for such loans have been swamped, and a leading industry group has appealed for waivers and extensions so more borrowers will qualify under the old rules. “Our industry is currently inundated,” said Julie Martinez, a reverse...

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

  • Boating accidents

    Cabin boat stripped, partially sinks near Port of Los Angeles

    A 32-foot Uniflite cabin motor vessel — stripped of its engine, lights and transmission — was found sinking Monday morning about a mile-and-a-half offshore from the Port of Los Angeles, but no victims were found on board or in the water, authorities said. The sinking boat, The Monte Carlo, was reported about 7:20 a.m., according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. After an extensive search that involved divers, there were no signs of distress and no one was found on...

    By staff reports|

  • Obituaries

    LBCC, St. Anthony football player Tim Johnson, 20, dies after car collision

    Tim Johnson was always the life of the locker room. Coaches and teammates describe the St. Anthony and Long Beach City College offensive lineman as funny, bright and upbeat. The Long Beach football community is mourning the loss of one of its friendliest faces after Johnson died Sunday morning after complications from a car collision on Sept. 11. He was 20. “He had a great sense of humor,” said LBCC football coach Brett Peabody. “He always had the lineman...

    Mike Guardabascio
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  • Wildfires

    Brush fire off 91 Freeway backs up traffic for miles at Orange-Riverside county line

    The Canyon fire along the 91 Freeway near the Orange-Riverside county line has backed up traffic for miles Monday afternoon. Read more about the fire by clicking here.

    Brian Rokos
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  • Breaking News

    ‘Homeless but not hopeless’: A Los Angeles community has a message for you

    An L.A. Daily News photographer spent a year making portraits of people struggling with homelessness and poverty across the county. Here’s what they have to say. • See this project on your mobile device

    Hans Gutknecht
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  • Homicide

    Authorities identify LA firefighter killed in Long Beach murder-suicide

    Coroner’s officials on Monday identified the man killed in a Long Beach murder-suicide over the weekend as Wayne Havron, a 52-year-old Los Angeles firefighter. Authorities have not identified the woman killed in the murder-suicide, although police said she’s believed to be Havron’s wife. Havron was a captain at the LAFD,...

    Jeremiah Dobruck
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  • Shootings

    Shooting closes north 605 Freeway in Norwalk

    NORWALK — A portion of the 605 Freeway was shut down today after a car-to-car shooting, authorities said. It was reported at 1:53 a.m. on the northbound 605 at Alondra Boulevard, said California Highway Patrol Officer Peter Nicholson. One driver suffered moderate, non-life-threatening injuries, Nicholson said. It was not known if the driver was wounded by the gunfire, and no suspect information was available. A SigAlert was issued at 3:46 a.m. shutting down the...

    City News Service|

  • Homicide

    L.A. city firefighter, spouse, die in murder-suicide in southeast Long Beach

    Police are investigating a murder-suicide involving a husband and wife – one of them an employee of the Los Angeles Fire Department – in southeast Long Beach, officials said Sunday morning. At about 10:45 a.m. Saturday, police responded to the 7100 block of Island Village Drive – which is off Second Street, east of Studebaker Road – to investigate a domestic call, according to a statement from Nancy Pratt, spokeswoman for the Long Beach Police Department.

    Press-Telegram staff|

  • Boat shows

    Southern California Boat Show expected to make a splash in its return to San Pedro

    After organizers deemed last year’s inaugural event a success, the annual Southern California Boat Show will return to San Pedro this week. From the availability of parking to the marina setting, the Port of Los Angeles and San Pedro look to be a regular stop on the boat show tour that’s been a staple in Newport Beach and elsewhere for 45 years. “We’ve done two shows (every year) in Newport and the plan was to take one of those shows and move it north...

    Donna Littlejohn
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