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The new ‘Wheel of Terror’ debuts Thursday at Pike Outlets

By Tim Grobaty|

CSU, professors reach tentative deal to extend contract

Labor peace between Cal State University administrators and professors is likely to continue into 2020, thanks to a tentative contract extension. CSU administrators and the California Faculty Association announced the agreement Tuesday. If ratif...

By Andrew Edwards|

MOST RECENT STORIES

  • Minimum wage

    Target will raise minimum hourly wage to $15 by the end of 2020

    NEW YORK >> Target Corp. is raising its minimum hourly wage for workers to $11 starting next month and then to $15 by the end of 2020, a move it says will help it hire and keep the best employees and make shopping a better experience for customers. The initiative announced Monday is part of the discounter’s overall strategy to improve its business, which includes remodeling stores, expanding its online services and opening up smaller urban locations. Target quietly...

    By Anne D’innocenzio The Associated Press|

  • 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|

  • Education

    The California missions school project is becoming a thing of the past. Here’s why

    For decades, fourth-grade students in California have had one project that has taken over dining room tables, required piles of popsicle sticks and kept parents and kids up at night completing it: building a model of one of the 18th- and 19th-century Spanish missions in the state. But under a new educational framework the state Department of Education is rolling out, the annual project may become history. Why? Two reasons: It doesn’t effectively teach students about the...

    By Antonie Boessenkool aboessenkool@scng.com @AntonieWrites on Twitter|

  • Environment

    After 20 years, California’s whale tail license plates remain one of state’s most successful environmental programs ever

    What started as a simple picture of a whale’s tail emblazoned on a specialized California license plate decades ago has morphed into one of the most successful environmental programs in the state. The Whale Tail license plate — celebrating its 20th anniversary — continues to be popular among motorists. Since 1997, 243,000 plates were sold and the program has raised $95 million, according to the California Coastal Commission, the state agency that doles out cash...

    Steve Scauzillo
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  • 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|

  • Hiking

    Catalina Island hopes to woo more visitors with 27 miles of new hiking trails

    Visitors to Catalina Island have 27 miles of new options to leave Avalon behind and trek into the isle’s back country, thanks to a newly opened series of trails. The trails were added as part of Imagine Catalina, a multidecade project to preserve the island and promote conservation among visitors. Offering visitors new incentives to leave Catalina’s city hubs to explore the back country fits nicely into that plan, said Suzy Gardner, chief development officer for the...

    Cynthia Washicko
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  • 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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