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So what do fans say about attending a Chargers game at StubHub Center in Carson?

By Sandy Mazza|

Former Long Beach foster child interns for Kamala Harris, writes foster care policy paper

Tiffany Boyd may be “the lucky one” of her seven siblings, but she doesn’t like that label. She’d rather every kid in the foster system be supported and have someone in their corner. The 29-year-old Long Beach woman s...

By Valerie Oiser Staff Writer |

MOST RECENT STORIES

  • Serial killings

    Elusive 1980s serial killer died in California prison

    CONCORD, N.H. — New Hampshire authorities say they have confirmed the true identity of a suspected serial killer. In January, authorities said that a man who died in a California prison in 2010 likely killed a New Hampshire woman who disappeared in 1981 and a woman and three girls whose bodies were found in barrels in Allenstown in 1985 and 2000. The suspect went by several names, including Bob Evans, but authorities said Friday that DNA results confirm his real name was...

    By HOLLY RAMER Associated Press|

  • Police

    157 died in encounters with police in California last year

    LOS ANGELES — Violent police encounters in California last year led to the deaths of 157 people and six officers, the state attorney general’s office said Thursday in a report that provides the first statewide tally on police use-of-force incidents. All of the state’s 800 police departments supplied detailed data from 2016, including demographic information on the civilians and officers, the type of call that led to the violence and the officers’...

    By MICHAEL BALSAMO Associated Press|

  • Space exploration

    NASA, PBS marking 40 years since Voyager spacecraft launches

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Forty years after blasting off, Earth’s most distant ambassadors — the twin Voyager spacecraft — are carrying sounds and music of our planet ever deeper into the cosmos. Think of them as messages in bottles meant for anyone — or anything — out there. This Sunday marks the 40th anniversary of NASA’s launch of Voyager 2, now almost 11 billion miles distant. It departed from Cape Canaveral on Aug. 20, 1977 to...

    By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer|

  • News

    There’s an O.J. Simpson museum in LA - catch it before it’s gone

    LOS ANGELES — A pop-up museum dedicated to examining the legacy of former USC and NFL star O.J. Simpson will open in Chinatown today. Displays in The O.J. Museum include sports memorabilia, a 1994 Ford Bronco, board games, a collection of 60 bootleg trial T-shirts and interactive exhibits. • PHOTOS: The 1995 OJ Simpson trial -- did he get away with...

    City News Service|

  • Scientific research

    UC Riverside scientists erase fear in mice, hope to help humans one day

    Got a bad memory you’d like to get rid of? A pair of UC Riverside researchers say they have developed a technique that might make that possible. Right now, you have to be a mouse to benefit from the process. But Jun-Hyeong Cho, a professor of cell biology and neuroscience and postdoctoral researcher Woong Bin Kim hope the work they are doing can one day be used on humans, particularly those who may suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder or crippling...

    Mark Muckenfuss
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  • Children's entertainment

    9 ways to have fun at the Brick Fest Live Lego Fan Experience

    In 1958, Lego bricks were introduced in their present form, and since then their popularity has grown exponentially. Today building with Legos — whether or not you follow the instructions on the box — has become a family activity. You can continue that fun at the Brick Fest Live! Lego Fan Experience at the Pasadena Convention Center Saturday and Aug. 27, and here’s nine ways to have a great...

    Michelle Mills
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  • Road transportation

    What was that giant, weird-looking dome you saw on the road in Southern California?

    If you see a massive, bizarre-looking, rusty dome traveling along a major highway and are wondering what the heck that is — yeah, we were curious, too. Turns out the gigantic piece of mystery equipment, which puzzled Southern California drivers from Corona to Norco to Westminster and Seal Beach early Thursday morning, is a reactor bound for the Chevron refinery in El Segundo. It’s been on the road for days from a specialty manufacturer in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and made...

    Megan Barnes
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  • Reckless endangerment

    Investigation launched at Port of LA security after man plunges from gantry crane

    The Port of Los Angeles said Thursday it is reviewing its security protocols after a man driving a stolen SUV — who evaded police at least twice — breached a security gate into the West Basin Shipping Terminal, climbed a gantry crane, and eventually fell or jumped to his death Wednesday night. The man was...

    Rachel Uranga
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  • Wildlife

    Juvenile gray whale spotted in Newport Beach, Port of LA as it journeys north

    A juvenile gray whale last seen in the shallow waters of Newport Harbor’s Back Bay has left the harbor and was spotted leaving the Port of Los Angeles Wednesday, Aug. 16. “The whale was seen near Cabrillo Beach late Wednesday,” said Justin Viezbicke, marine mammal stranding coordinator for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The 20-foot whale — which drew attention after showing up in a lagoon near Carlsbad on Aug. 7, then in Dana...

    Erika Ritchie
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  • Airport operation

    Take a virtual ride on a Metro train to check out LAX’s Automated People Mover

    A new video rendering of the Automated People Mover coming to Los Angeles International Airport gives passengers a birds-eye view of the automatic tram six years before it lands at the airport. The train is the centerpiece of the Landslide Access Modernization Program, a $5.5 billion project aiming to reduce traffic congestion around the Central Terminal Area.

    Cynthia Washicko
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