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LA County strikes deal with cities to ‘streamline’ homeless services

By Susan Abram|

Protests turn unruly after Trump’s Phoenix speech

PHOENIX >> A day of noisy but largely peaceful protests of President Donald Trump’s speech in Phoenix turned unruly as police fired pepper spray at crowds after someone apparently lobbed rocks and bottles at officers. A cloudy haze ...

By Jacques Billeaud and Clarice Silber Associated Press|


  • Local governments

    LA sues Trump administration over sanctuary city crackdown

    Los Angeles officials have sued the federal government over Department of Justice grant application rules that are aimed at cracking down on so-called sanctuary cities, the city attorney said Tuesday. “We’re filing a lawsuit against the (Donald) Trump administration ... to seek an injunction to block the imposition of unconstitutional civil immigration conditions on a vital crime-fighting grant,” City Attorney Mike Feuer said at a news conference at City Hall in...

    By Elizabeth Chou @reporterliz on Twitter|

  • Bone marrow transplants

    Campaign continues to find bone marrow match for San Pedro officer

    Since a campaign began in April to find a bone marrow match for a San Pedro police officer suffering from a rare blood disorder, more than 1,700 people have registered with Be The Match. And, though a match has not yet been found for Officer Matthew Medina of Bellflower, two others in need have found matches as a result of volunteers’ efforts, officials with the organization said. “This has been a huge campaign,” said Ayumi Nagata, recruitment manager for...

    Melissa Evans

  • Gubernatorial elections

    2 Valley Democrats endorse John Chiang for governor

    State Treasurer John Chiang picked up two key endorsements Tuesday, with Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Sherman Oaks, and Los Angeles City Councilman Bob Blumenfield throwing their support behind the gubernatorial candidate. The backing came as Democratic candidate Chiang stumped in the San Fernando Valley, where he once lived for 18 years. In the morning, he boarded a Metro Orange Line bus on Balboa Boulevard in the Encino area for a trip to the Red Line in Universal City. With the media in...

    Brenda Gazzar

  • Executive branch

    Where and when to watch President Donald Trump’s Arizona rally on TV and the Internet

    President Donald Trump won the White House, took the oath of office and has been serving as president since Jan. 20. But he hasn’t stopped holding rallies in Trump strongholds across the country. The campaigning continues Tuesday after a difficult week for the White House that saw Trump’s “very fine people” comment about a Charlottesville, Virginia, white supremacist rally end with the dissolution of the president’s business councils and...

    Steve Rosenberg

  • War and unrest

    Trump vows continued fight in Afghanistan

    WASHINGTON — Reversing his past calls for a speedy exit, President Donald Trump recommitted the United States to the 16-year-old war in Afghanistan, declaring U.S. troops must “fight to win.” He pointedly declined to disclose how many more troops will be dispatched to wage America’s longest war. In a prime-time address to unveil his new Afghanistan strategy, Trump said Monday the U.S. would shift away from a “time-based” approach, instead...

    By JOSH LEDERMAN and ROBERT BURNS Associated Press|

  • Local governments

    Effort to increase number of LA County supervisors hits roadblock in Sacramento

    A state effort to expand the number of seats on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors stalled in Sacramento Monday, but its backers remain hopeful. The constitutional amendment submitted in May by State Sen. Tony Mendoza, D-Artesia, was heard on Monday by the Senate’s Appropriations Committee, but was later sent by members on a 7 to 0 vote to what’s called the suspense file for further consideration because of its potential fiscal impact. “Senator...

    Susan Abram

  • Home

    Another new housing tower approved for Downtown Long Beach; advocates worry about parking

    The Long Beach Planning Commission’s recent approval of a new seven-story apartment complex has restarted the debate over whether city planners should set aside more space for parking. Planning commissioners approved the project, to be constructed at 320 Alamitos Ave., Thursday. Its designs call for the construction of a new...

    Andrew Edwards

  • Health care policy

    Anthem’s exit leaves thousands without health insurance choice in California

    For about 60,000 Covered California customers, choosing a health plan next year will be easier, and possibly more painful, than ever: There will be only one insurer left in their communities after Anthem Blue Cross of California pulls out of much of the state’s individual market. That means they could lose doctors they trust, or pay higher premiums. Anthem’s departure is also a blow for the Covered California exchange, which often has boasted that healthy...

    By Ana B. Ibarra California Healthline|

  • Fairs and festivals

    El Segundo will celebrate centennial with family-friendly carnival Sunday

    El Segundo is continuing its yearlong centennial celebration with a carnival at Chevron Employee Park on Sunday. The family-friendly event kicks off at 11 a.m. and runs through 7 p.m. at the park at 324 W. El Segundo Blvd. Festivities include live music, jugglers, games and carnival rides. Food booths will support clubs from El Segundo High...


  • War and unrest

    On front lines, US commanders want more trainers for Afghanistan troops

    TACTICAL BASE GAMBERI, Afghanistan — Deep in the mountains of eastern Afghanistan, on the front lines against Taliban and Islamic State fighters, U.S. military commanders say they needs more forces to better train Afghan soldiers to combat the escalating threat. They’re hoping President Donald Trump heeds their calls when he outlines his new war strategy. At Tactical Base Gamberi, the Americans helping Afghan army units try to quell the insurgent stronghold of Nangarhar...

    By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press|

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