Articles Tagged With ‘Los Angeles’

Dry ice bomb explodes in LAX bathroom

A bottle of dry ice exploded in a men’s bathroom at the Los Angeles International Airport Sunday evening, causing a delay in flights and triggering a response from the Los Angeles Police Department bomb squad. [LA Times] Around 7 p.m.... (Continue reading)

SLO seizes homeless property days after LA loses legal bid

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo calls the tents, bikes and personal belongings of homeless people “found property.” Workers for the company that gets $1,600 a day to seize and send the property to the landfill call it “homeless trash.”... (Continue reading)

SoCal house-flipping roaring back

Signaling a potential statewide housing sector recovery, the practice of flipping houses in Southern California has suddenly reached near-record levels, matching the 2005 high. (Los Angeles Times) Flipping of residential units at the peak of the busing bubble was in... (Continue reading)

SLO police officer pleads guilty to extortion

San Luis Obispo Police Department narcotics officer Corey Pierce pleaded guilty to extortion Monday in federal court in Los Angeles. [New Times] Pierce 39, pleaded guilty to one of two counts of extortion. In April, he pleaded not guilty to... (Continue reading)

Los Angeles initiates plastic bag ban

There will be no more plastic bags in Los Angeles supermarkets, convenience stores, pharmacies, and other big retailers following a resounding 11-1 vote by city council members Tuesday. (Los Angeles Times) The move is considered the first step toward a... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly postseason run ends in Los Angeles

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The Cal Poly baseball squad notched its first 40-win season and NCAA Tournament victory at the Divison 1 level in 2013, but the Mustangs failed to break a postseason slide that began Saturday night and continued Sunday.... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly responds to rude introduction with first tournament win

The Cal Poly baseball team entered the Los Angeles Regional Friday as a relative unknown. The public address announcer at UCLA’s Jackie Robinson stadium knew neither the location, nor mascot of the squad’s school. The announcer welcomed the Mustangs to... (Continue reading)

First Amendment case threatens public employee unions

OPINION By PETER SCHEER Public employee unions face a new, and mortal, threat. It’s not the unfunded liability of union pension plans or municipal governments’ resort to bankruptcy to void union contracts. It’s not state initiatives to restrict collective bargaining... (Continue reading)

Nevada’s mental patients’ ticket to ride

Nevada health officials have been quietly putting psychiatric patients on buses and shipping them to locales all over the U.S., and California has become a favorite destination, a Sacramento Bee investigation reveals. Health services in Nevada have been drastically reduced... (Continue reading)

California woman awarded $4 million for shower head shocking

A Los Angeles jury awarded a California woman $4 million for getting shocked by stray electricity that pulsed through her bathroom shower head. [Mercury News] Simona Wilson, the mother of three young children, sued Southern California Edison in 2011 around... (Continue reading)