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Walters: Newsom fumbles on redirecting road-repair money Republican politicians, later joined by Democrats, raised a ruckus, saying that the diversions, while involving relatively small amounts of money, were breaking promises to voters.

California again acting like a country of its own The effort to encourage California to leave the rest of America behind and become an independent country has so far gotten nowhere. A ballyhooed attempt to put the question before the state's voters in the form of an initiative didn't get far, not even making the secretary of state's current list of potential future ballot measures.

Battle For LA: Clippers Top Lakers 112-102, Draw Fans From Around The World The match-up was so highly anticipated, it drew fans from all over the world including one couple who traveled to Los Angeles from Estonia - 5,600 miles - to watch the game in person. Another couple from Indiana came to the game as part of their L.A. honeymoon.

California gets ready for power outages as the strong winds, dry conditions expected this week Just as firefighters got a grip on a blaze that tore through the swanky Pacific Palisades, other Californians are at risk of unpredictable wildfires this week.

Asian stocks follow Wall Street lower after mixed earnings BEIJING - Asian stock markets followed Wall Street lower Wednesday after major companies reported mixed earnings and an EU leader said he would recommend the trade bloc let Britain to delay its departure. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Seoul declined, while Tokyo gained 0.4%.

Police Search For Shooting Suspect In Boyle Heights After Officer Needs Help Call BOYLE HEIGHTS - A perimeter was set up Tuesday night as police responded to an officer needs help call in downtown Los Angeles after an officer-involved shooting took place in the area of 1st and Gless streets.

As trial nears, hearing set in Florida school shooting case - As his death penalty trial draws closer, a hearing is set for Florida school shooting defendant Nikolas Cruz in the 2018 massacre that killed 17 people. The hearing Wednesday likely concerns the setting of timelines leading up to the planned January trial of the 21-year-old Cruz.

Vallejo City Attorney to retire, officials say VALLEJO - The City Attorney wrote in a letter to city leaders that she planned to retire, two sources with knowledge of the matter told the Vallejo Times-Herald.

Tour and Travel Guide to California California is a one of the most popular state in the United State of America. This city is really a good travel destination for the USA traveler who wants to travel that place in USA where they can find everything related to mountains, deserts, nice beaches and forests.

San Bernardino Residents Return Home After Little Mountain Fire Out of 45 homes threatened by the Little Mountain fire that broke out Monday in San Bernardino, firefighters were able to save 37 of them — but a family of four suffered smoke inhalation and minor burn injuries as they rushed to escape from their burning home.

Leonard leads Clippers over LeBron and Lakers 112-102 LOS ANGELES - Kawhi Leonard began a new chapter with the Los Angeles Clippers, scoring 30 points to go with a strong bench effort in a 112-102 victory over LeBron James and the Lakers on Tuesday night in the teams' season opener.

Zimmerman full circle with HR trot for Nats in World Series HOUSTON - Ryan Zimmerman has come full circle, with a trot around the bases for the Washington Nationals. The first amateur player ever drafted by the Nationals in 2005, and the only person to wear their jersey during all 15 seasons the team has existed, Zimmerman hit their first World Series home run.

MOCA Geffen Opened in 1983, MOCA Geffen is one of three branches of the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art - the other two being the main branch on Grand Avenue and the facility at the Pacific Design Center. MOCA Geffen, located in LA's Little Tokyo Historic District, was built within a former police car warehouse.

Cole's streak ends as Nats rough up Astros ace in Game 1 HOUSTON - Gerrit Cole trudged slowly off the mound, wiped the sweat from his upper lip and took a handshake and pat on the backside from manager AJ Hinch. Walking away without a lead - not something Cole and the Houston Astros are used to. Certainly not what they expected in the World Series opener.

Chicago mayor set to unveil budget, plan for huge deficit CHICAGO - Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is expected to detail how the nation's third-largest city should deal with an $838 million budget deficit when she delivers her budget address to the City Council. Lightfoot's speech set for Wednesday morning comes on the fifth day of canceled classes during a strike by Chicago Public Schools teachers.

The diplomat took notes. Then he told a story. WASHINGTON - A secret cable. A disembodied voice. A coded threat. William Taylor, a career diplomat, went behind closed doors in the basement of the Capitol on Tuesday and told a tale that added up to the ultimate oxymoron - a 10-hour bureaucratic thriller.

Measles Confirmed In LA County Resident, 19th Case This Year Health officials have confirmed another case of measles in a resident connected to another recent case in Los Angeles County.

Juan Hidalgo Jr. is running for California's 51st Congressional District SAN DIEGO - He earned the rank of sergeant major before retiring from the Marine Corps after serving 31 years. Sergeant Major Juan M. Hidalgo Junior is looking to toward another type of service in the world of politics. He was in studio to tell us about his candidacy.

San Diego locals to hike through Patagonia for Multiple Myeloma SAN DIEGO - Multiple Myeloma is an incurable Blood Cancer that gives patients less than a 50 percent chance of survival beyond five years. To help raise awareness for the rare disease, a San Diego couple plans to trek through the peaks and valleys of Patagonia.

Paralympian Marieke Vervoort fulfills wish to take own life Paralympian Marieke Vervoort said when the day arrived, she had signed the euthanasia papers and was prepared to end her life. That day came Tuesday in her native Belgium, her death confirmed in a statement from the city of Diest.

For Maranatha Christian, breaking records is a sister act If you head to a volleyball game at Maranatha Christian, you’re bound to see Amy and Alysha Buffini putting up impressive numbers. The new place you can find the two of them? The CIF record book. Categories: All Sports Report, Sports Tags: Maranatha Christian HS.

This columnist thinks California is in big trouble. The fix? Kill Prop 13! That forces the state to provide many services, financing them with hefty income taxes. Those are inherently more unreliable than property taxes, since wealthy taxpayers can move away, and since California's income taxes fluctuate a lot because they depend so much on the profits residents earn on volatile stock prices.

PPR Plays of the Week: October 21, 2019 Candidate #1: Hamadi Sharif, Crawford. Candidate #2: Omar Perez and Alex Guzman, Chula Vista. Candidate #3: Brown, Traylor, and Scott, Helix. Candidate #4: Tyler Buchner, The Bishop's School.

The Wildfire Log - Little Mountain Fire - 1 - A wind-driven brush fire ignited on Monday, October 21, 2019, off of 39th Street x N Severance Way, near Little Mountain area. The cause is currently unknown. Tuesday, October 22, 2019. Currently, the fire has been kept at 17 acres and has a containment status of 80%.

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