States, cities sue US over census citizenship question

Seventeen states, the District of Columbia and six cities sued the U.S. government Tuesday, saying the addition of a citizenship question to the census form is unconstitutional. Federal funding and congressional representation are at stake in the dispute over the Trump administration's move to reinstate the citizenship question to the 2020... Read more →


Ambulance stolen from LA hospital recovered after pursuit

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An ambulance stolen from outside a downtown Los Angeles hospital was pursued east into San Bernardino County where the driver was taken into custody. Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey says the ambulance was stolen around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday while its paramedic crew was transferring a seriously ill... Read more →


Proposal would limit when California police can shoot guns

Several lawmakers and the family of a 22-year-old unarmed black man who was fatally shot by police proposed Tuesday that California become the first state to significantly restrict when officers can open fire. The legislation would change the standard from using "reasonable force" to "necessary force." That means officers would be... Read more →


US targets waiver letting California steer emissions limits

Scott Pruitt, administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, turned his sights this week on a nearly half-century-old federal waiver that allows California to pursue its own, tough tailpipe emission standards, and allows other states to opt in to California's standards rather than federal ones if they choose. The waiver has... Read more →


Lincoln Blvd. development returns to Planning Commission

WNMS, the offshoot of prolific and controversial developer NMS, will be back before the Planning Commission this week for revisions to a project on Lincoln Blvd. that will add to the surge of development between the freeway and Colorado Blvd. According to the staff report, the project would be a “new five-story, 50- foot high, 69,896... Read more →


‘Miraculous': Teen survives 12 hours in Los Angeles sewage

A 13-year-old boy was miraculously rescued Monday after falling into a river of sewage in Los Angeles, getting swept away and spending more than 12 hours in the toxic environment of the city's mazelike underground pipeline system. Jesse Hernandez had been playing with other children on wooden planks over an access portal to the sewer... Read more →


Trump administration sues California over federal land sales

SACRAMENTO The Trump administration is suing California over a law that aims to give the state power to override the sale of federal lands. The U.S. Department of Justice filed the lawsuit Monday. It's the latest battle between President Donald Trump and the nation's most populous state, where Democrats have tried aggressively to thwart... Read more →