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Beverly Hills News – Parole Denied to Manson Follower Leslie Van Houten

  A Los Angeles judge Friday denied a petition challenging Gov. Jerry Brown's decision to reverse a state parole board's recommendation of parole for former Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten, who was convicted of the 1969 murders of grocers Leno and Rosemary La Bianca at their Los Feliz home.

U.S. has World’s Highest Number of People Seeking Asylum

 The United States -- facing massive controversy over immigration -- received more asylum requests than any other developed nation in 2017, overtaking Germany, the OECD said in a report published Wednesday.

U.S. Has Over 2,300 Child-Parent Border Separations Since May

 US officials have separated 2,342 children from their parents at the border with Mexico since shortly before a "zero tolerance" policy targeting illegal immigration was announced in early May, officials said Monday.

Senate Democrats Demand End to Family Separations at US Borders

 US Senate Democrats on Tuesday demanded an end to forced separation of undocumented immigrant children from their parents, introducing legislation that would ban the controversial practice undertaken by the Trump administration.

Former California Governor George Deukmejian Dead at 89

Former California Gov. George Deukmejian, who served two terms as the state's chief executive in the 1980s, died Tuesday at his home in Long Beach at age 89.

Los Angeles Music Festival Cancelled Due to Low Ticket Sales

Goldenvoice says it has canceled this year's edition of the annual FYF festival scheduled for July 21 and 22 at Exposition Park with Janet Jackson and Florence + the Machine lined up as headliners.  

Six More Former USC Students File Lawsuit Against USC Doctor for Misconduct Allegations

Six more former USC students filed a lawsuit against the school and a former USC gynecologist Friday, alleging gross sexual misconduct and sexual assault on campus by the doctor, who worked at the Student Health Center for nearly 30 years.

LA Chamber Orchestra Cellist to Play at Royal Wedding

The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra had been counting on cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason to be the guest soloist when it performs at the Alex Theatre in Glendale this weekend, but the 19-year-old British virtuoso got a better offer -- from Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.

Chris Brown, Fellow Rapper Sued for Alleged Sexual Assaults

Former California Governor George Deukmejian Dead at 89

Former California Gov. George Deukmejian, who served two terms as the state's chief executive in the 1980s, died Tuesday at his home in Long Beach at age 89.

Los Angeles Music Festival Cancelled Due to Low Ticket Sales

Goldenvoice says it has canceled this year's edition of the annual FYF festival scheduled for July 21 and 22 at Exposition Park with Janet Jackson and Florence + the Machine lined up as headliners.  

UCLA Service Workers Begin Three-Day Strike

Thousands of University of California service workers began a three-day strike Monday at campuses and medical facilities across the state, including at UCLA and UC Irvine Medical Center.  

LA City Council Votes to Oppose Wiener’s Density Bill SB827

The Los Angeles City Council has voted to oppose legislation proposed by State Senator Scott Wiener to intensify development around what the proposal terms "transit corridors" -- anywhere within a half mile of a bus stop that has four buses per hour.

Trump’s Arrival in San Diego Greeted with Protesters

Making the first trip of his administration to California, President Donald Trump traveled to Otay Mesa Tuesday to view prototypes of his proposed border wall, saying after the tour he prefers a barrier that allows law enforcement to see through into Mexico.

State Senate Regulation Calls for Ouster of Senator Accused of Sexual Misconduct

When the state Legislature reconvenes Wednesday in Sacramento, a local state senator will find himself the target of a resolution calling for his ouster in response to sexual misconduct allegations against him.

Charles Manson, Cult Leader and Convicted Murderer, Dead, at 83

Charles Manson, the man convicted of murdering Sharon Tate and six other people in the notorious summer of 1969, has died of natural causes in a California hospital.
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