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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.  

LA City Attorney Mike Feuer Receives 2017 Hodson Award from ABA

City Attorney Mike Feuer announced Monday that his office has received the 2017 Hodson Award from the American Bar Association's Government and Public Sector Lawyers Division.

SpaceX Successfully Launches Second Supply Mission

Hawthorne-based SpaceX launched another supply mission to the International Space Station Monday, sending roughly three tons of material to the outpost, including a Hewlett Packard supercomputer.

Shooter Kills Three, Then Self, at San Francisco UPS Facility

 Several people were shot on Wednesday at a San Francisco warehouse and customer service facility operated by global parcel delivery service UPS, authorities and the company said.

mitu Digital Media to Fund Campaign on Behalf of Immigrants

  A Santa Monica-based, Latino-oriented digital media company announced what it calls a global social movement Wednesday aimed at raising millions of dollars to provide legal assistance to the estimated 11 million immigrants living in the United States illegally.

Southland Politicians Denounce New Trump Travel Ban

A revised executive order signed Monday by President Donald Trump that restricts travel into the United States from six primarily Muslim countries and bars all refugee entries for 120 days did little to appease Southland elected officials who called the order no better than the previous one that was rejected by a federal court.

Officials Seek Answers in Jewish Community Center Bomb Threats

The Westside Jewish Community Center was the latest Jewish facility across the country to receive a bomb threat phone call, according to law enforcement.

UCSD Choice of Dalai Lama as Commencement Speaker Sparks Protests Among Chinese Students

A California university's decision to have the Dalai Lama speak at this year's commencement ceremony has sparked uproar among Chinese students who see the choice as an affront.

Westwood Seniors Can Stay in Their Homes During Building Renovations

Amid pressure from the Los Angeles City Council, the firm that owns a Westwood retirement community seeking to evict its residents during renovations on the building said Friday everyone can stay.

Sheriff Lifts Mandatory Evacuation Orders for Residents Near Oroville Dam with Less Rain Expected Thursday

A sheriff on Tuesday lifted a mandatory evacuation order in northern California, which had impacted nearly 200,000 people in an area under threat of catastrophic failure at the tallest dam in the United States.

Man Pleads Guilty to Providing Weapons for San Bernardino Shooters

A Riverside man has agreed to plead guilty to providing material support to San Bernardino mass-shooter Syed Rizwan Farook and conspiring with him to carry out attacks that never materialized at Riverside City College and on the Riverside (91) Freeway, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.
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