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JPL-Managed Probe Lands on Mars; Will Study Red Planet’s Interior

After more than six months in transit, a probe managed by Pasadena-based Jet Propulsion Laboratory successfully touched down on the surface of Mars Monday, beginning the first mission designed to study the center of the Red Planet.

Some Evacuations Lifted, but Flare-Up Proves Woolsey Fire Not Done Yet

Although fire crews appeared to be making major progress Tuesday on the deadly Woolsey Fire in Los Angeles and Ventura counties, with a series of evacuation orders lifted, a large flare-up near Westlake Village served as a reminder that the battle was far from over.

Paramount Ranch Among Buildings Destroyed in Woolsey Fire

The Woolsey Fire has now burned more than 83,275 acres, over 130 square miles of terrain stretching from Thousand Oaks, through Agoura, Bell Canyon, Calabasas, Kanan Dune, Point Dume and south to Pepperdine University (which has not burned). A break in the winds has enabled firefighters to achieve 10 percent containment by Sunday morning.

Multiple Confirmed Deaths in Northern California Wildfires

In Northern California, the Camp Fire and the Butte Fire have claimed multiple lives. 

Day Without A Scooter in Santa Monica as Firms Protest Possible Rules Change

Bird and Lime, the operators of dockless electric scooters that have become a Millennial fad but have raised concerns about safety and cluttering of sidewalks, want supporters to descend on Santa Monica City Hall Tuesday evening to protest the firms' possible ouster from the municipality.

Hurricane Hector Threatens Hawaii; Hurricane John Targets Mexico

Hurricane Hector whirled toward Hawaii Tuesday with 130 mph winds, bringing the threat of dangerous swells on two islands in the US archipelago state.

Key Points of Trump’s New Plan to End Family Seperations

President Donald Trump reversed his stance Wednesday and ordered an end to the practice of separating migrant children from their families at the border, a widely-scorned feature of his "zero tolerance" policy.

Trump To Sign Executive Order to “Keep Families Together”

Faced with the disturbing images of migrant children separated from their parents at the US border with Mexico that have shocked America and the world, President Donald Trump did not flinch for a long time.

Garcetti Paints Rosy Picture of Los Angeles’ Future Transportation

  With billions of dollars set to flow into its coffers over the coming decades, leaders of Metro painted a rosy and optimistic future for the agency and for transportation in Los Angeles County Wednesday at an annual State of the Agency Report event at Union Station in downtown.

Lockheed Martin, Honeywell International Ordered to Clean Up Two Sites in Burbank

  Two aerospace companies have been ordered to spend at least $21 million to begin cleaning up underground water at two sites near Hollywood Burbank Airport, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday.

US President Donald Trump Insisted Monday that US is Not a “Migrant Camp”

President Donald Trump insisted Monday that the United States would not become a "migrant camp," as he faced soaring pressure to end the separation of immigrant families on America's southern border.

Norway’s Worst Mass Murderer Appeals to ECHR: Incarceration Conditions are “Inhuman”

 Mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik will learn Thursday the result of his appeal at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) against his prison conditions in Norway.

Rabid Bat Found in Anaheim Prompts Public Warning

A rabid bat was found last week in Anaheim, prompting Orange County Health Care Agency officials to warn the public and request that anyone who may have come in contact with it to call the agency.

Beverly Hills News – Pepperdine’s School of Public Policy to Debate the Future of Foreign Policy in Beverly Hills

Pepperdine's School of Public Policy will host a debate on the Future of Foreign Policy at the Writers' Guild Theater in Beverly Hills June 26 at 7 p.m, sponsored by the Los Angeles World Affairs Council.

Beverly Hills News – Brush Fire in Benedict Canyon Scorches 40 Acres – No Structures Lost, Evacuations Lifted

A brush fire broke out and threatened homes Tuesday in the Beverly Crest area, prompting evacuations and a furious response by firefighters, but no structures were damaged.

BHFD Fighting Brush Fire in Benedict Canyon Area

An estimated 10 acres are burning in the area between Yoakum and Portola Drives and 150 firefighters are battling the blaze off Benedict Canyon Road.
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