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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.

Rescuers in Guatamala Rush to Rescue Volcano Survivors

Scores of civil defense and rescue workers scrambled Monday to try to find any unlikely survivors of the Fuego volcano's deadly eruption more than a week on. 

Hilton Public Scoping Meeting for 23-Story Project Tuesday at City Hall

A public presentation of the Beverly Hilton Specific Plan Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and Public Scoping meeting will be held at the Municipal Gallery at City Hall Tuesday evening at 6 p.m.

The Municipal League of Beverly Hills to Hold Annual Meeting Wednesday

The public is welcome for the annual Town Hall and General Membership Meeting of the Municipal League of Beverly Hills at the Peninsula Hotel Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. Guests will include Beverly Hills Mayor Julian Gold and Beverly Hills Police Chief Sandra Spagnoli.

Residents Galvanize To Oppose Benedict Canyon Hotel Project

With lightning speed, residents have galvanized to oppose a proposed 99-room hotel and residential development in the heart of Benedict Canyon. In only 48 hours, say residents, they have generated over 400 emails to the office of Los Angeles City Council member Paul Koretz to ask for his help and support to oppose the project.

Brushfire in Bel-Air/Holmby Hills Knocked Down – Road is Now Opened

The Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) and the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) equaled 111 firefighters to knock down a blaze that has burned 1-1.5 acres in the area of 913 N. Beverly Glen Boulevard in the Bel-Air/Holmby Hills area.

Beverly Hills News – City Pays Survivors $640,000 in Loma Vista Wrongful Death Case

The mother and son of a pickup truck driver who was fatally injured in a crash in Beverly Hills in 2016 on the same steep street where two LAPD officers were killed in previous crashes settled their lawsuit against the city for a collective total of $640,000.

Texas Shooting Leaves Ten Dead, One Student Arrested

 Ten people were killed and at least 10 injured when a student armed with a shotgun and a revolver opened fire at his Texas high school on Friday, officials said, in the latest deadly school shooting in the United States.

Beverly Hills News – City of Beverly Hills Disputes School District Statement

In a press release Wednesday evening, the City of Beverly Hills responded to a letter from Beverly Hills Unified School District (BHUSD) Superintendent Dr. Michael Bregy, in which he outlined their ongoing concerns over the planned Metro Purple Line Extension beneath the bungalows at Beverly Hills High School.

Beverly Hills News – Basement Ordinance Prevails; Signatures Come up Short

In a letter from the Beverly Hills City Clerk today, Byron Pope certified that there are insufficient signatures on the petition for a referendum to rescind the Basement Ordinance. The Ordinance stands. To qualify, the petition required the signatures of 10% of the City's registered voters, and it fell 25 signatures short.

Canada Pulls Diplomats From Cuba Over Mysterious Illness

Canada announced Monday it was sending home the families of its diplomats in Cuba, after a year-long investigation into a mysterious illness afflicting Canadian and US officials failed to reveal a cause. 
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