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Sentencing Postponed for Former Westside VA Contracts Administrator

A sentencing hearing was postponed Monday for a former U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs contracts administrator who pleaded guilty to tax fraud and lying to investigators about his part in a bribery scheme at the VA's Westside medical center campus.

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.

UK Nerve Agent Attack: What we Know so Far

The exposure of an apparently random British couple to the same nerve agent used against former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal, in the same part of southwest England, has sent officials scrambling to discover the source of the contamination.

Friars Charitable Foundation Honors Its 100-Year-Old Chairman With Tower Cancer Research Foundation Gift

The $10,000 grant will go to Tower Cancer Research Foundation’s “Power of Precision” campaign  to accelerate the pace of cancer research in molecular genetics, promoting the translation of the scientific advances into new life-saving therapies for patients.

Beverly Hills Among Cities to Receive Grant to Combat Illegal Sales of Cigarettes to Minors

  California Attorney General Xavier Becerra Tuesday announced $37.5 million in state grant funding to combat the illegal sale of cigarettes and tobacco products to minors.

Redmond O’Neal Ordered to Undergo Mental Health Evaluation

The son of actors Ryan O'Neal and the late Farrah Fawcett will undergo a mental health evaluation after refusing transport Friday from jail to court, where he was scheduled to appear on robbery, assault and drug charges.

Trudeau Says that Canada to Legalize Cannabis in October

 Canada will legalize the consumption and cultivation of cannabis from October 17, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Wednesday.

Charlie Sheen in Court with Ex for Exposing Her to HIV

  A judge said Wednesday he wants to study the issues further before possibly requiring out-of-court arbitration for  a one-time girlfriend of Charlie Sheen, who claims in a lawsuit that the actor exposed her to HIV.

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 Among Cities to Receive Grant to Combat Illegal Sales of Cigarettes to Minors

  California Attorney General Xavier Becerra Tuesday announced $37.5 million in state grant funding to combat the illegal sale of cigarettes and tobacco products to minors.

Redmond O’Neal Ordered to Undergo Mental Health Evaluation

The son of actors Ryan O'Neal and the late Farrah Fawcett will undergo a mental health evaluation after refusing transport Friday from jail to court, where he was scheduled to appear on robbery, assault and drug charges.

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.

Razia Jan, Founder Of Girls School In Afghanistan Receives LEF Empowerment Award

The 2018 Meredith MacRae Empowerment Award from The Leadership and Education Fund for the Betterment of Women will help Rezia Jan continue the mission of her Zabuli Education Center (ZEC), an all-girls school in Deh’Subz, Afghanistan.

Philanthropists Lisa and Larry Rosenstein, Randi and Warren Grant, Pediatric Oncologist Dr. Alan Wayne To Be Honored at Tower Cancer Foundation Gala

"All My Children’s" Colin Egglesfield to present award; and Erin Cummings of "Spartacus: Blood and Sand," to serve as emcee. One million dollar grant to single researcher investigating new genetic changes caused by cancer, among major grants to be announced.

Laurie Burrows Grad Authors New Book On Grief, To Take Part In Our House Walk Sunday

Resident and author Laurie Burrow Grad will be among the participants when Our House Grief Support Center's ninth annual Run for Hope 5K kicks off Sunday at the West Los Angeles Civic Center & Bandshell.

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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