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1258-60 Lago Vista Property Sold To Parents Of ‘American Idol’ Finalist

A property that garnered the angst of residents who opposed the megamansion development has been sold to the parents of American Idol finalist Sonika Vaid.

In Stunning Upset, Alex Villanueva Defeats Incumbent McDonnell In Sheriff’s Race

The race for Los Angeles County sheriff finally ended Monday, with incumbent Jim McDonnell conceding defeat after updated election results showed retired sheriff's Lt. Alex Villanueva with a 125,878- vote lead, with only 100,000 ballots left to be counted.

US Troops Limited To Batons On Mexico Border

US troops stationed on the border with Mexico ahead of the expected arrival of a Central American migrant caravans can intervene to quell violence but will be armed only with batons, Defense Minister Jim Mattis said on Wednesday.

Three People, Two Dogs Rescued By LAFD Pilots As Woolsey Fire Approached

Two Los Angeles Fire Department pilots carried out a dramatic rescue of three people and two dogs on Castro Peak in the hills above Malibu in the midst of the Woolsey Fire, it was announced Tuesday.

Couple, Homeless Man Charged In GoFundMe Scam

Last year, the seemingly heartwarming tale of a homeless good Samaritan who helped a woman driver in need sparked a crowdfunding campaign that raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for him.

L.A. Loses Out In Amazon HQ2 Sweepstakes

Amazon made it official Tuesday following several days of media speculation, with company officials announcing that they have chosen to build additional headquarters at two locations on the East Coast.

Mac Miller Death Ruled An Accident; Cause Of Death “Mixed Drug Toxicity”

Mac Miller, who died nearly two months ago at his Studio City home, "died from mixed drug toxicity," the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner announced Monday.

Investigation Continues Into Crash Of Vintage Plane On 101 Freeway

Investigators with the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board Wednesday were looking into the circumstances that led to the fiery crash of a vintage aircraft in the center divider of the Ventura (101) Freeway in Agoura Hills.

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Elon Musk: L.A. Hyperloop Tunnel To Be Unveiled December 10

Elon Musk's Hyperloop ultra high-speed transport system will be unveiled in Los Angeles in early December with free test rides to the public, the entrepreneur announced.

Cardi B Surrenders To Police After Strip-Club Brawl

Hit American rapper Cardi B surrendered to police in New York on Monday to answer charges of assault stemming from a brawl in a strip-club during the summer, police said.

Aerial Tram, Visitor Center, Other Changes Considered for Hollywood Sign

An report recommending an aerial tram, visitor center and other changes to the area around the Hollywood Sign will be considered again by a Los Angeles City Council committee Wednesday.

Argento Sex Accuser Bennett Opens Up On Italian TV

Actor Jimmy Bennett, who accuses Asia Argento of sexually assaulting him as a teenager, said in his first television interview since the allegation emerged that they had a "complete" sexual relationship.

L.A. County Supervisors To Mull Rent Control Law

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will consider Tuesday putting in place a law that would cap rent increases at 3 percent per year in unincorporated areas and require that landlords have a legitimate reason for evictions.

Mosquito Spraying to Continue in Mecca Due to “Persistent Virus Activity”

A mosquito capable of transmitting deadly diseases has made its home in an area around about 900 Mecca homes since first being discovered in the city last fall, local vector control officials said Monday.

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.
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