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Newsom Dramatically Scales Back High-Speed Rail Project

The long-touted dream of a high-speed rail line connecting San Diego and Los Angeles with the Bay Area was put on hold Tuesday, with Gov. Gavin Newsom saying that while he respects the idea, the project needs a major reevaluation.

Beverly Hills Seeks Ban On Sales Of Tobacco

Beverly Hills’ “Healthy City” nickname may soon mean that the sale of tobacco products will be banned in the City of Beverly Hills. This could make the City the first in the U.S. to ban all sales of tobacco.

Kardashian Sisters Seek OK For $10.6M Arbitration Award

Three Kardashian sisters are asking a judge to confirm a $10.6 million award they say an arbitration panel granted them in a lawsuit brought by a hedge fund that alleged they committed fraud and breach of contract regarding the funding of a line of beauty products.

Michael Jackson Family Slams Documentary Renewing Sex Abuse Claims

Michael Jackson's family on Monday lashed out against a new documentary renewing focus on allegations the singer sexually abused young boys, calling the subsequent social media outrage a "public lynching."Michael Jackson's family on Monday lashed out against a new documentary renewing focus on allegations the singer sexually abused young boys, calling the subsequent social media outrage a "public lynching."

L.A. County Set to Regulate Scooters in Unincorporated Communities

Los Angeles County joined the ranks of municipalities wrangling with how to regulate electric scooters, voting Tuesday to create a pilot regulatory program.

Trump Justice Nominee: Mueller Probe No ‘Witch Hunt’

Donald Trump's US attorney general nominee Bill Barr pledged Tuesday to protect the investigation into possible election collusion with Russia and rejected the president's characterization of the probe as a "witch hunt."

Record Holiday Travel Expected Starting Wednesday

The Automobile Club of Southern California says it's expecting this year's Thanksgiving holiday to be the busiest in Southern California since 2005, with 4.2 million residents expected to get away for the long weekend.

CNN Says White House Is Preparing To Ban Acosta Again

CNN said Monday it asked for a new emergency hearing to allow its reporter Jim Acosta to remain at the White House, saying officials are threatening to again revoke his press pass.

Residents Return to Woolsey Fire Area, Face New Concern

More Malibu residents forced to flee the Woolsey Fire are back home Monday, in time to face a rain forecast for Wednesday that raises fears of possible mudslides as the estimated date for full containment of the fire was moved back to Thursday.

Judge Delays Ruling On CNN Suit To Reinstate White House Reporter

A US federal judge delayed until Friday a ruling on a lawsuit to force the White House to reinstate a CNN reporter banned after a heated exchange with President Donald Trump during a news conference last week.

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.

Putin Says Had Good Conversation With Trump In Paris

Russian President Vladimir Putin said he had a brief but good conversation with US leader Donald Trump at World War I centenary events in Paris, Russian media reported.

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.

Marcus, Walker-Shuman Elected To Beverly Hills Board of Education

With all precincts reporting early Wednesday morning, Rachelle Marcus and Tristen Walker-Shuman were elected to take over two empty seats on the Beverly Hills Board of Education.

Newsom Wins Governor’s Race, Cox Concedes

Democratic Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom will be the governor of the deep blue state of California, winning a decisive victory Tuesday evening against Republican John Cox.
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