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- Tubes at San Onofre nuclear plant show wear, regulators say
Dozens of tubes that carry radioactive water in a steam generator showed ‘many, many years’ worth of wear, they say, even though the tubing is less than two years old. The findings followed a leak Tuesday.
Nuclear regulators said Thursday that extensive wear had been found on the tubes inside a unit at the San Onofre nuclear plant, where another unit was placed off-line after a leak earlier this week.
- Smuggling ring allegedly used black drivers to avoid racial profiling
Five people are charged in a plot to employ African Americans from Compton to avert suspicion when bringing illegal immigrants across the border.
In the calculus of cross-border human smuggling, Maria Lopez-Diaz allegedly concluded that black instead of brown equals green.
- L.A. sues Northern Trust over pension fund losses
The suit also targets Pension Consulting Alliance Inc., which the Los Angeles City Employees’ Retirement System used as its investment consultant. The suit contends the bank and consultant engaged in unlawful business practices.
Los Angeles officials alleged in a lawsuit this week that they were misled by a longtime investment bank trying to protect its own financial interests, resulting in more than $95 million in losses to a city employee pension fund.
- L.A. ethics panel may raise campaign contribution limits
The increase, the first in 27 years, would more than double limits on candidates for City Council, mayor, city attorney and city controller. Staffers note that a dollar is worth half what it was in 1985.
The Los Angeles City Ethics Commission is weighing a plan to increase limits on campaign contributions for the first time in 27 years, more than doubling the amount of money donors can give to candidates.
- Ross Cutlery Moving, Expanding
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES – After more than 70 years selling knifesfrom its shop in the Bradbury Building, Ross Cutlery has signed alease to occupy a larger space a few doors down on the same blockof Br
- Bank of India Fills High-Traffic Space That Had Been Vacant for 22 Years
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES – In the past 22 years, Downtown LosAngeles has seen hundreds if not thousands of additions. Housingprojects have opened, restaurants have come (and in many instancesgone), and
- Broadway ‘Sparkle Factory’ Planned
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES – Broadway is getting a little extrasparkle, courtesy of renowned jewelry designer TarinaTarantino.
- Adapting the Adaptive Reuse Ordinance
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES – In 1999, the city approved the AdaptiveReuse Ordinance. The measure, which made it easier and lessexpensive for developers to turn dilapidated office structures intohousing,
- Marijuana Found Floating Near Marina del Rey
About $500,000 worth of marijuana was found floating off the coast of Marina del Rey Wednesday afternoon, police said.
- Catwoman Pepper Sprays Jack Sparrow
Tourists and Southland natives alike were treated to show starring Catwoman, a Pirate and an Alien Thursday afternoon.
- More Crimes Linked to OC Murder Suspect
The suspect in a string of transient murders in Orange County is being linked to additional crimes, according to Anaheim police.
- Top Komen Official Resigns from LA Chapter
The executive director of a local chapter for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation — a nationwide organization recently under fire for not renewing a partnership with Planned Parenthood — has resigned…
- Retired LAPD Officer Remembers North Hollywood Shootout As 15th Anniversary Nears
It’s one of those events that everyone has a story about.
- Goodell Likely To Expand NFL To 34 Teams If LA Gets Franchise
Commissioner Roger Goodell says if the NFL puts a team in Los Angeles, it is probable the league would expand to 34 franchises.
- USC Falls To Washington State 60-53
Brock Motum scored 26 points to lead Washington State past Southern California 60-53 Thursday night.
- Washington Rallies To Beat UCLA, 71-69
Terrence Ross scored 10 of Washington’s final 12 points to finish with 22, and the Huskies overcame a 10-point deficit with seven minutes remaining to stun UCLA 71-69 on Thursday night.
- Teen Gets Hero Honors For Saving Woman And Baby From Vicious Attack
A Southland teen was honored Thursday for his role in stopping a man from strangling his own 1-year-old baby daughter and beating the child’s mother.
- Watch ‘California Bountiful’ To Find Out Where Your Food Really Comes From
Whether you love comfort food, fancy food or fresh food, it’s all part of what makes California so special. See how food gets from the farm to your fork on “California Bountiful” Saturdays at 4 p.m. on KCAL9.
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