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- L.A. woman has world’s longest tongue
Los Angeles resident Chanel Tapper, for example, can claim the state’s longest tongue. Yup, that’s right. Her tongue, according to Guinness, measures 3.8 inches from tip to top lip.
- Bachmann predicts a GOP win in California in 2012
The presidential hopeful, during an opening night appearance at the California Republican Party convention, says her party ‘will make Barack Obama a one-term president.’ The last time a GOP nominee took California in a general election was in 1988.
GOP presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann on Friday predicted California would side with Republicans in 2012, a distinct improbability given voting registration trends and recent history in the Golden State.
- Reno air show crash kills at least 3
A World War II racing plane plunges toward spectators, injuring more than 50. ‘It was mass chaos,’ says one witness.
Investigators were scrambling to determine what caused a powerful World War II vintage racing plane traveling at up to 400 mph to plunge toward spectators at the fabled Reno air races late Friday afternoon, leaving a shattered trail of twisted debris and broken bodies.
- Democrats ignored red flags on Durkee, records show
Kinde Durkee, now accused in federal fraud case, continued to work as a campaign treasurer for Democratic lawmakers despite numerous fines and audits.
When state Sen. Ted Lieu (D- Torrance) learned a few months ago that a state audit had found irregularities in his campaign finances, staffers immediately called Lieu’s longtime treasurer, Kinde Durkee.
- California unemployment rate hits 12.1% as employers slash jobs
State employers reduce payrolls in August for the second month in a row as they see signs of a faltering economy, pushing the jobless rate up from 12% in July.
Unsettled by signs that the recovery is stumbling, California employers in August cut jobs for the second month in a row, helping push the unemployment rate to 12.1% from 12% in July.
- Gun control bill in Gov. Brown’s hands
A measure to bar Californians from openly carrying weapons is supported by Sheriff Baca and LAPD Chief Beck, but opposed by 2nd Amendment activists who pack heat in coffee shops and restaurants.
On Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk is a bid to bar Californians from openly carrying firearms, legislation that could open a new front in the state’s decades-old gun control debate.
- The New, Purple Heart of the LAPD
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES – Long before he became chief of the LosAngeles Police Department, Charlie Beck walked foot beats, cruisedin patrol cars and regularly put himself in harm’s way.
- Dontown Challenge: Stars in Their [Expletive] Eyes
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES – I knew it was going to be a good day atwork when the boss walked in and exclaimed, “Good morningmother[expletive]ers!” and the crew smiled and greeted him warmly.They looked
- Stair Climb Will Also Mean Street Party Time
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES – The record may be safe for now, but thereare going to be plenty of people looking to be the fastest up the75 stories of U.S. Bank Tower this week.
- Special Olympics Coming to L.A.
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles has failed in its last fewattempts to host the Olympics, but in 2015, thousands ofinternational athletes will descend on the city. On Wednesday,Sept. 14, official
- Downtown Guide Arrives Next Week
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES – Get ready to grasp everything you need toknow about Downtown Los Angeles. On Sept. 26, Los Angeles DowntownNews will publish the 92-page Downtown Guide, a glossy magazinewith
- Hotel TVs Go to Homelessness Agency
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES – They may not be flat screens, but they’llkeep people entertained while they try to find permanent homes. TheLos Angeles Marriott Downtown hotel recently donated more than 100
- Airport Taxi Fare Hike Approved
On Sept. 23 the minimum rate for taxis originating at the airport will be $15.50.
- CHP Cracking Down on Distracted Drivers
CHP reported issuing nearly 150,000 citations statewide last year.
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- "Overtaken" Documents Teen Drug Abuse
A new film documents an Orange County epidemic, teens starting on prescription drugs and graduating to heroin.
- Ultimate Thrift Store: Everything is Free
It may be the ultimate thrift store. There’s a place in Long Beach where everything is free. But you do have to give something in return.
- All Lanes at Damaged Border Crossing to Open Saturday
Officials are reporting that all vehicle traffic lanes will available Saturday morning.
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