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9 arrested for protesting on 405 Fwy causing 20-minute closure

Nine protesters were arrested today for staging a demonstration on the southbound San Diego (405) Freeway in Inglewood, spray-painting slogans on the pavement and forcing a roughly 20-minute closure of the roadway on a busy holiday-getaway travel day. The protest began at 1:27 p.m. on the southbound 405 Freeway near Manchester Boulevard, said Sgt. Paul Peterson of […]

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LAUSD students return to classes today

Crisis counselors were deployed at Los Angeles Unified School District schools today to foster calm a day after the LAUSD’s more than 900 campuses were kept shuttered in response to what turned out to be a bogus bomb threat. Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck and Sheriff Jim McDonnell said all their personnel will be in uniform today […]

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Newport Beach reopens after shark sighting

A two-mile section of ocean in Newport Beach was once again open today following a closure lasting more than five hours prompted by the sighting of an 8-foot hammerhead shark near the pier. The closure was lifted around 4:30 p.m. Monday, when authorities said there had not been any more sightings in the area. A shark advisory […]

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Suicidal man prompts closure of 101 Fwy in Studio City

A man perched on the edge of an overpass prompted the closure today of the Hollywood (101) Freeway in Studio City. Authorities were notified about 1:35 p.m. that the man was on an overpass near Lankershim Boulevard and Universal Studios Hollywood, Los Angeles Police Officer Jack Richter said. Both sides of the freeway were closed as […]

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Gelsons, Smart & Final bid for soon-to-close Haggen stores

Gelson’s Markets and Smart & Final have submitted bids to purchase a total of 36 soon-to-close Haggen grocery stores, including outlets in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Diego counties, Haggen officials announced today. According to Haggen, Gelson’s is looking to purchase eight California stores — in Carlsbad, Del Mar, Ladera Ranch, Laguna Beach, San Diego, Rancho Mirage, […]

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