Southland Students Rally in Call for Safer Campuses, Tougher Gun Laws

Southland Students Rally in Call for Safer Campuses, Tougher Gun Laws

Dozens of students walked out of class Thursday at Saugus High School — site of a fatal campus shooting in 2019 — to demand safer campuses and changes in gun laws in the wake of this week’s shooting rampage at a Texas elementary school that killed 19 students and two teachers. “Twenty-one people are now…

New Restrictions Imposed at Nursing Facilities as COVID Outbreaks Rise

New Restrictions Imposed at Nursing Facilities as COVID Outbreaks Rise

With COVID-19 case numbers continuing to spike upward, Los Angeles County hospitals are likely to soon be strained with patients, the county health director said, noting that rising outbreaks at skilled nursing facilities have already prompted tighter infection-control measures. With 21 COVID outbreaks at skilled nursing facilities recently registered across the county, staff at such…

Space Exhibit to Open Saturday at Discovery Cube OC

Space Exhibit to Open Saturday at Discovery Cube OC

An exhibit focusing on the solar system inspired by an art installation will open Saturday at Discovery Cube Orange County in Santa Ana. “Ten years ago, I saw an art project in Europe that had these giant planets,” Discovery Cube CEO Joe Adams said. “It only lasted maybe a summer and it never came back,…

Average LA County Gas Price Matches Record High

Average LA County Gas Price Matches Record High

The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County Friday equaled its record high set Sunday, rising a half-cent to $6.098. Since setting the record Sunday, the average price was unchanged Monday, dropped one-tenth of a cent Tuesday and six-tenths of a cent Wednesday, its largest decrease since April 27,…

CHP Starts Holiday Weekend Anti-DUI and Speed Crackdown Friday

California Highway Patrol officers will initiate concentrated operations on highways, freeways and roads throughout Riverside County Friday and continue through the entire Memorial Day weekend to snare drunken and other unsafe drivers as part of a statewide campaign. Beginning at…

LA County Man Faces Sentencing for Threatening to Bomb SBA Offices

A Los Angeles County man faces sentencing Friday morning for threatening to bomb Small Business Administration offices and assault employees in response to his inability to obtain COVID-19 emergency business loans. Christopher Antoun, 30, pleaded guilty in March to a…


Lost Lake Fire Near Arizona Borders Burns 1,000 Acres

Lost Lake Fire Near Arizona Borders Burns 1,000 Acres

A vegetation fire that has burned at least 1,000 acres and is 0% contained is still burning Friday and poses a threat to the Lost Lake Resort north of Blythe, near the Arizona border. Evacuation orders for the resort remain in effect, according to a tweet from the Riverside County Fire Department. Fire authorities evacuated…

One Killed in Traffic Collision in Huntington Beach

One Killed in Traffic Collision in Huntington Beach

One person was killed and another injured Thursday evening in a collision in Huntington Beach that involved a vehicle that was previously being pursued by police. The collision was reported just before 8:10 p.m. on Brookhurst Street between Hamilton Avenue and Bushard Street, near the Santa Ana River, according to the Huntington Beach Police Department.…

Trio Suspected of Perris Home Invasion That Left Victim with Head Injuries

Trio Suspected of Perris Home Invasion That Left Victim with Head Injuries

A young man and woman who allegedly attacked a Perris homeowner during a robbery that the victim managed to foil, despite being injured, were behind bars Thursday, along with a teenage cohort suspected of joining them. Cameran Jamal Deneal and Elizabeth Gutierrez, both 19 and of Perris, were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of home invasion…

LASD Announces Units to Patrol Beaches Over the Summer

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department announced Thursday deputies will patrol beaches from Playa del Rey to Malibu over the summer. The LASD Beach Patrol Mission will run from Saturday through Labor Day on Sept. 5, and the units will perform high-visibility patrols to assist other agencies in the area, according to a department statement.…

Man Charged With Firing Ghost Gun at Two LAPD Officers

An 18-year-old man was charged Thursday with attempted murder and other counts for allegedly firing with a so-called “ghost gun” at two Los Angeles police officers in a patrol vehicle. Anthony Lamont Hill is set to be arraigned June 9 at the downtown Los Angeles courthouse on two counts each of attempted murder of a…

Symposium Seeks to Broaden Understanding, Find Solutions to Elder Abuse

Finding ways to prevent abuse of seniors and those with physical limitations will be the focus of a conference Wednesday in downtown Riverside. The Riverside County Department of Public Social Services will hold its annual “Elder & Dependent Adult Abuse Symposium” at the Convention Center on Fifth Street, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., hosting…

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