A 29-year-old man, who may have mental health issues, barricaded himself for most of the day in Fullerton before police extracted him from the residence Wednesday.

Police arrested Robert Masai about 5:40 p.m. on suspicion of criminal threats and brandishing a weapon, said Fullerton police Sgt. Jon Radus.

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Two people were injured Wednesday, one seriously, when a car slammed into a parked fire engine in downtown Los Angeles.

No firefighters were injured in the crash, which was reported about 3:45 p.m. in the 500 block of Seventh Street, near San Pedro Street, according to Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

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TARZANA (CNS) – Police Wednesday are investigating what they believe is a possible road-rage attack on actor Corey Feldman, who reported that someone confronted him in his car in Tarzana while he was at a red light and stabbed him, though no wound was found when he was checked at a hospital.

Feldman said the attack occurred around 10:45 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Reseda and Ventura boulevards, said Officer Drake Madison of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Media Relations Division.

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COSTA MESA (CNS) – A proposal to use a state-operated center for the developmentally disabled in Costa Mesa to house the area’s homeless was blasted Wednesday by city leaders.

“The Board of Supervisors are trying to shirk their own responsibility by putting the burden on the cities that are already doing more than their fair share on homelessness in Orange County,” said Costa Mesa Councilwoman Katrina Foley. “It was irresponsible of Supervisor (Shawn) Nelson to just throw out this idea of putting a tent city at Fairview Developmental Center. He clearly doesn’t understand the clientele that currently lives there.”

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BURBANK (CNS) – Warner Bros Pictures announced Wednesday it will mark the 50th anniversary of “2001: A Space Odyssey” by debuting an unrestored 70mm print of director Stanley Kubrick’s groundbreaking science fiction epic at the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival on May 12 and releasing the film five days later in select U.S. theaters.

The world premiere will be held during the Cannes Classics section of the festival, featuring an introduction by Christopher Nolan. The filmmaker, a longtime Kubrick admirer, worked closely with a Warner Bros. team throughout the mastering process, according to the studio. Members of the late director’s family, including his daughter, Katharina Kubrick, and longstanding producing partner and brother-in-law, Jan Harlan, are planning to attend.

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A City Councilman proposed Wednesday that Los Angeles institute an economic boycott of any businesses and organizations that have a formal relationship with the National Rifle Association.

In his motion, Councilman Mitch O’Farrell cited a recent report from Everytown for Gun Safety that says there have been 156 mass shootings from 2009 to 2016, and those statistics do not include the recent mass shootings in Las Vegas and Parkland, Florida.

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Adult film actress Stormy Daniels’ attorney said Wednesday he is confident a federal judge in Los Angeles will approve his request to depose President Donald Trump about Daniels’ claim she had an affair with Trump and that he failed to sign a non-disclosure agreement about it

“The other side is attempting to force this case into a private arbitration hidden from the public where the public doesn’t learn what really happened,” attorney Michael Avenatti said on “CBS This Morning.”

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LONG BEACH (CNS) – Police in Long Beach Wednesday were trying to track down suspects who ransacked a couple’s home and took their two Shih Tzu dogs.

A man arrived home about 6:40 p.m. Monday to discover his residence in the 5800 block of Monlaco Road ransacked and dogs Wesley and Bowie missing along with unspecified personal property, according to the Long Beach Police Department.

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Los Angeles City Council moved Wednesday to officially oppose construction of a proposed multibillion-dollar water-delivery tunnel project if it would result in greater costs or a greater portion of the financial burden for Los Angeles ratepayers, whether it ends up as a staged construction plan as recently proposed by the state or a full two-tunnel project.

The council had approved a motion last week on a 13-0 vote stating its opposition to a larger financial participation in the project by the city’s ratepayers for the staged construction, but that vote was reconsidered at Friday’s meeting and placed back on the agenda for Wednesday. Council rules allow for many approved items to be reconsidered at the next meeting and then placed on a later agenda, and Councilwoman Nury Martinez, who authored the motion, made the request.

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SANTA ANA (CNS) – President Donald Trump Wednesday praised Orange County government and city officials for backing his attorney general’s lawsuit challenging a state law providing protections for undocumented immigrants against deportation efforts.

Trump’s tweet came one day after the Orange County Board of Supervisors and the Mission Viejo City Council both voted to join the federal government’s suit against California’s so-called sanctuary state law.

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The French bulldog is the most popular breed of pooch in Los Angeles, as well as in New York City and Honolulu, the American Kennel Club announced Wednesday in releasing its latest rankings of the most popular AKC-recognized dog breeds in the U.S.

“The French bulldog has taken the country by storm,” said AKC Executive Secretary Gina DiNardo. “The Frenchie has unseated its English cousin the bulldog as the number one most popular in Los Angeles, a spot it has held for many years.”

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LANCASTER (CNS) – A man was sentenced Wednesday to 31 years to life in state prison for sex crimes involving two Palmdale girls, one of whom became pregnant.

Jerardo Garcia Sierra, 28, was also ordered to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Two women were injured Wednesday, one seriously, when a car slammed into a parked fire engine in downtown Los Angeles.

No firefighters were injured in the crash, which was reported about 3:45 p.m. in the 500 block of Seventh Street near San Pedro Street, according to Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

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IRVINE (CNS) – An apparently unarmed suspect who was shot by an Anaheim police officer following a pursuit that ended in Irvine remained hospitalized in critical condition Wednesday.

Kenneth John Yamashita-Magarro, 24, was shot around 10:20 p.m. Tuesday at an intersection near the San Diego (405) Freeway and the Jamboree Road exit.

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Metro announced Wednesday that five Green Line stations which have been temporarily closed will reopen to the public on Sunday.

The stations to reopen are Aviation/LAX, Mariposa, El Segundo, Douglas and Redondo Beach. The work was completed in 65 days, six days ahead of schedule, Metro officials said.

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PANORAMA CITY (CNS) – Police Wednesday renewed their call for tips that could lead them to whoever is responsible for the car-to-car shooting death of a 21-year-old woman who was shot in the head while driving in Panorama City.

The shooting was reported at 2:35 a.m. Feb. 1 at 7858 Van Nuys Blvd., between Sherman Way and Roscoe Boulevard, said Sgt. Greg Bruce of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Mission Division, who said the area is rife with gang activity.

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SHERMAN OAKS (CNS) – Police released video Wednesday of a man stealing items from a Sherman Oaks home, and said the same person is believed to have targeted a nearby house the same morning.

The suspect broke a side-room window at the home in the 14000 block of Valley Vista Boulevard about 11 a.m. March 12, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A Los Angeles City Council committee recommended Wednesday that a pilot program allowing homeless people to perform community service to resolve parking citations instead of paying a fine become a permanent city program.

The program allows people who meet the federal definition of being homeless to apply to perform social or community services instead of paying the citation fine. The program, called the Community Assistance Parking Program, began about a year ago and covers a maximum of 10 parking citations and up to a combined value of $1,500 per year.

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A San Fernando Valley mother whose teen son was killed by a hit-and-run driver joined Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Krekorian Wednesday to increase advance awareness of Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April.

The national campaign aims to warn drivers and teenagers about the dangers of texting while driving and other distracted driving habits.

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GLENDALE (CNS) – You might call it a tribute to the art of self-admiration.

The Museum of Selfies, an interactive gallery devoted to ubiquitous smartphone self-portrait, will open to the public Sunday for a two-month engagement in Glendale.

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The attorney for a man accused of stealing actress Frances McDormand’s Oscar from her table at the Governors Ball after the Academy Awards ceremony said Wednesday that he is hopeful there will be a resolution to the case by the time his client is back in a Los Angeles courtroom on May 1.

Terry Bryant, 47, is charged with a felony count of grand theft for allegedly lifting McDormand’s Oscar statuette, which she won for her work in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” on the evening of March 4.

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A body that was pulled from a shallow grave in Northern California was positively identified Wednesday as that of a model and aspiring actress who disappeared from Hollywood last month.

Nevada County sheriff’s Lt. Rob Bringolf said Adea Shabani, 25, suffered “blunt force trauma to her head,” but a final cause of death was deferred pending toxicology and tissue tests. The autopsy did not find any other major trauma on her body, but she was identified through tattoos, Bringolf said.

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LONG BEACH (CNS) – A big rig hauling a load of gravel was involved in a collision and overturned on the Long Beach (710) Freeway in Long Beach Wednesday, prompting the closure of freeway connector roads in the area while crews cleared the scene, authorities said.

No injuries were reported as a result of the crash, which was reported at 12:50 a.m. on the northbound 710 Freeway just north of the Artesia (91) Freeway, the California Highway Patrol reported. At least two other vehicles were involved, according to the CHP.

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Los Angeles City Council moved Wednesday to explore a financial assistance program to aid property owners on seismic retrofits required by law in roughly 15,000 buildings.

The city passed an ordinance in 2015 requiring the retrofitting, but the high up-front costs can cause enormous financial strain on property owners and could prevent its implementation, according to a motion introduced by Councilman Mitchell Englander and approved by the City Council on a 14-0 vote.

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The U.S. Department of Justice Department Wednesday sued an Orange County sub-prime auto lender, alleging it violated federal law by repossessing the vehicles of military personnel without obtaining the necessary court orders.

Federal prosecutors began a probe into the practices of California Auto Finance, which is based in Orange, after U.S. Army Pvt. Andrea Starks submitted a complaint to the Justice Department in November 2016.

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SANTA ANA (CNS) – A 29-year-old security guard accused of attempting to arrange to have sex with a 4-year-old girl was taken into custody Wednesday in Anaheim on his way to work.

Nicolas Ryan Castillo, who has been living with his fiancee and her family in Anaheim for the past few weeks, was arrested on suspicion of solicitation of sex with a minor, said Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna.

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PASADENA (CNS) – Two men are in custody Wednesday facing attempted murder charges for allegedly shooting a woman in Pasadena, police said.

The crime occurred about 10 p.m. March 3 in a residential neighborhood in the 1200 block of North Los Robles Avenue, said Pasadena police Lt. Jesse Carrillo, who declined to release any details of the shooting.

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Southland temperatures will be running several degrees above normal Wednesday, reaching the 80s in some communities, forecasters said.

The high in Downtown Los Angeles is forecast to be 78, which is seven degrees above normal, said National Weather Service meteorologist David Bruno.

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RANCHO PALOS VERDES (CNS) – Authorities Wednesday identified a man who was killed in a fire that damaged his house in Rancho Palos Verdes.

Firefighters sent to the single-story home in the 2000 block of Trudie Drive around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday extinguished the flames in about a half hour, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

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HOLLYWOOD (CNS) – A complaint of sexual harassment that had been brought against John Bailey, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, has been dismissed, and he will continue to serve as the organization’s president, it was reported Wednesday.

In a statement Tuesday night, the organization said its membership committee “unanimously determined that no further action was merited on this matter,” according to the Hollywood Reporter. “The findings and recommendations of the committee were reported to the Board, which endorsed its recommendation. John Bailey remains President of the Academy.”

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County rose Wednesday to its highest amount since Aug. 31, 2015, increasing six-tenths of a cent to $3.556.

The average price has risen 23 consecutive days, increasing 13.4 cents, including four-tenths of a cent on Tuesday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.

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TARZANA (CNS) – Police Wednesday are investigating an attack on actor Cory Feldman in which he said someone stabbed him in Tarzana while he was at a red light.

The attack occurred around 10:45 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Reseda and Ventura boulevards, according to Officer Drake Madison of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Media Relations Division.

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