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  • Eleanor knockoffs spark a knock-down, drag-out fight

    Eleanor knockoffs spark a knock-down, drag-out fight
    Almost 35 years have passed since a Ford Mustang named Eleanor tore up the streets of the South Bay in the cinematic crash-fest "Gone in 60 Seconds." The crudely crafted indie flick found a cult audience and inspired a 2000 big-budget sequel starring...
  • Renters priced out of L.A.

    Deanna Corbin, 46, would live in Los Angeles if she could. But she can't, at least not with a modicum of space and safety, not on her $38,000 salary as an administrative secretary. So Corbin gets up at 4 a.m. every day and hustles her 11-year-old...
  • Toyota Addresses 2003 Sequoia Recall

     
    Earlier today, news broke that Toyota would initiate yet another recall, this time for the 2003 Sequoia SUV. Now, the company has released a statement on the problem and how and when it will fix owners??? vehicles. Read the automaker???s......
  • "Happy Cow" bill aims to keep public commercials in state

     
    Call it the Happy Cow bill. The California Legislature is chewing over a measure that would require commercials promoting state products, and that are financed with public funds, to be produced in California. The California Assembly voted to approve the.....
  • Bystanders help man after wind scatters his cash

    TORRANCE, Calif. - A dozen bystanders rushed in to help a 70-year-old man after he stumbled leaving a Southern California bank, causing thousands of dollars to scatter in the wind. Ludwig Geier says hundreds of bills were "gone in no time," flying...
  • Official: Gay Man Attacked With 'Yes on Prop. 8' Sign

    TORRANCE -- Authorities say a Torrance man who used an anti-gay marriage "Yes on Prop. 8" sign to attack an openly gay man has been charged with a felony hate crime. Joseph Storm, 23, got into a scuffle with a 22-year-old man wearing a "No on 8" button...
  • Fundraiser Held For Terminally Ill Officer

    MANHATTAN BEACH-- He's usually helping the public as part of his job. But now, a Manhattan Beach police officer is in need of help himself as he battles terminal cancer. Donations have been pouring in from across the country for 33-year-old Officer Mark...
  • Dozens Involved in Brawl at SoCal Mall

    TORRANCE-- Police say eight people were arrested and at least four were injured, including an officer, during an all-out brawl involving dozens of people at a Southern California shopping center. An estimated 100 police officers and one police helicopter...
  • Graffiti Hotlines

    Los Angeles County Graffiti Hotline: (800) 675-4357 Los Angeles City Los Angeles Clean Sweep (OCS) Graffiti Hotline: (800) 611-CITY (2489) http://www.lacity.org/bpw/ocs/grsr.htm Riverside County Graffiti Hotline: (951) 955-3333 or (866) 732-1444 Desert...
  • Jiffy Lube Employee Charged With Raping Customer

    TORRANCE -- A Jiffy Lube employee has been charged with raping a 20-year-old customer. 22-year old Johnny Jeffrey Maciel pleaded not guilty to a felony count of forcible rape today in Torrance Superior Court and was ordered jailed on $175,000 bail....
  • GM to shut many U.S. plants up to 9 weeks, AP reports

    GM to shut many U.S. plants up to 9 weeks, AP reports
    General Motors Corp. is planning to temporarily close most of its U.S. factories for up to nine weeks this summer because of slumping sales and growing inventories of unsold vehicles, two people briefed on the plan said today. The exact dates of the...
  • U.S. expanding foreclosure prevention plan

    The Obama administration, stepping up efforts to stem foreclosures, will offer lenders and homeowners incentives to cut payments on second mortgages, write down balances on first mortgages that are underwater, and repay loans in a timely fashion. The new...