January 28, 2021

US: 9 Charged with Voter Fraud in scheme using Los Angeles homeless

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From Newsmax Los Angeles County prosecutors have charged nine people with felonies alleging they offered money and cigarettes to homeless people on LA’s Skid Row in exchange for false and forged signatures on ballot petitions and voter registration forms. The office of District Attorney Jackie Lacey says in a statement Tuesday the alleged offenses occurred […]

Warming oceans are pushing poisonous sea snakes towards the United States

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By Mike Wehner From BGR Taking a trip to a beach in Southern California is supposed to be a relaxing, leisurely experience. For some beachgoers earlier this week it was anything but, as a venomous sea snake was discovered on the sand, soaking up the sun like a tourist who had outstayed his welcome. The […]

Los Angeles County woman becomes first to contract Zika virus locally via sexual contact

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By SUSAN ABRAM From Daily Breeze A Los Angeles County woman has become the first local person to acquire the Zika virus through sexual contact after her partner returned from Mexico, public health officials announced Thursday. Her partner, a male resident, traveled to Mexico and developed symptomatic Zika infection in early November, health officials said. […]

California wildfire

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California wildfire rages toward scenic coastal communities From Reuters SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (Reuters) – A massive California wildfire that has already destroyed nearly 800 structures scorched another 56,000 acres on Sunday, making it the fifth largest such blaze in recorded state history, as it ran toward picturesque coastal cities.But fire officials said as darkness fell […]

Elon Musk releases first image of Boring Company’s ‘freeway’ under LA

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FoxNews.com From BGR Tech luminary Elon Musk finally gave the world its first look at what The Boring Company has been up to. The billionaire posted on a picture on Twitter on Saturday evening showing the tunnel dug by The Boring Company, an infrastructure company he founded. The goal of The Boring Company (a play […]

As California gas leak spews, suits pile up

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By Amanda Bronstad, From The National Law Journal As a massive natural gas leak just north of Los Angeles continues to surge, plaintiffs attorneys across the country are filing suit over medical problems and lost property values. The Oct. 23 discovery of a leaking well at an Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility north of […]

Autopsy: LA police shot Ezell Ford, a mentally ill black man, 3 times, including once in back

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By The Associated Press From Mashable LOS ANGELES — An autopsy report released Monday shows that a 25-year-old mentally ill black man killed in a confrontation with Los Angeles police this summer was shot three times, including in his right side, right arm and his back. The report on the autopsy of Ezell Ford by […]