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Air quality board OKs lower pollution limits for battery recyclers

Air quality officials imposed stricter emissions limits on two Los Angeles County battery recycling plants Friday, attempting to protect surrounding communities from lead pollution released by Exide Technologies in Vernon.

Report: Closing the 710 Freeway gap would take years and cost billions

Any major modifications to the unfinished 710 Freeway, one of Los Angeles County’s most persistent transportation controversies, would cost billions of dollars and take years to complete, according to environmental documents released Friday.

Wife found guilty of fatally shooting husband

A 56-year-old woman was found guilty Jan. 23 of fatally shooting her husband in April 2007, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office. The jury deliberated for less than two days before finding Linda Dorren Gwozdz, who is white, guilty of second-degree murder, said Deputy Dist. Show More Summary

Two brothers sentenced for fatal stabbing

Two brothers were sentenced Jan. 15 for killing an 18-year-old man at Cleveland High School in Reseda, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office. Anthony Carpio, 18, was sentenced to 16 years to life in state prison and Michael Steven Carpio, 20, was sentenced to 15 years to life, said Deputy Dist. Show More Summary

From Bleak to Hopeful: One Woman's Success in LA's Foster Care System

There could not have been a greater contrast to the photo in a recent Los Angeles Times article of a frightened young girl being rescued off the streets by workers from the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services...Show More Summary

Cheating scandal prompts supervisors to computerize hiring exams

In the wake of an audit of Los Angeles County Fire Department hiring practices that uncovered widespread cheating on exams, county supervisors voted Tuesday to put in place standardized, digital testing procedures for hiring across all departments.

L.A. County acts to curb child sex trafficking in some motels

Looking for an additional weapon in their continuing battle against the peddling of teens and children for sex, Los Angeles County supervisors moved Tuesday to more tightly regulate emergency shelter motels to ensure they aren't sites for child prostitution.

Polls open for city elections in L.A. and across Los Angeles County

Polls opened at 7 a.m. Tuesday for city council and school board elections in Los Angeles and 15 other municipalities across the region. Polls will remain open until 8 p.m.

Man charged in killing, robbery of transgender woman and rape of 11-year-old girl

A 30-year-old Inglewood man was charged Monday with shooting a 21-year-old transgender woman during a robbery and forcing an 11-year-old girl into prostitution, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.

Oil drilling, taxes, zoning will appear on Southland cities' ballots

Voters in two Los Angeles County cities will step into the contentious debate over where and how the nation should drill for oil when they consider ballot measures on Tuesday that would alter local restrictions.

Gloria Jean Sancho, 73

Gloria Jean Sancho, a 73-year-old Latino female, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, after being shot in Pico Rivera, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Weekend storm expected to bring cold, snow to Southern California

A cold winter storm will dust area mountains with several inches of snow and bring much-needed rain to Los Angeles County this weekend.

CA: Metro Trains Ran 83 Red Lights in Four Years, Study Finds

Los Angeles County light-rail and subway trains ran 83 red lights in the last four years, according to agency data. The Blue Line, which connects Long Beach with downtown Los Angeles, recorded two-thirds of the violations, and averaged more than one per month from 2012 through last year. Show More Summary

Lupita Nyong'o helped design stolen $150,000 pearl dress

Los Angeles County sheriff's detectives interviewed hotel workers and sought security tapes in the theft of the pearl-adorned dress worn by actress Lupita Nyong’o to the Academy Awards.

CA: Uber Says It's Plugging Gaps in L.A County Public Transit System

Uber might want to replace your car, but it's not ready to replace Los Angeles County's buses and trains. At least, not yet. The ride-hailing company, which connects riders with drivers via a mobile app, said on Thursday it sees itself...Show More Summary

Tustin man sentenced to 50 years to life in prison for killing estranged wife

A Tustin man who fatally shot his estranged wife in the parking lot of a Montebello restaurant where she worked was sentenced Feb. 23 to 50 years to life in prison, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office. Arthur Andrew Andrade Jr., a 31-year-old Latino, on Monday was denied a new motion for a trial. Show More Summary

L.A. County plans court to help foster children working as prostitutes

Los Angeles County authorities are planning a specialized court to handle the growing number of young people in foster care who street predators have lured or bullied into prostitution.

Jermaine Malone, 37

Jermaine Malone, a 37-year-old black man, died Sunday, Feb. 22, five days after he was shot in the 1600 block of West 54th Street in Harvard Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records. About 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 17, Malone was standing in front of a home when a gunman walked up to him and opened fire, LAPD Det. Show More Summary

Tramel Laqune Kerl, 39

Tramel Laqune Kerl, a 39-year-old black man, was shot and killed Saturday, Feb. 21 in the 9900 block of South Budlong Avenue in Westmont, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records. About 1:43 a.m., two black men were walkingShow More Summary

Jerry Fabrizzio Sabillon, 18

Jerry Fabrizzio Sabillon, a 18-year-old white male, died Friday, Feb. 20, after being shot in Inglewood, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

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