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Gov. Brown signs bill for statewide ban on plastic bags

Tue Sep 30, 2014

Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed legislation imposing the nation’s first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags, driven to action by a buildup of litter and damage to aquatic ecosystems. A national coalition of plastic bag manufacturers immediately said it would seek a voter referendum to repeal the law, which is scheduled to t

Olympian Michael Phelps arrested on DUI charge

Tue Sep 30, 2014

BALTIMORE (AP) — Police arrested Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps on a DUI charge early Tuesday, and officials say he was speeding and failed field sobriety tests when officers pulled him over. Phelps, 29, was charged with driving under the influence, excessive speed and crossing double lane lines in the Fort McHenry Tunnel on Inters

Albertsons possibly hacked a second time in two months

Tue Sep 30, 2014

For the second time in less than two months, Albertsons was warning shoppers in Southern California and several other states that the card system at some of its stores may have been hacked, potentially compromising the personal information of numerous customers. Jennifer Gould reports from Los Feliz for the KTLA 5 Morning News

Are humans causing the drought?

Tue Sep 30, 2014

In a controversial study, Stanford University scientists on Monday linked California’s historic drought with atmospheric conditions caused by human-induced climate change. The scientists said the type of atmospheric conditions causing California’s drought very likely exist because of human-created emissions of large amoun

L.A. area chamber leads delegation of 200 members to lobby city hall

Tue Sep 30, 2014

LOS ANGELES, CA— Today, the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and more than 200 business leaders met with Mayor Eric Garcetti and other city officials during ACCESS L.A. City Hall for the 15th straight year. The L.A. Area Chamber presented the 2014 Economic Report for the City and individual council districts, which compares

Study: Recessions can postpone motherhood forever

Tue Sep 30, 2014

NEW YORK – When the economy tanks, women have fewer babies. But what happens in the following years, when conditions improve? A massive new study suggests that for some U.S. women, living through a recession c

Search continues for diver missing near Catalina Island

Tue Sep 30, 2014

A distressed diver had been missing for nearly 12 hours Tuesday near Catalina Island, and U.S. Coast Guard officials continued to search for the man, authorities said. A boat captain reported a troubled man in the water around 11 p.m. Monday off the coast of Catalina Island. He told local Coast Guard officials that a diver was yelling, &

Overnight closures continue near L.A.-O.C. border

Tue Sep 30, 2014

If you’re planning a late-night trip on I-5 near the Orange County-Los Angeles County border, beware there are a series of nighttime closures through Friday for small stretches of the freeway in the Norwalk area. The California Department of Transportation announced the following closures through 5 a.m. Friday. They include:

Solid bronze Ed Sullivan statue stolen from Television Academy

Mon Sep 29, 2014

Police were asking for the public's help Monday in their investigation into the theft of a bronze statue of Ed Sullivan from outside the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame. This video aired on the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014.

REAL ESTATE: Bill to deter squatters signed by Gov. Brown

Mon Sep 29, 2014

A bill that deters illegal squatting in residential properties was signed into law Saturday by Gov. Jerry Brown, Assemblyman Steve Fox announced. The legislation by Fox, which sets up a pilot program in Palmdale, Lancaster and Ukiah, was spawned in part by homeowner horror stories that played out across Southern California and the inland

Event: Crossroads in Covina car and bike show this Saturday

Mon Sep 29, 2014

Crossroads United Car Show presents the 2nd annual Crossroads in Covina Car and Bike Show to benefit the Los Angeles County Teen Challenge.  Barry Meguiar, host of Car Crazy TV on the Velocity Channel will be featured as this year's special guest. Enjoy terrific BBQ hamburgers, silent auctions, raffles, prizes and special vendor boo

Reports: White House intruder with O.C. connection got far past front door

Mon Sep 29, 2014

The intruder who climbed a fence made it farther inside the White House than the Secret Service has publicly acknowledged, a Republican congressman said Monday. The disclosures came on the eve of a congressional oversight hearing with the director of the embattled agency assigned to protect the president’s life. Rep. Jason Chaf

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