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  • An undated photo shows Border Patrol Agent Eduardo Olmos apprehending a Mexican immigrant trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border in San Diego. (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)

    Government Paying Private Firm $297M to Help Hire 5,000 Border Patrol Agents

    With a mandate from President Trump to hire 5,000 new Border Patrol agents, Customs and Border Protection awarded a $297-million contract to a private company to help recruit and hire the new agents and other workers. The contract with a division of Accenture, an international professional services corporation with $35 billion in revenues in 2017, comes at a time when the Border Patrol is struggling to meet minimum staffing levels mandated by Congress and is losing more agents per year […]

  • Track Palin sits with Willow Palin while holding Trig Palin on day three of the Republican National Convention on Sept. 3, 2008 in St. Paul, Minnesota. (Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    Sarah Palin’s Oldest Son Arrested for the Second Time in 2 Years on Suspicion of Domestic Violence

    Track Palin, the oldest son of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, was arrested Saturday in Alaska on charges of domestic violence. It marks the second time he’s been arrested on suspicion of domestic violence in two years. The charges seem to stem from an incident in his family’s hometown of Wasilla, though further details about what happened were not immediately available. Palin, 28, was arraigned Sunday morning on three counts: felony burglary, misdemeanor reckless assault and misdemeanor criminal mischief for […]

  • Strong Santa Ana winds pushed the Thomas Fire south toward Montecito on Dec. 16, 2017. (Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times)

    As High Winds Threaten to Spark More Wildfires, Edison May Shut Off Power in Malibu

    With strong winds threatening to spark more wildfires across the region, Southern California Edison is considering turning off power to some parts of Malibu, an official said Sunday. The coastal city was identified as one that was particularly vulnerable if strong Santa Ana winds continue to batter the region, said Paul Griffo, an Edison spokesman. There are other areas where the utility is considering turning off power to some circuits, but Griffo decline to name them. Electrical utilities are a […]

  • A view of the Rancho Monserate Country Club community, where many homes were burned to the ground when the Lilac Fire swept through Bonsall. (Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

    Lilac Fire That Destroyed 157 Structures in San Diego County Is 100% Contained

    The Lilac Fire in northern San Diego County, which spread to 4,100 acres and destroyed 157 structures, is 100% contained, officials said Saturday morning. The wildfire started in Bonsall on Dec. 7 and spread quickly as a result of Santa Ana winds and dry vegetation. The full containment announcement comes a few days ahead of schedule, as fire officials originally expected to hit the target on Dec. 21. “A big thank you to our local, state and federal cooperators. We […]

  • A firefighter battles the Thomas Fire in the Shepard Mesa neighborhood of Carpinteria on Dec. 10, 2017. (Credit: Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

    Thomas Fire Could Potentially Become the Largest Blaze on Record in California

    Ever since the Thomas fire erupted Dec. 4, it has steadily burned its way up the list of California’s largest wildfires since the Great Depression. That list, however, does not include what some consider to be California’s largest known wildfire — the 1889 Santiago Canyon fire, which scorched 300,000 acres in Orange, Riverside and San Diego counties. The official California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection list of the top 20 wildfires dates back only to 1932, because records before […]

  • Olu K. Orange, an attorney representing teachers and students, announces a lawsuit attempting to prevent a construction project adjacent to Palms Elementary School, naming concerns such as toxic dust and noise that would distract hearing-impaired students, on Dec. 15, 2017. (Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

    Westside Families Sue Over Construction Project Planned Next to Palms Elementary School, Naming Toxic Dust and Noise Among Concerns

    Several Westside families and school employees are suing to prevent construction that they say will harm students at Palms Elementary School. The cause for concern is a large apartment development that would be built adjacent to the campus. A fence is all that separates the construction site from the kindergarten play area, potentially exposing the students to toxic dust and other harms, according to the lawsuit filed by attorney Olu K. Orange, a parent at the school. An additional worry, […]

  • People are directed to rides outside the Thomas & Mack Center after a mass shooting at a country music festival on October 2, 2017 in Las Vegas. (Credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

    Las Vegas Shooting Victims Fund Raised $22 Million, But Thousands Will Still Get Nothing

    The Las Vegas committee overseeing the millions of dollars donated after the mass shooting in October has expanded the scope of those that could make a claim on money, but thousands will remain ineligible to receive any cash under the final guidelines. Scott Nielsen, chairman of the Las Vegas Victims Fund Committee, says the fund has $22 million, but that the large number of those affected by the mass shooting makes it impossible to provide everyone with a cash payout. […]

  • Philip Alston, the United Nations' monitor for extreme poverty, visited skid row last week to examine Los Angeles' response to homelessness. (Credit: Maria Cardona/ Los Angeles Times)

    L.A. Lags Behind Other Cities in Battling Homelessness, U.N. Monitor on Extreme Poverty Says

    The United Nations’ monitor on extreme poverty and human rights said Friday that political will created the hundreds of encampments that he saw lining the streets of Los Angeles, adding that the country is rich enough to end homelessness. “But we don’t want to put the money into it,” special rapporteur Philip Alston, just off a two-week fact finding tour that included downtown L.A.’s skid row, said at a Washington, D.C., news conference. “We want to see homeless people as […]

  • Judge Alex Kozinski of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is shown in his chambers in 2015. (Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

    Pasadena-Based Judge to Be Investigated as More Women Allege Sexual Misconduct

    Amid new reports that Pasadena-based Judge Alex Kozinski groped women, including a law student, an east coast federal appeals court was assigned Friday to conduct an investigation. The Washington Post reported Friday that nine more women have complained of improprieties by Kozinski, including four who said he touched them improperly. An unidentified former law student at the University of Montana, now 33, told the Post that Kozinski touched her breast last year during a reception. UC Irvine law professor Leah […]