Posts Tagged ‘Westchester’

Storms tear up seafloor, causing riptides, huge spike in rescues

September 17, 2014 at 5:51 pm

A summer of Pacific storms and hurricanes has significantly changed the seafloor along California’s coast, fueling stronger riptides and triggering more rescues by lifeguards, officials said Wednesday. Continue reading: L.A. Times – Opinion Blog

Southland Lifeguards On High Alert As Many Flock To The Beach To Beat The Heat

September 17, 2014 at 12:41 pm

Dangerous rip currents were a concern for officials Wednesday as many people were flocking to the beach to avoid the record heat. Continue reading: CBS Los Angeles

Work Begins On $508 Million LAX Renovation Project

September 16, 2014 at 3:41 pm

Mayor Eric Garcetti joined city leaders and airport officials today to mark the start of a $508 million facelift for the terminal that houses Southwest Airlines at Los Angeles International Airport.   Continue reading: BH Courier

Car Plunges Down 30-Foot Embankment at Dockweiler State Beach

September 8, 2014 at 9:28 am

It had collied with another vehicle. Both drivers suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Continue reading: Marina Del Rey Patch

LA Mayor Eric Garcetti calls for boosting minimum wage to $13.25 after three years #RaiseTheWageLA

September 1, 2014 at 5:15 pm

Leading a Labor Day rally at a park in South Los Angeles, Mayor Eric Garcetti proposed on Monday creating a minimum wage in Los Angeles that would reach $13.25 after three years. Continue reading: L.A. Now – Los Angeles Times

Drone Spotted Near LAX Touches Off Debate About Safety

August 23, 2014 at 7:50 pm

A commercial airline pilot flying near LAX spotted a drone leading to a growing debate about safety. Authorities said they are trying to track down the drone’s owner. Continue reading: CBS Los Angeles

LADWP drags feet on home solar energy systems

August 23, 2014 at 11:40 am

When Gerry Hans remodeled his Hollywood Hills home, he chose green options such as landscaping with native plants, a system to recycle gray water and a $40,000 rooftop solar installation to provide electricity to the home. Continue reading: L.A. Times – Business

Endangered sea turtle spotted in Santa Monica Bay

August 21, 2014 at 7:39 am

Whether a sign of El Niño or climate change, rare sighting is due to warmer waters. I have the good fortune of being friendly with Maddalena Bearzi, a local marine biologist who has been studying marine life here in the Santa Monica Bay for nearly 20 years. Last week, Bearzi and her team were conducting […]

Federal Appeals Court Upholds LAX Panhandling Ban

August 20, 2014 at 9:14 pm

A federal appeals court has upheld a panhandling ban at Los Angeles International Airport in a lawsuit brought by a Hare Krishna group nearly two decades ago. Continue reading: CBS Los Angeles

LAPD Officer Sunil Dutta Says ‘Just Do What I Tell You’ So You Don’t Get Hurt

August 20, 2014 at 8:42 pm

LAPD Officer Sunil Dutta decided that the aftermath of police abuse in Ferguson was a good time to suggest that people who get hurt by cops usually have it coming. Officer Dutta, who has been with the LAPD for 17 years, placed an op-ed piece in the Washington Post entitled: “I’m a cop. If you […]

Stowaway, 62, Arrested at LAX

August 6, 2014 at 6:15 am

Stowaway arrested at Los Angeles airport after boarding flight from San Jose. Continue reading:

Water-use restrictions take effect in California; daily fines possible

July 30, 2014 at 6:45 pm

Tough new statewide regulations restricting outdoor water use took effect Tuesday, the same day millions of gallons of water gushed from a ruptured water main near the UCLA campus. Continue reading: L.A. Now – Los Angeles Times