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LASD Investigating After 78-Year-Old Woman Found Dead in Alhambra

Alhambra police were called to the home in the 1800 block of Garvey Avenue where they found a woman who was pronounced dead at the scene. The investigation is ongoing, deputies said. “The daughter did mention that about 12:40 p.m. her door rang. At this time we don’t know who that individual is. The victim’s daughter called police and reported an assault between the victim and a man, police said. “There was some type of trauma to the upper torso of her body,” said Sgt. Please enable Javascript to watch this video

Los Angeles County Sheriff homicide detectives are investigating on Wednesday after a 78-year-old Chinese woman was found dead in her Alhambra townhouse, according to the LASD. Authorities are calling the incident a suspicious death. She answered the door, there was a male Hispanic who directed her to her mother just outside the door. Troy Ewing with the LASD. The suspect is described as a Hispanic man in his early 20s, officials said.

Car Stolen With Baby Inside in South L.A.: LASD

The car was described as a neon green 2010 Dodge Caliber with license plate 6MEP075. KTLA’s Nidia Becerra contributed to this article. Michael Modica with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Check back for updates on this developing story. Deputies respond to the spot in South L.A. 33.938159
-118.291911 where a car was reported stolen with a baby inside. When she returned, both the car and child were gone, he said. Authorities were in the process of issuing an amber alert Wednesday after a car was reported stolen with a baby inside in the Vermont Vista area of South L.A. (Credit: KTLA)
A mother said she left her car running with the baby inside while she ran into the store, according to Lt.

Suspect in Orlando Officer’s Fatal Shooting Indicted

On January 9, Clayton received word that Loyd was near the Walmart and tried to confront him. Clayton apparently shot the suspect in the chest, but his bulletproof vest stopped the bullet, according to police. There was another death in the case. Loyd was captured on January 17 after a nationwide manhunt. Police Chief John Mina said the suspect “basically opened fire on her” as soon as Clayton told him to stop. The manhunt led authorities to an abandoned house in Orlando’s Carver Shores area, where Loyd was captured. “What my office has not and will not lose sight of is these tragedies all stemmed from domestic violence — and I take domestic violence very seriously,” Ayala said, adding that she has created a specialized unit to combat domestic violence. 8, 2017. Debra Clayton in January, prosecutors said Wednesday. Orange County Sheriff’s Deputy 1st Class Norman Lewis died in a crash while searching for Loyd on the day of Clayton’s death. He had been on the run since that shooting at an Orlando residence. Loyd remains in custody in the Orange County Jail. Markeith Loyd is seen in a booking photo released on Twitter by the Orlando Police Department on Jan. The six counts involving Dixon’s death are first-degree murder with a firearm; killing of an unborn child by injury to a mother; attempted first degree-murder with a firearm; two counts of attempted felony murder with a firearm; and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Loyd and Dixon had been involved in a relationship and had a child on the way, authorities said. Loyd was indicted on 11 counts, including murder, firearm violations and other charges in the December 13 death of Sade Dixon and the January 9 death of Clayton outside a Walmart, said Aramis Ayala, state attorney for Orange and Osceola counties. A central Florida grand jury has indicted Markeith Loyd in the shooting deaths of his ex-girlfriend in December and Orlando police Lt. Clayton was a master sergeant in the Orlando police at the time of her killing; she was posthumously promoted. The counts involving Clayton are first-degree murder of a law enforcement officer with a firearm; attempted first-degree murder of a law enforcement officer with a firearm; aggravated assault with a deadly weapon; carjacking with a firearm; and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Loyd continued to shoot Clayton even after she was down, Mina said.

Strangers Help Displaced Couple Throw Valentine’s Day Wedding After Oroville Dam Evacuations

“The Oroville Dam, that destroyed our Valentine’s Day.”
Their big day was ruined — or so they thought. “I know we had our ups and downs, but I will always love you,” Leotta said through teary eyes to her husband on the makeshift altar. A tuxedo and dress, food and drink, flowers, even a hotel room and a limo all donated. “They’ve been fantastic in responding with any donations they could possibly ask for. Authorities ordered people to leave the area when a hole developed in an eroded area of the spillway, raising concerns that the spillway could fail and flood communities downstream. “We reached out to the community,” said Chris Gray-Garcia, Placer County’s public information officer. Please enable Javascript to watch this video

A couple displaced by the Oroville Dam evacuations almost had their Valentine’s Day wedding plans canceled — were it not for a number of fellow evacuees and Placer County workers who helped put on an impromptu wedding at the evacuation center. One might never have guessed all of them were strangers to each other just a few hours before. Henry Rueda and now-wife Leotta’s marriage was 10 years in the making, but Sunday they were forced to evacuate their Olivehurst, California, home for the Placer County Fairgrounds, with about 300 other displaced residents. “I was just going to have a small little wedding for me and her, a couple of our friends,” Henry said. “I’ve never been in a limo,” Henry said. “A limousine waiting for me to take me to the hotel is like … wow.”
The wedding was complete with a band playing, flower arrangements, glasses ready to toast and guests straining to see the bride as she walked down the aisle. With a single Facebook post, Henry and Leotta’s wedding was back on. One by one, donations poured in to the evacuation center. Henry told KTLA sister station KTXL they chose Valentine’s Day for the wedding because Leotta thought it was a special date. Of course, despite all they’ve been through, one wedding staple this couple was never without was love. We thought they’d be happy to help in this case and they sure did.”
Evacuees themselves became makeshift wedding planners.

OCC Student Suspended After Posting Viral Video of Professor Criticizing Trump Administration

O’Neil received a one semester suspension and a number of other sanctions, including a mandatory meeting with the Dean of Students, writing an essay discussing his actions and disciplinary probation, according to a e-mail from the OCC Interim Dean of Students. The video was posted shortly afterwards where it soon went viral. Caleb O’Neil filmed Professor Olga Perez Stable Cox saying “the nation is divided” and the Trump election was “an act of terrorism” during class late last year, officials said. He can continue to attend classes until a final decision is made. O’Neil has obtained a lawyer to combat the suspension and is appealing the decision. “I pulled my phone out because I was honestly scared of, that I would have repercussions with my grades because she knew I was a Trump supporter,” said O’Neil. School officials told KTLA that videotaping on campus without the person’s consent is prohibited. The freshman college student said he recorded the video because he is known conservative and was concerned about retaliation. Please enable Javascript to watch this video

A student at Orange Coast College is fighting a suspension on Wednesday after he was disciplined for recording and publishing a video of a professor criticizing the election of President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.

DC Preps for ‘Day Without Immigrants’ Protest

“In support of our people & #ADayWithoutImmigrants Thurs 2/16 we will not open @jaleo DC CC MD, @zaytinya or @oyameldc #ImmigrantsFeedAmerica,” he tweeted. (Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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DC Preps for ‘Day Without Immigrants’ Protest

Protesters demonstrate as Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) lead members of Congress during a protest on the steps of the U.S. Black Restaurant Group, Shouk and Taylor Gourmet all told CNN they would see how short-staffed they are on Thursday, but said they support their worker’s decisions to protest if they so choose. A spokeswoman said some staff have pledged their tips to coworkers participating in the protest, and some proceeds from cocktail sales will be donated to the American Immigration Council. The office of the Architect of the Capitol, which oversees and contracts with thousands of Capitol support staff, did not respond to an inquiry about whether any preparations were underway or absences were anticipated. We highly value and are committed to fostering a learning environment where staff and students feel safe and secure and we respect the right to self-expression and peaceful protest.” Thursday’s planned protest is the first such event in the nation’s capital, but so far it has failed to catch the eye of the lawmakers who create the policies that the protests will target. Celebrity chef José Andrés, who is locked in a lawsuit with President Donald Trump for pulling his restaurant from the Trump hotel project in Washington over Trump’s anti-undocumented immigrant rhetoric, announced he would close most of his restaurants Thursday as part of the protest. “As a Latino business owner, I stand in solidarity with all of my immigrant staff,” he said. Schools were preparing as well. Andy Shallal, the founder of Busboys and Poets, a small local chain of bookstores and cafes, said his business would be closed “in solidarity w/ my brothers & sisters.”
Bar Pilar said it was planning to open with a skeleton crew, and serve Latin American-inspired dishes in solidarity with staff and immigrants. Sweetgreen, a chain of salad restaurants, said it would close all of its DC locations in solidarity with its team members and Day Without Immigrants. Latin American Montessori Bilingual Public Charter School in Northwest DC will be closed Thursday for students and teachers participating in the protest, the school confirmed. “It is going to be a difficult day for us,” the company’s president, Tom Meyer, said. DC Public Schools Chief John Davis emailed principals expressing respect for protests but insisting teachers and students were expected to be in class. The goal is to demonstrate the importance of immigrants to society, as the Trump administration continues to pursue hard-line enforcement policies that advocates fear will disrupt communities and the economy. We support their decision to stay home.”
DC fitness chain VIDA sent an email saying it would also be affected. Restaurants to close
The impact may be felt, however, if policymakers try to eat at hot spots around town on Thursday. Outreach to many of the offices on Capitol Hill that are the most involved in immigration policy turned up little awareness of the planned protest, aside from a few word-of-mouth exchanges. “DCPS schools are and will continue to be safe places for all students and all people in our communities, regardless of immigration status, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression,” Davis wrote. Immigrants and supporters are planning to strike Thursday in a protest loosely organized by social media and word of mouth. We have always loved, supported and cared for our employees, and tomorrow will be no different. Protesters demonstrate as Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) lead members of Congress during a protest on the steps of the U.S. Clyde’s Restaurant Group, which operates the popular White House-adjacent institution Old Ebbitt Grill, said its properties would remain open but could be affected by the demonstration. Supreme Court January 30, 2017 in Washington, DC. The Trump International Hotel did not respond to a request for comment on its plans for Thursday. “We support our employees participation in the nationwide Day Without Immigrants movement tomorrow and as a result we have modified our operations wherever necessary.”
Schools prepare
Schools were also preparing. “While some may plan to attend this week’s walkout about immigration, all students and staff are expected to be in school throughout the day so that teaching and learning can continue. Supreme Court January 30, 2017 in Washington, DC. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was the site of a similar protest this week, and bodegas in New York closed earlier this month in protest of Trump’s travel ban executive order. Restaurants in the DC area were planning to operate with short staff, offer menus in solidarity with striking immigrants and in some cases, close altogether. In response to tweets, the chain said workers can use paid “impact hours” and still receive pay for Thursday. A bilingual charter school in Northwest DC planned to close, and DC public schools were preparing for possible walkouts. Similar actions have taken place in other cities. Andrés announced his restaurants Jaleo, Zaytinya and Oyamel Cocina Mexicana would be closed, while China Chilcano would remain open for company staff to work. “Immigrant workers make up an indispensable part of our VIDA community and the backbone of many of our daily operations,” the email said. John Andrade’s restaurants, including Meridian Pint, Smoke and Barrel, Brookland Pint and Rosario, will be open, but “bring your own food” with the kitchens closed, Andrade said in a statement on Facebook. “Immigrants are an integral part of our team; there is no doubt we will struggle. (Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Washington, DC, restaurants and schools are preparing for a “Day Without Immigrants” protest Thursday, but so far, policymakers who live in the nation’s capital haven’t taken much notice.

Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience Preview

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Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience Comes to the Forum on March 23rd.

Cost of Damage to California’s Roads So Far This Rough Winter: More Than $400 Million

Caltrans District 3 tweeted this image of Highway 49 near Sierra City on Feb. Last weekend, portions of both main routes into Nevada — Interstate 80 and Highway 50 — were closed due to mudslides. #TrafficAlert Hwy 49 remains closed Yuba Pass summit to Sattley for slipout. 13, 2017. pic.twitter.com/VYGCZkGtvE
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Cost of Damage to California’s Roads So Far This Rough Winter: More Than $400 Million

Caltrans District 3 tweeted this image of Highway 49 near Sierra City on Feb. Rough weather this winter has taken a toll on California’s vast network of roads and highways, and state officials calculated the cost Wednesday at $401 million. Working to build wall so can open 1 lane before next storm. 13, 2017. Officials hoped to reopen the road within 24 hours. A number of simultaneous hits have taken place in Northern California over the last few weeks. Click here to read the full story on LATimes.com. Highway 50, which accesses the south shore of Lake Tahoe from Sacramento, remained completely closed Wednesday. “Our roadways have been pounded this winter by the severe weather conditions,” Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty said in a written statement.

Santa Ana Police Offer Reward as They Investigate 4 Homicides That Happened Within 1 Week

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Woman Fatally Struck in Santa Ana Dollar Tree Parking Lot While Mourning Cousin Who Was Killed There the Day Before Please enable Javascript to watch this video

Police on Wednesday offered a reward amid the investigations into four homicides that occurred in Santa Ana within a period of one week. Ellina Abovian reports from Santa Ana for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Feb.

L.A. City Council Votes Unanimously to Decriminalize Street Vending

City staffers say it could take months for Los Angeles to work out all of the details and begin handing out permits to vendors. Council Members Announce Plan to Protect Immigrant Street Vendors Previously, selling food or goods on the sidewalk could lead to misdemeanor charges in Los Angeles. Fearing a coming crackdown on immigrants under President Trump, Los Angeles City Council members Joe Buscaino and Curren Price vowed to stop punishing vending as a crime and to begin setting up a regulated system. A street vendor sell fruits and in the Fashion District in Los Angeles in an undated photo. Click here to read the full story on LATimes.com. (Credit: Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

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L.A. City Council Votes Unanimously to Decriminalize Street Vending

A street vendor sell fruits and in the Fashion District in Los Angeles in an undated photo. Councilmen to Call for Legalization of Street Vending With New Urgency
Citing Trump, L.A. In January, the council voted to draft an ordinance decriminalizing vending. In the meantime, vendors who ply their trade on city sidewalks still could be cited and fined for violating the municipal code, but they would not face criminal convictions. City Council Votes to Draft Law Decriminalizing Street Vending
Trump Deportation Fears Prompt Activists, L.A. #lastreetfood
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In Effort to Protect Immigrants From Deportation, L.A. #Breaking: Today the #LA #CityCouncil voted 13-0 to remove criminal penalties for #streetvending! (Credit: Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to decriminalize street vending — a move long sought by immigrant advocates who argued that sidewalk sellers should not face criminal charges that could place them at risk of being deported.

Ortega Highway Reopens 3 Weeks After Storm Damage Forced Closure, Repairs

SR-74/Ortega Emergency Closure Update 2-7-17: Progress! The “deep voids,” near Gibby Road east of San Juan Capistrano, were filled, and the pavement was removed and replaced, according to Caltrans District 12. Ortega Highway reopened Wednesday three weeks after storm damage forced the closure of the crucial link between south Orange and Riverside counties. We have filled the deep voids. The closure required lengthy detours for those commuting between the San Juan Capistrano area and the Lake Elsinore area. The damage was found to be “severe” some 30 feet below the roadway, a Caltrans assessment found. pic.twitter.com/J5mOFANn8r
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SR-74 Ortega Highway Emergency Closure Update: Ortega is Now Reopened!!! Caltrans had expected to work would take about three weeks as of Jan. 31, but the agency said Monday that crews had made good progress. State Route 74 was shut down Jan. — Caltrans District 12 (@Caltrans12) February 15, 2017

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Ortega Highway Closure Could Continue for Weeks; Necessary Equipment Is in Sacramento: Caltrans
Storm Damage Forces Closure of Ortega Highway From San Juan Capistrano to Lake Elsinore for Unknown Duration Now removing pavement to rebuild the road better. 25 after crews discovered a “2-foot void” underneath the pavement following a series of heavy storms.

Trump Proposes New Rule on Obamacare; Could Mean Higher Costs for Consumers, Officials Say

This would bring it more in line with signing up for on-the-job coverage and would ensure most Obamacare enrollees would have coverage all year long because coverage would start January 1. While President Trump wants Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act as quickly as possible, his hands are tied by two important factors: He has promised to have an orderly transition out of Obamacare, so people don’t lose their coverage, and he must defer to Congress to actually change the law. Separately, the Internal Revenue Service quietly reversed a decision to start rejecting tax returns that fail to indicate whether filers had health insurance, received an exemption or paid the penalty. The Obama administration added this oversight after enrollees complained there were too few providers who accepted their plans. And it would require consumers to pay any back premiums they owe before signing up again. This provision is in the law and can only be changed by Congress. Insurers had hoped to shorten the time in which they have to cover claims by those who’ve stopped paying premiums — currently three months — but that is in the law and, therefore, requires Congress to make the change. The IRS attributed the reversal to Trump’s executive order that directed agencies to reduce the potential financial burden on Americans. Trump speaks to Democratic and Republican Senators about his Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 09 February 2017. Humana announced Tuesday it was pulling out of the individual market completely. The rule does not contain one of the more controversial changes insurers want — allowing them to charge older enrollees more. “[The] legislative provisions of the ACA law are still in force until changed by the Congress, and taxpayers remain required to follow the law and pay what they may owe‎,” the agency said. Insurers are looking to widen that band to five-to-one. Carriers argue that people are gaming the system and enrolling only when they get sick, but consumer advocates say this proposed requirement will make it harder for those truly eligible to qualify. (Credit: Pool)

The Trump administration is taking its first steps to overhaul Obamacare. It issued a proposed rule Wednesday aimed mainly at quelling insurers’ concerns and stabilizing the marketplace for 2018. Under Obamacare, carriers can only charge older policyholders up to three times what they charge younger ones. The rule could take effect as soon as next month. Here’s what the proposed rule would do:
Raise costs for consumers: Insurers would gain greater flexibility in how much their policies would pay in each tier of coverage. However, it noted in a statement that the individual mandate is still in effect. “This proposal will take steps to stabilize the marketplace, provide more flexibility to states and insurers, and give patients access to more coverage options,” said Patrick Conway, acting administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, which oversees Obamacare. Health insurers, who were already pulling out of the exchanges, are growing more jittery about participating for 2018. Trump speaks to Democratic and Republican Senators about his Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 09 February 2017. More time to figure out 2018 plans: The proposed rule would give insurers additional time to have their 2018 plans reviewed and finalized by state and federal regulators. “These proposals would help stabilize the current individual market and are a good start toward improving the functioning of the marketplace, so that any longer-term reforms can begin on a better footing.” said Alissa Fox, a senior vice president at the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. Insurers have to submit their 2018 policies and premiums to state regulators in the spring, and they are concerned because so much remains uncertain. However, his administration can adjust regulations even before lawmakers act. It would require those applying outside of open enrollment to provide documentation proving their eligibility before coverage kicks in. Giving insurers more latitude would allow them to offer a wider range of products with higher deductibles and co-pays. President Donald J. For instance, silver plans currently must cover 70% of out-of-pocket costs, on average. (Credit: Pool)

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Trump Proposes New Rule on Obamacare; Could Mean Higher Costs for Consumers, Officials Say

U.S. But it is also likely to raise deductibles and out-of-pocket costs for many consumers. U.S. President Donald J. The nation’s two major industry groups praised the proposal, citing their interest in offering more affordable plans. “It’s certainly not going to help consumers,” said Tim Jost, a health law professor at Washington and Lee University School of Law. The agency is requesting comments until March 7 and will likely act after that. The changes would also eliminate the federal government’s review of whether insurers have enough doctors and hospitals in their networks. This would likely lower premiums — a plus, especially for middle class Americans who don’t qualify for Obamacare subsidies — but it would mean enrollees have to pay more to get care, which is already one of the chief complaints about the law. “Today’s proposed rule is an effort to stabilize the exchange markets until an ACA replacement plan is approved and implemented,” said Caroline Pearson, senior vice president at Avalere Health, a consulting firm. Insurers have long requested a tightening of the special enrollment periods, which allow people who’ve experienced major life changes — such as job loss, divorce or the birth of a baby — to sign up during the year. “There’s nothing in this rule that encourages healthy people to sign up … and it’s the healthy people you need in order to stabilize the market,” she said. While this has always been key to enforcing the individual mandate, the IRS had been processing returns without this information. Overall, the changes could wind up driving more people — particularly younger folks with fewer medical issues — out of the exchanges, said Sabrina Corlette, a research professor at Georgetown’s Center on Health Insurance Reforms. Tighter enrollment periods: The new rule would cut the open enrollment period for 2018 in half, so that Americans could only sign up between November 1 and December 15.

Suspect in Fight, Hit-and-Run at Ventura Circle K Parking Lot Dies After Being Ejected From Car Following Crash: Police

The officer went to his car and attempted to catch up with the suspect’s vehicle, but lost sight of it when the driver turned east on Foothill Road. A man suspected of being involved in a fight and a subsequent hit-and-run in a Circle K parking lot in Ventura died after being ejected from his vehicle following a solo-vehicle crash, police said Wednesday. A responding policeman was interviewing a witness at the scene when the suspect, who was driving out of the parking lot, hit a parked vehicle and then fled northbound on Wells Road, the release stated. When the officer drove down Foothill, he observed the aftermath of a solo-vehicle crash near Aliso Canyon Road. She was extricated from the car and transported to a local hospital in stable condition. Officers first responded to the 11000 block of Citrus Drive around 11:30 p.m. He has been identified only as a 36-year-old resident of Santa Paula. The crash involved the suspect’s car, according to police.  

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Suspect in Fight, Hit-and-Run at Ventura Circle K Parking Lot Dies After Being Ejected From Car Following Crash: Police

The 11000 block of Citrus Drive in Ventura is seen in this image from Google Maps street view. Without provocation, a man had hit a customer in the face, which led to the fight, police said. Tuesday after someone called 911 to report a fight involving “an intoxicated subject” in the Circle K parking lot, according to a Ventura Police Department news release. The man died after being ejected from the vehicle in the crash, police said. A female passenger survived the crash, but was trapped inside the vehicle. The 11000 block of Citrus Drive in Ventura is seen in this image from Google Maps street view.

Man Dies After Falling Into California Aqueduct While Trying to Save His Dog During Walk With Wife in Hesperia

Tuesday reporting that the victim had fallen into the aqueduct between Yucca Terrace Drive and Amargosa Road in Hesperia. First responders performed CPR, and then Hermenegildo was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, the Sheriff’s Department said in a news release. 34.434018
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A dispatcher received a call just before 1 p.m. A 58-year-old Victorville man died on Valentine’s Day after a walk with his wife during which he fell into the California Aqueduct while trying to save one of the couple’s dogs, the Sheriff’s Department said. “The Hesperia Sheriff’s Station wants to remind citizens that even though the water on the surface of the aqueduct appears calm and slow moving, there is an undertow that is very fast moving and can pull a person under,” the release stated. Hermenegildo was in the water for 10 to 15 minutes before he was pulled out.