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Malibu Councilmember Alleges City Hall Corruption

Outgoing Councilmember Jefferson Wagner provided a sworn affidavit alleging acts of corruption to incoming Councilmember Bruce Silverstein.

3 Mountain Lions Spotted In Westlake Village

The Lost Hills Sheriff’s station reported that three mountain lions were spotted near a residential Westlake Village street Tuesday morning.

LA Records Deadliest Day Of Pandemic With Hospitals ‘Under Siege’

“The consequences of this will affect anyone and everyone who needs hospital-level care. It’s not just those with COVID.”

5 Healthcare Workers First In Orange County To Receive Vaccine

Orange County’s Hospital workers received their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine Thursday.

Venice Neighborhood Council Wants To See In-Person Outdoor Dining

VNC passed a resolution stating the county allows outdoor in-person dining on film sets & the same standards should apply to restaurants.

ACLU Battles Orange County District Attorney In Kidnapping Case

The 72-year-old man held on $1M bail, in need of heart surgery & at risk for COVID, is accused of holding an OC woman hostage for 48 hours.

Hiker With Two Dogs Rescued From Cliff In Bronson Canyon

LAFD set up a rope system to secure the woman and safely lower her to the ground.

Bob Baker Marionettes Featured At Santa Monica Pier (Photos)

Since 1963, the Bob Baker Marionette Theater has pulled the strings on puppets. Now, you can see vintage puppets at the Santa Monica Pier.

Claiming Voter Mandate, DA Gascon Defends Controversial Reforms

Less than two weeks into his term, DA George Gascon faces widespread backlash for eschewing the death penalty and sentencing enhancements.

Gelson’s Shares Christmas Dinner Menu For Studio City

The grocery store is offering traditional and plant based meals for those who want to skip the cooking and get straight to eating.

Cozy Studio City Villa On The Market For $2 Million

There’s a solar panel system, gorgeous wood floors and a spacious entertainment room.

Pandemic’s Uneven Impact On Women Could Do Long-Term Harm: Study

The burden of job loss and childcare is falling disproportionately on women, according to a study by USC.

Court Upholds Los Angeles Man’s Conviction For Rape, Assault

Joseph Edem was convicted of assaulting two different women in 2015 and 2017.

This $18 Million Palisades Home Is An Eye-Popping Delight

Enjoy the home theater, spacious backyard, and multiple dining areas.

LA Educators Explain What’s Wrong With Teaching During Pandemic

Lack of student participation and adult support at home are just two of the challenges undermining efforts to teach kids right now.

Laguna Beach USD Celebrates 2020 Teacher, Employee Of Year

On Wednesday, Laguna Beach Unified School District surprised 3rd Grade Teacher and an Instructional Aide with the prestigious award.

Knott’s Cancels Taste Of Merry Farm Through New Year’s

All remaining dates of Knott’s Berry Farm’s Taste of Merry Farm are canceled, the theme park announced Wednesday.

Brush Fire In Dana Point Erupts Behind Doubletree Hotel

A brush fire burned up an embankment close to Coast Highway in Dana Point.

OC Supes Engage In Small Jet Lawsuit

A small jet service company alleges being excluded from continuing business on the corporate jet portion of John Wayne Airport.

Fire Forces Family From Westminster Home 1 Week Before Christmas

A house fire drew emergency responders in the morning hours, Wednesday. A family of 7 lived here, with no working smoke alarm, OCFA says.

Brush Fire Scorches 3 Acres Along 405 Freeway In Sepulveda Pass

The fire, burning in the Bel-Air area, is backing up traffic on the San Diego (405) Freeway.

UCLA To Offer Online Masters Of Healthcare Administration Degree

The new degree program will make UCLA the first school to offer the degree online in order to meet demand in the medical field.

Both Directions Of 405 Freeway Shut Down As Jumper Halts Traffic

Both directions of the 405 Freeway were shut down as a jumper halted traffic near the Manchester onramp in Inglewood, CHP reports.

Venice Beach Artist Enclave Just Listed: $2.3M

This incredible Venice Beach home is an artist’s dream. It just listed for $2.3M.

Rancho Palos Verdes: Holiday Care Packages For Seniors Available

The city of Rancho Palos Verdes is offering holiday care packages for seniors in need, organizers announced.

Fire Damages House In Westchester Area

A fire damaged a single-family house in the Westchester area Wednesday, but no one was injured, officials said.

This article originally appeared on the Los Angeles Patch

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