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Secret Service Agent Has Scary Night After Biden Gala

Agent robbed at gunpoint in LA suburb of Tustin, fired gun, police say

(Newser) - In Los Angeles on Friday, President Biden appeared at a reelection fundraiser for himself alongside such notables as former President Obama, George Clooney, and Julia Roberts. Meanwhile, just miles away in a nearby suburb, one of his Secret Service agents got caught up in a robbery. Police say they were...

These Cities Are 'Impossibly Unaffordable'

Hong Kong tops the list of Demographia's latest rankings, with 5 cities in top 10 located in the US

(Newser) - Think your rent or mortgage is high? Try living in one of the world's most "impossibly unaffordable" cities. Demographia's International Housing Affordability report for 2024 is out, which assesses the cost of living in 94 major markets in eight countries: the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand,...

Goldie Hawn 'Never Without a Guard' After LA Break-ins

She says burglars repeatedly targeted home she shares with Kurt Russell

(Newser) - "LA is terrible," Goldie Hawn said on the latest episode of the " Let's Talk Off Camera With Kelly Ripa " podcast, recounting two frightening incidents at the home she shares with Kurt Russell, her partner of more than 40 years. The 78-year-old said the first break-in...

Friends of Murdered Actor March for Justice

They held a rally demanding justice for Johnny Wactor

(Newser) - Friends of Johnny Wactor, the General Hospital actor fatally shot last month when he stumbled upon thieves trying to steal his car's catalytic converter, staged a march and rally Wednesday demanding justice in his murder. They rallied in downtown Los Angeles, near the spot where Wactor was killed after...

Cops Seek 2 Men Who Pushed Homeless Man Fatally Into Lake

Pair were seen tussling with man in broad daylight near LA's MacArthur Park Lake before he died

(Newser) - Los Angeles police are searching for two men allegedly seen pushing or dragging a homeless man into a lake, where he died. Surveillance video reportedly shows two men between 30 and 40 years old tussling with the victim in the vicinity of MacArthur Park Lake. Authorities discovered the body of...

These US Cities Are Heaven for Mosquitoes

Los Angeles tops Orkin's top 50 list

(Newser) - Time to break out the repellent: Mosquito season is bearing down upon us. Pest control company Orkin wanted to see which cities in America have the most issues with the flying pests, so it analyzed the numbers on how many customers it provided residential mosquito treatments to in major metro...

Arrests Made in NYE Brawl Involving 90210 Actor

Police say a couple was arrested following incident in LA in which minibikers assaulted Ian Ziering

(Newser) - The New Year's Eve brawl in which Beverly Hills, 90210 and Sharknado actor Ian Ziering was attacked by a group of individuals on minibikes in Los Angeles has seen a breakthrough. NBC News reports that two people were arrested Tuesday after search warrants were carried out at two LA-area...

He Couldn't Afford a House, So He Bought an Ambulance

'Los Angeles Times' profiles one of the thousands of locals living out of their vehicles

(Newser) - Sky-high housing costs in California have forced thousands of people to live out of their vehicles. In Los Angeles County alone, the official count in 2023 was about 14,000, up 9% from the previous year. At the Los Angeles Times , Jack Flemming illustrates the issue with a profile of...

Owners of Marilyn Monroe Home Are Fighting City of LA

They're suing to block historical preservation of the residence so they can tear it down

(Newser) - The owners of the Los Angeles home in which Hollywood star Marilyn Monroe died still very much want to tear it down . Brinah Milstein, a billionaire real-estate heiress, and her husband, reality-TV producer Roy Bank, are now suing to block efforts to have 12305 Fifth Helena Drive in Brentwood considered...

Bullet Train From Vegas to LA in the Works

First passengers projected to board in 2028

(Newser) - A $12 billion passenger bullet train designed to link Las Vegas and Los Angeles was dubbed the first true high-speed rail line in the nation on Monday, with the private company building it predicting that millions of ticket-buyers will be boarding trains by 2028, per the AP .
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LA's Mayor Had a Frightening Sunday Morning

Police arrested burglary suspect after break-in at home of Karen Bass; she and her family are fine

(Newser) - The mayor of Los Angeles is safe after an early morning break-in at her home over the weekend. "Around 6:40am this morning an individual smashed a window to gain entry into the Getty House while occupied," a Sunday statement from the LAPD noted, referring to Karen Bass'...

Famous Bronco From OJ Chase Is Still Kicking

Feature in police chase that changed the nation is housed at Tennessee crime museum

(Newser) - It was, as the Los Angeles Times reports, "a 'Where were you?' moment." While later generations would vividly recall the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, those a bit older remember the afternoon of June 17, 1994, when OJ Simpson, in the backseat of a white Ford Bronco,...

Mom Who Threw Kids Onto Freeway Was Astrologer, Upset by Eclipse

But police aren't considering the celestial event to be a contributing factor

(Newser) - A woman who authorities say fatally stabbed her partner at their Los Angeles apartment Monday then threw her two children from a moving SUV onto the freeway, killing her infant daughter, was an astrologer who called the impending solar eclipse "the epitome of spiritual warfare" in an online post...

Wednesday Will Be a Huge Day for Waymo

Company is launching paid robotaxi rides in LA

(Newser) - Wednesday will be a huge day for Waymo, Google's self-driving car spinoff. The company says it will add Los Angeles to the list of cities where it is offering paid robotaxi services. The company, which also offers the service in San Francisco, says it has more than 50,000...

Up to $30M Stolen From LA Cash Storage Facility
$30M LA Heist Wasn't
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$30M LA Heist Wasn't Detected Until Next Day

Police say thieves broke into money storage facility

(Newser) - Thieves stole as much $30 million in an Easter Sunday burglary at a Los Angeles money storage facility in one of the largest cash heists in city history, police said Wednesday. The burglary occurred Sunday night at an unnamed facility in the Sylmar area of the San Fernando Valley where...

Guy Hijacks Bus With BB Gun, Plows Into Hotel

He also caused it to crash into several other vehicles in Los Angeles

(Newser) - A man who indicated he had a gun hijacked a transit bus in downtown Los Angeles and then grabbed the wheel, causing the bus to collide with several vehicles and crash into a hotel, police said Thursday. Only the driver was on the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority bus...

New Kobe Bryant Statue Has a Bit of a Problem
Apparently No One
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Kobe Bryant Statue

Apparently No One Proofread This Kobe Bryant Statue

LA Lakers say they'll fix the 3 typos found on the bronze structure outside Crypto.com Arena

(Newser) - A 4,000-pound bronze statue of late Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant was unveiled last month outside of LA's Crypto.com Arena, showing the NBA legend walking off the court in his No. 8 jersey after scoring 81 points in a 2006 game against the Toronto Raptors. Now,...

Billionaire's Son Accuses LA Country Club of Bias

Suit says Hillcrest, founded for Jewish members shut out elsewhere, discriminated against application

(Newser) - A country club that's historically accepted members kept out of other Los Angeles social organizations—including Hollywood moguls and celebrities—is now facing its own discrimination lawsuit. A 42-year-old Jewish man says he was rejected for membership in Hillcrest Country Club, which was founded in 1920 as the city'...

It's a 'Massive Backyard Rabbit Hoarding Disaster'

Bunny World Foundation estimates 300 in California yard

(Newser) - When Joe Torcello first spotted a rabbit hanging around his Los Angeles home, he was smitten. "I fell in love with her," he tells NBC News of the rabbit he named Belzer. As more and more rabbits appeared, he thought he was doing them a favor by not...

Jury Returns Conviction in Boys' Crosswalk Deaths

Prosecutors say Rebecca Grossman had been racing former MLB player after drinks

(Newser) - A Southern California woman has been found guilty in the deaths of two young brothers who were in a crosswalk when Rebecca Grossman's car struck them in 2020. A jury convicted her of two counts of murder, two counts of gross vehicular manslaughter, and one count of hit-and-run, the...

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