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  1. Detectives say LA man known as the a oeNewspaper Pickpocketa stole wallets in 3 countiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2018 | San Gabriel Valley Tribune

    Authorities filed charges against a 56-year-old Los Angeles man for allegedly stealing wallets from the purses of elderly women in Pasadena and Torrance while using a newspaper ad to distract them or hide his hand. Keith Bernard Morrow, who police suspect is the "Newspaper Pickpocket," is also accused of committing similar thefts in Orange County and Upland, according to Pasadena police Lt.


  2. 8 malls where dogs, cats (and sometimes lizards) can get a holiday pet photo with SantaRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2017 | San Gabriel Valley Tribune

    Dogs, cats, and even lizards are taking a seat on the jolly old fellow's lap to create fur-ever memories for their families' greeting cards, Facebook posts or whatever. "We love our furry family members, and Thousand Oaks has so many families with pets that are members of the family, so we wanted to accommodate that," says Tish Cabezas, senior marketing manager at The Oaks in Thousand Oaks, one of many malls offering pet photos with Santa this holiday season.


  3. Hoffarth on the media: Fox Deportesa Nichols fills important role in 2017 Serie MundialRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 28, 2017 | San Gabriel Valley Tribune

    Rolando Nichols, left, with Edgar Gonzalez in the Fox Deportes TV booth before Game 1 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium Let's assume Rolando Nichols isn't going to be mistaken for Joe Buck. And then take what happened outside of Minute Maid Park in Houston before Friday's Game 3 of the World Series between the Dodgers and Astros as reinforcement of that assumption.


  4. Operation Jungle Book targets wildlife traffickersRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2017 | San Gabriel Valley Tribune

    Tigers, cobras and other endangered animals were showcased Friday in Torrance by U.S Fish and Wildlife Service officials who announced the seizures as part of the largest wildlife trafficking sweep in Southern California history. Operation Jungle Book, a law enforcement initiative led by the Fish and Wildlife Service, resulted in federal charges against 16 defendants who allegedly participated in illegal acts of wildlife smuggling.


  5. San Gabriel man killed at end of police chase had record of previous pursuitRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2017 | San Gabriel Valley Tribune

    A man shot and killed by police at the end of a chase in Torrance has been identified as a San Gabriel man who previously went to prison for felony reckless evading, records show. Investigators remained tight-lipped throughout the week to explain what happened at the conclusion of the chase to prompt officers to shoot 44-year-old Michael David Lopez.


  6. Can you feel a change in Southern Californiaa s weather?Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 13, 2017 | San Gabriel Valley Tribune

    A cooling trend will get underway in the Southland today, sending temperatures between 5 and 10 degrees below normal, National Weather Service forecasters said. The cooling results from a deep marine layer and a trough over the region keeping cool air to the east and west, said National Weather Service meteorologist Dave Bruno.


  7. Judge refuses to reduce bail for fired Centinela Valley school superintendentRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 1, 2017 | San Gabriel Valley Tribune

    Fired Centinela Valley schools Superintendent Jose Fernandez pleaded not guilty Friday to public corruption allegations that a prosecutor alleged could have bilked the district of $1.5 million to as much as $3 million. Fernandez, 57, wearing blue jail attire after spending two days behind bars, said nothing during his arraignment at the Torrance courthouse, bowing his head and looking down.


  8. Man falls off crane, dies at Port of LA after car chase through Long Beach, TorranceRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 16, 2017 | San Gabriel Valley Tribune

    A man who climbed a huge gantry crane at the Port of Los Angeles after he jumped from a stolen SUV at the end of a lengthy police chase fell to his death late Wednesday.  After an hours-long standoff, TV news reports showed the man had fallen to his death about 9:20 p.m. Earlier, the man had removed all of his clothing while perched atop crane 87, which skies more than 100 feet high inside the West Basin Shipping Terminal. The port terminal was evacuated and shut down shortly after the man drove through a security gate at the entrance to the terminal, said Port of Los Angeles spokesman Phillip Sanfield.


  9. Man climbs crane at Port of Los Angeles after car chase through Long Beach, TorranceRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 16, 2017 | San Gabriel Valley Tribune

    A man who evaded authorities twice in a stolen SUV on Wednesday wound up at the Port of Los Angeles, climbing a more than 100-foot high crane inside the West Basin Shipping Terminal. The incident is still unfolding on live television, with helicopters overhead.


  10. 10 of the best breweries to get craft beer in Los Angeles CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 11, 2017 | San Gabriel Valley Tribune

    Eagle Rock Brewery in Eagle Rock, CA. on Thursday, August 10, 2017. Culver City-based Richard Guzman and Torrance-based Nick Green teamed up to create a highly subjective list of 10 recommended-in-no-particular-order Los Angeles County breweries based on tasting room atmosphere and beer quality, while attempting to ensure that all areas of greater Los Angeles are represented.


  11. Netflixa s a Incredible Jessica Jamesa all about its appealing star WilliamsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2017 | San Gabriel Valley Tribune

    Boone and Jessica James in the film “The Incredible Jessica James” on Netflix. Photo courtesy of Netflix Essentially, Netflix's film “The Incredible Jessica James” is a pleasing showcase for the many talents of Jessica Williams.


  12. Brian Ortega, body and mind healed, returns at UFC 214Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 26, 2017 | San Gabriel Valley Tribune

    His labrum and torn ligaments were reattached to the bone, the cost of doing business in MMA and a heated training session with a Gracie - aka the first family of Brazilian jiu-jitsu. As Ortega endured weeks upon weeks of mending and tedious rehab, he was forced off the mat and thrust into the role of spectator.


  13. Could it rain today in Southern California?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 24, 2017 | San Gabriel Valley Tribune

    NWS forecasters set the chance of showers and thunderstorms in Los Angeles County at 20 percent this afternoon and again tonight, although the chance may rise to 25 percent to 30 percent in the San Gabriel Mountains and the Antelope Valley, said NWS meteorologist Kathy Hoxsie, adding that precipitation this morning as well is not totally outside the realm of possibility. The expected precipitation will be the product of monsoonal moisture out of Arizona and Baja California combined with a ridge of high pressure over the Four Corners region of the Western United States and instability in the atmosphere, she said.


  14. Manhattan Beacha s David Hadley announces 2018 run for governorRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 5, 2017 | San Gabriel Valley Tribune

    With Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown being termed out after two four-year terms, the race is guaranteed to be heated with an open primary in June 2018 and the general election in November 2018. The Manhattan Beach businessman this week launched a David Hadley for Governor website .


  15. Sen. Kamala Harris leads rally against GOP healthcare bill at Harbor-UCLA Medical CenterRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 3, 2017 | San Gabriel Valley Tribune

    U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris speaks at a rally against the GOP health care bill at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Monday, July 3, 2017.


  16. Heat wave keeps Southern California sweatingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 20, 2017 | San Gabriel Valley Tribune

    On the ninth day of the region's heat wave, a red flag warning signifying a high risk of wildfire will be in force today in the L.A. County portion of the San Gabriel Mountains, an area that also includes the Angeles National Forest. The warning will be in effect for 12 hours beginning at 9 a.m. as a result of high winds, low humidity, dry vegetation and high heat, said the National Weather Service.


  17. Fathera s Day: These spelling bee helpers love being D-A-D-SRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 17, 2017 | San Gabriel Valley Tribune

    Happy Randhawa gives 11-year-old daughter, Aisha, a high five as the two work on their nightly spelling practice at their Corona home on Thursday, June 15, 2017. Happy spends countless hours preparing Aisha for next year's spelling bee contest.


  18. Winners of longshore lottery drawing know they havena t hit jackpot a " yetRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 5, 2017 | San Gabriel Valley Tribune

    Jordan Banuelos is one of the people who had his card picked to be in the running to be a casual longshore worker in the port. June 5, 2017.


  19. Sluggish ridership prompts Metro to consider overhauling bus systemRead the original story w/Photo

    May 23, 2017 | San Gabriel Valley Tribune

    Amid declining bus ridership, Metro is looking into overhauling and updating its transit network as a way to bring more people back to its system. While train ridership is up, the number of people using buses throughout the Metro system fell 18 percent in April, compared with the same month two years ago.


  20. Southern California weather cooling, with rain on the wayRead the original story w/Photo

    May 5, 2017 | San Gabriel Valley Tribune

    Southern California's weeklong hot spell came to a sudden end today, with temperatures dropping sharply - more than 12 degrees in some areas - ahead of three days of showers starting Saturday. Temperatures this week ran around 9 degrees above normal in Downtown L.A, 14 degrees above normal in the San Fernando Valley, and 17 degrees above average in the Santa Clarita Valley.


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