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Heavy rains, floods wash away parts of I-10 in So. California

Desert Center - The major route connecting Los Angeles and Phoenix, which was closed when a huge surge of floodwater damaged bridges spanning small desert washes will partially reopen Friday, much sooner than officials had earlier anticipated.

Los Angeles cutting down trees because of drought

Los Angeles - Los Angeles officials are saying there isn't enough water to irrigate all the trees in the city, so they have decided to cut down around 14,000 dead or dying trees suffering from the drought.

Aerosmith's Tom Hamilton discusses the band's current activities Special

The Aerosmith juggernaut just keeps on rolling and in 2015 the legendary five-piece from Boston, Massachusetts - America's most successful rock band - remain as busy as ever. Digital Journal spoke to their bass player, Mr. Sweet Emotion himself.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti signs $15 minimum wage law

Los Angeles - Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti signed a law on Saturday raising the city's minimum wage from $9 per hour to $15 by 2020, a historic move that will affect hundreds of thousands of workers.

Calif. tightens air quality rules due to higher cancer risk

Los Angeles - Environmentalists are lauding a decision by a leading government agency to tighten air quality standards in California after discovering that breathing toxic compounds is far more dangerous to children than previously thought.

Op-Ed: L.A. union that advocated for wage increases now opposes it

Los Angeles - Sorry Rusty Hicks of Federation of Labor, but unions are not about the individual bargaining, but rather the collective. That's why it's called a union.

Interview with Californian roots rock duo Dead Rock West Special

Cindy Wasserman and Frank Lee Drennen, who together make up the above-mentioned act, filled Digital Journal in on their upcoming release, a passionate and painstakingly researched tribute to the Everly Brothers.

Interview: Patrick Dennis talks about his new record Special

Despite being a mainstay on the Californian music scene for years - and playing in a number of different bands - indie rocker Patrick Dennis has only just got around to making his first solo album. He told Digital Journal all about it.

Tuna company, 2 managers charged in death of man cooked with tuna

Los Angeles - Bumble Bee Foods and two managers were charged by Los Angeles, California prosecutors on Monday with violating safety regulations in the death of a worker cooked in an industrial pressure cooker along with 12,000 pounds of tuna in 2012.

Mega Expedition to set sail for Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Los Angeles - On Monday, environmental campaigning organization, Ocean Cleanup, founded by young Dutchman, Boyan Slat, unveiled its Mega Expedition, a massive research undertaking to assess the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

Small earthquake shakes Los Angeles — no damage reported

Los Angeles - Southern California was jolted Sunday by a 3.5-magnitude earthquake that struck South Los Angeles at 9:17 p.m, government seismologists reported.

Iconic singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell hospitalized

Los Angeles - Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell was taken by ambulance from her home Tuesday and hospitalized, her official website confirmed.

Seafood company ordered to shut down over adulterated fish

Los Angeles - A federal judge complied with a request from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and ordered a Los Angeles, California seafood manufacturer to stop producing ready-to-eat smoked and pickled fish because of a failure to control bacterial contamination.

Missing Berkeley student was struck and killed on L.A. freeway

Los Angeles - A U.C. Berkeley student athlete who was the subject of a frantic search after he disappeared from a fraternity party in Los Angeles early Saturday has been found dead, authorities said Monday.

Family offers $50,000 reward in search for missing student

Los Angeles - The family of a missing UC Berkeley student is offering a $50,000 reward for information that leads to finding the young athlete.

Interview with top entertainment figure Michael Des Barres Special

The English-born singer, actor and showbusiness veteran is gearing up to release a rockin' new album, recorded last year in Rome. He made time in his chaotic agenda for Digital Journal.

Woman allegedly swipes elderly woman's $250 bingo winnings

Monterey Park - A 53-year-old woman was arrested Thursday for allegedly stealing a purse left briefly unattended that contained the bingo winnings of an elderly Los Angeles woman at a senior center in Monterey Park, police say. The incident occurred on Feb. 6.

NFL suddenly has too many teams planning to move to Los Angeles

In a surprise move, the Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers announced plans to build a $1.7 stadium in Carson, California according to the Los Angeles Times.

Grammys: Sam Smith wins 4 as show was heavy in performances

Los Angeles - UPDATE: Sam Smith has won Record of the Year at the 2015 Grammys Awards and it helped him win the night with four. Smith grabbed the award and thanked the person who broke his heart.

App allowing users to sell parking spots may soon be banned in LA

Los Angeles - MonkeyParking is an app that lets its users sell their parking spaces, but they could soon be banned from operating in Los Angeles.

Now San Francisco and Los Angeles are suing Uber

San Francisco and Los Angeles district attorneys filed a consumer protection suit against Uber on Tuesday, the LA Times reports.

L.A. Film Critics hand top prize to 'Boyhood'; director wins, too

Los Angeles - The Los Angeles Film Critics handed "Boyhood" its top prize for 2014 today (Dec. 7). The win means it lands another major award as the season picks up steam.

Death of comic Joan Rivers blamed on anesthesia drug propofol

New York - Acerbic comedian Joan Rivers died after suffering cardiac arrest during an outpatient medical procedure, a known potential side effect of the anesthesia drug propofol — the same drug implicated in the death of Michael Jackson.

Therapy dogs at major airports comfort stressed passengers

Los Angeles - Therapy dogs at a number of major airports, in various cities, including Los Angeles and Miami are being used to provide comfort to stressed-out passengers.

Fungus that is deadly to AIDS patients found to live in trees

Los Angeles - It may be small, but for people with AIDS it can be deadly. Researchers have narrowed down the source of fungal infections that have been making people with HIV/AIDS in southern California sick for decades.

Ships off of California to slow down for whales, cut pollution

Santa Barbara - Whales migrating off of the coastline near Santa Barbara are a little bit safer and cargo ships that slow down as they travel through this area are a little bit richer. It's all part of a program to save whales and cut pollution.

Los Angeles porn producers moving out because of regulations

Los Angeles - California's Los Angeles county has a regulation that adult film stars wear condoms in all porn films, and it's threatening to spread statewide. This has caused the adult film industry to gather up their video cameras and get out of town.

One dead, one in critical condition after lighting hits LA beach

Los Angeles - One person is dead and one is listed in critical condition after lightning struck a crowded Los Angeles beach, electrocuting 13 beachgoers.

'Social Pool' lets you have a dip in the Mojave desert

If you have ever had the urge to swim while visiting the Mojave Desert in Southern California, now's your chance. Several hours away from Los Angeles and totally off the beaten track, is a pool, available to the public, as long as you have the key.

Oculus Rift announces developer conference in Los Angeles

The virtual reality company that was recently acquired by Facebook has just released information about a developer-centric event they are organizing.
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