Category: Regional News

Truckers at Port of LA Face Upcoming Hurdles With Clean Air Regulations, AB 5

Truckers at the Port of Los Angeles are facing some uncertainties due to some new California policies, including a set of clean air regulations and AB 5, the “gig worker law.” Nearly one-quarter of trucks serving Los Angeles-area ports will soon be prohibited from entering the gates after a set of clean air regulations takes…


TSA Evacuates San Diego Airport Terminal Over Suspicious Luggage

SAN DIEGO—A security breach involving an unscreened piece of luggage prompted an evacuation of San Diego International Airport Terminal 2 Thursday along with a several-hour grounding of its flights. Authorities cleared the public out of the travel hub at the bayside airport at about 12:30 p.m., after a man entered the post-screening area of the…


Bicyclist Killed in Fullerton Hit-and-Run

FULLERTON, Calif.—A 67-year-old man was killed by a hit-and-run driver Thursday. Police were dispatched at 5:07 a.m. to Chapman Avenue and Ladera Vista Drive when the bicyclist, whose name was not immediately released, was struck by a vehicle. The bicyclist was found in a brick planter on the north side of the street and the…


97-Year-Old Veteran Recounts Top Secret Aerial Battle Hidden From American Public for Decades

In an aerial “dogfight” that made U.S. naval history, Korean War veteran Royce Williams beat out seven Russian fighter jets on his own through nearly impossible odds—one he was forbidden from discussing for more than 40 years amid Cold War tension. The year was 1952, in the midst of the Korean War. Williams was stationed…


University of California Admits Record Number of Californians, Fewer Out-of-State Students

The University of California (UC) has shifted to favor more incoming students from California, versus out-of-state and international applicants for the 2022–23 school year. According to data released by the UC system, which has nine undergraduate campuses, 85,268 freshmen students from within the state were admitted in 2022, up 1.2 percent from the 84,223 in 2021….


Judge Extends Restraining Order Against Doctor Amid Poisoning Allegations

ORANGE, Calif.—An Orange County Superior Court judge extended a temporary restraining order Aug. 18 against a Mission Viejo dermatologist from seeing or phoning her children in light of allegations that she poisoned her husband with Drano. Judge Thomas Lo maintained a temporary restraining order against Dr. Yue “Emily” Yu and scheduled the next hearing in…


Cal State LA President Announces Retirement

LOS ANGELES—California State University–Los Angeles President William A. Covino announced Aug. 18 that he will retire at the end of this academic year. Covino has served as president since 2013 and worked for more than 40 years in higher education. In a statement, Covino said he was honored to have held the role. “To offer…


SoCal Gas Prices Drops to Lowest Amount Since March

Despite the climbing inflation across the country, the cost of filling up gas tanks in Southern California has been dropping for more than two months, according to reports from the American Automobile Association (AAA) and the Oil Price Information Service. As of Aug. 18 in Los Angeles County, the average price of a gallon of self-serve…


SoCal Gas Prices Drop to Lowest Amount Since March

Despite the climbing inflation across the country, the cost of filling up gas tanks in Southern California has been dropping for more than two months, according to reports from the American Automobile Association (AAA) and the Oil Price Information Service. As of Aug. 18 in Los Angeles County, the average price of a gallon of self-serve…


New Jersey Teachers Union Labels Concerned Parents ‘Extremists’ in New Ad

New Jersey’s largest teachers’ union has drawn criticism after airing an ad that appears to call parents who voice their opposition against inappropriate sex and gender indoctrination in schools “extremists.” Amid the controversy over New Jersey’s sex education standard set to be implemented this fall, the 200,000-member-strong New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) on Monday released…