Rosemead ex-mayor John Tran gets 21 months on corruption charges

John Tran — one of the youngest elected officials in the San Gabriel Valley — is sentenced for accepting a $38,000 bribe to help a Rosemead real estate developer.

Clippers sale trial: Sterling may need team sale to pay debts, CFO says

The CFO of Sterling's properties says he may be forced to sell a large portion of his real estate empire to cover $500 million in loans if he refuses to sell the Clippers.

Metro opens mobile command center for Century Crunch traffic

During the weekend long construction, crews will demolish an old railroad bridge at Aviation and Century boulevards to make way for the Crenshaw/LAX light rail line.

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Algalita

Island of trash discovered 1000 miles off California coast

The "island" is 80 feet long and 30 feet wide and was solid enough in parts for researchers to stand on.

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Nonprofits draw youth of color into tech

Taneka Armstrong, 20, is learning about different aspects of the tech industry — from coding to sales — through the nonprofit group Hack the Hood.

Programs like Hack the Hood try to help young people in Oakland, Calif., find a gateway into the high-tech industry — and out of "dead-end" jobs.