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California Power Grid Strained By Heat Wave

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Flex Alert issued for California amid sweltering heat wave

California’s Independent System Operator issued the alert on Wednesday, calling on consumers to conserve particularly during the peak demand hours between 2 p.m. and 9 p.m.

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Petitions cleared in push against California gun laws

In Wake Of UCSB Killings, Los Angeles Holds Gun Buyback Program

The effort to overturn the state's strict new gun laws could be a longshot — signatures must be gathered for six separate petitions by Sept. 29 to qualify for the November 2018 ballot.

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Health officials urge all gay men to get meningitis vaccine

AIDS Healthcare Foundation Offers Free Meningitis Vaccinations

About 19 people have reportedly contracted the disease this year in Los Angeles County, including six from Long Beach. About half of them identify as gay or bisexual.

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Soberanes Fire: Bulldozer operator killed in Big Sur

Soberanes Fire

The name and age of the operator was not immediately available. Details of how the accident happened were also not immediately available.

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DNC live blog: Clinton mother, Sanders daughter reflect ahead of Day 3

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Democratic party leaders at the national convention in Philadelphia have tried to frame the protests of Bernie Sanders supporters as a family disagreement, rather than party disunity. This rings true for at least one Los Angeles family.

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John Hinckley, who tried to kill Reagan, wins his freedom

John Hinckley Jr. is escorted by police in Washington, D.C., following his arrest after shooting and seriously wounding president Ronald Reagan on March 30, 1981.

A federal judge in Washington will allow John Hinckley to leave a mental institution and to live full-time with his mother. Hinckley shot President Ronald Reagan and three others in 1981.

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Comic-Con: Marvel v. DC and who came out on top

Marvel v DC

The two comic book juggernauts presented their upcoming film slates, which include "Wonder Woman" and "Justice League" for DC and "Spider-Man" for Marvel.

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School safety industry now $815 million a year business


School safety companies create everything from portable toilets to be used in classrooms in case of a lockdown to mass notification apps.