Archive for June 18th, 2017

Tourists descend as temperatures climb in Death Valley

Environment & Science | | June 18 2017, 5:38 PM

Death Valley National Park is expected to reach its first 120-degree day of the year on Sunday, enticing some tourists who want to experience the hottest place in America.

Beverly Hills woman is 3rd to drown this year in Sequoia National Park

Environment & Science | | June 18 2017, 5:28 PM

Extreme winter snowfall has primed California's rivers and creeks for dangerous conditions, especially as temperatures rise. Park officials are warning hikers to stay out of the water.

Modern family: More courts allowing 3 parents of 1 child

US & World | | June 18 2017, 12:33 PM

Courts in at least 10 states, including California, have designated third parents in recent years, even as some courts and experts have raised qualms that more parents means more potential conflict.

Poverty, dropouts, pregnancy, suicide: What the numbers say about fatherless kids

Education | | June 18 2017, 12:17 PM

Data clearly show how many fatherless children there are and how their lives are affected, but one best-selling author says he rarely sees interventions happening in schools.

Woman fatally shot after driving toward Montebello police officer

Crime & Justice | | June 18 2017, 11:36 AM

The incident occurred at the Quality Inn on Telegraph Road after a woman who had been arguing with her boyfriend turned her car toward him and an officer, according to a sheriff's official.

This Father's Day, remembering a time when dads weren't welcome in delivery rooms

Health | | June 18 2017, 11:05 AM

For many fathers, the birth of a child is a hugely emotional moment. But not that long ago, few fathers were allowed to participate in the process.

Photos: Hawthorne's Bicentennial Park reopens after 20 years

Local | | June 18 2017, 10:28 AM

Bicentennial Park was shuttered in the late 1990s for ongoing illicit activity. The tennis court and gazebo space has now been transformed into a park, complete with a playground, a splash pad and 60 newly planted trees.

Castaic Lake fire burns up 1,000 acres amid heat wave

Local | | June 18 2017, 9:50 AM

The fire broke out Saturday and spread from 5 acres to 500 acres in little more than two hours. By Sunday morning, fire crews were holding it at about 1,000 acres with 10 percent containment.

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