Among those who've filed preliminary campaign paperwork with election officials is state Sen. Robert Huff , the minority floor leader. He kicked off his campaign Thursday with a news conference in Monrovia that emphasized his ties to the San Gabriel Valley, part of the district he and his wife have moved into so he can run. Other GOP candidates are Kathryn Barger, a longtime Antonovich aide who has received the supervisor's endorsement; Deputy Dist. Janice Hahn , a former L.A. Malone and Reynolds are not registered with a political party.
The outsized district stretches west from the county line in Claremont to Simi Valley and north from West Covina to Lancaster. Although Huff raised $277,892 to run in the 55th Assembly District, a campaign there would have required him to run against close political ally Assemblywoman Ling-Ling Chang. Lieutenant governor campaign committees are state Senate President Pro-tem Kevin De Leon, D-Los Angeles, and state Sen. Ed Hernandez, D-West Covina. Both will term out in 2018. "Name recognition and money do make a difference," Jeffe said.
"My husband is a husband who retired and never got in my hair because he spends a lot of time in the garage building cars," said Linda Ball, laughing and still happy after 60 years of marriage. Ball was 13 when he got a job sweeping floors and cleaning cars in a Redondo Beach garage. "Not that we're impartial, but it just happens to be the best car here," Trotter said. Miss Diamond Bar Alexandra Ornelas and princesses Cynthia Preciado, Rebecca Wang, Megan Quon and Katherine Hermosillo served city birthday cake.
DIAMOND BAR -- A sheriff's motor deputy Thursday was injured in a traffic collision that occurred on a freeway in Diamond Bar. According to the California Highway Patrol, the crash occurred around 5:54 a.m. in the southbound lanes of the 57 Freeway. A motor deputy of the Orange County Sheriff's Department was transported to a trauma center for minor injuries sustained in the crash. No other injuries were reported. No further information is available.
On March 25, the body of Young Ja Lee, the widow of the late Dal Lee, a well-regarded San Dimas business man, was found dismembered in plastic bags amid groceries, clothes and other household items in a white Ford Explorer driven by her daughter-in-law April Lee. Police arrested 42-year-old April Lee that day . No one was injured, but the blaze forced Tom and April Lee and their two children to move out and live with Tom's step-mother at her house in the 1200 block of N. Diamond Bar Boulevard in Diamond Bar, authorities said.
DIAMOND BAR >> Diamond Bar Breakfast Lions Club and the city of Diamond Bar will co-host the annual Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday in Pantera Park. Members of Los Angeles County Fire Department Explorers Post 19 will serve a pancake breakfast at 8:30 a.m. for a nominal fee. Adult and teenage volunteers will hide 11,000 treat-filled eggs throughout the park for young children to find. The Easter egg hunt is free, but there is a $10 fee for photos with the Easter Bunny. There will be a special appearance by The Easter Bunny and his Peeps.
Last year, the number of cases in the "child crime sexual" category reached its highest level in six years, the report showed. Terry Abbott, a former U.S. Department of Education chief of staff and CEO of DriveWest Communications, said California mirrors a trend seen across the nation. Though not a scientific study, the firm in 2014 tracked 43 cases in California and 781 cases nationwide. "That's more than 15 every week, that obviously tells us that we have a serious issue and it's just continuing to get worse," Abbott said.
Doesn't really matter what you call the trip to Cuba that California Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins and a passel of legislators and staff are planning for next week. Next week is spring recess for the state Legislature, and that historically means some legislators heading off to an exotic locale. I haven't yet received an explanation what it means to be a partner on a trade trip, but tax records from 2013 show that the nonprofit spent about half a million dollars taking people to Cuba, which sucked up most of its revenue that year.
Un Young Lee, of San Dimas, was booked into jail on suspicion of murder in the death of the woman, who has not been identified, said the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department in a news release. The woman is believed to have been killed at a Diamond Bar home that caught fire early Wednesday. Lee was detained in Tustin, where officials found a body inside the suspect's vehicle. Hours later, police stopped a "suspicious vehicle" being driven in Tustin by a woman who lived at the Diamond Bar home, authorities said.
- ¢ Photos: Diamond Bar death investigation Earlier in the day, just after 1 a.m., Los Angeles County Fire officials responded to a first-alarm structure fire at the home, but they could not find any remains during initial searches of the residence, said Inspector Rick Flores. They extinguished the fire by about 1:45 a.m., Flores said. Soon after the fire, police in Tustin stopped the Ford Explorer and detained the driver, the woman's daughter-in-law, for questioning. "It's sad," said Delgado, 66. Staff writer Brian Day contributed.
There's a new exit on the state's Hydrogen Highway. The station is open 24/7 and is the first in the state to accept credit cards, said officials from the smog district and the California Energy Commission. Following a directive from Gov. New stations will open in West Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Beverly Hills and UC Irvine by next year, said Sam Atwood, SCAQMD spokesman. Scott said Toyota will release the Mirai, which means "the future" in Japanese, in 2016. "One day we can pull up to a station and ask: What do you want?
DIAMOND BAR >> Los Angeles County Sheriff's Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a female adult in Diamond Bar, authorities said Wednesday. Detectives were responding to the 1200 block of North Diamond Bar Boulevard to investigate the circumstances around the death, said Sheriff's Deputy Sara Rodriguez. Homicide detectives were still en route to the location at about 11:45 a.m., she said. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the sheriff's homicide bureau at 890-5500.
At about 8 a.m., police in Tustin stopped a "suspicious vehicle" near Tustin Ranch Road and Greenway Drive, Tustin police Sgt. Andy Birozy said. After speaking with the driver, Tustin police consulted the Los Angeles County department, leading to the suspicion there might be a body in the truck of the car, Birozy said. Los Angeles County sheriff's spokeswoman Nicole Nishida confirmed the department is investigating whether there is a connection between the woman's death and the vehicle in Tustin. She declined to provide additional details.
An early-morning fire in Diamond Bar turned into a death investigation after a woman's body was found in a charred home Wednesday. Officials responded to a structure fire at the 1200 block of Diamond Bar Boulevard shortly after 1 a.m. and initially reported there were no injuries. Los Angeles County Sheriff's homicide detectives were en route to the location several hours after the blaze to investigate the cause of death surrounding a body found at the scene. Anyone with information is asked to call 323-890-5500.