Thousands run for gang-rehabilitation in downtown LA

Thousands of runners in the 13th Annual Homeboy 5K Run/Walk took over the streets of downtown Los Angeles on Saturday morning. The event was organized by Homeboy Industries, one of the largest gang-rehabilitation and reentry programs in the world. The organization aims to help gang members and formerly incarcerated people redirect and transform their lives through job skill training and programs. Founded in 1988, the program has expanded to several popular enterprises that allow members to gain real-world work experience including: Homeboy Bakery Homeboy Silkscreen & EmbroideryHomegirl CaféHomegirl CateringHomeboy MerchandiseFarmers MarketsHomeboy Diner at Los Angeles City HallHomeboy Electronics Recycling 13th Annual Homeboy Industries 5K Run/Walk takes over the streets of Downtown LA on Sept. 24, 2022.13th Annual Homeboy Industries 5K Run/Walk takes over the streets of Downtown LA on Sept. 24, 2022.13th Annual Homeboy Industries 5K Run/Walk takes over the streets of Downtown LA on Sept. 24, 2022.13th Annual Homeboy Industries 5K Run/Walk takes over the streets of Downtown LA on Sept. 24, 2022.13th Annual Homeboy Industries 5K Run/Walk takes over the streets of Downtown LA on Sept. 24, 2022. Organization founder, Father Greg Boyle, says

You’ll be able to apply for student loan forgiveness soon: Here’s what we know

(NEXSTAR) – In just a few weeks, millions of Americans will be able to apply for up to $20,000 each in federal student loan forgiveness through the Biden administration. While exact details about the application process haven’t been released, here are three things we know so far. First, it’s important to know whether or not you qualify for this one-time loan forgiveness. This will depend on the type of loans you have, whether you received a Pell Grant and your income in 2020 or 2021. If you meet the qualifications, here’s what you need to know about getting federal loan forgiveness. You may not need to apply Though most Americans will need to mark early October on their calendar, some will be able to skip applying for their loan forgiveness. According to the U.S. Department of Education, nearly 8 million borrowers may qualify for relief automatically based on the income data the department already has. Will you be taxed for student loan forgiveness in California? It depends If the Education Department doesn’t have your income data, or you’re unsure if the agency has it, you’ll

Mosquito Fire remains at 76,781 acres and is 60% contained

PLACER COUNTY – The Mosquito Fire, which started on September 6, remains at 76,781 acres and 60 percent containment, as of Saturday morning. There are 1,805 personnel fighting the fire.Crews are anticipating warm seasonal temperatures over the net few days, returning fuels to critically dry conditions with the potential to rekindle and create flareups, they said.Large fire growth is not expected as containment lines have been holding along most perimeters.The fire began next to the Oxbow Reservoir in Placer County and quickly spread in dense brush and steep terrain. Fire officials say 78 structures have been destroyed and 13 structures have been damaged.The cause of the fire is under investigation; however, PG&E says an electrical fault was recorded near where the fire began, at around the same time it started. The company also noted that they hadn’t seen any damage or abnormal conditions at the pole. There wasn’t any vegetation or tree found on the line. Advancement of the fire was slowed after the recent storm brought four days of rain and cooler temperatures to the fire area. But with temperatures increasing and vegetation continuing to dry, the

California is the ‘sole producer’ of these 17 crops

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — California is a well-known leader in agriculture, but did you know there are certain crops almost exclusively grown in the state?  A report from the California Department of Food and Agriculture shows that California farmers are the “sole producer” of over a dozen commodities within the U.S. Some of them, such as almonds, might not come as a shock.  Close Thanks for signing up! Watch for us in your inbox. Subscribe Now News & Headlines from FOX 40 SIGN UP NOW Others, like garlic and figs, might take more people by surprise.   Artichokes are exclusively grown in California.Plums are another crop California is the sole producer of. According to the CDFA, California produces 99% or more of the supply of these crops.  AlmondsArtichokesCeleryFigsGarlicGrapes, RaisinsKiwifruitMelons, HoneydewNectarinesOlivesPeaches, ClingstonePistachiosPlumsPlums, DriedRice, SweetSeed, Ladino CloverWalnuts California is the “sole producer” of those commodities, but the state leads the nation in many more categories – well over 50. When it comes to exports, several of the commodities California almost exclusively grows are especially valuable. Almonds were ranked at the very top in 2020. The category pulled

Fire erupts after driver crashes into building in Whittier, runs away

California Highway Patrol is looking for the driver of an SUV who crashed into a building in Whittier early Saturday morning, sparking a fire that damaged several businesses. The crash happened shortly after 3 a.m. on Leffingwell Rd. near Carmenita Rd.  Firefighters arrived to find the SUV had struck the building and also ruptured a gas line, which caused the vehicle and the structure to catch fire. Witnesses told officers they saw the driver climb out of the damaged SUV and run away. Several businesses sustained fire, smoke, and water damage as crews worked to extinguish the fire. No injuries were reported. CHP has taken over the investigation.

One dead, one killed in Irvine 5 Freeway crash that set semi-truck ablaze

One person was killed and two others injured Saturday during a multi-vehicle crash on the 5 Freeway in Irvine that included a well-involved semi-truck fire, authorities said.The crash occurred a little after 4 a.m on the southbound freeway at Jamboree Road, the California Highway Patrol reported.Firefighters and paramedics dispatched to the location at 4:08 a.m. reported one person dead at the scene. Paramedics rushed two people, in stable condition, to a hospital, the Orange County Fire Authority reported.A representative from the coroner’s office was called to the location a little after 5:20 a.m.