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Why is Trump so down on Paul Ryan?

Paul D. Ryan is getting the hate treatment — again. The former GOP House speaker and 2012 vice presidential candidate is a unifying figure these days. Liberals have long despised him — unfairly in my mind. Anti-Trump conservatives are infuriated by his “surrender to Trumpism” in the words of Charlie…

Lights Out for Nearly 13,000 in Fullerton After Power Outage

Nearly 13,000 residents were in the dark in Fullerton Monday night after a widespread power outage. The power went out at homes and businesses shortly after 9 p.m.. SoCal Edison is investigating the cause of the outage, but have not provided a timeframe for when the power will be restored. Drivers are warned to take extra caution during a power outage, and treat every intersection as a four-way stop.  

Exclusive: Family Of Father Fatally Stabbed By Homeless Man Inside Ventura Restaurant Speaks Out

VENTURA (CBSLA) — A senseless and heartbreaking attack left a Ventura father dead and now his family is speaking out for the first time. Anthony Mele was sitting inside of a beachfront restaurant, eating dinner with his family when he was fatally stabbed to death while holding his young daughter. “He was married with the baby, and working, was doing really good. He was just a really good guy,” Anthony’s mother Becky Mele said in an exclusive interview with CBSLA. Her 35-year-old son was killed 15 months ago in a brutal and random act of violence that shook Ventura County. “This is just unbelievable you know? You’re inside a restaurant somebody come and stab you? I mean you think someone can come up to you but with a knife to stab you,” Becky said. Anthony was finishing up dinner at Aloha Steakhouse with his wife and 5-year-old daughter when 49-year-old Jamal Jackson, reported to be homeless, walked up to his table and stabbed Anthony in the neck, investigators said. RELATED: ‘The City Lost A Good Person:’ Children Of DWP Worker Allegedly Killed By Homeless Man…

Evacuees From Murrieta Explosion Waiting To Return Home

MURRIETA (CBSLA) — Many people whose homes were damaged in Monday’s natural gas explosion that killed one and injured 15 spent the night in a Red Cross shelter, unsure of when they would be able to go home. Evacuees waited for updates on when they would be able to return home at a Red Cross Shelter at Vista Murrieta High School (CBSLA) There were more than a dozen evacuees inside the shelter at Vista Murrieta High School gym waiting for an update on when they would be able to return to their homes — some of which sustained a good amount of damage as debris from that explosion scattered throughout the area. “My garage door is pretty damaged,” Cherish Robinson, who lives near where the explosion happened, said. “There was a lot of debris and stuff. I don’t know if it was maybe from the roof or from what blew up, but it’s a lot of debris.” Her younger sister’s ears were still ringing from the blast, and Robinson said she can still see images in her head of the victims she tried to help,…

Man Fatally Shot After Neighborly Dispute in Temple City; 1 Detained

An argument between neighbors ended in a fatal shooting in Temple City Monday, investigators said. The gunfire was reported shortly after 6 p.m. on the 9400 block of Workman Avenue, Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said in a news release. The victim, a man in his mid-20s, was found in a front yard with a gunshot wound to his upper torso, according to Sheriff’s Lt. Robert Westphal. Although officials initially said the man died at the scene, Westphal later said was pronounced dead after being taken to a hospital. No other identifying information on the victim was immediately available. A man in his mid-40s was detained as a suspect and was being questioned Monday night, the lieutenant said, adding that no other suspects were outstanding. A firearm was recovered at the scene, Westphal said. The location is in a residential area, just a block south of the commercial strip of Las Tunas Drive. Anyone with information on the shooting can contact the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500, or submit a tip anonymously via 800-222-8477.

Democratic Congresswomen Dismiss Trump’s “Blatantly Racist Attack” As A Distraction

Standing side by side, the four Democratic congresswomen of color who were targeted in a racist tirade by President Trump that elicited widespread condemnation mounted a vigorous defense of their progressive agendas and tried to downplay the commander-in-chief’s controversial comments, which they said were just the latest episode of a pattern of bigoted and divisive rhetoric.

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