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Monday, November 28, 2016

Strong winds, rough seas today in Southern California

LOS ANGELES – Strong winds will blow across the Antelope Valley and the San Gabriel Mountains today, while rough seas threaten small craft, forecasters said.

A wind advisory indicating wind speeds of at least 35 miles per hour will be in effect until 9 tonight in the Antelope Valley and the San Gabriel Mountains in L.

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Here’s how to keep ‘porch pirates’ from snagging your Cyber Monday deals

Holly Craft loves how technology thwarts porch pirates from stealing her packages.

The Ring Video Doorbell security system sends her an alert when someone such as a delivery person triggers the motion sensor. If Craft is not home, she can call a neighbor to grab the package before a thief does.

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The surprise first big winner from Measure M’s transportation tax: LA County’s buses

Recently, Norwalk Transit heard from disappointed customers complaining about elimination of weekend bus runs on two routes and truncated service along Imperial Highway stopping short of the Brea Mall.

It was a familiar scenario affecting smaller, city-based bus services.

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Hollywood Christmas Parade marks 85 years of holiday cheer

Santa Claus, Mickey and Minnie Mouse as well as actor Erik Estrada were among the beloved characters expected to bring a blast of holiday cheer Sunday night to the 85th annual Hollywood Christmas Parade, which featured the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation.

Grammy-award winning singer Olivia Newton-John served as this year’s Grand Marshal, helping to launch a star-studded pre-parade concert by singing “Xanadu" and “There’s Still My Joy.

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California educators aim to get more girls into science classes, careers

They pretended to be computer scientists, learned about driverless cars and built space towers from spaghetti, string and masking tape.

The 200 female high school students got a taste of science careers at a recent workshop in Riverside, inspiring them to try to poke more holes in the glass ceiling.

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Rockslides cause massive traffic jam on 5 Freeway in Grapevine

LOS ANGELES >> Snowflakes were dancing in the hills above the 5 Freeway through the Grapevine Sunday, as softball-sized rocks bounced onto the main highway causing heavy traffic..

Snowplows made regular shuttles up the four-lane southbound freeway to shove aside rocks that rolled onto the pavement between Grapevine Road and Fort Tejon, the site of a hillside that caught fire months ago.

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Man, woman seriously injured after 405 Freeway crash in North Hills

NORTH HILLS >> A man and woman were taken to local trauma centers Sunday after their vehicle hit a concrete rail on the 405 Freeway in North Hills and they were ejected, Los Angeles fire officials said.

The collision took place just before noon on the northbound 405 Freeway at Rinaldi Street in North Hills, the Los Angeles Fire Department said in a statement.

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Man arrested in Arleta on suspicion of firing gun into air

ARLETA >> A man was arrested in the San Fernando Valley community of Arleta early Sunday after he allegedly discharged a gun into the air, which is illegal in California, Los Angeles police said.

The incident occurred at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday in the 13000 block of Terra Bella Street.

“He wasn’t shooting at anybody; he was shooting in the air," said Sgt.

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