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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Immigration fighters optimistic about Trump

For two weeks, as Americans processed Donald Trump’s upset victory in the presidential race, the banner leading the Minuteman Project’s website has been unequivocally triumphant:

“Trump Wins! Minuteman Project Mission Accomplished!"

Founded in the mid-2000s by Southern Californian Jim Gilchrist, the Minuteman organization once was synonymous with hard-line opposition to illegal immigration.

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LA County, state officials deny election fraud in California

LOS ANGELES >> Los Angeles County’s elections chief Monday denounced allegations by President-elect Donald Trump of widespread election fraud, calling it a “broad brush" accusation without substantiation that threatens to undermine public confidence in the system.

“It is frustrating to see this ongoing politicization of the voting process even as California elections administrators continue the tedious and transparent process of canvassing the November 8th general election," said Dean Logan, the county’s registrar-recorder/county clerk and president of the California Association of Clerks and Election Officials.

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Mountain lion P-45 suspected of killing 11 alpaca in Malibu mountains

MALIBU >> A permit to shoot and possibly kill a mountain lion was granted to a ranch owner in the mountains above Malibu Monday, when a state game warden determined the lion was the culprit in the killing of a dozen farm animals over the weekend.

Ten alpaca were killed at one ranch near Mulholland Highway at Decker Canyon Road Saturday.

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We went inside Newegg’s warehouse to see what Cyber Monday is like for an online retailer

Online retailers were buzzing with activity Monday as workers across the country packaged, labeled and shipped hundreds of thousands of orders for Cyber Monday.

But few were as busy as Newegg Inc.

The Industry-based company’s two warehouse/distribution centers on Rowland Street were running fast and furious Monday, shipping such items as computer hardware and software, printers, cellphones and virtual reality headsets.

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RIP #OscarsSoWhite? 2016 ‘best year ever’ for blacks in film, critics say

After two consecutive years of being put in the hot seat because no actors of color were nominated for an Oscar, Hollywood has turned a corner in bringing more diverse movies to audiences, according to a report released Monday.

Citing an historic uptick in films representing the black experience, including “Barbershop: The Next Cut," “Central Intelligence," and the critically acclaimed drama “Fences," the Los Angeles-based African American Film Critics Association has declared 2016 the “best year ever" for blacks in film.

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Police close in on person who sent hate letters to California mosques

Threatening letters sent to five California mosques referring to Muslims as “vile" and “evil" appear to be written by the same person, the FBI said Monday at a news conference in Los Angeles.

Islamic centers in L.A.’s Koreatown neighborhood, Northridge, Signal Hill, Pomona and San Jose all received copies of a handwritten letter this month addressing Muslims as “the Children of Satan" and warning that their “day of reckoning has arrived.

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San Fernando Valley median home price rises to $625,000 again

Home prices remained expensive in the San Fernando Valley during the month of October with the median price hitting $625,000 for the second time this year while sales declined once again, according to a trade association.

Last month, the median price increased 11 percent from a year earlier and gained $5,000 from September, according to the Van Nuys-based Southland Regional Association of Realtors.

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LAPD determines suspicious package in Hollywood is no threat

The Los Angeles Police Department determined a suspicious package found Monday morning on Hollywood Boulevard was a “fake device" that posed no threat, authorities said.

The call came in at 8:40 a.m. from the 6800 block of Hollywood Boulevard, said Los Angeles Police Department Officer Norma Eisenman.

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