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White House signals possible crackdown on recreational cannabis

Americans can expect to see “greater enforcement" of federal laws banning recreational marijuana use, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Thursday, signaling the Trump administration might be considering a crackdown on legalization drives spreading state to state.

At a press briefing, Spicer said President Donald Trump was supportive of a federal rule that gave states leeway to allow medical marijuana use.

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Jodie Foster, Gavin Newsom, James Franco to appear at UTA rally for immigrant rights

A who’s who of Hollywood stars will crowd the streets of Beverly Hills today for a rally in support of immigrant rights.

Jodie Foster, Michael J. Fox, Wilmer Valderrama and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom are all set to deliver speeches at the Oscar weekend “United Voices" rally, according to United Talent Agency, which organized the rally.

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Monster storms make a dent in California’s drought

After five straight bone-dry years, a parade of monster storms have delivered a knockout blow to California’s crippling drought, a new federal report shows.

Things have improved so much that no place in the state is considered in “extreme" drought, the latest U.S. Drought Monitor map shows. This is the first time that’s happened in three and a half years.

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Metro rescinds policy to sell corporate naming rights to rail lines, stations

LOS ANGELES >> In an about face, Metro rescinded its short-lived corporate naming rights policy for train lines, street stations and buildings by a unanimous vote of the governing board Thursday.

The removal of a controversial policy that allowed corporations to pay big bucks to re-name a station or train line overtaking the more organic, geographic name,

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FBI joins search for Elias Rodriguez, missing Pacoima teen

SAN FERNANDO – The FBI will be joining the Los Angeles and San Fernando police departments in their search for a 14-year-old boy who went missing amid last week’s rainstorms.

Elias Rodriguez of Pacoima was last seen about 1 p.m. on Feb. 17 leaving Cesar Chavez Learning Academies at 1001 Arroyo Ave.

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13-year-old boy in scuffle with off-duty LAPD cop who discharged his gun set free for now

ANAHEIM >> A 13-year-old boy arrested Tuesday after a confrontation with an off-duty Los Angeles police officer who discharged his gun – a scene caught by several cellphone videos that went viral and became national news – was released from Orange County Juvenile Hall the next day, Anaheim police said on Thursday.

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Metro approves big change to policing on LA County’s trains, buses

In an effort to make riders feel safer, the county’s largest transit agency Thursday approved sweeping changes in the way buses, trains and stations are policed, adding two other law enforcement agencies and reducing the role of sheriff’s deputies.

By a 13-0 vote, the board of Metro, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, ratified a five-year, multi-agency contract worth $645.

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Ready Pac Foods bought by French company who says Irwindale jobs are safe

Bonduelle, a world leader in ready-to-eat canned and frozen vegetables, has entered into an agreement to buy Ready Pac Foods in a move that will expand the French company’s U.S. presence.

Pending regulatory review and approvals, the deal is expected to close by the end of March.

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