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Where’s your favorite food truck right now? Bistro Planet’s app plans to find it for you

By Kevin Smith|

Elon Musk winning over LA politicians for underground tunnel network

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, famous for altering the realms of space travel and cars with SpaceX and Tesla, is winning political support in Los Angeles for his next innovation. Musk’s plan to build a near-supersonic, environmentall...

By Sandy Mazza|

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  • Gang-related crime

    Documentary now streaming on Netflix features teen Pomona gang member sentenced to 162 years

    A Pomona gang member sentenced while still a teen to 162 years in prison for a drive-by shooting that left the victim paralyzed is the subject of a documentary now streaming on Netflix. “They Call Us Monsters,” created by Ben Lear — son of Norman Lear, features Pomona resident Jarad Nava and two...

    Penny Arévalo
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  • Entertainment

    Afraid of sharks? ‘47 Meters Down’ cast faced real-life danger, pee-filled pool to make movie

    Just as we’re getting a rash of shark sightings off the coasts of Southern California, “47 Meters Down” is hitting theaters. It almost didn’t. The thriller about two sisters, Mandy Moore’s Lisa and Claire Holt’s Kate, whose Mexican vacation turns nightmarish when the shark cage they’re diving in slips its cable and hits the ocean floor some 150 feet below, was originally called...

    Bob Strauss
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  • Diabetes

    New insulin pump spells more freedom for diabetics

    Sitting on the bleachers at Peninsula High School, a lacrosse helmet and stick beside him, Scott Phillips glances at fingers scarred from nearly six years of daily blood sugar tests. Phillips was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at 12 years old, and the day-to-day ordeal of managing Type 1 diabetes have been at the back of his mind ever since, he said. Now, he’s one of the first recipients of a new type of insulin pump that doctors say could be a huge step forward for diabetics...

    Cynthia Washicko
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  • Green technology

    Why does City of Industry want thousands of acres of ranchland in Chino Hills and Diamond Bar? Here’s their plan.

    Despite claiming that no such plans existed, the City of Industry has been working quietly and out of public view on a multimillion-dollar proposal to build a massive solar farm amid more than 2,000 acres of undeveloped rolling hills along the shared borders of Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino counties. Over the past year, the politically

    Jason Henry
    Steve Scauzillo
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  • Environment

    Southern California Edison to offer $450 rebate for all-electric, plug-in hybrid vehicle owners

    Southern California Edison is offering a $450 rebate to customers who own an all-electric or plug-in electric hybrid vehicle, the utility announced Monday. The Rosemead-based investor-owned utility joined others in the state in passing along revenues they’ve received in the form of credits from the state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard program to customers using electricity as a low-carbon transportation fuel. However, EV or plug-in hybrid owners served by...

    Steve Scauzillo
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  • Aerospace and defense

    AeroVironment’s cell phone-size drone is helping US military forces

    When it comes to military intelligence, tiny is where it’s at. No one knows this better than AeroVironment Inc. (AV). The Monrovia-based maker of unmanned aircraft systems has produced a variety of small drones that are used extensively by U.S. military forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. But the company’s newly unveiled

    Kevin Smith
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  • Food

    McDonald’s partners with UberEats for delivery from 375 Southern California restaurants

    Starting Wednesday, Southern California Big Mac fans can satisfy their craving without leaving their driveway. McDonald’s has launched doorstep delivery through UberEats at 375 restaurants in Orange, Los Angeles and Riverside counties. With the exception of soft-serve ice cream orders and promotional items, the full McDonald’s menu is available through the fast-growing delivery division of Uber. Third-generation McDonald’s operator Todd Horner, whose family...

    Nancy Luna
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  • Medical biotechnology

    LA biosciences industries: $40 billion and growing

    Not only does Los Angeles County already play a leading role in statewide biomedical advances, including brain-machine interfaces, heart-on-a-chip and lab-grown body parts, but it has vast growth potential, according to the 2017 Biocom California Economic Report released Tuesday. Because San Francisco and San Diego are better known for their robust life-sciences industry clusters in the state, this is the first...

    Sandy Mazza
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  • Environment

    Despite Trump orders, a Pasadena green group pushes California to save low-carbon rule

    A Pasadena-based green transportation organization fired the first shot in what figures to be a fierce battle over California climate change regulations that sharply differ with policy positions taken by the Trump Administration. In an effort organized by Calstart, about 155 companies signed a letter last week in support of the state’s controversial low-carbon fuel standard, a cap and market-based program that requires incremental reductions in the carbon content of...

    Steve Scauzillo
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  • Hacking

    ‘Ransomware’ cyberattack loses steam, but it could re-emerge in new form

    LONDON — The “ransomware” cyberattack that has hit companies and governments around the world ebbed in intensity on Monday, though experts warned that new versions of the virus could emerge. Thousands more infections were reported Monday, largely in Asia, which had been closed for business when the malware first struck Friday. The cases were more contained, however, than the systemic outbreak that last week paralyzed computers running factories, banks, government...

    By Jill Lawless and Danica Kirka Associated Press|

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