FROM Keith Kaplan
Drones in the Line of Fire The Southland’s apocalyptic weekend began on Friday when people had to abandon their cars on the 15 freeway because a brush fire was bearing down. News helicopters captured the scene— but there were other aircraft actually getting in the way of fire fighting planes: private drones. It’s the fifth time in a month that this has happened.
Lead poisoning hits LA County It’s been three years since the lead crisis in Flint, Michigan began. Flint residents are still drinking bottled water. In LA County, there are areas with even higher rates of lead contamination, and in places you wouldn’t expect, like wealthy San Marino.
San Francisco, Santa Clara challenge Trump's sanctuary policies San Francisco and Santa Clara have filed suit to block President Trump’s executive order to withdraw federal funding from cities that don’t cooperate with federal immigration officials. A hearing is set for Friday.