Blog Archive: City News Service

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• America’s largest regional news service.
• The only source for up-to-the-minute news of Southern California, 24-hours every day, seven days a week.
• The only source for complete listings of scheduled next-day and next-week news events.

The nation’s TV networks, major newspapers, local broadcasters and international media rely on City News Service for around-the-clock coverage of news in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Diego counties. From star-studded Hollywood events to soaring gas prices and a tough economy, from local terrorism responses to pronouncements by world leaders, from Beverly Hills mansions to the mean streets of our biggest urban centers and pleas from the homeless – CNS editors and reporters have been covering it all for 80 years. More than 150 of the nation’s largest media outlets rely on CNS for constant local breaking news in Southern California.

The company was founded in 1928 by Marvin Willard and Welland Gordon, with the intention of providing both national wire services and local news outlets with local stories, including coverage of Hollywood and city government.

On fourth try, Hawthorne-based SpaceX lands rocket successfully after launch

Six months after one of its rockets exploded two minutes into flight, Hawthorne-based SpaceX launched a rocket from Cape Canaveral on Monday night and delivered 11 satellites into a low orbit — then made history by successfully landing the booster rocket back on Earth.

Biggest ship ever to cruise into Port of Los Angeles

The biggest ship to ever call at a North American port is scheduled to arrive later this month at the Port of Los Angeles, harbor officials said Monday. The CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin, which is expected to call at the Port of Los Angeles on Dec. 26, is one-third bigger than the largest ships now operating at the San Pedro Bay’s twin ports complex. Ships of that size and bigger — known as “ultra large container vessels” — have begun operating at Asian and European ports in recent years.

Crews finish work on Hyperion pipeline that might have prompted medical waste spill

Los Angeles sanitation officials on Monday announced the completion of a pipe replacement project that may have contributed to a spill in which more than a ton of medical and personal hygiene waste washed onto South Bay beaches in September. Condoms, tampon applicators, syringes and other waste that began showing up on Dockweiler State Beach and surrounding beaches on Sept. 23 may have been part of debris that was dislodged from a one-mile backup pipe that was brought back online while a longer, five-mile pipe that normally serves the Hyperion sewage treatment plant underwent maintenance.

Crews to resume effort to free entangled humpback whale spotted near Rancho Palos Verdes

RANCHO PALOS VERDES >> Rescue crews today will resume efforts to free a humpback whale entangled in netting that was spotted about 1 mile off the coast of Rancho Palos Verdes. The whale was first seen Saturday with netting all over its face and head, according to media reports. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration rescuers tried to free the whale, but the netting caused it to become agitated, which posed a risk to the crew.

Dockweiler State Beach closed after medical waste washes ashore

By City News Service appearing in the Daily Breeze LOS ANGELES >> Dockweiler State Beach has been closed until further notice after medical waste from a sewer pipe began washing up on the beach, officials announced tonight. Water at the beach also showed excessive levels of bacteria, while sanitary waste items and hypodermic needles had also washed ashore, officials said. The closure was announced at 6:20 p.m. The medical and other waste had been discharged

Yvonne Craig, Batgirl in 1960s, dies at 78 in Pacific Palisades

PACIFIC PALISADES >> Yvonne Craig, who played heroine Batgirl in the 1960s television series “Batman,” has died of cancer, it was announced Wednesday. She was 78. Craig died Tuesday night at her home in Pacific Palisades, surrounded by her immediate family, according to an announcement on her website. The cause was complications from breast cancer, which had metastasized to her liver, it said.

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