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Two brands of taco seasoning mix, one typically found at Walmart stores, are being recalled due to a possible salmonella contamination, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday.
Great Value Mild Taco Seasoning Mix and HEB Taco Seasoning Mix packages sold in stores in California and 43 other states are being recalled, the FDA said.

In addition to a state gas tax hike that takes effect Monday, Southern Californians planning to travel the week of July 4th have another thing to worry about: traffic.
Wednesday between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. will be the worst time to hit the roads in Los Angeles, with delays nearly three times the usual, according to AAA.

A teenage boy who was hit by a speeding car while riding his bike near Huntington Park over the weekend is in critical condition, and the driver remains at large, police said Wednesday.
Officers responded to the report of a hit-and-run crash just before 10 p.m. Saturday in the 6800 block of Wilmington Avenue, Huntington Park police said in a news release. The driver was nowhere to be found.

If your personal injury claim begins the process of litigation, there are a few things you'll want to keep in mind. Because it can be a lengthy process, patience is key. It's important to trust your attorney and remember they've done this before. Lastly, don't let yourself get discouraged.

The northbound 101 Freeway has reopened near Mulholland Drive about two hours after a death investigation triggered a SigAlert during the morning rush Wednesday.
Traffic was backed up for miles near Barham and Cahuenga boulevards as California Highway Patrol officers responded to the scene at around 6:30 a.m. Southbound traffic also slowed down "due to rubbernecking," according to CHP.

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A Pasadena man died in a two-car crash early Thursday, authorities said.
Timothy Jon Carey, 51, died in the 6:40 a.m. crash at El Molino Avenue and Villa Street, Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner Lt. Nani Cholakians said.
He was at the wheel of a car that collided with another in the intersection, Pasadena Police Department Lt. Max Dahlstein said.

A young man was killed after being ejected from his vehicle and three others were injured in a crash on the 91 Freeway early Friday morning.
The crash occurred in the westbound lanes near the 57 Freeway at about 1:50 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol’s traffic incident log.
Investigators believe the driver of a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro made an unsafe turning motion and struck a metal guard rail.

Two women died and five other people were injured in a multivehicle collision that left a portion of the 71 Freeway in Chino Hills closed for hours on Wednesday, authorities said.
The crash was reported just after 8:15 a.m. on the southbound 71 at Butterfield Ranch Road, A total of six vehicles were involved in the wreck, including a box truck that overturned on top of a car, according to the California Highway Patrol.

1 person is dead and 7 others are injured after a crane collapsed into a downtown Dallas Apartment complex.

Andrew Hardy was crossing the street on an electric scooter in downtown Los Angeles when a car struck him at 50 miles per hour and flung him 15 feet in the air before he smacked his head on the pavement and fell unconscious.
The 26-year-old snapped two bones in each leg, broke a thighbone, shattered a kneecap, punctured a lung and fractured three vertebrae in his neck, in addition to sustaining a head injury.

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A bicyclist was killed in a Downtown Los Angeles street racing crash Thursday night. After a fatal bicycle accident, you have the right to pursue a wrongful death claim on behalf of your loved one. You may not know how to move forward after a tragic accident. That's why Bergener Mirejovsky is here.

A Moreno Valley woman is accused of being drunk and high when she slammed into the back of another car while driving at more than 100 mph in Hemet on Wednesday night, killing one man and leaving another hospitalized in critical condition, officials said
Faalele Patea, 25, was booked on suspicion of intoxicated driving, manslaughter and violating parole in connection with the crash, which took place…

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Two people were killed and two others were injured in a crash on the 10 Freeway near the Mid-City neighborhood of Central Los Angeles early Thursday morning, the Los Angeles Fire Department said.
The crash was reported at around 4:20 a.m. just east of Hauser Boulevard and involved a pickup truck that collided with a white Nissan Altima that was stalled in the middle lane of the freeway, California Highway Patrol said.

A 12-year-old girl struck by a semi truck while walking to school with her sister in South Los Angeles died Monday after weeks in the hospital battling for her life, Los Angeles Police Department Detective Moses Castillo said.
Amy Lorenzo died of her injuries almost three weeks after her sister, 14-year-old Marlene Lorenzo, was killed in the same collision in the Historic South-Central neighborhood of Los Angeles.

Health officials across the country are struggling to control what has become one of the worst measles outbreaks in years, and California is no exception.
As of last week, 17 people in California had been diagnosed with measles this year, most of whom live in Northern California, according to data from the state’s public health department.

A 42-year-old woman who stopped her car on the 405 Freeway in Costa Mesa after a minor collision was killed when another car slammed into her, authorities said.
At approximately 4:45 a.m., Aldagracia Cruz-Penaloza of Tustin was involved in a non-injury crash on the northbound 405 near Fairview Road, according to a California Highway Patrol news release.

A 24-year-old mother was arrested after three children, including an infant, were left inside a car with keys in the ignition outside a Home Depot in Simi Valley on Monday, officials said.
Yuzaira Reyes, of Simi Valley, was ultimately arrested on suspicion of child endangerment after multiple shoppers and employees at the store's Simi at the Plaza location contacted authorities out of concern for the children's welfare around noon, Simi Valley police said in a news release.

Southern California's local mountains and resorts are getting another blanketing of snow Tuesday morning, prompting several schools to close for the day.
Forecasters are calling for 12 to 18 inches of snow to fall above the 5,000 foot mark.
Lighter amounts of snow are possible all the way down to about 4,000 feet, according to the National Weather Service.

Hometown Food Company issued a voluntary recall for select Pillsbury Unbleached All Purpose Flour products, amid concerns they may be contaminated with salmonella, the US Department of Agriculture said
About 12,185 cases of the impacted flour were distributed through a limited number of retailers and distributors, including Publix and Winn-Dixie, according to the USDA.The lot codes on the recalled products are 8 292, with a "best…

A snow flurry Friday morning prompted California Highway Patrol officers in Bakersfield to temporarily escort southbound drivers over the Grapevine.
One lane of the 5 Freeway had to be closed at Laval Road in the Wheeler Ridge area just after 6:30 a.m., the CHP reported on its traffic incident log.

General Mills is recalling some of its five-pound bags of Gold Medal unbleached flour over fears of salmonella contamination.

Implementing safe ways to change lanes can increase overall road safety and driving etiquette. If you have been harmed as a result of another driver's negligence while changing lanes, you are entitled to receive fair compensation.

Officials on Monday sought possible witnesses in a suspected DUI crash that left one dead and two injured in San Bernardino the previous week
The collision happened near Highland Avenue and Sierra Way just after midnight on Friday, according to San Bernardino police
Investigators said Kortni Vinson, a 26-year-old Rialto resident, was possibly drunk when she ran a red light while speeding in a Dodge Caliber…

Assemblyman Todd Gloria, D-San Diego, and San Diego Police Chief David Nisleit detailed a new state law Friday that will require people convicted of drunken driving to install an ignition interlock device in their vehicles.

The Children's place is recalling nearly 15,000 snowsuits designed for 0-18-month-old infant girls after one child reportedly chocked on a small metal snap that came detached from the garment.

A 33-year-old man accused of fatally running over a toddler in South Los Angeles was sentenced to 12 years in prison after pleading no contest to a charge connected with the DUI collision, prosecutors announced Friday.
George Edward Milton Jr. of Gardena entered his plea to one count of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

The Woolsey Fire exploded to 35,000 acres on Friday in Los Angeles and Ventura counties, and fire officials said the relentless blaze is continuing to grow.

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The three people killed in a violent crash that left no survivors along Highway 74 in Lake Elsinore were identified by the coroner's office as of Sunday morning.
The victims include Tatiana Rocha, 47; Claudia Goldstein, 51 and Janee Briscoe, 31, according to the Riverside County Coroner. Rocha was a resident of Riverside while Goldstein and Briscoe lived in Temecula, officials said.

Ten people were injured in a multi-vehicle crash in South Los Angeles Thursday afternoon, officials said.
It's unclear what led up to the incident, which took place at about 3:30 p.m. in the 400 block of West 59th Place, in the Vermont-Slauson neighborhood.
First responders found two people in critical condition and another eight in serious condition, the Los Angeles Fire Department said in an alert.

A 20-month-old remained in critical condition a day after her mother left her in the car for half an hour in their Victorville driveway, officials said Thursday
Carmen Larose, 42, allegedly left her daughter in a parked vehicle outside their home around 3 p.m. on Wednesday.
Victorville police responded to the residence in the 11900 block of Elliot Way to assist with a medical aid request, a statement from the agency and the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department said. Dispatch was told that…

Vehicular heatstroke. Hyperthermia. The devastating effects of a child being left in a hot car. It's every parent's unfathomable nightmare, yet it happens several times a year.
The tragedy can happen almost anywhere, and while hotter months are always the riskiest, the circumstances surrounding child vehicular heatstroke are varied.

From fences to gate locks to motor-powered pool safety covers and alarms, here’s how to keep children from drowning in your pool this summer.

A father and son were killed in a Seal Beach accident on the 405 Freeway. After police cleared a stalled car on the freeway, another stalled car appeared in the same area a short time later. The father and son were standing outside of the stalled car when they were struck by another vehicle.

Pediatrician and Best Selling Author Dr. Tanya Altmann joined us live with tips on how to keep your kids safe this summer. She talked about everything from swim and sun safety, to insect bites and more. Dr. Tanya’s latest book is called "Baby and Toddler Basics - Expert Answers Parents' Top 150 Questions". The book is available at book stores everywhere and online at Amazon.

There’s a growing distrust of driverless vehicles, according to a AAA national survey set for release Tuesday.

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