Crews To Remove Deceased Humpback Whale From Dockweiler State Beach; Audio ExcerptCrews Friday will tow a deceased humpback whale that washed ashore on Dockweiler State Beach back into the ocean. According to lifeguards, the whale washed ashore around 8 p.m. Thursday near Playa del Rey. The whale appears to be around 20 years old and is 30 to 40 feet long. Tissue samples are being taken to determine what caused the whale to die.
Traffic Deaths Surged In 2015 As Driving Hit New Record; Audio ExcerptTraffic deaths surged last year as drivers racked up more miles behind the wheel than ever before, a result of an improved economy and lower gas prices, according to preliminary government data released Friday. Fatalities rose 7.7 percent to 35,200 in 2015, said the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
AAA: 3M Southland Residents Will Travel Over Fourth Of July Weekend; Audio ExcerptMore than three million people are expected to travel over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, authorities said Friday. A record 1.2 million travelers are scheduled to pass through Los Angeles International Airport. Nearly 265,000 people will travel through LAX Friday, which is expected to be the busiest travel day.
New LA Minimum Wage Kicks In Friday; Audio ExcerptStarting Friday, Los Angeles area employers with more than 25 employees will have to start paying their employees at least $10.50 per hour, 50 cents higher than the state minimum wage. Employees of those businesses will also get at least six days of paid sick leave, double the three days required by state law.
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Fandango Moviegoers Pick Top 25 Movies Of America's PastIn anticipation of the Fourth of July weekend, Fandango surveyed more than a thousand movie fans. For more information, visit: http://www.fandangonow.com/