Laguna Canyon Road Open As Firefighters Gain Ground On Brush Fire; Audio ExcerptLaguna Canyon Road was open Monday, as firefighters stopped the forward spread of a brush fire in the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park and were working on clearing a line of vegetation around it. According to reports, about 50 acres had been scorched as of 6:40 p.m. and 120 firefighters from around Orange County were working the scene.
Proposal To Tax Property Owners To Fund Homeless Housing; Audio ExcerptA proposal to tax property owners to fund housing for the homeless in LA county is scheduled to be considered by a special city council committee Tuesday. If approved, the tax proposal would go on the November ballot for a vote.
Sentencing Scheduled In Trial Of Former Undersheriff Paul Tanaka; Audio ExcerptProsecutors Monday are expected to seek a five-year prison term for a former undersheriff of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department who was dubbed as the “ringleader” of a multi-faceted conspiracy to thwart a federal probe of misconduct in the jails. Tanaka was the ninth sheriff’s official to be convicted of criminal conduct based on the circumstances surrounding the hiding of inmate-informer Anthony Brown, a scheme that involved witness tampering and the threatened arrest of an FBI special agent assigned to the jails investigation.
Judge To Free ‘Happy Birthday’ Song Of Copyright Protection; Audio ExcerptA federal judge is expected to sign off Monday on a settlement of the copyright case involving “Happy Birthday” – billed as the most recognized song in the English language – and order that the ditty be placed in the public domain for use at no charge.
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