Pomona man charged with murder of 11-year-old Inglewood boy in 1990 cold case

“I just want to keep the momentum going and plead with the community to come forward,” said Hubert Tillett, the boy’s father. “Take a look at this picture, and if anything jogs your mental Rolodex from three decades ago, please contact [police].”

Trump administration to cancel $929 million in California high-speed rail funding

“But let’s be real,” Newsom said in the speech to lawmakers. “The current project, as planned, would cost too much and respectfully take too long. There’s been too little oversight and not enough transparency.… Right now, there simply isn’t a path to get from Sacramento to San Diego, let alone from San Francisco to L.A. I wish there were. However, we do have the capacity to complete a high-speed rail link between Merced and Bakersfield.”

Sixteen states, including California, sue Trump administration over national emergency declaration

Along with Becerra, attorneys general from Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon and Virginia joined in the lawsuit, which was filed in the Northern District of California.

Denny Hamlin wins his second Daytona 500 in a crash-filled finish

As darkness descended upon Daytona International Speedway on Sunday signaling both the end of the 61st running of the Great American Race but also the end of the restrictor plate era, Denny Hamlin survived three cautions, including two red flags, all in the final 10 laps, to win his second Daytona 500.

Reggie Bullock spends part of his All-Star break visiting with LGBTQ youth

Bullock, who grew up in Kinston, N.C., met and spoke with 25 LGBTQ youth and allies from Time Out Youth Center, a safe space for LGBTQ youth in the Charlotte area. Bullock has been an advocate in the LGBTQ community since 2014, when his transgender sister, Mia Henderson — whom he knew as his older brother, Kevin Long, when they were growing up — was stabbed to death.

Five winning ideas to build housing more quickly and cheaply for L.A.’s homeless community

For months, a citizen committee set up to oversee Proposition HHH, the city’s $1.2-billion homeless housing bond, has been raising concerns over setbacks and costs that have escalated to more than $500,000 per unit. In January, Mayor Eric Garcetti set aside $120 million from the bond to solicit innovative proposals to build 1,000 housing units without tax credits.

Congress passes bill to avert shutdown as Trump vows to declare national emergency to build wall

A House Armed Services Committee aide who was not authorized to speak publicly and requested anonymity recently told The Times that, by the committee’s analysis, the most likely place the administration would go is military construction funding that is not yet obligated, and potentially a small pot of money for countering drug smuggling. Because much of the military construction funding is for five years, “there’s a big central pool of money, and he could grab for that.”

How the bullet train went from peak California innovation to the project from hell

“Even if he didn’t cancel the project, he used such a negative tone that if he is to go to the federal government, or to private enterprise, to look for new funds, they’re not going to be very enthused,” Dyson said. “If he sends such a negative message, why would they get on board?”

‘Shocking’ cut to California’s troubled high-speed rail project solves some problems and creates others

If the state does finalize those reviews, it would open the window to environmental lawsuits. So far, the rail authority has finalized only two environmental documents for the Central Valley and has faced about a dozen lawsuits that have dragged on for years. In Los Angeles, the state might see a litigation explosion. The environmental documents also specify an exact route for the rail line, meaning the land value for thousands of homeowners and businesses would be put under a cloud, even though the state would have no plan to build the system.

Border showdown: Trump and Beto O’Rourke hold dueling rallies on immigration in El Paso

“If you’re Beto, there couldn’t be a better, more visual contrast,” said Jen Psaki, a former communications director to President Obama. “By leading a march, he gets back to his grass-roots origins and it allows him to stand toe to toe with the president of the United States and to echo a message that even local Republicans agree with. It gives him a platform and a megaphone at a beneficial time.”