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It requires three heavenly bodies to produce this cosmic spectacle---the Earth, moon, and the sun. It occurs when the moon completely blocks the light of the sun. Two phases of the solar eclipse here (top left) when Compton's own Tia Walker photographed the phenom- enon moments before the total manifestation armed with a Samsung S20+ 30x zoom, and the complete solar eclipse photographed by NASA.

LASD K-9 in recovery after being shot during Compton suspect search

 

METROPOLIS NEWS SERVICE

COMPTONA bullet proof vest worn by a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department K-9 unit may have saved the canine deputy's life, as he  continues to recover after being shot in Compton on Wednesday. 

Deputies say that the K9 named Kjeld, a search

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dog for the Special Enforcement Bureau, was shot by an assailant around 6:30 p.m., whom deputies were searching for following an assault with a deadly weapona handgun, in the 100 block of E. Spruce Street. 

 

Deputies said the suspect emerged from hiding and shot the Kjeld, who was rushed to a local animal hospital after the shooting, where he was treated for his injury and was released.

"The heroic actions by K9-Kjeld were crucial in saving the lives of our deputies and even the suspect who shot him, demonstrating extra- ordinary bravery and dedication," the LASD said in a statement.

Deputies, who did not return fire in the incident, incident, said the suspect was arrested following the incident. 

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National Guard displaying one of many high-tech strategies it employs at the US-Mexico border to interdict illegal drugs flowing into the US. Courtesy www.nationalguardmilitary

National Guard seizes huge fentanyl haul at border

 

 

SACRAMENTO (MNS)—The California National Guard supported counter-drug operations of the seizure of more than 1 million fentanyl pills in California recently—including more than 592,900 pills at the state’s ports of entry.

 

The seizures highlight the importance of counter-drug operations along the southern border and increased border security. The bipartisan border security deal, which is being blocked by Republicans in Congress, includes funding and new mechanisms to crack down on fentanyl trafficking.

According to Gov. Gavin Newsom, who ordered the deployment of the Guard in the interdiction, “Our increased California National Guard deployment helped federal partners seize over half a million fentanyl pills at the southern border.

 

"We’re doing our job, while Republicans in Congress drop the ball and block the bipartisan border security deal that would further crack down on fentanyl trafficking.

 

Following lobbying efforts led by the California Congressional delegation and the Newsom administration, the FY24 defense appropriations bill signed into law last week by President Biden includes an approximately $10 million increase in funding for CalGuard’s counter- narcotics operation.

 

Despite this increase, "Republicans in Congress continue to reject a bipartisan border security deal—at former President Trump’s urging—that would further boost law enforcement efforts to stop the flow of fentanyl including through new sanctions," Newson said. "The bipartisan deal would also fund over 4,300 asylum officers, 100 immigration judges, and local humanitarian efforts to support a safe and orderly process for people after they are released from federal custody so they may continue to their sponsors."

Cracking down on the smuggling of illegal drugs, Gov. Newsom last year increased the number of CalGuard service members deployed to interdict drugs at US ports of entry along the border by approximately 50 percent. The operations CalGuard supported resulted in the record seizure of 62,224 pounds of fentanyl in 2023—a 1066 percent increase since 2021.

 

CalGuard’s coordinated drug interdiction efforts in the state are funded in part by California’s $30 million investment to expand CalGuard’s work to prevent drug trafficking by transnational criminal organizations. Fentanyl is primarily smuggled into the country by US citizens.

Earlier this year, the governor joined several states in urging Congress to act on border security and humanitarian support for local communities. Newsome visited the California-Mexico border and met with President Biden and senior White House officials to discuss key issues impacting California, including immigration and border policy.

 

In support of Biden’s bilateral cooperation agreement with China on counternarcotics, Gov. Newsom spoke with Chinese President Xi Jinping in October about combating the trans- national shipping of precursor chemicals used to create fentanyl.

Gov. Newsom urges Republicans in Congress to act on border security

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LOS ANGELES (CNS)—Several clergy groups and community organizations showed their support for Los Angeles City Councilman Curren Price as he was arraigned on corruption charges.

Members of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Southern California, Experience Christian Ministries, South Central United and other groups gathered at the Criminal Courts Building in downtown LA, where Price pleaded

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