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Headlines: These USC Students Developed A More Affordable Way To Catch A Ride From LAX

11:05 AM PDT on March 14, 2023

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—Westchester: A group of USC students created an app to help other students find rideshares from LAX back to campus. USC already has a shuttle that takes students to the airport but there's no way for students to get back to campus via shuttle. For now the Shairport app is only available to students. A student ID is required to log into the app. [LAist]

Los Angeles County prosecutors announced today they will not retry disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein on a series of sex-related charges on which jurors were unable to reach a verdict last year. [City News Services]

—San Bernardino: As another atmospheric river rolls into Southern California this week, residents of San Bernardino mountain towns are still digging themselves out of last week’s snow. City News Services reported that coastal and valley areas in SoCal could get between 2 and 4 inches of rain, with some areas possibly receiving up to 5 inches, according to the National Weather Service. [LAT]

—Valinda: A two-day shootout between a barricaded suspect and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s ended after the suspect was pronounced dead. [ABC]

—Monterey Park: Virtually all streets in the Monterey Park civic center area were closed today to accommodate a visit by President Joe Biden, and city officials urged residents to avoid the area entirely. Streets were blocked off at 7 a.m. in the area around Monterey Park City Hall and nearby Barnes Park ahead of Biden's early afternoon visit. The president is scheduled to speak at the Boys & Girls Club of West San Gabriel Valley, where he will announce an executive order targeting gun sales. [City News Services]

Drake and 21 Savage’s It’s All A Blur tour will stop in Los Angeles in August. The duo is scheduled to perform two nights at The Kia Forum as well as two additional nights at the Crypto Arena. This is the first time in half a decade Drake will headline a national tour. [NBC 4]

The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in LA County is down for the sixth consecutive day today following a 35-day streak of increases [City News Services]

—Azusa: At least eight people and eight dogs were rescued from the San Gabriel River in Azusa Monday evening. [LAT]

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