New homes along the Via
Ultra-modern residential complex
The VIA 425 apartment complex in Carson has opened with hopes that this ultra-modern residential complex will encourage even more revitalization of this busy, mixed-use stretch of Carson Street at Grace Avenue. Once a vacant lot prone to weeds, loitering and litter, the $24-million development features 65 new medium-income apartment homes for families earning up to 60 percent of the area median income (about $69,000 annually). The complex has a 3,000-square-foot community center, which was included to host various social services, after-school programs and adult educational classes. There is a computer room, a fitness room, a children’s play area and laundry facilities. VIA 425 is a major positive step towards achieving the city’s vision for Carson Street,” said Carson Mayor Jim Dear. “The development provides first-rate affordable housing opportunities for Carson families, while also creating a vibrant and inviting street environment to enliven a key artery of our city.”
CARSON, Calif. — Attorney General Kamala Harris and the Federal Trade Commission announced today that they have approved Tesoro’s $2 billion acquisition of a BP refinery in Carson.
Harris said the agreement she reached with Tesoro and BP would preserve jobs, ensure environmental retrofitting of the facility and protect from spikes in gas prices.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — A dozen Los Angeles-area residents — including the state’s second-largest biller for chiropractic services — were taken into custody today in connection with seven criminal cases alleging they cumulatively submitted more than $22 million in false billings to Medicare.
Those arrested also include a physician’s assistant and owners of durable medical equipment and ambulance companies, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
The GAP program, part of the “My Gangfree Life” anti-gang mission, reported positive gains at Tuesday night’s meeting of the Carson City Council. Since 2002, GAP (Gang Alternative Program) has distributed more than $250,000 in Carson, promoting anti-gang activities and recently allocated $10,000 for the city’s elementary schools as part of its “Step Up” after-school initiative.
COMPTON, Calif. — Authorities arrested a man who allegedly tried today to kidnap a woman in Carson and then led deputies on a chase to the Athens Village area, where his car crashed into an SUV at an intersection and burst into flames.
Lawrence Dickerson, 36, was arrested following the crash, which occurred near Avalon Boulevard and 135th Street about 6:30 a.m., according to the sheriff’s department.
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