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Rain, lightning and hail put on a show in L.A. as snow coats mountains in season's first storm

20 Nov 2019 23:45

Lightning strikes in Santa Monica and Seal Beach prompt closure of the beaches and piers. Other areas see rain, hail and, in higher elevations, snow.

Earthquake: 3.4 quake registered near Ridgecrest, Calif.

20 Nov 2019 23:03

A magnitude 3.4 earthquake was reported Wednesday afternoon at 2:51 p.m.

California's budget could soon be flush with $26 billion in unspent cash, analysts say

20 Nov 2019 22:56

Analysts said Wednesday that the state budget could see a record $26 billion in cash reserves by the summer of 2021.

PG&E pulls back on expected outages after warning 450,000 people they'd lose power

20 Nov 2019 21:45

Pacific Gas & Electric said many of the customers originally expected to lose their electricity would no longer be part of the public safety power shutoff.

California boycotts Trump-aligned automakers in escalating emissions fight

20 Nov 2019 21:21

California pushes back against automakers that side with the Trump administration, which wants to strip the state's authority to regulate emissions.

Amid gentrification fears, officials kill plan for 577 apartments in South L.A.

20 Nov 2019 20:29

The panel made up of appointees of Mayor Eric Garcetti voted to reject District Square, a 577-unit housing development planned on Crenshaw Boulevard near an Expo light-rail station.

Bomb found on campus closes San Jose high school

20 Nov 2019 19:48

A bomb found at Oak Grove High School in San Jose on Tuesday morning prompts a lockdown of the campus and the cancellation of classes Wednesday.

Montebello student threatened principal on Snapchat to get out of going to school, police say

20 Nov 2019 19:41

Detectives said the 16-year-old admitted he was hoping classes would be canceled by his social media threat.

4-pound dog squashed by FedEx package, says family who had to euthanize beloved pet

20 Nov 2019 19:11

A Venice family said it had to euthanize its dog after the animal was seriously injured by a FedEx package that was thrown over a fence.

How many library cards do you use in L.A. County?

20 Nov 2019 18:58

We're exploring how Angelenos use L.A. County libraries. Share your story with us.

Column: As L.A.'s homeless crisis worsens, no one is in charge. That has to change

20 Nov 2019 13:00

What we've got isn't working. A call for new strategies and solutions on homelessness

Newsletter: The dark side of Orange County

20 Nov 2019 11:30

The reporter behind "Dirty John" has a new podcast.

Opinion: Angelyne's status as an L.A. icon deserves a reboot

20 Nov 2019 11:00

I used to think she represented exactly what I liked least about Los Angeles. Now I see her self-made persona as an admirable emblem of the city.

Earthquake: 3.5 quake reported near Palm Springs

20 Nov 2019 06:56

A magnitude 3.5 earthquake was reported Tuesday evening at 10:42 p.m., seven miles from Palm Springs, according to the U.S.

Season's first significant rain brings flash flood watches to Southern California

20 Nov 2019 05:47

Flash flood watches are in effect in Southern California because of widespread rain anticipated with the season's first winter storm

Child, not grizzly bears, cracked glass window at Oakland Zoo, officials say

20 Nov 2019 02:59

The zoo says a child hit the glass with a a rock several times, "shattering the laminate layer."

'It's like torture': Families report deputy harassment to sheriff watchdog

20 Nov 2019 02:53

The Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission is looking into allegations that families of some ois victims have been harassed by deputies.

Man stabbed to death aboard Bay Area commuter train

20 Nov 2019 00:57

Authorities say there was no threat to other riders because 'it was a fight involving two individuals that engaged each other.'

Last Santa Clarita shooting victim goes home; students allowed to pick up belongings at Saugus High

20 Nov 2019 00:40

Saugus High School classes are canceled through Dec. 2, but students may pick up items, and counseling sessions will be offered.

With a saintly procession and music, L.A. celebrates 30 years of Mariachi Plaza

19 Nov 2019 23:49

Once a year, the musicians at Mariachi Plaza cast their rivalries aside. In honor of Santa Cecilia the square in Boyle Heights becomes the site of a religious ceremony.

Newsom blocks new California fracking pending scientific review

19 Nov 2019 22:45

Gov. Gavin Newsom wants an independent scientific review of all new proposals for hydraulic fracturing by California's oil industry.

Earthquake: 3.2 quake reported near Chico, Calif.

19 Nov 2019 19:52

A magnitude 3.2 earthquake was reported late Tuesday morning five miles from Chico, Calif.

6-year-old girl killed in fiery crash in Stevenson Ranch, CHP says

19 Nov 2019 19:35

An out-of-control car driven by a woman from Bakersfield struck several traffic signals and a tree before bursting into flames, the California Highway Patrol said.

50 arrested, guns seized in Central California gang takedown

19 Nov 2019 19:06

Fifty people were arrested and dozens of guns seized in a law enforcement operation targeting the Norteno street gang in central California, authorities say.

How long will it rain? What to expect from Southern California's 1st storm of the season

19 Nov 2019 16:42

The first storm of the rainy season is moving into Southern California. Here's info on the forecast, where it might snow and flood and fire risks.

Two years after Las Vegas massacre, California woman becomes 59th fatality

19 Nov 2019 16:33

Kimberly Gervais, 57, died in a Redlands hospital Friday. She had suffered spinal injuries in the Route 91 Harvest festival that left her confined to a wheelchair.

Majority says police should do more to clean L.A. streets clogged with homeless camps, Times poll finds

19 Nov 2019 15:10

A vast majority of Los Angeles County voters feel that law enforcement should have a larger role in addressing the homelessness crisis, according to a new poll conducted for the Los Angeles Times and the Los Angeles Business Council Institute.

In Santa Clarita, grace, not anger, fuels the healing process

19 Nov 2019 13:00

In the five days since two Saugus High students were shot to death — and the teenage gunman, one of their classmates, killed himself — Santa Clarita's schools may have been closed but their houses of worship were open and busy.

Northern California braces for fire weather as Southland expects rain -- those events are related

19 Nov 2019 12:00

Fire weather is returning to broad swaths of Northern California as Southern California is expecting its first winter storm of the season.

Newsletter: More PG&E power outages likely to begin Wednesday

19 Nov 2019 11:30

PG&E notified hundreds of thousands of customers that the utility may shut off power amid dry and windy weather conditions that pose an increased fire risk.

Another power outage: PG&E may shut down grid to 303,000 customers in Northern California

19 Nov 2019 05:53

Residents in parts of 25 counties in the Sierra foothills and north Bay Area may have their electricity turned off starting Wednesday amid high winds and fire danger, the utility said.

PG&E power outage was 'a big screw you' to California, lawmaker says

19 Nov 2019 05:18

The California Legislature held a public hearing to scrutinize public safety power shutoffs after millions of residents lost power to prevent wildfires.

No charges yet for men held in deadly Bay Area Halloween shooting

19 Nov 2019 04:51

The Contra Costa County district attorney's office couldn't meet the standard for filing charges by Monday's deadline, spokesman Scott Alonso said.

Our wacky weather: From record heat to snowfall as first storm of season rolls in

18 Nov 2019 23:48

Temperatures are expected to soar into the 90s but dip Tuesday as a storm arrives. The rain won't be enough to erase the fire danger, forecasters say.

Alleged molester caught after dad uses teen daughter as bait, San Jose authorities say

18 Nov 2019 22:37

The girl's father, a county prosecutor, may have put his child in harm's way by videotaping an interaction with a suspected molester, authorities say.

Fresno shooting: Police say home where 4 were killed at backyard party was targeted

18 Nov 2019 20:51

Two gunmen walked through an unlocked side gate at the Fresno home at 7:48 p.m. and shot into a crowd of more than a dozen men, police say.

Santa Clarita school shooting: Weapons and social media are examined for clues

18 Nov 2019 20:13

Authorities are examining weapons seized from the home of the teen shooter and social media accounts to learn more about what spurred the violence.

California is taking vaping giant Juul to court

18 Nov 2019 19:21

California and L.A. County sued vaping firm Juul Labs Inc., alleging it targeted young people through advertising and failed to warn of health risks.

Luxury car bursts into flames after slamming into Army-Navy store, killing driver

18 Nov 2019 18:55

It was not immediately clear if speeding or alcohol may have contributed to the Newport Beach crash, which police are still investigating.

Easy fire cost Reagan Library $500,000, including destroyed banners and olive trees

18 Nov 2019 18:37

Last month's Easy fire in Simi Valley also chewed through the library's internet and cable box, taking down its computer network.

California Housing Crisis Podcast: Fires prompt doomsday predictions

18 Nov 2019 18:12

As wildfires intensify, the twin problems of climate change and housing affordability are making it harder to live in California.

Column: Young people come from around U.S. to live on Hollywood's streets. How much more can we take?

18 Nov 2019 17:30

They came to Hollywood from Ohio, Tennessee, Idaho, Oregon, and ended up on the streets. One thing they have in common: past trauma.

California's changing demographics will further doom Republicans

18 Nov 2019 13:00

Demographics are an eye-glazer, but California's historic shift has been a political game-changer. The state has turned from battleground purple to one-sided deep blue in 25 years.

At Nic's sandwich shop, Paradise residents can have a beer, bump into friends and feel OK

18 Nov 2019 13:00

At 74 years old, Nicki Jones has worn many hats.

In the Sierra, scientists bet on 'survivor' trees to withstand drought and climate change

18 Nov 2019 13:00

Sierra Nevada forests are vital for California's water supply and wildlife, but are under siege from drought, beetles and climate change. Can scientists use drought-surviving trees to build more resilient forests?

California remains the top U.S. destination for foreign students, yet enrollment is slipping

18 Nov 2019 13:00

California remains the top U.S. destination for international students, who primarily come from China and India to attend USC and UC campuses, but enrollment dipped slightly for first time in at least a decade.

California isn't using minors to bust illegal pot sales as it does with tobacco and alcohol

18 Nov 2019 13:00

Two years after it began licensing marijuana shops, the state agency that enforces cannabis laws in California has not followed the lead of other states in conducting stings to prevent the sale of pot to minors in its multi-billion industry, the largest in the country.

Stunned with grief after Saugus shooting: 'The scares and trauma we see on TV came to Santa Clarita'

18 Nov 2019 12:00

Last week, a Saugus High School student pulled a pistol from his backpack, shooting five classmates and himself. Now, Santa Clarita, still reeling from devastating wildfires, faces an even deeper grief.

Newsletter: Shooting in Fresno leaves four dead, six wounded

18 Nov 2019 11:30

The shooting occurred at a backyard party on Sunday night.

In sentencing Del Mar father, key judge in admissions scandal offers insight into future decisions

18 Nov 2019 11:00

All eyes are now on U.S. District Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton, who is overseeing the cases of 15 parents who have so far maintained their innocence in the college admissions scandal. That includes the actress Lori Loughlin.

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