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Transient arrested after allegedly trying to throw teen off O.C. bridge

24 Aug 2019 18:29

A female transient was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after trying to push a teenager off a bridge in Ladera Ranch, O.C. sheriff's officials say.

Two Expo Line stops in downtown Los Angeles reopen Saturday

24 Aug 2019 16:58

The Expo Line train will stop at the Pico and 7th Street/Metro Center stations once again.

These six developers say they can build housing for homeless people faster and cheaper

24 Aug 2019 12:00

Building housing for homeless people is getting slower and costlier every year. But six developers who answered a challenge from L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti may get to show they can do better, using a $120-million grant from the city.

Did this celebrity developer perform his community service? Neighbors aren't so sure

24 Aug 2019 10:00

Mohamed Hadid agreed to do 200 hours of community service to end a criminal case over a Bel-Air building project. Neighbors doubt he followed through.

ICE shut down a hotline for detained immigrants after it was featured on 'Orange Is the New Black'

24 Aug 2019 00:13

Immigration and Customs Enforcement shut down a real hotline for detained immigrants run by the California group Freedom for Immigrants less than two weeks after it was prominently featured on the show.

Burning Man artist, woken by a nightmare, finds thief stealing his Dali replica

23 Aug 2019 22:28

Jack Champion awoke in the wee hours Sunday, frightened by a nightmare that his truck was being burglarized.

David Koch survived a fiery jet collision at LAX in 1991. He said it transformed his life

23 Aug 2019 22:07

Koch, who died this week, was on a plane in 28 years ago that was making a landing on a runway in Los Angeles when it collided with a small commuter plane. Thirty-three people died, but Koch made it out alive.

Newsletter: Essential California Week in Review: The property listed for a billion, sold for $100,000

23 Aug 2019 21:27

A look at California stories from the last week, including the Beverly Hills property that was listed for a billion dollars and sold for $100,000.

K-9 found dead in Long Beach officer's hot patrol car

23 Aug 2019 21:15

A police dog with the Long Beach Police Department died after being left in his handler's department-issued vehicle, authorities said Friday.

Co-worker charged with murder in Cal State Fullerton stabbing: 'It's a true shock'

23 Aug 2019 21:07

A man who police say fatally stabbed his co-worker, a retired Cal State Fullerton administrator, in a campus parking lot was charged Friday in the slaying.

Overtime practices that led to suspensions widespread in CHP, attorneys claim

23 Aug 2019 20:51

CHP fake overtime statewide; a lawsuit seeks records

Nipsey Hussle's family launches Neighborhood Nip Foundation, with support from major partners

23 Aug 2019 20:32

In the wake of the late rapper's death in March , Atlantic Records and Puma will fund a foundation to honor Nipsey Hussle's community roots.

Celebrity burglaries targeting Usher and Adam Lambert tied to Beverly Hills Realtor

23 Aug 2019 19:34

A real estate agent and a Beverly Hills man have been charged in a massive money-laundering and burglary scheme that targeted open houses in wealthy enclaves, with some of the homes belonging to celebrities, authorities said.

Commuter train rams into maintenance train in Sacramento, injuring 27

23 Aug 2019 18:30

Initial reports indicated the crash was a derailment, but the Sacramento Regional Transit District now says the commuter train struck a maintenance train, which was not moving when the crash occurred.

A jailhouse informant's lies put him in prison for 37 years. Now he's free

23 Aug 2019 18:00

Nineteen days after his verdict in 1983, Samuel Bonner wrote a letter to the judge saying he didn't get a fair trial. He had wanted to tell his side of the story.

Firefighters gain upper hand against fast-moving Mountain fire in Shasta County

23 Aug 2019 16:33

Increased humidity and light winds helped firefighters slow the growth of a brush fire that exploded a day earlier, forcing evacuations and destroying three homes.

West Nile virus blamed in death of Fresno man, the second in the state this year

23 Aug 2019 16:13

Mosquitoes with West Nile virus have been found in Long Beach, Cerritos and Northridge, the Greater Los Angeles Vector Control District announces.

College admissions scandal: USC dad hits school with subpoena to get admissions records

23 Aug 2019 15:20

USC is asking a judge to quash a subpoena from a father accused of getting his daughter into the school through fraud and bribery.

Teen with measles visited Disneyland, Universal Studios, other tourist attractions

23 Aug 2019 14:00

Orange County health officials say visitors may have been exposed to measles while at Disneyland, California Adventure or an Anaheim hotel this month.

She faces deportation after shooting her husband. Now Gov. Newsom could pardon her

23 Aug 2019 12:00

Gov. Gavin Newsom, in response to the Trump administration's crackdown on immigrants, is weighing pardons for Californians targeted for deportation.

A ban on sales of flavored tobacco for e-cigarettes could be coming to L.A. County

23 Aug 2019 12:00

Los Angeles County could soon become the nation's largest jurisdiction to ban the sales of flavored tobacco — a move aimed at fighting what public health officials increasingly call an epidemic of e-cigarette use among teenagers.

As scooters flood Los Angeles, the number of tickets written to riders is soaring

23 Aug 2019 11:00

Los Angeles scooter riders received 643 tickets from the LAPD in the first seven months of 2019, mostly for riding on the sidewalk and for riding without a helmet, city data shows.

Newsletter: Will Modesto 'straight pride' event happen this Saturday?

23 Aug 2019 10:07

The organizers have been denied a permit, and it remains unclear what — if anything — will transpire the day of the planned event.

Op-Ed: L.A. lives its history. It doesn't landmark it

23 Aug 2019 10:00

We erase more than we landmark. What's left, however, like Raymond Chandler's Drexel Avnue house, is so close to us in time and place, we can still add to the story.

Shelter Me Column: How to cope with power loss during wildfire season

23 Aug 2019 10:00

Rotating power outages are just part of the summer and wildfire season. Here are 7 ways to prepare so you can still feel chill.

Op-Ed: How an Idaho court decision will increase homeless encampments on L.A. streets

23 Aug 2019 10:00

The 9th Circuit court ruling striking down anti-camping ordinances will harm the very people it purports to protect.

Train derailment in Sacramento injures 27 people, according to preliminary reports

23 Aug 2019 06:33

The Sacramento Fire Department reported just after 10 p.m. Thursday that the agency had multiple units on the scene at Roseville Road and Marconi Avenue.

4.3 earthquake shakes near Ridgecrest, Calif.

23 Aug 2019 06:01

A magnitude 4.0 earthquake was reported Thursday evening at 10:34 p.m., 15 miles from Ridgecrest, Calif.

Police fatally shoot man after chase in Orange County

23 Aug 2019 05:18

Authorities say Garden Grove police shot and killed a man in neighboring Westminster on Thursday.

Ontario mother arrested on suspicion of killing her two daughters

23 Aug 2019 03:31

Linda Nguyen, 47, remains hospitalized but will be booked on suspicion of murder after she is medically cleared. Investigators found a suicide note in her home.

La destrucción por el aumento del nivel del mar en California podría superar los daños de los peores incendios y sismos

23 Aug 2019 03:10

En el estudio más extenso hasta la fecha sobre el aumento del nivel del mar en California, los investigadores señalan que los daños para fines de siglo podrían ser mucho más devastadores que los peores terremotos e incendios forestales en la historia del estado.

California to sue Trump administration over new migrant children detention policy, Newsom says

23 Aug 2019 02:55

Gov. Gavin Newsom says California will join other states in asking a federal court to block the new rules that seek to indefinitely detain immigrant minors and families.

Ethnic studies bill delayed in California amid controversy

23 Aug 2019 02:15

An ethnic studies requirement for all high school students in California is on hold.

Southern California must plan for 1.3 million new homes in the next decade, Newsom says

23 Aug 2019 01:46

Gov. Gavin Newsom is pushing Southern California officials to plan for more than three times the new housing they proposed.

Fast-moving brush fire threatens more than 1,000 homes in Shasta County; college evacuated

23 Aug 2019 01:25

About 3,885 residents have evacuated from the Mountain fire, which has burned more than 600 acres about 10 miles northeast of Redding.

Court filing raises new questions about Orange County's handling of informant scandal

23 Aug 2019 01:02

Dist. Atty. Todd Spitzer added four deputies to a list of officers whose problematic pasts need to be disclosed at trials. Some believe the move has imperiled cases stretching back years.

Chatsworth man accused of running over 2 peacocks with his pickup

23 Aug 2019 00:31

The man faces felony charges for allegedly killing two peacocks, a male and a female.

L.A. is again considering limits on where homeless people can sleep — this time by schools and parks

23 Aug 2019 00:25

Los Angeles could bar people from sleeping on streets and sidewalks near schools, parks and day cares and in other prohibited areas under a newly proposed set of rules that has drawn fire from activists.

No more 'convicts' or 'felons' if San Francisco passes criminal justice language proposal

23 Aug 2019 00:19

The Board of Supervisors wants to scrap pejorative descriptions and use "people-first language" that downplays a person's criminal record.

FBI takes down alleged Nigerian fraudsters in $46-million case based in Los Angeles

22 Aug 2019 23:35

Federal authorities have broken an international crime ring that stole millions through fraud schemes and money laundering.

Harvey Weinstein faces new legal battle over 'Soprano' actress' assault allegations

22 Aug 2019 23:03

The Manhattan District Attorney's office recently launched an effort to add to a formal criminal allegation from Sopranos actress Annabella Sciorra.

5.0 earthquake felt near Ridgecrest

22 Aug 2019 21:26

A magnitude 5.0 earthquake was reported Thursday afternoon 15 miles from Ridgecrest, where two major earthquakes struck in early July.

4 wounded in 'unusual' downtown L.A. shooting near police station

22 Aug 2019 21:15

A shooting in downtown L.A. left four wounded Thursday, authorities said.

Co-worker arrested in Cal State Fullerton fatal stabbing, police say

22 Aug 2019 20:30

Police say they think the suspect targeted Steven Shek Keung Chan, a 57-year-old retired administrator.

Bittersweet discovery: Cops have to throw out doughnuts after finding stolen bakery van

22 Aug 2019 20:28

The Redding Police Department found a stolen van full of pastries and took the opportunity to poke fun at stereotypes about doughnut-loving cops.

Jury finds 'Hollywood Ripper' Michael Gargiulo sane at time of knife attacks

22 Aug 2019 19:31

The decision paves the way for prosecutors to pursue the death penalty.

A robot videotapes vandalism suspect before its world turns upside down

22 Aug 2019 18:45

Hayward police are hoping images recorded by a Knightscope K5 robot, damaged after being knocked over, will lead to the capture of a suspect.

San Dimas schools on lockdown in first week of classes

22 Aug 2019 18:02

San Dimas High School and Lone Hill Middle School are placed on lockdown Thursday morning after reports of someone with a weapon on campus, officials say.

Lancaster shooter who wounded sheriff's deputy still on the loose, officials say

22 Aug 2019 17:50

Sheriff's officials spent hours overnight searching an apartment building after a gunman fired at Deputy Angel Reinosa while he walked to his car.

Father arrested after 13-day-old baby was savagely beaten and drugged, police say

22 Aug 2019 15:54

A 22-year-old Santa Ana man told police he was using meth while caring for the child, authorities say.

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