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Barricaded man with hostages in Highland killed, 1 captive dead

A man who held a woman and two children hostage in Highland on Wednesday was fatally shot by deputies.

Wife of slain Bell Gardens mayor acted reasonably, attorney says

An attorney for the wife of slain Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo said Wednesday that his client acted reasonably and likely will not be criminally charged.

Catfe, new pop-up restaurant in L.A.: It's exactly what it sounds like

In a city where images of dogs perched under restaurant patio tables have become ubiquitous, one man is trying to stake a claim for L.A.'s cat lovers. Ladies and gentlemen, prepare yourselves for "Catfe."

Lawyer says settlement reached in Jose Huizar sex harassment suit

The woman who filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar has reached a settlement with the city and her former boss, her lawyer said Wednesday.

Lawsuit: Calvary Chapel's Chuck Smith denied medical help on his deathbed

A daughter and the widow of Chuck Smith -- the founder of the worldwide Calvary Chapel movement -- have sued his former church, alleging a conspiracy to commandeer Smith's ministry and deny him emergency medical attention on his deathbed.

Lack of LAPD civilian staff keeping officers off streets, officials say

Los Angeles city officials say they want to hire more civilian staff for the Los Angeles Police Department and are worried that a shortage is cutting into the time officers spend patrolling the streets.

Neighbors alarmed as entertainment titans battle to run Greek Theatre

A clash of entertainment titans is underway over control of Los Angeles' Greek Theatre, as two sets of companies vie to run and maintain the coveted attraction in Griffith Park.

Search underway for Marine who bailed out of Osprey in Persian Gulf

A search is underway in the Persian Gulf for a Marine who was forced to bail out of an MV-22 Osprey that was in danger of crashing, the Department of Defense said Wednesday.

Hilary Potashner appointed federal public defender for L.A. region

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has appointed a career public defender to the post of federal public defender for the Central District of California, which is based in Los Angeles.

Record-breaking mako shark catch draws controversy

Jeff Thomason's record-breaking catch of a 809-pound mako shark with a bow and arrow has netted a school of criticism on social media.

$15.37 minimum wage heads to Garcetti's desk as hotel group complains

As the Los Angeles City Council gave final approval Wednesday to a minimum wage increase for workers in large hotels, opponents of the measure reminded city officials they're not going down without a fight.

Window washers stuck near 17th floor of Irvine high-rise

Firefighters were working to rescue two window washers stuck near the top of a 19-story Irvine high-rise Wednesday, according to authorities.

L.A. child treated for partial paralysis had D-68 enterovirus

A child treated for partial paralysis at Children's Hospital Los Angeles has tested positive for enterovirus D-68, health officials announced Wednesday.

Man pleads no contest to fatal stabbing near Hollywood Walk of Fame

A 27-year-old mentally ill man on trial in the fatal stabbing of a woman near the Hollywood Walk of Fame pleaded no contest Tuesday to involuntary manslaughter, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.

Firefighters expect full containment of 97,000-acre King fire by Saturday

Full containment of a massive wildfire that scorched roughly 97,000 acres just east of Sacramento is expected by Saturday.

Student 'intimidated' into reciting Pledge of Allegiance gets apology

Compelling an atheist high school student to stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance against his will was a mistake rooted in ignorance of his 1st Amendment protections, a misperception that apparently existed throughout the Oak Park Unified School District, the superintendent said.

8-year-old girl treated for major injuries after bus runs over her

An 8-year-old girl struck by a school bus in San Jacinto is being treated for major injuries to her head and foot, the California Highway Patrol said. 

Body of newborn baby found at Hesperia recycling center

Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a newborn baby whose body was found at a Hesperia recycling center Wednesday morning, authorities said. 

L.A. heat wave, Santa Ana winds prompt brush fire warnings

A heat wave that is expected to produce near record-breaking temperatures across the Southland this weekend will also create dangerous fire conditions, forecasters warn.

Arson, prowling arrest made in 50-acre Ventura brush fire

A man spotted running from a 50-acre brush fire in Ventura has been arrested on suspicion of setting the blaze, authorities said.

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