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Mother of dead baby charged with murder

The mother of a baby whose body was found in a remote area of Yolo County earlier this week has been charged with killing the child, whose disappearance prompted a frantic search in Northern California.

Man struck by car on 210 Freeway in Asuza dies

A man died late Friday night after being hit by a car in the westbound lanes of the 210 Freeway in Azusa, authorities said.

Earthquake: 4.2 quake strikes near Currant, Nev.

A shallow magnitude 4.2 earthquake was reported Saturday morning nine miles from Currant, Nev., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 2:41 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 0 miles.

Six decapitated goats found on Northern California bike trail

Something strange is happening in Northern California, and authorities can’t quite figure it out.

Measles outbreak: 156 cases, possible exposure in Berkeley restaurant

Health officials are on alert after an adult with measles went to a Berkeley restaurant last Friday, as the number of cases in the California-centered measles outbreak climbed to at least 156 patients across eight states, Canada and Mexico.

Expert: A 2nd Robin Thicke song resembles another Marvin Gaye ballad

A music expert testified Friday in a federal copyright infringement trial that performer Robin Thicke’s song “Love After War” was similar in multiple ways to Marvin Gaye's 1976 ballad "After the Dance."

Looted 400-year-old books from Italy turn up in California

Two antique books dating to at least the 17th century that were looted from Italy have turned up in California  -- a relief for the Italian government, which will get the rare tomes back, and a surprise for the San Francisco buyer, who was unaware they were stolen.

Leonard Nimoy dies: 'Thank you for making us all feel we belong'

Fans of Leonard Nimoy, who died Friday, gathered at his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame to mourn not only the actor but also the character he was best known for, Mr. Spock. 

Dramatic video shows deadly Chatsworth street racing crash

Video of a Chatsworth street racing crash this week shows a Ford Mustang speeding out of control just after the start of the race and veering into spectators as sparks fly.

Driver in Metrolink derailment leaves jail as probe into crash continues

Freed without charges after days in jail, the pickup driver in this week's Southern California train derailment is focused on how the train's passengers are faring, his son said.

Pacific Coast Highway, westbound 10 closed in Santa Monica for death probe

A stretch of Pacific Coast Highway and the westbound 10 Freeway in Santa Monica were shut down early Friday morning after a person was found dead on the highway.

Driver plows into group of pedestrians, injuring 4 USC students

Four USC students were injured Thursday when a driver reportedly suffered a medical emergency and plowed into a group of pedestrians.

$110,000 given to San Diego zoo to help save northern white rhino

A Los Angeles-based philanthropic organization is providing money to help the San Diego's Frozen Zoo find ways to bring the northern white rhino back from the brink of extinction, zoo officials announced Thursday.

California issues 110,000 licenses to immigrants in seven weeks

California has issued 110,000 drivers licenses to immigrants in the country without permission since a new law went into effect last month, according to the state Department of Motor Vehicles.

Slain Fox exec was in 'mutual combat' with alleged killer, lawyer says

A convicted drug dealer whose wife was linked to 20th Century Fox executive Gavin Smith has pleaded not guilty to murder in Smith’s death.

Last words of transgender woman killed in South L.A. key to probe, police say

The last words spoken by a 21-year-old transgender woman shot to death in December were integral to detectives working on her case, police said Thursday after they announced the arrest of a suspect in the killing.

Woman held as sex slave, 3 arrested in Northern California, officials say

Three men in Sonoma County have been arrested for kidnapping and holding a woman in captivity, raping and beating her for weeks before she managed to escape, authorities said.

San Bernardino police find weapons, drugs in connection with carjackings

San Bernardino police Wednesday said they found a stash of weapons and drugs inside a cellphone business owned by the father of a man arrested in connection with two carjackings, including one at Cal State San Bernardino.

Driver charged with felony in 'zombie walk' incident at Comic Con

A deaf man who drove into a crowd of pedestrians during the "zombie walk" outside last year's Comic Con convention in San Diego has been charged with felony reckless driving causing bodily injury.

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