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Wind to keep howling; cold will warm the hearts of float decorators

While high winds with gusts up to 55 mph could create more havoc overnight, bone-chilling temperatures linger through New Year's Day and make conditions prime for Rose Parade float decorating.

Creating 'human ladder,' motel residents flee Christmas fire

Six people were injured -- two critically -- after fire swept through a three-story residential motel in Westlake on Christmas evening, fire officials said.

Homeowner shoots burglary suspect on Christmas morning in Anaheim Hills

A man who was caught burglarizing an Anaheim Hills home early Christmas morning was struck in the back by a shotgun blast fired by the homeowner as he was fleeing, police said.

Woman struck, killed by pickup truck on 105 Freeway on Christmas night

A woman standing outside her car on the eastbound 105 Freeway was struck and killed just before midnight Christmas night by a passing a pickup truck, which fled the scene, authorities said.

Police search for shooter who killed woman in Compton

Los Angeles County law enforcement authorities were searching Thursday night for the suspect who shot and killed a woman in Compton on Christmas night.

Man shot and killed by sheriff's deputy in Coachella Valley

A Riverside County sheriff's deputy shot and killed a man Thursday morning in a residential area of Coachella after a struggle for her baton, officials said.

Five people injured in fire at Westlake motel

A fire at a three-story motel in Westlake on Christmas night left at least five people injured, officials said.

At least seven hospitalized after rollover crash on 101 Freeway

At least seven people were taken to local hospitals after a rollover crash on the eastbound 101 Freeway in Woodland Hills, the Los Angeles Fire Department said.

Costa Mesa man, 30, killed in motorcycle crash

A 30-year-old Orange County man died early Thursday morning in Costa Mesa after he ran a red light on his motorcycle and struck a sport utility vehicle, officials said.

L.A. moviegoers say seeing 'The Interview' is standing up for freedom

A slow trickle of moviegoers gathered in West Hollywood Thursday morning to check out "The Interview," the comedy about North Korea that has wound up in the center of a real-life geopolitical imbroglio.

Memorial honors five homeless people who died

A list of four homeless people who died on the streets of Glendale was originally planned to be read at a memorial service, but one more name was added at the last minute because of a sudden death during the weekend.

Man dies during struggle with border agents at San Ysidro crossing

San Diego police are investigating the Christmas Eve death of a 40-year-old man during a struggle with border agents at the San Ysidro crossing.

Lindbergh beacon atop L.A. City Hall shows Santa the way

The Lindbergh beacon, the revolving light atop City Hall that was turned on for the first time by President Calvin Coolidge in 1928, was lighted again Wednesday night in time for Christmas.

Armed robber steals two English bulldog puppies

A gunman robbed a Pico Rivera pet shop of an undetermined amount of cash Wednesday and stole two English bulldog puppies worth $2,500 each, according to the Sheriff's Department.

Wreath laid in L.A. to honor slain New York City police officers

Officers and dignitaries gathered Wednesday to lay a wreath at the Los Angeles Police Memorial in honor of two New York City police officers who were gunned down Saturday in their patrol car in Brooklyn.

Christmas means tamale season in Southern California

For many in Los Angeles, it’s as much a tradition as hanging up Christmas lights or putting presents under the tree -- the annual buying of tamales.

California Christmas weather: Gale-force winds, snow in the mountains

Be thankful if all your presents make it under the tree Thursday morning, because it was probably a rough ride for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve.

Holiday travel at LAX: Santa, stress dogs and the possibility of delays

Though most of the holiday travel headaches Christmas Eve were reserved for fliers out of New York, Philadelphia and much of New England, crews at Los Angeles International Airport were prepared just the same.

Sex offender who cut off GPS device is found under mattress in Palmdale

A violent sex offender who cut off his court-ordered GPS monitoring device and then disappeared has been taken into custody in Palmdale, where he was found under a mattress, authorities said Wednesday.

Judge rejects Roman Polanski's bid to dismiss sex case from 1970s

A Los Angeles judge rejected an effort by Roman Polanski to dismiss all sexual assault charges against the filmmaker in a three-decade-old case that spurred him to flee to Europe to avoid sentencing.

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