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Canadian woman suspected of transporting 83 pounds of heroin is arrested on Central California highway

A Canadian woman traveling through Central California was arrested after a police dog found $2-million worth of heroin in her pickup truck, police said. Kathleen Landry, 63, was stopped by a drug interdiction officer and his narcotics-sniffing dog, Cash, on a traffic violation while she was driving...

Police trying to determine if there's a link between hammer attacks in Boyle Heights and East L.A.

Los Angeles police are investigating two recent assaults in Boyle Heights in which people were struck in the head with hammers in order to determine whether there is a connection to similar attacks earlier this year. Most recently, a man was walking his dog around 6:25 p.m. July 21 when he was...

Two raging California wildfires grow, prompting closures in the Los Padres National Forest

As fire crews made progress controlling a deadly wildfire in Southern California on Wednesday, another blaze continued to rage along the state’s picturesque Central Coast, triggering numerous trail closures and hiker rescues in the Los Padres National Forest. The Sand and Soberanes fires, both...

Essential California: 12 Hours in the Life of the LAPD in Watts

Good morning. It is Wednesday, July 27. Here are the 25 most expensive homes in America (and California). Here's what else is happening in the Golden State: TOP STORIES Complicated relationship On Monday night, police shot an 18-year-old man in Nickerson Gardens, the largest housing project west...

How many trees are in Los Angeles? Ask Google.

The last time anyone counted, there were 700,000 street trees in the city of Los Angeles. That was more than two decades ago. Now, after four years of punishing drought, the city badly needs a fix on the condition of its urban forest. But doing that the old way — by sending out tree counters with...

Missing finger, car license plate help convict 'Cowboy Gun Bandits' in federal case

A federal jury in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday convicted two men of being the “Cowboy Gun Bandits,” a pair of gunmen who authorities believe committed more than 30 armed robberies in three months in Southern California. At their sentencing Nov. 14, Dominic Dorsey, 48, and Reginald Bailey, 71,...

Recall effort against Valley Councilman Paul Krekorian fizzles

Critics have fallen short in their attempt to oust Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Krekorian, who represents North Hollywood, Valley Village and Studio City. The recall effort was launched earlier this year by San Fernando Valley residents who argued that Krekorian had inappropriately favored...

500 feet from a party where 14 were shot but survived, one man dies from stray bullet, officials say

The gunmen stood in front of a group of people partying outside of the Bakersfield home and sprayed bullets. Fourteen people were shot. Not one died. But in defiance of what seem to be astronomical odds, 500 feet to the south, a man was killed by a stray bullet. Kern County sheriff’s spokesman...

L.A. County will try to house 100 homeless youths in 100 days

Los Angeles Homeless Services officials will attempt to place 100 homeless youths in safe and stable housing within 100 days, according to a new goal announced Tuesday.  The goal is part of an initiative by A Way Home America, a national movement to combat homelessness among young people. Los Angeles...

Supervisor wants L.A. County to put a new animal shelter in a jail

A Los Angeles County supervisor wants to look into addressing two intractable problems — overcrowded animal shelters and offenders who cycle repeatedly through the county jail system — by placing a new animal shelter in a detention center. Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich proposed that the county...

L.A. County supervisors pull marijuana tax measure from November ballot

November’s ballot will be crowded with tax initiatives, but a Los Angeles County proposal to fund efforts on homelessness with a tax on marijuana won’t be one of them. County supervisors voted Tuesday to pull back an initiative they had previously approved for the ballot, which would have placed...

Lack of search warrant damages case against man accused of stalking Sandra Bullock

Within days of arresting a man who broke into Sandra Bullock's home, forcing her to call 911 from a bedroom closet, prosecutors charged the accused stalker with illegal possession of machine guns and other weapons he had stockpiled in his home. Now, two years after his arrest, much of the case...

State attorney general asks judge to weigh if 14-year-old should be charged as adult in sister's killing

The California attorney general’s office is asking a judge to consider whether a 14-year-old boy should be tried as an adult for the death of his younger sister, who was found by her mother last week in her bedroom at their Northern California home. The boy, who hasn’t been identified because he...

Man arrested on suspicion of sexually molesting 9-year-old boy in mall bathroom

A 45-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of sexually molesting a 9-year-old boy in the bathroom of a mall in the city of Industry and was scheduled to appear in court Tuesday.    Police arrested Richard Camarena at his mother’s home in Claremont about 8:30 p.m. Saturday.  The boy told his...

Bicyclist from San Francisco 'Critical Mass' ride gets probation for attacking motorist's car

A bicyclist who split off from a Critical Mass ride in San Francisco was ordered to 16 weeks of anger management classes and three years of probation after he blocked a driver and smashed her vehicle with a U-lock. Ian Hespelt, 39, pleaded guilty to two felonies last month in connection with the...

Amid outbreak, health officials want more gay men vaccinated for meningitis

Health officials in Los Angeles and Orange counties are recommending that all gay and bisexual men receive meningitis vaccinations, amid an outbreak of the potentially fatal disease disproportionately affecting men who have sex with men.  Local health departments were previously recommending vaccinations...

19,000-acre Soberanes fire burning near Big Sur triggers several state park closures

Firefighters continued a five-day battle Tuesday against a raging wildfire north of Big Sur on Tuesday, fighting back flames that have spread to more than 19,000 acres and triggered several state park closures. Water-dropping helicopters and air tankers were grounded Monday by thick layer of fog...

Progress made in battle to control 37,000-acre Sand fire burning in Santa Clarita Valley

Firefighters reported progress Tuesday in the battle against a deadly wildfire that has scorched the Santa Clarita Valley and raised a pall over parts of Los Angeles County. The Sand fire grew slightly to 37,473 acres Monday, but more than 3,000 firefighters worked through the night and were able...

Essential California: With so many politicians in Philly, who is California's governor these days?

Good morning. It is Tuesday, July 26. We like our avocado toast plain, but if you’re looking for something a bit more indulgent, here are seven toasts to try in Los Angeles. Here's what else is happening in the Golden State: TOP STORIES Silicon Valley takeover Verizon Communications purchased Yahoo’s...

LAPD officer shot and wounded at South L.A. housing project

A Los Angeles Police Department officer was shot and wounded Monday about 11 p.m. at a housing project in Watts, authorities said. LAPD Deputy Chief Bill Scott said the officer was conscious and breathing and was taken to a hospital for treatment. It is unclear how seriously injured the officer...

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