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Missing hiker found injured but alive after nine days in Sierra National Forest

A hiker who had been missing for nine days in the Sierra National Forest was found Saturday, injured but alive.

Two men killed in separate South L.A. shootings

Two men were killed in separate shootings in South Los Angeles on Saturday, police said.

La Jolla beach closed after shark sighting

San Diego lifeguards ordered a stretch of beach in La Jolla closed Saturday afternoon after a confirmed sighting of an 8- to 10-foot hammerhead shark.

Thousands expected Saturday in celebration of Los Angeles' founding

Thousands are expected to flock to downtown Los Angeles on Saturday afternoon to celebrate the city's 234th birthday, with a special service scheduled at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angeles, organizers said.

Cooling trend begins in Southern California after record-breaking heat wave

After a record-breaking heat wave broiled the region this week, temperatures throughout Southern California were expected to dip slightly Saturday as part of a cooling trend that will continue into early next week.

Glendale leaders consider expanding representation, moving election dates

Almost four months after voters overwhelmingly rejected a move to split the city into voting districts, Glendale officials are looking into expanding the City Council from five to seven at-large members and moving municipal elections to November.

One killed, another wounded in Compton drive-by shooting

One man was killed and another wounded in a drive-by shooting in Compton, authorities said.

Workers face cruelty charges for allegedly cutting down tree filled with birds

Two construction workers charged with animal cruelty for allegedly knocking down a tree full of nesting birds in Newport Beach delayed their first court appearance Friday.

Earthquake: Magnitude 3.5 quake strikes near Fort Bragg

A shallow magnitude 3.5 earthquake was reported Saturday morning 11 miles from Fort Bragg according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 1:13 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 1.9 mile.

Lawyers call DWP billing settlement 'half-baked,' urge court to reject

Attorneys representing several Los Angeles residents who sued the Department of Water and Power over the disastrous rollout of its new billing system are balking at a proposed settlement that the utility reached in a separate lawsuit over inflated and erroneous bills, calling it "half-baked."

3 men sentenced to 15 years in San Bernardino police shootout

Three men were sentenced Friday to 15 years in prison for assaulting two San Bernardino police officers during a lengthy shootout last August that left one gunman dead.

L.A. City Council backs state legislation regulating civilian drone use

The Los Angeles City Council on Friday unanimously endorsed proposed state legislation that would regulate civilians' use of drones, which have come under fire on such grounds as invasion of privacy and interfering with emergency responders.

L.A. school board will meet privately to discuss superintendent search

The Los Angeles Board of Education is meeting in an unusual closed-door meeting Sunday to discuss what they want in the next superintendent of schools and how to go about finding someone.

Robin Williams' children and widow agree to meet over comedian's estate

The wife of Robin Williams and his children have agreed to meet in private next week to discuss how they can resolve disagreements over the late actor's estate.

Judge sides with San Diego board in dispute with Metropolitan Water District

  A judge Friday upheld his tentative ruling in favor of the San Diego County Water Authority in its bitter, multimillion-dollar lawsuit against the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.

Sword- and bat-wielding assailants attack two men in Bellflower park

One man armed with an aluminum bat and another with a sword slashed and beat two other men in a Bellflower park following an argument Thursday night, authorities said.

Pilot killed in plane crash in Antelope Valley is ID'd as San Diego man

Authorities have identified a pilot killed Thursday afternoon in a plane crash near a private airport in southeast Antelope Valley.

Man accused of anti-vaccination graffiti in Beverly Hills due in court

A man accused of vandalizing a building in Beverly Hills and a freeway sign with anti-vaccination graffiti was scheduled to be arraigned Friday.

A 'linear Central Park': Frank Gehry's plan for L.A. River takes shape

Partners in the firm of renowned architect Frank Gehry publicly unveiled on Friday the first steps they have taken toward what appears to be a comprehensive redesign of the Los Angeles River.

10 years after Hurricane Katrina, tales from those who came to call L.A. home

Terry McGaha sat on a balcony in New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward sipping Crown Royal and staring into the early evening sky as helicopter lights strafed the encroaching Mississippi River.

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