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Nearly 20,000 lose power in L.A. County as strong winds topple trees

Nearly 20,000 customers lost power late Thursday as powerful winds hit Los Angeles County, toppling trees and damaging electric lines. The winds ranged from 15 to 40 mph, but the National Weather Service said gusts could reach 65 mph in parts of the L.A. County mountains. More than 14,300 Los Angeles...

Prison inmate escapes from L.A. County halfway house after his GPS monitor is removed

A state prison inmate serving out the rest of his sentence at a Los Angeles halfway house managed to escape Thursday after his GPS device was removed, authorities said. The search for Chance Locke, 47, began at about 1:30 p.m., when officials learned that his GPS device was removed while he was...

In Watts, foodie haven Locol cooks up a healthier lifestyle — and a new outlook

It was lunchtime Thursday, and the cooks at Locol had kicked into high gear. They quickly placed beef patties on the grill and scooped fries onto paper plates as the line at the front counter began to grow. Some customers were there for the $5 cheeseburger, while others opted for the $7 garden...

Trump order could open California coast, Arctic to new oil and gas drilling

President Trump on Friday is expected to sign an executive order that could open large parts of the Pacific, Arctic and Atlantic oceans to new oil and gas drilling, a prospect that elicited a fierce backlash in California and elsewhere even before details of the order were clear. The move, which...

Man shot and killed near South L.A. supermarket

A 28-year-old man was shot and killed Thursday in an alley next to a South Los Angeles supermarket, police said. The shooting was reported just before 4 p.m. near the Smart & Final store at Crenshaw Boulevard and 29th Street, Los Angeles Police Officer Tony Im said. The man was pronounced dead...

Eighth-grader sold pot-laced gummy bears to fellow students, authorities say

An eighth-grader at a San Diego County middle school has been arrested on suspicion of selling marijuana gummy bears to other students, some whom got sick, officials said. The unidentified male student at Bonita Vista Middle School is suspected of selling the drug-laced candy to several other students...

Garcetti budget would reduce police patrols in neighborhoods and increase response times, LAPD union warns

The union that represents Los Angeles police officers launched a broadside against Mayor Eric Garcetti’s budget on Thursday, warning that the spending plan will divert funds away from neighborhood patrols and to the policing of Metro buses and trains. Garcetti’s budget proposal for 2017-18 calls...

Woman killed outside Northern California wildlife museum

A woman was shot and killed Thursday outside a wildlife sanctuary in a suburban area of Northern California, authorities said. The woman was slain about 1:30 p.m. Thursday in Walnut Creek, an affluent city about 25 miles east of San Francisco. Walnut Creek police said she was shot outside the Lindsay...

Culver City Police Department removes guidelines for immigration enforcement from its manual

The Culver City Police Department has removed a section from its manual that gave officers guidelines on how to enforce immigration law, a move that follows a Los Angeles Times report on how several police departments in California retain written policies that are inconsistent with their public...

Why some teens are 'at risk' while others are simply considered missing

When 16-year-old Kimberly Arteaga went missing three years ago, she wasn’t considered to be “at risk.” How that determination was made was called into question this week when investigators revealed that remains found in a park in southern Chula Vista in January were those of the Lemon Grove girl....

L.A. City Council candidate Joe Bray-Ali loses endorsements for comments on provocative website

Los Angeles City Council candidate Joe Bray-Ali lost the endorsements Thursday of City Councilman Mitch O’Farrell and an Eastside Democratic group, one day after Bray-Ali apologized for comments he made in uncensored online forums. “I am deeply disappointed by his highly insensitive comments in...

How should L.A. County homelessness funds be spent? Here's how to tell officials what you think

Los Angeles County officials are seeking public comment on the preliminary spending proposal for the estimated $355 million to come annually from the Measure H sales tax increase approved by voters in March to reduce homelessness. A summary of the plan was posted on the county’s Homeless Initiative...

In wake of Ann Coulter speech cancellation, police gird for potential violence at Berkeley

Berkeley officials warned students and residents to “keep a distance from violence” Thursday as police prepared for clashes between supporters and opponents of conservative commentator Ann Coulter. Despite Coulter’s announcement a day earlier that she would not speak at UC Berkeley on Thursday,...

Desert tortoises make way for Marine Corps training

The Marine Corps has relocated more than 900 tortoises from a section of Southern California's Mojave Desert to allow for large-scale military training. The Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center at Twentynine Palms says the two-week effort involving federal wildlife experts and land managers was...

Berkeley braces for 'riot-like' protests even without Ann Coulter

After weeks of debate, conservative commentator Ann Coulter won’t speak at UC Berkeley. But protesters are still expected to be out in force. Here’s what could happen today: Extremists looking for trouble UC Berkeley Police Capt. Alex Yao said authorities expect extremists to arrive on campus...

Massive fire destroys two apartment buildings in Westlake and triggers evacuations

A massive fire ripped through two apartment buildings in a Westlake neighborhood early Thursday and triggered the evacuation of a nearby convalescent home, authorities said. Flames erupted just after 2 a.m. inside a four-story apartment building in the 600 block of Bonnie Brae Street, according...

Los Angeles County gets a 'C' on UCLA's latest environmental report card

A new UCLA environmental report card gives Los Angeles County a “C” in energy use and persistent air pollution, while rating parts of the region slightly higher for addressing other challenges. The 2017 Sustainable LA Environmental Report Card for Energy and Air Quality handed the region that mediocre...

Woman, 86, is beaten to death in a random attack in Northern California

A man beat an 86-year-old woman to death in an apparently random attack as she walked around a high school track in Northern California, authorities said Wednesday. Sacramento County Sheriff's Department Sgt. Tony Turnbull says the woman and a 61-year-old companion, who was only slightly injured,...

L.A. Conservancy wins round in its bid to stop demolition of Googie-style bank building

A judge dealt a setback this week to the plan for a Frank Gehry-designed mixed-use complex in Hollywood, saying Los Angeles leaders failed to comply with the state’s environmental review process when they approved the project. In a 55-page ruling, L.A. County Superior Court Judge Amy D. Hogue said...

L.A. City Council candidate Joe Bray-Ali apologizes for comments on provocative website

Los Angeles City Council candidate Joe Bray-Ali, who is seeking to unseat incumbent Councilman Gil Cedillo in next month’s election, apologized Wednesday for comments he made on Voat, a website that features uncensored content from users, some of it racist. Bray-Ali, 38, confirmed that he posted...

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