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Los Angeles officials urge ICE agents to stop identifying themselves as police

Los Angeles’ top elected officials are urging federal authorities to stop the practice of immigration officers identifying themselves as “police” in their search for people living in the country illegally. Citing a practice disclosed this week in The Times, Mayor Eric Garcetti, City Atty. Mike...

Metro approves a $797-million security plan that reduces the power of the Sheriff's Department

For more than a decade, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has been solely responsible for patrolling Metro’s vast transit network, from subway stations in downtown L.A. to solitary bus stops near San Gabriel Valley strip malls.  That will change this summer under a $797-million security...

Alameda County sheriff's deputy dies after being struck by jail transport bus

An Alameda County sheriff’s deputy died Thursday a day after he was struck by an inmate transport bus at the Santa Rita jail, authorities said. Deputy Michael Foley was hospitalized Wednesday after suffering head injuries, according to the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office. Foley was a 29-year veteran...

How did officials so badly miscalculate the flooding that ravaged San Jose?

Thousands of residents returned to their soggy homes Thursday as San Jose officials worked to mop up the worst flooding event in the city’s recent history and pinpoint the reason why water rose so much faster than they expected.  City officials have acknowledged that they were caught off guard by...

Police identify murder suspect in 1997 Costa Mesa cold case

It has been exactly 20 years since the body of Sunny Adrienne Sudweeks, a 26-year-old photography student, was found on her bed inside her Costa Mesa apartment. She had been raped and strangled.  Sudweeks’ family says the Orange Coast College student’s personality shined as brightly as her name....

Gov. Jerry Brown comes out against Measure S

Gov. Jerry Brown is against a Los Angeles ballot measure that would restrict real estate development, its opponents announced Thursday. “I join with all those who say Measure S goes too far,” Brown said in a statement released by opponents of Measure S. It would impose a moratorium on buildings...

Flooded California town fights to keep its only restaurant

When Kim Troughton found her diner under 2 feet of water this week, she figured that was the end of Kim’s Country Cafe — the only restaurant in the tiny farming community of Maxwell, Calif. "Putting my own money into it is not an option, because I don't have any," the 53-year-old said. She also...

Santa Clara County seeks to block Trump's order to defund sanctuary cities

Santa Clara County asked a federal judge Thursday to block President Trump’s executive order threatening the loss of federal funds to local governments that do not assist immigration authorities. The motion, filed in federal district court, asks that a nationwide hold be placed on the order targeting...

The verdict after all that rain? Most of California is out of the drought

A year ago, some Californians never thought this day would come. But after being battered by weeks of record-setting rain, the vast majority of the state is out of drought. According to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor report, less than 20% of the state faces any drought conditions and no place in...

Immigration not the top concern for Latinos, according to Pew survey taken before Trump's inauguration

Despite its high profile as a political issue and the angry debates and spirited protests it inspires, immigration was not at the top of priorities for Latinos surveyed recently, the Pew Research Center said in a report released Thursday. The survey, which was conducted before Donald Trump’s inauguration,...

Sen. Kamala Harris to visit Oroville Dam as work continues on damaged spillways

U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) will tour Lake Oroville on Thursday as crews continue to repair the reservoir’s damaged spillways. “While touring the dam, I will be briefed on how this happened and how we can prevent this from happening again from state officials and the National Guard,” she...

What Trump's policy means for transgender students in California

The Trump administration announced Wednesday that it is dropping federal protections for transgender students, causing concern among LGBT advocates and students throughout the country. Here’s a Q&A on the consequences of the new White House policy for local schools. What does this mean for students...

Pregnant woman rushed to surgery after shooting

A pregnant woman was in surgery after she was shot early Thursday morning near the intersection of West 77th Street and Normandie Avenue, authorities said.  The woman was shot outside in the 1300 block of West 77th Street around 1:40 a.m. and was soon thereafter taken to the hospital, said Los...

Fewer high school students are applying for college aid under the California Dream Act

Fears about heightened enforcement of federal immigration laws combined with confusion and anti-immigrant rhetoric might be causing thousands of California students who came to the United States without legal papers to forgo valuable college aid. Far fewer students than last year have applied for...

Man pleads no contest in attack that followed Dodgers' 2015 playoff loss

A 28-year-old man pleaded no contest Wednesday in connection with an assault that left another fan critically injured after a 2015 playoff game at Dodger Stadium. Michael Rae Papayans of Palos Verdes Estates will serve 14 days in jail and pay more than $100,000 in restitution after pleading no...

Newport Beach celebrity dentist surrenders her license after complaints of negligence and fraud

A Newport Beach celebrity dentist who was barred from treating patients this month has relinquished her license to practice dentistry, state documents show. The Dental Board of California suspended Sherri Worth's license Feb. 3, pending a disciplinary hearing. But Worth, whose work was featured...

Lawsuit against Lunada Bay surfers suffers setback in federal court

A federal judge denied a request this week that would have allowed more people to join a lawsuit that accuses a group of surfers of harassing and assaulting outsiders to keep them away from Lunada Bay, a big wave spot in Palos Verdes Estates. U.S. District Judge James Otero on Tuesday rejected...

8-year-old Pomona homicide victim was an adoptee from Taiwan

Jonah Min Hwang, the 8-year-old who was killed in a Pomona shooting Monday evening, was a playful brother whose family adopted him from Taiwan. “We welcomed Jonah into our family less than three years ago, after adopting him from an orphanage in Taiwan,” a statement from his family read. “He had...

Police find a body in burned home where shooting suspect was believed to be hiding

Police found a body in a burned Riverside home that they believed was the hiding spot for a man who shot at police. As SWAT teams surrounded the house on the 9300 block of Sage Street in Riverside around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, preparing to enter and look for the suspect, the house went up in flames. ...

At start of Baca retrial, sides dig in for another fight

The first time Lee Baca was put on trial for obstructing an FBI investigation, lawyers for the former Los Angeles County sheriff nearly convinced a jury that the government’s case was all smoke and no fire. Now, with a retrial set to open this week, Baca’s defense team is ready to mount another...

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