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UCLA faculty approves diversity class requirement

The faculty of UCLA’s largest academic unit voted by a narrow margin to require future undergraduates to take a course on ethnic, cultural, religious or gender diversity. The move came after three previous efforts had failed.

Tijuana judge orders Marine Tahmooressi to be released from jail

A Mexican judge Friday ordered the immediate release of a Marine held behind bars since April 1 on weapons charges.

California AG issues consumer alert over fake newspaper bills

California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris issued a consumer alert Friday warning Golden State residents about fake newspaper subscription mailings, a recent scam involving several newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times.

L.A. sex offenders living with children arrested in Halloween sweep

Law enforcement officers checked the homes of dozens of L.A. County sex offenders on Friday in a predawn Halloween compliance sweep that led to the arrest of several people, including one offender found living at a day-care center, authorities said.

Overturned fuel tanker ignites fire in Boyle Heights

Los Angeles firefighters rushed into a Boyle Heights neighborhood Friday afternoon to contain a tanker truck fire that was threatening nearby homes.

Guard accused of sexually assaulting juvenile hall detainee

A juvenile hall guard in Bakersfield was in custody Friday on suspicion of sexually assaulting a juvenile detained at the facility, police officials announced.

Head of L.A. schools' technology division resigns

The head of technology for the Los Angeles Unified School District has resigned, the latest fallout from two troubled technology efforts: the iPads-for-all project and a new student records system.

L.A. nursing home fined, cited after death of resident

The California Department of Public Health cited a North Hollywood nursing home after investigators found that staff mistakes caused a resident to choke -- and eventually die -- after being given medication mixed into applesauce.

Bear, cub tranquilized after wandering into desert solar plant

Authorities had to rescue a bear and her cub after they dug under a fence and got trapped inside a desert solar energy plant Thursday in Kramer Junction.

More quake action needed on older concrete buildings, councilman says

More than a year ago, council members Bernard C. Parks and Tom LaBonge called on Los Angeles officials to review and report on the city’s older concrete buildings, which are considered a major risk to life safety during a big earthquake. In January, the City Council instructed...

Trick or treat? Here's how to avoid drug-laced candy on Halloween

Is that a Kit Kat bar or a Kif Kat bar? A Milky Way or Munchy Way? Skippy peanut butter or Trippy peanut butter?

Amanda Bynes leaves psychiatric facility, slams parents on Twitter

Within hours of Amanda Bynes being released from a psychiatric facility in Pasadena, the actress on Friday took to Twitter to rant about her parents and mental state and vowed legal action to regain control of her life.

Man pleads not guilty in shooting death of famed tattoo artist Trigz

A 31-year-old man pleaded not guilty Thursday to gunning down famed tattoo artist and body piercer Michael “Trigz” Pebley during a fight in North Hollywood earlier this month.

Bus driver's family sues FedEx in deadly college trip crash

The family of a bus driver killed along with several high school students and their chaperones in a fiery collision with a FedEx truck earlier this year has filed a lawsuit against the transportation company.

Two hurt, one missing after explosion rocks Bay Area apartment complex

An explosion in an apartment building in the Bay Area city of Walnut Creek on Friday morning injured at least two people and left a gaping hole in the complex, fire officials said.

Missing mother of young boys found wandering Long Beach is identified

Police have identified the missing mother of two toddlers found Thursday roaming a busy street in Long Beach.

Busted: RANE, serial graffiti vandal, sheriff's officials say

The alleged serial graffiti artist rained graffiti for five years all over the Santa Clarita Valley. About 750 scrawls, authorities said.

Book offers peek into musical world of Hollywood's Stein on Vine

The plane landed in Los Angeles, and Gary Chen decided not to make his connection to Taiwan.

Halloween rain: Storm to hit Friday afternoon; roads to get slick

A Pacific Northwest rainstorm should arrive in Southern California on Friday afternoon, disrupting Halloween plans and setting the stage for dangerously slick road conditions.

Supervisor: Strip county fire of hiring authority amid nepotism claims

A county supervisor is proposing to take hiring authority away from the Los Angeles County Fire Department following a Times investigation that found a disproportionate number of firefighters have family ties within the department.

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