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Monterey Park fire truck crash: 'It was really bad,' witness says

Investigators said it was not immediately clear what caused two fire trucks to collide Wednesday afternoon in Monterey Park, sending one careening into a Chinese restaurant and injuring at least 14 people.

Bell's Robert Rizzo admits 'I breached the public's confidence'

Four years after he became the face of municipal greed, Robert Rizzo broke his long silence Wednesday in a Los Angeles courtroom and asked a judge for mercy.

Bus crash: Nearly all injured students released from hospitals

All but one of the dozens of students injured in last week’s fatal bus crash in Northern California have been released from area hospitals, officials said Wednesday.

Deputies who mistakenly killed aspiring producer to return to duty

The L.A. County sheriff’s deputies who mistakenly shot two victims of a knife attack in West Hollywood, killing one, will return to active duty next week, department officials said.

Several injured when fire truck crashes into Monterey Park restaurant

At least 14 people, including four firefighters, were injured Wednesday afternoon when two fire trucks collided in Monterey Park, sending one crashing into a restaurant, officials said.

Sriracha considers moving factory amid smell complaints

After a months-long battle with the city of Irwindale over complaints about a spicy odor, Sriracha sauce creator David Tran said Wednesday he is now seriously considering moving his factory to another location.

Reader photo: Calm after the quake

After the 5.1 earthquake struck near La Habra last month, Rachelle Mendez took her boys outside to play.

SF supervisor tells pot smokers: Keep 4/20 chill on Hippie Hill

SAN FRANCISCO -- Golden Gate Park's Hippie Hill is famous for the wafting aroma of marijuana just about any day of the week. But Sunday is 4/20, and to those in the know that's code for "light up the ganja."

More community college students completing remedial courses, data show

A greater percentage of California community college students were scheduled to pass remedial math and English courses last year but fewer were finishing school or transferring, according to statistics released this week.

Rapper cuts off own penis, jumps from North Hollywood building, police say

A rapper linked to the Wu-Tang Clan was injured early Wednesday after he apparently severed his penis and jumped from a North Hollywood apartment, Los Angeles police said.

Man found burned, bound and naked on side of 605 Freeway dies

A man who dragged himself naked, burned and bound up a riverbed wash to the side of the 605 Freeway where he was discovered has died, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.

Third man found guilty in 'drug flipping' robbery, shooting death

A third man involved in a deadly Bellflower home invasion has been convicted of murder and other charges related to what prosecutors said was a drug deal gone bad.

Wayward sea lion pup, 'Hoppie,' found in Central Valley orchard

A lost sea lion pup nicknamed Hoppie found at a Central Valley orchard about 100 miles from the ocean is recovering at a marine mammal center in Sausalito after its inland adventure.

Teens accused of egging praying homeless woman will face charges

Prosecutors are expected to charge three teens accused of egging a homeless woman while she was praying on a sidewalk in Lancaster.

Rizzo feels ostracized: 'I can't go anywhere'

Sentenced to 12 years in prison and ordered to pay millions of dollars in restitution in connection with a massive public corruption scandal, former Bell administrator Robert Rizzo walked to his car Wednesday a defeated man.

Jay Z's Made in America festival coming to Grand Park despite concerns

Rapper Jay Z's Made in America music festival is coming to downtown's Grand Park despite concern from one City Council member that the influx of thousands of people attending multiple stages with access to beer could create a "nightmare."

Ex-Glendale councilman released from jail early for home confinement

A former Glendale councilman who was sentenced last week to one year in jail after pleading guilty to embezzlement, perjury and filing false tax returns will instead serve the remainder of this time under home confinement.

Crime alerts for Hollywood Hills West and other L.A. neighborhoods

Crime reports are up significantly for the latest week in 11 L.A. neighborhoods, according to an analysis of LAPD data by the Los Angeles Times’ Crime L.A. database.

Top Centinela official says FBI probing superintendent's high salary

A top Centinela schools official on Tuesday said the FBI has contacted the district regarding the high salary of Supt. Jose Fernandez, who was paid $674,559 last year.

Jay Z, Mayor Eric Garcetti expected to announce music festival

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and rapper Jay Z are scheduled to appear outside City Hall on Wednesday for what is expected to be an announcement on a two-day music festival for Labor Day weekend in Grand Park.

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