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Biker who hopped farm fences, popped wheelies on 101 will not be cited, CHP says

Topher Ingalls jumped over a 101 Freeway access ramp. He popped high-speed wheelies and rode through farmland along the busy highway. He fought the law — but the law didn't win. Not this time. Despite the multiple traffic laws Ingalls broke — and there was video evidence — he will not be cited,...

L.A. County severely restricts solitary confinement for juveniles

Los Angeles County supervisors Tuesday approved severe restrictions on the use of solitary confinement for juvenile offenders, part of a larger movement away from a practice that many consider cruel and unproductive. The Board of Supervisors' action bans solitary confinement at youth camps and...

Driver in wild L.A. County chase arrested again — this time on a motorcycle

The Ford Mustang driver and burglary suspect who shocked Los Angeles County with an epic car chase that featured spinning doughnuts on Hollywood Boulevard and the throwing of fast food at a TMZ tour bus last month has been arrested again. This time, Herschel Reynolds stands accused of hitting a...

Claustrophobic? Don't even think of joining the Border Patrol's 'tunnel rats'

You can’t be claustrophobic if you want to work for the U.S. Border Patrol’s Tunnel Entry team -- the unit that explores underground drug-smuggling passages near the U.S.-Mexican border. To prove they don’t freak out in tight spaces, prospective confined-space rescue technicians, or “tunnel rats,”...

Faculty union approves salary agreement with Cal State

Cal State faculty union members have approved a deal to boost salaries that was struck with management last month and averted a massive strike at the nation's largest public university system, officials said Tuesday.  Salaries will increase by 10.5% over three budget years, and, as part of the...

Grim Sleeper serial killer trial: Defense suggests a relative could be the murderer

An attorney for the man accused of murdering 10 people in the so-called Grim Sleeper serial killer trial accused prosecutors Tuesday of building a deceptive case against his client and argued that a relative or close associate could have carried out the slayings. Defense attorney Seymour Amster...

Facebook faux pas: Ethics complaint filed over link to San Diego mayor's campaign page

Visitors to Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s page on San Diego's newly redesigned city website were directed for some time to a Facebook account created to get him re-elected. According to a complaint filed by Sara Kent with the state Fair Political Practices Commission, the link on Faulconer’s city page...

Former FBI agent admits to stealing money seized in drug probes to buy cars and plastic surgery

Nearly two weeks before he was to go on trial, a former FBI agent pleaded guilty Monday to stealing more than $136,000 in cash that had been seized during drug investigations. Former special agent Scott M. Bowman admitted to using the cash to fund a lavish spending spree on items including plastic...

Selfie stick halts Disney roller coaster ride

A roller coaster ride at Disney California Adventure park was halted for about two hours when someone pulled out a selfie stick. The California Screamin' roller coaster was shut down Monday afternoon and passengers had to get off the ride, Disney spokeswoman Suzie Brown said. Disney bans the use...

Suge Knight remains barred from receiving visitors, mail and phone calls in jail, judge rules

A judge rejected a motion by Marion “Suge” Knight's attorney to restore the former rap mogul's visits with family and receive mail and phone calls while he awaits trial in a murder case. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge William C. Ryan ruled Thursday that jail officials properly obtained an order...

Suspicious package at Los Angeles City Hall prompts street closures downtown

Los Angeles police have closed the streets near Los Angeles City Hall during the afternoon rush hour after a suspicious package was found outside the building. Authorities were notified shortly after 3:30 p.m. that there was an abandoned package in the forecourt of City Hall, Officer Tony Im said....

Baby girl dies after being ejected from Porsche that fell 200 feet off mountain road

A 5-month-old girl was killed Sunday after she was thrown from a Porsche that lost control and fell 200 feet down an embankment near Palm Desert, officials said.   Armani Green of Rancho Mirage was not properly secured and was ejected from the Porsche, according to Officer Stephanie Hamilton of...

Live updates: May Day rallies in Los Angeles

Live updates: May Day rallies in Los Angeles May 1 2016, 12:12 PM Two marches are scheduled for today. One was set to begin at noon but was moved to 1 p.m. Its route begins at 11th and Figueroa streets and will end at Aliso and Los Angeles streets. The other was set to begin at 12:30 p.m. at Broadway...

Police shoot, kill knife-wielding man after Panorama City domestic dispute

Los Angeles police shot and killed a man in Panorama City on Saturday night after he approached two officers with a knife in his hand, authorities said. Two police officers responded to a call about a domestic dispute in a building near the intersection of Parthenia Street and Orion Avenue at about...

Woman on sidewalk is killed and three children hurt when car jumps curb in North Hollywood

A 63-year-old woman was killed and three children injured Saturday afternoon after the pedestrians were struck by a car involved in a collision in the Valley Glen area of North Hollywood, authorities said. The woman and children, who are relatives, were hit after the car veered onto the sidewalk...

Police searching for driver of big rig involved in fatal hit-and-run in Vernon

Vernon police are searching for the driver of a big rig they say was involved in a fatal hit-and-run before unhooking his trailer and fleeing the scene, authorities said. The incident began with a minor traffic collision near the corner of Soto and 37th streets about 3:10 a.m. Saturday, said Det....

Amid a busy weekend downtown, Bernie Sanders supporters are next up

In a weekend full of political rallies and labor protests, the latest wave of people will hit downtown Los Angeles on Saturday afternoon when backers of Bernie Sanders converge to voice support for the Democratic presidential candidate and higher wages for laborers. Sanders supporters are expected...

Latino activists vow more Trump protests as tensions heighten

Latino activists said they expect more large protests as Donald Trump moves his presidential campaign into California. Trump faced large and hostile demonstrations outside a rally Thursday night in Costa Mesa and at the Burlingame hotel where he delivered a speech to the California Republican Convention...

Englander candidacy gets a boost from independent expenditure committee

More than $200,000 has poured into an independent expenditure committee set up to support the candidacy of Los Angeles Councilman Mitch Englander in his bid for a county supervisorial seat. Englander is leading the pack in fundraising in the race for the seat being vacated by Los Angeles County...

5 arrested, deputy injured as Trump protesters break through barricades at GOP convention

Five protesters were arrested and a sheriff’s deputy was injured in Northern California on Friday during a raucous anti-Donald Trump demonstration in which some threw eggs at police and pushed down barricades separating them from the hotel where the GOP presidential candidate spoke later in the...

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