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Special Olympics athlete from Albania goes missing in L.A.

A Special Olympics athlete from Albania went missing Saturday night, and officials are seeking the public's help in finding him.

After 2 die at rave of apparent drug overdoses, supervisors demand investigation

The suspected overdose deaths of two young women who collapsed at the HARD Summer music festival at the Los Angeles County fairgrounds sparked new debate about whether authorities can do more to reduce drug-related problems at raves...

Northern California fire explodes; 24 homes lost, thousands threatened

The Rocky Fire exploded overnight, burning 47,000 acres as of Sunday morning and threatening 6,000 structures in Lake, Yolo and Colusa counties. 

Power nearly fully restored in Long Beach after massive outage

About 70 customers remained without power in Long Beach on Saturday morning after a fire in an underground electrical vault shut down service to 30,000 residents on Thursday.

Long Beach bridge reopens after fatal crash

The Gerald Desmond Bridge in Long Beach has reopened to traffic in both directions following a fatal vehicle accident early Saturday that forced its closure, officials said. 

Orange County homeless population grew by 5% over the past two years

The homeless population in Orange County grew by 5% during the past two years, as rising rents pushed more people into the streets, officials said Friday.

Man arrested on suspicion of pushing aunt from apartment building in Placentia

A 27-year-old man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of pushing his aunt over the railing of a second-story walkway of an apartment building during an argument, according to the Placentia Police Department. 

#100days100nights fuels fear in South L.A.

The #100days100nights campaign may be fake, but the fear in parts of South Los Angeles is very real.

Santa Cruz will mourn for Maddy by howling like her beloved wolves

The mother of Madyson "Maddy" Middleton, an 8-year-old Santa Cruz girl who was murdered this week, is calling on the community to honor her daughter, who loved wolves, by howling at Friday's blue moon, CBS reported.

Man called Israeli organized crime leader gets prison for drug trafficking, extortion

A Tarzana man who prosecutors say was a leader of an Israeli crime organization was sentenced Friday in federal court to 32 years in prison for drug trafficking, money laundering and extortion.

Hundreds in Long Beach will be without power until Friday evening

An underground fire in an electrical vault has left hundreds of Long Beach residents and businesses without power until Friday evening, the city and Southern California Edison officials said.

Attack on lifeguard at Venice Pier captured on video

Three people were arrested after they were seen on video on social media apparently attacking a Los Angeles County lifeguard Thursday night on the Venice Beach Pier, the LAPD said.

Man, 20, drowns while cave diving off Palos Verdes Peninsula

A 20-year-old man drowned Thursday while cave diving along the coast of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, authorities said.

Claim filed against FBI in death of alleged kidnapper in San Diego County

The sister of the San Diego County man shot to death by the FBI in the Idaho woods after allegedly kidnapping a teenage girl has filed a $20-million claim against the FBI.

Garcetti appoints entertainment lawyer to Police Commission

An entertainment lawyer who served on Mayor Eric Garcetti's transition team is expected to join the Los Angeles Police Commission in the coming weeks, replacing another commissioner whose term has expired.

Expo Line 'test train' to cross into downtown Santa Monica on Friday

Friday morning will mark the first time in more than 60 years that a commuter train has pulled into downtown Santa Monica under its own power.

1 killed as fire guts home that was target of drug investigation in San Diego County

A woman was killed early Thursday as a flash fire gutted a 3,500-square-foot home in an upscale part of northern San Diego County -- a house that had for months been the target of a drug investigation, officials said.

Morrissey says TSA screener groped him at San Francisco airport

The Transportation Safety Administration has denied allegations made by singer Morrissey that he was groped by a security screener at the San Francisco International Airport.

Garcetti says 'battle plan' is on the way to fight rising homelessness

In the wake of criticism that his administration is falling behind in the fight against Los Angeles' surging homelessness, Mayor Eric Garcetti said Thursday that his office and other agencies will soon unveil a "battle plan" to take people off the streets.

Two-thirds of uninsured Californians gain coverage after Obamacare rollout

More than two-thirds of Californians uninsured before the Affordable Care Act now have coverage, a new report finds.

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