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Buddhist monk being investigated in fraud case found dead in O.C. temple

A Buddhist monk who had been under pressure to return thousands of dollars allegedly paid for a planned trip to Vietnam was found dead Friday morning after an apparent suicide at a Santa Ana temple, authorities said.

Earthquake: Magnitude 3.6 quake strikes in Joshua Tree National Park

A shallow magnitude 3.6 earthquake was reported Friday morning 14 miles south of Twentynine Palms in Joshua Tree National Park, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 8:36 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 1.2 mile.

City of San Diego not liable for stink on La Jolla rocks, judge rules

The city of San Diego is not liable for the stink left by birds and sea lions on the coastal rocks in La Jolla, a judge has tentatively ruled.

Earthquake: 4.2 quake strikes near Coalinga, Calif.

A shallow magnitude 4.2 earthquake was reported Friday morning 6 miles from Coalinga, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 6:30 a.m. PDT at a depth of 6.2 miles.

Filing sealed by court is unlawful censorship, newspaper attorneys argue

An appellate court order sealing a previously public court filing that disclosed parts of a report on an officer-involved shooting was an unconstitutional censorship of the press, attorneys for the Los Angeles Times and other news organizations wrote in papers filed Thursday.

Appeals court to reconsider ruling against San Diego gun-control rule

A federal appeals court agreed Thursday to reconsider a decision that made it easier to receive a permit to carry a concealed weapon.

Cesar Chavez portrait to go on display at Smithsonian

One of the final portraits taken of civil rights leader Cesar Chavez will be donated to the Smithsonian in a ceremony Friday morning.

FBI: Father of fugitive ex-LAPD cop helped son flee to Mexico

Authorities said they have now determined that the father of an ex-LAPD police officer now on the run after a fatal shooting actually took his son across the border to Juarez, Mexico.

California loosen sex offender residency rules

California officials announced Thursday the state will stop enforcing a key provision of a voter-approved law that prohibits all registered sex offenders from living near schools.

California by any other name? 10 words to describe the Golden State

How would you describe California in a word? Reddit users were asked to choose a word that would describe each state in America. It should be no surprise that “technology” and “expensive” came to mind for many readers when they thought of California.

Earthquake: 3.0 quake strikes near Dana Point

A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Thursday morning 16 miles from Dana Point, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 11:09 a.m. PDT.

Nearly 1 in 4 Compton firefighters is working without an EMT permit

Nearly one in four Compton firefighters is working without a permit to perform emergency medical care, a key credential required by other local fire agencies, a Times investigation has found.

City takes step to replace Irwindale Speedway with outlet mall

Last year Irwindale seemed on the verge of driving the Sriracha plant out of the city over pungent smells before the hot sauce company owner and politicians cooled down and patched things up.

Germanwings tragedy reminiscent of '87 jetliner crash in California

The troubling narrative emerging from the Germanwings crash in the French Alps -- that the co-pilot deliberately plowed the plane into a mountain after locking the captain out of the flight deck -- has some similarities to the 1987 crash of a jetliner in Central California.

Woman who police say faked her kidnapping is missing again

A 29-year-old Vallejo woman who police say faked her kidnapping and ransom demand is missing again.

Arrests made in kidnapping, killing of Long Beach infant

Police have made multiple arrests in connection with a Long Beach infant’s kidnapping and killing this year, authorities announced Wednesday.

Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris seeks court order to stop anti-gay initiative

Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris sought a court order Wednesday to keep her from having to provide an official title and summary for what she called an “utterly reprehensible” proposed ballot measure that would authorize killing gays and lesbians in California, her office announced.

Donald Sterling's wife battles in court with V. Stiviano over gifts

Former Clippers owner Donald Sterling had no right to spend millions of dollars to give luxury cars, a Spanish-style duplex and other gifts to his alleged mistress, V. Stiviano, an attorney for Sterling's wife told a Los Angeles County judge on Wednesday.

Cal State efficiencies save millions but state funding still needed

Smaller budgets and increased numbers of students are forcing California State University campuses to take far-reaching cost-cutting measures that are saving millions of dollars on technology, energy and operations, officials said Wednesday.

Wealthy donors attract GOP presidential candidates to California

A Republican presidential candidate hasn’t won California since 1988 but that doesn’t stop GOP candidates from visiting the Golden State. That’s because it’s home to so many wealthy donors. (Remember the stat that California has more billionaires than any other state...

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