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Pasadena Sears security guard stabbed by suspected thief

A Sears security guard was stabbed Monday night by a person suspected of robbing the Pasadena store, authorities said.

2 LAPD officers injured during altercation with suspect

Two Los Angeles police officers were injured Monday night during a scuffle with a person in Koreatown, authorities said.

Report: Small L.A. County cities seize large amounts in civil forfeitures

A handful of small Los Angeles County cities seize large amounts of cash and cars using a controversial federal law that allows them to confiscate property even when owners aren’t charged with a crime, according to a report published by an advocacy group that promotes decriminalization of drugs.

L.A. council candidate faced attempted rape charge that was dismissed

Thirteen years ago, Los Angeles City Council candidate David Ryu faced a charge of attempted rape that was dismissed after the prosecution said it was unable to proceed with the case, court records show.

2 men arrested in San Diego on terrorism charges ordered held without bail

A San Diego federal judge Monday ordered two men arrested on terrorism charges held without bail.

Raw fish linked to Salmonella outbreak in California

Raw tuna in sushi could be to blame for a Salmonella outbreak that has already sickened 25 people from California and elsewhere.

Ethics officials accuse candidate of using neighborhood council funds

The executive director of the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission has found probable cause that a 2011 City Council candidate violated campaign laws.

L.A. County assessor sends urgent plea for help with campaign debt

Los Angeles County Assessor Jeff Prang sent out a plea to his supporters Monday to help him pay down $50,000 in debt left over from his campaign last year.

In blow to water conservation, court rejects San Juan Capistrano's tiered rates

In a ruling with major implications for California's water conservation campaign, a state appeals court on Monday ruled that a tiered water rate structure used by the city of San Juan Capistrano to encourage conservation was unconstitutional.

120-pound Sacramento woman sets record by eating 3 72-ounce steaks

A small-framed Sacramento woman has a full belly and plenty to celebrate after successfully eating three 72-ounce steaks in 20 minutes.

Fresno blast: Workers didn't look for utilities before digging, agency says

A preliminary investigation by a state utility agency revealed Fresno County workers who hit a gas line, triggering an explosion that injured 14, had not checked for underground utilities before work began, officials said.

'Intolerant Jackass Act' proposed as response to anti-gay initiative

A proposed state ballot measure that would authorize the killing of gays and lesbians infuriated one woman so much that she filed her own measure with the state attorney general’s office: the “Intolerant Jackass Act.”

LAPD officer charged with assault in videotaped beating

A Los Angeles Police Department officer has been charged in connection with a videotaped incident in which a man alleged he was beaten and kicked while being held down by other officers in South L.A., authorities said Monday.

William Shatner: Solve California drought with Seattle pipeline

Actor William Shatner is hoping to save California from further drought by proposing an enterprise of his own — importing water from the Seattle area, where rain is plentiful.

Public safety at center of Eric Garcetti's new $8.57-billion budget

Mayor Eric Garcetti on Monday released his proposed $8.57-billion budget for the next fiscal year, a plan that would preserve funding for at least 10,000 police officers on Los Angeles' streets and boost anti-gang initiatives, among other measures.

Bill revised after adult cyclists balk at being forced to wear helmets

A bill that would have required all bicycle-riding adults  to wear a helmet in California has been scaled back following wide opposition from numerous bicycling organizations.

Dry, warm conditions keep California's national forests parched

California’s dwindling snowpack and warmer temperatures continue to increase the risk of fires in already parched national forests.

Son offers reward after mother's old love letters stolen in Glendale

A case filled with decades-old love letters was stolen from an 80-year-old woman’s Glendale home during a daytime burglary on Thursday, and her son is offering a $2,000 reward — no questions asked — for their return.

Sea lion pups harassed, one stolen from Dockweiler Beach in L.A.

The search for a sea lion pup and the group of people who stole it from a state beach in Los Angeles continued Monday, with officials saying the LAPD’s animal cruelty division was taking over the investigation.

Cooking fire sparked Riverside County blaze, officials say

A brush fire that quickly spread through chest-high vegetation at Prado Dam near Corona was sparked by an unattended cooking fire, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said.

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