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Earthquake: 3.7 quake strikes near San Jacinto, Calif.

A shallow magnitude 3.7 earthquake was reported Tuesday evening at San Jacinto, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 7:38 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 8.1 miles.

Man gets 16 months for stealing car, killing dog trapped inside

A 30-year-old transient will serve more than a year in jail for stealing a car and subsequently killing a dog, authorities said Tuesday.

Ezell Ford: LAPD watchdog urges shooting witnesses to come forward

The LAPD’s civilian watchdog Tuesday publicly urged anyone who saw last month's fatal police shooting of a mentally ill man in South Los Angeles to come forward, saying he was “helpless” in his investigation without witnesses' accou...

Sex offender charged with posing as cop, raping woman in Torrance

Authorities charged a 43-year-old convicted sex offender Monday with posing as an undercover police officer and raping a woman in Torrance.

Dental hygienist accused of sexually assaulting 8-year-old patient

A dental hygienist is to be arraigned Wednesday on charges of assaulting an 8-year-old boy at a Garden Grove dental office.

Black UCLA employee claims racial profiling in arrest by campus police

A 46-year-old African American UCLA facilities employee arrested for obstruction and resisting arrest by campus police last week is accusing the department of racial profiling and violating his civil rights.

Celebrity nude photos accessed by phishing, source says

Naked photos of Jennifer Lawrence and dozens of other celebrities were hacked from their Apple devices with the aid of a phishing, according to a sources familiar with the investigation.

Metrolink train hits car in Burbank; driver critically injured

A Metrolink train hit a vehicle in Burbank on Tuesday afternoon near San Fernando Boulevard and Buena Vista Street, critically injuring the car's driver and causing rail and traffic delays, officials said.

L.A. school board member Ratliff pushes for release of iPad report

Los Angeles school board member Monica Ratliff will seek the release of an internal probe into the decision to provide iPads to every student in the nation’s second-largest school system.

Police use Taser on girl, 14, in altercation at Monterey County Fair

A police officer used a Taser on a 14-year-old girl at the Monterey County Fair after she jumped on him while he was trying to pin down another teen who bit him, authorities said Tuesday.

El Niño forecast is up in the air for Southern California

With the summer winding down, weather officials say the winter forecast is wide open.

Family accused of selling fake erectile-dysfunction pills online

A Southern California family was charged Tuesday by federal prosecutors with selling counterfeit erectile-dysfunction drugs, like Viagra and Cialis, online.

Man opens fire on five people in Highland; 2 in serious condition

Five people were injured, two of them seriously, early Tuesday when a man opened fire inside a Highland garage, authorities said.

Alleged serial killer is found guilty of murdering 3 women in 1980s

A 74-year-old man described by prosecutors as a serial killer who preyed on victims down on their luck was convicted Tuesday of murdering three women in South Los Angeles in the late 1980s.

Defendant in HIV infection case is ordered to stay off dating websites

A 29-year-old man accused of knowingly infecting another man with HIV was ordered by a San Diego judge Tuesday to no longer use Internet dating sites, including the site where he met the alleged victim.

Two California judges censured for having sex in their courthouses

Two California judges -- one in Orange County, the other in Kern County -- were publicly censured Tuesday by a judicial oversight panel for having sex with women inside their respective chambers.

Bomb squad sent to O.C. home after weapons, ordnance found there

The Orange County sheriff's bomb squad was called to a Laguna Niguel home after deputies discovered multiple weapons and military ordnance inside.

40-foot sailboat runs aground in Venice Beach; captain is arrested

The captain of a 40-foot sailboat was arrested for allegedly being drunk when the craft ran aground overnight on Venice Beach. 

Woman's body found in dirt field near her car in Riverside County

The dead body of a woman was found in a dirt field Monday in Riverside County, not far from her car, authorities said.

Disturbing accounts of being stalked by alleged L.A. serial killer

Witnesses have come forward to say they were stalked by a man who police say they believe is a serial killer.

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