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Thousands without power as temperatures, electricity usage soar

About 1,500 customers in Pacific Palisades were without electricity Monday night as a result of a power outage probably caused by high temperatures and over-usage of appliances, utility officials said.

Wildfire in Northern California ravages small town of Weed

The wildfire that ravaged the Northern California community of Weed on Monday forced hundreds to evacuate, burned down a church and damaged the town sawmill.

N. California fire damages more than 100 buildings, forces evacuations

A Northern California wildfire that broke out Monday afternoon has damaged or destroyed more than 100 structures, forced at least 1,500 residents to evacuate and led to the shutdown of two highways, fire officials said.

Australian mosquito found in L.A. County, first U.S. report of pest

An Australian mosquito capable of transmitting viruses to humans and heartworm to dogs was found in the San Gabriel Valley, vector-control officials said Monday.

San Diego County man gets 10 years in death of girlfriend by cannon

A 41-year-old handyman and explosives enthusiast was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison for the incident in which a blast from his homemade cannon ripped through his trailer and killed his girlfriend.

Party bus owner, firm charged in 2013 death of passenger

The Los Angeles city attorney's office filed multiple criminal charges Monday against the owner of a party bus in the 2013 death of a man who fell from the vehicle.

Assemblyman John Pérez won't run against L.A. Councilman Jose Huizar

Assemblyman John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) has decided not to challenge Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar in the March election, his political strategist said Monday.

Keep the LAPD drone-free, downtown protesters demand

An anti-police drone coalition demonstrated outside Los Angeles City Hall on Monday and criticized legislation they said would help clear the way for law enforcement to use the unmanned aerial devices.

Southwest flight out of San Jose diverted to Oakland due to emergency

A Southwest Boeing 737 leaving San Jose for Phoenix was diverted to Oakland International Airport on Monday afternoon due to an emergency.

Vegetable garden barrier blamed in Silverado Canyon fire

The Silverado Canyon fire --which prompted the evacuation of dozens of residents as it grew to about 1,600 acres -- was started accidentally by metal sheeting used to protect a homeowner’s backyard vegetable garden, officials said Monday.  

Veterans Affairs to expand, improve services in San Diego

 The newly-named secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced several moves Monday meant to improve service to veterans seeking care from the VA system in San Diego.

Teen who drove car that took 3 robbers to violent heist is arrested

Police have arrested one of the drivers of a car that carried three men to a Stockton bank in July where a violent heist occurred, women were taken hostage and a police chase ensued.

Ex-boyfriend accused of killing Pomeranian, returning its paws in a bag

A Northern California man is accused of killing his ex-girlfriend’s dog, cooking the Pomeranian and secretly serving it to her during a dinner when the pair were, in theory, making up.

Eight-hour standoff ends after tear-gassed man flees burning home

A weekend drama unfolded in San Bernardino involving armored vehicles, hot gas that set a house on fire and a suspected gunman who leaped out a window only to be bitten by a police dog.

'Django's' Daniele Watts refused to give cop ID, and she isn't sorry

Actress Daniele Watts of “Django Unchained” fame said she did not regret refusing to hand over her ID to police investigating a call about indecent exposure over the weekend in North Hollywood.

LAFD opens investigation into alleged mistreatment of new recruit

The Los Angeles Fire Department has opened an investigation into allegations of misconduct at a city fire station made by the recently hired son of a high-ranking fire official, according to documents and interviews.

CHP motorcycle officer injured in collision with FedEx van

A California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer was injured Monday in an apparent collision with a FedEx van, officials said.

Wal-Mart shopper opens trunk of Lexus, finds body of someone she knew

Authorities in Riverside are trying to determine how long a body found decomposing in the trunk of a woman's Lexus had been there before she found it during a shopping trip to Wal-Mart.

How hot is it, L.A.? We're breaking records; show us your misery

As Southern California continues to suffer through a stifling heat wave, forecasters say residents should prepare to suffer a little more. In downtown L.A. and Long Beach today, temperatures could hit 97 degrees and tip over 100 in Burbank, according to David Sweet, a meteorologist with the...

USC unveils design for $650-million housing, retail complex

USC on Monday is to unveil the final and somewhat altered design of the biggest construction project in the university’s history: a $650-million housing and retail complex just north of the main campus.

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