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Reports: Human remains found inside wall at Lomita housing project

Los Angeles County sheriff's investigators have taped off a section of a housing project in Lomita after reports that human remains were found inside a wall.

Wildfire near Lake Perris grows overnight, triggering evacuations

A wildfire in Moreno Valley has crossed into state park territory and forced campers near Lake Perris to leave as hundreds of firefighters set up defensive lines to cut off the fire's path early Thursday, officials said.

Doctor allegedly prescribed narcotics after examining dog X-ray

A Rancho Palos Verdes physician was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly wrote prescriptions for powerful painkillers and muscle relaxants to an undercover agent who showed him an X-ray of a dog, authorities said.

Crews battling wildfire near Lake Perris State Recreation Area

Riverside County firefighters on Wednesday night were battling an estimated 40-acre wildfire in Moreno Valley near the Lake Perris State Recreation Area.  

Woman with amnesia and cancer identified; family found

A woman with amnesia found wandering in a Carlsbad neighborhood and who turned to social media to find her family apparently has been identified.

State issues toughest-in-the-nation fracking rules

State officials on Wednesday formally adopted new rules governing hydraulic fracturing in California, setting in motion some of the toughest guidelines in the nation for the controversial oil extraction practice. The oil and gas agency also released its environmental impact report that concluded...

Garcetti says he didn't change course on homelessness laws

Mayor Eric Garcetti said Wednesday he didn't reverse course by backing away from controversial homelessness laws his office had signaled he would approve, asserting instead that a member of his communications staff mistakenly told The Times he planned to sign the ordinances.

Audit: L.A. failed to collect $1.8 million in overtime reimbursements

The white-gloved officers who guide Los Angeles drivers through traffic jams and road closures during Dodgers games, the Academy Awards and other special events earned nearly $6 million in overtime in a single year.

New L.A. councilman wants to roll back LaBonge funding plans

Newly seated Los Angeles City Councilman David Ryu is seeking to roll back plans made by Tom LaBonge, the longtime councilman he replaced, to distribute more than $600,000 in discretionary money.

Beverly Hills Unified will pay $685,000 to settle ex-principal's suit

The Beverly Hills Unified School District will pay $685,000 to settle a federal discrimination lawsuit filed last year by its former principal, according to a copy of the agreement.

Dolphin leaps on boat, lands on O.C. woman's ankles, breaking them

Not every dolphin encounter is as happy as those with Flipper. Laguna Nigel resident Chrissie Frickman has two broken ankles to prove it.

City Council president says L.A. lacks a strategy for creating jobs

Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson said Wednesday that the critics were right: City Hall lacks a comprehensive strategy for attracting new jobs.

Immigrant advocates allege excessive force during Murrieta protests

One year after anti-immigration protests erupted in the city of Murrieta, two immigrant advocates who were arrested during the demonstrations have sued the city and Riverside County, alleging unlawful detention and excessive use of force.

Family of student who died in hazing incident to sue CSUN, fraternity

The family of a Cal State Northridge student who died in a fraternity hazing incident intend to sue the university and fraternity, saying they still don't what happened to him a year after his death.

DWP watchdog urges changes in hiring rules, union influence at utility

In the wake of the botched rollout of a new billing system at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power that sent inaccurate bills to many customers, a new report by a watchdog agency says the city must make a host of changes to speed up utility hiring and outsourcing work to prevent similar...

Car crash victim rescued in Malibu canyon believed to be missing Simi Valley woman

A car crash victim believed to be a woman who had been missing for two days was rescued Wednesday after her vehicle was found 50 feet down a canyon road in Malibu.

County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas isn't ruling out a run for L.A. mayor

Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas said Wednesday he has not dismissed the notion of a bid for mayor in 2017, raising the possibility of a major challenge to the incumbent, Mayor Eric Garcetti.

California cuts water use by hefty 29% in May, officials say

Residential water use in California dropped by a hefty 29% in May, according to figures released Wednesday by the State Water Resources Control Board.

Marqueece Harris-Dawson takes office as councilman of L.A.'s 8th District

Community organizer Marqueece Harris-Dawson was officially sworn in as the Los Angeles City Council representative for District 8 on Tuesday during a ceremony on the top floor of City Hall.

Ex-state Sen. Leland Yee pleads guilty to racketeering in corruption case

Former California state Sen. Leland Yee pleaded guilty to one count of racketeering in federal court Wednesday, admitting that he "knowingly and intentionally agreed with another person" to take part in an enterprise and commit at least two offenses and affect state commerce.

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