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Son of 'Barney' creator faces 15 years in prison for shooting neighbor

The son of the creator of “Barney & Friends” pleaded no contest Thursday to shooting his neighbor in the chest after accusing him of trespassing.

'Big Bang Theory' science, math scholarships to be awarded at UCLA

On television, "The Big Bang Theory" celebrates and satirizes the achievements -- and obsessions -- of brilliant if eccentric science students and professors. 

Transient arrested after his mom beaten to death in Rancho Cucamonga yard

A 23-year-old transient was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of beating his mother to death in her backyard after an argument in Rancho Cucamonga.

City of Davis sours on sweet drinks for kids' meals in restaurants

Children in Davis, Calif., who are craving a juicebox with their restaurant meals will have to settle for water or milk because all other beverages are off the table.

Charges filed against man beaten by deputies in horse pursuit

A 30-year-old man, who was received a $650,000 payout after he was beaten by San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputies after a pursuit, was charged Thursday with multiple counts related to events before the assault.

1 killed as Chula Vista gunman holds hostages in apartment

A gunman is barricaded in an apartment in Chula Vista with hostages after killing one person, police said Thursday.

O.C. SWAT standoff ends with father killing 3-year-old son, self

Police said the death of a 3-year-old boy and his father inside a Trabuco Canyon home Wednesday night following an hour-long standoff with a SWAT team was a murder-suicide.

Man charged with arson in massive downtown L.A. fire

A 56-year-old man was charged with arson Thursday in connection with a massive fire that destroyed part of a downtown Los Angeles apartment complex and caused tens of millions of dollars in damage, prosecutors said.

Pipe to be removed for testing as long oil spill cleanup takes shape

The owners of a pipeline that burst and spilled up to 101,000 gallons of crude along the Santa Barbara County coast expect to remove the ruptured section Thursday.

Opponents of 710 Freeway extension offer alternatives to tunneling

Opponents of a controversial proposal to extend the unfinished 710 Freeway unveiled on Thursday  a variety of options they say would eliminate the need for an underground highway between Alhambra and Pasadena.

Bruce Jenner fights wrongful-death lawsuit in fatal Malibu crash

Bruce Jenner does not owe any money to the adult stepchildren of a woman who was killed in a multi-car crash in Malibu after Jenner’s vehicle rear-ended her, according to a court filing from his attorney.

Lindsay Lohan completes community service, but fate rests with judge

Actress Lindsay Lohan is expected to appear in court Thursday to report she has completed more than 100 hours of community service, weeks after a judge said she had fulfilled only nine hours stemming from a 2012 car wreck.

Cleanup efforts underway after globs of tar wash ashore in the South Bay

Crews worked overnight to clean up tar balls that washed ashore Wednesday along nearly nine miles of coastline from El Segundo to Redondo Beach.

Man, child dead following barricade situation in Trabuco Canyon

A man and child were found dead in a Trabuco Canyon home Wednesday night following a barricade situation, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.

San Diego County sheriff's deputy shoots man in Alpine

A San Diego County sheriff's deputy shot a man in rural Alpine on Wednesday after responding to call about a "mentally disturbed man," according to the Sheriff's Department.

Miami man arrested on suspicion of threatening Escondido high school

An 18-year-old Miami man has been arrested on suspicion of making a hoax threat that shut down an Escondido high school in January 2014.

L.A. County wins grant to reduce jail population

Los Angeles County is among 20 government entities -- including cities, counties and one state -- that won a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation aimed at reducing jail populations.

More oil-covered mammals brought to SeaWorld San Diego from spill

The number of oil-covered mammals bought to SeaWorld San Diego from the spill at Refugio State Beach continues to rise, officials said Wednesday.

Arrest made in downtown Da Vinci complex arson case, sources say

Authorities have arrested a man in connection with an arson investigation of a blaze at a downtown L.A. apartment complex last year that caused millions of dollars in damages, sources familiar with the investigation said Wednesday.

Feds order pipeline company to clean up Santa Barbara coastline

Federal authorities on Wednesday issued a cleanup order to the company whose underground pipeline last week spilled thousands of gallons of crude oil into the Pacific Ocean and marred several miles of Santa Barbara County coastline.

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