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Police say hit-and-run suspect tattooed her face and dyed her hair pink to evade arrest

Santa Ana police have arrested the suspected driver in a hit-and-run collision last month that killed a Saddleback High School drum-line instructor, authorities said. Despite going to great lengths to evade police, Tracy Capp, 36, was arrested Saturday night, said Cpl. Anthony Bertagna of the Santa...

Two men shot while visiting grave at Santa Ana cemetery

Two men were injured in a shooting at Fairhaven Memorial Park in Santa Ana on Sunday, authorities said. The men were drinking beer at a grave site when another group of people arrived in a gray sport utility vehicle, said Cpl. Anthony Bertagna of the Santa Ana Police Department. An argument between...

Juvenile suspect in hit and run that injured two pedestrians turns himself in

A juvenile driver has surrendered to authorities after a hit-and-run collision in Granada Hills that injured two female pedestrians, authorities announced Sunday. The driver, whose identity was not released because he is a minor, hit two women who were crossing Chatsworth Street between Balboa...

Mystery of missing Pearl Pinson deepens as police call off search in remote area

The mystery over the whereabouts of a missing 15-year-old Bay Area girl deepened after authorities called off an extensive search along the Russian River in Sonoma County. Pearl Pinson was abducted on Wednesday in Vallejo while walking to a school bus stop near her home. Authorities think Pearl...

Four compete in O.C. supervisors race - but only two face intense attacks

Four candidates are running for the First District seat on the Orange County Board of Supervisors. But you wouldn’t know it from the chatter on the streets in Little Saigon, where signs dot major intersections with only two names: incumbent Andrew Do and challenger Phat Bui, a Garden Grove councilman....

The key to cleaner water at the beach? Fewer birds.

The Port of Los Angeles has struggled more than a decade to clean up Cabrillo Beach. In 2000, officials began putting lids on trash cans. Next, they increased litter pickup, capped and moved sewer lines and told parents not to let their children wear diapers in the water. In 2007, they even replaced all...

Trump praises police for handling 'thugs' in San Diego; 35 arrested

San Diego police arrested 35 people Friday during protests that followed Donald Trump’s rally here, drawing praise from the presidential candidate on Twitter. “Fantastic job on handling the thugs who tried to disrupt our very peaceful and well attended rally. Greatly appreciated!” Trump wrote....

Frantic search for missing teen Pearl Pinson stretches from Sonoma to Santa Barbara

Law enforcement officials on Saturday will resume their search for a missing 15-year-old Bay Area girl along the rugged Sonoma County coast and in other parts of the state as frantic family members await word of her fate. Pearl Pinson was abducted on Wednesday in Vallejo while walking to a school...

Study: Trees, vegetation in some forests have regrown, despite drought

Over the past year, scientists have studied California’s trees from the air, the ground and even using X-ray technology. Each time, they have arrived at some of version of a similar dreary conclusion: the state’s ongoing drought is wreaking havoc on forests, killing millions more trees at each...

Surge of Haitians crowd San Ysidro, seeking entry into the U.S.

Surging numbers of Haitians and migrants from other countries have been arriving at the San Ysidro Port of Entry in recent days, hoping for admission to the United States. More than 200 men, women and children were huddled together inside the port’s pedestrian entrance Thursday, sleeping under...

Murder conviction reversed in 23-year-old case that turned on a bite mark

William Richards was the obvious suspect in the murder of his wife: Pamela was planning to leave him for another man, her killer did not rape her or steal anything, and Richards had no airtight alibi. After three trials — the first two juries hung — Richards was finally convicted of murdering Pamela. ...

Sign on tree leads to unusual Hollywood ending

No names were exchanged that day in Hollywood. The woman who came to the aid of a man in distress did not know him, nor did she know the other two women who offered support. When paramedics arrived and raced the man to the hospital, the street was cleared and the women returned to their routines...

Search for abducted teen Pearl Pinson moves to Northern California coast

Authorities Friday narrowed their frantic search for a missing teenager to a remote area about 65 miles from where she was last seen being dragged by an armed acquaintance who later died in a gun battle with police. The Solano County Sheriff's Office said Friday that new information was prompting...

Coroner releases autopsies of San Bernardino terror victims: 'The room was in disarray'

The scene inside the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino hours after the deadliest terrorist attack since 9/11 still had the hallmarks of the holiday festivities that brought the victims together and the bloodshed that followed. There was the Christmas tree in the corner. The holiday decorations...

Hahn to return funds from businessman fined in campaign money-laundering case

A representative for U.S. Rep. Janice Hahn said Friday that her campaign will return $1,500 from a businessman fined in a campaign money-laundering case at Los Angeles City Hall. Hahn campaign spokesman Dave Jacobson said the congresswoman, who is running for a seat on the Los Angeles County Board...

L.A. will convert motel units to 500 apartments for homeless vets

The city of Los Angeles has approved a deal for nonprofit and private developers to convert “nuisance" motels into 500 permanent supportive apartments for homeless veterans. Officials called it a major step forward toward developing large-scale housing for hundreds of homeless veterans. Advocates say...

'Glee' star Mark Salling had videos of young girls on his laptop and flash drive, federal indictment says

‘Glee’ star Mark Salling was indicted Friday on charges that he downloaded and was in possession of child pornography on his Apple laptop computer, federal officials said. The 33-year-old Shadow Hills resident was named in a two-count indictment, according to the U.S. attorney’s office in Los Angeles....

Men linked to Sinaloa cartel arrested at Hooters over 53 pounds of meth

Five men associated with the Sinaloa drug cartel were arrested on suspicion of trying to sell 53 pounds of methamphetamine in a Hooters parking lot in Ontario this week, authorities said Friday. The men, who were arrested Thursday by the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Investigation’s Inland...

20th Street Elementary parents protest potential change in school management

Not every parent at 20th Street Elementary School wants new leadership for their kids' school.  About 30 mothers gathered in front of the Los Angeles campus Friday morning with signs in English and Spanish, protesting a potential agreement that would give some control of school operations to the...

Two men arrested after police find stolen Lotto scratchers from liquor stores

Two men have been arrested in connection with multiple liquor store burglaries aimed at stealing thousands of California Lotto scratchers in Garden Grove, police said Friday. Daniel Soto, 35, and Emmanuel Quintero, 33, were arrested in connection with two burglaries — one at Hanshaw Liquor last...

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