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Boy, 15, pleads not guilty in death of 8-year-old Maddy Middleton in Santa Cruz

A 15-year-old boy pleaded not guilty Monday in the death of 8-year-old Madyson "Maddy" Middleton in Santa Cruz.

Proposed L.A. charter school expansion aims for 130,000 seats, draft document says

A confidential draft obtained by The Times seems to confirm earlier reports that the Broad Foundation is or was hoping to place half of the students in the Los Angeles Unified School District into charter schools over the next eight years.

Residents return to town ravaged by Northern California's Valley fire: 'It will never be the same'

Diane Aquiara Tulley moved to Anderson Springs 13 years ago after falling in love with it on a trip to a nearby lake.

Beverly Hills probes Ferrari race, but Qatari sheikh's whereabouts unknown

Beverly Hills police say they are continuing to investigate the case of the Ferrari drag race even though the whereabouts of the exotic car's owner -- a member of Qatar's ruling family -- remain unclear.

Fall storm to bring rain, thunderstorms, sticky conditions to Southern California

A tropical storm could bring some relief and rain to Southern California on Monday after record-breaking heat left glammed-up celebrities drenched in sweat at this year's Emmy Awards.

One in four female undergraduates reports sexual misconduct, survey finds

More than one in four female undergraduate students reported they were victimized by nonconsensual sexual contact in a national survey of 27 universities released Monday.

Woman held in fatal beating of boyfriend's mother

An argument between a 26-year-old woman and her boyfriend's mother ended with the mother being bludgeoned to death in the backyard of a San Fernando Valley home, police said.

Thousands without power in Manhattan Beach, Montebello

More than 7,000 homes in Manhattan Beach and Montebello were without power Sunday evening as Southern California experienced a late-summer heat wave, authorities said.

Man's body found under mud, debris in Angeles National Forest

A hiker in the San Gabriel Mountains made a grisly discovery on Sunday: a man's body partly covered in mud and other debris, authorities said.

3 wounded in stabbing near Ventura middle school

Three people were stabbed Sunday afternoon near a middle school in the city of Ventura, authorities said.

Heat wave bakes Emmys red carpet, but relief (and rain) is on the way

Just in time for the Emmy Awards red carpet, a heat wave descended on Southern California on Sunday, producing record temperatures for the day. 

Teachers union holds protest outside Broad museum on opening day

Before art aficionados could get their first look inside Eli Broad's new museum Sunday morning, they got an angry earful on the outside from teachers who have long battled the billionaire philanthropist over charter schools.

Officers find man shot dead in Lakewood riverbed

A 24-year-old man was found shot dead at the bottom of an embankment in the San Gabriel riverbed in Lakewood, authorities said Sunday.

Detectives investigate fatal shooting in Athens Village

A man was shot and killed in the Athens Village community of unincorporated south Los Angeles County, authorities said Sunday.

1 dead as new wildfire rages in Monterey County

One civilian fatality was reported Sunday from a new wildfire raging in Monterey County as firefighters to the north continued battling two massive blazes that together have destroyed more than 1,000 structures.

Jackie Collins chronicled the steamy side of L.A.'s rich and famous

Author Jackie Collins, who died at age 77 of breast cancer, was a prolific, unflinching, beloved and at times controversial chronicler of Hollywood glitz through her many bestselling novels.

Jackie Collins dies at 77; author of 'Hollywood Wives'

Bestselling novelist Jackie Collins died Saturday in Los Angeles after a battle with breast cancer, her publicist said. She was 77. 

Beach clean-up nets 21,300 pounds of trash, and wallet with $100.

Malibu Lagoon State Beach is an intersection where urban runoff meets the sea in a system of brackish marshes that are a valuable Southern California wildlife habitat for migrating waterfowl, shorebirds and fish, including federally endangered steelhead trout.

Police shooting from helicopters -- rare but not unheard of

Cases of police shooting suspects from helicopters -- as happened Friday during a pursuit of wrong-way vehicle on the 215 Freeway in San Bernardino County -- are definitely unusual, but they have occurred.

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