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School stunned after bizarre drug arrest of prep school headmaster

When they stepped inside the hotel room 13 miles east of Sacramento, deputies found the 54-year-old man reportedly surrounded by drugs and with a unconscious young woman.

$13 million awarded to California charter schools

The U.S. Department of Education said Friday that it awarded about $13 million to three charter school networks in California to help them expand.

California now has 32 reported cases of enterovirus D-68

California health officials Friday said they've now identified 32 cases of enterovirus D-68 statewide. a number that's jumped quickly in recent days.

NTSB: No mechanical issues with air tanker that crashed in Yosemite

The air tanker that went down while fighting a wildfire near Yosemite National Park this week, killing the pilot, did not appear to have mechanical issues, officials announced Friday.

Judge rules park ranger was wrong to use stun gun on dog walker

More than two years ago, a Northern California man gave National Park Service ranger Sarah Cavallaro an attitude and was generally uncooperative as they discussed his off-leash dogs.

Number of LAPD cops on patrol was artificially inflated, report finds

Los Angeles police deliberately deceived senior officials by artificially inflating the number of officers on patrol, according to an investigation by the LAPD's independent watchdog.

Authorities ask for help in case of severely burned woman

Authorities are looking for information related to a suspicious vehicle fire in Aliso Viejo that left a woman with burns on more than half of her body.

Transient who fatally stabbed woman on Walk of Fame gets 12 years

A homeless man convicted of fatally stabbing a woman along the Hollywood Walk of Fame last year was sentenced Friday to 12 years in prison.

Man looking for recyclables finds newborn baby in trash bin in Merced

A man rummaging through a trash container for recyclables in Merced early Thursday found a newborn baby girl wrapped in a towel, alive and with her umbilical cord still attached, police said.

Critics protest Obama's San Gabriel Mountains National Monument

Holding up signs that said “Monumental mistake” and twirling gold-and-silver hula hoops, a handful of protesters gathered in San Dimas on Friday to express their opposition to President Obama’s designation of the San Gabriel Mountains as a national monument.

Burbank high school student arrested after tweeting alleged threat

A 16-year-old high school student in Burbank was arrested Thursday evening after a message perceived as being threatening was posted on his Twitter account, police said.

Famed tattoo artist 'Trigz' killed in North Hollywood shooting

Famous tattoo artist and body piercer Michael “Trigz” Pebley was shot to death during a fight in North Hollywood on Thursday night, authorities said.

Wildfire near Lake Tahoe destroys six homes, threatens 1,000 more

A wildfire burning through dense forest in Northern California has destroyed six homes and threatens 1,000 others, officials said.

MMA fighter 'Mayhem' Miller remains in jail after SWAT standoff

Mixed martial arts fighter and former MTV reality show host Jason “Mayhem” Miller remains in custody and is scheduled to appear in a jailhouse courtroom next week after barricading himself in his Mission Viejo home and live-tweeting the standoff.

Obama's L.A. visit: Streets to avoid as motorcade takes over for Day 2

President Obama's motorcade will strike again Friday before heading back to Los Angeles International Airport in the afternoon.

Plane breaches restricted airspace during Obama's visit to L.A.

The pilot of a small plane flew into restricted airspace over Los Angeles during a visit by President Obama, prompting an F-15 fighter jet to fly out to investigate, officials said.

Police seek gunman in fatal North Hollywood shooting

Police are searching for a gunman who fatally shot a man in North Hollywood Thursday evening, authorities said.

Castaic Lake so low that fisherman finds agent's gun lost 22 years ago

California's lingering drought has lowered the water level in Castaic Lake so dramatically that authorities said a fisherman on Thursday recovered a badge and handgun that a federal agent lost in the lake nearly 22 years ago.

Dog Rock fire believed to be caused by sparks, park officials say

Investigators say the 245-acre Dog Rock fire at Yosemite National Park is believed to have been caused by sparks from a vehicle.

Man charged with murder in strangling death of O.C. transgender activist

A 38-year-old man was charged Thursday with strangling a transgender activist and dumping her body behind an Anaheim restaurant.

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