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Scorching heat breaks records in Southern California as 2 million flock to beaches

The weekend heat wave sent more than 2 million visitors to Los Angeles County beaches as scorching temperatures slashed records across Southern California.

Authorities investigating in-custody death of man accused of stealing U.S. flag

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department detectives are assisting the Baldwin Park Police Department with investigation of the in-custody death of a man accused of stealing a U.S. flag, authorities said.

Two planes collide near San Diego's Brown Field; 4 dead

Four people were killed Sunday in a midair collision of two small planes over Otay Mesa east of San Diego near the Mexican border, officials said.

Cabin fire rages near Glendora; crews battle flames and searing heat

Triple-digit temperatures continued to bake Southern California on Sunday as authorities battled a wildfire that has scorched more than 1,400 acres.

Manhunt for Kern County killer ends with suspect's fatal shooting

For more than a week, dozens of Kern County law enforcement officers scoured the wilderness near Lake Isabella looking for a gunman who killed one man and wounded two sheriff's deputies in separate incidents.

Racial slur against San Francisco tech entrepreneur spurs Twitter outrage

A San Francisco tech entrepreneur says his garage was defaced with a racial slur against Asians this weekend, spurring outrage on Twitter after he shared images of the vandal online.

Kern County deputies kill man matching description of fugitive slaying suspect

Kern County deputies shot and killed a man in Inyokern on Saturday afternoon who matched the description of Benjamin Peter Ashley, a homeless man suspected of killing a retired dentist and wounding two sheriff's deputies, authorities reported.

Man arrested after 7 injured in hit-and-run incident in downtown L.A.

A 35-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of felony hit-and-run Saturday after his vehicle struck two pedestrians in downtown Los Angeles before smashing into another vehicle, sending a total of seven people to the hospital, authorities said.

Glendora-area fire burns 2,500 acres as a heat wave hits the Southland

With a record heat wave rolling across the Southland, firefighters battled two fast-moving blazes Saturday as residents endured temperatures that reached 107 degrees in some areas.

Plague-infected squirrels found at Yosemite National Park campground

About a week ago, officials said a child fell ill with the plague at Yosemite National Park. Now a popular campground there will be closed after several squirrels were killed by the disease.

2 youngsters killed by falling tree limb while camping in Yosemite

Two young people were killed early Friday after a limb from an oak tree fell on their tent as they slept at a popular campground in Yosemite National Park.

Supervisor calls for changes at foster youth center after attack on guards

A recent attack on security guards by youths staying at a transitional center for older foster children with nowhere else to go prompted a call Friday for beefed up security at the facility.

Lead contamination found at up to 10,000 southeast L.A. County homes

Soil testing has found that lead contamination from a Vernon battery recycling plant extends over a much larger area than previously estimated, possibly reaching as many as 10,000 homes in southeast Los Angeles County, state environmental officials said Friday.

Yosemite deaths put focus on killer toll of drought on trees

The deaths of two children at Yosemite National Park after a tree limb fell on their tent while they were sleeping is again focusing attention on the toll the drought is taking on trees.

Woman is on the run from police after daring jump off Bay Bridge

A suspected car thief who was fleeing police when she crashed the vehicle and leapt off the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge early Wednesday managed to survive the daring 70-foot jump and is now a fugitive, authorities said.

L.A. County deputy handcuffs public defender, and 'tiff' turns into a federal case

A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy may be held liable for arresting a public defender for failing to immediately obey a judge's summons to her courtroom, a federal appeals court decided Friday.

50 suspected of human rights crimes abroad are arrested in U.S.

Federal agents have arrested 50 fugitives in cities across the United States -- including Los Angeles -- who are suspected of committing murder and other human rights violations abroad, officials announced Friday.

Police searching for man in attempted bank robberies in Los Feliz

Authorities are searching for a man in a string of attempted bank robberies in Los Feliz, only one of which was successful.

How to prepare for a destructive El Niño winter

So with more signs of a strong El Niño winter, what can people do to prepare for the possibility of heavy rain? That's the question many people are asking in the wake of a new forecast this week. The National Weather Service's Climate Prediction Center said Thursday that this El Niño is shaping...

Northern California deputy dies rescuing person from drowning in Lake Tahoe

A Northern California deputy died Thursday while trying to save a person from drowning in Lake Tahoe, authorities said.

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