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L.A. Unified moves closer to a unified enrollment system

Pressed by L.A. schools Supt. Michelle King, the Board of Education on Tuesday unanimously approved a plan to create an enrollment system that will allow students and families to apply to just about any schools they choose at the same time, through one online application. The $24-million project...

FBI raids Sovereign Health rehab chain's sites across Southern California

Federal and state agents raided several locations Tuesday of the Southern California rehab company Sovereign Health as part of an ongoing probe, authorities said. No arrests were made when officials executed search warrants at sites in Culver City, Palm Desert, San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano,...

Man who was shot, wounded by LAPD had a gun and fought with officers, chief says

An 18-year-old remained in critical condition Tuesday, days after he was shot by police following a fight with Los Angeles police officers in a Montecito Heights driveway. L.A. Police Department Chief Charlie Beck offered new details about the events leading up to Thursday’s shooting of Pedro Echeverria,...

Los Angeles County supervisors endorse a spending plan for Measure H homelessness tax

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a spending plan Tuesday for millions of dollars from a special sales tax to fight homelessness. On a unanimous vote, the supervisors accepted virtually all of the recommendations of a 50-member planning committee on how to divide nearly $259...

Man arrested by feds after 5 million people watched illegal 'Deadpool' upload on his Facebook

A man in Central California discovered that the Anti-Piracy Warning Seal and message that plays before every Hollywood movie is not just for show. Just eight days after the February 2016 release of the Marvel film “Deadpool,” federal authorities said Trevon Maurice Franklin illegally uploaded it...

Pasadena police arrest 8 men following series of deadly shootings

Pasadena police on Tuesday announced the arrests of eight suspects following a months-long investigation into a series of deadly shootings that authorities believe were part of a gang feud. "Between December 2016 and February 2017, Pasadena was plagued with a series of apparent gang shootings resulting...

4,000-ton rock slide across Highway 140 closes entrance to Yosemite National Park

A 4,000-ton rock slide has forced the closure of a main highway leading to Yosemite National Park. Park officials said El Portal Road and the Arch Rock Entrance on Highway 140 will remain closed through the weekend. It is unclear when the road will reopen. The massive rock slide was reported about...

Truck driver charged in death of bicyclist who was crushed by sliding shipping container

A truck driver has been charged with vehicular manslaughter after a shipping container slipped off his trailer and fatally crushed a bicyclist in 2015, prosecutors said. Wesley Phil Blake, a 50-year-old Utah resident, is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in the case involving the death of Robert...

Griffith Park groups dealt a setback in fight over access to Hollywood sign trail

Local groups that want Los Angeles to reopen a popular access point to a Hollywood sign trail were dealt a setback in court Tuesday. A Los Angeles Superior Court judge rejected their attempt to intervene in a court battle that led the city to close the Beachwood Drive gate to hikers earlier this...

L.A. county coroner's office, struggling with autopsy backlog, gets new chief

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday appointed a new coroner to take the helm of an agency that has been plagued by autopsy and toxicology backlogs. Dr. Jonathan Lucas, the chief deputy medical examiner in San Diego, will assume his new position July 10 at a salary of $350,000....

O.C. grand jury says claims of an illegal jailhouse informant program are a 'myth'

The Orange County Grand Jury said Tuesday that it had found “no definitive evidence” of a wide-ranging informant program in the county’s jails, completing a months-long review sparked by conversations between a confessed mass shooter and a prolific jailhouse snitch. In a 28-page report, the grand...

From 122 degrees in Death Valley to 100 in Sacramento, heat wave to plague California this week

Sweltering heat will plague much of California this week and increase snowmelt through the Sierra Nevada, forecasters said.

Police search for man who sexually battered woman on UCLA campus

Police at UCLA are looking for a man who sexually battered a woman who had helped him find a faculty building on campus last month, authorities said. The incident took place May 31 between 11 and 11:35 a.m. on the sidewalk in front of the school’s faculty center, said UCLA police Lt. Scott Scheffler....

Two people found shot to death inside Downey business

Two people were found dead late Monday after an altercation at a business in Downey, authorities said. Police were called at 8:15 p.m. to a car audio shop near Lakewood Boulevard and Rosecrans Avenue, and inside found two men dead from gunshot wounds, said Downey Police Sgt. Maria Villegas. A third...

Essential California: Is it too late to save some of California's legendary shopping malls?

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Tuesday, June 13, and here’s what’s happening across California: TOP STORIES Mauling at the mall In many ways, the postwar boom of Southern California suburbia popularized the shopping mall. But it’s been a slow and painful...

Police accuse 13-year-old of shooting and killing his classmate in Central California

A 13-year-old boy in Central California is suspected of killing his 14-year-old classmate, authorities said Monday. Diego Perez was shot Friday about 9:30 p.m. at an apartment complex in Huron, a town about 50 miles south of Fresno, according to Tony Botti, a spokesman for the Fresno County Sheriff’s...

Trump administration cancels proposed limits on marine mammals and sea turtles trapped in fishing nets

The Trump administration announced Monday that it has canceled proposed limits on the number of endangered whales, dolphins and sea turtles that can be killed or injured by sword-fishing nets on the West Coast. Although the restriction, proposed in 2015, was supported by both the fishing industry...

L.A. Council to consider settlement over alleged campaign to discard skid row property

The city of Los Angeles is poised to settle a lawsuit accusing police of conspiring with private security officers to seize property that homeless people leave on skid row sidewalks, according to court documents. The lawsuit, filed in 2014, alleged that police alerted public safety officers with...

Family whose autistic teen died in sweltering bus reaches $23.5-million settlement

The family of an autistic teenager who died in 2015 after being left alone for hours on a sweltering bus has reached a $23.5-million settlement with the bus agency, attorneys said. Hun Joon “Paul” Lee, 19, was found on the floor of a bus parked in a Whittier bus yard on Sept. 11, 2015 — a 96-degree...

L.A. and Long Beach mayors sign pact setting zero-emissions goals for ports

The mayors of Los Angeles and Long Beach signed an agreement Monday directing the nation’s largest port complex to reduce air pollution by moving toward zero-emission trucks and yard equipment. The two-page declaration signed by L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti and Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia says the...

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