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5 workers sought after owner of California marijuana farm is found beaten to death

A manhunt is underway for five marijuana plant trimmers who are suspected of robbing and fatally beating the operator of a pot farm in California’s “Emerald Triangle” last week, authorities said. The Mendocino County Sheriff's Office has asked law enforcement agencies to look out for four men and...

Rival gangs fire more than 50 bullets at each other in Stockton - killing an innocent bystander

There was the crackle of gunfire, a pause, and then more shots. Then came an eerie, nighttime silence. Following a furious gun battle between rival gangs in a Stockton, Calif., neighborhood Friday night, only one person was struck – an innocent, 57-year-old father who was talking on the phone in...

Fresno babysitter, man found unconscious in car with bottles of vodka - and a baby in the backseat

A Fresno babysitter was arrested last week after sheriff’s deputies found her and a man passed out in a car that contained several bottles of vodka and a baby in the backseat, authorities said. Deputies found 40-year-old Meche Rosales and Raul Gomez, 44, both of Fresno, passed out in a car near...

Los Angeles students stage walkout to protest President-elect Trump

Hundreds of Los Angeles-area students walked out of their classrooms Monday morning to protest President-elect Donald Trump and urge local officials to protect and support “targeted communities.” Students from a number of Eastside schools began gathering around 9:30 a.m. at Boyle Heights’ Mariachi...

Vigil held for California sheriff's deputy killed during gunman's crime rampage

A Stanislaus County sheriff’s deputy who was slain by a gunman Sunday had always wanted to work in law enforcement and loved his community, family members recalled during a vigil hours after the lawman’s death. “We’re both sons of a law enforcement officer and that’s all we ever wanted to do as...

L.A. County and city firefighters race to battle brush fire in Tujunga Canyons

Crews are battling an early morning brush fire on the edge of the Angeles National Forest in Tujunga Canyons, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said. The fire was reported to have burned about a quarter of an acre by 5:30 a.m., officials said, and appeared to at least double in size over the...

More than 100 firefighters battle blaze at Winnetka strip mall; one injury reported

A firefighter was hospitalized after he burned his hand fighting a raging fire at a strip mall in Winnetka early Monday, authorities said. The blaze was reported just before 3 a.m. in the 20800 block of Sherman Way, where a 4,500-square-foot, single-story strip mall was engulfed in flames. An estimated...

A quieter sort of anti-Trump protest, with picnic food and calls for action

In the days since Donald Trump’s election, thousands have marched in Los Angeles, waving signs and shouting their disapproval of the president-elect over the growl of helicopter blades and the wail of police sirens. On Sunday afternoon at Silver Lake Meadow, about 500 people gathered for a quieter...

Californians have a lot to lose if Obamacare is repealed

Good morning. It is Monday, Nov. 14. Now might be a good time to get some fresh air. Here's what else is happening in the Golden State: TOP STORIES A mysterious death Tigran Svadjian was a Newport Beach doctor who was facing healthcare fraud charges when he agreed to go undercover for the feds....

Remedial classes fail to help community college students reach academic goals. But reforms are underway

The vast majority of California community college students take remedial math and English classes — but that college-prep work is largely failing to help most of them complete their academic or vocational programs. Eight of 10 community college students first are placed in remedial classes to gain...

Metro staff recommends switching to LAPD for transit patrols in L.A.

Transportation officials are seeking to shift many Metro policing duties from the Sheriff’s Department to the Los Angeles and Long Beach police departments, a significant change in approach to public safety on the county’s sprawling bus and rail system.  A report written by the Metropolitan Transportation...

Students plan walkouts at L.A. schools; LAPD asks parents to warn their children about following the law

Students at schools across Los Angeles have made plans to leave their classes on Monday as a symbolic protest of Donald Trump’s election to the presidency, according to police The Los Angeles Police Department issued a special advisory Sunday and urged parents to tell their children to abide by...

2 killed after BMW smashes into fire hydrant and pole in West Hills

Two young men riding in a BMW were killed Sunday evening after their car struck another vehicle, sheared a fire hydrant and smashed into a power pole, authorities said. The silver BMW was traveling east at high speed on Vanowen Street in West Hills about 6 p.m. when it collided with a gray Toyota...

Brisk temperatures and gusty winds on the horizon in California

The change of seasons has taken its time. But after a statewide spell of warm temperatures — with record highs reported in Paso Robles, Fresno and San Francisco — forecasters expect thermometers to dip for much of the state this week, bringing a below-average chill and powerful gusty winds. But there...

McDonald's in South L.A. is surrounded by police after report of shooting

Police surrounded a McDonald’s restaurant in South Los Angeles on Sunday night after a shooting was reported, authorities said. The gunfire was reported at about 6:20 p.m. at the McDonald’s near Manchester and Normandie avenues, according to Officer Sal Ramirez, a spokesman for the Los Angeles...

Man arrested after deadly stabbing in North Hollywood park

A North Hollywood man has been arrested on suspicion of stabbing two men in a public park, killing one and seriously wounding the other. Anthony James Medrano, 29, was booked on suspicion of murder and attempted murder after the Saturday morning assaults at the Victory Vineland Recreation Center...

Family, friends mark anniversary of California student's death in Paris terror attacks

Family and friends who gathered at Cal State Long Beach on Sunday grew emotional as they remembered the life of Nohemi Gonzalez, the only American killed in the Paris terror attacks last November.  A year had passed since the 23-year-old’s death while studying abroad at the Strate School of Design...

Stanislaus County sheriff's deputy is shot and killed, sparking a manhunt for gunman

A Stanislaus County sheriff's deputy was shot and killed Sunday in what the sheriff told reporters was “an execution” that led to a manhunt for a suspect described as an “armed and dangerous felon.” Deputy Dennis Wallace, a 20-year department veteran, was shot twice in the head after calling dispatch...

Driver dies in fiery crash after hitting charter bus carrying college basketball team in Chino Hills

A man was killed early Sunday when he crashed into the back of a charter bus carrying a college basketball team in Chino Hills, sparking a fire, KTLA reported.  The fiery crash occurred around 1:26 a.m. on the southbound lanes of the 71 Freeway, near the Grand Avenue exit, the station reported. ...

LAPD arrests five during anti-Trump protest in downtown L.A.

The Los Angeles Police Department said five people were arrested during a Saturday night protest against President-elect Donald Trump in downtown Los Angeles. At least one juvenile was arrested on suspicion of battery on a police officer, and four other people were arrested on suspicion of vandalism,...

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