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Essential California: UC Davis chancellor resigns

Good morning. It is Wednesday, Aug. 10. Steph Curry of the Golden State Warriors played golf with President Obama on Martha’s Vineyard. What did you do on your summer vacation? Here's what else is happening in the Golden State: TOP STORIES Chancellor resigns UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi resigned...

Earthquake: 3.7 quake strikes near Rancho Tehama Reserve

A shallow magnitude 3.7 earthquake was reported Wednesday morning 21 miles from Rancho Tehama Reserve, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 6:12 a.m. PDT near the surface. According to the USGS, the epicenter was 32 miles from Red Bluff, 46 miles from Redding...

The 'Grim Sleeper' serial killer is expected to be sentenced to death for string of murders

The man known as the “Grim Sleeper” serial killer, who eluded capture while prowling South Los Angeles in search of victims for over two decades, is expected to be sentenced to death on Wednesday. The hearing in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom will give relatives of Lonnie David Franklin Jr.’s...

She's fighting for the California coast from a tiny office in her kitchen nook

If you were a coastal conservation activist in California, with 1,100 miles of shoreline to look after, how would you even decide where to begin? There’s always a battle somewhere, and let me give you just a couple of examples from one tiny section of the coast. Moss Landing is in the news again this...

L.A. sheriff joins high-profile opponents fighting anti-death-penalty ballot measure

Top Los Angeles County officials including Sheriff Jim McDonnell and Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey have joined a November election battle, announcing support for preserving California’s death penalty and reforming the state’s appeals process. The death penalty should be “for the worst of the worst,”...

L.A. County supervisors approve first stage of major Koreatown development

L.A. County supervisors voted Tuesday to approve the first stage of a major planned development in Koreatown, including a community center for which neighborhood activists had lobbied heavily. The so-called Vermont Corridor project will include three county-owned sites along South Vermont Avenue and...

Judge criticized in Stanford assault case to make another sex-crime ruling

A judge is set to make his first key decision in a sex-crime case since receiving criticism for the light sentence given to a Stanford University swimmer who sexually assaulted a woman while she was passed out.  Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky said last year that he would be...

'Pillowcase Rapist' Christopher Hubbart taken into custody 2 years after release from mental hospital

Convicted serial rapist Christopher Hubbart was taken into custody Tuesday morning, more than two years after his release sparked outrage and fear from community members concerned about their safety, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.  Details about Hubbart’s detention were...

Vallejo women allegedly 'terrorize' fast food workers because their food was too cold

Four Vallejo women were arrested Sunday after they began to “terrorize” Jack in the Box restaurant employees because their drive-through order was too cold, police said.  The food fracas began around 12:45 p.m., after the women received their order at the burger vendor’s drive up window at 1610...

UC Davis chancellor resigns following probe on ethical violations

UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi resigned Tuesday after a three-month investigation into whether she violated University of California rules on nepotism, misuse of student fees and lying about her role in social media contracts. Her attorney, Melinda Guzman, announced the resignation, which UC...

Pilot fire grows to nearly 7,000 acres, shuts down local schools

A wildfire in the mountains of San Bernardino County grew to nearly 7,000 acres and shut down local schools Tuesday.  The Pilot fire has scorched 6,963 acres and is 6% contained, said U.S. Forest Service spokesman Bob Poole. An estimated 5,000 homes are under voluntary and mandatory evacuation...

Man is shot by police during traffic stop in Eagle Rock

A man is in stable condition after an officer-involved shooting in Eagle Rock early Tuesday morning.  Officers were conducting a traffic stop near Avenue 55 and Nordyke Street at about 2 a.m., when a man exited the driver’s seat, said Los Angeles Police Department Officer Jane Kim. After he exited,...

Earthquake: 3.5 quake strikes near King City

A shallow magnitude 3.5 earthquake was reported Tuesday morning 19 miles from King City, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 5:55 a.m. PDT at a depth of 6.2 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was 24 miles from Greenfield, 26 miles from Coalinga and...

What to expect from Supt. Michelle King's first 'state of the district' address: The best graduation rate yet for LAUSD

In her first “state of the district” address, L.A. schools Supt. Michelle King is expected to unveil the best graduation rate yet for the nation’s second-largest school system. Although officials refused to release the figure in advance of her Tuesday morning speech at Garfield High School, they...

Tyga must pay $480K for trashing Malibu home, could face arrest

After failing to pay a more than $480,000 judgment to his former Malibu landlord, the rapper Tyga is scheduled to be questioned Tuesday in a Santa Monica courtroom about his finances and assets. If he fails to show up to court, a judge may issue a bench warrant for his arrest, according to Boris...

How did LAUSD spend $450 million? Not on the high-needs students the money was for, state officials say

The Los Angeles Unified School District may soon have to redirect how it spends hundreds of millions of dollars in order to directly benefit the English learners, foster youth and low-income students for whom the state funding was earmarked. This summer, the school district appealed state officials’...

Researchers ask public for old photos of Lake Tahoe algae

With all their modern scientific equipment and state-of-the-art computer models, researchers trying to better understand the effect of algae growth in Lake Tahoe are searching for new tools to aid in their mission: old photo albums. Experts at the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center said...

San Diego sheriff's deputy's suspension reversed in skateboarder's arrest

A San Diego County sheriff’s deputy who was suspended for 10 days for failing to properly park his patrol car during an arrest had his suspension reversed by the civil service commission, which ruled that no discipline was warranted. Commissioners last week voted to reverse the suspension and grant...

Marijuana-laced gummy rings likely sickened 19 at a quinceañera party in San Francisco

Marijuana-laced gummy ring candies are likely to blame for sickening 19 people at a quinceañera party Saturday night in San Francisco, health officials said Monday. All 19 people were hospitalized after they suffered rapid heart rate, dilated pupils, high blood pressure, dizziness, lethargy, confusion...

California high court says legislators may not be sued over their votes

The California Supreme Court decided 5-2 Monday that public officials  may not be held individually liable for their votes on an issue because voting is protected by a state free speech law. The state high court acted in a lawsuit brought by the city of Montebello against three former council members...

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