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Deportation put on hold for man detained by ICE after dropping daughter off at L.A. school

An immigration appeals court Monday granted a last-ditch reprieve to a man whose arrest and looming deportation have made him a cause célèbre in the country’s roiling debate over illegal immigration. Romulo Avelica-Gonzalez, 49, was arrested in February in Los Angeles by immigration officers moments...

Ex-chief of Carlsbad boarding school gets 48 years for molesting cadet

The former headmaster of a Carlsbad military boarding school was sentenced Monday to 48 years in prison for repeatedly molesting a ninth-grade cadet. It was the maximum punishment for Jeffrey Barton, 59, who proclaimed his innocence during the hearing in the Vista courtroom of Superior Court Judge...

Northwestern professor accused in Chicago killing due in California court

A Northwestern University microbiologist suspected in the stabbing death of a 26-year-old Chicago man is due in a California courtroom. Wyndham Lathem and Oxford University financial officer, Andrew Warren, were sought in a cross-country chase on first-degree murder charges in the death of Trenton...

Long Beach police shoot a man who was holding a woman hostage, authorities say

Long Beach police shot a man late Sunday night who was holding a woman hostage and is suspected of stabbing another woman, authorities said. The man was in critical condition at a local hospital Monday morning and the woman he was holding hostage was treated and released at the scene, Long Beach...

Higher rates, missed pickups: L.A. is hearing a rash of complaints about its new waste removal system

Eight months ago, the Los Angeles City Council voted to overhaul the way trash is picked up at tens of thousands of businesses and large residential buildings, giving the work exclusively to a select group of companies. Backers of the program, championed by Mayor Eric Garcetti, said the new system...

30-year-old woman killed in Colorado River after getting tangled in rope attached to sinking boat

A 30-year-old Hemet woman was killed in the Colorado River on Saturday evening after she became tangled in a rope attached to a sinking boat, police said. The woman, identified as Tasha Turner, was one of seven people who boarded a 19-foot boat to go tubing Saturday near Big River Park, according...

Transient arrested in fatal stabbing of security guard outside Sylmar Food 4 Less, police say

Police arrested a transient suspected of fatally stabbing a security guard outside a Food 4 Less in Sylmar on Sunday afternoon, authorities said. The stabbing followed a dispute outside the store at Glenoaks Boulevard and Hubbard Street, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Police told...

Off-duty sheriff's deputy is struck and killed on freeway after his vehicle broke down

An off-duty 29-year veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department was killed when he was struck Saturday by a vehicle while he was stopped on the shoulder of the San Gabriel Freeway in Cerritos, authorities said. Deputy Michael Haak, a father of three, was driving northbound and “presumably...

Three people stabbed in melee at soccer game in Whittier, authorities say

A soccer player stabbed three men during a fight at a game in Whittier on Saturday over a disputed call by a referee, authorities said. A brawl broke about between the two adult teams about 12:30 p.m. on the field at El Camino High School, according to Los Angeles County sheriff’s Sgt. Brian Neel....

As possible deportation draws near, L.A. father speaks from detention

Sitting in an immigration detention center less than two hours from his home in Lincoln Heights, Romulo Avelica-Gonzalez counted up all the family events he has missed since his arrest Feb. 28. There’s the Los Angeles Marathon, for which he helped his 14-year old daughter, Fatima, train for several...

Proposal to limit legal immigration ripples through Somali families in San Diego

There was celebration in the air. Anxiety, too. About 60 people who came to San Diego from Somalia — refugees, immigrants, naturalized citizens — gathered in a conference room in City Heights for their weekly meeting. It’s an opportunity to work out problems, strengthen community bonds, share food....

Camp Pendleton Marine killed in accident on base

A Camp Pendleton Marine was killed in an accident on the base, officials said Saturday. Lance Cpl. Cody J. Haley, 20, of Hardin, Iowa, was gravely injured Friday and died at the scene of the accident, officials said in a statement. He was assigned to 1st Marine Division. A Marine spokesman said...

Two people fatally shot at Compton motel; suspects remain at large

Authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of two people at a Compton motel Saturday, officials said. Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies responded to a call of shots fired at the Travel Plaza Inn in the 1100 block of South Long Beach Boulevard, said Sgt. James Rewald of the Los Angeles...

Brush fire near Lake Isabella prompts mandatory evacuations

A brush fire near Lake Isabella in Kern County on Saturday destroyed five homes and forced the mandatory evacuation of the hillside community. The Calgary fire erupted about 1:30 p.m. near Dollar Street and Old State Road in Wofford Heights, which is on the northwest side of the lake, authorities...

Deputies fatally shoot man they were trying to evict from apartment in San Diego

Two San Diego County sheriff’s court services deputies fatally shot a man they were trying to evict from his apartment near downtown San Diego Friday morning, authorities said. The 47-year-old man, who had told the deputies he would shoot them if they came inside, retrieved a replica handgun from...

Man armed with assault rifle is fatally shot by police at his Venice home, LAPD says

Los Angeles police detectives Saturday were investigating the fatal shooting of a Venice man by an officer responding to a domestic violence call. LAPD officials said the man was armed with an assault rifle when officers confronted him at his Venice Boulevard residence Friday night. The officer...

University of San Diego named nation's most beautiful school

Impressed with its Spanish Renaissance-inspired buildings and views of Mission Bay, the Princeton Review has named the University of San Diego the most beautiful campus in the nation. The ranking was based on student surveys and is included in the review’s 2018 edition of best schools. It’s at...

Fresno State professor won't be returning to classroom after 'Trump must hang' tweet

A history professor at Fresno State University who tweeted that President Trump “must hang” will not be returning to teach in the fall. University President Joseph Castro said in a statement Friday that Lars Maischak, an American history instructor, wouldn't be teaching when classes resume. But...

Missing woman says she survived by eating bugs, drinking from cattle trough

A missing California woman who was found alive Friday in a cattle ranching area after vanishing more than two weeks ago survived by eating a few bugs and drinking from a dirty cattle trough, authorities said. She told rescuers that she did not want to be found. The former public elementary school...

Ferry rescues 10 on sinking boat near Alcatraz Island

Authorities say a ferry veered from its route to rescue 10 people off a sinking boat near Alcatraz Island. The U.S. Coast Guard says it received a mayday call from a sinking 31-foot Chris-Craft recreational boat Thursday night after the vessel apparently struck a rock near the former prison island...

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