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LA Pride Parade to be replaced with protest march this year

The iconic LA Pride Parade — a decades-old celebration of the LGBT community — will be replaced this year with a protest march, according to the event’s organizers. In lieu of the colorful floats that typically roll down Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood, this year’s June 11 event will simply...

Three deaths in Vista investigated as possible double murder and suicide

Three bodies were found in a Vista home on Monday morning, and detectives are investigating the deaths as a potential double murder and suicide. A friend of someone who lived at the residence on Phil-Mar Lane near Phillips Street called 911 about 5:45 a.m. after finding three people dead inside,...

Massive Tijuana sewage spill that polluted San Diego beaches part of larger problem

Baja California’s governor is preparing to declare a state of emergency in the coming days, hoping to draw financial aid for Tijuana’s strained and underfunded sewage system following a massive spill that sent millions of gallons of untreated wastewater from Tijuana across the border and into San...

Orange police fatally shoot man after using fire hose to force him from vehicle

An Orange police officer fatally shot a man Sunday night after officers used a fire hose to force the man from his vehicle, according to police and video of the confrontation. The man was driving a white GMC van, and around 11:15 p.m., officers tried to pull him over for a vehicle code violation,...

Trump's plans to rapidly increase Border Patrol officers comes with big risks

President Trump’s promise to crack down on illegal immigration includes not only a wall but more people behind the wall — an additional 5,000 Border Patrol agents and 10,000 immigration officers. Those lofty goals come with a set of unknowns — such as how soon, where the money would come from —...

In Baca retrial, familiar battle lines with some new faces as prosecutors hope for a different ending

The voice of former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca filled a downtown L.A. courtroom last week. On a short recording of Baca, pulled from a past interview, jurors heard him assure federal authorities he had been unaware of a plan by a group of subordinates to confront and threaten an FBI agent...

Nearly 200 firefighters battle downtown L.A. building fire

Nearly 200 firefighters are battling a blaze at a commercial building in downtown Los Angeles. No injuries have been reported. A large plume of black smoke could be seen rising up to the air Sunday evening from the one-story building on 8th Street in the Fashion District. The Los Angeles Fire Department...

Sheriff investigating possible vandalism at Trump golf course in Rancho Palos Verdes

Sheriff’s officials were investigating possible vandalism early Sunday at President Trump’s golf course in Rancho Palos Verdes, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Video footage posted by the Washington Post appeared to show at least four individuals in dark clothing using...

The desert is in super bloom at Anza-Borrego state park

Heather Slavey squinted as she stared into the badlands. She shook her head in awe of the natural montage — yellows, pinks, purples. “Wow,” she said. “It looks like something out of the Wizard of Oz.” Slavey, who does marketing for a law firm, and her husband, Robert, left their home in San Diego...

Crews battling Sherman Oaks brush fire find what may be a human skull

Los Angeles firefighters discovered what may be a human skull while battling a brush fire near Sherman Oaks on Saturday afternoon, officials said. Nearly 90 firefighters responded to a four-acre vegetation fire in the area of Fossil Ridge Park at about 4 p.m. Saturday, authorities said. It was...

Newport Beach uses mobile technology to reach out to the hearing-impaired

Newport Beach is using mobile technology to connect deaf and hard-of-hearing people with municipal services, officials said. Officials recently placed special computer tablets at City Hall, libraries and other facilities so people who need sign-language interpretation can have an on-demand, real-time...

3 dead in head-on crash on Interstate 5 in Commerce; lanes closed

Northbound lanes of Interstate 5 in Commerce were closed Sunday morning after an accident that killed three people. According to the California Highway Patrol, the crash occurred at about 5:30 a.m. and involved two cars. KABC-TV reported that the crash involved a vehicle driving in the wrong direction....

Amid battle over Venice's character, nonprofit unveils homeless housing proposal that includes artists units

A proposed homeless housing development in Venice — ground zero in Los Angeles’ debate over how to deal with its homelessness crisis — would provide apartments for artists and low-wage workers. Released Thursday, the proposal incorporates 68 studios and one- and two-bedroom apartments for currently...

Reps. Issa and Hunter confronted by protesters at separate town halls

Congressmen Darrell Issa and Duncan Hunter were confronted by rowdy protesters Saturday at separate back-to-back town hall meetings. It was the first time the North County Republicans held forums with their constituents since Donald Trump became president, and in San Diego, like many parts of the...

Grandmother deported to Mexico had criminal history, no right to see judge, authorities say

When the grandmother of a Mira Mesa military veteran’s family was sent back to Mexico last week, her devastated relatives focused on the central role she played in the family, helping raise her two small grandchildren whose father is serving as a contractor in Afghanistan. More details of her deportation...

California is having its best wildflower season in decades, but time is running out to see it

Wildflowers have started to sprout in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, and a little planning will go a long way toward taking advantage of this year’s highly anticipated super bloom. Visitors likely will have only until the end of the month to behold a large field of yellow desert sunflowers...

After bomb threat, Westside Jewish center looks ahead: 'We're not going to let it change how we think'

After a wave of bomb threats against organizations and synagogues across the country, Elisabeth Franks’ bosses at the Westside Jewish Community Center asked her a recurring question. Any voicemails we need to be worried about? The stream of menacing calls and emails that began in January to organizations...

Two people critically ill after drinking toxic tea

Two people are critically sick after drinking tea from the same Chinatown herbalist. The San Francisco Department of Public Health said Friday that the tea leaves bought at Sun Wing Wo Trading Co. contained the plant-based toxin Aconite. Health officials say a man in his 50s last month and a woman...

After four recent inmate deaths, protesters call for changes in L.A. county jails

Frustration over conditions in the county’s jails spilled over Friday morning as protesters temporarily shut down part of a street leading to the main jail complex near downtown Los Angeles, prompting a brief confrontation with police. Fueling the demonstrators’ concerns were the deaths of four...

After a rash of burglaries at celebrity homes, LAPD looking for possible connections

Celebrity homes have long been easy targets for burglars looking for lucrative scores. Nearly a decade ago, it was the “Bling Ring,” a group of young people who used gossip magazine, online star maps and celebrities’ own social media accounts to target the riches of socialite Paris Hilton, actors...

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