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Massive blaze guts industrial building in Anaheim

A massive blaze that engulfed an industrial building in Anaheim early Tuesday took dozens of firefighters more than two hours to extinguish, authorities said. The fire broke out in an industrial park in the 1500 block of South Anaheim Boulevard about 12:45 a.m. and swallowed a building in smoke...

Essential California: Understanding the carnage in Las Vegas

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Tuesday, Oct. 3, and here’s what’s happening across California: TOP STORIES A massacre in Las Vegas Police said Monday that a search of the home and computer of 64-year-old Stephen Paddock of Mesquite, Nev., turned up nothing...

Sidewalk vending isn't supposed to be a crime anymore in L.A. — but there are loopholes

Fearing a federal crackdown on immigrants in the country illegally, Los Angeles lawmakers vowed to protect vendors who hawk food and goods on city sidewalks. No longer would the sidewalk sellers shilling ice cream or hot dogs wrapped in bacon face criminal charges that could lead to deportation,...

She was shot by a sniper in 1966. The Las Vegas massacre brings her pain — and anger about inaction on guns

Irma Garcia did not go to work Monday. She was too broken up about the Las Vegas shooting massacre, the deadliest in U.S. history. It brought back painful memories of another horrific rampage by a man with a rifle. Garcia was a 21-year-old student at the University of Texas in 1966, when a Marine...

Tom Petty, Heartbreakers frontman who sang 'Breakdown,' 'Free Fallin'' and other hits, dies at 66

Tom Petty rode to the pinnacle of pop music stardom with his beloved and long-running rock band the Heartbreakers, born out of the ashes of a group that flopped when he brought them from Gainesville, Fla., to California in the mid-1970s. He emerged as one of the most vocal and tireless champions...

Years after suing Insomniac, L.A. Coliseum panel to get $3.5 million in corruption scandal settlement

Rave company Insomniac and its chief executive, Pasquale Rotella, have agreed to settle a civil lawsuit filed by the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission, which will result in a payment of $3.5 million to the government agency. The settlement, announced Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court,...

Immigrant detainees should be offered affordable bond for release, 9th Circuit says

Immigrants detained by authorities must be offered affordable bond for their release, a federal appeals court decided Monday. A three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said immigration judges should consider a non-citizen’s ability to to pay when setting a bond. “The government’s...

Former head of South Korean seismology center is sentenced to prison for money laundering

The former head of South Korea's earthquake research center was sentenced Monday to 14 months behind bars for laundering more than $1 million in bribes from two seismological companies, including one based in Pasadena, that paid him in exchange for insider information. Heon-Cheol Chi, a 59-year-old...

L.A. firefighter in Las Vegas: 'With 30,000 people ... it was kind of like shooting goldfish.'

Firefighters in Los Angeles see a range of human tragedy in their work, from victims of horrible accidents and crimes to casualties of natural disasters. But the violence that unfolded at a country music festival in the shadow of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas on Sunday night was...

L.A. sues federal government over threats to withhold funds

The city of Los Angeles has sued the U.S. Department of Justice over threats to withhold funding because of Los Angeles’ immigration policies. Filed Friday in U.S. District Court, the lawsuit alleges that the Justice Department’s decision to place new immigration enforcement-related terms on federal...

Capital murder charge filed against San Pedro man in 37-year-old cold case

The Los Angeles County District Attorney's office a filed capital murder charge Monday against a registered sex offender who was arrested last week on suspicion of a 1980 rape and murder. San Pedro resident Robert Yniguez, 65, was scheduled to be arraigned Monday on one count of murder with the...

As deadline looms, legal service providers ramp up DACA renewal efforts

In the basement of the Cal State Northridge library on a recent weekend, attorney Julia Vazquez was giving one student a speech she has practiced a lot lately. “This goes over your rights to remain silent and to ask for a warrant before anyone comes inside,” she said, gesturing at a red card she...

Reports of shooting on USC campus prompt lockdown, heavy LAPD response

Los Angeles police were investigating unconfirmed reports of shots fired on the USC campus, prompting university officials to urge people to shelter in place. USC said the police activity was occurring around 610 Childs Way but have not determine whether there was a shooting. At about 12:30 p.m.,...

Las Vegas gunman caused mass carnage despite security measures at concert

For decades, law enforcement has tried to keep one step ahead of terrorists who target large groups and venues. Authorities have beefed up security, employed metal detectors and chemical weapons detectors, erected barriers and more recently tried to better control traffic choke points where attackers...

Earthquake: 3.1 quake strikes near Aspen Springs

A shallow magnitude 3.1 earthquake was reported Monday morning nine miles from Aspen Springs, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 9:18 a.m. PDT near the surface. According to the USGS, the epicenter was 64 miles from Clovis, 65 miles from Sanger, and 68 miles...

Full containment of week-old Canyon fire expected today

Fire authorities say they anticipate full containment Monday of the week-old Canyon fire in Corona. The Orange County Fire Authority announced on Twitter on Sunday morning that the fire, which had burned 2,662 acres and damaged six structures, was 95% contained. The fast-moving fire, driven by...

Essential California: Deadly shooting at a Las Vegas concert

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Monday, Oct. 2, and here’s what’s happening: TOP STORIES A deadly shooting in Las Vegas More than 50 people were killed and at least 200 others injured after a gunman opened fire Sunday night at a country music festival opposite...

Off-duty police officers among victims in deadly Vegas shooting

Multiple off-duty police officers were among those killed or injured after a gunman opened fire Sunday night at a country music festival opposite the Mandalay Bay hotel and resort on the Las Vegas Strip, officials said. One officer is in critical condition, authorities said, while another sustained...

UC Berkeley student beaten unconscious outside campus dorm

A UC Berkeley student was beaten unconscious early Sunday morning after an altercation at a university residence hall, campus police said. The student told police that about 12:40 a.m., three men started following him and attacked him, unprovoked, in the courtyard at Unit 3, a complex of high-rise...

A probe into a music teacher suspected of contaminating flutes with semen is roiling Southern California school districts

Two Southern California school districts were giving conflicting messages over the weekend as they attempted to guide parents through a scare touched off last week by a state and federal investigation of a music specialist suspected of contaminating musical instruments with semen. Responding to...

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