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L.A. County jail guard charged with assault for looking the other way while inmates beat someone up

The inmate said he was summoned to a spot under a stairway where no jail guards or cameras would be able to see. There, he said, three other Los Angeles County inmates ambushed him, leaving him with a busted jaw and broken nose, a concussion, double vision and blood oozing from his face. The inmate,...

Driver with prior DUIs kills man and his wife's unborn child in crash, officials say

A man with two DUI convictions was again intoxicated behind the wheel when he crashed into a sedan carrying a family in Victorville, killing a husband and his wife’s unborn child, officials and relatives said. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department says Alexander Delapaz-Perez, 56, was...

Retired Ventura County judge fatally shoots girlfriend, himself after hours-long SWAT standoff

A gunman who fatally shot his girlfriend and then himself after a standoff with a SWAT team in Ventura over the weekend has been identified as a former prosecutor and retired judge. Authorities say 69-year-old Herbert Curtis III barricaded himself inside a home in the 5500 block of Dorsey Street...

Southern California's second storm of the week brings rain and a high-desert wind advisory

Southern California is in for another day of scattered showers with gusty winds Tuesday, followed by a day of cloudy skies, then another storm later in the week, according to the National Weather Service. Tuesday’s storm will be weaker than Monday’s rain, with the bulk of it expected to soak areas...

High desert water treatment authority mismanaged millions in federal funds, audit says

A wastewater treatment authority that serves large parts of the high desert, including Victorville, Hesperia and Apple Valley, mismanaged millions of dollars in federal emergency management funds, a U.S. audit has found. The Victor Valley Water Reclamation Authority, which received the funds after...

S.F. deputy charged with giving gun to felon whom she had relationship with in jail, prosecutors say

A San Francisco sheriff’s deputy has been accused of staging the theft of her department-issued gun, submitting bogus insurance claims and handing the weapon over to a former inmate with whom she had had an intimate jailhouse relationship. The fraud and corruption allegations against April Myres,...

Rapper the Game receives probation, community service and anger management in two assault cases

The rapper the Game was sentenced Monday to formal probation, community service and anger management in connection with two violent encounters in 2015. The 37-year-old Compton native, whose legal name is Jayceon Terrell Taylor, pleaded no contest to one misdemeanor count of criminal threats and...

Santa Monica middle school reopens after possible norovirus exposure

A Santa Monica middle school reopened Monday after being ordered closed late last week after a potential norovirus outbreak, officials said. John Adams Middle School officials on Friday canceled classes and closed the campus for cleaning after dozens of students came down with symptoms akin to...

LAPD to detail arrests in horrific 1993 fire that killed 10 people

Los Angeles police are expected to release details on arrests made in a 1993 fire that swept through a Westlake apartment building crowded with Latino immigrants, killing 10 people, including seven children. The arrests capped years of investigations into what is considered one of the worst arson...

Earthquake: 3.2 quake strikes near Angwin

A shallow magnitude 3.2 earthquake was reported Monday morning eight miles from Angwin, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 6:02 a.m. PST at a depth of 4.3 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was 17 miles from Napa, 19 miles from Sonoma and 20 miles...

California Highway Patrol officer shoots, kills man in Santa Monica

A man was shot and killed by a California Highway Patrol officer responding to a report of a pedestrian on the freeway in Santa Monica early Monday, authorities said. The CHP received a report of a man walking on the 10 Freeway near the Centinela Avenue offramp about 12:20 a.m., said Officer Alex...

For Iranian Americans, Trump has complicated an already tricky trip to motherland

Traveling back to Iran was never uncomplicated for Arian Edalat. Each visit after immigrating to the United States six years ago was a gantlet of frustrations - a reminder that the country he used to explore as a boy in the backseat of his father's white 1976 Buick, with its turquoise blue interior,...

Philanthropist and owner of landmark Anaheim White House Restaurant mourns in wake of fire

It was in the wee hours Saturday when Bruno Serato got the call: The White House was on fire.  He raced to the scene, where dozens of firefighters were battling the flames. When it was over, he said, much of the landmark Anaheim White House Restaurant had been gutted.  “I gave all my life, all...

California student, who was detained 23 hours at LAX and then deported, returns to U.S.

Sahar Muranovic’s hands trembled as she waited for her sister. The 27-year-old scanned the crowd Sunday morning at Los Angeles International Airport, hoping that her family’s anxious, weeklong ordeal — which began when her older sister was detained, then deported — would soon come to an end. Television...

Thousands expected in downtown L.A. to protest Trump orders on Keystone, Dakota pipelines

Thousands are expected to converge on downtown Los Angeles on Sunday to protest the proposed $3.8-billion Dakota Access pipeline, which activists across the country say threatens the water supply and sacred sites of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. Organizers, gathering at Pershing Square, say this...

Anti-Trump protest in San Francisco draws thousands

Thousands of people protested Saturday outside San Francisco's City Hall against President Trump's travel ban and his plans to build a wall on the border with Mexico. It is the latest in a series of demonstrations across the San Francisco Bay area against Trump. The crowd chanted "No ban, no wall!"...

UC Berkeley blames violent 'black bloc' protesters for 'unprecedented invasion'

They dressed “like ninjas” and marched onto UC Berkeley’s Sproul Plaza like a paramilitary force armed with bats, steel rods, fireworks and Molotov cocktails, officials say. The scheduled appearance Wednesday of conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos was still two hours away, but it was precisely...

Two killed when van plunges off 101 Freeway overpass in Hollywood

A van broke through a barrier near the Barham Boulevard overpass in Hollywood Saturday night and crashed onto the 101 Freeway below, killing two and critically injuring two others, authorities said. The force of the impact with the barrier launched the van into the air and over the northbound lanes...

Backers and foes of Trump travel ban protests at LAX

Both opponents and supporters of President Trump's sweeping travel ban on people from seven predominantly Muslim countries plan to stage separate rallies at Los Angeles International Airport on Saturday, one day after a federal judge temporarily suspended the ban. Opponents rallied n front of Tom...

Actor Patton Oswalt says prescription medications and heart condition caused wife's death

Comedian and actor Patton Oswalt said Friday that coroner's officials informed him that his wife died last year from a combination of prescription medications and an undiagnosed heart condition. Oswalt wrote in a statement to the Associated Press that he and his wife, Michelle McNamara, had no...

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