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UC chief Janet Napolitano recalls immigrant roots, urges funding increase

Speaking to a group of fellow Italian American lawyers and judges, University of California President Janet Napolitano this week recounted her own family’s modest immigrant roots and urged Californians to help increase funding higher education so that subsequent and future waves of families can...

One house destroyed in Jurupa Valley brush fire; 25 homes evacuated

An eight-acre brush fire propelled by strong winds destroyed at least one home in Jurupa Valley on Thursday.

SEC opens informal inquiry into L.A. Unified iPad project

The federal Securities and Exchange Commission recently opened an informal inquiry into whether Los Angeles school officials complied with legal guidelines in the use of bond funds for the now-abandoned $1.3-billion iPads-for-all project.

L.A. spends $100 million a year on homelessness, city report finds

The city of Los Angeles spends more than $100 million a year coping with homeless people and the medical, mental health and sanitation problems they bring, including as much as $87 million on arrests and other police services, according to a new report.

Firefighters battle 3-acre brush fire in Whittier as winds blow

Firefighters are battling a three-acre brush fire burning uphill in Whittier while strong Santa Ana winds continue to batter parts of Los Angeles County.

Goose found with arrow in neck dies after surgery

An Egyptian goose seen wandering Anaheim Hills with an arrow lodged through its neck that eluded repeated rescue attempts before it was finally wrangled this week has died.

Worker crushed to death by 40-foot, 8,000-pound pipe in Sonoma County

A Novato, Calif., man was killed Wednesday when a 40-foot-long, 8,000-pound section of pipe crushed him at a construction site, authorities said.

'Suge' Knight hearing to resume, despite witness recantation

A Los Angeles judge is expected to rule Thursday on whether former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight should stand trial on murder and attempted murder charges for plowing his truck into two people at a Compton burger joint.

Clash over developer donations heats up L.A. council race debate

At a debate Wednesday night, two candidates vying to succeed Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge traded sharp jabs over who would best represent the interests of residents, particularly in dealings with development interests. 

Torrance wrestling coach charged with molesting 25 students on team

A Torrance teacher was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of molesting 25 students he coached on the high school's wrestling team, authorities said.

Earthquake: 3.2 quake strikes near Pacoima

A magnitude 3.2 earthquake was reported Wednesday night about four miles from Pacoima, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Earthquake: 3.2 temblor strikes near San Fernando

A shallow magnitude 3.2 earthquake was reported Wednesday evening four miles from San Fernando, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 8:59 p.m. at a depth of five miles.

Man is fatally shot in Santa Fe Springs

Police are trying to identify the man who fatally shot another man Wednesday night in Santa Fe Springs, authorities said.

Two Army reservists arrested on suspicion of selling illegal firearms, some stolen from military

Two Army reservists assigned to the La Mesa armory were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of trying to sell illegal weaponry, including miltary rifles and ammunition, to a member of a Mexican drug cartel.

Father of fugitive ex-LAPD cop indicted on suspicion of lying to FBI

The father of a fugitive ex-LAPD officer charged with murder was indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury in Texas on suspicion of lying to investigators, authorities said.

Yuba City, Calif., police officer arrested in drug trafficking probe

A Yuba City, Calif., police officer was arrested by federal agents Wednesday on suspicion of trafficking cocaine, authorities announced.

Navy officer admits taking bribes; eighth defendant to plead guilty

A Navy officer Wednesday admitted taking bribes to leak classified information -- the eighth defendant to plead guilty in a scandal involving ships in the Asia-Pacific region.

Cities criticize California water cuts as unfair, unrealistic

Representatives of urban water suppliers and advocacy groups from across the state have criticized a plan from state water regulators that would force some to cut water consumption by as much as 35% over the next year.

L.A. school district ditches iPad curriculum, seeks refund from Apple

The Los Angeles Unified School District has canceled further plans to use expensive curriculum that was part of a $1.3-billion effort to provide iPads to every student, teacher and campus administrator. In addition, the district wants a substantial refund from Apple, maker of the iPad.

L.A. parks commission votes for city to operate Greek Theatre itself

In the latest turn in the heated battle over who should run the Greek Theatre, a Los Angeles city commission voted Wednesday in favor of letting the city temporarily operate the Griffith Park venue itself.

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