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Mountain lion returned to wild after romp in Bay Area neighborhood

A mountain lion that roamed downtown San Mateo for hours Monday has been returned to its home about 13 miles away.

Voters go to polls today to decide L.A. school board races

Voters are going to the polls in Los Angeles on Tuesday to decide three school board races that will affect the direction of the nation’s second-largest school system.

Detectives looking for suspects in firebombing that killed three

Los Angeles County sheriff's homicide detectives Tuesday asked for help finding three additional suspects they say threw firebombs into a South El Monte tire shop last month, setting off a massive inferno that killed three teenagers...

Contra Costa County to end solitary confinement for juveniles

In preliminary legal settlements announced Tuesday, Contra Costa County's probation department has agreed to end the practice of solitary confinement for youths in juvenile hall, while the county's office of education will guarantee appropriate services for all youths with disabilities.

Earthquake: 4.0 quake strikes near Los Banos, Calif.

A shallow magnitude 4.0 earthquake was reported Tuesday morning 27 miles from Los Banos, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 11:36 a.m. PDT at a depth of 0.6 miles.

Escort sentenced to prison in Google exec's fatal heroin overdose

An escort who injected a former Google executive with a fatal dose of heroin aboard his yacht in Santa Cruz pleaded guilty Tuesday to involuntary manslaughter and was sentenced to six years in prison.

How would L.A.'s minimum wage law compare with other big cities?

The Los Angeles City Council is considering a plan to increase the city's hourly minimum wage to $15 by 2020. Doing so would put Los Angeles in the same company as cities such as San Francisco and Seattle, which have already adopted new minimum wage laws.

6 Chinese citizens charged with stealing Silicon Valley trade secrets

Three Chinese professors were among six people charged in federal court with stealing trade secrets from two U.S. companies, including one based in San Jose, and sharing them with a university in China to obtain contracts.

What do I need to know about Los Angeles' minimum wage proposal?

The Los Angeles City Council is expected to debate an increase to the city's minimum wage later Tuesday morning. Should the City Council agree to increase hourly wages, the city attorney's office would draft an ordinance and bring it back to the council for a second vote. Here is what you need...

$1,000 reward offered for Mickey the macaw, stolen from East L.A. home

A $1,000 reward is being offered for an East L.A. woman's beloved exotic bird named Mickey.

Hollister, Marlon Brando and the birth of outlaw biker culture

What happened on July 4, 1947, in the small town of Hollister, Calif., was far from the most violent motorcycle gang incident.

Toddler stabbed in Cudahy clings to life at hospital

A 3-year-old boy was clinging to life Tuesday after being stabbed in Cudahy, authorities said.

Suspected car thief falls from second-story window after police chase

A suspected car thief was hospitalized early Tuesday after he bailed from the car, tried to break into a second-story apartment in Pico-Union, was shot with a beanbag gun and fell out of a window, police said.

Cal State trustees will discuss budget, drought in Long Beach

California State University trustees are expected to get more details on Gov. Jerry Brown's budget plan and discuss efforts to obtain additional funding to increase enrollment during meetings in Long Beach this week.

Father of fugitive LAPD rookie seeks release from custody before trial

The father of Henry Solis -- the Los Angeles Police Department rookie charged with killing a man in downtown Pomona this spring before fleeing to Mexico -- is asking a federal judge to release him on bail before his trial next month over whether he lied to investigators who were trying to track...

L.A. lawmakers poised to vote on hiking minimum wage to $15

Los Angeles lawmakers are expected to vote Tuesday on a hotly debated plan to hike the minimum wage across the city to at least $15 an hour.

Traffic collision shuts down all lanes of 210 Freeway

All lanes of the 210 Freeway in Arcadia were closed Monday evening after a collision involving several vehicles, including a big rig, authorities said.

3 Southwest Airlines baggage handlers, 11 others accused of smuggling drugs

Three Southwest Airlines baggage handlers at Oakland International Airport are among 14 people charged with bypassing airport security in order to smuggle several hundred pounds of marijuana across the country, according to a criminal complaint unsealed Monday.

Two San Diego officers in deadly shootout wore body cameras

The shootout that left a San Diego officer wounded and a suspected gunman dead may prove to be the first high-profile incident in which body cameras worn by officers are key in determining what happened.

Final approval given to baccalaureate degree programs

State officials approved three more baccalaureate degree programs at community colleges on Monday, bringing the total number to 15.

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