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Man, 31, charged with trying to kill 2 Long Beach police officers

Prosecutors Wednesday charged a 31-year-old man with trying to kill two Long Beach police officers in a shootout at an apartment complex.

L.A. vote makes it easier to break up homeless camps

The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday gave preliminary approval to two ordinances designed to make it easier to break up homeless encampments, which have mushroomed across Southern California and raised an outcry from some businesses and residents.

Jail abuse trial of L.A. County sheriff's deputies opens with contrasting stories

The criminal trial of three Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies accused of beating a man and lying to cover up their actions began Tuesday in federal court with prosecutors and defense attorneys offering starkly different accounts of what occurred.

City leaders want LAFD to tackle overdue fire-safety inspections

Los Angeles city officials moved quickly Tuesday to revamp the Fire Department's broken inspection program and begin tackling thousands of overdue safety checks of big apartment buildings, schools, churches, hotels and other structures where the greatest number of lives would be endangered in fires.

Supervisors approve temporary vineyard ban in Santa Monica Mountains

Citing the state's ongoing drought, Los Angeles County supervisors approved a temporary ban Tuesday on new vineyards or expansions of existing plots in the northern Santa Monica Mountains area.

6 who died in Berkeley balcony collapse are identified; inquiry begins

Less than 24 hours after the collapse of an apartment balcony killed six people in Berkeley, authorities are turning their attention to helping victims and their families and to determining what caused the accident shortly after midnight Tuesday.

Marine convicted of murder in 2006 killing of Iraqi man

A Marine sergeant, on trial for the second time in the killing of an unarmed Iraqi man in 2006, was convicted Wednesday of unpremeditated murder in what has become one of the most legally and politically complex courts-martial stemming from the Iraq war.

Garcetti attended D.C. fundraiser as L.A. braced for Ezell Ford ruling

As Los Angeles braced for a ruling last week in the high-profile police shooting of a mentally ill black man, Mayor Eric Garcetti hopped on a plane to the nation's capital, saying he needed to talk to White House officials about community policing and funding for homelessness programs. "I will...

Body found on ocean floor near San Clemente Island

Investigators recovered an unidentified man's body Monday from the ocean floor near San Clemente Island, authorities said.

What was found when Silver Lake Reservoir was last drained: Golf balls and a gold ring

The waters of the Silver Lake Reservoir, the crown jewel of the hilly neighborhood, is about to be drained.

L.A. lawmakers vote to reinstate ban on park and beach vending

In recent years, people who hawked ice cream or hot dogs, taught yoga or shilled other goods and services in Los Angeles parks were effectively in the clear.

Sick passengers on flight from Fiji to LAX treated, allowed to continue traveling: airline

One person who was ill aboard a Fiji Airways flight that arrived at Los Angeles International Airport on Monday was hospitalized, officials said.

Medi-Cal patients may not have adequate access to doctors, audit finds

Since signing up for Medi-Cal more than a year ago, Kevin Hill hasn't been able to find a doctor. He said he called at least 15 physicians near his home in Long Beach who were listed in his health plan's provider directory.

Did Kern County legislator suggest link between God, state drought and abortion?

A Kern County assemblywoman is responding to criticism after a speech in which she reportedly suggested God eased Texas' drought after the state passed anti-abortion legislation and now "has his hold on California."

Officer, suspect injured in shooting at Long Beach apartment complex

A Long Beach police officer and a 31-year-old man were shot Sunday night in an exchange of gunfire involving several police officers at an apartment complex.

Autopsy will not be performed on girl who died after riding Magic Mountain coaster

An autopsy will not be performed on a 10-year-old girl who lost consciousness after taking the Revolution ride at Six Flags Magic Mountain last week, coroner's officials said Tuesday.

10-year-old girl dies after riding Revolution roller coaster at Magic Mountain

A 10-year-old girl who lost consciousness after exiting the Revolution ride at Six Flags Magic Mountain last week has died, coroner's officials said Monday.

San Diego sheriff defends deputy who used stun gun in struggle with teen

San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore on Monday defended the actions of a deputy who used a Taser to subdue a 13-year-old runaway in Fallbrook who was resisting arrest.

Purple blobs washing ashore on Bay Area beaches, scaring visitors

Some sea life is beautiful. Think dolphins, killer whales or the clown fish that inspired "Finding Nemo."

Developers can be required to include affordable housing, California high court rules

Citing an affordable housing crisis of "epic proportions," the California Supreme Court made it easier Monday for cities and counties to require developers to sell some housing at below-market rates.

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