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Marilyn Lewis, Hamburger Hamlet co-founder who is credited with creating the gourmet burger, dies at 87

If you like to customize your hamburger order — hold the bun, extra Sriracha and pimento cheese, please — you might have Marilyn Lewis to thank. Considered by many to be the creator of the gourmet, customizable hamburger, Lewis launched the iconic Hamburger Hamlet restaurant on Sunset Boulevard...

L.A. City Council backs effort to investigate Trump for impeachable offenses

The Los Angeles City Council wants to know whether President Trump violated federal law by using the office of the presidency to enrich himself or his family. On a 10-0 vote, the council on Friday passed a resolution asking Congress to investigate whether Trump violated the Constitution’s foreign...

Palmdale city councilman calls on mayor to take leave of absence during D.A.'s investigation

A Palmdale city councilman asked Mayor Jim Ledford to take a leave of absence after the Los Angeles district attorney’s office served search warrants at the mayor’s City Hall office and home this week. City Councilman Austin Bishop said Friday that several steps need to be taken to maintain the...

Suspect in 2004 Sonoma County beach slayings in custody

A 38-year-old Forestville man who was recently charged with murdering his own brother has been accused in the cold-case killing of a couple who were camping on a beach in Northern California more than a decade ago, authorities say. Sonoma County Sheriff Steve Freitas said Friday that Shaun Gallon...

California Supreme Court deliberates on seawall case

The California Supreme Court grilled attorneys for the California Coastal Commission and two Encinitas homeowners Thursday in a hearing over a seawall dispute that could affect oceanfront homes all along the coast. Neighbors Tom Frick and Barbara Lynch are challenging whether the commission has...

West Hollywood whistleblower case goes to trial with allegations of retaliation for reporting sexual harassment

The wrongful termination case of a former West Hollywood City Council aide opened this week, with a defense attorney telling jurors that his client was fired for reporting the sexual harassment of a colleague and illegal electioneering at City Hall. West Hollywood retaliated against former council...

Sharks are thriving in Southern California but dying in the San Francisco Bay, experts say

The California coast is teeming with young sharks, as warming waters and abundant food have created the ideal conditions for feeding, according to experts. In Southern California, great white sharks have begun to arrive after spending the winter off the coast of Baja California. Recently, one...

Palmdale mayor's former consulting job may have sparked investigation, search of City Hall

A search warrant was served Wednesday night at the offices and home of Palmdale Mayor Jim Ledford as part of an investigation involving his past employment with a consulting firm that paid him nearly $200,000, according to city officials and the mayor’s former campaign manager. Members of the Los...

5 shootings, 3 injured, 1 dead: Couple charged in rampage across southeast L.A. County

A young couple was charged Thursday with carrying out a string of violent crimes last weekend, shooting other drivers and pedestrians in a three-hour span across southeast Los Angeles County. Their targets were random: people walking in Whittier or waiting at a stoplight in La Mirada. By the end,...

San Diego woman gets 3 years in prison for hiding immigrants in her home

Fog rolled into Otay Mesa in the early morning hours of Nov. 6, shrouding the hole someone had cut in the U.S.-Mexico border fence. The conditions were ripe to move a large group of immigrants through, and the smugglers took advantage. In the City Heights neighborhood, Dania Olivero had agreed...

Romance novel cover model wanted in Connecticut robberies is arrested in San Diego

A romance novel cover model was arrested this week in San Diego following a cross-country dragnet sparked by a series of robberies, authorities said. David E. Byers, 34, of Solana Beach, Calif., had been on the run for about a week from police in at least four states, authorities said. The manhunt...

Orange County family says they were kicked off Delta flight after argument over child's seat

An Orange County couple says they were kicked off a Los Angeles-bound Delta flight last month after airline staff insisted their 2-year-old son could not sit by himself, even though the family had already paid for the seat. Brian and Brittany Schear of Huntington Beach told KABC-TV’s “Eyewitness...

Boy, 13, is accused of fatally stabbing his mother in Garden Grove

A 13-year-old boy is accused of fatally stabbing his mother in front of a Garden Grove home. The stabbing occurred about 5:44 p.m. Wednesday in the 11000 block of Gilbert Street, according to the Garden Grove Police Department. A witness reported seeing Barbara Scheuer-Souzer on the ground in front...

Vernon car crash leaves five people in critical condition

Five people were hospitalized in critical condition after a car crash in Vernon early Thursday morning, police said. The two-car crash in the intersection of Alameda Street and Vernon Avenue may have happened after a driver ran a red light, according to Sgt. Brandon Gray, public information officer...

Berkeley residents bemoan city's shift from free speech bastion to 'Fight Club'

As helmeted demonstrators descended on this college town last week for more rallies, a decidedly quieter form of activism was struggling to be heard. One Berkeley resident held up a sign reading: “No hitting. Love Mom.” Other residents hired a plane to pull a banner: “Fly above the hate!” Over...

Will L.A. schools pass the salt and toss the whole wheat with relaxed Trump standards?

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced this week that his department would back away from enforcing the latest sodium-reduction target for school meals. In addition, schools won’t have to switch entirely to whole-wheat products, and they’ll be able to use flavored milk with 1% fat. (Previously,...

Rains end, but flooding dangers loom if massive Sierra snowpack melts too quickly

The rain has largely stopped after one of the wettest winters in California. But as spring temperatures begin to climb and snow in the Sierra Nevada melts, the threat of flooding has communities across the Central Valley on edge. The storms that set a rainfall record in Northern California have...

Families of San Bernardino attack victims accuse Facebook, Google and Twitter of aiding terrorism in lawsuit

Relatives of the victims of the San Bernardino terrorist attack filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against Twitter, Google and Facebook, accusing the tech giants of knowingly supporting Islamic State and its extremist agenda. The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of...

Sheriff whistleblower who testified in federal obstruction case gets $1.275-million settlement

A former Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy whose testimony helped send colleagues to prison for obstructing an FBI investigation into abuses inside the county jails will receive $1.275 million to settle a lawsuit accusing the department of retaliating against her. The Los Angeles County Board...

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