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Police search for female carjacker after four O.C. attacks

Police are searching for a woman who wielded a knife in at least two carjackings in Orange County on Monday night.

Risk of 8.0 earthquake in California leaps: Still, business as usual

A new U.S. Geological Survey report that shows it is increasingly likely a magnitude 8.0 or greater earthquake will hit California “doesn’t change the bottom line” for the state’s emergency management workers, an agency official say...

Cameras captured fatal hit-and-run near USC campus

Police are searching for the driver of a black sedan that struck and killed a pedestrian near USC on Tuesday night and then fled the scene.

'Blurred Lines' ruling stuns the music industry

So what effect will the "Blurred Lines" verdict have on the music industry?

L.A. man convicted of producing child pornography in the Philippines

Their first meeting was on the phone: She was in the Philippines, he was in Los Angeles.

L.A. Unified to send layoff notices to hundreds of teachers

Hundreds of teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District will receive layoff notices this month under a budget plan approved Tuesday by the Board of Education.

Smoke shop shooting spawns police pursuit; 3 people in custody

A shooting at an Echo Park smoke shop Tuesday evening left one person injured and spawned a half-hour police pursuit that ended with three people in custody and officers searching for a fourth connected with the incident, authorities said.

Woman killed by hit-and-run driver in Malibu on her 21st birthday

A woman died Tuesday -- the same day as her 21st birthday -- after she was struck on Pacific Coast Highway by a driver who then fled the scene, authorities said.

Flag ban: UCI cancels student meeting; 'viable threats' cited

UC Irvine administrators had canceled a Tuesday night student meeting after receiving “viable threats” connected to a short-lived decision to remove the American flag and other flags from a student government office lobby.

Jurors hit Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams with $7.4 million verdict

A federal jury found Tuesday that the 2013 hit song "Blurred Lines" infringed on the 1977 Marvin Gaye chart-topper "Got to give it up," awarding nearly $7.4 million to Gaye's children.

One man arrested, other freed in San Bernardino nightclub shootings

A week after a pair of shootings outside a nightclub in San Bernardino left three people dead and four wounded, authorities have had to release one person arrested in the crime, but took another one into custody.

Activists' disruption of skid row tour was legal, court rules

A federal appeals court decided unanimously Tuesday that a California law that prohibits people from disrupting lawful meetings does not apply to political gatherings.

Mayor Eric Garcetti quietly launches fundraising for 2017 reelection

Less than halfway through his first term as mayor, Eric Garcetti has filed paperwork to begin fundraising for his reelection effort and on Monday launched his 2017 campaign website.

Does UC Irvine hate the American flag? Not exactly

Orange County is a place known for its respect for the American flag. So the reaction was swift last week when a student group voted to ban Old Glory and other flags in parts of UC Irvine.

Earthquake: 3.1 quake strikes near San Leandro

A shallow magnitude 3.1 earthquake was reported Tuesday morning one mile from San Leandro, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 10:07 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 3.1 miles.

MMA fighter 'Mayhem' Miller may be charged today in Laguna Beach brawl

Mixed-martial-arts fighter Jason “Mayhem” Miller is due in court Tuesday after he allegedly brawled with police in Laguna Beach over the weekend.

Earthquake: 3.0 quake strikes near Soledad, Calif.

A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Monday evening 19 miles from Soledad, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 9:57 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 6.8 miles.

L.A. council candidate tells police his private email was hacked

Los Angeles City Council candidate Tomas O’Grady said Monday that he has asked police to investigate the apparent hacking of his personal email account and a telephone call from someone threatening to expose private messages between him and his wife.

Amber Alert issued for 1-year-old boy abducted from San Pedro

An Amber Alert was issued Monday after a 1-year-old boy during a violent stabbing from his mother’s home in San Pedro, officials said.

Man who fails to tell partner he is HIV positive pleads no contest

A San Diego man pleaded no contest Monday to a charge of violating a California health code by failing to tell a sex partner he was HIV positive.

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