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L.A. Chamber formally denounces Garcetti plan for $13.25 minimum wage

The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce formally came out against Mayor Eric Garcetti's $13.25 an hour minimum wage proposal on Tuesday, saying that boosting the rate would "reduce, not increase the number of jobs" in the city.

Reward offered for suspect in 15 San Diego County bank robberies

A $20,000 reward is offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the serial bank robber known as the El Chapparito Bandit, the FBI in San Diego announced Tuesday.

Run over at the beach: Woman, 25, is hit, injured by lifeguard vehicle

A 25-year-old woman was sunbathing on Venice Beach on Monday afternoon when she was run over by an L.A. County lifeguard vehicle. 

Power grid groans, blackouts roll through L.A. area as heat wave nears peak

Power outages linked to L.A.'s intense heat wave rolled across the city Tuesday. As temperatures approached dangerous highs, harried crews restored service to one area only to be sent to another blackout.

LAFD gets new anti-nepotism rules in wake of hiring controversy

The Los Angeles Fire Commission adopted new rules Tuesday to prevent conflicts of interest and reform a firefighter hiring process that a city report called “tainted” by concerns of nepotism.

SoCal heat wave: Where temperatures have tied, broken records

September's heat wave has affected almost every corner of Southern California in recent days, but the map below shows some of the hardest-hit hot spots.

Northern California wildfires continue to rage, burn homes

Several destructive, fast-moving wildfires that have erupted in Northern California in recents days continue to rage, burning dozens of homes and forcing hundreds of residents to flee.

Daniele Watts, LAPD encounter raises question: When must you show ID?

In the aftermath of the uproar over "Django Unchained" actress Daniele Watts' detainment by Los Angeles police officers, questions have been raised about what rights an individual has when approached by law enforcement. 

Thousands of customers remain without power as L.A. heat wave peaks

About 3,600 Los Angeles Department of Water and Power customers remained without power Tuesday amid warnings that a stifling heat wave would likely send temperatures across the region into the triple digits, potentially breaking longtime records.

California's 3-foot buffer zone for cyclists takes effect today

Statewide regulations that take effect today require drivers to stay at least three feet away from cyclists while passing, or face a $35 fine.

Thousands without power as temperatures, electricity usage soar

About 1,500 customers in Pacific Palisades were without electricity Monday night as a result of a power outage probably caused by high temperatures and over-usage of appliances, utility officials said.

Wildfire in Northern California ravages small town of Weed

The wildfire that ravaged the Northern California community of Weed on Monday forced hundreds to evacuate, burned down a church and damaged the town sawmill.

N. California fire damages more than 100 buildings, forces evacuations

A Northern California wildfire that broke out Monday afternoon has damaged or destroyed more than 100 structures, forced at least 1,500 residents to evacuate and led to the shutdown of two highways, fire officials said.

Australian mosquito found in L.A. County, first U.S. report of pest

An Australian mosquito capable of transmitting viruses to humans and heartworm to dogs was found in the San Gabriel Valley, vector-control officials said Monday.

San Diego County man gets 10 years in death of girlfriend by cannon

A 41-year-old handyman and explosives enthusiast was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison for the incident in which a blast from his homemade cannon ripped through his trailer and killed his girlfriend.

Party bus owner, firm charged in 2013 death of passenger

The Los Angeles city attorney's office filed multiple criminal charges Monday against the owner of a party bus in the 2013 death of a man who fell from the vehicle.

Assemblyman John Pérez won't run against L.A. Councilman Jose Huizar

Assemblyman John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) has decided not to challenge Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar in the March election, his political strategist said Monday.

Keep the LAPD drone-free, downtown protesters demand

An anti-police drone coalition demonstrated outside Los Angeles City Hall on Monday and criticized legislation they said would help clear the way for law enforcement to use the unmanned aerial devices.

Southwest flight out of San Jose diverted to Oakland due to emergency

A Southwest Boeing 737 leaving San Jose for Phoenix was diverted to Oakland International Airport on Monday afternoon due to an emergency.

Vegetable garden barrier blamed in Silverado Canyon fire

The Silverado Canyon fire --which prompted the evacuation of dozens of residents as it grew to about 1,600 acres -- was started accidentally by metal sheeting used to protect a homeowner’s backyard vegetable garden, officials said Monday.  

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