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Killers sought in South Los Angeles shooting

Authorities were searching Sunday for suspects in the shooting death of a man who was found dead in his vehicle on a South Los Angeles street.

Search for woman missing since Valentine's Day continues

Sheriff's officials in Orange County are still searching for a woman last seen arguing with her Valentine’s Day date a week ago.

Orange County woman held in boyfriend's stabbing death

A Laguna Niguel woman was arrested Saturday in the stabbing death of her boyfriend, who was found lying fatally wounded in a neighbor's front yard, authorities said.

Oscars: Rain expected through the Academy Awards

Light rain was falling across large parts of Southern California Sunday afternoon, including in Hollywood, where the Academy Awards are about to get underway.

Oscars: Protesters will decry lack of diversity

A protest is planned in Los Angeles Sunday over what critics say is a lack of diversity in the Academy Awards nominations.

Suspect who barricaded himself in Santa Monica apartment surrenders

A man who had barricaded himself in a Santa Monica apartment surrendered after a sheriff's special weapons team fired tear gas into the unit.

710 Freeway closed in both directions due to downed power lines

The 710 Freeway was closed in both directions in Alhambra on Saturday night due to downed power lines, officials said.

Two-thirds of San Diego County police shootings involved drugs, report says

Two-thirds of police shootings in San Diego County in the past 20 years have involved persons who were under the influence of drugs, according to a new study by the district attorney's office of 358 officer-involved shootings.

Sheriff's SWAT team sent to Santa Monica suspect barricade incident

A Los Angeles County sheriff’s special weapons team was dispatched to a Santa Monica neighborhood Saturday afternoon to assist with apprehending a barricaded suspect, authorities said.

Renewed outrage after actor's double murder trial is delayed again

A Costa Mesa double-murder case has been further delayed after the judge said Friday that he would not remove himself from the trial of Daniel Patrick Wozniak, who is accused of killing two Orange Coast College students in 2010.

Statue planned for Newport Beach lifeguard who died rescuing swimmer

A life-size statue commemorating fallen lifeguard Ben Carlson could soon be keeping watch over the Newport Beach coastline.

Measles outbreak at 149 cases in eight states, Canada and Mexico

The number of cases in the California-centered measles outbreak rose to at least 149 patients across eight states, Canada and Mexico.

Brown denies parole for ex-Mexican Mafia killer Rene 'Boxer' Enriquez

Gov. Jerry Brown rejected parole late Friday for a former Mexican Mafia killer who left the prison gang and has spent more than a decade cooperating with authorities and speaking at law enforcement conferences.

Miramonte teacher resigns in advance of hearing over job

A teacher who became a figure in the Miramonte Elementary child abuse case resigned Friday from the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Anaheim parents fail to convert struggling school to charter

The first effort in Orange County to use a controversial state law to transform a low-performing school into a charter campus has failed, but organizers said Friday they would not give up.

Decapitated sheep latest 'freaky' discovery at Sacramento park

A Sacramento animal services official says something "freaky" is going on at an area park, and she wants to get to the bottom of it.

L.A. schools can't afford computers for all, Cortines says

Los Angeles School Supt. Ramon C. Cortines said Friday the district cannot afford to provide a computer to every student, signaling a major reversal from his predecessor's ill-fated effort $1.3 billion effort to distribute iPads to all students, teachers and school administrators.

Prop helicopter knocked off trailer clogs Fontana freeway traffic

There was a bit of Hollywood magic, or a scene from a disaster movie, in the Inland Empire on Friday morning when a movie prop helicopter being hauled on 15 Freeway hit an overpass and crashed onto the roadway.

California to rest of iced-over country: In your face!

While the East looks like Elsa from Disney's "Frozen" threw a tantrum all over it, California is in the midst of its warmest winter to date.

Official at center of port dispute 'bewildered' by demand he be fired

The dock official whose future has been a sticking point in a labor dispute clogging West Coast ports said he is "bewildered" by union leaders' demand that he be fired as part of a contract agreement.

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