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Swastika is spray-painted on Donald Trump's Hollywood Walk of Fame star

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has been a polarizing figure in American politics, drawing both cheers and outrage for his comments about immigrants, Muslims and prisoners of war — among other topics.  For all the controversy however, his polished star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame...

Garcetti reelection fundraising slows in second half of 2015

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti raised about $7,300 toward his reelection campaign during the second half of 2015, bringing his campaign war chest to more than $2.23 million, according to a report his campaign is filing with city officials Monday. The amount shows a dramatic slowdown in contributions...

Father Greg Boyle drops his support for measure to fight 'mega projects'

The head of the nonprofit group Homeboy Industries said Monday that he has retracted his support for a proposal to crack down on "overdevelopment" in Los Angeles. Four days after he was named as a high-profile supporter of the proposed ballot measure, Father Greg Boyle said in a written statement...

San Francisco might give condoms to middle school students

San Francisco's public school leaders are considering distributing condoms at middle schools. The San Francisco Examiner reports  Monday that the policy change was introduced as part of an overall effort by the San Francisco Unified School District to further prevent sexually transmitted diseases...

Suspect in Arcadia double homicide denied bail in Hong Kong

The Chinese citizen suspected of killing his two teenage nephews in Arcadia last month was denied bail in Hong Kong while awaiting extradition.  Deyun Shi, 44, appeared in court in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory for a bail hearing, but a judge ruled against granting bail.  “I can’t see any...

O.C. jailbreak: 'He is ready to turn himself in,' caller says in 911 call

Bac Duong, one of three inmates who escaped from a jail in Santa Ana, was scared and just wanted turn himself in peacefully, two callers told a police dispatcher Friday. The Orange County Sheriff’s Department released audio Sunday from a 911 call describing the moments leading up to Duong’s arrest....

Orange County D.A.: 'Insufficient evidence' to charge teacher linked to jail escape

The English teacher arrested in connection with the escape of three inmates from a Santa Ana jail last week will not face any immediate criminal charges, prosecutors said Monday. Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas said there is "insufficient evidence" to bring charges against Nooshafarin...

3 escapees, ESL teacher expected in O.C. court Monday

Three inmates and a jail teacher who allegedly helped them escape are expected to appear in court Monday, more than a week after they broke free from a Santa Ana lockup. The Orange County district attorney’s office will provide details at 10 a.m. Monday about charges involving inmates Hossein Nayeri,...

Fatality from falling tree in El Niño storm called 'unimaginable'

Southern California was cleaning up Monday after El Niño-driven winds caused damage, power outages and the death of one person. Wind gusts of more than 100 mph were clocked in several places in Los Angeles County on Sunday, leaving thousands without power and blocking roads with debris. The winds were...

Snow, high winds briefly close 5 Freeway at Grapevine

A portion of the 5 Freeway near Grapevine Road near Lebec was briefly closed Monday morning after wind and snow cut visibility for drivers, according to the California Highway Patrol. Drivers were diverted from Parker Road to the southbound 5 Freeway as snow stuck to the ground. The CHP escorted...

Firefighters tackle blaze at industrial plastics facility in Glassell Park

Firefighters on Monday morning were battling a massive fire at a commercial plastic facility in Glassell Park, officials said. Live TV images showed flames sweeping through the facility and jumping to an neighboring building. The blaze started about 5:18 a.m. at Columbia Plastic in the 3000 block...

Department of Justice to investigate San Francisco Police Department

The U.S. Department of Justice is beginning a review of the San Francisco Police Department, which recently came under fire for the shooting of a young black man and for a separate incident in which officers sent homophobic and racist text messages. Representatives from the department will announce...

Youth soccer coach indicted on child pornography charges

A man who coached an American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) girls team in Long Beach has been indicted on federal charges of possessing and distributing child pornography.  Robert “Bob” Warden Phillips, 65, pleaded not guilty to the charges when he was arraigned last week. Phillips, who was...

Marge Hearn dies at 98; widow of former Lakers announcer Chick Hearn

Marge Hearn, wife of legendary Lakers announcer Chick Hearn, died Saturday of natural causes, according to the team. She was 98. "We are very sad at the passing of our beloved Marge Hearn," Lakers President Jeanie Buss said in a statement. "She was truly the First Lady of the Lakers, sitting alongside...

Fierce winds batter Southern California

El Niño was bringing rain and some powerful winds to Southern California on Sunday. Wind gusts topped 50 mph in some parts of the Los Angeles basin, with readings topping 80 mph in mountain areas. Photos and maps demonstrate how the winds are battering the region. Concrete light post down on Pershing...

Reward offered in search for suspect in deadly hit-and-run

A $50,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a motorist sought in a hit-and-run collision in Boyle Heights that left a woman dead and her 5-year-old daughter severely injured, Los Angeles police said. Korina Campos, 27, was taking her daughter out of...

Shotgun-wielding man arrested after hotel standoff, police say

A man with a shotgun who barricaded himself in a room at the Union Hotel in downtown Los Angeles was safely apprehended Sunday morning, police said. The suspect, who authorities said was in his mid-30s, was taken into custody shortly after 9 a.m. after a six-hour standoff in the 700 block of East...

After days on the run, 2 escaped inmates booked in Orange County jail

Two of the three inmates who escaped from an Orange County jail were booked early Sunday morning into the Santa Ana detention facility from which they had fled. Video released by the Orange County Sheriff's Department shows deputies escorting Jonathan Tieu and Hossein Nayeri into the Central Men's...

Mystery remains about how Orange County jail inmates managed to escape

The three inmates who broke out of the Orange County jail have been recaptured. But questions remain about how they got out in the first place. Officials said Saturday they continue to investigate many of these missing pieces, including whether the escapees got more help. Q: How did the escape...

Powerful, blustery storm to bear down on Southern California on Sunday

A powerful storm is expected to slam into Southern California on Sunday, and bring unusually strong winds of as much as 50 mph across Los Angeles and Ventura counties, and even stronger, possibly damaging gusts well over 60 mph in the mountains and deserts. Officials warned that the storm is forecast...

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