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Former Marine accused of killing girlfriend in Panama

A former U.S. Marine accused of killing and dismembering his girlfriend appeared in federal court Monday, but no trial date has yet been set for the lengthy and complex international case.

Want to shoot down a drone? It'll cost you, Modesto man learns

When a Modesto man opened fire on a drone hovering near his home last year, the price was more than some spent birdshot.

Fast-moving 200-acre wildfire in Lompoc threatens historic mission

A fast-moving blaze covering 200 acres in Lompoc prompted evacuations Monday because of the "major fire potential," officials said.

Bugged by a buckled L.A. sidewalk? Submit your photos to The Times

Los Angeles plans to spend nearly $1.4 billion over the next 30 years to repair its immense network of more than 10,000 miles of sidewalks. However, city officials do not know how many miles need repair, where all the damage is located and which spots should be fixed first, a Times report found.

100-year-old Echo Park church damaged in fire that may have been arson

A 100-year-old building in Echo Park that served as a home for mostly ethnic religious groups was nearly destroyed in an early-morning fire that may have been intentionally set, officials said.

Three California schools lose experiments in SpaceX rocket explosion

A costly rocket and thousands of pounds in food and supplies weren't the only things that went up in flames when a SpaceX unmanned vehicle bound for the International Space Station exploded -- so did some California school science experiments.

Black Lives Matter activists charged in fracas at private event

A judge denied a request by the Los Angeles City Attorney's office for a protective order that would have prohibited two activists from coming within 50 feet of Mayor Eric Garcetti and LAPD Chief Charlie Beck.

Three dozen fires sparked by lightning in Northern California

About 800 lightning strikes sparked three dozen fires in Northern California in less than 24 hours, fire officials said.

Rapper the Game charged with hitting off-duty LAPD officer at basketball game

The rapper the Game has been charged with hitting and threatening an off-duty Los Angeles police officer during a basketball game at Hollywood High School, prosecutors said.

LAPD investigating Pico-Union shootings, including one by police

Los Angeles police were investigating some shooting scenes in the Pico-Union area Monday morning, officials said, including one where an officer fired at a suspect.

Grandson of slain Glendale couple questioned by police

The grandson of an elderly couple found dead inside their Glendale home over the weekend has been taken in for questioning by police, according to media reports.

Lake fire in San Bernardino National Forest is 60% contained

A weekend rainstorm and calmer winds have helped firefighters gain better control over a wildfire that has been burning in the San Bernardino National Forest for weeks, officials said Monday.

Southern California firefighters on alert for lightning-sparked blazes

A patch of thunderstorms expected to pass over Southern California on Monday may bring lightning strikes that could spark a dangerous wildfire, the National Weather Service said.

L.A. County D.A. Jackie Lacey to unveil details on wrongful-conviction unit

Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey will unveil details Monday about the creation of a unit dedicated to reviewing the integrity of convictions for people behind bars for serious or violent crimes.

Tough vaccination bill expected to pass California Legislature

The California Legislature on Monday is expected to pass a bill requiring mandatory vaccinations for children,  moving to end exemptions from state immunization laws based on religious or other personal beliefs.

1 dead after plane crashes into cellphone tower near Corona

A small, homemade airplane crashed into a cellphone tower in Riverside County, leaving one person dead and a woman injured, authorities said.

Ku Klux Klan propaganda blankets Whittier neighborhood

Residents in a Whittier neighborhood awoke Sunday to find fliers advertising the Klu Klux Klan on their front lawns, authorities said.

Glendale police investigate suspected double homicide

An elderly man and woman were found dead Sunday morning in a Glendale home and police believe both were homicide victims.

Authorities seek to bar release of video showing Gardena police shooting

Organizations representing police chiefs and officers from around the state have filed legal briefs supporting an effort to bar the release of videos that recorded Gardena police fatally shooting an unarmed man and seriously wounding another.

Rain helps crews gain on Lake fire in San Bernardino National Forest

Firefighters trying to rein in an 11-day-old wildfire in the San Bernardino Mountains got a little help Sunday as light rain fell over the area.

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