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Southbound 5 Freeway closed in Santa Clarita after LAPD motorcycle officer is pinned under vehicle

A Los Angeles police officer was pinned under a vehicle and the southbound 5 Freeway was shut down early Tuesday following a traffic collision in Santa Clarita, the California Highway Patrol said. The motorcycle officer became pinned under a vehicle during the collision that occurred north of Lyons...

L.A. bus ridership continues to fall; officials now looking to overhaul the system

As ridership on Southern California’s largest bus network has dropped steadily over the last few years, transportation officials have expressed confidence that the decline was temporary and riders would soon return. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority attributed the drop to factors beyond...

Massive new slide covers stretch of Highway 1 near Big Sur

A massive new landslide along California's iconic coastal Highway 1 has buried the road under a 40-foot layer of rock and dirt, the latest hit in a winter of crippling slides and flooding. A swath of the hillside gave way in an area called Mud Creek on Saturday night, covering about one-third of...

Manchester points to vulnerabilities even at venues with high security, counter-terrorism experts say

The explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in the British city of Manchester killed at least 19 people and injured dozens. It is raising new questions about how authorities can better protect large venues. What we know The explosion happened near an entrance to the 21,000-seat Manchester Arena just...

O.C. Supervisor Todd Spitzer calls for federal oversight of district attorney's office

Orange County Supervisor Todd Spitzer asked federal authorities Monday for an emergency takeover of the Orange County district attorney’s office, citing what he called “continuing revelations of scandal.” Spitzer’s letter to U.S. Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions noted a recent liability claim filed by...

Gas station's nacho cheese sauce is now linked to patient's death

A person has died after contracting botulism linked to a batch of nacho cheese sauce sold at a Sacramento County gas station, health officials said Monday. The California Department of Public Health did not identify the patient or provide details about the death. According to the department, 10...

Rivers swollen from melting Sierra Nevada snowpack claim another life in the Central Valley

A high school honor student from Fresno drowned in the San Joaquin River over the weekend, marking the latest fatality in the Central Valley as rivers churn violently as a result of California’s rapidly melting snowpack. On the official Instagram account for the city of Fresno, officials said that...

Body found in burning vehicle near 215 Freeway in Riverside County

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is investigating after a body was found in a burning car late Sunday. County firefighters were dispatched to Van Buren Boulevard off the 215 Freeway near Moreno Valley about 11:30 p.m. for reports of a vehicle fire, records show. Firefighters found the...

After years of planning, California likely to roll out earthquake early warning system next year, scientists say

California will likely roll out a limited public earthquake early warning system sometime next year, researchers building the network say. New earthquake sensing stations are being installed in the ground, software is being improved, and operators are being hired to make sure the system is properly...

Lifeguards clear the waters off San Clemente after spotting 25 sharks — likely great whites — near the shore

Lifeguards in San Clemente ordered swimmers and surfers out of the water Sunday after 25 sharks — some of them 10-footers — were sighted near the shore. The closure began soon after 10:30 a.m., when a fisherman spotted a shark near the end of the San Clemente Pier, said Nicolas Giugni, one of...

Earthquake: 3.5 quake strikes near Tres Pinos, Calif.

A shallow magnitude 3.5 earthquake was reported Sunday evening six miles from Tres Pinos, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 6:36 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 2.5 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was 10 miles from Hollister, Calif., 13 miles from...

Passenger killed in suspected drunk driving crash in Long Beach, police say

A man was killed in a car crash in Long Beach this weekend that police say likely involved drunk driving. A car headed north on Clark Avenue in Long Beach veered off the road and hit a utility pole just north of Eagle Street about 2:40 a.m. Saturday, according to the Long Beach Police Department....

Humpback whale stuck in Ventura Harbor swam back to ocean, authorities say

A humpback whale that became stuck in Ventura Harbor this weekend found its way back to the ocean, authorities said Sunday. Crews with the Ventura Harbor Patrol searched by water and land Sunday morning and found no sign of the 35-foot-long whale, said harbor master John Higgins. The incident marks...

Hot temperatures raise wildfire risk across Southern California

Scorching temperatures across the Southland this weekend have elevated the risk of wildfires, weather officials warned. David Sweet, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Oxnard, said above-normal temperatures were expected inland Sunday as high as the mid-90s in the valleys. In addition...

Dorothea Lange’s iconic California image ‘Migrant Mother’ resonates in today’s social turmoil

Dorothea Lange was driving by a pea pickers’ camp on the California coast when she stumbled across a weary mother and her many children huddled in a lean-to. It was 1936, during the throes of the Great Depression, and Lange took out her camera. The image she titled “Migrant Mother” became the late...

At Melvyn's, steak Diane is a staple and the dining staff spans the decades

At Melvyn's restaurant in Palm Springs, Frank only means Sinatra, Coachella headliners go unrecognized and a steady patter of one-liners trumps talking politics.

Humpback whale swims into Ventura Harbor

Biologists are using an underwater microphone to try to guide a humpback whale out of Ventura Harbor. The sight of the 35-foot-long whale swimming in circles between docks in the Ventura Isle Marina on Saturday afternoon drew spectators and television cameras. The whale was not injured, said Ventura...

San Diego County wildfire is spreading at a 'dangerous rate'

A wildfire burning south of the Jamul area in eastern San Diego County had scorched 500 acres by Saturday afternoon, prompting the closure of backcountry roads and the evacuation of a campground. The blaze, called the Gate fire, was reported at Otay Lakes Road about 11:20 a.m. and for hours burned...

Victims of alleged U.S. visa fraud sue to get their money back

Desiring an American education for his children, William Li said he put $500,000 into a visa program that provides green cards in exchange for job-creating investments in the U.S. After giving his money to the California Investment Immigrant Fund in 2011, the Chinese businessman took annual trips...

Unruly man on Hawaii flight had caused security breech at LAX hours earlier

A man who was arrested Friday after a disturbance on an American Airlines jet headed to Hawaii from Los Angeles had earlier breached a security door at LAX and was issued a citation, a law enforcement source said. He later was allowed to board the Hawaii fight, where further problems occurred....

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