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Teacher at elite Brentwood School charged with unlawful sex with 16-year-old student

A teacher at the elite Brentwood School was charged Friday with having unlawful sex with a 16-year-old male student this summer, prosecutors said. Aimee Palmitessa, who worked for nine years at the private school, is facing seven counts of sex-related criminal offenses, according to the Los Angeles...

U.S. appeals court upholds California ban on foie gras, made by force-feeding ducks and geese

A federal appeals court Friday upheld a California law that bans the sale of foie gras made by the force-feeding of ducks and geese. A three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court, overturning a district judge’s injunction against the law, said California is free to enforce it. The state Legislature...

Security tightened on Metro trains and buses after bomb attack on London subway

Law enforcement agencies in Los Angeles County stepped up security on trains and buses Friday in the wake of a bombing attack on a London subway. The Los Angeles Police Department said that while “there is no evidence of a nexus between the attack in London and Los Angeles,” officers were not taking...

UCLA pharmacy closed after state finds it sent out drugs with expired, potentially dangerous ingredients

A state pharmacy inspector made a surprising discovery last year while conducting a routine records review at a Westside facility that compounded drugs for patients at UCLA medical centers. More than 1,000 IV bags of sterile medications for heart patients and others with serious health issues had...

Amid excitement and suspicion, Bahrain prince visits Museum of Tolerance

The Arab prince sat straight in his blue suit jacket, red tie and charcoal gray slacks as he listened to an audio reenactment of Anne Frank and her family’s attempt to hide from the Nazi Gestapo during World War II. There have been ups and downs in their relationship, but Bahrain is one of dozens...

9 arrested as protesters gather at UC Berkeley for talk by conservative speaker Ben Shapiro

As conservative commentator Ben Shapiro spoke at UC Berkeley, a large group of protesters marched amid intense security triggered by recent violent clashes between protesters.

Multi-car crash kills 1, shuts down southbound 5 Freeway in Sun Valley

A multi-car crash in Sun Valley early Friday killed one person, damaged a sheriff’s patrol vehicle, set two other cars on fire and shut down the southbound 5 Freeway, the California Highway Patrol said. Just after 3 a.m., drivers reported a multi-car crash in the southbound lanes of the freeway...

Critics frustrated by 'road diets' launch effort to recall L.A. Councilman Mike Bonin

Four months after Los Angeles officials eliminated more than 9 miles of Westside traffic lanes in an attempt to reduce fatal collisions, critics have launched an effort to recall City Councilman Mike Bonin, who supported the street projects. Clad in “Got Traffic?” shirts, proponents of the recall...

LA 2028 delegation returns from Peru, outlines next steps for 2028 Games

Casey Wasserman, chairman of the former LA 2028 bid committee, said on Thursday he will help guide the newly formed organizing committee that will run the Olympic Games in Los Angeles. Speaking to reporters at Los Angeles International Airport after LA 2028 members returned from Peru, Wasserman...

Residents accuse Huntington Beach police of setting off fireworks; internal inquiry launched

An investigation into residents’ allegations that police officers set off illegal fireworks over a Huntington Beach neighborhood early July 5 has contributed to ongoing tensions between the city’s police chief and the police officers union, according to city officials. In an Aug. 25 letter, city...

L.A. Fire Department's newest helicopter lost control while fighting Burbank fire, report says

A preliminary report says the pilot of the Los Angeles Fire Department’s newest helicopter reported that the aircraft made uncommanded movements before hitting trees while making a water drop on a wildfire. The National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday that the Leonardo AW139 helicopter...

Earthquake: 3.4 quake strikes near San Jose

A shallow magnitude 3.4 earthquake was reported Thursday evening six miles from San Jose, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 6:17 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 0 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was one mile from East Foothills, Calif., two miles from...

Police arrest father in killings of 3 children in California

Three children, one a baby, were killed inside an apartment here by their father following an altercation with his wife, authorities said Thursday. California Highway Patrol officers arrested Robert Hodges, 33, on Interstate 80 in neighboring Sacramento early Thursday, said West Sacramento police...

UC Berkeley faculty call for campus boycott of Milo Yiannopoulos during 'Free Speech Week'

More than 200 UC Berkeley instructors and faculty members are calling for a shutdown of classes and activities when right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos and other conservative speakers visit campus this month. In a letter sent to the campus community this week, the faculty members said that...

Where can you open a pot shop? L.A. is hammering out those rules

Los Angeles took another step Thursday to prepare for the legal selling of recreational marijuana, hammering out proposed rules on where pot shops and other cannabis companies can operate. The Planning Commission voted unanimously to back proposed regulations that would limit marijuana retailers...

Decapitated and doused with red paint: Vandals target St. Junipero Serra statue at Santa Barbara mission

Vandals decapitated statue of Saint Junipero Serra and poured red paint on it this week at the Old Mission Santa Barbara.

Judge reduces $17.4-million jury award to former L.A. city worker in sexual harassment case

A Los Angeles judge has trimmed $5 million from a $17.4-million jury award given to a former Bureau of Sanitation worker in a retaliation and sexual harassment lawsuit filed against the city. The worker, James Pearl, accepted the reduction ordered by L.A. Superior Court Judge Stephen Czuleger,...

Stephen Bannon, Ann Coulter and Milo Yiannopoulos will headline far-right Berkeley festival

A veritable who’s who of far-right rock stars such as Pamela Geller, Mike Cernovich and Erik Prince are slated to join Milo Yiannopoulos, Ann Coulter and former White House strategist Stephen K. Bannon at UC Berkeley later this month for “Free Speech Week,” event organizers say. The lineup’s release...

DACA participants skeptical of Trump deal to provide legal status for 'Dreamers'

Justino Mora doesn’t consider the surprise Wednesday night negotiations between President Trump and Democratic leaders on a plan to save DACA a victory. At least not yet. Not when you’re dealing with this most unpredictable of presidents. “It’s too early to say,” Mora, cofounder of the immigrant...

Earthquake: 3.3 temblor strikes near East Foothills, Calif.

A shallow magnitude 3.3 earthquake was reported Thursday morning one mile from East Foothills, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 10:32 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of zero miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was three miles from Alum Rock, five miles...

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