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Riverside police shoot, kill suspect during drug investigation

Riverside police shot and killed a man during a drug investigation Tuesday, officials said.

Becoming Mrs. Charles Manson: 26-year-old insists it's happening

Charles Manson is getting married, insists his bride-to-be. And Afton Elaine Burton, 26, plans to take her new husband's last name.

UCLA students march against proposed UC tuition hike

Chanting “UC, UC, can’t you see? We don’t want your tuition fee,” more than 100 UCLA students marched through campus Tuesday as part of a University of California-wide student rally opposing a proposed tuition hike.

Residents celebrate 100th repaired sidewalk in South L.A. district

Geneva James pushed her walker slowly up the street in South Los Angeles Tuesday and joined the crowd gathered outside her home in a countdown. The 84-year-old smiled as she watched a worker take a jackhammer to buckled sidewalk she's been complaining about for the last 15 years.

Border agent charged with sexual exploitation of girl, 13

A U.S. Border Patrol agent based in Arizona has been charged with multiple felonies for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old girl in Riverside County, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said Tuesday.

Search continues for person behind Yik Yak posts that closed high school

Police have not yet identified the anonymous person who posted messages on Yik Yak that were deemed threatening and led to the closure of Mira Costa High School. But the investigation continued Tuesday afternoon with hopes of finding the sender soon, Officer Stephanie Martin said.

L.A. County supervisors name acting chief executive

Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to appoint an acting replacement for Chief Executive William T Fujioka, who retires at the end of the month.

Poor management blamed for DWP customer billing problems

Poor management and an unprepared work force hampered the rollout of a new billing system by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, a new report says, resulting in thousands of incorrect billings and customer telephone hold times of up to two hours.

2 dozen treated after truck explodes; chemical hits air, ignites

More than two dozen people have gone to local hospitals after they were exposed to chemical fumes from an explosion at a water waste company in Santa Paula.

Labor protesters arrested outside Pico Rivera Wal-Mart

Authorities Thursday evening arrested 23 people protesting outside a Wal-Mart in Pico Rivera as part of nationwide efforts to organize the retailer's employees, authorities said.

Dorner report finds concerns over bias within LAPD

A Los Angeles Police Department review of its discipline system prompted by the Christopher Dorner rampage found widespread concerns among officers and civilians that the agency discriminates based on gender, ethnicity and rank, according to a report reviewed by The Times.

High school water polo player rescued from near-drowning in Chino

A high school water polo player found at the bottom of a Chino pool after a match was flown to a hospital in critical condition Thursday evening, a fire official said.

Ex-cop in killing spree last year stalked LAPD chief's father

Among the stalking targets of a disgruntled former LAPD cop who went on a murderous rampage last year was Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck's father, a department spokesman said Thursday.

Fired California bar official said he tried to expose wrongdoing

The ousted executive director of the of the State Bar of California sued the lawyer’s group Thursday, saying he was fired because he tried to expose "egregious improprieties" by bar officials.

Ezell Ford shooting: Mayor orders autopsy report to be released soon

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Thursday that he had ordered police to allow the release soon of an autopsy report on a mentally ill man fatally shot by officers three months ago.

L.A. groups criticize White House program on homegrown extremism

Several Los Angeles civil rights and community groups said Thursday they would not support a White House-led initiative aimed at dissuading U.S. citizens from going abroad to fight with groups like the Islamic State, criticizing the effort as “ill-conceived, ineffective and...

L.A. city attorney alleges contractors failed to properly pay workers

The city of Los Angeles filed a lawsuit Thursday against a building contractor and five of its subcontractors, accusing them of not paying more than 50 employees a total of more than $250,000 in wages and overtime.

Father sings 'Blackbird' to dying son after wife dies after childbirth

It was hard enough for Chris Picco to lose his wife after childbirth, but then his infant son died days later in his arms.

Gardena man charged with murder in barbershop shooting

A Gardena man was charged Thursday with killing a South Los Angeles barber during a robbery earlier this year.

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