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Paralyzed Marine walks to receive his Bronze Star using robotic system

Aided by robotic leg braces, a Marine paralyzed from the chest down by a sniper in Afghanistan walked across a parade ground Friday at Camp Pendleton to receive a Bronze Star for bravery.

2 San Diego teens held in hoax school threats made on Yik Yak

Two teenagers were arrested Friday on suspicion of placing hoax threats that led to the lockdown of two San Diego high schools.

Prang declares victory in close race for L.A. County assessor

Candidate Jeffrey Prang declared victory in the race for Los Angeles County assessor Friday, as the latest round of ballot counting made a victory by his opponent highly improbable.

1.1 million immigrant parents in California qualify for deportation relief

More than 1 million immigrant parents in California will be eligible for deportation relief under President Obama's deferred action program, according to a Pew Research Center Study.

L.A. County settles suit by disabled inmates alleging foul conditions

Five years after disabled jail inmates sued, alleging horrific conditions for those who used wheelchairs, Los Angeles County officials have agreed to a settlement.

O.C. school installs fence between campus and home of sex offender

School officials in Orange County have installed a temporary fence between a Costa Mesa high school and the home of a registered sex offender who lives next to the campus.

South Pasadena High on lockdown over 'possible suspicious activity'

South Pasadena High School was placed on lockdown Friday after district officials received a "communication about potential suspicious activity" involving the campus.

At union rallies across L.A., teachers seek more than just a pay hike

More than 500 teachers union members and supporters gathered after school Thursday at Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights to rally for their contract demands.

Man survives eight-story fall, bounces off car in San Francisco

A construction worker fell eight stories from a San Francisco building, struck a car, bounced off and landed on the ground, injured but alive, a fire official told the Los Angeles Times.

L.A. schools will pay $139 million in child abuse scandal

The Los Angeles Unified School District will pay out $139 million in settlements in the Miramonte Elementary School child abuse scandal, bringing the school system nearer to a close in the costly and lengthy case that led to changes in state law and district policies, attorneys said Friday.

2014 warmest year: California, world set to break records

This year is on track to be the warmest year on record for California — and the entire planet — according to a new report. And in California, recent rainstorms didn't make a dent in the drought.

Jailed on word of 'habitual liar,' convicted killer declared innocent

A woman freed last month after 17 years behind bars for murder was declared factually innocent Friday by a Los Angeles County judge.

Immigration reform: The when is now and it's long overdue

Fresh off a victory in which they took control of both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, the GOP suddenly finds itself in a jam.

Jail teacher and inmate student had liaison in classroom, D.A. says

A teacher had sexual contact with a jail inmate she was teaching and now faces a year in jail herself, according to the L.A. County district attorney's office.

Earthquake: 3.5 quake strikes near East Quincy

A shallow magnitude 3.5 earthquake was reported Friday morning eight miles from East Quincy, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 7:49 a.m. PST at a depth of 8.7 miles.

Heavy rain sends mud into Glendora from Colby fire burn area

Bursts of heavy rain, hail and lightning pummeled parts of the Southland early Friday and sent 4 feet of mud into a Glendora home.

L.A. drivers to face nation's worst traffic on day before Thanksgiving

Angelenos will face the worst traffic in the country on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, with trips in the region projected to take 36% longer than average, a new report finds.

Football rally bonfire is non-fire as UCLA students decry tuition hikes

UCLA's annual bonfire rally for Saturday's football game against USC was canceled Thursday night after students protesting tuition hikes surrounded the wood pile, authorities said.

UCLA adopts diversity class requirement for undergraduates

UCLA's Legislative Assembly gave final approval Thursday to a measure that requires undergraduates to take a course on ethnic, cultural, religious or gender diversity, according to campus officials.

L.A. reacts to Obama immigration pledge: 'We're leaving the darkness'

At a rally in front of the Mexican Consulate in downtown Los Angeles, Citlali Gomez was cautiously optimistic.

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