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5-year-old boy dies in a Vallejo house fire; at least two other people are injured

A 5-year-old child died and at least two other people were injured in a two-alarm house fire in Vallejo on Sunday morning. Firefighters received a report of a fire at 827 Stella St. shortly before 10 a.m., according to a statement from the Vallejo Fire Department. They arrived to find heavy smoke...

As Obama tours Hiroshima, bombing survivors in Little Tokyo hope for 'more than words'

As President Obama prepares to become the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima since World War II, bombing survivors who gathered Sunday in Little Tokyo on Sunday struggled to describe the carnage they witnessed on Aug. 6, 1945.  The bomb, they remember, fell from a sky so vibrantly blue...

Puppy recovers from meth, heroin addiction

A puppy that was high on drugs when police busted his owner has recovered from addiction and is on the mend, authorities said. Bubba, a terrier mix, was showing signs of being under the influence when officers in March arrested his owner, who was in possession of a large quantity of illegal drugs,...

Torrance police investigating shooting of man in car set ablaze

Torrance police are investigating the shooting of a man who was one of five occupants in a car destroyed by fire, authorities said. Police responded to a call of shots fired in the 3700 block of Artesia Boulevard in Torrance at about 2:30 a.m., authorities said.  A short time later police received...

2 set afire at South L.A. homeless camp; man held in assault

Police have arrested a man on charges of attempted murder for allegedly lighting two people on fire at a South Los Angeles homeless encampment. Phillip Darryl Cole, 54, was arrested about 4 p.m. Saturday by patrol officers who saw him sitting at a bus bench at West Florence Avenue and South Figueroa...

Northern California hit by more rain and snow

It's already late May. But parts of Northern California got another blast of rain and snow this weekend, helping the state's drought relief efforts. A spring storm dropped rain in parts of Northern California on Saturday afternoon, but it was less severe than the one a day earlier that dumped up...

Muslim group on helping San Bernardino shooters' family: No one should suffer for sins of others

The call about the missing man — and the massacre — came in the early afternoon to the front desk of the office in Anaheim. Farhan Khan told Hussam Ayloush, the Council on American-Islamic Relations' executive director in Los Angeles, that his brother-in-law, Syed Rizwan Farook, could not be accounted...

Long Beach Police investigating homicide after woman found dead in apartment

The death of a woman whose body was found in a Long Beach apartment Saturday is being investigated as a homicide, authorities said. Long Beach Police officers responded to an apartment on the 1100 block of Locust Avenue at about 12:50 p.m. after the body was discovered, said Long Beach Police spokeswoman...

Crossing the final frontier: Shuttle fuel tank nears L.A. finish line

Proceeding gingerly in the company of giants, Jeffrey Rudolph, president and chief executive officer of the California Science Center, rode alongside ET-94 and its 42-tire transport vehicle as it began to turn from Manchester Avenue onto Vermont Avenue. Wide roads at the intersection, roughly six...

D'oh! A misspelled word on this high school diploma

What word was misspelled on this high school diploma? Shcool. As in Ontario High Shcool.  Graduates were left giggling. See more of our top stories on Facebook >> "It's very crazy," senior Amber Muzzy told KTLA-TV. "I wouldn't think something would happen like this." Graduates told the TV station...

West Covina police officer shot in chest after approaching man on bike

A West Covina police officer was shot in the chest after he approached a man on a bicycle, the sheriff's department said.  The officer is expected to survive and was transported to a hospital, the Los Angeles County sheriff's department said in a statement. The suspect is still at large. The gunfight...

Space shuttle fuel tank delights crowd as it begins its slow roll to Exposition Park

With a New Orleans jazz band playing and dozens of people waving white handkerchiefs and wishing it a good journey, the space shuttle fuel tank known as ET-94 started rolling on its day-long trip through city streets early Saturday.  The 66,000-pound tank, sitting atop dollies, left a parking lot...

Trains are packed as Metro's Expo Line extension to Santa Monica opens

It was 1953 when the last Pacific Electric streetcars traveled between downtown Los Angeles and the Santa Monica shore. On Friday, that popular old route was reborn with the extension of the Expo Line across a territory whose major thoroughfares now are routinely jammed, bumper to bumper. It marked...

L.A. gay pride parade has sold out, become 'gay Cochella,' critics say

In the beginning, Los Angeles' gay pride parade was a daring political statement. The first parade in 1970 was so controversial that the city's police commission tried to stop it, citing the possibility that those who participated would be attacked. The march down Hollywood Boulevard to boos and...

New S.F. police chief pledges to reform department amid scandals and shootings

A day after San Francisco’s mayor announced the departure of the city's beleaguered police chief, the department’s new leader said Friday his top priority is instituting sweeping changes to the scandal-plagued organization. “Reforms, reforms, reforms,” interim SFPD Chief Toney Chaplin told reporters...

Suspect sought in burning of two victims at South L.A. homeless encampment

Los Angeles police are searching for a man who allegedly lit two people on fire at a South L.A. homeless encampment Thursday morning, officials said. Detectives believe Phillip Darryl Cole approached the encampment at 83rd Street and Vermont Avenue around 6:40 a.m. on May 19, doused two people...

'This is L.A.': Passengers subdue knife-wielding out-of-towners on Metro bus

When two intoxicated, knife-wielding out-of-towners decided to stir up trouble on a Metro bus in North Hollywood on Thursday, a couple of L.A. riders weren’t having any part in it. Cellphone video posted on Instagram shows L.A. bus riders taking down two men, who claimed to be from Chicago, after...

Brazen robbery crew hits 24 banks in L.A. region

A trio of robbers have hit at least two dozen banks throughout Los Angeles County in the last six months and are becoming increasingly brazen, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.  The three have targeted banks from Long Beach to Pasadena and most recently barged into a bank branch in...

Once-sedate L.A. Police Commission meetings upended by protesters set on disrupting business as usual

The Police Commission meeting had devolved into chaos. Activists yelled at the five-person board as the commission’s president pounded a gavel, calling for calm. One commissioner looked close to tears. Another, Steve Soboroff, told a member of the audience to “shut up.” “You can run, but you can’t...

L.A. City Council president gets restraining order against man accused of racist threat

The Encino-based attorney accused of making a racist threat against Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson is now barred from coming near his home, vehicle or city office. Wesson obtained a temporary restraining order Thursday against Wayne Spindler, who had turned in a public comment card...

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