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Two men shot at Pasadena's Washington Park; police seek witnesses

Police are investigating a shooting at a Pasadena park that left two men injured Wednesday evening.

Man attacked in possible hate crime in West Hollywood

Officials are investigating a possible hate crime in West Hollywood in which three men yelled slurs at a black man about his sexual orientation and race before beating him up.

O.C. teacher charged with molestation; prosecutors seek other victims

Prosecutors are asking for the public’s help finding other potential victims of an Orange County middle school teacher accused of sexually molesting a young girl who is a relative.

Caruso wins approval for beachfront hotel on Montecito site

The Montecito Planning Commission approved a plan Wednesday by Los Angeles shopping mall developer Rick Caruso to build a new, luxury version of the famed beachfront Miramar hotel that has been closed for more than a decade.

One killed, one wounded in South L.A. shooting

A driver and a passenger were shot inside a vehicle Wednesday in South Los Angeles, causing the vehicle to crash into a fire hydrant, authorities said.

9 motorcyclists charged with blocking 405 Freeway during Jamzilla

Nine motorcyclists suspected of blocking traffic on the 405 Freeway during Jamzilla last year and staging dangerous stunts on the roadway have been arrested and face several charges, authorities said Wednesday.

Santa Ana bakery that sold synthetic marijuana-tainted bread reopens

A Santa Ana bakery that has been at the center of a criminal investigation since selling a holiday bread that sickened more than 40 customers reopened Wednesday, though police have not determined how the bread became tainted with synthetic marijuana.

Record number of community college students get degrees or certificates

The number of students who received a degree or certificate from a California community college hit a record high last year and more of them completed remedial math and English courses, officials announced this week.

Officials fight back against anti-immunization parents

Health officials have long been frustrated with the increasing number of parents who decline to have their children vaccinated.

Paddle boarder films encounter with killer whales in Laguna Beach

On a recent trip to the ocean, an experienced paddle boarder grabbed the opportunity to paddle with a pod of orcas.

Dog alerts owners to a bag of puppies dumped with trash

A dog followed his nose to three puppies that were tossed out Monday with garbage at a Bay Area park.

Former Valencia High School baseball coach charged with embezzlement

A former varsity baseball coach at Valencia High School appeared in court Wednesday and pleaded not guilty to charges of embezzling thousands of dollars from the school’s student body government.

66 confirmed cases of measles in California

There are now 66 cases of confirmed measles cases in an outbreak centered in California, health officials said.

Disneyland measles outbreak: Resort asks workers for proof they're immune

Disneyland Resort employees who had contact with measles-stricken coworkers have been asked to stay home unless they can show they’ve been vaccinated or take a blood test to show they’re immune, Disney officials told the Los Angeles Times.

Accelerant sparked Da Vinci fire, officials say, as reward hits $170,000

The reward offer jumped to $170,000 for an arrest and conviction in last month's massive fire at a downtown Los Angeles construction site as investigators revealed an accelerant was used to start the blaze.

Alleged 'flasher' is arrested at Thousand Oaks park

Police have arrested a Thousand Oaks man they say has been exposing himself to people near a park.

Man shot in foot during confrontation with officers in Vermont Square

A man was shot in the foot late Tuesday during a confrontation with LAPD officers in Vermont Square.

Boy, 3, dies after condo fire in San Juan Capistrano displaces 80

A 3-year-old boy has died after suffering critical injuries in a massive condominium fire in San Juan Capistrano that injured eight others and left 80 residents homeless.

LAPD search for gunman in South L.A. after shots were fired

Los Angeles police are asking residents in a four-block area in South L.A. to stay inside their homes early Wednesday after they fired shots at a gunman who they say pointed a gun at officers.

Stockton police fired more than 600 rounds at SUV, attorney says

The city of Stockton has refused to accept responsibility for its police officers, who allegedly fired more than 600 rounds at armed bank robbery suspects inside a disabled SUV and hit a hostage 10 times, killing her, an attorney for the woman’s family said.

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