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One day in the not-so-distant future, L.A. schools may have an app

The Los Angeles Unified School District is making plans to smarten up and move into the smartphone age. On Tuesday, the Board of Education unanimously gave the go-ahead to create an L.A. Unified phone app. It would fill a serious need because many of the district’s low-income families don’t have...

L.A. County may begin routine inspections of massage parlors for signs of sex trafficking

Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn previewed a proposal Tuesday to have massage parlors routinely inspected by health officials looking for signs of sex trafficking. “Human trafficking is not constrained to sex trafficking, but also for people who might be forced to work or people who might...

Gunman wildly sprays school with bullets, and quick action prevents mass bloodshed

Students were playing in the schoolyard at Rancho Tehama Elementary, waiting for the morning bell to ring, when gunshots erupted a quarter mile away. Teachers and staff immediately rushed the children into classrooms and under desks, locking the doors. A white Ford F-150 crashed through the front...

Family of Rancho Tehama shooting suspect: 'Our hearts are broken for that community and the families'

The man who authorities say went on a shooting spree that left four dead people and several others injured in Rancho Tehama, before he was killed by officers, was identified Tuesday night by a family member. In a phone interview with the Los Angeles Times, Sheridan Orr of Raleigh, N.C. said the...

Hepatitis A vaccinations: 100,000+ and counting

With the number of new cases slowing and vaccination efforts hitting six digits, there were hopeful smiles all around Tuesday as local leaders received the latest data on San Diego’s deadly hepatitis A outbreak. Officials with the county Health and Human Services Agency briefed county supervisors...

Earthquake: 3.1 quake strikes near Mackenson, Calif.

A shallow magnitude 3.1 earthquake was reported Tuesday evening one mile from Mackenson, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 8:48 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 3.7 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was seven miles from Oakley, Calif., 10 miles from...

Gunman fired rifle wildly into school buildings, children dove for cover, officials say

School had not started and students at Rancho Tehama Elementary were still in the playground when staffers first heard gunshots in the neighborhood Tuesday morning, said Richard Fitzpatrick, superintendent of the Corning Union Elementary School District. “The bell had not rang, roll had not been...

Attack on prosecutor as she jogged at Newport Beach park remains a mystery

Newport Beach police are seeking witnesses who might help them find a man who attacked a San Bernardino County deputy district attorney while she was jogging in Newport Beach on Aug. 31. Police received a call at 5:50 a.m. that day from an employee at Newport Workout, 747 Dover Drive, who reported...

‘Get down! Get down!’ Witnesses recount gunfire, horror at school during mass shooting

Brian Rodgers was putting out the “Espresso” banner in front of his small coffee shop when he heard the staccato of 10 shots from across the road in this small community. Then he heard the screaming and shouts from Rancho Tehama Elementary School just down the road. “You could hear the teachers...

Dentist kills himself in ruins of home burned in wine country fires

Authorities say a 70-year-old man apparently shot and killed himself amid the remains of his home that burned in last month’s Northern California firestorms. The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat reported Monday that Greg Mlynarczyk was a well-known dentist in Santa Rosa. Sonoma County sheriff’s Sgt. Spencer...

In California, an unexplained increase in valley fever this year

This year is shaping up to be the worst on record in California for people infected with valley fever, a lung infection caused by a fungus found in soil. State health officials announced earlier that 2016 broke the record for the most valley fever cases reported since the state started keeping...

Atmospheric river brings storm and flash flood warnings to fire-ravaged wine country

The first atmospheric river-fueled storm of the season is expected to make landfall in California on Wednesday afternoon, when it will dump inches of rain in the Bay Area, disgorge up to a foot of snow over the Sierra Nevada and likely trigger flash floods in fire-scorched wine country. The National...

Prosecutors probing Santa Monica school board member's votes that favored husband's business

The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office is looking into votes made by a Santa Monica school board member who approved contracts with companies that did business with her husband, a spokesman said. The review by the office’s public integrity unit follows a Times report published Friday...

3 dead after shooting at elementary school in Northern California

Authorities said at least three people are dead following a shooting at an elementary school in Northern California on Tuesday morning. Among the dead are the gunman, who was killed by police, authorities said. “At this point the suspected shooter is deceased by law enforcement bullets,” Tehama...

Jury awards $5.5-million verdict in LAPD stun gun death

A jury has awarded $5.5 million to the family of a man who died after Los Angeles police repeatedly shot him with a stun gun. Jurors found that officers used excessive and unreasonable force while trying to restrain Michael Frederick Mears on Christmas Day 2014, KPCC reported. Dale Galipo, an attorney...

'Superyachts' visiting Newport Beach might face higher fees

Newport Beach is trying to determine proper anchorage fee structure for visiting superyachts in Newport Harbor. The city’s Harbor Commission also has been studying a fair price for temporary moorings of extra-large vessels but will wait until a draft appraisal has been submitted before sharing...

San Francisco's Chinese community fights recreational marijuana sales in city

San Francisco is having a surprisingly difficult time establishing regulations for the broad legal pot market, thanks in part to criticism from older Chinese immigrants who oppose marijuana use. Divided San Francisco supervisors are scheduled to take up the issue at a board meeting Tuesday, where...

This endangered snail lives only in the L.A. area. Can the little creatures be saved?

Before Los Angeles was developed, the San Gabriel chestnut snail was a common sight from Compton to the San Gabriel Mountains. But today, experts say, it survives only in the Angeles National Forest and on adjacent private lands between Glendora and Altadena after being threatened by development,...

Essential California: USC had many warnings about medical school dean's behavior but took little action

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Tuesday, Nov. 14, and here’s what’s happening across California: TOP STORIES What they knew and when they knew it Complaints about Dr. Carmen Puliafito's drinking began to reach USC administrators more than five years ago. Then...

Retired NYPD detective from Robert Durst's past expected to testify in the millionaire's murder case

Robert Durst is scheduled to return to court in Los Angeles Tuesday for a hearing that will feature testimony from a retired New York police detective who investigated the long-ago disappearance of the real estate tycoon’s wife. The 74-year-old millionaire is accused of shooting his best friend,...

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