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2 held for allegedly firing on officers, civilians in Riverside County

For three days beginning Saturday, Riverside County sheriff’s deputies searched for a gunman who had fired on civilians and law enforcement officers with a high-powered rifle.

U.S. judge won't remove marijuana from most-dangerous drug list

A federal judge in Sacramento on Wednesday upheld the constitutionality of a 1970 federal law that classifies marijuana as a dangerous drug akin to LSD and heroin.

V. Stiviano to appeal order to return $2.6 million to Donald Sterling

V. Stiviano, the former companion of Donald Sterling, will appeal a Los Angeles County judge’s tentative decision that she return more than $2.6 million in cash and gifts to the former NBA team owner, her attorney said.

L.A. pushes to use shower, bathwater to combat drought

Faced with a worsening drought, there is a new push to allow Los Angeles residents to better harness leftover water from daily showers, dish washing and laundry.

LAPD arrests 14 protesters after#BlackLivesMatter demonstration

More than a dozen demonstrators protesting the treatment of minorities by law enforcement were arrested Tuesday after blocking traffic during rush hour in Los Angeles.

Post offices to stay open late for last-minute tax returns

The U.S. Postal Service is keeping several Southern California post offices open later than usual Wednesday, including three locations until midnight, while taxpayers scramble to mail their returns before the tax day deadline.

Santa Ana winds prompt red flag warning in L.A., Ventura counties

Strong Santa Ana winds are expected to exceed 60 mph Wednesday, prompting firefighters to deploy additional resources because of an increased risk of brush fires.

Big-rig freeway fuel spill halts traffic in downtown Los Angeles

A big-rig car carrier was leaking diesel fuel on the northbound 101 Freeway transition road to the southbound 110 Freeway, prompting a SigAlert in downtown Los Angeles early Wednesday, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Wife of ex-Clippers' owner wins $2.6 million lawsuit

A Los Angeles judge on Tuesday ruled that the wife of the former Clippers owner is owed $2.6 million by a woman her husband showered with gifts.

Man alleges retaliation by LAPD officers after videotaped beating

A man who sued the LAPD alleging that he'd been held down and beaten by police last fall  made new accusations on Tuesday, saying officers have been harassing him and his family in retaliation.

L.A. councilman looks to leftover bath, laundry water for conservation

City Councilman Paul Krekorian doesn't want the leftover water from daily showers, dish washing and laundry to go to waste. As this historic drought drags into its fourth year and public officials practically beg Californians to reduce water usage, Krekorian introduced a motion calling for new...

L.A. Unified board approves multibillion-dollar benefits package

The Los Angeles Board of Education approved a multibillion-dollar benefits plan Tuesday that will  maintain the current package of healthcare services for  employees for the next three years.

Vista man fined $1,000 for trying to sell protected birds to undercover agent

 A Vista man was fined $1,000 and put on a year's probation after pleading guilty to attempting to sell three protected birds: two Bali Mynas and a Philippine Buff Banded Rail.

LAPD arrests civil rights protesters who shut down Metro Blue Line

Dozens of civil rights protesters blocked the Metro Blue Line tracks during rush hour Tuesday as part of a nationwide demonstration against law enforcement treatment of people of color.

L.A. County supervisors call for Sheriff's Department hiring plan

As the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department launches a major hiring push, county officials are concerned that it will have a hard time filling hundreds of positions without compromising hiring standards.

Orange County car chase suspect linked to Texas teen's fatal heroin overdose

Federal officials said a heroin distributor who led police on a high-speed pursuit in Orange County on Monday night was wanted in connection with injecting a Dallas teen with a fatal dose of the drug.

Amid conflicting reports, L.A. County board orders audit of probation agency

Los Angeles County supervisors ordered a far-ranging audit of the county probation department Tuesday, amid debate over how much progress the department has made in improving conditions in its juvenile lockups.

L.A. County supervisors OK scaled back emergency communications plan

A stalled emergency communications project for Los Angeles County cleared a major hurdle Tuesday when the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a scaled-back plan and allowed most work to resume.

L.A. council candidate Ryu takes aim at council 'secret slush funds'

Los Angeles City Council candidate David Ryu took aim Tuesday at what he called "secret slush funds" for Councilman Tom LaBonge, vowing that if elected he would seek reforms in how council discretionary money is spent.

Robert Durst pleads not guilty to federal gun charge in New Orleans

Real estate heir Robert Durst pleaded not guilty to a federal gun charge Tuesday in New Orleans, leading one friend and employee to believe Durst will never be extradited to face a murder charge in California.

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