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Pomona SWAT officer killed in line of duty 'loved' his work

The Pomona SWAT officer who was fatally injured while serving a search warrant in San Gabriel was remembered Wednesday as a veteran lawman who was passionate about his job and well-known within the community.

Mediation fails in ACLU lawsuit over VA leases at West L.A. campus

Mediation between the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the American Civil Liberties Union has failed to resolve a long-running dispute over leases on the sprawling West Los Angeles campus.

Man charged with killing woman he allegedly challenged to street race

A Sunland man has been charged in the death of a woman who was killed after he challenged her to a street race, authorities said.

Prosecutors consider death penalty for pair accused of killing deputies

Authorities in two Northern California counties that each lost a sheriff's deputy during a shooting rampage last week say they will jointly prosecute the husband and wife couple arrested in the killings.

Reward offered in road rage killing of Oakland mother of four

Police have offered a $30,000 reward in the case of an Oakland mother of four who was gunned down in a road rage incident after leaving a grocery store.

Huntington Beach officials unaware of elephant at wedding despite ban

Huntington Beach officials say they were unaware that an elephant was brought into the city for use in a wedding ceremony, despite an ordinance banning performances by exotic animals.

SWAT officer shot in head during San Gabriel operation dies

A Pomona police SWAT officer shot in the back of the head while serving a search warrant in San Gabriel early Tuesday has died, authorities said.

Garden Grove man suspected of assaulting woman he met on Craigslist

Garden Grove authorities are searching for potential additional victims of a man arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a woman he met on Craigslist.

SWAT officer in critical condition, likely shot in back of head

Authorities have identified the Pomona police officer who was shot early Tuesday while serving a search warrant, alleging a known gang member opened fire on the officer as he tried to enter a San Gabriel home. 

Mosquito that can carry deadly disease found in San Diego

A kind of mosquito known to spread the deadly dengue hemorrhagic fever has been found in San Diego for the first time.

L.A. lawmakers seek study on possible minimum wage hikes

A committee of Los Angeles lawmakers decided Tuesday to seek outside help in analyzing the possible effects of raising the minimum wage to $13.25 or $15.25.

Police seek couple in videotaped hit-and-run case

Los Angeles police looking for additional clues released a video Monday showing a man being repeatedly run over and dragged by a car, but somehow surviving.

L.A. city workers rally over bank deals as bargaining continues

A large crowd of city workers, labor activists and their allies marched downtown and packed the stairs of City Hall on Tuesday, demanding that city leaders step up pressure on Wall Street banks to renegotiate deals they say are costing the city.

Two men face murder, gang charges in girl's shooting death

Prosecutors have filed murder charges against two reputed gang members arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a 9-year-old girl as she played in front of her Anaheim apartment.

Robber has change of a heart, returns cash and apologizes, police say

A robber who held up a Eureka gas station had a change of heart after pulling off the heist and returned to the filling station to give back the money, authorities said.

Sacramento-area rampage suspects charged with murder, attempted murder

A man accused of killing two sheriff’s deputies and wounding another also stole a deputy’s squad car and shotgun during a crime spree in Northern California, according to a complaint filed by Sacramento County prosecutors Tuesday.

TSA: Cannon barrel found on flight to California

In the annals of strange things found by Transportation Security Administration workers in passengers' luggage, this discovery might have been one of the more potentially explosive.

Basketball coach accused of sexual battery, illegally filming students

A Los Angeles basketball coach who ran a program for aspiring collegiate athletes was arrested on suspicion of sexual battery and illegally filming young men in the bathroom of his home.

Ventura County deputy killed during traffic stop on freeway

A Ventura County sheriff's deputy was killed early Tuesday after he was struck by a vehicle during a traffic stop on the 101 Freeway, authorities said.

SWAT officer shot during operation in San Gabriel; condition unknown

A Pomona police SWAT officer was shot early Tuesday during a search warrant operation in San Gabriel, authorities said.

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