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Ferry crashes at San Francisco pier, injuring 10 passengers

A San Francisco ferry carrying hundreds of passengers to Oakland hit a harbor piling in San Francisoco on Sunday, injuring children and adults as they tumbled, including one who suffered a gash over his eye.

Sick passenger who prompted Ebola scare at LAX recently visited Africa

Health officials determined the sick passenger who sparked an Ebola scare Sunday afternoon at Los Angeles International Airport did not have the disease but had recently visited Africa.

Series of earthquakes hits Mammoth Lakes area

A shallow magnitude 4.0 earthquake was reported Sunday afternoon 15 miles from Mammoth Lakes, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 5:13 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 4.3 miles.

Arriving passenger at LAX found not to have Ebola

A United flight that landed at Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday afternoon was diverted to a remote gate after a passenger on the plane exhibited "flu-like symptoms" associated with Ebola, but it was later determined the passenger was not at risk for the deadly virus.

Ebola researcher turns to crowdfunding for help in finding cure

A scientist at the Scripps Research Institute who is leading an international effort to find a cure for Ebola has turned to crowdfunding to raise money to buy equipment to speed her work.

Earthquake: 3.3 quake strikes near Joshua Tree

A shallow magnitude 3.3 earthquake was reported Sunday afternoon 6 miles from Joshua Tree, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 1:16 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 4.3 miles.

Three shootings overnight in Stockton leave five people dead

Stockton homicide detectives were searching for suspects and motives Sunday in a series of apparently unrelated shootings overnight that left five people dead at three locations in the San Joaquin County city.

Couples taking sunset picture hit by train; one dead, two injured

One person was killed and two others injured Saturday night when they were struck by a train near Santa Barbara.

Bicyclist in Antelope Valley killed by vehicle

A bicyclist was struck and killed by a vehicle Saturday night in Pearblossom, an unincorporated area of the Antelope Valley southeast of Palmdale.

Wildfire near Lake Tahoe now 67% contained, 6 homes destroyed

Firefighters were gaining ground late Saturday in the battle against a wildfire in Placer County near Lake Tahoe that has destroyed several homes and is threatening 400 more.

Arson suspect arrested in Boles fire; 157 homes were destroyed

Police in the small Northern California city of Weed have arrested a suspect on suspicion of arson in connection with a fire that destroyed 157 homes and forced the evacuation of 4,000 people last month.

Asbestos scare: 1,300 O.C. students now without a school

A beleaguered Huntington Beach school district has now closed three of its campuses because of an asbestos scare, leaving 1,300 students without a school to attend.

Tuskegee Airmen join final leg of 450-mile bike ride for injured vets

Two Tuskegee Airmen are expected to join more than 200 injured veterans and their supporters for the conclusion of a seven-day, 450-mile bicycle ride that ends Saturday in Los Angeles.

Earthquake: 3.2 quake occurs near Morongo Valley

A shallow magnitude 3.2 earthquake was reported Saturday afternoon three miles from Morongo Valley, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 2:02 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 6.8 miles.

Three arrested in death of their purported kidnapper in Gardena

Three people who called Gardena police saying they had knocked out a man who tried to kidnap them have been arrested after the man was found to be dead, authorities said.

Infant found dead at Compton home

Authorities are investigating the death of an infant reported Saturday at a Compton residence.

San Diego Zoo building new exhibit for Asian leopards

The San Diego Zoo this week began construction of a new habitat area for critically endangered Asian leopards.

Woman behind bars 17 years walks free after judge says she's innocent

A woman convicted of murder and imprisoned for 17 years walked out of a Torrance courthouse Friday after a judge called her life sentence “a failure of the criminal justice system” and ordered her release.

School stunned after bizarre drug arrest of prep school headmaster

When they stepped inside the hotel room 13 miles east of Sacramento, deputies found the 54-year-old man reportedly surrounded by drugs and with a unconscious young woman.

$13 million awarded to California charter schools

The U.S. Department of Education said Friday that it awarded about $13 million to three charter school networks in California to help them expand.

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