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92-year-old man charged in Valentine's Day killing of wife

A 92-year-old veteran has been charged in the shotgun killing of his wife on Valentine’s Day, according to police and the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office. Carven Nathaniel Kendrick was charged Thursday with one count of voluntary manslaughter in the death of 73-year-old Jenelle Gamble-Kendrick...

Sheriff's Department investigates alleged head-butting incident involving Justin Bieber at West Hollywood's restaurant

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is investigating an alleged head-butting incident involving pop star Justin Bieber at a West Hollywood restaurant early Saturday. Deputies responded to a battery report about 2 a.m. at Serafina Sunset restaurant in the 8700 block of Sunset Boulevard,...

Rain runoff may have undermined Oroville Dam's concrete spillway, report says

Rainwater erosion alongside the Oroville Dam’s main spillway appears to have contributed to the heavy damage that prompted a crisis, forcing more than 100,000 to be evacuated from their homes, a report reviewed by The Times showed. A summary of the incident, prepared by state water officials four...

'Day without immigrants': Some say they can't afford to walk out, but thousands do

On Thursday, thousands of immigrants skipped work and school to participate in "a day without immigrants," a protest highlighting the contributions immigrants make to restaurants, businesses and the nation's overall economy.  In Los Angeles, where immigrants are part of everyday life, the message...

After three years, masseuse charged in buttock augmentation death

A Long Beach massage therapist was charged Thursday with the death of a woman who went into cardiac arrest while receiving a buttock augmentation three years ago, officials said. Sandra Yaneth Pérez-Gonzalez, who also goes by Sandra Yaneth Slaughter, is facing one count of murder for the February...

Jury: San Diego police did not retaliate against officer in racist cartoon case

San Diego police did not retaliate against a black sergeant who complained about racial discrimination and insensitivity within the department, including the use of a 1909 racist cartoon in a training session, a jury decided Thursday. Arthur Scott, 45, filed his lawsuit against the city in January...

Baby brought to ER for allergic reaction was on meth, police say

An mother was arrested this week after she took her baby boy to a hospital in the San Joaquin Valley for an allergic reaction, but officials discovered he was on meth, police said. Tenessa Price, 28, was taken into custody Wednesday on suspicion of child cruelty that could lead to injury or death...

Anti-Semitic notes left at homes and Jewish center in Ventura County neighborhood

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office has created a task force to investigate several anti-Semitic notes left on homes and a Jewish center over the weekend. Residents discovered the handwritten notes in the unincorporated community of Oak Park about 8 p.m. Saturday. The notes were found outside seven...

Lanterman House exhibit sheds light on lawmaker who advocated for disabled Californians

Who was Frank Lanterman? A man whose passion for playing the organ inspired him to abandon his studies at USC weeks before graduation? Or a state assemblyman whose work on behalf of people with disabilities is still evident 40 years later? Or perhaps he was a bit of a recluse who rubbed elbows...

'It's going to be a mess': Southern California braces for worst storm in years

The strongest storm to hit Southwest California in several years is expected to bring torrential rain, flash flooding and powerful winds on Friday, forecasters say. The storm is expected to dump up to 6 inches of rain on Los Angeles County beaches and valleys and 5 to 10 inches on south-facing...

Ex-Palm Springs mayor and 2 developers charged with corruption involving $375,000 in bribes

The former mayor of Palm Springs and two major developers in the city were charged Thursday with public corruption and other felonies in a scheme that netted the one-time city leader $375,000 in bribes, according to the Riverside County district attorney. Former Mayor Steve Pougnet, 53,  and developers...

Storm headed to Oroville Dam area carries 10 inches of rain, revised forecast warns

Spillway repairs at the troubled Oroville Dam will get their first major test this weekend, as meteorologists have revised their forecast and are now predicting a much wetter and warmer storm outlook. Light to moderate rain began falling across Northern California early Thursday and will likely...

Friend who supplied rifles to San Bernardino terrorists enters guilty pleas in federal court

The man who purchased two rifles used in the 2015 San Bernardino terror attacks pleaded guilty Thursday to charges of conspiring to provide material support to terrorists and making false statements in connection with the purchase of a firearm. Enrique Marquez Jr., a close friend of gunman Syed...

Stunning 'Firefall' lights up Yosemite's El Capitan

When the conditions are just right, a glowing orange light that looks like a wall of flowing lava can be seen peeking through Yosemite National Park's El Capitan. Every February, the attraction, known as "Firefall," draws photographers hoping to capture the bright light at Horsetail Fall. According...

Be prepared: Monster storm could be biggest of season for L.A. area

What forecasters say could be the biggest storm of an already wet season is expected to barrel into Southern California tonight, bringing sustained rains Friday and into Saturday. The storm will have several elements that officials warn could cause damage: high surf, powerful wind and downpours...

L.A. Unified urges students and teachers not to join 'A Day without Immigrants' protests

L.A. Unified is urging students not to join in any walkouts or demonstrations planned for Thursday as part of a national “Day without Immigrants” being marked across the country. The nation’s second-largest school district contacted parents and employees via voicemail on Wednesday evening with...

Man drowns in aqueduct while trying to rescue his dog

A man who tried to rescue his dog after it fell into the California Aqueduct in Hesperia drowned Tuesday after he too fell into the canal, authorities say. The tragedy occurred around noon as Lucas Hermenegildo, 58, of Victorville, was on a Valentine’s Day stroll with his wife and three dogs, according...

Nonprofit land trust turns over 3,000 acres to Mojave National Preserve

A nonprofit group has donated more than 3,000 acres of desert land to the Mojave National Preserve. The Mojave Desert Land Trust announced Wednesday that it had handed over ecologically and historically significant land to the park. The 110 parcels already are surrounded by the national preserve....

Secret witness in Robert Durst murder case revealed to be a friend of victim Susan Berman

It was finally time for the secret witness. As two bodyguards escorted the man into the courtroom through a back entrance, New York real estate scion Robert Durst leaned forward slightly, tracing the man’s steps with his eyes. It was Nathan “Nick” Chavin, his longtime friend and the man whose wedding...

Orange Coast College suspends student who recorded professor's anti-Trump comments

The Orange Coast College student who secretly video-recorded a professor’s classroom comments calling President Trump’s election victory “an act of terrorism” is being suspended for violating campus policy. In a Feb. 9 letter, interim dean of students Victoria Lugo informed Caleb O’Neil of the...

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