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Man arrested after police say he tried to carjack an off-duty Ventura officer

A 53-year-old man got a little more than he bargained for when police say he tried to carjack an off-duty Ventura officer who had his infant child with him Tuesday night. The police officer was sitting in his personal vehicle in a 99-cent store parking lot around 8 p.m. when he noticed a man, later...

Trump campaign pays Costa Mesa over $15,000 for costs of policing rally

Donald Trump's presidential campaign has cut a check to Costa Mesa for more than $15,000 to cover some of the costs the city racked up for policing an April 28 rally that sparked a massive protest. Thousands of people flocked to the event at the OC Fair & Event Center, filling the 8,500-seat Pacific...

Wally the whale's journey is over as carcass is cut up and removed from Encinitas beach

The last of Wally the wayward whale was removed from Grandview Beach in Encinitas on Monday, two days after the dead humpback washed ashore for what became its final appearance in a two-week odyssey down the Southern California coast. “We didn’t leave any scraps,” Encinitas Marine Safety Capt....

After sewage leak, beaches in Long Beach remain closed

Days after a sewage leak, beaches in Long Beach will remain closed until a second set of samples come back clean. Nelson Kerr, manager of Long Beach’s Bureau of Environmental Health, said initial test samples came back clean Tuesday, but a second set was taken to verify that the waters were safe....

Man convicted of plotting to kidnap, torture and kill federal judge with a wood chipper

John Walthall could not accept his punishment when 12 jurors found him guilty of bilking $5.5 million from an elderly couple. Breaking the decorum of federal court, he openly asserted his innocence and protested his conviction after the jury announced its decision. He did nothing wrong, he said,...

Essential California: Obamacare premiums are about to go up in the Golden State

Good morning. It is Wednesday, July 20. This $14-million compound east of San Diego has a million-dollar swimming pool and a go-kart track. Sounds like fun! Here's what else is happening in the Golden State: TOP STORIES Housing dispute Gov. Jerry Brown and the union that represents construction...

Brush fire burns in Hollywood Hills near 101 Freeway

More than 100 firefighters were battling a brush fire that broke out Tuesday afternoon and swiftly spread to 12 to 14 acres, authorities said. The blaze was reported about 3 p.m. near the northbound 101 Freeway and Cahuenga Boulevard, according to Margaret Stewart, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles...

Brush fire burns in Hollywood Hills near 101 Freeway

More than 100 firefighters were battling a brush fire that broke out Tuesday afternoon in the Hollywood Hills. The blaze was reported just after 3 p.m. near the northbound 101 Freeway and Cahuenga Boulevard, according to Margaret Stewart, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Fire Department. https://twitter.com/RemoCamero/status/755530894815789056...

L.A. housing measure has an unexpected foe: tenant activists

When labor unions and community groups teamed up to back a November affordable housing ballot measure, their plans drew a predictable set of opponents. The ballot measure, called Build Better L.A., would impose new requirements for affordable housing on real estate developers who seek to build...

California father dies in failed attempt to save his daughter, 6, from drowning in Hawaii

A Bay Area father died after jumping into a tide pool in Oahu to rescue his drowning 6-year-old daughter who had been swept away by a wave over the weekend, Hawaii officials said. The pair were identified Tuesday as Berkeley residents Mark Hornor, 46, and his daughter Mina. On Saturday morning,...

L.A. County to pay $10 million to man whose murder conviction was overturned

Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to pay $10.1 million to a man who spent 20 years behind bars before having his murder conviction overturned in 2011. Francisco Carrillo Jr. was convicted and sentenced to life in prison in 1992 in the fatal drive-by shooting of Donald Sarpy in Lynwood....

Finally! Owners of Chino Hills Powerball ticket claim share of $1.6-billion jackpot

The owners of the Chino Hills Powerball ticket that will share a third of the record $1.6-billion jackpot won in January have finally come forward, California State Lottery officials announced Tuesday. Marvin and Mae Acosta, who requested that their hometown not be identified, will take the lump...

Pregnant woman attacked after husband's ex-girlfriend allegedly posed as her on Craigslist

The former girlfriend of a U.S. marshal pretended to be his pregnant wife and placed “rape fantasy” ads on Craigslist, causing the wife to be attacked, prosecutors said Monday. Michelle Suzanne Hadley, 29, of Ontario has been charged with 10 felonies, including stalking, making threats, assault...

Funding priorities, executive salaries top agenda as Cal State trustees welcome five new campus presidents

When Gov. Jerry Brown signed off on the state’s final budget plan, which gave California State University about 60% of the additional funding that administrators said they needed for the 2016-2017 fiscal year, university officials had to make tough allocation decisions and downsized certain priorities,...

How 'fat shaming' on Snapchat turned into a criminal investigation

Last week, Playboy model Dani Mathers took a photo of a nude woman in a locker room shower at an LA Fitness gym and posted it on Snapchat with the caption, “If I can’t unsee this then you can’t either.” Mathers immediately faced the wrath of critics on social media who accused her of fat shaming,...

Man charged with murder in triple shooting that killed 9-year-old boy, father in San Bernardino

A man accused of killing three people, including a 9-year-old boy and his father, in a shooting at a San Bernardino liquor store was charged with three counts of murder, police said Monday.  Trayvon Brown, 26, was charged in connection with the slaying of 9-year-old Travon Williams; the boy’s father,...

Social workers arraigned in case of tortured, fatally beaten 8-year-old boy

A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge denied a motion to drop charges of felony child abuse and falsifying public records against four social workers related to the torture and death of 8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez. Stefanie Rodriguez, 31, Patricia Clement, 65, Kevin Bom, 37, and Gregory Merritt,...

Sewage spill in L.A. forces closure of beaches in Long Beach

A sewage spill in downtown Los Angeles flowed into the L.A. River on Monday and prompted officials in Long Beach to shut down the city’s beaches. The spill occurred near 6th Street and Mission Road in Boyle Heights, according to Paul Gomez, a spokesman for the City of Los Angeles Department of Public...

Former top L.A. County attorney alleges misconduct by supervisors in new suit

The former top attorney for Los Angeles County has filed a second lawsuit against the county and his former clients, the Board of Supervisors, alleging that he was ousted for trying to prevent misconduct by the board. In particular, former county counsel Mark Saladino alleged that he was targeted...

'Watch your back,' LAPD chief tells rank-and-file in wake of Baton Rouge and Dallas attacks

Citing his concerns over copycat violence, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck detailed Monday the steps the LAPD has taken to better protect officers after what he described as a “cowardly attack of assassination” on police in Baton Rouge. Although there have been no specific threats to officers...

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