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L.A. council faces key question: Who pays to fix broken sidewalks?

As Los Angeles lawmakers again turn their focus to the buckled, broken sidewalks that line city streets, they face a key question: Who should pay to fix them?

Poway girl dies after falling down canyon in Yellowstone National Park

An 8-year-girl from San Diego County died after falling more than 500 feet down a canyon in Yellowstone National Park, officials said Monday.

Family of U.S. Marine's missing wife prayed for 'different outcome'

Family members of a Marine's missing wife, whose body was found in a mine shaft near Joshua Tree National Park, say they prayed for a different outcome but were relieved the investigation was over.

L.A. dramatically increases 'water cops' staffing as drought worsens

Los Angeles officials announced Monday they are beefing up their water-wasting patrols. But just don’t call them "water cops."

Armenian gang associate gets 13 years in prison in identity-theft case

An Armenian gang associate was sentenced Monday to more than 13 years in prison for his role in a racketeering conspiracy aimed at stealing the account information of more than 80 elderly bank customers.

LAPD credits armored vehicle for protection in morning shootout

At a time when police action in the Midwest is raising concerns about the militarization of local law enforcement agencies, police in South Los Angeles are crediting some of that equipment for saving lives during a dramatic run-and-gun pursuit before daybreak Monday.

Stinson Beach water board approves rationing plan

The water district board in Marin County's Stinson Beach has approved a rationing plan months in the making that would give residents in the vacationers' haven an edge over owners of seasonal rental properties.

Bellflower man is killed by deputies during domestic disturbance

A Bellflower man was killed Monday in a standoff with deputies at his home, where he reportedly held his girlfriend captive, officials said.

More arrests possible after body of Marine's missing wife is found

Authorities say more arrests are possible in the death of a U.S. Marine's missing wife, whose body was found 140 feet down a mine shaft near Joshua Tree National Park.

Big memorial for Robin Williams despite Westboro protest threat

Robin Williams was remembered at a service Sunday as a gifted actor who also was a big supporter of charity in San Francisco.

Body of Marine's missing wife found in mine shaft; suspect arrested

The body of a U.S. Marine's wife who went missing in June has been found 140 feet down in a mine shaft near Joshua Tree National Park, and her former neighbor has been arrested in connection with her death, authorities announced Mon...

'Severe' drought covers nearly 99.8% of California, report says

Drought conditions may have leveled off across California, but nearly 100% of the state remains in the third-harshest category for dryness, according to the latest measurements.

Body found on remote trail near Laurel Canyon Park

A body was discovered Monday on a remote trail near Laurel Canyon Park, officials said.

Suspect killed in LAPD shootout had 'high-powered' rifle, police say

One of two suspects who are accused of engaging police in a running shootout through South Los Angeles early Monday was armed with a “high-powered” rifle that wounded a 22-year department veteran, police officials said.

Wildfire above Azusa in Angeles National Forest is 40% contained

A wildfire north of Azusa that forced hundreds of people to evacuate their campsites, picnic areas and canyon homes is 40% contained and smaller than officials originally believed.

Student's Instagram threats prompt beefed up law enforcement presence

The presence of law enforcement will be bolstered at Santa Clarita Valley schools on Monday after a teenage boy was accused of posting death threats on social media aimed at students.

LAPD officer wounded, suspect killed in 110 Freeway shootout

A section of the northbound 110 Freeway heading into downtown was closed early Monday as Los Angeles police investigated a shooting that they said left one of two gunmen dead and an officer wounded.

Steep terrain hampers fight against 400-acre wildfire above Azusa

A fast-moving 400-acre wildfire in the hills above Azusa was just 5% contained late Sunday and early Monday, but was burning away from homes, fire officials said.

Earthquake with preliminary 3.7 magnitude strikes Big Bear

A shallow magnitude 3.7 earthquake was reported Sunday evening, 4 miles from Big Bear City, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Azusa fire grows to more than 300 acres

A brush fire in the Angeles National Forest north of Azusa has grown to more than 300 acres and prompted the evacuation of hundreds of campers and hikers, officials said Sunday.

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