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Ground, air crews fighting brush fire in Rustic Canyon area

Ground and air crews were aggressively attacking a brush fire in the Rustic Canyon area near Brentwood late Thursday, according the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Another CSUN fraternity being investigated for possible hazing

School officials said late Thursday that a fraternity at Cal State Northridge was under investigation for possible hazing, months after a pledge at a different Greek organization died during a mandatory hike.

Seven injured when car hits Mexican restaurant in Northern California

Seven people were injured, two seriously, Thursday evening after a car plowed into the front of a Mexican restaurant in Northern California, police said.

Authorities offer $55,000 reward to find killer of Anaheim girl

Anaheim authorities Thursday offered a $55,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who shot and killed a 9-year-old girl while she played outside her home.

Overturned vehicle closes eastbound lanes on 10 Freeway in Santa Monica

An overturned vehicle in the McClure Tunnel shut down all eastbound lanes of the 10 Freeway in Santa Monica late Thursday evening, authorities said.

Menifee councilman accused of using his position for financial gain

Riverside prosecutors said a Menifee councilman was arrested and charged Thursday on suspicion of having a conflict of interest, using his position for financial gain and not having a license for an event venue he owns.

San Marcos students warned about man accused of fondling women's feet

Students at Cal State San Marcos have been warned about a 19-year-old man accused of making "inappropriate sexual advances" toward women, focusing on their feet and toes.

Authorities look for woman who may have vandalized 10 national parks

The National Park Service is hunting for a serial vandalizer: a woman believed to have spent the last few weeks visiting parks in the West and defacing landmarks by painting images on them.

CalArts students protest school's handling of rape allegations

California Institute of the Arts students walked out of their classes Thursday afternoon to protest the school's handling of rape allegations reported by one woman.

Menifee councilman arrested in city park, D.A.'s office says

A Menifee councilman was arrested Thursday in a city park by investigators with the Riverside County district attorney's office, but prosecutors declined to say what he was arrested on suspicion of.

Judge leaning toward partial release of Pasadena police shooting report

A Los Angeles judge said Tuesday that he was leaning toward ordering the city of Pasadena to make public at least a portion of a report by an independent consultant into the 2012 fatal police shooting of an unarmed African American teenager.

$12 million is pledged to supportive housing for homeless people

A major philanthropic funder has pledged $12 million to develop supportive housing for Los Angeles County's homeless population.

Pasadena City College paid Oscar-winning screenwriter not to sue

Pasadena City College leaders agreed to pay Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black nearly $26,000 not to sue the school after it rescinded an invitation for him to be the commencement speaker earlier this year, according to copy of the settlement agreement obtained by The Times.

Reward in Echo Park animal deaths grows to $5,000

A $5,000 reward is being offered for information about the deaths of seven animals that were found arranged in a circle in ritualistic fashion in Echo Park.

Judge reinstates port truckers fired in labor dispute

A federal judge on Tuesday reinstated two Los Angeles Harbor-area truck drivers, who said they were illegally fired during a labor dispute with their employer, Green Fleet Systems in Carson.

Evacuations ordered after police find suspicious device in Van Nuys

An LAPD bomb squad is investigating suspicious objects found Tuesday afternoon inside the bed of a stolen truck in Van Nuys.

Police use iPad to find woman trapped overnight in ravine

A police officer used an iPad to track down a 28-year-old woman who was trapped overnight after her car rolled hundreds of feet down an embankment just east of San Jose, police said.

Ebola hoax on bus will cost taxpayers thousands of dollars, Metro says

When a man shouted "I have Ebola!" on a Metro bus in Los Angeles on Monday, what followed was more than just a made-for-TV scare.

Deadly Stockton bank robbery, hostage's death to get outside scrutiny

The city of Stockton has hired a Washington-based research group to probe its police department’s deadly response to a bank robbery turned hostage situation earlier this year, officials announced Tuesday.

Amid drought, mayor directs L.A. to cut water use 20% by 2017

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti issued an executive directive on Tuesday requiring Los Angeles to reduce its fresh water use 20% by 2017 as a response to the prolonged drought.

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