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He served as a Marine in Vietnam and later dedicated his life to helping struggling vets and others. Now he's fighting for his life

Ken Williams, who grew up in La Mirada, saved the draft board the cost of a stamp. “I volunteered,” he said. “I was raised to serve our country. You didn’t question it.” He went to Vietnam with the 9th Marines in 1969, saw action and made it home considerably less gung-ho about the war. That’s...

Santa Monica school leader voted on contracts with firms that did business with her husband, documents show

A Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District board member has been casting votes that benefited construction management and financial advisory companies without disclosing that her husband does business with those firms, school board records as well as sworn testimony show. Maria Leon-Vazquez’s...

'It's been a night from hell': Homeless pushed out of Santa Ana River face uncertain futures

Orange County sheriff's deputies and county officials arrived at the Santa Ana riverbed in Fountain Valley about 9 a.m. and began telling homeless people it was time to leave.

LAPD drops investigation of Corey Feldman's sexual abuse report

The Los Angeles Police Department has ended its investigation into actor Corey Feldman's allegations of sexual abuse and will not seek charges. A statement issued by the LAPD on Thursday said the occurrence Feldman reported was too old to be prosecuted. “Los Angeles Police Department detectives...

Bell Gardens motorcycle officer injured in crash

A Bell Gardens police officer was injured Friday morning after his motorcycle collided with a vehicle in Montebello, authorities said. The officer, who was not identified, was riding southbound on Greenwood Avenue when he struck a vehicle that was pulling out of a driveway shortly after 7 p.m.,...

Fight over military attire leads to stabbing in downtown San Diego, police say

An argument over a military uniform led to a stabbing in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter on Thursday night, just hours before Veterans Day ceremonies were set to take place throughout California, police said. The dispute erupted around 11:40 p.m. outside a bar in the 600 block of 5th Avenue, according...

Sex assault suspect arrested after leaping off freeway overpass

A man accused of sexual assault led Huntington Beach police on a car chase along the 605 Freeway before leaping off an overpass in the hopes of escaping, authorities said. The man, who was the subject of a sexual assault investigation launched by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, was...

Essential California: The race for California governor could be close

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Friday, Nov. 10, and here’s what’s happening across California: TOP STORIES Checking in on state politics Californians overwhelmingly support Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s reelection bid, and she is far better known than her top rival,...

The Oroville Dam spillway was wrecked months ago. Here's where the repairs stand as rain season looms

New images released by the state highlight just how colossal the repair job has been for the patched up spillway at the Oroville Reservoir, which starting this week will start to take on rain.

4 pedestrians struck by car near Boyle Heights food stand

Four people were injured — two critically — in car crash Friday evening in Boyle Heights. The Los Angeles Fire Department said the crash occurred on the 900 block of Marietta Street about 7 p.m. All the victims were taken to local hospitals. Social media images of the scene show the crash occurred...

PG&E says private power line might have sparked deadly wine country fire

The deadliest of last month’s wildfires in California’s wine country may have been started by electrical equipment not owned or installed by Pacific Gas and Electric Co., the utility said in a court filing. PG&E said in a legal filing Thursday that a preliminary investigation suggests that a private...

Warning sirens stayed silent the night deadly wildfires swept into Mendocino County

In the aftermath of deadly fires that swept through Mendocino County last month, officials are examining why air raid sirens remained silent as flames swept into neighborhoods. Nine people died in the Oct. 9 fire in Redwood Valley, where it took more than an hour for the Sheriff’s Department to...

Mountain lion in San Francisco neighborhood tranquilized, relocated

A fish and wildlife warden cornered a female mountain lion Friday that was loping through a San Francisco residential neighborhood and shot it with a tranquilizer. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the cougar was spotted amid trees, brush and ivy behind a housing complex in the city's Diamond...

Gay and bisexual men at higher risk of hepatitis A in L.A. County as outbreak grows

L.A. County's hepatitis A outbreak has been much smaller than San Diego's, with 29 cases compared with 544. But officials say gay men are now at risk here and that an LAPD officer who works on skid row was infected, raising questions about the county's strategy to focus on the homeless.

Earthquake: 3.6 quake strikes near Anza

A shallow magnitude 3.6 earthquake was reported Thursday afternoon about 14 miles from Anza, Calif, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 4:23 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 3.7 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was seven miles from Ribbonwood, 16 miles from...

CHP officer claims discrimination over his Air National Guard service

A lawsuit filed by a California Highway Patrol officer is alleging discrimination and harassment in his Central California station over his requests for leave to serve in the Air National Guard. Officer Christopher Lutz alleges that his supervisors in the Oakhurst Station, east of Merced, made...

'Dreamer' who sued Trump for being deported is arrested after entering the country illegally again

A 23-year-old man who sued the Trump administration over his deportation to Mexico but later dropped the suit was arrested early this week after illegally reentering the country for a second time, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Juan Manuel Montes-Bojorquez entered the country...

ACLU study blasts Bakersfield police, Kern County Sheriff's Office for 'disturbing pattern' of force

The American Civil Liberties Union called for major reforms in the Bakersfield Police Department and the Kern County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday, releasing a scathing report that detailed repeated allegations of excessive force and the misuse of police dogs to injure and intimidate suspects....

Woman drives stolen U-Haul into downtown produce market and rams a police car along the way

A woman driving a stolen U-Haul truck led police on a wild chase through downtown Los Angeles on Thursday and appeared to be singing or talking to herself as she swerved through traffic and ultimately plowed into vegetable crates and a police cruiser inside a pedestrian produce market. The pursuit,...

Suspect attacks officer, steals cop's gun during wild Long Beach pursuit

A car theft suspect attacked a Long Beach police officer, stole the officer’s gun and carjacked another vehicle before leading officers on a wild pursuit Wednesday night, authorities said. A Long Beach police officer detained the suspect, identified only as a 27-year-old city resident, after responding...

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