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Earthquake: 3.9 quake strikes near Mammoth Lakes

A shallow magnitude 3.9 earthquake was reported Saturday afternoon 14 miles from Mammoth Lakes, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 12:24 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 3.1 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was 67 miles from Clovis, Calif., 68 miles from...

Military families are unlawfully evicted from rental homes

In a landmark case, two companies that manage military housing have been fined for illegally evicting service members and their families from rental homes. The settlements with California and the federal government, totaling more than half a million dollars, involve 17 troops stationed in San Diego...

Shooting at West Covina house party leaves 1 dead, 1 wounded

Two people were shot, one fatally, at a West Covina house party Friday night, police said. Officers responded to a complaint of loud noise from a party at a house on the 800 block of East Michelle Street at 10:32 p.m., said West Covina Police Lt. Travis Tibbetts. When they arrived, they encountered...

To be young, rich and Chinese in America

Rudy Rong took a seat at a table in the Commerce Casino's poker hall, his legs jigging with nervous energy. The 22-year-old son of Chinese video game billionaires hadn't come here to gamble. Rong was launching a virtual reality startup, and he had arrived hours earlier to videotape a musical performance...

Burglary suspects lead police on chase through downtown construction site

It looked like a scene from “The Fast & Furious” franchise —  police cars chasing an SUV through a busy construction site and against traffic on a one-way street.  A chase involving three residential burglary suspects who fled police in Glendale and abandoned their SUV in downtown Los Angeles ended...

Toddler whose body was found inside a duffel bag drowned, prosecutor says

A toddler whose body was found inside a duffel bag carried by a California man attempting to enter Mexico drowned earlier this week at a home in Whittier and also suffered from malnutrition and dehydration, a  prosecutor said Friday.  Deputy Dist. Atty. Kurt Mechals gave few other details about...

Ex-L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca pleads not guilty to new obstruction charges

Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca pleaded not guilty Friday afternoon to felony charges arising from an FBI probe into county jails. At an arraignment in a downtown federal courtroom, Baca entered his plea before U.S. District Judge Percy Anderson and told the judge he suffers from periods...

Officials to offer $40,000 reward for information on shooting deaths of Long Beach mother and daughter

Long Beach officials and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors are set to offer a $40,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person who shot and killed a mother and her 4-year-old daughter in a city intersection Saturday. Carina Mancera, 26, and her daughter, Jennabel, were...

Amid meningitis outbreak, officials urge vaccination - but not for everyone

Health officials in Los Angeles and Orange counties are racing to vaccinate gay men for meningitis, as a growing outbreak in the region appears to be hitting them particularly hard. Orange County health workers launched evening pop-up clinics at gay bars, night clubs and LGBT centers. At the first...

Family of 14-year-old boy shot by LAPD calls for release of body cam footage

Lawyers representing the mother of a 14-year-old boy who was shot and killed by police in Boyle Heights are calling on the LAPD to release all videos, photographs and other evidence of the shooting. Demands that authorities release evidence in the death of Jesse Romero -- who reportedly shot at...

Man sentenced to life without parole in killing of Cal State Northridge student

A Long Beach man was sentenced to life in prison without parole Friday for the death of a Cal State Northridge student who met his killer on Craigslist. Agustin Rosendo Fernandez was convicted in June of first-degree murder for the stabbing death of Abdullah Abdullatif Alkadi, 23, whose body was...

Glendale police arrest woman suspected in two kidnapping attempts

Glendale police have arrested a woman suspected in the attempted kidnappings of two children on Wednesday.  Lisa Arnold, 52, of Glendale, was arrested at approximately 2:30 a.m. Friday, the Glendale Police Department said in a statement.  Detectives “have been working through the night conducting...

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan is again detained, this time at LAX

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan found himself detained once again while trying to enter the United States, this time at Los Angeles International Airport.  Khan, one of India's biggest celebrities, took to Twitter on Thursday night to express his disappointment, although he did not specifically...

Southern California is in for another heat wave in the coming days

A heat wave is expected to smother Southern California this weekend and last into next week, with high temperatures elevating the risk of wildfire throughout the region.   The mercury in downtown Los Angeles is expected to climb from the mid-80s Saturday to close to 90 on Sunday, while the valleys...

Ex-boyfriend suspected in fatal stabbing of 16-year-old girl

An ex-boyfriend is suspected in the fatal stabbing of a 16-year-old girl in Pico Rivera early Friday morning, authorities said.  Deputies responded around 3:15 a.m. to a home in the 9800 block of Shade Lane, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Grace Medrano. There, they found the...

Earthquake: 3.5 quake strikes near Soledad

A shallow magnitude 3.5 earthquake was reported Friday morning 13 miles from Soledad, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 2:08 a.m. PDT at a depth of 4.3 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was 17 miles from Greenfield, 22 miles from Hollister and 24...

Multi-vehicle crash in Tarzana shuts down five lanes on 101 Freeway

A multi-vehicle traffic collision in Tarzana shut down several lanes in both directions of the 101 Freeway late Thursday, authorities said. The crash was reported just after 9 p.m. on the eastbound 101 Freeway east of the Reseda Boulevard exit, said Officer Tony Polizzi of the California Highway...

Fiery bus crash in Santa Barbara County injures 6 farmworkers

A converted school bus carrying more than two dozen farmworkers crashed Thursday afternoon in a rural part of Santa Barbara County and became engulfed in flames, fire officials said. Six people were injured and taken to a hospital, according to Capt. Dave Zaniboni of the Santa Barbara County Fire...

Probation statistics show increase in use of force at L.A. County juvenile halls

Use-of-force incidents at Los Angeles County juvenile halls have increased in recent months, but probation officials say it’s unclear what’s behind the rise. Overall, monthly use of force incidents increased by 85%, from 55 to 102, at the three county-run juvenile halls — Central Juvenile Hall...

San Francisco woman beaten by three men who put a bag over her head

A woman was assaulted in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district Tuesday evening by three men who threw a bag over her head and viciously beat her, police said.  Officer Grace Gatpandan of the San Francisco Police Department said the 47-year-old victim was walking near Larkin Street and Golden Gate...

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