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South San Francisco officer in critical condition after skateboard attack

A South San Francisco police officer was in critical condition after a man struck him in the head with a skateboard during a confrontation on Thanksgiving Day, authorities said. The officer was responding to a disturbance in the early afternoon at a business in the 300 block of Grand Avenue, police...

Pepperdine will open a Staples Center classroom in partnership with AEG

Pepperdine University is expanding its presence in downtown Los Angeles under a new partnership with AEG that will create classroom space in Staples Center for students pursuing careers in sports and entertainment business. The agreement, announced this month, will tap into AEG’s network of sports...

Air pollution hot spot in Paramount spurs calls for action on metal factory emissions

Even with the doors and windows closed, Venecia Yanez can’t escape the head-splitting, metallic odors that permeate her Paramount home. Yanez says the harsh fumes and smoke that waft in at all hours and the rusty residue she finds on her family’s car must be coming from one of the metal-forging...

Florence Henderson, "The Brady Bunch" mom, dies

Florence Henderson, the wholesome actress who went from Broadway star to television icon when she became Carol Brady, the ever-cheerful mom residing over “The Brady Bunch,” has died. She was 82. She died surrounded by family and friends, her manager, Kayla Pressman, said in a statement late Thursday....

La Habra teen dies days after being hit by debris on the 57 Freeway

A 17-year-old boy died on Thanksgiving at a hospital in Orange, days after being hit by debris while riding in a car with his mother on the 57 Freeway. Ethan Hawks was in the passenger seat of the southbound vehicle Saturday when he was struck about 2:30 p.m. just south of Katella Avenue in Anaheim,...

State parks are free on Black Friday, but you'll need to get a pass

If you’re thinking of wrapping your arms around a new flat-screen TV this Black Friday, nature enthusiasts want you to consider hugging something else — a tree. Admission to state parks from San Diego to Eureka will be free on the day after Thanksgiving, thanks to a program now in its second year...

Missing Shasta County woman is found safe after three weeks

A Northern California woman missing for three weeks has been found alive, authorities said Thursday. Sherri Papini, a 34-year-old mother of two, disappeared Nov. 2 after going for a jog in the small town of Mountain Gate in Shasta County. “She is safe, in stable condition and receiving medical...

Teenager is caught in cross-fire in Lynwood, killed on her way home from church

A teenage girl was fatally shot in Lynwood on Wednesday night, police said.  The 16-year-old was caught in car-to-car crossfire as she was on her way home from church with her family, according to KNBC-TV. She was riding in the backseat of a Mustang when she was shot. The shooting occurred in the...

2 prisoners cut through bars, escape from jail in San Jose

Authorities in Northern California are searching for two prisoners who escaped from a San Jose jail. The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office says deputies discovered that four prisoners had cut through a second-story window's bars in the oldest section of the Main Jail, shortly after 11 p.m. Wednesday....

Strangled with a shoelace: Slaying of inmate in Lancaster prison came after 'extremely vicious' fight

When Leron Morris summoned guards to his cell at a state prison in Lancaster, he showed them a gruesome, bloody scene and a lifeless body. Morris and his cellmate, Rashell Clarke Jr., had a furious fight that ended only after Morris bit off part of the other man’s ear and wrapped a shoelace around...

Standoff beneath the 110 Freeway: Homeless man builds a compound, officials tear it down, he rebuilds

Ceola Waddell Jr. has what may be the most eye-popping digs of any homeless man in Los Angeles. A video tour of his living room sofa and love seat, porcelain toilet and zebra-skin slipcovers has been viewed 1.4 million times on Facebook. His fans make pilgrimages to the tent-lined strip beneath...

The enduring L.A. holiday tradition: Terrible traffic

The grizzled Southern California commuter knows the day before Thanksgiving is going to be a nightmare. And 2016 is living up to expectations. As on Friday afternoon, unusually bad traffic was reported on most Los Angeles-area freeways. It prompted the California Highway Patrol to put out this...

Transgender cop's uniform keeps her out of event she organized

The city’s first transgender police officer was kept out of an event at the San Diego LGBT Community Center because she was wearing her uniform. The Transgender Day of Awareness, an annual event to honor those who lost their lives to anti-transgender violence, was held Nov. 17 in the Hillcrest...

Officials push for overhaul of LAPD disciplinary system amid complaints Chief Beck too harsh on officers

Los Angeles city leaders took the first step Wednesday toward a major overhaul of the Police Department’s disciplinary process — a move long sought by the union that represents rank-and-file officers. City Council President Herb Wesson unveiled plans for a May ballot measure that would allow the...

El Centro police investigating after video shows officers hitting suspect

Police in El Centro are investigating a video that shows officers using force on a suspect they say stole a car and led authorities on a chase before striking a parked car and trying to run away. Officers initially responded to a call of a stolen vehicle around 9:30 a.m. on Nov. 15. They couldn’t...

Long before Black Friday, downtown L.A. created shopping frenzy and hype with Dollar Days

Long before Black Friday, merchants in downtown Los Angeles created their own shopping frenzy with Dollar Days. The concept was somewhat novel when Dollar Days started: Various department stores and other shops joined together for big sales on the same day. The concept quickly caught on, in part...

Security video shows store owner battling armed robber in Venice

Video from a security camera inside a Venice Beach market shows a violent struggle between a would-be armed robber and the store’s owner. In the video, a gunman wearing a hoodie that conceals most of his face walks into Simons Market on Lincoln Boulevard about 7 p.m. Monday, draws a silver handgun...

Citing President-elect Trump, L.A. Council members announce policy to protect immigrant street vendors

A proposal to decriminalize sidewalk vending in Los Angeles is scheduled to be taken up next month, prompted by concerns that people who are in the country illegally and convicted of misdemeanors for street peddling could be deported when Donald Trump assumes the presidency. The plan, which has...

Appeals court upholds a judge's decision to toss prosecutors off a mass-shooting case

In a sharply worded, unanimous ruling, an appeals court panel on Tuesday affirmed a judge’s decision to toss Orange County prosecutors off a mass-shooting case for their failure to give the defense evidence related to jailhouse informants. In March 2015, Orange County Superior Court Judge Thomas...

Blue-haired woman arrested for scrawling anti-Trump graffiti on government buildings, police say

Police said Tuesday they had captured the blue-haired woman who scrawled anti-Donald Trump graffiti on four Los Angeles County buildings. Surveillance cameras filmed a woman Sunday as she used a can of blue spray paint to deface multiple walls in downtown L.A. with vulgarities about Trump and other...

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