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6 shot in downtown Oakland, 1 in grave condition

Gunfire targeted four people in downtown Oakland early Tuesday evening – leaving one dead, according to police who has not released the identity of the female victim. Law enforcement from three districts in the city responded to a call for help shortly after 5:40 p.m. The shooting along the 1300...

Earthquake: 3.2 quake strikes near Anza, Calif.

A shallow magnitude 3.2 earthquake was reported Tuesday afternoon three miles from Anza, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 4:34 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 7.5 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was 14 miles from Valle Vista, Calif., 16 miles...

5 transients found dead inside burned L.A. office building

Los Angeles fire officials have found four additional bodies in a Westlake district office building that caught fire Monday, bringing the death toll to five. Authorities said all five appeared to be transients living in the 8th Street building. Body-detecting dogs found the four other victims Tuesday...

L.A. County voters bring concerns about election day issues to supervisors

Los Angeles County supervisors heard complaints Tuesday from dozens of voters and poll workers about problems they encountered on election day -- including broken voting machines, names missing from voter rosters and polling stations that ran out of ballots. Marcia Martin, an inspector at a polling...

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center tapped to fight Ebola

The 2014 Ebola outbreak killed thousands of people worldwide and set off international panic about the spread of the highly contagious disease. In the U.S., it also exposed concerns about how prepared the health system is to fight infectious diseases. As part of an effort to improve the nation’s...

YouTube removes video of Sacramento pastor praising Orlando mass shooting

A YouTube video in which a Sacramento Baptist church pastor praised the massacre of 49 people at a gay nightclub in Florida and called the victims pedophiles and predators was removed Tuesday for violating the website’s policy on hate speech.  The videotaped sermon by Pastor Roger Jimenez of Verity...

In Julian, a project to protect both livestock and mountain lions

Volunteers gathered this weekend at a home near Julian to work on a project aimed at protecting both area livestock and mountain lions. The wild animals and the farm animals frequently have had contact — in ways potentially fatal to all. Mountain lions are protected animals and it is illegal to...

Juror in Stanford sex assault case appalled by 'ridiculously lenient' sentence for Brock Turner

A juror who helped convict a former Stanford University student-athlete of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman thinks the “ridiculously lenient” six-month jail sentence imposed by the presiding judge has made a mockery of the jury's verdict, a newspaper reported Monday. The Palo Alto Weekly...

One dead in fire at Westlake office building

Firefighters are battling a large blaze in which at least one person has died at an office building in Westlake, authorities said.  Firefighters were able to rescue several people from the two-story building, but one person was confirmed dead at the scene, said Brian Humphrey, spokesman for the...

Former state Sen. Ron Calderon's guilty plea in corruption case marks blow to political dynasty

For decades, the Calderon name carried weight. Ronald and Tom Calderon, along with an older brother, were powerbrokers and deal makers who rose up from the small-time politics of Montebello, their hometown east of Los Angeles, to hold sway in Sacramento’s corridors of power. Known for a ruthless...

'Look at him. He won't survive it': Brock Turner's mom begged judge not to put him in prison

The mother of former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner begged the judge not to sentence him to jail for sexual assault, saying he’d never survive, according to court documents released last week. In a letter to Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky, Carleen Turner begged the...

Ex-L.A. County sheriff's deputy at center of jail scandal is given six months in prison

A former Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy at the center of the jail scandal that rocked the department and led to the conviction of 21 agency officials, including the former sheriff, was sentenced Monday to six months in federal prison. Gilbert Michel was the first to be charged in the wide-ranging...

Orange County religious and community leaders decry Orlando violence, urge unity

Orange County religious and community leaders gathered Sunday to stand in solidarity against the shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., that left 50 dead and at least 53 injured. "We need to remind each other that the power of love overcomes hatred and the power of mercy conquers vengeance,"...

Earthquake: 3.1 quake strikes near Borrego Springs, Calif.

A shallow magnitude 3.1 earthquake was reported Sunday afternoon 14 miles from Borrego Springs, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 4:19 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 6.2 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was 14 miles from La Quinta, Calif., 17 miles...

Some Stanford graduates protest during Sunday's commencement ceremony

A handful of graduating Stanford seniors waved signs at Sunday’s commencement ceremony showing support for victims of sexual assault and urging the university to do more to protect potential victims. “The goal is to amplify the voices of survivors on campus,” said Stanford graduating senior Brianne...

L.A. Pride attendees march and mourn in the wake of Orlando nightclub shootings

Amid heightened security in the aftermath of a shooting in Orlando, Fla., thousands poured into the streets of West Hollywood on Sunday for an L.A. Pride celebration charged with a new resolve. Crowds converged on Santa Monica and Crescent Heights boulevards, waving rainbow flags, brandishing “We...

Stanford rape case: Protest planned at graduation

Stanford students are planning a protest of the university's handling of rape cases at Sunday's graduation, charging that the campus keeps secret the names of students found to be responsible for sexual assault and misconduct. The students allege that the public discussion of Brock Turner, the...

'I will march for you today.' LA gay pride parade takes mournful tone after Orlando nightclub shooting

The typically joyous L.A. Pride Parade in West Hollywood will take on a somber tone Sunday in the wake of the gay nightclub shooting in Orlando, Fla., that killed at least 20 people.     https://twitter.com/belindaofficial/status/741987699846848512 On Twitter, some people who plan to attend the...

3 dead, 2 wounded in possible murder-suicide in Panorama City

Three people were killed and two were wounded in Panorama City on Saturday night in what police are investigating as a murder-suicide, authorities said. One man and two women were fatally shot inside an apartment in the 8500 block of Cedros Avenue around 7:30 p.m., said Officer J. Kim of the Los...

Report links Oakland police chief's resignation to officer sex scandal

Oakland officials expressed outrage Saturday over news reports detailing allegations of misconduct by officers of the city’s long-troubled Police Department, whose chief abruptly resigned this week.  Sean Whent stepped down Thursday after leading the department for three years, calling the move...

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