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Skydiver is killed in Lake Elsinore

A skydiver was killed Saturday in an accident in Lake Elsinore, according to the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.

Man arrested in connection with Palms shootings

Los Angeles police have arrested a 35-year-old man in connection with a series of shootings in a Westside neighborhood this week that left one man dead and four injured. 

Brush fire in Fullerton prompts voluntary evacuations

A brush fire in the Brea Dam Recreational Area in Fullerton on Saturday prompted the voluntary evacuations of a number of nearby homes, authorities said.

Granada Hills Charter High School wins national academic decathlon

Granada Hills Charter High School won the national 2015 Academic Decathlon on Saturday, marking the fourth time in the last five years the San Fernando Valley school has claimed the honor.

One hurt as truck crashes into Osteria Mozza restaurant

A pickup truck crashed into the front of the acclaimed Osteria Mozza restaurant on Highland Avenue in Hancock Park on Saturday, leaving one person injured.

Murder suspect wounded by San Diego police during gun battle

In a brief gun battle early Saturday, San Diego police wounded a 30-year-old man suspected of killing a customer during a robbery at a gas station.

State water board issues revised drought regulations

Responding to hundreds of comments from California water users and suppliers, the Water Resources Control Board modified proposed conservation restrictions Saturday, reducing cuts for communities that have worked to save water and increasing water cutbacks for those that haven't.

Massive gas line explosion leaves destructive path in Fresno

The California Public Utilities Commission had a team in Fresno to investigate the cause of a spectacular gas line explosion that left 14 people hurt in Friday.

Tentative settlement reached between teachers and L.A. Unified

The L.A. Unified School District and the teachers union reached a tentative contract settlement Friday night on a three-year deal that includes a 10% salary increase over two years.

Female faculty faced bias at UCLA medical school center, probe finds

Women faculty at UCLA's Alzheimer's disease research center faced "a climate of conflict, tension, hostility and mistrust" for about a decade and were treated in an "unprofessional, demeaning manner," an investigation at the campus medical school has found.

Tennis umpire's false arrest lawsuit against LAPD is dismissed

A U.S. District Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a tennis umpire against the Los Angeles Police Department and county coroner's office alleging she was falsely arrested and wrongfully accused of bludgeoning her husband to death with a coffee cup.

Elephants en route from Seattle to Oklahoma City make San Diego detour

Two aging Asian elephants arrived Friday at the San Diego Zoo after plans to transport them from Seattle to Oklahoma City were disrupted by stormy weather and concerns about the animals' well-being.

San Pedro fire burns two homes; 133 firefighters on scene

More than 130 Los Angeles firefighters responded to a residential fire that burned two homes and vegetation in a San Pedro neighborhood on Friday, officials said.

Volunteer Highland Park football coach held on suspicion of sex assaults

A volunteer football coach at Franklin High School in Highland Park was arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting current and former students, police said. 

Two teens stabbed, wounded during brawl outside Santa Ana high school

Three people were detained by police Friday afternoon after a fight outside  a Santa Ana school that left two teens stabbed.

Hancock Park couple accused in human trafficking case

A Hancock Park couple was indicted Friday on human trafficking charges. The Los Angeles County district attorney's office alleges the two imported women from Indonesia to work at their properties, according to a news release.

Court rescinds sealing order on Pasadena shooting report excerpts

Following objections from newspaper attorneys, an appellate court on Friday reversed its previous order to seal a court filing that included excerpts of a critical report on an officer-involved-shooting in Pasadena.

Why most of the $100 million L.A. spends on homelessness goes to police

A  report showing that more than half the $100 million the city of Los Angeles spends each year on homelessness goes to police demonstrates that the city is focused on enforcement rather than getting people off the streets, homeless advocates said Friday.

Brush fire burning in Malibu; 200 firefighters on scene

Firefighters were battling a brush fire Friday afternoon in the Malibu area.

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