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Court hears case for secrecy of report on police shooting of unarmed black teen

More three years after two Pasadena police officers fatally shot an unarmed black teen, a state appeals court heard arguments Wednesday from the police union, which is trying to block release of an independent report on the killing.

Azusa officials reports 2nd police shooting in a week

Azusa police shot a man overnight, authorities said Thursday, in the second police shooting of a suspect in the city this week.

Evacuations ordered as wildfire in San Bernardino National Forest burns toward homes

Pockets of residents in Southern California remained under mandatory evacuation Thursday morning as firefighters in two counties battled flames that inched closer to homes.

Wildfire in San Bernardino Mountains grows to nearly 21,000 acres after winds shift

A shift in winds caused a wildfire raging near Big Bear in the San Bernardino mountains to push northward late Wednesday, spreading to 20,875 acres and prompting residents and a summer camp to evacuate, authorities said.

San Francisco man, 24, dies at Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas

A 24-year-old man from San Francisco died while attending the Electric Daisy Carnival rave in Las Vegas, the coroner said Wednesday.

$50,000 reward may be offered in decapitation killing of Inglewood man

Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts says he's never believed in using monetary rewards to help solve crimes. 

Pipeline firm documents reveal chaos after Santa Barbara County spill

Chaos and delay marked the initial hours after a pipeline burst last month along the Santa Barbara County coast, sending thousands of gallons of oil into the Pacific Ocean.

Safety system for Metrolink trains advances

A sophisticated safety system that could have prevented the deadly Chatsworth train crash in 2008 is now protecting Metrolink passenger trains that travel on all tracks owned by the commuter railroad in Southern California.

Calgrove fire snarls traffic in Santa Clarita

A brush fire in Santa Clarita is creating traffic headaches during the rush-hour commute. The 5 Freeway was briefly shut down as firefighters battled the 100-acre blaze. What we know so far: 100 acres burned, 20% contained 450 firefighters are working blaze One firefighter with a minor burn injury...

Ex-Cal Fire battalion chief convicted of stabbing girlfriend to death

A former Cal Fire battalion chief was convicted Wednesday of second-degree murder for stabbing his fiancee to death.

L.A. schools Supt. Cortines wants out soon but sets no deadline

Los Angeles schools Supt. Ramon C. Cortines has set no hard deadline for his departure, but wants the Board of Education to move forward with a search for his successor, ideally by the end of the year.

Injured Irish student vows 'most fulfilling life possible'

In a Facebook post Wednesday, one of the Irish students seriously injured in last week's Berkeley balcony collapse said her takeaway is that "life is short" and she intends "to honor those who died by living the happiest and most fulfilling life possible."

Pasadena sues former employee to recover $6.4 million in public funds

Pasadena officials sued a former employee in civil court Tuesday to recover millions in public funds allegedly embezzled over the course of a decade.

How measles can reawaken years later and kill

Measles is commonly thought to be a one-time deal: Get it once, survive, and you're immune for life.

Fast-growing brush fire shuts down 5 Freeway, threatens homes in Santa Clarita

All northbound lanes of the 5 Freeway were shut down Wednesday as firefighters battled a fast-growing brush fire in Santa Clarita.

CHP officer vs. bull in Buellton. Bull almost wins

The man called the California Highway Patrol to report a real problem, no bull, so to speak.

Trial delayed in L.A. Coliseum corruption case

A judge on Wednesday pushed back the trial start date in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum corruption case until next year.

Three L.A. County deputies convicted in jail beating case

Three Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies were convicted Wednesday of beating a man bloody and lying to cover up their actions.

Plan to legalize 'bootlegged' L.A. apartments advances in City Council

Ilegal or "bootlegged" apartments - dwellings that were created without city permits - could soon get a smoother path to legalization as Los Angeles lawmakers grapple with a housing crisis that has priced many Angelenos out of decent, affordable homes.

Teenage girl found shot to death in Long Beach alley

A teenage girl was found shot to death in a Long Beach alley early Wednesday, police said.

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