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Voter in L.A. school board race wins $25,000 for casting a ballot

Ivan Rojas didn't recognize the phone number when he got the call that morning. So he went back to sleep. Later, when he listened to the message, he decided it must be a crank call or a scam.

Marion 'Suge' Knight's court appearances fraught with medical issues

Marion "Suge" Knight's recent court appearances have been more like medical dramas.

Marion 'Suge' Knight's attorneys to ask judge to reduce his $10-million bail in murder case

The attorney for Marion "Suge" Knight will ask a judge to reduce the former rap mogul's bail from $10 million and allow him to get private medical treatment after multiple collapses in court.

SeaWorld suspends employee who PETA says tried to infiltrate its group

SeaWorld San Diego has put an employee on paid leave amid allegations from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals that he tried to infiltrate the animal-rights group and incite it to commit illegal acts.

Long Beach power outage continues as thousands remain without electricity

Thousands of Southern California Edison customers remained in the dark early Friday as the company struggled to restore power after an underground fire sent manhole covers flying nearly two days ago.

Man accused of stealing money from girls' lemonade stand

An 18-year-old Riverside man was arrested on suspicion of overturning two teenage girls' lemonade stand and absconding with their pink and turquoise money box, authorities said Thursday.

Possibly armed man in bullet-proof vest arrested near Big Lots in Palms

A man clad in a bullet-proof vest and believed to have a shotgun was arrested near a Big Lots store in Palms, authorities said.

Pair accused of animal cruelty in cutting down tree that housed baby birds

Residents in a Newport Beach community had pleaded with two men not to cut down a ficus tree, arguing that it would destroy several nests with young snowy egrets and herons, authorities said.

State issues first action to enforce a water rights curtailment

State regulators Thursday took another step in the escalating battle over drought-related curtailments of thousands of California water rights.

Group sues 13 school districts for not using test scores in teacher evaluations

An education advocacy group sued 13 California school districts Thursday, claiming that they have ignored a state law requiring teachers' performance evaluations to include student standardized test scores.

Woman in frozen embryo case: 'I want my embryos. I want my baby'

A woman fighting her ex-husband to be able to use their frozen embryos testified Thursday that she considered a form she signed agreeing to discard them in a divorce a mere directive, not an ironclad contract.

Stabbing suspect holding 'unknown object' fatally shot by Moreno Valley police

Police in Moreno Valley fatally shot a man holding an "unknown object" as he approached officers responding to a report of a stabbing early Thursday, a Riverside County sheriff's spokesman said.

Man shot by LAPD outside Venice coffee shop dies

A 41-year-old man shot by Los Angeles police earlier this week outside a Venice coffee shop has died, coroner's officials said Thursday.

Long Beach police rescue pair from burning apartment

Long Beach police saved two people from a burning apartment Thursday morning as smoke and flames overtook the building, authorities said.

LAX poised to become larger airport to allow Uber

Travelers flying into Los Angeles International Airport may soon be able to call an Uber or Lyft after they land.

Mother of 'Gone Girl' Vallejo kidnapping victim criticizes police

With the revelation this week that a couple in Vallejo may not have staged a kidnapping-for-ransom plot, a victim's parent is saying police created a public backlash that is only now subsiding.

Protesters opposed to ICE in Los Angeles County jails arrested

Three people were arrested in Duarte on Wednesday after blocking an intersection in a protest over local police agencies' collaboration with federal immigration officials.

Missing girl found in garage of registered sex offender

A teenage girl was found in the garage of a convicted sex offender early Wednesday, hours after her parents reported her missing.

Audit finds mismanagement, ethical breaches in L.A. Unified food services

Los Angeles Unified's massive food services program is riddled with mismanagement, inappropriate spending and ethical breaches, according to an internal audit released Wednesday.

Manhole covers sent flying by an underground fire in downtown Long Beach

Residents were urged to stay indoors Wednesday after an underground electrical fire sent manhole covers flying into the air in downtown Long Beach, officials said.

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