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Dina Merrill, heiress and actress, dies at 93

Dina Merrill, the rebellious heiress who defied her super-rich parents to become an actress, often portraying stylish wives or “the other woman,” has died. She was 93. Merrill died Monday, according to a family spokeswoman. The cause of death and other details weren’t immediately available Tuesday....

For 25 years, the burned remains of a teenager found during L.A. riots was a mystery. Now, the cop who found him has the answer

For 25 years, the burned remains of a teenager found during L.A. riots was a mystery. Now, the cop who found him has the answer

State senator to introduce a constitutional amendment to limit UC's 138-year-old autonomy

The University of California, under fire for controversial budget practices, would lose the autonomy it has enjoyed for 138 years under a state constitutional amendment proposed Tuesday. The amendment suggested by state Sen. Ed Hernandez (D-Azusa) would give the Legislature the power to directly...

UC Riverside fire ecologist predicts the risks of wildfires this year in Southern California

UC Riverside fire ecologist Richard Minnich's predictions for Southern California's 2017 fire season

Former border officer gets 5 years in prison for immigrant smuggling

A former Customs and Border Protection officer who took bribes of money and sex to allow immigrants into the U.S. illegally through the San Ysidro Port of Entry was sentenced Monday to five years in prison. Jose Luis Cota pleaded guilty in January to three charges of smuggling immigrants for financial...

Adelanto wants to be the 'Silicon Valley of medical marijuana'

In a plot of desert surrounded by Joshua trees and aging factories, developer James Previti — in a suit coat and Louis Vuitton shades — watches as construction workers build the roof of a concrete building that from afar looks like a future Costco. Previti has spent years developing homes around...

From the Archives: Lee Marvin shares an Oscar

Oscar winner Lee Marvin, in cowboy boots, a bandanna and khaki pants for comfort, displays his Oscar at Los Angeles International Airport prior to his departure for London. The night before, Marvin won the Academy Award for his lead role in "Cat Ballou." In accepting his award, Marvin said his...

How L.A.'s school board election became the most expensive in U.S. history

Charter school supporters and unions spent record sums in last week's L.A. board of education races. Charters spent more. They won.

Forcing women to have children is akin to slavery, says a devoutly Christian abortion doctor

Willie Parker is a 54-year old physician, nattily dressed, standing in the sumptuous backyard of a large home in the flats of Beverly Hills. Lavender jacaranda blossoms from a nearby tree float in the jumbo swimming pool, as if strewn there by a particularly decadent florist. Here, Parker is worlds...

From the Archives: 1946 Navy light show

Battleships, cruisers, aircraft carriers, destroyers and other Navy craft put on the light display. Southern California civic, educational, trade and labor organizations held a series of programs emphasizing the importance of world trade -- and the benefits of shipping through the Los Angeles and...

More than 200 join in Mt. Baldy memorial climb to complete man's dream of 1,000 summits

Seuk Doo Kim’s dream to ascend Mt. Baldy 1,000 times was cut short. He fell to his death last month on the north side of the mountain. In a symbolic gesture to help Kim reach his goal posthumously, more than 200 people climbed to the top of the 10,064-foot peak on Saturday. Hikers pinned white...

Trump may hate California, but he's not shy about asking its residents for donations

Guess what, California. Donald Trump, who’d love for us to fall into the ocean even if he loses his golf course, is running for president. Again. Assuming he doesn’t get impeached. I know this because he, or one of his people, sent me a text asking for money. Why me? I’ve been on the mailing list...

From the Archives: Oscar win for Henry Fonda

The acting award for "On Golden Pond" was Henry Fonda’s first, though he was unable to go to the ceremony. The ailing Fonda, 76, watched the show on TV as Jane Fonda accepted the award for him. "My father is so happy.... Me and all the grandchildren are coming over with [the award] right away!"...

Nearly 800 guns, including anti-tank launcher, turned in at LAPD buyback

Uzis, AK-47s and an anti-tank launcher were among the nearly 800 weapons turned in at the latest Los Angeles Police Department gun buyback — an annual event that police say is helping to reduce gun crime in the city. Some of the guns had gathered dust for years or even decades before their owners...

Man arrested after disturbance on American Airlines flight from LAX to Hawaii

A man was arrested Friday after a disturbance on an American Airlines jet headed to Hawaii from Los Angeles International Airport. Video posted on social media shows authorities escorting a man in handcuffs off the plane. Details were not immediately clear. The Department of Homeland Security said...

Undercover officers seize synthetic heroin worth nearly $7 million outside Fresno

Undercover officers in Central California made a drug bust valued at nearly $7 million on the streets, seizing just a few pounds of a synthetic heroin. Fresno County sheriff's spokesman Tony Botti said Friday that officers seized 4.4 pounds of the drug. They arrested a man who they said was delivering...

A remote tribe fights to save its river, and its children

The Klamath River has sustained the Yurok tribe in the remote canyons of coastal California for centuries. Now it is in trouble, and many Yurok tie an explosion of suicides to the Klamath's fate.

From the Archives: Cardinal McIntyre retires

Cardinal McIntyre was replaced by Archbishop Timothy J. Manning, 60. McIntyre, who became archbishop in 1948, was widely credited for overseeing the rapid growth of the archdiocese. During his first 15 years, the number of parishes increased from 221 to 297, parochial schools more than doubled...

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