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California victims of eugenics-based sterilization programs deserve reparations, researchers say

California should pay reparations to victims of its eugenics-based sterilization programs, which took away the reproductive abilities of about 20,000 people in the first half of the 20th century, researchers said in a new study. In particular, Mexican immigrants were disproportionately affected...

Ed Reinecke, California lieutenant governor who resigned after perjury conviction, dies at 92

Ed Reinecke, the California lieutenant governor who resigned after being convicted of perjury in a Watergate-era scandal, died Saturday in Laguna Hills. He was 92 and died of natural causes, said his son, Mark Reinecke. Reinecke was a protege of then-Gov. Ronald Reagan, who appointed him to be...

He created the world's largest American flags and proudly flew them outside his modest Long Beach home

There are many ways to express your patriotism. But Thomas “Ski” Demski did it big. Demski, a Long Beach Navy veteran of the Korean War and manufacturer of bumper stickers, gained national attention in 1980 by unveiling — with help from members of the armed forces and veterans — a 42-by-75-foot...

George Michael dies at 53; pop singer was half of duo Wham! before successful solo career

George Michael, the English singer-songwriter who shot to stardom as a teen idol in the 1980s as half of the pop duo Wham! and went on to become one of the era’s biggest pop solo artists with hits such as “Faith” and “I Want Your Sex,” died over the Christmas holiday, the Associated Press has confirmed....

Bank robber spits gasoline at teller during failed heist, authorities say

Riverside authorities are looking for a would-be bank robber accused of spitting gasoline on a teller during a holdup. The Riverside Press-Enterprise says nobody was injured in Thursday's attempted holdup at the Altura Credit Union. Police say the man entered the bank, passed a note to the teller...

Searching for redemption, a former gang member struggles to outrun his past

In an open blue coffin draped in a sheer veil, Carl Betts was greeted by friends and family. Hundreds of mourners, dressed in the blue of the 83rd Street Gangster Crips, had gathered at Bethel AME Church on a cloudy morning last year. Some took photos of themselves, repping gang signs, alongside...

Man fatally shot by sheriff's deputies in Pico Rivera

A man was fatally shot by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies in Pico Rivera on Saturday afternoon. The shooting occurred in the 3400 block of Greenglade Avenue at 4:45 p.m., the Sheriff’s Department said in a statement. No deputies were injured and the suspect was pronounced dead at the scene,...

The hunt for dollars to build the $64-billion bullet train

The California High-Speed Rail Authority quietly approached federal officials in July to discuss an ambitious solution to its most pressing problem, one that has hung over the project for more than five years. The state does not know where to find all of the $64 billion it will cost to get the...

Feds had a win streak in L.A. jails scandal. Then they took on the former boss

The team of federal prosecutors was on a roll. For nearly five years, the Public Corruption and Civil Rights section of the U.S. attorney’s office had been building and winning cases against a group from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department accused of carrying out a plan to obstruct a federal...

Miruts Yifter, Ethiopian running legend, dies at 72

Miruts Yifter, an Ethiopian running legend who inspired world-class athletes like Haile Gebrselassie, has died in Canada at age 72, his family and Ethiopian Athletics Federation officials said Friday. The athlete known widely by the nickname “Miruts the Shifter” won two gold medals at the 1980...

The Rev. Michael Manning, Catholic priest who spread the word on television and smartphone apps, dies at 75

Michael Manning, an Inland Empire priest who brought Catholic teachings into people’s homes through an evangelical television ministry and later spread the word via smartphone apps, has died at the age of 75. The Diocese of San Bernardino said Manning died Dec. 14 of complications from cancer....

Memorial service honors 193 homeless people who lived and died on Orange County's streets

One by one, 193 names were read as volunteers carried candles to the front of the chapel at Christ Cathedral in Garden Grove. The interreligious memorial service Wednesday evening was intended to bring dignity to the people who had lived on the streets of Orange County — and perhaps died there...

A black bear boom has a California town wondering how residents would get along with grizzlies

It was two years back, toward the end of summer, that the bears came. Families of them. Droves of them. More of them than most residents of this small Tulare County town of 2,500 ever had the pleasure of watching frolic in the Kaweah River or the frustration of seeing topple trash cans and break...

New push to rename L.A. freeway after Barack Obama

There are Washington, Lincoln and Jefferson boulevards in Los Angeles, Franklin D. Roosevelt East River Drive in Manhattan and Gerald Ford Drive in Rancho Mirage. Now, state Sen. Anthony Portantino has introduced a resolution to name a portion of the 134 Freeway that runs from Glendale and into...

Riot involving 100 prisoners rocks California prison

California officials say four inmates were hospitalized following a riot involving about 100 prisoners at the California Correctional Center in Susanville.  The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said Thursday that one inmate was shot in the buttocks as guards attempted to...

Electrical line caused deadly wildfire that burned hundreds of homes near Lake Isabella

 An electrical line in a tree sparked a devastating summer wildfire in central California that killed an elderly couple and destroyed hundreds of homes, investigators said Thursday.  Insulation from the electrical line rubbed the tree and wore down over time, dropping hot, molten material into...

Jerry Brown's controversial tunnel project moves forward

Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to build two giant tunnels to send Northern California water southward moved a step closer Thursday to final state and federal decisions, with the state's release of a 90,000-page environmental review supporting the $15.7 billion project. Brown's administration is pushing...

The Baca mistrial explained: What you need to know about the former sheriff's case

It was supposed to be the culmination of an expansive prosecution of corruption and misconduct in the Los Angeles County jail system. After winning convictions against many lower-level figures in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, federal prosecutors brought charges against the man who...

2016 Year in Review: Farmworkers win overtime

2016 Year in Review: Highlights and heartbreaks Dec. 22, 2016, 12:53 p.m. 2016 was a year of surprises: President-elect Donald Trump, Nobel laureate Bob Dylan, the end of Angelina and Brad (or was that one inevitable?). We were hacked by the Russians, panicked by Zika and horrified by shootings...

2016 Year in Review:

2016 Year in Review: Highlights and heartbreaks Dec. 22, 2016, 12:53 p.m. 2016 was a year of surprises: President-elect Donald Trump, Nobel laureate Bob Dylan, the end of Angelina and Brad (or was that one inevitable?). We were hacked by the Russians, panicked by Zika and horrified by shootings...

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