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Magnitude 4.0 earthquake strikes near Aromas on Central Coast

A magnitude 4.0 earthquake struck early Friday morning near the small Central Coast town of Aromas, Calif., the U.S. Geological Survey reported. The quake struck shortly before 4 a.m. at a depth of about 3 miles, the USGS said. There were no reports of damage or injuries as a result of the quake....

For some California sheriffs, it's not politics stopping them from fully helping ICE: It's the legal risk

Adam Christianson makes no bones about helping federal immigration agents nab people for deportation. The three-term sheriff of Stanislaus County, east of the Bay Area, gives agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement unfettered access to his jails, where they interview inmates and scroll...

Deputy ignores call in video posted on YouTube: 'Someone's getting shot right now ... oh well'

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has launched an investigation into a video posted on YouTube that shows a deputy ignoring a call of a shooting while recording a personal message to his ex-girlfriend. The undated video was made public last month by Priscilla Anderson after she felt L.A....

Nicaraguan immigrant dead after suicide attempt at Southern California ICE facility asked to be put in segregation

Osmar Epifanio Gonzalez-Gadba left his home in Matagalpa, Nicaragua, last October without saying goodbye to his mother. Five months later, on Tuesday, she got word that he had died from injuries sustained in a suicide attempt at a Southern California immigration detention center. Through tears,...

The early years covering Vietnam by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Nick Ut

After 51 years at the Associated Press, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Nick Ut is retiring. He took his most famous photo, showing a young girl running down a road naked and burned by napalm bombs that had been dropped on her village, in 1972 when he was just 21. Born Huynh Cong Ut in Long...

Death of three desert tortoises prompts warning at Joshua Tree National Park

People driving in Joshua Tree National Park are being asked to watch out for wildlife after the deaths of three desert tortoises in the past week. Two of the tortoises were killed in a campground. The National Park Service said Wednesday that factors contributing to the deaths include a big increase...

Police search for driver who crashed into Anaheim apartment, injuring 3

Three people were injured and nine were displaced early Thursday when a truck crashed into a downstairs apartment in Anaheim. Police are searching for the driver who fled the scene. Anaheim police officers responded to a call at about 3:10 a.m. at 3070 E. Frontera St. about a vehicle that had crashed...

From the Archives: Using a pacifier in an anti-smoking campaign

After years of using a pacifier in his anti-smoking talks aimed at young people, Alex Andres expanded his lectures to include adult audiences. He reached adults by lecturing on the negative effects smoking could have on their sex lives. In a Nov. 4, 1979, Los Angeles Times story, staff photographer...

Obama administration Education secretary endorses Gonez, Melvoin for L.A. school board

Arne Duncan, who was secretary of Education under President Obama, has endorsed Kelly Gonez and Nick Melvoin for the Los Angeles Board of Education, giving the candidates a counterpunch against opponents attempting to link them ideologically with the Trump administration. Like President Trump and...

Arthur Blythe, acclaimed Southern California saxophonist and jazz innovator, dies at 76

Arthur Blythe, one of the most daring and acclaimed jazz saxophonists of the 1970s and ‘80s, has died. He was 76. No cause of death was given, but the Los Angeles native had been fighting Parkinson’s disease since 2005 and several benefit concerts had been held on his behalf. He died Monday, it...

When it comes to UFO sightings, California is once again a leader

People know California has out-of-this world mountains, deserts, beaches and food. But the Golden State is otherworldly in another category as well: UFO sightings. The state has had more than 12,000 reported sightings of unidentified flying objects, or UFOs, according to the National UFO Reporting...

Noreen Fraser, television producer who raised millions while fighting breast cancer, dies at 63

Noreen Fraser, a successful television producer who during a 16-year battle with breast cancer became a crusading activist who raised millions for research and swifter treatment for all cancer patients, has died at 63. Fraser died Monday at her home in Brentwood. The cause was Stage IV metastatic...

Carl Clark, black WWII hero who was finally honored 67 years later, dies at 100

Carl Clark, a California man who was recognized more than six decades after his bravery during World War II with a medal that had been denied because he was black, has died at the age of 100. Clark, who received the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal in 2012, died March 16 at a Veterans Administration...

Trump is delving into the nation's opioid addiction crisis. Here's a look at its origins

President Trump today is hosting a listening session at the White House on opioid and other drug abuse. During his campaign, Trump promised to end the opioid addiction epidemic. This week, he appointed New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to lead a White House commission to combat drug addiction. Christie...

He created a project for those formerly illegally in the U.S. to tell their stories, but few want to now

When Miguel Luna began to wear the little black pin, he wasn’t sure how people would react. “I’m either going to get hugged or I’m going to get punched,” he told his wife. The presidential election was a few days away and Luna had just launched an online photo project that he called “the Power...

California is back and the proof is in the poppies

They come upon you before you know it. You exit Highway 14 in the Antelope Valley and suddenly, as you drive west along Avenue I, they hit you with an unexpected force. Brilliant orange fields of poppies blanket the hillsides. Acres and acres of poppies. Football fields of poppies. What is this,...

From the Archives: Dynamite divining rod finds oil

In the 1930s, a new technology called seismic reflection helped locate Southern California oil fields. This technology was nicknamed the “earthquake echo” method. Today it is known as reflection seismology. Writer William S. Barton pointed out in a Aug. 14, 1938, Los Angeles Times article that,...

Woman stabbed inside hospital room during domestic dispute in Long Beach

A woman was in stable condition Tuesday after she was stabbed inside her hospital room during a domestic dispute in the early morning, according to the Long Beach Police Department. Police officers responded about 2:50 a.m. to St. Mary Medical Center in the 1000 block of Linden Avenue to investigate...

Innocent man freed after spending 20 years behind bars for attempted murder in a Compton shooting

A Los Angeles County judge on Tuesday ordered the immediate release of a man who has served 20 years behind bars for a Compton shooting he didn’t commit. Moments after walking out of a downtown L.A. courtroom as a free man, Marco Contreras offered a message to others in his situation. “Keep fighting,”...

Oakland building where 4 died in blaze lacked smoke alarms, fire extinguishers and sprinkler system

Inspectors discovered that a California building in a rundown neighborhood lacked fire extinguishers, smoke detectors in every apartment and a working sprinkler system just three days before a blaze erupted and killed four low-income residents. Officials uncovered multiple fire code violations...

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