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Whittier police respond to barricaded man believed to have a hostage

Whittier police have surrounded an apartment complex where a man has barricaded himself and is believed to be holding at least one hostage, authorities said.

Mike Gatto's AB 2343 Betrays Dogs, Cats & The People Who Love Them

If California Assembly Member Mike Gatto has his way, cats who enter shelters without identification will be immediately taken from their families and given to for-profit companies, including, potentially, companies who sell animalsShow More Summary

Sriracha considers moving factory amid smell complaints

After a months-long battle with the city of Irwindale over complaints about a spicy odor, Sriracha sauce creator David Tran said Wednesday he is now seriously considering moving his factory to another location.

Man found naked, bound, severely burned on side of 605 Freeway

Authorities are investigating the case of a man who reportedly managed to crawl from a riverbed up to the 605 Freeway after he was left naked, bound and severely burned.

The Kansas killings: Will every crime be a hate crime someday?

Frazier Glenn Cross (a.k.a. Frazier Glenn Miller Jr.), the 73-year-old extremist accused of killing three people in Overland Park, Kan., is an avowed anti-Semite who reportedly yelled “Heil, Hitler!” while sitting in a police car.

Reported gas leak forces Alhambra High School evacuation

Alhambra High School was evacuated Tuesday morning while authorities investigated reports of a gas leak.

Whittier standoff ends peacefully after 12 hours; man in custody

A standoff with Whittier police that lasted more than 12 hours ended early Friday morning after a man surrendered and his alleged hostage was freed unharmed from inside an apartment.

Earthquake: 3.3 quake strikes near Currant, Nev.

A shallow magnitude 3.3 earthquake was reported Friday morning 18 miles from Currant, Nev., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 2:41 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 0 miles.

Bicyclist lapses into unconsciousness after scuffle with S.D. police

SAN DIEGO -- A 51-year-old man who had been riding a bicycle lapsed into unconsciousness after a brief scuffle with police who detained him for a traffic violation, police said Thursday.

Candidates note Solis' absence in first debate of county race

Two candidates hoping to succeed Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina faced off Thursday in Claremont, without the presumed front-runner participating.

Ethics panel wants more public funding available to candidates

Los Angeles' Ethics Commission is calling for an increase in public funding available to candidates seeking city office.

Chase suspect wanted in kidnapping arrested in North Hollywood

An FBI-LAPD fugitive task force arrested a man wanted on kidnapping charges in Minnesota who authorities believe is the same man who led police on a chase in downtown Los Angeles earlier Thursday, officials said.

San Franciscans commemorate the Great Quake of 1906 -- and a dress

SAN FRANCISCO -- City officials and celebrants in period dress packed old-timey John’s Grill here Thursday to remember the great 1906 earthquake -- and gasped in wonder as a dress belonging to a society woman of the day was carefully unveiled.

California fails to adequately educate youth inmates, report says

California and other states are largely failing to adequately educate most of the 70,000 youth locked up at any given time in juvenile detention facilities, according to a national report released Thursday.

Senate leader calls for GPS investigation after O.C. serial killings

SACRAMENTO -- The leader of the state Senate is seeking an investigation into how two sex offenders being monitored by parole agents and tracked by GPS devices were allegedly able to rape and murder four women without being detected...

San Bernardino County deputies in standoff with suspect

San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputies are in a standoff with a man who fled as deputies tried to approach him at a shopping center in Fontana, authorities said.

How Bloomberg plans to use the NRA's tactics in the gun control fight

Aside from the cowardice of some lawmakers, a major obstacle to passing federal firearms legislation is that sparsely populated, gun-friendly states have the same representation in the Senate as populous, more gun-safety-minded ones....Show More Summary

Newborn kittens survive being shipped from L.A. to San Diego

Two newborn kittens were accidentally shipped from Los Angeles to San Diego in small black boxes this week.

Darren Sharper in L.A. jail as bail denied in Arizona assault case

An Arizona judge ruled Thursday that Darren Sharper was ineligible for bail on a sexual assault charge there, which could prevent the ex-NFL star’s release from L.A. County jail, where he has spent the last seven weeks.

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