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Pregnant woman shot in the face in Fresno County road rage attack

Authorities are looking for a gunman who shot a pregnant woman in the face during a road rage incident in Fresno County on Sunday night.

2 women sexually abused by San Diego police officer to receive $950,000

The San Diego City Council is set Tuesday to approve payments totaling $950,000 to two women who said they were sexually abused by a former San Diego police officer while he was still on-duty.

Why It's Not Cool to Criticize a Female Musician for Not Being 'Ladylike'

This past weekend, 23-year-old rising pop star Charli XCX played a thrilling, energetic set at Chicago's Lollapalooza -- but not everyone was loving it. Many music critics writing about the set from Ms. XCX -- born Charlotte Aitchison...Show More Summary

Gwen Stefani And Gavin Rossdale Are Getting Divorced

We have some heartbreaking news: Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale have decided to split up. [ more › ]

Suspects plead not guilty in shooting death of 4-year-old in Highland

Two men charged in the death of a 4-year-old boy who was killed by a stray bullet as he played in his grandmother's Highland yard pleaded not guilty Monday to murder charges.

Ex-LAPD detective accused of making racially charged remarks sues to get job back

A veteran LAPD detective who lost his job after making racially charged remarks during a training session is suing the city alleging he was discriminated against because he was a "white police officer who was wrongfully perceived to be racist."

Nighttime water drops help in fight against 250-acre brush fire near Ojai

Nighttime aerial drops helped firefighters in their battle against a more-than-250-acre wildfire burning in the Los Padres National Forest near Ojai.

As Rocky fire burns, evacuees play a waiting game

Trent Reid huddled over the bar with a Heineken on Monday afternoon, listening to the chatter on a police scanner. A few miles down the road, fire crews scrambled to stop the flames from jumping a two-lane highway and threatening homes - including his own.

Panda Bai Yun is not pregnant, San Diego Zoo officials say

Sad news from the San Diego Zoo: Bai Yun, the giant panda, is not pregnant, officials announced Monday, ending the civic suspense of is-she-or-isn't-she?

Lone gray wolf sighted in Siskiyou County

California wildlife officials believe a gray wolf has been moving through a remote part of Siskiyou County.

Sketch released of man wanted in shooting of two deputies, murder, kidnapping

Investigators on Monday released the first sketch of a man believed to have killed a dentist before opening fire at two Kern County sheriff's deputies, spawning an intense manhunt in a rugged, remote community in Central California.

Father sentenced to 16-years-to-life in stabbing death of 6-year-old son

A father who stabbed his 6-year-old son to death last year was sentenced Monday to 16-years-to-life in prison.

California game commission to weigh in on proposed bobcat trapping ban

The fate of a vanishing California breed whose numbers have plummeted over the last three decades is now in the hands of the state Fish and Game commissioners. They are to decide this week whether commercial bobcat trappers can continue to operate in the state.

New gray wolf spotted in Northern California

This new endangered wolf, in a state that supposedly hasn't had native wolves since the 1920s, is untagged. But there is a trail camera photo.

Monday news and notes: August begins

Politics, media and place with a little news thrown in. Catching up from the weekend.

Inner-City Arts Empowers Underserved Kids In Los Angeles To Discover Purpose Through Expression

With even steeper cuts to federal funding, intense debates continue regarding the removal of art programs from public schools. Since President George W. Bush signed the No Child Left Behind act in 2002, declaring all children would have...Show More Summary

Between Heaven & Hell

The author nearly 70 years ago, when life was still a journey to ponder It's an oppressively hot day. It was the first time this summer the temperature had gotten up in to the 90s. That wouldn't have meant much--after all it's now August--but for the humidity. Show More Summary

Long-Term Fix of Federal Highway Trust Fund Needed

We commend Congress for extending funding for the Federal Highway Trust Fund. However, once again, it appears they are electing to kick this can down the road by offering only a short-term solution. While short-term solutions keep the...Show More Summary

Black Dahlia: Will Fowler on South Norton Avenue, October 1996

As I mentioned previously, I am slowly digitizing my Black Dahlia files. Here’s a frame grab from a video I shot of Will Fowler on South Norton Avenue in October 1996. Like many people who have written about the killing … Continue reading ?

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