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Leaf-blower prank at movie theater could bring charges

Authorities are weighing whether to file criminal charges against one adult and three minors suspected of causing a panic by revving a leaf blower in a Newport Beach movie theater last month.

2-year-old is on life support after hit-and-run in San Bernardino

The California Highway Patrol is looking for a driver who hit and critically injured a 2-year-old boy after failing to stop when the child darted across the street to see his uncle, media outlets have reported.

Labor Day Weekend: Music, Art & All-You-Can-Eat Tacos in Chinatown

I wake up early some Sundays with a fierce craving that lures me into Boyle Heights. I have to eat Carnitas El Momo Acosta, consistently voted one of LA's best tacos. On weekends El Momo eschews their truck and serves homemade carnitas from a secret location with tables and chairs where I savor meat, tortillas and salsa in a homey environment. Show More Summary

Two LAPD vehicles crash in downtown L.A.; four officers hospitalized

Two Los Angeles Police Department vehicles rushing to a call for backup smashed into each other in downtown L.A. early Thursday, sending four officers to the hospital, officials said.

New payout for Miramonte Elementary students who claim abuse by teachers

Los Angeles school officials have agreed to pay an additional $4.5 million to former Miramonte Elementary students who claimed they were abused by teachers at the campus.

Teen partly responsible for her sex abuse by teacher, L.A. Unified tells appeals court

Los Angeles Unified continues to argue that a 14-year-old girl should be partly responsible for sexual abuse by her eighth-grade teacher.

Police warn of kidnapping extortion scam targeting Southland residents

Police in Southern California are warning the public about a series of telephone kidnapping scams that are believed to be originating in Mexico.

1 wounded in shootout between mourners, rival gang at South L.A. funeral

A man was critically wounded Wednesday outside a funeral home after mourners, who were gathered for a service in South Los Angeles, exchanged gunfire with members of a rival gang, police said.

Caltrans proposes wildlife overpass on 101 Freeway

Mountain lions, bobcats and other wildlife would have less chance of becoming roadkill if the state adopts a plan to build a landscaped bridge over the 101 Freeway in Agoura Hills, supporters of the proposal said Wednesday.

State Senate panel approves three for UC regents board

A state Senate committee on Wednesday unanimously approved the confirmation of three appointees to the UC Board of Regents, with senators noting the unusual circumstance that all three nominees are minorities.

Extra, Extra: This Is The Most NSFW Cat Hair Story Of All Time

A woman has shared her NSFW cat hair story, the first photo of Bryan Cranston as Lyndon B. Johnson has been released, Taylor Swift wasn't doing coke at the VMAs, and more end of day links. [ more › ]

Mother Suspected Of Kidnapping Her Sons From LAX After Faking Visitation Order

Two young boys were allegedly abducted by their mother from LAX after she tricked their father with a court order to visit her. [ more › ]

City Beat: One man, 69 cars and an auction

Gerald Willits never wanted to sell his vintage cars. Not that he could drive them. Most had flat tires and needed extensive work. When the solitary Buena Park man died last year at age 76, Orange County officials had to step in and figure out what to do with his collection. Officials got involved...

Oakland authorities find doll, not baby, in hot car amid rescue effort

Believing a baby was trapped inside a car in sweltering heat, Oakland authorities smashed through a window, only to find a doll that looked like a real infant.

L.A.'s Hottest Restaurants Accused Of Price Fixing

A class-action lawsuit has been filed against some of L.A.'s hottest restaurants like Mélisse and Trois Mec, accusing the owners of price-fixing in regards to a 3% health care surcharge tacked onto the final bills. [ more › ]

The 323 Area Code Is Running Out Of Numbers

The 323 area code is running out of numbers, so make sure you get yours soon! [ more › ]

Man Charged With Assault After Targeting Women In Random Silver Lake Attacks

A woman says a man sneaked up behind her and groped her in a frightening attack in Silver Lake last week, and that she was one of three women he targeted that same day. [ more › ]

Downtown crime spike not good for gentrification

The suddenly rising crime rate threatens to undo a lot of good trends in Los Angeles.

Burglary suspect sought after high-speed pursuit ends near storm drain

A burglary suspect who led deputies on pursuit from Walnut to Pico Rivera early Wednesday afternoon drove onto a rugged dirt road, ditched his vehicle and ran into a storm drain under a heavy canopy of trees.

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