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They dismissed her as a lightweight. But California's top judge has found her voice — and uses it to call out Trump policies

Tani Cantil-Sakauye was an obscure judge on a Sacramento appeals court when then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger selected her to become California’s 28th chief justice. Rebel judges demeaned her as a lightweight whose first instinct when confronted with a problem was to create a task force. Her lobbying...

Uber co-founder's mother is killed, father injured in boating accident

The mother of Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick died Friday in a boating accident in Fresno County, while his injured father remains hospitalized. Sheriff’s officials identified Bonnie and Donald Kalanick as victims in the accident at Pine Flat Lake, a boating and recreation destination less than...

Pair sentenced to prison for stealing Camp Pendleton medical devices meant for Marines

Two defense contractors were sentenced in San Diego federal court to prison for conspiring to steal more than $3 million worth of medical equipment from Camp Pendleton, items that had been earmarked to help wounded Marines abroad. Warehouse clerk Henry Bonilla of Pomona received 15 months in prison...

Investigators accuse Orange County D.A. of cover-ups, interfering with investigations

Orange County Dist. Atty. Tony Rackauckas and other officials interfered in multiple investigations and covered up criminal conduct by police, according to claims filed Friday by two investigators within the district attorney’s office. In their filings, Tom Conklin and Abraham Santos cited three...

San Diego County fire sparks controversy over popular shooting spot

As smoke billowed recently over the hill behind Wick Alexander’s home in eastern San Diego County, he sat at his computer and punched out yet another email. “When will the ban begin? Will it take another loss of life?” he wrote. It was similar to the email he’d written in April, calling for several...

Metro Plans To Make Tap Fares Digital

Metro announced a plan to develop an app for loading fares and eventually replacing TAP cards. [ more › ]

24-year-old man and juvenile are suspects in violent home invasion robbery in Santa Monica

Santa Monica police on Saturday identified a man who was arrested following a home invasion robbery that left two people hospitalized, one with serious stab wounds. The robbery occurred about 6:20 p.m. Friday in the 200 block of 19th Street in a residential neighborhood near Riviera Country Club,...

Gregg Allman dies at 69; Southern rock trailblazer led band marked by tragedy

Gregg Allman, the gravel-voiced singer who helped lift the Allman Brothers Band to prominence with a hard-churning brand of soulful rock that became part of the soundtrack of the 1960s and ’70s and set the coordinates for a musical genre known as Southern rock, died Saturday at the age of 69. According...

Inside Nick Metropolis Collectibles, The Iconic La Brea Store In Danger Of Closing

Nick Metropolis Collectibles has to follow a strict debt repayment plan to avoid going out of business. [ more › ]

Teenage Robbery Suspect Dies In Hospital After Shooting By Off-Duty Customs Agent

The boy and another robbery suspect were wounded while a third was taken into custody. [ more › ]

Carcass of 79-foot blue whale washes ashore in Northern California

The carcass of a 79-foot blue whale has washed ashore in Marin County, and experts are trying to determine why it died. The whale was discovered off Agate Beach in Bolinas on Thursday. Scientists from the Marine Mammal Center said it's a sub-adult female. They collected skin and blubber samples...

Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning dies at 85

Jim Bunning, a former Hall of Fame pitcher who went on to serve in Congress, has died. He was 85. Bunning's death was confirmed by Jon Deuser, who served as chief of staff when Bunning was in the Senate. Deuser said he was notified about the death by Bunning's family. Bunning was one of only 18...

Santa Ana police arrest man suspected in March attacks caught on video and in photos

Santa Ana police have arrested a homeless man on suspicion of attacking a convenience store clerk and a driver in separate incidents that were caught on video and in photos. Corbalan Jorge Hernandez, 57, was arrested Friday after witnesses identified him based on wisely circulated video of the...

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer shot teens who tried to rob him, officials say

An off-duty U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer shot two teenagers in Arcadia when they and another youth tried to rob him at gunpoint Friday night, authorities said. According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the officer was walking on the sidewalk on First Street, south...

How a supposedly free bridge over the L.A. River will cost taxpayers millions

The city will construct a $16.1-million bridge, once envisioned as a gift to the public, over the Los Angeles River.

San Francisco 49ers cheerleader's conspiracy lawsuit against NFL tossed out of court

A lawsuit accusing the NFL and team owners of conspiring to suppress wages for cheerleaders lacks evidence to support that claim, a federal judge said. U.S. District Judge William Alsup dismissed the lawsuit by a former San Francisco 49ers cheerleader. The lawsuit sought class-action status on...

Woman who kicked German shepherd sentenced to jail time, banned from owning pets

A Laguna Beach woman has pleaded guilty to animal cruelty after kicking a 9-month-old German shepherd. Amber Castillo, 39, pleaded guilty May 16 in Orange County Superior Court to two counts of animal cruelty and was sentenced to 34 days in jail and three years’ probation, according to Laguna Beach...

From the Archives: Harpo Marx and kids

This stand-alone photo appeared in the Jan. 13, 1954 Los Angeles Times. The caption reported, “Children of Harpo, the silent Marx brother, don wigs and demonstrate that they too have the happy gift of pantomime. From laugh to riot are Alec, Jimmy (who couldn't help peeking), Minnie and father Harpo...

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