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Women kicked victim's head in O.C. nightclub beating, prosecutor says

Evidence against two women accused of fatally beating a recent college graduate outside a Santa Ana nightclub clearly shows they kicked her in the head before she became unconscious, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

Made in L.A. 2014 at the Hammer

The second edition of the Hammer Museum’s new biennial, Made in L.A. 2014, has brought a slew of emerging and under-recognized artists to the museum for a compelling exhibition. Rather than taking over three venues like its inaugural biennial, this year’s Made in L.A. Show More Summary

Marine's missing pregnant wife allegedly had affair with neighbor

A U.S. Marine's missing pregnant wife was reportedly having an affair with her neighbor who had planned to take her on a hunting trip at the time of her disappearance roughly three weeks ago, according to a search warrant made public this week.

Fire tears through South Los Angeles charter school

About 25 firefighters were battling a blaze that tore through a South Los Angeles charter school Tuesday, sending a huge plume of black smoke into the air.

UC enrolling more new students from other states and nations

The number of new UC students from other states and nations will continue to increase this fall, extending a trend that university officials say is financially necessary but critics say is changing the nature of a beloved state institution.

Baseball in California a story of conquer, but not divide

It's been a dry, but terrific, year for major league baseball in California.

U.S. Senate confirms U.S. Atty. Andre Birotte for federal judgeship

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed the nomination of Andre Birotte Jr., U.S. attorney for the Central District of California, to serve as a district court judge in Los Angeles.

Number of tuberculosis cases in L.A. County rose slightly last year

After years of declining tuberculosis rates, Los Angeles County saw an uptick in cases last year, health officials said Tuesday.

U.S. police officer deaths jump nearly one-third in first half of 2014

The number of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty nationwide jumped 31% in the first half of 2014 with California leading the nation with eight deaths, data shows.

State high court nominee learned power of law as a child in Mexico

Mariano-Florentino Cuellar — a Mexican immigrant and Stanford administrative law professor nominated Tuesday to the California Supreme Court — says he  discovered the power of the law while living with his family on the U.S. border.

Univision's second-quarter profit soars with World Cup soccer

Boosted by the popularity of its soccer telecasts, Spanish-language media giant Univision Communications' second-quarter profit more than doubled compared to the previous year.

Milk and Chorus; A Night to Remember at Walt Disney Concert Hall

The Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles (GMCLA) made history as they showcased their historical past during their 966th performance celebrating their 35th anniversary along with the Southern California premiere of I Am Harvey Milk at The Walt Disney Concert Hall this past weekend. The concert was in two acts. Show More Summary

Human remains identified as those of missing Sherman Oaks man

Human remains found about five months ago near the Stough Canyon Nature Center in Burbank have been identified as those of a missing 65-year-old Sherman Oaks man, authorities said.

Detroit bankruptcy pension cuts approved, with only half casting votes

Detroit’s current and retired city employees have overwhelmingly voted to support a path out of bankruptcy that will include cuts to their pensions, the city said.

L.A. County workers union endorses Sheila Kuehl in supervisor's race

The Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, the region's largest union voice, gave its official "enthusiastic" endorsement of former state lawmaker Sheila Kuehl in her campaign for Los Angeles County supervisor. The Los Angeles County...Show More Summary

L.A. County agencies ordered to scale back water use

Los Angeles County's board of supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to order restrictions on water use for its government operations, following a state directive to Californians to curb water usage during one of the worst droughts in decades.

Sketch released of suspected peacock killer on Palos Verdes Peninsula

Officials on Tuesday released an artist's sketch of a man who they say shot and killed a peacock from his Mercedes-Benz, adding to the mounting two-year death toll for the birds that have called the area home for decades.

Groundwater level in San Bernardino Basin hits historic low

The groundwater level in the San Bernardino Basin area is at its lowest point in recorded history, officials say.

Bronze bust honors mechanic who helped Wright brothers take flight

Long ago, Charles Taylor did the Wright thing for a pair of brothers and now aviation enthusiasts have done the right thing for the man who built the engine for the first powered aircraft.

Justin Bieber's neighbors fed up with his partying in Beverly Hills

Justin Bieber's neighbors in Beverly Hills are getting fed up with his loud partying.

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