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Man who rubbed women with eggs in 'spiritual cleansing' guilty of rape

A San Clemente man who poured ammonia and rubbed raw eggs on women as part of a “spiritual cleansing” ritual has been convicted of rape and other sexual assault charges and could be sentenced to up to 75 years in prison.

19th-century shipwreck rediscovered off Golden Gate

SAN FRANCISCO -- The passenger steamer was located once before in the murky depths. The year was 1890 and the City of Chester had gone down just two years prior after colliding with another ship in dense fog near the Golden Gate Bridge of today.

'Renters' Day' declared by L.A. councilman, activists amid 'crisis'

In a symbolic move meant to spotlight the steep rents and shabby conditions facing renters across the city, housing activists and a city councilman declared Wednesday to be "Renters' Day" in Los Angeles.

What's a California Green Party candidate gotta do to get some respect?

A Green Party candidate for secretary of state is planning to crash a debate Wednesday in Sacramento, after he and two other contenders were excluded from the event.

Ex-sheriff's deputies charged with planting evidence at pot dispensary

Two former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies have been charged with conspiracy, perjury and altering evidence in connection with planting guns inside a medical marijuana dispensary to justify two arrests in 2011, prosecutors sai...

Teen stowaway 'resting comfortably,' could return home soon

The teen stowaway who survived a flight from San Jose to Hawaii in a wheel well of a jet is recovering and could be reunited with his family soon.

Mother of student who died in fatal bus crash sues for $100 million

The mother of a 17-year-old student who died when a FedEx freight truck slammed into a college-bound bus in Northern California, creating a fireball of wreckage, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit, claiming the company's vehicles have a history of catching fire.

Reclaiming the California Dream by Strengthening the Middle Class

What did you expect from a professional writer? When I launched a campaign to protect and expand the middle class, I didn't start with a bumper sticker. I started with a book outlining more than 40 ways we can achieve our most important...Show More Summary

6 Ideas for the Family This Weekend in L.A.

It's a media-satured weekend from the arrival of Paris Photo at Paramount Studios, to a documentary about killer whales to an artist's take on celebrity culture at MOCA. For more ideas, visit us online at The Family Savvy!

More San Diego County kindergartners are missing vaccinations

SAN DIEGO -- The percentage of parents opting for the "personal belief exemption" to avoid vaccinations for their children in kindergarten has tripled in a decade, county health officials said Wednesday.

Teen stowaway's footprints, handprints found on wheel well doors, tire

Images of footprints and handprints inside the wheel well of a Hawaiian Airlines Flight 45 jetliner appear to bolster the fantastic story of a Santa Clara teenager who reportedly survived a frigid, perilous journey cooped up inside as a stowaway.

Sheriff ran air surveillance over Compton without telling residents

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department acknowleged this week that Compton residents were not notified of an airborne video-surveillance program that was tested in 2012.

Marine receives Navy Cross for bravery during firefight in Afghanistan

SAN DIEGO -- A Marine now stationed at Twentynine Palms has been awarded the Navy Cross for "courageous leadership, composure under fire and tactical expertise" during a five-hour firefight with the Taliban in Afghanistan.

Man dies after walking into house under fumigation tent, police say

Police in Westminster are trying to determine what a man found dead on the patio of a fumigated house was doing there.

Woman gets 3 years, 8 months for death of cyclist in Boyle Heights

A 21-year-old woman who struck a group of cyclists in Boyle Heights while driving intoxicated, leading to the death of one who was dragged several hundred feet by a following car, was sentenced to three years, eight months in prison Tuesday.

Experts: How did stowaway teen spend hours undetected at airport?

Security experts say it's important to thoroughly trace what transpired over the approximately six-hour period that a 15-year-old apparently went undetected at Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport  before stowing away in the wheel well of a Hawaiian Airlines jetliner traveling to Maui.

Man injured in Venice stabbing attack, LAPD says

A man was injured Tuesday night in a stabbing attack in Venice, police said.

Ontario man charged with burning puppy that later died

An Ontario man was charged Tuesday in connection with setting fire to a 5-month-old puppy that later died.

Man shot dead near 110 Freeway in Highland Park; traffic snarled

A 52-year-old man was found dead from a single gunshot wound along the 110 Freeway in Highland Park, police said Tuesday night.

Sheriff's Department says Compton surveillance system not useful

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said Tuesday that an airborne video-surveillance program that was tested in 2012 was deemed not useful for the agency's crime-fighting needs.

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