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Man reports being run over on Santa Monica beach

Police are investigating whether a man was run over by a vehicle Sunday on Santa Monica State Beach, which would be the second such incident in less than a week.

Mt. Shasta mudslide blamed on drought, melting glacier

California's prolonged drought is believed to have caused a massive mudslide on Mt. Shasta over the weekend after meltwater from a glacier sent torrents of debris and mud down the mountain, officials said.

Father-Daughter Dating: 7 Things My Dad Taught Me About Love

When most 20-somethings have dating questions, they call a single friend. A few might call their moms. But what if your "person" is a 60+ guy who also happens to be your dad? When I first moved to New York, I was that girl who checked in with Mom back at home most nights; she was hilarious and witty and always interested in my day. Show More Summary

Gear: Baggage kills pests that might hide inside

Bedbugs and lice can surreptitiously infiltrate luggage and clothing before or after a trip. Now comes luggage that functions as an execution chamber for stowaway bugs by heating them to death.

Nelson Agholor tied for 10th nationally in receptions per game

USC’s Nelson Agholor will enter Saturday night’s game against Oregon State ranked among the top 10 nationally in receptions per game.

Celebrate Banned Books Week with the 10 most-challenged books

Every year kids go to school or the library and bring back books that make some parents raise their eyebrows. Such language! Boy wizards! Sexual situations! Underpants!

7 Things My Dad Taught Me About Love (And Online Dating)

When most 20-somethings have dating questions, they call a single friend. A few might call their moms. But what if your "person" is a 60+ guy who also happens to be your dad? When I first moved to New York, I was that girl who checked in with Mom back at home most nights; she was hilarious and witty and always interested in my day. Show More Summary

'Gotham' is Batman & Co. before they were Batman & Co.

'Gotham' is a well-assembled new series set in the future Dark Knight's hometown before he became a caped crusader. Donal Logue is the series' warm, human heart. 'Gotham' is a well-assembled new series set in the future Dark Knight's hometown before he became a caped crusader. Donal Logue is the series' warm, human heart.

Break in weather aids fight against massive King fire

Firefighters battling the massive King fire in Northern California took advantage of favorable weather conditions this past weekend to make some progress against the blaze, with containment increasing to 17% overnight Sunday, officials reported.

Favorable weather aids fight against massive California wildfire

Firefighters battling the massive King fire in Northern California took advantage of favorable weather conditions this past weekend to make some progress against the blaze, with containment increasing to 17% overnight Sunday, officials reported.

Break in weather aids fight against massive King fire

Firefighters battling the massive King fire in Northern California took advantage of favorable weather conditions this past weekend to make some progress against the blaze, with containment increasing to 17% overnight Sunday, officials reported.

'Scorpion' with singer Katharine McPhee may ease the sting of 'Smash'

Since Katharine McPhee first sang her way onto the pop culture stage almost 10 years ago, music has been priority No. 1.

One Week Left Before Supreme Court's Marriage Meeting

Next Monday, September 29, the US Supreme Court will meet in closed session to decide whether to take a marriage case. They're expected to reveal their decision the following week, on October 6, but there's no way to predict what the court will announce. They could choose one of the seven cases currently pending before them. Show More Summary

'The Strain' recap: Face to face with the Master

There may be at least a few good reasons why the swag-savvy folks at FX don’t rush a latex replica of the Master into every Party City and Hot Topic in America, just in time for Halloween.

Bruins in the NFL: Week 3 performances

UCLA plays Saturdays, but the school has some former players who take the field on Sundays. Here’s a weekly blog featuring former Bruins and what they did in their NFL games:

'Not Cool' by YouTube star Shane Dawson is a waste of time

YouTube juvenile-humor celebrity Shane Dawson's "Not Cool" is one of two movies made from the same Dan Schoffer script about emotionally lost college students.

Oil-rich Kirkuk in Iraq's north fears attack by Islamic State

Southeast of this city, at a place called Hill of the Flowers, Kurdish forces gaze toward a concrete bridge bedecked with fluttering black flags. The guns of a few Soviet-era tanks peer from a nearby ditch at this makeshift frontier not found on any map.

Pre-vacation news and notes: Monday 9.22.14

I'm getting ready to head out for a couple of weeks of lighter than usual posting. But first: some news notes and items to get off the desk.

Thousands of Syrian refugees flood Turkey

The number of Syrian refugees who have reached Turkey in the past four days after fleeing the advance of Islamic State militants now totals 130,000, Turkey's deputy prime minister said Monday.

LA is a city of 'dickheads,' says Brit observer

The British novelist and journalist Will Self dropped in to our fair city this summer and collected a fresh set of outsider observations about LA — and you know how we all love reading those.

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