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Earthquake: 3.2 quake strikes near Highland Springs, Calif.

A shallow magnitude 3.2 earthquake was reported Friday evening nearly a mile from Highland Springs, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 9:39 p.m. PDT at a depth of 3.1 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was four miles from Beaumont, Calif., four miles...

Gunman was facing deportation when he shot popular community volunteer, police say

Federal agents were tracking a young immigrant who was facing deportation when he fatally shot a popular community volunteer during a robbery in San Francisco, authorities said Friday. The slaying occurred on Aug. 15, four days after sheriff’s investigators say 18-year-old Erick Garcia-Pineda stole...

Motive a mystery in killing of three kids: 'I just don’t understand how he made this choice'

A father suspected of killing his three children in West Sacramento has been interviewed by investigators, though they still aren’t offering a motive for the slayings, authorities said Friday. Investigators talked with Robert William Hodges, 32, after he was found near midnight Thursday parked...

Diners warned of possible hepatitis exposure at San Diego beach restaurant

A person at a Pacific Beach restaurant may have exposed an unknown number of customers to hepatitis A on seven different days, according to the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency. Anyone who may have eaten or had a drink at the World Famous restaurant at 711 Pacific Beach Drive in...

Retired barber gets life in prison for murder of Newport Beach urologist

A 79-year-old retired barber was sentenced Friday to life in prison, plus 10 years, without the possibility of parole for fatally shooting a urologist inside the doctor’s Newport Beach office in 2013. An Orange County Superior Court jury on Aug. 21 had swiftly found Stanwood Elkus of Lake Elsinore...

Mom who tried flushing newborn down toilet at McDonald's gave birth in a bathroom three years before, D.A. says

A cashier who told police she didn’t know she was pregnant when she gave birth in a McDonald’s restroom last week, made a similar claim three years ago when she gave birth to another child in a bathroom, the San Mateo County district attorney said Friday. Sarah Lockner, 25, faces charges of attempted...

Harry Dean Stanton Dies At 91

Roger Ebert once said that no movie with Stanton in it could ever "be altogether bad." [ more › ]

Daughter tells her mother 'I love you' moments before sinking to her death in California Aqueduct

A woman who died after her car went off the road and overturned in the California Aqueduct in Hesperia managed to call her mother and tell her she loved her before she died, her family said at a news conference Friday. The family of Xanthel Linares, 24, said she was the driver of a car that authorities...

Photos: Ice-T's Former Mansion From 'MTV Cribs' Is Now On The Market

"Beware those who cross this portal," Ice-T said in the 2001 episode. [ more › ]

Marine arrested at Camp Pendleton in fatal shooting of estranged wife in Laguna Hills

A Camp Pendleton Marine was arrested Friday on suspicion of fatally shooting his estranged wife in Laguna Hills, authorities said. Jerel Boykins was detained Thursday by the Marine Corps Naval Criminal Investigative Service at Camp Pendleton and booked the following morning on suspicion of murder,...

Teacher At Exclusive Brentwood School Pleads Not Guilty To Unlawful Sex With 16-Year-Old Student

She is also facing an unrelated drug possession charge after being arrested with ecstasy at Coachella. [ more › ]

LAX To Bring Cassell's, Trejo's Tacos, Urth Caffe To New Terminal 1 Food Court

The Southwest Airlines terminal will see the new restaurants open by Labor Day 2018. [ more › ]

'Lost LA' Returns For A Second Season Next Month

The KCET show uses primary source material to discover the history of Los Angeles. [ more › ]

Teacher at elite Brentwood School charged with unlawful sex with 16-year-old student

A teacher at the elite Brentwood School was charged Friday with having unlawful sex with a 16-year-old male student this summer, prosecutors said. Aimee Palmitessa, who worked for nine years at the private school, is facing seven counts of sex-related criminal offenses, according to the Los Angeles...

U.S. appeals court upholds California ban on foie gras, made by force-feeding ducks and geese

A federal appeals court Friday upheld a California law that bans the sale of foie gras made by the force-feeding of ducks and geese. A three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court, overturning a district judge’s injunction against the law, said California is free to enforce it. The state Legislature...

Opponents Of Controversial 'Road Diets' Start Campaign To Recall Councilman Mike Bonin

A "road diet" in Mar Vista this summer increased traffic times and prompted two lawsuits. [ more › ]

Security tightened on Metro trains and buses after bomb attack on London subway

Law enforcement agencies in Los Angeles County stepped up security on trains and buses Friday in the wake of a bombing attack on a London subway. The Los Angeles Police Department said that while “there is no evidence of a nexus between the attack in London and Los Angeles,” officers were not taking...

Meet Hazel Glab: The Murderous Media Darling of 1930s L.A.

L.A.'s famed flapper murderer, whose beauty and utter criminal nature captivated the city for decades. [ more › ]

UCLA pharmacy closed after state finds it sent out drugs with expired, potentially dangerous ingredients

A state pharmacy inspector made a surprising discovery last year while conducting a routine records review at a Westside facility that compounded drugs for patients at UCLA medical centers. More than 1,000 IV bags of sterile medications for heart patients and others with serious health issues had...

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