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LAPD officer shot and wounded at South L.A. housing project

A Los Angeles Police Department officer was shot and wounded Monday about 11 p.m. at a housing project in Watts, authorities said. LAPD Deputy Chief Bill Scott said the officer was conscious and breathing and was taken to a hospital for treatment. It is unclear how seriously injured the officer...

Mollie Lowery dies at 70; served as a friend of and advocate for people living on L.A.'s sidewalks

Mollie Lowery, a pioneer in efforts to help people suffering from poverty, addiction and mental illness move out of tents and cardboard boxes on Los Angeles’ sidewalks and into supportive housing, died at her home in Highland Park early Monday. She was 70.  Lowery was a fierce advocate for and...

Dr. Dre is handcuffed and cited after a man claims he pointed a gun; deputies find no proof

Dr. Dre was handcuffed outside his Malibu home Monday after a motorist initiated a private person’s arrest, alleging the music mogul brandished a gun at him at the Pacific Coast Highway residence, authorities said. Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies cited Dre, whose real name is Andre Young,...

ICYMI: Which Hollywood Big Shots Are Playing Dungeons & Dragons?

Plus, The Bachelor beauty secrets, Morgan Freeman has dreads, and the opposite Snowpiercer zooms through the Sand Fire. [ more › ]

Horses, chickens, pigs and a bull: a menagerie of 750 pets have been displaced by the Sand fire

Kayla Partridge held a thick blue rope Monday afternoon as she led Ansel, a 25-year-old Warmblood horse, to a grassy area at the Hansen Dam Equestrian Center in Sylmar. The horse gave a short snort and neigh, then paced around the equestrian center, one of eight shelters for animals affected by...

Zara May Have Stolen Designs From More Than 30 Artists

A new website is cataloging instances in which Zara had allegedly ripped off indie artists. [ more › ]

U.S. judges say California's top court is jeopardizing constitutional rights

Two federal judges warned Monday that the California Supreme Court’s practice in certain criminal cases was jeopardizing citizens’ constitutional rights. U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Judges Jay S. Bybee, a George W. Bush appointee, and Stephen Reinhardt, who was elevated to the court by President...

L.A. County lawsuit demands new safety equipment on gas wells

Southern California Gas Co. should be required to install subsurface safety shut-off valves on all of its natural gas wells in Los Angeles County in order to prevent a leak like the one in Aliso Canyon earlier this year, according to a lawsuit filed Monday.  The lawsuit, filed in Superior Court...

Judge: Yorba Linda residents can't use a referendum to void rate hikes

An Orange County Superior Court judge ruled Monday in a closely watched case that customers of a water district cannot void rate increases using a referendum. The ruling comes in the protracted fight between a group of Yorba Linda residents and their water provider over a $25-a-month rate increase....

New law will require temporary license plates in California 

Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Monday requiring that newly purchased vehicles in California display temporary license plates, approving the bill despite objections from social justice activists who say it will lead to more fines and economic hardships for poor people. The bill aimed to stop...

Tim LaHaye, author of 'Left Behind' end-times novels, dies at 90

The Rev. Tim LaHaye, co-author of the “Left Behind” series, a multimillion-selling literary juggernaut that brought end-times prophecy into mainstream bookstores, died Monday. He was 90.  LaHaye died in a San Diego hospital days after having suffered a stroke, according to publicist Johnnie Moore. ...

Six O.C. residents charged in a stabbing death over a love triangle

Prosecutors have charged six people in connection with the death of a 38-year-old man who they said was lured and killed in San Juan Capistrano because he was in a relationship with one of the suspects. The Orange County district attorney’s office has filed one felony count each of special circumstances...

Orange County Man Gets 15 Years In Prison For Trying To Join ISIS

The 22-year-old had been planning for over a year to join the terrorist organization. [ more › ]

68-Year-Old Missing Hiker Found Dead On Mount Whitney

John Lee split from his hiking group in order to look for a safe route for their descent. [ more › ]

20 Of Our Favorite Events in Los Angeles This Week

Here's what's happening in L.A. this week. Check out 20 awesome events. [ more › ]

Body of missing hiker is found on Mt. Whitney during massive search effort

The body of a 68-year-old man was found Sunday, five days after he disappeared when he separated from his hiking group during an excursion on Mt. Whitney. Search and rescue crews from across California had been looking for John Lee for days, but couldn’t find him, according to the Inyo County Sheriff’s...

As firefight continues, ashes float like dirty snowflakes and firefighters serve breakfast to evacuated

Green cots lined the cafeteria at Hart High School on Monday, home to more than 40 people chased away by a fire that churned smoke and ash across Southern California like a giant factory and turned the moon and sun an otherworldly orange and red.  Around 7 a.m., a few people tried to sleep in,...

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