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Transient convicted of second-degree murder for stabbing AAA contractor during service call

A 41-year-old man admitted in court Tuesday to fatally stabbing a AAA contractor who was helping a customer in Pico Rivera, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office said. Tobias Ruben Cabrera pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for fatally stabbing Raymond Anthony Zabala III in the...

Californians did a slightly better job saving water during an unusually wet October

California enjoyed one of its wettest Octobers in recent history and its residents responded by reducing their water use, state officials announced Tuesday. People in cities and towns cut their water consumption by 19.5% during the first month of the “water year,” compared with the same month in...

Ex-LAPD Sergeant Who Leaked Audio Of Encounter With 'Django Unchained' Actress Fined $500

Retired LAPD sergeant Jim Parker was facing a fine as high as $10,000. [ more › ]

Photos: New Art Exhibit Explores The Twisted Anatomy Of 'The Human Beast'

Maxine Kim Stussy and Jan Stussy studied the ways that a body can become a manifestation of both the interior and exterior worlds. [ more › ]

Ex-LAPD sergeant broke city rules by leaking recording of 'Django Unchained' actress, ethics group says

The Los Angeles Ethics Commission decided Tuesday that a former police sergeant broke city rules by leaking to reporters an audio recording from his controversial stop of an actress from “Django Unchained.” In a nod to what one commissioner described as the “extraordinary circumstances” of the...

American Apparel Sent Layoff Notices To Over 3,300 Southern California Employees

A Canadian clothing manufacturer is looking to buy the company for $66 million. [ more › ]

'Women scorned' lead police to suspected thief who found victims through dating website

Women who went on dates with a Perris man they met through a popular website banded together and turned to police after the man stole their purses and personal belongings, authorities said. “This is one of those things — women scorned,” said Riverside police Det. Byron Adcox, crediting the victims...

USC Grad Student Charged With Murder In Stabbing Death Of Professor

David Jonathan Brown is suspected of stabbing Bosco Tjan over a "personal dispute." [ more › ]

Man recently listed on FBI's Most Wanted list for quadruple-killing at L.A. restaurant due in court

A fugitive Jamaican gang member accused of killing four people in a bloody gunbattle at a popular South L.A. Jamaican restaurant will make his first court appearance Tuesday, just days after he was put on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted list and then captured. Marlon Jones, 41, is accused of shooting...

Chris Rock Announces First Tour In Nine Years

The 'Total Blackout Tour' kicks off in North Carolina on Valentine's Day. [ more › ]

L.A. subway commuters encounter bag searchers, heavily armed deputies as city responds to terrorism threat

Los Angeles subway commuters were met by heavily armed deputies and bag searches Tuesday as authorities responded to a report of a possible terrorist attack on the Metro Red Line’s Universal City station. Increased security was visible across the Los Angeles County transit system as the FBI, LAPD...

Oakland warehouse manager mournful but defiant after 36 die in fire at artists collective

The manager of an Oakland warehouse said he was “incredibly sorry” for a devastating fire that killed at least 36 people during an electronic music event Friday night, but balked when asked if he should be held accountable for the loss. In an interview with the NBC “Today” show on Tuesday, Derick...

Grammy Noms Announced & OF COURSE The Chainsmokers Are Up For Best New Artist In Trump's America

On the upside: Radiohead, David Bowie, Drake, Beyonce, Adele, and other actually talented people are nominated. [ more › ]

With a big donation for a new neuroscience institute, Caltech dives deeper into brain research

Sometimes the biggest gifts arrive in the most surprising ways. A couple in Singapore, Tianqiao Chen and Chrissy Luo, were watching the news and saw a Caltech scientist help a quadriplegic use his thoughts to control a robotic arm so that — for the first time in more than 10 years — he could sip...

With a big donation for a new neuroscience institute, Caltech dives deeper into brain research

Sometimes the biggest gifts arrive in the most surprising ways. A couple in Singapore, Tianqiao Chen and Chrissy Luo, were watching the news and saw a Caltech scientist help a quadriplegic use his thoughts to control a robotic arm so that — for the first time in more than 10 years — he could sip...

Investigations into Oakland fire intensify as grim search for victims enters Day 4

Investigations into the warehouse fire that claimed more than 30 lives in Oakland were intensifying Tuesday as searchers continued the grim task of looking for more victims. As of Monday afternoon, 36 bodies had been recovered from the scene, although more were expected to be found, officials said....

American teens' math scores fall on an international test

Does America have a high school math problem? U.S. teens still are performing mid-pack relative to their peers around the world on a set of international tests, according to a new report. On the latest Programme for International Student Assessment, or PISA, tests, administered in 2015, U.S. scores...

In San Diego, survivors strive to keep memories of Pearl Harbor from fading

Pearl Harbor wasn’t a defeat, Stuart Hedley insists. It was an eye-opener. Hedley, the president of a Pearl Harbor survivors group in San Diego, turned 95 in October, which means he was 20 when the West Virginia, the battleship where he was stationed, was hit by a torpedo and badly damaged. He...

Why it's important to talk about successful black and Latino boys

While Chukwuagoziem Uzoegwu was growing up, his mother often would throw what he and his brothers called “educational tantrums.” On those weekends or on random days in the long stretch of summer vacation, the Uzoegwu boys would be barred from TV “from sun up to sunset,” he said.  “Leisure time...

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