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Video of La Mesa police officer throwing handcuffed teen to ground sparks outrage

Video footage of a La Mesa police officer slamming a handcuffed high school student to the ground has sparked outrage, with some community members calling for the officer’s removal. The incident happened at Helix Charter High School near San Diego about 1:30 p.m. Friday. The interaction between...

San Diego's high kicking weatherman John Coleman dies

John Coleman, the dancing, prancing San Diego weatherman who tickled television viewers by the way he would sing out the letter “U” in KUSI-TV’s call letters, died on Saturday. He was 83. Coleman, who also angered many people by insisting that global warming is a hoax, died at his home in Las Vegas,...

Highway 101 in Santa Barbara County is expected to reopen for Monday morning commute

The commuting nightmare caused by a deadly mudslide in Santa Barbara County this month is about to end, officials promise. Highway 101, which has been closed for nearly two weeks since up to eight feet of mud and debris settled on it following the Jan. 9 slide, is scheduled to open in time for...

Search teams find 21st victim of Montecito mudslide

A recovery team searching through debris from the Montecito mudslide recovered the body of 28-year-old Faviola Benitez Calderon on Saturday morning, bringing the number of known fatalities to 21. Benitez Calderon is the fourth member of her family confirmed to have died in the mudslide, caused...

South L.A. center provides one-stop assistance for people facing homelessness

Lashea Singleton and her 14-year-old daughter, Monica, suddenly found themselves homeless in August. Singleton, 37, had been living at her sister’s apartment but said she moved out after they had an argument. Through word of mouth, she found herself at a facility in South Los Angeles that provides...

Massive cost overruns threaten to derail the bullet train. Here's what has to change

Only two years ago, the California rail authority unveiled an ambitious plan to begin operating a segment of bullet train service between San Jose and the Central Valley by 2025. It would take nearly every penny in its checkbook, but the rail authority assured the public it would work. But that...

Boy fatally shot in Compton

A young boy was fatally shot Saturday evening in Compton, officials said. Officers were called to the scene on the 2800 block of West Alondra Boulevard around 7:45 p.m., according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Deputies said only that the victim, a male juvenile,...

Beverly Hills police investigating neighborhood shooting that may stem from road rage incident

Beverly Hills police are investigating a shooting that occurred Saturday in a residential neighborhood of the city that may stem from a road rage incident, officials said. The shooting occurred shortly after 5 p.m. in the 100 block of North Palm Drive near Wilshire Boulevard, said Lt. Scott Dowling....

On the same day as the L.A. Women's March, a 'celebration of life' gathers in Chinatown

On the same day that the Women’s March drew tens of thousands of people to downtown Los Angeles, José and Teresa Macia of Brea took 10 members of their church’s youth ministry downtown for a different reason: to march for life. It was the third year in a row that the group from the St. Angela Merici...

Vandalism at Pasadena church set ablaze last week follows a recent pattern

Graffiti spray-painted at a 129-year-old Pasadena church that was set on fire last week resembled messages left on several other churches that were vandalized in recent months. Vandals broke into Church of the Angels — an Episcopal church on Avenue 64 that was built in 1889 — before sunrise Jan....

Texas neighbors suspected Turpins before move to Perris

To neighbor Ricky Vinyard, the Turpin family seemed odd from the moment they arrived at the end of his remote dirt road in this small town 50 miles south of Fort Worth, where they had lived earlier. “When they moved in, they were really mysterious people. They didn’t talk to us or socialize,” recalled...

Amid government shutdown, Yosemite National Park is open with limited services

California’s Yosemite National Park is open to visitors despite the federal government shutdown but there’ll be nobody to greet them, help them navigate the trails or even make sure they’re in the right campground. Spokesman Scott Gediman says the park that boasts the famous granite cliffs of Half...

Palestinian American group shuns Women's March over Scarlett Johansson's ties to Israeli company

Actress Scarlett Johansson, who is expected to be one of the featured speakers at Saturday’s Women’s March L.A., is the subject of a separate demonstration. The Palestinian American Women’s Assn. (PAWA) announced on its Facebook page that it was withdrawing from the march in downtown L.A. because...

Tens of thousands expected for Women's March today in downtown Los Angeles

Tens of thousands of people are expected to converge on downtown Los Angeles on Saturday to participate in the second Women’s March in L.A. As of 8 a.m., crowds were already gathering in Pershing Square where a rally is scheduled later this morning before the march to Grand Park in front of City...

Pasadena man among two charged with Chinese export scheme

Two Southern California men have been arrested on federal charges that they illegally exported computer chips with military applications to China. The U.S. attorney’s office says part-time Los Angeles resident Yi-Chi Shih and Kiet Ahn Mai of Pasadena were arrested Friday. It’s unclear whether they...

Las Vegas shooter researched La Jolla, Santa Monica, San Diego before mass shooting

On May 18 — about four months before the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history unfolded on the Las Vegas Strip — gunman Stephen Paddock was thinking about San Diego. On an HP laptop seized from one of his Mandalay Bay hotel rooms after the massacre, authorities found a web search from that Thursday...

Charlie Beck's years as LAPD chief were marked by challenges and reforms

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck reflects on his career of more than 40 years with LAPD, which he has led for more than eight years during a period of budget woes, an uptick in crime and a national outcry over the police killings of black men. He announced he will step down in June.

Oscar winner Dorothy Malone, mom on ‘Peyton Place,' has died

Actress Dorothy Malone, who won hearts of 1960s television viewers as the long-suffering mother in the nighttime soap “Peyton Place,” died Friday in her hometown of Dallas at age 93. Malone died in an assisted living center from natural causes days before her 94th birthday, said her daughter, Mimi...

UC regents to vote on increasing tuition and student fees by $342

The University of California is proposing to raise tuition and the student services fee for state residents by 2.7%, an increase of $342 to a total of $12,972 for the 2018-19 academic year. The budget proposal, which UC regents are set to consider Wednesday, would mark the second consecutive tuition...

Gov. Brown reverses decision to parole Manson family killer

Gov. Jerry Brown has reversed a parole board’s decision to free Manson family killer Leslie Van Houten. In September, the Board of Parole Hearings found Van Houten, 68, suitable for release. At 19, Van Houten had taken part in the brutal slayings of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca in Los Angeles on...

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