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Earthquake: 3.4 quake strikes near Brawley

A shallow magnitude 3.4 earthquake was reported Thursday afternoon two miles from Brawley, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 12:38 p.m. PDT at a depth of 6.8 miles.

Judge Compares Beating Of Chinese Teen To 'Lord Of The Flies'

All of the students involved were 'parachute kids,' meaning they had been sent to America to go to school while their parents stayed in China. [ more › ]

Bay Area news crews robbed on live TV while reporting on homicide

Two Bay Area news crews were robbed at gunpoint and a camera operator was pistol-whipped on live TV Thursday while they were reporting on a homicide in San Francisco, according to area news reports.

Brain-eating amoeba kills woman in Eastern Sierra, health officials say

Test results show that a 21-year-old Bishop woman who died last month after waking up from a nap was suffering from a brain-eating amoeba, public health officials said.

DBA, West Hollywood's Sauciest Nightclub, Shuts Down

DBA, considered one of West Hollywood's most provocative nightclubs, has closed its doors for good. [ more › ]

Fewer Californians got into UC, while offers to foreign students rose

With the number of UC applicants at an all-time high, California residents faced slightly tougher odds in landing an acceptance to fall's freshman classes, while students from other countries received somewhat more admissions offers than in the past, according to university statistics released...

Here's A Petition To Save The Griffith Park Teahouse

As the artists behind the Griffith Park Teahouse say the city is threatening to take it down soon, a petition has gone up pleading for it to be saved. [ more › ]

The Anti-Vaxx Documentary Behind Jim Carrey's Twitter Rant

Jim Carrey's anti-vaccination Twitter rant led the celebrity charge yesterday after Governor Jerry Brown signed one of the strictest mandatory vaccination bills in the county, and since it's 2015 it all could be traced back to #viral #marketing and #networking. [ more › ]

D.A. reviewing case against Sean 'Diddy' Combs after kettlebell incident at UCLA

Los Angeles County prosecutors are considering whether to charge rap mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs with assault and battery on a UCLA intern and an assistant football coach during a dispute over the singer's son, a player on the Bruins squad.

Human Remains Found Hidden In Home's Wall [Updated]

Deputies are investigating whether human remains are the source of a disturbing smell emanating from the wall's of a family home in a Lomita housing project. [ more › ]

How To Find That Cool Little Teahouse In Griffith Park

  We hiked to the Griffith Park Teahouse, created and secretly installed by an anonymous collective of artists, and it was definitely worth the sweat to get there. [ more › ]

California Provides Free ID to Homeless People

As of July 1st, a homeless person, child or youth born in the State of California can get a free certified birth certificate from the county of their birth. And as of January 1, 2016, a homeless person, child or youth will be able to get a free new or replacement California photo identification card from the Department of Motor Vehicles. Show More Summary

Video: Wet Hot American Summer Gets Beefy In Full Trailer

After watching the trailer, you'll be the one asking, "who beefed?" [ more › ]

Human Sends Cat Through The X-Ray Machine At LAX

Thankfully there happened to be some comedians in the TSA line, so we got the blow by blow. [ more › ]

Reports: Human remains found inside wall at Lomita housing project

Los Angeles County sheriff's investigators have taped off a section of a housing project in Lomita after reports that human remains were found inside a wall.

Wildfire near Lake Perris grows overnight, triggering evacuations

A wildfire in Moreno Valley has crossed into state park territory and forced campers near Lake Perris to leave as hundreds of firefighters set up defensive lines to cut off the fire's path early Thursday, officials said.

A Photo Essay From L.A.'s Mansionization Front Lines

"Mansionization" is the name given to the increasingly common practice of tearing down a smaller house and building a much larger, more expensive one on the same lot, often to the detriment of next-door neighbors who suddenly find themselves deprived of sun, views, and privacy by the new mansion now looming over them. Show More Summary

Doctor allegedly prescribed narcotics after examining dog X-ray

A Rancho Palos Verdes physician was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly wrote prescriptions for powerful painkillers and muscle relaxants to an undercover agent who showed him an X-ray of a dog, authorities said.

Crews battling wildfire near Lake Perris State Recreation Area

Riverside County firefighters on Wednesday night were battling an estimated 40-acre wildfire in Moreno Valley near the Lake Perris State Recreation Area.  

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