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fish in a bag on my stoop this morning.

Oh those kids today. I don’t know what to make of this.  Is it a harmless prank or is it a warning like a horsehead on your lawn by the mafia?  I think its the former and certainly is a lot better than getting your lawn forked or trees teepeed. My youngest is a senior […]

Police accuse 2 men of using Uber to make Thousand Oaks drug deal

Two suspected drug dealers were arrested Wednesday after they used ride-sharing service Uber to deliver highly potent hash oil in Thousand Oaks, sheriff’s officials said.

'Backstreet Boys' touts band's resilience, has little insight

With 130 million albums sold, the Backstreet Boys are the bestselling boy band in history — not counting the Beatles, of course. But as member AJ McLean wonders, "What do you do when you're a full-grown man in a boy band?"

Convicted drug dealer charged in murder of Fox exec Gavin Smith

A man who was being investigated in the disappearance of 20th Century Fox executive Gavin Smith has been charged with his death.

Preview: Lakers vs. Chicago Bulls

Pau Gasol will return to Staples Center on Thursday night, visiting the Lakers (12-34) with the Chicago Bulls (30-17).

Homeland Security chief: Funding should not be "political football" in immigration fight

The nation's Homeland Security chief pushed back Thursday against Republican threats to cut off funding for the department to protest President Obama’s immigration policies.

Skin tests identify inmates for valley fever-stricken prisons

Skin tests conducted by California prison officials this month show thousands of inmates have been exposed to valley fever, making them candidates for placement at two prisons stricken by the sometimes deadly fungus.

Absenteeism rampant at L.A. school board candidates debate

Absenteeism was a big problem Wednesday night at a forum for Los Angeles Unified school board candidates.

Possible Ebola patient at UC Davis Medical Center

A person has been checked into UC Davis Medical Center with symptoms consistent with Ebola, the hospital announced in a statement Thursday.

San Francisco fire: 'Fortunate to have just one fatality,' chief says

With Mayor Ed Lee by her side, San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White offered a detailed account Thursday of a massive Mission District blaze Wednesday evening that left one person dead, injured five and displaced nearly five dozen residents and as many as 20 small businesses.

Art's Seductive Veil of Beauty: This Artweek. LA (January 26, 2015)

Jim Morphesis: Wounds of Existence | Curated by Peter Selz, Ph.D., this exhibition examines an impressive oeuvre of one of the most influential members of the Neo-Expressionist art movement in Los Angeles. Taking its title from whatShow More Summary

Video: Man hurls flaming container into Orange County home

Arson investigators are looking for a man who they say hurled a flaming fuel container into a Yorba Linda home and rode off on a child’s bicycle.

'A fighter of lions' leads the pack for JW North

The best first name in high school basketball belongs to Dikymbe Martin of Riverside JW North.

United jet makes emergency landing in Ontario; passengers report smoke

A United Airlines jet headed from LAX to Virginia safely made an emergency landing at Ontario International Airport on Thursday, officials said.

Matt Miller vacating the center on KCRW

No replacement host or centrist for the long-running show has been named.

Boy Scouts of America settles lawsuit in 2007 sex abuse case

The Boy Scouts of America announced Thursday it had settled its case with the family of a Santa Barbara County man who was molested by a volunteer Scout leader in 2007.

Dartmouth College bans hard alcohol as part of reforms

Dartmouth College is banning hard alcohol on campus and threatening to disband organizations that don't shape up as part of efforts to "root out extreme behavior," the school's president announced Thursday amid controversies enveloping universities across the nation.

Bee chides Willie Brown for urging Villaraigosa to take a seat

We are more than a little offended, says the Sacramento Bee in an editorial.

U.S. home ownership rate falls to 20-year low

The national home ownership rate fell last quarter to the lowest level in two decades, the U.S. Census Bureau said Thursday.

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