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Earthquake: Magnitude 3.0 quake strikes offshore near San Francisco

A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported off the Northern California coast Tuesday morning about seven miles west of San Francisco, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 6:36 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 3.1 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was five...

Hall of Fame baseball announcer 'Felo' Ramirez dies; the voice for millions of Spanish-speaking sports fans

Rafael "Felo" Ramirez, a Hall of Fame baseball radio broadcaster who was the signature voice for millions of Spanish-speaking sports fans over three decades, has died. He was 94. The Miami Marlins announced Ramirez's death early Tuesday. The organization says he died Monday night. "The entire Marlins...

Earthquake: Magnitude 3.2 quake strikes near Palm Springs

A shallow magnitude 3.2 earthquake was reported early Tuesday morning west of Palm Springs, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 1:12 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 9.3 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was nine miles from Desert Hot Springs, 11 miles from...

A 9-year-old boy may have been abducted after his mother was shot and killed in Santa Maria

Police in Santa Barbara County are searching for a 9-year-old boy who may have been abducted after his mother was shot and killed Monday night, authorities said. Investigators issued an Amber Alert for Daniel Morozov after responding to a shooting in the 200 block of N. College Drive in Santa Maria...

Essential California: When the Great American Eclipse came to a sky near you

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Tuesday, Aug. 22, and here’s what’s happening across California: TOP STORIES Sun’s out... All around California, huge crowds gathered to watch the Great American Eclipse as it moved across the sky. Hundreds of people swarmed...

With political turmoil raging back home, L.A.'s Venezuelan community shows solidarity from abroad

Eleazar Saldivia is still bitter at the turn of events that led him from a career as a federal criminal judge in Venezuela to driving for Uber in Los Angeles. But he doesn’t regret the decision to leave his life and home behind. In 2013, Saldivia began a trial in which he sentenced four policemen...

Fliers featuring swastika and 'hate message' found in Alameda neighborhood, police say

Police opened a “hate incident” investigation after three fliers featuring a swastika and a threatening message were found in a residential neighborhood in Alameda on Sunday, authorities said. About 9 a.m., a resident discovered a 3-by-5-inch flier on the ground in the 1400 block of Sherman Street,...

Buddy the blind sea lion makes himself at home at the Los Angeles Zoo

He's big and he's loud. A nearly 700-pound blind California sea lion named Buddy has taken up residence at the Los Angeles Zoo, where his vocalizations can be heard throughout the 133-acre facility. The zoo said Monday that the roughly 10-year-old sea lion is adapting well to his habitat at the...

Southern California hiker dies after she's hit by boulder

A 53-year-old woman has died after a boulder hit her as she was hiking in Southern California. The Ventura County coroner said Monday that Toni Large of Ojai died at a hospital. Sheriff’s officials told the Ventura County Star that Large was with a group when the boulder hit her in the Los Padres...

Reporter Jill Leovy and admin assistant also let go by LA Times

Four top editors were not the only casualties of Tronc's purge in the LAT newsroom.

Top editors out at Los Angeles Times

Tronc has pushed out Los Angeles Times editor-publisher Davan Maharaj and replaced him with new publisher Ross Levinsohn and interim editor Jim Kirk, former editor of the Chicago Sun-Times.

Palmdale couple sentenced to life in prison for toddler's beating death

A Palmdale woman and her boyfriend were sentenced Monday to life in state prison for the brutal beating of the woman’s 23-month-old son, who was left in a vegetative state for weeks before he died. Brandon Jerel Williams, 27, was sentenced to 25 years to life in state prison after he was found guilty...

L.A.'s proposed fee on new construction may not be 'one size fits all'

Los Angeles City Councilman Joe Buscaino wants more development in his San Pedro seaside district — new hotels, restaurants and apartment towers to lure visitors and attract residents. The recent construction boom transforming L.A. has largely skipped this former fishing village, despite its ocean...

ICYMI: How To Tell If You Damaged Your Eyes Looking At The Eclipse

Plus, erasing people from pictures pre-photoshop, Japan now has an instant ramen museum, and much more! [ more › ]

Firefighters stop 200-acre blaze in Campo

A brush fire charred roughly 200 acres in Campo Monday, threatening 20 homes and prompting mandatory evacuations, Cal Fire officials said. Firefighters stopped the flames shortly before 5:30 p.m., and evacuation orders were lifted shortly after, Cal Fire and sheriff’s officials said. The blaze...

Rockabilly pioneer Sonny Burgess, who shared a label with Elvis and Johnny Cash, dies at 88

Albert "Sonny" Burgess, who was an early pioneer of what became known as rockabilly music, has died in his native Arkansas. Burgess died Friday in Little Rock, according to the Dillinger Funeral Home in Newport, Ark. He was 88. Burgess was among a group of singers in the mid-1950s who mixed rhythm...

Photos: Thousands Flocked To Griffith Observatory To Witness The Eclipse

The crowd included children, photographers, and astronomy buffs. [ more › ]

Canter's Lands 'C' Grade From Health Department

The department's inspection cites three major health code violations. [ more › ]

Jury Awards $417 Million In Lawsuit Against Johnson & Johnson Over Alleged Link Between Ovarian Cancer And Talcum Products

This is the largest payment so far from a number of lawsuits that Johnson & Johnson is facing around the country. [ more › ]

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