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San Diego councilwoman has breast cancer, expects 'full recovery'

San Diego City Councilwoman Marti Emerald announced on Facebook that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer and will undergo outpatient surgery.

Uniquely Asian, Uniquely Modern, Proudly Classical: Ballet Philippines to Tour U.S., Canada

As the ballet world struggles to remain relevant and to stem the exodus of an audience that would rather sit at home and watch dance in 90-second spurts on SYTYCD than dress up for the opera house, charges of corruption, racism and sexism have plagued the world's leading companies. Meanwhile, the P.R. Show More Summary

Orange County wildfire grows; residents told to evacuate

The Silverado fire in Orange County has burned at least 1,600 acres and prompted mandatory evacuations.

Adrian Peterson turns himself in to Texas authorities

Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson turned himself in to Texas authorities early Saturday after he was indicted Friday on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child because he struck his young son with a swit...

UCI grad student sentenced to life in prison for ex-wife's murder

A UC Irvine graduate student who shot and killed his ex-wife on campus in the midst of a child support dispute was sentenced Friday to life without parole plus 25 years to life in prison.

Mother arrested on suspicion of drowning young son

 A 28-year-old Oceanside woman was arrested Friday night on suspicion of killing her 22-month-old son.

Dodgers raise -- and lower -- season ticket prices

The Dodgers raised ticket prices on Friday. They also lowered them.

Phoenix Mercury defeat Chicago Sky, 87-82, for third WNBA title

Diana Taurasi and Candice Dupree scored 24 points each and the Phoenix Mercury, playing without star center Brittney Griner, beat the Chicago Sky, 87-82, on Friday night to complete a three-game sweep of the WNBA Finals for their third championship.

Palo Cedro man accused of killing ex's dog, secretly feeding it to her

A 34-year-old Palo Cedro, Calif., man has been arrested on suspicion of killing and cooking his ex-girlfriend’s dog before secretly feeding it to her, police say.

Jury clears LAPD officer of excessive force in shooting of naked man

A federal jury rejected claims that an LAPD officer used excessive force when he fatally shot an unarmed, naked man in Playa Vista in 2011, but the panel deadlocked on whether the officer was negligent in the killing.

Professor accused in death of her alleged rapist pleads guilty

A professor of psychology who was arrested nearly two years ago in the cold case slaying of a man she said had raped her pleaded guilty Friday to a reduced charge of voluntary manslaughter.

Dodgers lean left to add Scott Elbert; Paco Rodriguez could be next

The Dodgers have gone most of the year with only one left-hander, J.P. Howell, in the bullpen.

Coach Jim Mora stresses UCLA sense of urgency against Texas

UCLA and Texas have two of the most decorated programs in college sports. Texas' brand is strong, even when the football team is not. Longhorns' orange wasn't the only thing burnt during a 41-7 loss to Brigham Young last week. Staff writer Chris Foster looks at the game's story lines and...

Floyd Mayweather Jr., Marcos Maidana make weight for rematch

Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s rematch with Marcos Maidana will be dictated by what adjustments from their May clash will prove most effective.

San Francisco Dungeon review

San Francisco’s year-round terror tour provides screams of fear and laughter. Care to find out what lurks within its depths? Then come along with us – if you dare! As if it’s not enough that San Francisco has the Golden Gate Bridge, the city boasts something else that Los Angeles sorely lacks: a frightening, year-round walk-through [...]

Clippers officially re-sign Hedo Turkoglu to a one-year contract

As expected, free agent forward Hedo Turkoglu re-signed with the Clippers on Friday for one year and the veteran’s minimum of $1.4 million.

Number of road-damaging DWP water main 'blowouts' up this summer

This summer, Los Angeles has seen more high-energy water line ruptures that cause street damage, according to data from the Department of Water and Power.

Letters: The Ray Rice story is part of a bigger problem

So I saw the disturbing video of Ray Rice knocking his then-fiancee unconscious and sat with it for a few days. Vicious. Then I asked myself what was really bothering me. Apathy.

Bay Area nudist resort accused of stealing 280,000 gallons of water

A nudist resort in Los Gatos struggling to stay afloat during California's drought has been accused of stealing more than 280,000 gallons of water from a local creek, which authorities say sustains area wildlife.

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