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Bell police searching for motorist involved in fatal hit-and-run

Bell police are searching for a motorist suspected of hitting and killing a skateboarder late Saturday before fleeing the scene, authorities said.

La Jolla beach reopened after Saturday shark closure

A popular stretch of beach in La Jolla that was closed Saturday after a shark sighting has been reopened, but swimmers and others are warned to be careful, officials announced Sunday morning.

Missing hiker found injured but alive after nine days in Sierra National Forest

A hiker who had been missing for nine days in the Sierra National Forest was found Saturday, injured but alive.

Two men killed in separate South L.A. shootings

Two men were killed in separate shootings in South Los Angeles on Saturday, police said.

'L.A. Miner' Backlash: Film Highlights Illegal Gold Mining, Says Critics

As critics have pointed out, the activities shown in 'L.A. Miner' are illegal and, as many people feel, quite destructive. [ more › ]

La Jolla beach closed after shark sighting

San Diego lifeguards ordered a stretch of beach in La Jolla closed Saturday afternoon after a confirmed sighting of an 8- to 10-foot hammerhead shark.

Thousands expected Saturday in celebration of Los Angeles' founding

Thousands are expected to flock to downtown Los Angeles on Saturday afternoon to celebrate the city's 234th birthday, with a special service scheduled at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angeles, organizers said.

Dog Dies After Getting Tongue Stuck In Chew Toy

A Southern California family made the difficult decision to put down their dog after he got his tongue stuck in a chew toy. [ more › ]

Photos: A Tour Of The Cool, Minimalist Homes Of Highland Park, Hancock Park

  At the end of a Highland Park cul-de-sac and in a rather architecturally conservative Hancock Park neighborhood sit two hip and modern homes that we wouldn't mind living in. [ more › ]

Cooling trend begins in Southern California after record-breaking heat wave

After a record-breaking heat wave broiled the region this week, temperatures throughout Southern California were expected to dip slightly Saturday as part of a cooling trend that will continue into early next week.

Glendale leaders consider expanding representation, moving election dates

Almost four months after voters overwhelmingly rejected a move to split the city into voting districts, Glendale officials are looking into expanding the City Council from five to seven at-large members and moving municipal elections to November.

One killed, another wounded in Compton drive-by shooting

One man was killed and another wounded in a drive-by shooting in Compton, authorities said.

Workers face cruelty charges for allegedly cutting down tree filled with birds

Two construction workers charged with animal cruelty for allegedly knocking down a tree full of nesting birds in Newport Beach delayed their first court appearance Friday.

Earthquake: Magnitude 3.5 quake strikes near Fort Bragg

A shallow magnitude 3.5 earthquake was reported Saturday morning 11 miles from Fort Bragg according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 1:13 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 1.9 mile.

Lawyers call DWP billing settlement 'half-baked,' urge court to reject

Attorneys representing several Los Angeles residents who sued the Department of Water and Power over the disastrous rollout of its new billing system are balking at a proposed settlement that the utility reached in a separate lawsuit over inflated and erroneous bills, calling it "half-baked."

3 men sentenced to 15 years in San Bernardino police shootout

Three men were sentenced Friday to 15 years in prison for assaulting two San Bernardino police officers during a lengthy shootout last August that left one gunman dead.

Video: Frank Gehry Describes His Vision For The L.A. River

Frank Gehry reveals his vision for redesigning the L.A. River in a video released today. [ more › ]

Mountain Lion 'Knocked Down' Mechanic After Hiding In His Shop Overnight

A man opening up his auto body shop got quite a surprise when a mountain lion came dashing out of the door and knocked him over. [ more › ]

L.A. City Council backs state legislation regulating civilian drone use

The Los Angeles City Council on Friday unanimously endorsed proposed state legislation that would regulate civilians' use of drones, which have come under fire on such grounds as invasion of privacy and interfering with emergency responders.

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