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LA Times reporter says au revoir to Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley "is one of the most amazing places on the planet," says Chris O'Brien on his way to three years in France.

Sunkist leaving the Valley for, well, Valencia

LA Conservancy/Lynne Tucker The Sunkist building on Riverside Drive in Sherman Oaks has been a visual landmark beside the Ventura Freeway for 45 years. Its inverted white structure is something...

L.A. Unified police to stop citations for most minor campus offenses

In a groundbreaking agreement, Los Angeles Unified school police will no longer issue citations for most campus fights, petty theft and other minor offenses but instead refer students to counseling and other services, district officials are set to announce Tuesday.

Compton OK's assault rifles for school police

With students returning to school today, some residents are unhappy about the new policy that would put an AR-15 in the trunk on some on-duty campus police officers.

Freshmen Adoree' Jackson, JuJu Smith are impressive in USC scrimmage

It was a controlled scrimmage and the would-be tacklers were members of the scout team.

Crews make progress in Azusa wildfire; other blazes rage across state

Fire officials said crews battling a wildfire in the mountains above Azusa were making headway Monday night and downsized the number of acres that had been scorched.

Earthquake: 3.5 quake strikes near Alturas, Calif.

A shallow-magnitude 3.5 earthquake was reported Monday night 24 miles from Alturas, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

2 students held in mass-shooting plot at South Pasadena High, police say

Police said Monday that they uncovered a mass-shooting plot at South Pasadena High School, arresting two students on suspicion of planning to "kill three staff members and as many students as possible with firearms."

Inspector general calls security cameras at LAPD stations 'inadequate'

Security cameras at Los Angeles police stations are inadequate, with many offering only partial or no view of holding cells or other key areas -- shortcomings illustrated by the cameras' failure to completely capture a gunman's April rampage inside the West Traffic Bureau, according to an...

10 people injured when SUV plows into Pacoima pizzeria

A 5-year-old boy was critically injured and nine others were treated by emergency medics Monday evening after a sport utility vehicle plowed into a Pacoima pizzeria.

L.A. council faces key question: Who pays to fix broken sidewalks?

As Los Angeles lawmakers again turn their focus to the buckled, broken sidewalks that line city streets, they face a key question: Who should pay to fix them?

Poway girl dies after falling down canyon in Yellowstone National Park

An 8-year-girl from San Diego County died after falling more than 500 feet down a canyon in Yellowstone National Park, officials said Monday.

Family of U.S. Marine's missing wife prayed for 'different outcome'

Family members of a Marine's missing wife, whose body was found in a mine shaft near Joshua Tree National Park, say they prayed for a different outcome but were relieved the investigation was over.

L.A. dramatically increases 'water cops' staffing as drought worsens

Los Angeles officials announced Monday they are beefing up their water-wasting patrols. But just don’t call them "water cops."

Missionaries deserved access to untested Ebola drug, expert writes

They were given drugs never before used on humans, and then flown to the United States amid fears that they would spark a new outbreak of the dreaded Ebola virus.

Armenian gang associate gets 13 years in prison in identity-theft case

An Armenian gang associate was sentenced Monday to more than 13 years in prison for his role in a racketeering conspiracy aimed at stealing the account information of more than 80 elderly bank customers.

LAPD credits armored vehicle for protection in morning shootout

At a time when police action in the Midwest is raising concerns about the militarization of local law enforcement agencies, police in South Los Angeles are crediting some of that equipment for saving lives during a dramatic run-and-gun pursuit before daybreak Monday.

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