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Inmate injures correctional officer at state prison in Lancaster


A correctional officer was injured during an attack by an inmate at the California State Prison in Lancaster, according to the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

Pasadena's 'other' parade celebrates 40 years of zaniness today


The Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade will celebrate its 40th anniversary Sunday with the usual spontaneous and improvisational zaniness.

Four killed in separate collisions caused by wrong-way drivers on L.A. freeways


Four people were killed in two separate wrong-way crashes early Sunday in Irwindale and Chatsworth, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Why Charles Manson's health crisis is shrouded in secrecy

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Charles Manson was rushed from prison to a Bakersfield hospital this week, raising new questions about the health of the 83-year-old mass killer.

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Did actions by an LAPD officer specializing in MS-13 help a gang killer flee?

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The accusation against the Los Angeles gang cop was as strange as it was troubling.


One corner. Four killings. How a South LA neighborhood is moving forward


The first to die was her friend “Ken Dog.”


Hidden underground bunker, tunnel with 1,000 bikes found in homeless encampment


As Orange County officials clear out homeless encampments along the Santa Ana River, they are making some unexpected discoveries.


Here's why these Republicans think they can be elected governor in deep-blue California

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Assemblyman Travis Allen and businessman John Cox, two politicians unfamiliar to most Californians, share an audacious goal that no Republican has achieved in more than a decade: to be elected governor of the Golden State.

This is the group of California voters everyone will be watching in 2018

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Politics is full of references likening one group or another to a “sleeping giant,” a powerful voting bloc that could change the outcome in any given election.

Democrats see opportunity in a strongly Republican California congressional district

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Regina Bateson was at home trying to get her young children to fall asleep before they realized Donald Trump would be their next president. Jessica Morse was volunteering in an empty office in Colorado surrounded by the wreckage of Hillary…


CdM girls’ tennis wins CIF USTA SoCal Regional title to end undefeated season


The depth of the Corona del Mar High girls’ tennis team was a strength all season, so perhaps it was fitting that the last match of the year came down to No. 3 doubles to decide it.

Sailors make SoCal Regional Division I final before falling to Mater Dei


The Newport Harbor High boys’ water polo team accomplished a lot in 2017, and that point was hammered home Friday just before beginning the inaugural CIF State Southern California Regional Division I tournament against La Jolla.


Border gate opens, briefly, for rare reunions and a wedding

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With a creak and a groan, the heavy steel gate on the fence between the U.S and Mexico at Border Field State Park slowly swung open on its rusty hinges just after noon on Saturday.


Daily Pilot High School Male Athlete of the Week: Cooper helped CdM build a successful season


Mitchell Cooper likes to build things, and not just chemistry in the water as a senior captain for the Corona del Mar High boys’ water polo team.

Family, friends gather at Boyle Heights vigil for two boys killed by sheriff's SUV involved in crash

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Dozens of mourners gathered for a prayer vigil in Boyle Heights on Saturday near the site where two young boys were killed and their mother seriously injured when a Los Angeles County sheriff’s vehicle involved in a crash careened onto the…

Saturday, Nov 18

Anti-sharia and anti-fascist demonstrators face off at site of San Bernardino terrorist attack

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Small crowds of anti-sharia and anti-fascist demonstrators faced off Saturday at the site of the 2015 San Bernardino terrorist massacre.

Democratic donor's home was littered with drug paraphernalia after man died, coroner says

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The West Hollywood apartment of a prominent Democratic donor where a 26-year-old man was found dead of an overdose this summer was littered with drug paraphernalia, according to the man’s autopsy report.

Essential California: The mystery behind California's most destructive wildfires


Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It is Saturday, Nov. 18. Here’s what you don’t want to miss this weekend:; TOP STORIES Who is to blame? More than two dozen investigators have spent weeks scouring wine…

Rampage killer's repeated weapons violations were never reported to prosecutors, district attorney says

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Tehama County prosecutors were never told that the gunman who killed five people in a rampage this week had for months before regularly fired off weapons at his home despite a judge’s order that he turn in his weapons, the district…

Friday, Nov 17

Video shows moments after sheriff's SUV hits pedestrians on sidewalk in Boyle Heights

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Two boys were killed Thursday evening after they were struck by a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department vehicle that was involved in a crash while responding to a radio call of shots fired, authorities said.

Essential California: The many warning signs before a gunman's rampage


Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Friday, Nov. 17, and here’s what’s happening across California:; TOP STORIES; Could this have been stopped? Before he killed five in a series of shootings earlier this…

In a Boyle Heights already wary of gentrification, rumors about a mural's fate stir concern

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Over three decades, the mural at the southwest corner of Cesar Chavez Avenue and Soto Street in Boyle Heights has been a backdrop for countless bus commuters, students walking to school and shoppers.

L.A. County leaders make a plea to feds in push to keep funds for homeless veterans


Officials at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs decided in September to put local VA officials in charge of $264 million that had previously been set aside for specific programs to help homeless veterans.

Thursday, Nov 16

Charles Manson hospitalized in Bakersfield; prison officials say he's still alive

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Authorities confirmed Wednesday that mass murderer Charles Manson is back in a Bakersfield hospital, though the severity of his condition is unclear.

Essential California: Southern California's smog gets worse


Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Thursday, Nov. 16, and here’s what’s happening across California:; TOP STORIES; Smog problems Measured emissions have been on the decline in Southern California, but…

Officials are still searching for the source of 4 Legionnaires' cases. Disneyland cooling towers haven't been ruled out

Disneyland shut down two cooling towers contaminated with Legionella after 11 people who spent time at the park were infected with Legionnaires'. But four more people who didn't visit the park were also infected, raising questions about…

At Tehama vigil, tears, cheers and a reminder: 'Please, please report everybody who shoots'

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Tears for those who were killed or hurt, applause for the schoolteachers who saved lives and loud cheers for the strength of their small rural enclave filled the community hall here Wednesday night.

Wednesday, Nov 15

Terror in Northern California town as gunman goes on rampage, kills 4

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A gunman’s deadly rampage through rural Rancho Tehama on Tuesday was stopped when police rammed his vehicle and exchanged shots in a fierce gun battle, authorities said.

Essential California: Rampage in a Northern California town


Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Wednesday, Nov. 15, and here’s what’s happening across California:; TOP STORIES; Shooting rampage in Northern California A gunman killed four people and wounded at…

L.A. County may begin routine inspections of massage parlors for signs of sex trafficking


Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn previewed a proposal Tuesday to have massage parlors routinely inspected by health officials looking for signs of sex trafficking.

Gunman fired rifle wildly into school buildings, children dove for cover, officials say


School had not started and students at Rancho Tehama Elementary were still in the playground when staffers first heard gunshots in the neighborhood Tuesday morning, said Richard Fitzpatrick, superintendent of the Corning Union Elementary…