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In the L.A. area, many options for joining the March for Our Lives on Saturday

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Josie Hahn, who attends Polytechnic High in Long Beach, is not a survivor of a school shooting. Neither is Sofia Lizardi of Venice High or Edna Chavez of Manual Arts. But all three seniors are part of a movement that found full voice after…

Amid mass protests, Sacramento police release video of fatal shooting of unarmed man

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In the face of growing public tension, Sacramento police have released video footage of officers fatally shooting an unarmed black man in his backyard after a chaotic nighttime pursuit last weekend.

Ex-Playboy model shares fresh details of alleged love affair with Trump and apologizes to Melania

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A former Playboy model recalled having sex with Donald Trump dozens of times in the early years of the president’s marriage to Melania Trump, sharing elaborate details Thursday of what she described as a 10-month love affair.

O.C.'s grand homeless plan collapsing as residents balk at having shelters in their neighborhoods

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Just a few days ago, Orange County appeared to have a grand plan to deal with its swelling homeless population.

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Despite evacuation warnings, some Montecito residents have had enough

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Weary of repeated orders in recent weeks telling them to pack their bags and flee, some Montecito residents ignored officials’ latest warnings of flooding and debris flows, choosing to wait out a powerful storm at home.


Protesters block freeway, Kings basketball game over police killing of unarmed black man

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The shooting of an unarmed black man by Sacramento police sparked a day of protests Thursday in which hundreds blocked Interstate 5 and blocked access to a Sacramento Kings game.


In wake of wine country disaster, PG&E will shut off power lines in times of extreme fire danger


Pacific Gas & Electric Co. will start switching off power to minimize sparks in vulnerable areas during times of extreme fire danger, it said Thursday, as state investigators examine whether the utility’s equipment set off deadly Northern…

McMaster out as national security advisor; former U.N. ambassador John Bolton to replace him

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President Trump announced Thursday that he was replacing his national security advisor, Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, with John Bolton, a tough conservative with a sometimes irascible manner, in the latest move suggesting the president’s shift…

As they return to their homes, Montecito evacuees know they could be forced to leave again

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Imagine being forced out of your home every time there’s a heavy rain.

On the other side of Austin's racial divide, fear lingers after death of serial bomber

The serial bomber who terrorized the Texas capital for three weeks is dead, but many on the city’s predominantly minority, blue-collar east side where the blasts began said they have been left with lingering fears about the attacker’s…


In ruling for victim in UCLA attack, California Supreme Court says universities should protect students

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Katherine Rosen, a pre-med student in her junior year at UCLA, was in chemistry lab when she knelt to put something in her desk drawer. A classmate came up behind her and stabbed her in her neck and chest.


Storm pummels Southern California, but so far avoids causing major mudslides

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A second and final bout of heavy rains continued to pummel Southern California on Thursday, but as of late afternoon, the region appeared to have avoided the much-feared flooding and mudslides that devastated Montecito and other fire…

Small dam on brink of failure amid California's most powerful storm of the season

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A flash flood warning was issued for Tuolumne County Thursday afternoon after a small dam just outside Yosemite National Park teetered on the brink of failure, authorities said.

Earthquake early warning system gets big boost in House budget bill


Earthquake early warning system gets big boost in House budget bill.


Stocks dive as sanctions on China fuel trade-war fears; Dow drops 700-plus points

Stocks plunged Thursday after the Trump administration slapped sanctions on goods and investment from China. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped more than 700 points — and into correction territory, down 10% from a recent high — as…


Experts say video of Uber's self-driving car killing a pedestrian suggests its technology may have failed

Police late Wednesday released a video that shows an Uber robot car running straight into a woman who was walking her bicycle across a highway in Tempe, Ariz. The woman was taken to a hospital, where she died Sunday night.

Trump's China tariffs get bipartisan support, reflecting widespread U.S. disillusionment with Beijing

President Trump’s decision to order some $50 billion in tariffs on a wide range of Chinese imports, despite the risk of setting off a wider trade war, met with bipartisan approval Thursday, reflecting the growing disillusionment with…

'He was twice the man that I was': Mourners honor slain Pomona Police Officer Greggory Casillas


Arturo Fematt Jr. treasured the weekends he spent with his brother-in-law, Pomona Police Officer Greggory Casillas.


Griffith Park groups lose legal battle over pathway to see Hollywood sign


Community groups lost a legal battle Thursday to reopen a pathway into Griffith Park that had been popular with hikers and tourists trekking to see the Hollywood sign.


Bad smell leads San Diego County prison officials to inmate who'd been dead 2 or 3 days


An inmate at the state prison in Otay Mesa was dead for days last April before prison staffers realized it, according to a recently released autopsy report.

Thursday, Mar 22

For police, catching stoned drivers isn't so easy

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The man San Diego Police Officer John Perdue pulled over in the Hillcrest neighborhood late last year did not hesitate to admit the smell wafting from his car was marijuana.

Storm brings record rainfall, little damage to Southern California. But the worst may be yet to come

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A powerful storm moved into Southern California on Wednesday, drenching fire-ravaged neighborhoods and setting several new rainfall records for the day but so far not causing the damage and destruction that some officials feared.

Some O.C. residents: We want to help the homeless — just don't put them in our neighborhoods

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One day after Orange County supervisors voted to spend more than $70 million to house the homeless, residents in three prosperous cities expressed alarm about a proposal to set up “camp” shelters in their communities.

Zuckerberg says Facebook must protect user data or ‘we don't deserve to serve you’

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Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg acknowledged that his company “made mistakes” in protecting user data obtained by Cambridge Analytica, but said steps already taken and new policies unveiled Wednesday would prevent developers…

Wednesday, Mar 21

L.A. County has repeatedly violated state open records laws, L.A. Times lawsuit alleges

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The Los Angeles Times has sued L.A. County for repeatedly and routinely flouting laws designed to ensure government transparency.

Rain hits Santa Barbara and Ventura counties as residents prepare for potential flooding and mudslides


Rain continued to soak Santa Barbara and Ventura counties Wednesday afternoon as residents of fire- and mudslide-battered communities endured the first day of Southern California’s largest storm of the season.

Battered by fires and floods, beleaguered Montecito braces for more potential destruction

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It started four months ago, when the largest fire on record in California history besieged this upscale coastal enclave.

In a one-two legal punch, Trump faces new jeopardy from sex scandals

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President Trump faced new legal and political jeopardy Tuesday as a former Playboy Playmate and alleged paramour sued to break a confidentiality agreement and a judge rejected his move to quash a lawsuit stemming from a charge of sexual…

Tuesday, Mar 20

LAPD to reverse policy and make body camera, patrol car videos public


The Los Angeles Police Department’s years-long practice of keeping video from body cameras and patrol cars under wraps will soon end after the agency’s civilian bosses approved a policy Tuesday that requires the release of recordings in…

Los Alamitos wants nothing to do with California's 'sanctuary state' laws. Will it start a new resistance?

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With about 12,000 residents spread across a few miles of suburban Southern California, Los Alamitos is better known for its good schools and small-town charms than political activism.

Santa Barbara County orders mandatory evacuations amid 'high' threat of rock falls and mudslides

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Residents in Santa Barbara County were ordered to evacuate — for the third time this month — ahead of a powerful storm that’s expected to drench Southern California starting Tuesday night.

Biggest storm of the season could bring more devastation to California burn areas

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An atmospheric river that forecasters are billing as the biggest storm of the season is expected to drench Southern California beginning Tuesday night and will bring with it the potential for mud flows and widespread flooding, the National…

Monday, Mar 19

Flamingo raft floating down L.A. River gets the car chase treatment


A giant, inflatable flamingo raft carrying three men inched down the Los Angeles River on Monday, carried by the slow current of rainwater captured in the basin. It could’ve been a scene from any lazy river at an amusement park, but in…

Street vendor robbed, beaten in South L.A., stepson says

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A street vendor was beaten while preparing to sell fruit in South Los Angeles on Sunday morning, according to a GoFundMe page set up by his stepson.

In defiance of Trump, California became 'sanctuary state.' This Orange County city may want out

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Since California became the center of the resistance to President Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigration, so-called sanctuary policies have taken root across the state.

Four L.A. Marathon participants suffer potentially life-threatening medical problems

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The annual Los Angeles Marathon routinely draws more than 20,000 participants every year, many of them athletes from around the world.

Sunday, Mar 18

The Los Angeles Marathon is Sunday. Here's what you need to know

Thousands of people will take part in the Los Angeles Marathon Sunday, racing along a 26.2-mile course from Dodger Stadium to Santa Monica.

Orange County officials agree to extend motel stays 'on a case-by-case basis' for Santa Ana River homeless


After a rare federal court hearing Saturday, Orange County officials agreed to extend motel stays “on a case-by-case basis” to homeless people removed from camps along the Santa Ana River while working to prevent the mass evictions from…

Woman dead, man wounded in homicide, attempted suicide at the Oaks mall in Thousand Oaks

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Leo Juarez was working at a jewelry store inside the bustling Oaks shopping mall Saturday afternoon when panic swept through the upscale Thousand Oaks center.