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Protesters rallied in front of the Los Angeles Police Department's downtown headquarters Wednesday night in the wake of the killing of Daunte Wright, a Black man fatally shot by a police officer during a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb.
L.A. could soon usher in a new law that would ban landlords from harassing renters. Landlords oppose the measure, citing several objections.
Everyone 16 or older in California can now book COVID-19 vaccine appointments on the state's My Turn system.
San Francisco officials announced that indoor venues such as stadiums and theaters can reopen Thursday, but COVID-19 rules will apply.
Bogany spread the gospel of the Tongva people to correct history and revitalize her culture. Her lessons permeated everyday life through art and conversation.
Almost the entire Huntington Park finance department was placed on administrative leave and one staffer was arrested in investigation into a records breach.
Former priest Christopher John Cunningham, 58, is charged with sexually abusing children at churches in Palmdale and Redondo Beach from 1996 to 2001.
For years, activists have been questioning what Black Lives Matter does with the donations it gets. Those questions have turned to accusations.
Paul Flores is charged in the 1996 disappearance of Kristin Smart, with prosecutors alleging he killed the 19-year-old as he raped or tried to rape her.
Police say an SUV followed him from the club to a residential area, where he was shot. No arrests have been made.
California and Los Angeles officials say they don't expect the Johnson & Johnson stoppage will make it harder right away to get a COVID vaccine.
This year's astounding number of rejections for UC applicants reveals several big problems, including the woeful unpopularity of the humanities.
On Tuesday, San Luis Obispo County authorities arrested longtime suspect Paul Flores along with his father in connection with Smart's slaying.
Women face greater risk of obesity, earlier menstruation and possibly breast cancer if their grandmothers were exposed to DDT during pregnancy, researchers say.
The die-off has reignited debate over a fence near the northern tip of Point Reyes that separates elk from cattle ranches.
Barriers to an equitable education include concentrated poverty in communities, high suspension rates and housing insecurity, a UCLA report found.
Men are more likely to die from COVID-19, but less likely to get vaccinated. The gender gap troubles public health experts.
White supremacists failed to turn out big crowds in Huntington Beach and elsewhere but have more coming, say experts on extremist groups.
Though Pollo Campero has dozens of outlets in the U.S., travelers returning from Central American bring loads of its fried chicken — a literal taste of home.
Protesters gathered in downtown Sacramento on Tuesday night to decry the killing of Daunte Wright, a Black man shot by a police officer during a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb.
Liliana Carrillo, who is suspected of killing her three children, is charged with a Kern County carjacking as she fled. Murder charges are expected later this week.
Bills moving forward in the state Legislature were applauded by an array of civil rights and police reform groups.
Tustin police have arrested a man on suspicion of committing a hate crime after he allegedly made racial comments toward a Korean woman and punched her in the stomach.
The Los Angeles Police Commission on Tuesday gave top LAPD officials two weeks to consolidate three recent reports on the department's handling of last summer's protests into a single plan of action that identifies top reform priorities, estimates associated costs and sets a timeline for implementation.
The arrest comes nearly 25 years after Smart vanished while walking back to her dorm at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
A proposal to outlaw hydraulic fracturing and ban oil and gas wells from operating near homes, schools and healthcare facilities failed in the California Legislature.
Colleagues of Aguilar, who died Saturday at age 46, remember the "Simpsons" veteran as a warm and generous friend with a wicked sense of humor.
After the countywide homeless count was canceled, Hollywood activists conducted their own. The surprise: Street homelessness was down 12% in Hollywood.
Placerville, nicknamed "Hangtown" during the Gold Rush era, is reckoning with a macabre symbol on its logo and throughout the city.
Despite numerous investigations, searches and legal procedures, it took 24 years for an arrest to be made in the disappearance of Kristin Smart.
How and when can you get tickets to Disneyland, Universal Studios Hollywood, Six Flags Magic Mountain and Knott's Berry Farm? Will all the rides be available? What's different?
In-person classes have begun at L.A. schools, starting with the youngest students, who will be followed over the coming days by other grades.
Angelyne and porn star Mary Carey, who ran in 2003 to replace Gov. Gray Davis, may be on the ballot again if the Gavin Newsom recall effort succeeds.
The lone remaining denizen of the purple tier is Merced County after Inyo County advanced to the less-restrictive red tier Tuesday.
A federal lawsuit over homelessness is calling for the city and county of L.A. to offer skid row's most vulnerable some form of shelter by August.
Henry helped grow the theater and arts scene in downtown L.A. with Dorothy Chandler.
Students are elated and parents are relieved as dozens of L.A. Unified elementary and early-education campuses reopen after pandemic shutdown.
L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva plans to request the National Guard if there is unrest tied to Daunte Wright's shooting in Minnesota or the Derek Chauvin trial.
Distribution of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine had been paused in California as more residents become eligible.
Paul Flores, long described as a 'prime suspect,' was taken into custody by San Luis Obispo County sheriff's officials
A deep marine layer is causing 'May gray' and 'June gloom'-like weather, but sunshine and warmer temperatures are expected Friday around Los Angeles.
California will temporarily stop administering the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine after reports of six serious blood clots nationwide.
The teachers union held firm and district officials retreated, resulting in less live instruction and a shorter school day under distance learning.
If you're feeling the springtime itch to go look at open houses, first of all, we're sorry about the sticker shock. But here's a primer the hodgepodge of home styles you'll see around Southern California.
When Los Angeles Unified elementary and middle-school students return to school, most will spend the majority of their time in extended child care, not in class. That is raising questions about the district's ability to deliver care.
There were numerous reports about the welfare of three Reseda toddlers before they were killed Saturday, allegedly by their mother.
As Ramadan begins, here's what Muslims in Southern California need to know about getting the COVID-19 vaccine.
The state Department of Public Health has modified its guidance on religious gatherings, no longer mandating capacity limits in places of worship.
A protester who was shot in the groin with a projectile by an LAPD officer during a protest against police brutality has filed a federal lawsuit.
A former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy who orchestrated a fake drug raid to steal more than a half ton of marijuana and $600,000 in cash from a downtown warehouse was sentenced Monday to seven years in federal prison, officials said.
The National Transportation Safety Board said the big rig driver slammed on his brakes and skidded across the highway before striking the SUV.
Three people were injured when an explosion rocked a home in North Hollywood late Sunday, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
The high school went into lockdown Monday afternoon after sightings of a man carrying a rifle near campus.
Council members are discussing a settlement in a federal lawsuit that would entail thousands of new shelter beds and enforcement of anti-camping laws.
Video released by the LAPD shows officers screaming at a man to drop a gun in front of the department's Olympic Station before he is shot by police.
The multiple-fatality crash, which authorities said was linked to speeding, occurred at Central and Florence avenues shortly before midnight.
A judge has set a Sept. 27 trial date for Naason Joaquin Garcia, the head of La Luz del Mundo church, who faces several sex abuse charges.
To replace the Valencia site, officials will open two new ones: at College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita and at Palmdale Oasis Park Recreation Center.
Knott's Berry Farm plans to reopen May 6 for season-ticket holders and May 21 for the general public. Disneyland and Universal Studios will open in April.
With coronavirus cases and related hospitalizations climbing nationwide, is California also headed for a fourth wave in the COVID-19 pandemic?
A grand jury returned an indictment against Harvey Weinstein in L.A. County in connection with the sexual assaults of five women between 2004 and 2013.
The tentative school plan would add a week in August and in January to address learning loss and student trauma resulting from campus closures due to the pandemic.
The latest openings come on the heels of the news that anyone age 16 and older is eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine at city-run sites beginning Tuesday.
California will make all residents 16 and older eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday, but many vaccination sites are not waiting until then.
Statewide enrollment is down.
Prosecution of alleged drug dealers, tax cheats and cyberthieves is disrupted by halt to federal jury trials in L.A. and six neighboring counties.
University of California admissions officers explain their decisions in a year of record applications that brought widespread heartbreak and some joy for high school seniors competing for spots.
Former state Senate President Pro Tem James Mills died on March 27 at 93. He allied with environmentalists and preservationists across the state, promoting bicycle paths, helping create the Coastal Commission and authoring legislation that saved thousands of historic buildings by providing property tax breaks for owners.
The cause of the explosion is unknown, but firefighters are investigating a gas leak odor.
Several hundred people gathered in the plaza area at the base of the Huntington Beach Pier on Sunday to demonstrate against the so-called White Lives Matter rally.
There were 470 coronavirus patients in L.A. County hospitals as of Saturday, a drop of nearly 28% from two weeks earlier.
Arguments broke out among groups Sunday at the so-called White Lives Matter rally near the Huntington Beach pier.
Liliana Carrillo was arrested in Tulare County after leading authorities on a long-distance chase that included a carjacking, police say.
The COVID-19 death toll in California represents 10.7% of all such deaths nationwide. California is home to about 12% of Americans.
Even with California on schedule to fully reopen in June, Whittier Boulevard business owners fear their customers will not return.
After protesters in Sacramento vandalized the mayor's house and threatened the city manager, a broad coalition is urging "Sactivists" to cool it.
A magnitude 3.1 earthquake was reported at 2:45 a.m. Sunday seven miles from Ridgecrest, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The city erected the fence around the Tinhorn Flats Saloon & Grill to prevent the owners from reopening under unsafe conditions.
The rally at the Huntington Beach Pier, which was advertised via social media, is one of several such demonstrations scheduled across the country.
Anyone 16 or older can now book COVID-19 vaccine appointments in L.A., ahead of California's planned statewide expansion.
Neighbors stunned by killing of three 'beautiful' young children in Reseda.
The mother of the children, 30-year-old Liliana Carrillo, was taken into custody in Tulare County after fleeing the scene.
Of the 73 allegations of less serious force, 33 have been resolved by the department with zero resulting in a finding that officers were in the wrong.
The whales spend the winter off Mexico's waters, then they head back north and stay off the coast of California in spring and summer.
A magnitude 3.4 earthquake was reported Saturday at 7:13 a.m. Pacific time three miles from Santa Rosa, Calif., according to the USGS.
When Bobby Sasson moved out, she thought she'd be able to return home to her husband and three children quickly. That didn't work out.
A magnitude 3.5 earthquake was reported Saturday morning five miles from Calexico, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
Around Los Angeles, people are emerging from their pandemic cocoons, eager to be cooped up no longer.
A new low-fare airline, Avelo, launches from Hollywood Burbank Airport with 11 routes. Its CEO explains why this is a great time to debut.
High school students recall their year at home as they prepare to return to campus for the first time since the pandemic began.
Citing religious freedom, Santa Clara County residents objected to state restrictions on Bible study gatherings in homes. The Supreme Court agreed.
A magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported at 8:57 p.m. Friday in Yucca Valley, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
CIELO will host a mobile clinic to vaccinate Central American Indigenous L.A. residents against the coronavirus.
Deputies responded Friday evening to a report of a man who possibly wanted to harm himself. The man came out of a home holding a shotgun, authorities said, and two deputies opened fire during the standoff.
A federal grand jury has indicted a Huntington Park man in the robbing or attempt to rob several Trader Joe's
Prosecutors charged three Inland Empire women in separate schemes in which they allegedly raked in a combined $1.2 million in COVID-related unemployment benefits using the names of California inmates.
The men, affiliated with the boogaloo movement, are accused of covering up their association with a man accused of murdering a federal security guard.
State prosecutors accuse a Los Angeles Police Department officer and two others of running an illegal gambling operation where participants placed bets on the outcome of the Super Bowl.
Two more reviews have found glaring problems with the Los Angeles Police Department's handling of last summer's mass protests against police brutality.
Suit alleges Orange County D.A. Todd Spitzer colluded with Grant Robicheaux and Cerissa Riley's attorneys to sabotage sex assault case against them.
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