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The fatal police shooting in Salinas of a Zapotec man who was holding a BB gun has Indigenous advocacy groups concerned that language barriers were a factor in the encounter.
The city of L.A. will reimburse El Segundo residents for air conditioners if they stay in their homes, or hotel vouchers if they would rather leave.
Margarita Santos worked as a haircutter and seamstress, but ached for her old housekeeping job that she was fired from after getting COVID-19
The conditions that paved the way for the Dixie fire's growth are becoming more common
Guillermo Cozar waited months to get his vaccine because, he reasoned, he'd already had COVID last fall and didn't think he would get sick again.
A prosecutor accused West Hollywood suspect Ed Buck's defense of 'despicable victim shaming' as the case goes to the jury for deliberations.
Dental records were used in the positive identification of skeletal remains belonging to missing 32-year-old Kolby Story.
An emergency drought regulation might keep some water rights holders from diverting surface water in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta watershed.
A federal judge on Friday granted a motion by prosecutors to dismiss charges against a cancer researcher who had been accused of lying about her alleged membership in the Chinese military on a visa application to work UC Davis. Prosecutors are seeking dismissals in four similar cases.
L.A. County hit 3,000 new coronavirus cases Friday as the surge fueled by the Delta variant worsened.
Rural Oregon communities accustomed to big blazes have been taken aback by the unpredictability of the Bootleg fire, currently the largest in the U.S.
San Francisco, Contra Costa and Santa Clara county health officials are strongly recommending that employers require their workers to get vaccinated.
Thomas J. Barrack Jr., also a prominent L.A. investor, awaits trial on charges of obstruction of justice and acting as an agent of the United Arab Emirates.
Beginning Monday, city workers without masks will be required to sport a sticker showing they've received a COVID-19 vaccine, officials said.
Los Angeles County sheriff's detectives are investigating whether a missing man, Miguel Angel King, was the victim of foul play.
The Dixie fire swelled beyond 140,000 acres Friday while some began questioning management strategies on the 58,000-acre Tamarack fire.
In June, 20% of Los Angeles County's coronavirus cases were among fully vaccinated residents. But that doesn't tell the full story.
Why do homeless people live in encampments? Because for better or for worse, they're the only community they know.
Assemblyman Ed Chau (D-Arcadia) is trying to pass legislation that would require tech companies to get our permission before accessing health data.
The grants will go toward 1,300 properties in Los Angeles, El Segundo, Inglewood and unincorporated parts of the county.
1994's xenophobic campaign for California Proposition 187 galvanized Latinos and led them to jump into politics. Now they're all over Capitol Hill.
LAPD Officer Michael Silva says he has been left with a feeling of "being in between" this year — commiserating with protesters and his fellow officers, and being judged by both.
Some California legislators want to explore investing in battery-powered trains, an idea that Newsom and the state's two U.S. senators oppose.
The remains of a 17-year-old who vanished when a mudslide engulfed Montecito in 2018 have been found, according to the boy's mother.
In June, 20% of coronavirus cases in L.A. County were among vaccinated people. Health experts say that's not surprising and point to the ultimate success of vaccines.
Fred Zalokar was well known in the climbing and running community.
A brush fire in Riverside County spread across 30 acres in two hours Thursday, prompting authorities to order some residents to evacuate.
A new federal strike force will focus on disrupting the illegal flow of weapons into Los Angeles and go after makers of local 'ghost guns.'
Coronavirus infections in Los Angeles County are accelerating amid a surge that has cases and hospitalizations reaching levels not seen in months.
University of California regents OK a tuition hike for incoming undergraduates starting in fall 2022. Critics say it will hurt vulnerable students.
Tess Barker and Babs Gray go from courtroom to podcasting mics to report their new 'Toxic' deep-dive look into Britney Spears' conservatorship case.
The Dixie fire is now the second fire in California to surpass 100,000 acres this year, after the Sugar fire.
As COVID-19 cases rise again in Los Angeles County, people who aren't vaccinated make up the vast majority of new infections.
Buy a portable air filter in advance of fire season, one expert said, 'because once there's a fire and the smoke is bad, then there's a run on them.'
A review of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California found no systemic problems in how the agency handled complaints of harassment, racism and other alleged discrimination.
Traffic has long been a headache in Southern California — but there are ways to cut down on the congestion.
Former California Gov. Pete Wilson discusses Proposition 187, "the right way" to immigrate and how our host's family should feel about him.
Garcetti spokesman Alex Comisar told reporters last fall that neither the city nor the mayor were told of any harassment allegations regarding the advisor.
As wildfires ravage hundreds of thousands of acres across California, more is being learned about the damaging effects of their smoke.
Judge says traumatized jurors might need counseling after seeing graphic meth-and-sex sessions of well-connected player in West Hollywood politics
In the Klamath basin, some farmers hope to head off potential violence by repopulating fish that are part of a decades-old water and wildlife conflict.
Former L.A. lawyer for porn actress Stormy Daniels is now a convicted felon representing himself at the second of his four criminal trials
The positivity rate now stands at 5.2% in Los Angeles County, and health officials say that cases have increased twentyfold over the last month.
A man was arrested Wednesday morning in Fresno County after authorities say he led them on a pursuit while driving a stolen port-a-potty truck.
Newsom vowed Wednesday to continue California's comprehensive efforts to reduce crime, focused in part on substantially increased funding for mental health care, drug treatment and after-school programs.
The inclusion of Larry Elder and other changes bring to 46 the number of candidates who are challenging Gov. Gavin Newsom.
A new UC Berkeley study on Senate Bill 9 is sure to add to the long-running debate on allowing more density on the prized single-family lot.
Of the Downey High teens rescued, two became separated from the group and spent a frigid night on Mt. Baldy before being found.
Rep. Maxine Waters asks U.S. Justice Department to investigate allegations a violent gang of deputies runs the L.A. County sheriff's Compton station.
Weinstein, 69, pleads not guilty to multiple counts of sexual assault involving five women between 2004 and 2013.
The city attorney's office raised concerns over Officer Alejandro Castillo's body-worn camera video from a DUI arrest in October 2019, authorities said.
The Dixie fire in Butte and Plumas counties has destroyed two structures since its July 14 ignition and is threatening at least 800 others.
Two of the suspects, who were wounded during the robbery attempt, were arrested, LAPD officials said.
One-third of California counties are now urging even fully vaccinated people to wear masks indoors as coronavirus cases continue to rise.
A $4.6-billion funding surge has allowed most California districts to open summer school and enrichment programs. But attendance is spotty.
The Edward Hyatt Powerplant at Lake Oroville could go offline as soon as August and trigger a potential power crunch this summer.
A magnitude 5.0 earthquake was reported at 11:46 p.m. Saturday 17 miles from Fortuna, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
Lake Oroville, Folsom Lake and Trinity Lake provide a glimpse into the state's dry spell.
Statewide, the number of coronavirus-positive patients in the hospital more than doubled in the last month, and the rate has climbed further in the last two weeks.
A look at historic drought and the drought now facing the West through the lens of a recent cattle escapade -- an adventure that ended well for two cows.
The xenophobic California Proposition 187 campaign won alongside Gov. Pete Wilson in the 1994 election. Their victories proved to be a double-edged sword.
The El Dorado fire, sparked by a gender reveal party, resulted in the death of a firefighter.
LAPD Chief Michel Moore said officials are investigating allegations of excessive force during a protest Saturday outside a Westlake spa.
The woman was freed on Monday afternoon, when FBI agents arrested the alleged kidnapper outside an East Hollywood motel.
A student's father sued the Palo Alto Unified School District after his son was kicked out of a summer history class for not wearing a mask.
A viral Facebook post urging motorists to drive slowly through Yosemite National Park shows the tragic reality that deadly collisions leave in their wake.
Nearly a fourth of LAPD officers involved in incidents where serious force was used failed to activate their body cameras in a timely manner, according to a review of such cases.
State officials have hired former federal prosecutor McGregor Scott to serve as special counsel to assist in investigating fraud in California's unemployment benefits system.
Councilman Kevin de León responds to recall notice by saying he is tackling his district's problems with 'urgency, compassion and common sense.'
Mark Sami Ibrahim, of Orange County, is accused of bringing a firearm to the Capitol and then lying to the FBI about his activities, according to court filings.
The fire ignited just before noon, and mandatory evacuation orders were issued within minutes as the fire quickly spread. In about an hour, however, the evacuations were called off.
It used to be hard to find a vaccine appointment. Not any more. Here's how to get your COVID-19 shot.
Chair of Trump's 2017 inaugural committee is jailed on charges that he conspired to influence U.S. policy to benefit the United Arab Emirates.
The Dixie and Tamarack fires have chewed through nearly 100,000 acres with little containment, officials said Tuesday.
Six more California counties are urging masks in indoor public spaces amid upticks in coronavirus cases and circulation of the Delta variant.
The city also rules that in indoor public settings, all people, regardless of vaccination status, must wear masks.
See the statue of the Virgin Mary that represents hope and faith for Vietnamese Catholics.
Harvey Weinstein faces sexual assault charges related to alleged attacks on five women in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills between 2004 and 2013.
The child was attending a party on July 4 in the town of Colton when partygoers set off illegal fireworks that struck him in the chest, police said.
Hundreds of pages of documents were published online detailing salaries, investments and taxes paid over the past five years for the candidates
We hear from the Latinos who were about to lose the battle over Proposition 187 — but ended up winning California.
Newsom did not directly answer a question during a news conference in Sonoma County when asked about the possibility of a statewide indoor mask mandate.
Right-wing media helped to stoke outrage around an L.A. spa and its policy toward transgender customers.
Taps could go dry for Needles' 5,000 residents, who each drink as much as two gallons of water daily to cope with 120-degree temperatures.
Reggie the alligator and Bubbles the hippo captured the public imagination. Civil War-era camels were a spectacle. And the feral parrots and Catalina bison are just as Californian as any native species at this point.
A new report has found that Black patients are more likely to suffer illnesses or injuries tied to surgical procedures than white patients, even when they go to the same hospitals.
Shasta Lake, once full and surrounded by green banks, is now bordered by a "bathtub ring" that indicates just how far the water has fallen.
Multiple fires in Northern California increased in size and threatened communities on Monday, with the worst two being the Dixie and Tamarack fires.
A brush fire broke out Monday afternoon in Topanga, spreading across 15 acres and threatening some structures, authorities said.
The miscalculation, disclosed in a news conference Monday, is the first major revelation from a massive investigation into the cause of the blast that devastated an entire block in South L.A.
The coyote had aggressively approached toddlers in the San Francisco Botanical Gardens on five separate occasions, officials said.
Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, many health and law enforcement officials have favored educating residents about masking rules and urging adherence rather than writing tickets.
We want to hear from California college students about the coming school year. Fill out our survey and tell us what you're excited about, nervous about or just plain confused by.
Lewis was both celebrated and vilified for steering millions of dollars to his Inland Empire district for pet projects.
Authorities found the young couple's wrecked vehicle hundreds of feet down a steep mountainside in the Angeles National Forest.
PG&E reported the information to the California Public Utilities Commission, noting that blown fuses and a tree may have contributed to the Dixie fire.
Selectivity grew at UCLA, where the admission rate dropped to 10.7% this year from 14.4%.
L.A. County officials say with COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations growing, they hope reinstituting masking as a social norm will help reduce disease transmission.
California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley will take a temporary post advising U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona on higher education issues, including raising the federal Pell Grant for low-income students.
Caltech has agreed to pay $25,465 to cover restoration costs after a researcher damaged a protected petroglyph site sacred to Native Americans.
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