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  • Los Angeles councilman sex harassment suit settled

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles has settled a lawsuit that alleged City Councilman Jose Huizar sexually harassed a former aide. A lawyer for Francine Godoy announced Wednesday that the suit has been dismissed but didn't provide settlement details. However, an aide to City Attorney Mike Feuer...

  • 2 children in Los Angeles County have enterovirus

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County says two children have contracted the virus responsible for some 500 cases of serious respiratory illnesses and as many as four deaths around the country. The Department of Public Health says a child who became ill in August had enterovirus D68. Children's...

  • Foundation work for new Port of Long Beach bridge

    LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — After extensive preparatory work, construction crews are pouring the foundation of a bridge that will replace an aging span at the Port of Long Beach. The new Gerald Desmond Bridge will help connect the seaports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, which together handle 40...

  • Infant's body found in California trash facility

    HESPERIA, Calif. (AP) — The body of an infant has been found at a Southern California trash recycling center. Sheriff's deputies were called to Advance Disposal Co. in the high desert city of Hesperia, in San Bernardino County, shortly after 8 a.m. Wednesday. Sheriff's spokeswoman Jodi Miller...

  • California Catholics challenge abortion order

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's Catholic leadership has filed a federal civil rights complaint over a state requirement that health insurance cover abortions. The California Catholic Conference, which represents the state's bishops and archbishops, sent a letter Tuesday to the U.S. Department...

  • Analysis: Recent California newspaper editorials

    Sept. 30 The Sacramento Bee: Republic FC aims for one more big win for Sacramento The clock still hasn't struck midnight on the fairy-tale season of Sacramento Republic FC, the soccer team that won a championship this past weekend in its first year. Everything that has made this ride so...

  • LA County sees 2 cases of rare respiratory virus

    LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Two people were recovering after being treated for enterovirus 68, marking Los Angeles County's first cases of the unusual respiratory illness in children, health officials said Wednesday. A patient between 5 and 10 years old was successfully treated for the virus at...

  • Motorist charged with Palos Verdes DUI rampage

    TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles County district attorney's office says a 66-year-old man accused of a drunken-driving rampage in the Palos Verdes area last year has pleaded not guilty to numerous charges. William Thomas Kelly was arraigned Tuesday on 10 felony counts of assault with a...

  • 5 California Things to Know for Today

    Your daily look at late-breaking California news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. STOCKTON BANKRUPTCY Federal judge could rule on a bankruptcy exit plan for Stockton, the largest city in California to seek Chapter 9 protection. 2. MAYOR SHOT Wife...

  • Los Angeles-area motorcycle officer dies in crash

    COVINA, Calif. (AP) — A police officer has died after a collision with an SUV while on patrol on a motorcycle in a Los Angeles County suburb. Covina police spokesman Sgt. Gregg Peterson says the75-year-old woman driving the SUV made a left turn in front of Officer Jordan Corder at a city...

  • Forest areas reopen after huge California fire

    POLLOCK PINES, Calif. (AP) — The U.S Forest Service has reopened some wilderness areas that were closed because of a massive wildfire in Sierra Nevada foothills. Forest Supervisor Laurence Crabtree says the Rubicon Trail, Wrights Lake and Desolation Wilderness are among the recreation areas...

  • Crash, suspicious device lead to 101 closure in LA

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say both sides of the U.S. 101 freeway near Hollywood were shut down as a crash led to the discovery of a suspicious device. The California Highway Patrol says the device was discovered during the investigation of the fiery two-car accident on the 101 shortly...

  • Man pleads no contest in Hollywood stabbing

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A homeless man has pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter in the stabbing of a woman in Hollywood after a jury failed to reach a verdict in his murder trial. Los Angeles County district attorney's officials said Tuesday that Dustin James Kinnear is expected to get 12...

  • Charges in 1989 killing dismissed over affair

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have dropped murder charges in the 1989 death of woman who was found strangled at the San Jose airport because the prosecutor had an affair with a DNA analyst who testified at a court hearing. The Santa Clara County district attorney announced Tuesday that...

  • California will get pet-insurance disclosure rules

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The overhaul of health insurance marketplaces in California is now spreading to Fido and Snowball. Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday said he has signed a bill to add disclosure rules for the mostly unregulated pet insurance industry. AB2056 requires insurers to clearly...



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