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  • Police: 4 arrested in killing of USC student

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of murder in the killing of a Chinese student who attended the University of Southern California, Los Angeles police said Monday. Jonathan DelCarmen, 19, and Andrew Garcia, 18, along with a 17-year-old boy and a 16-year-old...

  • Friends, family mourn man, 21, killed by lightning

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A rare lightning strike Sunday at Venice Beach cut short the life of a well-liked 21-year-old man eager to attend the University of Southern California this fall. Nick Fagnano was sitting on the beach with friends when he decided to go into the water and rinse off sand as...

  • EPA reaches San Francisco Bay pollution settlement

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco Bay Area water agency and six cities it serves have agreed to pay $1.5 million in fines to settle allegations that they allowed raw or partially treated sewage to flow into the bay. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said the penalties are part of a...

  • Conservation group appeals San Diego power plant

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A conservation group is challenging a proposed natural gas power plant in San Diego. The Protect Our Communities Foundation filed a petition with the 4th District Court of Appeal on Monday asking it to overturn the California Public Utilities Commission's approval of the...

  • Sacramento Gold Rush Days canceled due to drought

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California drought has forced the cancellation of Sacramento's annual Gold Rush Days, typically held during the Labor Day weekend, city officials said Monday. Organizers usually bring in nearly 200 tons of dirt to transform the Old Sacramento neighborhood into a...

  • City: Emails show 'cozy' ties of PG&E, regulator

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Top California regulators communicated often and enthusiastically with executives at Pacific Gas & Electric Co., even offering unsolicited advice on handling the media while they presided over a case to decide how much the utility should pay for a deadly explosion in a San...

  • Groups seek probe into pepper spray use

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — California civil rights organizations filed a complaint Monday with the Justice Department asking for a federal investigation into the use of pepper spray in San Diego County's juvenile detention facilities. Pepper spray use is rampant against youth offenders, including those...

  • Police seek driver in fatal Los Angeles crash

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police are searching for the driver of a pickup that crashed west of downtown, killing a pedestrian and injuring two others. Officer Joel Morales says a preliminary investigation finds the truck went through a red light, collided with a Toyota Camry, and then...

  • Suspect's mom also charged in California burglary

    LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The mother of a man facing a murder charge in a California robbery that ended in a second suspect's fatal shooting has also been charged in the case. Prosecutors said Monday that 49-year-old Ruby Adams is charged with first-degree residential burglary and...

  • Cattle auction boss gets probation in cruelty case

    ONTARIO, Calif. (AP) — The owner of a Southern California livestock auction house will serve probation for his role in an animal cruelty case that came to light after an undercover investigation by an animal rights organization. Horacio Santorsola entered a plea of no contest Monday in San...

  • LA County coroner's official killed in crash

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County officials say coroner's Lt. Joe Bale was killed in a motorcycle crash in Wyoming over the weekend. Coroner's Assistant Chief Ed Winter says Bale was fatally injured Sunday afternoon near Jackson Hole. City News Service reports the 52-year-old was riding...

  • Man lying on street struck, killed by LAPD cruiser

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say a man lying on a Los Angeles street was struck and killed by a police cruiser as officers responded to a call of a naked man running through a neighborhood. Officer Liliana Preciado says the incident occurred shortly before 10:30 p.m. Sunday in the Jefferson...

  • 5 California Things to Know for Monday

    Your daily look at late-breaking California news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday: 1. LIGHTNING STRIKE Man dead, nine other people hospitalized after lightning bolt from thunderstorm strikes crowded Venice Beach. 2. WILDFIRES Destructive fire in Sierra...

  • Century Crunch project near LA airport ends early

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Transportation officials say traffic is moving again through a major intersection near Los Angeles International Airport after a weekend bridge demolition project was completed more than four hours ahead of schedule. LA County transportation manager J.C. Lacey says the...

  • Participants of California governor's Mexico trip

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown and a delegation of state and business officials begin three days of meetings in Mexico on Monday to discuss trade and the environment. Participants include five state senators, 10 Assembly members, nine administration officials and 88...



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