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  • Police: 1 woman killed, 1 hurt as small plane crashes in San Diego shopping center parking lot

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Police: 1 woman killed, 1 hurt as small plane crashes in San Diego shopping center parking lot.

  • Boy, 3, dies after climbing into hot car in LA

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police say a 3-year-old boy has died after climbing into a car during scorching weather. LAPD spokesman Bruce Borihanh says the boy was playing by himself in the yard of a Sylmar home Wednesday afternoon when he climbed into the family car, was overcome by heat...

  • 3 charged in torture of Orange County prostitute

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Two men and one woman were charged with kidnapping and torturing a prostitute at a motel for nearly a week before she was able to message a friend on Facebook, the Orange County District Attorney's office said Wednesday. Renice Stevenson Flores-Davis, 26; Oscar...

  • Judge orders psych exam for young wildfire suspect

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A girl suspected of starting the most destructive of nearly a dozen wildfires that ripped through Southern California in May was ordered Wednesday to be psychologically evaluated to determine if she is fit to stand trial. The girl appeared in juvenile court for a brief hearing...

  • Gang raids in LA suburbs end with 17 arrests

    EL MONTE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have arrested more than a dozen people in a Southern California gang crackdown. The U.S. attorney's office says 17 alleged members and associates of the El Monte Flores gang were taken into custody Wednesday as more than 400 federal agents and local police...

  • Overhaul approved for troubled California refinery

    RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) — Leaders of a San Francisco Bay Area city approved a $1 billion upgrade of Chevron's troubled 1960s-era oil refinery, the largest in Northern California, after the company agreed to safety and piping upgrades and greater community investment, a newspaper reported. The...

  • 5 California Things to Know for Wednesday

    Your daily look at late-breaking California news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday: 1. UCLA FLOODING Campus cleans up after 8 million-gallon deluge from broken water main floods athletic facilities, parking garages. 2. WILDFIRES Fire crews gained ground on...

  • Progress reported on 2 California wildfires

    SHINGLE SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — Fire crews have gained ground on two of the largest wildfires in California, lifting evacuation orders for about half the homes in the path of a blaze in Yosemite National Park and redeploying firefighters battling another fire in the Sierra Nevada foothills east...

  • Brown: California willing to shelter more migrants

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday his state is willing to shelter more migrant children from Central America if needed but reiterated that the United States needs to find a long-term solution to an immigration crisis that includes Mexico and Central America. "I would...

  • UCLA flooded by broken water main, cars stranded

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say a water main has broken near the UCLA campus, spewing water into the air and stranding cars and people in underground parking structures. Television news reports show an immense geyser of water surging from the middle of the street on Sunset Boulevard. Streets...

  • Orange County man convicted of killing roommate

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man has been convicted of second-degree murder in the death of his roommate, an Iraq War veteran who had been missing for two weeks before authorities found her body buried in a remote canyon. The Orange County District Attorney's office says...

  • New California fines for wasting water take effect

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — New regulations that include fines up to $500 a day for residents who waste water are taking effect in California. The State Water Resources Control Board approved the rules earlier this month, making it illegal for people to hose down driveways and sidewalks, waste...

  • Man in 90s in pack-rat conditions dies in fire

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A fire at a Los Angeles home has killed a man in his 90s who was described as living in pack-rat conditions. Fire officials say the blaze shortly before 11 a.m. Tuesday sent flames through the roof and a plume of black smoke over the house near Exposition Park. About 50...

  • Report: Health premiums rose significantly in 2014

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's insurance commissioner released a report Tuesday showing the cost of health-care premiums increased significantly this year, as he pushes for more authority to regulate those costs. California's four largest insurers raised premiums for individuals from at...

  • Helicopter rescues teens on California cliff

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California Highway Patrol helicopter plucked two teenagers clinging to the side of a San Francisco Bay Area cliff in a dramatic rescue captured on video. The helicopter was called to the cliff about two miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge on Friday around 6:30 p.m. CHP...



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