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  • Police: suspect pistol-whipped restaurant employee

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police are searching for a suspect who pistol-whipped an employee and stole cash from a TGI Friday's restaurant in the San Fernando Valley. Officer Liliana Preciado says five workers at the restaurant in Woodland Hills called police early Monday saying they were...

  • Gunfire erupts outside Pico Rivera restaurant

    PICO RIVERA, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles County sheriff's officials say nobody was hurt when gunfire erupted outside a Chuck E. Cheese's restaurant, shattering windows and sending people fleeing. City News Service reports the shots broke out Sunday night when two men apparently got into a dispute...

  • Crews make more progress with California wildfire

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Additional rain and high humidity allowed crews to make even more progress toward taming a massive wildfire in Northern California, officials said Sunday. The rain showers and isolated thunderstorms aided firefighters battling the King Fire, which showed no new growth,...

  • Brown vetoes bill limiting drone surveillance

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown's office announced Sunday that he has vetoed a bill that would have placed strict limits on law enforcement agencies using unmanned aerial drones for surveillance. AB1327 by Republican Assemblyman Jeff Gorrell of Camarillo would have required...

  • Gov. Jerry Brown signs assault bill that requires college students to give consent before sex

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown signs assault bill that requires college students to give consent before sex.

  • Gov. signs bills upgrading human trafficking laws

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday signed into law seven new bills intended to thwart human trafficking. The bills were mostly uncontroversial and had bipartisan support; they primarily involved enhancements and upgrades to existing laws on human trafficking and youth...

  • Couple killed in van collision with bus identified

    SAN MATEO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have identified a couple killed in a head-on collision between a van and a commuter bus. The San Mateo County Coroner's office on Saturday says 84-year-old Joseph Stivala and his wife, 79-year-old Anna Stivala of San Mateo, were riding in their a van when it...

  • TV crew's bag causes brief bomb scare at LAX

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say passengers were ordered off a plane in Los Angeles and a bomb squad was called over a piece of luggage with wires sticking out that belonged to a crew from a reality television show. Los Angeles Airport Police Sgt. Karla Ortiz says passengers were boarding the...

  • 2 arrested on suspicion of arson across Alameda

    ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Two men were arrested for allegedly setting at least eight fires that destroyed multiple businesses and damaged homes in Northern California, authorities said Sunday. Alameda police Lt. Jill Ottaviano said a 27-year-old Alameda resident and 22-year-old transient were...

  • Emotional toll taxes military drone operators too

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — President Barack Obama has assured Americans he opposes sending U.S. ground troops to crush Islamic extremists in Iraq and Syria — well aware the country is not ready to return to the battlefield with its war wounded still recovering from a decade of conflict. But airmen have...

  • LA Sheriff's detectives investigate 2 dead

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sheriff's homicide detectives say they're investigating the fatal shooting of two men who struggled over control of a handgun before one was shot and the other committed suicide. Los Angeles County Sheriff's officials say deputies responded to reported gunshots at 1 a.m....

  • Pumpkins shaped like Frankenstein's head are a hit

    FILLMORE, Calif. (AP) — Pumpkins grown inside plastic molds to resemble Frankenstein's head are in high demand for Halloween. A Southern California farmer who spent four years perfecting the ghoulish gourd says he's harvested 5,500 of the "Pumpkinsteins" and has already sold out. Tony Dighera...

  • More rain dampens huge California wildfire

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — More wet weather is expected over the weekend as crews gain even further advantage on a massive wildfire in Northern California, officials said Saturday. Rain showers and isolated thunderstorms helped firefighters make significant progress while battling the King Fire...

  • Boy tests positive for cocaine following drug bust

    MOORPARK, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a 5-year-old boy who was found sitting near a half-pound bag of cocaine after his parents were arrested on suspicion of dealing drug had cocaine in his system. The Ventura County Sheriff's Office said detectives found the cocaine in the back seat with the...

  • Gov. Brown signs bill to reform initiative process

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown signed on Saturday a bill that he said will modernize California's century-old initiative process and provide better information to voters on ballot measures. The legislation by Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg will allow for negotiations...



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