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Basketball coach is charged with numerous sex crimes

A Santa Clarita Valley-area youth basketball coach was scheduled for arraignment late last week..

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Sheriff’s Department halts plans for courthouse audio devices

Sheriff Jim McDonnell this week said he is suspending plans to add audio capability to..

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Emmy-winning TV veteran killed in Palmdale accident

Hollywood's technical community was in mourning this week over the death of sound designer..

Yasiel Puig home burglarized for second time in one month

In addition to two other break-ins

Police this week were seeking three suspects who burglarized Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder..

Slow action reportedly taken in county sex harass claims

An agency charged with managing reports of sexual harassment by county employees is slow to..

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E-cigarettes among minors reach 'epidemic' proportions

Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas this week previewed a move to regulate..

No contest plea entered in attacks on local women

Man preys on sex workers

A former security guard suspected in a series of attacks on sex-trade workers in the South Los Angeles..

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Not guilty plea entered in plot to extort comedian

Alleged tape of Kevin Hart, woman

A 41-year-old man pleaded not guilty this week to a pair of felony charges for allegedly trying..

Officials announce significant crime reduction in Compton

Culmination of three-year plan

County law enforcement officials have announced the success of a three-year effort to reduce..

Man convicted in 2012 murder in Lancaster

A man was convicted this week of shooting and killing a man during a street brawl in Lancaster nearly six years ago.

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Fighting birds in Lancaster had to be euthanized

County animal control officers found recently more than 300 fighting birds along with a fighting..

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Victims of Chatsworth crash honored this week in ceremony

A bell that had been aboard a Metrolink train involved in a deadly 2008 crash in Chatsworth..

Reward posted for missing Palmdale man

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a $10,000 reward this week for..

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Board may place limit on new rent increases

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is considering a law a law that would cap rent..

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Ralph Lawler will retire after 2018-19 season

Play-by-play man Ralph Lawler, the longtime voice of the Los Angeles Clippers, has announced..

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Family sues school district over bullying of daughter

Ongoing harassment from Latino students

A Black girl whose family left Long Beach, where they experienced crime, to get a better life and..

Continued call for information on murder of Hannah Bell

Reward of $50,000 offered

Authorities have renewed their appeal for public help in solving the killing of a 15-year-old girl...

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Nichelle Nichols’ son appointed temporary conservator of estate

‘Star Trek’ actress reportedly battling dementia

A judge has ruled that she will continue hearing conservatorship proceedings regarding 85-year-old “Star Trek’’..

City opens first homeless shelter at El Pueblo Monument

Part of 'Bridge To Home' program

The first homeless people offered beds in a new program to construct temporary shelters in...

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Obama will hit campaign trail this weekend in So Calv

Expected to back candidate Katie Hill

In his first major foray on the campaign trail ahead of November’s midterm election, former...

Palmdale man pleads guilty in false tax return ‘cover-up’

A former public official in Los Angeles County’s Real Estate Division, who was involved in..

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Former contractor for NASA arrested for online threats

A Los Angeles man was arrested this week on federal charges alleging he targeted seven..

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Board takes further action in support of Paris Accord

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors this week joined other counties, states and cities in support of the goals of the Paris Climate Accord..

Court agrees to hear Baca appeal in November

Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca will have his appeal heard in November, more than..

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Cosby star vandalized for a second time

Bill Cosby's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was vandalized this week, police said...

ID made in Palmdale homicide

Authorities this week released the name of a 38-year-old man who investigators say was fatally..

Name released in cycling death

The coroner's office this week released the name of a 58-year-old bicyclist who was killed in a..

Not guilty plea in child's death

A 28-year-old Lancaster father charged with killing his 4-year-old daughter and injuring his two..

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StubHub in Carson joins anti-plastic-straw movement

Effort to protect area landfills

StubHub Center has joined the anti-plastic-straw movement in announcing the venue will only..

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Rosa Parks rail station will undergo remodeling

Busy stop along Blue Line

The start of major improvements to the Metro Blue Line’s Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Station was..

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Ledford pleads not guilty in illegal kick back case

Palmdale Mayor Jim Ledford pleaded not guilty this week to five felony counts for allegedly..

County fire captain killed self

A Los Angeles County Fire Department captain whose body was found in a Santa Barbara County..

One dead, two injured in Inglewood shooting

One man was killed and two others injured in a shooting in Inglewood and police searched this..

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Compton teen arrested in mall burglary spree

A young man from Compton, 18-year-old Kenyae Emil Buyard, was among five persons who..

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More homeless families obtain permanent housing

Measure H funds show promise

Los Angeles County housing officials have reported a total of 7,448 homeless families..

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Study suggests teenagers are more worried about discrimination

Resulting behavioral problems, substance abuse

Teens who are worried that discrimination is on the rise show increased behavioral problem..

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Council approves settlement in death of mentally ill transient

Shooting of Charly 'Africa' Keunang

The Los Angeles City Council this week approved a $1.95 million legal settlement stemming..

Board signs off on plan to install portable showers

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors signed off this week on a plan to offer more mobile..

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Koon pleads not guilty in Castaic DUI arrest

Former LAPD Sgt. Stacey Koon—who served time in prison in connection with the videotaped..

Search for missing firefighter

Authorities this week asked for the public's help in locating a Los Angeles County fire captain from..

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Coliseum remodel continues with unexpected name change

Hon. Dr. Abiy Ahmed

A $270 million renovation project at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum—soon to be the United..

Arrest made in RV fire

An arrest has been made in an arson fire set in a recreational vehicle in Palmdale and causing burn..

‘Supermarket’ body identified

The coroner’s office this week released the name of a man whose decomposing body was found..

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Numerous social workers aware of prior abuse of Anthony Avilos

At least a dozen social workers managed reports of abuse and neglect in Anthony Avalos' family before..

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Officials honor Regina Scott at Expo Park ceremony

Mayor Eric Garcetti is expected to be joined by...

Concerned citizens seek answers in case of animal cruelty

Dying pit bull dumped on street

A local rescue group is calling for an investigation into animal cruelty after coming to the aid of a..

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Cal State Dominguez Hills receives top national ranking

Among best in quality, affordability

UC Irvine and UCLA are ranked in the number two and three spots, respectively, in Money..

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Justin Wesson and wife settle city cash allowance

Justin Wesson and wife settle city cash allowance

The son of Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson says he and his wife have reimbursed..

Council studies new guidelines for freeway-adjacent housing

Effort to curb pollution risk on health

The Los Angeles City Council moved forward this week with efforts to cut down on the potential..

Increased reward in Carson murder

Woman shot on family member’s porch

Sheriff’s officials and family members of a 53-year-old wife and mother who was shot dead..

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