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Carol Coronado found guilty for killing her daughters

Woman Convicted of First-Degree Murder for Stabbing Three Daughters Eds: The trial's sanity phase is set to begin TOMORROW in Dept. J, Compton Courthouse, 200 W. Compton Blvd.

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Downey police Officer Ricardo Galvez murdered

Funeral services are scheduled today for Downey police Officer Ricardo Galvez, who was gunned down during an apparent botched robbery while sitting in his parked car near the Downey police station.

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USC Football Coach Clay Helton

USC's interim football coach, Clay Helton, is the team's permanent head coach, the university announced today. Helton, who served as interim coach for seven games following the firing of Steve Sarkisian, guided the Trojans to a 5-2 record and a berth into the Pac-12 Football Championship Game.

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Kobe Bryant's retirement statement

This is the text of the retirement statement, written reportedly by Kobne Bryant, as posted on the website theplayerstribune.com .

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Consumer advocates called today for the replacement of the independent watchdog of the Department of Water and Power

Consumer advocates called today for the replacement of the independent watchdog of the Department of Water and Power, saying he has failed to properly advocate for the utility's customers.

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Police served a series of search warrants today in a Montecito Heights

Police served a series of search warrants today in a Montecito Heights neighborhood and detained at least three people for questioning as they continued investigating the deaths of two young women whose bodies were found in a park several blocks away.

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Update on Cosby

A state appeals court panel today put on hold a planned deposition of Bill Cosby and his former attorney in connection with a defamation lawsuit filed against the comedian by ex-model Janice Dickinson, one of dozens of women who have accused Cosby of sexual assault.

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Sex Assaults on Barry Alberto Medina Moore

A 33-year-old man made his first court appearance today on charges of sexually assaulting three female victims ranging in age from 14 to 22 in Santa Ana and Garden Grove. Barry Alberto Medina Moore, who's being held in lieu of $1 million bail, did not enter a plea to the charges, which involve crimes allegedly committed in 2010 and 2013.

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City Council OKs handgun storage law

Measure now awaits mayor’s signature

The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to require handguns to be stored in locked containers or disabled with a trigger lock as a safeguard against the weapons falling into the hands of children.

Whole Foods to eliminate jobs

Whole Foods Market, which has more than two dozen stores in Los Angeles and Orange counties, plans to eliminate about 1,500 jobs, or about 1.6 percent of its workforce, over the next two months, the Texas-based company announced today.

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Love at first crunch: How crickets could be the future of food

Eleven years ago, a series of health concerns forced me to leave my carnivorous ways behind. Since then, I've been one of those annoying people to dine with, vacillating between being vegan and vegetarian before finally landing in the world of pescatarianism. (That's fish to you.)

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Rare, stinky corpse flower is blooming in Chicago Botanic Garden

A stinky flower named Alice is blooming

Cover your noses! A corpse flower named Alice the Amorphophallus is blooming at the Chicago Botanic Garden, and boy does it smell.

L.A. a contender to host 2024 Olympics

Los Angeles was selected by the International Olympic Committee Wednesday as one of the five final candidates to host the the 2024 Olympics.

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Judge allows civil suit against Suge Knight to move forward

A judge said in a tentative ruling that the widow of a man who died when he was run over by a pickup truck allegedly driven by Marion “Suge” Knight can move forward with a wrongful death lawsuit against the former rap music mogul while Knight’s criminal case is underway.

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New family-owned grocery store chain moving into Southland

Compton location to open in March

Grocery Outlet Bargain Market will open 14 stores in the greater Los Angeles area, including a location in Compton, beginning in December and continuing into 2016, creating about 500 jobs, the company announced Tuesday.

Inglewood Courthouse evacuated

Hazardous substance suspected

A hazmat scare prompted the evacuation of the Inglewood courthouse Monday.

California schools lose millions due to absenteeism

Truancy also cost students

More than 23 percent of California elementary school students were truant in 2014-15, with at least three unexcused absences, while about 230,000 of them were chronically absent, missing more than 10 percent of the school year, according to a report released in Los Angeles today by Attorney General Kamala Harris.

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Mobility Plan

Group sue city over mobility plan

A residents’ group filed a lawsuit today challenging the city's recently adopted mobility plan aimed at adding bicycle lines and making other transportation infrastructure changes across Los Angeles over the next 20 years.

Boys stabbed to death

Three young boys were found stabbed to death and covered in blood inside an SUV in South Los Angeles Wednesday, and a man believed to be their father was taken to a hospital suffering from critical stab wounds.

Woman convicted of murdering mother of LAPD training officer

Killed her for money

A 62-year-old woman was convicted today of the financially motivated murder of her 79-year-old aunt, who was the mother of a Los Angeles Police Department training officer.

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Heat wave alert

Stay cool during hot weather

Los Angeles County's top health official declared a “heat alert” this week and warned residents of the greater Los Angeles area, including the Santa Clarita, San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys, not to leave older adults, children or pets unattended in un-air conditioned homes or vehicles.

UCLA Health notifying patients about stolen laptop with personal health info

UCLA Health announced this week that 1,242 patients are being notified about the theft of a faculty member’s laptop computer containing names, medical record numbers and health information used to prepare patient treatment plans. According to UCLA, no Social Security numbers, health plan ID numbers, credit card numbers or other financial data were stored on the stolen laptop, which was password protected and was reported stolen on July 3.

Thousands of seniors among the ‘hidden poor’

Must choose between basic necessities and their health

Nearly 20 percent of adults over 65 in California live between an economic rock and hard place—unable to afford basic needs but ineligible to receive government assistance—making them the state’s “hidden poor,” according to a UCLA study released Monday.

UCLA player arrested

Accused of robbery

UCLA starting defensive back Ishmael Adams was in custody today following his arrest on suspicion of robbery. Adams was arrested by UCLA campus police at about 3:35 a.m. Sunday, and was booked on suspicion of robbery, according to the Sheriff's Information Bureau.

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Here's how to calculate your heart's age

Heart disease is the leading cause of death, but often preventable

About 69 million Americans are not as young at heart as they believe they are, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found.

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Guitarist granny still rocking at 76

Beverly Watkins is a 76-year-old blues guitarist

From outside Blind Willie's, a small club in Atlanta, a scorching guitar solo can be heard over a blues chord progression one evening in July.

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Is early breast cancer overtreated?

More than 60,000 women diagnosed with Ductal carcinoma in situ annually

More than 60% of all women over 40 in the United States have had a mammogram in the past two years. And 20% of mammograms detect something called ductal carcinoma in situ, or DCIS -- also known as Stage 0 breast cancer.

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Wiz Khalifa: I was arrested for riding a hoverboard

Rapper Wiz Khalifa is claiming his use of a "Back to the Future"-esque hoverboard got him in big trouble with customs in Los Angeles.

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City to settle DWP billing case

City officials have agreed to pay $44 million to settle a class-action lawsuit accusing the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) of over-billing thousands of its customers for water, electricity and other utility services, attorneys announced today.

Police Commission cut short

Activists lash out at second meeting

Tensions flared at the Police Commission meeting Tuesday as local Black Lives Matter activists lashed out at commissioners, who took a brief recess and later cut short a public comment period due to outbursts from the audience and public speakers.

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LAUSD schools back in session

It may still feel like summer outside, but thousands of Los Angeles Unified School District students headed back to class Tuesday for the first day of school.

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Videos fight gun violence

Scholarship rewards students

A contest was announced Tuesday for Southland high school students to produce videos on "the negative effects of gun violence on youth and the positive actions youth are taking to reduce it."

Fewer Uninsured

The number of Californians aged 19 to 64 without health insurance declined by more than 15 percent from 2013 to 2014, according to survey data released today by UCLA.

L.A. County Housing Authority settles Antelope Valley discrimination case

Black Section 8 voucher holders turned away from Lancaster, Palmdale

The Housing Authority of Los Angeles County will pay about $2 million to resolve allegations of Section 8 housing discrimination in the Lancaster and Palmdale areas as part of a recently announced settlement involving the cities, county and federal officials.

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County follows city: Raises minimum wage to $15

Following its approval of a minimum wage increase in unincorporated areas to $15 by 2020, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to increase the “living wage” for contract workers on county jobs to $13.25 by 2016.

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Elon Musk reveals cause of SpaceX explosion

Elon Musk says SpaceX has pinned down what probably caused the company's rocket to explode minutes after liftoff.

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9 bizarre snacks to try for National Junk Food Day

At CNN, we love sampling new snacks. Chips, cookies, candy, pretzels -- you name it, we're not picky.

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McDonald's manager reveals 'secret menu' ... or does he?

But McDonald's says there's no official secret menu

Say something on McDonald's corporate FAQ site, and nobody listens. But say it on Reddit, and the Internet blows up.

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Honda to pay $25 million for overcharging minorities for auto loans

A Torrance-based arm of Honda will pay $25 million to settle claims it discriminated against minority buyers by overcharging them for auto loans, federal regulators recently announced.

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D.A. to seek death penalty in boy’s beating death

Palmdale couple indicted in killing Gabriel Fernandez

The Los Angeles County prosecutor’s office will seek the death penalty against a Palmdale couple charged with capital murder in the beating death of the woman’s 8-year-old son.

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Council OKs exemption to new wage

Transitional job programs given special consideration

Transitional job programs that help people who face challenges finding work would be exempted from the city's recently adopted $15 minimum wage plan under an amendment backed Tuesday by the Los Angeles City Council.

Cemetery sued

nInglewood Park accused of moving graves

A woman is suing Inglewood Park Cemetery, alleging that her mother's remains were removed and relocated without her permission to create more space for additional burials.

South L.A. to get Numero Uno market

The City Council signed off this week on a deal to giveaway a two-acre plot of city-owned land in South Los Angeles to a developer that will build a Numero Uno supermarket in the area designated by the federal government as a “food desert.”

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City Council considers offering reward for information in carwash homicide

The Los Angeles City Council next week will consider offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the person who gunned down a 19-year-old man at a South Los Angeles car wash.

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Obama, Clinton plan L.A. fundraising visits

President Barack Obama on June 18 will speak at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser at the Beverly Hills home of filmmaker Tyler Perry June 18.

City Council approves wage hike ordinance

The Los Angeles City Council tentatively approved an ordinance Wednesday that would raise the minimum wage in Los Angeles to $15 per hour by 2020 for hundreds of thousands of workers.

Latina city employee sues for $3 million

Claims racial discrimination

A Latina who works in parking enforcement for the city of Beverly Hills is entitled to more than $3 million in damages for putting up with more than a decade of offensive comments from her Black boss, who called her an “anchor baby” and operated an anti-immigrant website, her attorney told a jury this week.

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Young ‘Tina Turner’ takes parents to court

The actress who played a young Tina Turner in the 1993 film “What's Love Got to Do With It” is suing her parents, alleging they stole money from her and spread rumors that she has AIDS and is involved in pornography.

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Man convicted of second-degree murder in Halloween shooting of 5-year-old boy

A day after reporting that they were deadlocked, jurors Wednesday convicted a 26-year-old man of second-degree murder for the Halloween 2010 shooting death of a 5-year-old boy who was gunned down in his South Los Angeles back yard while wearing a Spider-Man costume.

Mayor Garcetti signs 8.6 million budget

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti this week signed an $8.6 billion budget for 2015-16, calling it the result of an “unprecedented collaboration” between the City Council and the mayor’s office.