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13-year-old twins among three dead ...

13-year-old twins among three dead in Santa Ana Halloween hit-and-run

Three 13-year-old girls, two of whom were twins, were killed by a hit-and-run driver Friday evening while they were trick-or-treating in Santa Ana, police said.
Lakers are game, but Clippers own t...

Lakers are game, but Clippers own the game, and the city, at the end

Byron Scott's confidence in the Lakers almost carried over to Friday's game. Almost.
Don't read much into Clippers' narr...

Don't read much into Clippers' narrow early-season win over Lakers

The Clippers spent part of last weekend giving out food and supplies at a community center in Los Angeles.
How The Times' top 25 high school f...

How The Times' top 25 high school football teams fared

How the top 25 high school football teams in the Southland fared:
Two people found dead in Mission Vi...

Two people found dead in Mission Viejo residence

The Orange County Sheriff?s Department late Friday was investigating the deaths of two people, a male and a female, whose bodies were found in a residence in the 2600 block of La Alameda in Mission Viejo. 
St. John Bosco clinches league titl...

St. John Bosco clinches league title with 49-26 win over Servite

It's time to recognize how dominant Bellflower St. John Bosco (8-1, 4-0) has become as a football program.

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California governor's race: Sky-hig...

California governor's race: Sky-high poverty rate an issue in race between Jerry Brown and Neel Kashkari

In truth, neither candidate's approach to the problem is all that different -- they both favor growing jobs over boosting programs for the poor -- and advocates for low-income people fault the candidates for failing to tackle a critical question: Has California cut its welfare-to-work programs so deeply that they no longer offer a helping hand to those who are motivated to climb out of poverty?
Dignity Health pays $37 million to ...

Dignity Health pays $37 million to settle lawsuit

A large Northern California hospital chain agreed Thursday to pay $37 million to settle allegations that it overcharged the federal Medicare program.
Field Poll: Torlakson and Tuck tied...

Field Poll: Torlakson and Tuck tied for superintendent, Brown leads Kashkari by 21 points

State schools superintendent Tom Torlakson and challenger Marshall Tuck are tied while Gov. Jerry Brown leads Republican challenger Neel Kashkari by 21 points, a new Field Poll finds.
Poll: Propositions 45 and 46 going ...

Poll: Propositions 45 and 46 going down

Following an onslaught of negative advertising, two once-popular ballot measures will most likely go down in flames on Election Day, a new Field Poll shows.
Jerry Brown casts ballot, but stays...

Jerry Brown casts ballot, but stays mum on certain races

Governor Jerry Brown cast his ballot Thursday but wouldn't say how he voted on two controversial ballot measures, California's tightest statewide race, or his second and third choices for Oakland's mayor.
Bill Maher at Cal controversy build...

Bill Maher at Cal controversy builds

UC Berkeley rejects student group decision to rescind Bill Maher's invitation to speak at the December commencement. Some students say that endorses hate speech. Maher says he'll talk about it on his show Oct. 31.

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UCLA study offers hope on emergency...

UCLA study offers hope on emergency room crowding

A new study by the University of California, Los Angeles finds emergency room visits among the state's newly insured poor are high, but decline quickly after a year.
College to pay writer $26,000 for r...

College to pay writer $26,000 for rescinded invite

A California community college has agreed to pay Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black $26,000 not to sue after the school rescinded an invitation to speak at commencement.
Transient arrested in attack on Cal...

Transient arrested in attack on California girl

A 50-year-old transient has been arrested on suspicion of kidnapping a 12-year-old girl from the front yard of her Central California home and then sexually assaulting her.
California man pleads guilty in has...

California man pleads guilty in hash-oil explosion

A California man who was using butane to make hash oil from marijuana, causing an explosion that badly burned himself and a Hamilton teenager, has pleaded guilty to felony drug charges.
Kidnap gang's co-leader gets 9 life...

Kidnap gang's co-leader gets 9 life terms

The co-leader of a violent Mexican drug gang convicted of several murders was sentenced in San Diego County to nine life terms of life in prison without the possibility of parole. FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2009, file photo, Juan Francisco Estrada-Gonzalez is brought into the courtroom by San Diego Sheriff's deputies during his arraignment hearing on murder charges in San Diego Superior Court in San Diego. Estrada-Gonzalez and 16 other alleged members of a group of Mexican drug traffickers were indicted in the murders of nine people in the San Diego area. Estrada-Gonzalez was sentenced in San Diego County to nine life terms of life in prison without the possibility of parole Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, ending the longest criminal trial in county history, lasting 15 months including jury selection.
Milestone reached in Hetch Hetchy w...

Milestone reached in Hetch Hetchy water upgrade

San Francisco has taken a big step toward securing its water supply with the completion of a $288 million tunnel below San Francisco Bay.

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LAX shooting to be remembered on an...

LAX shooting to be remembered on anniversary

Transportation Security Administration officers in Los Angeles are commemorating the one-year anniversary of a shooting attack with a brief ceremony at the airport.
Biden visits San Diego amid hot con...

Biden visits San Diego amid hot congressional race

Vice President Joe Biden is coming to San Diego to boost the campaign to keep one of the hardest fought House seats in the country Democratic.
California storm wets Giants parade...

California storm wets Giants parade, heads south

A welcome but untimely storm rained on the Giants' World Series championship parade and doused Northern California trick-or-treaters before moving south where it brought fears of flooding and mudslides in an area stripped bare by a wildfire.
Brothers convicted of high school s...

Brothers convicted of high school stabbing

Two gang members have been found guilty of stabbing to death a man at a Los Angeles high school campus.
Driver sought in crash that killed ...

Driver sought in crash that killed 3 on Halloween

Los Angeles area authorities say they're looking for a motorist who crashed into three teenage girls trick-or-treating in Halloween costumes, leaving them with fatal injuries and fleeing the scene.
Mexico orders immediate release of ...

Mexico orders immediate release of Marine veteran

A Mexican judge ordered the immediate release of a jailed U.S. Marine veteran who spent eight months behind bars for crossing the border with loaded guns.

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I-TEAM: Arrest record indicates pre...

I-TEAM: Arrest record indicates preferential treatment of drunk on-duty park ranger

The DUI arrest report of an on-duty park ranger found passed out in his patrol car could indicate he expected and received preferential treatment by law enforcement.
City cleans up confetti-littered st...

City cleans up confetti-littered streets after Giants victory parade

After three World Series Championships in five years, San Francisco has learned how to throw a great street party and to quickly clean up after the thousands of fans and countless pounds of confetti.
Blake Griffin, Clippers fend off La...

Blake Griffin, Clippers fend off Lakers with fourth-quarter comeback

Blake Griffin scored 39 points and went 11-for-12 from the free throw line, powering the Los Angeles Clippers to a gritty 118-111 victory over the winless Lakers in the first meeting of the season between the Staples Center co-tenants.
Walnut Creek explosion caused by il...

Walnut Creek explosion caused by illegal drug lab

Contra Costa County Fire Captain Kent Kirby says Friday morning's explosion in Walnut Creek has turned into a criminal investigation after police say this was not a gas explosion, but from a drug lab making hash oil - a concentrated form of pot.
Bay Area weather forecast for Frida...

Bay Area weather forecast for Friday

Tonight will be mostly cloudy and cool, with scattered showers overnight. Low temperatures will range from upper 40s to low 50s.
San Francisco Giants celebrated at ...

San Francisco Giants celebrated at parade, rally

San Francisco became the Valley of the Giants for the third time in five years Friday as fans lined the streets for a confetti and rain-soaked parade honoring the city's World Series champions.

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1 dead, 1 injured as Virgin Galacti...

1 dead, 1 injured as Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket explodes over Mojave Desert

A winged spaceship designed to take tourists on excursions beyond Earth?s atmosphere exploded during a test flight Friday over the Mojave Desert, killing a pilot in the second fiery setback for commercial space travel in less than a week. Virgin...
Politics, activism, families: How P...

Politics, activism, families: How Prop. 187 is still being felt 20 years later

The first of two parts. Read Part 2 hereThere?s a ghost haunting next week?s elections in California. It?s been there 20 years. Proposition 187 ? a measure Californians overwhelmingly voted into law on Nov. 8, 1994 ? was never enacted. The...
News in photos: Jose Canseco shoots...

News in photos: Jose Canseco shoots self, Elton John loves Pope Francis, Google pill

News in photos: Jose Canseco shoots self, Elton John loves Pope Francis, Google pill
UCI attempts to calm Ebola fears, e...

UCI attempts to calm Ebola fears, even as two Orange County residents monitored for virus

At UC Irvine, a panel of experts addressed a crowd of more than 700, discussing the science, politics, economics and, above all, the fear surrounding the Ebola virus. That was Monday night. The morning after, Orange County health officials said they...
There's a potentially dangerous gua...

There's a potentially dangerous guardrail in California, but where?

California transportation officials are combing road projects statewide for a potentially dangerous guardrail system that has been approved for use on highways since 2000. The search comes as several states are implementing bans on the system,...
Orange County drivers have it good:...

Orange County drivers have it good: Survey ranks O.C. roads No. 1

Orange County?s roads are the best in the state, but California?s surface streets are worse than they were six years ago. That?s according to a survey of the state?s roadways released today. The report, put together by the League of...
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