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Routing people away from the Hollyw...

Routing people away from the Hollywood sign is the wrong path

It's a holiday weekend, you're entertaining relatives from Topeka, Kan., and since no sightseeing trip would be complete without a viewing of the Hollywood sign, you look up directions. But if you're using Google, MapQuest or most GPS systems, you'll be routed to the Griffith Park...
How to keep future cold wars cold: ...

How to keep future cold wars cold: Mind the missiles

At a time when we are reflecting on the lessons from the Cold War amid growing concern about the current U.S.-Russia relationship, we should be looking ahead to anticipate how changes in technology and geopolitics create new challenges to peace and stability among the world's major powers.
How Gloria Molina and Zev Yaroslavs...

How Gloria Molina and Zev Yaroslavsky changed L.A. County

Gloria Molina came to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors in 1991 after a federal court threw out the previous year's election and ordered a new one for a new district, drawn with boundaries that gave Latinos something closer to a proportionate share of representation. It was a landmark...
Bailed-out GM needs to rev up emiss...

Bailed-out GM needs to rev up emissions effort

Half a century ago Ralph Nader published ?Unsafe at Any Speed,? which warned of the hazards built into the Chevrolet Corvair. Today, General Motors' safety record is still being justly vilified, most recently for an ignition defect blamed for at least 33 deaths. And a new report...
Lanes on Pacific Coast Highway in M...

Lanes on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu reopen after water main break

Traffic lanes in both directions on Pacific Coast Highway have been reopened in Malibu after crews worked to repair a water main break, authorities said late Thursday.
Toddler dies after car crash in Hun...

Toddler dies after car crash in Huntington Beach

A toddler was killed Thursday evening and several others were injured in a car crash in Huntington Beach, police said.

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Fresh produce collages depict Conan...

Fresh produce collages depict Conan O'Brien, JFK, Darth Vader

The UC Global Food Initiative's virtual produce collage contest celebrates California's fruits, vegetables and nuts.
Napa rattled by 3.1 magnitude earth...

Napa rattled by 3.1 magnitude earthquake

Authorities say a magnitude 3.1 earthquake rattled Napa County wine country in California, but no injuries or property damage was immediately reported.
Palo Alto: Detective forwarded expl...

Palo Alto: Detective forwarded explicit photo of female suspect, audit finds

Another case of a law enforcement officer secretly obtaining an explicit photo of a female arrestee emerged Wednesday with the release of an independent police auditor's report on a Palo Alto detective who forwarded a burglary suspect's picture to his supervisor.
Kamala Harris, gun-control group st...

Kamala Harris, gun-control group still trying to intervene in concealed-carry case

California Attorney General Kamala Harris and a gun-control group are asking a federal appeals court to reconsider their effort to intervene in a case that could dramatically loosen California's restrictions on concealed handguns.
San Diego woman admits soliciting r...

San Diego woman admits soliciting rape for woman who outbid her on house

A San Diego woman pleaded guilty to a felony charge of stalking in connection with a bizarre rape-solicitation scheme carried out against a couple who outbid her for her dream house.
Too-lucky liquor clerk arrested for...

Too-lucky liquor clerk arrested for California lottery fraud

Orange County authorities say a suspiciously lucky liquor store clerk has been charged with defrauding the lottery.

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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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Immigrants' chances tied to their s...

Immigrants' chances tied to their state's polices

If Christian Avila lived a few hundred miles to the west, he would have a driver's license, qualify for in-state college tuition and a host of other opportunities available to young people granted legal status by President Barack Obama two years ago.
Winning numbers drawn in 'Daily 4' ...

Winning numbers drawn in 'Daily 4' game

The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the California Lottery's "Daily 4" game were:
Winning numbers drawn in 'Daily 3 E...

Winning numbers drawn in 'Daily 3 Evening' game

The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the California Lottery's "Daily 3 Evening" game were:
Winning numbers drawn in 'Fantasy 5...

Winning numbers drawn in 'Fantasy 5' game

The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the California Lottery's "Fantasy 5" game were:
Plane makes landing at Orange Count...

Plane makes landing at Orange County park

A small plane that had engine trouble has landed safely in an Orange County park that used to be a Marine air base.
California sees record-breaking Tha...

California sees record-breaking Thanksgiving heat

While the East and Midwest shivered, Thanksgiving was hotter than a roasting turkey in California as a high-pressure ridge caused record-breaking highs in several cities.

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Suspected Shooter Injured After Tar...

Suspected Shooter Injured After Targeting Buildings in Austin, Texas

Police in Austin, Texas opened fire on a suspected gunman this morning after the man fired a gun at city buildings, the Austin Police Department said.
Ferguson Protests Move to Stores fo...

Ferguson Protests Move to Stores for Black Friday

Protesters visited stores in the St. Louis area overnight, using the Black Friday shopping occasion to speak out about the situation in nearby Ferguson.
Thousands swarm Great Mall in Milpi...

Thousands swarm Great Mall in Milpitas for 27-hour shopping event

Black Friday shopping has already started in Milpitas where the Great Mall opened six hours early. The mall will stay open for 27 hours straight.
CHP officer struck by red-light run...

CHP officer struck by red-light runner, suffers major injuries

A California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer suffered major injuries this evening in Sunnyvale after a vehicle ran a red light and struck him.
Family crowdfunds to save home from...

Family crowdfunds to save home from falling off cliff

A family's home is being threatened by a river that's eating away at their backyard, but they aren't just standing by and waiting for the worst to happen.
New York Boys Recovering After Bein...

New York Boys Recovering After Being Trapped in Snowbank

Two New York boys are recovering after they were inadvertently trapped for about six hours in a snow bank when a plow operator pushed snow over them.

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10-year-old girl celebrates that sh...

10-year-old girl celebrates that she has this day to give thanks

Eden Johnson was supposed to be working on spelling in the living room. Instead, the Riverside 10-year-old was watching TV and playing with the family?s three cats. Her mom, Stacy Cronin, looked across the room at the girl with the long blonde...
California's ozone limits just aren...

California's ozone limits just aren't enough, EPA says

Meeting federal standards for healthful air in Southern California may soon get more difficult. On Wednesday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed tougher health standards for ozone, the hallmark pollutant of summer smog. The agency said...
New O.C. DMV office is ready for in...

New O.C. DMV office is ready for influx of immigrants

STANTON ? Dolores Gutierrez and Mayra Salgado walked out of the newest Orange County DMV facility Wednesday with appointments for their first driver?s license exam. They got a date in late January. That?s a shorter wait compared to Department...
Slideshow: Protests against Ferguso...

Slideshow: Protests against Ferguson decision increase across U.S.

People protesting the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision took to the streets in cities across the U.S. for a second day Tuesday, showing that the racially charged case has inflamed tensions thousands of miles from the predominantly black St....
After Obama's announcement, differe...

After Obama's announcement, different futures lie ahead for two immigrant families in O.C.

SANTA ANA ? Delfino Trujillo got off his usual janitorial shift in Newport Beach at 3:30 a.m. Friday and headed home to pick up his wife and little girl for a predawn special church Mass. His sleepy 6-year-old went to church in her pink Tinker Bell...
Marine uses robotic leg braces to w...

Marine uses robotic leg braces to walk and get his Bronze Star at Camp Pendleton

SAN DIEGO ? A Marine who was left paralyzed by a sniper?s bullet in Afghanistan fulfilled a promise to himself on Friday and walked using robotic leg braces in a ceremony at Camp Pendleton, where he was awarded a Bronze Star. The crowd of 300...
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