Smoke filled the cabin of an Allegiant Air jet after it landed at a California airport on Monday, forcing coughing passengers to cover their faces with shirts and firefighters to board the plane, authorities said.
None of the 150 passengers or six crew members was injured when the plane from Las…
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A team of firefighters may have been exposed to hepatitis A while battling a vegetation fire early Sunday at a homeless encampment in Spring Valley, officials said.
A “large amount” of urine and feces had accumulated at the encampment, prompting hazardous materials crews to require firefighters…
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The Medical Board of California has suspended the license of former USC medical school dean Carmen Puliafito pending a final decision on his fitness to practice medicine.
The medical board opened an inquiry into Puliafito after a Times investigation found that he regularly used methamphetamine…
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Los Angeles lawmakers tentatively backed a sweeping set of proposed regulations for businesses that grow, sell, process and distribute marijuana Monday, the next step toward giving cannabis the stamp of local legitimacy.
But industry groups said that recent changes to the proposed rules would force…
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A 25-year-old woman was arrested Friday on suspicion of smearing paint across a statue of Christopher Columbus in San Jose’s City Hall. It was the latest backlash against a symbol that many have criticized as an endorsement of genocide and white supremacy.
Gina Darlene Gonzales of San Jose is accused…
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More than 100 firefighters have converged along the eastbound 91 Freeway near Anaheim Monday afternoon to battle a 150-acre brush fire, officials said.
Several helicopters were dropping water on the fire, according to the Orange County Fire Authority, which posted videos to Twitter that showed…
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A fundraiser for a bacon-wrapped hot dog vendor who had a UC Berkeley police officer confiscate his money has generated $88,000.
Since a videotape of the episode went viral on Sept. 10, a fundraising effort for Rigoberto Matias has gathered nearly 5,600 donations, according to the fundraising site.
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A future cup of coffee in California could give you jitters before you even take a sip.
A nonprofit group wants coffee manufacturers, distributors and retailers to post ominous warnings about a cancer-causing chemical stewing in every brew and has been presenting evidence in a Los Angeles courtroom…
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State lottery officials say a Southern California man was lucky not just once, but twice after he purchased two scratcher tickets that turned out to be $1 million and $1,000 winners, respectively.
Mario Martinez walked into the Santa Fe Springs lottery office with winning tickets in the “Twisted…
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Autumn is in the air, but that won’t stop a heat wave from blanketing Southern California this week.
Warm winds blowing out of the northeast and Nevada will drive temperatures into the high 80s and low 90s throughout Southern California this week, according to meteorologist David Sweet of the National…
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