Off-duty LAPD officer fires on assailant at a party in Glassell Park

An off-duty Los Angeles police officer was in the wrong place at the right time early Monday when an assailant opened fire on him and a group of friends, police said.

The officer, whose name was not released, was at a party near the intersection of Division Street and West Avenue 33, said LAPD…

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Earthquake: 3.4 quake strikes near Anza, Calif.

A shallow magnitude 3.4 earthquake was reported Monday afternoon three miles from Anza, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at noon at a depth of 8.1 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 12 miles from Idyllwild, 18 miles from Palm Springs and 63 miles…

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Earthquake: 3.5 temblor strikes near Cloverdale

A shallow magnitude 3.5 earthquake was reported Monday morning seven miles from Cloverdale, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 11:21 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 1.2 mile.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 10 miles from Kelseyville, 11 miles from…

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San Jose officer ‘had no other choice’ than to kill man charging with an ax, police say

A police officer fatally shot a man with a history of mental illness after he charged at him and other officers with an ax during a confrontation at a San Jose apartment complex, police said Sunday.

The officers were responding to reports of a disturbance at a unit in the complex early Sunday and…

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L.A. County tries a new approach to boost food stamp enrollment

Vickie Williams’ favorite meal is baked chicken, string beans and corn on the cob. She often makes it for Sunday dinner for her 81-year-old mother, five grown children and four grandchildren.

Williams, a 58-year-old Gardena resident and former school cafeteria worker, estimates she spends at least…

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‘It’s been Memorial Day — every day’: Gold Star families remember military loved ones who died serving our country

They spoke of the sacrifices of war, but what united this gathering of people on the eve of Memorial Day was the yearning for peace of mind.

Several Gold Star families met at an Irvine park Sunday to help dedicate the expansion of a memorial honoring every American service member killed in action…

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Man killed when his SUV overturns on 710 Freeway

A 29-year-old Gardena man was killed Sunday when his car overturned on the northbound 710 Freeway in Bell. Two passengers, both males, were also injured.

The crash occurred around 1:40 p.m. near Clara Street, according to a California Highway Patrol collision report.

The victim, whose name was…

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Closure lifted after sharks again drive surfers and swimmers from water off San Clemente

San Clemente lifeguards lifted a closure Sunday afternoon after ordering Memorial Day weekend beachgoers out of the water in the morning when four sharks were spotted near the shore.

An area one mile south and one mile north of the San Clemente Pier was closed after four sharks, one between 9 and…

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Firefighters battle brush fire in Brentwood

More than 100 firefighters are battling a growing brush fire in Brentwood in what authorities are calling a major emergency response.

The brush fire was reported at 12:46 p.m. at 2969 N. Mandeville Canyon Road, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

As of 1:11 p.m. it had spread to cover…

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