L.A. diocese is going ahead with controversial sale of Newport’s St. James Episcopal church site

The Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles plans to proceed with the sale of the St. James the Great church property in Newport Beach, citing a legal obligation.

In a letter Monday, Bishop Coadjutor John Harvey Taylor said the departing Bishop J. Jon Bruno had entered into a binding contract to sell…

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Boyfriend arrested after woman’s body is found stuffed in trash can in Stockton

A man was arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of his girlfriend was found stuffed inside a trash can Sunday in a Stockton neighborhood, police said.

Daniel Winkler, 36, is set to appear in court Tuesday in connection with the 37-year-old woman’s death, according to San Joaquin County…

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Alameda County Sheriff’s Department Twitter account retweets white nationalist by mistake, official says

The Alameda County Sheriff’s Department was met with a wave of furious criticism after one of the department’s public information officers said he mistakenly retweeted one of the nation’s most prominent white nationalists, Richard Spencer, from the department’s official Twitter account.

On Monday…

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Commission to decide whether LAPD was justified in South L.A. shooting that killed 18-year-old

Los Angeles police commissioners will decide Tuesday whether police were justified in fatally shooting Carnell Snell Jr. last year in South L.A., a killing that prompted protests and the rare public release of video evidence by the LAPD.

The death of a black 18-year-old struck a chord in South…

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Man and woman stabbed in Fullerton. Police suspect the woman’s son

A man is injured and a woman is dead after a stabbing in Fullerton early Tuesday in which the woman’s son is a suspect, authorities said.

Police received a 911 call at about 1:41 a.m. Tuesday about a woman who was “screaming that she had been stabbed” in the 100 block of South Pritchard Avenue,…

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2 dead in shooting at Arts District apartment building in North Hollywood

Two men were killed and another critically wounded in a shooting Monday night outside an apartment building in the North Hollywood Arts District, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Police responded to the shooting near the Hesby Apartments on Klump Avenue at about 11:30 p.m., according…

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Essential California: After the Erskine fire, a year living in a campground

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Tuesday, Aug. 15, and here’s what’s happening across California:

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After the fire

Nearly 300 families lost homes in the Erskine fire, the most destructive wildfire in Kern County history. The blaze, which erupted June…

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The newest battlefield in L.A. Unified’s enrollment war is a boys school

Christina Fuller was down to the wire.

With less than one week to go before the new school year, the Willowbrook mother who works in students services at Santa Monica College still didn’t know where her son would start sixth grade.

So one night last week, she brought Robert, a quiet 11-year-old…

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Deep cleaning is a deep challenge for L.A. Unified

Before students arrive in their back-to-school best to start a new school year, L.A. Unified prepares for months: dusting classroom blinds on both sides, laying down six coats of wax in hallways, splashing apple cider vinegar into newly sanitized toilets.

L.A. schools are expected to open their…

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After a devastating wildfire, a year living in a campground

Most nights in those first months after the fire, Raymond Taylor sat in a chair outside the travel trailer that had become his home, willing himself tired so he could fall asleep before the specter of flames overtook his thoughts.

But when he finally closed his eyes, Taylor could not escape the…

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