Earthquake: 3.0 quake strikes near Lake Isabella, Calif.

A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Saturday evening 14 miles from Lake Isabella, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 11:11 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 0 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 14 miles from Weldon, Calif., 17 miles from…

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Montebello police fatally shoot woman after she drives car toward officer

Montebello police fatally shot a woman Saturday after she drove her car toward an officer and her boyfriend, whom she had been fighting with earlier in the day, authorities said.

The incident began when police responded to a disturbance call at the Quality Inn & Suites in the 7700 block of Telegraph…

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Students from around the country compete in the national braille competition at USC

Fingers whirred, swiftly pressing down keys that would translate spoken words into lines of Braille.

For 45 minutes on Saturday morning, 10 visually impaired high school students tapped furiously on Perkins Braillers — machines similar to typewriters that imprint the code on paper — while transcribing…

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Huntington Beach woman hospitalized after she was attacked by a swarm of bees

A woman was hospitalized with multiple stings after a swarm of bees attacked her in Huntington Beach on Saturday morning, authorities said.

The Huntington Beach Fire Department received a call shortly after 9 a.m. and arrived to find bees “swarming all over” the woman, said Capt. Robert Culhane.

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Orange County Human Relations Council wins funding reprieve as hate crimes continue to rise

When the bag of feces arrived at the LGBT Center Orange County, Laura Kanter knew immediately what to do.

She picked up the phone and called the Orange County Human Relations Council to talk with Don Han, who deals with hate crimes.

Kanter, as director of policy advocacy and youth services for…

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A mother abducted her three children and may be hiding them in Mexico, police say

Authorities are looking for a woman who they say abducted her three children from their father’s San Fernando home, and may have taken them to Mexico.

A Los Angeles Police Department news release describes Crystal Juarez, 28, as 5 feet 6 and 180 pounds with a tattoo on her neck that says “Humphrey…

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San Bernardino County brush fire prompts evacuations as heat wave bakes region

A brush fire burning in the Wrightwood area of San Bernardino County on Saturday prompted evacuations and at least one road closure.

Officials received a report of a fire at Zermatt and Pacific Crest Drives around 11:50 a.m., said U.S. Forest Service spokesman Nathan Judy. The fire’s progress has…

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L.A. area Muslims to help homeless on skid row in final days of Ramadan

For nearly 20 years, Muslims in the greater Los Angeles area have gathered to serve the homeless on skid row.

On Sunday, in the final days of Ramadan this year, hundreds are expected to gather once again for the 18th annual Humanitarian Day. Volunteers are to provide fresh meals, hygiene kits,…

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As temperatures heat up, some plan to chill out at mass meditation in L.A. park

It could get a little toasty for a couple of thousand people expected to turn out Saturday at the recently dedicated Los Angeles State Historic Park for a mass meditation.

Temperatures in the downtown area will reach the mid-80s, said Bonnie Bartling, a weather specialist with the National Weather…

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