‘Dreamers’ scramble to renew DACA status before Oct. 5 deadline

Vianey Romero is one of the lucky ones.

When President Trump recently announced plans to phase out over the next six months a federal program that protects some immigrants from deportation, there was an exception made for those like Romero whose legal status was set to expire on or before March…

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UC Berkeley officials say organizers of far-right festival have failed to complete reservations for two indoor venues

UC Berkeley officials said Saturday that organizers of a far-right speakers’ series scheduled for later this month have missed the deadline to reserve two of the largest indoor venues on campus for the event, but that they will continue to work with organizers on planning for the festival.

“The…

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Los Angeles County sheriff applauds ‘sanctuary state’ bill he once opposed

Los Angeles County Sheriff James McDonnell on Saturday applauded the “sanctuary state” bill just passed by the Legislature that aims to protect immigrants from federal enforcement as they leave jails, saying amendments had satisfied his earlier objections to the legislation.

“While not perfect,…

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San Diego opens downtown restrooms amid hepatitis A crisis

New portable public restrooms have been opened in downtown San Diego, and more are planned, the city announced Saturday morning.

The move is the latest step in the campaign by the city and county to turn the tide against the growing hepatitis A outbreak that has killed 16 and afflicted more than…

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Homeless man beaten with skateboard in ‘unprovoked’ attack, San Diego police say

Police in San Diego are looking for a man who they say attacked a homeless man, using a skateboard to beat him.

The attack occurred around 4:30 a.m. Saturday in the North Park neighborhood.

Police say the suspect approached a 55-year-old homeless man who was sleeping in an alley and struck him…

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Earthquake: Magnitude 3.1 quake strikes near Salton Sea

A shallow magnitude 3.1 earthquake was reported Saturday morning four miles from Fondo, Calif., just south of the Salton Sea,  according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 2:45 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 5.0 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 14 miles from…

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Federal prison bureau employee arrested in fatal shooting at L.A. bar

A U.S. Bureau of Prisons employee fatally shot a man and injured another outside a Los Angeles bar and then fled to Mexico before he was arrested, authorities said Friday.

The Los Angeles Police Department says 31-year-old Marco Antonio Garcia has been arrested on suspicion of murder. It wasn’t…

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Earthquake: 3.2 quake strikes near Highland Springs, Calif.

A shallow magnitude 3.2 earthquake was reported Friday evening nearly a mile from Highland Springs, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 9:39 p.m. PDT at a depth of 3.1 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was four miles from Beaumont, Calif., four miles…

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Gunman was facing deportation when he shot popular community volunteer, police say

Federal agents were tracking a young immigrant who was facing deportation when he fatally shot a popular community volunteer during a robbery in San Francisco, authorities said Friday.

The slaying occurred on Aug. 15, four days after sheriff’s investigators say 18-year-old Erick Garcia-Pineda stole…

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