1,000 animals found at illegal Northern California boarding facility

An animal welfare organization says it has rescued more than 1,000 llamas, horses, cows, goats, chickens and other animals from an illegal boarding facility in Northern California where many of them were being mistreated.

Salinas television station KSBW reports Wednesday that a calf and a steer…

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Man shot by deputies in Nickerson Gardens; condition unknown

Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies opened fire on a man in the Nickerson Gardens housing project in Watts on Wednesday night, authorities said.

About 7:15 p.m., the man was struck by gunfire and taken to a hospital with unknown injuries, according to the Sheriff’s Department.

It was not immediately…

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Mayor Eric Garcetti will travel to New Hampshire to rally Democrats

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will travel to New Hampshire this month to campaign for a fellow Democrat, the politician’s latest trip to a presidential swing state.

Garcetti will visit Manchester, N.H., on Aug. 28 to help mayoral candidate Joyce Craig, Garcetti spokesman Yusef Robb said Wednesday.

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After wild pursuit, suspected car thief climbs atop port crane in standoff with police

A man suspected of stealing a vehicle drove recklessly through the Port of Los Angeles before climbing on top of a shipping crane.

The surreal scene was captured on live television, with the man roaming the top of the massive crane while officers waited on the ground.

The high-speed pursuit began…

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Malnourished boy, in grave condition, was found in unsanitary home with more than a dozen pets

A frail and malnourished 5-year-old boy was in grave condition Wednesday after he was found living with more than a dozen pets in squalid conditions in his father’s home, police said.

The father, Benjamin Whitten, and his live-in girlfriend, Jeryn Johnson, were arrested Tuesday on suspicion of…

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Metro tests airport-style body scanners aimed at detecting guns and explosives

Commuters hurrying through Union Station toward their Metro trains Wednesday morning encountered a new obstacle near the entrance to the subway: an airport-style body scanner, designed to detect hidden weapons and explosives.

As passengers walked between two tall silver columns, short-wave radio…

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Mayor says planned white nationalist rally ‘is not welcome in Berkeley’

A demonstration characterized by officials as a white nationalist rally set for Aug. 27 “is not welcome in Berkeley,” the mayor said in a statement Tuesday.

“The city has not approved this gathering. It is an event organized online. No one has tried to obtain a permit, nor has one been granted,”…

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Northern California farmer who plowed wetlands is fined $1.1 million

A California farmer will pay $1.1 million for plowing federally protected wetlands and streams, the U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday, closing a years-long legal battle that made him a rallying figure for critics of environmental regulation.

The government announced the consent decree for John…

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After watching livestream of deadly crash, jailed teen can’t believe ‘the way she reacted,’ attorney says

The attorney of a woman accused of driving drunk as she livestreamed a crash that killed her younger sister says she watched the video for the first time Sunday from jail.

“She couldn’t believe that’s the way she reacted after the fact,” Obdulia Sanchez’s attorney, Ramnik Samrao, told the Los Angeles…

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