Harvey Weinstein’s accusers sue his company for negligence

Legal woes for the Weinstein Co. mounted on Wednesday when the company was hit with a class-action lawsuit on behalf of dozens of women accusing co-founder Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault, battery and lewd conduct.

The lawsuit filed in a Southern California branch of the federal court is the…

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Mother’s boyfriend guilty of murder in torture death of 8-year-old Palmdale boy

A 37-year-old man accused of torturing and beating his girlfriend’s 8-year-old son to death in a case that called into question the county’s child welfare system was convicted Wednesday of first-degree murder.

Jurors deliberated for about six hours before returning the verdict against Isauro Aguirre,…

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3 more Legionnaires’ cases — one fatal — reported in outbreak linked to Disneyland

Orange County health officials said Wednesday that three more people had been infected with Legionnaires’ disease, including one who died, as part of an outbreak linked to Disneyland.

In total, 15 people who spent time in Anaheim or visited Disneyland between September and early November have been…

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Appeals court weighs whether to reject Trump University settlement so former student can take the president to trial

A federal appeals court appeared reluctant Wednesday to scuttle a Trump University settlement so that a former student may try to take the president to trial.

The $25-million settlement, reached days after President Trump’s election, stemmed from lawsuits alleging that Trump engaged in fraud by…

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Police search Westlake for man in connection with homicide case; nearby schools on temporary lockdown

Three school campuses were briefly locked down Wednesday morning as police in the western part of west of downtown Los Angeles chased a suspect wanted in connection with a killing.

A joint FBI and LAPD task force was following a suspect when he “dumped his car in an alley and fled on foot” around…

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Killer who escaped Hawaii psychiatric hospital is captured in California

The search for a dangerous man who escaped from a Hawaii psychiatric hospital and flew to San Jose ended Wednesday after authorities located him in the Central Valley.

A source told this newspaper that Randall Saito was taken into custody Wednesday in San Joaquin County. He had been seen in Stockton…

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Gunman’s rampage exposes dark ‘underbelly’ of small Northern California community

Rancho Tehama resident Jayne Barnes-Vinson — whose two grandsons were among those hiding beneath desks as a gunman fired into their school — said she is torn between love for the small enclave and an awareness of what she called its “underbelly,” including drug users.

The boys, Jaydon, 9, and Jordan,…

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Tiny Rancho Tehama reels in the wake of gunman’s deadly rampage

Still reeling from a gunman’s rampage that left four dead, residents of Rancho Tehama awoke Wednesday to calls for community vigils and donation collections, and the painful loss of friends and relatives.

“We are all still shaken and worried but glad that everyone has been so loving and supportive,”…

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Orange County moves to ban marijuana sales and distribution

The Orange County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday gave preliminary approval to an ordinance banning marijuana sales, distribution and cultivation in unincorporated parts of the county.

Orange County Supervisor Shawn Nelson cast the lone dissenting vote. He argued the board was ignoring the will…

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Burglar stole expensive wine by putting bottles down his pants, police say

The Glendale Police Department is hoping the public can identify a man suspected of stealing from a pair of liquor stores after releasing surveillance photos that appear to show him shoving bottles of wine down his pants.

The thefts were reported Oct. 12 from Mission Wine and Spirits at 708 S….

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