Man with cache of powerful weapons arrested at Pasadena transit station

Sheriff’s deputies approached a man who was urinating on a planter Wednesday at a Pasadena transit station and made an alarming discovery.

In his duffel bag, the deputies found a cache of weapons, including a loaded AR-15 semiautomatic rifle, a handgun, rope, a machete, two loaded 30-round magazines,…

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Court rejects Malibu measure aimed at limiting development

A state appeals court has rejected a voter-approved initiative backed by actor Rob Reiner that aimed to restrict development in Malibu.

A division of the 2nd District Court of Appeal ruled Wednesday that the measure was illegal. The decision upheld a lower court ruling that tossed out the measure.

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California heat wave claims the lives of 2 Bay Area seniors

A record-breaking heat wave that has been roasting California for days has claimed the lives of two seniors in San Jose, public health officials said Wednesday.

A 72-year-old man and an 87-year-old woman died from heat-related illnesses Monday, according to the Santa Clara County Public Health…

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Earthquake: 6.8 quake strikes near Isla Vista, Calif.

A shallow magnitude 6.8 earthquake was reported Sunday morning nine miles from Isla Vista, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 7:42 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 6.2 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 10 miles from Goleta, Calif., 10 miles from…

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DWP contract could spark costly demands from other city unions

Four years ago, Los Angeles’ elected officials wrested major financial concessions from the Department of Water and Power’s biggest and most powerful employee union, persuading those workers to go three years without raises.

City budget officials billed the agreement as a road map for negotiations…

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As heat persists, California wildfire threat grows

A punishing heat wave that brought record temperatures to California this week may be easing, but the risk of wildfire was expected to grow Thursday as a result of continued warmth, increased winds and lush ground cover, according to the National Weather Service.

On Wednesday, the weather service…

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Suspected carjacker who was fatally shot by South Gate police had a replica firearm, authorities say

A suspected carjacker who was fatally shot Tuesday by South Gate police was armed with a replica firearm, according to authorities.

The man, identified by coroner’s officials as 36-year-old David Pacas, had carjacked a woman at gunpoint about 7 a.m. in West Los Angeles, according to the Los Angeles…

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Palmdale mayor and two consultants charged in public corruption case

Palmdale Mayor Jim Ledford has been charged with illegally receiving more than $60,000 a year from local consultants and failing to publicly disclose the income on economic statements. prosecutors said Wednesday.

Ledford, 63, has been charged with conspiracy and conflict of interest and three counts…

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LAPD can’t hold impounded cars without a good reason, appeals court rules

Los Angeles police may not hold impounded cars for 30 days without justification, a federal appeals court decided Wednesday.

In a unanimous decision, a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals revived a class-action lawsuit against the police for holding vehicles for 30 days.

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