L.A. County health officials say 42 people have been infected with mumps

A mumps outbreak in Los Angeles County this year has infected 42 people, most of whom live on the Westside, health officials said this week.

There have been several mumps outbreaks nationwide in recent years, including some that are ongoing in parts of Texas, Arkansas and Washington state. Last…

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San Diego woman sentenced to prison for lying in husband’s Mexico murder cover-up

A San Diego woman was sentenced Friday to a year and nine months in prison for lying to the FBI about her and her husband’s whereabouts the day his secret gay lover was murdered on the side of a Baja California highway.

Prosecutors said Taylor Marie Langston, 21, was “within a hair’s breadth” of…

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L.A. artists prepare to leave converted Fashion District warehouse that was subject of Ghost Ship crackdown

When Redgi Woods, 30, moved into a spacious loft in a Fashion District warehouse in July, he could not believe his luck. The high ceiling and lighting appealed to him, and he used the space to host parties and meet with clients for his fashion design projects.

“I saw other people living here, I…

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Carrie Fisher died of sleep apnea and other causes, coroner concludes

The Los Angeles County coroner’s office on Friday listed the cause of death for “Star Wars” star Carrie Fisher as “sleep apnea and other undetermined factors.”

The coroner’s office released a short summary of its findings, but officials did not immediately return calls seeking comment. The statement…

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‘Kelly climbed that aerial ladder to heaven’: Mourners recall L.A. firefighter who died in training accident

When Kelly Wong was a young boy and shopping with his mother in Hong Kong, he asked her for a toy.

She was a single mom, and money was tight. She reached into her pocket and showed her son the few coins she had. Wong could choose the toy, she said, or he could choose to eat.

He chose to eat.

Wong…

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L.A. County reports 2017’s first case of West Nile virus

A San Gabriel Valley resident was hospitalized with West Nile virus in what health officials say is the first case in Los Angeles County this year.

The patient ended up in the hospital in March and has since recovered, officials announced this week.

West Nile virus is transmitted by mosquitoes,…

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Federal agents arrest Vagos motorcycle gang members in California, Nevada and Hawaii raids

Federal agents launched a sweeping operation against the Vagos biker gang Friday, making arrests and conducting searches in a dozen cities throughout California, Nevada and Hawaii on Friday.

A grand jury indictment that was unsealed after the coordinated, early morning raids leveled charges against…

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