Essential California: A family returns to Mexico with U.S.-born children in tow

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Tuesday, Sept. 19, and here’s what’s happening across California:

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A family returns to Mexico with U.S.-born children in tow

Faced with diminishing job prospects and a president who promised to make life harder for…

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Drug dealer to be sentenced for his role in 2012 beating death of Fox executive

A convicted drug dealer is expected to be sentenced Tuesday for his role in the 2012 slaying of a 20th Century Fox executive whose decomposed body was found in the desert more than two years after he disappeared.

A downtown Los Angeles jury rejected prosecution arguments that John Lenzie Creech…

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Cal State trustees to discuss enrollment management, budget gaps and executive compensation

Cal State faces difficult problems that don’t seem likely to disappear soon. The state covers a smaller proportion of its costs than it used to, and the number of students who want to attend keeps growing — with demand particularly high for certain popular campuses and programs.

The trustees of…

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3.6 magnitude earthquake strikes near Westwood

A 3.6-magnitude earthquake struck on the Westside of Los Angeles Monday night.

The epicenter of earthquake, which struck at 11:20 p.m., was just west of Interstate 405 in the Santa Monica Mountains.

The U.S. Geological Survey’s ShakeMap said moderate shaking was felt throughout the Westside and…

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O.C. prosecutors seek more possible victims in molestation case alleged against girls’ softball coach

A Laguna Niguel girls softball coach who serves on the board of directors of UCI’s Alumni Assn. has been accused of molesting two 10-year-old girls.

Orange County prosecutors Monday were looking for more victims because Glen Thomas Kauffman, 53, was in a “position of trust with access to minors”…

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Pizza shop employee fired after printing anti-police message on Torrance officer’s receipt

An employee at pizza shop in Torrance was fired Monday after printing a derogatory message on a police officer’s receipt.

The exchange occurred Thursday when the uniformed officer stopped by Pieology about noon for a quick lunch. When the cashier handed him his receipt, he noticed “F— The Cops”…

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UC Irvine aims to transform public health with record-breaking $200-million donation

Susan Samueli caught a cold while visiting France more than three decades ago. Instead of the usual medicines, a friend suggested aconite, a homeopathic remedy derived from a plant in the buttercup family.

She was cured — and became a lifelong advocate of homeopathy and other alternative healing…

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LAPD seeks suspect who vandalized Loz Feliz Sikh temple, threatened witness

Los Angeles police have identified a suspect who wrote a pair of hateful screeds on the outside of a Sikh temple in Los Feliz and threatened to slit the throat of a witness who caught the incident on video, investigators said Monday.

Artyom Manukyan, 27, is accused of using a black marker to write…

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Milo Yiannopoulous’ far-right Berkeley event is set to occur at birthplace of 1960s free speech movement

A multi-day series of political speeches promoted by right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulous at UC Berkelely next week will occur mostly outdoors instead of within two rarefied campus halls as initially planned.

The campus administration said this weekend that organizers missed the deadline to…

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