California’s DMV isn’t making sure people who have disabled parking permits should actually have them

The California Department of Motor Vehicles isn’t making sure that people issued placards for disabled parking should actually have them, a state audit released Tuesday found. Among other problems, the audit found the agency hasn’t canceled tens of thousands of the permits issued to people who…

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Berkeley police seek to ID suspects in violent clash

The Berkeley Police Department has requested the public’s help in identifying participants in a violent clash that erupted in the city’s downtown Saturday between anti-fascist groups and so-called alt-right groups, including white nationalists.

Authorities have asked the public to submit videos…

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Police investigate after body is found inside a car in Westlake

A body was discovered Tuesday morning inside a car that had been towed to Westlake, and police are investigating the circumstances behind the person’s death, authorities said.

The Los Angeles Police Department received a call around 2:10 a.m. about a body inside a black car in the 300 block of…

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Access to easiest route to Hollywood sign is now permanently closed

Hikers and tourists trying to access the shortest, easiest trail route to the Hollywood sign will find it is closed.

Starting Tuesday, a portion of Griffith Park at the Beachwood Drive gate will be closed to the public due to a recent court order that required the city to allow access to Sunset…

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Serious design, construction and maintenance defects doomed Oroville Dam, report says

Design flaws, construction shortcomings and maintenance errors caused the Oroville Dam spillway to break apart in February, according to an independent analysis by Robert Bea for the Center for Catastrophic Risk Analysis at UC Berkeley.

Bea, a co-founder of the center and retired civil engineering…

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UCLA law school to receive $20 million for human rights institute to study the Armenian genocide and other atrocities

In a unique blend of Hollywood and human rights, the UCLA law school will receive $20 million in pledged proceeds from a new film on the Armenian genocide to expand its research and teaching of persecution, the university announced Monday.

The donation by a film company founded by the late Kerkor…

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For many at violent Berkeley rally, it wasn’t really about Trump or free speech: They came to make trouble

When hundreds of activists on the left and the right converged here Saturday, things got ugly very quickly.

It was billed as a “free speech” rally by conservative activists, staged in one of America’s most liberal cities. But even before the event was set to begin, fists were flying and people…

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‘Caravan Against Fear’ makes a stop in downtown Los Angeles

Immigration advocates held a demonstration Monday in downtown Los Angeles to call on lawmakers to pass sanctuary policies, and to urge L.A. County Sheriff Jim McDonnell to stop cooperating with immigration officials.

The rally is part of the “Caravan Against Fear.” Monday’s stop was one of the…

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Guards injured in 2 assaults by inmates at California prison

The California Department of Corrections says guards have been injured by prisoners in two assaults at Kern Valley State Prison.

The first assault occurred about 6:40 a.m. Monday when an inmate refused to go into a cell and punched one of two escorting officers, knocking one down stairs.

The department…

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Pedestrian struck and killed at East L.A. Metrolink crossing

A pedestrian was hit and killed Monday night at an East Los Angeles crossing by a Metrolink train heading to San Bernardino.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Metrolink’s Line 334 stopped west of Cal State L.A. about 9:15 p.m. after it struck a person on the tracks near the Whiteside…

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