Marijuana-growing operation discovered after fire at Van Nuys home

Officials discovered a marijuana-growing operation in a residential area Saturday in the wake of a fire at a Van Nuys home, authorities said.

The fire, reported at about 11:27 a.m. on the 6300 block of Langdon Avenue, began in a vehicle sitting under a carport that had been attached to a subdivided…

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Uber co-founder’s mother is killed, father injured in boating accident

The mother of Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick died Friday in a boating accident in Fresno County, while his injured father remains hospitalized.

Sheriff’s officials identified Bonnie and Donald Kalanick as victims in the accident at Pine Flat Lake, a boating and recreation destination less than…

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Pair sentenced to prison for stealing Camp Pendleton medical devices meant for Marines

Two defense contractors were sentenced in San Diego federal court to prison for conspiring to steal more than $3 million worth of medical equipment from Camp Pendleton, items that had been earmarked to help wounded Marines abroad.

Warehouse clerk Henry Bonilla of Pomona received 15 months in prison…

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Investigators accuse Orange County D.A. of cover-ups, interfering with investigations

Orange County Dist. Atty. Tony Rackauckas and other officials interfered in multiple investigations and covered up criminal conduct by police, according to claims filed Friday by two investigators within the district attorney’s office.

In their filings, Tom Conklin and Abraham Santos cited three…

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San Diego County fire sparks controversy over popular shooting spot

As smoke billowed recently over the hill behind Wick Alexander’s home in eastern San Diego County, he sat at his computer and punched out yet another email.

“When will the ban begin? Will it take another loss of life?” he wrote.

It was similar to the email he’d written in April, calling for several…

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24-year-old man and juvenile are suspects in violent home invasion robbery in Santa Monica

Santa Monica police on Saturday identified a man who was arrested following a home invasion robbery that left two people hospitalized, one with serious stab wounds.

The robbery occurred about 6:20 p.m. Friday in the 200 block of 19th Street in a residential neighborhood near Riviera Country Club,…

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Carcass of 79-foot blue whale washes ashore in Northern California

The carcass of a 79-foot blue whale has washed ashore in Marin County, and experts are trying to determine why it died.

The whale was discovered off Agate Beach in Bolinas on Thursday. Scientists from the Marine Mammal Center said it’s a sub-adult female. They collected skin and blubber samples…

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Santa Ana police arrest man suspected in March attacks caught on video and in photos

Santa Ana police have arrested a homeless man on suspicion of attacking a convenience store clerk and a driver in separate incidents that were caught on video and in photos.

Corbalan Jorge Hernandez, 57, was arrested Friday after witnesses identified him based on wisely circulated video of the…

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer shot teens who tried to rob him, officials say

An off-duty U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer shot two teenagers in Arcadia when they and another youth tried to rob him at gunpoint Friday night, authorities said.

According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the officer was walking on the sidewalk on First Street, south…

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