After Virginia violence, far right and white nationalists turn to a familiar target: California

When far-right activist Kyle Chapman took to Facebook last week urging followers to attend upcoming rallies in the Bay Area, he was downright gleeful about taking the fight to the celebrated liberal bastion.

“Talk about kicking the hornets nest! This is sure to be barn burner,” wrote Chapman, who…

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In Los Angeles, a public school just for boys

Put dozens of boys in a new school in South L.A., the first one in Los Angeles Unified devoted to young men.

Give them ties to knot over sweater vests bearing their names and the logo of the Boys Academic Leadership Academy.

Bring them to USC to show them what college looks like, and then return…

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Pasadena police’s handling of drug overdose in USC dean’s hotel room sparks debate

Facing criticism over his department’s handling of a drug overdose involving the then-dean of USC’s medical school, Pasadena’s police chief this week issued a directive reminding officers they must promptly file reports on overdose investigations.

Chief Phillip L. Sanchez made the move while acknowledging…

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O.C. mass shooter could be spared death penalty as judge rules on fallout from jail informant scandal

For years, allegations that Orange County law enforcement officials repeatedly violated inmates’ constitutional rights by recruiting a network of jailhouse informants have roiled the region’s criminal justice system.

The scandal has led to retrials for several convicted killers, sparked waves of…

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Sacramento police release footage of controversial encounter with pregnant woman

Sacramento police released body-camera footage Thursday from a controversial encounter last month in which an officer grabbed the arm of a pregnant woman who moments later fell to the ground.

The department released a statement saying officials decided to post the dramatic and, at times, profane…

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California police killed 157 people last year — more than a third of them in L.A. County — report says

California’s attorney general says 157 people died during encounters with police in the state last year — and more than a third of those deaths occurred in L.A. County.

A report released Thursday by state Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra marks the first time California has publicly released statewide statistics…

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Police investigating double killing in South L.A.

Detectives were investigating a fatal shooting Thursday in South Los Angeles that left two men dead, authorities said.

The shooting occurred about 1:30 p.m. in the 1000 block of East 84th Place in the Florence area, said Los Angeles Police Det. Dave Garrido.

Two men, ages 19 and 20, were walking…

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Alhambra couple sues employer, saying insurance was revoked because of their sexual orientation

An Alhambra couple has filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against a former employer, alleging the company refused to provide spousal health insurance coverage because of their sexual orientation and rescinded previous coverage, leaving them with tens of thousands of dollars in medical bills.

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Backed by ACLU, photographer sues for right to shoot Pershing Square summer concert series

A civil liberties group has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a photographer alleging the city of Los Angeles is enforcing an unconstitutional ban on professional camera equipment at its Pershing Square summer concert series.

Cliff Cheng arrived at Pershing Square on Aug. 12 to photograph a concert…

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L.A. federal judge tosses lawsuit over fatal 2008 shooting by off-duty deputy U.S. marshal

A federal judge on Thursday threw out a wrongful-death lawsuit filed by the mother of a 26-year old man fatally shot by a deputy U.S. marshal in a Fairfax-area alley in 2008.

Alice Smithen brought the civil suit against the federal government in 2009, but it was put on hold as former Deputy Matthew…

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