Judges to investigate Alex Kozinski as more women allege sexual misconduct

Amid new reports that Pasadena-based Judge Alex Kozinski groped women, including a law student, an East coast federal appeals court was assigned Friday to conduct an investigation.

The Washington Post reported Friday that nine more women have complained of improprieties by Kozinski, including four…

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Corrections officer faces prison after no contest arson plea

A California prison guard faces prison himself after pleading no contest to arson.

The Sacramento County district attorney’s office said Friday that William Joseph Babbitt entered the no-contest pleas Thursday to the arson of an inhabited building, possessing flammable material and misdemeanor…

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Power pylon seen sparking at start of Creek fire is owned by L.A. Department of Water and Power

A power pylon that some residents said was sparking at the beginning of the Creek fire near Sylmar is owned by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, officials said Friday.

The owner of a small ranch on Little Tujunga Canyon Road said she was awakened early Dec. 5 by a panicked call from…

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Filmmaker Martin Ransohoff dies at 90; produced ‘Cincinnati Kid,’ ‘Catch-22′ and “Jagged Edge’

Before he made “Jagged Edge,” before he made “Cincinnati Kid” and even before he helped make “The Beverly Hillbillies” a TV hit, Martin Ransohoff sold ketchup.

As an advertising salesman, he pitched Hunt’s ketchup, Colgate toothpaste and once convinced Henry Ford II to spend big on an ambitious…

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Man, woman found fatally shot in Huntington Harbour

A man and a woman are dead after a shooting Friday at a condominium complex near Huntington Harbour that police are investigating as a murder-suicide, authorities said.

Huntington Beach police responded to a report of a possible shooting shortly after 8 a.m. in the 4100 block of Aladdin Drive,…

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La Jolla Children’s Pool closes for pupping season as legal war continues

The controversial beach in La Jolla known as Children’s Pool closed Friday for seal pupping season for the second year in a row, despite a court ruling last year that found the restrictions illegal.

The beach, which was created using a 330-foot crescent-shaped concrete seawall, will be closed through…

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LAPD looking for man suspected in series of attacks on prostitutes in South L.A.

Authorities are looking for a man they think has attacked at least a dozen women working as prostitutes, picking them up in South Los Angeles and then assaulting them at gunpoint.

Investigators have linked 11 cases — from both the LAPD and the Sheriff’s Department — they think are related either…

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U.N. monitor says U.S. is rich enough to end homelessness

The United Nations’ monitor on extreme poverty and human rights accused the Trump administration Friday of promoting a “double whammy” of tax reform and welfare cuts that he said will fuel “the single most dramatic exercise in inequality that could be imagined.”

“The social safety net is riddled…

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