Man shot dead in Pico Rivera; multiple rounds came from sedan, police say

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a homicide in Pico Rivera, where a man was shot dead Monday after being approached by up to four other men in a light-colored sedan, authorities said.

The shooting happened around 4 p.m. in the 9500 block of Banta Road, the Sheriff’s Department…

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Border wall security cost San Diego County sheriff nearly $900,000

The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department incurred nearly $900,000 in added costs to provide patrols and security during the month-long construction of eight border wall prototypes by the federal government on Otay Mesa, records show.

Those costs pushed the total law enforcement expenses for the…

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Hundreds gather at Orange County synagogue to mourn slain college student Blaze Bernstein

Blaze Bernstein was on winter break and visiting his parents in Lake Forest when they proudly explained that his namesake was Blaise Pascal, the 17th-century child prodigy who went on to become a mathematician, inventor and master of prose.

The 19-year-old pre-med student at the University of Pennsylvania…

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Victims in Palmdale triple homicide include married couple and a son, officials say

Three people who were found dead inside a Palmdale house on Saturday have been identified, but there was still no information about how or why they were killed in what detectives said was a triple homicide.

The victims were identified as Richard Gardner II, 78; his wife, Pepper Gardner, 56; and…

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Parents arrested after children found shackled and malnourished in Perris home

A Perris husband and wife are in custody on suspicion of torture and child abuse after police found several of the couple’s children chained to beds in putrid surroundings, authorities said Monday.

The nightmarish discovery came Sunday after one of the children, a 17-year-old girl, escaped from…

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101 Freeway is expected to reopen in a week, Caltrans says

The 101 Freeway, miles of which were transformed into a muddy, debris-filled river by the deadly Montecito mudslides, is expected to reopen next Monday, officials said.

“We’ve made tremendous progress over the last 48 hours,” Jim Shivers, a spokesman for the California Department of Transportation,…

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Inmate missing from Chino prison

Authorities are searching for an inmate who escaped from a Southern California prison.

State prison officials say Michael Garrett was unaccounted for during a Sunday night count at the California Institution for Men in Chino, east of Los Angeles.

An emergency search was conducted of the facility,…

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2-year-old girl among those still missing in Montecito mudslides; 20 confirmed dead

At least four people remain missing Monday as the grim effort to find bodies under tons of mud and debris continued in Montecito.

The death toll now stands at 20, nearly a week after the most destructive mudslide in California in decades.

On Sunday, searchers had found the body of the latest victim:…

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Volunteers arrested for giving food to homeless people at an El Cajon park

El Cajon police arrested about a dozen people for feeding the homeless at a city park Sunday afternoon.

The event was organized by a group called Break the Ban, which formed after the El Cajon City Council unanimously passed an emergency ordinance in October prohibiting the distribution of food…

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Passengers on party bus beat up and robbed store clerk in Seal Beach, police say

About 50 people inside a large party bus were detained and questioned one by one, after a few of them beat up and robbed a store clerk in Seal Beach, a police sergeant said.

The victim reported that while he was inside the CVS pharmacy at 921 Pacific Coast Highway, he saw several people exit the…

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