Pilot of World War I replica airplane killed in San Luis Obispo County crash

The pilot of a World War I replica airplane was killed when he crashed into a field in Paso Robles on Sunday morning, authorities said.

The single engine biplane is believed to have taken off from a private airstrip before crashing a few miles away in the 8300 block of Highway 46 East about 9:10…

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Two die in separate falls in Sequoia National Park

Two people died after falling in separate incidents in Sequoia National Park over the weekend, according to the National Park Service.

On Friday afternoon, a group of climbers was descending the eastern slope of Mount Whitney when they passed a man who was climbing alone up the Mountaineer’s Route….

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Monrovia shooting leaves man dead and juvenile injured

Homicide detectives are investigating a shooting in Monrovia on Saturday night that left one man dead and a juvenile injured.

Monrovia police responded to a call of shots fired just after 11:30 p.m. in the 100 block of West Cypress Avenue, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department,…

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Armed robbers run off with restaurant’s cash register

Armed robbers took more than cash from a restaurant in a south San Diego neighborhood Saturday night, police said.

They ran off with the cash register.

The pair hit Victoria’s Mexican Grill on Coronado Avenue about 9:20 p.m., said Sgt. Michael Tansey of the San Diego Police Department. One of the…

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California could finally resume executions next year

California has long been what one expert calls a “symbolic death penalty state,” one of 12 that has capital punishment on the books but has not executed anyone in more than a decade.

Prodded by voters and lawsuits, the nation’s most populous state may now be easing back toward allowing executions,…

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UC Berkeley College Republicans threaten to sue if Ann Coulter not allowed to speak

UC Berkeley students who invited Ann Coulter to speak on campus are threatening to sue the university if it doesn’t find a proper time and venue for the conservative pundit to speak next week.

Harmeet Dhillon, who represents the Berkeley College Republicans, said in letters sent Friday to UC Berkeley’s…

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Authorities search for 5-year-old boy missing after his father was found unconscious at South Pasadena park

Scent-tracking dogs are scouring South Pasadena in search of a 5-year-old boy reported missing after paramedics found his father passed out in a park Saturday morning, authorities said.

Around 8:30 a.m. — about two hours after the man was found outside a car in Arroyo Park — a woman called San…

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Two inmates found dead in separate cells at Salinas Valley State Prison

Two inmates were found dead inside separate cells at a state prison in Monterey County early Saturday, officials said.

Authorities at Salinas Valley State Prison are investigating the death of Cedric J. Saunders as a homicide, saying the 22-year-old inmate serving a five-year sentence for robbery…

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For L.A. Times Festival of Books panelists, “the future is female” — and encompasses diverse viewpoints

“What does it mean to be a woman today?”

That was the question posed by a young woman to a panel of feminists at the L.A. Times Festival of Books on Saturday.

The answer, their discussion seemed to suggest, was, “It means a lot of things — and that’s OK.”

The panel, titled “The Future is Female,”…

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Los Angeles State Historic Park bridges past and present at grand opening celebration

Hundreds of people from every corner of Los Angeles County — along with the state’s top political leadership and the chief of a Los Angeles Native American tribe — celebrated Saturday morning the opening of California’s newest state park, situated on a former rail yard with a stunning view of the…

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