4 lanes of northbound 170 Freeway closed by overturned dump truck

Four lanes of the northbound 170 Freeway were closed Tuesday in North Hollywood because of an overturned dump truck, snarling traffic for rush-hour commuters, authorities said.

The crash was reported about 3:30 p.m. near the Oxnard Street exit, according to the California Highway Patrol. Additional…

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U.S. judge blocks Trump order threatening funds for ‘sanctuary’ cities

A federal judge placed a nationwide hold Tuesday on President Trump’s order to strip funds from municipal governments that refuse to cooperate fully with immigration agents.

U.S. District Judge William H. Orrick III, an Obama appointee based in San Francisco, said Trump’s Jan. 25 order, directed…

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Teen beaten in suspected San Pedro gang initiation is released from hospital

A teenage baseball player who was brutally beaten in what police have described as a “gang initiation” in San Pedro last month has been released from the hospital, a family friend said.

Evan Jimenez, 15, suffered brain swelling and a broken jaw after two men confronted him in a San Pedro alleyway,…

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Authorities search Cachuma Lake in Santa Ynez Valley for missing boy days after father arrested in his disappearance

The search for a missing 5-year-old boy moved Tuesday to a lake in Santa Barbara County, where authorities said his father had visited before the child vanished.

Park rangers and deputies from the Los Angeles and Santa Barbara sheriff’s departments were searching the Cachuma Lake Recreation Area…

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Southbound 5 Freeway closed near Griffith Park after crash leaves big rig in flames

A multi-vehicle crash involving two of big rigs closed the southbound 5 Freeway near Griffith Park and limited northbound traffic to one or two lanes, the California Highway Patrol said.

The crash was reported just before 11 a.m. north of Los Feliz Boulevard where a vehicle collided with a big…

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ACLU sues LAPD over ‘systemic violation’ of public records law

The American Civil Liberties Union has joined with a journalist, a college professor and an activist to sue the Los Angeles Police Department over what they describe as a “systemic violation” of California’s public records law.

The lawsuit, filed Tuesday, accused the LAPD of failing to comply with…

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This California university has a vending machine that sells the morning-after pill

Students at UC Davis can now purchase emergency contraception from a campus vending machine.

The machine, installed at the school’s Activities and Recreation Center over spring break, dispenses the morning-after pill as well as condoms, pregnancy tests, tampons and over-the-counter medication such…

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U.S. Air Force to launch test missile off Central California coast

An unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile will be launched Wednesday from Vandenberg Air Force Base to test the weapon’s effectiveness, accuracy and readiness, according to the Air Force Global Strike Command.

The Minuteman III missile test launch will occur between 12:01 and 6:01 a.m. from…

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Shooting leaves two dead at Caltrans maintenance facility

A work-related dispute escalated into a shooting Monday that left two people dead at a California Department of Transportation maintenance facility in Northern California.

California Highway Patrol investigators said they believe a Caltrans employee got into an altercation with his supervisor about…

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Ann Coulter, free speech and UC Berkeley: How a talk became a political bombshell

Will Ann Coulter speak at UC Berkeley this week?

It’s a question that has consumed the university for weeks and on Monday actually sparked a federal lawsuit from College Republicans who invited the conservative author to speak.

Coulter’s proposed talk has become a flashpoint for several reasons.

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