Unseasonably hot weather expected for Saturday’s March for Science in L.A.

Unseasonably hot weather is expected to blanket Southern California on Saturday, the same day scientists across L.A. are expected to participate in a March for Science.

The National Weather Service said beach temperatures could rise to 80 degrees, while areas farther inland could reach temperatures…

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Vehicle plunges off Mulholland Drive; occupant may have been ejected

A vehicle plunged off Mulholland Drive on Friday night and careened toward the backyard of a home, authorities in Los Angeles said.

Fire officials said a vehicle was found resting close to the 9700 block of Blantyre Drive, about 150 yards from the side of Mulholland Drive, Los Angeles’ famously…

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L.A. Times Book Prizes winners announced

Books on police shootings of black men, the history of the plummeting numbers of California’s Native Americans and the tale of how Adolf Hitler led the Nazi party to power were among the honorees of the 37th annual Los Angeles Times Book Prizes.

The awards were presented Friday night at USC, hosted…

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Santa Ana police chief resigns and takes job as chief of BART Police Department

Santa Ana Police Chief Carlos Rojas announced this week that he is resigning and taking a job as chief of the Bay Area Rapid Transit Police Department.

In a memo dated April 19, Rojas informed Gerardo Mouet, the acting city manager, of his resignation and said he would assist in the selection of…

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Victorville prison guard pleads guilty to attacking handcuffed inmate

Prosecutors in the Inland Empire say a federal prison guard has pleaded guilty to kicking a handcuffed inmate in the head and lying about it.

Cynthia Flores, 34, was convicted Friday in Riverside.

Federal prosecutors say Flores worked for the Federal Bureau of Prisons and was supervising inmates…

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110 Freeway closed in downtown L.A. due to person threatening to jump from overpass

The 110 Freeway was closed in both directions Friday evening because a person was threatening to jump from an overpass, police said.

The California Highway Patrol ordered northbound and southbound lanes closed at Wilshire Boulevard about 5:40 p.m. Traffic was backing up throughout the area.

Los…

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Garcetti proposes boosting spending to reduce L.A. traffic deaths, but advocates are pushing for more

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti secured one of his biggest accomplishments last year with passage of Measure M, the sales tax hike slated to deliver $120 billion for transportation projects over four decades.

That victory was achieved, in part, through the hard work of nonprofit groups and grass-roots…

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Sandy Gallin, Hollywood agent who guided icons such as Dolly Parton and Michael Jackson, dies at 76

Sandy Gallin, a Hollywood agent and manager who guided the careers of Dolly Parton and other celebrity icons and helped steer Michael Jackson through scandal and career crisis, has died at the age of 76.

During his peak, Gallin helped manage the careers of dozens of mega-stars, including Cher,…

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Longtime NBC journalist Cecilia Alvear, who opened doors for Latinos and women, dies at 77

Cecilia Alvear, a longtime television journalist and former president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists who crusaded for greater opportunities for young Latino journalists throughout her career, died Friday at her home in Santa Monica after battling breast cancer. She was 77.

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Former police Explorer who was sexually abused by Irwindale cop gets $2.75-million settlement

A former teenage police Explorer who was repeatedly molested by an Irwindale police officer has received a $2.75-million settlement to resolve her lawsuit against the city, according to her attorney.

“The abuse of my client occurred because of a culture of acceptance of sexual abuse and harassment…

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