Fountain Valley police shoot, wound motorist after he allegedly tries to run down officers

Fountain Valley police shot and wounded a motorist after he drove his vehicle at officers investigating a fatal traffic collision early Saturday, authorities said.

The incident occurred about 5:15 a.m. while officers were investigating the vehicle crash at Magnolia Street and Mint Avenue, according…

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On the front lines of wildfires, firefighters again face relentless foe: wind

Firefighters were asleep in Healdsburg early Saturday morning when they got the call — get over to the Oakmont neighborhood of Santa Rosa.

High winds overnight had sent the Nuns fire branching toward the city, which was already devastated by the Tubbs fire earlier in the week. Another branch was…

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Audit documents state employees sleeping on the job, riding in limos, holding illegal raffle

A UC Davis professor spent $996 for three limousine trips and collected $197 in other improper travel reimbursements during two months in 2015, according to a new state report.

A state Department of Industrial Relations employee was photographed numerous times sleeping at his work station or texting…

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Red flag fire warnings in effect through Sunday in Los Angeles, Ventura and Orange counties

Red flag warnings, indicating an extreme fire danger, have been issued this weekend for Los Angeles, Ventura and Orange counties due to high winds and low humidity, according to the National Weather Service.

The warnings are in effect until noon Sunday for Orange County and until 6 p.m. Sunday…

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Muslim advocates plan march through downtown L.A. Sunday to protest Trump’s latest travel ban

Supporters of the Los Angeles chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and a coalition of partner organizations plan to protest President Trump’s latest travel ban Sunday with a march through downtown.

Participants of the #NoMuslimBanEver march and campaign will gather at noon at the…

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Unprecedented conditions make controlling California fires difficult

To understand the challenges firefighters are facing on Day 6 of the massive wine country wildfires, it’s important to look at what happened over the last year.

A year ago, Northern California was about to begin what would become the wettest winter on record. The pounding rain and deep snow vanquished…

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Death toll rises to 35, more evacuations ordered in historic California fires

Fire officials fear a return to similar weather conditions Saturday to those that stoked massive blazes across Northern California almost a week ago, which could result in fires spreading this weekend, authorities said.

Firefighters throughout the region are facing 10 to 20 mile-per-hour winds,…

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Man fatally shot by police after pursuit in Torrance

Torrance police shot and killed a reckless driver suspected of being under the influence after a short pursuit early Saturday, authorities said.

The shooting occurred shortly after 2 a.m. when officers tried to pull over the driver near the intersection of Hawthorne Boulevard and Pacific Coast…

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Essential California: Fires take a deadly toll on those in their 70s and 80s

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It is Saturday, Oct. 14. Here’s what you don’t want to miss this weekend:

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The wildfires’ grim toll grows

As fires rage through communities in Northern California, family members are discovering a grim pattern to the devastation….

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