An SUV driver towing a trailer that had been reported stolen led police agencies on a nearly two-hour pursuit from the Inland Empire to Los Angeles before heading back toward Pasadena and surrendering on the 210 Freeway.
The massive SUV pulling a small steel-box like trailer snaked its way across…
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A woman was riding a Bay Area Rapid Transit train on Friday afternoon when someone behind her handed her an ominous note.
“There are 2 guns pointed at you now,” the note read. “If you want to live hand back your wallet & phone NOW & do not turn around and be descreet. Do not turn around until after…
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A 79-year-old retired barber was sentenced Friday to life in prison plus 10 years, without the possibility of parole, for fatally shooting a urologist inside the doctor’s Newport Beach office in 2013.
An Orange County Superior Court jury on Aug. 21 found Stanwood Elkus guilty of first-degree murder…
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Faced with continuing issues with the local homeless population, officials in Costa Mesa have again floated the idea of installing new public restrooms that would provide a hygienic and safe place for transients to use.
City Councilman John Stephens broached the topic during Friday’s meeting of…
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After news that San Diego’s deadly hepatitis A outbreak may have infiltrated the food service industry, more than 200 people this weekend lined up for vaccinations as restaurants reinforced their health safety measures.
“All eyes are on San Diego,” Steve Zolezzi, president of the Food & Beverage…
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Six California beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program sued the Trump administration Monday for rescinding protections for young immigrants without legal status.
In the 46-page suit filed in U.S. District Court in San Francisco just after midnight, the so-called Dreamers…
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Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Monday, Sept. 18, and here’s what’s happening across California:
Hepatitis outbreak fear
Though Los Angeles has so far escaped an outbreak of hepatitis A like the one in San Diego that has killed 16 people, public…
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Some of the state’s biggest water districts are about to make their opening moves in a financial chess game that ultimately could saddle the Southland with much of the bill for re-engineering the failing heart of California’s water system.
In coming weeks, the districts are expected to decide if…
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A Los Angeles woman who ended up with a life prison sentence after initially agreeing to a plea deal that promised possible parole after 7½ years has asked Gov. Jerry Brown to commute her sentence.
The case, which troubled a federal appeals court, shows what can happen if a plea agreement is not…
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Gregory Allen Justice landed himself in plenty of trouble last year when FBI agents caught him selling stolen military secrets to a man he believed to be a Russian spy. Prison was almost a certainty.
But as he prepares to be sentenced Monday morning in federal court in Los Angeles, Justice faces…
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