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  • Panel On Child Welfare System Asks For Overhaul

    Panel On Child Welfare System Asks For Overhaul

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:14 AM EDT2014-04-23 15:14:11 GMT
    A commission evaluating Los Angeles County's child welfare system concluded today that it is "in crisis" and asked for a major overhaul, including the creation of an Office of Child Protection.
    A commission evaluating Los Angeles County's child welfare system concluded today that it is "in crisis" and asked for a major overhaul, including the creation of an Office of Child Protection.
  • FedEx Sued Over Deadly Student Tour Bus Crash

    FedEx Sued Over Deadly Student Tour Bus Crash

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:08 AM EDT2014-04-23 15:08:14 GMT
    The mother of a 17-year-old honors student who was among 10 people killed in a fiery Northern California bus crash sued FedEx on Tuesday, alleging that its trucks have a history of catching fire.
    The mother of a 17-year-old honors student who was among 10 people killed in a fiery Northern California bus crash sued FedEx on Tuesday, alleging that its trucks have a history of catching fire.
  • Public Works Commissioners Approve a Contested Cell Tower

    Public Works Commissioners Approve a Contested Cell Tower

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:06 AM EDT2014-04-23 14:06:42 GMT
    Dozens of people, in a packed West Covina City Council chambers raised their hands when asked who was opposed to Verizon Wireless building a cell tower in their neighborhood.
    Dozens of people, in a packed West Covina City Council chambers raised their hands when asked who was opposed to Verizon Wireless building a cell tower in their neighborhood.
  • 17 Arson Fires in Glendale

    17 Arson Fires in Glendale

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:23 AM EDT2014-04-23 05:23:21 GMT
    Glendale Police are asking for the public's help to find an arsonist who has set 17 fires since January. Most were minor, set in trash or abandoned furniture.
    Glendale Police are asking for the public's help to find an arsonist who has set 17 fires since January. Most were minor, set in trash or abandoned furniture.
  • Deadly Shooting Near 110 Freeway Brings Traffic Nightmare

    Deadly Shooting Near 110 Freeway Brings Traffic Nightmare

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:14 AM EDT2014-04-23 05:14:19 GMT
    A deadly shooting brings a traffic nightmare on the northbound Pasadena Freeway, as several lanes are closed for hours through the afternoon rush and most of the night. LAPD closing two lanes at Via Marisol in Highland Park, after reports of gunshots.
    A deadly shooting brings a traffic nightmare on the northbound Pasadena Freeway, as several lanes are closed for hours through the afternoon rush and most of the night. LAPD closing two lanes at Via Marisol in Highland Park, after reports of gunshots.
  • Strong Denials of Sexual Abuse Claims

    Strong Denials of Sexual Abuse Claims

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:40 PM EDT2014-04-23 02:40:29 GMT

    Hollywood executives deny claims of sexual abuse outlined in lawsuits

    Hollywood executives deny claims of sexual abuse outlined in lawsuits

  • End Of Watch: Funeral For LAPD Officer Killed In DUI Crash

    End Of Watch: Funeral For LAPD Officer Killed In DUI Crash

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 4:28 PM EDT2014-04-22 20:28:06 GMT
    [VIEW PHOTO GALLERY] Funeral services were held today for a 51-year-old Los Angeles police motorcycle officer who died from injuries suffered when he was struck by an SUV driven by an allegedly drug-impaired driver in Sun Valley.
    [VIEW PHOTO GALLERY] Funeral services were held today for a 51-year-old Los Angeles police motorcycle officer who died from injuries suffered when he was struck by an SUV driven by an allegedly drug-impaired driver in Sun Valley.
  • Teen Stowaway On Hawaii Flight Shows Holes In Vast Airport Security

    Teen Stowaway On Hawaii Flight Shows Holes In Vast Airport Security

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:18 AM EDT2014-04-22 15:18:27 GMT
    Surveillance cameras at San Jose International Airport successfully captured the teenager on the tarmac, climbing up the landing gear of a jet. But in the end, the cameras failed because no one noticed the security breach until the plane - and the boy - landed in Hawaii.
    Surveillance cameras at San Jose International Airport successfully captured the teenager on the tarmac, climbing up the landing gear of a jet. But in the end, the cameras failed because no one noticed the security breach until the plane - and the boy - landed in Hawaii.
  • Higher Food Prices

    Higher Food Prices

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 1:41 AM EDT2014-04-22 05:41:21 GMT
    The word coming down from the California Farm Bureau is that prices for a number of different vegetables, fruit and beef could increase this summer.
    The word coming down from the California Farm Bureau is that prices for a number of different vegetables, fruit and beef could increase this summer.
  • Immigration Policy Changes Coming

    Immigration Policy Changes Coming

    Monday, April 21 2014 11:46 PM EDT2014-04-22 03:46:15 GMT
    The Obama Administration has indicated it will shift the focus of Homeland Security to deport  only those undocumented aliens who have committed serious crimes.
    The Obama Administration has indicated it will shift the focus of Homeland Security to deport  only those undocumented aliens who have committed serious crimes.
  • Teacher Caught Fighting With Student On Cell Phone Video Reinstated

    Teacher Caught Fighting With Student On Cell Phone Video Reinstated

    Teacher Caught Fighting With Student On Cell Phone Video Reinstated

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:46 PM EDT2014-04-22 02:46:42 GMT
    A Santa Monica High School science teacher who was placed on leave after being caught on video fighting with a student he had confronted about drugs in class will be back at work today.Mark Black, who is also the school's wrestling coach, was placed on paid leave after the April 4 confrontation, which led to the arrests of two students. The move sparked outrage among some parents and students who have been rallying in support of Black.
    A Santa Monica High School science teacher who was placed on leave after being caught on video fighting with a student he had confronted about drugs in class will be back at work today.Mark Black, who is also the school's wrestling coach, was placed on paid leave after the April 4 confrontation, which led to the arrests of two students. The move sparked outrage among some parents and students who have been rallying in support of Black.
  • Two Men Arrested For Stabbing Two Nurses At Local Hospitals

    Two Men Arrested For Stabbing Two Nurses At Local Hospitals

    Monday, April 21 2014 3:37 PM EDT2014-04-21 19:37:08 GMT
    Two men were in custody today for allegedly stabbing two nurses in separate attacks at medical facilities in Sylmar and Torrance over the weekend, authorities said.
    Two men were in custody today for allegedly stabbing two nurses in separate attacks at medical facilities in Sylmar and Torrance over the weekend, authorities said.
  • 'We Support Coach Black of Samohi' That Was Reinstated

    'We Support Coach Black of Samohi' That Was Reinstated

    Monday, April 21 2014 12:22 PM EDT2014-04-21 16:22:22 GMT
    Coach Mark Black is going back to school on Monday! He is being reinstated according to Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District Superintendent Sandra Lyon.
    Coach Mark Black is going back to school on Monday! He is being reinstated according to Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District Superintendent Sandra Lyon.
  • Heavy Santa Monica Traffic As Building Of Expo Line Continues

    Heavy Santa Monica Traffic As Building Of Expo Line Continues

    Heavy Santa Monica Traffic As Building Of Expo Line Continues

    Monday, April 21 2014 11:33 AM EDT2014-04-21 15:33:17 GMT
    Motorists will likely be in for some headaches in the Santa Monica area this week, as a stretch of Lincoln Boulevard will close early tomorrow morning to make way for the installation of train tracks for the Metro Expo Line.Lincoln will be closed at Colorado Avenue beginning at 3 a.m. Monday and continuing until 6 a.m. April 28, according to the Exposition Construction Authority.
    Motorists will likely be in for some headaches in the Santa Monica area this week, as a stretch of Lincoln Boulevard will close early tomorrow morning to make way for the installation of train tracks for the Metro Expo Line.Lincoln will be closed at Colorado Avenue beginning at 3 a.m. Monday and continuing until 6 a.m. April 28, according to the Exposition Construction Authority.
  • Anaheim's Wonderful WonderCon

    Anaheim's Wonderful WonderCon

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:58 AM EDT2014-04-21 14:58:42 GMT
    It was Easter weekend and while some Angelenos spent their time at Mass, there was a group of passionate people who showed up in mass to celebrate their favorite superheroes at the Anaheim WonderCon.
    It was Easter weekend and while some Angelenos spent their time at Mass, there was a group of passionate people who showed up in mass to celebrate their favorite superheroes at the Anaheim WonderCon.
  • 16 Year Old Killed in Apartment By Alleged Drunk Driver

    16 Year Old Killed in Apartment By Alleged Drunk Driver

    Sunday, April 20 2014 9:28 PM EDT2014-04-21 01:28:57 GMT
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    (FOX 11/CNS) - A 16-year-old Palmdale girl was killed this morning when an alleged drunken driver crashed his SUV into her apartment while she slept. The fatal crash was at about 3:50 a.m. at Avenue R and Tenth Street East, said Lt. Ken Wright of the Palmdale Sheriff's Station. The 20-year-driver crashed a 2007 Nissan Pathfinder into the corner of the building, Wright said. He was later identified Roberto Rodriguez of Palmdale, and booked on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter, said a deputy ...
    (FOX 11/CNS) - A 16-year-old Palmdale girl was killed this morning when an alleged drunken driver crashed his SUV into her apartment while she slept. The fatal crash was at about 3:50 a.m. at Avenue R and Tenth Street East, said Lt. Ken Wright of the Palmdale Sheriff's Station. The 20-year-driver crashed a 2007 Nissan Pathfinder into the corner of the building, Wright said. He was later identified Roberto Rodriguez of Palmdale, and booked on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter, said a deputy ...
  • LAPD Take Armed Man Into Custody At Los Angeles Times Building

    LAPD Take Armed Man Into Custody At Los Angeles Times Building

    Saturday, April 19 2014 1:21 AM EDT2014-04-19 05:21:35 GMT
    Witness says that man who allegedly made threats at Times building worked for a firm that rents space from the newspaper.
    Witness says that man who allegedly made threats at Times building worked for a firm that rents space from the newspaper.
  • Couple Charged in 9-Year-Old Human Trafficking Case

    Couple Charged in 9-Year-Old Human Trafficking Case

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:32 PM EDT2014-04-19 03:32:18 GMT
    A restaurant owner who allegedly paid to have a 9-year-old girl smuggled into the country from El Salvador, then forced the child to work at her restaurant and in her home, pleaded not guilty today to
    A restaurant owner who allegedly paid to have a 9-year-old girl smuggled into the country from El Salvador, then forced the child to work at her restaurant and in her home, pleaded not guilty today to
  • Pack Up The Kids: Time to Head Out to the New Paramount Drive-In Theatre

    Pack Up The Kids: Time to Head Out to the New Paramount Drive-In Theatre

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:36 PM EDT2014-04-19 02:36:56 GMT
    After 23 years, projector beams are hitting the screens at the Paramount Drive-In tonight. The same family that's owned the theater since 1947 has brought it up to the digital age, with two screens and wireless sound.
    After 23 years, projector beams are hitting the screens at the Paramount Drive-In tonight. The same family that's owned the theater since 1947 has brought it up to the digital age, with two screens and wireless sound and a new snack stand.
  • Mexico Quake – A 7.2 Shaker

    Mexico Quake – A 7.2 Shaker

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:36 PM EDT2014-04-19 02:36:44 GMT
    A powerful earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday. Mexico's seismology service calculated the magnitude at 7.2 and said it was centered near the resort city of Acapulco.
    A powerful earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday. Mexico's seismology service calculated the magnitude at 7.2 and said it was centered near the resort city of Acapulco.
  • Funeral For Fatal Tour Bus Crash Victim

    Funeral For Fatal Tour Bus Crash Victim

    Friday, April 18 2014 2:05 PM EDT2014-04-18 18:05:33 GMT
    Funeral services will be held for University of La Verne graduate student and staff member Arthur Arzola -- who was one of 10 people who died in a crash between a tour bus and FedEx truck in Northern California.
    Funeral services will be held for University of La Verne graduate student and staff member Arthur Arzola -- who was one of 10 people who died in a crash between a tour bus and FedEx truck in Northern California.
  • LA Mission Hosts Good Friday Dinner, Events For Homeless

    LA Mission Hosts Good Friday Dinner, Events For Homeless

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:19 AM EDT2014-04-18 15:19:26 GMT
    The Los Angeles Mission will host its annual Good Friday Easter event. The mission, along with celebrities and elected officials, will serve 3,500 meals, provide Easter baskets with toys to children.
    The Los Angeles Mission will host its annual Good Friday Easter event. The mission, along with celebrities and elected officials, will serve 3,500 meals, provide Easter baskets with toys to children.
  • Becoming UNDISTRACTED Drivers!

    Becoming UNDISTRACTED Drivers!

    Thursday, April 17 2014 10:51 PM EDT2014-04-18 02:51:15 GMT
    Up to 6000 people are killed each year across the country in wrecks involving drivers who took their eyes off the road. Up to 500,000 are injured.
    Up to 6000 people are killed each year across the country in wrecks involving drivers who took their eyes off the road. Up to 500,000 are injured.
  • 'X-Men' Director Bryan Singer Accused Of Sex Abuse In Lawsuit

    'X-Men' Director Bryan Singer Accused Of Sex Abuse In Lawsuit

    Thursday, April 17 2014 7:57 PM EDT2014-04-17 23:57:59 GMT
    Film director Bryan Singer accused of sexually abusing an underage male in late 1990s.
    Film director Bryan Singer accused of sexually abusing an underage male in late 1990s.
  • Drivers In Fiery FedEx/School Bus Crash Had Clean Records

    Drivers In Fiery FedEx/School Bus Crash Had Clean Records

    Thursday, April 17 2014 6:25 PM EDT2014-04-17 22:25:18 GMT
    [VIEW PHOTO GALLERY] Both drivers in the fiery Northern California crash involving a FedEx truck and bus full of students had clean driving records.
    [VIEW PHOTO GALLERY] Both drivers in the fiery Northern California crash involving a FedEx truck and bus full of students had clean driving records.
  • Police Search Downtown Building For Kidnapping Suspect

    Police Search Downtown Building For Kidnapping Suspect

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:37 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:37:26 GMT
    Authorities today chased a kidnapping suspect in an SUV from the Boyle Heights area to downtown Los Angeles, where the man got out and ran into a building.
    Authorities today chased a kidnapping suspect in an SUV from the Boyle Heights area to downtown Los Angeles, where the man got out and ran into a building.
  • Fire Truck Crashes Into Monterey Park Restaurant, Several People Injured

    Fire Truck Crashes Into Monterey Park Restaurant, Several People Injured

    Thursday, April 17 2014 3:29 PM EDT2014-04-17 19:29:18 GMT
    A pair of fire trucks collided at a Monterey Park intersection today, sending one of the trucks careening into a restaurant and leaving several people injured.
    A pair of fire trucks collided at a Monterey Park intersection today, sending one of the trucks careening into a restaurant and leaving several people injured.
  • Griffith Park Mountain Lion Found Sick, Possibly Poisoned

    Griffith Park Mountain Lion Found Sick, Possibly Poisoned

    Thursday, April 17 2014 3:26 PM EDT2014-04-17 19:26:14 GMT
    Rat poison may be responsible for the sorry condition of a wild mountain lion in LA's Griffith Park. The mountain lion is known to the National Park Service as ‘P-22'.
    Rat poison may be responsible for the sorry condition of a wild mountain lion in LA's Griffith Park. The mountain lion is known to the National Park Service as ‘P-22'.
  • Irwindale Turns Up Heat On Sriracha Maker To Relocate

    Irwindale Turns Up Heat On Sriracha Maker To Relocate

    Thursday, April 17 2014 10:14 AM EDT2014-04-17 14:14:59 GMT
    A small Southern California town has turned up the heat on the makers of the wildly popular Sriracha hot sauce, telling them that if they can't keep their bottling plant from smelling up the neighborhood.
    A small Southern California town has turned up the heat on the makers of the wildly popular Sriracha hot sauce, telling them that if they can't keep their bottling plant from smelling up the neighborhood.
  • Fire Officials Confirm Arson Was Cause of San Pedro Elks Lodge Fire

    Fire Officials Confirm Arson Was Cause of San Pedro Elks Lodge Fire

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:16 PM EDT2014-04-17 03:16:09 GMT
    A greater-alarm fire that may have been set deliberately destroyed most of an Elks Lodge in San Pedro early today. The fire, atop a hill overlooking San Pedro Harbor, was fought for almost two hours.
    A greater-alarm fire that was set deliberately destroyed most of an Elks Lodge in San Pedro early today. The fire, atop a hill overlooking San Pedro Harbor, was fought for almost two hours.
  • Former Bell City Leader Robert Rizzo Sentenced To 12 Years In Prison

    Former Bell City Leader Robert Rizzo Sentenced To 12 Years In Prison

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 10:51 PM EDT2014-04-17 02:51:29 GMT
    Former Bell chief administrative officer Robert Rizzo, whose seven-figure salary as head of a small, working-class city made him the central figure in a corruption probe, was sentenced today to 12 years in prison.
    Former Bell chief administrative officer Robert Rizzo, whose seven-figure salary as head of a small, working-class city made him the central figure in a headline-grabbing corruption probe, was sentenced today to 12 years in prison.
  • Rapper Jay-Z Teams Up With Mayor Garcetti For Concert Festival

    Rapper Jay-Z Teams Up With Mayor Garcetti For Concert Festival

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 3:46 PM EDT2014-04-16 19:46:56 GMT
    Mayor Eric Garcetti and other Los Angeles leaders took turns quoting lyrics by rapper Jay-Z today as the music star joined them outside City Hall to announce a two-day music festival to be held downtown.
    Mayor Eric Garcetti and other Los Angeles leaders took turns quoting lyrics by rapper Jay-Z today as the music star joined them outside City Hall to announce a two-day music festival to be held at downtown's Grand Park this Labor Day weekend.
  • OC Serial Killers: How Many More Victims Are There?

    OC Serial Killers: How Many More Victims Are There?

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 3:03 PM EDT2014-04-15 19:03:33 GMT
    Arraignment was postponed today for two registered sex offenders accused of raping and killing four women in Anaheim and Santa Ana.
    Arraignment was postponed today for two registered sex offenders accused of raping and killing four women in Anaheim and Santa Ana.
  • El Monte High School Remembers Victim In Deadly Bus Crash

    El Monte High School Remembers Victim In Deadly Bus Crash

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 1:43 AM EDT2014-04-15 05:43:00 GMT
    The emotion was very heavy at El Monte High School during a memorial vigil for 19-year-old Adrian Castro.
    The emotion was very heavy at El Monte High School during a memorial vigil for 19-year-old Adrian Castro.
  • Robert Rizzo Faces Sentencing For Up To 8 Years In Prison

    Robert Rizzo Faces Sentencing For Up To 8 Years In Prison

    Monday, April 14 2014 10:42 AM EDT2014-04-14 14:42:41 GMT
    Robert Rizzo faces up to eight years in federal prison when he is sentenced today for a tax evasion scheme designed to offset the $1.1 million he was illegally paying himself as Bell's city administrator.
    Robert Rizzo faces up to eight years in federal prison when he is sentenced today for a tax evasion scheme designed to offset the $1.1 million he was illegally paying himself as Bell's city administrator.
  • Local Angelenos Mourn As Bus Crash Investigation Continues

    Local Angelenos Mourn As Bus Crash Investigation Continues

    Monday, April 14 2014 10:19 AM EDT2014-04-14 14:19:00 GMT
    The current phase of the probe into last week's catastrophic bus-big rig collision on Interstate 5 was focused today in Los Angeles, where federal investigators planned to interview witnesses.
    The current phase of the probe into last week's catastrophic bus-big rig collision on Interstate 5 was focused today in Los Angeles, where federal investigators planned to interview witnesses.
  • Local Reactions From LAUSD, Families On Fatal Student Tour Bus Crash

    Local Reactions From LAUSD, Families On Fatal Student Tour Bus Crash

    Friday, April 11 2014 11:51 PM EDT2014-04-12 03:51:12 GMT
    Five students and five adults were killed when a bus ferrying Southland students scheduled to visit Humboldt State University collided with a big rig in Northern California, authorities said today.
    Five students and five adults were killed when a bus ferrying Southland students scheduled to visit Humboldt State University collided with a big rig in Northern California, authorities said today.
  • Mayor Eric Garcetti Delivers First State Of The City Address

    Mayor Eric Garcetti Delivers First State Of The City Address

    Friday, April 11 2014 1:05 AM EDT2014-04-11 05:05:46 GMT
    Mayor Eric Garcetti will deliver his first State of the City address today, offering a recap of his first nine months in office and likely giving a preview of the upcoming budget season at City Hall.
    Mayor Eric Garcetti will deliver his first State of the City address today, offering a recap of his first nine months in office and likely giving a preview of the upcoming budget season at City Hall.
  • Former Bell Administrator Angela Spaccia Sentenced To 11 Years, 8 Months

    Former Bell Administrator Angela Spaccia Sentenced To 11 Years, 8 Months

    Thursday, April 10 2014 3:04 PM EDT2014-04-10 19:04:51 GMT
    Former Bell assistant city administrator Angela Spaccia was sentenced today to 11 years and eight months in prison for bilking the city's coffers of thousands of dollars through an exorbitant salary.
    Former Bell assistant city administrator Angela Spaccia was sentenced today to 11 years and eight months in prison for bilking the city's coffers of thousands of dollars through an exorbitant salary.
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