Esequiel Gonzalez stood across the street from the blackened ruin of his South El Monte tire shop, destroyed by a fire that appears to have been ignited by a Molotov cocktail.
The temptation is always there — the smartphone on the passenger seat beside you buzzing and pinging with the urgency of your life's problems when you should have your eyes on the road.
The city's first major crime increase in more than a decade has Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck trying to maintain a delicate balance.
After leading authorities on a nearly three-hour pursuit by car and horseback, Francis Pusok was lying face down in the dirt with his hands clasped behind his back as San Bernardino County Sheriff's deputies moved in.
Joseph Fennell was at his desk at the Compton sheriff's station one night in February 2003 when a higher-up called: "I need your resume. Now."
James Williams has been in and out of jail since he was 17.
To cut down on distracted driving, Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies have been ordered to rely primarily on radios rather than dashboard computers.
A winter storm sweeping through Southern California on Sunday brought scattered showers, hail and thunderstorms, while ski resorts have prepared for up to a foot of snow.