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Decomposed body found near Mt. Wilson may be person missing since 2014

Skid marks on a wilderness roadway led authorities to a more gruesome find: the skeletal remains of a person who may have been missing for years. A crew from the California Department of Transportation working along Angeles Crest Highway near Mt. Wilson spotted the skid marks Tuesday and alerted...

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  • Driver in hit-and-run that killed cyclist gets one year in jail

    Driver in hit-and-run that killed cyclist gets one year in jail

    A driver was convicted and sentenced Monday to a year in jail in a hit-and-run crash that killed a bicyclist in Laguna Beach in 2014. Laguna resident Dylan Thomas Rand-Luby, 21, pleaded guilty to a court offer of one felony count of hit-and-run with injury and one misdemeanor count of vehicular...

  • Compton to honor gold medalist DeMar DeRozan on Saturday

    Compton to honor gold medalist DeMar DeRozan on Saturday

    The city of Compton is going to hold a celebration on Saturday in honor of former Compton High basketball standout DeMar DeRozan, who won a gold medal playing for Team USA. It starts with a youth basketball camp at 9 a.m. at Lueders Park and DeMar DeRozan gymnasium, 1500 E. Rosecrans Blvd. Camp...

  • Rams teammates get a real dose of chemistry in UCI demos

    Rams teammates get a real dose of chemistry in UCI demos

    In just one 15-minute session, UC Irvine professor Jennifer Prescher showed the Los Angeles Rams' defensive linemen how to shatter, crush and burn the competition — with chemistry. The chemistry instructor teamed up with two of her department colleagues and four graduate students to present demonstrations...

  • Despite CdM teen's illness, officials not worried about ocean water quality

    Despite CdM teen's illness, officials not worried about ocean water quality

    A week after the mother of a 16-year-old Corona del Mar High School student raised questions of whether ocean water played a part in her daughter becoming severely ill, local health experts said they see no cause for concern. Julianne Bartz reportedly was hospitalized this month with a dangerous...

  • Lawsuit wants Newport council candidate Fred Ameri's given name on ballot

    Lawsuit wants Newport council candidate Fred Ameri's given name on ballot

    A Newport Beach resident is seeking a court judgment mandating that City Council candidate Fred Ameri use his given name instead of his nickname on the November ballot. Ameri, whose given name is Farrokh Ameri, is running to replace termed-out Councilman Keith Curry representing District 7, which...

  • Ameri, thanks to personal loan, has fundraising edge among Newport Beach council hopefuls

    Personal loans have bolstered campaign fundraising efforts for some Newport Beach City Council candidates in recent months as the calendar turns closer to November's election day. Newport voters will decide Nov. 8 who should fill three available seats on the dais. Councilmen Keith Curry and Ed...

  • USC Verdugo Hills conference will address suicide prevention

    An upcoming conference at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital aims to bring awareness about suicide and shed light on resources available for those who may be in need or want to point loved ones to get help. The free conference for residents, both young and old, will be held on Sept. 10 on what is known...

  • Immigration-reform walk to feature rally Friday in Costa Mesa

    Immigration-reform walk to feature rally Friday in Costa Mesa

    Immigration-reform advocates will rally at a Costa Mesa church Friday during a stop on a 132-mile march from the Mexican border to Los Angeles meant to promote solidarity with immigrants and to raise awareness of issues with current immigration laws. The rally at The Crossing Church will come near...

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