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  • Essential California: Trump brings heartache, fear to L.A.’s ‘Ellis Island’

    Essential California: Trump brings heartache, fear to L.A.’s ‘Ellis Island’

    Good morning. It’s Monday, March 27, and here’s what’s happening across California: TOP STORIES L.A.’s Ellis Island racked with fear They’re worried about their loved ones. They’re worried about themselves. They’re worried about what America has become in the short period since Donald Trump became...

  • Man arrested in fatal drive-by shooting of 8-year-old Pomona boy

    Man arrested in fatal drive-by shooting of 8-year-old Pomona boy

    Pomona police on Sunday arrested a man on suspicion of killing an 8-year-old boy in a drive-by shooting last month. Sengchan Houl, 35, was taken into custody just before noon and was being held in the Pomona City Jail in lieu of $2-million bond, according to the Pomona Police Department. Police...

  • Reporter and photographers say they were assaulted by Trump supporters at Huntington Beach rally

    Reporter and photographers say they were assaulted by Trump supporters at Huntington Beach rally

    An OC Weekly reporter and two photographers said Sunday that they were physically assaulted by pro-Trump demonstrators at a Make America Great Again rally in Huntington Beach and are seeking the public’s help in identifying at least one of the people responsible. Frank Tristan, an intern at the...

  • Mother and two children among four killed in Sacramento house

    Mother and two children among four killed in Sacramento house

    The four people killed last week in a quiet Northern California neighborhood include a woman and her two children, authorities said Sunday. The victims are Angelique Vasquez, 45; her daughter, Mia Vasquez, 14; her son, Alvin Vasquez, 11; and Ashley Coleman, 21, according to the Sacramento County...

  • Violence erupts at pro-Trump rally in Huntington Beach

    Violence erupts at pro-Trump rally in Huntington Beach

    Violence erupted at a Make America Great Again rally in Huntington Beach on Saturday after a protester opposed to President Trump allegedly doused a female organizer of the event with pepper spray, sparking a brawl that ended with several arrests. A group of flag-waving Trump supporters tackled...

  • Los Angeles police fatally shoot armed suspect in Boyle Heights

    Los Angeles police fatally shoot armed suspect in Boyle Heights

    Los Angeles police fatally shot a suspect in Boyle Heights early Saturday, forcing the temporary closure of a Metro Gold Line station, authorities said. Officers were on patrol near 1st and Soto streets around midnight when they heard gunshots, according to a statement from LAPD. The officers drove...

  • 2 crashes leave 2 dead on westbound 91 in Fullerton

    Two fiery crashes left two people dead and blocked all lanes on the westbound 91 Freeway in Fullerton for several hours early Saturday, the California Highway Patrol said. The first crash was reported at 1:29 a.m. Callers to the CHP said a gray Honda was on fire and debris was scattered across...

  • Essential California: By vowing to reduce auto pollution, California may be setting up a full-out war with Trump

    Essential California: By vowing to reduce auto pollution, California may be setting up a full-out war with Trump

    Good morning. It is Saturday, March 25. Here’s what you don’t want to miss this weekend: TOP STORIES The pollution fight: California isn't giving up on fighting auto pollution — even with Donald Trump in office. On Friday, California regulators moved forward with tough new pollution reduction requirements...

  • Woman arrested in fatal hit-and-run in Pico Rivera

    Woman arrested in fatal hit-and-run in Pico Rivera

    A woman was arrested Friday in connection with a fatal hit-and-run on a busy thoroughfare in Pico Rivera earlier in the day. Berta Ramirez, 21, of Pico Rivera is being held on $50,000 bail, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. Wilson Wong said in a statement. About 2 a.m. Friday, a woman believed...

  • Westlake daytime shooting leaves one man dead

    Westlake daytime shooting leaves one man dead

    A man in his 20s was shot and killed in Westlake on Friday afternoon, police said. Authorities have not yet identified the victim, who was slain about 2:15 p.m. on the corner of West 2nd Street and South La Fayette Park Place, said Los Angeles Police Lt. Gus Barrientos of the LAPD’s Rampart station....

  • ICE agent accused of helping Mexican national with convictions reenter the U.S.

    ICE agent accused of helping Mexican national with convictions reenter the U.S.

    A veteran U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement special agent was accused this week of working with an organized crime figure to help a Mexican national with multiple convictions reenter the country illegally. Felix Cisneros was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of a felony count of aiding and...

  • California plans to free 9,500 inmates over next 4 years

    California plans to free 9,500 inmates over next 4 years

    California corrections officials say they are adopting new sentencing rules that aim to trim the state prison population by nearly 9,500 inmates after four years. The regulations released Friday include steps like reducing sentences up to six months for earning a college degree and by up to a month...

  • Sacramento police identify suspect in quadruple homicide

    Sacramento police identify suspect in quadruple homicide

    Sacramento police on Friday released the identity of a man suspected of killing four people whose bodies were found inside a Sacramento home. Salvador Vasquez-Oliva, 56, was booked in the Sacramento County Main Jail early Friday on suspicion of murder, according to police and sheriff’s inmate information....

  • 2 men killed, 1 wounded in ambush shooting near South L.A. liquor store

    2 men killed, 1 wounded in ambush shooting near South L.A. liquor store

    Two men were killed and another man was injured in an ambush shooting by two gunmen Thursday outside a South Los Angeles liquor store, authorities said. The shooting was reported outside Eddie’s Jr. Liquor and Market about 5:45 p.m. near 108th Street and Western Avenue, according to the Los Angeles...

  • Riverside mother accused of abandoning child at store may have mental health issues, judge says

    Riverside mother accused of abandoning child at store may have mental health issues, judge says

    A Riverside mother pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges accusing her of abandoning her 2-year-old daughter in a grocery store, officials said. Chiengkham Vilaysane, 31, is charged with a felony count of desertion of a child younger than 14 and a misdemeanor count of child endangerment, according...

  • Trump National Golf Club offers $10,000 reward after green at Rancho Palos Verdes is vandalized

    Trump National Golf Club offers $10,000 reward after green at Rancho Palos Verdes is vandalized

    The Trump National Golf Club has offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction of a group of people who carved a message into the green of the Rancho Palos Verdes course, authorities said. The group, which calls itself an “anonymous environmental activist collective,”...

  • Man accused of stealing medical van in San Diego with patients still inside

    Man accused of stealing medical van in San Diego with patients still inside

    A man who stole a medical van that was idling outside a hospital in San Diego’s Hillcrest neighborhood was arrested a short distance away while trying to ditch two patients who were still inside, police said. The driver of the American Medical Response shuttle van had stopped at Scripps Mercy Hospital...

  • Judge rejects new trial for 2 men convicted in 'text message' murder case

    Judge rejects new trial for 2 men convicted in 'text message' murder case

    A judge has denied a request for a new trial for two men convicted of murdering a teenager over a text message, finding that the recantations of two key eyewitnesses were not credible. Vahagn Jurian and Zareh Manjikian are serving life sentences for the fatal shooting of 19-year-old Mike Yepremyan,...

  • Essential California: Four L.A. social workers will face trial

    Essential California: Four L.A. social workers will face trial

    Good morning. It’s Tuesday, March 21, and here’s what’s happening across California: TOP STORIES Social workers will stand trial The crime was horrific: A mother and her boyfriend are accused of torturing and killing an 8-year-old boy. Those two are awaiting trial on capital murder charges. On...

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