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Search on for armed and dangerous suspect in shooting of Central Calif. deputies

Several schools were closed and residents were advised to lock their doors as a manhunt continued Monday in a remote Central California community for a murder suspect in the shooting of two Kern County sheriff’s deputies.

Authorities say the man, wearing military-style clothing, is connected to a four-day crime rampage starting Tuesday with a kidnapping near Twin Oaks, 20 miles east of Bakersfield....

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Whittier Conservancy sues city to stop development of former youth correctional facility

The Whittier Conservancy is suing the city of Whittier, hoping to block development on the site of the former Fred C. Nelles Youth Correctional Facility. 

The City Council voted 5-0 last month to approve Brookfield Residential Properties' plans for a large retail, commercial and residential project on the 74-acre site. The decision came after Brookfield's vice president of land entitlement, Dave Bartlett,...

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After 2 at rave die of apparent overdoses, supervisors demand probe

The suspected overdose deaths of two young women who collapsed at the Hard Summer music festival at the Los Angeles County fairgrounds sparked new debate about whether authorities can do more to reduce drug-related problems at raves.

While there are fewer raves in Los Angeles after a series of drug-related problems at events at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the events continue in arenas outside...

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Huntington Park to allow immigrants in U.S. illegally to serve on commissions

In a move likely to heighten debate about illegal immigration, a Huntington Park city councilman said Monday he will appoint two immigrants in the U.S. illegally to become commissioners on city advisory boards.

The move is an effort to give people here illegally a voice in government in a part of Los Angeles County that has long drawn immigrants from Latin America. 

Several years ago, a neighboring...

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Rocky fire in Northern California swells to 60,000 acres; 12,000 evacuated

More than 12,000 residents have been evacuated as the destructive Rocky fire exploded to 60,000 acres across three counties and consumed 50 structures, including 24 homes.

The wildfire, 12% contained Monday morning, was threatening 6,301 structures in Colusa, Lake and Yolo counties as it continued to advance despite firefighting efforts.

Fire activity grew dramatically in an area with “little to no...

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Special Olympics athlete from Albania found in Northern California

A Special Olympics athlete from Albania, who went missing Saturday night, was found more than 300 miles away in the Bay Area.

Andi Gusmari, 44, walked into the Hayward Police Department’s headquarters about 1:30 a.m. Monday and was in good condition, said Los Angeles police officer Rosario Herrera.

Details about how he traveled to hundreds of miles north weren’t immediately clear.

Gusmari, whose sport...

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