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Pomona College failed to properly handle sex abuse cases, complaint alleges

Pomona College has failed to adequately respond to complaints of campus sexual violence, creating a hostile environment for students based on their gender, according to a complaint filed to federal education officials by several students this week.

The complaint was filed with the U.S.

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Suspect arrested in fatal shooting of homeless man in Venice

A man who witnesses said shot a homeless man to death and wounded a second at the order of a Venice hotel owner has been arrested, Los Angeles police announced Friday.

On Monday, the FBI fugitive task force arrested Francisco Cardenaz Guzman, 28, on suspicion of killing 26-year-old Jascent Warren about 2 a.m. Aug. 30.

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Deadly Oxnard crash prompts Metrolink to put locomotives at both ends of trains

As a safety precaution stemming from February's Oxnard crash, the Metrolink board on Friday approved an agreement that will allow the commuter railroad to place locomotives at both ends of its trains.

Metrolink, which serves six Southern California counties, will spend $23.9 million to lease 40 engines for one year from the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Co.

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LAPD sends dive unit to look for potential evidence after fatal police shooting

The LAPD sent its dive unit into a Van Nuys storm drain Thursday, looking for an "unknown dark object" that officers told investigators they saw a man holding before they fatally shot him. 

Police said the man threw a 40-ounce beer bottle through the back window of the officers' patrol car on Saturday night, prompting them to bail out and open fire. The man died at the scene.

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Gun used in yoga teacher, tourist killings traced to Fisherman's Wharf

A gun used to kill a tantra yoga teacher and a Canadian tourist in separate incidents in the Bay Area was stolen from a car in a Fisherman’s Wharf neighborhood, police said.

San Francisco police Lt. Toney Chaplin told reporters the gun was lifted from an unlocked car and later used to gun down 23-year-old Audrey Carey of Quebec and Steve Carter.

Police believe robbery was the motive for the killings.

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All-time heat record set amid triple-digit temperatures across Southern California

A heat wave gripped Southern California on Friday, with one Ventura County community hitting the highest temperature reading since record-keeping began.

A weather station near Camarillo Airport recorded 108 degrees, breaking the all-time high of 103 recorded on Sept. 23, 1978. Elsewhere, triple-digit readings were recorded in Long Beach as well as various valley locations.

In downtown L.A.

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