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Off-duty LAPD officer fires on assailant at a party in Glassell Park

An off-duty Los Angeles police officer was in the wrong place at the right time early Monday when an assailant opened fire on him and a group of friends, police said.

The officer, whose name was not released, was at a party near the intersection of Division Street and West Avenue 33, said LAPD Officer Mike Lopez.

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Earthquake: 3.4 quake strikes near Anza, Calif.

A shallow magnitude 3.4 earthquake was reported Monday afternoon three miles from Anza, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at noon at a depth of 8.1 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 12 miles from Idyllwild, 18 miles from Palm Springs and 63 miles from San Diego.

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Earthquake: 3.5 temblor strikes near Cloverdale

A shallow magnitude 3.5 earthquake was reported Monday morning seven miles from Cloverdale, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 11:21 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 1.2 mile.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 10 miles from Kelseyville, 11 miles from Lakeport, 20 miles from Ukiah and 84 miles from San Francisco City Hall.

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San Jose officer 'had no other choice' than to kill man charging with an ax, police say

A police officer fatally shot a man with a history of mental illness after he charged at him and other officers with an ax during a confrontation at a San Jose apartment complex, police said Sunday.

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Brush fire ignited by weed whacker in Brentwood 95% contained
How L.A. County is trying to sign more people up for food stamps — and why it's not easy

Vickie Williams’ favorite meal is baked chicken, string beans and corn on the cob. She often makes it for Sunday dinner for her 81-year-old mother, five grown children and four grandchildren.

Williams, a 58-year-old Gardena resident and former school cafeteria worker, estimates she spends at least $30 of the $194 in food stamps she receives each month on the meal.

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