A map showing the location of the epicenter of Friday morning's quake near Currant, Nevada.

Earthquake: 3.3 quake strikes near Currant, Nev.

A shallow magnitude 3.3 earthquake was reported Friday morning 18 miles from Currant, Nev., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 2:41 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 0 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 131 miles from Spring Creek, Nev., 138 miles from Elko, Nev., and 213 miles from Carson City.

In the past 10 days, there have been no earthquakes magnitude 3.0 and greater centered nearby.

This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service and this post was created by an algorithm written by the author.

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Bicyclist lapses into unconsciousness after scuffle with S.D. police

SAN DIEGO -- A 51-year-old man who had been riding a bicycle lapsed into unconsciousness after a brief scuffle with police who detained him for a traffic violation, police said Thursday.

The incident, which occured in the Stockton neighborhood, began with the man seeking to flee from police. After a "brief struggle,'' he was arrested for resisting arrest, police said.

While the man was being processed at police headquarters, officers noticed that he was unconscious and called paramedics, police said.

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At a debate Thursday, supervisorial candidates Juventino "J" Gomez and  April Saucedo Hood noted the absence of opponent Hilda Solis, whose campaign for a seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is leading in fundraising.

Candidates note Solis' absence in first debate of county race

Two candidates hoping to succeed Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina faced off Thursday in Claremont, without the presumed front-runner participating.

El Monte Councilman Juventino "J" Gomez and Long Beach school police officer April Saucedo Hood fielded questions from a small audience at an assisted living facility during the event hosted by community group Active Claremont and the Claremont Chamber of Commerce.

Former U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, who has a substantial lead in fundraising and high-profile endorsements, didn't attend.

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Ethics panel wants more public funding available to candidates

Los Angeles' Ethics Commission is calling for an increase in public funding available to candidates seeking city office.

The city currently provides $2 for each dollar a candidate raises in primary elections, and $4 for each dollar contributed in two-way runoffs in general elections.

On Thursday, the panel recommended the city match be increased to $6 in both primary and general elections.

"You want to allow people to talk to constituents, not just donors, and I think that increasing the match will reduce the amount of time you have to spend fundraising," said Jessica Levinson, vice president...

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Some streets in downtown L.A. were closed after the subject of a police chase managed to evade officers.

Chase suspect wanted in kidnapping arrested in North Hollywood

An FBI-LAPD fugitive task force arrested a man wanted on kidnapping charges in Minnesota who authorities believe is the same man who led police on a chase in downtown Los Angeles earlier Thursday, officials said.

Jesus Ramirez, 31, of Los Angeles, was taken into custody without incident at the Peppertree Motel in North Hollywood, FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said.

She said Ramirez was walking out of the motel, saw authorities and tried to walk the other way, but was taken into custody. He was in the process of being booked at an LAPD station on Thursday evening.

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Whittier police respond to barricaded man believed to have a hostage

Whittier police have surrounded an apartment complex where a man has barricaded himself and is believed to be holding at least one hostage, authorities said.

Police were called to the complex in the 7900 block of Bright Avenue about 4 p.m., said police spokesman Brad White.

When officers arrived, he said, they saw windows being broken out of the complex and a conflict between a man and a woman inside.

“At this point it’s being treated as a hostage situation,” White said.

Police believe the man may be armed with a knife or a gun, White said.

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Kevin Jones of the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising unveils the dress and coat dating from the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.

San Franciscans commemorate the Great Quake of 1906 -- and a dress

SAN FRANCISCO -- City officials and celebrants in period dress packed old-timey John’s Grill here Thursday to remember the great 1906 earthquake -- and gasped in wonder as a dress belonging to a society woman of the day was carefully unveiled.

The annual commemoration resumes before dawn Friday -- the anniversary of the temblor and fire -- when hundreds will likely gather on Market Street at Lotta’s Fountain, a re-creation of the original landmark that served as a bulletin board for the displaced.

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California fails to adequately educate youth inmates, report says

California and other states are largely failing to adequately educate most of the 70,000 youth locked up at any given time in juvenile detention facilities, according to a national report released Thursday.

Most youth fail to earn any course credits or complete their high school diploma or equivalency degree while in custody, the report by the Southern Education Foundation found. Yet these young inmates are highly troubled – usually struggling with drug abuse, anger and lagging academic achievement – and urgently need effective education to help them get back on track, the report...

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Sen. Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, right, in Sacramento last year.

Senate leader calls for GPS investigation after O.C. serial killings

SACRAMENTO -- The leader of the state Senate is seeking an investigation into how two sex offenders being monitored by parole agents and tracked by GPS devices were allegedly able to rape and murder four women without being detected.

The two sex offenders were wearing electronic monitoring devices and regularly reporting to police during a months-long string of slayings in Orange County. They were arrested soon after a woman’s naked body was found on a conveyor belt at a trash-sorting facility.

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San Bernardino County deputies in standoff with suspect

San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputies are in a standoff with a man who fled as deputies tried to approach him at a shopping center in Fontana, authorities said.

Deputies tried to make contact with the man, who is the subject of a criminal investigation, about 1:15 p.m. at Summit Plaza, said Sgt. Anthony Vega. As they approached, the man fled and a short vehicle pursuit ensued, Vega said.

The man drove to a residence in the 3700 block of American Elm Road in the community of Rosena Ranch, where he has been holed up since.

He is communicating with deputies and a SWAT team is on the...

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