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Fresno teen in custody after Instagram threats lead police to guns in his room

A threat posted by a 15-year-old boy's Instagram account led to the closure of two Fresno schools and a search of the boy's home, which turned up a cache of weapons and ammunition, police say.

The teenager, a sophomore at San Joaquin Memorial High School, is in police custody and undergoing a mental evaluation, according to Fresno police Sgt. Jaime Rios.

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Family of woman allegedly slain by deportee files claims against S.F. and U.S.

The family of a woman allegedly killed by an immigrant whom the U.S. had deported five times has filed claims against San Francisco city and county, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the federal Bureau of Land Management, alleging that all bear responsibility for her death.

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Peek inside 'the SHU': What it's like for California inmates in solitary confinement
L.A. County supervisors move ahead with $2-billion jails plan

Los Angeles County supervisors have formally reaffirmed their backing of a contentious $2-billion plan to build a 3,885-bed replacement for the downtown Men's Central Jail and a new women's jail in Lancaster.

The vote mirrored one taken last month and came after Dist. Atty.

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Assault rifles, other guns stolen from Harbor City home, LAPD says

Detectives are trying to find whoever broke into a Harbor City home and stole assault rifles, semiautomatic handguns and other firearms -- and are asking for the public's help.

The break-in occurred about 11:45 a.m. on Aug. 20, at a house near Western Avenue and Palos Verdes Drive North, LAPD Officer Brian Frieson said. No one was home at the time of the break in.

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L.A. Unified could pay more to alleged Miramonte victims

The Los Angeles school board on Tuesday is scheduled to discuss in private a possible additional payment to alleged victims of two former teachers at Miramonte Elementary School.

Settlements already total $169 million, the largest the district has ever paid related to sexual misconduct. Former teacher Mark Berndt, who was arrested in 2012, is serving a 25-year sentence for lewd actions with children.

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