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Five-acre brush fire threatens homes in La Verne

Firefighters were battling a five-acre brush fire that was threatening homes in La Verne on Sunday afternoon, officials said.

The fire was reported around 3 p.m. near the 210 Freeway and Fruit Street, snarling traffic in both directions of the freeway, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department and the California Highway Patrol.

It was unclear whether residents were ordered to evacuate.

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Massive Detwiler fire near Yosemite National Park is 40% contained

A massive wildfire burning near Yosemite National Park that forced the evacuation of thousands of residents last week is now 40% contained, officials said Sunday.

The Detwiler fire erupted Monday east of Lake McClure in Mariposa County and has burned more than 75,000 acres and uprooted residents and businesses in communities throughout the region, according to Cal Fire.

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Officials looking to curb cruising on Whittier Boulevard once more

Lowriders and other car lovers have turned out in force this summer for cruising events on Whittier Boulevard in East L.A., a reminder of decades past when drivers would congregate to show off their wheels and parade down the boulevard.

But history appears to be repeating itself — with officials looking once again to enforce cruise control.

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Years after brutal stabbing, East L.A. bar owner's slaying solved by LAPD reserve police officer

The last customers had left, and Alfredo Trevino was closing up the bar on Dec. 17, 2001 when two men in ski masks walked in and began stabbing him.

When it was over, Trevino lay dead on the floor of La Cita, the bar he owned in Boyle Heights, his body pierced with 104 stab wounds.

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O.J. Simpson is a 'sociopath, a narcissistic liar, a murderer, a thug, a kidnapper, a robber,' Fred Goldman says

O.J. Simpson told a Nevada parole board last week that he’s led a “conflict-free life.”

But that statement has sparked outrage from many, including the father of Ron Goldman, whom Simpson was acquitted of killing along with his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson.

“A conflict-free life,” Fred Goldman asked incredulously Saturday.

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Large shark seen off Coronado beach prompts warning

A surfer’s sighting of a shark estimated to be longer than 10 feet prompted lifeguards to issue an advisory at Coronado’s Silver Strand State Beach on Saturday.

The 24-hour advisory warns beachgoers within a mile radius of the potential threat but does not close the beach.

The surfer, a former commercial fisherman, spotted the shark about 8:10 a.m. between lifeguard Tower No. 1 and No.

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