The effort to protect the Oroville Dam entered a critical phase Monday as engineers began to shut off water flowing out of the damaged main spillway Monday afternoon, giving officials their first unobstructed view of the eroded concrete spillway since a crisis prompted mass evacuations earlier this month.Read more
A sixth person has been arrested in connection with the fatal beating of the operator of a pot farm in Mendocino County, authorities said.
Jesse Cole Wells, 33, was taken into custody about 4 p.m. Friday in South Lake Tahoe on an arrest warrant on suspicion of murder and robbery, according to Sgt. Andrew Porter of the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office. He remains in custody in lieu of $650,000 bail.Read more
Police detectives on Monday were investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a teenager in Santa Monica.
Santa Monica police responded to the 1300 block of 16th Street shortly after 5 a.m. Sunday after a report of an unconscious victim lying on the ground with a head injury, police said in a statement.Read more
Monday is the last day to sign up for a newly expanded program providing grants of up to $3,000 to earthquake retrofit single-family homes.
Registration ends Monday and is run by a program that receives money from the state and the nonprofit California Earthquake Authority. Homeowners can register at earthquakebracebolt.com.Read more
Police in West Covina are investigating graffiti that was sprayed on two church statues as a possible hate crime.
Surveillance video shows someone in black clothing and a mask walking up to St. Christopher Catholic Church, at 629 S. Glendora Ave., just before 4 a.m. Saturday, according to Cpl. Rudy Lopez, spokesman for the West Covina Police Department.Read more
Angelenos will see mostly clear skies this week, with rain expected to fall farther south in the San Diego area, forecasters said Monday.
Rain moved into Southern California on Sunday, although it was decidedly lighter than that produced by recent storms.Read more