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Fans, friends, family bid farewell to 'Rembrandt' of cars George Barris

It was one part funeral procession, one part classic car show – a gleaming parade of vintage, frequently tricked out automobiles with standout paint jobs and painstaking detail work.

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Newborn girl found buried alive near Compton riverbed

A call came in to the Compton sheriff’s station the day after Thanksgiving: A baby was crying near a riverbed at 136th Street and Slater Avenue.

Two sheriff’s deputies who went to the scene around 4 p.m. zeroed in on the muffled cries, according to a news release by Sgt. Marvin Jaramilla of the sheriff’s Special Victims Bureau.

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California freeze: Minus-11 degrees in Sierra amid snow and ice

A deep freeze in California's Sierra is continuing, with one spot east of Redding recording minus-11 degrees.



An earlier version of this article said the low in California was minus-14. It was actually minus-11, according to the National Weather Service.

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Coyote enters Laguna Beach home and snatches pet Chihuahua, owners say

A coyote snatched a small dog from inside a Laguna Beach home Monday night, the dog's owners said.

John Fischer, who lives in the 500 block of Oak Street with his wife, said the couple's three Chihuahuas started barking about 7:45 p.m.

Fischer, who was in the kitchen, didn't think much of the noise.

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Woman dies, husband critical in Carson house fire

Hoarding conditions may have played a role in a Thanksgiving Day house fire in Carson that left a woman dead and her husband in critical condition, authorities said.

Firefighters responded about 10:30 p.m. to a call about a house fire in the 2500 block of East Adams Street, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.  

The caller said a couple was inside the burning house.

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More than 130 families relocated after methane leak near Porter Ranch

Southern California Gas Co. has temporarily relocated more than 130 families in the San Fernando Valley following a natural gas leak that has sickened residents for weeks.

The gas company received 552 inquiries from residents asking to be moved, spokeswoman Kristine Lloyd said Friday. Some 250 customers refused the utility's help and decided to find housing on their own.

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