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Power restored in Long Beach except for about 400 customers

For the second time this month, thousands of customers in Long Beach lost power after an underground electrical vault ignited and exploded Thursday afternoon, sending manhole covers flying.

At the peak of the outage, 30,000 customers were without power, street lights went dark and Southern California Edison Co. predicted electricity would not return at least until Friday.

But as of 10:30 p.m., all but...

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Man, 20, drowns while cave diving off Palos Verdes Peninsula

A 20-year-old man drowned Thursday while cave diving along the coast of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, authorities said.

The man, whose name has not been released, was swimming with another person about 2 p.m. near Inspiration Point when they were reported missing, said Melanie Flores, a dispatcher with the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

County fire crews pulled the man from the water and brought...

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Claim filed against FBI in death of alleged kidnapper in San Diego County

The sister of the San Diego County man shot to death by the FBI in the Idaho woods after allegedly kidnapping a teenage girl has filed a $20-million claim against the FBI.

San Diego lawyer C. Keith Greer, representing Lora DiMaggio, said the FBI killed her brother, James DiMaggio, without provocation.

On Aug. 10, 2013, James DiMaggio fired a shot in the air in hopes that he and 16-year-old Hannah...

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Garcetti appoints entertainment lawyer to Police Commission

An entertainment lawyer who served on Mayor Eric Garcetti's transition team is expected to join the Los Angeles Police Commission in the coming weeks, replacing another commissioner whose term has expired.

Garcetti informed the City Council in a July 24 letter that he had appointed Matthew M. Johnson to the Police Commission, taking the seat of retired media executive Paula Madison, who served as...

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Powerful storm delivers thunder, hail and rain to parts of Southern California

Reports of hail, flooding and a lightning-caused fire flowed into the National Weather Service on Thursday afternoon as a powerful storm crossed over several Southern California counties, officials said.

Forecasters had warned that a powerful storm carrying a heavy dose of monsoonal moisture was headed for Southern California ahead of the weekend and, on Thursday afternoon, the storm delivered.


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