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Man suspected of pointing laser at commercial jet over Antelope Valley

A 27-year-old Lancaster man was arrested on suspicion of pointing a powerful laser at a commercial airliner as it flew over the Antelope Valley on Thursday night, authorities said.

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Black Lives Matter activist charged in connection with police confrontation

A local Black Lives Matter activist who is among the Los Angeles and Pasadena police departments’ most vocal critics was charged with a felony Friday in connection with a confrontation at a Pasadena park.

Pasadena police arrested Jasmine Richards earlier this week as part of an investigation into a group of people they claim interfered with the arrest of a battery suspect Aug. 29 at a local park.

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Crews continuing to work to free entangled blue whale off San Pedro

Crews working to aid a blue whale that became entangled in what appeared to be heavy fishing line off Point Fermin in San Pedro were continuing to work into the night Friday to try to free the giant mammal, officials said.

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Number of UC transfers declines slightly; UCLA, UC Davis take the most

The number of Californians who are transferring to UC campuses from community colleges and other schools is slightly lower this fall than last year, according to new preliminary statistics. Meanwhile, the number of international students in the UC transfer ranks is rising.

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Norovirus caused illness outbreak at Ventura Chipotle restaurant, officials say

Officials believe that an outbreak of norovirus is responsible for sickening dozens of patrons at a Ventura County Chipotle restaurant earlier this month.

The Ventura County Environmental Health Division began investigating last week after more than 60 customers became ill after eating at the burrito chain's Simi Valley Towne Center location.

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Garcetti, Beck defend LAPD body camera policy

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti responded Friday to criticism over the LAPD's policy on officer body cameras, saying that automatically making recordings public could violate the privacy of victims.

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