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Worst flooding in 100 years hits San Jose, forcing 14,000 to evacuate

San Jose was hit by what officials described as the worst flooding in 100 years as the Coyote Creek, which runs through the heart of the city, overflowed, inundating neighborhoods and forcing thousands to flee.

About 14,000 residents in large swath of central San Jose were under mandatory evacuations orders.

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8-year-old Pomona homicide victim was an adoptee from Taiwan

Jonah Min Hwang, the 8-year-old who was killed in a Pomona shooting Monday evening, was a playful brother whose family adopted him from Taiwan.

“We welcomed Jonah into our family less than three years ago, after adopting him from an orphanage in Taiwan,” a statement from his family read.

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Police find a body in burned home where shooting suspect was believed to be hiding

Police found a body in a burned Riverside home that they believed was the hiding spot for a man who shot at police.

As SWAT teams surrounded the house on the 9300 block of Sage Street in Riverside around 7:30 a.m.

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Car crashes into La Puente bedroom where children are sleeping

A driver crashed a car into a La Puente bedroom where two children were sleeping and then ran away from the house early Wednesday morning, authorities said. 

No one was injured.

The crash happened around 2 a.m. in the 500 block of Duff Avenue, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Dept. Sgt. James Beamon.

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Lee Baca in court, round 2: What'll sound familiar in the retrial, and what will be new

The first time Lee Baca was put on trial for obstructing an FBI investigation, lawyers for the former Los Angeles County sheriff nearly convinced a jury that the government’s case was all smoke and no fire.

Now, with a retrial set to open this week, Baca’s defense team is ready to mount another defense, but this time under even more daunting odds.

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Police blame reform for putting a convicted felon suspected of killing a Whittier officer back on the street. The record is more complicated

Soon after returning to Los Angeles from Pelican Bay State Prison in April 2016, Michael Christopher Mejia was in trouble again.

An imposing physical presence at 6 feet, 3 inches, with face and neck tattoos that trumpeted his gang membership, Mejia was jailed and released repeatedly for violating his probation.

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