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Earthquake: 3.5 quake strikes near Banning

A shallow magnitude 3.5 earthquake was reported Sunday morning five miles from Banning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 6:53 a.m. PDT at a depth of 8.1 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was seven miles from Beaumont and 19 miles from Moreno Valley.

In the last 10 days, there has been one earthquake of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.

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Police commissioner calls for inspector general to investigate LAPD's troubled cadet program

The president of the civilian panel that oversees the Los Angeles Police Department said he will direct the LAPD’s watchdog to review its cadet program, the latest inquiry stemming from a series of disturbing allegations involving the long-championed youth program.

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Rep. Maxine Waters speaks out on GOP healthcare bill at packed town hall meeting, as protesters rally outside

To illustrate why she believes everyone should have access to comprehensive healthcare, Rep. Maxine Waters said she and her 12 siblings never saw a physician or a dentist their entire childhood.

“I was born at home in St. Louis back in the day when it was hard for minorities to get into hospitals,” she said.

To soothe cavities, Waters said her family relied on turpentine and cotton.

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'Protect them like your own': At cadet graduation, LAPD Chief Beck defends program amid scandal

Astrid Saenz wants to be a Los Angeles police officer one day, and as one of the most decorated cadets in the LAPD’s signature youth program, she’s already well on her way.

The 18-year-old has spent the last three years serving as a cadet in the Devonshire Division, where she says she’s developed a respectful but friendly relationship with the officers who mentor her.

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Kings River flooding forces mandatory evacuations

A surging Sierra Nevada snowmelt caused the Kings River to overflow near the Central Valley town of Kingsburg on Friday night, forcing mandatory evacuations.

Tulare County sheriff’s deputies and firefighters went door to door starting just before midnight to order residents out of about 90 homes near the Kings River Golf and Country Club, said Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Teresa Douglass.

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Earthquake: 4.2 quake strikes near Petrolia, Calif.

A shallow magnitude 4.2 earthquake was reported Saturday afternoon two miles from Petrolia, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 2:22 p.m. PDT at a depth of 5.0 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 17 miles from Rio Dell, Calif., 20 miles from Ferndale, Calif., and 35 miles from Eureka, Calif.

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