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Man pronounced dead at the Magic Castle in Hollywood

A man was pronounced dead Friday night at the Magic Castle, an exclusive private club in Hollywood that offers fine dining and magic shows.

The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the chateau-style building in the 7000 block of West Franklin Avenue about 7:25 p.m., agency spokeswoman Margaret Stewart said.

The investigation will be handled by the Los Angeles Police Department, she said.

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Reward offered for driver who struck and killed 15-year-old girl in Santa Clarita

A $20,000 reward in exchange for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the hit-and-run driver who killed a 15-year-old Sylmar girl will be offered Monday at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Santa Clarita Valley station.

Desiree Lawson was struck the day after Christmas last year as she crossed the northbound lanes of Sierra Highway, just south of Soledad Canyon Road in Santa Clarita.

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Great white sharks spotted off two Orange County beaches; swimming ban in effect

Lifeguards warned swimmers and surfers to stay out of a stretch of ocean at two Orange County beaches Friday after a great white shark was spotted near the shore.

A helicopter crew saw the 11- to 14-foot shark swimming 100 feet off Bolsa Chica State Beach about 10:40 a.m., according to Lt.

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L.A. Councilman Koretz, opponent Creed trade charges over spending by outside campaign groups

Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Koretz has lodged a complaint with state regulators accusing his opponent of violating a state law that prohibits candidates from working with campaign groups that can take in unlimited campaign contributions.

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'This happened in my city. I am responsible': San Jose mayor vows to fix alert issues in flooding

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo assumed responsibility Friday for failing to properly notify thousands of residents who were forced to flee as floodwaters inundated their neighborhoods this week.

Days after widespread flooding in central San Jose triggered mandatory evacuations for 14,000 residents, Liccardo called for an end to “the bureaucratic finger-pointing.”

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Sorry, EBay fans. Man who destroyed Trump's Walk of Fame star has returned brass pieces to police

The man who smashed President Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star with a sledgehammer and pickax last year won’t be auctioning off the brass pieces as he had hoped. Instead, he’s returned the metal bits to police, his attorney said.

After destroying the star, James Otis took the TV emblem at its center, as well as some of the letters in Trump’s name and a small piece of the star.

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