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Another hiker dies on Mt. Baldy, prompting closure of trails

A 47-year-old man died Saturday after he slipped and fell off the side of Mt. Baldy, the second person to die this week along trails at the mountain.

Dong Xing Liu, who was known as Tony Liu, was hiking with his wife in the Icehouse Saddle area of Mt. Baldy when they both slipped and fell from the trail, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.

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Earthquake: 3.8 quake strikes near Lost Hills, Calif.

A shallow magnitude 3.8 earthquake was reported Sunday evening 18 miles from Lost Hills, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 10:20 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 4.3 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 36 miles from Wasco, Calif., 37 miles from Avenal, Calif. and 38 miles from Atascadero, Calif.

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Camarillo brushfire fed by Santa Ana winds threatens structures

Firefighters in Ventura County were coping with strong winds as they battled a brush fire Sunday night that was threatening buildings.

The blaze broke out about 8:15 p.m. in the 1400 block of Avenida De Aprisa in Camarillo, according to the Ventura County Fire Department.

By 8:40 p.m., the two-alarm fire had spread to 3 acres and threatened structures in the area, fire officials said.

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Earthquake: 3.2 quake strikes near Willow Creek, Calif.

A shallow magnitude 3.2 earthquake was reported Sunday evening 13 miles from Willow Creek, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 6:12 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 12.4 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 31 miles from Arcata, Calif. and 33 miles from McKinleyville, Calif.

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2 dead, 1 hurt when speeding car crashes into Boyle Heights home

Two people who were fleeing a gunman were killed Sunday when their speeding vehicle went airborne and crashed into an unoccupied home in Boyle Heights, police and fire officials said.

A black SUV pulled up to the victims’ white sedan near the intersection of East Cesar Chavez Avenue and Echandia Street about 11 a.m.

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Divers recover 2 bodies, wreckage near site of San Pedro plane crash

Divers recovered on Sunday the remains of two people and plane wreckage off the coast of San Pedro as the search continued for evidence of a suspected midair collision of two small planes.

The two victims were found about 100 feet below the surface in waters about two miles from the Los Angeles Harbor, said Capt. Jack Ewell of the Los Angeles County sheriff's department.

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