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'My son has been stabbed,' woman says in Santa Monica standoff, according to witness

Santa Monica police took a barricaded suspect into custody after cornering him in a backyard Friday night following a nearby home invasion robbery that left two people hospitalized, one of them with serious stab wounds.

The robbery occurred about 6:20 p.m. in the 200 block of 19th Street in a residential neighborhood near Riviera Country Club, police said.

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Students walk out at downtown L.A. arts high school over rape allegations

Students at Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts walked out of classes Thursday to protest the school’s handling of one student’s charge that another student raped her on campus.

Some students and parents are concerned that they were not told anything about the alleged incident. Some also were upset over what they saw as inaction on the part of the school district.

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Saddleback Church youth mentor accused of lewd conduct with teen boys

A youth mentor at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest has been accused of lewd acts involving two teenage boys while he volunteered there, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department said Friday.

Ruven Meulenberg, 32, was arrested Thursday and booked on suspicion of lewd and lascivious acts on a child and is being held on $100,000 bail, authorities said.

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L.A. community newspaper editor sentenced in illegal firearms case

The editor of a Sunland-Tujunga community newspaper has been sentenced to 41 months in federal prison for illegally possessing firearms after advertising a “Guns for Haiti Quake Relief” drive, according to the U.S attorney’s office.

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Torossian concedes in L.A. City Council District 7 race

Los Angeles City Council aide Karo Torossian conceded Friday in the San Fernando Valley’s District 7 race and congratulated his one-time rival, Monica Rodriguez, after final results showed him losing the May 16 election.

Certified numbers released by the city’s Election Division show Rodriguez, a former L.A.

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California woman sues Jelly Belly Candy claiming beans were full of sugar