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Earthquake: 3.0 quake strikes near Soledad, Calif.

A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Saturday evening 13 miles from Soledad, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 7:24 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 1.9 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 17 miles from Greenfield, Calif., 22 miles from Hollister, Calif. and 24 miles from King City, Calif.

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Los Angeles celebrates 235 years

To celebrate Los Angeles’ birthday, Kelli Romo laced up her sneakers and joined hundreds of others Saturday in retracing the 9-mile route that the original settlers walked 235 years ago from the San Gabriel Mission to what is now El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument.

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USPS employees accused of hoarding parcels, stealing veterans' medication

Federal authorities have charged dozens of Southern California postal workers and their associates with mail theft, embezzlement and an array of other crimes as part of a sweeping investigation into criminal activity at the U.S. Postal Service.

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Man fatally shot by FBI agent serving search warrants in Compton

An FBI agent fatally shot a man while serving warrants at a Compton residence this week, an agency spokeswoman said Saturday.

An FBI SWAT team arrived at the residence in the 14600 block of South White Street about 9:30 p.m. Thursday to serve the warrants, spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said  An agent fired his weapon after a confrontation with the man, Eimiller said.

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Range fire in Kern County 45% contained; evacuation orders will be lifted at noon

A 600-acre fire that broke out Friday afternoon in Kern County is now 45% contained, officials said.

No structures have been destroyed and evacuation orders will be lifted Saturday at noon, according to the Kern County Fire Department.

About 500 firefighters are battling the fire, dubbed the Range fire, which was burning in the Bear Valley Springs area.

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Max Ritvo, L.A. poet who chronicled his cancer battle, dies at 25

 Max Ritvo, a poet who chronicled his long battle with cancer in works that were both humorous and searing, has died. He was 25.

Ritvo died Tuesday morning at his home in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles, his mother, Ariella Ritvo-Slifka, said Friday.

Ritvo was diagnosed at 16 with Ewing's sarcoma, a rare cancer that affects bones and soft tissue in children and young adults.

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