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Southern California hiker dies after she's hit by boulder

A 53-year-old woman has died after a boulder hit her as she was hiking in Southern California.

The Ventura County coroner said Monday that Toni Large of Ojai died at a hospital.

Sheriff’s officials told the Ventura County Star that Large was with a group when the boulder hit her in the Los Padres National Forest on Sunday evening.

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Palmdale couple sentenced to life in prison for toddler's beating death

A Palmdale woman and her boyfriend were sentenced Monday to life in state prison for the brutal beating of the woman’s 23-month-old son, who was left in a vegetative state for weeks before he died.

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L.A.'s proposed fee on new construction may not be 'one size fits all'

Los Angeles City Councilman Joe Buscaino wants more development in his San Pedro seaside district — new hotels, restaurants and apartment towers to lure visitors and attract residents.

The recent construction boom transforming L.A. has largely skipped this former fishing village, despite its ocean views and proximity to the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

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Firefighters stop 200-acre blaze in Campo

A brush fire charred roughly 200 acres in Campo Monday, threatening 20 homes and prompting evacuations while firefighters worked to get a handle on the blaze, Cal Fire officials said.

Crews on the ground and personnel aboard four air tankers and three water-dropping helicopters stopped the flames shortly before 5:30 p.m., Cal Fire officials said. Evacuation orders were lifted shortly after.

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Retired barber found guilty of fatally shooting a Newport Beach urologist

An Orange County jury on Monday swiftly found a 79-year-old retired barber guilty of fatally shooting a urologist inside the doctor’s Newport Beach office in 2013.

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L.A. jury hits Johnson & Johnson with $417-million verdict over cancer link to its talc

A Los Angeles jury issued a $417-million verdict Monday against Johnson & Johnson, finding the company liable for failing to warn a 63-year-old woman diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer about the risks of using its talcum products.

The verdict marks the largest award yet in a number of suits claiming that the company’s talc powder causes ovarian cancer.

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