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'I'm a nice guy': O.C. jail escapee asserts innocence in jailhouse interview

The suspected mastermind of a three-man escape from a Southern California jail says he never intended to harm anyone during his eight days on the run.

In a jailhouse interview, Hossein Nayeri told the Orange County Register that he didn't want anyone to get hurt and asserted that he was innocent of the kidnapping and torture charges that landed him in jail two years ago.

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Three rescued from car that plunged into San Diego's Mission Bay

A group of people attending a bonfire came to the rescue Saturday, saving three men from a car that had plunged into Mission Bay.

The vehicle was traveling on the Fiesta Island loop when it missed a turn and dove into the water about 12:30 a.m., San Diego police said. The driver told authorities that he couldn’t see the turn due to foggy conditions.

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Coroner identifies two victims of suspected midair plane collision

The Los Angeles County coroner has identified two men killed in an apparent midair plane collision off the coast of San Pedro earlier this month. 

The coroner's office identified the men, the occupants of one plane, as Martin Clement, 61, of Redondo Beach, and 80-year-old James Garber III of Harbor City. Their bodies were found two miles from the Los Angeles Harbor on Feb. 7.

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Woman killed in fiery crash near MacArthur Park in Westlake

A woman was killed when she lost control of her vehicle, which hit a light pole and a building, overturned, caught fire and hit several parked cars in Westlake early Saturday morning, authorities said.

The crash occurred near MacArthur Park in the area of 7th and South Lake streets at about 2 a.m., according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

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Kendrick Lamar, the pride of Compton, receives key to the city today

The city of Compton plans to honor rapper Kendrick Lamar on Saturday by presenting him the key to the city.

The ceremony honoring the Grammy Award winner who grew up in the city will take place at 10 a.m. at the Martin Luther King Monument at Civic Center Plaza.

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Granada Hills Charter High wins L.A. Academic Decathlon

Defending national champion Granada Hills Charter High School won this year’s academic decathlon in the Los Angeles Unified School District, officials announced Friday night.

Granada Hills will continue to the state competition, but it won’t be alone. Other district high schools competing will be Marshall, which finished second in L.A.

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