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Episcopal bishop faces suspension over efforts to sell Newport Beach church

An Episcopal Church disciplinary panel has recommended a three-year suspension for the bishop who locked worshippers out of St. James the Great church in Newport Beach after a failed sale attempt two years ago.

The panel also recommended that the shuttered church be restored to its displaced members.

The tentative ruling, which came down late Friday afternoon, determined that the Right Rev. J.

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Man held on suspicion of murder after teen tumbles from back of pickup

A 22-year-old man was arrested Friday on suspicion of killing a 14-year-old boy who apparently fell out of the back of a moving pickup in Jurupa Valley, authorities said.

Deputies were called about 10:30 p.m. Thursday to the intersection of Live Oak and Lakeside drives regarding a possible hit-and-run, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement.

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USC moves to fire, ban from campus former medical school dean over 'egregious behavior'

Faced with mounting questions and anger on campus, USC announced Friday that it was hiring an ex-federal prosecutor to investigate a report by The Times that the former dean of the university’s medical school associated with criminals and drug abusers and used methamphetamine and other drugs with them.

“We are outraged and disgusted by this individual’s behavior,” USC President C.L.

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Suspected hit-and-run driver arrested in Lancaster crash that killed 11-year-old girl

A 25-year-old man suspected in a Lancaster hit-and-run that killed an 11-year-old girl was arrested Friday, authorities said.

Witnesses said Eduardo Medrano Jr.’s vehicle collided with one carrying the victim early Tuesday at Lancaster Boulevard and 20th Street East, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Yeni Deciga said in a statement.

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Long Beach man claims lotto officials withheld $5-million prize because his underage son bought his ticket

A Long Beach man is suing the state and the California Lottery Commission, claiming he was denied $5 million in prize money because his 16-year-old son purchased his winning ticket.

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L.A. County sues over reopening of Aliso Canyon

L.A. County is suing state regulators and Southern California Gas Co. for failing to conduct required safety and environmental studies and to turn over public documents before reopening the Aliso Canyon natural gas facility.

State regulators announced this week that Aliso Canyon could resume natural gas injections at a reduced capacity.

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