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'Suspicious item' found near Hollywood Christmas Parade route

A suspicious item was found Sunday afternoon near the starting point of the Hollywood Christmas Parade, prompting the arrival of the Los Angeles Police Department's Bomb Squad, authorities said.

A bystander reported the "suspicious item" about 1:30 p.m. near Hollywood Boulevard and Orange Drive, said LAPD Officer Rosario Herrera.

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Saying goodbye to slain Downey police officer: Services set for Sunday and Monday

A rosary and viewing service for slain Downey police Officer Ricardo “Ricky” Galvez is Sunday night, followed by funeral services Monday morning. He is the first officer to be gunned down in Downey Police Department history.

Galvez, 29, was killed the night of Nov. 18.

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Spiked baseball bats found around San Francisco; police seek help

San Francisco police are asking for help in finding individuals responsible for hanging spiked baseball bats from poles throughout the city.

San Francisco police Sgt. Michael Andraychak says officers first received reports of wooden or metal baseball bats hanging by chains from utility poles and parking meters in the city on Thanksgiving morning.

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Last Boeing C-17 built in Long Beach takes flight as California aerospace era ends

The last Boeing C-17 Globemaster III cargo plane built at the company’s Long Beach plant departed from the facility Sunday, closing an important era for aircraft manufacturing in California.

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84th annual Hollywood Christmas Parade gets rolling at 5 p.m. Sunday

Thousands of people are expected to turn out Sunday evening for the 84th annual Hollywood Christmas Parade, which this year will feature the magic-comedy team Penn & Teller as grand marshals.

The parade kicks off at 5 p.m. at the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Orange Drive, near the TCL Chinese Theatre.

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Suspected burglar stuck in chimney dies after homeowner lights fire in Fresno County

Authorities say a suspected burglar has died after getting stuck in a chimney in Central California.

Fresno County Sheriff's Lt. Brandon Pursell said a homeowner in the rural town of Huron heard someone yell after lighting a fire in his fireplace Saturday afternoon and alerted authorities.

Pursell said the homeowner tried to put out the fire as his house began to fill with smoke.

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