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California should help pay for quake early warnings, state lawmakers say

Hours after a magnitude-6.4 earthquake destroyed buildings in Taiwan, four state lawmakers said they want California to help fund an earthquake early warning system, which has been stalled by a lack of funding.

“There’s no valid reason not to make this relatively small investment in an early warning system that has the potential to save the lives of Californians,” state Sen.

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Midair collision off coast near L.A. Harbor; search for survivors underway

Rescue crews searched unsuccessfully into the night Friday off the coast between San Pedro and L.A. Harbor for survivors of a possible midair collision between two small planes.

People aboard a private fishing vessel alerted the U.S. Coast Guard about 3:30 p.m. that they saw a plane plunge into the water, said U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Andrea Anderson.

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Coastal Commission chief defends his record as panel moves to fire him

The embattled head of the California Coastal Commission is defending his record in his first public comments since members of the panel launched an effort to fire him from the powerful land-use agency.

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Doctor convicted of murder for patients' drug overdoses gets 30 years to life in prison

A judge on Friday sentenced a Rowland Heights doctor to 30 years to life in prison for the murders of three of her patients who fatally overdosed, ending a landmark case that some medical experts say could reshape how doctors nationwide handle prescriptions.

The sentence came after a Los Angeles jury last year found Dr.

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Taiwan earthquake: Destruction a grim reminder of dangers for California, experts say

When a magnitude-6.4 earthquake rocked southern Taiwan on Saturday, images of building collapses quickly surfaced on social media and in local media reports. The damage, structural engineers said, was a sober reminder that these collapses would also probably occur in California should a massive temblor strike.

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Suspect arrested in death of woman whose remains were found behind a wall in a Lomita apartment

Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies announced an arrest Friday in the death of a woman whose remains were found behind a wall in a Lomita residence last year.

Randolph Garbutt, 43, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of murder in the death of Raven Joy Campbell, 37, sheriff's Lt. Steve Jauch said.

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