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Former Deputy Mayor Eileen Decker sworn in as U.S. attorney

Former Los Angeles Deputy Mayor Eileen Decker was sworn in Monday as the U.S. attorney for the Central District of California.

The oath of office was administered by U.S. District Judge Beverly Reid O'Connell during a private ceremony, according to the U.S. attorney's office.

On June 11, the U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed Decker's appointment as the top prosecutor for a district that spans from...

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UC Berkeley sued for allegedly failing to properly respond to sexual assault complaints

Three current and former UC Berkeley students sued the University of California on Monday for allegedly failing to properly respond to their sexual assault complaints, asserting that administrators did not act quickly enough or adequately penalize perpetrators found responsible. 

The civil lawsuit, filed in Alameda County Superior Court, accused UC regents of "deliberate indifference" in three 2012...

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Police shoot, wound armed 18-year-old in Garden Grove

Police in Garden Grove shot and wounded an 18-year-old man Monday after he allegedly aimed a black semi-automatic handgun at an officer, authorities said.

Shortly after 4 p.m., an off-duty Santa Ana police officer near Fredrick Drive and 9th Street saw a man carrying a handgun that he later tucked into his waistband, according to Lt. Bob Bogue of the Garden Grove Police Department.

A Garden Grove...

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Black Lives Matter activists charged in fracas at event

A judge denied a request by the Los Angeles city attorney's office for a protective order that would have prohibited two activists from coming within 50 feet of Mayor Eric Garcetti and LAPD Chief Charlie Beck.

The activists still face misdemeanor charges related to a fracas last week at a city recreation center in South Los Angeles.

Garcetti and Beck were meeting privately at the Mount Carmel Recreation...

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Grandson of slain Glendale couple hospitalized, delaying questioning by police

The sole publicly identified person of interest in the slaying of a Glendale couple found dead inside their home has been hospitalized with serious injuries, delaying detectives' efforts to interview him, police said Monday.

Nathaniel Scheiern, the grandson of the couple found dead Sunday, was seriously injured in a one-vehicle car accident, Glendale police Sgt. Robert William said. 

The crash occurred...

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Collapsed balcony that killed 6 passed 2014 inspection, records show

The fifth-floor Berkeley apartment balcony that collapsed two weeks ago, killing six and injuring seven, passed muster with inspectors hired by the complex’s owners less than a year ago, according to documents released by the city Monday.

A private structural inspector checking the Library Gardens apartment complex in August 2014 marked the balcony supports as being in “good” condition, along with...

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