CALIFORNIA & LOCAL

CALIFORNIA & LOCAL

  • Ousted L.A. fire marshal claims corruption among city fire inspectors

    Ousted L.A. fire marshal claims corruption among city fire inspectors

    A top Los Angeles Fire Department official is alleging corruption in the city inspection programs he once administered as part of a $5-million retaliation claim filed Tuesday. Deputy Chief John Vidovich was removed from his post as fire marshal last month after a two-year tenure that was marred...

  • Knott's closes attraction that was insensitive to people who care about mental health

    Knott's closes attraction that was insensitive to people who care about mental health

    In anticipation of Halloween, the folks who run Knott’s Berry Farm did a lousy thing, and mental health advocates were outraged. Then on Tuesday afternoon, park managers reversed course and shut down an attraction. But did they do so for the right reasons? Here’s the story; you be the judge. Ron...

  • Shooting of black man by El Cajon police sparks outrage, protests

    Shooting of black man by El Cajon police sparks outrage, protests

    An African American man who El Cajon police said did not comply with orders was shot and injured by at least one officer outside of an apartment building Tuesday. The shooting sparked protests in the San Diego County city, with friends of the man's family sayng he suffers from a mental illness...

  • California is cracking down to prevent illegal fishing off the coast

    California is cracking down to prevent illegal fishing off the coast

    California is embarking on a new effort to shield ocean waters from overfishing. Law-enforcement officials have embraced a statewide ticketing system aimed at poachers and unwitting anglers who illegally catch bass, yellowtail, lobsters and other types of marine life within these zones, which are...

  • Two men are charged in Fullerton triple homicide

    Two men are charged in Fullerton triple homicide

    A soldier in the U.S. Army and another man were charged with murder Tuesday in connection with the slaying of a Fullerton couple and their friend over the weekend, according to authorities. Pfc. Joshua Acosta, 21, of Ft. Irwin in San Bernardino County, and Frank Sato Felix, 25, of Sun Valley, each...

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