CALIFORNIA & LOCAL

CALIFORNIA & LOCAL

  • Hundreds gather at Orange County synagogue to mourn slain college student Blaze Bernstein

    Hundreds gather at Orange County synagogue to mourn slain college student Blaze Bernstein

    Blaze Bernstein was on winter break and visiting his parents in Lake Forest when they proudly explained that his namesake was Blaise Pascal, the 17th-century child prodigy who went on to become a mathematician, inventor and master of prose. The 19-year-old pre-med student at the University of Pennsylvania...

  • Flu death toll rises in California

    Flu death toll rises in California

    The number of Californians under 65 who’ve died of the flu has jumped to 42, compared with nine at the same time last year, state officials said Friday. The flu season, which runs from October through May, typically peaks in February. Public health officials say they don’t yet know whether the...

  • Former classmate arrested in killing of Blaze Bernstein, the Ivy League student found dead in O.C. park

    Former classmate arrested in killing of Blaze Bernstein, the Ivy League student found dead in O.C. park

    Three days after the body of a missing teenager was found buried in a shallow grave in an Orange County park, detectives announced Friday that they had arrested a former high school classmate in the slaying. Nineteen-year-old Blaze Bernstein was reported missing Jan. 3 by his family, who became...

  • Car goes airborne, crashes into 2nd-floor dental office in Santa Ana

    Car goes airborne, crashes into 2nd-floor dental office in Santa Ana

    A driver who later admitted to using narcotics crashed his car into the second-floor dental offices of a Santa Ana building today, according to police. The white sedan was partially wedged into the second story of the office building, Santa Ana Police Department reported. A specialized fire truck...

  • Singer Seal faces investigation over woman's battery allegation

    Singer Seal faces investigation over woman's battery allegation

    The singer Seal is the subject of a sexual battery investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department after a former Malibu neighbor made accusations against him, authorities said. The woman made the accusation this weekend when deputies responded to a disturbance call in Malibu involving...

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