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  • Caitlyn Jenner won't be charged in deadly PCH crash

    Caitlyn Jenner won't be charged in deadly PCH crash

    Prosecutors have declined to file charges against Caitlyn Jenner, who deputies had said caused a deadly chain-reaction crash on Pacific Coast Highway in February. The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office determined that prosecutors would not be able to prove in court that Jenner was responsible...

  • Caitlyn Jenner could face manslaughter charge in deadly PCH crash

    Caitlyn Jenner could face manslaughter charge in deadly PCH crash

    Los Angeles County sheriff’s detectives will present evidence next week to prosecutors that could lead to a misdemeanor manslaughter charge against Caitlyn Jenner, who was involved in a deadly chain-reaction crash on Pacific Coast Highway in February. Sheriff’s Det. Richard Curry said Thursday...

  • Malibu Canyon Road closed after fatal crash sparks small brush fire

    Malibu Canyon Road closed after fatal crash sparks small brush fire

    A two-acre brush fire sparked by a fatal crash in Malibu on Monday prompted officials to close Malibu Canyon Road near Pacific Coast Highway. The brush fire broke out just after noon Monday when a vehicle went over a hillside and sparked flames at South Malibu Canyon Road and West Pacific Coast...

  • Sheriff's deputies hurt in Malibu crash released from hospital

    Sheriff's deputies hurt in Malibu crash released from hospital

    Two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies who were involved in a traffic accident Sunday night have been released from the hospital, authorities said Monday. The deputies were driving along Kanan Dume Road near Latigo Canyon Road around 6:35 p.m. when their patrol car struck a guardrail and flipped...

  • Woman killed by hit-and-run driver in Malibu on her 21st birthday

    Woman killed by hit-and-run driver in Malibu on her 21st birthday

    A woman died Tuesday -- the same day as her 21st birthday -- after she was struck on Pacific Coast Highway by a driver who then fled the scene, authorities said. About 5:35 a.m., a woman was standing next to her car parked along the shoulder of PCH east of Zuma View Place in Malibu when another...

  • Bruce Jenner crash: Driver disputes official version of fatal wreck

    Bruce Jenner crash: Driver disputes official version of fatal wreck

    An attorney representing the driver of the lead car in a chain-reaction crash involving Bruce Jenner is disputing the official but preliminary account of the incident and says his client was hit by Jenner’s vehicle. Jessica Steindorff, 29, was driving her Toyota Prius to a meeting in Zuma Beach...

  • Bruce Jenner crash: Victim had no license; Jenner tried to brake, cops say
    Bruce Jenner crash: Victim had no license; Jenner tried to brake, cops say

    Investigators plan to visit Bruce Jenner on Monday to seek cellphone records in connection with Saturday’s deadly chain-reaction crash on Pacific Coast Highway.

    Sgt. Philip Brooks of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department told the Los Angeles Times that investigators would ask Jenner to sign...

  • Bruce Jenner crash once again puts focus on paparazzi
    Bruce Jenner crash once again puts focus on paparazzi

    The fatal accident involving former Olympian Bruce Jenner in Malibu on Saturday is again raising concerns about paparazzi who aggressively follow celebrities.

    Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department officials said they are still trying to sort out what happened in the accident, but there are reports...

  • Rescuers call off search after fatal accident in Malibu

    A Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department search and rescue team has called off the search for possible survivors of a fatal accident earlier Tuesday on Kanan Dume Road in Malibu.

    A motorist died after his car collided head-on with an Edison construction truck and slid off the steep canyon road...

  • Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu reopens after water main break
    Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu reopens after water main break

    Traffic lanes in both directions on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu reopened late Thursday after crews worked to repair a water main break, authorities said.

    The break occurred near Pacific Coast Highway and Trancas Canyon Road about 7 p.m. and briefly caused a full closure of the thoroughfare,...

  • DUI suspect draws Jennifer Lopez's ire after car crash
    DUI suspect draws Jennifer Lopez's ire after car crash

    A 53-year-old man was booked on suspicion of drunk driving after he drove into the back of a car carrying entertainer Jennifer Lopez, actress Leah Remini and their children, authorities said. 

    Robert J. Reitz was arrested Saturday evening after he crashed his truck into Lopez's car on Pacific Coast...

  • Jennifer Lopez, Leah Remini rear-ended by DUI suspect in Malibu
    Jennifer Lopez, Leah Remini rear-ended by DUI suspect in Malibu

    Jennifer Lopez and pal Leah Remini had a bit of a fender bender in the "Booty" singer's new car over the weekend.

    Authorities said Remini, Lopez's best friend and a "King of Queens" alum, was driving on Saturday when they were hit by an alleged drunk driver. The pop diva was a passenger and Lopez's...

  • Man sentenced for stealing celebrity trainer Jillian Michaels' Bentley
    Man sentenced for stealing celebrity trainer Jillian Michaels' Bentley

    A man who stole a Bentley from the Malibu driveway of celebrity trainer Jillian Michaels was sentenced Friday to 17 years in state prison.

    Gerjuan Deshon Harmon, 31, was convicted earlier this year of first-degree burglary with a person present and grand theft of personal property. A jury last...

  • Demolition of Camp Vernon youth lockup called start of new era
    Demolition of Camp Vernon youth lockup called start of new era

    Los Angeles County officials marked what they describe as the beginning of a new era in juvenile justice Friday by breaking ground on the demolition of Camp Vernon Kilpatrick, a 50-year-old juvenile lockup outside Malibu.

    The 125-bed camp is set to be razed and remade in a $48-million project that...

  • Suspected drunk driver hits utility pole, knocks out power in Malibu

    A suspected drunk driver slammed into a utility pole along Malibu Canyon Road on Saturday morning, knocking out power for more than 3,000 homes in the area and causing traffic signal outages along Pacific Coast Highway, authorities said.

    The crash occurred at about 7:30 a.m. in an unincorporated...

  • Man arrested after multiple Westside carjackings and crashes
    Man arrested after multiple Westside carjackings and crashes

    A man was arrested Monday morning after a series of carjackings and crashes beginning in Pacific Palisades and ending in Malibu, authorities said. 

    The crime spree began around 7:45 a.m. when the man, an adult male in his mid-40s, went into a woman's apartment on the 100 block of Marquez Place,...

  • FBI agent opens fire during suspected kidnapping; chase ensues
    FBI agent opens fire during suspected kidnapping; chase ensues

    An FBI agent shot at a man in Canoga Park after it appeared that he was trying to kidnap a woman and force her into his car, law enforcement authorities said late Wednesday.

    The man left he scene and led officers on a high speed chase across the San Fernando Valley and into Malibu, where he was...

  • Deputy in Mel Gibson DUI arrest fights to be reinstated
    Deputy in Mel Gibson DUI arrest fights to be reinstated

    The night movie star Mel Gibson was arrested for drunk driving in Malibu turned out to be devastating for the Oscar-winning director.

    His anti-Semitic tirade aimed at the Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy who stopped him made worldwide headlines. Amid public outrage, Gibson issued an apology,...

  • Small businesses at high risk for data breach
    Small businesses at high risk for data breach

    To the money managers at Silversage Advisors in Irvine, it seemed like a no-brainer to store backup computer drives far from the main office to ensure seamless operations in case of a calamity.

    Then professional burglars hit the home where the drives were kept, cracked open a safe bolted to the...

  • Disney's 'Lab Rats' star arrested on suspicion of DUI in Malibu
    Disney's 'Lab Rats' star arrested on suspicion of DUI in Malibu

    Disney star Billy Unger was arrested over the weekend on suspicion of drunk driving after he was stopped in his Nissan Altima on Pacific Coast Highway, authorities said.

    Unger, who is best known for his role on the Disney sitcom "Lab Rats," was reportedly going 65 mph in a 45 mph zone on PCH about...

  • Suspected 'hash oil' lab explodes in Malibu home; 1 man burned
    Suspected 'hash oil' lab explodes in Malibu home; 1 man burned

    A suspected drug lab at a home in Malibu caught fire and exploded Tuesday, injuring one person who had to be transported to the hospital via helicopter, authorities said.

    Firefighters responded to the home in the 1200 block of Encinal Canyon Road shortly before 6:15 p.m. to find it fully engulfed...

  • Singer Chris Brown arrested, held without bail
    Singer Chris Brown arrested, held without bail

    Singer Chris Brown was arrested Friday afternoon by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies after he allegedly violated probation related to his 2009 conviction for assaulting his then-girlfriend Rihanna.

    The singer was booked into jail in downtown Los Angeles, where he is being held without bail. 

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  • Scottie Pippen files countersuit over Malibu altercation
    Scottie Pippen files countersuit over Malibu altercation

    Scottie Pippen has filed a countersuit against a Malibu man who alleged the former NBA All-Star assaulted him at a restaurant last year.

    Camran Shafighi filed a $4-million lawsuit against Pippen, accusing him of a “brutal and unjustified physical attack" that allegedly occurred outside upscale...

  • Senate OKs bill to give Coastal Commission power to levy fines
    Senate OKs bill to give Coastal Commission power to levy fines

    The state Senate approved a measure Friday that would give the California Coastal Commission the ability to impose fines.

    The bill, which would grant new power to the agency that oversees land use and public access along California’s 1,100-mile coastline, passed narrowly on a 21 to 17 vote. It...

  • Scottie Pippen questioned, released in alleged Malibu assault
    Scottie Pippen questioned, released in alleged Malibu assault

    Chicago Bulls legend Scottie Pippen was questioned Monday by authorities in connection with an alleged assault Sunday evening in Malibu, a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spokesman said.

    Pippen was questioned by authorities and was allowed to leave without being arrested, sheriff's spokesman...

  • Lindsay Lohan to complete rehab at Malibu facility
    Lindsay Lohan to complete rehab at Malibu facility

    Lindsay Lohan will spend the next two months at the Cliffside rehab facility in Malibu after spending a month receiving treatment at the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage.

    Last Thursday, a judge — with the agreement of Santa Monica and Los Angeles prosecutors — approved the actress' transfer to...

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