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  • Man pleads not guilty to murder in death of popular Eureka priest

    Man pleads not guilty to murder in death of popular Eureka priest
    The man suspected in the killing of a beloved Northern California priest was arraigned Monday, just hours after parishioners mourned the cleric's passing at a funeral Mass. Gary Lee Bullock, 43, was charged with first-degree murder, auto theft and...
  • Chinese consulate in San Francisco condemns arson attack

    Chinese consulate in San Francisco condemns arson attack
    The Chinese Consulate in San Francisco called on the U.S. to provide "adequate protection" for its staff and property after someone reportedly dumped two buckets of gasoline on the front entrance and set it ablaze on New Year's Day. The arson attack was...
  • Police kill man suspected of setting fire to home, apartment

    Police kill man suspected of setting fire to home, apartment
    A man set fire to the apartment shared by his ex-girlfriend and their 2-year-old son early Thursday, authorities said, then set his mother's home ablaze before being killed by Torrance police when they found him with a knife on a middle-school campus....
  • Two teens due in court on murder charges in death of graphic artist

    Two teens due in court on murder charges in death of graphic artist
    Two men are scheduled to be arraigned Monday in the death of a 42-year-old man whose body was found inside a burned SUV in Rancho Palos Verdes. Jose Angel Martinez, 18, of Compton and Adrian Berumen, 18, of Long Beach face murder and arson charges in...
  • Arson suspect killed by police suffered from depression, sister says

    Arson suspect killed by police suffered from depression, sister says
    The man shot and killed by Torrance police after he allegedly set two fires -- including at an apartment with his 2-year-old son inside -- was suffering from depression, his sister said. Asa James Dolak, 19, was fatally shot about 1:35 p.m. Thursday...
  • Torrance police shoot, kill man suspected of arson, attempted murder

    Torrance police shoot, kill man suspected of arson, attempted murder
    A man suspected of setting the apartment of his ex-girlfriend and their 2-year-old son on fire and then setting his mother's home ablaze was shot and killed Thursday by Torrance police after officers found him with a knife on the campus of a middle...
  • Toddler rescued from fire intentionally set by father, police say

    Toddler rescued from fire intentionally set by father, police say
    A 2-year-old was rescued from a burning apartment building in Torrance early Thursday morning in a fire that authorities said was intentionally set by the toddler's father. Fire crews and officers responded to the fire in the 16700 block of Crenshaw...
  • Man gets prison for arson at Hollywood synagogue, other sites

    Man gets prison for arson at Hollywood synagogue, other sites
    A 23-year-old homeless man was sentenced Tuesday to nearly 10 years in prison for burglarizing and setting fire to a prominent Hollywood synagogue and other sites in 2011, although he may only serve closer to two years due to time already served....
  • Iraq veteran accused of arson in fires at mosque, Planned Parenthood

    Iraq veteran accused of arson in fires at mosque, Planned Parenthood
    Tucked into the deeply evangelical corner of southwestern Missouri, the Islamic Society of Joplin's mosque was an oasis for Muslims -- the only mosque within a 50-mile radius. But in August 2012, during Ramadan, the building burned to the ground in an...
  • Church that burned had no fire code violations, records show

    A historic South Los Angeles church where three firefighters were injured battling a large blaze has been regularly inspected in recent years and has no history of fire code violations, according to records reviewed Wednesday by The Times. The two-alarm...
  • Santa Clarita apartment fire displaces at least 2 families

    Santa Clarita apartment fire displaces at least 2 families
    A propane tank caught fire near an apartment complex in Santa Clarita early Monday morning, spreading to the building and displacing at least two families, authorities said. The blaze started about 2:45 a.m. in the bottom floor of the three-story...