A local charter school organization is scrambling to find an alternative location after a midday blaze swept through one of its campuses on Tuesday.
The Los Angeles Police Department has opened an investigation into allegations that command staff in some of the city's police stations artificially inflated the number of officers they had on patrol to comply with department regulations.
Two Santa Ana women were found guilty of voluntary manslaughter Thursday for the fatal beating of a 23-year-old newlywed outside a nightclub, in a case made infamous by claims of bystander indifference and marked by wildly conflicting eyewitness accounts.
The California Coastal Commission on Thursday took what it called a "significant step toward restoring public access" at Martin's Beach in San Mateo County by calling on members of the public who have been there over the decades to fill out declarations saying so.
A graduate student at USC walking home from a study group was attacked by at least three men early Thursday morning and died sometime later at his apartment, university officials and police said.
A $50,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of a fourth suspect in a deadly Stockton bank robbery that left one hostage and two gunmen dead, police officials said Thursday.
OneWest Bank in Pasadena, born from the ashes of failed high-risk home lender IndyMac Bank, has agreed to be acquired by commercial lender CIT Group for $3.4 billion, a hugely profitable deal for the hedge-fund and private-equity investors that have owned the bank for five years. CIT, a 100-year-old specialist in loans and leases for smaller businesses, is based in New York, but its commercial bank subsidiary would merge into OneWest if the takeover -- the latest in a series of mergers reshaping Southern California's banking industry-- is completed as expected in six months to a year. The combined institution, doing business as CIT Bank, would be run by OneWest's current...