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SAN FRANCISCO — Police in San Francisco are investigating a shooting inside a synagogue during which the unidentified suspect may have fired blanks rather than live rounds, Wednesday night, in what a synagogue official called an attempt to terrorize Jewish people.

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SAN DIEGO — Two Southern California teenagers have been arrested in connection with the killings of two young men last month during a meeting involving the illegal sale of vape products, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department said.

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LOS ANGELES — Disgraced ex-lawyer Tom Girardi, once celebrated for winning massive settlements, has been indicted by federal grand juries in Los Angeles and Chicago on charges he stole more than $18 million from clients, prosecutors announced, Wednesday.

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SANTA ANA — An Orange man who killed his girlfriend and her two young sons and left their bodies to rot on a balcony while he partied was sentenced, Friday, to three consecutive life terms in prison, prosecutors said.

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) — Los Angeles received $60 million in federal funding today to address homelessness as part of what officials described as a first-of-its-kind grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi endorsed fellow Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff on Thursday in his 2024 bid for the seat now held by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, providing the long-serving incumbent doesn’t seek a seventh term.

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BIG BEAR LAKE — Sheriff’s deputies responding to a domestic violence call shot and killed a woman they said was armed with a handgun on a hiking trail near a home in the Southern California mountains, authorities said.

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LOS ANGELES — The mountain snowpack that supplies a significant amount of California’s water got an incredible boost from recent powerful storms and is outpacing the state’s wettest season on record, state water officials said, Wednesday.

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LOS ANGELES — Power was briefly knocked out at Los Angeles International Airport, on Wednesday, leaving many passengers at one of the world’s busiest airports in the dark and halting security checks, authorities said.

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SACRAMENTO — California could soon ban people from carrying guns in nearly all public places as Gov. Gavin Newsom and his allies in the state Legislature seek to test the limits of the US Supreme Court’s new conservative majority in the aftermath of six mass shootings, last month, that left …

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SANTA FE, N.M. — Actor Alec Baldwin and a weapons specialist have been formally charged with involuntary manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a cinematographer on a New Mexico movie set, according to court documents filed by prosecutors, Tuesday.

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SAN FRANCISCO — The population of western monarch butterflies wintering along the California coast has rebounded for a second year in a row after a precipitous drop in 2020, but the population of orange-and-black insects is still well below what it used to be, researchers announced, Tuesday.

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LOS ANGELES — A weekend shooting in which three women were killed at a short-term rental home in an upscale Los Angeles neighborhood was a targeted attack, the city’s police chief said, Tuesday, as investigators continued to search for suspects.

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VISALIA, Calif. — Central California’s Tulare County will pay $32 million to settle a lawsuit alleging its child welfare agency failed to respond to reports of abuse involving an infant boy who was hospitalized for malnutrition and suffered brain damage, plaintiffs’ attorneys said, Monday.

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LOS ANGELES — Three women killed in a weekend shooting at a short-term rental home in an upscale Los Angeles neighborhood were identified, Sunday, while police searched for suspects.

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WASHINGTON — Exposed to the beating sun and hot dry air, more than 10% of the water carried by the Colorado River evaporates, leaks or spills as the 1,450-mile powerhouse of the West flows through the region’s dams, reservoirs and open-air canals.

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LOS ANGELES — A man suspected of being the Tesla driver seen in viral videos attacking Los Angeles-area motorists’ vehicles with a pipe was arrested over the weekend, the California Highway Patrol said, Monday.

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REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — The driver of a car that plunged off a treacherous cliff in northern California, seriously injuring himself, his wife and their two young children, was charged, Monday, with attempted murder.

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VISALIA, Calif. — Two weeks after shooters brazenly killed a teen mother, her 10-month-old baby and four other members of her household, the suspects remain at large. Authorities, on Monday, provided no motive for the attack in a central California farming community.

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LAS VEGAS — A key stretch of the main vehicle travel route between Los Angeles and Salt Lake City will be closed, all weekend, as part of a project to reshape a busy interchange serving the Las Vegas Strip.

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LOS ANGELES — A man who was convicted of murdering his on-again, off-again girlfriend in East Los Angeles and a man in Whittier in crimes that occurred just over a decade apart was sentenced, Friday, to two consecutive life prison terms without the possibility of parole.

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CONCORD, Calif. — As the fine-dining chef at a suburban high school gave samples of his newest recipes, junior Anahi Nava Flores critiqued a baguette sandwich with Toscano salami, organic Monterey Jack, arugula and a scratch-made basil spread: “This pesto aioli is good!”

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Video released publicly, Friday, shows the husband of former US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi struggling with his assailant for control of a hammer moments before he was struck in the head during a brutal attack in the couple’s San Francisco home, last year.

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LOS ANGELES — Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff, who rose to national prominence as the lead prosecutor in President Donald Trump’s first impeachment trial, said, Thursday, he is running for the Senate seat held by long-serving Democrat Dianne Feinstein.

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SACRAMENTO — Weeks of historic rainfall in California mean public agencies that supply 27 million people will get much more water from the state than they were scheduled to get, a month ago — enough to supply an estimated 4.4 million households for a year.

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LOS ANGELES — A magnitude-4.2 earthquake struck near Malibu, early Wednesday morning, giving thousands of residents a rude awakening and prompting Los Angeles emergency management officials to conduct a 470-square- mile survey of the city that turned up no signs of damage or injuries.

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LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County’s annual count of homeless residents began, Tuesday night — a crucial part of the region’s efforts to get tens of thousands of unhoused people off the streets.

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MONTEREY PARK, Calif. — The police chief in the California city where 20 people were shot — 11 fatally — at a ballroom dance hall defended his decision not to warn the public for hours that a killer was on the loose, saying, Wednesday, he didn’t have enough information to effectively alert r…

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HALF MOON BAY, Calif. — A farmworker accused of killing seven people in back-to-back shootings at two Northern California mushroom farms was charged, Wednesday, with seven counts of murder and one of attempted murder.

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HALF MOON BAY, Calif. — An agricultural worker killed seven people in back-to-back shootings at two mushroom farms that had employed him in Northern California and the massacre is believed to be a “workplace violence incident,” officials said, Tuesday, as the state mourned its third mass kil…

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MONTEREY PARK — In the wake of the worst massacre in Los Angeles County history, the California governor was meeting gunshot victims in the hospital when he was pulled away and briefed on a mass shooting at the other end of the state.

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MONTEREY PARK — Investigators searching for a motive, Monday, in the worst mass shooting in Los Angeles County history said the gunman was previously arrested for illegally owning a firearm, had a rifle at home, hundreds of rounds of ammunition and appeared to be manufacturing gun silencers.

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SACRAMENTO — Multiple flood protection projects in California are on hold after Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed cutting their funding to help cover a $22.5 billion budget deficit — a decision disappointing environmental advocates as weeks of powerful storms have caused widespread flooding that da…

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LOS ANGELES  — A former official in Los Angeles County’s real estate division, who was involved in awarding contracts to developers and contractors, was sentenced, Monday, to two years probation for lying to FBI agents and filing a false tax return in an effort to cover up his receipt of bribes.

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ACAMPO, Calif. — On Sunday morning, Kyle Starks woke up to floodwaters that reached the door of his Jeep after yet another heavy rain storm drenched California. Emergency crews showed up with boats to float Starks and other residents of his rural mobile home park in Acampo to safety.

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LOS ANGELES — Jewel, the Los Angeles Zoo’s 61-year-old Asian elephant, was euthanized due to declining health, officials said, Friday.

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LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County reported 1,184 new COVID-19 infections and 25 virus-related deaths, Friday, and officials reminded residents that masks are still strongly recommended indoors despite the county’s move to the “low” virus-activity category.

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LOS ANGELES — Former Los Angeles City Councilmember Jose Huizar has agreed to plead guilty to taking $1.5 million in bribes from developers in a sweeping City Hall corruption case.

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SANTA FE, N.M. — Actor Alec Baldwin and a weapons specialist will be charged with involuntary manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a cinematographer on a New Mexico movie set, prosecutors announced, Thursday, citing a “criminal disregard for safety.”

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BILLINGS, Mont. — The US is directing $930 million toward reducing wildfire dangers in 10 western states by clearing trees and underbrush from national forests, the Biden administration announced, Thursday, as officials struggle to protect communities from destructive infernos being made wor…

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SAN DIEGO — The Biden administration agreed to lower part of a border wall planned in the southwest corner of the continental United States, advocates said, Thursday, dismissing the concession as a token gesture.

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CAPITOLA, Calif. — President Joe Biden walked along the splintered boardwalk of this picture-postcard California beach town, Thursday, and heard from business owners struggling to repair damage to their shops after deadly storms caused devastation across the region and killed more than 20 pe…

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SOUTH LOS ANGELES — Authorities are seeking the public’s help to find a man who allegedly crashed a car and a dump truck into the garage of his estranged wife’s home, over the weekend.

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LOS ANGELES — An alleged hit-and-run driver has been charged with murder in the death of a woman during an illegal street takeover in Los Angeles on Christmas Day, prosecutors said, Wednesday.