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LOS ANGELES (CNS) — Temperatures soared into the triple digits again Sunday, as the Southland sweltered under a weekend heat wave that prompted a heat advisory from forecasters and warnings from health officials.

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For months, families have pined to see their loved ones who live in California’s skilled nursing facilities, which have been shut down to outside visitors to keep the Coronavirus from spreading.

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SAN GABRIEL — A fire early Saturday destroyed the rooftop and most of the interior of a Catholic church in California that was undergoing renovation to mark its upcoming 250th anniversary celebration.

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LOS ANGELES — The Southland was sweltering under an early-summer heat wave this weekend, with temperatures reaching triple-digits in some valley communities and posing a health threat.

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SACRAMENTO — California officials will soon release another 2,100 inmates from state prisons in response to the Coronavirus pandemic and in all now plans to release a total of more than 10,000 inmates, or nearly 10 percent of prisoners, as Gov. Gavin Newsom responds to intensifying pressure …

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LOS ANGELES — Metrolink on Friday announced it has completed the installation of two hand sanitizing stations on each of its 215 train cars, more than doubling the amount available, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — New charges have been filed against a former University of Southern California campus gynecologist accused of sexually assaulting young women who were his patients, Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey said Thursday.

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DANVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A San Francisco Bay Area doctor who was on an off-roading trip with his 15-year-old son was shot and killed after he stopped to ask a man for directions, his son and other relatives said.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities believe rising rapper Pop Smoke was shot and killed during a Los Angeles home-invasion robbery in February after his social media posts led five suspects to the house he was renting, police said after detectives arrested the group Thursday morning.

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LOS ANGELES — Authorities were searching a Southern California lake Thursday for “Glee” star Naya Rivera who was feared drowned after her four-year-old son was found alone on a rented boat. 

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FULLERTON — Southern California authorities are investigating the death of a child who was reported to have been left in a car and was not breathing.

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LOS ANGELES — Before Brian Haag returned to work styling hair at a Los Angeles salon last month, he wanted to ensure his clients he was not infected with Coronavirus, so he booked an appointment for a test and was able to breeze through a site at Dodger Stadium in about 10 minutes. 

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SACRAMENTO — Surging Coronavirus cases in California prompted a warning on Wednesday from the nation’s most populous county of a possible delay to classroom instruction in public schools next month — a setback Gov. Gavin Newsom said he hopes to avoid by convincing more people to wear face co…

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DOWNEY (CNS) — A probationer was charged Wednesday with capital murder and other counts stemming from a carjacking in Pico Rivera in which a 13-year-old girl died and her eight-year-old brother was seriously injured.

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Another California death row inmate at San Quentin State Prison has died from apparent complications of the Coronavirus in the midst of an outbreak that has infected about 40% of inmates at the prison, corrections officials said Wednesday.

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SACRAMENTO — With Coronavirus cases rising fast, California is planning to keep open several makeshift hospitals that have seen few patients but cost a bundle — in one case more than $4 million to prepare and staff a facility that only treated two people over nearly two months.

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) — The deputy who fatally shot an 18-year-old man near Gardena last month still has not been interviewed by investigators, Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said Wednesday, as calls intensified from the teen’s family and civil rights activists for the release of more in…

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LOS ANGELES — Californians mostly heeded warnings to stay away from beaches and other public spaces during the long weekend as state officials urged social distancing amid a spike in Coronavirus infections and hospitalizations.

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LOS ANGELES — California headed into the Fourth of July weekend Friday under classic sunny summer skies and new health orders that temporarily put many popular beaches off-limits and canceled fireworks shows in an effort to prevent runaway Coronavirus infections. 

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SACRAMENTO (AP) — Workers in companies with at least five employees could take up to three months off from work to care for a family member without fear of losing their job under a bill that narrowly passed the state Senate on Thursday.

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SACRAMENTO (AP) — Twenty years after prosecutors filed charges against a then-unknown serial rapist based on DNA samples, a former federal prison guard pleaded guilty Thursday to the California crimes.

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A young mountain lion that was captured last month after roaming the streets of San Francisco and then released into a wilderness preserve was found dead Friday on the shoulder of a highway, authorities said.

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SAN BERNARDINO (AP) — Two people changing a flat tire were killed while on the shoulder of a freeway when a box truck drifted out of its lane and struck them, authorities said. 

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric has emerged from a contentious bankruptcy saga that began after its long-neglected electrical grid ignited wildfires in California that killed more than 100 people. 

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The University of Southern California will no longer resume in-person instruction for the fall semester and instead will move to mostly online classes. 

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — City leaders voted Wednesday to slash the Los Angeles Police Department budget by $150 million, reducing the number of officers to a level not seen for more than a decade amid nationwide demands to shift money away from law enforcement agencies during America’s reckoning o…

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SAN DIEGO — A federal judge has knocked down a cornerstone border policy of the Trump administration that denies asylum to people who travel through other countries to reach the US-Mexico border without first seeking protection in those countries.

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SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers harshly criticized state corrections officials’ “failure of leadership” Wednesday, saying they botched their handling of the Coronavirus pandemic by inadvertently transferring infected inmates to a virus-free prison, triggering the state’s worst prison outbreak.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anti-Semitic hate crimes in California rose nearly 12% in 2019, including a fatal shooting at a Southern California synagogue, even as hate crimes overall declined statewide by 4.8%, according to a state report released Wednesday.

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SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco police will stop releasing the mug shots of people who have been arrested unless they pose a threat to the public, as part of an effort to stop perpetuating racial stereotypes, the city’s police chief announced Wednesday.

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) — Federal authorities today arrested two Los Angeles residents named in a grand jury indictment alleging their involvement in a family-run drug ring that trafficked in pound quantities of cocaine, as well as fentanyl pills.   

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) — A woman was struck and killed by a Metro B (Red) Line train today near the Hollywood/Vine station platform.

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RED BLUFF — A man who drove into a Walmart distribution center in Northern California and went on a shooting rampage that left him and another man dead, and four others wounded, was fired from his job at the center last year, authorities said.

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LOS ANGELES — Gov. Gavin Newsom on Sunday ordered bars in Los Angeles County and six other counties to close to prevent further spread of the Coronavirus, as the state experiences a surge in new cases and evidence of rising community transmission.

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LOS ANGELES — The dean of USC’s School of Dramatic Arts has resigned after a woman publicly revealed that he had a romantic relationship with a student while she was attending the university more than a decade ago.

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SAN FRANCISCO — With the Coronavirus surging, at least four California counties on Friday paused or prepared to backtrack on their reopening plans in a bid to halt the spread of the virus. Gov. Gavin Newsom urged an agricultural county that borders Mexico to reimpose a stay-at-home mandate.

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SACRAMENTO (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday pardoned 13 former prisoners, including three whose immigration status may benefit from the decision. He also commuted the sentences of 21 current inmates, including several who killed their victims and had been serving life-without-pa…