SANTA ANA — A Palmdale man ejaculated into tissue and then spread his semen on a co-worker’s computer mouse, in her honey jar and in half- consumed bottles of water on her desk in their La Palma office, a prosecutor told an Orange County Superior Court judge Thursday, while the defendant’s a…
SACRAMENTO — California companies must warn their workers of any potential exposure to the Coronavirus and must pay their employees workers compensation benefits if they get sick with the disease under two laws that Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Thursday.
LOS ANGELES — The median price of a single-family home in Los Angeles County jumped last month, but sales of existing homes declined, the California Association of Realtors said Thursday.
COMPTON — The reward for information leading to the gunman who shot two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies at a Compton rail station has soared to $640,000, and more than $800,000 has been donated toward their medical care, Sheriff Alex Villanueva said Thursday.
SAN DIEGO — A former San Diego County sheriff’s captain has pleaded guilty to selling “off roster” guns available only to law enforcement, according to a newspaper report.
LOS ANGELES — Crew members on a dive boat say they were never instructed on emergency procedures before a predawn fire swept through the vessel as it was anchored off the South California coast, killing 34 people as they slept below deck, according to federal documents released Wednesday.
LOS ANGELES — When Leonardo Cuadrado saw the raging fire tearing through an East Los Angeles neighborhood off in the distance, his first thought was that he hoped no one had been hurt.
ROME (AP) — A 20-year-old California man charged with murdering an Italian police officer apologized in court Wednesday, saying he was “filled with remorse” and hoped one day the slain man’s family would forgive him.
SACRAMENTO — A growing number of mayors across the country support giving cash to low-income families with no restrictions on how they can spend it — part of a growing movement to establish a guaranteed minimum income to combat poverty and systemic racism.
LOS ANGELES (CNS) —The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted today to develop an ordinance to crack down on human and sex trafficking, targeting motels, hotels, massage parlors and sports and entertainment venues.
LOS ANGELES (CNS) — A Koreatown man was sentenced today to 17-and-a-half years in federal prison for convincing teenage girls to send him sexually explicit images, then coercing his victims to send more with threats of publishing the images he initially obtained.
PASADENA (AP) — Two teens were critically wounded in a drive-by shooting in Pasadena during a weekend of extraordinary violence and suspected opiate overdose deaths, police said Monday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two flight-worthy solid rocket boosters have been given to the California Science Center for display of the retired space shuttle Endeavour.
LOS ANGELES — Authorities arrested 18 people who have ties to Asian gangs operating in Southern California that illegally sold drugs and guns as part of an 18-month investigation, federal officials said Tuesday.
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — The largest wildfire in California history is threatening the country’s biggest marijuana-growing region, and authorities are warning people in the area to protect themselves — not their crops — if it comes time to evacuate.
Pet owners are cautioned to take extra care when keeping hold of their animals as the nearest shelter is now located in Bakersfield. Once the closest facility, the Mojave branch of the Kern County Animal Shelter was shuttered in March due to COVID-19. Located at the Mojave Air and Space Port…
LOS ANGELES (CNS) — A man who says he was shot in the groin with a rubber bullet without justification during a mass protest in the Fairfax District in May over the death of George Floyd is suing the city of Los Angeles.
LOS ANGELES (CNS) —The Bobcat Fire, which has scorched 36,366 acres, is expected to move closer to the foothill communities this evening as it burns downhill toward hundreds of evacuated homes.
SACRAMENTO — A California man died following a struggle with sheriff’s deputies who were called because he refused to be taken to a hospital, authorities said.
PASADENA — Police in California launched an investigation after authorities received calls of six people showing signs of drug overdoses during a six-hour period in the same city.
SALEM, Ore. — Wildfire smoke that posed a health hazard to millions choked the West Coast on Saturday as firefighters battled deadly blazes that obliterated some towns and displaced tens of thousands of people, the latest in a series of calamities this year.
SACRAMENTO — A Chinese researcher accused of lying about her ties to the Chinese military to gain access to a lab at the University of California, Davis has been released on bail. But federal officials are trying to return her to custody as a flight risk.
LOS ANGELES — At least 200 people marched Saturday from the site where Dijon Kizzee was shot by sheriff’s deputies to a site near the South Los Angeles Sheriff’s Station to protest the shooting death of the 29-year-old man.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A lab analyst at the San Francisco medical examiner’s office has been arrested and charged in Utah after authorities say an evidence bag of methamphetamine was found in his car during a traffic stop.
AGUANGA, Calif. — An illegal marijuana growing operation where seven people were fatally shot in a small, rural Southern California town had the markings of organized crime, authorities said Tuesday.
COMPTON — Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies fatally shot a man Thursday after he allegedly opened fire when they tried to serve a search warrant in Compton, authorities said.
LOS ANGELES — An autopsy report released Friday says “Glee” actor Naya Rivera raised her arm and called for help as she accidentally drowned while boating with her four-year-old son on a California lake.
LOS ANGELES — A small plane crashed and burned in a parking lot near Van Nuys Airport on Friday, killing two people while barely missing parked cars in a narrow space between industrial buildings.
BERRY CREEK, Calif. — John Sykes built his life around his cabin in the dense woods of Northern California. He raised his two children there, expanded it and improved it over time and made it resilient to all kinds of disaster except fire.
LOS ANGELES — A man was shot to death during a marijuana deal inside a Los Angeles apartment building early Thursday and three people were being sought by homicide investigators, police said.
LOS ANGELES — California’s workplace safety regulator has cited a frozen food manufacturer and its temporary employment agency for failing to protect hundreds of employees from the Coronavirus at two Los Angeles area plants.
LOS ANGELES — A $1.2 billion program aimed at building housing for homeless people in Los Angeles has been plagued by delays and soaring costs that have seen the average price of constructing a single unit jump to nearly $559,000, according to a city audit.
LOS ANGELES — A judge Thursday issued a temporary restraining order directing a Sun Valley church to refrain from holding indoor church services, saying there’s an “immediate threat to public health and safety due to the COVID-19 pandemic.”
SAN FRANCISCO — California State University, the country’s largest four-year public university system, said Thursday that classes at its 23 campuses will stay primarily online when the next term begins in January due to expected increases in Coronavirus cases later this year.
GRIDLEY, Calif. — Authorities said Thursday that at least 10 people have died in a massive Northern California wildfire and 16 people remain missing.
SAN FRANCISCO — A dense smoke layer from dozens of raging wildfires darkened the skies and fouled the air along much of the West Coast on Thursday and was expected to hover in the region at least through the weekend.
SACRAMENTO — California’s typical turnaround time for Coronavirus tests has dropped to less than two days, state health officials said Thursday, a mark that allows for effective isolation and quarantine of those who are infected to limit the spread.
CARSON CITY, Nev. — Six states in the US West that rely on the Colorado River to sustain cities and farms rebuked a plan to build an underground pipeline that would transport billions of gallons of water through the desert to southwest Utah.
SACRAMENTO — With millions of people out of work in California, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday signed a law giving tax breaks to small businesses that hire more workers by Dec. 1.
LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said Wednesday that 862 sheriff’s department personnel have tested positive for COVID-19 since the pandemic began, with 726 under quarantine.
LOS ANGELES (CNS) — Red flag warnings denoting a high risk of wildfire will be in effect in the Southland today because of low humidity, strong Santa Ana winds, and vegetation left at “critical levels” of dryness in the aftermath of a “historic heat wave.”
VALLEJO — The city of Vallejo in the San Francisco Bay area has agreed to pay $5.7 million to the family of a Black man who was shot and killed by a Vallejo police officer in 2018, city officials announced Friday.
LOS ANGELES — California is sweltering under a dangerous heat wave Labor Day weekend that was spreading triple-digit temperatures over much of the state, raising concerns about power outages and the spread of the Coronavirus as throngs of people packed beaches and mountains for relief.
SHAVER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire that broke out near Shaver Lake in the Sierra National Forest has prompted evacuation orders as authorities urged people seeking relief from the Labor Day weekend heat wave to stay away from the popular lake.