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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Leroy Baca was ordered Thursday to report to prison by Feb. 5 to begin serving a three-year prison sentence for a corruption conviction.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new prosecution filing in the college admissions cheating case targets defense claims by actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli, who are accused of paying $500,000 to get their two daughters into the University of Southern California in …

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NEWARK, N.J. — Maintenance crews on Thursday were inspecting a Los-Angeles bound United Airlines jetliner that returned to New Jersey’s Newark Liberty International Airport after it experienced engine trouble and flames were seen near a wing.

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SANTA ANA — A California judge revoked attorney Michael Avenatti’s bail Wednesday, forcing a delay of his New York extortion trial set for next week after prosecutors said he was hiding assets from creditors to live lavishly.

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SACRAMENTO — California is considering raising taxes on some of the country’s largest companies, but the size of the tax increase would depend on how much its highest-paid executive makes compared to its employees.

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SONOMA — A county in Northern California wine country is exploring plans to sue a utility over a massive wildfire last fall that caused losses of $725 million when combined with rolling power shutoffs.

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SACRAMENTO — California’s governor has restarted a project to build a giant, underground tunnel that would pump billions of gallons of water from the San Joaquin Delta to the southern part of the state.

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SACRAMENTO (AP) — A man who was in the United States illegally was sentenced to 21 months in prison Wednesday for helping a suspect try to escape to his native Mexico after officials say he killed a California police officer.

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LOS ANGELES — Some aviation experts said Wednesday that they were puzzled after the crew of a commercial airliner decided to dump fuel at low altitude during an emergency landing, causing a vapor to fall on schoolyards and neighborhoods east of Los Angeles International Airport.

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SAN FRANCISCO — Homeless women ordered by a California judge last week to leave a vacant house they illegally occupied in Oakland for two months were evicted before dawn Tuesday by sheriff’s deputies in a case that highlighted the state’s severe housing shortage and growing numbers of homele…

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CUDAHY — A mist of fuel dumped by an airliner with an engine problem as it made an emergency return to Los Angeles International Airport fell on several schools Tuesday, causing minor skin and lung irritation to 56 children and adults, officials said.

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) —  A two-year prison sentence was handed down Tuesday for a former Los Angeles high school teacher who sexually assaulted one of her students.

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) —  Los Angeles International Airport will conduct a full-scale test of its mobile emergency alert system today, meaning people in a large area near the airport will receive test alerts on their cell phones.

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SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers are considering upending the state’s struggling bottle and can recycling program by requiring beverage distributors to create a new system to take back their own containers, similar to one that has been successful in neighboring Oregon.

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LOS ANGELES — The family of the lone crew member to die in a fiery scuba boat disaster that killed all 33 passengers off the California coast last year sued the vessel’s owner Monday in federal court.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers have rejected what would have been a first-of-its-kind ban on medically unnecessary treatment for infants born with ambiguous or conflicting genitalia.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — An advisory council appointed by Gov. Gavin Newsom called Monday for California voters to consider a legally enforceable mandate to end homelessness, as the most populous state grapples with one of its most pressing and politically fraught problems.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Women who lived in two apartment buildings in Los Angeles faced years of sexual harassment and retaliation by a property manager, violating the Fair Housing Act, the U.S. Department of Justice said in a lawsuit Monday.

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MUSCOY, Calif. — A Southern California driver was fatally shot after he rammed a sheriff’s patrol car with his two-year-old son in his vehicle, authorities said.

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SAN FRANCISCO — Another bit of old, quirky San Francisco will be no more when Tom Sweeney finally hangs up his white pressed collar and signature Beefeater jacket this weekend after more than four decades of opening doors at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel downtown.

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SACRAMENTO — Gov. Gavin Newsom is proposing to overhaul California’s probation system by greatly reducing the time a convict is under supervised release, but increasing rehabilitation programs at the outset of the probationary period, when they are considered the most effective.

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LAKEWOOD — A Southern California man suspected of dumping a dog in the gutter and shooting it to death has been arrested after leading officers on a car chase, authorities said Saturday.

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SAN FRANCISCO — Homeless women who are illegally occupying a house in the expensive San Francisco Bay Area do not have the right to stay and must leave within five days, a judge ruled Friday.

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SACRAMENTO — California is sending 31 disaster specialists to Puerto Rico after a magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck the island’s southern coast on Saturday, the latest in a series of quakes over the past week that have toppled homes and schools and left more than 4,000 people in shelters.

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SANTA ANA — A California appeals court on Friday ruled that a state law limiting police collaboration with federal immigration agents doesn’t interfere with a charter city’s right to run its own police force.

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SACRAMENTO — California Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to give $20,000 stipends to teachers at high needs schools and extend health care to older low-income immigrants who are in the country illegally. He outlined the plans during an announcement Friday of his $329 billion budget proposal.

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SACRAMENTO — In the battle for the Democratic presidential nomination, no prize is bigger than California, which offers more delegates than any other state. And as candidates plot their strategies here, there’s an overlooked group of voters who could be key to victory: independents.

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NIPTON, Calif. — A 27-year-old man killed his mother and drove about 200 miles through the Mojave Desert before he was fatally shot by police on Interstate 15, stranding motorists for up to 19 hours and backing up traffic for miles on the main route between Southern California and Las Vegas,…

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SACRAMENTO — California could become the first state to make its own prescription drugs under a proposal announced Thursday by Gov. Gavin Newsom, who says it would “take the power out of the hands of greedy pharmaceutical companies.”

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Southern California man whose two children died in a fire that investigators said likely erupted when he passed out drunk and dropped a cigarette was sentenced Wednesday to nearly 13 years in prison.

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SACRAMENTO — A billion-dollar investment last year has yet to curtail California’s growing homeless crisis, and with the state awash in revenue, Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to spend a billion more on programs aimed at getting people off the streets.

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SONOMA (AP) — A 49-year-old California man has been booked into the Sonoma County Jail on six felony charges for allegedly abducting and sexually assaulted a 14-year-old as she walked to school and attempting to abduct a second student, police said Wednesday.

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SANTA CLARITA (CNS) — The Los Angeles County Coroner’s office, Tuesday, formally identified a veteran pilot who was killed when his homemade airplane crashed near the Northbound Antelope Valley (14) Freeway at Newhall Avenue in Santa Clarita.

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Duncan D. Hunter submitted his resignation Tuesday, one month after pleading guilty to a corruption charge, leaving vacant one of the GOP’s few remaining House seats in heavily Democratic California.

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LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles prosecutors charged Harvey Weinstein on Monday with sexually assaulting two women on successive nights during Oscars week in 2013, bringing the new case against the disgraced Hollywood mogul on the eve of jury selection for his New York trial.

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NEW YORK —  More than two  years after a wave of sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein ushered in the #MeToo movement, the disgraced movie mogul faces another reckoning: a criminal trial that could put him behind bars for the rest of his life.

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — Homeless people facing a ticket or arrest by San Diego police could have the infractions cleared if they agree to stay for 30 days in one of the city’s shelters, according to a newspaper report.

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LEMOORE — A police dog helped officers arrest a drunk man who fired a gun out the window of a house and prompted the evacuation of a central California neighborhood, authorities said.

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SACRAMENTO — In a state burdened by billions of dollars in wildfire damage, California lawmakers are hoping for an advance loan before the next climate-fueled catastrophe hits.

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JACKSON, Calif. — A 20-year-old man arrested on suspicion of killing his father following a manhunt near Lake Tahoe confessed to the killing and revealed to detectives the location of his father’s body, authorities said Saturday.