WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court, on Thursday, ruled that law enforcement officers can’t be sued when they violate the rights of criminal suspects by failing to provide the familiar Miranda warning before questioning them.
SAN FRANCISCO v— Police in San Francisco were searching, Thursday, for a man who shot and killed one person and wounded another inside a subway train and then fled when the train stopped in the Castro District, the city’s historically LGBTQ neighborhood.
LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County supervisors have revealed financial details of a plan to return ownership of prime beachfront property to descendants of a Black couple who built a resort for African Americans but were stripped of the land, in the 1920s.
SAN FRANCISCO — One man was killed and another was wounded in a shooting on a San Francisco subway train, Wednesday, that ended in the city’s historically LGBTQ neighborhood just days before Pride celebrations, police said.
ADELANTO — State officials are investigating after a Southern California sheriff’s deputy shot and killed an unarmed person following a traffic stop, early Tuesday, authorities said.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A controversial proposal by California Gov. Gavin Newsom to prod more homeless people into mental health treatment is making its way through the Legislature, despite deep misgivings from lawmakers struggling to address a problem that reaches every corner of the state.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The biological mother of two small California boys who died while in the state foster care system has filed a federal lawsuit alleging her sons were unlawfully taken from her and placed with foster parents who are now charged with killing them.
SACRAMENTO — About $1.1 billion in unused unemployment benefits returned to California, on Tuesday, money state officials said was most likely attempted fraud during the pandemic.
SACRAMENTO — California posted another strong jobs report, on Friday, as the unemployment rate fell to its lowest point since before the pandemic; but the news was overshadowed this week by the surest signs yet of a wobbly economy that could soon usher in a recession.
DALLAS — After Opal Lee led hundreds in a walk through her Texas hometown to celebrate Juneteenth, the 95-year-old Black woman who helped successfully push for the holiday to get national recognition said it’s important that people learn the history behind it.
LOS ANGELES — With summer right around the corner, temperatures will heat up across Southern California, this week, with highs hovering in the 90s in many areas.
EL MONTE — Hundreds of people turned out for a candlelight vigil honoring two El Monte police officers slain last week while investigating a report of a possible stabbing.
SAN FRANCISCO — California utilities will be fined more than $22 million for the “poor execution” of widespread power shutoffs two years ago that were designed to prevent devastating wildfires, the state’s Public Utilities Commission announced, Wednesday.
LOS ANGELES — A Southern California regional passenger rail service announced, Thursday, that is testing technology that will use the West Coast’s earthquake early warning system to automatically slow or stop trains before shaking begins.
SACRAMENTO — California would be the first state to require gun owners to buy liability insurance to cover the negligent or accidental use of their firearms, if lawmakers approve a measure announced, Thursday.
SAN FRANCISCO — Protesters pray outside a library in New York City as Flame, a drag queen sporting a bright wig and a red gown, entertains the children inside by singing the ABCs, leading a coloring activity and reading books about how it’s OK to be different.
SANTA ROSA — Pacific Gas & Electric Co. is working on an ambitious project to bury thousands of miles of power lines in an effort to prevent igniting fires with its equipment and avoid shutting down electricity during hot and windy weather.
CALABASAS — A mountain lion that was part of a National Park Service study was fatally struck by a vehicle in Southern California’s Santa Monica Mountains along the same road where her mother was similarly killed.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Recognition of Juneteenth, the effective end of slavery in the US, gained traction after the police killing of George Floyd, in 2020. But after an initial burst of action, the movement to have it recognized as an official holiday in the states has largely stalled.
NEWPORT BEACH — A dozen of the hundreds of brown pelicans found starving on the Southern California coast were released, Friday, after rehabilitation at a wildlife center.
EL MONTE — The mother of one of two El Monte police officers who were fatally shot in a gun battle that also left the suspect dead lashed out at District Attorney George Gascón, Friday, saying his “insane ideas” allowed the gunman to remain out of jail and free to murder her son.
SACRAMENTO — A Northern California pair not only smuggled drugs to five other states but repeatedly impersonated federal law enforcement officers as part of the nationwide scheme, a US grand jury alleged, this week.
SANTA ANA — Prosecutors have accused a Las Vegas man of committing a hate crime by killing one person and wounding five in a mass shooting at a Taiwanese American church luncheon in Laguna Woods.
SANTA CRUZ — Crews were working, Friday, to restore electricity to more than 6,000 customers in Santa Cruz after a metallic balloon became tangled in power equipment.
LOS ANGELES — With final federal approval expected as early as today, Los Angeles health officials prepared, Friday, to begin offering pediatric COVID-19 vaccine doses to children younger than age five.
SACRAMENTO — An ambitious California proposal aims to reduce plastic production for single-use products like shampoo bottles and food wrappers by 25%, starting next decade, part of an effort to rein in pollution from the ubiquitous material.
LOS ANGELES — Trial has begun for a man on charges alleging he was responsible for a blast at an Aliso Viejo spa that killed an ex-girlfriend and injured two others when she opened a box rigged with an explosive.
LOS ANGELES — Two Southern California police officers were patrolling their shared hometown — one on the force for more than two decades and the other for just months — when both were slain, Tuesday, in a shootout while investigating a possible stabbing at an El Monte motel.
LOS ANGELES — A federal judge, this week, gave final approval to a lawsuit settlement that commits the city of Los Angeles to sheltering or housing thousands of homeless residents within five years.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A bloodhound helped police track down a suspect who was wanted in the shooting of a California Highway Patrol officer during a Monday traffic stop in Los Angeles, authorities said, Tuesday.
SACRAMENTO — Fearing the US Supreme Court will soon overturn Roe v. Wade, California Democrats, on Tuesday, moved quickly to ensure the state’s progressive voters have a chance this fall to make abortion a constitutional right in the nation’s most populous state.
WASHINGTON — The Navy has issued letters of censure to three Marine and two Navy officers in connection with the sinking of an amphibious assault vehicle off the Southern California coast, in 2020, that killed eight Marines and a sailor.
CHINO HILLS (AP) — A 59-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping and torture after a woman told authorities she escaped his Southern California home where she was held against her will, for months, sheriff’s officials said.
SANTA ANA (AP) — Incarcerated lawyer Michael Avenatti says he plans to plead guilty to charges in a federal court case in Southern California accusing him of cheating clients out of millions of dollars.
RIVERSIDE — A retired truck driver from Texas has been charged with killing a woman whose body was found along a freeway onramp in a Southern California desert, nearly 30 years ago, prosecutors said.
PHOENIX — Students at a largely Hispanic elementary school in Phoenix have long lined up for morning classes on a dusty patch of dirt under a broiling sun.
SACRAMENTO — The nation’s largest utility, on Wednesday, outlined a multi-decade plan that aims to more rapidly reduce to zero its net greenhouse gas emissions while still using natural gas to produce power.
LOS ANGELES — A Southland heat wave continued, Saturday, with temperatures topping 90 degrees in many parts of Los Angeles County and surpassing 100 in the Antelope Valley.
LOS ANGELES — Former Los Angeles Dodgers player Steve Sax has issued a statement saying that his 33-year-old son who had always dreamed of being a pilot was among five US Marines killed during a training flight crash, earlier this week, in the California desert.
LOS ANGELES — In a pair of fundraisers here, on Friday, President Joe Biden urged Democratic donors to send him reinforcements on Capitol Hill to keep Republicans out of power and help dislodge his agenda from the current gridlock.
SAN JOSE — Police seized an arsenal of weapons and thousands of rounds of ammunition from the home of a homicide suspect in Northern California during a search, earlier this week.
LOS ANGELES — The number of COVID-19-positive patients in Los Angeles County hospitals fell back under 600, Saturday, bucking a trend from the past several weeks that has moved the region closer to a possible resurrection of indoor mask-wearing mandates.