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California bill reignites affirmative action fight
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Nearly 20 years after California became the first state to ban the use of race and ethnicity in college admissions, a proposal to reinstate affirmative action has sparked a backlash that is forging a new divide in the...
Air quality board considers easing diesel rules
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California air quality officials are considering giving small trucking operations more time to comply with new rules to clean up diesel emissions.
The Los Angeles Times reports that the proposal would push back deadlines ...
16-year-old survives in wheel well of Maui flight
HONOLULU (AP) - Officials say a 16-year-old boy is "lucky to be alive" and unharmed after flying from California to Hawaii stowed away in a plane's wheel well, surviving cold temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen.
"Doesn't even remember...
Calif. man says he was on Everest during avalanche
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — A California man said he was on Mount Everest when an avalanche struck that killed at least 13 people.
Kenwood, Calif., contractor Jon Reiter said his Sherpa guide pushed him behind some ice blocks and out of harm's...
LA councilman aide arrested on robbery charges
LOS ANGELES (CNS) - An aide to Los Angeles Councilman Bernard Parks was working at home today after being arrested in connection with an attempted robbery at a Hesperia smoke shop, according to media reports.
Kearia Latrice Brown was booked into...
Coachella's young audience a marketers paradise
INDIO, Calif. (AP) — When it first started in 1999, Coachella was a couple of stages and a dance tent. Tickets were $65. A few dusty stands sold hot dogs and Cokes. It was the end of grunge and the start of a new millennium, and it was all about...
Man detained after LA Times building lockdown
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police say a man who allegedly made threatening statements, forcing the lockdown of the Los Angeles Times building, is being held for a mental health evaluation.
Sgt. Keith Green said Saturday that a psychologist request...
Simultaneous lane closures planned in Santa Monica
SANTA MONICA (CNS) - Two unrelated construction projects on Santa Monica's two busiest north-south streets can be expected to snarl traffic starting Monday, according to construction officials.
Starting at 3 a.m. Monday and lasting for seven days,...
Lancaster coach gets over 130 years for molestations
LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) — A former Southern California youth soccer coach has been sentenced to over 130 years in prison for molesting 15 children.
Los Angeles County prosecutors say 54-year-old Renoir Vincent Valenti was sentenced Friday to 130...
Jerry Brown issues 63 pardons on Good Friday
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown is keeping with his tradition of offering pardons to convicted offenders on Christian holidays, announcing on Good Friday that he issued 63 pardons.
The Democratic governor says all the applicants had...
California students admitted to UC by race
The University of California has for the first time admitted more Latino students from California as freshmen than white students. Here is a look at the number of in-state students accepted for fall 2014 admission by campus and race. Note that the...
Student struggles to recount fatal truck-bus crash
ORLAND, Calif. (AP) — Most of the 911 calls from witnesses to last week's fiery truck-bus collision that killed 10 were matter of fact. Then there was the one from a passenger: With shrieks in the background, the student struggled to recount how a...
LAPD investigating possible link between teen’s attempted abduction, recent murders
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Police are investigating possible links between the attempted abduction of a teenage girl doused with flammable liquid and two deadly attacks in L.A. County.
LAPD Commander Andrew Smith identified 30-year-old Robert Ransom...
Change in jail populations since realignment
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California's overall county jail population has increased 15 percent under a nearly three-year-old law that keeps most lower-level offenders incarcerated locally instead of in state prisons. Figures compiled by the Board of...
Challengers show ability to compete for dollars
WASHINGTON (AP) — Challengers in California's most competitive congressional races are showing strong fundraising for the first three months of the year.
Campaign financial reports were fully available Wednesday after candidates met the Federal...