Southern California

Calif. regulators mull electricity pricing changes

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California utilities regulators are considering a new electricity pricing system that would likely result in bigger bills for most ratepayers. The California Public Utilities Commission will study and vote on whether […]

01/11/2014

In this Oct. 1, 2013, photo, New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez arrives at the offices of Major League Baseball in New York. (AP Photo/David Karp, File)

Arbitrator cuts A-Rod suspension to 162 games

NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez’s drug suspension was cut to 162 games from 211 by arbitrator Fredric Horowitz, a decision the New York Yankees third baseman vowed to fight in federal court. Rodriguez also […]

01/11/2014

Offshore oil drilling platform 'Gail' operated by Venoco, Inc., is shown off the coast of Santa Barbara, Calif. on May 1, 2009. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

EPA to require SoCal offshore fracking reports

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oil and gas companies that are fracking off the Southern California coast must report chemicals discharged into the ocean under a new rule released Thursday by federal environmental regulators. The U.S. […]

01/09/2014

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Inbreeding found in S. Calif. mountain lions

LOS ANGELES (AP) – DNA tests indicate three mountain lions born last month in the Santa Monica Mountains were inbred, a troubling sign for a population penned in by major freeways and the urban sprawl […]

01/09/2014

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LA County seal returns to the news

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Nearly 10 years after legal wrangling prompted Los Angeles County to remove a cross from its official seal, Supervisor Mike Antonovich introduced a motion today asking that the seal be changed […]

12/31/2013

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Police say at 4 bodies found in Fontana home

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — Police say four people, two of them children, have been found killed in a Southern California home. Fontana police Sgt. Doug Imhof tells KNBC-TV and KABC-TV that a 16-year-old boy called […]

12/31/2013

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Holiday DUI arrests up slightly

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Drunken and drugged driving arrests in a countywide totaled 1,996 as of midnight Sunday, up from 1,913 last year during the same time period. The crackdown by officers with the Avoid […]

12/30/2013

Nativity features Trayvon Martin instead of Jesus

CLAREMONT, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California church nativity scene is featuring a bloody Trayvon Martin in place of the infant Jesus in an effort to stir a community conversation about gun violence. The nativity […]

12/29/2013

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Garden Grove man pleads guilty to terror count

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles U.S. attorney’s office says a Southern California man has admitted attempting to assist al-Qaida and has pleaded guilty to a federal terrorism offense. Prosecutors say 24-year-old Sinh Vinh […]

12/27/2013

July 26, 2011 photo of Kevin and his son, Tyler Armstrong, then 7, after reaching the summit of Mount Whitney in the Sierra Nevada, Calif. (AP Photo/Kevin Armstrong, File)

Yorba Linda boy, 9, is youngest to reach Aconcagua summit

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A 9-year-old boy from Southern California has become the youngest person in recorded history to reach the summit of Argentina’s Aconcagua mountain, which at 22,841 feet (6,962 meters) is the […]

12/27/2013

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SoCal cracks down on fraud at farmers markets

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ever wonder if something’s rotten at your farmers market? Maybe those pricey “locally grown” mangos are actually commercial imports from South America. Southern California officials have cracked down this past year […]

12/27/2013

Driver rescued after 300-foot SoCal cliff plunge

PALOS VERDES ESTATES, Calif. (AP) — A driver who plunged 300 feet off of a Southern California ocean cliff was rescued after firefighters waded into the surf to free him from the car. KNBC-TV says […]

12/27/2013

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