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- Dog hailed as hero in Michelle Le case
The mother of slain Escondido teenager Amber Dubois said Wednesday that she believes a “higher power” helped her dog find the remains of missing nursing student Michele Le.
- Officers charged in Kelly Thomas death
Officer Manuel Ramos has been charged with second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter. Officer Jay Cicinelli has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and excessive use of force.
Two Fullerton police officers have been criminally charged in the violent confrontation that left a homeless man dead, Orange County Dist. Atty. Tony Rackauckas announced Wednesday.
- Man dies saving pet bird from fire
A 60-year-old San Dimas man who ran inside a burning building to rescue his pet bird was found dead Tuesday afternoon outside the fire-damaged structure, officials said.
- Many question why Laguna Beach rug merchant wasn’t charged sooner
Police say sex assaults happened over a four-year period. Residents and business operators ask why it took so long to make an arrest.
Along Laguna Beach’s artsy Ocean Avenue shopping district, Sirous & Sons Rug Gallery has long been a destination for tourists and weekend shoppers looking for Persian and Middle Eastern rugs.
- West Hollywood sheds fur sales
Council’s tentative approval irks the Chamber of Commerce and retailers, who say the city did not get enough input from the business community to determine the economic effects of the ban.
West Hollywood has long been known for its animal-friendly laws. After all, this is a city where pets are formally recognized as “companions” and their owners as “guardians.”
- Upscale culture and gang violence share a small space
In San Francisco’s Mission District, gang violence is layered atop the flourishing restaurant and club scene that has grown up in recent years.
Reporting from San Francisco — The first in a spate of casualties in this city’s hipster haven was a quiet 22-year-old who held two jobs and sent money home to his mother in Mexico’s Yucatan region. Gaspar Puch-tzek was grabbing a cigarette outside the swank Mission District restaurant where he worked on Aug. 30 when he was mistaken for a gang member and shot in the face.
- Reyes’ Chief of Staff Enters Council Race
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES – Jose Gardea, the longtime chief of staffto First District City Councilman Ed Reyes, recently filed papersto raise funds for the 2013 council election. He is the firstperson t
- Firing of BID’s Longtime Head Riles Huizar, Prompts Concerns of Collusion
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - The sudden firing last week of the leader of one ofDowntown’s largest business improvement districts has riled someprominent business leaders and the area’s council representa
- Perry Gets Endorsement From Ex-Valley Councilman Smith
DOWNTOWNLOS ANGELES- The deep Valley and Downtown Los Angelesdon’t find common ground all that often. These days, neither doRepublicans and Democrats. Those facts make an endorsement in the2013 may
- The Latest Information on 66 Downtown Projects
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES – These days, the media buzz makes it easyto believe that the only project of significance in the DowntownLos Angeles pipeline is the proposed $1.5 billion football stadiumand
- The New, Purple Heart of the LAPD
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES – Long before he became chief of the LosAngeles Police Department, Charlie Beck walked foot beats, cruisedin patrol cars and regularly put himself in harm’s way.
- Downtown Challenge: Inside Starry [Expletive] Kitchen
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES – I knew it was going to be a good day atwork when the boss walked in and exclaimed, “Good morningmother[expletive]ers!” and the crew smiled and greeted him warmly.They looked
- Two Officers Charged in Thomas Death
One officer faces second-degree murder and another will be charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of Kelly Thomas.
- Court Considers "This Is It" Video
The court will consider a defense motion in the Conrad Murray trial.
- Tree in Deadly Accident Under Fire
Known as the "gasoline tree," the blue gum eucalyptus has a long history in California, but is still viewed as a troubling invader.
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- Trees Coming Down After Woman’s Death
Newport Beach and Costa Mesa city officials have agreed to cut down about 100 eucalyptus trees because of last week’s deadly accident involving a falling tree.
- Human Remains Found in Palmdale
A decomposing, partly buried body was discovered on a dirt path in East Palmdale Wednesday.
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