Dodgers’ season ends with loss to Braves in NLCS

Led by an unlikely hero, the Atlanta Braves are heading back to a place that used to be so familiar to them. The World Series. Eddie Rosario capped a remarkable NL Championship Series with a three-run homer, sending the Braves to the biggest stage of all with a 4-2 victory over the defending champion Los […]
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Colombia captures notorious drug lord in jungle raid

Colombian security forces have captured the country’s most wanted drug trafficker, a rural warlord who stayed on the run for more than a decade by corrupting state officials and aligning himself with combatants on the left and right. President Iván Duque likened the arrest Saturday of Dairo Antonio Úsuga to the capture three decades ago […]

Teen killed in Inglewood shooting remembered by family, friends

Family and friends of slain 18-year-old Daina Monroe are gathering in Culver City Park for a sunset candlelight vigil. Monroe, 18, also known by the nickname “Gucci,” was fatally shot Monday while sitting in a car near her family’s home in the 100 block of North Inglewood Avenue in Inglewood. Monroe’s sister and two male […]

Additional sexual assaults reported at USC: Dept. of Public Safety

The University of Southern California Department of Public Safety reported Saturday that it has received additional reports of sexual assault and drugging in addition to the allegations made public earlier this week. The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating reports of sexual assault and drugging that were announced Wednesday. Protesters have demonstrated outside the Sigma […]

After fire, more than 10,000 trees, including sequoias, to be removed

In the wake of California wildfires, upwards of 10,000 trees weakened by fires, drought, disease or age must be removed, work that will keep a nearby highway closed to visitors who seek the world’s two largest sequoia trees. The hazard trees could potentially fall onto people and cars on the section of State Route 180 […]

CDC links salmonella outbreak to salami sticks sold at Trader Joe’s

Federal health officials warned consumers Saturday to avoid eating Citterio brand Premium Italian-Style Salame Sticks after the product was linked to a growing salmonella outbreak. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a food safety alert, advising consumers and businesses to not eat, sell or serve Citterio’s salami sticks. The cured meat product is known to […]

State lawmakers, regulators mostly rely on prop gun safety protocols set by film industry and its unions

Safety standards developed by film studios and labor unions are the primary protection for actors and film crews when a scene calls for using prop guns. The industry-wide guidance is clear: “Blanks can kill. Treat all firearms as if they are loaded.” Shootings nevertheless have killed and injured people while cameras rolled, including the cinematographer […]

18-year-old man fatally shot at Halloween party in Ontario; suspect sought

An investigation is underway after a shooting at a Halloween party in Ontario left an 18-year-old man dead early Saturday morning. Officers were dispatched to the 700 block of East Bonnie Brae Court at about 12:06 a.m. after receiving reports of a shooting, the Ontario Police Department said in a news release. After arriving, police […]

‘Haunt of Halloween’ brings terror, chills to thrill-seeking fans in Mission Viejo

With Halloween around the corner, there is still some time to visit thrill-seeking events and attractions around SoCal before time runs out. One event is “Haunt of Halloween,” which will continue terrifying visitors at the Kaleidoscope Mall in Mission Viejo through Oct. 31. This spooky attraction features a haunted maze, an interactive spook zone and up-close […]

Family, friends pay tributes to cinematographer killed by prop gun in New Mexico movie set as investigation continues

Family and friends gathered in Hollywood Saturday to pay their respects to cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, 42, who was killed Thursday following a shooting incident on the set of the Alec Baldwin film “Rust” in New Mexico. A chapter of the International Cinematographers Guild is raising funds in memory of Hutchins, who was one of the […]

Pandemic disruptions on schooling often fall hardest on vulnerable students

Even as schools have returned in full swing across the country, complications wrought by the pandemic persist, often falling hardest on those least able to weather them: families without transportation, people with limited income or other financial hardship, people who don’t speak English, children with special needs. Coronavirus outbreaks in school and individual quarantine orders […]

GOP uses voters to push voting restrictions, election reforms in unlikely states

Republicans have succeeded this year in passing a range of voting restrictions in states they control politically, from Georgia to Iowa to Texas. They’re not stopping there. Republicans in at least four states where Democrats control the governor’s office, the legislature or both — California, Massachusetts, Michigan and Pennsylvania — are pursuing statewide ballot initiatives […]

Man shot by police in Azusa: LASD

A man was shot by the Azusa Police Department on Friday, and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is assisting with the investigation, the Sheriff’s Department announced. The incident began just before 5 p.m. in a parking lot the 200 block of Azusa Avenue when Azusa Police Department officers found a vehicle that had been […]