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Suspect arrested on Hollywood studio lot after confrontation

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A sexual assault suspect was arrested early Monday on the Paramount Pictures studio lot in Hollywood after a confrontation with...

Dodgers-Rays rare wild-card era matchup of baseball’s best

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The World Series matchup between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays is a rare meeting of baseball’s best...
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West Nile virus activity continues in LA County

July 29, 2020 – The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) has confirmed 10 additional mosquito samples positive for West Nile virus...

Jimmy Garoppolo throws 3 TD passes, 49ers beat Rams 24-16

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Jimmy Garoppolo and the San Francisco 49ers bounced back from a lopsided loss and showed the banged-up defending NFC...

Joe Thornton points to talk with Joe Montana in Toronto move

TORONTO (AP) — Joe Thornton had plenty of conversations about the next, and perhaps final, stop in his NHL career. ...

Liam Neeson’s ‘Honest Thief’ notches No. 1 at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Liam Neeson’s thriller “Honest Thief” stole the top spot at the box office in yet another quiet weekend of moviegoing....

Mullens replaces Beathard as 49ers backup QB vs. Rams

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have switched backup quarterbacks again. ...
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World Mosquito Day Highlights Ongoing Fight Against Mosquitoes in LA County

GLACVCD encourages residents to #TipTossTakeAction as virus activity increases rapidly PR08182020 – World Mosquito Day – PDF LOS ANGELES (August 18, 2020) – In...
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Mosquito Control Treatment Scheduled in Studio City

PR082520_StudioCityWALS-PDF LOS ANGELES (August 25, 2020) – The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD / District) is reporting high numbers of West Nile...
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Insect Repellent Myths – Greater LA County Vector Control

Mosquito season is in full swing and it seems like there are more mosquitoes than ever before. Unfortunately, more mosquitoes in Los Angeles County...
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West Nile virus Activity Continues into Fall

WNV Update – 10/9/20 PDF LOS ANGELES (October 9, 2020) – The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District has confirmed 26 additional...

Betts, with another great grab, shows what Dodgers wanted

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Mookie Betts jumped high against the 8-foot wall in right field, landing on an advertisement with the word “Extreme. ...

Video shows foot chase before Los Angeles deputy shoots man

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Home surveillance video shows the moments before a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy shot and killed a man who officials...

AP Exclusive: Utility lacked basic training before blackouts

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When Pacific Gas & Electric cut power to large swaths of wildfire-prone Northern California last fall, few of the emergency...

California’s Issa, once Obama’s foil, wants back in Congress

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Republican Darrell Issa, once the richest member of Congress, retired in 2018 before Democrats flipped his district along with six...

LEADING OFF: Rookie pitchers set for NLCS Game 7, Rays in WS

A look at what’s happening around the majors Sunday: ...

Conservatives staging free speech rally attacked by critics

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A free speech demonstration staged by conservative activists quickly fell apart in downtown San Francisco on Saturday after several hundred...

Authorities probe death of state prison inmate as a homicide

CRESCENT CITY, Calif. (AP) — Authorities are investigating as a homicide the death of a 42-year-old inmate at a state prison in Northern California....

Mailman rescues man in chainsaw accident in Norwalk

NORWALK, Calif. (AP) — A mailman on his route in southern California helped another man who accidentally cut his arm with a chainsaw late...

Archbishop performs exorcism to cleanse protest site

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) — The archbishop of San Francisco performed a short exorcism ceremony Saturday outside a Catholic church where protesters had earlier...

Rhonda Fleming, film star of ‘40s and ‘50s, dies at 97

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Rhonda Fleming, the fiery redhead who appeared with Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Charlton Heston, Ronald Reagan and other film...

‘There’s a lemur!’ 5-year-old helps crack SF Zoo theft case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police said Friday they arrested a man suspected of stealing a ring-tailed lemur from the San Francisco Zoo, where officials...

US judge mulls competency of Mexican man who shot American

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge in San Francisco is mulling the competency to stand trial of a Mexican man who shot and...

Police: Teen boys sparked fire on San Francisco area hill

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Bay Area police say two teens have admitted to starting a grass fire that scarred an iconic hillside...

AP Exchange: Nevada home to world’s 3rd largest Joshua tree

RENO, Nev. (AP) — In a land of twisted limbs and giant Dr. Seuss-like branches reaching toward the sky, it stood out among the...

Trump changes course, approves California relief for 6 fires

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration abruptly reversed course and approved California's application for disaster relief funds to clean up damage from...

Authorities: Top Mexico official helped smuggle drugs to US

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mexico’s former defense secretary helped a cartel smuggle thousands of kilograms of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and marijuana into the United...

California jobless rate dips as jobs added despite pandemic

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has regained more than a third of the 2.6 million nonfarm jobs the nation's most populous state lost to...

Garoppolo’s ankle feeling better headed into game vs. Rams

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Jimmy Garoppolo’s sprained right ankle felt much better this week in practice, making the San Francisco 49ers confident their...

Mayor blasts effort to rename schools during pandemic

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The irritated mayor of San Francisco blasted an effort to rename some of the city's public schools, saying the school...

Rays-Yankees get most viewers during Division Series

NEW YORK (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees drew the five-most watched games of the Division Series, boosted by prime-time...

Kings sign No. 2 overall pick Quinton Byfield to 3-year deal

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings have signed No. 2 overall draft pick Quinton Byfield to a three-year contract. ...

Trump administration reverses course and approves previously rejected California request for fire relief

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Trump administration reverses course and approves previously rejected California request for fire relief.

Man who attacked Virginia protesters avoids federal prison

A California man who pleaded guilty to attacking anti-racism protesters at a white nationalist rally and at a torch-lit march through the through the...

Thousands arrive in Hawaii on first day pre-travel testing

HONOLULU (AP) — About 8,000 people landed in Hawaii on the first day of a pre-travel testing program that allowed travelers to come to...

2 dead, 1 wounded in Los Angeles law enforcement shootings

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who pointed a gun at people in a South Los Angeles gas station parking lot was shot and...

AP source: Ex-Mexico defense minister arrested in Los Angeles on warrant for drug trafficking,...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — AP source: Ex-Mexico defense minister arrested in Los Angeles on warrant for drug trafficking, money laundering charges.

Lemur located after break-in at San Francisco Zoo

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A ring-tailed lemur stolen from the San Francisco Zoo has been found, police said Thursday. ...

Tourists return to Hawaii amid ever-changing pandemic rules

HONOLULU (AP) — Angela Margos was among the first passengers in San Francisco to get on a plane headed for Hawaii, where travelers who...

Power cut to thousands in California to prevent wildfires

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Thousands of people in wine country were without power Thursday amid a fall heat wave that brought another round of...

Oakland, Portland sue over use of federal agents at protests

The cities of Oakland and Portland, Oregon have sued the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Justice Department, alleging that the agencies are...

‘Tarzan’ actor challenges DA report in son’s shooting death

SANTA BARBARA, California. (AP) — The attorney for “Tarzan” actor Ron Ely and his family has challenged a Santa Barbara County District Attorney report...

Aaron Donald looking forward to tormenting 49ers again

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco already knows what Aaron Donald is capable of. He has a sack for the Rams in their...

GM to run robot cars in San Francisco without human backups

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors' Cruise autonomous vehicle unit says it will pull the human backup drivers from its vehicles in San Francisco by...

Healthy Verrett one of few bright spots on 49ers defense

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have been so decimated by injuries at cornerback that they have been forced to start...

Ballot harvesting under scrutiny in California elections

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — For the first time, all of California's more than 21 million active registered voters got a ballot in the mail...

Northern California police reopen Sikh man’s killing probe

TRACY, Calif. (AP) — Detectives in Northern California were gathering more evidence in the killing of a Sikh man who was stabbed during a...

Gloves linked to forced labor in China stopped at LA port

WASHINGTON (AP) — A shipment of women’s gloves at a California port has been traced to a factory that uses forced labor of people...

DOJ charges Texas billionaire in $2 billion tax fraud scheme

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Federal prosecutors charged Texas billionaire Robert Brockman on Thursday with a $2 billion tax fraud scheme in what they say...

New book will include final thoughts from Justice Ginsburg

NEW YORK (AP) — Some final thoughts from Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and some previously unreleased materials have been gathered by one...

Child molester serving life term killed in California prison

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — An inmate serving a life sentence for child molesting has been killed at a Northern California state prison, officials said...

Slain LA cop’s family hopes for retrial 37 years later

LOS ANGELES (AP) — On June 2, 1983, Los Angeles Police Officer Paul Verna was killed in the line of duty. ...

AP source: Tyronn Lue agrees to become next coach of Los Angeles Clippers, succeeding...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — AP source: Tyronn Lue agrees to become next coach of Los Angeles Clippers, succeeding Doc Rivers.

Harris highlights stakes of election in Barrett hearings

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Unable to block President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Sen. Kamala Harris used three days of confirmation hearings this week...

49ers post-Super Bowl struggles all too familiar for Rams

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The offense is struggling, the defense has regressed and the injuries are mounting for the San Francisco 49ers. ...

Wildfire smoke in US exposes millions to hazardous pollution

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — Wildfires churning out dense plumes of smoke as they scorch huge swaths of the U.S. West Coast have exposed...

Fred Dean, 68, fearsome pass rusher of 49ers’ dynasty, dies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Fred Dean, the fearsome pass rusher who was a key part of the launch of the San Francisco 49ers' dynasty,...

LEADING OFF: Dodgers hope Kershaw can go in NLCS Game 4

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ...

Scott Peterson murder convictions ordered re-examined

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The California Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered a second look at Scott Peterson's conviction for killing his pregnant wife and...

LEADING OFF: Dodgers hope Kershaw can go in NLCS Game 4

A look at what's happening around the majors Thursday: ...

DEA shows off big haul of meth seized in Southern California

MONTEBELLO, Calif. (AP) — Federal authorities on Wednesday showed off results of Southern California raids early this month that led to the biggest domestic...

Facing new fire threat, PG&E cuts power to tens of thousands

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric began turning off power to more than 50,000 Northern California customers Wednesday evening as dry, windy...

McVay, Goff want to continue Rams’ knack for fast starts

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Fast starts are nothing new for the Los Angeles Rams, having scored four opening-drive touchdowns in five games this...

California man convicted of mailing bombs that injured 2

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An Oakland man was convicted of mailing bombs that exploded and injured two people in a botched revenge plot, federal...

Airline crew reports jetpack flier near Los Angeles airport

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officials are investigating a report from an airline crew member that someone was flying in a jetpack as the plane...

California GOP says it won’t remove unofficial ballot boxes

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — With more than 1.5 million votes already cast in California, state Republican Party leaders on Wednesday said they will not...

Sheriff: Man shot during traffic stop refused to show hands

NAPA, Calif. (AP) — A California sheriff's sergeant shot and killed a motorist during a traffic stop after the man walked toward the officer...

Cells at San Diego Zoo lead to cloning of endangered horse

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Little Kurt looks like any other baby horse as he frolics playfully in his pen. He isn't afraid to kick...

Chargers’ Bosa off to fast start despite feeling pressure

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Joey Bosa thought when he signed his contract extension in July that it would be a relief. ...

Ex-white supremacist will plead guilty to lying about past

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former Southern California member of two white supremacist groups agreed Wednesday to plead guilty to lying about his past...

Dodgers’ Kershaw ‘likely possibility’ to start NLCS Game 4

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Clayton Kershaw is a likely possibility to start Game 4 of the National League Championship Series for the Los Angeles...

Judge retires after panel cites effort to interfere in cases

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California judge retired under pressure and was publicly admonished by the state's disciplinary commission Wednesday after it determined...

AP source: Angels give White Sox OK to interview La Russa

CHICAGO (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels granted the Chicago White Sox permission to interview Hall of Famer Tony La Russa for their managing...

Supreme Court halts census in latest twist of 2020 count

The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that the Trump administration can end census field operations early, in a blow to efforts to make sure...

Dems, GOP stretch for hard-to-get districts in House races

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — In a rustic Virginia district that bounced its Republican congressman after he officiated a same-sex wedding, the battle to replace...

Pandemic leaves American Samoa residents stranded, homesick

PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) — Makerita Iosefo Vaʻa hasn't been home for nearly eight months — the longest she's ever been away from...

Golden Globes group gives $5.1 million in grants

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some of entertainment’s biggest names from Nicole Kidman to John David Washington shared encouraging words for aspiring young creators whose...

Freeman, Albies HR again, Braves hang on for 2-0 NLCS lead

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ozzie Albies homered into the Braves bullpen in the ninth inning for the second straight night, and Mark Melancon once...

Rays beat Astros 5-2, move within 1 victory of World Series

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Kevin Kiermaier and the Tampa Bay Rays — with big assists from two former Padres who know Petco Park's outfield...

LEADING OFF: Down 0-2 in NLCS, Dodgers turn to Urías

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ...

Military contractor charged with fraud on Africa contracts

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A U.S. military contractor has been indicted in California for allegedly faking quality control on construction projects in Africa that...

LEADING OFF: Down 0-2 in NLCS, Dodgers turn to Urías

A look at what’s happening around the majors Wednesday: ...

‘Two and a Half Men’ star Conchata Ferrell dies at 77

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Conchata Ferrell, who became known for her role as Berta the housekeeper on TV’s “Two and a Half Men” after...

Fall heat wave bringing California more fire danger

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California’s siege of wildfires has significantly quieted but forecasters warned Tuesday that a fall heat wave will bring back high...

Mail carrier ‘real hero’ for helping man cut by chainsaw

NORWALK, Calif. (AP) — A mail carrier on his route in Southern California came to the rescue of a 70-year-old man who accidentally cut...

Bakersfield police shoot, kill man who stabbed mother

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Bakersfield police shot and killed aknife-wielding man Tuesday after he stabbed and critically injured his mother, authorities said. ...

LA County agrees to settle immigration suit for $14 million

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County agreed Tuesday to pay $14 million to settle a lawsuit that said the Sheriff's Department improperly held...

Megan Thee Stallion op-ed calls for protecting Black women

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An op-ed by Megan Thee Stallion on the need to protect Black women was published Tuesday as rapper Tory Lanez...

California panel recommends limits to police crowd control

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Days after police and members of an unruly crowd were injured following the Los Angeles Lakers' latest basketball championship, Gov....

10 California counties see restrictions eased, risks remain

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ten California counties were cleared to ease coronavirus restrictions Tuesday, including some in the Central Valley that saw major case...

Greinke says he prefers playing without fans in ballparks

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Houston Astros pitcher Zack Greinke said he’s enjoyed playing games without fans during the pandemic-shortened season and in the playoffs....

LA’s newest firefighter, a robot, can go where humans can’t

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Fire Department introduced its newest firefighter Tuesday, a chunky, low-slung little gadget on wheels that despite its...

Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw scratched from Game 2 start in NLCS

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Clayton Kershaw was scratched Tuesday from his start for the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 2 of the NL Championship...

California GOP considers adding more disputed ballot boxes

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's Republican Party no longer will label its ballot drop boxes as “official" to avoid confusion with those used by...

Facebook bans anti-vaccination ads but not antivax posts

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Facebook says it will ban ads on its platform that discourage vaccinations — with an exception carved out for advocacy...

AP FACT CHECK: Sen. Graham and Biden on Obamacare, Barrett

WASHINGTON (AP) — The senator leading Supreme Court confirmation hearings Tuesday launched into revisionist history on “Obamacare," implying it was designed to help Democratic...

Rams put starting rookie S Jordan Fuller on injured reserve

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams have placed promising rookie safety Jordan Fuller on injured reserve with a shoulder injury. ...

Mom who drowned boating in Lake Tahoe leaves 3 children

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A mother with three chikdren enjoying the weekend on a boat with her boyfriend and his children at Lake Tahoe...

Woman dies after SUV plows into San Jose outdoor dining area

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A woman who was injured when a man trying to park his SUV accelerated and crashed into an outdoor...

Trump intensifies focus on Harris in final weeks of campaign

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Grasping for a comeback, President Donald Trump and his Republican allies are intensifying their focus not on Democratic nominee Joe...

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