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Arts Jan 17Phil Spector, famed music producer and murderer, dies at 81
Phil Spector, the eccentric and revolutionary music producer who transformed rock music with his “Wall of Sound” method and who later was convicted of murder, has died. He was 81.
Health Jan 02California funeral homes run out of space as COVID-19 rages
The head of the state funeral directors association says mortuaries are being inundated as the United States nears a grim tally of 350,000 COVID-19 deaths. More than 20 million people in the country have been infected, according to data compiled…
Nation Dec 04California winds ease but fire danger remains high
Powerful winds that pushed wildfires through Southern California, burning several homes and injuring two firefighters, began easing but forecasters warned that the fire danger remained Friday.
Nation Dec 03Californians flee as strong winds push fire through canyons
The blaze in Orange County’s Silverado Canyon began late Wednesday as a house fire that quickly spread to tinder-dry brush.
Politics Nov 19Federal judge blocks new criminal disqualifiers to asylum
A judge has blocked a Trump administration rule that would have put up new roadblocks for asylum-seekers convicted of a variety of crimes. It was set to take effect Friday.
Nation Oct 27California braces for more fire danger from winds
California prepared for another round of dangerous fire weather Tuesday even as crews fought a pair of fast-moving blazes in the south that critically injured two firefighters and left more than 100,000 under evacuation orders.
Nation Sep 07California sets record with 2 million acres burned so far this year
Officials say the most striking thing about the record is how early it was set — with the most dangerous part of the year ahead.
Nation Jul 10Attorney not disputing suicide findings in Black man’s death
The attorney for the family of a Black man found hanging from a tree in a Southern California city park last month on Friday did not dispute investigators’ findings ruling the death a suicide.
Nation Jul 09Police say Black man found hanging in California died by suicide
Deputies found no evidence of a crime and an autopsy conducted the next day produced an initial finding of suicide. That outraged Fuller's family, who said he wouldn't have taken his own life.
Nation Jun 18Judge approves housing for 7,000 Los Angeles homeless living near freeways
Officials say the city will provide 6,000 new beds within 10 months and another 700 beds over 18 months. And the county will spend $300 million over five years to fund services for the people.