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  • LA Mission Hosts Good Friday Dinner, Events For Homeless

    LA Mission Hosts Good Friday Dinner, Events For Homeless

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:19 AM EDT2014-04-18 15:19:26 GMT
    The Los Angeles Mission will host its annual Good Friday Easter event. The mission, along with celebrities and elected officials, will serve 3,500 meals, provide Easter baskets with toys to children.
    The Los Angeles Mission will host its annual Good Friday Easter event. The mission, along with celebrities and elected officials, will serve 3,500 meals, provide Easter baskets with toys to children.
  • 'X-Men' Director Bryan Singer Accused Of Sex Abuse In Lawsuit

    'X-Men' Director Bryan Singer Accused Of Sex Abuse In Lawsuit

    Thursday, April 17 2014 7:57 PM EDT2014-04-17 23:57:59 GMT
    Film director Bryan Singer accused of sexually abusing an underage male in late 1990s.
    Film director Bryan Singer accused of sexually abusing an underage male in late 1990s.
  • Former Bell City Leader Robert Rizzo Sentenced To 12 Years In Prison

    Former Bell City Leader Robert Rizzo Sentenced To 12 Years In Prison

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 10:51 PM EDT2014-04-17 02:51:29 GMT
    Former Bell chief administrative officer Robert Rizzo, whose seven-figure salary as head of a small, working-class city made him the central figure in a corruption probe, was sentenced today to 12 years in prison.
    Former Bell chief administrative officer Robert Rizzo, whose seven-figure salary as head of a small, working-class city made him the central figure in a headline-grabbing corruption probe, was sentenced today to 12 years in prison.
  • From Bob Decastro:

    A Tale of Two Birthdays

    A Tale of Two Birthdays

    Wednesday, February 19 2014 11:39 PM EST2014-02-20 04:39:19 GMT
    It was the best of times. But I can't say it was the worst of times. In fact, I had a blast.
    It was the best of times. But I can't say it was the worst of times. In fact, I had a blast.
  • From Bob DeCastro

    Self-Proclaimed Weekend Warrior

    Self-Proclaimed Weekend Warrior

    Wednesday, February 12 2014 3:50 PM EST2014-02-12 20:50:46 GMT
    "LIAR!" That's the sign Maria Quiban held up to me from across the studio Wednesday morning.  She was reacting my interview with Dr. Mike from the FOX Medical team.
    "LIAR!" That's the sign Maria Quiban held up to me from across the studio Wednesday morning.  She was reacting my interview with Dr. Mike from the FOX Medical team.
  • Travel & Adventure Show Returns To Long Beach

    Travel & Adventure Show Returns To Long Beach

    Friday, February 7 2014 10:22 AM EST2014-02-07 15:22:15 GMT
    LA's favorite and the country's largest travel show will return to the Long Beach Convention Center on February 8 and 9.
    LA's favorite and the country's largest travel show will return to the Long Beach Convention Center on February 8 and 9.
  • Storm Disrupts Flights, School Day In Eastern US

    Storm Disrupts Flights, School Day In Eastern US

    Tuesday, January 21 2014 11:19 AM EST2014-01-21 16:19:13 GMT
    Thousands of flights were canceled, students got an extra day off from school or were being sent home early, and the federal government closed its offices in the Washington area Tuesday.
    Thousands of flights were canceled, students got an extra day off from school or were being sent home early, and the federal government closed its offices in the Washington area Tuesday.
  • Cooking For The Upcoming 'Thanksgivukkah' Holiday

    Cooking For The Upcoming 'Thanksgivukkah' Holiday

    Monday, November 25 2013 2:14 PM EST2013-11-25 19:14:08 GMT
    This year we have "Thanksgivukkah." Thursday brings not only Thanksgiving -- BUT the first full day of the Jewish eight-day festival of lights as well.
    This year we have "Thanksgivukkah." Thursday brings not only Thanksgiving -- BUT the first full day of the Jewish eight-day festival of lights as well.
  • Angela Spaccia Trial: How Long Will Deliberations Be?

    Angela Spaccia Trial: How Long Will Deliberations Be?

    Friday, November 22 2013 11:21 PM EST2013-11-23 04:21:21 GMT
    Was she a thief who conspired to steal millions from the City of Bell? Or an innocent pawn in her boss' game? Angela Spaccia is now in the hands of the jury.
    Was she a thief who conspired to steal millions from the City of Bell? Or an innocent pawn in her boss' game? Angela Spaccia is now in the hands of the jury.
  • Pursuit Crash Injures Deputy

    Pursuit Crash Injures Deputy

    Tuesday, November 19 2013 1:28 PM EST2013-11-19 18:28:40 GMT
    A deputy was injured today when the patrol car he was driving crashed in the Santa Fe Springs area, according to authorities.
    A deputy was injured today when the patrol car he was driving crashed in the Santa Fe Springs area, according to authorities.
  • Deputies Kill Man Wielding A Knife

    Deputies Kill Man Wielding A Knife

    Tuesday, November 19 2013 11:35 AM EST2013-11-19 16:35:59 GMT
    A Chino Hills man was shot and killed by deputies following a confrontation.  The San Bernardino County Sheriffs Department says it received a report of a stabbing at 7:52 p.m.
    A Chino Hills man was shot and killed by deputies following a confrontation.  The San Bernardino County Sheriffs Department says it received a report of a stabbing at 7:52 p.m.
  • Bones Found Near Victorville Belong To Missing So Cal Family

    Bones Found Near Victorville Belong To Missing So Cal Family

    Monday, November 18 2013 3:27 PM EST2013-11-18 20:27:39 GMT
    The remains of two of four bodies buried in the desert near Victorville have been identified as missing husband and wife Joseph and Summer McStay but it remained unclear if the other bodies were their sons.
    The remains of two of four bodies buried in the desert near Victorville have been identified as missing husband and wife Joseph and Summer McStay but it remained unclear Friday if the other bodies were that of their two young sons.
  • Man Found Stabbed To Death In Venice Neighborhood

    Man Found Stabbed To Death In Venice Neighborhood

    Monday, November 18 2013 1:49 PM EST2013-11-18 18:49:18 GMT
    A man found on the ground by residents in Venice was pronounced dead at a hospital this morning, police said. The man was found about 12:15 a.m. at Pacific Avenue and Washington Boulevard.
    A man found on the ground by residents in Venice was pronounced dead at a hospital this morning, police said. The man was found about 12:15 a.m. at Pacific Avenue and Washington Boulevard.
  • DONATION INFORMATION: Aid For Philippine Typhoon Victims

    DONATION INFORMATION: Aid For Philippine Typhoon Victims

    Friday, November 15 2013 9:30 AM EST2013-11-15 14:30:15 GMT
    Faced with heartbreaking images of the typhoon-ravaged Philippines - the sea of corpses, communities reduced to rubble, mothers clutching their hungry children - the world is watching an epic tragedy unfold.
    Faced with heartbreaking images of the typhoon-ravaged Philippines - the sea of corpses, communities reduced to rubble, mothers clutching their hungry children - the world is watching an epic tragedy unfold and looking for ways to help. The big question is how.
  • Demand For Senator Calderon To Step Down Amid FBI Probe

    Demand For Senator Calderon To Step Down Amid FBI Probe

    Thursday, November 14 2013 11:13 AM EST2013-11-14 16:13:33 GMT
    State Sen. Ron Calderon was stripped of his committee assignments Tuesday amid a federal investigation involving allegations that he accepted money in return for promoting certain bills.
    State Sen. Ron Calderon was stripped of his committee assignments Tuesday amid a federal investigation involving allegations that he accepted money in return for promoting certain bills.
  • LAUSD Trims Down Plan To Bring iPads To Students

    LAUSD Trims Down Plan To Bring iPads To Students

    Wednesday, November 13 2013 10:41 AM EST2013-11-13 15:41:13 GMT
    The Los Angeles Board of Education has agreed to move ahead with a trimmed-down plan to provide iPads to LA Unified students. The decision means that the distribution of iPads can continue as planned.
    The Los Angeles Board of Education has agreed to move ahead with a trimmed-down plan to provide iPads to LA Unified students. The decision means that the distribution of iPads can continue as planned.
  • USO & Habitat For Humanity: Placing Veterans In New Homes

    USO & Habitat For Humanity: Placing Veterans In New Homes

    Friday, November 8 2013 1:00 PM EST2013-11-08 18:00:51 GMT
    USO of Greater Los Angeles and Habitat for Humanity San Fernando/Santa Clarita join forces to support active military, veterans and a new veterans home development with a community-wide fundraising BBQ.
    USO of Greater Los Angeles and Habitat for Humanity San Fernando/Santa Clarita join forces to support active military, veterans and a new veterans home development with a community-wide fundraising BBQ.
  • LAX Suspect: Who Is Paul Ciancia?

    LAX Suspect: Who Is Paul Ciancia?

    Monday, November 4 2013 9:31 PM EST2013-11-05 02:31:05 GMT
    The man accused of opening fire at Los Angeles International Airport, shooting employees and terrorizing travelers, accomplished two of his goals, according to authorities.
    The man accused of opening fire at Los Angeles International Airport, shooting employees and terrorizing travelers, accomplished two of his goals, according to authorities: kill a Transportation Security.
  • LA's Greystone Mansion On Display With New Designs

    LA's Greystone Mansion On Display With New Designs

    Friday, November 1 2013 2:24 PM EDT2013-11-01 18:24:30 GMT
    [VIEW PHOTO GALLERY] Some interior designers are about to put their talents on display...inside one of LA's legendary homes.LA's top interior designers are transforming on the iconic Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills.
    [VIEW PHOTO GALLERY] Some interior designers are about to put their talents on display...inside one of LA's legendary homes.LA's top interior designers are transforming on the iconic Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills.
  • Cleanup Completes After Halloween Costume Carnival

    Cleanup Completes After Halloween Costume Carnival

    Friday, November 1 2013 11:19 AM EDT2013-11-01 15:19:33 GMT
    [VIEW PHOTO GALLERY] One person was burned at the West Hollywood Halloween Costume Carnival and about 45 people were arrested during Halloween revelry in Hollywood, authorities said today.
    [VIEW PHOTO GALLERY] One person was burned at the West Hollywood Halloween Costume Carnival and about 45 people were arrested during Halloween revelry in Hollywood, authorities said today.
  • 1 Killed, 2 Sheriff's Deputies Shot In Inglewood

    1 Killed, 2 Sheriff's Deputies Shot In Inglewood

    Tuesday, October 29 2013 10:22 AM EDT2013-10-29 14:22:06 GMT
    One man has been killed and two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies wounded in a shooting in Inglewood. News media outlets say the incident occurred shortly after midnight Tuesday near Hollywood Park.
    One man has been killed and two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies wounded in a shooting in Inglewood. News media outlets say the incident occurred shortly after midnight Tuesday near Hollywood Park.
  • Michael Jackson's Doctor Released From Jail After 2 Years

    Michael Jackson's Doctor Released From Jail After 2 Years

    Monday, October 28 2013 10:15 AM EDT2013-10-28 14:15:43 GMT
    The doctor convicted of killing Michael Jackson was released from jail Monday after serving nearly two years of a four-year sentence. Conrad Murray was released from a downtown Los Angeles jail at 12:01a.m.
    The doctor convicted of killing Michael Jackson was released from jail Monday after serving nearly two years of a four-year sentence. Conrad Murray was released from a downtown Los Angeles jail at 12:01am.
  • Missing 9-Year Old Pomona Boy Found By Police

    Missing 9-Year Old Pomona Boy Found By Police

    Thursday, October 24 2013 12:04 PM EDT2013-10-24 16:04:35 GMT
    A 9-year-old boy who went missing from his home in Pomona overnight was found today in good health after spending the night at a friend's house without telling his mother.
    A 9-year-old boy who went missing from his home in Pomona overnight was found today in good health after spending the night at a friend's house without telling his mother.
  • Crafts By Kidz: Teaming Up To Fight Diabetes

    Crafts By Kidz: Teaming Up To Fight Diabetes

    Wednesday, October 23 2013 10:28 AM EDT2013-10-23 14:28:39 GMT
    Three young friends are teaming up to fight Juvenile diabetes.  Jake Brooks, Haley Brooks, and Lucas Daquino created the organization Crafts By Kidz after their friend Teddy Silverman was diagnosed.
    Three young friends are teaming up to fight Juvenile diabetes.  Jake Brooks, Haley Brooks, and Lucas Daquino created the organization Crafts By Kidz after their friend Teddy Silverman was diagnosed.
  • Teens Get A Crash Course In Distracted Driving

    Teens Get A Crash Course In Distracted Driving

    Monday, October 21 2013 12:09 PM EDT2013-10-21 16:09:41 GMT
    [VIEW PHOTO GALLERY] A study that showed the number of 16- and 17-year-old driver deaths in passenger vehicles increased dramatically for the first six months of 2012.
    [VIEW PHOTO GALLERY] A study that showed the number of 16- and 17-year-old driver deaths in passenger vehicles increased dramatically for the first six months of 2012. Overall, 16- and 17-year-old driver deaths increased from 202 to 240.
  • Second Dry Ice Explosion Reported At LAX

    Second Dry Ice Explosion Reported At LAX

    Tuesday, October 15 2013 10:50 AM EDT2013-10-15 14:50:10 GMT
    A dry ice explosion rattled nerves late Monday at Los Angeles International Airport in the second such incident in as many days, but there were no reports of any injuries or evacuations.
    A dry ice explosion rattled nerves late Monday at Los Angeles International Airport in the second such incident in as many days, but there were no reports of any injuries or evacuations.
  • USC Bans Tailgating for Thursday’s Game Vs. Arizona

    USC Bans Tailgating for Thursday’s Game Vs. Arizona

    Thursday, October 10 2013 11:30 AM EDT2013-10-10 15:30:38 GMT
    Fans will not be able to park or conduct tailgate parties on the USC campus for Thursday night's USC-Arizona football game because all classes will still be in session and operate on their normal schedule.
    Fans will not be able to park or conduct tailgate parties on the USC campus for Thursday night's USC-Arizona football game because all classes will still be in session and operate on their normal schedule.
  • Playoff Dogs, Championship Dogs Revealed For Postseason

    Playoff Dogs, Championship Dogs Revealed For Postseason

    Monday, October 7 2013 4:45 PM EDT2013-10-07 20:45:49 GMT
    Approximately 20,000 Dodger Dogs are sold during each game, and during the playoff season, two new Dodger Dogs are being introduced during the playoffs.
    Approximately 20,000 Dodger Dogs are sold during each game, and during the playoff season, two new Dodger Dogs are being introduced during the playoffs.
  • Dodgers Rout Braves In Game 3, Tie Team Record

    Dodgers Rout Braves In Game 3, Tie Team Record

    Monday, October 7 2013 2:32 PM EDT2013-10-07 18:32:09 GMT
    [VIEW PHOTO GALLERY] The Dodgers fell behind early, took the lead, and let Atlanta tie it up. Then their big hitters cut loose. Carl Crawford hit a three-run homer, Juan Uribe added a two-run shot.
    [VIEW PHOTO GALLERY] The Dodgers fell behind early, took the lead, and let Atlanta tie it up. Then their big hitters cut loose. Carl Crawford hit a three-run homer, Juan Uribe added a two-run shot.
  • 4 People Now Reported Killed In Santa Monica Hangar Jet Crash

    4 People Now Reported Killed In Santa Monica Hangar Jet Crash

    Tuesday, October 1 2013 9:50 PM EDT2013-10-02 01:50:28 GMT
    The remains of four people were recovered today from the wreckage of a private jet that crashed and burned at Santa Monica Airport on Sunday, authorities said.
    The remains of four people were recovered today from the wreckage of a private jet that crashed and burned at Santa Monica Airport on Sunday, authorities said.
  • Rappelling Over the Edge of the Bonaventure For Charity

    Rappelling Over the Edge of the Bonaventure For Charity

    Friday, September 27 2013 1:58 PM EDT2013-09-27 17:58:58 GMT
    [VIEW PHOTO GALLERY] Some people are about to go over the edge of a skyscraper...and it's all for charity. "Adventure Guy" Bobby D. is live at the Westin Boneventure Hotel in downtown LA.
    [VIEW PHOTO GALLERY] Some people are about to go over the edge of a skyscraper...and it's all for charity. "Adventure Guy" Bobby D. is live at the Westin Boneventure Hotel in downtown LA.
  • Arsonist Arrested For Setting Fires Along Boulevard

    Arsonist Arrested For Setting Fires Along Boulevard

    Thursday, September 26 2013 10:45 AM EDT2013-09-26 14:45:20 GMT
    [VIEW PHOTO GALLERY] Police took a man in his 50s into custody this morning in connection with the setting of six rubbish fires along a stretch of Ventura Boulevard in Sherman Oaks, authorities said.
    [VIEW PHOTO GALLERY] Police took a man in his 50s into custody this morning in connection with the setting of six rubbish fires along a stretch of Ventura Boulevard in Sherman Oaks, authorities said.
  • 2-Year-Old Colton Boy Fatally Mauled By Dogs

    2-Year-Old Colton Boy Fatally Mauled By Dogs

    Wednesday, September 25 2013 1:35 AM EDT2013-09-25 05:35:48 GMT
    Colton police say a 2-year-old boy has been fatally mauled by as many as five dogs, believed to be Pit Bull mixed breeds. How would you solve the problem of Pit Bull related deaths?
    Colton police say a 2-year-old boy has been fatally mauled by as many as five dogs, believed to be Pit Bull mixed breeds. How would you solve the problem of Pit Bull related deaths? Jeff Michael and KABC's Larry Elder weigh-in.
  • TSA Screener Arrested: Who's Watching Our Airports?

    TSA Screener Arrested: Who's Watching Our Airports?

    Wednesday, September 11 2013 11:32 PM EDT2013-09-12 03:32:31 GMT
    A former Transportation Security Administration screener suspected of making threats to terminals at Los Angeles International Airport was in custody today following his arrest in Riverside.
    A former Transportation Security Administration screener suspected of making threats to terminals at Los Angeles International Airport was in custody today following his arrest in Riverside.
  • 6-Year Old Shot And Killed : How Can You Explain It?

    6-Year Old Shot And Killed : How Can You Explain It?

    Monday, September 9 2013 10:50 PM EDT2013-09-10 02:50:44 GMT
    Authorities say a 6-year-old girl is dead and her 26-year-old father is injured after they were shot at a family party in Riverside County.
    Authorities say a 6-year-old girl is dead and her 26-year-old father is injured after they were shot at a family party in Riverside County.
  • Social Media Monitoring at Glendale High School

    Social Media Monitoring at Glendale High School

    Tuesday, August 27 2013 11:02 PM EDT2013-08-28 03:02:50 GMT
    At Glendale high school.... officials are keeping a close eye on students In classrooms.. On campus... and now... on the Internet.Glendale Unified has hired a Hermosa Beach company...called Geo Listening.
    At Glendale high school.... officials are keeping a close eye on students In classrooms.. On campus... and now... on the Internet.Glendale Unified has hired a Hermosa Beach company...called Geo Listening.
  • Monterey Park Mandates Bilingual Signs For Businesses

    Monterey Park Mandates Bilingual Signs For Businesses

    Wednesday, August 7 2013 11:11 PM EDT2013-08-08 03:11:15 GMT
    On bustling Garvey Ave in Monterey Park...The majority of businesses have signs in both Chinese and English.  But not all.
    On bustling Garvey Ave in Monterey Park...The majority of businesses have signs in both Chinese and English.  But not all.
  • Carson Puts The Pressure On To Clean Contaminated Land

    Carson Puts The Pressure On To Clean Contaminated Land

    Friday, July 26 2013 9:13 PM EDT2013-07-27 01:13:49 GMT
    No one disputes chemical compounds contaminate the soil and ground water in the Carousel neighborhood in Carson. 285 homes sit on top of what was once a huge Shell Oil tank farm .
    No one disputes chemical compounds contaminate the soil and ground water in the Carousel neighborhood in Carson. 285 homes sit on top of what was once a huge Shell Oil tank farm .
  • Amanda Bynes Undergoes Mental Evaluation After Allegedly Starting Fire

    Amanda Bynes Undergoes Mental Evaluation After Allegedly Starting Fire

    Tuesday, July 23 2013 11:31 PM EDT2013-07-24 03:31:44 GMT
    Ventura County Sheriff's deputies responded to a 911 call just before 9 pm Monday night and found Amanda Bynes standing next to a burning gas can.
    Ventura County Sheriff's deputies responded to a 911 call just before 9 pm Monday night and found Amanda Bynes standing next to a burning gas can.
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