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  • Dangerously Hot Weather Continues; Extreme Fire Danger

    Dangerously Hot Weather Continues; Extreme Fire Danger

    Monday, September 15 2014 7:59 PM EDT2014-09-15 23:59:53 GMT
    Southern California roasted in triple-digit temperatures Monday and forecasters predicted potentially record-setting heat for at least another day -- along with extreme fire danger for baking hillsides.
    Southern California roasted in triple-digit temperatures Monday and forecasters predicted potentially record-setting heat for at least another day -- along with extreme fire danger for baking hillsides.
  • Senator Rod Wright Resigns After Sentenced To 3 Months For Lying About Residency

    Senator Rod Wright Resigns After Sentenced To 3 Months For Lying About Residency

    Monday, September 15 2014 7:47 PM EDT2014-09-15 23:47:07 GMT
    State Sen. Rod Wright submitted his resignation Monday after he was sentenced last week to three months in jail for lying about where he lived when he ran for office.
    State Sen. Rod Wright submitted his resignation Monday after he was sentenced last week to three months in jail for lying about where he lived when he ran for office.
  • Big Deal Or No Big Deal Monday September 15

    Big Deal Or No Big Deal Monday September 15

    Big Deal Or No Big Deal For Monday September 15; What Vikings Should do about Peterson and the Queen weighs in on Scotland's Independence.
    Big Deal Or No Big Deal For Monday September 15; What Vikings Should do about Peterson and the Queen weighs in on Scotland's Independence.
  • Bomb Squad Investigates Bank Robbery Suspect's Car For Explosives

    Bomb Squad Investigates Bank Robbery Suspect's Car For Explosives

    Monday, September 15 2014 3:12 PM EDT2014-09-15 19:12:17 GMT
    A bank robbery suspect claimed he had explosives when he was pulled over by sheriff's deputies today, prompting the evacuation of businesses near Katella and Western avenues.
    A bank robbery suspect claimed he had explosives when he was pulled over by sheriff's deputies today, prompting the evacuation of businesses near Katella and Western avenues.
  • One Person Killed, One Injured In Walk-Up Shooting

    One Person Killed, One Injured In Walk-Up Shooting

    Monday, September 15 2014 1:49 PM EDT2014-09-15 17:49:15 GMT
    Two men were shot in El Monte early today and one of them died at a hospital, a sheriff's deputy said.The shooting occurred at 12:49 a.m. in the 2600 block of Sastre Avenue, said Dep. Crystal Hernandez of the Sheriff's Headquarters Bureau.
    Two men were shot in El Monte early today and one of them died at a hospital, a sheriff's deputy said.The shooting occurred at 12:49 a.m. in the 2600 block of Sastre Avenue, said Dep. Crystal Hernandez of the Sheriff's Headquarters Bureau.
  • Police Detain `Django Unchained' Actress Daniele Watts For Public Display Of Affection

    Police Detain `Django Unchained' Actress Daniele Watts For Public Display Of Affection

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:20 AM EDT2014-09-15 14:20:14 GMT
    Actress Daniele Watts, who appeared in "Django Unchained," is complaining that she was handcuffed and briefly put in the back of a squad car after a public display of affection with her white companion.
    Actress Daniele Watts, who appeared in "Django Unchained," is complaining that she was handcuffed and briefly put in the back of a squad car after a public display of affection with her white companion.
  • You Decide SoCal 2014: Ashley Swearengin, Jim McDonnell, Lucille Kring

    You Decide SoCal 2014: Ashley Swearengin, Jim McDonnell, Lucille Kring

    Saturday, September 13 2014 1:30 AM EDT2014-09-13 05:30:06 GMT
    As we approach the November 2014 elections, FOX 11 News in partnership with the OC Register will be airing a political show on Friday nights following FOX 11 News at 10pm. 
    As we approach the November 2014 elections, FOX 11 News in partnership with the OC Register will be airing a political show on Friday nights following FOX 11 News at 10pm. 
  • Drone Privacy

    Drone Privacy

    Friday, September 12 2014 11:00 PM EDT2014-09-13 03:00:32 GMT
    The right to privacy versus law enforcements capabilities to surveil us, watch us, follow us, record us, and detain us. This is one of the key issues of our technological times. Today the discussion is about a proposed bill that's passed the State Legislature, AB 1327, which would regulate drone use by law enforcement agency. Written by a former Navy man , now in the California Assembly, named Jeff Gorell, it would essentially make sure that before police followed us down the street or into o...
    The right to privacy versus law enforcements capabilities to surveil us, watch us, follow us, record us, and detain us. This is one of the key issues of our technological times. Today the discussion is about a proposed bill that's passed the State Legislature, AB 1327, which would regulate drone use by law enforcement agency. Written by a former Navy man , now in the California Assembly, named Jeff Gorell, it would essentially make sure that before police followed us down the street or into o...
  • Mandatory Evacuations Ordered In Silverado Canyon Brush Fire

    Mandatory Evacuations Ordered In Silverado Canyon Brush Fire

    Friday, September 12 2014 10:47 PM EDT2014-09-13 02:47:49 GMT

    [VIEW PHOTO GALLERY] Orange County Fire Authority crews are battling a brush fire in the Silverado Canyon area. A large stretch of Santiago Canyon Road has been closed due to that wildfire.

    Amid forecasts of record heat, a wildfire erupted in the Cleveland National Forest, and despite the lack of winds, flames spread rapidly across dozens of acres.


  • Vigil Planned After 3 Killed During Truck Rollover In Santa Clarita Canyon

    Vigil Planned After 3 Killed During Truck Rollover In Santa Clarita Canyon

    Friday, September 12 2014 9:33 PM EDT2014-09-13 01:33:49 GMT

    Three people were killed and at least one other was injured when a truck veered off a road in Santa Clarita today and rolled down a hill, a California Highway Patrol officer said.

    Three people were killed and at least one other was injured when a truck veered off a road in Santa Clarita today and rolled down a hill, a California Highway Patrol officer said.

  • Big Deal or No Big Deal Friday September 12

    Big Deal or No Big Deal Friday September 12

     Today's Big Deal or No Big Deal Friday September 12 talks about a woman who came back to work from maternity leave and was fired; More on Ray Rice story.
     Today's Big Deal or No Big Deal Friday September 12 talks about a woman who came back to work from maternity leave and was fired; More on Ray Rice story.

  • LAPD Union Declares Impasse In Salary Negotiations

    LAPD Union Declares Impasse In Salary Negotiations

    Friday, September 12 2014 3:44 PM EDT2014-09-12 19:44:10 GMT
    The union representing the Los Angeles Police Department rank-and-file today declared an impasse in salary negotiations with the city, but the mayor said the city is still at the table and awaiting a union counter-offer.
    The union representing the Los Angeles Police Department rank-and-file today declared an impasse in salary negotiations with the city, but the mayor said the city is still at the table and awaiting a union counter-offer.
  • Water Main Break Closes Encino Street, DWP Crews Working To Repair

    Water Main Break Closes Encino Street, DWP Crews Working To Repair

    Friday, September 12 2014 10:12 AM EDT2014-09-12 14:12:36 GMT
    A water main has ruptured near the intersection of Ventura Boulevard and Haskell Avenue in Encino, releasing a large volume of water. The break occurred on Haskell just north of Ventura around 2:35 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol online incident report.
    A water main has ruptured near the intersection of Ventura Boulevard and Haskell Avenue in Encino, releasing a large volume of water. The break occurred on Haskell just north of Ventura around 2:35 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol online incident report.
  • Report On LA's Roadways Add Up To High Costs To Drivers

    Report On LA's Roadways Add Up To High Costs To Drivers

    Friday, September 12 2014 10:08 AM EDT2014-09-12 14:08:05 GMT
    Poor road conditions in the Los Angeles area cost the average motorist about $2,500 a year due to higher vehicle costs, traffic crashes and congestion-related delays, according to a report released today by a national transportation group.
    Poor road conditions in the Los Angeles area cost the average motorist about $2,500 a year due to higher vehicle costs, traffic crashes and congestion-related delays, according to a report released today by a national transportation group.
  • Military Brides Surprised with Free Wedding Dresses on 9/11

    Military Brides Surprised with Free Wedding Dresses on 9/11

    Friday, September 12 2014 12:31 AM EDT2014-09-12 04:31:54 GMT
    One, after another, women came in to The White Dress bridal store in Orange County and found “the dress,” Wednesday, many not realizing the dress they choose would be given to them for free.
    One, after another, women came in to The White Dress bridal store in Orange County and found “the dress,” Wednesday, many not realizing the dress they choose would be given to them for free.
  • Pot Pizza?

    Pot Pizza?

    Thursday, September 11 2014 11:33 PM EDT2014-09-12 03:33:18 GMT
    If you are a medical marijuana smoker there are all kinds of decisions to make when you walk into a dispensary. Buy this weed or that? Smoke it? Eat it?
    If you are a medical marijuana smoker there are all kinds of decisions to make when you walk into a dispensary. Buy this weed or that? Smoke it? Eat it?
  • 9/11 Terror Concerns

    9/11 Terror Concerns

    Thursday, September 11 2014 11:13 PM EDT2014-09-12 03:13:40 GMT
    There's a remarkable piece of steel that's been repurposed into a 9 /11 memorial. It's at the LA City Fire Dept training center close by Dodger Stadium, and it used to form part of the supporting structure for one of the twin towers that fell in NYC 13 years ago today.
    There's a remarkable piece of steel that's been repurposed into a 9 /11 memorial. It's at the LA City Fire Dept training center close by Dodger Stadium, and it used to form part of the supporting structure for one of the twin towers that fell in NYC 13 years ago today.
  • Scientists: Strong Solar Storm Heading To Earth

    Scientists: Strong Solar Storm Heading To Earth

    Thursday, September 11 2014 10:50 AM EDT2014-09-11 14:50:06 GMT
    A strong solar flare is blasting its way to Earth, but the worst of its power looks like it will barely skim above the planet and not cause many problems.
    A strong solar flare is blasting its way to Earth, but the worst of its power looks like it will barely skim above the planet and not cause many problems.
  • Arsonist Torches Several Luxury Cars At BMW Dealership

    Arsonist Torches Several Luxury Cars At BMW Dealership

    Thursday, September 11 2014 10:37 AM EDT2014-09-11 14:37:33 GMT
    [VIEW PHOTO GALLERY] A suspected arsonist believed to have set a fire at a BMW dealership in Santa Monica, torching five luxury vehicles, is in custody today, police said.
    [VIEW PHOTO GALLERY] A suspected arsonist believed to have set a fire at a BMW dealership in Santa Monica, torching five luxury vehicles, is in custody today, police said.
  • New Law Makes Road Safer for Bicyclists; Steep Fines for Motorist

    New Law Makes Road Safer for Bicyclists; Steep Fines for Motorist

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 11:39 PM EDT2014-09-11 03:39:36 GMT
    Officer Rob Leffler has been with California Highway Patrol for five years, during that time he says he's been to a number of accidents involving bicycles and cars, some of them fatal."It's bad," Leffler said.He says he thinks the passage of the “Three Feet for Safety Act” will reduce the number of fatal cycling accidents CHP goes to each year.CHP says that there were more than 100 bicyclists killed in California in 2012. The new law will require drivers to allow bicyclists three feet when pa...
    Officer Rob Leffler has been with California Highway Patrol for five years, during that time he says he's been to a number of accidents involving bicycles and cars, some of them fatal."It's bad," Leffler said.He says he thinks the passage of the “Three Feet for Safety Act” will reduce the number of fatal cycling accidents CHP goes to each year.CHP says that there were more than 100 bicyclists killed in California in 2012. The new law will require drivers to allow bicyclists three feet when pa...
  • Feds Raid Fashion District In Drug Cartel Money Laundering Probe

    Feds Raid Fashion District In Drug Cartel Money Laundering Probe

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 11:15 PM EDT2014-09-11 03:15:24 GMT

    Hundreds of federal agents swarmed through the downtown Los Angeles Fashion District today, arresting nine people and seizing $65 million as part of a crackdown on what prosecutors called a sophisticated operation to launder money for Mexican drug cartels.

    Hundreds of federal agents swarmed through the downtown Los Angeles Fashion District today, arresting nine people and seizing $65 million as part of a crackdown on what prosecutors called a sophisticated operation to launder money for Mexican drug cartels.

  • LAPD Encounters Fingerprint Backlog Due To Staffing Shortage

    LAPD Encounters Fingerprint Backlog Due To Staffing Shortage

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 10:59 AM EDT2014-09-10 14:59:06 GMT
    The number of cases with unanalyzed fingerprint evidence has more than doubled in the last two years, hampering efforts to solve thousands of burglaries, thefts and other property crimes, LAPD officials say.
    The number of cases with unanalyzed fingerprint evidence has more than doubled in the last two years, hampering efforts to solve thousands of burglaries, thefts and other property crimes, LAPD officials say.
  • Large Gray Whale Spotted In Shallow Waters Near Marina Del Rey

    Large Gray Whale Spotted In Shallow Waters Near Marina Del Rey

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 10:11 AM EDT2014-09-10 14:11:44 GMT
    A large gray whale first spotted off the coast of Topanga Canyon later moved to Marina Del Rey where it entertained various people. The animal did not appear to be distressed.
    A large gray whale first spotted off the coast of Topanga Canyon later moved to Marina Del Rey where it entertained various people. The animal did not appear to be distressed.
  • Domestic Abuse Discussion Grows

    Domestic Abuse Discussion Grows

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 11:03 PM EDT2014-09-10 03:03:52 GMT
    There's help available for victims of domestic abuse.

    There's help available for victims of domestic abuse.

  • Several Southern California Universities Among Best In Nation

    Several Southern California Universities Among Best In Nation

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 10:13 AM EDT2014-09-09 14:13:12 GMT
    U.S. News and World Report has released the 30th addition of its highly anticipated list of University rankings. The top California school was Stanford at No.4. Here's how Southern California schools fared: CalTech cracked the top 10 at No. 10. UCLA is once again No. 23, but it is also the 2nd best public school in the nation.
    U.S. News and World Report has released the 30th addition of its highly anticipated list of University rankings. The top California school was Stanford at No.4. Here's how Southern California schools fared: CalTech cracked the top 10 at No. 10. UCLA is once again No. 23, but it is also the 2nd best public school in the nation.
  • Metro Fare Hikes

    Metro Fare Hikes

    Monday, September 8 2014 11:56 PM EDT2014-09-09 03:56:48 GMT
    If you spend some time at bus station at he corner of Wilshire and Vermont, or Roscoe and Van Nuys, or at the Red Line subway stop in Universal City or Hollywood, you see a fascinating cross section of people, united by the fact that Metro is their best and least expensive choice for transportation.In fact about 1.4 million people board Metro every weekday, whether it's the bus, the subway, or the light rail. Now they're going to be paying a bit more. One way fares go from $1.50 to 1.75, dail...
    If you spend some time at bus station at he corner of Wilshire and Vermont, or Roscoe and Van Nuys, or at the Red Line subway stop in Universal City or Hollywood, you see a fascinating cross section of people, united by the fact that Metro is their best and least expensive choice for transportation.In fact about 1.4 million people board Metro every weekday, whether it's the bus, the subway, or the light rail. Now they're going to be paying a bit more. One way fares go from $1.50 to 1.75, dail...
  • Mayor Eric Garcetti: We Need To Make Sure People Have Enough To Spend For The Economy

    Mayor Eric Garcetti: We Need To Make Sure People Have Enough To Spend For The Economy

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:23 PM EDT2014-09-02 18:23:16 GMT
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has used Labor Day to call for raising the city's minimum wage. Garcetti on Monday announced a proposal hike from the current $9 per hour to $13.25 in 2017.
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has used Labor Day to call for raising the city's minimum wage. Garcetti on Monday announced a proposal hike from the current $9 per hour to $13.25 in 2017.
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