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  1. State charges trio with pocketing $400,000 in public funds meant to help unhoused in L.A. California Atty. Gen. Rob Bonta alleges that the three stole funds in a scheme that funneled money to supposedly homeless people who in fact were not.
  2. Sheriff Villanueva and top aide defy watchdog subpoenas Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva and his second-in-command on Thursday defied subpoenas requiring them to testify before an oversight commission
  3. California sets new rules for mystery donations made on behalf of lawmakers The change comes after the Los Angeles Times revealed the little-known practice of unidentified donors routing charitable contributions through accounts that shield their identity.
  4. Son of L.A. millionaire sentenced to 7 to 9 months in fatal high-speed Lamborghini crash The son of a wealthy L.A. entrepreneur was sentenced to seven to nine months for killing a 32-year-old woman in a February crash when he was driving his father's Lamborghini at more than 100 mph.
  5. Riverside teacher, in faux headdress, on leave after mimicking Native Americans in video A Riverside teacher has been placed on leave after a viral video showed her dancing and hollering around a classroom in a faux Native American headdress.
  6. Family found dead on remote Sierra National Forest hiking trail died from heat illness and probable dehydration John Gerrish, Ellen Chung and their 1-year-old daughter, Muji, were found dead along with their dog near an area known as Devil's Gulch in Northern California in mid-August.
  7. The California ShakeOut is just a drill. Are you ready for a real earthquake? You may have heard sirens or gotten alerts as part of the Great California ShakeOut. The event is a good reminder to be prepared for an earthquake.
  8. LAPD officer accused of fondling dead woman's breast ordered to stand trial David Rojas is charged with felony sexual contact with human remains after authorities say he touched a dead woman's breast in October 2019.
  9. Series of storms on atmospheric river barreling toward Northern California A significant storm is expected to strike Central and Northern California on Thursday night, with an even stronger system arriving Sunday.
  10. California state government is admirably trying to address drought. It's a tough nut to crack Newsom declared a statewide drought emergency on Tuesday, which will help the state expedite drought relief projects, columnist George Skelton writes.
  11. 101 Freeway closed this weekend for work on 6th Street Bridge. Here's how to get around Downtown drivers, beware: Both sides of the 101 Freeway will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday through 3 p.m. Sunday.
  12. New California oil drilling must be set back from homes and schools, Newsom says The driving force behind Gov. Gavin Newsom's decision is the public health risk linked to oil and gas production.
  13. Major California earthquake would knock out cell service, communications, study finds A major earthquake in California is likely to knock out many communications services, including cellphones, for days or weeks, a USGS study finds.
  14. Magnitude 2.4 earthquake felt in South Los Angeles A magnitude 2.4 earthquake occurred in South Los Angeles on Thursday morning.
  15. Highway Patrol investigating skeletal human remains found in Cerritos As of Wednesday, investigators were not treating the case as a homicide. They have not determined the age or gender of the person whose remains were found.
  16. O.C. woman who refused to wear a mask found guilty of trespassing It was the first mask-related criminal conviction in a county famous for a vocal minority of anti-maskers who have staged oceanfront protests and picketed local government meetings during the
  17. Podcast: We know how to fix the syphilis surge. Will we do it? Syphilis cases have jumped for U.S. adults and infants — even though the disease is is curable, and even though we could protect babies by getting pregnant people tested and treated.
  18. Fallen grades, stalled learning. L.A. students 'need help now,' Times analysis shows A Los Angeles Times analysis of data offers an alarming assessment of the impact of the pandemic on L.A. students.
  19. Is In-N-Out's battle the opening skirmish in a conflict over vaccine mandates? As more communities across California require proof of vaccination for public venues, the battle over enforcement of the new rules is just beginning to heat up.
  20. Coronavirus closes first campus in L.A. County, prompting remote learning, football fallout View Park Preparatory High School has switched to remote learning for a week, and the Crenshaw football team was sidelined after a game with View Park.
  21. Now 96, he lived through the Nazi occupation of Poland: 'I am surviving' The incident in the hospital wasn't Andrzej Stefanski's first flashback. He vividly remembers Hitler's command blasting through the radio when the Polish troops were forced to surrender: 'Kill them all.'
  22. What I learned about my heritage while documenting a Polish Holocaust survivor In January, I found out that many of my Polish relatives were killed during the Holocaust.
  23. Nicholas Goldberg: Should we cut Ridley-Thomas slack because his alleged crimes were on behalf of his son? How to think about people who behave illegally not for themselves but for their children.
  24. Initial treatment fails; noxious smell in Carson now expected to linger into the weekend On Wednesday, the smell, which has been likened to rotten eggs, vomit and farts and has given residents headaches and nausea, was still heavy in the air.
  25. L.A. County reports 76% increase in anti-Asian hate crimes The Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations on Wednesday released a special report on anti-Asian hate crime in LA County in 2020. The report revealed that anti-Asian hate crimes rose 76% from 25 to 44 in 2020, the largest number of anti-Asian hate crimes reported since 2001.
  26. VA says it will house homeless veterans who are camped around its West L.A. campus The Veterans Affairs campus in West Los Angeles announced plans to house up to 500 homeless veterans by year's end.
  27. Using new law, L.A. City Council bans homeless encampments at 54 spots The Los Angeles City Council approved a ban on camping at certain locations in the first use of a new set of laws that passed over the summer.
  28. Laugh Factory founder Jamie Masada calls on comedians to support Dave Chappelle Dave Chappelle has found an ally in the Laugh Factory's founder, who's rallying the comedy community to support the embattled comedian.
  29. Appeals court tosses order aimed at protecting immigration detainees from COVID-19 A 9th Circuit Court of Appeals panel has overturned a requirement for ICE detainees at risk of COVID-19 to be monitored and possibly released.
  30. Thieves caught on camera snatching rug with giant pink 'M' from famed Madonna Inn The longtime manager, who opted not to file a police report, is hoping it was just a prank and the rug will be returned, preferably with an apology.