CHP officer in videotaped beating could face criminal charges

The case, which has attracted national attention, sparked angry outrage from civil rights activists who called it a clear case of excessive use of force.

2 teens charged in South Pasadena High School shooting plot

The boys, ages 16 and 17, allegedly planned to kill staff members and "random students" at South Pasadena High School before they were arrested Monday.

Identity released of Lakewood sheriff's deputy recovering from mall attack

Deputy Brandon Love said his "hopes are high" after he sustained serious injuries in an attack at a shopping mall last week.

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Study finds integrating arts in lessons sparks creativity

The Kennedy Center finds students who had the arts mixed into other subjects — a model favored by L.A. Unified — showed increased creativity and engagement.

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Company fined for Los Angeles airport worker death

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California's Division of Occupational Safety and Health said Wednesday that it cited Menzies Aviation for five violations related to the February death of a luggage cart driver.

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Does my community have water restrictions?

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The state Water Resources Control Board adopted outdoor watering restrictions that apply to municipalities that didn't already have mandatory restrictions in place Here, you can find restrictions for many Southern California municipalities, links to incentives and some helpful tips to conserve water.

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Why vegetables get freakish in the land of the midnight sun

Giant Cabbage Weigh-Off 2013 winners (with placards, left to right): Scott Rob (92.10 pounds), Keevan Dinkel (92.30 pounds) and Brian Shunskis (77.40 pounds). The growers are joined by the cabbage fairies, a group of women who for 15 years have volunteered at the cabbage competition.

Long summer days in Alaska help vegetables grow to gargantuan sizes. These "giants" are celebrated at the annual state fair, which kicks off on Thursday.