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Police say a 4-year-old boy and two men were left wounded after bullets penetrated the walls of a garage in Pasadena.
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The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles is seeking to delay upcoming sex abuse trials or move them out of Los Angeles because it doesn't believe it can get a fair jury.
Bay Area Sets Up DUI Checkpoints For Holiday Season

Driving drunk this weekend may cost you more than $15,000

Law enforcement officials will be out in force this weekend, looking for drunk drivers whose over-indulgence could cost them a whopping $15,649.
Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter Clark Rockefeller

Murder trial of man who posed as Rockefeller family member set to begin

Opening statements begin Monday in the murder trial of Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, who spent two decades impersonating a member of the fabled Rockefeller family.
Critics say the act is being used well beyond its intended purpose and instead is employed by unions, activist groups and even rival developers to delay or stop projects they don't like.
A mother who drove her teenage son and his friends to a Long Beach park to kill a 13-year-old gang rival has been convicted of murder in her third trial.
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Santa Ana police say two people inside a stolen car have been shot and wounded by officers after a brief freeway chase.
Environmental agencies are coming together to start a new push to rebuild the Angeles National Forest. The land is still recovering after the Station Fire burned almost 161,000-acres in 2009.
Texas Republican Ted Cruz, then senator-elect, speaks to reporters before a freshman senators luncheon on Nov. 13.

Ted Cruz: From Texas underdog to Republican up-and-comer

In his short time in the Senate, Tea Party Republican Ted Cruz has already made a mark — and in doing so, he's simply ignored a tradition of new senators being seen, not heard.
Google's announcement this week that it would discontinue its Reader after the end of June has left loyal users angry — and scrambling for replacements.

'Keep Google Reader running' petition hits 100K

Google's announcement this week that it will kill its Reader product prompted moans of despair from those who rely on the free RSS service to monitor headlines.
The vineyard at Round Pond Estate in Rutherford, Calif. Napa Valley is just one of wine-growing regions across the country.

Wine revolution: US drinkers and growers declare independence

The number of U.S. wineries has climbed from 400 to 7,000 since the 1970s. And some of those local wines are "stunning," says wine expert Jancis Robinson.
Aung San Suu Kyi (right) faced protesters when she traveled to a village in northern Myanmar on Thursday to discuss a Chinese-backed copper mine project. Suu Kyi, a Nobel laureate and a member of Parliament, urged protesters to support the project, which

Now a politician, Aung San Suu Kyi is the object of protesters

As a member of Parliament, she is now at times working alongside the government, a development that could cost her backing from her traditional supporters.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy holds a hearing on gun control in Washington, D.C., on March 7. The committee has since passed two bills on guns that are headed to the full Senate.

Talk of zombies aside, gun bills face political reality

Legislation passed by the Senate Judiciary Committee inspired a few extreme examples for and against it. But the battle might just get tougher on the Senate floor, particularly for the proposed assault weapons ban.

Blogs

Pleitez endorses Garcetti for LA mayor

Former mayoral candidate Emanuel Pleitez has endorsed current mayoral hopeful Eric Garcetti in his run for L.A. mayor. Garcetti faces Wendy Greuel in the May runoff.

Programs

Off-Ramp

Episode: Father Boyle versus Mother Church - Off-Ramp for March 16, 2013

The Velaslavaysay Panorama saving a lost artform

The Velasalavaysay Panorama in the Historic West Adams district focuses on entertainment technology that was popular before film.

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