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LA jails face 'significant challenges' improving mental health care

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| The court-appointed monitor says in his bi-annual report that the Sheriff's Department may have underestimated how long it will take to substantially improve care.

1 dead, several stabbed in Men's Colony prison riot

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An inmate was killed during a melee involving more than 160 inmates at California Men's Colony near San Luis Obispo.

Second video shows fight before Huntington Beach officer shoots man

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A new video has surfaced that appears to show a man throwing punches at the officer before he was fatally shot outside a convenience store.

2 men shot, 1 fatally, in Glassell Park

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Police say the two men were shot early Sunday morning but they haven't released details on the suspect.

California considers freeing older and younger inmates

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To ease overcrowding in state prisons, lawmakers want to release more of the state's older prisoners and more of the inmates who were young when they committed their crimes.

La Verne police officer shoots man, wounds fellow officer

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An La Verne officer shot and wounded a man who refused to drop what he thought was a weapon — wounding a second officer who came to help.

​Video shows Huntington Beach officer fatally shooting a man

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The officer was speaking with the man outside the store when a confrontation broke out.

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California was targeted by Russian election hackers

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Ten months after election day, the Department of Homeland Security finally revealed which states — 21 in all — were targeted by Russian hackers.

Seal Beach mass murderer sentenced to life in prison for salon killings

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Scott Dekraai, a 47-year-old former tugboat operator, was sentenced in Orange County for the 2011 killings to which he pleaded guilty three years ago.

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