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US wants money from SoCal home sale linked to former dictator

U.S. authorities want to seize more than $700,000 from the sale of a Southern California home they contend was bought with corrupt money from South Korea's former dictator.

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Man gets 2 years for role in Hollywood stabbing

One of three men arrested after the fatal stabbing of a woman in Hollywood last June has been sentenced to two years in state prison.

Social Media Site Twitter Debuts On The New York Stock Exchange

LAPD targeted on Twitter after NY police backlash

Twitter critics of Los Angeles police have been posting photos of people roughed up or injured in scuffles with officers in the nation's second-biggest city.

I-5 in Orange County blocked after fatal crash

Early-morning traffic is backed up for miles following a series of collisions on Interstate 5 in Orange County that killed two people and injured five.

Irwindale City Council delays deciding fate of Sriracha factory (updated)

Sriracha factory workers rallied outside Irwindale City Hall Wednesday night as the council was set to vote on whether or not the factory is a public nuisance due to complaints of its fumes causing headaches and coughing.

Court refuses to review decision tossing out OC sex offenders bans

The California Supreme Court Wednesday refused to review an appellate court's ruling that said city and county bans keeping registered sex offenders out of parks was unconstitutional.

OC seems cool to changing restaurant health inspection signs

The Orange County Grand Jury and County Supervisors are once again at odds over the use of color-coded restaurant health inspection signs.

Mother of teen killed in Orland bus crash suing for $100 million

The mother of an L.A. teenager who was among 10 people killed in a fiery Northern California bus crash is suing the bus company and FedEx for $100 million.

LA Fair racing could move to Orange County

Horse racing has been part of the fun at the LA County Fair for years. Now, executives at Fairplex Park in Pomona want to move the meet to Los Alamitos.

LA County leaders disagree over foster care reform

A blue ribbon commission report on the ills of L.A. County's foster care system received a mixed reception at the Board of Supervisors Tuesday. The panel voted to study it further and revisit the issue on May 20.

Funeral held for LAPD motorcycle officer Chris Cortijo

A funeral was held Tuesday morning in downtown L.A. for a veteran police motorcycle officer who died after being struck by a motorist allegedly under the influence of cocaine.

View restored footage of Union Station's 1939 opening parade

For the first time since it was shot in 1939, footage from Union Station's opening parade has been restored and released as part of the station's 75th anniversary.

Report: 'FasTrack' program shaved about 2 mins off I-10, 110 drivetime

Solo drivers who paid extra to use those express lanes on the 10 and 110 Freeways over the past year generally got to their destinations faster than those who didn't pay.

Traffic alert: Funeral Tuesday for LAPD officer hit by suspected DUI driver

Motorcycle officer Chris Cortijo was struck by an SUV in Sun Valley earlier this month while waiting at a red light at Lankershim Boulevard and Saticoy Street.

LA County's new watchdog may not have much bite

Max Huntsman's job is to monitor the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, one of the nation's most troubled law enforcement agencies. The only problem: He doesn't have any real legal power.

Easter celebration on Skid Row attracts thousands of homeless

The Midnight Mission called on a cadre of volunteers to serve holiday brunch to a grateful crowd in downtown L.A.