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California hearing set on tough oil refinery rules

The Environmental Protection Agency is visiting Wilmington for hearings on a proposal that would clamp down on pollution generated by oil refineries.

215 Freeway reopens following big rig crash, partial bridge collapse

The California Highway Patrol online incident log reported that the northbound lanes of the highway at Nuevo Road, closed since the 10 a.m. Tuesday accident, were re-opened at 5:15 a.m.

Thousands in damages after 13 trees chopped at Anaheim park

Police said in a statement Tuesday that the trees appeared to have been chopped with an axe and left behind either late Monday night or early Tuesday morning at Ronald Reagan Park.

@HiddenCash agrees to pay for damages to Whittier park trashed in money hunt

The city's William Penn Park suffered $5,000 in damage after followers scoured the park on a scavenger hunt for free money.

215 Freeway closed in Riverside after partial bridge collapse

A semi truck crashed on the 215 near Perris, causing part of a bridge under construction to come down. The northbound side remains closed.

Plan to make 6 states out of California may head to ballot

The plan would create states with names such as Jefferson, Silicon Valley, South California. The constitutional amendment needs more than 800,000 signatures to qualify; backers say they have enough.

Water main break inundates streets in Venice area

The Los Angeles Fire Department says approximately 100,000 gallons of water was released by the rupture near Carroll Canal around 10:30 p.m. Monday.

Giant African snails meant for human consumption seized at LAX

Officials said Monday that the 35 pounds of snails arrived from Nigeria and were subsequently disposed of through incineration.

Pasadena considers mandatory spay-and-neuter for all animals

The Pasadena City Council will consider an ordinance that requires all pet owners in Pasadena to spay and neuter their animals, or face fines.

Teen dies after hitting bridge atop tour bus

Zisette was the son of former pro tennis player Matt Zisette. He just completed his sophomore year at Mira Costa High School.

Body has been recovered from Abalone Cove

A body is being recovered from Abalone Cove — the same Rancho Palos Verdes cove where a 19-year-old went missing while swimming with friends earlier this week.

100 firefighters knock down structure fire in Hollywood

The fire broke out around 9 a.m. at 1001 N. Orange Drive. No one was believed to be inside the building and no injuries were reported.

Reformed mobster Vince Ciacci now cuts hair in Brentwood

He was shoplifting from toy stores at 12, snatching purses at 15, and by the time he'd grown up he was robbing stores and dealing drugs.

Baker's giant thermometer ready to light up

Months of rebuilding and restoration have resurrected the world's tallest thermometer in Baker. The signature landmark of the desert town had fallen on dark times.

Areas near Abalone Cove Beach closed after likely 2nd death

Divers searched for a second day without success for a diver who went missing off the coast of Abalone Cove Beach in Rancho Palos Verdes Thursday.

Lanes closed, several injured on 210 Freeway

At least six people were injured Thursday morning when a semi truck collided with a bus carrying disabled passengers on the 210 Freeway in Pasadena.