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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.

Six Flags sued over 'Ninja' coaster accident

Two people left hanging in the air when a tree fell on to the 'Ninja' coaster's tracks sued Six Flags Magic Mountain on Wednesday.

LAUSD janitor on what the $15/hr minimum wage means for his family

Raising the minimum wage for workers nationwide has proved very controversial. From federal action pushed by the White House that failed in the Senate, to Seattle's recent increase to $15/hour, this fight is having mixed results.

Rocky Rancho Palos Verdes cove searched for missing swimmer

The man went missing about 3 p.m. Wednesday. Dangerous waves and riptides in the area have brought rescuers to the spot in Shoreline Park for several days in a row.

Cocos Fire: Juvenile is suspect in major San Marcos wildfire

The fire was the most destructive of the May fires in terms of property damage, claiming 36 houses and one business.

Pier 'ambassador' reacts to post-shark attack fishing ban

Manhattan Beach officials want to look at safety issues after Saturday's shark bite incident. The shark had broken free from a fishing line moments before the attack.

Riverside weighs whether to end red light traffic cameras

The Riverside City Council will vote Tuesday on whether to get rid of the city's red light traffic cameras.

Six Flags' Ninja coaster closed after crash with tree

Four people were injured and about two dozen others stranded late Monday after the Ninja coaster slightly derailed. All riders were removed after about three hours.

World's tallest thermometer to light up again in Baker

You can catch the "soft-lighting" of the attraction Thursday. The event will commemorate the 101st anniversary of the hottest recorded day on Earth — 134 degrees in Death Valley.

Monticello Fire: Chronic dryness hinders fight; containment at 55 pct.

More than 1,900 firefighters battling the blaze by Tuesday morning gained on its front end as temperatures soared past 100 degrees, according to CalFire.

California red-legged frog named state amphibian

Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation elevating the red-legged frog on June 30. The state library updated its online list of symbols the next day.

Sterling trial gets underway after delay Monday

A neurologist has testified that Donald Sterling has Alzheimer's disease as a trial over the Los Angeles Clippers sale finally gets underway.

Tooshlights: Improving your public restroom experience at Hollywood Bowl

The Tooshlight system makes it easier for event-goers to determine which bathroom stalls are occupied, and which are not.