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California drought hurts Central Valley blackbird

California's tenacious drought is imperiling the tri-colored blackbird in state's Central Valley.

Entire Newport Beach Little League season suspended

Less than a week after opening day, the Little League season has been indefinitely suspended in Newport Beach.

Navy's Blue Angels return to skies over El Centro

The Blue Angels headed back into the wild blue yonder a year after budget cuts grounded the Navy's famous daredevil fliers.

Suspected smuggling boat found in Rancho Palos Verdes

No drugs were found, but authorities say smugglers are carrying bigger payloads as they push farther north

No leads in abduction of 4 kids from Boyle Heights

Los Angeles police said Sunday they have no solid leads that might help find two parents who allegedly abducted their four children from a grandmother's home.

LA Conservancy ranks 88 cities on their preservation efforts

L.A. has a reputation for being a city that looks forward and rarely looks back, for better or worse. But a new report on L.A. cities' efforts to preserve the past has ranked them by their efforts.

Buddhists give $6.6 million to support Japan studies at USC

The Shinnyo-en Buddhist order donated $6.6 million to USC to promote the study of Japanese religion and culture. The pledge comes as USC attempts to raise $6 billion.

Possible human remains found near Gorman brush fire

Detectives were investigating a possible homicide after remains that appeared to be a human skull and a shoe were found near a wildfire in northern Los Angeles County.

Small 3.9 earthquake goes unnoticed in Los Angeles suburbs

A magnitude 3.9 earthquake that shook some of Los Angeles' suburbs generally went unnoticed by residents. There were no reports of damage or injuries caused by the temblor.

Woman's body found at Anaheim recycling plant identified

The body of a woman whose body was found at an Orange County recycling plant has been identified by Anaheim police as Jarrae Nikole Estepp.

Lawsuit says California mortgage money mishandled

Several community assistance organizations are suing California, alleging it improperly diverted $370 million intended to help homeowners struggling with foreclosures.

Los Angeles Times fires reporter, admits error in 3 stories

The Times dismissed a reporter Friday after discovering he had an inappropriate relationship with a source for a front-page story the paper says contained an error.

Malaysia Airlines jet search shakes California customers

The airline's California flights all originate at LAX. The multiracial and religiously diverse Malaysian community around LA numbers just a few thousand

Woman's body found at Anaheim recycling plant

A woman's body that may have been dumped in a garbage bin has been found at an Orange County trash sorting facility.

Pine Fire: Brush fire burns near Gorman in north LA County

A brush fire has broken out in the rural Gorman area of northern L.A. County. The Fire Department says it has burned 150 acres and is 35 percent contained.

Water district explores personalized pricing

The Las Virgenes Municipal Water District is studying a plan in which customers would be charged based on what percentage of a water allotment they use.