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LA Sheriff Baca's legacy on immigration

Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, who announced his pending retirement Tuesday, has had a complicated relationship with immigrants.

Backers of pension initiative cleared to collect signatures

San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed says he'll confer with other proponents to decide whether to accept changes made by Attorney General Kamala Harris.

As Baca withdraws, his possible successors line up

With the L.A. County Sheriff's sudden decision to retire, declared candidates prep for the fight while others consider a run in the June primary.

Connector between 2 and 5 freeways scheduled to reopen

The connector closed following a tanker fire in July of last year that charred concrete.

What it's like to be on a Metro Train during an accident

Off-Ramp producer Kevin Ferguson was on the Gold Line train that killed a man Saturday; it was a strange and awful experience.

Drunk driving fatalities inch up after 5 year decline

An overview of statewide statistics shows for five years, fewer Californians died in drunk driving crashes but 2012 shows a bit of an uptick.

Historic cold? Not here thanks to stubborn high pressure

Meteorologists say a high pressure system stalled over the Eastern Pacific is deflecting cooler, wetter weather to other parts of the country.

Ex-UFC champ Tito Ortiz arrested for suspected DUI

Authorities say they have arrested former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz for investigation of driving under the influence after he hit a freeway median in Los Angeles.

Padres: Hall of Fame broadcasterJerry Coleman dies at 89

The San Diego Padres say Hall of Fame broadcaster Jerry Coleman, a former major league ballplayer whose pro career was interrupted by two wars, has died after a brief illness.

Susan Rasky, reporter and teacher, dies

Susan Rasky, a University of California, Berkeley journalism professor and former New York Times political reporter, has died. She was 61.

Gays included in Orange County Vietnamese New Year's parade

A year after LGBT groups were banned from participation in the annual Tet parade, Orange County gay and lesbian groups say the terms of their inclusion remain vague.

Pedestrian killed on Metro Gold Line

There was a death on the Metro Gold Line Saturday afternoon in South Pasadena. An eyewitness said that the man was moving slowly

2 survive small plane crash off Catalina Island

A single-engine airplane went down off the Southern California coast near Catalina Island, but both people aboard survived and were rescued by a passing boat.

Former LA Herald Examiner newsman Donald Forst dies at 81

Former New York Newsday and Village Voice editor Donald Forst has died. He worked at more than a dozen newspapers and magazines including The New York Times.

How Calif. man won $324 million and didn't realize it for 2 weeks

Steve Tran of Northern California had a big winner and didn't know it. When he finally got around to checking the ticket, though, he realized his life had changed.

3.1 earthquake hits Los Angeles' Westside

A 3.1 earthquake hit Los Angeles's Westside late Friday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey's website.