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LA prosecutors reject 5 sexual abuse cases against James Toback

| The Oscar-nominated writer-director has been accused of sexual misconduct by dozens of women, but prosecutors say the statute of limitations has expired.

2 LAPD officers injured, suspect killed in shooting after pursuit


Officials didn't immediately say what prompted police to open fire.

Who's watching the police? The state of civilian oversight in Southern California


In California, relatively few law enforcement departments have civilian oversight. Where it is in place, nearly all are advisory.


Injuries in human-smuggling crash on California highway


A horse trailer carrying about 18 people who entered the country illegally overturned near San Diego Saturday. Several people inside the trailer were hurt and six were hospitalized.

Alleged gang members charged in San Francisco area killings


Ten alleged members of the Surenos street gang have been charged for their roles in seven killings, which occurred between 2006 and 2013.

Fontana man acted alone to set off explosives in SoCal Sam's Club


Police released surveillance video showing Gonzalez walking into the store wearing a white surgical mask. Another video showed what appeared to be an explosion before smoke filled several aisles.

Orange County man gets longer prison term for sexually assaulting toddler


A man convicted of sexually assaulting a 3-year-old girl got a new sentence Friday of 25 years to life in prison after an appeals court found the trial judge handed down a 10-year sentence that was too lenient.

2 explosives set off in Southern California Sam's Club; no injuries


Police have detained a man for questioning after two explosive devices were detonated inside a Sam's Club store in Southern California.

Police: YouTube shooter was calm in interview before attack


Just hours before she shot and wounded three people at YouTube headquarters, Nasim Aghdam calmly told police who found her sleeping in her car that she was having family problems and had left her home.