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Drive safe, Californians. We’re seeing a big spike in holiday DUI's

Stuart Palley/KPCC
| The California Highway Patrol arrested 917 drunk drivers this holiday weekend. That's a significant spike from 621 arrests made last year.

The California law that keeps police misconduct secret

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California has the most restrictive police records laws in the nation — and it's because of something called the "Pitchess process."

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California man arrested after explosive device found in car

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Authorities say the device was "similar to a pipe bomb" but there was no indication of what he may have been intending to do with it.

California teens commit fewer crimes than their parents did

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A new report finds Millennials had the lowest juvenile arrest rates of any generation. The shift follows a decades-long slide in youth crime and arrest rates.

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Secret Service questions man who sent manure to Treasury secretary

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A gift-wrapped box of horse poop was found Saturday night near Steve Mnuchin's Bel Air home.

LA police shoot machete-wielding man

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A man in Canoga Park was fatally shot after LAPD officers were called to a domestic disturbance on Saturday night.

Judge rules American detainee in Iraq has a right to a lawyer

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The federal judge sided with the ACLU and said the Pentagon should give the detained man, who has been held for three months without charge, immediate access to a lawyer.

Judge partially lifts Trump refugee ban

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A federal judge ordered the government to process refugee applications — but only for people with a "bona fide" relationship to a person or an entity in the U.S.

Gov. Jerry Brown grants 132 pardons, 19 commutations

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One of them is Candace Lee Fox, who has spent 33 years behind bars for a killing despite a plea deal that called for her release after 7 1/2 years.