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Mystery writer Sue Grafton dead at 77

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| The author of the popular "alphabet series" passed away Thursday night after a two-year battle with cancer. She was surrounded by family.

SoCal's winter heat wave breaks records

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Woodland Hills hit 88 degrees, breaking a record set in 1963. Even warmer temperatures are around the corner.

How the new sanctuary state law will affect local law enforcement

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The law takes effect Jan. 1 and restricts how local police can cooperate with federal immigration agents. Some agencies will see few changes.

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December fires amp up mudslide danger

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A geologist warns some Ventura County residents to not sleep in their homes overnight during winter rainstorms because of the landslide risk.

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​Remembering actress Rose Marie, dead at 94

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Marie was a child star of the 1920s and 1930s who endeared herself to TV fans on the classic '60s sitcom that featured Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore.

Endangered fin whale found dead near Long Beach port

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The 40-foot-long juvenile female was found dead with abrasions that could have come from a boat. Fin whales are an endangered and protected species that migrate south this time of year.

Southern California's winter feels a lot like summer

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The warmth this week has been accompanied by extreme dryness — just .01 inch of rain in downtown L.A. this month — but there's a chance for relief. Rain is possible next week.

Augmented reality comes to the Rose Parade

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You can use a smartphone app to watch as a gigantic fish leaps into the air then before transforming into a dragon.

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These vets are picking up the pieces after California's wildfires

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Team Rubicon, a group of veterans and active military, is clearing debris and sifting through the ashes of burned homes to find what possessions they can.

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