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Fire rips through strip mall in San Gabriel

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| San Gabriel officials said Valley Boulevard remains closed between New and Prospect avenues as firefighters continue clean-up efforts.

Teen boy shot in arm at Palmdale high school; second teen detained

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A 14-year-old used a rifle to shoot a classmate in the arm Friday at Highland High School in Palmdale and dumped the gun in the desert before he was caught in a shopping center, authorities said.

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To save the forest, Gov. Brown wants to burn more trees

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The order calls for accelerating forest management procedures such as cutting back dense stands of trees and setting controlled fires to burn out thick brush.

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LAPD arrests one of its own in workers' comp fraud case

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Officer John Bailey, 43, is accused of knowingly committing workers' compensation fraud and receiving benefits under false pretenses.

10,000 people shouldn’t have guns in California — but it’ll take at least 4 years to get them back

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The Department of Justice says it needs more money to beef up the team seizing weapons from people who are prohibited from owning them.

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Judge halts clearing of OC homeless encampments

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But OC Sheriff's deputies plan to continue to patrol the area for "criminal activity" even if they can't cite people for trespassing and camping.

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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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In LA County, white supremacist hate incidents rise

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The overall number of hate crimes reported in Los Angeles County in 2016 remained level. But there’s been a shift in who's targeted and who targets, a new county report says. Have a story about hate or bias? Share it as part of a national news project, "Documenting Hate."

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