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80 percent of LGBT people killed are minorities

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| When violence strikes the LGBT community, the victims often look like those who died in the Orlando tragedy.

Long Beach police kill man carrying pellet gun


Officers reported the man failed to comply with an order to put his hands up and they opened fire when he reached for the butt of what turned out to be an assault-weapon replica in his waistband.

Alhambra police seek 3 men in string of home burglaries


Police released closed-circuit-camera photos of the men, taken during one of the recent break-ins. The men have disabled security systems during at least two of the crimes.

Tracking lawmakers' promise of drug treatment over prison


Thousands of people left prison after Prop 47 reduced punishments for drug and other low-level offenses, but prison savings earmarked for drug treatment are on shaky ground.

OC jail break: Alleged getaway driver's arraignment continued


Loc Ba Nguyen allegedly helped the three inmates escape the Orange County jail in January. If convicted, he faces more than five years in prison.

Did the Porter Ranch gas leak cause long-term health damage?


Experts say answering that question won't be easy, partly because there haven't been similar leaks of this size and duration in a large suburban area.

Grim Sleeper trial: Prosecution opens with graphic photos


L.A. County prosecutors opened the trial against Lonnie Franklin Jr. by projecting a string of gruesome crime scene and autopsy photographs.


Can Baca’s guilty plea restore the Sheriff’s Department’s reputation?


An FBI investigation into alleged inmate abuse and a cover-up in the LA jails left the sheriff's department with a tattered reputation - is it being repaired?