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LA sheriff says, use a gun, no more early release from jail

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| Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell announced Thursday that people found guilty of using a gun to commit a crime will have to serve their full sentences. The policy change also applies to those convicted of illegal possession of a weapon.

Metrolink remembers its deadliest train crash 10 years later

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It’s been 10 years since 25 people died and 100 were injured in Chatsworth. Officials at the memorial said safety updates since 2008 have prevented collisions since.

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Officials unveil $300 million San Gabriel train trench

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The new 1.4-mile train trench brings railroads below traffic. It will save over 1,700 delayed hours waiting for the train to pass. And it saves more than just time.

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Fatal kayak accident stirs up boat safety questions

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After a power boat struck a kayaker on Labor Day in Marina del Rey, some question boat safety rules. But residents and professionals say the rules aren't the problem.

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Oversight chair walks out when public speech turns ugly

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As an open discussion on secret deputy societies swerved into profanity, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Civilian Oversight Commission chair storms out.

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Silver Lake tries to recover after Trader Joe's shooting

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Flowers line a wall at Trader Joe's on Hyperion Avenue where an assistant store manager was killed by police Saturday in a crossfire between officers and a suspect.

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Hollywood and Vine diagonal crosswalk christened with Conga

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Results are promising after Hollywood's first diagonal crosswalk cut pedestrian injuries in half. The cast of “On Your Feet” helped with its debut.

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Irvine says it's pulling out of regional fire service

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The city has long complained about paying more than its fair share for fire and emergency services. The OC Fire Authority says it hopes to convince them to stay.

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