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Meet the two men who want to replace LA Sheriff Jim McDonnell

| Here's a rundown of the positions of retired Sheriff's Cmdr. Bob Lindsey and retired Sheriff's Lt. Alex Villanueva, both of whom say McDonnell has failed on numerous fronts.

Seeking reelection, LA Sheriff says he's restored 'the shine to the badge'

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Four years after taking over the scandal-plagued department, Jim McDonnell says he's turning things around. Others say he's fallen short on jail reform, transparency and recruiting.

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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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