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  • Jerry Brown for governor

    Jerry Brown returned to the governor's office in 2010 after the state had bottomed out and a cautious economic recovery was underway. At the same time, voters eased his job considerably by throwing out a crippling Depression-era constitutional provision...
  • Guards fire warning shots in inmate riot at Calipatria State Prison

    Guards fire warning shots in inmate riot at Calipatria State Prison
    Guards at Calipatria State Prison fired warning shots and foam-tipped rubber bullets after a prison-yard riot broke out involving nearly 300 inmates, corrections officials said Tuesday afternoon. The fight in the maximum-security area left 13 inmates...
  • Mission Viejo slaying suspect held on $1-million bail

    Mission Viejo slaying suspect held on $1-million bail
    A 21-year-old man is expected to be formally charged Wednesday for in the fatal stabbing of a man multiple times inside his Mission Viejo home. Adam Anthony Ingala-Whiting, 21, of Oceanside is accused of killing Francesco Bonomolo, 47, sometime...
  • Pentagon weighs sending Manning to civilian prison for gender treatment

      The Pentagon is considering transferring Pvt. Chelsea Manning, convicted of leaking national security materials, to a civilian prison for treatment of her gender disorder, officials confirmed on Wednesday. Speaking to reporters in Saudi Arabia,...
  • Senate leader seeks investigation of sex offender monitoring

    The high-profile case of two Orange County sex offenders accused of killing at least four women has spurred Senate leader Darrell Steinberg to seek an investigation into whether California's sex offender registration laws and residency restrictions have...
  • One-time Nixon aide Jeb Stuart Magruder, convicted in Watergate, dies

    One-time Nixon aide Jeb Stuart Magruder, convicted in Watergate, dies
    Jeb Stuart Magruder, the former White House aide who served seven months in prison for his role in the Watergate scandal that forced Richard Nixon to resign from the presidency in 1974, has died. He was 79. Magruder, a retired Presbyterian minister,...
  • Help, not jail, for the mentally ill

    It's great news that Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey wants to move Los Angeles County away from its cruel policy of caging so many people with mental illness. But it's deeply disturbing that Marvin Southard, who heads the Department of Mental Health and wrote...
  • Dolton man charged with transporting underage girls to Illinois for prostitution

    Dolton man charged with transporting underage girls to Illinois for prostitution
    His Facebook profile is posted under the alias “Rico Finally Paid” and depicts Tyrelle Lockett posing in full pimp regalia, flashing handguns and waving wads of cash. Federal authorities say the profile was no act. Lockett, 21, of south...
  • Judge sentences driver to 15 years in Miami Heat dancer death

    Judge sentences driver to 15 years in Miami Heat dancer death
    Mario Careaga is "selfless," a parade of witnesses told Broward Circuit Judge Ilona Holmes on Monday. He is "responsible." He is "totally upstanding." But he is also guilty of driving drunk and causing the death of Miami Heat dancer Nancy Lopez-Ruiz...
  • 3 inmates unaccounted for after Florida jail gas explosion kills 2

    At least two inmates were killed and as many as 150 prisoners and guards were injured when an apparent gas explosion shattered a county jail in the rain-soaked Florida Panhandle, officials said Thursday morning. The Escambia County Central Booking and...
  • All inmates accounted for after deadly explosion at Florida jail

    All 600 inmates have been accounted for after an explosion that wrecked a four-story jail in Pensacola, Fla., killing two inmates and injuring 184 people. Two inmates and one staff member remained hospitalized Thursday afternoon. Their conditions were...