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Gavin Smith was last seen alive May 1, 2012; he was an executive at 20th Century Fox.
Bell Gardens mayor Daniel Crespo was shot and killed during an argument with his wife, explain authorities.
The driver of the van pleaded guilty to stealing a van and will spend the next two years in a state prison.
44-year-old woman was taken at gunpoint and held without food or water.
Authorities have filed criminal charges against 14 teenagers who allegedly broke into a Southern California mansion while the owner was gone and held a party that caused more than $1 million in damage and losses.
Los Angeles County detectives say body parts discovered after a wildfire were those of a homicide victim who had most likely been killed years before the fire broke out.
Detectives were investigating a possible homicide after remains that appeared to be a human skull and a shoe were found near a wildfire in northern Los Angeles County.
Rain from Southern California storm not enough to ease the state’s drought.
Democrats in the Senate derailed an attempt Thursday by Republicans to expel a legislator convicted of perjury and voter fraud, prompting pointed comments by lawmakers from both parties.
A state lawmaker found guilty of voter fraud and perjury this week will be allowed to keep serving until a judge enters a formal conviction, Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg said Thursday.
Hot, dry winds are hindering firefighting efforts.
A missing Sierra College student who vanished a month ago may have possibly been spotted twice in Oregon.