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Since 1881, the Los Angeles Times has served Southern California, garnering 41 Pulitzer Prizes and currently reaching a combined 4.1 million readers each week in print and online. The Times and KTLA — both owned by Tribune Co. — are media partners, sharing video and reporting. David Lazarus, the paper’s award-winning business columnist, can be seen on air during KTLA’s “Consumer Confidential” segment.

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    Semitrailer Overturns on 710 Freeway in Bell; 4 Northbound Lanes Closed

    A big rig overturned late Friday afternoon on the northbound 710 Freeway in Bell, prompting officials to close all but one lane and snarling traffic during the evening rush hour. The overturned truck was reported just before 5 p.m. south of Atlantic Boulevard, according to Officer Michele Bond of the California Highway Patrol. CHP officers responded to the scene by 5:20 p.m. and closed lanes two through five. A Sig Alert was issued about 5:26 p.m., with transit officials estimating […]

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    Meningococcal Outbreak in Los Angeles and Orange Counties Triggers Health Warning

    A man’s death was linked to an invasive meningococcal outbreak affecting gay and bisexual men in Southern California, public health officials said Friday. The rare disease was first identified in May and since then nine men in Los Angeles and Orange counties have fallen ill with a meningococcal infection, according to Dr. Karen Smith, public health officer for the California Department of Public Health. Most of the men were gay or bisexual. One of them has died from the infection. […]

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    $10,000 Reward Offered in Antelope Valley Mother’s Yearlong Disappearance

    The last time authorities received a tip about the missing mother’s whereabouts, they responded to a bleak and dusty address on the outskirts of Palmdale earlier this month. Led by cadaver-sniffing dogs, homicide detectives with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and investigators with the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner dug into the desert floor, searching for Monique Figueroa’s remains. “But the search met with negative results,” said Deputy Lillian Peck, a sheriff’s department spokeswoman. Out of leads, detectives have […]

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    SoCal’s Lack of Preparation for Massive Earthquake Could Bring Catastrophe, Report Says

    Southern California’s smaller cities and large businesses must take the threat of a crippling earthquake far more seriously than they have been, a committee of business, public policy and utility leaders said Thursday, saying action is needed to “prevent the inevitable disaster from becoming a catastrophe.” Despite strides made by the city of Los Angeles to focus on earthquake safety, Southern California still faces significant threats that haven’t been resolved. One of the most ominous is the looming threat on […]

  • Law enforcement officials on June 15, 2016, continue to investigate the Pulse gay nightclub where Omar Mateen killed 49 people in Orlando, Florida. (Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    No Evidence Orlando Shooter Had Gay Lovers, Used Dating Apps: Law Enforcement Sources

    Since the shooting at an Orlando nightclub last week that left 49 people dead, reports have emerged that gunman Omar Mateen frequented the gay club, used gay dating apps and had gay lovers. But the FBI has found no evidence so far to support claims by those who say Mateen had gay lovers or communicated on gay dating apps, several law enforcement officials said. Mateen, 29, told police negotiators he had carried out the shooting that began at 2 a.m. […]

  • Michelle O'Keefe was 18 in 2000 when she was shot dead in Palmdale. (Credit: Beatrice de Gea / Los Angeles Times)

    Man Convicted of Murdering College Student in Palmdale Is Ordered Released Amid Questions Over Guilt

    An Iraq war veteran convicted in the 2000 slaying of college student Michelle O’Keefe was ordered released from state prison Thursday after prosecutors express doubts about his guilt. “The people no longer have confidence in the conviction,” Los Angeles Deputy Dist Atty. Bobby Grace told a judge, who ordered Raymond Lee Jennings released. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge William Ryan recommended that Jennings be released immediately from the courthouse but ordered electronic monitoring for Jennings because the case against him […]

  • Michelle O'Keefe was 18 in 2000 when she was shot dead in Palmdale. (Credit: Beatrice de Gea / Los Angeles Times)

    DA Seeking Release of Man Convicted of Killing Teenager Michelle O’Keefe at Palmdale Park-and-Ride

    On a February night 16 years ago, Michelle O’Keefe got into her blue Mustang in a Metrolink parking lot in Palmdale after spending the day working as an extra on a Kid Rock video in Los Angeles. Suddenly, shots were heard, and the Antelope Valley College student was dead. Police later arrested Raymond Lee Jennings, the parking lot security guard who said he was the first to find her body. Jennings always insisted he was innocent. After two hung juries, he was […]

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    Baby Bald Eagle Gets Its Own ‘No Fly Zone’ As Choppers Battle Wildfires in San Gabriel Mountains

    Firefighters battling a pair of wildfires in the San Gabriel Mountains have been instructed to avoid a 1,000-foot radius area around a nest where a baby eagle is getting ready to fledge, a U.S. Forest Service official said Wednesday. The bald eagle’s nest is not located in part of the forest where the Reservoir and Fish fires are burning. The buffer zone above and around the nest is intended for water-dumping helicopters, which create noise and air turbulence that could disturb the […]

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    Property Owner Asks Sacramento Church to Relocate After Pastor Praises Orlando Massacre

    The property owner of a business park in Sacramento has asked a church to relocate after its pastor posted a video on YouTube praising the Orlando, Fla., mass shooting at a gay nightclub that left 49 victims dead. Though Verity Baptist Church’s lease with Harsch Investment Properties doesn’t end until March 31, 2017, the company has asked the church to move immediately without any penalty for breaking the lease agreement, the company said in a statement. “We have many places […]