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  • Sonny Jones inspects a lighted Halloween display he designed and installed on a Balboa Island pier outside the home of Jim and Peggy Rich. (Credit: Los Angeles Times)

    Halloween Is on a Lavish Scale on Balboa Island

    Three trips to the store and $600 later, Balboa Island resident Peggy Rich has finally stockpiled her Halloween candy supply. Plastic containers in Rich’s living room are brimming with 2,900 packages of candy corn, fun dip and sugary bracelets. It’s 200 more pieces than were in last year’s stash of sweets, which ran out by 9:30 p.m. In an era in which kids commonly trek beyond their neighborhoods in search of the most bountiful candy bowls, island residents are convinced […]

  • A light display at a Riverside home prompted the city to shut it down, but a permit was granted in time for Halloween. (Credit: KJ92508 via YouTube)

    Riverside Home’s Musical Halloween Light Display Reopens After Shutdown

    Neighbors of a home in Riverside that erected thousands of LED lights synchronized to pulsing music for Halloween can either rejoice or scream because it’s back like Johnny in “The Shining.” With its animated singing pumpkins, tombstones and synchronized light display, the home on Deercreek Drive generated both fans and foes earlier this month. On Sunday, it appeared the foes had won out after police shut the attraction down due to noise complaints. But in a last-ditch effort, the home’s […]

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    Halloween Rain: Storm May Soak SoCal Starting Friday Afternoon

    A Pacific Northwest rainstorm should arrive in Southern California on Friday afternoon, disrupting Halloween plans and setting the stage for dangerously slick road conditions. The storm system is expected to bring rain, gusty winds, snow in the mountains and possible thunderstorms to the Southland as it moves down the California coastline, according to the National Weather Service. Rainfall could reach as much as 1.5 inches along the Central Coast, with even higher amounts across northwestern San Luis Obispo County. Rainfall […]

  • Customer shot ad killed following argument outside Altadena restaurant. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Fatally Shot Outside Popular Burger Restaurant in Altadena

    A man was fatally shot late Thursday afternoon outside a restaurant in Altadena, deputies said. The shooting occurred about 5:45 p.m. outside Fair Oaks Burgers, 2560 Fair Oaks Ave., said Lt. Robert Lewis of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Altadena Station. Witnesses told deputies that an argument occurred shortly before the shooting. Sheriff’s investigators are looking for a four-door gray sedan with at least two people inside who were seen fleeing the scene, Lewis said.

  • A satellite image shows the weather system approaching from the northwest toward Southern California early Thursday. (Credit: National Weather Service)

    Halloween Rainstorm Expected to Give SoCal the Chills

    If trick-or-treaters don’t get the chills from Halloween frights, they’ll most likely get them from the weather on Friday as a storm is forecast to move into Southern California. The first widespread rainfall “in quite some time”¬†is expected to hit just in time for Halloween and last through the weekend, dumping up to an inch of rain along the central coast and nearly a half-inch elsewhere as it passes over the Southland, National Weather Service forecasters say. In addition to […]

  • The criminal past of music producer Suge Knight, seen in a file photo, could face 30 years to life in prison if convicted on a robbery charge. (Credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for LMVH)

    ‘Suge’ Knight Could Face 30 Years to Life on New Criminal Charge

    Rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight’s latest criminal charge could get him 30 years to life in prison if he’s convicted in a case involving the theft of a woman’s camera in Beverly Hills, prosecutors said. Knight, 49, and comedian Micah “Katt”¬†Williams, 43, were each arrested and charged Wednesday with one count of robbery in connection with the Sept. 5 incident, the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office said. Beverly Hills police Sgt. Max Subin said the incident began when Knight […]

  • Fires were set and bottles were thrown at police officers late Wednesday as revelers celebrated the San Francisco Giants winning the World Series. (Credit: KTVU)

    Man Shot, Fires Set as Giants Fans Celebrate World Series Victory

    A man was shot in the arm, fires were set and bottles were thrown at police officers late Wednesday as revelers celebrated the San Francisco Giants winning the World Series, authorities said. Shortly after the game a man was shot in the Mission District, at 21st and Valencia streets, said San Francisco police Officer Gordon Shyy. The bullet hit his arm and he sustained non-life threatening injuries. The suspect was at-large and there was no description available. Some people started […]

  • A procession, featuring the wedding couple atop an elephant, was headed for the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa on Oct. 18. (Credit: Ellen Ericksen and Jill Mulato)

    Huntington Beach Officials Unaware of Elephant Used in Wedding Ceremony

    Huntington Beach officials say they were unaware that an elephant was brought into the city for use in a wedding ceremony, despite an ordinance banning performances by exotic animals. The large pachyderm was seen Oct. 18 on Twin Dolphin Drive during a wedding at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa. City spokeswoman Julie Toledo said the Community Services Department was not aware that the elephant would be at the wedding and no city permit was issued. Paul Devitt, […]

  • Marion "Suge" Knight, 49, and Micah "Katt" Williams, 43, arrested on suspicion of stealing a camera from a female photographer. (Credit: Getty Images)

    Suge Knight, Katt Williams Arrested for Allegedly Stealing Camera From Photographer

    Former rap impresario Marion “Suge” Knight and comedian Micah “Katt” Williams were arrested and charged Wednesday after allegedly stealing a camera from a photographer in Beverly Hills last month, officials said. Knight, 49, and Williams, 43, were each charged with one count of robbery in connection with the Sept. 5 incident, the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office said. Knight was arrested Wednesday in Las Vegas; Williams at an Inglewood court house where he was due for an arraignment in […]