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Frank Wyle, aerospace innovator and L.A. museum benefactor, dies at 97 — Frank Wyle was once asked how he had managed to navigate a life of diverse experiences. The aerospace innovator replied that he envisioned it as a series of chapters: Each was to be embraced with excitement and without wistfulness for the past.

Joe Hicks dies at 75; prominent black conservative — Joe Hicks, a Los Angeles-based community activist whose views as a black conservative were solicited often in the media, died Sunday at Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica following post-surgery complications. He was 75.

California wildfires destroy homes and force hundreds to evacuate — Firefighters are battling a 3,000-acre wildfire in Northern California that destroyed hundreds of buildings and forced about 1,400 residents to flee their lake community, authorities said Sunday. The fast-moving Clayton fire broke out late Saturday afternoon off Highway 29 and Clayton Creek Road, forcing the entire community of Lower Lake - located more than 100 miles north of San Francisco - to evacuate, officials said.

Woman's body discovered near 138 Freeway — The body of a woman was discovered Sunday near the 138 Freeway in the unincorporated community of Lebec, authorities said. Los Angeles County sheriff's homicide detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of the woman found at about 5 p.m. along Gorman Post Road, Deputy Juanita Navarro-Suarez said in a statement.

Two arrested in killing of Covina man awaiting OfferUp transaction — Two Covina residents have been arrested on suspicion of robbing and killing a 20-year-old man awaiting a transaction arranged through a popular marketplace app, authorities said Sunday. Isaac Urena, 20, and a friend were in the 800 block of West San Bernardino Road on Saturday after scheduling a meetup through OfferUp, a Craigslist rival that connects sellers and buyers, Covina police Sgt.

Chimney fire burns 4,000 acres in San Luis Obispo County — A fire that broke out near Lake Nacimiento in San Luis Obispo County has burned 4,000 acres and is threatening as many as 300 structures, fire officials said Sunday. The Chimney fire was first reported about 4 p.m. Saturday near the intersection of Running Deer and Chimney Rock roads, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

Hundreds show up to grab a piece of L.A. history: the 6th Street Bridge — It was a spectacle that would stay with him into adulthood: two imposing arches that soared past as his father's blue Ford Tempo whizzed down the 6th Street Bridge. Pete Chavez made sure to peer out the rear window at those iconic structures every time his family traveled between East Los Angeles and downtown.

26 million trees have died in the Sierra since October, raising fire risk — A lethal combination of drought, heat and voracious bark beetles has killed 26 million trees in the Sierra Nevada over the last eight months -- an alarming finding for a state already raging with wildfires fueled by desiccated landscapes.

Prosecutors release statement from woman raped by former Stanford swimmer - Mct — The 12-page, single-spaced letter went viral Friday after the victim gave it to the media. Candid and graphic, it offers specific details about her experience after the January 2015 night, when Brock Turner was seen assaulting an unconscious, half-naked woman behind a dumpster near a fraternity house.

Prosecutors release moving 12-page statement from woman raped by former Stanford swimmer — Prosecutors have released the compelling statement read aloud in court by the rape victim of a former Stanford University swimmer whose six-month jail sentence has been decried as a paltry punishment. The 12-page, single-spaced letter went viral on Friday after the victim gave it to the media.
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Sep 22, 2016

Deaf teen killed by gunman after he and friends explain in a text, 'We can't hear you'  by @veronicarochaLA

Sep 20, 2016

Texas high school builds $60-million stadium, rival district plans one for nearly $70 million  by @marisagerber

Sep 16, 2016

Frank Wyle's colorful path as aerospace innovator, @CraftAndFolk museum benefactor, rancher, global traveler: 

Sep 12, 2016

Stanley Sheinbaum, L.A. liberal lion who shaped decades of political dialogue, dead at 96  by @ewooLA2015

Aug 30, 2016

RT @CleanMy_Sprite: Not saying Chris Brown is guilty but the way y'all slandering this girl really makes it hard for victims to want to report their incidents

Aug 30, 2016

Aurora massacre survivors sued. How did 4 end up owing the theater $700,000? 

Aug 30, 2016

RT @JosephSerna: Remains of five adults found after fire guts care facility in Temecula 

Aug 22, 2016

This couple didn’t tip their Latina server. They left a hateful message instead. 

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