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LA Mayor Applauds Residents For Helping To Curb Water Usage

Los Angeles and other California cities cut water use by a combined 31 percent in July, exceeding the governor’s statewide mandate to conserve, officials said Thursday.

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Key Committee Fails To Take Up California Minimum Wage Bill

A proposal to raise California’s minimum wage and tie future increases to inflation was not taken up in time by a key state legislative committee, likely stalling the effort for this year.

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Arson Investigators Seek Suspect In 3 Beverly Glen Fires

Arson investigators on Thursday afternoon were asking for the public’s help in searching for a suspect thought to have started three fires in the Beverly Glen area.

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Report: Caltrans Engineer Was Paid For Playing Golf On 55 Workdays

An Orange County lawmaker said Thursday he has “no confidence” in Caltrans’ spending practices after a state auditor found the agency approved the time sheets of an engineer who played golf for 55 workdays while on the clock.

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‘Butt-Dial,’ ‘Hangry’ And ‘Manspreading’ Added To Oxford Dictionaries

Hangry, awesomesauce and butthurt – these are among the latest batch of everyday phrases that have made their way from slang to actual entries in the Oxford Dictionaries.

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Some Animals Handling Heat Wave Better Than Humans At LA Zoo

The triple-digit temperatures may feel like an oven to most humans, but to some of the animals at the Los Angeles Zoo, the weather feels juuuust right.

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One Killed In Small Plane Crash In Rural Antelope Valley

One person was killed Thursday in the crash of a small airplane about six miles west of Santa Clarita, officials said.

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Car Shears Fire Hydrant In Hollywood Near High-Voltage Power Lines

Officials say a vehicle sheared a fire hydrant Thursday in Hollywood and sent water spewing into the air.

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Gang Member Sentenced To Prison In 2010 Christmas Murder Of LA Mother

A gang member was sentenced to prison on Thursday for his role in the Christmas murder of a mother five years ago.

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California Lottery Celebrates 30th Anniversary With $30 Scratcher

Feeling lucky enough to pick up a lottery scratcher? Anyone who’s feeling really optimistic might want to consider picking up one of the California Lottery’s new $30 scratchers.

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Police Search For Battery Suspect Wanted For Groping Women Near Two Arcadia Schools

Police sought the public’s help on Thursday to locate a man suspected of groping women near two local schools in Arcadia.

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Man Fatally Shot In West LA; Gunman Remains At Large

Homicide detectives on Thursday investigated the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of a 30-year-old man in West Los Angeles.

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Planned Parenthood Alleges ‘Smear’ in Letter To Congress

Planned Parenthood Federation of America defended its practices Thursday in a lengthy letter to Congress and included a report by experts that found undercover videos of officials discussing fetal tissue for research were heavily altered by anti-abortion activists.

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Man Gored By Bison On Catalina Island

A man has been hospitalized after he was gored by a bison on Santa Catalina Island.

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Academic Dean At Kern County Charter School Suspected Of Child Pornography

An official at a Bakersfield-area charter school has been arrested on suspicion of distributing child pornography.

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