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California Attorney General Kamala Harris (credit: CBS)

California Attorney General To Convene With Prosecutors From Mexico, El Salvador On Cross-Border Crime

California Attorney General Kamala Harris announced Monday that the meeting will focus on human trafficking, money laundering and the gangs’ growing sophistication in digital piracy and computer hacking.

07/14/2014

Protesters from both sides of the birth control issue Leah Hughs (L) and Kristin Hughs (R) chant for their side in front of the U.S. Supreme Court June 30, 2014 in Washington, DC.    (Photo credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Rules Some Companies Not Required To Provide Birth Control Coverage

The key ruling holds that some corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women.

CBS Los Angeles–06/30/2014

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Burbank Lawmaker: Keep Guns Away From Mentally Ill Americans

A San Fernando Valley lawmaker called on Congress Tuesday to keep guns out of the hands of emotionally disturbed Americans in the aftermath of the Isla Vista shootings.

05/27/2014

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Brown Vetoes Proposed Ban On Semi-Automatic Rifles

Governor Jerry Brown vetoed a controversial gun control bill Friday that would have outlawed all future sales of semi-automatic rifles in California.

10/11/2013

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West Nile Virus Detected In Toluca Lake

Residents in the San Fernando Valley were warned Tuesday about West Nile virus activity detected in Toluca Lake.

09/03/2013

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 22:  A plane passes the Whiteman Airport control tower as it takes off on March 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. The control tower at Whiteman Airport is scheduled to close starting April 7 under the Federal Aviation Administration's forced spending cuts. According to FAA 149 federal control towrs nationwide are expected to close within a four week period among them five control towers in Southern California, Whiteman Airport in the Pacoima section of Los Angeles, Fullerton Municipal Airport, Riverside Municipal Airport, Brown Field and Ramona Airports in San Diego County.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Legal Fights Delay FAA Closures Of SoCal Airport Control Towers

A plan to close hundreds air traffic control towers at smaller airports across the U.S. will be postponed, federal officials announced Friday.

04/05/2013

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Poll Finds More Than Half Of Californians Back Gun Control Measures

Californians say it’s more important to protect people from gun violence than to protect their right to own a firearm, according to the largest statewide poll of registered voters.

03/25/2013

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Car Hits Mom, 2 Kids Before Crashing Into San Bernardino Home

Four people were injured Wednesday when an driver lost control and crashed into a San Bernardino house.

01/09/2013

Officer Omar Munoz of the County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control. (courtesy Downey Animal Care Center)

Animal Control Officer Takes Bite From 80-Pound Pit Bull To Protect Kids

One county animal control officer knows what it means to take a bite for the community.

11/21/2012

An undated photo of Christy Wilson, one of eight people killed in what was the worst mass shooting ever in Orange County. (courtesy Paul Wilson/Facebook)

Husband Of Seal Beach Massacre Victim Pushes Gun Control Reform

One year after the worst mass slaying ever in Orange County, one Seal Beach man hopes to prevent another tragedy like the one that claimed the life of his wife.

10/12/2012

(courtesy Irvine PD)

‘Franklin’ The 700-Pound Sea Lion Returns To OC Creek

A 700-pound sea lion captured over the weekend was back up a creek on Monday.

08/06/2012

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Poison Control: Warmer Weather, Early Summer For Rattlesnakes

Days before the start of the official summer season, city and state officials warned Southland residents to be aware of a potential rattlesnake population boom.

CBS Los Angeles–05/23/2012

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Protesters Rally Against Rent Hikes, Call Housing A ‘Human Right’

An estimated 80 members of the Los Angeles Right to Housing Collective want lawmakers to limit how much landlords can raise rents each July.

05/20/2011

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Should Air Traffic Controllers Be Getting MORE Sleep On The Job?

The best solution to the problem of sleepy air traffic controllers is more sleeping on the job, scientists say.

04/15/2011

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LA City Council Votes To Back Calif. ‘Long Guns’ Database

Lawmakers threw their support behind a statewide effort to require records of purchases of shotguns, rifles and other “long guns” be preserved like handgun purchase records.

04/01/2011

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