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LA County Unemployment Rate Holds Steady At 8.1 Percent

The unemployment rate in Los Angeles County held steady at 8.1 percent in August, compared to the previous month, the state Employment Development Department reported Friday.

09/19/2014

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Power Outages Hit Thousands Of Southern California Homes

This week’s heat wave just got hotter after power was knocked out to thousands of customers throughout Los Angeles County.

09/16/2014

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Visitors, Rescues Up This Year At LA County Beaches

Attendance at Los Angeles County beaches this year hit a new high, along with the number of ocean rescues, county lifeguard officials said Friday.

09/12/2014

Authorities say the arrival of two "Super-Scooper" aircraft and an Erikson "Helitanker" are arriving just in time for fire season. (Photo credit: Jeff Nguyen)

LA County Receives ‘Super Scoopers’ Ahead Of Potentially Tough Fire Season

Los Angeles County firefighters are ready for what some say could be a particularly harsh fire season, and they’ve got the hardware to back it up.

09/03/2014

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First West Nile Virus Death Reported In LA County

Health officials Friday confirmed the first death due to the West Nile virus in Los Angeles County in 2014.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/29/2014

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Man Suspected Of Shooting Deputy In Lynwood Fatally Shot After Standoff

A suspect in the shooting of a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy was shot and killed Tuesday following a three-hour standoff.

CBS Los Angeles–08/26/2014

The tide is high. (credit: CBS2's Art Barron)

High Surf Advisory Issued For Los Angeles And Orange Counties

The National Weather Service Friday issued a high surf advisory through the weekend for Los Angeles and Orange County beaches.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/22/2014

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Thousands Of Firearms Destroyed In Annual ‘Gun Melt’ Event

Authorities say nearly 5,000 handguns, rifles and other weapons were destroyed Wednesday as part of the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department’s 21st annual Gun Melt.

08/13/2014

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Supes Reject Plan To Establish Oversight Panel For Sheriff’s Department

Los Angeles County officials Tuesday rejected a plan to create a permanent civilian panel to oversee the Sheriff’s Department.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/05/2014

Authorities say Frank Mendoza (right) was killed by Sheriff's deputies during a near 8-hour standoff last Friday. (credit: Mendoza Family)

Civilian Oversight Committee To Review Deputy-Involved Shootings

Officials reportedly are calling on a civilian oversight committee to assist the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department as they investigate how deputies could have accidentally shot hostages during two separate standoffs in the last four months.

08/04/2014

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Stranded Hikers Rescued In Altadena

A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s helicopter rescued two stranded hikers from a trail in the foothills of Altadena, authorities said.

08/04/2014

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Authorities Seek Help To Find ‘Quad Bandit’ In SoCal Bank Robberies

Authorities Friday asked for the public’s help in finding a suspect they refer to as the “Quad Bandit” who allegedly targets multiple banks located within Orange and Los Angeles counties.

CBS Los Angeles–07/25/2014

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Stifling Temperatures Sear The Southland

Temperatures reached the triple digits in much of the San Fernando Valley and 92 in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday but forecasters predict slightly lower afternoon temperatures for Friday.

07/24/2014

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LA County Officials Move To Echo State Water Conservation Effort

Officials in Los Angeles County Tuesday moved to put residents in step with California regulators regarding water wastage.

07/22/2014

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Advocates Say Disabled Often Banned From Voting

At a time when election officials are struggling to convince more Americans to vote, advocates for the disabled say thousands of people with intellectual or developmental disabilities have been systematically denied that basic right in the nation’s largest county.

07/09/2014

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