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Southern California Communities Welcome 7,000 Special Olympics Athletes

Many of the 100 Southern California communities hosting Special Olympic athletes from around the globe held welcoming events Wednesday night for their welcomed guests.

07/22/2015

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Fountain Valley Earns Top Water Conservation Spot In Orange County

While California residents continue the struggle of trying to conserve water through the drought, one local community raised the bar for water management.

07/22/2015

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Experts Say Predicted El Nino System May Do More Harm To California Than Good

While the predicted El Niño system, expected to arrive this Winter, may bring with it plenty of much-needed rain, some experts believe it may do more harm to the drought-ridden region than good.

07/20/2015

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Flash Flood Watch Remains In Effect Until 9 PM Across SoCal

Muggy conditions continued Monday following a wild weather day in Southern California.

07/20/2015

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Grocery Chain Haggen Reduces Staffing At Southern California Locations

The Haggen grocery chain is laying off employees and appears to be struggling as it expands into Southern California.

07/16/2015

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Shooting Kills Father Of SoCal Children Whose Mother Died In Ice Cave Collapse

Children of a Southern California woman killed in an ice cave collapse this month have now lost their father as well.

07/13/2015

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Consumer Groups Demand Gov. Brown Steps In As Gas Prices Continue To Soar In SoCal

Prices continued to soar Monday at gas stations across Southern California.

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Southern California Beaches Tested For Tar Balls After Spill

Cleanup commanders said Saturday that they sampled beaches nearby and as far away as Newport Beach in Orange County to see if oil from the spill was continuing to wash up.

07/11/2015

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Jury Awards $40 Million In Suit Over TGI Friday’s Killing

Thirty-three-year-old Orlando Jordan was killed during an argument at the Riverside restaurant in 2009. Two men pleaded guilty to assault with a deadly weapon.

06/20/2015

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Perris Man Ordered To Stand Trial For 3 Random Killings

A Riverside County judge ruled Friday there’s enough evidence to try David Rey Contreras of Perris for murder with sentence enhancements that make him eligible for the death penalty.

06/19/2015

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Summer Weather Sweeps Into Southern California Ahead Of Solstice

Forecasters say a high-pressure system moving in Thursday will bring hot, dry conditions along with gusty winds to greater Los Angeles.

06/18/2015

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Heavy Marine Layer Turns Southern California Damp

Fog, drizzle and some rain have turned the region very damp Saturday morning under what the National Weather Service says is a typical June cloud pattern over the coasts and valleys.

06/13/2015

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3 Arrested In 2 Separate Attempts To Enter US Illegally Via Jet Ski

Federal authorities arrested suspects in two separate attempts this week to illegally enter the U.S. by jet ski near Southern California beaches, according to officials.

06/12/2015

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Scientist Says ‘June Gloom’ Disappearing As Weather Ripple Effect Escalates Drought

Scientists say a ripple effect is making California’s drought even worse, as the state’s annual “June Gloom” cloud cover has been disappearing over recent years.

06/08/2015

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Local Teen Hopes To Inspire Transgender Youth By Speaking Publicly About Transition

A Southern California family spoke publicly for the first time Wednesday about their child transitioning from a boy to a girl.

04/29/2015

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