| Feb 19, 2010
| 5:00 AM
LANCASTER, Calif. -- After nearly 10 years and 3 trials, an Iraq war veteran was sentenced Thursday to 40 years to life for the murder of an 18-year-old college coed at a Palmdale park-and-ride lot.
Lancaster Superior Court Judge Lisa M. Chung imposed...
| Feb 28, 2010
The valleys and hillsides of the Southern California deserts have been preparing all winter for their close-up. Silent and forlorn, often harsh and austere, they're ready to shed their mantle of earth tones and dress themselves in wildflowers, thanks to...
| May 6, 2010
| 8:56 PM
"There's something over there. We don't know what it is. You don't know what's in the sand."
Retired Marine Gunnery Sergeant Francisco 'Frank' Dones is talking about the sand of Iraq and Afghanistan. That's where he did two tours of duty during his 22...
| Sep 11, 2009
| 1:35 PM
LOS ANGELES -- Several memorial ceremonies and volunteer projects are being held across the Southland today to remember the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks.
Culver City officials held a ceremony at 6:30 a.m. at the Culver City...
| Sep 26, 2009
| 8:10 AM
ELIZABETH LAKE -- A brush fire burning east of Elizabeth Lake near Lancaster has burned 75 acres and is 85 percent contained, according to Los Angeles County fire officials.
The blaze was reported at 5:08 p.m. near West Avenue K and North 110th Street...
| Sep 10, 2005
U.S. Geological Survey seismologist Lucy Jones remembers attending an emergency training session in August 2001 with the Federal Emergency Management Agency that discussed the three most likely catastrophes to strike the United States.
First on the...
| Jan 4, 2000
Citing reasons financial, emotional and political, hundreds of gays and lesbians around California took advantage of a new law Monday and began the process of registering with the state as domestic partners.
To some it seemed a giant step, to others a...
| May 15, 1998
In a ruling that affects scores of criminal defendants, the California Supreme Court decided Thursday that a single criminal act can count as more than one crime under the state's three-strikes law.
The 4-to-3 ruling upheld a sentence of 25 years to life...