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  • Brush fire prompts evacuations near Palmdale

     
    Evacuations were underway in the Angeles National Forest near Palmdale after a fast-moving brush fire broke out Friday afternoon, authorities said. The Los Angeles County Fire Department was battling the blaze, which started just after 3 p.m. near Big...
  • Jail break is short-lived In Santa Clarita

     
    A man taken into custody on burglary charges Monday attempted to escape from a Los Angeles County jail, but sheriff’s deputies captured him a short time later, officials said. Ryan Martinez, 20, of Palmdale, was arrested Monday in Santa Clarita......
  • State attorney general probes more high salaries across California [Updated]

     
    A top administrator in Alameda County, the retired city manager in Vernon and a public hospital executive earning more than $800,000 are among the local government officials whose pay and pension are being cited by Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown as......
  • Religious group's alleged leader held after search linked to mass-suicide fears ends

     
    The woman identified as the leader of a small religious group was being held for questioning after a 22-hour search sparked by fears of a suicide pact, officials said. Reyna Marisol Chicas, 32, who has been identified by family members......
  • Missing members of 'cult-like' Palmdale church found alive and well, sheriff says

     
    The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said Sunday that it had found the 13 members of a "cult-like" church in Jackie Robinson Park east of Palmdale. All were alive and well, according to the department. A massive search for the......
  • Missing members of 'cult-like' group seen praying at Palmdale high school, officials say

     
    A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy apparently made contact with members of a group feared to be planning a mass suicide pact, just hours after they were reported missing, authorities said. Sheriff's Capt. Mike Parker said a deputy reported that......
  • Families fear mass suicide as deputies search remote areas for church members [Updated]

     
    On foot and in helicopters, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies searched Vasquez Rocks and other remote high desert areas for 13 people from a "cult-like" Palmdale church, including several children, who went missing Saturday amid fears...
  • Nine children among those missing from cult-like group

     
    Authorities late Saturday released the names of more than a dozen missing people -- including nine children --linked to a cult-like group. Update, 12:48 a.m.: While the search continues, sheriff's Capt. Mike Parker cautioned that letters left behind do...
  • Mass-suicide fears prompt search for members of cult-like group in Palmdale

     
    Fears of a mass suicide by members of a cult-like group in Palmdale prompted authorities to launch a major search Saturday night for five members of the group and at least eight children. The group was believed to be traveling......
  • Children of religious sect leader put in protective custody

     
    Child-welfare authorities have taken custody of two children belonging to the leader of a religious group that went missing over the weekend in Palmdale, authorities said. Reyna Marisol Chicas, 32, was placed into an involuntary mental health evaluation...
  • 100 Dogs Rescued from Filthy Conditions in Palmdale

    100 Dogs Rescued from Filthy Conditions in Palmdale
    PALMDALE -- More than 100 dogs and puppies were found living in filthy conditions at a home in Palmdale Thursday. The owner of the property was not arrested. He helped volunteers remove the animals from the home. Many of the animals were malnourished...
  • Wild Winds Uproot Trees, Knock Out Power

    Wild Winds Uproot Trees, Knock Out Power
    LOS ANGELES -- A high wind advisory remained in effect in some parts of the Southland Wednesday, after strong winds toppled trees and knocked out power in several areas late Tuesday. Overnight winds reached 80 mph in some areas, according to the National...