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New fight in California water wars: How to update old system

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New fight in California water wars: How to update old system


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Father Joe's Village does its part to combat hepatitis A outbreak

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Father Joe's Village does its part to combat hepatitis A outbreak


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Witnesses yell 'he can't hear you' as cop shoots deaf man

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Witnesses yell 'he can't hear you' as cop shoots deaf man


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Mexicans dig through collapsed buildings as quake kills more than 200

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Mexicans dig through collapsed buildings as quake kills more than 200


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Tommy Hilfiger and Gigi Hadid storm London Fashion Week with their rock 'n' roll-inspired collection

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Tommy Hilfiger and Gigi Hadid storm London Fashion Week with their rock 'n' roll-inspired collection


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L.A. County to investigate public school system's enrollment of Catholic school students

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Bay Area cities sue major oil companies over climate change

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From the Archives: Customized Volkswagen Beetles
Here’s four images from the Volkswagen folder in the Los Angeles Times print archive. Back when VW Beetles seemed to be 10% of the vehicles on L.A. freeways, only the customized Bug stood out. Enjoy. Scott Harrison. Joe Kennedy / Los Angeles Times Bill Varie / Los Angeles Times Boris Yaro / Los   Read More ...
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110 Freeway shut down at Slauson Avenue after police pursuit ends in crash
The 110 Freeway was shut down in both directions at Slauson Avenue late Wednesday after a police pursuit led to a crash and car fire. A SigAlert was issued just before 11 p.m. It was not immediately clear how long the freeway would be closed. Traffic was being diverted to the express lanes, the California Highway Patrol said on Twitter. that the chase began about 10:30 p   Read More ...
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Young Ducks prospects try to impress in first exhibition game
When you’re a Stanley Cup contender, roster spots are hard to come by for young players, even when they are first-round draft picks. That’s the reality facing 2016 selections Max Jones and Sam Steel, forwards at a second consecutive Ducks training camp who, barring an upset, are probably headed back to their respective junior league squads. Still, they were battling to stave off a departure from Southern California back to Canada   Read More ...
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Angels again fall short against the red-hot Indians
The Angels have proved they can hang with the American League’s best teams. What’s still unclear is whether they have enough assembled talent to beat them. They played another tight, tenuous game against the current class of baseball, and again fell short. They lost to the Cleveland Indians 6-5 Wednesday night before an announced crowd of 38,424 at Angel Stadium, though there were far fewer fans seated throughout the night   Read More ...
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Three women lead police on long chase across Bay Area; officer seriously injured
Three young women led law enforcement officers on a 72-mile car chase Wednesday across the Bay Area that left a police officer seriously injured. Twenty-year-old Chartanae Lovely, 21-year-old Davida Fortenbelow and 22-year-old Laje Ford ran from police from Hollister to Hayward, where the California Highway Patrol arrested them. Hollister police first tried to pull the women over, when they fled. Police Sgt   Read More ...
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3 women lead police on long chase across SF Bay Area
HAYWARD, Calif. (AP) - Three young women led law enforcement officers on a 72-mile car chase across the San Francisco Bay Area that left a police officer seriously injured. Twenty-year-old Chartanae Lovely, 21-year-old Davida Fortenbelow, and 22-year-old Laje Ford, ran from police from Hollister to Hayward, where the California Highway Patrol arrested them on Wednesday afternoon. Hollister police first tried to pull the women over when they fled   Read More ...
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After Irma: Drone pilot returns from Caribbean relief mission
SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) – Last week News 8 featured a local drone pilot who flew down to the Caribbean to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. After returning to San Diego, Drew Goodwin shared some of his remarkable footage. Goodwin works with Emergency Response Drones – which merges a passion for humanitarian aid, decades of experience in emergency response with emerging UAV technology and GIS custom mapping software to deliver real time threat assessment and situational awareness to consumer professionals in the field   Read More ...
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Firefighters reunite with baby they helped deliver
SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) – San Diego firefighters on Wednesday were able to meet a newborn from Emerald Hills for the first time since helping his parents bring him into the world. With an all-American name like Timmy Fleming, it was only fitting he dressed up like a firefighter to meet the real firefighters who helped during his birth. Four months ago, Timmy couldn’t wait to get to the hospital and was born before his parents could even leave for the hospital   Read More ...
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Woman who kidnapped three kids of slain half-sister gets 13 years in prison
A 23-year-old woman who kidnapped her slain half-sister’s three young children and led authorities on a search that stretched across state lines was sentenced Wednesday to 13 years in state prison, officials said. Brittney Sue Humphrey of Fresno pleaded no contest to three counts of kidnapping, crimes prosecutors said she committed with her boyfriend, Joshua Robertson, who is awaiting trial. The children’s mother, Kimberly Harvill, was found dead in August 2016 along a road in rural Los Angeles County   Read More ...
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Bay Area scientists work toward early earthquake warning system
San Jose State University assistant professor of earthquake geology, Kimberly Blisniuk, said there's no technology to predict earthquakes-so preparation is everything. A five-second warning could save lives.   Read More ...
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Padres sign pitcher Clayton Richard to $6M, 2-year contract
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The rebuilding San Diego Padres and left-hander Clayton Richard agreed to a $6 million, two-year contract Wednesday that runs through 2019. The 34-year-old Richard is the oldest player on the team, which doesn't envision being competitive until 2019 or 2020. He is 7-14 with a 4.82 ERA and has thrown 185 innings this season. Richard could have become a free agent after the World Series   Read More ...
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How the Rams match up with the 49ers for Thursday's game
A look at how the Rams match up with the . Rams (1-1) at San Francisco (0-2) Thursday, 5:25 p.m. PDT. TV: NFL Network When Rams have the ball. Quarterback Jared Goff needs to bounce back from last week’s 27-20 loss against the Washington Redskins, which included an intercepted pass on the Rams’ final play. Up until that point, the second-year pro mostly had done a good job extending plays, giving receivers a chance to get behind coverage   Read More ...
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Manafort offered ‘private briefings’ with Russian billionaire during Trump’s presidential campaign
In the middle of Donald Trump's presidential run, then-campaign Chairman Paul Manafort said he was willing to provide "private briefings" about the campaign to a Russian billionaire the U.S. government considers close to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Manafort's offer was memorialized in an email exchange with a former employee of his political consulting firm in July 2016. It was first reported by the Washington Post, which said portions of Manafort's emails were read to reporters   Read More ...
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Justin Wilcox's turnaround at California is nothing to swear at. So what happened at USC?
Justin Wilcox has become more meme than coach for a subsection of USC fans. When the Trojans defense performs poorly enough to make one want to scream profanities over and over again, that is a Justin Wilcox game. In other words, Wilcox’s last contest as USC’s defensive coordinator — a 41-22 loss to Stanford in the 2015 championship game, in which Christian McCaffrey accounted for 461 all-purpose yards — left a lasting impression   Read More ...
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California sues Trump administration over border wall
California's Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Wednesday announced a lawsuit against the Trump administration's plan to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Becerra announced plans for the lawsuit in San Diego, a southern Californian city located on the border. His cases at the first step focused on halting the construction of wall prototypes in San Diego and the replacement of barriers there and in Calexico, an other border city in Imperial County of California   Read More ...
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California sues Trump administration against construction of border wall
California's Attorney General Xavier Becerra Wednesday announced a lawsuit against Trump administration's plan to build a wall along the border between the United States and Mexico. Becerra unfolded the suit in San Diego, a southern Californian city located on the border between the two countries. The lawsuit aims to stop design, planning and construction on the wall, and is particularly focused on halting the construction of wall prototypes in San Diego and the replacement of barriers there and in Calexico, California   Read More ...
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Dodgers relievers falter in 7-5 loss to Phillies
Dave Roberts opened the door to his office and descended a flight of steps toward the visitors’ batting cage at Citizens Bank Park. Inside the room awaited the position players of the Dodgers. Roberts called them together on Wednesday afternoon to deliver a message. The address lasted 15 minutes. His tone was stern. His voice carried beyond the cage and into the hallway leading to the diamond   Read More ...
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MLB: Marco Estrada signs to stay with Blue Jays
Right-hander called his decision to return to the Toronto Blue Jays “a step in the right direction.” Not surprisingly, Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins felt the same way. Estrada signed a one-year, $13 million deal Wednesday to remain with Toronto in 2018. The 10-year veteran and 2016 All-Star said it wasn't a tough call. “I guess I could have tested the market and tried to get more than one year, but right now I'm happy here and I want to come back,” Estrada said   Read More ...
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Taiwan isn't even asking this year to be let into the U.N.: 'Why bang your head against the door?'
Taiwan has its own military, currency and immigration controls. Despite these hallmarks of nationhood, the island of 23 million people cannot join the United Nations or observe the events of U.N. organizations. After more than 10 years of trying, Taiwan has run out of applications to get inside the United Nations itself, the U.N.-backed World Health Assembly, its climate control convention and the International Civil Aviation Organization   Read More ...
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Around college football: Big increase in targeting penalties is a cause for concern
College football’s Bowl Subdivision has seen a 73% increase in the number of targeting penalties enforced through the first three weeks of the season compared with the same point in 2016. National coordinator of officials Rogers Redding said Wednesday that 55 targeting penalties have been enforced in 214 games (0.26 per game). Last year at this time, 35 targeting penalties had been enforced in 230 games (0   Read More ...
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‘Substantial cost’: University of California foots major security bill for free speech
Universities around the country are learning this year that free speech is far from free. University of California President Janet Napolitano said Wednesday that the UC System plans to reimburse its Berkeley campus for half of the cost of security for conservative commentator Ben Shapiro’s speech there last week. Splitting the bill, Napolitano said, means that her office will pay about $300,000 while UC Berkeley pays an equal amount   Read More ...
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Pacific Beach: Petition accuses churches of making homeless problem worse
PACIFIC BEACH (NEWS 8) - A Pacific Beach man is accusing the churches in his neighborhood of making the homeless problem worse. The man is taking action with an online petition drive to try and stop them from giving out free meals. The churches believe they are doing the right thing by lending a hand to those in need. News 8's Kelly Hessedal reports from Pacific Beach with a look at the support the controversial online petition is receiving   Read More ...
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New fight in California water wars: How to update old system
By SCOTT SMITH and ELLEN KNICKMEYER Associated Press FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - In California's long-raging water wars, pitting north against south and farmer against city dweller, the one thing everybody agreed on Wednesday was that the outdated method of shipping water throughout the most populous state needs a serious upgrade. A group of influential California farmers shook up the debate a day earlier, backing out of Gov   Read More ...
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Parents of man fatally shot by LAPD, then run over by a police car, call for criminal charges
The parents of a 20-year-old man who was shot to death by Los Angeles police, then run over by an uncontrolled patrol car, demanded Wednesday that the officers face criminal charges for the killing. Eric Rivera was fatally shot in Wilmington this summer after, police say, he turned toward officers with a plastic toy gun that they thought was real. On Wednesday, his parents and their attorney challenged that account, saying that Rivera’s hands were empty and that he was shot as he tried to avoid the moving vehicle   Read More ...
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Galaxy no match to Atlanta United, lose 4-0
Yamil Asad scored twice, Josef Martinez had his 17th goal, and Atlanta United cruised past the Los Angeles Galaxy 4-0 on Wednesday night. Atlanta (13-8-7) scored three goals in seven minutes for a 3-0 lead midway through the first half and cruised in the second half to extend its home unbeaten streak to 10 games. Martinez opened the scoring in the 13th minute for his seventh goal in seven days   Read More ...
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It took 22 years, but Jermaine Lewis finally avenged loss to Hart
Eric Sondheimer has been covering high school sports for the Los Angeles Times since 1997 and in Southern California since 1976. Get his latest from the field and follow all our prep sports coverage and analysis here. It was 22 years ago in the 1995 Southern Section Division 2 championship football game that running back Jermaine Lewis of Antelope Valley saw his team   Read More ...
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New fight in California water wars: How to update old system
By SCOTT SMITH and ELLEN KNICKMEYER Associated Press FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - In California's long-raging water wars, pitting north against south and farmer against city dweller, the one thing everybody agreed on Wednesday was that the outdated method of shipping water throughout the most populous state needs a serious upgrade. A group of influential California farmers shook up the debate a day earlier, backing out of Gov   Read More ...
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Diabetes-related amputations up significantly in California - and San Diego
Physician models of feet help people with diabetes understand the impact of the disease on blood flow to their lower limbs. (Megan Wood, inewsource) By Cheryl Clark, inewsource. Clinicians are amputating more toes, legs, ankles and feet of patients with diabetes in California - and San Diego County in particular - in a "shocking" trend that has mystified diabetes experts here and across the country   Read More ...
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DNA science leader Illumina debuts workplace of the future
SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) - For employees of a local biotech company, the future has arrived. From mobile furniture to digital printing, Illumina is making a workplace "The Jetsons" could only dream of a reality. Forbes named Illumina one of America's best companies to work for earlier this year. Its brand new UTC campus headquarters extension, which kind of looks like a spacecraft, boasts an out of this world layout   Read More ...
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House explosions rocks Los Angeles neighborhood
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say an explosion has partially destroyed a home in Los Angeles. It happened around 3 p.m. Wednesday in Canoga Park and scattered wood, clothing and other debris in the backyard pool and on neighboring homes. The Los Angeles Fire Department says no one was injured. Fire spokeswoman Margaret Stewart said the incident is considered a "criminal investigation   Read More ...
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California woman convicted of writing illegal prescriptions
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - A former California physician assistant has been convicted of federal drug-trafficking charges for allegations that she wrote prescriptions for narcotics without a medical purpose. The Orange County Register reports (http://bit.ly/2fktg6c ) that a jury on Monday found 32-year-old Kaitlyn Phuong Nguyen guilty of illegally distributing oxycodone, methadone and alprazolam in 2012. Prosecutors say four people had died of drug overdoses after receiving prescriptions from Nguyen   Read More ...
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Father Joe's Villages does its part to combat hepatitis A outbreak
SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) - A local non-profit is aiming to keep the public aware of the urgent efforts and the all the steps the county has taken to contain further infections. Father Joe's Villages said that there is no evidence any of its visitors have actually contracted hepatitis A there, but officials confirmed that some of the homeless who live and eat there do have it   Read More ...
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The Little Mermaid: Ursula is from the shores of San Diego
SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) – Disney’s under the sea sensation, “The Little Mermaid,” is swimming into the San Diego Civic Theater. Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories, with music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, it’s a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. In Wednesday’s Zevely Zone, Jeff went backstage with the villains of the cast   Read More ...
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Rosen still has something to learn about quick decisions
Some of the game footage that UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen studies is about acceptable failure. A quarterback taking a sack. A scramble that goes for only a few yards. A pass completed short of the first-down marker. They’re all outcomes that are preferable to forcing passes that lead to interceptions. They allow an offense to either keep the ball for another play or punt it away while managing field position   Read More ...
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April hearing set to determine if Durst is tried for murder
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The preliminary hearing in the murder case against New York real estate heir Robert Durst has been delayed until next year. A Los Angeles judge on Wednesday set an April 16 hearing to determine if Durst will stand trial in the killing of his close friend, Susan Berman. The hearing was originally scheduled next month in Los Angeles Superior Court   Read More ...
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Father Joe's Village does its part to combat hepatitis A outbreak
SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) - A local non-profit is aiming to keep the public aware of the urgent efforts and the all the steps the county has taken to contain further infections. Father Joe's Villages said that there is no evidence any of its visitors have actually contracted hepatitis A there, but officials confirmed that some of the homeless who live and eat there do have it   Read More ...
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Unlike rookie season, Jared Goff will get to break a sweat when the Rams face the 49ers
The last time Rams quarterback Jared Goff was in Levi’s Stadium for an NFL game, he stood on the sideline wearing a sweatsuit. The No. 1 pick in the 2016 draft, who grew up and played college football in the Bay Area, was inactive for the Rams’ opener against the last season. The situation — and the television closeups — sent into overdrive speculation about the Rams’ decision to bet their future on Goff   Read More ...
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Swampy crime drama '1 Buck' sinks fast
The low-budget indie “1 Buck” is a conceit in search of a meaningful story, a potential statement film manifested as a blood-on-the-bayou crime drama. The result is a dreary journey through sordid territory as a killer slices up a string of small-town Louisiana women. French-born writer-director Fabien Dufils uses the travels of a single dollar bill as a kind of would-be guide to the film’s main plot, that of a grieving, drug-addicted cop (John Freeman) stumbling his way through said serial murder case   Read More ...
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Los Angeles Dodgers give struggling reliever Pedro Baez time off
After losing Tuesday night for the fourth time in three weeks, Dodgers reliever Pedro Baez informed manager Dave Roberts that he could pitch Wednesday. Roberts made a counter offer. “I asked him to sit with me in the dugout for the next couple days,” Roberts said before his team faced the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. “He’s going to hang out with me   Read More ...
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Judge lowers $2-million bail for Suge Knight's fiancee on charges she sold murder trial evidence to TMZ
A Los Angeles County judge decided to sharply reduce the $2-million bail keeping Marion “Suge” Knight’s fiancee jailed on charges that she violated a court order by selling a key video in Knight’s murder trial to the gossip website TMZ. Toi-Lin Kelly, 36, was arrested this month after a grand jury indicted her on charges of conspiring to violate a court order, obstruct justice and commit grand theft, prosecutors said   Read More ...
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