El Dorado County Statewide Articles

After a year in office, L.A. County sheriff talks deputy gangs, jail deaths, overdoses

Sheriff Robert Luna has been in office nearly a year. His tenure is calmer than his controversial predecessor's, but critics question his track record. He talks to The Times.

Column: Is L.A. actually solving homelessness? The answer will start with perception, not reality

Mayor Karen Bass talks about the thousands she's moved into interim housing. But it's the removal of encampments that will make Angelenos believe it.

Southern California's wildlife rehabilitators say they are in a fight for survival

Wild animal rehabilitation organizations claim California officials are hassling their operations after decades of cooperation. The state denies it.

He turned his prison chess hobby into a wild street hustle. But can he beat the elites?

Vincent Hubbard played chess in prison as an escape. Now he plays $20 games on the streets of South L.A. and competes in tournaments to find a new path forward.

Newsom morphs from bullet train skeptic to booster, but his criticisms remain valid

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Three injured after truck slams into spectators at Bakersfield Christmas parade

A suspected drunk driver last week slammed into spectators waiting to watch a Christmas parade in downtown Bakersfield, injuring three people, police said.

Pedestrian struck and killed by LAPD patrol car

A pedestrian died after he was hit by a Los Angeles Police Department patrol car in Los Angeles on Friday evening, authorities said.

Firefighters quickly extinguish blaze at LAX

Firefighters on Saturday knocked down a fire that broke out at a one-story building on the south side of Los Angeles International Airport, officials said.

All rabbits at East Bay petting zoo dead after contracting rare virus

The virus is 99% fatal when contracted by domesticated rabbits.

Riverside County confirms first 2 flu-related deaths this season; L.A. County has reported 1 so far

Respiratory viruses such as the flu and COVID-19 spread year-round but are more common in the United States between October and March.

Family of L.A. sheriff's deputy claims forced overtime drove him to suicide

The family of a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy has filed a claim against the Sheriff's Department, alleging that excessive overtime hours he was forced to work in the county jails drove him to suicide.

Before UNLV shooting, former students say gunman fixated on Las Vegas

Former students of Anthony Polito say their old professor had always had a deep fondness for — some say obsession with — Las Vegas.

Gusty winds spark brush fire, triggering evacuations in Ventura County

About 100 firefighters are trying to contain the blaze through ground and air measures.

Newsom administration advances delta tunnel project despite environmental opposition

Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration is advancing a plan to build a Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta water tunnel. Environmentalists are strongly opposed, warning of ecological damage.

Redondo Beach councilman faces 2-year suspension from law for misappropriating money

The State Bar of California recommended that Zein Obagi Jr. be suspended from practicing law for misappropriating half a million dollars in client funds.

Dozens of new digital billboards will light up Los Angeles

Los Angeles City Council backs plan to erect 71 digital billboards. Opponents call the signs a deadly driving distraction that will mar the cityscape

Biden woos donors, sidesteps Gaza at glitzy Westside fundraiser

Hours before the event, hundreds of pro-Palestinian demonstrators gathered to call for a cease-fire and for the U.S. to end financial and military aid to Israel.

California holds the key to GOP power in the House. McCarthy's retirement makes everything harder

Will the Bakersfield representative's absence lead to more trouble for his embattled allies?

Watch: Journalist Explores the Health Challenges and Costs Gunshot Survivors Face

KFF Health News senior correspondent Liz Szabo described how being a victim of gun violence affects kids' health in the long term on Spectrum News 1's "LA Times Today" show on Dec. 6.

'Game-changer for the Valley': Almost 1,500 new housing units to be built at North Hollywood Metro station

The Los Angeles City Council voted Friday to approve a 1,481-unit, mixed-use development that will be built atop the North Hollywood Metro station.

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