Police officer shoots woman in leg in Hollywood
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A police officer shot a woman in the leg early Friday at a Hollywood parking structure after she fought with another woman and pointed a gun at the officer, authorities said.
California gears up for migrant driver's licenses
LOS ANGELES (AP) — While tens of thousands of immigrants living in the country illegally are gearing up to apply for a long-sought driver's license in California starting Jan. 2, others are being urged to think twice.
People slide down bedsheets to escape motel fire
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some residents slid down knotted bedsheets or clambered down people standing on one another's shoulders to flee a raging Christmas night fire that injured six people and badly damaged a residential motel near downtown Los Angeles, authorities said Friday.
California braces for first widespread frost
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is under the influence of a cold air mass that could bring the first widespread frost of the winter across the Central Valley, as southern areas see more damaging winds.
Fire danger lower in Southern California forest
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A series of rainstorms earlier this month has prompted authorities to reduce their rating for fire danger from "very high" to "high" in Southern California's Angeles National Forest and San Gabriel Mountains National Monument.
Founder of huge defense contractor SAIC dies
SAN DIEGO, Calif. (AP) — J. Robert Beyster, a scientist-turned-entrepreneur who founded a small technology firm called Science Applications International Corp. and built it into one of the largest, most influential defense contractors in the country, has died at age 90.