Wells Fargo agrees to pay $385M to settle car loan lawsuit

U.S. 06/07/19, 21:24

Wells Fargo has agreed to pay at least $385 million to settle a California lawsuit alleging it signed up thousands of auto loan customers for costly car insurance without their consent, resulting in many having their vehicles repossessed.The bank filed ...

Avenatti hires lawyer to represent him in fraud case

U.S. 05/15/19, 14:34

Attorney Michael Avenatti hired a lawyer to represent him Wednesday after a federal judge rejected his request for a public defender in a case alleging he stole millions of dollars from clients, cheated on taxes and committed bank fraud. Avenatti announced ...

Judge rejects public defender for Avenatti in fraud case

U.S. 05/14/19, 19:19

A federal judge Tuesday rejected attorney Michael Avenatti's request for a public defender to represent him in a case alleging he stole millions of dollars from clients, cheated on his taxes and committed bank fraud. Judge James Selna denied the request ...

Music program founder charged with lewd acts against girls

U.S. 04/18/19, 22:28

The founder of a nonprofit group that was investigated over allegations it gave flutes possibly tainted with semen to schoolchildren has been charged with committing lewd acts against girls in California, it was announced Thursday. John Zeretzke, 60, of Ventura was ...

California sees shift in immigration detention contracts

U.S. 04/08/19, 18:59

A Southern California desert community has backed out of a contract for the state's largest immigration detention facility in a move that won't necessarily close its doors but rather could open them to an expansion. The city of Adelanto took steps ...

Orange County ending contract to hold immigration detainees

U.S. 03/27/19, 17:24

A Southern California county is ending its contract to house immigration detainees for federal authorities to focus on inmates' mental health needs, officials said Wednesday. Orange County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Carrie Braun said the agency is ending its 2010 contract with ...

Man charged in spa bombing indicted on 4 federal counts

U.S. 03/13/19, 21:19

A federal grand jury on Wednesday returned a four-count indictment against a man previously charged in connection with a bombing of a Southern California spa that killed his ex-girlfriend, prosecutors said.Stephen William Beal, 59, faces charges including use of a ...

Update: 2nd person sought in California boy’s 1990 death

U.S. 02/20/19, 20:02

The Latest on cold-case arrests in the separate killings of a boy and girl in California (all times local):5 p.m.Authorities say a man charged with killing an 11-year-old Inglewood boy in 1990 didn't act alone.At a Wednesday news conference, the ...

Arrests made in decades-old killings of 2 California kids

U.S. 02/20/19, 15:36

Authorities said Wednesday that they solved two decades-old cold cases that stunned Southern California, arresting suspects in the separate killings of a boy and a girl who disappeared while walking home from school. Linda O'Keefe was strangled in 1973, and William ...

Update: Alleged birth tourism operators enter pleas

U.S. 01/31/19, 21:29

The Latest on the federal charges related to Chinese birth tourism schemes (all times local):6:15 p.m.Three people have pleaded not guilty to running schemes to bring Chinese women to the United States to give birth to babies who automatically hold ...

US charges 20 people over Chinese birth tourism schemes

U.S. 01/31/19, 14:47

Twenty people have been charged in the largest-ever crackdown on businesses that help Chinese women travel to the United States to give birth to babies who automatically are American citizens, authorities said Thursday. Three people were arrested in Southern California on ...

California man charged with murder in 17-month-old’s death

U.S. 01/18/19, 19:00

A Southern California man has been charged with murder in the death of his girlfriend's 17-month-old daughter.The Orange County District Attorney's office said Friday that 28-year-old Christopher David Recio of San Clemente was charged with murder and assault on a ...

California Republican seeks recount after losing Senate seat

U.S. 12/06/18, 19:11

A California state senator who narrowly lost her re-election bid is requesting a partial recount of ballots in Orange County, the county's elections chief, Neal Kelley, announced Thursday.Former Republican Sen. Janet Nguyen requested the recount on Tuesday, a day after ...

Southern California to stay foggy until Santa Anas return

U.S. 11/05/18, 15:12

Fog that has been shrouding parts of Southern California will continue into mid-week before a return of Santa Ana winds.The National Weather Service says areas of coastal low clouds and fog may spread into some valleys Wednesday night into Thursday ...

Feud erupts over language of California gas tax measure

California 10/27/18, 12:09

A feud has erupted over political advertisements for a proposed California ballot measure to repeal a fuel tax increase.Proposition 6 supporters have made calls and sent a mailer they dubbed a ballot "correction" saying they believe the official title of ...

Santa Ana winds bring fire danger to Southern California

California 10/19/18, 06:11

Firefighters knocked down several small brushfires despite gusty Santa Ana winds blowing across parts of Southern California.A firefighter hoses down hot spots created by a brush fire Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, in Santa Paula, Calif. The National Weather Service issued ...

Mexican policeman held after meth found in car

U.S. 10/12/18, 11:17

Southern California authorities have arrested a Mexican police officer they say had 50 pounds (22.7 kilograms) of methamphetamine in his car. The Orange County Sheriff's Department says deputies stopped a car for vehicle code violations on Tuesday on the Interstate 5 ...

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