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US judge leads lawyers, others on trip to homeless camp

Feb. 15, 2018 12:36 AM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Stepping over syringes and feces, federal judge David O. Carter walked briskly Wednesday with an entourage of government officials and lawyers along a bike trail by the Santa Ana River in Southern California, passing dozens of homeless tent-dwellers who must now look for a new place...

The Latest: US judge tours California homeless encampment

Feb. 14, 2018 11:41 AM EST

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit over efforts to shut down a Southern California homeless encampment (all times local): 8:30 a.m. A federal judge has been touring a Southern California homeless encampment that officials are working to shut down. Judge David O. Carter took a brisk walk at...

Deal reached on relocating evicted California homeless

Feb. 13, 2018 10:25 PM EST

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Public officials and homeless advocates reached an agreement Tuesday on providing for homeless people who are being evicted from an encampment in a Southern California riverbed. Orange County officials said they would use motels and other means to get 700 to 800 beds for the...

The Latest: Agreement reached to relocate evicted homeless

Feb. 13, 2018 9:24 PM EST

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on federal court arguments over an effort to clear a huge California homeless encampment (all times local): 6:20 p.m. After a long court hearing, public officials and homeless advocates have reached an agreement on providing for homeless people who are being evicted from...

Passengers describe fear during California plane evacuation

Feb. 13, 2018 8:42 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A small fire that broke out on a Southwest Airlines plane at a Southern California airport led to a confusing and sometimes chaotic evacuation, with some fearful travelers pushing each other to reach the exit, passengers said Tuesday. Lauren Barnett was sitting toward the back of the...

Ex-Alaska Airlines pilot will plead to flying while drunk

Feb. 6, 2018 5:31 PM EST

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A former Alaska Airlines pilot will plead guilty in California to a charge of flying a passenger plane while drunk. Federal prosecutors say David Hans Arntson of Newport Beach agreed Tuesday to enter the plea at a later hearing. He'll be sentenced to a year and a day in federal...

California man pleads not guilty to college student's murder

Feb. 2, 2018 7:31 PM EST

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man pleaded not guilty Friday to the murder of a University of Pennsylvania student whose body was found buried in a shallow grave at a park not far from his family's home. Samuel Woodward, 20, of Newport Beach was ordered held on $5 million bail with...

The Latest: Californian pleads not guilty to killing student

Feb. 2, 2018 6:05 PM EST

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the killing of a 19-year-old University of Pennsylvania student in California (all times local): 3:10 p.m. A Southern California man has pleaded not guilty to killing a gay University of Pennsylvania student in a trial that's prompted calls to change state murder...

Lawsuit seeks to stop big California homeless camp shutdown

Jan. 29, 2018 6:23 PM EST

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A religious organization that serves the poor in Southern California filed a lawsuit Monday to try to stop local governments from forcing homeless people out of a big encampment along a riverbed trail. The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court by the Orange County Catholic Worker...

Plane makes emergency landing on Southern California freeway

Jan. 29, 2018 12:27 PM EST

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The pilot of a small plane that made a nighttime emergency landing on a Southern California freeway said as soon as the engine died he knew he'd never make it to a nearby airport. "I saw an opening on the highway and I went for it right away," Israel Slod said after safely guiding...