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Los Angeles County uses technology to locate missing seniors

Apr. 25, 2019 11:41 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new Los Angeles County program that uses electronic bracelets to find missing people with dementia or autism was launched partly in response to the death of Nancy Paulikas, a 55-year-old woman with Alzheimer's disease who wandered away from her husband during a visit to a museum....

Many California towns lack wildfire evacuation plans

Apr. 25, 2019 10:41 AM EDT

PARADISE, California (AP) — Wildfire surrounded Darrel Wilken and the three hospital patients in his car. But instead of evacuating Paradise, they were stuck in traffic along with thousands of others. Cars burned in front of them. Trees, homes and buildings exploded into flames as the gusting firestorm...

Some California towns at risk of fire have few escape routes

Apr. 25, 2019 10:13 AM EDT

PARADISE, California (AP) — Californians got a deadly wakeup call when more than 27,000 Paradise residents trying to escape the Camp Fire got caught in a nightmare traffic jam. The 2018 catastrophe illuminated the grim reality that road systems throughout the state are not designed to handle a sudden...

Filmmaker Ava DuVernay shares her favorite classic films

Apr. 25, 2019 9:14 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — To say filmmaker Ava DuVernay is a busy woman is an understatement, but when Turner Classic Movies called and asked her to curate the channel's "The Essentials" series, she knew she had to make it work. Usually "The Essentials" is filmed across two or three days. But the only way it...

Yankees rally from 5 runs down for 6-5 win over Angels

Apr. 25, 2019 3:10 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — DJ LeMahieu hardly ever shows emotion between the lines, so his modest celebration after rounding first base must have meant his ninth-inning hit was something even bigger than the moment. Whether it's a 5-0 deficit in the sixth inning or their dismaying list of injured stars, these...

Lou Williams, Clippers force Game 6 against champ Warriors

Apr. 25, 2019 2:12 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Lou Williams again came off the bench and knocked down big shot after big shot. Patrick Beverley crashed the boards at every chance. Danilo Gallinari drove the lane with authority. The Los Angeles Clippers took the Warriors right out of their comfort zone by beating the two-time...

Lawsuit alleges assault by ex-leader of California Democrats

Apr. 24, 2019 10:56 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California Democratic Party staffer has filed a lawsuit against his employer and its former chairman alleging assault, sexual battery and sexual harassment. William Floyd's lawsuit alleges former party chairman Eric Bauman forcibly performed oral sex on him three times between...

Angels' Shohei Ohtani faces live pitching, nears return

Apr. 24, 2019 8:40 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani has faced live pitching to begin the probable final step in the Los Angeles Angels slugger's return from Tommy John surgery. Ohtani made four plate appearances Wednesday in a simulated game at Angel Stadium, several hours before the Angels faced the Yankees. The AL...

California court is latest to weigh Manson follower's parole

Apr. 24, 2019 7:59 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A yearslong saga over whether Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten deserves to be freed from prison took another sharp turn Wednesday as an appeals court questioned its jurisdiction in the case. Van Houten's attorney told a three-judge panel of the 2nd District Court of Appeal that...

Armenian Americans in California demand genocide recognition

Apr. 24, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Huge crowds of Armenian Americans marched in Los Angeles on Wednesday in an annual commemoration of the deaths of 1.5 million Armenians under the Ottoman Empire. The march was intended to press demands that Turkey — the successor of the Ottoman Empire — recognize the deaths...