Aquira DeCosta scored eight points in the final five minutes, Kat Tudor made a critical 3-pointer down the stretch and St. Mary's of Stockton held on to beat Mater Dei 76-69 in the Open Division girls state basketball championship on Saturday.
A light rail train slammed into a car at a crossing in front of the University of Southern California on Saturday, seriously injuring the driver and the train's operator. Nineteen passengers on the train suffered lesser injuries.
Kai Labasan made a tiebreaking free throw with 9.1 seconds left and La Mirada held on to beat Archbishop Mitty 71-70 in double overtime of the Division II boys state basketball championship on Saturday.
Daniella Guglielmo made back-to-back 3-pointers as part of a big run in the third quarter to lead Archbishop Mitty to a 53-31 win over Mark Keppel in the Division II girls' state basketball championship on Saturday.
De'Anthony Melton made three free throws in the final minute and blocked a potential tying layup with two seconds left, preserving Crespi's 47-44 win over Capital Christian in the Division IV boys state basketball championship on Saturday.
A long legal battle over accusations that a prominent Silicon Valley venture capital firm demeaned women and held them to a different standard than their male colleagues became a flashpoint in the ongoing discussion about gender inequity at elite technology and venture capital firms.
Los Angeles police officials do not do a thorough job of reviewing patrol-car video that can show whether officers are involved in misconduct, the department's civilian watchdog concluded in a new report.
A former prison gang kingpin and a black revolutionary-turned-international fugitive are among 74 inmates who owe their freedom to a year-old California policy of granting parole for convicts who are deemed too old to commit new crimes.