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All hail our wacky weather: Strange spring storms bring pea-size pellets to Southern California

By Hannah Fry Frozen rain in May has some Southern California residents wondering: What the hail? An unseasonably late spring storm that rolled into the region Wednesday brought pea-sized pellets of hail and thunderstorms to several communities, including Ontario and Yucaipa in San Bernardino County, according… iPad open in a new tab [READ MORE HERE]…

After killings of 2 boys in LGBTQ-linked cases, audit finds major flaws in L.A. County child protection

By Hannah Fry, Matt Stiles A long-awaited state audit of Los Angeles County’s troubled Department of Children and Family Services found major shortcomings that placed vulnerable children in harm’s way. The audit was launched last year after the high-profile slayings of two boys who had been the subject of child abuse investigations… iPad open in…

Witnesses ‘uncooperative’ after brawl at convention of local politicians, authorities say

By Ruben Vives Authorities were having some trouble investigating a brawl that erupted during a weekend meeting of local politicians at an Indian Wells resort, noting that “many individuals on scene were uncooperative.” The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement that detectives were still trying… iPad open in a new tab [READ MORE…

Earthquake: 3.4 quake strikes near Darwin, Calif.

By Quakebot A shallow magnitude-3.4 earthquake was reported Tuesday night 11 miles from Darwin, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 11:53 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 0 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was 34 miles from Ridgecrest, Calif., 70 miles from California… iPad open in a…