Blaze at homeless encampment in San Diego County may have exposed firefighters to hepatitis A

A team of firefighters may have been exposed to hepatitis A while battling a vegetation fire early Sunday at a homeless encampment in Spring Valley, officials said. A “large amount� of urine and feces had accumulated at the encampment, prompting hazardous materials crews to require...

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Bruins tackle a costly problem

UCLA’s linebackers and defensive backs can feel like bystanders when a running play unfolds in practice. The Bruins’ first-team defensive line is usually matched up against third-stringers from the scout team, leading to a mismatch in which the tailback often doesn’t get past the line of...

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State suspends medical license of Carmen Puliafito, former USC Keck dean tied to drug use

The Medical Board of California has suspended the license of former USC medical school dean Carmen Puliafito pending a final decision on his fitness to practice medicine. The medical board opened an inquiry into Puliafito after a Times investigation found that he regularly used...

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NFL pregame shows tackling players' response to Trump get a ratings boost

President Trump’s call for NFL owners to “fire or suspend� players who kneel during the national anthem injected a heavy dose of politics into — and, according to preliminary ratings, new interest in — America’s pastime Sunday. Pregame shows on CBS and Fox Broadcasting, which delved into the...

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Deal for new city at Newhall Ranch fuels development boom transforming northern L.A. County

One of Southern California longest-running and ugliest development battles ended in a historic truce Monday when environmental groups agreed to a deal that will allow a new city of 58,000 residents to rise in the Santa Clarita Valley. The pact clears perhaps the largest remaining hurdle for...

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