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The dramatic saga of the Lunada Bay Boys continues

The dramatic saga of the Lunada Bay Boys continues, as the group's reputation of using threats and violence to keep outsiders from surfing Lunada Bay in Palos Verdes Estates is being used as evidence in a separate hate crime lawsuit. The hate crime accusations followed a class-action lawsuit filed against the Bay Boys last year.

California USA Holiday tour bus accident deadliest crash in several decades

13 people died over the weekend in what has been the deadliest car crash in California in several decades. A USA Holiday tour bus crashed into the back of a truck trailer early Sunday morning in Desert Hot Springs, crumpling the front third of the bus. The bus was headed back to Los Angeles after taking the passengers to a casino in Thermal.

Palm Springs Police officers killed responding to family disturbance

Two Palm Springs Police officers died Saturday while responding to a family disturbance call. John Hernandez Felix, who opened fire through a closed door and fatally wounded Officers Leslie Zerebny and Jose "Gil" Vega, has been charged with two counts of murder and three counts of attempted murder. A third officer was wounded at the scene.

Donald Trump facing sexual assault allegations

Following on the heels of the brutal aftermath of a recorded conversation between Donald Trump and Billy Bush in 2005, two women have alleged in a report published Wednesday that Trump sexually assaulted them years ago. Earlier last week, a released video from 2005 showed Trump caught on a live microphone bragging about his fame and fortune, and asserting that he could "grab" and "do anything" to any woman. 

Wells Fargo bank employees created millions of unauthorized bank and credit card accounts

Wells Fargo has come under fire after the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau reported last week that since 2011, bank employees secretly created millions of unauthorized bank and credit card accounts. Wells Fargo confirmed to CNN that 5,300 employees had been fired over several years related to the fraudulent accounts.

Did you know: stretch of land in Yellowstone National Park where you can legally get away with murder?

According to Michigan State University law professor Brian Kalt, there is a stretch of land in Yellowstone National Park where you can legally get away with murder. Kalt discovered the 50-square-mile portion of land in Idaho while researching obscure jurisdictional gray areas, and argues that within its boundaries, "one can commit felonies with impunity" in his 2005 article The Perfect Crime.

Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca withdraws guilty plea

Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, who pleaded guilty in February to a single charge of lying to federal investigators as part of a plea deal, has withdrawn his guilty plea as of last Monday. Baca will now face trial, at which the government may bring more serious charges including obstruction of justice and conspiracy as well as the lying cause of action. Baca's decision resulted from U.S. District Judge Percy Anderson's statement last month that he would reject Baca's plea deal, which only called for a maximum of six months' prison time for the former sheriff.

Police issue warnings regarding risks while playing Pokémon Go

If you've been anywhere on social media in the past week, your newsfeeds have likely been inundated with people talking about Pokémon Go, the latest app craze that's taking the world by storm. Released by Nintendo on July 6 for all iOS and Android users, it quickly became the largest mobile game in the United States with 21 million daily active users and resulted in a sudden increase in Nintendo stock.

Could it be a felony to share your Netflix password?

Earlier this month, a complicated 9th circuit decision left many afraid that sharing a Netflix password could be considered a felony. The language in Judge Reinhardt's dissent confused some into believing it is illegal to share passwords for Netflix and other similar services; however Netflix cleared the confusion by telling users to freely share, provided they follow the site's terms of use.

Margo Bronstein sentenced to three years and four months

Margo Bronstein, the driver who infamously drove her car into a crowd of people outside a Christmas concert and left four dead in Redondo Beach, was sentenced to three years and four months in custody last week. Bronstein was convicted of four counts of gross vehicular manslaughter, and received credit for 1,105 days in custody.