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CA hate crimes increase for second year in a row

Sexual orientation accounted for a 10-percent increase; 207 last year, about three-quarters of those involved gay men.

California experienced an increase in hate crimes, about 11-percent, in 2016. This is the second consecutive year the state has experienced an increase, but that number is still lower than a decade ago reports The Associated Press.

Part of Highway 1 closed indefinitely after massive landslide

Large landslide closes Highway 1 until further notice.

One of the most travelled and picturesque highways in the world will not be accessible in Big Sur after a massive landslide covered the road last Saturday.

Cal Trans workers had been working to clear previous slides in the area, but had to abandoned their work after they noticed the earth was still shifting

Biggest Sheriff's Dept. in US enacts trans policies

Deputies must also respect transgender and non-conforming people’s requests for the gender of the deputies performing invasive searches including strip searches.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has put in place a new policy for interacting with transgender and gender non-conforming people.

These new guidelines went into effect earlier this month says that deputies must now address people by their preferred pronoun.

More footage of great white shark off CA coast

Great white shark captured on amateur video off the shores of Southern California.

A new video from a Southern California surfboard maker shows that sharks are still congregating off nearby shores.

William Steele launched his drone over Doheny Beach in Dana Point and captured the image on Thursday reports Fox 5 News.

Antonio Sabàto, Jr. will run for Congress in CA

Antonio Sabato Jr will run for a seat in the 26th Congressional District in California.

Television, movie actor and former underwear model Antonio Sabato Jr., has filed paperwork to begin his campaign for the 26th Congressional District in California reports the Associated Press.

His advisers say he will bring fresh ideas to congress despite being a Washington outsider. They also say he will be stressing his ties to President Trump.

California Assemblymen audit DMV: disabled placard abuse

California Assemblymen Eric Linder and Mike Gatto want some answers to the alleged abuse of disabled parking placards.

They have requested an audit of the Department of Motor Vehicles, saying the problem starts with them.