LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Two gang members have been found guilty of killing five people at a homeless encampment near Los Angeles. The Los Angeles District Attorney's Office says a jury found David Ponce and Max Rafael guilty of five counts of murder and a kidnapping charge on Friday. Prosecutors say Ponce and Rafael fatally shot three men and two women living at a homeless encampment near a freeway off-ramp in Long Beach. Police said the motive was a feud over drug debts between Ponce and a victim, Lorenzo Villicana.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - One of the world's few surviving "comfort women" attended a dedication in San Francisco Friday to her and thousands of other Asian women forced into brothels for Japanese soldiers in the 1930s and 1940s. The statue is the latest of dozens of memorials erected around the world for women forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese army, which called them "comfort women." "At the end, we will have a memorial in Tokyo," vowed Yongsoo Lee, 89, who had been abducted by the Japanese army in Korea at 15.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - A California man has been sentenced to eight consecutive life terms for killing his hairstylist ex-wife and seven others in a shooting at a salon in 2011. A Orange County Superior Court judge handed down the punishment Friday for 47-year-old Scott Dekraai. He pleaded guilty in 2014, but his sentencing was delayed by a long-running scandal over the county's use of jailhouse snitches.
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a man shot by a police officer after a confrontation outside of a California convenience store has died. Huntington Beach Police Officer Angela Bennett said the man was pronounced dead following the encounter outside of a 7-Eleven Friday morning. Videos posted on social media appeared to show a Huntington Beach officer struggling with a man in a parking lot. The officer pulls his gun and seven gunshots are heard before the suspect stumbles backward and collapses.
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In order to make room for more animals displaced by hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the San Diego Humane Society Friday slashed its dog adoption fee to $5 -- through Sunday -- at its facilities in Oceanside and Escondido.
The busiest border crossing in the United States will close this weekend to the more than 40,000 cars that pass through it daily to Mexico.
A clinic providing shots to in a bid to contain a deadly hepatitis A outbreak continued Friday inside the community concourse outside San Diego City Hall.
Parents and staffers at a South Bay elementary school on Thursday demanded answers after a popular principal was suddenly reassigned without explanation.
U2 returns to San Diego Friday night at Qualcomm Stadium with special guest Beck for the band's final show of its North America tour. Here's what you need to know for the concert.
A free hepatitis A vaccine clinic was held in Chula Vista on Friday and the city is expecting to have hand washing stations installed in its five parks by next week.
The federal government is telling election officials in 21 states that hackers targeted their systems last year, although in most cases the systems were not breached.