The privacy invasion was vast when FBI agents drilled and pried their way into 1,400 safe-deposit boxes at the U.S. Private Vaults store in Beverly Hills. They rummaged through personal belongings of a jazz saxophone player, an interior designer, a retired doctor, a flooring contractor, two Century City lawyers and hundreds of others. Agents took …

By Amy Hubbard and Jason Sanchez Hello, it’s Friday, Sept. 23, and here are the stories you shouldn’t miss today: TOP STORIES Scientists say a San Andreas-scale quake is possible along coastal L.A. and O.C. A fault system running nearly 70 miles along the coast of Los Angeles and Orange counties has the potential to …

A fault system running nearly 70 miles along the coast of Los Angeles and Orange counties has the potential to trigger a magnitude 7.8 earthquake, according to a new study that is the latest to highlight the seismic threats facing Southern California. Known as the Palos Verdes fault zone, the system runs deep beneath the …

Gavin. Eric. Barack. Jerry. Dianne. Hillary. Joe. When it came to Democratic politicians, Tom Girardi called them by their first names and their campaigns called him for money. The Los Angeles legal legend was a major party donor for decades, a self-described “limousine liberal” who bragged about the influence his money bought him in the …

The U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday evening reversed U.S. District Court Judge Aileen Cannon’s refusal to grant the Justice Department a stay in the case of the Mar-a-Lago documents (Cannon’s second outrageous piece of work related to the purloined White House records). The appeals court decision had the feeling of awakening from …

SAN DIEGO —  When the bat of Albert Pujols caught fire in early August, and it appeared the St. Louis Cardinals slugger would make an improbable 11th-hour run to 700 homers, Mark McGwire began tracking his long-ago teammate through the MLB app and tuning into as many Pujols plate appearances as he could. “His at-bats, he …

The University of California, aiming to widen admission access for disadvantaged students, will give a second chance to thousands of rejected California high school applicants who had a qualifying 3.0 grade point average but failed to complete the required series of 15 college preparation courses. But there’s a catch to receiving a guaranteed spot at …

The University of California isn’t done addressing the fallout over UCLA’s move to the Big Ten that set off a national furor and irked the powerful UC Board of Regents. The regents, meeting in San Diego on Thursday, briefly discussed a proposal to bar the university president from delegating such authority if one UC campus’ …

Maroon 5‘s Adam Levine has been in the hot seat since cheating allegations surfaced earlier this week. But it seems the “Payphone” musician isn’t breaking a sweat. Levine seemed to be moving on from the scandal nearly unscathed in new photos with pregnant wife Behati Prinsloo. On Wednesday, TMZ posted pictures of the singer with …

About five minutes after the 7.6 magnitude earthquake hit near Mexico’s southwest coast Monday, typically calm water deep in a Death Valley National Park cave started sloshing against the surrounding limestone rock. The reverberations from the earthquake more than 1,500 miles away created what experts have called a “desert tsunami,” which on Monday made waves …