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Melee: ‘Deltopia’ party in California turns violent; Near 100 arrested

A street party turned into a violent melee that injured six police officers in a California beach community Saturday night. About 15,000 people — many of them students from nearby University of California, Santa Barbara — crowded the streets of Isla Vista for the annual “Deltopia” celebration when “a major disturbance broke out,” according to

About 100 arrested in Southern California brawl

 About 100 people were arrested and at least 44 people were taken to the hospital during a weekend college party in Southern California that devolved into a rock- and bottle-throwing melee. The violence broke out in the densely populated beachside community of Isla Vista around 9:30 p.m. Saturday during the annual spring break party known

Magnitude 5.1 earthquake strikes near Los Angeles

 A magnitude 5.1 earthquake struck near Los Angeles on Friday, rattling a wide swath of Southern California, the U.S. Geological Survey said. There were no immediate reports of damage or injury from the temblor, centered outside suburban La Habra, about 20 miles from downtown Los Angeles, a Los Angeles Police Department spokeswoman said. “However the