2018 Top SoCal Photos in the News

See some of the images in the news around Southern California.

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Toni Guinyard/KNBC-TV
A Rose Parade float is moved out of an Irwindale warehouse for judging Monday Dec. 31, 2018.
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Getty Images
Upset Los Angeles Rams fans look on during the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on December 16, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
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AP
In this Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 photo, standing by the drive-through of an In-N-Out Burger, Father Jim Sichko interacts with drivers after paying for their meals, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. Sichko has a 50-state congregation and a simple mandate from the pope: Go forth and do good deeds. That’s why the Roman Catholic priest was at a crowded In ‘N Out burger joint in Los Angeles recently to buy lunch for everybody. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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Firefighters help raise an American flag honor of Sgt. Ron Helus at The Calvary Community Church for memorial service in his honor on November 15, 2018 in Westlake, California. Sgt. Helus was killed in a mass shooting at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, California on November 7. (Photo by Barbara Davidson/Getty Images)
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Lauren Muller
One of the many spectacular sunset photos captured Nov. 1, 2018 in Southern California.
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KNBC-TV
Some Dodgers fans have blue hats, shirts and jackets, but street artist Hector "Tetris" Arias turned a two-story house at 1626 S. La Brea Ave. into a Dodger blue dream home.
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David Biggar
A view of the SpaceX rocket launch Sunday Oct. 7, 2018 as seen from Universal City.
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LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers laughs on a set during the Los Angeles Lakers Media Day at the UCLA Health Training Center on September 24, 2018 in El Segundo, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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Twitter: Santa Clarita City
A view of the Charlie fire Saturday Sept. 22, 2018 in the Castaic area.
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Glenn Weiss (L), winner of the Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special award for 'The Oscars,' proposes marriage to Jan Svendsen during the 70th Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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National Park Service
Welcome some new kittens to the "P" family! National Park Service researchers found an adorable blue-eyed litter of four mountain lion kittens, two males and two females, in a remote area of the Santa Monica Mountains. The four-week-old little growlers were dubbed P-70, P-71, P-72, and P-73, the National Park Service said Sept. 4, 2018.
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John McCoy/Getty Images
San Diego Padres players wait for the lights to come on after a power failure in the 12th inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on August 25, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. All players across MLB will wear nicknames on their backs as well as colorful, non-traditional uniforms featuring alternate designs inspired by youth-league uniforms during Players Weekend. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)
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Toni Guinyard
Images show the smokey skies over the Cranston Fire Thursday, July 26, 2018.
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Baby Blues BBQ
A mural of LeBron James is defaced with yellow paint before its original artist decides to cover it up to avoid any more vandalism on July 11, 2018.
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AP
Eric Durtschi surveys the remains of home, leveled by the Holiday fire, in Goleta, Calif., on Saturday, July 7, 2018. Durtschi, who has six children, said he moved with his family from Utah two weeks ago. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
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Firefighters salute Capt. David Rosa during a procession for the 45-year-old firefighting hero who was killed on duty Monday June 25, 2018.
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NBC10 Boston
A surprise stowaway bearded dragon discovered in a Walmart delivery box by an unsuspecting Hemet family was officially adopted Tuesday, June 18, 2018. The dragon, who was found a little thin but otherwise doing all right, was nursed to health with peaches. No one claimed the lizard, so he was welcomed to the family.
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KNBC-TV
A firefighting aircraft drops fire retardant on the Aliso fire Saturday June 2, 2018.
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KNBC-TV
After having his beloved Dodgers hat stolen, LA fan Michael Cadena was invited by the team to throw out the ceremonial first pitch on May 29, 2018.
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KNBC-TV
A firefighter high atop a ladder sprays water on a fire than cast thick smoke over the San Gabriel area Wednesday May 15, 2018.
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A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket lifts off from Space Launch Complex 3 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, carrying NASA's Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport, or InSight, Mars lander. Liftoff was at 4:05 a.m. PDT (7:05 a.m. EDT). The spacecraft will be the first mission to look deep beneath the Martian surface. It will study the planet's interior by measuring its heat output and listen for marsquakes. InSight will use the seismic waves generated by marsquakes to develop a map of the planet’s deep interior. The resulting insight into Mars’ formation will provide a better understanding of how other rocky planets, including Earth, were created.
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Jonathan Lloyd/NBC4
A dog leaps into the water during the Splash Dogs dock-jumping competition Saturday April 28, 2018 in Costa Mesa at the Pet Expo.
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Old Pasadena
A cool 150 Ferraris would be on display in Old Pasadena for a free event. The event runs Sunday, April 22, and will feature the classic cars, old and new, between Pasadena and Raymond Avenues.
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US Attorney's Office
A wild chase came to an end when a K-9 jumped through the window and took the driver down April 12, 2018. During the chase, the driver hit another car, evaded PIT maneuvers, but ultimately was caught.
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AP
Earvin "Magic' Johnson helps clear streamers from a statue honoring Minneapolis and Los Angeles Lakers great Elgin Baylor after its unveiling outside Staples Center in Los Angeles on Friday, April 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
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KNBC
Fire-rescue personnel lower a ladder into a sewer Sunday April 1, 2018 during the search for a 13-year-old boy who fell into the pipe during an Easter celebration at Griffith Park.
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LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 24: A young activist carries a sign during the March for Our Lives rally on March 24, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. More than 800 March for Our Lives events, organized by survivors of the Parkland, Florida school shooting on February 14 that left 17 dead, are taking place around the world to call for legislative action to address school safety and gun violence. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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KNBC-TV
A vehicle flips over Thursday, March 22, 2018 after a strong spring storm passes through Southern California.
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AP
A marathon runner dressed as a T. Rex Dinosaur competes in the Los Angeles Marathon downtown Los Angeles Sunday, March 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
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Orlando Hernández
Tickets are going quickly, as expected, for the four-month pop-up experience, Candytopia. The SoCal experience even has a marshmallow pit (not actual marshmallows). It all closes on July 4, 2018, so carve out some candy-inspired playtime before summer arrives in Southern California.
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LoudLabs
Los Angeles Police Officer Alex Frazier holds a 3-week-old baby who had stopped breathing after being dropped Saturday March 3, 2018 in a domestic dispute. Frazier and partner Officer Ivan Ibarra resuscitated the child.
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Evan Agostini/Invision/AP
Vanessa Bryant, left, and Kobe Bryant, winner of the award for best animated short for "Dear Basketball", arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday, March 4, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif.
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CHP
A drunk man celebrating his 29th birthday was arrested early Saturday Feb. 24, 2018 after he rode a horse onto the 91 Freeway in Long Beach.
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KNBC-TV
Drivers hoping to bypass a monster traffic jam on the 10 Freeway in Rialto after a fatal crash got stuck in the sand Feb. 16, 2017.
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AP
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw warms up at the team's spring training baseball facility Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz.
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NBC10 Boston
Firefighters battled a mansion fire Thursday Feb. 7, 2018 in Bel Air.
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Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
The full moon shines over Los Angeles, California, on Jan. 31, 2018.nMany parts of the globe may catch a glimpse on January 31 of a giant crimson moon, thanks to a rare lunar trifecta that combines a blue moon, a super moon and a total eclipse.
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Toni Guinyard, NBC4
Boxes of cheese spilled onto the 5 Freeway early Friday Jan. 26, 2018 after a fiery big rig crash in Sun Valley.
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A tsunami warning for California was canceled Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018 just several hours after it was prompted by a powerful 7.9-magnitude earthquake off the coast of the Kodiak Islands in Alaska.
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Toni Guinyard/KNBC-TV
A flag is draped on a railing over Highway 101 in Montecito Monday Jan. 22, 2018 after it reopened. The road was closed for nearly two weeks following the deadly Jan. 9, 2018 mudflows.
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A Perris couple was arrested Monday, Jan. 15, 2018 after their 17-year-old daughter escaped their house and alerted police that she and her other 12 siblings were being held captive by their parents. At the house, officials found some of the children shackled to their beds with chains.
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Courtesy of Family
Blaze Bernstein's body was found Jan. 9, 2018 after an extensive search through Borrego Park. He was reported missing a week prior after he was visiting family in Orange County while on winter break from the University of Pennsylvania. He was 19.
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KNBC-TV
A day after a devastating storm swept through SoCal, NewsChopper4 captures a shot of the Hollywood Sign Jan. 10, 2018.
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In-N-Out Burger
West coast cult burger chain In-N-Out Burger added the first item to its menu for the first time in 15 years - hot cocoa.
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KNBC-TV
A pursuit came to a strange end in Montebello Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, after a couple lead a chase in a stolen U-Haul. The two embraced and kissed before the woman began to pull away from the man. An officer used a Taser on the man and officers took down the woman.
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NBC Boston
San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department sheriff's deputy Lawrence Falce, 70, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018 after he was attacked following a car crash. A procession was held in his honor after he succumbed to his injuries.
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CHP Santa Fe Springs
CHP officers worked to move live chickens from the 605 Freeway Jan. 2, 2018, after they somehow ended up on lanes.
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AP
Georgia tailback Sony Michel (1) celebrates with teammates after scoring the game-winning touchdown in the second overtime period to give Georgia a 54-48 win over Oklahoma in the Rose Bowl NCAA college football game, Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, in Pasadena, California.
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Khallid Shabazz
Anyone over the age of 21 Jan. 1, 2018 was able to buy recreational marijuana in Southern California, but the historic day brought about confusion as not all municipalities had licenses yet - meaning customers couldn't buy on New Year's Day. See more photos inside a licensed dispensary.
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Toni Guinyard
New Year's Day 2018 along Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena, Calif. See more photos of the parade floats and fun here.
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Du-Par's, known for its legendary buttermilk hot cakes, closed its Studio City location on Jan. 1. This was their first location after they expanded from the Original Farmer's Market where they debuted in 1938. See more photos of the legendary eatery.
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