Chester Turner is sentenced to death for the murder of ten women and an unborn child in Los Angeles, California in the 1980s and 1990s.
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- The La Tuna Fire continues to burn in Los Angeles, California, becoming the largest fire in the city's history at around 5,800 acres. Mayor Eric Garcetti declares a state of emergency.
- The 89th Academy Awards are held in Los Angeles, California.
- The board for the US$1 billion Lucas Museum of Narrative Art announces it will construct the museum in Los Angeles, California.
- Ex National Football League player Darren Sharper is sentenced to 20 years in prison for drugging and raping two women in the American city of Los Angeles, California. Sharper has been accused of attacking a dozen women across the United States.
- The Emmy Awards are held in Los Angeles, California with "Game of Thrones" winning the Emmy for best drama series.
- The Los Angeles City Council votes to increase the minimum wage in the American city of Los Angeles, California, to $15 an hour by 2020.
- The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences members present the Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
- American hip hop music mogul Suge Knight drives a vehicle into a crowd in Compton, California near Los Angeles resulting in the death of a pedestrian in what authorities are calling a hit and run.
- American actor Michael Jace is arrested in relation to the shooting death of his wife in Los Angeles.
- The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards are held in the US city of Los Angeles, California, with "Breaking Bad" winning the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series and "Modern Family" winning the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series.