© Ringo H.W. Chiu/AP PhotoElection staff Mike Moreno sets up a sign in the rain before the doors opened to voters at a vote station, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Pacoima, Calif.
LOS ANGELES, CA — As the weekend wraps up, we've rounded up all the stories you may have missed Saturday and Sunday to prepare you for Monday.
But before we jump into Southern California’s top stories, Golden State residents should know that some of the state's tightest races could tip the scales in deciding the fate of the U.S. House — but it could take weeks for millions of mail in ballots to be tallied, leaving both Democrats and Republicans at the edge of their seats.
Meanwhile, Democrats celebrated Saturday after an anticipated red wave did not befall the U.S. Senate, but it remains to be seen what will happen after some 11 uncalled races are finalized.
If Democrats lose control of their slim majority, Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy of Bakersfield would be in line to replace Speaker Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco. Read more about that here.
What's more, about 48,000 are poised to strike across the University of California System on Monday, a move that could shut down some classes and laboratories just weeks ahead of final exams in December.
Thousands of researchers and student employees at the 10 University of California campuses are planning to go on strike at 8 a.m. Monday in an effort to secure improved pay and working conditions. Read more about that here.
From a young mother who went missing in Simi Valley after a "significant" amount of blood was found in her home to a person who was arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty after the remains of a goat were found in a vehicle — here are some of the stories you may have missed.
Animal Remains Found In Vehicle During Traffic Stop In LA County
A driver was arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty during a routine traffic stop in Palmdale.
SoCal Mom Missing After 'Significant' Amount Of Blood In Her Home
A 25-year-old woman was believed to be at-risk after police responded to a call about "suspicious circumstances" at her home.
2 Hurt In Seal Beach After Vehicle Collides With Tree
Both patients were rushed to a hospital, the Orange County Fire Authority reported.
Uncalled CA Races Could Determine The Fate Of U.S. House
The anticipated red wave did not turn the Senate, but some 11 unsettled races in the Golden State could be the tipping point for the House.
5 Hospitalized In Granada Hills Drug Overdoses
Police were investigating drug overdoses Saturday that sent five people in an apartment building in Granada Hills to hospitals.
Horvath Increases Lead to 1,500 Votes in Open LA Co. Supervisor Seat
As of Friday afternoon, Horvath overtook Sen. Bob Hertzberg by a narrow margin of just 670 votes.Judge to Review Records in LAPD Military Discrimination Suit
Edward Prokop's Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit alleges discrimination and harassment based on military service.
Detectives Probe Near-Deadly Fentanyl Poisoning On Riverside Campus
The fentanyl poisoning occurred on Oct. 20, and since then, two people have been arrested on suspicion of supplying the drug, police said.
Driver Arrested At San Diego Checkpoint On Suspicion Of DUI
A driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of an illegal drug at a DUI checkpoint in Chula Vista, police said.
Boarded-Up Building Catches Fire In San Ysidro
The blaze was started at a homeless encampment when a cooking fire was left unattended, officials said.
RivCo To Reopen 7 Hiking Areas Due To Improved Conditions
The reopened hiking areas are Eagle Canyon/Tin Mine, Steel Peak, Bautista Canyon, North Mountain, Whitewater Canyon, Ramona Bowl and more.
Rain Advisory Lifted For SD County Coastal Waters
A general rain advisory has been lifted for all coastal waters in San Diego County, health officials announced Saturday.
Teen Dies In Stabbing At Large House Party In Chula Vista
Officers also found another 17-year-old boy about two blocks away who had a stab wounds, police said.
Riverside County Fire Chief Cancels Burn Permit Suspension
Agricultural burns will require an inspection from Cal Fire personnel until the end of peak fire season.
Authorities Identify Pedestrian Killed By Speeding Vehicle In Perris
The Riverside County coroner's office identified her as an 18-year-old woman of Moreno Valley.
Low Clouds, Cooler Weather Predicted For San Diego County
Beginning Monday and continuing through the rest of the week, it was predicted to be a little bit warmer than what the area has seen lately.
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