Here is the latest Southern California news from The Associated Press

LA HABRA HEIGHTS, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have recovered a high-end swag that thieves snagged during a party at an empty mansion — including a stuffed snow leopard worth $250,000. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says 15 teenagers were arrested yesterday in connection with a party last month in La Habra Heights. Officials tell Los Angeles Times the party was held without the homeowner's knowledge.

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — A woman struck by a car driven by a congresswoman's aide in Santa Barbara has died. The Santa Maria Times says 27-year-old Mallory Rae Dies was removed from life support yesterday, five days after she was struck by an allegedly drunken driver while crossing a street. Thirty-two-year-old Raymond Morua, who has been fired by Democratic Congresswoman Lois Capps, faces several charges including murder.

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A day after he was sentenced to home confinement for the unwanted groping of women, former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has been sued by another city employee. City parks employee Stacy McKenzie became the second city worker to file a lawsuit against him yesterday. U-T San Diego reports McKenzie alleges Filner grabbed her from behind, put her in a headlock and fondled her breasts.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ryan O'Neal says an Andy Warhol portrait of Farrah Fawcett still represents one of his strongest connections to his longtime partner. The Oscar-nominated actor told a jury yesterday that he feels Fawcett's presence by having it in his house. The University of Texas at Austin is suing O'Neal to try to gain possession of the portrait.