As L.A. officials consider capping the number of rental days on a listing, an army of Airbnb hosts has risen to the company's defense, with older hosts among the most prominent. Many have built up equity in their homes, but struggle with basic expenses following crises like the recession, illnesses or job loss.
Metrolink officials are worried the new Gold Line rail extension could siphon riders from the existing Metrolink service that stops not far from the Gold Line's stations. That's prompting efforts to look for ways to avoid duplication.
Simpson will find out Thursday if he will be released from the Nevada prison where he's been held for nearly nine years. He's serving up to 33 years on armed robbery and other charges. If paroled, Simpson would be released from prison no sooner than Oct. 1.
After a gas well ruptured in October 2015, the state ordered the gas level to be drawn down and placed a moratorium on refilling the field until extensive safety upgrades and inspections were completed. Owner SoCal Gas warned continued closure of the storage field could put the region at risk of power outages.
A court order from a federal judge in Hawaii expanded the pool of refugees who may still come to the United States, despite President Trump’s temporary travel ban. The U.S. Supreme Court has stayed that part of the lower court's order, although a portion of the order that expands the definition of close family ties stays.
The ports of L.A. and Long Beach, the largest port complex in the U.S, have an ambitious – and expensive – new plan to combat climate change and clean up the SoCal air. The plan relies heavily on incentives to switch trucks and gear to zero emission technology. Critics say the tech will not be ready, or cost effective, in time.
Animal Control kicks off a "pet sweep" in unincorporated areas of L.A. County on Wednesday to make sure pet owners are following regulations — specifically, that all dogs or cats older than four months need to be licensed and vaccinated, and that people can only own up to three dogs and five cats.
Fans and observers expressed concern last year that major movie studios had opted not to promote their latest at Comic-Con. This year looks like a reversal, with stars from Will Smith to Charlize Theron scheduled to appear. Here's a rundown of some of this year's most talked about panels.
Jeff Walker has been attending Comic-Con since the earliest days — he's missed it only twice since the early 1970s. He's also largely credited with bringing Hollywood to the convention, where movies are now a regular part of the mix. He talks to KPCC about the excitement of this year's event.
How do you create a billion-dollar company in just 4 years? In her first major interview, LuLaRoe creator DeAnne Stidham says it took nearly 30 years working a small business in the Inland Empire to lay the foundation. This is the untold story of an "overnight success" that begins in Chino Hills in 1987.
If you spread out all of the plastic ever manufactured in a pile that was ankle deep, it would cover an area of land roughly the size of Argentina, a researcher says. While some is recycled or incinerated, nearly 80 percent is in landfills or scattered across the planet.
Newsom has held political office since 1997 and gained notoriety as a member on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. He then became mayor of that city before taking a seat as lieutenant governor in 2010 under Jerry Brown. He spoke with KPCC about his plans for the state.
Few art forms meld scientific know-how and creative ability as well as neon illumination. Billed as "the strangest and most wonderful museum in L.A.," the Museum of Neon Art (MONA) in Glendale is a shrine to the electrifying art form.
Why it's cool:
MONA owns warehouses full of neon art, so they regularly rotate installations in their small museum space. You never know what you're going to see!
You should know:
Bring a fully-charged smartphone and get ready for a lot of Instagram love! This place is a natural selfie trap.