El Niño arrives to the party late and likely to disappoint

It's a weak El Niño, and it comes as our rainy season is nearing an end. Will it stick around and make it rain next winter?

What to tell your child when a caregiver dies


When young children encounter the loss of someone close like a caregiver, what should parents do to explain death and help their sons and daughters cope?

Mini Moon: 5 cool facts about the year's smallest full moon

Thursday's full moon will be the smallest of 2015. It's been dubbed the "mini moon," in response to all the excitement about previous so-called supermoons.


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Ringling Bros. eliminating elephant acts by 2018

Executives from Feld Entertainment, Ringling's parent company, said the decision to end the circus's century-old tradition of showcasing elephants was difficult and debated at length.

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NFL stadium supporters in Carson file ballot paperwork

The Raiders and Chargers announced last month they are planning a shared stadium in Carson if both teams fail to get new stadiums in their current hometowns.

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LA City Council approves curbside planting of fruits and vegetables

Sidewalk Farming - 2

Homeowners will no longer need an expensive permit to grow vegetables or certain types of fruit on that strip of land between the street and the sidewalk.