It's been three decades since Congress passed a law requiring school districts to identify and meet the unique needs of homeless students. The law has helped address some barriers, advocates say, but it has not solved major problems, and challenges remain with implementation and resources.
Experts examined the ratio of births to OB-GYNs in 50 U.S. cities. Riverside topped the list with each OB handling an average of 248 births a year. The average New York City doctor, by comparison, handles 80 births each year. L.A. has the eighth-highest ratio on the list at 129 births each year.
President Donald Trump's embattled spokesman during the first six months of his presidency, is resigning his position. Sean Spicer's decision appears to be linked to the appointment of a new White House communications director, New York financier Anthony Scaramucci.
Former L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca asked to stay out of prison while he appeals his conviction. A judge denied the request but the decision can also be appealed. Baca, 75, is scheduled to surrender next week to begin serving his three-year prison sentence for his role in a conspiracy to block an FBI investigation into inmate abuse.
The Democratic Party has set its sights on flipping five Republican-held SoCal congressional districts. At least 24 Democratic candidates have declared their intent to run in one of the five districts, but none have held public office, and only a few have campaigned before.
"I’m not gonna lie, it is really, really sad and I cried when I made it," a young artist named Glorianna told KPCC about a comic she made about her deceased mother. The 19-year-old, who spent most of her life in a group home, shares her story as part of our "Age of Expression" series.
A new version of legislation long known as the Dream Act has returned to the Senate. But the bipartisan bill, which seeks to protect young immigrants who arrived in the United States as minors, likely faces an uphill climb.
The study in The Lancet acknowledges that age is the greatest risk factor for dementia. But it identifies nine others, including: less education in early life; obesity, hypertension and hearing loss in mid-life; smoking, depression, lack of physical activity and social isolation after age 65.
Simpson's chances of winning release were considered good, given similar cases and his behavior behind bars. His defenders argued, too, that his sentence was out of proportion to the crime and he was being punished for the two murders he was acquitted of during his 1995 "Trial of the Century" in Los Angeles.
The Griffith Park mountain lion has achieved a kind of celebrity status. The unlikely story of this puma — who has beaten the odds again and again, dodging threats ranging from rat poison to busy freeways — is now featured in a special exhibit at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles.
From gazing at the night sky in the Santa Monica mountains to watching a weiner dog race in Cypress, we've got a list of food, festivals, and nighttime activities to check out this weekend (including a plan for those staying at home: FYF Fest live stream on Twitter!). See our full roundup.