This week, Southern California counties will canvas their communities to take an annual count of the region's homeless population. Some are using thermal imaging and more detailed questionnaires to better count and understand who's living on the streets.
It will be up to the Trump administration to determine whether California should face consequences for moving ahead as planned with its new statewide science tests, setting up a scenario that could reveal much about the next secretary of education's approach.
Many people trying to get to and from the march encountered long lines and waits for Metro trains and buses. Metro says it added more cars to the trains and more frequent service but long lines were reported throughout the city.
The Riot L.A. comedy festival kicked off Thursday and continues through Sunday. It started several years ago as a small alternative comedy festival but has continued to grow year after year, with headliners this year including the legendary Mel Brooks, cult legend Dr. Katz and many more.
The man who was once named as the "Most Influential Rabbi in America" faced criticism from many people upon his acceptance to attend, but he told KPCC also received a lot of praise. He talked to KPCC's Nick Roman on Inauguration Day about his experience.
L.A. County has four times as many confirmed cases as it did this time last year. Statewide, the rate of hospitalizations due to respiratory illness during the first week of January was the highest seen in 10 years, according to the state health department.
Hundreds of demonstrators braved the rain Friday to rally in downtown Los Angeles in protest of newly sworn-in President Donald Trump. Up to 150,000 people are expected to converge on downtown L.A. Saturday morning for the Women's March L.A.
The state currently doesn't track the number of infections or deaths caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria. State Sen. Jerry Hill's bill would change that. It would also institute a requirement that doctors include some "superbug" infections on death certificates.
Back in August, the city of Los Angeles reached a deal with Airbnb to collect a 14% tax on each property rented through the site. The city has since collected far more in tax revenue than initially expected.
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The Watts Towers of Simon Rodia
What it is:
These seventeen large sculptures were built by one man, Simon Rodia, without the help of machine equipment, scaffolding, bolts, rivets, or welds.
Why it's cool:
In addition to their unique beauty, the towers are an amazing demonstration of Rodia’s tenacity. He spent over 30 years building it, using rebar and concrete, as well as bits of glass, tile and other objects he collected nearby.
You should know:
There are tours available every 30 minutes, Thursday to Sunday until 3pm. Adults pay $7, teenagers $3, and children 12 and under are free!