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We saw an overwhelming plume of support for the fire pits when we asked folks on social media. Where do you stand on the issue?
The 60 Freeway will close as crews work to restore pavement in the area. Ocean Boulevard will close as crews demolish an overpass this weekend.
In a video statement released Thursday, the mayor apologized over sexual harassment allegations but remained silent on calls for his resignation.
NTSB tweeted a photo Thursday that showed debris from the accident and announced that the runway where the crash happened had reopened.
Should fire pits be banned along certain Southern California beaches? A regional regulatory agency is scheduled to weigh in on the issue Friday. Share your thoughts in our poll.
The boy's father said his son feared his 16-year-old half brother, whom he said had anger issues. "It didn't come as a surprise with his past," Smith said.
Authorities say the diary of a Southern California teacher's aide reveals her sexual relationship with an underage student and that she gave birth to the boy's baby.
A Riverside County environmental group agreed to drop a legal fight against a 24-mile commuter rail extension project.
A northern New Mexico American Indian tribe is scheduled to honor the late President Richard Nixon Friday for his efforts to help tribes.
U.S. unemployment benefit applications rose 16,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 360,000, although the level remains consistent with steady hiring.
The Public Utilities Commission has decided to put a stretch of high-voltage transmission lines underground through a densely-populated stretch of Chino Hills.
Los Angeles and Mammoth Lakes said Thursday they have ended a lengthy legal battle over water rights in the eastern Sierra.
There's nothing like a free cup of clumpy sugar-stew to bring out the creepy in people.
In teacher survey, 85% rate Superintendent John Deasy's performance as below average or poor. Union to send results to L.A. Unified board.
The number of participating inmates dropped from 29,000 to 12,000, but state officials still have a lot on their hands to ensure prisoners' wellbeing.
What exasperates people about Los Angeles? Let's look at the Google AutoSuggest results of “why is [city name] so…” for the United States’ 50 largest cities.
Both John Boehner and Xavier Becerra say there needs to be a bipartisan approach to immigration. But it's highly unlikely in the House.
The grammar was fine, but former English teacher and first-term Congressman gives GOP colleagues a failing grade for immigration letter.
Park officials are cracking down on the "leave no trace" policy after an egg cooking video sent people into a sidewalk frying frenzy.
The federal funding is meant to be used to teach patients about their expanded insurance options under the Affordable Care Act.
In immigration news: Senate plan hits resistance in House, the demographics of reform opponents' districts, moreMulti-American | | July 11 2013, 10:24 AM
As expected, the Senate's immigration reform plan has hit resistance in the House, where GOP members are split and some are pitching scaled-back alternatives. This and more.
Today is Thursday, July 11 and headlines include the impact of at-large districts in Whittier, Malibu's building regulations, and ice cream trucks in Long Beach.
“What if MJ is a dude?" Garfield said. "Why can’t we discover that Peter is exploring his sexuality? … So why can’t he be gay? Why can’t he be into boys?”
A local group sets a July 17 deadline for the city to change its at-large elections to a district format or face a lawsuit under the California Voting Rights Act.
The Los Angeles Unified School District collects artifacts from its more than 150 years - including report cards from the 1800s.
The Loh Down On Science
What's sweeter than honey, for bees?
Take Two Evenings
Larry and KPCC critics Tim Cogshell and Andy Klein review this week’s releases, including Pacific Rim, Grown Ups 2, The Hunt and more. TGI-Filmweek!
Should credit unions be allowed to continue receiving tax exempt status despite acting more and more like big banks?| July 11 2013, 11:23 AM
The roles of credit unions in the U.S. are growing, as is their customer base. Big banks have been losing their customers to credit unions because of frustration over rising banks fees. Now those big banks are pushing to abolish credit unions' tax exempt status.
The Center for Investigative Reporting found that doctors with the California Department of Corrections sterilized nearly 150 female inmates from 2006 to 2010 without the required approvals. The report found that state doctors were paid nearly $150,000 to perform tubal ligations on inmates.
President Obama may not see an immigration bill on his desk anytime soon. Despite the Senate’s 68 to 32 vote on its comprehensive immigration bill, the House is in no rush to provide a pathway to citizenship.
Closing arguments could begin today for the George Zimmerman trial. The neighborhood watch volunteer pleaded not guilty in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, claiming he killed the Florida teen in self-defense on Feb. 26, 2012. Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder.
Mayor Eric Garcetti told all of Los Angeles’ department chiefs that they need to reapply for their jobs. The mayor wants to hear from city managers on how they can better incorporate the use of technology and how to ensure the channels of communication between residents and government departments are open. Larry checks in with Mayor Garcetti on those topics and more.
In KPCC's new series, "Project Citizen," we're pursuing stories that look at the responsibilities, traditions, and privileges that citizenship entails.
For years, professional athletes have been filing workers comp claims in California, even if they only played one game in the state their entire career and even if it wasn't for a team based in the state.
This weekend in Chicago, there will be a rally protesting the Teach For America organization, comprised of teachers and former Teach for America alumni.
A new study out this week from the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation shows that Americans are exercising more than ever, but we aren't losing much weight.
Former San Diego City councilwoman Donna Frye held a press conference earlier this hour calling for his resignation over allegations that he sexually harassed several women.
Bobcats can be found all over SoCal, but over the last decades researchers have noticed a disturbing trend. More and more bobcats seem to be dying from mange.
Time for our look at politics here in Southern California with KPCC political reporters Frank Stoltze and Alice Walton.
Birthdays determine a variety of things, such as your horoscope and when you begin formal education. But more importantly, birthdays might also determine your health as a baby.
The action is being led by inmates at Pelican Bay prison in Crescent City who are protesting conditions in special security units. One issue in particular is driving the action — controversial criteria used by corrections officials to hold men in isolation, sometimes for decades.
Today, a hunger strike continues at Pelican Bay State Prison, as close to 30,000 inmates protest solitary confinement, among other issues. This protest is the largest in the state's history.
This edition looks into the hoarding of menthol cigarettes, a disturbing trend going on in UK McDonald's, and the history of a vital piece of LA summer wear.
For many low income women in Texas, dangerous and unhealthy alternatives to clinical abortion are an ongoing reality.
Mexico has overtaken the U.S. as the world's most obese country, according to a new United Nations report out this week.
Every year, more Latinos die from cardiovascular disease in America than any other ailment, and the National Institutes of Health is trying to find out why.
The Associated Press is reporting that the Defense Department may drop danger pay for roughly 56,000 troops.
The celebrated author of comes out of retirement this weekend for a book signing and, as expected, speaks his mind.
'John Steinbeck navigated by these guides and called them "the most comprehensive account of the United States ever got together, and nothing since has even approached it."'