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A big-rig crashed into an overpass on Interstate 10 east of Los Angeles, shutting down the entire westbound side during evening rush hour.
Click to read about closures on Southern California roads and freeways, such as the closure of three street segments near USC on game night Saturday.
Federal prosecutors in Los Angeles said 46-year-old Jose Jesus Perez was arrested Thursday in Denton, Texas. He's expected to make his initial court appearance Friday.
With director Hoku Uchiyama, the band uses food as puppets in a video that recalls MTV's early days.
Her name is LO13-1. When she was found on Venice Beach in January she was underweight, extremely cold and had a hard time floating. She has now returned to the ocean a new turtle.
The U.S. Forest Service says a gigantic wildfire near Yosemite National Park began when a hunter allowed an illegal fire to escape. See a map and KPCC's Fire Tracker here.
Vin Scully will usher in 2014 as grand marshal of the 125th Rose Parade, an honor the Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster initially wasn't sure he would accept.
Chief James McDonnell says it's too early to make any judgments about a man who was repeatedly struck by officers but promises an investigation.
California officials say inmates have ended their nearly two-month hunger strike to protest the prison system's isolation policies.
When it comes to military action against Syria, members of Congress are divided by factions rather than party lines. Here's a rough breakdown.
Neighborhood Councils made up of individuals who live, work or own property in a neighborhood of L.A. that are certified and funded by the city to take on issues of importance to their community.
Now that LAUSD is buying iPads for students, animal rights group PETA is offering the district a free app to simulate dissections instead of dissecting real animals.
Employees at four LA area school districts participated in a “massive scheme” to steal thousands of textbooks, according to an indictment unsealed Thursday.
The federal Department of Education wants to hear from teachers and administrators whose students are English learners on what help they need in educating that tough population.
KPCC DIGEST AM (Sep. 5)—Hunger strike ends, heat wave science, hyperlocal politics, factions form on SyriaThe Latest | | September 05 2013, 10:30 AM
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In immigration news: Reform faces competition when Congress returns, Latino college enrollment, Asian American kids and bullying, moreMulti-American | | September 05 2013, 9:42 AM
Congress returns to session next week, but with Syria and federal spending to contend with, lawmakers will have limited time to deal with immigration reform. This and more.
Today is Thursday, Sept. 5 and headlines include USC's control of the Coliseum, a chat with LA County's new coroner, and an uncertain football future for LA.
More than a decade after the system was created, L.A. now has 95 Neighborhood Councils that weigh in on hyperlocal and citywide matters.
Take Two Evenings
The Loh Down On Science
Why plants have a biological clock, too.
Summer technically ends on September 21st, so you definitely have enough time for one last road trip. If you're looking for places to go, may we recommend California's Highway 1?
Every week we get your weekend conversation starters with Rico Gagliano and Brendan Newnam, the hosts of the Dinner Party Download podcast and radio show.
Two adult film performers have allegedly tested positive for HIV in recent weeks. This news has fueled the push to mandate the use of condoms and other protective barriers on the set of porn productions.
With America's growing Latino voting bloc, more and more politicians are trying to speak Spanish with varying degrees of success.
Its time for State of Affairs, our look at politics throughout California with KPCC's political reporters Alice Walton and Frank Stoltze
California prison authorities say inmates have ended a lengthy hunger strike. The strike began on July 8, and initially involved more than 30,000 inmates.
There are many factors that led up to the unrest in Syria: political, religious, and maybe some environmental reasons, too.
In L.A. we've come to expect perfect weather all the time. So when we get a week like this one, with unbearable heat and East Coast-like humidity,we have to ask, "what gives?"
Most kids are back in class, and for many families, that means a new school. New friends and new teachers can be exciting, but the situation can also mean new conflicts.
This year's battle for the smartphone market has begun. On Monday Apple is expected to unveil a new iPhone, but it was Samsung that fired the first shot yesterday.
Local officials in Siskiyou County in northern California are hoping to secede and create a whole new state: The State of Jefferson.
President Francois Hollande says that French military troops, following recent action against an Islamic insurgency in Mali, are preparing to strike against Syria.
What do you think is the worst city for drivers in the country? How does driving in the U.S. compared to driving in another country?
The most important International Olympic Committee meeting in decades kicks off today in Buenos Aires. The IOC has a lot on its plate from picking a host city for the 2020 Games to choosing a new president and deciding which sport will make the cut to stay in the Olympic Games. The three competing host cities - Tokyo, Madrid and Istanbul - all have challenges to overcome and there's no clear front runner. In addition to picking the host city - the IOC will also have to choose which lucky sport will become the 28th official addition to the Olympic Games.
Larry is joined by KPCC film critics Henry Sheehan and Lael Loewenstein to review this week’s releases, including Riddick, Salinger, Adore and more. TGI-Filmweek!
If legislation currently making its way through Sacramento gets the governor’s signature, it would put a stop to former professional athletes from the six major leagues (NFL, NBA, WNBA, NHL, MLB, and MLS) who spent their careers in other states from coming to California courts to collect workers compensation.
The European Union has denied rumors of European lawmakers implementing mandatory 70-mph speed limiter on cars. Speed limiters, also known as speed governors, have been considered to improve safety.
An earthquake off the coast of Alaska would cause a tsunami large enough to cause major flooding in Long Beach and parts of Orange County and force 750,000 people to evacuate coastal areas. That's according to an extensive simulation published Wednesday by the U.S. Geological Survey.
With the increased use of in vitro fertilization methods to conceive, more couples increase their chances of getting pregnant with multiple embryos. Couples may end up with the unexpected challenge of twins or triplets or higher multiples. This challenge may be too much for some couples to handle financially or emotionally.
A bill that aims to simplify eligibility for California's food stamp program passed the state Senate yesterday (WED), its final legislative hurdle before heading to the Governor’s desk.
Harry Dean Stanton has appeared in almost 200 films including Cool Hand Luke, Godfather Part 2, Alien, Missouri Breaks, Pretty in Pink, Rango, and The Green Mile.