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The 9-0 loss Friday night eliminates Los Angeles from the National League Championship series and St. Louis moves on to play in the World Series.
Same-sex couples can start marrying Monday, after the state's Supreme Court rejected Gov. Chris Christie's request to halt the weddings.
Officials say a second airport employee is in custody for an alleged role in setting off dry ice bombs at Los Angeles International Airport.
The NTSB's Van McKenny says he was lucky to get time at the scene of the crash before the shutdown. Much of the most crucial information is "perishable."
Hanley Ramirez was a late addition to the Los Angeles Dodgers lineup, batting cleanup for Game 6 of the NL championship series Friday night.
Environmental groups are suing to stop a winery from leveling redwoods and Douglas firs to make way for grapevines. As climate change heats up, the wine industry creeps toward the coast, where majestic redwoods grow.
The district attorney said he has contributed to the defense of a child-rape suspect who is a close friend, although he recused himself from the case months ago.
Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey says three people have been taken to hospitals and "a handful" of others are being assessed for non-life threatening injuries.
Authorities say a traveling California minister and his pilot are dead after a small-Texas bound plane crashed soon after taking off from a Kansas airport.
The bags were taken from outside the security office at Raging Waters in San Dimas. The suspects also got away with wallets, cellphones and two e-readers.
Two former Fullerton Police Department officers face a November 18 trial in connection with the beating death of Kelly Thomas, a homeless, mentally-ill man.
A firefighter who ran over and killed a survivor of the Asiana Airlines crash at San Francisco International Airport will not be charged with a crime, prosecutors said.
In 1977, she moved into a 10-by-10 cell at Tijuana's notorious La Mesa penitentiary, where she came to be known as 'La Mama' by the prisoners, who she called her children.
Gasoline prices are the lowest in three years — under $3 a gallon in some places. Here are some reasons why, plus a map to help you find the right price.
More than a month before the Jan. 15 deadline on government spending expires, a bipartisan, bicameral committee is expected to produce a compromise budget.
Every year, thousands of people gather at a large arenas to celebrate Navratri, a nine-day Hindu event that has gained a large presence in Southern California.
This weekend, we're enjoying the city like true Angelenos. That includes happy hour at the Rabbit Hole and horse racing at Santa Anita. What are your weekend plans?
What are your favorite songs from around the world? Share with us on Twitter using #PepeAguilarKPCC or in comments below.
Engineers at UC Berkeley and UCLA have been studying the risk of older concrete buildings in Los Angeles, but say they aren't assessing specific structures.
Putting affordable homes near job sites in LA County is such a challenge, civic leaders and developers are looking to link the two with mass transit.
Former California governor/action hero Arnold Schwarzenegger really wants you to go see his new movie, so he's yelling your favorite lines on video.
Mercedes Marquez has led the city department for 18 months. The mayor's office said her departure is unrelated to ongoing performance reviews of general managers.
With budget issues left unresolved and lawmakers bruised by the shutdown battle, is there any chance of comprehensive immigration reform this year?
About 1,200 students gathered in downtown Los Angeles for a day of performances and artwork showcases. More than 1,000 student art pieces were on display.
Was it a consensual affair? Or harassment? Either way, the City of Los Angeles could pay the price to defend Councilman Jose Huizar in a messy lawsuit.
See a rare appearance by the brilliant SF Jazz Collective
In immigration news: After the shutdown, LAPD's impound policy, deportation protests, the 'Prop 187 effect,' moreMulti-American | | October 18 2013, 10:33 AM
As U.S. lawmakers talk about contemplating reform once more, a California court has given a temporary stay to a Los Angeles police policy that benefits unlicensed immigrant drivers.
A New Year's Eve attack by two Latino men from Compton on four African-Americans prompted the creation of a special legislative committee to explore race issues.
Today is Friday, Oct. 18 and headlines include Sheriff Lee Baca's liability for inmate abuse, Councilman Jose Huizar's personal problems, and an earthquake czar.
Assemblyman Curt Hagman requested a review of L.A. Unified's iPad project. The state legislature has that power — but he picked the wrong committee.
Larry is joined by KPCC critics Henry Sheehan and Lael Loewenstein review this week's releases including 12 Years a Slave, The Fifth Estate, All Is Lost and more!
Larry is joined by KPCC critics Henry Sheehan and Lael Loewenstein to review this week's releases, including 12 Years a Slave, The Fifth Estate, All Is Lost and more!
Every state in the union has its own flag. There are state birds, some even have their own song. So why not a state sport?
The rules require the big utility companies — including Southern California Edison — to invest big in storing energy for later use. That includes creating enough storage to power almost a million homes by 2020.
The latest album from the six-member outfit is called Let's Be Still. The music is complex and lush, and a big step up from where the band started out.
The company FanTex Holdings will allow fans and Wall Street gurus alike to invest individual athletes as if they were stocks. Houston Texans running back Arian Foster is the first player to join this market.
Zombies are all the rage now, but that wasn't always the case. In fact, we might never have known zombies as we do today were it not for a 1968 film directed by a college drop out, "Night of the Living Dead."
For years now, the Southwestern United States has been crippled by drought. At the beginning of summer in New Mexico that meant dry, brittle landscapes. Several communities there ran out of water.
Los Angeles County's probation department has nearly 1,200 vacant positions out of a total of 6,500 employees.
At the end of a week when Washington got just about as strange as it ever gets, it's time for our analysis of the news, The Friday Flashback
On Bolden Island in the central Delta, excavators are filling trucks with dirt for a levee improvement project. The Delta has 1,100 miles of levees.
Governor Jerry Brown's new education funding formula sets aside additional money for districts serving large numbers of at-risk students. Now it's up to parents, teachers and principals to help figure out how to spend it.
A new study out of Cologne, Germany shows that eating popcorn while sitting through in-theater commercials makes you immune to effects of advertising.
Weapons inspectors have been in Syria since the first of October. While they've inspected at least 11 chemical weapons sites so far, there are a few sites that remain inaccessible because of security reasons.
The jury found his conduct, and that of four other jail officials, was "malicious, oppressive or in reckless disregard," of inmate Tyler Willis during a 2009 incident in which deputies severely beat him.
The Loh Down On Science
"Stop fiddling with the lights!" Why mice hate jet lag, too.
In the run-up to the debt ceiling deadline, stateside credit rating agency Fitch threatened downgrade US sovereign debt rating. Congress acted on time and that was that. But last week, we found out that US credit rating did get slashed, from an A to an A-
The new critically acclaimed film “12 Years a Slave” is the gripping true story of a man’s fight to survive after being sold into slavery. Set before the Civil War, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor) is a free black man from New York. He is taken from his home and sold into slavery.
The deadline for certifying hundreds of thousands of police nationwide in Mexico is October 29th and it is looking like they will be missing that deadline. Overhauling the police force has been one of the most important components for nearly a $2 billion U.S. aid package and one of the centerpiece issues for the government.
Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca could be on the hook for $100,000 for failing to stop inmate abuse in Men's Central Jail. A federal jury has found Baca personally liable for in a deputy use-of-force case, in which plaintiff Tyler Willis alleged that county deputies punched and kicked him in 2009 while he was an inmate.
After their monster win against the Cardinals in Game 5, the Dodgers are heading back to the Busch Stadium in St. Louis for another must-win ballgame. Ace pitcher Clayton Kershaw will take the mount.
If you'd rather read a ghost story than a food review when deciding on a place for your next night out, then "Gourmet Ghosts" is the book for you.