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Number of animals euthanized in LA hits all-time low

In 2008, 50 percent of animals in shelters were being killed. This last fiscal year, that number dropped to 25 percent. The city controller's advice: adopt a pet.

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A '2024 Olympics' bill kicking around Sacramento

Mayor Garcetti wants the state legislature to approve a financial guarantee to cover cost overruns if LA hosts the 2024 Games. A bill is already in the pipeline.

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Edison must inspect even more of its Long Beach power grid


The utility already inspected 300 downtown power vaults, but California state regulators want a more extensive examination of Edison's Long Beach system.

LA County offers reward after dogs burned with chemical

The Board of Supervisors approved a $25,000 reward on Tuesday for information leading to an arrest.

Century-old home of former LA newspaper will get new life

The Hearst Corp. newspaper chain is reportedly partnering with a New York developer to convert the building into an office space with ground-floor restaurants.

Big rig/train collision in City of Industry injures 3

An 18-wheeler collided with a Union Pacific train Tuesday afternoon in the City of Industry. Three people were injured as a result.

Garcetti: LA won't end vet homelessness by 2016

An unforeseen rise in the city's homeless population this year means Mayor Eric Garcetti's pledge to end homelessness among military vets by 2016 will fall short.

Possible electrical explosion causes injury at Wilmington building

One person was reportedly hurt in what firefighters suspect was an electrical explosion in the Wilmington area of south Los Angeles.

California beaches reopen after shark sightings

Elinor Dempsey says she was surfing at Morro Strand Beach off the Central Coast when a shark swam under her board — and took a 14 inch bite out of it.

Inglewood gets grant to pay for soundproofing 200 homes

Congresswoman Maxine Waters says noise from planes arriving and departing LAX is disruptive for the families who live there. She calls the new money a relief because some of them have been waiting a long time.

Video: Missing hiker found alive after 9 days lost in Sierra Nevada

Woman, 62, who was stranded in the rugged terrain for nine days while suffering from broken bones, survived by using a water filter to drink from a creek, authorities said.

Workers continue rebuilding I-10 bridge through heat wave

Crews are scheduled to continue working through Labor Day weekend, which means you should expect traffic delays during holiday travel.

Power outages plague Long Beach over a long, hot summer

Four substantial outages over two months appear to have different causes, Southern California Edison says. Heat is a factor in the latest outages

New LA restaurant names sandwiches after NPR hosts

The Larry Mantle sandwich honors the host of KPCC's AirTalk. It includes hand-sliced bologna with capicola, provolone and pickled peppers.

Manzanar: Feds seek input on former Japanese-American internment camp

The former internment camp 230 miles north of Los Angeles housed thousands of Japanese Americans in the 1940s.

VA improving benefits system just as veterans flood Los Angeles

The Department of Veterans Affairs has made major headway getting benefits to former service members quickly, officials say.