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Drivers beware: Famous LA bridge has begun coming down

Giant jackhammers reduced 220 feet of the 6th Street Bridge roadway to rubble by Saturday morning and were working on bringing down three massive support columns.

APTOPIX Plane Ocean Search

Update: Coast Guard suspends search for downed planes

The Coast Guard said Friday night that two men ages 61 and 81 were aboard one plane and a 72-year-old woman was aboard the other plane.

Records of ex-councilman recovered by his successor

Some 35 file boxes from former Councilman Tom LaBonge's office were recovered before they were shredded. The documents included land use and campaign finance records.

Fuel up! California's pricier summer gas is on the way

Gas prices are still decreasing in SoCal. But unfortunately, that won't last for long. It's that time when refiners shut down and prepare to make 'gluten free' gas.

2 aircraft collide near shore of San Pedro beach

Both the Coast Guard and the Federal Aviation Administration confirmed the crash was the result of a mid-air collision between two aircrafts.

The slow pace of building California's high-speed rail

The LA-to San Francisco bullet train was scheduled to be ready in 2022. We'll talk about why that date may have been a bit optimistic.

LA mayor performs slow jam PSA about 101 Freeway closure

This weekend, 2.5 miles of the 101 Freeway will be closed in what authorities are calling the "Slow Jam." On Thursday, the mayor released a slow jam of his own to raise awareness.

No one submits verified claim for $63 million lotto jackpot

Officials have some claims to investigate, but if none of them pan out, it will be the largest unclaimed prize in California Lottery history, and the money will go to the state's schools.

Where to celebrate Lunar New Year in SoCal

Monday is Lunar New Year. People around the world will welcome the year of the monkey. And Southern Californians have a unique way of reigning it in.

San Fernando Valley calls for fair share of transit funding

L.A. Metro wants to raise $120 billion for transportation projects over the next 40 years with another tax increase. Some ask: what could the Valley get out of it?

Crenshaw shops weigh challenges, promise of new train line

The new Crenshaw/LAX metro could bring much-needed development to LA – and local residents are both hopeful and wary of the changes already underway.

The Great Race: The cyclist won; here's why

Cyclist Jacob Margolis narrowly beat out car driver Sue Carpenter by 5 minutes.

KPCC races from DTLA to Santa Monica: Why #TeamPublicTransport lost

It would take some major parking snarls in Santa Monica to slow down Sue Carpenter in her car. I also underestimated Jacob Margolis's powerful, powerful bike legs.

High surf, rip currents expected along Southern California coast

The National Weather Service said Thursday that waves up to 8 feet will pound west-facing beaches through Friday.

Why LA really wasn't the city built for the automobile

Los Angeles was actually a city built for the trolley, and plans for a smoothly integrated freeway system were doomed from the start.

How Metro uses simple psychology to increase ridership

LA Metro believes some people are turned off by mass transit for reasons other than time. It has a plan to encourage more people to "go Metro" even before they board.