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4 things to do when lightning strikes at the beach

The weather system that produced Sunday's freak lightning strikes is expected to persist through Wednesday.

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Venice lightning strike victim was inbound USC student (updated)

Nick Fagnano, 20, was a Santa Barbara City College student who had recently been accepted at USC, according to a family member.

Record High Gas Prices Turn More Commuters Toward Metro Rail

Report: More riding LA trains than have tickets

Los Angeles transit officials are trying to reconcile figures that show 40 percent more people ride the trains than are counted scanning tickets at stations.

Century Crunch project near LA airport ends early

L.A. County transportation manager J.C. Lacey says the intersection of Century and Aviation boulevards was reopened around 1:30 a.m. Monday.

Several injured by lightning in Venice, Catalina Island

A flash thunderstorm brought some much-needed rain to the Southland Sunday, and some unwanted lightning. The storms left a number of people injured on Venice Beach and Catalina Island and sparked several fires.

Century Crunch update: Bracing for Sunday travel return

As of Sunday afternoon, the so-called "Century Crunch" slowdown of traffic along Century Boulevard has been going well.

Del Mar to move 2 turf races after horse deaths

Del Mar will shift two turf races scheduled for Sunday to the dirt and make other adjustments after the deaths of some horses, including two Saturday, since the summer meet began nearly two weeks ago.

San Miguel Island to remain closed for at least another year

One of the islands that's part of Channel Islands National Park will remain closed to the public for at least another year due to concerns for public safety.

Century Crunch: LAX-bound drivers brace for weekend road closure

Starting Friday night, a bridge demolition project will shut down the intersection of Century and Aviation boulevards. Plan ahead with this map — or avoid the area.

Flag-waving, prayers at LA rally for Palestine

Muslims in Los Angeles held prayers and a rally in support of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip amid the intense conflict between Israel and Hamas militants.

Accident partially collapses LA parking structure; no injuries (updated)

Fire spokesman Eric French says a large planter fell from a crane, causing the collapse Friday morning.

How this year's US Open of Surfing will be different

After a violent disturbance following last year's event in Huntington Beach, the event will return the focus to surfing and police will be out in force.

Animo Charter High School fire caused by electrical problem

The South Los Angeles school was out for the summer when a fire broke out Wednesday and destroyed a building.

Reports of bomb threat at LAX, traffic diverted (updated)

Traffic is being diverted from the upper level of the Tom Bradley International Terminal. Officials at LAX are advising commuters to use the lower level traffic lanes to access the terminal.

House passes airport security bill sparked by gunman attack

The bill wants the Department of Homeland Security to verify that airports have working plans to respond to active-shooters, terrorism and other security incidents.

Fire collapses roof at LA charter school; no students at school

A fire at Animo Charter High School in South Los Angeles caused the roof to collapse, according to the L.A. County Fire Department.