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Taylor Orci can't be the only person in LA afraid of waves

I've had terrible luck in the ocean. Every time I try, a wave wipes me out and I feel like I'm drowning. More than one person has told me, "But that's the FUN part!"

Tribute To Bulgaria During Holocaust Rememberance Week

Rabbi Harold Schulweis dies in Los Angeles at 89

Among his accomplishments, Schulweis was an innovator who addressed poverty in the U.S., worked to raise awareness of genocide in Africa and welcomed gay and lesbian Jews into the synagogue.

Anto Kamarian

Local Cuban Americans divided over changes in US-Cuba relations

Some are skeptical about who will receive the benefit of changes in U.S.-Cuba relations. Others welcome the ability to send money home or, yes, bring home some Cuban cigars.

SoCal rain: 4 lanes reopen after mudslide shuts 91 Freeway

A torrent of mud and rocks covered part of State Route 91 in Orange County and forced the closure of all eastbound lanes for hours early Wednesday morning.

SoCal rain: Storm brings flash flooding; cars stranded in Torrance

Torrents of rain have been falling on a section of Los Angeles County, flooding streets and leaving several cars stranded.

New storm drops rain across soggy California

The first storm in a one-two punch of much-needed moisture arrived Tuesday in Southern California, bringing light rain to the area.

DUI suspected in Alhambra crash that hurt 12

The collision reportedly happened on Fremont Avenue and Poplar Boulevard, where families had gathered to look at Christmas decorations.

LA sheriff's deputies investigate skull found in LA River

Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies are investigating the discovery of a human skull found in the Los Angeles River.

Bryant passes Jordan for 3rd on scoring list

The Los Angeles Lakers star passed Michael Jordan for third on the NBA's career scoring list Sunday night.

SoCal storm: Lighter, longer rain patch coming to LA area

The coming showers won't likely be as destructive as those that prompted evacuations and toppled trees in SoCal last week, but they'll last until at least Thursday.

LA's unclaimed dead receive prayers, final resting place

Every year since 1896, Los Angeles County has buried the cremated remains of people who die in the region, but whose bodies are never claimed. This year, the county buried the remains of 1,489 people.

USPS' big day is Monday: 4 tips to avoid Post Office panic

The US Postal Service is bracing for a 12 percent increase over last year's cargo, thanks to a rebounding economy and booming online orders. We offer a few tips for avoiding the rush.

People finding their 'waze' to once-hidden streets

When the people whose houses hug the narrow warren of streets paralleling the busiest urban freeway in America began to see bumper-to-bumper traffic crawling by their homes a year or so ago, they were baffled.

SoCal storm: Crews clean up before another storm hits Monday

Cleanup continues Saturday after an intense storm hit Southern California. It's set to be fairly quiet over the weekend, but another storm hits Monday.

SoCal storm: Small tornado tore through South LA Friday morning (updated)

An intense winter storm has damaged homes and caused flooding, road closures and thousands of power outages across Southern California. See video of the tornado here.

#LARain: Recovering from a flood in 9 soggy steps

Use these tips from the the Los Angeles Fire Department to pick up the pieces after a flood damages your home.