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Fallen tree blocks Cromwell in Griffith Park

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Small blaze in Griffith Park contained

A fire that burned vegetation in an area between Griffith Observatory and the Greek Theatre has now been contained.

Alhambra High School

Gas smell prompts evacuation of Alhambra High

Students at Alhambra High School have been given the clearance to return to campus following a report of a gas smell earlier Tuesday morning.

Spring Street Bike Lanes

LA's 2,043 annual bike accidents on a single map

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Researchers at MIT's Media Lab plotted every single bike accident in L.A. for 2012. Which street do you think had the most bike accidents?

LA Metro machines temporarily unable to take credit/debit cards

Los Angeles's Metro system was unable to accept credit/debit cards at the TAP card machines Tuesday morning for almost six hours.

Man convicted in stabbing of transients gets life

A man convicted in the murder and attempted murder of transients in the Hollywood area five years ago has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Fire destroys most of San Pedro Elks Lodge

More than 100 firefighters fought the flames in San Pedro for nearly two hours early Tuesday. The fire was knocked down about 4:45 a.m. Much of the 34,000-square-foot structure was gutted, but crews managed to save the auditorium.

Orland Bus Crash: 5 ways to help victims' families

Money collected through these funds will help with costs related to the fatal incident, including transportation, health care and funeral arrangements.

Orange County Sheriff issuing concealed carry permits under new rules

Thousands of people in Orange County apply for concealed carry permit after "good cause" requirement is thrown out.

10 killed as truck, tour bus carrying students collide

A tractor-trailer crossed a grassy median on a Northern California freeway and slammed into a bus carrying more than 40 high school students in an explosive crash that left 10 people dead.

Audit: LAX wrongly paid LAPD $8 million for services

The LAX police officers union issued a statement Friday calling for immediate changes. LAX said it's reviewing the audit.

Weekend Traffic: Heart of the City 5K closes roads in DTLA

Also, Caltrans says the 5 freeway will close in both directions Sunday night. The closure is in Burbank, but it's only scheduled for two hours.

The competitive sport of tree climbing comes to Pasadena

Three of the thirty-four climbers were from California. KPCC's Alana Rinicella spoke with two of them about the art of climbing.

130-year-old Heritage Square building damaged in car crash

Years ago, they moved a 19th Century to Heritage Square to save it from the wrecking ball. But on Sunday, someone ran into it with their car.

Angels Flight railway in limbo in downtown LA

When will the historic Angels Flight railway in downtown Los Angeles run again? Regulators want two big — and expensive — changes.

Picture This: The secret meaning of Iranian photographs

A new art exhibition at Cal State LA showcases how Iranian photographers are able to create images into social and political commentary that fly under the radar of censors.

Report: LA child welfare system in state of emergency

Today the Blue Ribbon Commission is poised to vote on a report, a report which declares a state of emergency for LA County's abused and neglected children.