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The road to more 'open streets' events like CicLAvia

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Metro announced Monday it's setting aside over $4 million to fund 17 new open streets events through December 2018 in West Hollywood, Glendale, Whittier, San Pedro and other communities.

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Changes soon to ease Expo Line overcrowding

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The popular downtown Los Angeles to Santa Monica extension of the Expo Line may soon see relief from the overcrowding that has been the subject of complaints.

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California heat wave brings gusty winds, high wildfire risk

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Several parts of the state saw record-breaking heat on Sunday as temperatures ran 10 to 25 degrees above normal for this time of the year. Red flag warnings are in effect through Monday afternoon.

Vin Scully gets storybook ending, sings at last Dodgers home game

The 88-year-old Hall of Famer, who has just three games at San Francisco next weekend before ending his 67-year career, bid a public farewell to the team and its 51,962 fans at game's end Sunday.

Hot, hot heat is back — and so are the Santa Ana winds

Red flag warnings are in effect for Los Angeles and the Ventura County mountains. Gusts from the Santa Ana winds could reach 55 miles per hour.

Last Chance: It's the LA County Fair's final weekend

It's more than fried food and farm animals. There's ice skating, dinosaurs and a deep dive into the gory glory of the human body.

Ozomatli and Aloe Blacc to perform at Pasadena peace festival

Ozomatli and Aloe Blacc to perform at the Pasadena United Peace Festival which aims to bring the neighborhood together to address violence in the community.

The weekend Dodgers fans have dreaded is here

It's time to say goodbye to Vin Scully, the legendary Dodgers announcer of 67 years. The team will honor him throughout his last weekend calling games at Dodger stadium.

Strong, dry winds bring fire danger to Southern California

This week brings the first Santa Ana wind event of the season, according to the National Weather Service, and along with it comes power outages and downed trees.

Pasadena animal shelter finds anonymous $8,000 cash donation

Animals at the Pasadena Humane Society will now receive a lot more care after an anonymous person left $8,000, all in $20 bills, in their public donation box Wednesday.

Meet the 5 LA-area recipients of this year’s MacArthur ‘genius’ grants

The fellows include USC professor and cultural historian Josh Kun, a frequent guest on Take Two, two Caltech biology professors, an author and a human rights lawyer with the ACLU.

How technology could shield high risk children from abuse

How technology could detect high risk child abuse cases, following the death of an 11-year-old boy found battered and malnourished in a closet in Echo Park in August.

WeHo council backs Metro measure in hopes of local rail

West Hollywood officials have long pushed for a train, so they are backing Metro's Measure M sales tax measure in hopes the rail line can be built sooner.

Vin Scully's letter to fans to start appreciation weekend at Dodger Stadium

The letter will be distributed to the first 50,000 fans at Friday's game, which starts a weekend of events celebrating the legendary broadcaster's 67-year career with the team. He'll be honored in a special pre-game ceremony and the post-game fireworks will be set to his most famous calls.

Ventura mourns firefighter who died en route to Canyon Fire

Ventura County firefighters Ryan Osler and Adam Price were on their way to assist with the Canyon Fire when their truck overturned. Osler was killed and Price was injured.

The northbound 710 Freeway is closing for 9 weekends

Starting Friday, Sept. 23, all northbound lanes of the 710 from Olympic Boulevard — just past the 5 — to the 60 will be shut down almost every weekend for road work.