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TV columnist Jerry Buck dies at 85

William G. (Jerry) Buck, a columnist who chronicled the television industry for the Associated Press, died Friday at age 85.

Synthetic Marijuana, Or K2, Use On The Rise In New York City

LA City Council takes emergency action to ban 'Spice'

The city attorney will draft an ordinance barring the sale, manufacture, distribution and possession of the drug.

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Rocketdyne plant in Canoga Park being demolished

A Los Angeles plant that built some of the world's mightiest rocket engines is being demolished.

Tesoro refinery tank in Wilmington explodes; none injured

A sulfur tank exploded Friday at the Tesoro refinery in Wilmington, sending a chemical cloud into the air and causing a fire, authorities said. No evacuations were ordered but people nearby were urged to stay indoors.

Real-time bus information finally arriving at LA stops

Metro train riders are used to reading signs that say when to expect train arrivals, but now bus riders will be seeing real-time information at some bus stops.

Metro extends Noho to Pasadena express bus pilot program

The express bus connects two transit hubs, but ridership has not yet hit targets. Metro hopes to entice additional riders with more frequent weekday service.

American soldier killed in Afghanistan was from Irvine

A soldier who was killed in Afghanistan on Tuesday has been identified as Army Staff Sgt. Matthew V. Thompson of Irvine.

Santa Monica City Council votes to close airport

The motion was unanimously passed. The goal: Close the airport by July 1, 2018. The problem: legal hurdles which may require it to be kept open until at least 2023.

LA City Council makes way for LAX improvement plan

A long-sought connection between LAX and Metro trains is among the projects that can move forward following settlement of a dispute with a community group.

Parts of 101 Freeway shutting down for 4 nights

The cause of the closures is the installation of loop detectors, which are part of a project to repave the 101 from downtown Los Angeles to Hollywood.

Part of the 210 Freeway is being named after Jackie Robinson

The baseball great and civil rights pioneer, who spent his formative years in Pasadena, is being honored with a span of freeway near his childhood home.

210 Freeway in Pasadena to close for 34 hours this weekend

All eastbound lanes of the 210 Freeway from Lake Avenue to Mountain Street will be closed, so plan ahead for an alternate route or take public transit.

Knott's takes guests back to the Wild West with 'Ghost Town Alive'

This summer, Knott's Berry Farm's Ghost Town has been populated with a cast of character actors who interact with guests in a sort of daylong improv show.

Blue Cut Fire: Who helps the helpers?

As Wrightwood's 4,500 residents were ordered to evacuate, a few stayed behind to help the firefighters battling the blaze.

Update: 710 reopens in Long Beach after big rig crash

Lanes were closed at Willow Street until at least 7 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. Transition roads from Interstate 405 were also closed.

Chimney Fire: More homes lost in fire near Hearst Castle

The 10-day-old blaze has charred more than 60 square miles of dry brush and timber and destroyed 45 homes. The fire is 39 percent contained.