Researcher Chris Lowe releases a juvenile white shark earlier this spring.

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How an interview with a shark researcher wound up starring a shark


Why have dozens of great white sharks turned up around Southern California beaches recently? Finding the answer led to a close-up view of a baby great white shark — and the researcher who caught her.

Hemet High

For Hemet High ROTC cadets, Memorial Day hits close to home


The Inland Empire city of 83,000 has lost five former students to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, more than any other high school in Southern California.

English Learners start off ahead in kindergarten with TK


California kids whose primary language is not English do better in kindergarten if they attend transitional kindergarten programs when they’re four.

Update: Crews contain Mandeville Canyon brush fire

Firefighters have contained a fire burning in Brentwood near the Getty Center. About 55 acres burned and the fire is now 95 percent contained.

San Clemente beach reopens after closure due to sharks

Just in time for the Memorial Day holiday, swimmers are allowed back in the water.

Surfing media king John Severson dies

Born in Pasadena, Severson began surfing in San Clemente, where his family moved when he was 13.

Your Memorial Day beach safety refresher

Bring sunscreen. The ocean and alcohol don't mix. Have a plan with your kids in case you get separated from them. And more...

Search for missing boy continues Memorial Day weekend

Family and friends of 5-year-old Aramazd Andressian Jr. handed out flyers and his mother asked people to share his picture on social media.

You can once again kayak and fish the LA River

Grab your paddles and life jackets. The L.A. River's two recreation zones reopen on Memorial Day for the summer season.

Pilot's remains back on US soil from Vietnam after 52 years

Deborah Crosby touched her father's flag-draped casket as her three brothers hugged her in a tearful embrace on the tarmac at the San Diego airport Friday — ending a more than half century search to find and bring home the remains of Lt.

Off-Ramp Recommends: Have an ama-ZINE Memorial Day weekend!

The festival celebrates self-publishing and DIY culture, encouraging everyone to create and share their passions, opinions, and art with the community.

End of an era: Why new freeways are history

In a unanimous vote, the L.A. County Metro board canned the 710-tunnel project, a move that puts an end to decades of debate over the freeway connection.

Faces of fallen troops featured in new Pasadena statue

Look closely, and you'll see the facial features of 11 local service members, immortalized in a single bronze figure. The name tag reads "Pasadena."

8 public spaces to honor service members on Memorial Day

This Memorial Day weekend, several locations across Southern California will honor members of the armed forces who died while serving their country.

Bill would fund training for caretakers of traumatized kids

Nearly 20 percent of Los Angeles County’s children have experienced at least two traumatic events, including abuse, neglect, or poverty. And that number spikes when you're talking about kids in foster care

710 Freeway tunnel option killed by Metro board

In a unanimous vote, the Los Angeles County Metro board deleted the 710 tunnel project, a move that could bring an end to decades of debate over building a north-south connection between the 10 and 210 freeways.