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The story behind LA's yellow and black filming location signs

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"Base Camp." "Bully." "Anonymous." "Heima." Nonsense written on yellow and black signs all over Los Angeles, each with a giant arrow. What do they mean?

Small fire forces evacuation of Southern California hospital

Culver City fire officials say the blaze broke out at about 1:15 p.m. at Southern California Hospital.

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LAPD criticized for event featuring ex-Mexican Mafia leader

A police gathering with an ex-Mexican Mafia leader caused some criticism from the head of the civilian oversight commission for the LAPD.

9 miles of PCH to stay closed through February

The stretch of highway from Las Posas Road near Camarillo to Yerba Buena Road near Malibu has been closed since a major storm in December that covered part of it in mud, rocks and debris.

2 killed, firefighter injured in Inglewood apartment blaze

Fire Inspector Randall Wright says a firefighter suffered minor injuries in the blaze reported around 2:30 a.m. Thursday.

VA's West LA campus will be revamped and returned to homeless vets

Sources tell KPCC the 387-acre campus will be transformed into a site that houses and treats homeless disabled veterans to settle a lawsuit alleging the property was misused.

VA settles suit, agrees to fight vet homelessness in LA

An agreement announced Wednesday gives the Department of Veterans Affairs until Feb. 13 to develop a plan to end local veteran homelessness.

A saint with a mixed history: Junipero Serra's canonization

Pope Francis announced he will elevate the influential missionary to sainthood, but Native American groups say Father Serra was far from saintly.

Hours-long Pasadena standoff ends after man surrenders

Pasadena Police Lt. Tracey Ibarra that a man whose name has not been released had been armed barricaded inside an apartment complex since 5 a.m

LA homeless count: 2015 census gets underway this week

The effort will lead to a better understanding of who and where L.A.'s homeless are. That information then plays a role in determining how funding is allocated across the county.

High winds to continue Sunday, followed by chance of rain

A high wind advisory remains in effect for L.A. and Ventura counties Sunday after Santa Ana gusts knocked out power to thousands and toppled trees Saturday.

2 Marines die when military helicopter crashes in Twentynine Palms

The Third Marine Aircraft Wing chopper was carrying just the two when it went down late Friday afternoon at the base in Twentynine Palms.

Heavy winds knock out power for thousands in Los Angeles area

A brief but powerful round of Santa Ana winds with gusts topping 60 mph toppled trees and power lines in Los Angeles.

Beach memorial for LA County lifeguard who died in swim test

Family and friends will gather for the flag service and memorial service at Dockweiler Beach in Marina Del Rey on Saturday for Ocean Lifeguard Specialist Brian Kutil.

Biden in LA to talk college access; plus, how to avoid the traffic

Biden was in L.A. Friday to talk about President Obama's call on Congress to provide Americans with two free years of community college.

High wind advisory issued for Southern California

Powerful wind gusts are expected in the mountains and some valleys of Los Angeles and Ventura County, according to the National Weather Service.