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LA Fair racing could move to Orange County

Horse racing has been part of the fun at the LA County Fair for years. Now, executives at Fairplex Park in Pomona want to move the meet to Los Alamitos.

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Commission urges LA County child welfare reforms

In the wake of more than two dozen deaths, a panel has recommended a sweeping overhaul of Los Angeles County's child welfare system.

Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas

LA County leaders disagree over foster care reform

A blue ribbon commission report on the ills of L.A. County's foster care system received a mixed reception at the Board of Supervisors Tuesday. The panel voted to study it further and revisit the issue on May 20.

Funeral held for LAPD motorcycle officer Chris Cortijo

A funeral was held Tuesday morning in downtown L.A. for a veteran police motorcycle officer who died after being struck by a motorist allegedly under the influence of cocaine.

View restored footage of Union Station's 1939 opening parade

For the first time since it was shot in 1939, footage from Union Station's opening parade has been restored and released as part of the station's 75th anniversary.

Report: 'FasTrack' program shaved about 2 mins off I-10, 110 drivetime

Solo drivers who paid extra to use those express lanes on the 10 and 110 Freeways over the past year generally got to their destinations faster than those who didn't pay.

Traffic alert: Funeral Tuesday for LAPD officer hit by suspected DUI driver

Motorcycle officer Chris Cortijo was struck by an SUV in Sun Valley earlier this month while waiting at a red light at Lankershim Boulevard and Saticoy Street.

LA County's new watchdog may not have much bite

Max Huntsman's job is to monitor the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, one of the nation's most troubled law enforcement agencies. The only problem: He doesn't have any real legal power.

Easter celebration on Skid Row attracts thousands of homeless

The Midnight Mission called on a cadre of volunteers to serve holiday brunch to a grateful crowd in downtown L.A.

CA Del Taco charges customers thousands for meals

One customer paid $4,050 for a CrunchTada and two tacos.

Woman dies of suspected overdose at Coachella

In the first weekend at Coachella Music Festival, a young woman died of a suspected drug overdose. Local medical facilities have staffed up for the weekend.

Weekend Traffic: Caltrans to close 91/605 connector

Road and freeway closures could affect you this Easter weekend.

78-year-old Laguna Niguel woman missing

Alicia Flores Coto, a 78-year-old woman from Laguna Niguel, has been missing since Wednesday morning.

Korean Air A380 hits 2 light poles at LA airport

Hundreds of passengers were aboard a superjumbo jet when it hit two light poles while taxiing to its gate at a remote end of LAX Thursday.

Dodgers' Puig focuses on baseball despite issues

Yasiel Puig believes he has the support system from his Dodgers teammates and the club to keep his focus on baseball despite challenges off the field.

DA rolls out program to probe workplace deaths, environmental crimes

A new investigative unit has already responded four incidents involving possible violations of workplace and environmental safety rules