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Getty grandson Andrew dies at 47

Andrew Getty, grandson of famed Los Angeles oil baron J. Paul Getty, has died. He was 47.

River Bottom Fire

River Bottom Fire: More than 200 firefighters on scene, fire burning in heavy fuel


A fire that quickly grew to 60 acres on Tuesday was threatening buildings, and reports indicate evacuations have been ordered.

3D robohand

3D print technology providing 'robohand' to 7-year-old girl


Seven-year-old Faith Lennox never thought she needed a left hand. But when it came to getting one custom made in a day by a 3-D printer, that was a different story.

UCLA blasts military-style siren to break up crowds

Each UC campus has a version of a siren used in the Iraq war that can harm hearing in just a few seconds. UCLA has used it repeatedly for crowd control.

Metro crash: Driver identified as USC film student

In a statement shared with KPCC, the university identified a person involved in a crash with a Metro train on Saturday as Jacob Fadley, a student at USC's School of Cinematic Arts.

UC Irvine student dies at electronic music festival

A 22-year-old man who died after a seizure at an electronic music festival in San Bernardino County was a University of California, Irvine senior.

Metro looking into cause of Saturday's crash; train driver recovering

Los Angeles firefighters say nearly two dozen people suffered injuries, mostly minor, when a commuter train struck a car near downtown Los Angeles and partially derailed.

Get ready for another warm week in LA

More warm weather is on its way to Los Angeles next week, according to the National Weather Service.

2 seriously hurt when car collides with LA Metro train

Car's driver and train's operator are seriously injured in crash at crossing near USC Saturday. Nineteen train passengers receive minor injuries.

OC homeless advocates want county to find administrator to run shelter

While Orange County zeroes in on a year-round homeless shelter site, homeless advocates also want the county to find a suitable administrator for it.

Update: Firework at school leaves 18 students with minor injuries

A statement on the school's website says a student lit the firework around 10 a.m. It's unclear where the student got it.

#NameOurRoo: LA Zoo asks public to name kangaroo, offers prizes

The public has a chance to name a Los Angeles Zoo animal for the first time ever, with prizes for the winner, the zoo announced. The contest runs through April 26.

Longtime LA TV weatherman 'Dr. George' Fischbeck dies at 92

The enthusiastic Fischbeck (and his signature bowtie and glasses) worked for KABC for almost 20 years, according to the station, before retiring.

At LA's busy immigration courts, one teen from Honduras gets asylum

Thousands of children who crossed the US border last year are now working their way through the immigration court system. One of them is Yoel Vallecillo.

Aging LA eyesore to be briefly transformed into work of art

French artist Vincent Lamouroux says he plans to turn the long-abandoned Sunset Pacific Motel, once a haven for drug dealers and prostitutes, into an "iconic piece of L.A.'s architectural history."

Potential minimum wage hike prompts a range of questions

The L.A. City Council's economic development committee holds its first public hearing on the minimum wage. Questions focus on small businesses and jobs.