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How LA shaped gospel music

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| Gospel may have started in the South, but L.A.'s influence helped to commercialize and popularize the genre outside the church.

SpaceX launches Spanish satellite from California

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The Falcon 9 lifted off at 6:17 a.m. Thursday and climbed into the dawn sky over the Pacific Ocean west of Los Angeles.

Orange County struggles to find motels to house homeless

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Workers are frantically calling motel owners, seeking rooms for the homeless people being removed from the Santa Ana riverbed.

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Late evangelical leader Billy Graham rose to stardom in LA

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Graham rose to stardom because of an eight-week "pop-up" he did in 1949 near downtown L.A.

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Two-thirds of San Gabriel Valley's Asian-Americans are immigrants

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About 67 percent of the more than half a million Asians who call the San Gabriel Valley home are foreign-born, according to a new report.

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OC begins clearing river encampments, issuing motel vouchers to homeless

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As part of a legal settlement, Orange County will provide 30 days of food and temporary housing vouchers to people who had been living along the Santa Ana River.

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Cold snap brings freeze, frost warnings to California

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The National Weather Service says the frigid winter conditions will stick around for a while longer. Southern California could see another round of freeze and frost warnings Wednesday.

LAX moves forward with private partner to build tram line

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The people mover will connect the terminals with parking, car rentals and the new Crenshaw Light Rail line, providing a rail connection to LAX at long last.

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Report: 0.78 percent of California's known growers are licensed for legal marijuana

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The California Growers Association report cites cost and regulatory barriers — and says legal revenue could be diminished if more growers can't gain licenses.