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Brush fire shuts Highway 39, forces campground evacuations

All lanes of California's Highway 39 have been shut down after a small wildfire broke out in the area.

Malibu power goes out when car hits power pole

Power went out in much of Malibu Saturday morning when a car, possibly driven by a drunken driver, took down a power pole in Malibu Canyon.

Shoemaker Fire: Wildfire nearly stopped in forest near LA

A wildfire burning in a steep, remote area of the Angeles National Forest is 90 percent contained and no flames were showing.

No active fault under Millennium Hollywood development site

A California state official says there is no active earthquake fault under the site of a proposed development in Hollywood.

Puppy imports must be healthy and 6 months old, USDA says

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved a regulation that will require all imported puppies to be at least 6 months old and up-to-date on vaccinations.

Dive into a synchronized swimming renaissance with Aqualillies

A few years ago, synchronized swimming seemed like a lost art, but now synchronized swimmers are surfacing in everything from fashion ads to music videos.

Shoemaker Fire: 2 firefighters injured above Glendora (update)

A wildfire reported shortly before 1 p.m. Thursday northeast of Los Angeles has so far burned 75 acres, authorities said.

60 Freeway closure: All lanes reopen after fatal crash in South El Monte

All lanes have been reopened on the 60 Freeway in South El Monte after a deadly, chain reaction wreck closed the freeway through Thursday morning's rush hour.

Bill adds 'parent' box to birth certificates

The California Legislature has approved a bill that will modify birth certificates to accommodate same-sex couples who become parents.

He went from sleeping on Skid Row to running the Midnight Mission

Since 1974, Clancy Imislund has been the managing director for Skid Row's Midnight Mission. But in 1958, Imislund was homeless, jobless and too sick to sell a pint of blood.

Six injured in multi-vehicle crash in Encino

Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Erik Scott said five of the injured were transported to local hospitals.

Laugh Factory offers psychiatrist in residence to comedians

One Los Angeles comedy club, the venerable Laugh Factory, has come up with an unusual way to help: they have psychiatrist in residence.

Newport Bay beach closed after sewage spill

Larry Honeybourne with the Orange County Healthcare Agency says about 50 gallons of sewage was spilled Wednesday from a boat into the water at a dock near Bayside Drive Beach.

Donation meters collect funds for the homeless in Pasadena

The Foothill city is installing 10 repurposed parking meters that take coins and credit cards. Proceeds will be distributed by the United Way to local homeless groups.

LA City Archive: How LA prepped for nuclear war in the 1950s

Inside Box B-2196 in the Los Angeles City Archive, you’ll find how the city prepared citizens for the worst disaster of all — nuclear attack.

Free Wi-Fi pilot program set for Los Angeles city parks

The Los Angeles Parks Department announced a new free wireless Internet program in six city parks this week, as well as a new mobile website.