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County sweetening the pot for landlords to accept Section 8

With L.A.'s vacancy rate hovering at just 2.7 percent, apartment hunting is a competitive sport. But Section 8 voucher holders are the underdogs.

Ovarian Psycos Bicycle Brigade rides with a purpose

A ride with the Ovarian Psyco Bicycle Brigade, an all-women of color group of LA bicyclists who ride to address issues of community, violence against women and more.

Love on the rails: Will the Expo extension motivate daters to cast a wider net?

The new track could mean less time on the road for commuters. It might also bring some relief to the city's daters.

Fire torches former Ruby's Diner site on Seal Beach pier

Fireboats raced to the scene and directed water cannons toward the flames while 70 firefighters battled the blaze from atop the pier.

Expo Line to Santa Monica begins service with free rides

It's the train LA's been waiting 60 years for — you can finally ride from downtown to Santa Monica! Here's everything you need to know about the new Expo Line.

Is it possible to make buses as cool as the train?

In the '90s, Metro worked to make their buses look and feel more like a train, enlarging the windows, adding covers to hide the wheels and granting them their own lanes. It worked.

A former Red Car conductor rides the new Expo Line

Long before the Expo Line extension, the city's Red Car system transported Angelenos from L.A. to Santa Monica.

Expo Line opens, and former Mayor Villaraigosa could be saying, 'I told you so'

Antonio Villaraigosa pushed the Expo Line when few thought it could be a reality.

Hidden History: Mack Robinson, Jackie's long overlooked brother

With new shoes and a little coaching support, Jackie Robinson's brother Mack could have been more famous than his sibling.

Places to check out along the new Expo Line extension

Do you have your TAP card ready to go? Don't be so quick to rush down to the beach — we have some suggestions for what you should stop and check out at all seven new stops.

Everything you need to know about riding the Expo Line

Metro's new Expo Line will extend rail from downtown to the Santa Monica waterfront and trains will begin running Friday. We've got everything you need to know - from how to buy tickets to interesting places to check out along the route.

Black bear tranquilized after stroll in Rancho Cucamonga

The bear's presence led to the lockdown of two schools in the area, according to reports.

Bike To Work Day is Thursday. But biking to work in SoCal is still rare

Pasadena has the highest share of bike commuters of any city around Southern California. But cities in the north of the state are the true bike commuting hotspots.

Understand proper Metro etiquette before you ride

WNYC's Brian Lehrer joins us to talk about behavior that should be discouraged if you're going to take a ride on the newly expanded Expo line this weekend.

Hollywood Hills main break causes flooding, street closures

The Los Angeles Fire Department says the broken pipe was reported around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Expo Line light rail to Santa Monica could be one of Metro's best bets

Ridership is key to whether the $1.5 billion rail line extension will be worth the investment.