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Women's World Cup inspires local girls in soccer camps

Team USA’s run in Canada is being followed very closely by one girl in particular.

Vernon welcomes newcomers in bid to shed corrupt past

Newcomers are moving into the just-built Vernon Village Park, an affordable housing apartment complex. The city's corrupt past was inspiration for the second season of "True Detective."

Lake Fire: 7K buildings threatened, volunteer evacuations in desert

A drone stopped one aircraft from delivering 5,000 gallons of retardant to the fire. The blaze in San Bernardino County has charred 36 square miles since June 17.

Michelle Obama to open 2015 Special Olympics in Los Angeles

Obama, long an advocate of physical fitness and healthy lifestyles, will take part in the games' opening ceremonies July 25 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

Calgrove fire update: Evacuations lifted; containment rises

L.A. County Fire officials said all evacuations for residences in the area were lifted as of 10 p.m. and residents were able to return to their homes.

Vets angry at $1.5M 'master plan' for West LA campus

Long touted as an answer to the VA's problematic West LA Campus, the "master plan" process was introduced at a town hall meeting Tuesday night.

Metrolink trains on track for crash-avoidance tech

Metrolink announced Wednesday that its 341 miles of track have been equipped with "positive train control" and the remaining 171 miles of track should be updated by year's end.

Despite protests, LA OKs new rules for homeless

Homeless encampments and items left in public areas of Los Angeles by homeless persons can be seized more quickly under new rules approved by the Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday, despite a disruptive protest in the council meeting.

California wildfires: Crews continue to battle multiple blazes

Crews pushed up containment on the Lake Fire in the San Bernardino Mountains to 30 percent by Tuesday morning. Meanwhile, the Washington Fire near Lake Tahoe has grown to nearly 15,000 acres.

LA among cities to receive $1M Bloomberg public arts grants

Mayor Eric Garcetti responded with a video message saying the money would go toward bringing public art to the Los Angeles River.

Vintage license plates to hit the streets soon as DMV begins production

According to an announcement made Monday, production of the plates is in progress and drivers could see their plates in two to three weeks.

Lake Fire: Cooler weather to help firefighting crews

The National Weather Service said a high pressure system that pushed temperatures into the triple digits in Southern California over the weekend was drifting east.

From California to Kathmandu, LA's Task Force 2 responds to disasters

An elite search-and-rescue team from Los Angeles County is always ready to respond to emergencies around the world — most recently, in earthquake-ravaged Nepal.

Quadruplets in foster care buck graduation odds

Less than half of L.A. County's foster youth graduate from high school — and fewer still graduate from college. But some overcome those odds.

In a struggling neighborhood, dads are helping dads

A dedicated group of fathers in Los Angeles is working to help neighborhood dads do better by their children and their community.

Cat wins shelter's Hero Dog award for saving kid from canine

In May 2014, Tara the cat fought off a dog that attacked her 6-year-old owner as he rode his bicycle in the driveway of the family's Bakersfield home.