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San Fernando Valley calls for fair share of transit funding

L.A. Metro wants to raise $120 billion for transportation projects over the next 40 years with another tax increase. Some ask: what could the Valley get out of it?

Crenshaw shops weigh challenges, promise of new train line

The new Crenshaw/LAX metro could bring much-needed development to LA – and local residents are both hopeful and wary of the changes already underway.

The Great Race: The cyclist won; here's why

Cyclist Jacob Margolis narrowly beat out car driver Sue Carpenter by 5 minutes.

KPCC races from DTLA to Santa Monica: Why #TeamPublicTransport lost

It would take some major parking snarls in Santa Monica to slow down Sue Carpenter in her car. I also underestimated Jacob Margolis's powerful, powerful bike legs.

High surf, rip currents expected along Southern California coast

The National Weather Service said Thursday that waves up to 8 feet will pound west-facing beaches through Friday.

Why LA really wasn't the city built for the automobile

Los Angeles was actually a city built for the trolley, and plans for a smoothly integrated freeway system were doomed from the start.

How Metro uses simple psychology to increase ridership

LA Metro believes some people are turned off by mass transit for reasons other than time. It has a plan to encourage more people to "go Metro" even before they board.

Only in SoCal can you take the train with the sunset...and a song

Anthony Bryant runs the café car on Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner route. He's also the only employee in the country who uses the loudspeaker to sing to the entire train.

Cell service coming to the LA Metro, Wi-Fi headed to some buses

Your phone will get reception in the downtown L.A. subway stops by the end of March. And certain LADOT buses will have free Wi-Fi by the end of 2016.

Report suggests changes at California's toxic-waste regulator

Lawmakers stepped up pressure on the agency after Exide Technologies admitted felony violations over 20 years at its battery recycling plant in Vernon.

Boyle Heights school fire investigated as possible arson

Fire Department officials say flames were reported shortly before 4 a.m. Wednesday at Roosevelt Senior-Magnet High School.

The Great Race: Is the car still king in LA?

What's the fastest way to get from Union Station to the Santa Monica Pier? By bike? By car? By public transport? We sent out three producers to find out.

Nearly 12,000 still without power following weekend storm

Rain and driving winds on Sunday and Monday toppled trees and snapped off dried-out palm fronds and branches, sending them into power lines and causing outages.

Meet the machine that's digging a rail connection to LAX

Call her Harriet. That's the name of the L.A. Metro tunnel boring machine that will dig the tunnel for the Crenshaw/LAX light rail line.

UCLA football's new recruit: A 9-year-old battling a brain tumor

Cade Spinello is the newest football player signed to UCLA's team. After battling a brain tumor and stroke, Cade finds comfort in football.

Winter storm leaves thousands without power, shuts 5 Freeway

Sunday's storm dumped up to three inches of rain on some parts of Los Angeles. Thousands were still without power around Southern California.