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Marine women fight for place on front lines

The Marines are being tested in California's Mojave Desert to see if they have what it takes to serve in ground combat units. Some women face challenges.

Bakersfield Confidential: A few gems in a town with a bad rap

A 100-mile-plus mile drive from Los Angeles will take you to Santa Barbara. It will also take you to Encinitas, or Big Bear Lake. Or it can take you to Bakersfield.

Los Angeles police union approves contract with city

The contract, which includes a 5 percent boost in health-care subsidies, a $500 increase in the annual uniform allowance and an increase in cash overtime, still needs City Council approval.

Hot weather brings more beach rescues, marathon injuries

Hot weather around L.A. is being blamed for an uptick in heat-related injuries at this year's Los Angeles Marathon and an increase in rescues at the county's beaches.

Kenyans Daniel Limo, Ogla Kimaiyo win Los Angeles Marathon

Kenyans Daniel Limo and Ogla Kimaiyo won the Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday, and Jared Ward and Blake Russell captured the USA Track & Field National Championships that were run at the same time.

It feels like summer in Los Angeles, as temperatures soar

A slow-moving ridge of high pressure has brought summer-like temperatures to Southern California, sending droves of people to the Pacific coast for a dip.

Serena Williams makes emotional return to Indian Wells

The world No. 1 defeated Romania's Monica Niculescu 7-5, 7-5 in the second round. It was her first match at the tournament since her infamous 2001 title victory after which she vowed a boycott.

PG&E says quake could exceed nuke plant design

Shaking from a powerful earthquake could exceed the design of the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant, but the reactors would be safe, a report by the utility concludes.

Exide shuts down in Vernon. Now, how to clean it up?

Exide Technologies closes its battery plant near downtown LA. Take Two talks to UCLA environmental law professor Sean Hecht about what's next for the site.

'Citizen Kane' to play at Hearst Castle's private theater

The screening Friday with a price tag of $1,000 a ticket is part of the San Luis Obispo Film Festival and will include an exclusive tour of the estate.

Summer heat descending on late-winter Southern California

An enormous high-pressure ridge centered 800 miles offshore is moving toward the region and could bring record heat this weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

Amputee, hit-and-run victim to run Los Angeles Marathon

Damian Kevitt was riding his bike through Griffith Park when, two years ago, he lost his leg in a hit-and-run crash. Now, he's running a marathon.

Phillip Washington, Denver transit chief, to become Metro's new CEO

Phillip Washington, CEO of Denver’s Regional Transportation District since 2009, has been picked to oversee the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

Owners of airship destroyed in Tustin sue Navy for $65 million

The 266-foot-long Aeros cargo ship — a high tech version of a dirigible — was stored in a gigantic hangar at a former Marine Corps air base in Tustin when a chunk of roof collapsed in October 2013.

NFL in LA: Chargers-Raiders stadium supporters to begin petition drive

Supporters in the Los Angeles suburb of Carson need about 8,000 signatures from local voters to qualify the plan for the ballot.

Yorba Linda residents fear new subdivision would pose wildfire evacuation risks

Yorba Linda residents say added people in a subdivision, Esperanza Hills, planned to go up north of the city would pose a threat during wildfire evacuations.