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Garcetti signs pledge to support transgender people

The mayor signed the pledge at a City Hall rally launching a new coalition, Transform California, which has been formed to increase awareness of transgender issues in the state.

The LA apartments that need earthquake retrofitting

There are about 13,500 apartments and condos throughout Los Angeles that need retrofitting.

Southern California's spring heat wave continues

Temperatures are expected to gradually cool down Tuesday through Thursday before increasing clouds bring a chance of showers Friday and Saturday.

Arrivals of unaccompanied minors up this year

So far in this fiscal year, Los Angeles County has taken in the highest number of unaccompanied children of any county nationwide, nearly 1,500.

At least 15 vehicles catch fire in Sun Valley junkyard blaze

No structures are threatened in the fire that broke out in a recycling yard on Tujunga Avenue Sunday afternoon.

1 killed, 8 injured as minivan, SUV crash in San Fernando Valley

One man was killed and eight people including at least three children were injured when a minivan and an SUV collided in the San Fernando Valley.

Strong winds blow across much of Southern California

High wind warnings and advisories are in effect for large swaths of the region until noon Saturday, including the Indio desert area, where thousands are attending the first weekend of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

Metro examines ways to combat 'seat hogging'

The transit agency is taking its cue from policies in other cities that fine those riders who take up extra seats with their bags.

How much benefit does LA reap from its transportation tax?

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti touted the economic benefits from Measure R, the sales tax funding transit and highway projects, but an expert says the impact is hard to project.

Santa Clarita fire burns 33 acres, 65 percent contained

The fire has so far burned 15 acres, though forward progress has been stopped and the fire is 10 percent contained. Earlier, nearby Einstein Academy was voluntarily evacuated.

Is money keeping vets from running for office in California?

California has more military vets than any other state, but one of the lowest percentages of vets serving in state legislatures. Could money be to blame?

Blue Line station closed in Long Beach for police investigation

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said homicide detectives were responding to a stabbing death at or near Wardlow Station.

Another Expo Line crash causes concern about rail crossings

The Expo Line to Santa Monica opens in May but several crossings in the busy downtown area don't have gates to prevent cars from entering the tracks.

Welcome to LAUSD's first gender-neutral bathroom

"At the end of the day we’re all humans. We all have to pee and poop," says a student who participated in the "It's Just a Toilet" campaign.

Lynn Swann introduced as USC athletic director

Swann, the former star receiver for the Trojans and Hall-of-Famer for the Pittsburgh Steelers, takes over for the retiring Pat Haden.

How the LA Times put Kobe Bryant's 30K shots in one graphic

The LA Times compiled all the stats on Kobe Bryant's every shot ever, and turned it into an interactive visual for die-hard Laker fans and the curious alike.