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Asylum seekers are learning to represent themselves

With low-cost legal help in short supply, immigrants are taught to serve as their own lawyers, even while some question such support.

LA veterans waiting too long for medical care

Patients at the V.A. West Los Angeles Medical Center have to wait longer than the national average to receive care, something the hospital's new director wants fixed.

Westbound I-210 reopens after weekend closure for repairs

The freeway is open again in Pasadena after a weekend closure for pavement repairs. Caltrans announced it reopened at 3:45 a.m., more than an hour ahead of schedule.

With Pokémon Go, watch where you walk

Distracted users of Pokémon Go are adding to the pile of reasons why using your cell phone while walking carries risks.

How Santa Monica has helped create safer open spaces

A look at how Santa Monica rebuilt infrastructure at their promenade following the 2003 tragedy that left 10 dead and 63 wounded.

Mountain Fire: Homeowner sued for $25 million over 2013 wildfire

The lawsuit alleges negligence on the part of a Saudi businessman and homeowner, saying a short in a poorly maintained electrical junction box sparked a 2013 wildfire.

Skid Row residents get new pet resource center

Taking care of a dog on Skid Row is difficult, which is why volunteers at the Downtown Dog Rescue opened a new pet resource center this week.

210 Freeway in Pasadena to close for 55 hours this weekend

If you're driving through Pasadena this weekend, don't plan on driving on the westbound 210 Freeway. All lanes will be closed from Lake Avenue to Mountain Street.

Territorial surfers' Palos Verdes beach 'fort' will come down

Under pressure from the California Coastal Commission, the City Council in tony Palos Verdes Estates voted unanimously Tuesday to have the concrete-and-stone structure torn down.

Immigrants a largely invisible segment of LA's homeless population

L.A. County's growing homeless population includes immigrants who came to the United States to earn a better living but have been squeezed by high rents and low pay.

Hidden History of LA: Is decent rent, parking reason enough to live in a murder house?

Few stories are as weird as the case of a married woman who kept her lover in the attic for decades. It didn't end well. We'll knock on the door of one of LA's most notorious murder houses.

Public input sought for LAX connector project

Those who miss a public meeting tonight can submit their comments on an environmental impact review on the Metro website.

LA County supervisors back plan to tax pot

But first, California voters must approve recreational marijuana, and L.A. County voters must approve the 10 percent tax. The money would go to homeless services.

VP Biden visiting LA: Here's how to avoid the traffic

Vice President Joe Biden is making a swing through Los Angeles Wednesday to make a presentation at the 2016 ESPY Awards. Here are the detours and closures to avoid.

California city has plan to remove surf gang's illegal fort

The city manager of Rancho Palos Verdes Estates recommends tearing down the crudely built covered deck following pressure from the state Coastal Commission.

Quiz: How well do you know your renters' rights?

The city of L.A. wants to make sure people in rent-stabilized units know their rights. Take our quiz and see how you fare.