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Dangerous Hollywood and Highland intersection to get diagonal crosswalk

Vehicles struck 38 pedestrians at Hollywood and Highland between 2002 and 2013.

LAX spending on pest control to increase tenfold

The airport spends $70,000 a year on exterminators who come when called. The new approach envisions having pest control workers at LAX 24/7

Calif. to look into how to fund road repairs as gas tax income sputters

With a month remaining in this year's session, big questions are still loom - like how to find cash to fill a $59 billion hole for road repairs.

Watch: WeHo channels SNL to warn of La Cienega closure

West Hollywood hired YouTuber/drag queen Willam Belli to spread the word that La Cienega Boulevard is closed until mid-September between Fountain and Sunset.

LADWP overcharging settlement means $44 million in refunds

A class action settlement from the L.A. Department of Water means that customers will ultimately be receiving $44 million in refunds for overcharges.

Edison seeks help to diagnose Long Beach vault explosions

A consultant will help Southern California Edison figure out why its downtown electrical vaults blew up, leaving thousands in the dark for days last month.

Lincoln Fire: Homeless man arrested in suspected arson

Montebello authorities say a 45-year-old man named Arturo Aguilar has been arrested on suspicion of arson as a brush fire burned through about 200 acres near Whittier Narrows.

Heat wave brought record temps, gives way to cooling trend

Records fell in Burbank and Lancaster, which both registered triple-digit heat on Sunday. Even coastal Long Beach hit 96 degrees, breaking its old record of 95 set in 1992.

Judge postpones trial date in 'Grim Sleeper' serial killings

The trial of a man charged with 10 counts of murder in the "Grim Sleeper" serial killings was postponed until October.

Watch a month of graffiti cleanup in Los Angeles

In the first month of 2015, graffiti abatement crews cleaned away 270,000 square feet of graffiti, 46 football fields' worth of the stuff.

Wildfires threaten structures near Azusa, Simi Valley

Two fast-moving wildfires broke out Friday near residential neighborhoods in L.A. and Ventura counties, threatening structures, fire officials said.

A few tips on avoiding stingrays as more head to LA beaches

If you're headed to the beach this weekend, L.A. County Fire Department suggests you learn how to do the stingray shuffle.

Orange County looks for ways to get veterans jobs

Orange County business owners are more willing than ever to hire and train military veterans, but many vets still remain unemployed, advocates say.

Is gentrification a bad thing? Join our Twitter chat Wednesday

Is change good? Does a city need outsiders to evolve? Join our gentrification Twitter chat August 19.

Vehicle crash sparks brush fire in Simi Valley

Ventura County fire Capt. Scott Dettorre says crews have gotten a handle on the blaze, which was initially estimated at 15 acres but is likely smaller.

A wet winter could test some LA flood control dams

Five of 14 flood control dams in L.A. County have high levels of sediments from fire scorched hillsides. A wet winter could swamp reduced flood storage capacity.