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You can still get around the Blue Cut Fire, if you have to

Highways around the Blue Cut Fire are closed and congested, including the 15 and the 138. Here is how to get around that area, if you need ot.

New agreement could clear way for LAX connection to Metro

Mayor Eric Garcetti announced a formal agreement Wednesday that could mark the end of a multi-year fight to modernize LAX.

As wildfire grows, some residents evacuate, others wait

Firefighters continued to knock on doors, urging residents to leave. Some have heeded that call. Others are waiting it out, praying the wind is in their favor.

Blue Cut Fire evacuee shares his story

Wrightwood resident Shawn Brady was at work when the flames spread. His mother texted to ask what he wanted her to take.

Blue Cut Fire: Thousands evacuated; governor declares state of emergency

The fire was reported Tuesday in a sparsely populated area but quickly expanded and shut down portions of the 15 Freeway and Highway 138.

Shelter director: 'In focusing on single approach, LA's left 30K homeless

Los Angeles’s homeless strategy has focused on moving the population off the street into permanent housing.

Baroo makes list of America's top 10 best new restaurants

Bon Appetit just released its list of the year's 10 best new restaurants in the U.S. One L.A. restaurant, Baroo, made the cut (and it's located in a strip mall — how L.A. is that?).

Clayton Fire: State of emergency declared in Northern California

The fire roared through the town of Lower Lake over the weekend, burning more than 175 structures and threatening thousands more.

A home lost to fire; determination to rebuild

After losing their house to the Colby Fire, Gena and John Palo never considered not rebuilding on the same spot in the Glendora foothills. "This is my home," she says.

Whatever happened to that plan for an Atwater-Griffith Park bike bridge?

The nonprofit River LA first took on design and construction of a horse and bike bridge to connect Griffith Park and Atwater Village more than five years ago.

New NoHo underpass connects Metro's Red, Orange lines

Until now, people have had to transfer between the Red and Orange lines at street level, using Lankershim Boulevard. It took more time for commuters and posed safety issues.

Where students can get discounted LA Metro passes

Students used to have to wait months and apply through the mail to get a discount transit pass. Now they can purchase a pass when they register for classes at six local colleges.

Erskine Fire victims must decide: Stay or relocate?

The Bakersfield-area blaze consumed 48,000 acres, including more than 250 homes. Two people died. Now the path to recovery for many is unclear.

Beverly Hills loses its latest challenge to the Purple Line

A federal judge says Metro can move forward with plans to extend the subway from Beverly Hills to Century City.

It's gonna be hot, hot, hot — again

The latest summer heatwave could see temperatures reach 108 in Woodland Hills and Saugus. Your hottest days? Sunday through Tuesday.

LAPD will crack down on these dangerous South LA intersections

Police will be cracking down on dangerous driving at five intersections in South L.A. that officials say are particularly dangerous.