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The competitive sport of tree climbing comes to Pasadena

Three of the thirty-four climbers were from California. KPCC's Alana Rinicella spoke with two of them about the art of climbing.

130-year-old Heritage Square building damaged in car crash

Years ago, they moved a 19th Century to Heritage Square to save it from the wrecking ball. But on Sunday, someone ran into it with their car.

Angels Flight railway in limbo in downtown LA

When will the historic Angels Flight railway in downtown Los Angeles run again? Regulators want two big — and expensive — changes.

Picture This: The secret meaning of Iranian photographs

A new art exhibition at Cal State LA showcases how Iranian photographers are able to create images into social and political commentary that fly under the radar of censors.

Report: LA child welfare system in state of emergency

Today the Blue Ribbon Commission is poised to vote on a report, a report which declares a state of emergency for LA County's abused and neglected children.

Sonic boom causes mystery jolt in Orange County

Some people wondered if it was an aftershock to a magnitude-5.1 earthquake that struck the county, but the California Institute of Technology said no quake was recorded.

Gold Line delays continue during Thursday rush hour

Metro says crews are trying to repair an overhead power supply system after it was damaged Wednesday morning between the South Pasadena and Highland Park stations.

Gold Line track shut down by sagging power line

The Pasadena Police Department warns of traffic delays and other issues until at least 6 p.m. Wednesday after a sagging power line blocked one of the tracks.

La Habra quake: Damage estimates rise, officials seek aid

Orange County sustained about $10.8 million in damage to public property after a 5.1 earthquake shook the region on March 28, according to the latest estimates.

LA's knitters roll out for yarn crawl

Thanks to the knitwear worn in "The Hunger Games," the pastime is gaining popularity — even in sunny SoCal, and even among men.

Stay-at-home mothers on the rise, Pew study finds

The number of mothers who are choosing to stay at home is on the rise. That's according to a study from the Pew Research Center out this week.

Man burned in suspected Malibu home drug lab blast

A 25-year-old man was airlifted to a hospital following an explosion during a suspected drug manufacturing process at a house in Malibu. The man will likely be arrested on drug-related charges.

LAX shooting: Bonin calls for community-oriented disaster planning at airport

The Los Angeles International Airport was unprepared for evacuating and communicating with passengers and the surrounding community during November's shooting, the councilman said.

Students line LA street with desks in protest

Los Angeles students protesting what they say is their district's neglect of poorer schools have taken to the streets, and they're taking their desks with them.

40 percent of LA food trucks and carts unchecked by health inspectors

Of the roughly 3,200 food trucks and carts wheeling meals around Los Angeles County, about 40 percent have never been inspected by the Department of Public Health--and the rest are checked less frequently than guidelines require, according to a Los Angeles Times report.

Cracks in LA commuter rail bridge to be repaired

As a precaution, Metro Gold Line trains will slow to about 8 miles per hour as they cross the bridge during repairs.