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Butts Fire: Homes threatened as crews battle 3,200-acre wildfire

A raging wildfire in rural Northern California has spread over 5 square miles and forced the evacuation of homes, but it was not threatening any major vineyards.

Crews battling 2,700-acre wildfire in Napa County (updated)

Crews are battling a raging wildfire in rural Napa County that has damaged five structures and prompted mandatory evacuations. Crews had the fire 30 percent contained.

Missing Arcadia firefighter died after fall from cliff

The cause of death is being listed as "blunt force injuries" that are "consistent with a fall," Armando Chavez, the chief deputy medical examiner, told KPCC.

July 4th Fireworks FAQ: Where to watch and what's illegal

Here's how to make your Fourth of July festivities filled with barbecue and booze instead of injuries and run-ins with the police.

First rabid skunk since 1979 confirmed for LA County

For the first time in 35 years, a skunk has tested positive for rabies in Los Angeles County.

Remains of old bombed-out LA Times building found? (archival photos)

The site at the northeast corner of North Broadway and West 1st Street might contain the basement or foundation of the building gutted by a dynamite blast in 1910.

I-5, northbound 710 reopen in Commerce after fatal crash

The crash causing sent lumber supports and several two-ton steel girders crashing onto Interstate 5 below.

I-5, north 710 closed after bridge crash; driver dies

Aa bridge under construction collapsed on top of a car early Saturday morning. The driver was killed, and a passenger was taken to the hospital.

Body of missing firefighter Mike Herdman found

Herdman went missing while on a camping trip with a friend June 13 when he rushed into the woods after his dog without shoes or equipment.

Metro Board allocates $3.7 million for more CicLAvias

CicLAvia receives funding to expand bike and walking routes to East LA, Pasadena, Southeast Cities, Culver City and the San Fernando Valley

Golden Gate Bridge suicide barrier funding OK'd

The bridge district's board of directors voted unanimously on Friday in favor of the funding package, which includes $20 million in bridge toll revenue.

#LAsmellslike: What scents represent your neighborhood?

What does your neighborhood smell like? How does scent factor into your perception or memory of places and neighborhoods?

Downtown LA's Rosslyn Hotel to become housing for homeless

Unlike many beautiful downtown buildings undergoing a makeover, the restored Rosslyn Hotel will cater not to high-end luxury loft seekers, but to the area's growing homeless population.

Parking in LA: Where is it worst?

Hunting for—and failing to find—a parking spot is one of the things we Angelenos share. And it's one of the things we hate about living here: We know to allow an extra 15 minutes if we don't have a designated spot and want to come close to being on time. Where do you think parking is the worst in L.A.?

USC receives $15M to study genocide, engineering

The co-founder of Qualcomm and his wife have donated $15 million to the University of Southern California to support Holocaust research and to engineering school professorships.

Crews spray pesticides targeting mosquitoes

Spraying began after midnight Wednesday and wrapped up around 5 a.m. in infested neighborhoods of Arcadia, South El Monte and an unincorporated area north of El Monte.