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First-gen Chinese-Americans grow influence in philanthropy

A new report shows that the number of Chinese-American foundations increased four-fold between 2000 and 2014 and giving has also grown.

Angels Flight prepares to re-reopen after mechanical fix

The operator of Angels Flight, the railway billed as the shortest in the world, says the train won't run unless it is 100 percent sure it is safe.

Palmer and La Tuna fires nearly completely contained

The Palmer wildfire has been stamped out, and the La Tuna fire is at 80 percent containment.

​Part of 134 Freeway to be named for Obama

A stretch passing through the Eagle Rock section of Los Angeles and the cities of Glendale and Pasadena will be known as the President Barack H. Obama Highway after the Legislature signed off on a resolution Tuesday.

Bad design, building caused dangers at Oroville Dam

The experts investigating February's spillway failures at the dam say the state probably could have detected the problems using modern engineering standards.

Lower temps help firefighters get containment on La Tuna Fire

Brief rain showers and a drop in temperatures allowed firefighters battling the La Tuna Fire to get the upper hand on what's been described as one of largest wildfires in Los Angeles history.

After big reopening, Angels Flight railroad stops again

A notice on its website Monday said the funky little funicular Angels Flight would be closed for several days for maintenance.

OC honors farmworkers that have toiled in its soil

Orange County officials recently unveiled a memorial to agricultural workers at the the county fairgrounds entitled “Table of Dignity.”

Hundreds rally for DACA, labor rights in LA

Hundreds in Los Angeles rallied in support of an immigration program President Donald Trump is expected to decide upon tomorrow. It allows about 800,000 young, unauthorized immigrants to study, work and live legally in the country.

La Tuna Fire grows to 7,000 acres, 30% containment

California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency for L.A. County Sunday, as the La Tuna Fire grows to more than 7,000 acres in the hills above Burbank, Glendale and Sunland-Tujunga.

Palmer Fire: All evacuation orders lifted, roads reopened

Sparked by fireworks, the Palmer Fire grew to about 3,800 acres and 35 percent containment by late Sunday, according to the Redlands Fire Department.

La Tuna Fire, one of the largest in LA history, burns thousands of acres

The La Tuna Fire continues to burn near Burbank, Glendale and Sun Valley, scorching at least 5,800 acres of brush. The fire was about 10% contained, authorities said late Saturday.

Fireworks spark 3,200-acre Palmer Fire near Redlands

Fireworks caused Palmer Fire. Officials ordered mandatory evacuations for residents in San Timoteo and Live Oak canyons south of the 10 Freeway, affecting parts of Redlands as well.

3 dead from West Nile virus in California, officials say

The three people who died were residents of Kern, Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties, the California's Department of Public Health said.

Some local dams could fail in an earthquake

It's the first time the state has made public its ratings of the dams it oversees. Perris and Castaic dams both have seismic safety deficiencies.

The worst Hurricane Harvey gas price hikes haven't hit California

Refinery outages drove worldwide gas prices up 10 to 20 cents a gallon. They only went up about 6 cents in California, which refines its own gas.