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KPCC's 'Officer Involved', Take Two win awards

Staff teams earn 2016 Edward R. Murrow regional award and Associated Press Television and Radio Association honor,

Veteran journalist on working in newspapers: 'I'm dyin' here'

Marc Haefele reviews “I’m Dyin' Here: A Life in the Paper,” by Tim Grobaty, "the only writer on a newspaper allowed, encouraged even, to bloviate on any topic at hand.’’

Debating Venice's plans to help the homeless

Westside Councilman Mike Bonin is proposing a plan to allow round-the-clock bathroom and storage access for the homeless.

Putting indigenous LA on the map

L.A. has one of the largest populations of indigenous people in the U.S., yet many feel there's a lack of awareness about their communities. A team of researchers has set out to change that.

Garcetti signs pledge to support transgender people

The mayor signed the pledge at a City Hall rally launching a new coalition, Transform California, which has been formed to increase awareness of transgender issues in the state.

The LA apartments that need earthquake retrofitting

There are about 13,500 apartments and condos throughout Los Angeles that need retrofitting.

Southern California's spring heat wave continues

Temperatures are expected to gradually cool down Tuesday through Thursday before increasing clouds bring a chance of showers Friday and Saturday.

Arrivals of unaccompanied minors up this year

So far in this fiscal year, Los Angeles County has taken in the highest number of unaccompanied children of any county nationwide, nearly 1,500.

At least 15 vehicles catch fire in Sun Valley junkyard blaze

No structures are threatened in the fire that broke out in a recycling yard on Tujunga Avenue Sunday afternoon.

1 killed, 8 injured as minivan, SUV crash in San Fernando Valley

One man was killed and eight people including at least three children were injured when a minivan and an SUV collided in the San Fernando Valley.

Strong winds blow across much of Southern California

High wind warnings and advisories are in effect for large swaths of the region until noon Saturday, including the Indio desert area, where thousands are attending the first weekend of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

Metro examines ways to combat 'seat hogging'

The transit agency is taking its cue from policies in other cities that fine those riders who take up extra seats with their bags.

How much benefit does LA reap from its transportation tax?

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti touted the economic benefits from Measure R, the sales tax funding transit and highway projects, but an expert says the impact is hard to project.

Santa Clarita fire burns 33 acres, 65 percent contained

The fire has so far burned 15 acres, though forward progress has been stopped and the fire is 10 percent contained. Earlier, nearby Einstein Academy was voluntarily evacuated.

Is money keeping vets from running for office in California?

California has more military vets than any other state, but one of the lowest percentages of vets serving in state legislatures. Could money be to blame?

Blue Line station closed in Long Beach for police investigation

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said homicide detectives were responding to a stabbing death at or near Wardlow Station.