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Quinceanera Expo gets underway Sunday

On Sunday, the Shrine Auditorium will become the epicenter for all things quinceanera to help families make informed planning choices.

Pair of passenger jets at Burbank airport touch wings

The planes were pulling out of the terminal when they came into contact. No injuries were reported, according to aviation officials.

VA fails to meet promise of housing 450 vets in April

With rental vacancy rates as low as 3% in Los Angeles, V.A. officials said local landlords have little incentive to take housing vouchers.

300-acre brush fire burning near California Poppy Reserve

A brush fire in Lancaster has spread to 300 acres near the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve.

Locals share photos of 'tar balls' along coast

Long Beach was the latest in a series of Southern California communities to have a mysterious petroleum substance wash ashore in the form of "tar balls" and "tar patties."

VA chief re-opens Grand Lawn gate at West LA vets campus

After decades being chained shut, the landmark gate between Wilshire Boulevard and the Grand Lawn was re-opened Thursday.

California's war over water has farmer fighting farmer

Drought-stricken Central Valley farmers are pointing fingers at the Sacramento Delta, where water still flows reliably. There's more pressure than ever to change a long-standing water rights system.

ID cards can be a key and barrier for the homeless

In January, homeless people will be able to get replacement ID cards — key to getting welfare benefits and a job — from the DMV for free. Still, obtaining one is no easy task.

UCLA's Operation Mend receives $15.7M grant to help wounded veterans

The partnership of UCLA Health, the U.S. military and the Department of Veterans Affairs received the grant from the Wounded Warrior Project.

Santa Barbara oil spill: Legislators urge more pipeline inspections

Two California legislators said Tuesday they plan to introduce a group of bills shortly, in response to the May 19 spill in which up to 101,000 gallons of oil escaped.

Harrison Fire: 40 percent contained; mobile home park evacuated

About 60 firefighters are battling the flames in the desert town of Thermal. A mobile home park nearby was evacuated, but residents were allowed to return several hours later.

Southern California gets first 'reverse' spring in nearly 100 years

Normally, May is hotter than April, April hotter than March, but in many locations around Southern California, we had a cooling trend the deeper we got into spring, according to the weather service.

Car crashes into Los Angeles airport terminal, strikes girl

A driver "probably mistook the gas pedal for the brake" when he suddenly veered, jumped the sidewalk, and smashed into the wall of Terminal 7 at LAX, authorities said.

Watch: Hollywood Park racetrack demo'd for new stadium

Inglewood's Hollywood Racetrack was given a televised farewell early Sunday morning, as crews collapsed the grandstand to make room for a new stadium complex.

Woman dies in fall at San Bernardino County fair attraction

Coroner's officials say Sabrina Gordon died after falling from a 28-foot platform of an attraction at the San Bernardino County Fair.

I-405 still congested, but flowing better since expansion

You'll still wait a long time in rush hour on the Sepulveda Pass, but rush hour itself is getting shorter, and there have been other benefits, according to a new study.