Los Angeles beaches closed again as crews clean up waste

County health officials are warning people to avoid the water and the sand Friday at Dockweiler State Beach and adjacent El Segundo Beach near Los Angeles International Airport.

I-10 bridge reopens following storm washing out previous bridge

The washed out Interstate 10 bridge in Riverside County reopened Thursday, a week ahead of schedule. It's been two months since the storm that washed out the original bridge.

Orange County alert system calls 600,000 phone numbers in test

AlertOC sends out information when there is a wildfire or a flood, giving people emergency procedures to follow. They estimate it reached 2.5 million people.

Orange County alert system test set to reach 2.5 million people

Get ready for a phone call — nearly 2.5 million Orange County residents are set to receive a call and email Thursday in a test of the county's mass notification system.

Where could LA's $100M to combat homelessness come from?

LA City Councilman Mike Bonin and others joined together Tuesday to announce a $100 million proposal to combat homelessness.

Mayor weighs in on Homeless ‘state of emergency’ plan

Members of Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday will declare homelessness in the city an emergency and dedicate $100 million to fixing the crisis, do you think it will be enough?

Baking Southern California may get rain

The National Weather Service says Monday will be about 10 degrees above normal, but below Sunday's blistering highs, which included records ranging from 100 degrees at Long Beach Airport to 105 at the Paso Robles airport.

National Cheeseburger Day: Who has the best cheeseburger in LA?

Angelenos can get heated when choosing the best LA burger. Tell us your favorite.

LA to Vegas bullet train could move ahead with help from China

A private rail company has announced a partnership with a Chinese company to build a bullet train between Victorville, 85 miles east of Los Angeles, and Las Vegas.

Should landlords and tenants share the cost of apartment retrofitting?

A new proposal at L.A. City Hall proposed retrofitting laws to upgrade buildings most vulnerable to earthquake damage. How do you think the cost should be handled among tenants and property owners?

Streets to avoid with Vice President Biden in LA

With Vice President Joe Biden due in Los Angeles Wednesday afternoon and early Thursday morning, Southland motorists may experience delays to accommodate his motorcades.

LA leaders challenge changes at 'LA Times'

Adding a long list of Angelenos disappointed with the firing of LA Times publisher Austin Beutner last week, the LA County Board of Supervisors passed a symbolic resolution yesterday opposing his dismissal.

LA and 4 European cities will compete to host 2024 Olympics

The International Olympic Committee's official announcement comes with trepidation about hosting costs. But the IOC says its new reform plan would rein in spending.

Surge funding ends for some homeless veteran programs in LA

The VA announced $300 million for supplemental programs to help homeless vets nationwide. But additional "surge" funds have expired, leading to massive cuts in L.A.-area spending.

1 dead after big rig crash on 710 Freeway in Long Beach

One of of the big rigs turned over to its side, temporarily shutting down the stretch of freeway from the northbound 710 to where it meets the 405, the CHP said.

On the ground at the Valley Fire, plus fire risks in SoCal for 2015

The 61,000 acre Valley Fire now encompasses Napa, Sonoma and Lake counties and has forced more than 17,000 people to evacuate their homes.