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Almost half of new Expo Line riders switched from driving

Metro surveyed users of the new light rail to Santa Monica to find out how many are new riders, how they got to the stations and what they think of the train.

LA liberal leader and activist Stanley Sheinbaum dead at 96

"He was just a man for all seasons," a former L.A. County supervisor said of Stanley Sheinbaum, a man whose influence ranged from the L.A. Police Commission to peace in the Middle East.

Rams fall 28-0 to 49ers in 1st game since move back to LA

A radio announcer made the best of the blowout game by offering a play-by-play as security chased a fan on the field, calling it "the most exciting thing to happen tonight." Watch the video.

Northbound 5 shut down every night this week in east LA County

All northbound lanes of the 5 will be closed overnight for about a mile stretch between Rosecrans Avenue and Valley View Avenue.

LA supervisors move against immigration consultant fraud

Los Angeles County officials will draft an ordinance to license local immigration consultants as a way of better regulating them.

Giant paper plane shade structures take flight at Grand Park

The structures will provide shade across the park's popular Olive Court —where hundreds of commuters gather every afternoon to take advantage of the lunchtime food trucks.

9/11 memorial vandalized at Occidental College

Vandals tore 2,997 flags set up on a 9/11 memorial on Occidental College's campus. The school's dean said disciplinary action will be taken against those responsible.

LA City Council's decision on bike lanes disappoints advocates

Bike lanes proposed for Westwood Boulevard and Central Avenue have been deleted from the city's mobility plan and relocated to less busy parallel streets.

Downtown march spotlights safety concerns for Muslims

As the nation held memorials for the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, a group rallied in downtown L.A. to address rising hate crimes against American Muslims.

134 Freeway reopens after suspect shoots at LAPD car

Police have opened an investigation to find a suspect who shot at a LAPD SUV early Sunday.

Orange County a destination spot for human traffickers: report

Traffickers are forcing women and girls to the area to fetch higher prices, a new report found.

Want to create a park by the LA River? There's a guide for that

A UCLA project spotlights parks, bridges, bike paths and hiking trails along the river greenway, along with lessons and advice for anyone interested in developing new projects.

SoCal memorials for the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks

Local fire and police departments are marking the somber occasion with tributes and moments of silence. There will also be a benefit concert, 5k run and museum displays in honor of those who died in the attacks.

Hanjin cargo ship stranded off California finally unloads

The Hanjin Greece began unloading Saturday after a judge protected the global shipping giant from having its assets seized in the U.S. as it struggles to avoid bankruptcy.

LA kicks off 100-day challenge to house homeless youth

The goal is to get 100 homeless youth off the streets and on track to turn their lives around. And officials are confident they'll succeed.

Here's how to avoid this weekend's 91 Freeway closures

Two separate road rehabilitation projects will close down different parts of the freeway this weekend, as part of the 91 Project.