Tanker truck catches fire near I-5 freeway in Los Angeles

A tanker truck carrying thousands of gallons of fuel caught fire near a Los Angeles freeway and it took 124 firefighters to knock down the flames.

Why tonight's rain won't frighten spooky Mr. Drought

Sure, L.A. might get three-quarters of an inch, but consider how dry we've been. The all-important Sierra Nevada could see one to two inches, but it needs 75.

LA schools police need $8M to keep students with iPads safe

Worried about safety, Los Angeles Unified kept 90,000 iPads on campuses. Now, school officials want to send them home, but are they ready?

Military plane crashes near SoCal naval base; 1 dead

A military jet has crashed into a field near a naval base off the Southern California post, killing the pilot. The plane crashed and disintegrated at around 5:15 p.m. Wednesday.

Famed mural of Anthony Quinn to get makeover

A mural of late actor Anthony Quinn that's towered over downtown Los Angeles for nearly three decades is getting a makeover.

Yellow fever mosquito discovered in San Diego

A mosquito that can carry yellow fever has turned up in San Diego.

Venice storage fire: Special ATF team helps LA with investigation

The blaze erupted Saturday and hundreds of firefighters fought it for more than 14 hours. Eight firefighters suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Mother, 2 children hurt in crash near USC

Authorities say the compact sedan struck a bus stop on the corner of Vermont Avenue and Jefferson Boulevard shortly after 1 p.m. Monday.

Water main break closes intersection in Hollywood

A water main break at Santa Monica Boulevard and Highland Avenue is causing traffic delays as crews work toward stopping the leak.

Man convicted in slaying of 2 USC graduate students

A man was convicted Monday of two counts of first-degree murder for the killings of two USC graduate students from China during a robbery, reports NBC4.

Wi-Fi hotspot named for terror group delays flight at LAX

A passenger on an American Airlines flight from L.A. to London alerted crew members Sunday night about a hotspot network called "Al-Quida Free Terror Nettwork."

Evacuations lifted after chemical leak in Riverside

A chemical leak in Riverside prompted the closing of nearby Lincoln High School and sent 11 people to the hospital, reports Riverside Fire.

As downtown LA grows, so does urgency to fix Skid Row

In Los Angeles, more than 1,000 people sleep on the street in cardboard boxes and tents — just a mile away from City Hall. Many want to fix Skid Row, but how to do it is extremely controversial.

8 firefighters injured battling large Venice fire

Authorities say eight firefighters were injured after battling a large and extremely hot fire that engulfed a storage facility in Venice.

CalArts students protest handling of rape cases

Students at the California Institute of the Arts said the school is mishandling sex assault allegations. They will begin offering their own support to victims.

Caitlin Doughty turns trauma into helping bring 'the good death'

John Rabe talks with Caitlin Doughty, author of "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory," on death, the Americanization of Halloween and more.