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Riverside weighs whether to end red light traffic cameras

The Riverside City Council will vote Tuesday on whether to get rid of the city's red light traffic cameras.

Six Flags' Ninja coaster closed after crash with tree

Four people were injured and about two dozen others stranded late Monday after the Ninja coaster slightly derailed. All riders were removed after about three hours.

World's tallest thermometer to light up again in Baker

You can catch the "soft-lighting" of the attraction Thursday. The event will commemorate the 101st anniversary of the hottest recorded day on Earth — 134 degrees in Death Valley.

Monticello Fire: Chronic dryness hinders fight; containment at 55 pct.

More than 1,900 firefighters battling the blaze by Tuesday morning gained on its front end as temperatures soared past 100 degrees, according to CalFire.

California red-legged frog named state amphibian

Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation elevating the red-legged frog on June 30. The state library updated its online list of symbols the next day.

Sterling trial gets underway after delay Monday

A neurologist has testified that Donald Sterling has Alzheimer's disease as a trial over the Los Angeles Clippers sale finally gets underway.

Tooshlights: Improving your public restroom experience at Hollywood Bowl

The Tooshlight system makes it easier for event-goers to determine which bathroom stalls are occupied, and which are not.

Hidden Cash's Pez tour headed to LA

Hidden Cash filled 25 Pez dispensers with money and hid them on Pacific Beach in San Diego this weekend. Now the Pez tour is headed for Los Angeles.

Lifeguard drowns during rescue off Southern California

Poster said the 15-year department veteran went into the water to help a struggling swimmer when they were hit by a large wave. Carlson went under water.

Monticello Fire: Crews hold line on Northern California wildfire

The fire in the steep mountains near Lake Berryessa in Yolo County was 35 percent contained as of Monday morning. It has burned about 10 square miles.

Update: Beaches reopen, video surfaces of shark attack

Swimmers are being allowed back into the water around the Manhattan Beach Pier Sunday after a great white shark attack Saturday had a stretch of the ocean roped off.

Great white shark attacks swimmer at Manhattan Beach Pier

A great white shark bit a long-distance swimmer at the Manhattan Beach Pier Saturday morning, Los Angeles County Fire Inspector R. Flores tells KPCC.

About a thousand wait in line for inaugural marijuana farmers' market

Organizers say its a way to connect growers and users without the middleman of a dispensary. All visitors had to produce a medical marijuana card.

Stolen Tesla torn apart in fiery West Hollywood crash

A stolen Tesla speeding through Los Angeles-area streets went out of control and was torn in half in a fiery crash with other vehicles that injured six people.

Banner Fire burns 2 homes in central San Diego County

The wildfire destroyed two homes, threatened hundreds more and forced the cancellation of a Fourth of July parade and celebration in the town of Julian.

Drought triggers extra safety measures for fireworks display

Local cities have differing levels of restrictions regarding fireworks, with some completely banning possession and others allowing non-explosive varieties.