LA scrubs away 30 million square feet of graffiti each year

In recent years, the city has received record numbers of complaints about graffiti from citizens—more than 120,000 in 2014, a number 2015 is on pace to top.

South LA relatives caring for children of kin seek equal treatment

Grandmothers, aunts and uncles who care for children of relatives unable to do it themselves want what non-relatives get from the foster care system.

Data breach at 8 Cal State campuses exposes student info

Information such as passwords, login names, campus-issued email addresses, gender, race, relationship status and sexual identity were exposed.

LA Olympic hopes inspire subway dreams

The LA bid for the 2024 Olympics has revived hopes for a faster completion of the so-called "Subway to the Sea." At the current pace it won't open until 2035.

Hang on to your area code. We're running out of 323

The California Public Utilities Commission says we're running out of 323 area codes, and it'll start distributing 213 instead next year.

First bike share program in county begins in Santa Monica

The bright green bikes of the Santa Monica Breeze bike share system have hit the streets of the beach city. Bike share will be coming to the city of L.A. next year.

How the drought has affected homeless people

The drought in Southern California has made it harder for homeless people seeking shelter in once-dense parks and free showers at beaches.

8 people injured in 2-car crash on Santa Monica Boulevard

Three of the people hurt were pedestrians struck by one of the vehicles involved in the collision, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Search resumes for tangled blue whale off California coast

The whale hasn't been seen since rough seas forced rescuers to abandon efforts Friday to cut the animal free. Marine officials are asking for help.

1 dead, another missing after boat crash off Catalina Island

The Coast Guard says the collision occurred early Sunday morning when a dinghy carrying five people collided with another vessel.

Firefighters knock down brush fire in Griffith Park

It took firefighters 1 hour and 37 minutes to knock down the blaze and hold it to 3 to 5 acres, according to fire officials.

Bomb threat leads to evacuations, traffic backup at LAX

Airport police officials say people on the lower level of terminals 3 to 6 were diverted upstairs Saturday afternoon so a bomb squad can investigate the threat.

Hammerhead shark attacks kayaker near PCH

The kayaker was attacked off the Deer Canyon shore, near Deer Creek Road.

Long Beach power outage darkens morning for hundreds

The outage was first reported at 5:41 a.m. Saturday morning and initially left 824 customers in the dark, according to Southern California Edison.

Update: Search for tangled blue whale intensifies

The 80-foot-long mammal was spotted Friday in the Catalina Channel, dragging several hundred feet of line attached to a buoy that may have come from a crab trap.

Metro plan to bring Wi-Fi to subway could attract new riders

A new study shows more Chicagoans may be choosing to ride transit so they can use their smartphones. Could Wi-Fi on LA's subways convince more Angelenos to ride?