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Broke: Why more California families are becoming homeless

Interest in solving homelessness has intensified over the past year. But there’s a side to the crisis that hasn’t garnered as much attention — entire families are slipping into homelessness. There are more than 16,000 homeless families in Los Angeles County alone. Here’s why that’s happening.

Feds commit $1.5 billion to subway from downtown to West LA

The downtown to West L.A. project is already underway and the latest funding will add another 2.6 miles to the Purple Line.

Artists claim 'Hollyweed' prank, security evaluations underway

Shortly after the additions to the Hollywood sign were taken down, two local artists emerged and claimed responsibility for the prank.

LADWP promises higher standards in customer ‘bill of rights'

The utility worked with the mayor's office on the plan after an investigation found LADWP's billing system was flawed, overcharging customers $67.5 million.

Commuters could face delays Tuesday on Blue, Expo lines

Metro said it will be running some trains with just two cars during rush hour so that its crews can repair its emergency power system.

Light showers then heavy rainfall this week in SoCal

Starting Wednesday afternoon, L.A. and Ventura counties will receive up to half an inch of rain. Things will be kicked up a notch with heavier rainfall this weekend.

USC beats Penn State 52-49 in epic Rose Bowl

USC trailed 49-35 with nine minutes to play, but persevered to win one of the greatest Rose Bowls ever played.

LA in the '70s: More than just disco and dystopia

A collection of stories about the sprawling and complicated fabric of a LA in the 1970's often forgotten and mostly overlooked.

Rain, security concerns don't dampen Rose Parade

Spectators were treated to 44 colorful floats and 22 marching bands. The undisputed viral hit of the parade was a float with dogs surfing.

LA's plan to keep intoxicated people out of the ER and jail

The county's first sobering center opens Monday on Skid Row. It will primarily serve homeless, intoxicated people who might otherwise end up in jail or an emergency room.

Construction underway on Union Station pedestrian bridge

The project is designed to provide a faster connection for riders of the Metro Silver Line rapid bus and Foothill Transit lines that serve the San Gabriel Valley.

Swarm of minor quakes shakes California's Imperial Valley

No injuries or damages were reported Sunday following what seismologists call a "swarm" of quakes that began Saturday afternoon near Brawley — most were around magnitude 3.0.

2017’s 'Hollyweed' and other Hollywood sign mods through the years

Angelenos were briefly treated with a New Year's surprise Sunday morning after someone modified the Hollywood sign to read "Hollyweed." Here's a look back at other times the sign's been changed.

21 people rescued from stuck ride at Knott's Berry Farm

Riders were stranded 100 feet in the air aboard The Sky Cabin ride for as much as eight hours and had to be rescued by firefighters.

2017 wishes: What are your hopes for the new year?

As 2016 comes to a close, we're looking ahead to the new year, asking notable Southern Californians — including you — about their 2017 hopes.

LA Metro system, Orange County buses are free this New Year's

There's no excuse for drinking and driving this New Year's Eve. Lots of options are available for getting home safely.