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Oil drilling is expanding along PCH in Huntington Beach

OXY USA plans to drill 85 oil wells on its property along Pacific Coast Highway; the city says noise reduction efforts will be made.

Rainstorms leave Glendora but protective barriers stay behind

City officials tell residents the concrete barriers that protected their homes during the storms will remain in place for years as the threat of mudslides remains.

Ron Calderon announces leave from California state Senate

The Democrat from Montebello is facing federal charges on 24 counts of fraud, bribery and money laundering.

LA Rain: Storm eases as residents begin to clean up and dry out

Forecasters predicted only showers in Southern California on Sunday, tapering off through the afternoon as the storm heads east.

Oscars 2014: Hollywood preps for its big, hopefully dry night

Organizers make last-minute adjustments for the Academy Awards, which are slated to get started at 5:30 on ABC.

Gov. Brown signs drought relief bill

The weekend storm notwithstanding, California still faces a severe water shortage that legislators addressed in a wide-ranging bill.

LA Rain: More rain, thunderstorms expected; evacuations continue (Updated)

Steady rain drenched much of Southern California Saturday, with more showers and thunderstorms expected throughout the night. Bursts of showers caused rocks to tumble down hillsides and pushed mud into backyards.

Oscars 2014: Visual-effects artists to picket Sunday

For the second year, hundreds of visual-effects workers will be protesting instead of celebrating Hollywood's big night.

Los Angeles airport chief says phone system fixed

The Los Angeles airport police chief says the facility's communications system has been fixed after what he termed a glitch prevented a faster response to a gunman last fall.

Hit-and-run victim Damian Kevitt plans to finish his Griffith Park bike ride

Last year, bicyclist Damian Kevitt survived a gruesome accident near Griffith Park. Now, he's raising awareness of hit-and-run accidents and plans finish his ride in April.

'Mein Kampf' signed by Hitler sold at auction

There were 11 bids at a Los Angeles auction Thursday for the 1925 and 1926 editions of the book, both of which were signed by Adolf Hitler.

LA Rain: Power outages, evacuations, flash flood warnings and road closures (Updated)

A second, more powerful winter storm is dropping rain all across Southern California. It has caused mud flows in areas recently burned by wildfires, prompted flash flooding warnings, power outages and more mandatory evacuations.

LA cemetery settles lawsuit alleging body dumping

A Los Angeles cemetery has agreed to an estimated $80 million settlement of a lawsuit claiming it dumped human remains from hundreds of graves.

Weekend Traffic: Storm forces Glendora to close roads

The Los Angeles County Public Works Department has announced road closures in Glendora. The 605 South connector to the 5 Freeway will also be closed nightly.

Calif. drought: Long Beach water restrictions start next week

Residents will only be able to water lawns three days a week for 10 minutes. Restaurants will only serve water to patrons who ask for it.

Calif. drought: New survey finds snowpack still below normal

California's Department of Water Resources says the Sierra Nevada snowpack is still well below normal despite the current rainstorms — bad news for the drought-stricken state.