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LA Conservancy ranks 88 cities on their preservation efforts

L.A. has a reputation for being a city that looks forward and rarely looks back, for better or worse. But a new report on L.A. cities' efforts to preserve the past has ranked them by their efforts.

Buddhists give $6.6 million to support Japan studies at USC

The Shinnyo-en Buddhist order donated $6.6 million to USC to promote the study of Japanese religion and culture. The pledge comes as USC attempts to raise $6 billion.

Possible human remains found near Gorman brush fire

Detectives were investigating a possible homicide after remains that appeared to be a human skull and a shoe were found near a wildfire in northern Los Angeles County.

Small 3.9 earthquake goes unnoticed in Los Angeles suburbs

A magnitude 3.9 earthquake that shook some of Los Angeles' suburbs generally went unnoticed by residents. There were no reports of damage or injuries caused by the temblor.

Woman's body found at Anaheim recycling plant identified

The body of a woman whose body was found at an Orange County recycling plant has been identified by Anaheim police as Jarrae Nikole Estepp.

Lawsuit says California mortgage money mishandled

Several community assistance organizations are suing California, alleging it improperly diverted $370 million intended to help homeowners struggling with foreclosures.

Los Angeles Times fires reporter, admits error in 3 stories

The Times dismissed a reporter Friday after discovering he had an inappropriate relationship with a source for a front-page story the paper says contained an error.

Malaysia Airlines jet search shakes California customers

The airline's California flights all originate at LAX. The multiracial and religiously diverse Malaysian community around LA numbers just a few thousand

Woman's body found at Anaheim recycling plant

A woman's body that may have been dumped in a garbage bin has been found at an Orange County trash sorting facility.

Pine Fire: Brush fire burns near Gorman in north LA County

A brush fire has broken out in the rural Gorman area of northern L.A. County. The Fire Department says it has burned 150 acres and is 35 percent contained.

Water district explores personalized pricing

The Las Virgenes Municipal Water District is studying a plan in which customers would be charged based on what percentage of a water allotment they use.

Schwarzenegger: 'Come to LA and crush things in my tank!'

The former California governor is offering you a chance to ride in his M47 Patton tank to raise money for the After-School All-Stars program.

LA man arrested in shooting-for-retweets threat

Dakkari Dijon McAnuff was booked on suspicion of making criminal threats after he threatened to shoot a random pedestrian if his tweet was retweeted 100 times.

Weekend Traffic: 405 Freeway closing nightly in West LA

Caltrans will also remove large and unstable rocks on the hills surrounding the 74 Freeway, which will be closed over the weekend as a result.

Is California safer 3 years after San Bruno explosion?

The recent gas explosion tragedy in New York bears striking similarities to the San Bruno accident in 2010. Three years after, what has changed?

Replacement power plan for San Onofre nuclear plant approved

California regulators approved a plan Thursday to replace the electricity gap created by the permanent closure of the San Onofre nuclear power plant.