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Palm Springs to give big send-off to giant Marilyn

The city is throwing a send-off party Thursday night for a massive statue of Marilyn Monroe that has become beloved by both tourists and locals in the two years it was on loan from The Sculpture Foundation.

LA bank founder confirmed to head Small Business Administration

The Senate has approved ProAmérica Bank founder Maria Contreras-Sweet to head the federal agency.

Customers to cover $3.3 billion for San Onofre nuclear replacement power

Two Southern California utilities had wanted ratepayers to pay more than $5 billion in costs related to the shutdown of the San Onofre nuclear plant.

LA County's public health director to resign (updated)

Dr. Jonathan Fielding announced in a staff memo on Wednesday that he would step down once a successor has been found to take his place.

LA city controller: Female city employees earn less

A new infographic released Thursday by the city shows that for every $1 male employees earn, women earn just 83 cents, and only six of L.A.'s 41 general managers are female.

LA's downtown 'Cornfield' greenspace to close for $20M renovation

A 34-acre lot adjacent to downtown Los Angeles is about to undergo a transformation into a park featuring open meadows, walkways and a wetlands area.

San Bruno: PG&E may face criminal charges in fatal gas pipeline explosion

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. said Thursday the company will likely face federal criminal charges for its role in a fatal gas pipeline explosion in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Weekend Traffic: Transportation agencies closing lanes, ramps

Connectors like the 91 West to 71 North will be closed. The 215 between San Bernardino and Riverside will see full closures next week. Read on to plan ahead.

Indicted State Sen. Leland Yee withdraws from Secretary of State race

Because of state election guidelines, his name will still appear on the ballot. A Senate vote to suspend the Bay Area lawmaker is scheduled for Friday morning.

Census: LA County surpassed 10M residents in 2013

New census data confirm that Los Angeles County is now the nation's most populous. The population of the state also grew from 2012 to 2013.

Poll finds majority in California support water bond

The drought is affecting prospects for a bond measure on the November ballot. The poll also finds continuing support for high-speed rail, but a slight dip in approval for legalizing marijuana.

LA immigration activists press Obama to stop deportations

More than 150 immigration activists marched through downtown Los Angeles Wednesday to pressure President Obama to stop the record pace of deportations under his administration.

Wind advisory in effect in SoCal, light showers expected

The National Weather Service is also reporting a 30 to 50 percent chance of rain Wednesday in Los Angeles with temps dropping to 55 at night.

Groups seek answers on San Onofre nuclear waste

A community engagement panel created by Southern California Edison met for the first time Tuesday to address San Onofre waste storage concerns.

Condor released into Big Sur wilderness

Biologists with the Ventana Wildlife Society released the bird into the Big Sur wilderness around 10 a.m. Tuesday. The release was broadcast live.

Judge rules LA controller can audit DWP institutes

Attorneys for the DWP union had argued the non-profit training institutes, which have received more than $40 million in taxpayer funds, were exempt from public scrutiny.