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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.

Dodgers top spender, ending Yanks' 15-year streak

The Dodgers are ending the Yankees' 15-year streak as baseball's biggest spenders and as of Tuesday had a projected payroll of $235 million.

Occupational therapist John Hwang hangs with the homeless (photos)

John Hwang works as an occupational therapist by day, but visits homeless on Skid Row at night. He spends time with them and shares their stories on Facebook.

Los Angeles drops appeal in homeless property suit

The decision by City Attorney Mike Feuer ends a long-running legal battle between the city and activists for the homeless over storage of homeless people's personal effects, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Viewed by itself, Pacific Islander experience looks very different

The Pacific Islander experience diverges from the Asian-American one when it comes to issues such as education and health

Are new fracking regulations in California enough?

California is instituting what some call the nation's toughest regulations for the oil extraction process known as hydraulic fracturing. But some say they don't go far enough.

Pasadena power outage leaves city in the dark

A "pretty large" power outage left city streets and homes in the dark in Pasadena Monday night.

USC law students behind release of woman convicted of murder

Local law students are behind the early release of Mary Virginia Jones, a 74-year-old woman convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison in 1982.

42k honey spill shuts 605; what's your worst pun?

Upon hearing the news of the sticky situation, folks on Twitter let the jokes spill. What's your worst honey pun?

3 lanes open after honey spill shuts 605

Drivers on the northbound 605 freeway found themselves stuck after an overturned big rig spilled 42,000 lbs of honey and diesel onto the asphalt.

Magnitude 2.7 quake shakes Los Alamitos

Several people in Long Beach reported feeing the quake on Twitter. Did you feel it?

Shrine carnival won't feature performing animals

For the first time in 88 years, the annual festival hosted by the Shriners in LA is being billed as a carnival, not a circus, and won't feature performing animals.

Medfly infestation found near USC campus

Officials have quarantined an 88-square mile area of central Los Angeles. They are releasing 250,000 flies per mile every week until the infestation is over.

San Onofre auction: Bid on pieces of a nuclear power plant

Ever wanted to buy part of a nuclear power plant? This week is your chance, as Southern California Edison holds an auction to sell off parts of San Onofre.

Freeing up California's prisons: A massive undertaking

California's strategy for reducing its prison population involves shifting more responsibility for recurring and ex-offenders on local communities.

Catalina Island gets overhaul to boost tourism

California's Santa Catalina Island will add a new museum, hotel, spa and wine-tasting room in an effort to lure more visitors from the mainland.