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Monterey Park to elderly shoppers: Please don’t take carts home

Worried about blight, the city is expected to approve new rules on shopping carts like requiring signage about unauthorized removal in Chinese, Spanish and English.

PG&E criminally charged in fatal pipeline blast

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. was charged with federal felony counts involving safety violations linked to a deadly 2010 natural gas pipeline explosion.

LA County says foster care lawyers overwhelmed

The Los Angeles Board of Supervisors Tuesday joined a chorus of public officials calling for investment in California's child welfare court system.

More rain due Tuesday, with new threats to LA County burn areas

The National Weather Service says there's a slight chance of lingering showers through the day, but the precipitation threat will increase Tuesday night into Wednesday.

Immigrant groups want a moratorium on car impounds

As California prepares to offer driver’s licenses to undocumented, immigrant rights groups call for a moratorium on impounding vehicles from unlicensed drivers.

3 Marines hurt during baseball fans' street fight

Police say a late-night street fight between Los Angeles Dodgers and Angels baseball fans led to an attack on three Marines who intervened.

Orange County officials mull applying for earthquake aid

Local leaders in cities and towns most impacted by Friday's earthquake huddled in meetings Monday to tally the damages and determine whether to apply for aid.

4 tips for talking to children about earthquakes

Friday's 5.1 earthquake in La Habra, California made for some interesting conversations come Saturday morning -- chief among them, perhaps, were brought on by probing questions from young minds.

Search ends for man swept away off California

A wave pulled three people into the ocean during a baptism at about 10 a.m. off Rancho Guadalupe Dunes Preserve and only two managed to return to shore on their own.

Toll booths going away by May on Orange County's toll roads

Routes 73, 133, 241 and 261 are moving to a cash-free system that's expected to save the toll roads' operator $13 million.

SoCal to receive twin storms on Monday, Tuesday nights

A storm system will make its way down to L.A. from the Bay Area Monday night, where it's expected to add a few drops of relief to SoCal's record drought.

$780K Powerball ticket sold at Lawndale 7-11

A winning multi-state Powerball lottery ticket was sold at a 7-11 on Redondo Beach Boulevard, officials announced Sunday. So far, no one has come forward.

Update: OC cities weigh emergency declaration after quakes

More than 100 tremors have rattled the region, with the largest yet Saturday afternoon. Residents have begun returning to evacuated homes in Fullerton.

Protesters say proposed Metro rate hikes will hurt poor and minorities

Calling it an issue of "economic justice," demonstrators rally outside MTA headquarters to oppose the fare hike proposals.

20 things to do before the next earthquake hits SoCal

Friday's 5.1 earthquake, and the smaller one last week, served as a reminder that we live in a seismically active region. Here's how to prepare for the next quake.

Cesar Chavez Day: What's closed and things to do

In observance of Cesar Chavez Day, most California public schools and state government offices will be closed to observe the state holiday Monday.