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Swimmers, surfers warned as high surf pounds California

The National Weather Service says waves along the Central Coast could hit 12 feet, while sets topping 8 feet are expected in Ventura and Los Angeles counties.

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Police search for boy after father arrested

Aramazd Andressian, Sr. is being held on $10 million bail after he was discovered unconscious Saturday at a South Pasadena park. His 5-year-old son remains missing.

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Antelope Valley festival celebrates poppies, Earth Day

The California Poppy Festival kicked off Saturday in Lancaster in the Antelope Valley, home to one of the most abundant displays of the vibrant state flower.

7 things to do at the Festival of Books

With two full days of panels, performances and events, the Festival of Books has options — many options. Here are a few highlights.

LA State Historic Park reopens in downtown

After more than three years of renovations and 16 years of delays, the 32-acre park finally reopens this weekend.

Los Angeles City Hall braces for retirement wave

By 2018, more than 40 percent of City Hall's employees will be eligible for retirement. Here's what the city's doing to prepare.

​End of the line for Metro's giant tunneling machine

After completing twin tunnels under Crenshaw Blvd. for a light rail line, "Harriet," named in a public contest, will be retired.

Bills would help student veterans hit by ITT Tech closure

The measures would restore federal education money veterans had spent at the school. One bill would also restore lost housing allowances.

Metro will need more riders to hit bike share goal

Metro drew 130,000 rides on its bike share system from July to March, but it will take more users to hit its mark. Drier spring and summer weather should help.

Map: Trips by station in L.A.'s bike share program

Metro's bike share network logged more than 130,000 trips in its first nine months. Using this map, you can explore the number of trips that started and ended at each of the network's Downtown Los Angeles stations.

14,000 affordable rentals could vanish from LA County

The below-market rental units could be converted to market-rate apartments, according to one projection. The county will consider how to keep them affordable.

Sober living homes in Costa Mesa to face new requirements

Costa Mesa City Council voted this week to tighten controversial regulations on group homes for recovering alcoholics and drug addicts.

LA County details struggle to shut down illegal marijuana dispensaries

Medical marijuana dispensaries have been barred from unincorporated L.A. County since 2011, but there's no shortage of them.

Costa Mesa approves $50,000 fees for medical marijuana firms

Want to make or test medical marijuana products in Costa Mesa? It'll cost you around $50,000 to operate in the city's new medical cannabis manufacturing district.

North Park Elementary reopens a week after shooting

North Park has been closed since April 10, when a man walked into his estranged wife's classroom and opened fire, killing her and an 8-year-old student. He then fatally shot himself.

​Sliding home: Jackie Robinson gets statue at Dodger Stadium

The 77-inch tall bronze statue depicts Robinson as a rookie in 1947 stealing home, a nod to his aggressive baserunning. It stands in the left field reserve plaza, with sweeping views of downtown Los Angeles in one direction and Elysian Park in the other.