Katherine Garrova

Got 'kilture'? Go inside SoCal’s first retail kilt store


There may not be many of them yet, but thousands of miles from Scotland there’s a community of daily kilt wearers right here in California.

To keep kidney stones at bay, drink plenty of cool, clear water.

California's million-gallon water guzzlers

Reveal, from the Center of Investigative Reporting, obtained records from the state’s water agencies to uncover the top 100 water guzzlers in the state.

Great Park grounds giant balloon (but it's ready for Halloween)

The balloon has been carrying 16,000 to 17,000 passengers 400 feet high in the air every year since 2007. A routine inspection deemed it unfit to fly.

A new LGBT center opens in Boyle Heights

Mi Centro is designed to cater to Latinos who live in the neighborhood but also be easier to get to than other options.

LA's vision for safer streets running into 'road diet' congestion concerns

Los Angeles has announced an ambitious plan to make its streets safer for bikes and pedestrians. But if Highland Park is any indication, it won't be easy.

Forest Service seeking comment on Angeles Forest test borings for high-speed rail

The public can submit comments on plans to drill test holes in the Angeles Forest as part of the assessment for the California bullet train's alternative routes.

FAQ: Am I eligible for California's traffic fine amnesty?

On Thursday, California kicks off an amnesty program that will allow some drivers to reduce their amount owed by up to 80 percent and get their licenses reinstated. Here's what you need to know.

Adventurer recommends these very cool walks in LA

Writer and Angeleno Paul Haddad’s new book, “10,000 Steps a Day in L.A.” contains 52 walks from throughout the Southland for the adventure- and health-minded L.A. dweller.

Dodgers clinch third straight NL West title, beat Giants 8-0

Clayton Kershaw pitched the big-money Dodgers to their third straight NL West title, tossing a one-hitter as Los Angeles beat Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants 8-0 on Tuesday night.

Gov. Brown vetoes bill that would have opened up carpool lanes

Gov. Jerry Brown has struck down a bill that would have allowed drivers to use the carpool lane during non-peak hours on the 134 and 210 freeways.

No 'honorable' discharge means tough road for some vets

Thousands of men and women leave the military each year with "bad paper," cutting them off from V.A. benefits for life, and placing them at greater risk of becoming homeless.

Observatory traffic ruined the supermoon eclipse for many

Sunday's supermoon lunar eclipse had some folks howling in super traffic after thousands of people flocked to the hilltop observatory to take in the rare celestial occurrence.

Vandals deface Junipero Serra site following canonization

A statue of Serra at the Carmel mission was tipped over this weekend and splattered with paint, and the words "saint of genocide" were scrawled on one tombstone, according to police.

Infant, dad in serious condition after Van Nuys home fire

The mother and a toddler are listed in fair condition with minor injuries, the LAFD says. Also, there was no immediate evidence of a functional smoke alarm.

1 killed, 2 hurt when car goes off I-5 in LA County

CHP Officer Patrick Kimball says the single-vehicle accident occurred shortly before noon Saturday in the Castaic area.

Dockweiler State Beach, others reopened after waste cleanup

Dockweiler Beach was one of two Los Angeles beaches shut down after the discovery of the waste. Nearby El Segundo Beach was reopened Friday morning, according to the Associated Press.