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Student loan plan for 'Dreamers' at UC, Cal State advances

Under a proposal backed by UC president Janet Napolitano, students brought to the country illegally as children could secure loans through California's public universities.

Picture This: The secret meaning of Iranian photographs

A new art exhibition at Cal State LA showcases how Iranian photographers are able to create images into social and political commentary that fly under the radar of censors.

State of Affairs: State of the City address, no sprinkler use when it rains

KPCC's reporters Alice Walton and Frank Stoltze join Take Two to talk politics.

Report: LA child welfare system in state of emergency

Today the Blue Ribbon Commission is poised to vote on a report, a report which declares a state of emergency for LA County's abused and neglected children.

Sonic boom causes mystery jolt in Orange County

Some people wondered if it was an aftershock to a magnitude-5.1 earthquake that struck the county, but the California Institute of Technology said no quake was recorded.

Gold Line delays continue during Thursday rush hour

Metro says crews are trying to repair an overhead power supply system after it was damaged Wednesday morning between the South Pasadena and Highland Park stations.

California water interests prime the pump in Washington

As the state's crippling drought persists, lawmakers and lobbyists wrestle with how to respond. One lawmaker says: 'You can make water run uphill if you have enough money.'

Gold Line track shut down by sagging power line

The Pasadena Police Department warns of traffic delays and other issues until at least 6 p.m. Wednesday after a sagging power line blocked one of the tracks.

La Habra quake: Damage estimates rise, officials seek aid

Orange County sustained about $10.8 million in damage to public property after a 5.1 earthquake shook the region on March 28, according to the latest estimates.

LA's knitters roll out for yarn crawl

Thanks to the knitwear worn in "The Hunger Games," the pastime is gaining popularity — even in sunny SoCal, and even among men.

Stay-at-home mothers on the rise, Pew study finds

The number of mothers who are choosing to stay at home is on the rise. That's according to a study from the Pew Research Center out this week.

Man burned in suspected Malibu home drug lab blast

A 25-year-old man was airlifted to a hospital following an explosion during a suspected drug manufacturing process at a house in Malibu. The man will likely be arrested on drug-related charges.

LAX shooting: Bonin calls for community-oriented disaster planning at airport

The Los Angeles International Airport was unprepared for evacuating and communicating with passengers and the surrounding community during November's shooting, the councilman said.

Students line LA street with desks in protest

Los Angeles students protesting what they say is their district's neglect of poorer schools have taken to the streets, and they're taking their desks with them.

Attorney general honored for rape kit processing

The program, adopted by eight of California counties, automates DNA testing — tripling the number of cases that can be handled, reducing processing time to 15 days.

40 percent of LA food trucks and carts unchecked by health inspectors

Of the roughly 3,200 food trucks and carts wheeling meals around Los Angeles County, about 40 percent have never been inspected by the Department of Public Health--and the rest are checked less frequently than guidelines require, according to a Los Angeles Times report.