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Balboa Pier, Newport Beach, California

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SoCal beach waters closed during shark-bite investigation

Waters from Balboa Pier South and Crystal Cove State Beach remain closed to swimmers Tuesday morning as authorities search for signs of a shark that likely attacked a woman Sunday.

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City Council ponders more autonomy for LADWP

Would proposed changes to the L.A. Department of Water and Power's governing board make for a leaner, meaner utility or more bureaucracy?

Hobo Graffiti

Anthropologist follows trail of century-old hobo graffiti in LA

Under an old bridge spanning the Los Angeles River, Susan Phillips has discovered a treasure trove of a peculiar, almost extinct form of American hieroglyphics known as hobo graffiti.

At 5K, veterans eye finish line and voting booth

Veterans and their families say they will go to the polls next Tuesday to vote for more benefits for veterans, including more housing and better counseling.

At capacity, veterans cemeteries take a new form

Right now, L.A.'s national veterans cemetery is basically full. The V.A. hopes building a columbarium will allow Los Angeles veterans to be buried in the city.

For Memorial Day, 4 stories of veterans and service members

Take another look at the men and women behind the uniforms, from a boundary-breaking Navy XO to a former Marine-turned-successful graphic novelist.

Police corner black bear in Pasadena

On Saturday, police cornered a black bear who had wandered into a residential neighborhood near the Pasadena foothills.

New Metro student discounts expanded to part-time college students

The Los Angeles County transit agency board approved new discounts making bus and train rides cheaper for college students, including those attending part time.

San Pedro's skate park under the 110

The harbor area’s skate scene is so strong that the city sanctioned their illegal park and gave them their own holiday.

Travel tips for Memorial Day weekend 2016

The number of people traveling is expected to be 2.5 percent higher than last year. Here's what you should think about before heading out.

California Field Poll finds jobs, employment still top concerns

Results of a new Field Poll reveal jobs and the economy continue to worry both Democrats and Republicans among California's likely voters in the presidential primary election.

Metro plan aims to make walking to stations easier and safer

The agency that runs the trains and buses is now working on making walking and biking easier, but the funds to carry out its plans haven't been identified.

Rents on the rise in Boyle Heights near 6th Street Bridge

As development from the Arts District and Downtown bleed east across the bridge, Boyle Heights residents brace for higher rents and new neighbors.

Air traffic control glitch leaves some residual delays at LAX

Travelers can expect a possible delay of 15 minutes on arrivals and up to 45 minutes for departures until airlines catch up, aviation officials said Thursday.

How a singles column changed a Persian-Jewish girl's life

"I did not tell him what his column, and the Journal, meant to a very sheltered, searching, and mixed-up Persian-Jewish girl, who had her eyes opened to a big and more beautiful world."

New Expo Line stations see 12,000 trips on first commute day

The newly completed rail line accesses more than just the beach; it also connects Angelenos to employment centers.