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Beyond Jamzilla: New bridges, HOV lanes, critter crossings

One big shutdown is left for the 405 Freeway before the billion dollar project is done, leaving motorists with safer bridges, higher-capacity ramps and quicker commutes.

Jamzilla: Two 405 lanes open ahead of schedule

Metro recommends giving extra time if you're going through the Sepulveda Pass while it's open - or find another way into the Valley.

Authorities ID man fatally struck by SF Muni train

Michael Mendez, a 55-year-old transient, was killed by an outbound Muni train at the Powell Street station around 2:40 p.m. Saturday

Updated: Brush fire extinguished in Glendale near Forest Lawn

The cause of the blaze is under investigation, according to the Glendale Fire Department.

Jamzilla: Metro on schedule to complete road work

Light traffic conditions have helped construction workers so far and drivers are still advised to avoid the 405 freeway area where work is taking place.

5 hospitalized after single vehicle crash on 60 Freeway

Five were hospitalized, three in critical condition, after a single vehicle crash on the westbound 60 Freeway on Friday night. The driver was allegedly intoxicated.

Jamzilla starts causing traffic headaches on the 10 Freeway

"Jamzilla" was slow make an impact Saturday morning, but my late morning it had started jamming up the 10 Freeway, according to a local wire service.

Fire hits Santa Ana's Temple Beth Sholom

A fire started inside Temple Beth Sholom in Santa Ana on Saturday morning, but was quickly extinguished. There were no reports of any injuries.

Good news and bad news about California's drought

Forecasters say the high-pressure zone that's blocked rain from the state may be breaking up in some places. Unfortunately, Southern California isn't one of them.

Angelenos bit by love bug during Metro Valentine's speed-dating

Metro hosted its first speed-dating event for Angelenos hoping to get struck by Cupid's red arrow this afternoon.

Dodger Stadium to increase parking prices

Parking passes will go back up to $15 from $10 for fans who pay at the gate — the same price they paid during the McCourt era.

A moving fish story: Bahooka's Rufus likely going to Damon's

Lynn Garrett of HiddenLA gives us an update on efforts to move Rufus, the ancient pacu, from the old Bahooka to Damon's.

California officials warn of measles exposure

A Berkeley student infected with measles could have exposed thousands of others by attending classes and riding public transit, say health officials.

Immigrant drivers worry about having the right papers to apply for licenses

California is the biggest state to allow immigrants without legal status to apply for driver’s licenses. But regulators still need to write the rules, and some immigrants are concerned the finalized law might not work as intended.

Judge throws out Santa Monica airport lawsuit

A U.S. District judge dismissed the city's attempt to take control of the airport back from the federal government on Thursday.

7 great hiking spots to enjoy this President's Day weekend (map)

Hike to the Hollywood sign and mute out the buzzing sounds of cars, cell phones and LA traffic. Enjoy a glowing scene of LA lights from afar and star gaze with your pals at the Cross in Palm Desert.