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Metrolink to become first commuter rail line with new safety system

The new safety system was mandated under federal law following a 2008 train crash in Chatsworth that left 25 people dead.

Museum of Tolerance acquires Nazi appeasement letter

The Los Angeles-based museum, part of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, announced Wednesday it paid $4,000 for the letter at a London auction last month.

Several hurt in Los Angeles prison bus accident

Authorities say a prison bus accident near a downtown Los Angeles jail has caused several minor injuries.

Gov. Brown proposes $687 million for California drought relief

Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday proposed spending nearly $700 million to provide immediate help for communities coping with California's drought.

Wind warnings, advisories posted for much of SoCal

Gusts up to 60 mph are possible below passes and canyons of the Santa Ynez Mountains in southern Santa Barbara County and in parts of Los Angeles and Ventura counties.

LA college bans assault weapons investments

Occidental College trustees recently approved a ban covering stock in firms that manufacture the weapons or high-capacity ammunition for general public sale.

Central California meat producer closed by federal inspectors

A Central California slaughterhouse that supplies beef to the National School Lunch Program has been closed by federal inspectors after failing to meet cleanliness standards.

Big rig crash on southbound 101 Freeway causes delays

A crash involving a big rig and four vehicles closed all lanes on the southbound 101 Freeway near the Santa Monica Boulevard overpass Tuesday afternoon.

California won't vote on legal pot until 2016

California was the first state to legalize the medical use of marijuana back in 1996. For a while, it seemed likely that we'd be voting on whether to legalize recreational pot this fall.

A potential 2040 Los Angeles Metro subway system map

Hobbyist designer Nick Andert put together a look at what the Metro system could look like with widespread political will, based on existing plans.

Income equality: Should LA hotel workers make $15 an hour?

Hotel employee are some of the lowest-paid workers in Los Angeles, according to a city study. A proposal to raise their minimum wage sets off intense debate.

Firefighters hurt in West Hollywood building fire

In addition to causing injuries, authorities said the fire shut down a busy thoroughfare and caused an estimated $2.5 million in damage.

Rufus the carrot-eating pacu to stay at former Bahooka

Media attention helps Rufus's current owners see that he could be the star of their new Chinese restaurant; friends of Damon's disappointed.

The debate over Little Arabia: What’s in a name?

The idea of branding Little Arabia has caught on with city leaders eager to promote another facet of Anaheim beyond Disneyland.

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.