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DWP board approves higher power rates

The vote follows a similar action last month to increase water rates. If the City Council approves both, water and power bills will rise starting April 1.

El Niño highlighting aging roadways, limits in funding repairs

The recurring storms that flooded roads earlier this month raise the question: how prepared is Caltrans to deal with El Niño's expected onslaught?

MLK Day protesters block 1 span of SF-Oakland Bay Bridge

Traffic was blocked for travelers heading into San Francisco from the East Bay as the holiday weekend was ending.

1 pulled from heavy surf near Sunken City in San Pedro

A high surf advisory is in effect through 5 p.m. Tuesday, with waves reaching up to 12 feet, according to the National Weather Service.

LA Rams season ticket deposits begin

The team launched a website on Monday to collect deposits from would-be season ticket holders.

Want to volunteer in honor of MLK? Here's how to give back

Thousands of Angelenos will honor the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr. with a day of service on Monday. Here's a list of volunteer opportunities in the L.A. area.

Driver killed on Beverly Hills street where 2 officers died

Authorities say a driver who crashed into a parked car along the same steep Beverly Hills road where two police officers were killed in separate crashes in 2014 has died.

101 Freeway near downtown LA to close for bridge demolition

Part of the 101 Freeway is going to be closing for 40 hours to allow for the demolition of part of the Sixth Street Viaduct, starting Friday at 10 p.m.

Michelle King joins Kingdom Day Parade honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

The 31st Annual Kingdom Day Parade gets underway this Monday in South L.A. Newly-appointed LAUSD Superintendent Michelle King will march with the all-city honor band.

Health officials acknowledge delay in comprehending scope of gas leak

The Los Angeles County Public Health Department says it wasn't until a large number of people reported ailments that more serious steps needed to be taken

Inside Roy Choi's LocoL, a new fast food restaurant in Watts

On the menu are $2 stuffed tacos called "foldies," $6 messy chili bowls and $4 turkey "burgers."

Yosemite Park landmarks get new names amid trademark tussle

Among other changes, the Ahwahnee, a luxurious stone and timber hotel with stunning views of the park's fabled granite peaks, will be called the Majestic Yosemite Hotel, at least temporarily.

High surf expected this weekend

South of Point Conception, surf may build to 15 feet or higher near Ventura Harbor and exposed beaches of Los Angeles County.

Free weekend? 8 events to celebrate David Bowie

This weekend, we eat, drink and dance in David Bowie's honor. Here's everything you need to know.

UCLA's veteran care program gets a boost

Operation Mend has been providing specialty care from facial reconstruction to mental health support for veterans free of charge since 2007.

Uber pays $7.6 million fine to avoid suspension in California

California is penalizing the popular ride-hailing service for failing to provide documentation on rides and passengers in 2014. Uber will pay and appeal the fine.