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Orange County approves new $35M animal shelter

The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously passed land-swap and construction deals for the new shelter at the former Tustin Marine Corps Air Station.

Lynn Swann will be USC's new athletic director

The former USC Trojan, Pittsburgh Steeler and Hall of Fame player won four Super Bowls and was picked most valuable player of Super Bowl X before going into a career as a broadcaster.

More concerns arise as bullet train officials hear from public

The High Speed Rail Authority board listens to unhappy residents on the latest route proposals through Southern California.

Dodgers honor Scully at home opener but get beaten by Diamondbacks

The Arizona Diamondbacks beat Los Angeles 4-2 to spoil the Dodgers' home opener Tuesday in Vin Scully's final season.

LA County tackles homelessness in new budget

L.A. County is proposing to spend nearly $100 million on anti-homelessness initiatives next year. Some of that will be paid using state prison realignment funds.

LA Olympics could get $250 million guarantee

A California panel has advanced a bill committing the state to cover up to $250 million in cost overruns as part of Los Angeles' bid for the 2024 Olympics.

Officials and public to weigh in on latest bullet train plans

The action comes to Anaheim as high speed rail officials meet to discuss potential routes through mountainous, densely-populated Southern California.

Why your rent's going up by $100

That's how much rent on the average Southern California apartment is to rise in the next two years, in part because new units are being built fast enough to keep up with demand.

Thunderstorms bring flood fears, hail to Southern California

Scattered thunderstorms are creating bizarre weather, with hail in the desert and a flash-flood warning for the San Fernando Valley while the rest of Los Angeles remains dry.

Residents say SoCal Gas is behind on relocation payments

Respondents to an informal survey say they're owed nearly $1 million; SoCal Gas says all properly documented claims have been paid.

Lunada Bay visitors want locals to let them ride the waves

Lunada Bay is a premier surf spot in Southern California. But a lawsuit alleges the mostly affluent, middle-age locals who live and surf there use violence and intimidation to keep outsiders away.

Showers delay California ball game, but won't ease drought

Light rain began falling Friday and scattered showers should continue into Sunday, with a slight chance of thunderstorms, according to the National Weather Service.

Update: Authorities find body of missing diver near Rancho Palos Verdes

The body was located about 1 mile away from where the diver's vessel was near Palos Verdes on Friday night, when the search began, according to authorities.

Metro shuns North Carolina conference over anti-LGBT law

In a Friday email to employees, Metro CEO Phil Washington barred Metro personnel from traveling to the APTA Bus & Paratransit Conference in Charlotte, N.C.

Jackie Robinson's former baseball team works to win again

Jackie Robinson's high school in Pasadena was once a destination for young athletes — before the team fell on hard times. With help from the Dodgers, they're turning that around.

LA approves Vin Scully Ave in honor of beloved Dodgers announcer

The Los Angeles City Council has given final approval to renaming the street leading to Dodger Stadium after longtime announcer Vin Scully.