First bike-share program in LA County to launch in Santa Monica

The green bikes of Santa Monica's Breeze bike-share program will be rolling out this Thursday. Users can get a free day of riding by signing up online.

7 ways to celebrate Veterans Day in Southern California

Whether you want to go to a parade, enjoy a historical reenactment, watch Shakespeare or see art, here's more on how you can celebrate.

For artists, driving for Uber and Lyft can beat waiting tables

Flexible hours can trump the low wages and lack of benefits for actors and entertainers seeking an additional income stream.

A covert mouthpiece for China, based in West Covina?

There may be a covert network of radio stations that is the mouthpiece for China, with the broadcasts coming from the Southern California city of West Covina.

Ex-LA Times columnist awarded $7.1M in discrimination suit

Sports columnist T.J. Simers claimed he was forced out of his $234,000-a-year job by age and health discrimination.

Winter shelters opening earlier, offering more beds

The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority's winter shelter program is opening early and staying open longer thanks to the expected effects of a cold, wet El Niño winter.

LA will use less imported H20, thanks to new water treatment

The SoCal Water Replenishment District is building a new treatment facility that will allow the district to end its reliance on imported water by 2018.

City seeks ideas to turn streets into people-friendly spaces

Community groups can apply to turn portions of streets into plazas, mini-parks and other uses under a Los Angeles transportation department program.

7 passengers removed from flight at LAX after apparent overbooking

Police say the incident occurred Monday as Spirit Airlines Flight 868 was boarding at Los Angeles International Airport.

Big Bear gets dusting of snow, SoCal in for cooler temps

There will be a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.

Voters in San Francisco consider new restrictions for Airbnb

Los Angeles has yet to regulate the industry, but one L.A. councilman says he's watching how other cities, including San Francisco, are structuring their policies.

More than 500 arrested at 2 raves in Southern California

More than 500 people were arrested this weekend at two electronic music festivals in Southern California that drew crowds of tens of thousands.

Large fire guts commercial building in San Pedro

More than 140 firefighters have responded to a fire that caused the roof to collapse at a commercial building in the San Pedro area.

Wrong-way truck in downtown LA hits vehicles, pedestrians; 10 injured

Driver of the truck was arrested on charges of felony driving under the influence and felony hit and run, police said.

Update: Entangled whale freed after 2-day operation

Crews removed hundreds of feet of rope and fishing gear entangled from humpback whale's mouth to its tail. The 35-50 foot creature then swam away southwards.

LA Metro gets federal grant for South LA bike, pedestrian path

A plan to convert an old freight rail line in South Los Angeles into a pedestrian and bike pathway got a boost this week with a $15 million federal grant.