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It's going to get less crowded on the Expo Line — but not until December

Metro announced on Friday it plans to start running trains every six minutes, beginning in December.

LAX makes life better for dogs on planes

The airport is finally #1 in something — the number of relief stations where dogs can do their business. It now has 11 doggie spots.

6th Street Bridge arch will live on

The bridge is being replaced, you'll still be able to see one of the arches at the new recreational space being set up at that location, which is set to open by 2020.

Which costs more for drivers — per-mile charge or gas tax?

As gas taxes fail to cover road repair costs, Caltrans is running a pilot program to see if charges based on miles driven would work better. KPCC's Meghan McCarty signed up to find out.

Surfers are stoked about the 2020 Olympic games

The International Olympic Committee announced it will add surfing to the 2020 games in Tokyo. Surfers have lobbied to be included in the games for the past 20 years.

Pacific Islanders uprooting for cheaper, safer inland communities

More affordable housing has helped draw Pacific Islanders to the Inland Empire, away from areas closer to the coast where gang violence has caused some to leave.

Suit seeks to stop license suspensions for unpaid traffic fines for low-income drivers

Plaintiffs argue that California law only authorizes a license to be suspended for unpaid traffic fines if the driver willfully failed to pay.

Community groups want tweaks to Gov. Brown's housing plan

By the end of August, Brown could sign a bill to fast-track housing construction in the state. But some say it goes too easy on developers and want changes.

Fire out, gas shut after backhoe strikes gas main in Woodland HIlls

A fire that broke out after a backhoe struck a gas main Wednesday in Woodland Hills has been extinguished, according to LADWP officials. Evacuations have been lifted.

5 LA restaurants make national best new restaurants list

Bon Appetit released its annual list of the 50 best new restaurants in America, and five LA restaurants made the list.

Merced County sheriff revises bus crash death toll to 4 from 5

The dead include a married couple from Mexico who were traveling to visit a daughter in Pasco, Washington, and a man from Avalon, California, whose spouse was hospitalized.

Pilot killed as plane crashes into Los Angeles building

Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart says the single-engine plane went down shortly before 1:30 p.m. Tuesday about two blocks east of Van Nuys Airport.

Cell service on LA's subway is expanding — slowly

Delays have plagued the start of cell phone service in Metro subways, but Sprint is now providing service.

From radicals to feral cats: Downtown LA's historic empty lot

That vacant lot across from the L.A. Times is no ordinary vacant lot. It's seen at least two bombings, two famous tent cities and an untold number of feral cats.

Runyon Canyon reopens after 4-month closure

Hike-loving Angelenos are rejoicing as L.A.'s Runyon Canyon reopens after a four-month closure to replace a pipe underneath the park. They celebrate with selfies.

Highway pole rips through bus in California crash, killing 5

The bus was heading from Southern California to Sacramento on State Route 99 when it crashed around 3:30 a.m. between the cities of Atwater and Livingston, according to the CHP.