LA City Archive: How LA prepped for nuclear war in the 1950s

Inside Box B-2196 in the Los Angeles City Archive, you’ll find how the city prepared citizens for the worst disaster of all — nuclear attack.

Free Wi-Fi pilot program set for Los Angeles city parks

The Los Angeles Parks Department announced a new free wireless Internet program in six city parks this week, as well as a new mobile website.

Manhattan Beach approves pier fishing regulations after shark attack

The city council approved new regulations despite warnings from at least two state agencies that the city was acting outside its jurisdiction.

Find out how affordable rent is in your neighborhood

In May, we launched a series on renting in Los Angeles. Overall, we heard from more than 150 Angelenos who shared their experiences.

Girl pulled from Hollywood pool without pulse dies

A 12-year-old girl who was pulled from a Hollywood motel pool along with her mother and brother has died. The girl's mother remains in serious condition.

Clippers sale to Steve Ballmer goes through

The team says the sale closed Tuesday after a court confirmed the authority of Shelly Sterling, on behalf of the Sterling Family Trust, to sell the franchise.

California wildfires: 3 firefighters burnt as wind shifts; 100 Alaska firefighters to help

Three trapped firefighters had to deploy their personal fire shelters as a rapid wind shift sent a Northern California wildfire burning over their location Monday. All three survived with no serious injuries.

Update: Lightning storms threaten July Complex Fire, Eiler Fire and Beaver Fire

Ahead of impending lightening storms, red flag alerts have been issued for the Eiler Fire, Beaver Fire, White Fire and Log Fire.

Thousands say 'no thanks' to super-long wet banana

The Slip 'n Slide on steroids would extend for blocks, making for a fun, wet, downtown commute. But many say it's an irresponsible waste of water.

Update: All lanes reopened after 210 Freeway big rig crash

A big rig crash shut down several lanes of the 210 Freeway, backing up traffic for miles, the California Highway Patrol said.

UCLA Flood: Massive damage to the campus becomes clear

Flooded parking garages will need new fire doors, as well as new electrical and ventilation systems. Pauley Pavilion will be ready for play by the end of October.

Coast Guard locates disabled boat off SoCal Coast (updated)

Rescuers are looking for a boat that was headed from Catalina Island to Rancho Palos Verdes. The boat lacks flares, a radio or a global positioning system.

Angelenos petition to stop ginormous slip 'n slide

The proposed event includes a 1,000 foot slip 'n slide. It's planned for downtown L.A. this fall and Angelenos aren't happy about it happening amid a drought.

After search, deputies shoot, kill Walnut Park suspect

A man suspected of shooting and injuring an L.A. County sheriff's deputy has been shot and killed, the L.A. sheriff's department said.

60 freeway reopens after fatal crash

Two cars collided and one of them blocked the carpool lane facing the wrong way. Moments later, a third car hit the SUV and it caught on fire.

Small plane crash-lands in Bakersfield; no injuries

Authorities say a small airplane ran out of gas and crash-landed on a Central California runway blocked by construction equipment.