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Baggage handlers' union extends talks to avoid LAX strike

More than 3,000 baggage handlers, wheelchair attendants, cabin cleaners and customer service agents are threatening a walkout over demands for higher pay.

Opera Fire in Riverside County more than halfway contained

The blaze has so far burned more than 1,300 acres but is no longer a threat to surrounding homes, according to fire officials. The flames erupted Sunday afternoon.

Thousands expected in downtown LA for May Day march

The protest, which was organized by a coalition of labor, immigrant-rights and faith-based groups, could bring as many as 100,000 demonstrators to downtown L.A.

LA Riots, 25 years later: Your voices

We put out a call asking listeners who had witnessed the L.A. Riots to share their experiences. These are your responses.

Venice Beach Freakshow shutting its doors after 11 years

After 11 years of calling the boardwalk home, the fire-eaters and sword swallowers will have to find new digs.

Swimmer injured in shark attack near San Onofre

The victim was wading in the water when she was bitten along her upper thigh. The beach is expected to reopen Tuesday morning.

LA peace parades mark 25th anniversary of Rodney King riots

The march and festival also looked to a future as community organizations deal with problems still confronting South L.A.

It's good time to get rid of your expired drugs

It's national Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Bring your pills, bottles and other meds and no one will ask any questions. The service is free and anonymous.

Wild is the wind in SoCal

Those high winds are sticking around for one more day. The strongest will be in the San Fernando Valley, where gusts could reach 40 or 50 miles per hour.

Man vandalizes Rodeo Drive shops by ramming it with a Mercedes

Beverly Hills police say they are looking for a man who deliberately drove his Mercedes-Benz into boutiques on Rodeo Drive.

'Hands Around City Hall' event marks LA Riots anniversary

Hundreds of people, including City Hall employees and schoolchildren, take part in symbolic gesture of "cross-cultural unity."

Detectives searching father's house in missing boy probe

Authorities are searching for "forensic evidence" and have also brought in a scent detection dog.

Latasha Harlins' death and why Korean-Americans were targets in the '92 riots

Tensions between blacks and Koreans in L.A. were high by the 90s. But Latasha Harlins' death in 1991 assured that Koreans would be targeted when the time came.

Mom, daughter share the scars of the LA Riots

Elvira Evers was nine months pregnant when she took a bullet in the abdomen during the 1992 L.A. Riots. As the 25 anniversary of the riots approaches, Elvira and her daughter Jessica, now 25-years-old, reflect on how the riots left a literal mark on their lives.

Teacher explains how he helped students through the LA Riots

Fernando Pullum was a high school music teacher in 1992. Today, he runs a community arts center with a mission to give kids hope — and music lessons.

Looking for tech solutions to foster care's problems

Today's mantra that "there's a technological solution to everything" hasn't reached LA County's social welfare systems... yet.