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Aging LA eyesore to be briefly transformed into work of art

French artist Vincent Lamouroux says he plans to turn the long-abandoned Sunset Pacific Motel, once a haven for drug dealers and prostitutes, into an "iconic piece of L.A.'s architectural history."

Potential minimum wage hike prompts a range of questions

The L.A. City Council's economic development committee holds its first public hearing on the minimum wage. Questions focus on small businesses and jobs.

LA County looking to add more vouchers for homeless veterans

A county official said the Housing Authority is hoping to add hundreds of housing vouchers for homeless veterans a day after KPCC reported the county was falling short.

LAPD motorcycle officer in crash on 5 Freeway

An LAPD motorcycle officer was involved in a 5 Freeway crash in Sylmar on Tuesday afternoon.

Lawsuit demands Malibu schools remove toxin-filled caulk

A copy of the lawsuit contends the district is violating federal law by neglecting to remove caulk and building materials at two Malibu schools.

Orange County to revisit homeless shelter issue on Tuesday

Orange County officials try again to find a place to build a year-round, permanent emergency homeless shelter for 200 to 400 people.

Hemet-area water agencies boosting prices amid drought

Water agencies serving customers in and around the Riverside County city are pushing up water rates amid an ongoing drought.

The hefty price of replacing LA’s pipes

An L.A. Times review of the Department of Water and Power report revealed that it could cost as much as $15 billion dollars to fix the city’s aging pipe system.

LA County falling behind in efforts to house homeless vets

The city of Los Angeles is making some progress in its efforts to house the city's homeless veterans. L.A. County? Not so much.

SkidRow Studios gives voice to diverse downtown LA

In a state-of-the-art studio downtown, a startup station doing its best to reflect the community and cacophony of L.A.'s Skid Row and the surrounding area.

March Madness: UCLA beats UAB 92-75 to advance to Sweet 16

Tony Parker led five Bruins in double figures with a career-high 28 points as 11th-seeded UCLA beat 14th-seeded UAB to advance to its second straight Sweet 16.

Sister of Skid Row man shot by police in 'state of shock'

Charly Keunang spoke to his sister and mother the day before he was killed, according to a family spokesman. They didn't know he was homeless. They may sue the police.

March Madness: UC Irvine and its 7'6" center lose to Louisville

Freshman Quentin Snider hit the winning free throws Friday to help fourth-seeded Louisville top UC Irvine 57-55 and send the tournament's tallest player packing.

Top 5 things to know about CicLAvia: The Valley

Get the lowdown on how to get there, what to see, and how to stay safe during the first CicLAvia event in the San Fernando Valley

GOP's proposed cuts to food stamps would hurt San Bernardino

Among the cost-saving targets of the Republicans' federal budget proposal unveiled this week is food stamps — and that's worrisome to some.

LA County fire cheating: Some could be fired over test breaches, chief says

A county audit in February substantiated claims that test materials were being circulated among staff via email and, in some cases, passed along to potential applicants.