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South Bay beaches closed for oil cleanup

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Los Angeles-area beaches closed by mysterious oil globs

Beaches from the El Segundo jetty south to Redondo Beach are closed Thursday as crews clean up the mess. The cause is unclear.

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CicLAvia Pasadena: Map, street closures, deals and more

Whether you're biking, walking or bringing your dog, there is much to do and see at CicLAvia in Pasadena on Sunday, May 31. Here's all you need to know.

Why the woman who started LA's branch libraries was fired

Mary Jones, city librarian from 1900 to 1905, was fired mysteriously, and a special commission of city council members held hearings to find out why. It was the talk of the city.

Newport Beach triplets all accepted to MIT

The three seniors will graduate next week from Sage Hill School, where they all excelled in classes as well as competing in varsity sports and other extracurricular activities.

Atwater oil spill: A year later, a new law and a business still closed

A strip bar was forced closed by a crude oil spill in Atwater Village. In the year since, environmental legislation has been passed that adds L.A. River protections.

Memorial Day marked by cross-city flyover of WW2 squadron

If you're hearing any loud rumbling in the sky this morning, you may be in the path of a family of vintage World War Two planes flying in tight formation over L.A. to mark Memorial Day.

100 day check in: VA doesn't know if it kept promise

In February, the Department of Veterans Affairs officials promised to meet 13 goals in 100 days to improve service to local veterans. Did they keep their word?

Laguna Beach latest to freeze short term rentals

Laguna Beach is the latest Southern California city to slap a moratorium on short-term rentals popularized by sites like Airbnb and HomeAway.

Vandals break open 8 hydrants in drought-stricken Phelan

Some residents in the Southern California desert community of Phelan lost water pressure after vandals broke open eight fire hydrants, spilling 6 million gallons of water.

Orland bus crash survivor still wants answers

More than a year after the fatal bus crash near Orland, the CHP has finally addressed a still-unanswered question: What caused the crash?

Man charged after pushing past Los Angeles airport security (updated)

Prosecutors have charged a man who refused to cooperate with security officers at Los Angeles International Airport and was subdued with a stun gun.

Slight chance of rain in Southern California

SoCal should slightly warm up over the Memorial Day weekend, when there's no chance of precipitation.

Problem forces Hawaii-bound jetliner to return to LAX (updated)

A Hawaii-bound jetliner returned safely to Los Angeles on Monday after a cockpit light suggested a fuel valve was open.

Huntington Beach tries building the world’s biggest surfboard

The Surf City will attempt to make two Guinness World Records in June — by building the largest surfboard, and having the most people ride it.

5 Freeway reopens after big-rig carrying glass overturns

Officials say the tractor-trailer crashed shortly before 6 a.m. Monday on the transition from southbound Interstate 5 to State Route 60.

2 BASE jumpers die on wingsuit flight in Yosemite

The world of climbing lost a daring innovator Saturday when Dean Potter died during a wingsuit flight. He was killed along with Graham Hunt as they tried to soar above California's Yosemite Valley.