Sherman Oaks man charged with running over wife's Chihuahua

A Sherman Oaks man has been charged with one felony count each of animal cruelty and animal neglect, and one misdemeanor count of petty theft of a dog.

SCA 5: A political coming-of-age story for Chinese-Americans

The SCA 5 episode demonstrates that Chinese-Americans, despite the majority being foreign-born, have reached a level of political maturity where they can marshal forces statewide quickly, and deftly apply political pressure.

Long, hot winter puts Western fire officials on edge

As much of California remains in a state of extreme drought, worried eyes are turning toward the coming fire season — which is expected to be particularly destructive.

Weekend Traffic: 405, 91, Foothill Boulevard to see closures

It's a busy weekend in freeway closures folks. Here's what you should know — from the 91 closing in San Bernardino to DUI checkpoints in Hollywood.

Happy Birthday Twitter: #FirstTweets from 16 Angelenos

In light of Twitter's 8th birthday, it's created a "tweet tool" so we can reminisce about our baby tweets. KPCC joined Twitter in January 2008; when did you join?

Carson halts new oil drilling over fracking

A ban approved by the City Council runs for 45 days but could be extended up to two years while the city studies the safety of various well stimulation methods and its authority to regulate them.

Study finds sparks from golf clubs ignite fires

Results from a UC Irvine study confirm that titanium alloy clubs were the cause of at least two blazes on local golf courses, an Orange County fire captain says.

A story with bounce: Disney artist catches baby falling from window

When Konrad Lightner saw a baby dangerously close to a third-story window, he just happened to have a mattress with him. You can guess what happened next.

3 artists who quit MOCA art museum board are returning

The three resigned two years ago after a popular curator was fired. They have returned to help direct a new management team at the L.A. museum.

Boyle Heights Amber Alert: Missing kids found; parents still at large

The four missing children were found, but their parents remained at large and may have crossed the border into Mexico.

2 killed after news helicopter crashes near Seattle's Space Needle

At least two people were killed and one was injured when a news helicopter came down on several cars. Witnesses say it may have tumbled from atop a nearby building.

Student sentenced in Miss Teen USA extortion case

Abrahams targeted approximately 150 women all in their late teens and early '20s. Authorities say he was able to control webcams and surreptitiously photograph the women.

Judge: Chris Brown must remain in jail (update)

Chris Brown is facing a court hearing Monday over why he was kicked out of rehab and what penalties he should face.

Affirmative action bill SCA 5 'dead for the year'

A legislative plan to ask California voters whether they want affirmative action reinstated at public universities is not going forward this year.

Sheriff's Dept.: Body near fire died years earlier

The skeletal remains and shoe discovered Saturday were not from someone who died in the Pine Fire, but a man who was the victim of foul play as long as four years ago, officials say.

Lice by selfie? Maybe. But Pasadena's Hair Angels can help

"Lice removal salon" may summon images of sterile, white walls and face masks, but Hair Angels takes a different tack: the walls are bright blue, the salon chairs and hair dryers bubblegum pink.