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Placerita Fire burns in Santa Clarita Valley

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A fast-moving brush fire erupted Sunday afternoon near Placerita Canyon. Mandatory evacuations were ordered and the 14 freeway was temporarily closed in both directions.

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Muslims around the world celebrate end of Ramadan

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Like millions of people around the world, Muslims in Southern California are celebrating the end of Ramadan, and they're doing it amid heightened security measures after recent incidents of violence.

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Surf summit teaches kids to ride the waves

At the Malibu event, underprivileged and homeless youth can take surfing lessons and learn more about the ocean.

There's an underwater robot battle happening in Long Beach

Long Beach City College is hosting an underwater robotics competition — but it's not all fun and games.

Tolls are going up on the 91 freeway

If you use the toll lanes on the 91 freeway going into and out of Corona, it's about to get more expensive.

LA City Council approves $2M for immigrant defense fund

The council voted 11-1 Friday to contribute the money to the L.A. Justice Fund to cover legal services for immigrants fighting deportation.

6 things to do in SoCal this weekend

Take advantage of the long summer days with some of these all-day events, including not one but two music festivals. Let the day partying begin.

#SoCalSoCurious: What are your questions about the coast?

As we get deeper into the summer months, we want to be here to help answer your burning questions when it comes to our stretch of the California coastline.

Can stray animals be saved by this 14-foot tall robo-dog?

The new Annenberg PetSpace in Playa Vista is decked out with the latest tech, and represents the new wave in how shelters are trying to capture adopters' attentions.

A quest for vacancy data amid LA's housing crisis

City planners say they are lacking the most accurate information to inform official decisions on whether to allow condominium conversions.

Gold Line extension to Claremont to break ground in October

The light rail extension will add 11.5 miles and five new stations further east in the San Gabriel Valley. It is set to open to the public in 2027.

How Los Angeles' homeless are trying to beat the heat

It's been hot outside this week, and for many homeless people in Los Angeles, that has meant taking cover in tents and cooling centers.

Highland Park father fighting deportation wins one victory

A judge set aside a 1998 misdemeanor conviction against Romulo Avelica Gonzalez, who immigration agents arrested after he dropped off a daughter at school.

Long Beach takes steps to let street musicians play

The city council approved a plan that studies regulations for street musicians throughout the city.

Evacuation orders lifted as Holcomb Fire reaches 1,200 acres

The fire started Monday afternoon and still stands as 10 percent contained. A shift in the wind prompted authorities to go door-to-door Tuesday afternoon in the Baldwin Lake area, but the order was lifted after about two hours.

Holcomb Fire sparks mandatory evacuations

Mandatory evacuations have been issued for homes as a wildfire burns in the San Bernardino Mountains. The flames have quickly scorched through 950 acres with 10 percent containment.