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Hermosa Beach: how one coastal city is bracing for sea level rise


California has more than 1,000 miles of coastline – home to businesses, neighborhoods and vital shipping and agriculture areas.

Los Angeles Lakers v Atlanta Hawks

Dear Basketball, Kobe Bryant's retiring

Always an original, the Lakers star announced Sunday that he'll retire at the end of the 2015-2016 season. And he did it with a poem.

Metrolink train fatally hits man in El Monte

The victim, a white male about 40 to 50 years old, was pronounced dead on the scene by the L.A. County Fire Department, according to officials.

USC names Helton permanent coach after Trojans beat UCLA

Helton took over after USC Athletic Director Pat Haden fired Steve Sarkisian. The Trojans clinched the Pac-12 South and a spot in the conference championship game.

$100M to spend on LA's homeless, but how to do it?

Is spending the money on shelters or permanent housing the most cost-effective solution?

LA joins climate marches around the world

On the eve of a major climate conference in Paris, activists in Los Angeles join with people around the world to press for action on climate change.

Hunt on for mother of baby buried alive in Compton

The sheriff's department is asking for the public's help in finding the mother of a newborn baby who was found buried under asphalt and rubble near the L.A. River.

Coyote snatches small dog from Laguna Beach home

A particularly brazen coyote snuck into a house and snapped up a Chihuahua from a bedroom where a baby and two other dogs were sleeping.

16 fall ill after taking spice drug in downtown San Diego

For the second weekend in a row the synthetic version of marijuana has caused multiple overdoses and sent nearly a dozen people to the hospital.

USC rolls past UCLA 40-21, takes Pac-12 South title

Southern California clinched the Pac-12 South title with a 40-21 victory over No. 22 UCLA.

Big Bear ski resorts get a white Friday

Resorts have been making man-made snow to groom the slopes, but even a small amount of the real stuff was welcome.

USC's Kessler fights for an upbeat finish to career vs UCLA

The winner of Saturday's crosstown rivalry showdown gets the Pac-12 South title and a berth in the conference championship game next week against No. 13 Stanford.

Grants for quake-retrofits available to more homes around LA

State funds will help 1,000 homeowners pay for a critical quake retrofit. It's an expansion of a program aimed at shoring up certain types of single family homes.

Freeze watch for Inland Empire, upper deserts

Temperatures could get as low as 28 degrees Friday night and into Saturday morning in the Inland Empire, and as low as 23 degrees in the upper deserts.

CHP boosting checkpoints, patrols during holiday weekend

Officers will be on the lookout for just about everything, from people driving under the influence, to speeding, to major collision factors like unsafe lane changes and erratic driving.

5 places to see holiday lights in SoCal

What Los Angeles lacks in snow it makes up for in lights. From a reindeer village to a boat parade, here's where you can get in the yuletide spirit SoCal style.