Weekend Traffic: LA Marathon closing streets

Ramps will also be affected by the marathon, which will take place Sunday. Closures begin as early as 4 a.m. and roads are expected to reopen by 5 p.m.

Creator of LAFD 911 assessment program threatens to cut off service

The creator of computerized scripts that Los Angeles firefighters use to assess medical emergencies during 911 calls is reportedly threatening to cut off the service.

'Marathon Crash' bike ride canceled, reportedly over lack of permits

Wolfpack Hustle, a group of L.A. cycling aficionados, said Tuesday night that its pre-marathon bike ride will be canceled this year.

Mother, child found dead after fire in LA garage

Authorities say a mother and child have been found dead after a fire in a Los Angeles garage - raising to 11 the number of fire-related deaths in the city this year.

Mountain lion kills family dog in Fontana

Police and wildlife officials are searching for a mountain lion after it downed a 100-pound German Shepherd in the owner's back yard.

Conan O'Brien to host MTV Movie Awards

Conan O'Brien announced Tuesday that he's hosting this year's MTV Movie Awards on April 13 at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles.

Bill would return illegal taxes to public

Tax time is fast approaching, and some lawmakers in California’s Capitol think, in some cases, you should be getting even more money back from the government.

SoCal Ukrainians divided over future of home country

Ukrainian-Americans disagree over the role Russia should have in the southern peninsula of Crimea, or the rest of the country.

Lack of interpreters among the barriers to justice in California

When talking about language diversity in California, most think Spanish. But Californians speak over 200 languages — and courts need translators.

Transgender student recants sexual assault report

A transgender teen who said he was beaten and sexually assaulted in a California high school bathroom recanted the story, police said Tuesday.

$10 million in gold coins could be from San Francisco Mint theft

New information lends credence to the theory that the coins come from an inside-job heist from the San Francisco Mint over 100 years ago.

13 injured after minivan collides with Blue Line train in downtown LA

At least 13 people were injured, two seriously, when a man driving a minivan collided with a Metro Blue Line train in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday morning.

Israeli PM's visit will cause closures, traffic tie-ups

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be in the Southland through Thursday, and authorities warned the public of traffic tie-ups on Los Angeles' Westside.

LA County warns of ocean storm runoff

The recent rainfall may have brought bacteria, debris, trash and other public health hazards into the ocean, according to health officials.

LADWP apologizes for billing problems, launches web page to track fixes

The new page provides information on call volume and wait times. It also shows how much money the utility has left uncollected because of system problems.

Ruling could mean more murderers paroled in California

A federal judge recently struck down portions of two tough-on-crime ballot initiatives that hampered the ability of prisoners to be paroled. The decision could lead to the release of many serious felons.