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Hot, hot heat is back — and so are the Santa Ana winds

Red flag warnings are in effect for Los Angeles and Ventura County mountains. Gusts from the Santa Ana winds could reach 55 miles per hour.

LA County Fair Ferris Wheel

Last Chance: It's the LA County Fair's final weekend

It's more than fried food and farm animals. There's ice skating, dinosaurs and a deep dive into the gory glory of the human body.

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Ozomatli and Aloe Blacc to perform at Pasadena peace festival

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Ozomatli and Aloe Blacc to perform at the Pasadena United Peace Festival which aims to bring the neighborhood together to address violence in the community.

The weekend Dodgers fans have dreaded is here

It's time to say goodbye to Vin Scully, the legendary Dodgers announcer of 67 years. The team will honor him throughout his last weekend calling games at Dodger stadium.

Strong, dry winds bring fire danger to Southern California

This week brings the first Santa Ana wind event of the season, according to the National Weather Service, and along with it comes power outages and downed trees.

Pasadena animal shelter finds anonymous $8,000 cash donation

Animals at the Pasadena Humane Society will now receive a lot more care after an anonymous person left $8,000, all in $20 bills, in their public donation box Wednesday.

Meet the 5 LA-area recipients of this year’s MacArthur ‘genius’ grants

The fellows include USC professor and cultural historian Josh Kun, a frequent guest on Take Two, two Caltech biology professors, an author and a human rights lawyer with the ACLU.

How technology could shield high risk children from abuse

How technology could detect high risk child abuse cases, following the death of an 11-year-old boy found battered and malnourished in a closet in Echo Park in August.

WeHo council backs Metro measure in hopes of local rail

West Hollywood officials have long pushed for a train, so they are backing Metro's Measure M sales tax measure in hopes the rail line can be built sooner.

Vin Scully's letter to fans to start appreciation weekend at Dodger Stadium

The letter will be distributed to the first 50,000 fans at Friday's game, which starts a weekend of events celebrating the legendary broadcaster's 67-year career with the team. He'll be honored in a special pre-game ceremony and the post-game fireworks will be set to his most famous calls.

Ventura mourns firefighter who died en route to Canyon Fire

Ventura County firefighters Ryan Osler and Adam Price were on their way to assist with the Canyon Fire when their truck overturned. Osler was killed and Price was injured.

The northbound 710 Freeway is closing for 9 weekends

Starting Friday, Sept. 23, all northbound lanes of the 710 from Olympic Boulevard — just past the 5 — to the 60 will be shut down almost every weekend for road work.

Canyon Fire at Vandenberg Air Force base grows to 18 square miles

Voluntary evacuation orders are in place for about 400 residents of the San Miguelito Canyon area just off the base near Lompoc.

Rams games are creating Metro havoc, but don't expect much to change

Some fans waited 90 minutes to get on the trains after the Rams game with the Seahawks. That might still be better than the sky-high prices for parking spots.

Hard cider's about to have a moment in Los Angeles

Southern California has a small but growing cider scene with the help of hip bars, two local cider makers and a new restaurant. And the best part? It's gluten-free.

Poll: Sacrosanct? Petition to get In-N-Out to carry veggie burgers grows

A petition started last week on change.org calls for the Irvine-based chain to stop “letting its fans down by failing to serve anything that would satisfy a burger-loving customer who wants a healthy, humane, sustainable option.”