Horsetown and Hindus

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Indian-Americans clash with 'Horsetown' over proposed center


The city of Norco markets itself as "Horsetown USA," carefully cultivating a Western theme. Now it's clashing with Indian-Americans who want to build a Hindu cultural center that residents say doesn't fit.

Los Angeles Homeless

LA sheriff: Don't arrest homeless, get them into services

Under a new county policy, homeless people who commit low-level crimes will be directed to shelters and mental health services. Arrests will be a last resort.

West Hollywood bikeshare

West Hollywood bike-share launches, UCLA system coming next


Los Angeles County now has five bike-share systems and another is on the way. But compatibility is an issue with differing types of bikes in different cities.

How could the Navy help LA deal with a natural disaster?

In L.A.'s first-ever "Fleet Week," the Navy isn't just bringing warships for public tours. It's also offering to help Los Angeles in case of a big natural disaster.

There are just 5 bathrooms for the 1800 people on Skid Row

Human waste is often found along the streets of Skid Row. And the area's few bathrooms harbor drug use, prostitution and violence.

No gunman found after shooter scare at LAX

Police said a loud noise Sunday night triggered mass panic in several terminals at Los Angeles International Airport as hundreds of people rushed to evacuate.

TV columnist Jerry Buck dies at 85

William G. (Jerry) Buck, a columnist who chronicled the television industry for the Associated Press, died Friday at age 85.

LA City Council takes emergency action to ban 'Spice'

The city attorney will draft an ordinance barring the sale, manufacture, distribution and possession of the drug.

Rocketdyne plant in Canoga Park being demolished

A Los Angeles plant that built some of the world's mightiest rocket engines is being demolished.

Tesoro refinery tank in Wilmington explodes; none injured

A sulfur tank exploded Friday at the Tesoro refinery in Wilmington, sending a chemical cloud into the air and causing a fire, authorities said. No evacuations were ordered but people nearby were urged to stay indoors.

Real-time bus information finally arriving at LA stops

Metro train riders are used to reading signs that say when to expect train arrivals, but now bus riders will be seeing real-time information at some bus stops.

Metro extends Noho to Pasadena express bus pilot program

The express bus connects two transit hubs, but ridership has not yet hit targets. Metro hopes to entice additional riders with more frequent weekday service.

American soldier killed in Afghanistan was from Irvine

A soldier who was killed in Afghanistan on Tuesday has been identified as Army Staff Sgt. Matthew V. Thompson of Irvine.

Santa Monica City Council votes to close airport

The motion was unanimously passed. The goal: Close the airport by July 1, 2018. The problem: legal hurdles which may require it to be kept open until at least 2023.

LA City Council makes way for LAX improvement plan

A long-sought connection between LAX and Metro trains is among the projects that can move forward following settlement of a dispute with a community group.

Parts of 101 Freeway shutting down for 4 nights

The cause of the closures is the installation of loop detectors, which are part of a project to repave the 101 from downtown Los Angeles to Hollywood.