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Paid parking at Valley Red Line lots has freed up spaces

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Metro has begun charging $3 to park at the North Hollywood and Universal City stations. The lots, which used to fill by 7 a.m., haven't been as crowded.

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'Let it Fall' creator John Ridley discusses forces behind LA Riots

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The Oscar winner grew up in Wisconsin and moved out to Southern California to try and break into Hollywood in the early 1990s. He talked to Alex Cohen on Morning Edition about some of the driving forces behind his documentary about the L.A. Riots.

Looters load up a car at the Viva shopping center near a billowing fire during the rioting that erupted in Los Angeles on April 29, 1992, after a jury found four Los Angeles Police Department officers not guilty in the beating of Rodney King.

When LA erupted in anger: A look back at the LA Riots

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This week 25 years ago, policemen were acquitted in the savage beating of African-American Rodney King.

How Long Beach cut 21 percent of its homeless population in 2 years

The city released numbers from its bi-annual homeless count on Tuesday, saying its homeless population fell by nearly 500 people — from 2,345 in 2015 to 1,843.

California lawmakers consider legal aid for deported vets

The bill would commit the state to paying lawyers who would help honorably discharged military vets with green cards who have been deported.

State lawmaker seeks to restore early education funding

Assemblyman Kevin McCarty says he's putting pressure on Gov. Jerry Brown to restore promised new funding for early education.

Judge searches for solutions in Orange County homeless camp

A federal judge has taken the unusual step of touring Orange County's biggest homeless encampment to look for solutions to a growing problem.

Fear of unrest rises for 1st time in post-LA riots poll

More than any other demographic, millennials tend to believe that another riot is likely to happen in the next five years — according to a new survey.

Judge expects to allow California high-speed rail funding

A group challenging California's bullet train will have a last chance Wednesday to convince a judge who says he is unlikely to side with them and block the project.

Fiery, deadly wreck snarls Interstate 5 in Los Angeles

A fiery collision Tuesday involving two big trucks and several smaller vehicles killed one person and injured 10 others while triggering a massive traffic jam on I-5.

Metro narrowing Union Station-to-Artesia rail route options

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is moving ahead with two major rail projects in the wake of voter approval of the L.A. County Measure M sales tax increase.

1 dead in fiery wreck on Interstate 5 near LA's Griffith Park

Multiple trucks and vehicles collided in a deadly wreck on Interstate 5 north of downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday morning, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Swimmers, surfers warned as high surf pounds California

The National Weather Service says waves along the Central Coast could hit 12 feet, while sets topping 8 feet are expected in Ventura and Los Angeles counties.

Police search for boy after father arrested

Aramazd Andressian, Sr. is being held on $10 million bail after he was discovered unconscious Saturday at a South Pasadena park. His 5-year-old son remains missing.

Antelope Valley festival celebrates poppies, Earth Day

The California Poppy Festival kicked off Saturday in Lancaster in the Antelope Valley, home to one of the most abundant displays of the vibrant state flower.

7 things to do at the Festival of Books

With two full days of panels, performances and events, the Festival of Books has options — many options. Here are a few highlights.