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Appeals court throws out water rates meant to spur conservation

The court rules San Juan Capistrano did not justify its sliding scale of water rates and violated state law meant to curb arbitrary pricing.

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Highway Fire: Unattended cooking fire identified as cause

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The Highway Fire near the Prado Dam area of Chino at one point threatened 200 homes, though officials lifted evacuation orders late Sunday.

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Winds, dry weather slowing gains on Riverside wildfire

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Evacuation orders have been lifted for residents near a wildfire that broke out near a dam in Riverside County, but firefighters say dry, windy weather has slowed them down.

Santa Monica braces for yearlong closure of California Incline

Traffic is expected to go from bad to worse along the Pacific Coast Highway as Santa Monica begins work to raze and replace the roadway.

Police: Seal or sea lion pup abducted from Los Angeles beach

Los Angeles police say four people snatched either a seal or sea lion pup from a beach near the city's international airport early Sunday.

Fullerton brush fire prompts evacuation

A brush fire in Fullerton is forcing the evacuation of the Fullerton Sports Complex and nearby Fullerton Golf Course.

LA County Metro starts campaign to fight sex harassment

The campaign is called "It's Off Limits" and encourages witnesses and victims to report unwanted sexual behavior by using a hotline or smartphone app.

LA spends $100 million a year on homelessness, study finds

The report released Thursday concludes that city departments have no coordinated approach for dealing with homelessness and its problems. Instead, many rely on ad hoc responses.

Updated: Jurupa Valley fire destroys home, damages 4 others

The eight-acre blaze was contained Thursday evening, but not before destroying one home.

Wildfire risk is up; Weather Service issues red-flag warning

Fierce Santa Ana winds are swirling around areas of Southern California today, raising a high risk of wildfires in much of Los Angeles and Ventura counties.

Shelly Sterling wins case seeking millions in assets from V. Stiviano

V. Stiviano, the one-time companion of former L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling, must return millions of dollars in gifts, a judge has ruled in a lawsuit that was filed by Sterling's wife, Shelly.

Zip line proposed for Runyon Canyon

A plan for the zip line, which would cost $50 per rider, will be presented at a Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council meeting Wednesday night.

100 firefighters extinguish classroom blaze on UCLA campus

Fire officials say the blaze was reported around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday on the third floor of the seven-story School of Dentistry building in Westwood.

Service resumes after Gold Line train fatally strikes pedestrian

A Metro Gold Line train has fatally struck a person near the Highland Park station, according to the agency. The incident happened on Monday morning.

Fire captain severely injured fighting Ventura brush fire

A fire captain is in surgery Monday after sustaining severe injuries while suppressing a brush fire in the Ventura River bottom near the 33 freeway on Sunday.

Northbound 110 freeway reopened in San Pedro after crash

All lanes were shut down but the CHP opened the right shoulder after about an hour to allow bottlenecked commuter traffic to squeeze through.