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LA college bans assault weapons investments

Occidental College trustees recently approved a ban covering stock in firms that manufacture the weapons or high-capacity ammunition for general public sale.

Central California meat producer closed by federal inspectors

A Central California slaughterhouse that supplies beef to the National School Lunch Program has been closed by federal inspectors after failing to meet cleanliness standards.

Big rig crash on southbound 101 Freeway causes delays

A crash involving a big rig and four vehicles closed all lanes on the southbound 101 Freeway near the Santa Monica Boulevard overpass Tuesday afternoon.

California won't vote on legal pot until 2016

California was the first state to legalize the medical use of marijuana back in 1996. For a while, it seemed likely that we'd be voting on whether to legalize recreational pot this fall.

A potential 2040 Los Angeles Metro subway system map

Hobbyist designer Nick Andert put together a look at what the Metro system could look like with widespread political will, based on existing plans.

Income equality: Should LA hotel workers make $15 an hour?

Hotel employee are some of the lowest-paid workers in Los Angeles, according to a city study. A proposal to raise their minimum wage sets off intense debate.

Firefighters hurt in West Hollywood building fire

In addition to causing injuries, authorities said the fire shut down a busy thoroughfare and caused an estimated $2.5 million in damage.

Rufus the carrot-eating pacu to stay at former Bahooka

Media attention helps Rufus's current owners see that he could be the star of their new Chinese restaurant; friends of Damon's disappointed.

The debate over Little Arabia: What’s in a name?

The idea of branding Little Arabia has caught on with city leaders eager to promote another facet of Anaheim beyond Disneyland.

Beyond Jamzilla: New bridges, HOV lanes, critter crossings

One big shutdown is left for the 405 Freeway before the billion dollar project is done, leaving motorists with safer bridges, higher-capacity ramps and quicker commutes.

Jamzilla: Two 405 lanes open ahead of schedule

Metro recommends giving extra time if you're going through the Sepulveda Pass while it's open - or find another way into the Valley.

Authorities ID man fatally struck by SF Muni train

Michael Mendez, a 55-year-old transient, was killed by an outbound Muni train at the Powell Street station around 2:40 p.m. Saturday

Updated: Brush fire extinguished in Glendale near Forest Lawn

The cause of the blaze is under investigation, according to the Glendale Fire Department.

Jamzilla: Metro on schedule to complete road work

Light traffic conditions have helped construction workers so far and drivers are still advised to avoid the 405 freeway area where work is taking place.

5 hospitalized after single vehicle crash on 60 Freeway

Five were hospitalized, three in critical condition, after a single vehicle crash on the westbound 60 Freeway on Friday night. The driver was allegedly intoxicated.

Jamzilla starts causing traffic headaches on the 10 Freeway

"Jamzilla" was slow make an impact Saturday morning, but my late morning it had started jamming up the 10 Freeway, according to a local wire service.