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Orange County struggles to fill Grand Jury

For the second year, the Superior Court in Orange County is struggling to get residents to serve on its Grand Jury.

Fire at Pasadena apartment complex leaves at least 5 homeless

Three units were destroyed in a fire at an apartment complex across the street from Huntington Memorial hospital on Monday.

Mayor leads LA's Kingdom Day Parade

The mayor was grand marshal of Monday's 29th annual Kingdom Day Parade, which included appearances by Police Chief Charlie Beck and local members of Congress.

On MLK's birthday, memories of a key speech in Los Angeles

Martin Luther King Jr. spoke at the L.A. Coliseum in May, 1964, as California was in the middle of a battle over fair housing.

20 LA museums to offer free admission Saturday (map)

As part of SoCal Museum's ninth annual Free-For-All event Saturday, Angelenos can take advantage of free admission to 20 local spots.

New Calif. law squeezes recyclable collectors

A new California law that tightens the state's recycling redemption rules is squeezing people who cash in bottles and plastic to get by.

At least 13 arrested in Fullerton after Kelly Thomas protest

Officers dispersed the protest over the death of Kelly Thomas, after a TV videographer was attacked.

Colby Fire: Crews up containment overnight

As of Sunday morning, they were able to contain 78 percent of the fire. Residents of the evacuated Mountain Cove neighborhood were able to return home.

Colby Fire: Containment estimate doubles from 30 to 61 percent

Fire officials say that containment is going to be later than earlier thought. They appeared to hope that backfires overnight would do more than they have.

Colby Fire: Increase in acres burned (updated)

Firefighters are extinguishing flare-ups from the Colby Fire as it burns in the foothills above Glendora Friday. A red flag warning was extended into Saturday.

What does Brown's drought declaration mean for LA?

Relatively flush local reservoirs should spare Southern California from water rationing, but officials still call on area residents to conserve.

Shooting threat prompts Escondido school closures

Police in the north San Diego suburb said a social media posting warned that violence would happen at Escondido Charter High School at 10:30 a.m. Friday.

Weekend Traffic: MLK events mean road closures this weekend

Special events in Orange County and Los Angeles are imposing a number of closures this weekend.

Northridge at 20: Truck driver who escaped collapse recalls his near miss

Another man recalls his father, an LAPD motorcycle officer who lost his life when the 6.7 magnitude earthquake ruptured the freeway on which he was riding.

Northridge: Your memories of the 'giant monster' that hit SoCal

Where were you during the Northridge earthquake? KPCC listeners share their stories

Colby Fire: Suspect posted on Facebook; blaze slowing; 3 injured

Police confirm a Facebook post about "lion hunting." Meanwhile, bail for the three suspects has been raised to half a million dollars.