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New mobile website encourages exploration of LA's urban trails

A beta version of LASHP Trails, which includes three predefined trails supplemented with historical information and workout tips, will be released on April 13.

Fossils unearthed by Metro reveal LA's watery past

LA Metro unearthed several fossils in preparation of the Purple Line extension. These fossil tell a story of an LA once covered by the ocean.

Evacuations remain after big San Francisco fire

Residents of an evacuated apartment building across from the site of a massive San Francisco fire won't immediately be able to return home.

Facebook headquarters cleared after false threat

Menlo Park police Commander Dave Bertini says Facebook's campus was locked down Tuesday night after San Francisco police passed along a report of a threat shortly after 7 p.m.

San Francisco firefighters stop big blaze spread

San Francisco firefighters have prevented a major blaze from spreading from a condominium construction site to nearby buildings.

Southern California winds to raise fire danger

The National Weather Service says red flag warnings will be in effect Wednesday morning through afternoon.

Missing hiker found in Los Angeles County canyon

A hiker who spent a chilly night huddled under chaparral in a Los Angeles County wilderness area has been airlifted to safety.

California mulls how to regulate 'driverless cars' (updated)

The DMV held an initial public hearing Tuesday as it puzzles through how to regulate the public's use of the self-driving car technology that is still being tested.

Guatemala to open Inland Empire consulate

Guatemalan government officials are planning to open a new consulate in San Bernardino by July.

Funeral scheduled for officer killed in Friday crash

Friends and family will gather Thursday to remember Nicholas Lee, a 16-year Los Angeles police veteran who died when a truck slammed into his police cruiser Friday.

24 students injured in stage collapse released from hospitals

Twenty-four students who were injured in a dramatic stage collapse in Anaheim Saturday night have all been released from area hospitals, according to Anaheim Police Department.

Bees attack drivers after LA-area car crash

Two drivers were treated at a hospital after their car crash disturbed a bee hive Sunday. A deputy who came to their aid was also stung, but not hospitalized.

Human trafficking survivor Ima Matul to speak in Culver City Tuesday

Not long ago Ima Matul was trapped in a situation that seemed hopeless. Tuesday, she'll be sharing her story during a discussion on modern-day human trafficking in Culver City.

Powerful 6.9 magnitude quake shakes NorCal; no injuries

The magnitude-6.9 quake struck at 10:18 p.m. PDT Sunday and was centered 50 miles west of Eureka and about 4 miles beneath the Pacific seabed, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

How the Dunites created a secret utopia in the Oceano Dunes

An entire squatter community once disappeared into the wilderness of the Oceano Dunes outside of Santa Maria — a colony of hermits, artists and poets called Dunites.

Affirmative action amendment has some Asian-Americans furious

In the last month, a proposal to reinstate affirmative action at California’s public universities has inflamed some Asian-American groups unlike any recent issue.