Lake Fire in San Bernardino

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Lake Fire: Evacuations lifted as crews halt fire's spread

The Lake Fire in San Bernardino County has scorched 48 square miles of desert brush and forest timber more than a week after it broke out. It was more than halfway contained Monday.

KKK fliers found in Whittier neighborhood

Whittier residents reported finding Ziploc bags containing flyers, rocks and candies on their lawns this weekend.

hermosa beach lightning

4 things to do when lightning strikes at the beach

A monsoonal system in northern Mexico and Arizona will bring hot, humid weather and a chance of thunderstorms. Beachgoers should be aware of the potential for lightning strikes.

1 killed, 1 hurt after homemade aircraft hits Corona cell tower

A homemade aircraft has crashed into a cellphone tower in Southern California, killing one person and injuring another.

Humid weather, possible thunderstorms heading to SoCal

Hot, humid weather from Northern Mexico and Arizona will sweep into Southern California Monday, bringing a chance of thunderstorms that will continue through the week.

Photos: West Hollywood celebrates Supreme Ct marriage ruling

West Hollywood hugged, waved multicolor flags, snapped selfies and celebrated the Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling Friday that marriage is a right for gay and lesbian couples.

Women's World Cup inspires local girls in soccer camps

Team USA’s run in Canada is being followed very closely by one girl in particular.

Vernon welcomes newcomers in bid to shed corrupt past

Newcomers are moving into the just-built Vernon Village Park, an affordable housing apartment complex. The city's corrupt past was inspiration for the second season of "True Detective."

Lake Fire: 7K buildings threatened, volunteer evacuations in desert

A drone stopped one aircraft from delivering 5,000 gallons of retardant to the fire. The blaze in San Bernardino County has charred 36 square miles since June 17.

Michelle Obama to open 2015 Special Olympics in Los Angeles

Obama, long an advocate of physical fitness and healthy lifestyles, will take part in the games' opening ceremonies July 25 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

Calgrove fire update: Evacuations lifted; containment rises

L.A. County Fire officials said all evacuations for residences in the area were lifted as of 10 p.m. and residents were able to return to their homes.

Vets angry at $1.5M 'master plan' for West LA campus

Long touted as an answer to the VA's problematic West LA Campus, the "master plan" process was introduced at a town hall meeting Tuesday night.

Metrolink trains on track for crash-avoidance tech

Metrolink announced Wednesday that its 341 miles of track have been equipped with "positive train control" and the remaining 171 miles of track should be updated by year's end.

Despite protests, LA OKs new rules for homeless

Homeless encampments and items left in public areas of Los Angeles by homeless persons can be seized more quickly under new rules approved by the Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday, despite a disruptive protest in the council meeting.

California wildfires: Crews continue to battle multiple blazes

Crews pushed up containment on the Lake Fire in the San Bernardino Mountains to 30 percent by Tuesday morning. Meanwhile, the Washington Fire near Lake Tahoe has grown to nearly 15,000 acres.

LA among cities to receive $1M Bloomberg public arts grants

Mayor Eric Garcetti responded with a video message saying the money would go toward bringing public art to the Los Angeles River.