Northridge: Follow the Northridge earthquake in real time

We'll be live tweeting the Northridge earthquake as it happened on Jan. 17, 1994 — 20 years ago Friday — as part of our anniversary coverage of the disaster.

Colby Fire: How to keep yourself safe from wildfire smoke, an air quality FAQ

Even if your home is not in the path of a wildfire, you can still be affected by smoke particles released into the air. Here are some tips to keeping yourself and your loved ones safe.

Northridge: Debunking 8 common earthquake myths

To help us debunk some common misconceptions about earthquakes, we brought in Margaret Vinci, manager of Earthquake Programs at Caltech

Salon Meritage Killings: Dekraai moves closer to trial

The man charged in the worst mass killing in Orange County history is due in court Friday for a pre-trial hearing. Scott Dekraai faces the death penalty in the October 2011 shooting at Salon Meritage.

Northridge: Quake readiness ranges widely at 'Epicenter U'

At Cal State Northridge, site of major damage from the 1994 quake, memories have faded and earthquake preparedness varies widely. It's a common thing, experts say.

Eagle Rock rises to near the top of trendy neighborhood list

Eagle Rock was ranked number two in Redfin's national Hot Neighborhoods in 2014 list.

PCH open after fire; red flag fire warning extended (updated)

A blaze burned just short of 10 acres in Pacific Palisades near Santa Monica Tuesday, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

GOP Rep. 'Buck' McKeon of Santa Clarita to step down after 11 terms

The veteran Republican Congressman will not seek re-election, clearing the way for two former state senators who want to succeed him.

PAWS sanctuary a paradise for performing elephants

Deep in the foothills of California’s Gold Country, there is a peaceful home for animals that may seem a little out of place. Located in San Andreas, the Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) cares for elephants, big cats, bears and other wildlife with a history of performing for humans.

Forum Reopening: Former Lakers remember the Inglewood venue's glory days

The Forum in Inglewood was built in 1967, and for over 30 years was arguably the entertainment capital of Los Angeles.

4.4 earthquake rattles Los Angeles area

The U.S. Geological Survey says that a 4.4-magnitude earthquake struck 3 miles north of Fontana at 1:35 a.m. Wednesday. That's about 30 miles east of Los Angeles.

Northridge: Digital dependence leaves us vulnerable

Some experts worry a digital blackout of longer than a few days could harm the local economy for decades.

High winds raise Southern California fire danger (updated)

Southern California firefighters aggressively attacked small but potentially dangerous blazes Tuesday as gusty Santa Ana winds swept the region.

LA County liability costs $89 million in 2012, a 7-year low

L.A. County's risk specialists told the Board of Supervisors that costs associated with litigation have dropped. But they warned it may increase due to recent issues at the sheriff's department.

High winds raise S. California fire danger

Numerous firefighters were dispatched to blazes to prevent the whipping winds from rapidly spreading them into major conflagrations.

Garcetti: Comprehensive street repairs years away

LA Mayor Eric Garcetti promised to fix the city's battered streets, but acknowledged his administration has made little progress.