Big Bear Ski Scene Feature

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Big Bear ski resorts get a white Friday

Resorts have been making man-made snow to groom the slopes, but even a small amount of the real stuff was welcome.

USC v Colorado

USC's Kessler fights for an upbeat finish to career vs UCLA

The winner of Saturday's crosstown rivalry showdown gets the Pac-12 South title and a berth in the conference championship game next week against No. 13 Stanford.

Earthquake House Retrofit

Grants for quake-retrofits available to more homes around LA

State funds will help 1,000 homeowners pay for a critical quake retrofit. It's an expansion of a program aimed at shoring up certain types of single family homes.

Freeze watch for Inland Empire, upper deserts

Temperatures could get as low as 28 degrees Friday night and into Saturday morning in the Inland Empire, and as low as 23 degrees in the upper deserts.

CHP boosting checkpoints, patrols during holiday weekend

Officers will be on the lookout for just about everything, from people driving under the influence, to speeding, to major collision factors like unsafe lane changes and erratic driving.

5 places to see holiday lights in SoCal

What Los Angeles lacks in snow it makes up for in lights. From a reindeer village to a boat parade, here's where you can get in the yuletide spirit SoCal style.

How to surf El Niño: Tips from a professional

Big wave surfer Alex Gray has a few ideas about what it takes to ride the kind of waves that the King Tides and El Niño often bring.

After setbacks, Metro aiming to repair Blue Line by Friday

Metro has still been sorting out the damage from the Monday morning accident.

4 plucked from ocean after boat capsizes near Long Beach

No injuries reported but four people spend an hour in the chilly water before being rescued.

Student causes chemical explosion at USC

A student caused a small explosion while mixing chemicals in a classroom at USC, forcing the evacuation of a building.

Where LA is most vulnerable to El Niño storms

City officials say despite their preparedness plans, they expect flooding and mudslides, citing recent storms as a glimpse into what's to come.

Metro Blue Line tracks remain shut following train-car crash

Metro initially said the repairs would take just a few hours but later Monday announced the tracks would be shut down at least through Tuesday's morning commute.

Hollywood Christmas Parade street closures

Expect grumpy felines, witty magicians, plenty of traffic and limited parking when the annual parade lights up Hollywood on Thanksgiving weekend.

Moreno Valley warehouse project takes a big step forward

The center could bring billions of dollars to the community every year. But according to opponents, it could also devastate the local traffic and environment.

Porter Ranch leak has upped state's greenhouse gas output 25 percent

The monthlong leak coming from Southern California Gas Co.'s Aliso Canyon natural gas field is increasing the state's methane load by 25 percent, air regulators say.

The worst traffic bottlenecks in Los Angeles County

A stretch of the 405 ranks as the most congested in the Los Angeles area, according to a report by the American Highway Users Alliance.