Kirk Gibson

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Former Dodger Kirk Gibson diagnosed with Parkinson's disease

"With the support of my family and friends," he says, "I will meet this challenge with the same determination and unwavering intensity that I have displayed in all of my endeavors in life."

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Highwater Fire: Blaze threatens homes above Granada Hills

Los Angeles firefighters using water-dropping helicopters are battling a wildfire burning through dry brush near many homes in Granada Hills.

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New program targets intergenerational child abuse

L.A. county is trying to figure out what services to provide foster youth so they can avoid repeating their parents' mistakes.

Truck drivers at ports of LA and Long Beach strike again

Truck drivers with four companies went on strike Monday morning, saying their companies have harassed drivers for filing complaints and organizing to join a union.

Clean-up of 710 Freeway continues after tanker truck crash

Caltrans crews are repairing damage to the roadway surface near Florence Avenue in Bell after a tanker truck loaded with 8,500 gallons of gasoline tipped onto its side and burst into flames.

Help us date and translate a trove of LA postcards

Someone bought 13 postcards from Kennedy's Card Shop in Los Angeles many years ago and never sent them.

Huge Los Angeles march commemorates Armenian genocide

Throngs have joined Friday's six-mile walk from the Little Armenia neighborhood to the Turkish Consulate, carrying flags and signs.

Train delays? Metro will write you a tardy note

If you take public transportation to work or school, you're no stranger to delays. Good news: Metro will help you get out of trouble.

Should Venice Beach allow women to sunbathe topless?

Venice Neighborhood Council wants L.A. City Council to OK women going topless at Venice Beach. Supporters say it's an equality issue.

PETA offers $5,000 reward in sea lion pup abduction

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals announced the reward Wednesday for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the pup-nappers.

Board votes to boot tenants from Hollywood high-rise

Tenants in the Hollywood building will be moving out after a panel that oversees the L.A. Dept. of Building and Safety voted to uphold an order calling for their removal.

LADWP considering more tiered water rates, despite ruling

Despite a recent appeals court ruling in San Juan Capistrano, LADWP plans to continue looking at expanding its tiered water pricing system.

Do you like South LA's proposed new nickname? Vote here

Councilmember Bernard C. Parks says the nickname will reinvigorate South Los Angeles. Residents will weigh in on the name change at Tuesday night's council meeting.

Appeals court throws out water rates meant to spur conservation

The court rules San Juan Capistrano did not justify its sliding scale of water rates and violated state law meant to curb arbitrary pricing.

Highway Fire: Unattended cooking fire identified as cause

The Highway Fire near the Prado Dam area of Chino at one point threatened 200 homes, though officials lifted evacuation orders late Sunday.

Winds, dry weather slowing gains on Riverside wildfire

Evacuation orders have been lifted for residents near a wildfire that broke out near a dam in Riverside County, but firefighters say dry, windy weather has slowed them down.