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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.

DA Tony Rackauckas reacts to not guilty verdict in Kelly Thomas case

Two former Fullerton police officers were found not guilty of beating to death a mentally ill, homeless man, a jury found on Monday in Orange County Superior Court. The verdicts were read as people on both sides of the courtroom reacted with gasps and sobs.

Anaheim community workshop Tuesday on stadium negotiations with Angels

The city of Anaheim is hosting a community workshop Tuesday to talk about the on-going Angel Stadium lease negotiations with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Introducing KPCC's new Earthquake Tracker

And as part of our continuing coverage of the 20th anniversary of Northridge, we've built an Earthquake Tracker at our website. It's an interactive map that keeps a record of all seismic activity in California.

The Kelly Thomas trial comes to an end

Yesterday, a jury in Fullerton found two former Fullerton police officers not guilty of beating homeless man Kelly Thomas to death in 2011.

'Jamzilla' to close lanes on 405 on Presidents' Day weekend

Extended lane closures of the 405 Freeway in the Sepulveda Pass will be in effect Feb. 14-18 in what is being called "Jamzilla."

15 hospitalized after bus collides with big rig

15 people have been hospitalized with minor injuries after a bus rear-ended a big rig on a Central Valley freeway, according to the California Highway Patrol.

LA County Board of Supervisors to discuss Baca's replacement

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will convene in closed session Tuesday to discuss temporary replacements for retiring Sheriff Lee Baca.