Feds tell Los Angeles-based bus company to cease operations

The U.S. Department of Transportation has ordered a Los Angeles-based bus company to cease operations after concluding it was endangering public safety.

Southern Calif. temperatures set record highs Friday

The National Weather Service's Bonnie Bartling says downtown Los Angeles hit 85 degrees at 1:21 p.m., breaking a record set 66 years ago.

Driver survives 300-foot plunge off cliff in Palos Verdes

The Los Angeles County fire captain told NBC-LA that the man said "he did this on purpose."

Rose Parade 2014 guide: Maps and tips for parking, avoiding traffic

Street closures, parking nightmares — we've got your guide to surviving the Tournament of Roses Parade next week, complete with maps and other aids.

10 hurt in San Bernardino sheriff's van crash

The van was struck at about 5 p.m. Thursday as it was taking jail inmates back from a courthouse in San Bernardino.

Simi Valley fire fully contained (updated)

The fire was rapidly spread by gusty Santa Ana winds Christmas night.

Group helping families of Guatemala's wartime missing returns to LA

A forensic anthropology team from Guatemala returns to Los Angeles next month, hoping to collect DNA that can help identify some of the long-unidentified dead from that country's civil war.

New Year's Eve 2013: 6 cheap things to do that don't involve a club

Beach, booze and balloons. Check out this list of events to make the end of 2013 truly memorable — and you won't even have to wear a ball gown.

Weekend Traffic: 405 Freeway to close; free New Year's rides; DUI checkpoints

Crossing the Orange curtain this weekend? You might want to know about these closures.

Calif. law aims to help domestic abuse victims escape violence

A new California law taking effect in 2014 will make it easier for abuse survivors to break their leases. Victims will no longer need to get a court order or police report.

How to recycle your Christmas tree in LA County

Many cities provide their residents with curbside Christmas tree removal, while others provide conveniently located drop-off sites.

Who is Californian of the year?

As we approach the end of the year, AirTalk wants your help in deciding who you think is the most influential Californian of the Year.

Winds may be to blame for power outage north of LA

Utility officials say winds may be to blame for a power outage northwest of Los Angeles. Crews expect to restore power by 11 p.m.

Don't get stuck: Find a ride during the holidays

Avoid drinking and driving during Christmas and New Year's Eve by getting a ride with public transit or a car service. See our list of holiday fares and schedules.

Last-minute shopping: Where to find a gift on Christmas Eve

Put on your shopping face and head out to one of these local stores open on Christmas Eve for your last-minute gifts.

LA's ban on plastic bags starts Jan. 1

LA's plastic-bag ban starts Jan. 1 in large grocery stores such as Ralph's and Von's and will expand to include smaller stores July 1.