South LA residents worried about oil drilling in area

Hundreds of people showed up for a community meeting to express their concern about new wells that have been approved for the Jefferson Park neighborhood.

LA area clergy and faith leaders offer prayers to outgoing Sheriff Baca

Baca's appearance at the annual service was the first public event he's held since announcing his retirement earlier in the week.

Coachella 2014 sells out in 3 hours

Coachella 2014 tickets went on sale today at 10 a.m. Shortly before 1 p.m., it announced that tickets were sold out. Here's what folks on Twitter had to say.

Northridge Quake at 20: 'The epicenter's in my backyard'

Joe Sauer has reason to remember the Northridge Earthquake of Jan. 17, 1994: The epicenter was literally close to home.

Northridge: Are earthquakes the price we pay for paradise?

KPCC's Patt Morrison writes with a commentary on earthquakes, the weather, the Los Angeles riots of 1992 and how the rest of the America looks at California.

Pacific Coast Highway reopened after rockslide blocked lanes

The northbound and southbound lanes of the PCH in Orange County have been closed by a rockslide. A large boulder and other debris fell into lanes just before 4 a.m.

Weekend Traffic: Closures on the 5, 405 and 60 freeways

Among the usual commuting disruptions is a full closure on the 60 West. The connector from the 57 to the 60 freeway will also be closed through the weekend.

Coroner: Man hit by Metro train was 57, from Altadena

Officials will not make his name public because his family has not been notified. Investigators are still trying to determine why he was in a South Pasadena crosswalk.

High winds to move into Southern California

Wind gusts between 45 mph and 50 mph are expected in the mountains and forecasters say the winds could prove hazardous for high-profile vehicles.

Obama pledges to fight LA poverty in designated 'Promise Zone'

President Obama is using the anniversary of the War on Poverty to establish poverty-fighting "Promise Zones" in cities across the across the country.

Process to pick LA County Sheriff Baca's interim successor is underway

There are laws about certifications a sheriff must have. County supervisors and lawyers are working to determine the qualifications for whoever will complete Baca's term.

Bicyclist struck, killed by Metrolink train

Authorities are investigating the death of a bicyclist struck and killed by a Metrolink in southern Los Angeles County.

Airbnb 'party house' in Glendale shut down after complaints

Sites like Airbnb are not without their critics, especially in Glendale. That's where a 4,000 square foot estate has been listed.

2 killed, 5 hurt in fire at Santa Ana group home (updated)

Two people were killed and five others were injured in an early morning fire Wednesday at a group home for developmentally disabled adult women in Santa Ana.

LA Sheriff Baca's legacy on immigration

Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, who announced his pending retirement Tuesday, has had a complicated relationship with immigrants.

Backers of pension initiative cleared to collect signatures

San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed says he'll confer with other proponents to decide whether to accept changes made by Attorney General Kamala Harris.