Sharapova brings 'serious' tennis event to LA in December

The two-day tournament's tentative schedule features Maria Sharapova against Madison Keys and Kei Nishikori against Jack Sock (plus a little comedy from Chelsea Handler).

Carpools are disappearing but new apps could bring them back

Fewer people are catching a ride with work buddies these days, but the new model of ridesharing could be the ticket to getting some carpools off the road.

Brush fire breaks out near Big Bear ski resort; evacuations ordered

The Summit Fire erupted near the Snow Summit Ski Resort Sunday afternoon and mandatory evacuations are in effect.

Fatal crash in Van Nuys forces closure of 405 northbound lanes

One person was killed and six people were injured in the wreck near Sherman Way.

Body of missing fisherman found in Irvine Lake

Authorities said the body of a 60-year-old man who fell from a boat while fishing in Irvine Lake Saturday evening was located by divers Sunday morning.

3,000 balls float on lake in MacArthur Park as part of art project

Volunteers are spending the weekend launching about 3,000 beach-ball like orbs into an 8-acre lake in the Los Angeles park for an art project called "Spheres of MacArthur Park."

Electrical blast in downtown LA leaves 12 buildings in dark

An electric equipment explosion shook a 19-story office building in downtown, sending two to the hospital and leaving a dozen nearby buildings without power for much of Friday.

Explosion in downtown LA high rise leaves 5 injured

Los Angeles Fire officials were investigating what might have caused an explosion in the lower floors of an office building in downtown Los Angeles Thursday night.

LAX board approves big increase in pest control spending

The plan spends $750,000 a year — a tenfold jump over the current contract — to keep pest control workers on site around the clock.

Man survives jump from bridge onto LA County highway

CHP Officer Jennifer Cassidy says the apparent suicide attempt occurred just after 6 a.m. Thursday on Interstate 10 in West Covina.

Air Force test-launches unarmed missile from California

The missile blasted off at 3:03 a.m. Wednesday from Vandenberg Air Force Base on the coast northwest of Los Angeles.

Dangerous Hollywood and Highland intersection to get diagonal crosswalk

Vehicles struck 38 pedestrians at Hollywood and Highland between 2002 and 2013.

LAX spending on pest control to increase tenfold

The airport spends $70,000 a year on exterminators who come when called. The new approach envisions having pest control workers at LAX 24/7

Calif. to look into how to fund road repairs as gas tax income sputters

With a month remaining in this year's session, big questions are still loom - like how to find cash to fill a $59 billion hole for road repairs.

Watch: WeHo channels SNL to warn of La Cienega closure

West Hollywood hired YouTuber/drag queen Willam Belli to spread the word that La Cienega Boulevard is closed until mid-September between Fountain and Sunset.

LADWP overcharging settlement means $44 million in refunds

A class action settlement from the L.A. Department of Water means that customers will ultimately be receiving $44 million in refunds for overcharges.