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Update: OC cities weigh emergency declaration after quakes

More than 100 tremors have rattled the region, with the largest yet Saturday afternoon. Residents have begun returning to evacuated homes in Fullerton.

Protesters say proposed Metro rate hikes will hurt poor and minorities

Calling it an issue of "economic justice," demonstrators rally outside MTA headquarters to oppose the fare hike proposals.

Cesar Chavez Day: What's closed and things to do

In observance of Cesar Chavez Day, most California public schools and state government offices will be closed to observe the state holiday Monday.

La Habra earthquake: KPCC's map of ongoing aftershocks

A magnitude-5.1 earthquake near La Habra Friday night continued to produce aftershocks, including a magnitude-4.1 earthquake near Rowland Heights.

5.1 earthquake strikes near La Habra, Calif. (updated)

The earthquake hit shortly after 9 p.m. Friday, and broken glass, gas leaks, a water main break and a rockslide were reported near the epicenter.

Van Buren Fire burns 80 acres in Riverside County

Firefighters in Riverside County are battling an 80-acre wildfire in the area of Thermal, just south of Coachella. The fire is now 20 percent contained.

Collapse at downtown LA construction site (updated)

Fire Department spokesman Erik Scott says all workers are believed to have been accounted for following the collapse, which was reported at 8:59 a.m. Friday.

ACLU says LA jails deny Muslim inmates right to worship

In a letter sent to the sheriff's department Friday morning, the ACLU complains other groups are allowed communal worship, but not Muslims.

Qatar sentences LA couple to 3 years in prison

Matthew and Grace Huang of Los Angeles have been charged with starving their 8-year-old adopted daughter to death in Qatar. They were sentenced to three years in prison.

Los Angeles Zoo gets new lion pair

The LA Zoo hasn't had any lions since 2012, when the last one, Cookie, was euthanized because she had cancer.

Palm Springs to give big send-off to giant Marilyn

The city is throwing a send-off party Thursday night for a massive statue of Marilyn Monroe that has become beloved by both tourists and locals in the two years it was on loan from The Sculpture Foundation.

LA bank founder confirmed to head Small Business Administration

The Senate has approved ProAmérica Bank founder Maria Contreras-Sweet to head the federal agency.

LA County's public health director to resign (updated)

Dr. Jonathan Fielding announced in a staff memo on Wednesday that he would step down once a successor has been found to take his place.

LA city controller: Female city employees earn less

A new infographic released Thursday by the city shows that for every $1 male employees earn, women earn just 83 cents, and only six of L.A.'s 41 general managers are female.

LA's downtown 'Cornfield' greenspace to close for $20M renovation

A 34-acre lot adjacent to downtown Los Angeles is about to undergo a transformation into a park featuring open meadows, walkways and a wetlands area.

Weekend Traffic: Transportation agencies closing lanes, ramps

Connectors like the 91 West to 71 North will be closed. The 215 between San Bernardino and Riverside will see full closures next week. Read on to plan ahead.