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Brush up on your kickflips — skate park opens in La Crescenta

The park, which includes features for skaters of all experience levels, will be open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

91 Freeway to close nightly for construction this week

Each night this week, all lanes in at least one direction will be shut down at Maple Street as part of the 91 Project. See a map of closures and suggested detours.

LA's plan to eliminate fatalities on its streets

Communities are being asked for feedback on possible approaches like engineering streets to slow car traffic and increasing enforcement of speed limits.

Metro faces high hurdle on transit sales tax measure

A Los Angeles County tax hike to fund rail, bus and highway improvements requires two-thirds of voters, a tall order in the biggest county in the nation.

2 die, 2 injured in La Tuna Canyon home fire

A fire that engulfed a home in the La Tuna Canyon area of Sun Valley left four people injured, two of them critically.

How victims of the Sand Fire are sifting through the rubble

Red Cross volunteers have built sifting tools to help residents begin the long process of finding their most precious belongings.

Pilot killed in fighter jet crash was from Arcadia

Maj. Richard Norton, 36, died when his plane crashed near Twentynine Palms during a training exercise.

210 Freeway in Pasadena closed again for 55 hours this weekend

Westbound lanes from Lake Avenue to Mountain Street will be fully closed starting at 10 p.m. Friday. They'll reopen Monday at 5 a.m.

Sand Fire now 85 percent contained

Firefighters have increased containment on the wildfire burning in the Santa Clarita Valley. All evacuations have been lifted.

Want to own a piece of the 6th Street Bridge?

Take home some history! Officials will be giving away pieces of the iconic bridge for free on Aug. 13.

LA's bike-share program opens to walk-up users Monday

Starting Monday, Los Angeles County's bike-share program will be open to walk-up riders. That comes as a new report shows bike-share access isn't always available to low-income communities.

Trio of construction projects to close down roads near LAX

Three separate infrastructure projects will temporarily close down portions of Century Boulevard, along with 405 Freeway on- and off-ramps, through most of August.

Where to ask for help after a wildfire disaster

Dealing with the stress and chaos that comes with an unexpected wildfire can make finding help difficult. Here's a list of resources to help guide those affected.

Flex Alert issued for California amid sweltering heat wave

California has extended its statewide alert, asking consumers to conserve energy through Thursday amid the sweltering heat wave in Southern California.

Updated 'Ajax' elevates a woman warrior to the starring role

A new play at the Greenway Court Theater bends spacetime to place the protagonist of the classic Greek tragedy alongside A.J., a female soldier in Iraq.

Sand Fire: Here's how you can still help

From transporting animals to cleaning up after the fire, here's how you can help those affected by the Sand Fire.