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Student's promising life cut short by failed experiment

At 18, Bernard Moon was looking at a bright future. A charismatic high school honors student and athlete, he had been accepted at elite universities. But his life was cut short by the blast of a homemade rocket.

A surge in the youth vote will probably help Democrats

All those 17 to 25-year-olds have the potential to rock this presidential election — especially in one state and for one party.

Caltrans partnering with Waze app to help drivers get around

Waze will provide real-time data for Caltrans' QuickMap app and website. In exchange, Caltrans will provide Waze with information on road closures, construction projects and other conditions that can tie up traffic.

Metro wants to know what you think of its $120 billion plan

Los Angeles County's transit agency hopes to put a sales tax increase on the November ballot. Now the agency is asking for public comment on what to fund with the money.

Watch: Bill Rosendahl honored with memorial mass

Former L.A. City Council member Bill Rosendahl, who died late last month of cancer, is being honored today at a memorial mass.

Fire consumes Montclair recycling facility, leading to evacuations

Evacuations have been called off in a Montclair neighborhood following a recycling facility fire being fully contained, according to a fire spokesperson.

Metrolink updates schedules to help riders catch their trains

The San Bernardino Line received a total makeover, while the 91 and Ventura County lines got minor updates in an attempt to improve "on-time" performance.

Latest high speed rail plan gets review by California lawmakers

California lawmakers questioned high speed rail officials about their latest plan to build the bullet train in Northern California first rather than in SoCal.

SoCal's air quality agency gets a new pollution regulator

The Air Quality Management District named former EPA administrator Wayne Nastri as acting chief of the group after the board ousted its long time leader.

Pacoima, success and struggle in reducing crime

Amid rising crime, Pacoima residents are hoping that hard-won gains against gang violence will turn back the tide.

Why LA's crime rate is on the rise

Violent crime in Los Angeles has increased for two years in a row. A panel of experts examine why and what is being done to tackle the issue

Plane crash kills 1 on freeway where it once landed safely

A small plane crashed on Interstate 15 near Fallbrook in San Diego County on Saturday struck a car, killing one person and injuring five others, authorities said. The same plane landed on I-15 in 2000.

Steve & Felicia: Reaching out online when facing death

When former cop, playwright and KPCC Morning Edition host Steve Julian was diagnosed with cancer, his wife knew she would need to reach out to the communities that have shaped his very public life.

In California, a 'Welcome Home' for Japanese-American queer community

Japanese-Americans in California have been working hard to strengthen ties between the API queer community and its friends, families and allies. This new conference series is a start.

Metrolink tickets can now be bought in an app

The Southern California regional rail agency has come out with a way for riders to purchase tickets on their smart phones.

Organization distributes 200 backpacks to LA's homeless

On Thursday, 200 of L.A.'s homeless were met with a hot meal and a Citypak — a backpack designed with the needs of homeless people in mind.