Metrolink's new Riverside to Perris service starts Monday

The regional rail agency hopes to boost ridership with the new extension and discounted student and short-distance tickets.

Heat wave moves into Southern California, bringing fire risk

The National Weather Service said Wednesday that as the marine layer weakens, temperatures could spike into the 90s around Los Angeles and even top 100 in inland areas.

Reward offered in probe of defaced Venice war memorial

Extensive graffiti was spotted last week covering a large portion of the homespun memorial painted on a block-long wall of Pacific Avenue.

Pala Fire: Firefighters make gains after brief evacuation

State fire officials say the fire in the Indian reservation community of Pala broke out in a home near State Route 76 Tuesday afternoon and spread to nearby brush. It is now 15 percent contained.

LA plans to revive its program to install speed bumps

Recession budget cuts meant neighborhood requests for speed bumps were put on hold, but now the city plans to begin installing them again.

Pala Fire: Get updates on the brush fire burning near Temecula

A wildfire was burning south of Temecula on Tuesday afternoon, Cal Fire's Kendal Bortisser told KPCC.

City Council ponders more autonomy for LADWP

Would proposed changes to the L.A. Department of Water and Power's governing board make for a leaner, meaner utility or more bureaucracy?

Anthropologist follows trail of century-old hobo graffiti in LA

Under an old bridge spanning the Los Angeles River, Susan Phillips has discovered a treasure trove of a peculiar, almost extinct form of American hieroglyphics known as hobo graffiti.

At 5K, veterans eye finish line and voting booth

Veterans and their families say they will go to the polls next Tuesday to vote for more benefits for veterans, including more housing and better counseling.

At capacity, veterans cemeteries take a new form

Right now, L.A.'s national veterans cemetery is basically full. The V.A. hopes building a columbarium will allow Los Angeles veterans to be buried in the city.

For Memorial Day, 4 stories of veterans and service members

Take another look at the men and women behind the uniforms, from a boundary-breaking Navy XO to a former Marine-turned-successful graphic novelist.

Police corner black bear in Pasadena

On Saturday, police cornered a black bear who had wandered into a residential neighborhood near the Pasadena foothills.

New Metro student discounts expanded to part-time college students

The Los Angeles County transit agency board approved new discounts making bus and train rides cheaper for college students, including those attending part time.

San Pedro's skate park under the 110

The harbor area’s skate scene is so strong that the city sanctioned their illegal park and gave them their own holiday.

Travel tips for Memorial Day weekend 2016

The number of people traveling is expected to be 2.5 percent higher than last year. Here's what you should think about before heading out.

California Field Poll finds jobs, employment still top concerns

Results of a new Field Poll reveal jobs and the economy continue to worry both Democrats and Republicans among California's likely voters in the presidential primary election.