Occupational therapist John Hwang hangs with the homeless (photos)

John Hwang works as an occupational therapist by day, but visits homeless on Skid Row at night. He spends time with them and shares their stories on Facebook.

Los Angeles drops appeal in homeless property suit

The decision by City Attorney Mike Feuer ends a long-running legal battle between the city and activists for the homeless over storage of homeless people's personal effects, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Pasadena power outage leaves city in the dark

A "pretty large" power outage left city streets and homes in the dark in Pasadena Monday night.

USC law students behind release of woman convicted of murder

Local law students are behind the early release of Mary Virginia Jones, a 74-year-old woman convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison in 1982.

42k honey spill shuts 605; what's your worst pun?

Upon hearing the news of the sticky situation, folks on Twitter let the jokes spill. What's your worst honey pun?

Investigation opens in Anaheim fatal officer-involved shooting

Three Anaheim officers have been assigned to desk duty pending the outcome of the investigation. A police dog wounded in the incident is recovering.

3 lanes open after honey spill shuts 605

Drivers on the northbound 605 freeway found themselves stuck after an overturned big rig spilled 42,000 lbs of honey and diesel onto the asphalt.

Magnitude 2.7 quake shakes Los Alamitos

Several people in Long Beach reported feeing the quake on Twitter. Did you feel it?

Shrine carnival won't feature performing animals

For the first time in 88 years, the annual festival hosted by the Shriners in LA is being billed as a carnival, not a circus, and won't feature performing animals.

Medfly infestation found near USC campus

Officials have quarantined an 88-square mile area of central Los Angeles. They are releasing 250,000 flies per mile every week until the infestation is over.

San Onofre auction: Bid on pieces of a nuclear power plant

Ever wanted to buy part of a nuclear power plant? This week is your chance, as Southern California Edison holds an auction to sell off parts of San Onofre.

Catalina Island gets overhaul to boost tourism

California's Santa Catalina Island will add a new museum, hotel, spa and wine-tasting room in an effort to lure more visitors from the mainland.

Locals love it as MLB makes quick trip Down Under

Yasiel Puig and Paul Goldschmidt hadn't left the stadium before workers began dismantling what was quite an impressive place to play baseball.

Trail head to Hollywood Sign closes temporarily starting Tuesday

A popular trail head to the Hollywood Sign will be closed for more than a month so that crews can install a new gate to prevent trespassers at night.

California firefighting unit closer to relocating to Moreno Valley

California's largest firefighting agency is one step closer to relocating its Southern California home base in an effort to better dispatch resources during wildfires.

5 things you probably didn't know about Beverly Hills history

This year, Beverly Hills celebrates 100 years of cityhood. But how did Beverly Hills get to be the upscale paradise it is today?