LA prepares to count number of people living on the streets

Organizers hope to recruit 6,000 volunteers to canvas 4,000 miles of Los Angeles County in late January to count the homeless population.

Santa Ana winds blow into Southern California

The National Weather Service said the northeast winds ranged from 20 mph to 30 mph in canyons, with gusts to about 45 mph in the mountains.

On Christmas Day: Pick a Yule Log, any Yule Log

Local TV services and apps are all offering a crackling fire — the Yule Log — for Christmas Day viewing. Sample some here (including an "Outlander" one!)

Fire causes 19,000 in San Bernardino to lose power

San Bernardino Police Department Captain Raymond King tweeted to use caution at signaled intersections that are out of order.

High winds knock down tree; more on the way

A phenomenon called a standing mountain wave occurred Sunday night, allowing high-speed winds from the mid-levels of the atmosphere to reach the surface.

Ventura County mountain lion darted in residential area

Fish and Wildlife officials say they darted and released a mountain lion that ventured into a mobile home park in Ventura County Friday night.

Women vets get help at LA Stand Down event

Some 2,500 veterans, about one-fifth of them women, were expected to seek help and services at the weekend Stand Down event at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Decorated Tuskegee airman Lowell Steward dies at 95 in Ventura

He flew nearly 150 missions and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, but after the war, Steward returned home and was denied a mortgage because of his skin color.

A boutique brand flourishes at Skid Row women's center

It's holiday crunch time, and in a out-of-the-way workshop a merry craftspeople are hard at work stitching journals and stamping the covers of holiday cards for the busiest season on record.

Taylor Orci can't be the only person in LA afraid of waves

I've had terrible luck in the ocean. Every time I try, a wave wipes me out and I feel like I'm drowning. More than one person has told me, "But that's the FUN part!"

Rabbi Harold Schulweis dies in Los Angeles at 89

Among his accomplishments, Schulweis was an innovator who addressed poverty in the U.S., worked to raise awareness of genocide in Africa and welcomed gay and lesbian Jews into the synagogue.

Local Cuban Americans divided over changes in US-Cuba relations

Some are skeptical about who will receive the benefit of changes in U.S.-Cuba relations. Others welcome the ability to send money home or, yes, bring home some Cuban cigars.

SoCal rain: 4 lanes reopen after mudslide shuts 91 Freeway

A torrent of mud and rocks covered part of State Route 91 in Orange County and forced the closure of all eastbound lanes for hours early Wednesday morning.

SoCal rain: Storm brings flash flooding; cars stranded in Torrance

Torrents of rain have been falling on a section of Los Angeles County, flooding streets and leaving several cars stranded.

New storm drops rain across soggy California

The first storm in a one-two punch of much-needed moisture arrived Tuesday in Southern California, bringing light rain to the area.

DUI suspected in Alhambra crash that hurt 12

The collision reportedly happened on Fremont Avenue and Poplar Boulevard, where families had gathered to look at Christmas decorations.