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Blue Line gets police patrols in Long Beach

Officers will start their rounds along the city's lines on Saturday. It's part of a new five-year, $30 million contract between Metro and the Long Beach Police Department.

No disruptions at LAX as latest travel ban rolls out

The first day of the reinstated travel ban limiting travel from six Muslim-majority countries passed without large protests or reported traveler delays.

Shop quickly: Measure M sales tax increase starts July 1

By October, several cities in L.A. County will levy a 10.5 percent sales tax, tying parts of Chicago for the most expensive sales tax in the country.

Off-Ramp Recommends: 'Stay young, go dancing'

LA has multiple cheap or free events this weekend to get you out into the city and have you considering a shaking your groove-thang.

Firefighters battle flames at Camp Pendleton, Burbank

There were 200 firefighters at the scene near San Clemente. Helicopters were expected to join the effort later Thursday, once the marine layer lifts. No winds and low humidity have been a big help, but the wet winter has been a mixed blessing for crews, according to fire officials.

Greetings from Obama Boulevard

The street is in the district of council President Herb J. Wesson Jr., who recounted how he introduced then-Sen. Obama at his first Los Angeles presidential campaign rally at a Rancho Cienega Park along Rodeo Road in 2007.

DTLA streetcar could open in 2021 — if it finds the funds

Good news: officials have completed environmental reviews and early designs for the project. Bad news: there's not funding to cover the $290 million price tag.

Brush fire burns near Burbank homes

A fire that broke out Wednesday afternoon in Burbank was threatening homes. It was at least the third fire in as many days amid red flag conditions.

Crime's rise in DTLA has residents, businesses worried

Between 2014 and 2016, violent and property crimes in DTLA increased by over a third. That has stakeholders in the neighborhood worried about its future.

Manzanita Fire: Acreage rises, but so does containment

Roughly 600 firefighters are on the scene along with two dozen dozers and water tenders. Fire crews are expecting winds to pick up Wednesday afternoon, while temperatures are predicted to hit the low 90s.

Mart Fire: Evacuation orders lifted, Highway 330 reopened

The fire has burned 902 acres with 15 percent containment since breaking out Tuesday afternoon. A red flag warning remains in effect for the area.

Who is affected by the revised travel ban

Under a court order, those from six countries with valid visas and ties with a person or entity here should be clear to enter the U.S. The key word is "should."

Policing, gentrification concerns raised by LA traffic program

Vision Zero, the city initiative to cut traffic deaths, calls for steps like increased traffic enforcement, raising red flags in low-income neighborhoods of color.

Mart Fire: Mandatory evacuations issued for San Bernardino County blaze

Firefighters battled a wildland fire named the Mart Fire on Tuesday near the cities of Highland and San Bernardino, which has burned hundreds of acres.

LA is like NYC? Fuggedaboutit!

Nylon magazine created a guide of L.A. neighborhoods based on NYC neighborhoods, but some of the comparisons missed the mark.

Manzanita Fire in Riverside County reaches 5,800 acres

So far, crews are reporting that it's 20 percent contained. The fire caused the closure of Highway 79, but fire authorities are reporting that the highway's southbound lanes are open along with one northbound lane.