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Metrolink trains on track for crash-avoidance tech

Metrolink announced Wednesday that its 341 miles of track have been equipped with "positive train control" and the remaining 171 miles of track should be updated by year's end.

Despite protests, LA OKs new rules for homeless

Homeless encampments and items left in public areas of Los Angeles by homeless persons can be seized more quickly under new rules approved by the Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday, despite a disruptive protest in the council meeting.

California wildfires: Crews continue to battle multiple blazes

Crews pushed up containment on the Lake Fire in the San Bernardino Mountains to 30 percent by Tuesday morning. Meanwhile, the Washington Fire near Lake Tahoe has grown to nearly 15,000 acres.

LA among cities to receive $1M Bloomberg public arts grants

Mayor Eric Garcetti responded with a video message saying the money would go toward bringing public art to the Los Angeles River.

Vintage license plates to hit the streets soon as DMV begins production

According to an announcement made Monday, production of the plates is in progress and drivers could see their plates in two to three weeks.

Lake Fire: Cooler weather to help firefighting crews

The National Weather Service said a high pressure system that pushed temperatures into the triple digits in Southern California over the weekend was drifting east.

From California to Kathmandu, LA's Task Force 2 responds to disasters

An elite search-and-rescue team from Los Angeles County is always ready to respond to emergencies around the world — most recently, in earthquake-ravaged Nepal.

Quadruplets in foster care buck graduation odds

Less than half of L.A. County's foster youth graduate from high school — and fewer still graduate from college. But some overcome those odds.

In a struggling neighborhood, dads are helping dads

A dedicated group of fathers in Los Angeles is working to help neighborhood dads do better by their children and their community.

Cat wins shelter's Hero Dog award for saving kid from canine

In May 2014, Tara the cat fought off a dog that attacked her 6-year-old owner as he rode his bicycle in the driveway of the family's Bakersfield home.

Obama spending Father's Day weekend at golf destination

As California grapples with a crisis drought, the courses in the desert near Palm Springs have been criticized for their water use.

Obama visits Highland Park for Maron WTF interview

Obama rounded out his trip to L.A. with a visit to comedian Marc Maron's "cat ranch," his Highland Park garage out of which he does his popular "WTF" podcast.

Lake Fire near Big Bear grows to 11,000 acres (updated)

The Lake Fire in the San Bernardino National Forest has grown to 11,000 acres with 10 percent containment. Meanwhile, the Grape Fruit fire burns in Thermal.

Golden State Warriors bring home their first NBA title in 40 years

As in the previous two games, the thin-benched Cleveland Cavaliers are able to keep things close early before running out of gas, letting Stephen Curry and the Warriors cruise to the title.

LA heat: Triple digit temperatures hit SoCal

Southern California can expect higher than normal temperatures this week.

3 rare Gray's monitor lizards hatched at LA Zoo

Zoo officials said Monday they believe the births give their institution the distinction of being only the second facility in the Western Hemisphere to hatch a Gray's monitor lizard.