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First of 3 storms slams California

Forecasters warn that mud and debris flows could occur as heavy rains fell on wildfire burn scars east of Los Angeles.

Metro fare enforcement probed after civil rights complaint


Federal transportation officials are investigating a complaint that Metro is discriminating against black riders in enforcing fares. Metro denies it does so.

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Commission to weigh Echo Park bungalows' bid for history

Property owners want to demolish bungalows at 1456 Echo Park Ave. to make room for 12 smaller homes, but a resident's proposal wants the bungalows to be named historic cultural monuments. The city's Cultural Heritage Commission decided today to take the proposal under consideration.

High surf warning for Orange County through Monday

The National Weather Service issued a high surf warning for Orange and San Diego counties from Thursday afternoon through Tuesday.

A guide to the Women's March in Los Angeles

The march will be held Saturday in Downtown Los Angeles. Organizers are expecting at least 100,000 people to attend.

Laurel Canyon reopens, but drivers can still expect delays

The disruption of a major artery between San Fernando Valley and L.A's westside isn't over yet. Any closure has a ripple effect, and there's more rain coming.

Northridge Earthquake: Then and now photo gallery

On this anniversary of the 1994 Northridge quake, we remember some of the more iconic images of damage that was done. This gallery looks at what was rebuilt and what has changed.

Sanctuary cities take calculated risks as Trump moves in

More local cities have adopted so-called sanctuary policies that are immigrant-friendly. But the new administration could pull federal funding from such cities.

Zebra found dead, skinned near California's Hearst Castle

The zebra died of natural causes and no foul play is suspected, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Department said. Officials gave no explanation for the skinning.

Watch: Recent snow turned Wrightwood into 'winter wonderland'

Skiers and snowboarders flocked to the area to take advantage of the nearly 1.5 feet of snow that reportedly fell there over the past week.

Kevin Starr, California's premier historian, dies at 76

Starr, who was a state librarian and a professor of history at USC, researched and wrote a series of books considered the definitive account of the California story.

Little Saigon flower festival heralds lunar new year

The Flower Festival in Orange County's Little Saigon offers flowers, trees and decorations for Vietnamese families to ring in the new lunar new year.

Culver City considering protected bike lane near Expo Line

The public can comment by email or in person on the two-lane bikeway, fully separated from car traffic and connecting downtown with the Helms Bakery and Expo Line.

Kamala Harris hosts rally against Obamacare repeal in LA

The California senator spoke outside L.A. County/USC Medical Center as part of a day of actions planned by Democrats who oppose the repeal of the Affordable Care Act

5 ways to serve this Martin Luther King Jr Day

A list of local volunteer opportunities and events all around the region, from Long Beach to Los Angeles, on the national day of service.

Laurel Canyon Boulevard now partially open to traffic

Laurel Canyon's two lanes are not fully open yet, so traffic is still restricted to limited and mostly local traffic. Crews and engineers are onsite.