Transgender rights repeal misses California ballot

A referendum to overturn a California law that gives transgender students protections including the right to use the public school restrooms of their choice will not appear on the November ballot.

Giants say former athletic trainer has died

Barney Nugent, a former athletic trainer for the San Francisco Giants, died in Massachusetts Saturday. He was 61.

Buddhist group to protest Dalai Lama visit in SoCal

A couple hundred people are following the Dalai Lama's tour through Southern California to protest his ban on Buddhists worshiping the 500-year-old deity called Dorje Shugden.

California officers killed in crash remembered

CHP Commissioner Joseph Farrow called officers Brian Law and Juan Gonzalez heroes and asked everybody in attendance to consider the families they left behind.

Former LA Times editor William Thomas dies

The Times won its first Pulitzer for local reporting — for its coverage of the 1965 Watts riot — when Thomas was metro editor. He died Sunday of natural causes. He was 89.

Heavy rainstorms due in SoCal this week, but drought persists

With storms starting Wednesday night, the coast could see 1 to 2 inches of rain and the mountains 4 inches before the weekend is over.

High-speed rail given extension to start spending

Federal transportation officials have extended the deadline that the California High-Speed Rail Authority has to start spending state money on the project.

Oscars street, sidewalk closures go into effect Sunday

Road closures and detours for next week's 86th Academy Awards will begin to go into effect in Hollywood Sunday night, and authorities say they'll be strictly enforced.

Suit seeks to force Glendale to remove 'comfort women' statue

Opponents of the statue say Glendale illegally infringed on the federal government's exclusive right to conduct foreign affairs.

Metro's Gold Line extension project halfway complete

The project, which will connect Los Angeles to the San Gabriel Valley, is expected to improve the economic environment of L.A. County's east side.

Los Angeles airport worker dies on airfield

An airport spokeswoman says that the man was driving on a service road on the airfield around 5 a.m. when he either had a medical issue or lost control of his vehicle.

Mono Indian tribe seeks protection of California watersheds in response to drought

Governor Jerry Brown has outlined nearly $700 million in measures to respond to California's drought. The proposed legislation outlines funds to recapture and re-use storm water, increase conservation, and get relief to the hardest-hit areas, including 17 communities at risk of running out of drinking water in the coming months.

Gov. Jerry Brown on his plan to ease California's water woes

California Governor Jerry Brown joined Take Two to discuss the state's drought situation, what he and President Obama discussed during his visit, and how he plans to address the issue.

Weekend Traffic: Caltrans to close 5 Freeway in Norwalk

The westbound 118 connector to the southbound 23 will also see a closure this weekend. That one starts Friday night and continues until Monday morning.

UPDATE: Mayor Garcetti won't back Figueroa Landbridge

Preservationists and environmentalists want the city to turn a bridge into a park — much like NYC's High Line — after its replacement is built. The Mayor says no.

LA gets $670M to link downtown trains underground

Metro will receive a federal grant to help complete a $1.4 billion project that will take passengers under downtown L.A. without leaving their seats.