Winning Mega Millions tickets sold in California and Georgia

Two winning tickets for the Mega Millions lottery jackpot were sold to winners in California and Georgia Tuesday night. It's the second-largest jackpot in history.

Pfeiffer fire: Big Sur blaze burns 769 acres, 20 percent contained (updated)

At least 15 homes, including that of the Big Sur fire chief, have been destroyed in a wildfire burning Monday in the area of Big Sur, California, according to Cal Fire.

Multiple injuries in fire at California jail

At least one person suffered critical injuries after an oven caught fire and exploded around 11:40 a.m. Tuesday.

210 Freeway reopens following big rig crash

Authorities say nobody was hurt in a fiery big rig crash that shut down the westbound lanes of Los Angeles's 210 Freeway for about six hours.

Lawsuit threatens activists' plan for Japanese detention center

Developer Snowball West says it wants to commemorate Japanese detainees, but not under restrictions ordained by the city

Downtown Los Angeles on pace for driest calendar year ever

With little rain in the forecast, downtown L.A. is on pace for its driest calendar year on record. Only 3.49 inches of rain have fallen downtown so far in 2013.

Body found inside burning SUV on freeway

Los Angeles firefighters discovered a woman's body inside a burning 1996 Honda CRV near an on-ramp to the northbound 110 Freeway.

USC study finds a boost in ridership on Expo Rail Line

Researchers found about a 40 percent decrease in driving among residents living near a Metro Expo Line station. The findings coincide with reports of increased ridership on the light rail line.

What's a $15K model train look like? Pasadena's Whistle Stop has 'em

As with any other hobby, model railroading can become a little bit of an obsession. Modelers readily spend top dollar for detail and craftsmanship.

Weekend Traffic: OC releases holiday schedule for DUI checkpoints

Caltrans is set to close the 91 freeway in San Bernardino this week. We have that, DUI checkpoint locations and other closures that could affect your weekend commute.

LA County, social workers reach tentative labor deal

The union says the county will hire an additional 450 social workers by next October. County officials say they already have several hundred new workers in the pipeline.

Rozo and Galli: How 2 Watts rappers hope to change their destinies through music

Watts is still in the early stages of change. KPCC's Mae Ryan followed two young musicians in Watts who took advantage of some of the resources in the community and now are trying to get out.

Santa Ana winds to return to Southern California

The Santa Ana winds will be back in Southern California this weekend, prompting high humidity levels, elevated fire risks and high wind gusts in certain areas.

Alhambra police use Chinese microblogging site Weibo

More than 2,000 people are following the Alhambra P.D.'s site since it officially launched this week

California population growth rate highest in years

California's population grew by the highest rate in nearly a decade over the last year. Demographic experts said the increase highlights the recovery in the job market.

Los Angeles apartment fire kills 2, injures 3

Officials say a fire tore through a Los Angeles apartment building early Thursday, killing two people and injuring three others.