Fire burns at Ontario cardboard recycling facility

Firefighters on Friday afternoon were battle a large yard fire at an Ontario recycling center. The fire sent a massive plume of smoke into the air.


Notorious Hotel Cecil will be considered for landmark status

L.A.'s Cultural Heritage Commission has agreed to consider the 92-year-old downtown hotel for designation as a "Historic-Cultural Monument," which would allow its owner to apply for tax breaks in its renovation of the building into a boutique hotel.


Will flooding put a damper on plans for the LA River?


Potential flooding may be causing trouble for neighborhoods close to the Los Angeles River.

How an eye for detail helped this cop model LA — in Legos

When LAPD officer Jorge Parra isn't walking the beat in L.A., he's still thinking about the city's street and buildings. He's spent years building a model of L.A. ... out of Legos.

Santa Monica debates: should the public vote on big new developments?

Initiative LV – or LUVE – would lead to the public voting on every big new development before it breaks ground.

Sheriff McDonnell, DA Lacey speak out against Prop 57

They echo opponents' argument that the statewide ballot measure would let violent felons - not just non-violent ones as Prop. 57 states - be eligible for early parole.

Paralympic gold medalist: When I swim, I don't feel blind

Veteran and Paralympian Brad Snyder spoke with Take Two about his path from being blinded in combat to winning gold medals at the Paralympics.

LA Sparks headed to Game 5 of WNBA Finals

With the Indians advancing to the World Series and the Dodgers and Cubs tying their series, you might have missed what else is going on in sports.

Tunneling to begin on downtown Regional Connector rail line

The connector, set to open in 2021, will eliminate the need for many rail transfers, shortening travel time by about 20 minutes through downtown.

Getting the earthquake safety message to Spanish speakers

For foreign-born Latinos, their first instinct might be to flee buildings during an earthquake. But in California, that can put them in more danger.

How will Measure M impact low-income communities?

A panel of experts discussed the Los Angeles County measure to fund transportation projects. One issue: will the poor be impacted disproportionately?

Inglewood has a police oversight commission, but some argue it lacks power

Critics point out that the commission didn't even meet in the seven months between October 2015 and May 2016.

Fire danger blows back into Southern California

The National Weather Service has issued red flag warnings and watches from Tuesday through Thursday for several counties — especially the mountains, valleys and coastline.

How the military helps vets return to civilian life

The Pentagon only started offering transition help in 1991, and it was a weak program. It's much stronger today, after Congress revamped it in 2011.

Angels balk at mega-development near stadium

The team says it might sue if Anaheim officials push ahead with plans for a 30-story condo tower, a hotel and retail and office space.

LA commuters face Expo Line delays after pedestrian death

Rail service was suspended between the Crenshaw and Western stations starting at about 11 a.m., a Metro spokesman told KPCC.