San Diego mayor's race highlights sharp divides

If Kevin Faulconer wins in Tuesday's runoff, San Diego would be the nation's largest city with a Republican mayor. If David Alvarez wins, he would be the city's first Latino mayor.

California company recalls 8.7 million pounds of meat

More than 8.7 beef products have been recalled by a California company. The company processed diseased and unhealthy animals without a full federal inspection.

Family planning squeezed in California by health law

As more clients go on Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, some birth control clinics are losing money and looking for creative ways to adapt.

Home solar financing program rolls out in Orange County

A new financing plan is available in some Orange County cities that lets homeowners put no money down and pay back installation costs through their property taxes.

'Dumb Starbucks': The real Starbucks says it is 'looking into it'

As dozens lined up for more coffee on Sunday, a local legal expert says it may not be easy to force it to close. And L.A. city leaders did not seem too concerned about it.

Prospectors see a golden lining in California's drought

The state's historic drought has been bad for farmers but good for gold seekers, who can now pan areas that have long been buried under feet of water.

CHP: Driver arrested in 60 Freeway crash that killed 6; 3 ID'd

The CHP says a woman accused of driving the wrong way on the 60 Freeway has been arrested on suspicion of DUI. Six people were killed in the crash.

LA residents moving east despite lack of jobs

New Census Bureau estimates reveal that L.A. County is losing tens of thousands of residents to the Inland Empire despite the area's high unemployment rate.

Is NorCal's weekend downpour enough for drought-stricken California?

The San Francisco Bay area has gotten about 3 inches so far this season, but normally it should have received 14.5 inches.

Amid drought, California government cuts water use

State agencies in drought-afflicted California are trying to lead by example and reduce water use by the same 20 percent that residents have been asked to save.

See what it takes to dismantle the Crystal Cathedral's massive pipe organ

The organ — one of the largest of its kind in the world — will be taken apart after 30 years of playing to be repaired and restored; parts will be sent to Italy.

Jamzilla: Metro does Reddit AMA to defend 405 holiday closure

If you're wondering why officials chose the upcoming combined Valentine's Day/President's Day holiday weekend for "Jamzilla," you're not alone

LA called the city with the 'most pleasant' weather in the US

Los Angeles tops a list of cities with the most "pleasant" weather by a designer who parsed weather data; four other California cities also made the list.

Weekend Traffic: Myrtle Avenue closed for 4 months in Monrovia

Myrtle Avenue will be closed just north of Duarte Avenue at the railroad crossing for about four months.

Kelly Thomas Verdict: Peaceful protest planned Saturday in Hollywood

An organization that feeds the homeless on L.A.'s Skid Row has planned a peaceful protest' Saturday in Hollywood dubbed '5,000 Angelenos for Kelly Thomas.'

2 cats join Los Angeles police force

Willoughby and Hieronymus, aka Willie and Harry, are the newest members of the Los Angeles Police Department's "Fe-9" corps.