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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.

Pregnant in Prison: Should newborns live with their incarcerated mothers?

Two hundred thirty-three inmates gave birth while incarcerated in California’s prison system in 2011 and 2012. Most were back in shackles two days later, their infants off to live with relatives or foster parents.

Gates latched at 5 Metro Blue Line stations

Riders will need a TAP card to pass through turnstiles at five stations.

Sriracha maker: California halting sauce shipments

Southern California-based maker of Sriracha says it can't ship any more of its popular hot sauces to food distributors until next month because of stricter guidelines.

Calif. Assembly Democrats urge $8B budget reserve

Assembly Speaker John Perez says lawmakers will ask voters to approve a revised 'rainy day fund' in November 2014 in the hopes of building an $8 billion budget reserve.

50 years later: Remembering the Baldwin Hills Dam collapse

On December 14, 1963 the dam in front of the Baldwin Hills reservoir broke. Rhea Coskey lost her home in the flood, and for the first time in 50 years, she's ready to talk about it.

Man allegedly shoots, kills sister in North Hills nursing home (updated)

A man in his 50s was taken into custody and a gun was recovered in the shooting incident at a care facility in North Hills.

Union Station addresses panhandling complaints by restricting seating

L.A. County Metro has a new policy at Union Station regulating seating to address complaints that homeless people are using the building for shelter — and panhandling.

LA settles for $6 million over traffic ticket quota allegations

Eleven LAPD officers who claim they were forced to meet a quota of traffic citations have been awarded nearly $6 million in a settlement that was approved by the city council on Tuesday.

Swimming with great whites off the San Francisco coast

Most people stay away from shark infested waters, but others pay big bucks to take a dip in the Pacific near some of the most feared sharks in the world, the great white.

Boeing questioned about safety of 777 in Asiana crash hearing

NTSB investigators reviewing a July Asiana Airlines crash landing at San Francisco International Airport raised concerns about the safety certification of the Boeing 777.

8 injured when SUV plows into Folsom Starbucks

Authorities say eight people were injured after a Lexus SUV plowed into a Starbucks in Northern California. One of them suffered from serious injuries.

Where you told us to see the best Christmas lights in SoCal

We asked, and you answered: Where are the most festive blocks in Southern California? From Pasadena to Torrance, we've compiled a map of your picks for the best.

LA County social workers suspend 6-day strike

Los Angeles County social workers say they're suspending a six-day strike and returning to the bargaining table.