A collection of vintage shopping bags from LA's past

With the new plastic bag ban now in effect, Alison Martino of Vintage Los Angeles joins us to bring a big of nostalgia with vintage shopping bags from the past.

Memo raises questions about MWD headquarters' seismic fitness

A consultant cites a "potential" for "collapse" in a major quake. MWD insists the $100 million building is safe, and says the consultant used outdated computer models.

Behind the battle to preserve LA's historic Lummis Home

The home that was an early LA cultural center is cracking apart. Now the city seeks a new caretaker for the hand-built mini-castle that overlooks the Arroyo Seco.

FBI investigating San Francisco Chinese Consulate arson attack (updated)

The Chinese Consulate in San Francisco said Thursday that its compound was damaged in an arson attack and urged American authorities to protect the safety of its diplomats and its premises.

Weekend Traffic: 405, 22 and 605 freeways to see nightly closures

The closures begin tonight and continue through Saturday. We also have information regarding road closures for the 2014 New Year's Race and a list of more closures happening throughout Southern California.

#KPCCforum: 5 events you don't want to miss in January 2014

The coming-of-age industry in Texas, a film director's take on our current education system, and a panel on the Mars rovers' many feats are just a few of the events coming to KPCC.

Mississippi flag causes flap in Santa Ana

Some Southern California attorneys want the Mississippi state flag, the last in the nation to include the Confederate stars and bars, removed from a display at Santa Ana's civic center.

Davenport and Humboldt beaches closed after sewage spill

An 800 gallon sewage spill has shut down a portion of Huntington Harbour in Huntington Beach, including Davenport and Humboldt beaches.

Calif. Supreme Court grants law license to undocumented law school grad (updated)

Sergio Garcia calls the ruling "wonderful"; he had challenged a 1996 federal law that bars people living in the country illegally from receiving the professional license.

Driver killed after car crashes off 101 freeway

A body was found in a car on its side Thursday morning in the Tujunga Wash off the northbound Hollywood Freeway in the San Fernando Valley.

More earthquake mapping needed, LA-area state senator says

State budget cuts have slowed efforts to map active faults in California to a crawl.

San Bernardino man arrested for allegedly killing ex-wife, daughter

Jordan Sartorio, 42, had been living with his ex-wife, Miraflora, and they were trying to work on their relationship, according to police.

2014 Rose Parade: Winners, highlights and more (photos)

A gay marriage, longtime Dodgers announcer Vin Scully and Meatball the bear all featured in the 125th annual Rose Parade.

Your picks for the 7 biggest stories on KPCC in 2013

It was a year scarred by tragedy and marred by scandal, but not without its lighter moments. We look back at some of the stories you viewed the most.

Grand Park prepares for its New Year's Eve kick-off

Downtown LA's new Grand Park is hoping to kickstart a tradition of annual New Year's Eve events tonight. Organizers are hoping for a big turnout.

Big pothole on I5/10 connector damages dozens of cars

A big pothole on the connector from Los Angeles's southbound Interstate 5 to east Interstate 10 freeway has damaged dozens of vehicles.