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Trump-backed bill would switch up US visa system


A measure backed by the Trump administration seeks to change the family-based immigration visa system to one favoring those with job skills and college degrees.

Some want CSULB's Prospector Pete to head for the hills


There are some students and faculty at Cal State Long Beach who say mascot Prospector Pete represents a dark history for native peoples and minorities in the state.

Gloomy cloud blankets the Los Angeles sk

​Southern California's summer is ending with drizzle

Showers and drizzle have fallen around the region Thursday, and the National Weather Service says some locations have received up to a quarter-inch of rain.

Up close and personal with California's wildfires

A new Netflix series looks at the lives and works of inmate firefighters.

Small quake rattles nerves, causes no damage in Los Angeles

The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude-3.6 quake hit at about 11:20 p.m. Monday night. Its epicenter was about 3.6 miles (6 kilometers) northwest of Westwood.

SoCal man sentenced for trying to sell satellite secrets to Russia

A SoCal engineer who worked for a defense contractor has been sentenced to prison for selling sensitive satellite information to an undercover FBI employee he thought was a Russian intelligence agent.

LA Metro looking to van pools to fill transit network gaps

The agency plans to partner with a private company to help run the service, which could take riders to transportation hubs or service areas without buses and trains.

Massive book drive nets more than 10,000 tomes

Book by book, this annual book drive puts together a massive library — and gives it away.

OC sheriff begins patrolling homeless encampments

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department began patrolling homeless encampments along the Santa Ana River. Homeless residents said deputies were mostly taking names.

Dolores Huerta gets personal, political in doc about her life

Labor organizer Dolores Huerta has spent decades fighting for social justice—and has no regrets about the sacrifices she's made.

One person killed in four-vehicle crash on the 5 Freeway

At least one person died this morning in a collision on the southbound 5 Freeway in Sun Valley, authorities said. All southbound lanes of the Golden State Freeway are expected to be closed until at least 10 a.m.

LA Metro diverges from feds on hires for transit projects

The Trump administration is rolling back a requirement encouraging local hires for federally funded transportation projects, but Metro is diverging where it can.

As DTLA vacancy rises, landlords increase breaks on rent, parking

New construction downtown is continuing to drive up supply, with the vacancy rate now hovering around 12 percent, says real estate research firm CoStar.

LAPD officers 'overwhelmed' by homeless problem on Metro

Months into starting patrols on the Metro system, the head of LAPD's transit officers says dealing with the homeless is a "significant challenge."

Thousands of DACA recipients may miss renewal deadline

When the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was rescinded, an Oct. 5 deadline was set for many recipients to renew their status to work and live here legally.

Something you didn't know is illegal may soon be made legal

The California Legislature this week passed a measure that would make it legal for pedestrians to enter the crosswalk during the flashing countdown. Many didn't know it was illegal.