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Orange County DA wants hearing after sex offender ban tossed out

The Orange County District Attorney will ask the Calif. Supreme Court for hearing after ruling said county's law banning sex offenders from parks and beaches was illegal.

Mom dies after fire that killed husband, children (updated)

A Los Angeles house fire that killed a man and his two children Monday has now claimed the life of the mother.

Neighbors oppose vineyard estate by Hollywood sign

People who live near the Hollywood sign are opposing a winemaker's plan to build an estate next to a vineyard he planted years ago above their homes.

The Northridge Earthquake: 20 years later

In the days leading up to Friday's 20th anniversary of the devastating 1994 Northridge Earthquake, KPCC will explore the quake's history, its effects and its legacy.

Northridge: Calif. quake warning system runs on shoe-string budget

The massive quake that hit Southern California in 1994 came without warning. How close is California to an earthquake warning system?

Northridge Earthquake Timeline: 1994 quake devastates LA

Key events connected to the Northridge Earthquake and its aftermath in the days, weeks, months and years following the devastating natural disaster.

Firefighters douse blaze near 405 freeway

More than 40 Los Angeles firefighters have fully contained a small blaze by Interstate 405 that's impacted traffic in the San Fernando Valley.

3 killed after vehicle hits tree and catches fire

Three people were killed when their Cadillac Escalade hit a tree and burst into flames in South Los Angeles early Sunday morning.

Jurupa Valley could cease to exist over budget woes

The city of 97,000 people could be the first in California to disband in 40 years if council members vote to start the process Thursday.

South LA residents worried about oil drilling in area

Hundreds of people showed up for a community meeting to express their concern about new wells that have been approved for the Jefferson Park neighborhood.

LA area clergy and faith leaders offer prayers to outgoing Sheriff Baca

Baca's appearance at the annual service was the first public event he's held since announcing his retirement earlier in the week.

Coachella 2014 sells out in 3 hours

Coachella 2014 tickets went on sale today at 10 a.m. Shortly before 1 p.m., it announced that tickets were sold out. Here's what folks on Twitter had to say.

Northridge Quake at 20: 'The epicenter's in my backyard'

Joe Sauer has reason to remember the Northridge Earthquake of Jan. 17, 1994: The epicenter was literally close to home.

Northridge: Are earthquakes the price we pay for paradise?

KPCC's Patt Morrison writes with a commentary on earthquakes, the weather, the Los Angeles riots of 1992 and how the rest of the America looks at California.

Pacific Coast Highway reopened after rockslide blocked lanes

The northbound and southbound lanes of the PCH in Orange County have been closed by a rockslide. A large boulder and other debris fell into lanes just before 4 a.m.

Weekend Traffic: Closures on the 5, 405 and 60 freeways

Among the usual commuting disruptions is a full closure on the 60 West. The connector from the 57 to the 60 freeway will also be closed through the weekend.