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Hate crimes on the rise in LA County

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The Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations tallied 483 reported hate crimes in 2015, an increase of nearly 100 offenses over the previous year.

Safety system in use in LA might have stopped NJ train crash

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The Positive Train Control safety system can automatically slow or stop a train headed for a crash. Despite a federal mandate, most rail lines have not installed it.

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New law clears way for 1,200 apartments for LA's homeless vets

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The law restores the VA's authority to sign leases at its Westwood campus. Besides housing, it permits a variety of other services for vets.

The Hollywood Palladium is a step closer to becoming a cultural monument

One of Hollywood's most famous indoor concert venues looks likely to become an official Los Angeles landmark.

Left out: Why LA is the city of unprotected left turns

Anyone who's navigated L.A. traffic knows the horror of the unprotected left turn. It's almost an Angeleno right of passage.

For-profit companies still parking at West LA VA

More than three years after a federal judge ruled its lease invalid, a company called Westside Services is fighting eviction from veterans' land.

OC hopes new shelter will reduce homeless camps in Santa Ana

Service providers are working to open a new shelter at the former Greyhound bus station in Santa Ana on Oct. 6.

LAO: End college grant program for CA National Guard

The Legislative Analyst's Office recommends that lawmakers not renew the program when it expires in 2019, saying it has not met its goal of increasing retention.

LAO: End college grant program for CA National Guard

The Legislative Analyst's Office recommends that lawmakers not renew the program when it expires in 2019, saying it has not met its goal of increasing retention.

The road to more 'open streets' events like CicLAvia

Metro announced Monday it's setting aside over $4 million to fund 17 new open streets events through December 2018 in West Hollywood, Glendale, Whittier, San Pedro and other communities.

Changes soon to ease Expo Line overcrowding

The popular downtown Los Angeles to Santa Monica extension of the Expo Line may soon see relief from the overcrowding that has been the subject of complaints.

California heat wave brings gusty winds, high wildfire risk

Several parts of the state saw record-breaking heat on Sunday as temperatures ran 10 to 25 degrees above normal for this time of the year. Red flag warnings are in effect through Monday afternoon.

Vin Scully gets storybook ending, sings at last Dodgers home game

The 88-year-old Hall of Famer, who has just three games at San Francisco next weekend before ending his 67-year career, bid a public farewell to the team and its 51,962 fans at game's end Sunday.

Hot, hot heat is back — and so are the Santa Ana winds

Red flag warnings are in effect for Los Angeles and the Ventura County mountains. Gusts from the Santa Ana winds could reach 55 miles per hour.

Last Chance: It's the LA County Fair's final weekend

It's more than fried food and farm animals. There's ice skating, dinosaurs and a deep dive into the gory glory of the human body.

Ozomatli and Aloe Blacc to perform at Pasadena peace festival

Ozomatli and Aloe Blacc to perform at the Pasadena United Peace Festival which aims to bring the neighborhood together to address violence in the community.