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LA, police union reach tentative agreement

The new 4-year contract must now be approved by the union membership and the full City Council.

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Harrison Ford plane crash: Investigation could take up to a year, NTSB says

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National Transportation Safety Board investigator Patrick Jones told reporters the agency would look at "everything: weather, man, the machine."

Harrison Ford injured in plane crash at Santa Monica golf course

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Ford, 72, was piloting the vintage airplane that crashed. He was transported to a local hospital and was conscious and breathing with moderate injuries.

Free rain barrels are back; here's how to get one

In order to get one, you'll have to sign up for a water conservation workshop. The first one is already sold out. But another in Northridge still has openings.

Skid Row police shooting update: ICE had ordered Robinet deported

Immigration officials say the man shot and killed by police on Skid Row was a Cameroon national who had been ordered deported.

We solve the mystery of Rose Hills Cemetery's giant neon sign

Even Rose Hills' PR man didn't know who made the 20-foot-tall East L.A. landmark that stands guardian over thousands of graves.

Ship slowdown program in Santa Barbara Channel successful

Government and nonprofit groups announced Tuesday that last year's program prevented tons of air pollutants from being released by ship engines.

Engineer dies from California train crash injuries

The Metrolink commuter train derailed last week when it struck a heavy pickup truck and trailer that had been left on the tracks.

Transportation Nation: Think you know Calif. bike laws? Take our quiz

Bicyclists don't have to pass a test or earn a license to ride. Drivers, themselves, aren't tested that much on bike laws. How do you get everyone educated?

Pockets of rain, lighting along SoCal coast; PCH reopens

The late-season blast brought heavy showers late Sunday. Areas of Malibu and southern Ventura County reported nearly two inches of rain in a 24-hour period.

No injuries as train hits empty car in Ventura County

In the latest crash, two people abandoned their compact car before the train ran into it. It was badly damaged and lying on its side after the wreck, according to fire officials.

Rain, hail possible in SoCal through Monday evening

Southern California can expect more rain Sunday evening with possible thunderstorms and hail, the National Weather Service said.

Disney ride reopens after nearby fire; no damage reported

The theme park says the "It's a Small World" ride resumed operations Saturday night. The fire broke out in some foliage in the backstage area of the attraction.

Mudslide shuts PCH in both directions in Ventura County

A mudslide in Ventura County has shut down a section of the Pacific Coast Highway in both directions Sunday, Los Angeles Sheriffs officials said.

Storm could dump snow, rain on Southern California

Southern California's suffering ski resorts could get a healthy dose of snow this weekend as a storm moves through the region.

Orange County case challenges legality of tiered water rates

The Los Angeles Times reports that the suit alleges San Juan Capistrano's tiered water-rate structure violates state law.