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LA reverses direction on the Playa del Mar road diet


The city originally shrunk the road down to two lanes in both directions to cut traffic accidents. But locals complained enough that the city is putting lanes back.


7 things to do in SoCal this weekend

Our list this weekend includes a watermelon festival, a world-class surfing competition and a Japanese Obon celebration.

#SoCalSoCurious: What happens when a cemetery is full?


Sprawling, grassy estates require a lot of maintenance. Who will take on the task once the last grave is full? KPCC journalists dig in to answer the question.

Should logistics warehouses and schools be neighbors?

A group of parents in a town near San Bernardino opposes a plan to build a warehouse near the local elementary school, fearful of the health effects from truck exhaust.

Overnight lane closures coming to 405 freeway near LAX

It's not quite as epic as Carmageddon but the closures on one of the country's busiest freeways are sure to inconvenience some drivers.

SoCal agencies weigh impact as feds tie grants to immigration

The U.S. Department of Justice announced new conditions for law enforcement grants that tie funding to immigration enforcement.

Deadly snakes arrive in LA, shipped as potato chips

An expert told federal agents "that if someone had been bitten by one of the cobras, they likely would have died as there is not a ready source of anti-venom" nearby.

​Los Angeles Zoo debuts 6-foot-tall baby giraffe

The female Masai giraffe born July 11 made its public debut Wednesday. Still without a name, the giraffe already stands about 6 feet tall and weighs 156 pounds.

Worried about vote hackers? Hackers are here to help

LA County officials head to a conference this week where hackers will help test out different security measures to voting systems and voter databases.

Like a bad neighbor, Jake Paul is there

Got a neighbor that's a nuisance? We've got some good advice.

LA pastor detained after meeting with immigration officials

Pastor Noe Carias Mayorga, once a low priority for deportation under the Obama administration, finds he's no longer that under President Trump's immigration enforcement.

New San Gabriel trench may help preserve historic mission

Trains will begin passing through the $313 million project in a couple of weeks, alleviating congestion for motorists — and wear-and-tear on the mission.

Brush fire threatens homes in La Verne

Dozens of firefighters aided by fixed-wing aircraft responded to a fire near Live Oak Canyon in La Verne late Sunday afternoon. Police issued voluntary evacuations for nearby residents.

Water gushes through South LA streets after pipe bursts

Traffic was diverted and pavement buckled but no major damage was reported from the main break around 6:30 a.m. Sunday.

LAFD wants to spark an interest in female firefighting

The Los Angeles Fire Department is hosting a Girls Camp this weekend in hopes of cultivating more interest in firefighting as a career for women.

​'Complete devastation' for some near Detwiler wildfire

The wildfire that has scorched 117.5 square miles threatened at least 1,500 homes and forced almost 5,000 people to evacuate.