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Airbnb, the online home-rental service, says it will start collecting hotel taxes in a few American cities.

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Laguna Beach latest to freeze short term rentals

Laguna Beach is the latest Southern California city to slap a moratorium on short-term rentals popularized by sites like Airbnb and HomeAway.

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Vandals break open 8 hydrants in drought-stricken Phelan

Some residents in the Southern California desert community of Phelan lost water pressure after vandals broke open eight fire hydrants, spilling 6 million gallons of water.

Bus Crash Kills 10 In Northern California

Orland bus crash survivor still wants answers

More than a year after the fatal bus crash near Orland, the CHP has finally addressed a still-unanswered question: What caused the crash?

Man charged after pushing past Los Angeles airport security (updated)

Prosecutors have charged a man who refused to cooperate with security officers at Los Angeles International Airport and was subdued with a stun gun.

Slight chance of rain in Southern California

SoCal should slightly warm up over the Memorial Day weekend, when there's no chance of precipitation.

Problem forces Hawaii-bound jetliner to return to LAX (updated)

A Hawaii-bound jetliner returned safely to Los Angeles on Monday after a cockpit light suggested a fuel valve was open.

Huntington Beach tries building the world’s biggest surfboard

The Surf City will attempt to make two Guinness World Records in June — by building the largest surfboard, and having the most people ride it.

5 Freeway reopens after big-rig carrying glass overturns

Officials say the tractor-trailer crashed shortly before 6 a.m. Monday on the transition from southbound Interstate 5 to State Route 60.

2 BASE jumpers die on wingsuit flight in Yosemite

The world of climbing lost a daring innovator Saturday when Dean Potter died during a wingsuit flight. He was killed along with Graham Hunt as they tried to soar above California's Yosemite Valley.

Portraits from DragCon, the first-ever drag convention

RuPaul's DragCon takes place at the Los Angeles Convention Center this weekend. The two-day event is the first drag convention in history.

Hollywood gas leak prompts evacuations

Contractors with the Southern California Gas Company ruptured a gas line in Hollywood Saturday afternoon, prompting authorities to issue evacuations street closures.

At VA town hall, officials acknowledge 'breach of trust'

Officials from the Dept. of Veterans Affairs met with local veterans and advocates to discuss progress in improving the the West LA Campus .

Amgen bike tour hits SoCal this weekend; how to watch

The Amgen Bike Tour of California is scheduled to roll through the Inland Empire on Saturday before finishing in Pasadena Sunday. You can watch in person, or use the app to take the race with you.

More rain, snow for SoCal; Mammoth extends ski season (again)

A rare spring storm swept into the drought-stricken region on Friday, along with heavy winds, snow in the mountains and the possibility of hail and lightning.

Why LA is home to Iran's 'Rebel Music'

Iranian hip hop artist Erfan and 'Rebel Music: Iran' director Roxana Vilk talk about why L.A. is the hub of the Iranian music scene.

No safety instructions given in deadly California bus crash

The high school students who struggled to escape from a burning tour bus after a collision with a tractor-trailer last year never received the required safety instructions, court documents say.