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The mysterious mannequins of North Hollywood Toyota (Photos)

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Collin Friesen looks the backstory of the mannequins that greet you from a NoHo Toyota dealership, and KPCC's Maya Sugarman takes their portraits.

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Live: City seeks to speed replacement of aging pipes after UCLA flooded

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The L.A. Department of Water and Power has estimated it would take more than 300 years to replace all the pipes at the current rate of spending.

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Water shut off from main that flooded UCLA campus, Sunset Blvd. (updated)

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The broken water main near the UCLA campus spewed water 30 feet into the air and sent 8 to 10 million gallons cascading from Sunset.

Griffith Park soccer gets $10.5M makeover (and other green fields in LA)

Officials broke ground Monday on a renovation project at the John Ferraro Athletic Fields complex in Griffith Park. See what's in store, and take a virtual tour of L.A.'s municipal soccer fields.

California tuberculosis patient found, arrested

A California man who was charged after authorities say he refused treatment for his tuberculosis has been found and arrested.

Lightning struck Catalina hours before it hit Venice: Why didn't anyone call?

Los Angeles County lifeguard officials say there isn't a protocol for clearing the beach when lightning storms roll onto the coast like the deadly one that hit Venice Beach Sunday.

4 things to do when lightning strikes at the beach

The weather system that produced Sunday's freak lightning strikes is expected to persist through Wednesday.

Venice lightning strike victim was inbound USC student (updated)

Nick Fagnano, 20, was a Santa Barbara City College student who had recently been accepted at USC, according to a family member.

Report: More riding LA trains than have tickets

Los Angeles transit officials are trying to reconcile figures that show 40 percent more people ride the trains than are counted scanning tickets at stations.

Century Crunch project near LA airport ends early

L.A. County transportation manager J.C. Lacey says the intersection of Century and Aviation boulevards was reopened around 1:30 a.m. Monday.

Several injured by lightning in Venice, Catalina Island

A flash thunderstorm brought some much-needed rain to the Southland Sunday, and some unwanted lightning. The storms left a number of people injured on Venice Beach and Catalina Island and sparked several fires.

Century Crunch update: Bracing for Sunday travel return

As of Sunday afternoon, the so-called "Century Crunch" slowdown of traffic along Century Boulevard has been going well.

Del Mar to move 2 turf races after horse deaths

Del Mar will shift two turf races scheduled for Sunday to the dirt and make other adjustments after the deaths of some horses, including two Saturday, since the summer meet began nearly two weeks ago.

San Miguel Island to remain closed for at least another year

One of the islands that's part of Channel Islands National Park will remain closed to the public for at least another year due to concerns for public safety.

Century Crunch: LAX-bound drivers brace for weekend road closure

Starting Friday night, a bridge demolition project will shut down the intersection of Century and Aviation boulevards. Plan ahead with this map — or avoid the area.

Flag-waving, prayers at LA rally for Palestine

Muslims in Los Angeles held prayers and a rally in support of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip amid the intense conflict between Israel and Hamas militants.