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'Hands Around City Hall' event marks LA Riots anniversary

Hundreds of people, including City Hall employees and schoolchildren, take part in symbolic gesture of "cross-cultural unity."

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Wild is the wind in SoCal

As of midday Friday, nearly 12,000 LADWP customers lacked power due to wind-related outages. The neighborhoods with the most customers affected were Palms, Brentwood and Echo Park.

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Detectives searching father's house in missing boy probe

Authorities are searching for "forensic evidence" and have also brought in a scent detection dog.

Latasha Harlins' death and why Korean-Americans were targets in the '92 riots

Tensions between blacks and Koreans in L.A. were high by the 90s. But Latasha Harlins' death in 1991 assured that Koreans would be targeted when the time came.

Mom, daughter share the scars of the LA Riots

Elvira Evers was nine months pregnant when she took a bullet in the abdomen during the 1992 L.A. Riots. As the 25 anniversary of the riots approaches, Elvira and her daughter Jessica, now 25-years-old, reflect on how the riots left a literal mark on their lives.

Teacher explains how he helped students through the LA Riots

Fernando Pullum was a high school music teacher in 1992. Today, he runs a community arts center with a mission to give kids hope — and music lessons.

Looking for tech solutions to foster care's problems

Today's mantra that "there's a technological solution to everything" hasn't reached LA County's social welfare systems... yet.

Paid parking opens up spaces at Valley Red Line lots

Metro has begun charging $3 to park at the North Hollywood and Universal City stations. The lots, which used to fill up by 7 a.m., haven't been as crowded.

'Let it Fall' creator John Ridley discusses forces behind LA Riots

The Oscar winner grew up in Wisconsin and moved out to Southern California to try and break into Hollywood in the early 1990s. He talked to Alex Cohen on Morning Edition about some of the driving forces behind his documentary about the L.A. Riots.

When LA erupted in anger: A look back at the LA Riots

This week 25 years ago, policemen were acquitted in the savage beating of African-American Rodney King.

How Long Beach cut 21 percent of its homeless population in 2 years

The city released numbers from its bi-annual homeless count on Tuesday, saying its homeless population fell by nearly 500 people — from 2,345 in 2015 to 1,843.

California lawmakers consider legal aid for deported vets

The bill would commit the state to paying lawyers who would help honorably discharged military vets with green cards who have been deported.

State lawmaker seeks to restore early education funding

Assemblyman Kevin McCarty says he's putting pressure on Gov. Jerry Brown to restore promised new funding for early education.

Judge searches for solutions in Orange County homeless camp

A federal judge has taken the unusual step of touring Orange County's biggest homeless encampment to look for solutions to a growing problem.

Fear of unrest rises for 1st time in post-LA riots poll

More than any other demographic, millennials tend to believe that another riot is likely to happen in the next five years — according to a new survey.

Judge expects to allow California high-speed rail funding

A group challenging California's bullet train will have a last chance Wednesday to convince a judge who says he is unlikely to side with them and block the project.