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O.C. homeless advocates urge county to find administrator to run shelter

While Orange County zeroes in on a year-round homeless shelter site, homeless advocates also want the county to find a suitable administrator for it.

Update: Firework at school leaves 18 students with minor injuries

A statement on the school's website says a student lit the firework around 10 a.m. It's unclear where the student got it.

#NameOurRoo: LA Zoo asks public to name kangaroo, offers prizes

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The public has a chance to name a Los Angeles Zoo animal for the first time ever, with prizes for the winner, the zoo announced. The contest runs through April 26.

Longtime LA TV weatherman 'Dr. George' Fischbeck dies at 92

The enthusiastic Fischbeck (and his signature bowtie and glasses) worked for KABC for almost 20 years, according to the station, before retiring.

At LA's busy immigration courts, one teen from Honduras gets asylum

Thousands of children who crossed the US border last year are now working their way through the immigration court system. One of them is Yoel Vallecillo.

Aging LA eyesore to be briefly transformed into work of art

French artist Vincent Lamouroux says he plans to turn the long-abandoned Sunset Pacific Motel, once a haven for drug dealers and prostitutes, into an "iconic piece of L.A.'s architectural history."

Potential minimum wage hike prompts a range of questions

The L.A. City Council's economic development committee holds its first public hearing on the minimum wage. Questions focus on small businesses and jobs.

LA County looking to add more vouchers for homeless veterans

A county official said the Housing Authority is hoping to add hundreds of housing vouchers for homeless veterans a day after KPCC reported the county was falling short.

LAPD motorcycle officer in crash on 5 Freeway

An LAPD motorcycle officer was involved in a 5 Freeway crash in Sylmar on Tuesday afternoon.

Lawsuit demands Malibu schools remove toxin-filled caulk

A copy of the lawsuit contends the district is violating federal law by neglecting to remove caulk and building materials at two Malibu schools.

Orange County to revisit homeless shelter issue on Tuesday

Orange County officials try again to find a place to build a year-round, permanent emergency homeless shelter for 200 to 400 people.

Hemet-area water agencies boosting prices amid drought

Water agencies serving customers in and around the Riverside County city are pushing up water rates amid an ongoing drought.

The hefty price of replacing LA’s pipes

An L.A. Times review of the Department of Water and Power report revealed that it could cost as much as $15 billion dollars to fix the city’s aging pipe system.

LA County falling behind in efforts to house homeless vets

The city of Los Angeles is making some progress in its efforts to house the city's homeless veterans. L.A. County? Not so much.

SkidRow Studios gives voice to diverse downtown LA

In a state-of-the-art studio downtown, a startup station doing its best to reflect the community and cacophony of L.A.'s Skid Row and the surrounding area.

March Madness: UCLA beats UAB 92-75 to advance to Sweet 16

Tony Parker led five Bruins in double figures with a career-high 28 points as 11th-seeded UCLA beat 14th-seeded UAB to advance to its second straight Sweet 16.