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Velella velellas at Santa Monica Pier

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Several Ranchos Palos Verdes beaches closed due to high surf

These spots are right next to the area where an 18-year old swimmer died last month after he got swept away by strong currents.

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USC looking into Josh Shaw's heroic story of saving nephew

Coach Steve Sarkisian says the school is investigating defensive back Josh Shaw's story that he injured his ankles jumping off a balcony to save his nephew from drowning.

Napa earthquake updates: Drone aerial video of damage

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A drone video taken Aug. 24 shows some of the damage from the 6.0 earthquake that struck Napa on Sunday. Check out our other updates from the quake zone.

Water main break floods Echo Park street, businesses

The flooding occurred when a 106-year-old 8-inch pipe burst just before 3 a.m. near the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Alvarado Street.

Oregon fire: Evacuation orders lifted, 60 percent containment

Crews are working to strengthen containment and control lines around a wildfire that chased people from about 200 homes near the California Gold Rush-era boomtown of Weaverville.

Rains, mud temporarily close Burning Man

Rare storms turned the Burning Man playa into a muddy mess Monday, and thousands of anticipating attendees were left out in the rain.

Padilla says state general funds for early warning system an option

Seeking general funds to pay for an earthquake early warning system is not out of the question, says State Senator Alex Padilla.

Emmys traffic jam: Which roads will close in Downtown LA

The 66th Emmy Awards at LA Live in Downtown Los Angeles Monday bring with them traffic and street and sidewalk closures. See a map and list of what closures to expect.

Suspect in Los Angeles-area shootings arrested (updated)

Police said the shootings happened within the span of an hour in the San Fernando Valley area, and that the random attacks may have been carried out by the same gunmen.

Suspect yanked from SUV after Los Angeles high-speed chase

Police cruisers cornered the late-model black SUV at around 9:20 a.m. Monday after it exited U.S. 101 and drove under an overpass in the western San Fernando Valley.

Suit claims Glendale hospital dumped patients on Skid Row

Los Angeles is suing Glendale Adventist Medical Center, alleging that over the past four years it transported mentally ill and homeless patients without their consent to the downtown LA area known for poverty and crime.

San Bernardino police officer in medically induced coma after shootout

Officer Gabriel Garcia, 31, was injured after he and a trainee approached six people Friday morning and someone opened fire on Garcia. The accused shooter was killed by the trainee.

LAX suspicious package causes delays

An unattended item was found at about 7:15 a.m. Saturday between terminals 2 and 3 in the upper departures level at the airport.

More than 100 firefighters respond to brush fires in Van Nuys

The two fires broke out on both sides of Burbank Boulevard Friday afternoon.

Mariachi 5K postponed after receiving criticism

Organizers of the Mariachi 5K said Friday that they had received resistance from the Boyle Heights area and were unable to hold the race.

Mexico's president to visit Los Angeles next week

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto is coming to California and will address hundreds of Mexican Americans on Monday in Los Angeles.