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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.

Van Nuys Fire

More than 100 firefighters respond to brush fires in Van Nuys

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

Boyle Heights

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.

1,000-pound sign falls, seriously injures man at Calabasas gas station

The man was airlifted to a trauma center after sustaining severe leg injuries.

Dogs on restaurant patios: California says yes; do you?

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill permitting pet dogs at restaurants with outdoor spaces. It doesn't force restaurants to allow dogs, but rather implements guidelines.

Junction Fire near Yosemite almost at full containment

A wild fire that destroyed 47 structures in Madera County south of Yosemite National Park is 95 percent contained Friday.

Arrest warrant issued for Santa Barbara TB patient

The Southern California man discontinued treatment for the contagious, drug-resistant tuberculosis two weeks ago.

Veteran music agent Peter Grosslight dead at 68

Peter Grosslight, a longtime Los Angeles music agent, died Thursday of pancreatic cancer. He was 68.

Brush fire near 210 and 605 freeways under control

The fire in Irwindale did not threaten any structures and was quickly contained.

Board fires highly paid school superintendent

Jose Fernandez, 54, has come under fire for drawing a compensation package ranging from $663,000 to $750,000 in 2013.

California drought has wild salmon competing with almonds for water

Thousands of Chinook salmon are struggling to survive in the Klamath River, where waters are running dangerously low and warm. Cold reservoir water is instead going to farms in the Central Valley.

Number of drivers alone in the carpool lane could increase

A bill being considered by Governor Brown would increase the number of decals given to low-emission cars from 55,000 to 70,000.

Missing hiker found dead on California mountain

The body of the 46-year-old Santa Cruz resident Gregory Muck has been sent to the Fresno County coroner's office. The cause of death is under investigation.

2 teens charged in South Pasadena High School shooting plot

The boys, ages 16 and 17, allegedly planned to kill staff members and "random students" at South Pasadena High School before they were arrested Monday.

8 homes destroyed, 1,500 threatened by wildfire

A wildfire northeast of Bakersfield burning in steep terrain destroyed eight homes and was threatening more than a thousand others, authorities said Wednesday.