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Groups of protesters made their way to Leimert Park, Beverly Hills and LAPD headquarters. More protests have been planned for Tuesday.

Firearms seized during a sweep by the Los Angeles Police Department using the California's Armed Prohibited Persons System initiative. The program uses a database to identify gun owners who are no longer allowed to possess a firearm.

LA considering law requiring gun owners to lock up weapons

Supporters say the ordinance would fill a gap in state law that requires guns to come with safety locks but doesn't require owners to actually use them.

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Lawsuits claim Costa Mesa driving out sober homes

The lawsuits say city ordinances unfairly restrict sober-living group homes for addicts, who are considered disabled and protected under state and federal law.

Thanksgiving traffic worst in LA: 6 tips for hassle-free travel

While you might have a lot to be thankful for this holiday weekend, save the biggest pats on the back for yourself if you didn't have to drive around. AAA offers tips for getting around.

Water main break at LAX, restrooms back to normal

LAX tweeted that Terminal 2 was still without water as of noon Monday. It's bringing in porta-potties as a temporary solution.

California college students walk out of class to protest tuition hikes

The University of California system recently approved a 5 percent tuition hike, annually, for up to five years. Students at UC Berkeley have taken the lead in protesting the measure.

Red flag fire warnings in place for Southern California

Forecasters said high temperatures could reach into the lower 80s while the strongest wind gusts could reach up to 50 miles per hour.

1 dead, many injured in crash of bus heading from LA to Washington

One passenger was killed and many more were left injured Sunday after a bus headed from Southern California to Washington overturned on I-5, CHP officials said.

Monday wind gusts could hamper traffic in some areas

The National Weather Service said the winds are just strong enough to be a nuisance, but high temps throughout the week could make Thanksgiving a beach holiday.

Chemical odor hospitalizes 3 deputies in Palmdale

Three Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies were briefly hospitalized after being sickened by fumes while investigating a possible marijuana growing operation in Palmdale.

Bighorn sheep escapes from LA Zoo, struck by car

A bighorn sheep escaped from the Los Angeles Zoo on Saturday and was struck by a hit-and-run driver before it could be corralled, police said.

It's true: Valet parking at Runyon Canyon this weekend

Only in L.A. can you valet your car before hiking. No, this is not a hoax. It's part of #soLAvalet, a campaign from the on-demand valet parking app, CurbStand.

Los Angeles-area storm triggers foothill mudslides

Los Angeles County Fire Department Dispatch Supervisor Robert Diaz says a 4-foot-high flow of debris hit a home in the suburb of Glendora after heavy rain drenched the area before dawn Friday.

San Bernardino to pay pensions despite bankruptcy

The city of San Bernardino has agreed to pay the California Public Employees' Retirement System all that it owes in bankruptcy proceedings.

No 'fiscal cliff' for California when tax hikes end, analyst says

A report Wednesday from the state legislative analyst concluded that expiring tax increases "will not necessarily cause a sudden revenue drop off — a 'fiscal cliff' — for the annual state budget process."

Crews try to ID substance in Santa Paula plant fire

A fire official said only a handful of smoldering hot spots remain Wednesday after a vacuum truck exploded, spreading a chemical mixture that contained sulfuric acid and an organic peroxide.