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Hollywood Laugh Factory to crown 'world's funniest person'

Los Angeles comedy entrepreneur Jamie Masada says he wants to promote world peace by gathering together international comics for his Funniest Person in the World competition Monday.

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Bob Baker Marionette Theater to move out to make way for housing

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Bob Baker Marionette Theater is set to move out to make way for a 104-unit apartment complex. It will likely remain in the building until March of next year.

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3 hurt as plane crashes in Big Bear area

Authorities say a plane crashed in the Big Bear area, injuring 3 people.

Bear gets stuck in Pasadena trash bin

A black bear cub was reunited with what appears to be its mom after it was stuck in trash bin in Pasadena, Thursday morning, reports NBC4.

Great ShakeOut: Millions plan to participate in quake drill

Organizers say more than 10 million Californians have registered to participate in Thursday's Great ShakeOut, a now international earthquake drill for emergency responders.

Earthquakes: LA on track to have list of 'soft-story' buildings by 2015

So far 2,000 seismically vulnerable structures have been identified in parts of the San Fernando Valley, according to Building and Safety officials.

US soccer's Christen Press: 'Being in the moment' key to World Cup

Wednesday night, the U.S. women's soccer squad begins its World Cup campaign as it faces off against Trinidad and Tobago.

Which KPCC host are you? Take our quiz

You've been listening to our pledge-drive banter all week (did we say THANK YOU!?). Now it's time to learn more about the people behind the voices.

Supreme Court won't touch foie gras ban

The Supreme Court is allowing California to continue enforcing a law that bans the sale of foie gras.

Yelpers give Los Angeles 4 stars: How would you rate LA?

Yes, amid the restaurants, stores, and dog walkers, whole cities are being reviewed on Yelp, too.

Why the 405 isn't any faster with more lanes

Increase the number of roads out there and drivers think it's less crowded. But once they head out, the roads get just as clogged as they were before.

LA rain? Cooler weather with chance of showers in forecast

Temperatures are expected to cool into the 70s Tuesday across Southern California, and a slight chance of rain will extend into Wednesday morning, according to the weather service.

KPCC expands radio reach in Palm Springs, Coachella Valley

KPCC programming can now be heard more clearly in Palm Springs, thanks to a new transmitter broadcasting at 93.3 FM.

Sole survivor of 1971 Sylmar tunnel collapse tells his story

Forty-four years later, 76-year old Ralph Brissette tells the harrowing story of the Sylmar Tunnel explosion that killed 17 of his MWD co-workers. He was the only survivor.

What's with all the criminal clown reports around Bakersfield?

Bakersfield police have heard nearly 20 reports of clowns with weapons in the last couple weeks, according to the L.A. Times.

Train hits 3 people on Santa Barbara coast, 1 killed

Authorities say a passenger train struck people taking photos on a trestle on the California coast and one person was killed and two others were injured.