West Hollywood law requires gender-neutral restroom

West Hollywood plans to require gender-neutral restrooms to, among other reasons, accommodate new ideas of gender identity.

Metro Red Line suspended due to suspicious packages

The Metro Red Line has been suspended between the Universal/Studio City and Hollywood & Vine stops due to police investigating unattended packages.

LA takes first step in merging mental health into health department

County supervisors ordered staff to figure out how to roll mental health and public health under Health Services. Mental health advocates oppose the idea.

Al Martinez, former Los Angeles Times columnist, dies at 85

Over three decades, Martinez spun personal tales of family life and work while weaving in larger issues like politics, corruption and AIDS.

Synthetic drugs: Tainted Rosca de Reyes cake part of a growing problem

What seemed like a case of food poisoning has now turned into a police investigation. Synthetic drugs present an evolving problem for the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Southern California to get Santa Ana winds

The National Weather Service says the gusts should kick in by Tuesday morning, followed by an afternoon and evening lull and then a resumption of the northeast winds.

LA-area stadium developers expect $100M in public paybacks

While the plan does not include any upfront tax money to build the 298-acre community of homes, offices and entertainment venues, a 187-page outline released by developers includes provisions for multimillion-dollar public paybacks.

La Conchita residents commemorate deadly landslide anniversary

The 2005 landside in the seaside Southern California community of La Conchita engulfed homes and left 10 dead. Diane Hart was buried alive in a mount of rock and house debris.

Man killed in small plane crash in Van Nuys intersection

The Los Angeles Fire Department is investigating a small plane that has gone down at the intersection of Vanowen Street and Hayvenhurst Avenue in Van Nuys.

First responders treated for carbon monoxide poisoning

Four Los Angeles police officers and a city firefighter were treated for possible carbon monoxide poisoning after they tried to save a suicidal man.

Golden Gate Bridge closing for safety upgrade this weekend

The Golden Gate Bridge will shut down to private vehicles for 52 hours starting at midnight Friday so workers can install a moveable median barrier.

There's an art oasis on the Hyperion Bridge

A homeless man has turned a median into an oasis on the Atwater side of the Hyperion Bridge: "I want hate to be transferred into something beautiful."

Large tree takes down power pole in Silver Lake

A tree toppled at Griffith Park Boulevard at Lyric Avenue, completely blocking the road and taking down at least one power pole.

911 dispatcher uses Facebook to find injured hiker in California

Dispatchers were hitting a dead-end trying to make contact when trainee Breanna Martinez decided to do a search for a hiker on Facebook.

2 big rigs, tour bus crash on 60 Freeway in Hacienda Heights

All lanes of the 60 Freeway have been reopened after a tour bus and two big rigs crashed Wednesday morning in Hacienda Heights, injuring 34 people.

California foie gras ban struck down by federal judge

The ban on importing foie gras into California has been struck down in federal court, making the controversial delicacy once again legal in the state.