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Shirley Fire: Evacuations lifted as fire and containment grow

Evacuations were lifted for the Shirley Fire burning in Kern County, Kern County Fire Chief Brian Marshall said at a community meeting Monday night.

Shirley Fire: Southern Sierra wildfire nearing containment

Authorities say the blaze is 85 percent contained Wednesday after burning more than 4 square miles of brush and timber in and near Sequoia National Forest.

Update: Lanes reopen after beams, worker plummet onto 405 Freeway

One worker was injured. The northbound side was reopened shortly before 7 a.m. Southbound lanes were expected to remain shut down until about 8 a.m.

Los Angeles Air Force Base lockdown lifted

The lockdown as the Los Angeles Air Force Base has been lifted. Earlier, a man was reported on the grounds with ammunition and wires sticking out of a backpack.

Car crashes into Panorama City bus stop, killing 1

Two pedestrians were injured today, one fatally, when a car crashed into a bus stop in Panorama City, authorities said.

Shirley Fire largely contained after burning thousands of acres

The Forest Service noted that crews were still worried about blowing embers causing spot fires outside the containment lines and that they were facing steep rocky terrain.

Garcetti drops F-bomb at Kings rally, becomes 'coolest mayor'

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti earned some real street cred when he intentionally dropped an F-bomb at the L.A. Kings victory rally Monday.

American Airlines jet with problem returns to LA

FAA spokesman Ian Gregor says the crew of American Flight 74 declared an emergency, reversed course and landed around 1 a.m. Monday.

SoCal veterans frustrated by chaos in Iraq

Southern Californian veterans of the Iraq War have seen the progress they made largely reversed as militants overrun many of Iraq’s cities.

Lawmakers to vote on $108 billion spending plan

Late last week, Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic leaders of the Senate and Assembly agreed to the main points of the budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1.

Boy, 8, dies 4 days after California plane crash

An 8-year-old Southern California boy who was critically injured in a plane crash that killed a paramedic has died.

Casey Kasem, king of the Top 40 countdown dead

Casey Kasem, the smooth-voiced radio broadcaster who became the king of the top 40 countdown, has died at age 82.

Kings to parade downtown; road closures in effect

“It’s like a Disney dream movie come true," said Eric Jin, who celebrated outside Staples Center. "I’m happy and I’m on cloud nine.” See a map of the parade route here.

Poop scandal: San Marino residents steaming over mayor's dog dung toss

Residents are demanding the resignation of Mayor Dennis Kneier after video showed him tossing what appears to be a bag of dog poop onto the property of his political opponent.

Are parking ticket fines in Los Angeles too high?

The group LA Parking Freedom Initiative thinks tickets should be capped at the median hourly wage in Southern California — $23.

Metro Blue Line train collides with car in downtown LA

A Metro Blue Line train collided with a car in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday, with six people evaluated by medical personnel afterward, according to the LAFD.