California temperatures hottest, driest in 120 years

Scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Thursday confirmed California has had the hottest year since they started keeping records 120 years ago, in 1895.

Get out your yardsticks — new law requires 3-foot bike buffer

California's three-foot requirement replaces previous rules backers say were vague about what a "safe" distance is for passing cyclists.

Gray whale spotted in Marina del Rey's harbor

A young gray whale swam along the coast of SoCal Tuesday, entering the harbor of Marina del Rey in the evening.

Update: San Dimas brush fire 65 percent contained

Firefighters were responding early Wednesday to a small brush fire burning in the San Gabriel Mountains foothill community of San Dimas.

OC Assessor charged with filing false nomination papers

Assessor Webster Guillory was charged by the Orange County District Attorney with filing false nomination papers for the March 2014 primary election.

California water use: Top water users, conservers for July

While California is in the midst of its third year of drought, there has been a 7.5 percent drop in California's monthly water use.

Meadow Fire: Cooler weather slows Yosemite wildfire

High humidity and scattered rain showers on Monday tamped down the fire in Yosemite National Park, which had burned about 4 square miles of timberland,

LA homeless: Extra $214M to coordinate services, programs

L.A. homeless organizations will be getting a $214 million boost to help expand services and ease coordination between the city and county's many agencies.

Los Angeles water main breaks; 2 homes evacuated

A water main break has opened a gaping roadway hole and prompted the evacuation of two homes in the San Fernando Valley.

Fire at Six Flags Magic Mountain damages Colossus ride

Firefighters were responding to the fire on Monday, according to a Los Angeles County Fire Department spokesperson.

California boy recovers from mountain lion attack

The boy suffered bite wounds and scratches on his head and neck following Sunday afternoon's attack in an open space preserve near the Silicon Valley city of Cupertino.

Captured albino cobra in custody at Los Angeles Zoo

The escaped albino cobra that had Thousand Oaks residents on edge is now quarantined at the L.A. Zoo. Watch video of the captured cobra here.

Where should the money go in record utility fine?

A proposed utility fine that would send nearly $1 billion to the state of California has set up a tussle over how the state punishes corporate wrongdoing and who should benefit from the record-sized penalty.

Byron Scott on Kobe Bryant's new role with the Lakers

Lakers' new head coach Byron Scott recognizes that his team has hit rock bottom. What's he going to do about it? A Martinez sat down with him to find out.

Deadly albino cobra caught after roaming Thousand Oaks

The deadly albino cobra that was loose in Thousand Oaks has been caught, according to a Los Angeles County spokesperson in a statement sent to KPCC.

Former LA attorney accused in $47M visa scheme

The former attorney allegedly used the EB-5 visa program to lure wealthy South Korean and Chinese investors who wanted to obtain green cards.