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​'Complete devastation' for some near Detwiler wildfire

The wildfire that has scorched 117.5 square miles threatened at least 1,500 homes and forced almost 5,000 people to evacuate.

California gets ready to begin roadwork with new funds

Revenue from a gas tax hike adopted earlier this year won't start flowing in until the fall, but state officials want to jump-start road repair projects.

A fairytale ending for (at least some) Alfred Angelo bridesmaids

At least three bridesmaids got their dresses, despite the company's abrupt closure. Its bankruptcy filing suggests more than 2,000 Californians await dresses.

As Haitians' US stay restricted, others fear they're next

Haitians living temporarily in the U.S. following an earthquake in 2010 could lose their protection next year, making Central Americans and others nervous.

LA kayaker escapes shark attack near Santa Barbara beach

The man was able to swim to safety after a shark bit into his kayak near Stearns Wharf in Santa Barbara's East Beach area.

Free concerts coming to libraries in L.A. County

From Americana and rock to Caribbean and soul, some 21 concerts will be offered at Los Angeles County libraries this summer and fall.

4 injured as helicopter crash-lands on Sherman Oaks street

The aircraft did not catch fire, and nobody on the ground was hurt. Four people who were on board appeared to have non-life-threatening injuries, fire officials reported.

Sheriff says woman stole car with autistic teen

The Sheriff's Department said early Friday that 17-year-old Frank Barboa was in a black 2015 Honda Civic with gray rims, a cracked front windshield and license plate 7LGH091.

Detwiler Fire's growth is stunted, but 50 homes destroyed

The blaze in the Sierra Nevada foothills threatened hundreds of homes and historic buildings, including a wood courthouse founded in 1854 and touted as the oldest active courthouse west of the Rocky Mountains.

Judge denies Baca's request to remain free pending appeal

Former L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca asked to stay out of prison while he appeals his conviction. A judge denied the request but the defense said it'll appeal that, too.

Tempered optimism over a new 'Dream Act' bill in the Trump era

A new version of legislation long known as the Dream Act has returned to the Senate. But the bipartisan bill likely faces an uphill climb.

Angels Flight railway prepares to ascend once again

The shortest railway in the world has been closed in recent years due to safety issues, but after upgrades it's nearly ready to ascend again.

'LA's most famous feline,' P-22, gets his own museum exhibit

The Griffith Park mountain lion's unlikely story is now featured at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles. It’s a fun exhibit that makes urban challenges come alive the moment you walk in.

Online sellers in L.A. hit with Venmo scammers

Once buyers got the goods, sellers found out that the payments they got through Venmo were fraudulent.

Winner of $447M Powerball ticket comes forward

The ticket matching all six numbers was sold last month in the small Southern California city of Menifee. It's the 10th largest lottery prize in U.S. history.

Gold Line extension raising questions of Metrolink competition

Metro's Gold Line extension and Metrolink's San Gabriel route are serving the same areas, prompting efforts to avoid competition.