Garcetti: LA won't end vet homelessness by 2016

An unforeseen rise in the city's homeless population this year means Mayor Eric Garcetti's pledge to end homelessness among military vets by 2016 will fall short.

Possible electrical explosion causes injury at Wilmington building

One person was reportedly hurt in what firefighters suspect was an electrical explosion in the Wilmington area of south Los Angeles.

California beaches reopen after shark sightings

Elinor Dempsey says she was surfing at Morro Strand Beach off the Central Coast when a shark swam under her board — and took a 14 inch bite out of it.

Inglewood gets grant to pay for soundproofing 200 homes

Congresswoman Maxine Waters says noise from planes arriving and departing LAX is disruptive for the families who live there. She calls the new money a relief because some of them have been waiting a long time.

Video: Missing hiker found alive after 9 days lost in Sierra Nevada

Woman, 62, who was stranded in the rugged terrain for nine days while suffering from broken bones, survived by using a water filter to drink from a creek, authorities said.

Workers continue rebuilding I-10 bridge through heat wave

Crews are scheduled to continue working through Labor Day weekend, which means you should expect traffic delays during holiday travel.

Power outages plague Long Beach over a long, hot summer

Four substantial outages over two months appear to have different causes, Southern California Edison says. Heat is a factor in the latest outages

New LA restaurant names sandwiches after NPR hosts

The Larry Mantle sandwich honors the host of KPCC's AirTalk. It includes hand-sliced bologna with capicola, provolone and pickled peppers.

Manzanar: Feds seek input on former Japanese-American internment camp

The former internment camp 230 miles north of Los Angeles housed thousands of Japanese Americans in the 1940s.

VA improving benefits system just as veterans flood Los Angeles

The Department of Veterans Affairs has made major headway getting benefits to former service members quickly, officials say.

Long Beach power vault fire causes another outage

Firefighters found smoke coming from an underground vault north of downtown Long Beach shortly before 3 p.m. on Thursday.

VA housing vouchers fizzle in hot SoCal rental market

Since 2008, the Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing program has made progress in getting homeless vets off the streets. But L.A.'s falling behind.

More than 75 people reported sick after eating at SoCal Chipotle

At least 60 customers reported feeling sick after dining at a Chipotle restaurant in Simi Valley last week. Seventeen employees were also sent home after falling ill.

USC's Sarkisian apologizes for drunken speech at team rally

Before the eighth-ranked Trojans practiced Tuesday morning, Sarkisian made his first public comments about his embarrassing performance at the Salute to Troy last Saturday.

Sharapova brings 'serious' tennis event to LA in December

The two-day tournament's tentative schedule features Maria Sharapova against Madison Keys and Kei Nishikori against Jack Sock (plus a little comedy from Chelsea Handler).

Carpools are disappearing but new apps could bring them back

Fewer people are catching a ride with work buddies these days, but the new model of ridesharing could be the ticket to getting some carpools off the road.