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The heat wave is peaking — here's how to keep cool

A heat advisory will be in effect until 9 p.m. Wednesday across Los Angeles County, including the beach cities and valley areas.

LA County approves funding to fight deportations

Los Angeles County supervisors voted 4-1 to contribute $3 million over the next two years to a fund that will combine county, city, and philanthropic money to cover legal costs for immigrants facing deportation. But those convicted of violent felonies will be excluded from the county money.

Warehouse workers and truckers strike at the ports

The drivers and warehouse workers are protesting wages. In addition, the local Teamsters union claims port companies have misclassified drivers as independent contractors.

Castaic Lake fire now 800 acres, 60 percent contained

Originally officials say it scorched 1,000 acres, but Sunday night crews have scaled that estimate back. According to the L.A. County Fire Department, the Lake Fire broke out Saturday afternoon in a hard-to-reach area near Castaic Lake and the 5 Freeway.

Photos: Hawthorne's Bicentennial Park reopens after 20 years

Bicentennial Park was shuttered in the late 1990s for ongoing illicit activity. The tennis court and gazebo space has now been transformed into a park, complete with a playground, a splash pad and 60 newly planted trees.

Castaic Lake fire burns up 1,000 acres amid heat wave

The fire broke out Saturday and spread from 5 acres to 500 acres in little more than two hours. By Sunday morning, fire crews were holding it at about 1,000 acres with 10 percent containment.

Firefighters battling 500-acre blaze near Castaic Lake

The Lake Fire is moving at "moderate" speed northeast into the Angeles National Forest, fire officials said. No structures are threatened.

Langer's Deli celebrates 70 years

To mark the occasion, all food at the popular eatery is half off when you dine in. The deal runs until 4 p.m. this afternoon.

Funeral to be held for firefighter who fell from ladder

A uniformed funeral procession will start at 8 a.m. between Main and First streets and make its way to the cathedral. Several streets around the area will be closed.

​Bat-Signal lights up Los Angeles in tribute to Adam West

Hundreds of fans, some in costume, cheered as Mayor Eric Garcetti and Police Chief Charlie Beck switched on the iconic signal and splashed a yellow oval with a bat silhouette high up on the wall of City Hall on Thursday night.

Air Force test pilots are born in our back yard

Ninety miles north of Los Angeles, you'll find the home of the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School. Students there learn to work out the kinks of new aircraft systems.

Off-Ramp Recommends: Spending a day with your "dad"

It might be weird to ask the men in our life "What the hell do you want?" under the veil of Father's Day, so to spare you we've compiled some ideas.

Remember to save water in a heat wave, even without a drought

When the drought ended last April, Southern Californians started to slip back on all the progress made to conserve. But it's really important to do it in a heat wave.

Moment of truth for California's $125 billion budget

The spending plan, scheduled to be voted on Thursday, would increase allocations for education and social services while imposing new financial restrictions on the University of California.

BAM! Bat-Signal will light up LA in Adam West tribute

The Bat-Signal will be lit on City Hall Thursday night in tribute to the actor best-known for playing Batman in the campy 1960 television series.

Warrants served at SoCal rehab centers

Federal, state and local officials have served sealed search warrants at multiple Southern California addiction treatment centers run by Sovereign Health Group.