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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.

Route 66 icon Wigwam Motel's owner to be crowned Americana royalty

Only in America could Rialto's Native American-themed Wigwam Motel be lovingly restored by an Indian-American born on Route 66.

Friendly fire: Pasadena man among 5 killed in Afghanistan (updated)

Scott Studenmund, who was born and raised in Pasadena, was one of five soldiers killed in a friendly fire incident in Afghanistan Monday.

Magnitude 4.0 earthquake strikes north Barstow

A magnitude-4.0 earthquake struck off the the northeast of Barstow on Wednesday morning at 2:38 a.m.

Landlord Donald Sterling: Has he improved in 4 years since bias claims?

Years ago, Sterling paid out millions in settlements and legal fees after tenants sued, alleging violations of the Fair Housing Act. What's his record been since then?

5th person dies from Southern California desert bus crash

The bus was heading from Texas to Los Angeles when it crashed May 21 near Blythe. Authorities say it struck metal pipes that fell from a jackknifed truck.

LA City Council committee approves $15/hour for hotel workers

A proposal to set a new minimum wage for non-union hotel got through its first hurdle Tuesday. Next comes a vote by the full council.

Supporters of High Line concept hold wake for a historic LA River bridge

Supporters of the Figueroa-Riverside Bridge hold a wake to mourn the historic bridge's imminent demise.

LA paramedic killed, boy hurt in plane crash

Fire officials say Brian Lee, a paramedic and helicopter pilot with more than 25 years' experience, was off duty when the plane crashed around 11:15 a.m. Monday in San Bernardino County.