How NASA's 'rocket girls' shaped space exploration

In the 1940s and 1950s, a few mathematically gifted women performed an unusual job – they completed complicated calculations for NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab.

Cleveland Cavaliers beat Golden State Warriors 93-89 to win their first NBA title

The Cavaliers rebounded from a 3-1 game deficit to win the championship, giving the city of Cleveland its first major sports title since 1964.

In wake of Orlando shooting, LGBT Latinos seek safe spaces to mourn

Among LGBT Latinos in Los Angeles, the Orlando shooting is being felt in a unique way. Some have set about creating a sense of "familia" for those who can't mourn openly at home.

VA and Red Cross team up to take care of women caregivers

On Saturday morning more than 80 women who take care of disabled military vets got a little bit of a break at Bob Hope Patriotic Hall.

Silver Lake fire shuts down 2 Freeway

Nearly 200 firefighters and several helicopters put out an eight-acre fire that broke out in a residential neighborhood of Silver Lake on Sunday.

Pain and healing at a Boyle Heights vigil for the Orlando victims

Almost a week after the largest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, members of the LGBT and Latino communities along with their supporters gathered in Boyle Heights to mourn the dead.

Finally! Waze won't tell you to make those awful left turns

Waze just rolled out a new feature designed to eliminate dangerous left turns — and in Los Angeles we get to try it first.

LAPD targets Valley streets for traffic enforcement

Despite the ramped up enforcement, LAPD officers still can't issue tickets for speeding, a major contributing factor to motor vehicle injuries and deaths.

What should go in Highland Park's time capsule?

We talked to the locals, many of them longtime residents, about what they think should be put in a time capsule to capture today's Highland Park.

Maywood fire evacuees can't return home yet

After a suggestion that the all-clear could come by Saturday, L.A. County Public Health says it will take "several days" to release the results of indoor air samples.

Obama heads west to highlight national parks

The president was taking his family on a Father's Day weekend getaway to Yosemite National Park in California in recognition of the park system's 100th anniversary.

Sherpa Fire: Highway 101 again closed; Mandatory evacuations in place

Highway 101 was closed in both directions Thursday night after flames, spurred by strong winds, pushed toward traffic.

LA commuters, meet the city's first bike traffic signals

City leaders on Thursday officially unveiled L.A.’s first bike-specific traffic signals as well as a stretch of protected bike lanes along Los Angeles Street between Alameda and First Street.

Could Porter Ranch gas leak disrupt the gasoline supply?

Five LA-area refineries could be vulnerable to shutdowns and interruptions, an industry group warns. The state Energy Commission is studying the claim.

Plans to revamp 340 acres north of LAX move forward

Communities from Westchester to Playa del Rey can expect new innovative community spaces popping up across 340 currently vacant acres north of Los Angeles International Airport.

A longer wait to go home for some Maywood fire evacuees

It will be late Friday or early Saturday before the U.S. EPA has results from air samples taken from inside homes closest to the site of this week's explosive fire.