As downtown LA grows, so does urgency to fix Skid Row

In Los Angeles, more than 1,000 people sleep on the street in cardboard boxes and tents — just a mile away from City Hall. Many want to fix Skid Row, but how to do it is extremely controversial.

8 firefighters injured battling large Venice fire

Authorities say eight firefighters were injured after battling a large and extremely hot fire that engulfed a storage facility in Venice.

CalArts students protest handling of rape cases

Students at the California Institute of the Arts said the school is mishandling sex assault allegations. They will begin offering their own support to victims.

Caitlin Doughty turns trauma into helping bring 'the good death'

John Rabe talks with Caitlin Doughty, author of "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory," on death, the Americanization of Halloween and more.

68,000 gallons of raw sewage spill in Moorpark

Ventura County officials say about 68,000 gallons of raw sewage spilled in Moorpark over the weekend and the mess went unreported for several days.

Los Angeles County moves toward voting system overhaul

L.A. County supervisors voted Tuesday to approve a $15 million contract with Palo Alto consultant Ideo for the design of a more modern way to record votes.

Big rig crash injures 7, jams traffic in East LA

At least seven people were hurt, one critically, when a big rig carrying molasses crashed Wednesday morning in an accident at the East L.A. interchange.

LAPD deploys fewer patrol officers than needed

An internal report finds five Los Angeles Police Department stations consistently deployed fewer patrol officers than needed in high-crime areas.

Yosemite proposes raising entrance, camping fees

Visitors to Yosemite National Park may soon have to pay more to enter and camp overnight, under proposed fee increases announced Monday.

High surf expected on Central Coast

The National Weather Service says the large surf will arrive Tuesday and continue through Wednesday morning.

Cal State faculty reach tentative pay deal

California State University faculty would get a pay raise under a tentative deal reached on a three-year contract.

Firefighters reach tentative salary deal

Los Angeles firefighters will receive no raise in the current fiscal year but will get a two percent salary boost next summer, under a tentative deal reached between their union and the city.

Hollywood Laugh Factory to crown 'world's funniest person'

Los Angeles comedy entrepreneur Jamie Masada says he wants to promote world peace by gathering together international comics for his Funniest Person in the World competition Monday.

Bob Baker Marionette Theater to move out to make way for housing

Bob Baker Marionette Theater is set to move out to make way for a 104-unit apartment complex. It will likely remain in the building until March of next year.

3 hurt as plane crashes in Big Bear area

Authorities say a plane crashed in the Big Bear area, injuring 3 people.

Bear gets stuck in Pasadena trash bin

A black bear cub was reunited with what appears to be its mom after it was stuck in trash bin in Pasadena, Thursday morning, reports NBC4.