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3 water main breaks flood streets in Los Angeles

The largest rupture occurred before dawn Thursday near Vermont Avenue and Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, buckling pavement and forcing road closures.

Will economic inequality turn LA into a 'Third World' city?

Award-winning author and journalist Hector Tobar argues that the widening gap between the 'ultrarich' and poor is turning LA into a 'Third World' city.

San Pedro neighbors fight for Sunken City park

In 1929, land underneath Sunken City started moving toward the sea, and the San Pedro neighborhood was abandoned. Now, neighbors want the landslide to rejoin L.A. as a park.

Tourism to the Hollywood sign sparks a lawsuit

Neighborhood residents say the boom in hikers up to the Hollywood sign has made their residential streets unsafe, and want the city to limit access.

United flights resume after ground stop; long waits at LAX

All flights were grounded for a little more than an hour Wednesday morning due to a computer glitch.

Compton fire chief put on leave following defibrillator reports

Compton's City Manager said he notified the fire chief he was being relieved of duty, pending an investigation into how Compton fell out of compliance with defibrillator regulations.

Glassell Park fire burns Mormon church, collapsing roof

A brush fire in Glassell Park has spread to a Mormon church, with embers hitting the eaves of the church and burning through the attic, causing the roof to collapse.

City OKs planned Millennium Hollywood skyscrapers project

The move ends a two-year debate over whether two massive skyscrapers could be built safely due to seismic conditions.

Scot Breithaupt, BMX pioneer, found dead in California

Scot Alexander Breithaupt was a pioneer of bicycle motocross, or BMX, and helped popularize the sport in the 1970s. He was 57.

UCSD accuses USC, scientist of conspiracy to take data

A lawsuit by the University of California, San Diego, accuses a prominent Alzheimer's disease researcher of conspiring with eight colleagues to take research data with them when they moved from UCSD to the University of Southern California.

Illegal fireworks suspected in factory, grass fires

Investigators suspect illegal fireworks sparked a fire that injured four firefighters and caused up to $3 million in damage to three warehouses in South Los Angeles.

Plane crash lands on Carlsbad beach, injuring boy

A small plane sent beachgoers scrambling Saturday when it made a crash landing in Carlsbad, injuring one person and causing evacuation of the area.

Police: Passenger causes bus crash in San Bernardino

Authorities say five people were injured after a passenger on a Greyhound bus grabbed the steering wheel from the driver, forcing it into a ditch off a Southern California freeway.

1 dead, 5 injured after Echo Park house fire

A man was found dead, and five others were injured, during an Echo Park house fire Saturday morning.

LA County deputies seize half-ton of illegal fireworks

Just in time for the Fourth of July, Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies have seized more than a half-ton of illegal fireworks.

SoCal animal shelters prep for busiest day of the year

Fireworks often frighten dogs and cats and cause them to bolt — leading to what is the busiest day of the year for animal control officers.