Powerball: Near-jackpot ticket sold in Manhattan Beach to pay $7.6M

The California Lottery announced Monday that a local man matched five out of six numbers for the drawing, missing just the Powerball number. It's still the largest 5-out-of-6 prize ever.

Bigger, faster air tankers help forest service tackle wildfires

The agency's fleet of planes shrank dramatically in the early 2000s, falling from 40 air tankers to nine. Now, the addition of new airplanes is both expanding and modernizing the firefighting fleet.

Tecolote Fire: Wildfire that forced camper evacuations now 40 pct. contained

The fire was reported shortly before 2:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon in a canyon above the foothill community of Glendora. No homes were threatened.

Protesters rally in front of downtown LAPD headquarters

Several hundred protesters gathered in downtown L.A. Sunday to vent their concerns over the death of an unarmed black man in South Los Angeles who was shot and killed by police.

Brush fire shuts Highway 39, forces campground evacuations

All lanes of California's Highway 39 have been shut down after a small wildfire broke out in the area.

Malibu power goes out when car hits power pole

Power went out in much of Malibu Saturday morning when a car, possibly driven by a drunken driver, took down a power pole in Malibu Canyon.

Shoemaker Fire: Wildfire nearly stopped in forest near LA

A wildfire burning in a steep, remote area of the Angeles National Forest is 90 percent contained and no flames were showing.

No active fault under Millennium Hollywood development site

A California state official says there is no active earthquake fault under the site of a proposed development in Hollywood.

Puppy imports must be healthy and 6 months old, USDA says

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved a regulation that will require all imported puppies to be at least 6 months old and up-to-date on vaccinations.

Dive into a synchronized swimming renaissance with Aqualillies

A few years ago, synchronized swimming seemed like a lost art, but now synchronized swimmers are surfacing in everything from fashion ads to music videos.

Shoemaker Fire: 2 firefighters injured above Glendora (update)

A wildfire reported shortly before 1 p.m. Thursday northeast of Los Angeles has so far burned 75 acres, authorities said.

60 Freeway closure: All lanes reopen after fatal crash in South El Monte

All lanes have been reopened on the 60 Freeway in South El Monte after a deadly, chain reaction wreck closed the freeway through Thursday morning's rush hour.

Bill adds 'parent' box to birth certificates

The California Legislature has approved a bill that will modify birth certificates to accommodate same-sex couples who become parents.

He went from sleeping on Skid Row to running the Midnight Mission

Since 1974, Clancy Imislund has been the managing director for Skid Row's Midnight Mission. But in 1958, Imislund was homeless, jobless and too sick to sell a pint of blood.

Six injured in multi-vehicle crash in Encino

Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Erik Scott said five of the injured were transported to local hospitals.

Laugh Factory offers psychiatrist in residence to comedians

One Los Angeles comedy club, the venerable Laugh Factory, has come up with an unusual way to help: they have psychiatrist in residence.