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Metro tests new screening system at Union Station

The system scans riders for firearms, explosives and other threats. It also includes a facial recognition component.

Hollywood Forever Cemetery removes Confederate monument

The 6-foot stone monument has stood since 1925 in a section of the famous Los Angeles graveyard where more than 30 Confederate veterans and their families are buried. It was taken down early Wednesday morning.

​Robert Yancy, only child of singer Natalie Cole, dies at 39

The Los Angeles County coroner's office said Tuesday that his death was reported as due to natural causes but the official cause must await an autopsy.

LA officials crack down on popular parking trick

A 5-year-old parking loophole is now being closed – and in some neighborhoods where parking is scarce, that could mean a whole lot of parking tickets.

Anaheim to consider tightening rules on lobbyists

The Anaheim City Council is expected to vote Tuesday on new rules governing how lobbyists interact with city staff and elected officials.

Mias Fire in Banning burning hundreds of acres

According to Cal Fire, an active beehive inside the tree contributed to the branch's weakening.

Many renters plan to leave LA for cheaper cities, study says

A higher percentage of renters in L.A. are planning on settling down elsewhere compared to the national average, according to Apartment List, a rental listing site.

Merck CEO resigns from Trump business council in protest

"I feel a responsibility to take a stand against intolerance and extremism," Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier says in leaving President Trump's American Manufacturing Council.

​Evacuations lifted as crews battle fire near UC Riverside

The fire, which broke out Sunday in the foothills of Box Springs Mountain, has scorched about 1.5 square miles (3.8 square kilometers) of dry brush.

North Korea threats rattle local Guamanian community

North Korea’s threat to send missiles against the island has rattled the local community and, for some, renewed their anger over American’s lack of knowledge about Guam.

Santa Monica symphony confronts controversy over guest conductor

Some musicians have refused to perform and four signed a letter asking people not to attend the concert led by conservative talk show host Dennis Prager.

2 hikers found dead in Mojave Desert

The pair was discovered Saturday near Amboy Crater, an extinct cinder cone volcano.

Will San Pedro CicLAvia be a boon for business?

For the first time, CicLAvia will roll through San Pedro and Wilmington — and businesses along the route are getting ready.

​Los Angeles approves plan to host the 2028 Games

The City Council on Friday endorsed documents at the heart of its plan to stage the Summer Olympics for the third time since 1932.

Long Beach mayor out to raise Blue Line's ridership

Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia wants improvements to Blue Line, which has been losing ridership amid concerns about safety and delays.

Fire shuts down I5 southbound lanes in the Grapevine

A traffic accident involving two burning big rig trucks that sparked a brush fire shut down southbound lanes of Interstate 5 in the Grapevine during Thursday afternoon traffic, according to the California Highway Patrol.