LA County supervisors to consider declaring state of emergency for mudslide areas

The declaration would seek state and federal funds to cover costs of rescue and clean-up efforts. Near Bakersfield, mud-covered Highway 58 is expected to be closed a few more days.

101 Freeway reopened following police activity near Universal Studios

Both directions of the 101 Freeway were reopened after being shut down earlier due to a man threatening to commit suicide by jumping off an overpass, with the man being taken into custody.

SoCal flooding: I-5 NB, 2 SB lanes reopen following mudslides

The northbound Interstate 5 was already reopened after being overrun by a mudslide Thursday in the Tejon Pass, and Friday afternoon, two lanes were reopened on the southbound side.

Japanese locals rally to keep retirement homes for elders

More than 300 people turned out in Little Tokyo to bash the sale of Keiro retirement and nursing homes, saying it violates a culture that venerates their elders.

Lamar Odom woke up, spoke, his aunt's rep says

A publicist for Odom's maternal aunt and godmother, said that he spoke a greeting and gave a thumbs up Friday morning, his first communication since being hospitalized.

Los Angeles County patrol car crash kills pedestrian

Deputies responding to a crime call collided with another vehicle in West Hollywood. Authorities say the officers in the patrol car were also hospitalized.

LA County Metro urges riders to report sexual harassment

Metro published new survey numbers in August that showed only a slight dip in the number of sexual harassment incidents reported on its trains and buses.

Small quake shakes Big Bear area of San Bernardino Mountains

The U.S. Geological Survey says the 6:55 a.m. Wednesday tremor had a magnitude of 3.6 and was centered 3 miles south of Big Bear Lake at a depth of about 6 miles.

A blind football player joins his Trojan heroes on the field

As a young, dedicated fan of the University of Southern California football team, Jake Olson dreamed he would wear the Trojan jersey one day — even after cancer took his sight at age 12.

Metro picks 7 LA locations for transit-tied development

Metro wants to develop more affordable housing around transit hubs in Burbank, Duarte, Willowbrook, Crenshaw, El Monte, Union Station and North Hollywood.

I-5's Rio Hondo bridge under construction this weekend — prepare for delays

The Downey bridge will be under construction starting Saturday, bringing lane closures and delays. The $3 million repair project is to fix damage caused by a July fire.

USC coach Sarkisian fired for failing to meet school standards

Pat Haden defended the hiring and firing, saying troubled football coach Sarkisian passed a thorough background check and had no behavioral missteps until the last two months.

USC football coach Steve Sarkisian fired, athletic director says

USC athletic director Pat Haden announced the decision Monday after "careful consideration of what is in the best interest of the university and our student-athletes."

Another record high temp in LA (but rain is on the way!)

Downtown Los Angeles saw the longest stretch of triple digit heat in more than 25 years last week.

What’s next for USC football after Sarkisian departure, plus the curious case of Chase Utley’s slide

If you missed this weekend in L.A. sports, well...it was a doozie.

More drones fly into LAX airspace, endangering aircraft

One-fifth of drone sightings by airline pilots and near-misses of commercial aircraft have been around LAX. The FAA is responding with education programs and ads.