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Magnitude 4.2 earthquake recorded near Westwood (updated)

The earthquake struck about 3.73 miles west of Westwood at 7:36 p.m. Sunday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Should deputies have done more to prevent Isla Vista rampage?

The Santa Barbara Sheriff's Department says deputies violated no law or policy in their investigation of Elliot Rodger last month. Some observers say protocols should be amended.

Man taken into custody following Pierce College lockdown (updated)

A lockdown at the Woodland Hills college campus occurred after police received a call Friday morning about an allegedly suicidal man who authorities feared may be armed.

Election 2014: California schools race features competing visions

It's a nonpartisan election, but millions of dollars have been spent in the fight between two Democrats: incumbent Tom Torlakson and Marshall Tuck.

#HiddenCash frenzy continues in LA on Friday (updated)

The scavenger hunt for hidden cash continued in the Los Angeles area Friday after its second round of money drop sparked a frenzy in Burbank last night.

Army Corps backs $1B LA River plan (Update)

Following intense lobbying campaign by L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, the Corps has reversed course and now backs a more expensive restoration effort.

Patient dumping: Pacifica Hospital agrees to pay $500,000

In January, the Valley-area hospital allegedly discharged a homeless patient with a serious mental disability and transported the person to Skid Row.

Anonymous @HiddenCash makes first LA cash drop (updated)

Someone's been dropping envelopes full of cash across San Francisco, and now the anonymous man is bringing it to Los Angeles as of Wednesday evening.

Irwindale drops Sriracha opposition

The Irwindale City Council on Wednesday night unanimously dismissed a lawsuit and public nuisance declaration against manufacturer Huy Fong Foods.

Earthquake safety: LA orders inventory of vulnerable buildings (Updated)

The Los Angeles City Council passed a motion to create three new jobs dedicated to cataloguing the more than 29,000 buildings that may be vulnerable to damage.

Boyle Heights real estate flier stokes gentrification fears

A flier advertising a bike tour for potential homebuyers in Boyle Heights dredges up concerns that long-time residents will be displaced.

Hunters Fire: Fire crews face more dry wind; 5 firefighters injured

The fire, which began on Monday, has burned 2 square miles, destroyed two homes, and left five firefighters so far with mild to moderate injuries.

Irwindale Sriracha hot-sauce controversy may be cooling down

Irwindale Mayor Mark Breceda tells the Pasadena Star-News that he'll ask the City Council to drop its public-nuisance order and lawsuit against Huy Fong Foods.

Central Valley lawmakers to discuss drought compromise

Let the horse trading begin: now that the Senate has passed its drought bill, House members will debate how and where to make concessions.

Accused LA teachers no longer have to go to 'teacher jails'

LAUSD teachers accused of misconduct have long been forced to wait in so-called "rubber rooms" while their case is investigated. Starting Tuesday, they can wait at home.

How is Santa Monica addressing earthquake retrofitting issues?

Earlier this year, the City of Santa Monica announced plans to create a list of seismically vulnerable buildings and mandate they get retrofitted.