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Update: 710 reopens in Long Beach after big rig crash

Lanes were closed at Willow Street until at least 7 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. Transition roads from Interstate 405 were also closed.

Chimney Fire: More homes lost in fire near Hearst Castle

The 10-day-old blaze has charred more than 60 square miles of dry brush and timber and destroyed 45 homes. The fire is 39 percent contained.

LA Police Commission meeting halted by protesters

Loud chanting prompted commissioners to recess their meeting and clear the room. Later, they discussed hiring liaisons to help the families of people shot by police.

LA Animal Control overhauls itself for first time since the '40s

The agency's rules are now easier to understand and address many previously overlooked issues in the city, including animal noise complaints.

Bill to end private prisons for California immigrants moves forward

A state bill that would bar cities and counties from contracting with for-profit prison operators to hold immigrant detainees clears the Assembly.

Thousands of firefighters still on California fire lines

More than 10,000 firefighters battled wildfires Monday from California's Central Coast to Sierra Nevada forests or mopped up remnants of destructive fires up and down the state.

LA Football Club's new $350 million stadium just got a name

Major League Soccer's newest team, the Los Angeles Football Club, will play at the freshly dubbed Banc of California stadium, which broke ground Tuesday.

Blue Cut Fire chief says evacuation holdouts had no effect

However, they did increase the risk to firefighters and the odds that more property loss could have resulted. It will take a catastrophic event to change minds, the chief said.

City Council to declare Wednesday 'Kobe Bryant Day' in LA

Three city councilmen sponsored a resolution that will declare Aug. 24 — or 8/24 — "Kobe Bryant Day" in honor of the Laker and the numbers he sported on the court.

Blue Cut Fire: Thousands who fled allowed to return

About 82,000 people were ordered to leave at the peak of the fire threat. Most of those who left are returning now to find their homes intact, though not all.

USC vs. UCLA at the Rio Olympics

The crosstown rivalry continues as we rack up Olympians in Rio by university affiliation. Which school's athletes are bringing home more medals? We've done the math.

Can healing circles help address police brutality?

A social change advocacy group will host what they are calling "healing circles" Saturday night in six South Los Angeles parks parks.

Spice may have sickened 18 people on Skid Row

The synthetic drug is being blamed for another outbreak. "One bad batch can decimate an area."

DASH bus service changes in the works

Public hearings begin Saturday on the city of Los Angeles' proposal to expand its DASH bus service in some areas and reduce them in others.

Interstate 5 lanes close in south Orange County for 14 hours

Construction means that the Interstate 5 freeway will be down to only one lane southbound starting at 10 p.m. Friday, with some lanes closed until 12 noon Saturday.

California Gov. Brown signs lane-splitting legislation

Brown signed legislation Friday that takes a step toward condoning the practice of lane-splitting, in which motorcyclists drive between two lanes of vehicles.