SoCal storm: Small tornado tore through South LA Friday morning (updated)

An intense winter storm has damaged homes and caused flooding, road closures and thousands of power outages across Southern California. See video of the tornado here.

#LARain: Recovering from a flood in 9 soggy steps

Use these tips from the the Los Angeles Fire Department to pick up the pieces after a flood damages your home.

Storm on its way to SoCal; mandatory evacuations at 10 pm

An intense winter storm has pummeled the Bay Area on its way to Southern California, knocking out power, causing flight delays and prompting schools and local businesses to close.

California's population grows to 38.5 million

That is a growth rate of 0.9 percent, the same as the previous year and the highest since 2003-04, before the recession.

Poll: How do you pronounce 'Los Feliz'?

I pronounced the neighborhood as lohz-fay-LEES in a recent radio piece. Full disclosure: I am not a native Angeleno. Was I wrong?

LA woman, 100, gets medal for WWII service

Pioneering pilot Lt. Col. Jeri Truesdell helped train other female pilots during World War II under a Navy volunteers program.

LA rain: 2nd powerful storm could bring huge surf, mudslides

Forecasters say a powerful storm bearing down on Central and Southern California will lash the region with rain, pounding surf and gusty winds.

Downtown LA fire: Feds aid probe of Da Vinci apartment blaze

An L.A. arson team has been joined by federal investigators to look into the cause of the early Monday blaze at the Da Vinci complex. A nearby city-owned building was also damaged.

Police: Man deliberately hit truck in Castaic fatal crash

Authorities say a man who was in a custody battle with his ex-wife deliberately crashed his car into a big-rig on the I-5 Freeway, killing himself and his two children.

Downtown LA fire: Nearby building badly damaged, ATF joins investigation

The California Highway Patrol announced the remaining three northbound lanes opened shortly after 5 a.m. Tuesday.

Woman gives birth on flight diverted to LAX

The flight was from San Francisco to Phoenix but was diverted to Los Angeles, where it landed safely at 7:30 a.m. Mother and child are reportedly doing fine.

Downtown LA fire: $10M damage estimate, update on p.m. commute

A massive fire Monday destroyed a still-under-construction apartment complex along the 110 freeway, damaged the LADWP headquarters, and shut portions of two major freeways.

LA unveils new earthquake preparedness plan

Proposal calls mandatory retrofits for tens of thousands of buildings. Building owners have been resistant to similar plans in the past because of the costs.

Galaxy soars past Revolution to win 5th MLS Cup

The LA Galaxy beat the New England Revolution Sunday 2-1 after a goal in overtime by striker Robbie Keane.

More rain, colder weather on its way to LA area

The heavy storm system that hit the L.A. area last Tuesday may get a colder reprise later this week, the National Weather Service said.

South LA goes car free for a day for 11th CicLAvia

Some six miles of streets in South Los Angeles are closed to motor vehicles Sunday as the city's 11th CicLAvia festival opens the lanes to cyclists.