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Caltrans will close the westbound 10 Freeway connector to the north and southbound 605 Freeway this weekend. Crews will be doing bridge and connector work.
The Obama administration is expected to ask for up to $60 billion. Administrators told Congress that they want some of that money to go toward preventive measures.
is iconic in American culture. Linguists say iconic way Texans speak, from using words like "y'all" to that old Texas twang, is fading and headed for change.
Officials said some were homeless, poor or had no relatives to grieve for them. They had no one but the county to provide a respectful burial.
An engineer from Southern California argued that license amendments would allow SoCal Edison to change the frequency of inspections.
Protesters asked President Mohammed Morsi to walk back his power grab and rethink the new draft of the constitution and Morsi simply declined.
LA County Sheriff Lee Baca says he is changing his approach a day after the state Attorney General said local agencies have discretion over how to apply the federal policy.
Ebb and Flow – NASA's twin spacecrafts dedicated to the pursuit of measuring lunar gravity – recently discovered that the moon took quite a beating in the early days.
The 450 ILWU clerical workers will vote on a tentative agreement with their employers, which provides some layoff protection while allowing 50 open positions to go unfilled.
James Monroe Elementary and grades 6-8 of Burcham School will face closures in the following school year due to dwindling funds in public education.
The last of the old steam generators from the San Onofre nuclear plant are being sent to Utah for storage. The journey starts Wednesday and will take place at night.
Health officials say the flu season has kicked off sooner than in years past. A few Southern states have seen a jump in cases. What's the Southland's prognosis?
Rescuers are having trouble reaching many of those who were in the storm's path. Mud, fallen trees and downed electrical lines are in the way.
A report shows Southern California's creative economy supported 340,000 jobs and generated $3 billion dollars in tax revenue last year. Read the full report.
One local health expert says the natural drug's manufactured counterpart is a growing concern, in part because there's still a "learning curve" among users.
This season, we asked KPCC listeners where they volunteer during the holidays, and what opportunities our audience should know about. Hear volunteers talk about the work they do and why they do it, explore our listing of charitable organizations that could use your help.
LA Mayor Villaraigosa showed off his fast-improving Partnership schools during a tour with the state School Superintendent Torlakson.
Cinefamily, the eclectic L.A. art house/revival theater, is doing a Kickstarter to help them buy a digital projector and kick the rest of the experience up a notch.
Several companies will pay federal and state authorities more than $50 million towards cleaning up an industrial Superfund site in Rialto.
For more than a decade, prior to its bankruptcy, GM considered small cars an afterthought. But that's all changed and the results are front and center in L.A.
The jazz composer and pianist died from heart failure on the way to a cardiology appointment, just a day before his birthday. Listen to some of his music.
Attorneys representing four students who say they are victims of lewd and lascivious abuse have announced they filed a lawsuit against LA Unified.
Today is Wednesday, Dec. 5 and headlines include criticism of the LAFD, the end of a strike at the Port of LA, and a review of a county contract.
The 450 workers were on strike for eight days. The union says it won new protections against outsourcing, but details haven't been released.
The ballot measure passed by California voters raises taxes on the wealthy. And that's a risky strategy.
The theft took moments, just as workers were taking the weekend's collections to the bank. The pastor said it was a prime example of why churches are needed.
The Loh Down On Science
So, who is the savvier businessman, Musk, or McCourt? Is there someone else in L.A. business who should be considered for the top spot?
It’s been characterized as the worst protest in Egypt since the revolution in early 2011. AirTalk speaks with a reporter who witnessed the worst of today’s demonstrations.
An online petition from a New Jersey teen has sparked new discussion about the use of gender in marketing for children.
In a report released Monday, government watchdog agency the Little Hoover Commission raised concerns about California’s ambitious alternative energy plans.
How should religious organizations handle disputes over interfaith outreach and education?
This week, voters in downtown Los Angeles approved crucial financing to fund a streetcar project. Seventy-three percent of residents voted to raise $62.5 million in funding with a property tax on local housing. The money will go towards the $125 million project, a streetcar which would run along three of downtown’s busiest streets and connect several neighborhoods, including South Park, Civic Center, the fashion district, and the old banking district.
Han was pushed onto the tracks, and struggled to escape for over a minute before the train hit – Abbasi photographed his doomed final moments. The incident brings to light the predicament so many photojournalists face – their job is to document, but if they can help, should they?
Dave Brubeck, the legendary composer and jazz pianist died today, after suffering heart failure on his way to a cardiologist appointment. Tomorrow would have been his 92nd birthday.
Every parent knows how important reading is to their child's development, and kids are more likely to read if they're given books they relate to.But if you're a Latino parent your kids face a challenge.
Attorney General Kamala Harris will join Take Two to discuss her office's announcement that cooperation with ICE over secure communities will be left to the discretion of local authorities.
Tick, tick, tick ... that's the sound of the clock counting down to the end of the world.That is of course if you believe in the apocalyptic Mayan prophecy that says that it's all over on December 21st.
A tentative deal to end the labor dispute that shut down the ports. Clerical workers at the at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will return to work today after a week-long strike.
It's become a given in this country that manufacturing jobs that once powered the middle-class are gone; outsourced offshore to countries with lower wages.
Would you vote for Senator Ashley Judd? The actress is currently exploring a 2014 run against Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell. The actress has been an outspoken advocate for causes ranging from AIDS education to environmental matters, and in 2010 she completed her master's in public administration from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.
Last night, President Obama doubled down on his insistence that any proposal must include an agreement to raise tax rates on the wealthiest Americans. He rejected a proposal put forth by the Republican House Speaker John Boehner, that would have raised $800 billion in revenue by closing tax loopholes and scrapping some deductions.
Today hundreds of tribal leaders are meeting with President Obama for the fourth annual White House Tribal Summit.With more is Suzanne Gamboa, Associated Press Race and Ethnicity reporter
Investigators in Tijuana made a gruesome discovery over the last week. Authorities have located two mass graves containing potentially hundreds of dissolved human remains. But within the tragedy, there is also some hope for families in Baja California, whose loved ones have been kidnapped or "disappeared.
Bill Melendez said when he read in the script that Linus would recite the Gospel according to St. Luke, he told Charles Schulz, "This is religion. It just doesn't go in a cartoon." Schulz looked at him very coldly and said, "Bill, if we don't do it, who will?"