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Creek Fire burns 11,337 acres in Sylmar, Lake View Terrace, Shadow Hills

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| Mandatory evacuations were ordered for areas of Sylmar, Lake View Terrace and Shadow Hills. The fire is 0 percent contained, officials said.

You can smoke weed in California — but it's still hard to buy it

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Want to purchase a joint at your local pot store Jan. 1? Good luck. Most California cities and counties have banned cannabis businesses.

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LaVar Ball will withdraw suspended son LiAngelo from UCLA

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The father of UCLA guard LiAngelo Ball says he plans to withdraw his son from school because of concerns related to the freshman's indefinite suspension for his admitted participation in a shoplifting incident during the Bruins' trip to China.

Santa Ana winds bring fire danger to Southern California

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Forecasters say it could be the strongest and longest Santa Ana wind event so far this season, with gusts capable of bringing down tree branches and power lines.

How well does Larry Mantle know pot?

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We quizzed him in preparation for the rise of the recreational marijuana business in California.

#SoCalSoCurious: Your marijuana questions answered

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The sale of recreational marijuana becomes legal in California as of Jan. 1, 2018. Here we tackle some of your pot-related questions.

Out with Prairie Home Companion, in with the Chris Thile Show

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Chris Thile addressed the scandal surrounding his predecessor, Garrison Keillor, and announced a name change for the iconic public radio show.

LA Metro breaks ground on 12-mile Gold Line extension

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The $1.5 billion extension will stretch from Azusa in the eastern San Gabriel Valley all the way to Montclair in western San Bernardino County.

Mitch O’Farrell criticizes policy to close LA River for high E. coli levels

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If the protocol had been in place this summer, the river would've been closed four times due to high levels of the fecal bacteria.

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