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Can anything fix the immigration court backlog?

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| The backlog of pending cases in immigration court nationally and in Los Angeles has spiked by nearly 50 percent since the start of fiscal year 2017.

Bike safety law rarely enforced in L.A., Long Beach

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Four years ago, California's Three Feet for Safety Act took effect. But in Southern California, the police haven't found much use for it. Since it passed, LAPD officers have written just 13 citations for violating the three feet law.

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LAX unveils terminal 1's $500,000 renovations

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After four years of construction, the Southwest terminal claims it has redefined traveling with less security hassle, more local restaurants and live entertainment.

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There's a lot of bad stuff in that brown ocean water

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LA County Department of Public Health has issued a beach water use advisory for all the county’s beaches. That’s because of rain run-off full of contaminants from the Woolsey Fire burn areas making its way to the ocean.

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Street vending to be legal in most of LA, but not everywhere

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Certain no-vending zones have been designated, and vendors who've long done business in these areas say they're disappointed.

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Town Hall to address gun violence draws hundreds

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In the aftermath of the Borderline shooting, Congressman Adam Schiff and State Senator Anthony Portantino hosted a town hall on Monday evening in Burbank to address gun violence. 

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Los Angeles finally adopts plan to legalize street vending

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After years of debate, the Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday unanimously approved a plan to legalize street vending, allowing vendors to get permits to operate.

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LAFD pilots rescue three people and two dogs from burning hilltop

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Pilots Joel Smith and David Nordquist were running low on fuel and didn’t have the manpower to hoist the people below to safety. So they made a risky choice and landed their helicopter through the thick smoke on to a narrow strip of burning ridgeline.

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Los Angeles groups make plans to aid asylum seekers

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In the Los Angeles area, groups serving Central American immigrants are working with legal advocates to plan how to help any asylum seekers.

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