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Why is busy Vermont Avenue getting a busway instead of rail?

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| Building a rail line down Vermont would serve more riders than any of L.A. Metro's light rails, but rail isn't planned for another 50 years.

This SoCal town is growing a lot of pot — and wrestling with its strong odor

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Marijuana has become a new crop of choice in the farmlands surrounding this tight-knit community of 14,000, which has long helped fuel the U.S. cut flower industry.

Santa Clarita becomes first LA County city to oppose state's 'sanctuary' law

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The council voted unanimously to support a federal lawsuit against the state over SB 54, which limits how local law enforcement can cooperate with federal immigration authorities.

Thousands of LA's homeless shelter beds are empty. Here's why

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Every night, some 43,000 people sleep on the streets of Los Angeles County in tents, cars and makeshift structures. So why do thousands of beds run by the biggest homeless agencies also sit empty each night?

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What 'zero tolerance' on border crossings means for SoCal

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The crackdown on illegal entries by families will have an impact in places like Los Angeles, home to a large community of Central Americans where many aim to settle.

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4.5 magnitude earthquake rattles Southern California

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The quake measured with a preliminary magnitude of 4.5 struck just before 5 a.m. Tuesday near the rural area of Cabazon, about 100 miles east of Los Angeles.

2018 Election: Your guide to the state primary ballot measures

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Here's a quick download on the five state propositions you'll see on your June 5 primary ballot.

Grieving parents pass out thousands of helmets

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After their 19-year-old son was hit while skateboarding and not wearing a helmet, Shaun and Ginger Clark have had a mission.

ICE has blasted California's sanctuary laws, but immigrant arrests in jails are up

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California ICE arrests other than those occurring in the community went from 12,705 in fiscal year 2015 to 14,259 in fiscal year 2017.

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