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Your guide to the 2018 race for LA County sheriff

Susanica Tam/For KPCC
| There are three candidates running for Los Angeles County sheriff: two department veterans, Bob Lindsey and Alex Villanueva and incumbent Sheriff Jim McDonnell.

22 awesome things to do Memorial Day weekend

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From beer, vegan food and a celebration of the "Big Lebowski" to a retrospective on photographer George Rodriguez, this Southern California weekend has plenty to offer.

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LAist is coming back, while KPCC.org makes a change

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This website is changing, and we want to tell you why — and what comes next.

Former Bakersfield mayor Harvey Hall dies at 77

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He was nicknamed "Mr. Bakersfield" after serving as mayor of the city for 15 years. He also founded an ambulance company.

Girl burned after falling against beach fire pit

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She received first and second degree burns but was lucky an off-duty firefighter was on hand to help.

These high school students are racing solar-powered boats they built themselves

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For the past seven months, they've been building boats equipped with steering capabilities, solar panels, batteries and motors.

LA Mayor: 'I understand fear' over Koreatown homeless shelter plan

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Mayor Eric Garcetti leads a rally to marshal public support for his plan to build an emergency homeless shelter in Koreatown - and in each of the 14 other city council districts.

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In the face of efforts to repeal California's gas tax, Gov. Brown leads the pushback

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As a GOP-based effort to repeal hikes in gas and diesel taxes and vehicle fees gains ground, Gov. Jerry Brown and other officials launch a defense of the increases.

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DTLA to LAX in 8 minutes? Elon Musk pitches his LA tunnel project to the public

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Musk's Boring Company, which is working on the project, needs final approval from the city of Los Angeles to build a test tunnel that would stretch nearly 3 miles between west L.A. and Culver City.