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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.

From racist films to unethical land grabs, these 3 people shaped LA's future

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In "Mirage Factory," author Gary Krist writes that creating Los Angeles without the help of Mother Nature took creativity, ingenuity and even a few lies.

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Orange County, other SoCal officials stand with White House at anti-sanctuary meeting

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The White House billed the meeting as one to "discuss shared efforts to end the nullification of federal law and restore community safety.”

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