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13 awesome things to do on Mother's Day weekend

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| We won't bore you with a list of expensive, prix fixe brunches. There are a lot of things to do this weekend in Southern California.

Here's this season's new firefighting technology

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Fire agencies are counting this year on technology like camera-outfitted drones and Supercomputer-run simulators to fight more aggressive fires.

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New Metrolink station opening near Burbank airport

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A stop on the Antelope Valley Line eases the way for travelers, although the train runs infrequently and costs more than Metro rail or bus.

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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.

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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.