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Drinking fountains splash down on LA's Skid Row

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| As the weather's heating up, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has installed seven temporary public drinking fountains in L.A. County.

Uptick in coyotes cause discussion at City Hall


City leaders are looking at implementing a "coyote management program" to deal with increased sightings of the animal.

LA City Council looks to revive LAPD body camera program


Earlier this year, the City Council balked at a $58 million dollar price tag for the camera system. A new report suggests savings from lawsuits could offset the cost.

SoCal Gas wrapping up cleaning of Porter Ranch homes


The company says the court-ordered project cleaned the interiors of about 1,700 homes belonging to those still displaced by the natural gas leak.

80 percent of LGBT people killed are minorities


When violence strikes the LGBT community, the victims often look like those who died in the Orlando tragedy.

Long Beach police kill man carrying pellet gun


Officers reported the man failed to comply with an order to put his hands up and they opened fire when he reached for the butt of what turned out to be an assault-weapon replica in his waistband.

Alhambra police seek 3 men in string of home burglaries


Police released closed-circuit-camera photos of the men, taken during one of the recent break-ins. The men have disabled security systems during at least two of the crimes.

Tracking lawmakers' promise of drug treatment over prison


Thousands of people left prison after Prop 47 reduced punishments for drug and other low-level offenses, but prison savings earmarked for drug treatment are on shaky ground.