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Left homeless for holidays after fire tore through their block, South L.A. residents plead for answers

After a massive fire destroyed several homes, displaced residents are searching for answers and pointing to the construction site where the blaze may have started.

Suspect arrested in killings of three L.A. homeless people

Los Angeles police have arrested a man in connection with a trio of shootings that left three homeless men dead across the city in the past week.

After 24 days, officials declare Tustin hangar fire 'fully extinguished'

The 17-story wooden hangar fire reignited several times, forcing school closures and keeping residents in homes as asbestos, lead and other toxins became airborne.

Granada Hills homeowner shoots, kills burglary suspect, police say

A Granada Hills homeowner shot and killed a burglary suspect inside their home early Saturday morning, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Jewish USC professor, who was barred from campus over Hamas comments, allowed to return

The Nov. 9 incident at USC over the Israel-Hamas war went viral online, prompting thousands to sign opposing petitions to fire and reinstate John Strauss.

Proposal for new water district sparks fear of Northern California 'water grab'

In Butte County, farm landowners want to set up a new water district. Opponents fear it would open the door for selling water to other parts of California.

O.C. man pleads guilty to firebombing Planned Parenthood clinic, plotting other attacks

Chance Brannon of San Juan Capistrano pleaded guilty to firebombing a Costa Mesa Planned Parenthood clinic and plotting other attacks in Southern California.

The five keys to a long and healthy life? Check out this 'Blue Zone' community

A popular Netflix docuseries focuses on 'Blue Zones,' where lifestyles centered on faith, community and healthful eating lead to lower rates of chronic disease and greater longevity.

Despite deadly shooting, largely business as usual at L.A. Live

A fatal shooting at Fixins Soul Kitchen in L.A. Live — the first at the downtown complex — seemingly did little to deter visitors, diners and concertgoers this week.

Woman shot, killed by police after allegedly setting fire to Chatsworth home

Los Angeles police shot and killed a woman in her 50s after she was confronted by officers and set a house on fire in Chatsworth, according to authorities.

Travelers can get a passport quicker. An L.A. post office can help Sunday at passport fair

Brentwood's Barrington post office wants to help travelers with their U.S. passport applications at Sunday's passport fair. It starts at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m.

Commentary: I rode 23 miles to work on an e-bike and saw the transportation promised land

With safe, protected bike lanes and streets designed for humans, not only cars, we can have a future with an environmentally sound commuting option.

Column: Did Newsom give Democrats a glimpse of a younger, robust alternative to Biden?

One big question after Thursday night's hyped red-vs.-blue states debate is whether California Gov. Gavin Newsom is helping President Biden or hurting him.

In a city full of political drama, feud between El Monte mayor and resident turns ugly

El Monte resident Gabriela Leos alleges Mayor Jessica Ancona dispatched a gang member to intimidate her during a dispute in a park.

Sheriff's Department moves to fire deputies in 2017 Boyle Heights crash that killed 2 children

Six years after a deadly Boyle Heights crash, the L.A. County Sheriff's Department has moved to discipline two deputies involved.

Image caption: University presidents across the Cal State system have seen their pay rise substantially as compared to faculty members.
Cal State Presidents Enjoyed 43% Pay Raise From 2007 to 2022

Mildred García, the new Cal State chancellor, is earning a total compensation of nearly $1 million. Meanwhile, university president pay has increased at a greater rate than that of faculty, who are preparing to strike in early December, and the …

Nima Momeni's lawyers want his trial moved out of SF amid jail cell photos

Nima Momeni’s lawyers want his trial moved out of San Francisco.

Cal State faculty striking next week in series of one-day actions

Faculty across the 23 CSU campuses will protest and rally for wage increases as negotiations with the nation's largest public university system stall.

Newsom-DeSantis debate draws 4.75 million viewers on Fox News

"The Great Red State vs. Blue State Debate" more than doubled the typical audience for Sean Hannity's nightly program.

Robert Lang Sr., fast-food pioneer who put the Double-Double on In-N-Out's menu, dies

Robert Lang Sr., a former longtime In-N-Out Burger executive who officially put the Double-Double on the chain's menu, has died at 87.

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