Some trains between Santa Monica and downtown L.A. have been so crammed that passengers with bicycles, wheelchairs and strollers have been stranded on platforms.
A state review found that students at Bayside Martin Luther King Jr. Academy have suffered under years of rapid staff turnover, inadequate class offerings, excessive discipline and substandard ac...
Of the more than 2,600 bills introduced this year in the California Legislature, none captured the public's attention like Senate Bill 276. Prompted by an alarming rise in measles cases and alleg...
Chinese Embassy officials on Saturday said they had dispatched staffers to assist victims of a tour bus crash near Bryce Canyon National Park in southern Utah that killed four people and left 27 ...
A magnitude 3.2 earthquake 11 miles from Ridgecrest, Calif., was recorded Saturday at 8:19 a.m. PDT, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
Giovanni Bolla's tiramisu is helping him pay his rent, thanks to his daughter's social media campaign
A look at California stories from the last week, including Trump's visit to Los Angeles and San Francisco
The Black Keys made tickets to their Wiltern show nontransferable to third-party vendors, leaving fans who bought tickets from sites such as StubHub turned away at the doors.
L.A. County Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey's office said it found insufficient evidence to pursue a fraud case related to L.A. Councilwoman Martinez's fundraising activities.
An outsider who previously ran the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Folt is the first woman to hold the post. She takes the helm as the private university is trying to recover from ye...
A California appeals court on Friday rejected the Manson follower's latest bid for release from prison.
California's labor force is shrinking, but the state continues to add jobs. Unemployment remains low at 4.1%
The secretary, who was in San Francisco and Los Angeles this week with President Trump, reportedly said that single-sex shelters should be able to reject transgender people.
Democratic donor Ed Buck's arrest, long sought by activists, sparks questions of why the process took so long.
Electronic devices were plugged into a series of outlets in the Conception's galley. Those outlets are a focus of the investigation into the deadly dive boat fire that killed 34.
Authorities are investigating whether a child who remains in critical condition after a violent assault at Landmark Middle School in Moreno Valley had been the target of bullying before the attac...
Detectives were following a vehicle they believed was linked to a series of burglaries. They fatally shot the man driving the car after they followed him into a business and witnessed a robbery.
Dumpster diving is, for some, a self-perpetuating way of life. It's about being self-reliant, yes, but it's being mindful of how waste affects the environment.
You don't just show up at the bustling, world famous Santa Monica Pier and perform for money. You must try your hand at a lottery and hope that you can win a lucky space.
A man has secluded himself behind a dumpster in an alley by a car dealership near 18th Street and Santa Monica Boulevard.
Senior Montebello school officials misled investors about serious financial and management problems when they marketed $100 million in school construction bonds, the SEC alleges.
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USC's decentralized fiscal system makes the top goal a constant search for cash. It's contributed to USC's successes and — mightily — to its failures.
A magnitude 3.3 earthquake was reported Friday morning at 2:47 a.m. Pacific time 19 miles from La Quinta, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
Eight Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies are suing the county, saying they were pressured by the Banditos gang to quit their jobs or leave the East Los Angeles station.
Deputies released two sketches Wednesday of the man wanted in the incidents, which occurred in Aliso Viejo.
A small plane crashed onto the roof of a mall after taking off from Torrance Municipal Airport, killing one person and injuring another.
Ed Buck, the Democratic donor who was recently accused of running a drug house in West Hollywood where two men have died, faces a federal criminal case in connection with one of the overdoses.
A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge held state prosecutors in contempt Thursday for not turning evidence over in the sexual abuse case against the leader of La Luz Del Mundo and two of his ...
President Trump's attorneys argued that California can only impose "procedural" election rules, not one as sweeping as disclosure of tax returns.
Sierra storm first frosts Lake Tahoe, then swings down to leave a Thursday dusting in Mammoth Lakes. Can ski season be far behind? No, it's just seven weeks away.
Rock, hip-hop and Latin pop are just some of the music genres people can find at the Los Angeles County Fair concerts.
Trump's authority to revoke California's waiver from federal clean air rules rests on a very shaky legal foundation.
President Trump says San Francisco is in "serious violation" with "tremendous pollution." His remarks appear to be part of an ongoing critique of homelessness in major cities.
Crew member Ryan Sims filed a lawsuit naming Truth Aquatics Inc., Worldwide Diving Adventures and Conception owner Glen Fritzler as defendants.
Health officials informed parents at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita that at least one person at the school had pertussis, or whooping cough.
Two fatal overdoses in Democratic donor Ed Buck's home gave rise to a movement that sought to hold him accountable and uphold the value of gay black lives.
With bills to protect employment rights, student athlete pay, abortion services and renters, the 2019 California Legislature turned in a very progressive record.
President Trump's plan to get homeless people off L.A. streets is to eliminate layers of regulation to make it easier and cheaper to build more housing. But it's too simple to link that approach ...
Daniel Morris' record of dishonesty illustrates the type of important evidence about law enforcement misconduct that was long kept secret in California.
A magnitude 3.6 earthquake was reported Thursday morning at 2:59 a.m. Pacific time 27 miles from Coachella, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
On Sept. 3, 1919, President Woodrow Wilson embarked on a nationwide railroad tour to promote American participation in the League of Nations.
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Bald eagles are choosing to nest close to human activity, but no one knows why.
One question invariably asked over lunch around the state Capitol is: "How do you think Newsom is doing?"
Trump visits the controversial border wall in San Diego after slamming California homelessness.
A man and woman were killed and two other women were wounded when a man started shooting at a group gathered near the 800 block of Bay View Avenue.
The debate over whether to fund a 64-unit homeless housing complex in Chatsworth will now head to the Los Angeles City Council.
University of California President Janet Napolitano, champion of immigrant students and sexual abuse victims, says she will resign.
The hearing was closed to public and press, with the judge citing the sensitive nature of what would likely be discussed in the courtroom.
L.A. officials are revoking an agreement that has long allowed a local group to use an old firehouse on Crenshaw Boulevard, spurring an outpouring of protest from the group and its supporters.
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson visited skid row in Los Angeles on Wednesday.
Newsom's signature on Assembly Bill 5 could mean more California workers would be considered employees eligible for workplace benefits.
Ed Buck: Detectives were able to build a case against Democratic donor Ed Buck on drug charges by following the 911 call
Two students have been arrested in connection with an assault at Landmark Middle School that was captured on video.
P-61 gained fame when he crossed the 405 Freeway in July, the first collared cat to do so. He died on the same freeway two months later.
Council President Herb Wesson says "anti-displacement zones" would cover the entire city of Los Angeles, but how they would work is far from clear.
Gov. Gavin Newsom criticized the Trump administration's plan to rescind California's nearly half-century-old authority to impose tough car emissions standards, vowing to take action to stop it.
Prosecutors call Ed Buck, who was arrested this week, a violent sexual predator who preyed on men struggling with addiction and homelessness.
Dongyuan Li, 41, is the first of 19 people to plead guilty after being indicted on similar charges of running a "birth tourism" scheme.
A magnitude-3.4 earthquake was reported Wednesday at 10:23 a.m. 14 miles from Fortuna, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
After more than a decade, why is Britney Spears still under a court-approved conservatorship, which leaves decisions involving her estate and everyday life to others?
Trump arrives in California with a new round of criticism over the homeless crisis gripping cities such as Los Angeles and San Francisco, drawing both supporters and protesters.
Road closures remain as the president wraps up a two-day visit to California.
She's 100 years old, she has a younger boyfriend and she drives a convertible. This Los Angeles woman just celebrated her 100th birthday.
Buck was charged with one count each of battery causing serious injury, administering methamphetamine and maintaining a drug house, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office....
During the Cold War, the military protected Southern California with antiaircraft defenses.
President Trump came to California. And he doesn't believe in any cease-fires.
L.A. City Councilman John Lee has come out against a rare proposal to build homeless housing in his San Fernando Valley district. The debate follows a closely watched campaign that revolved, in p...
For the first time in nearly a century, a rare California trout species will swim in a mountain creek that is its native habitat, marking a major milestone that conservationists hope will lead to...
A developer behind massive apartment complexes in downtown L.A., Geoffrey Palmer, is hosting a Beverly Hills fundraiser for President Trump.
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Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva appears to have backed away from his Sept. 7 pledge to "get to the bottom" of what happened in Mitrice Richardson's mysterious 2009 disappearance.
A police officer violated department policy when he fatally shot a man in a locker room at a 24 Hour Fitness gym in Hollywood, the Los Angeles Police Commission ruled Tuesday.
Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies mistakenly shot and killed a teenager when their bullets ricocheted as they opened fire on an aggressive pit bull.
Police were trying to coax the man outside using a loudspeaker.
L.A. County's Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to draft an amicus brief that urges the U.S. Supreme Court to take up a challenge to Martin vs. City of Boise.
Xiaoning Sui was arrested by Spanish authorities Monday night and charged with paying William "Rick" Singer to ensure her son was admitted to UCLA.
A week after hearing about federal officials swinging through a vacant office building close to Los Angeles International Airport, Hawthorne officials and residents are still confused. The office...
A battle re-enactment from California's era of rancho landholders, complete with cattle roping and kids activities, is happening next month. And you'll want to be there, to learn about and explor...
President Trump arrived Tuesday in Los Angeles, and officials are warning Angelenos to brace for rush-hour congestion.
Desert Hot Springs authorities arrested two boys and a girl after social media posts threatening violence were discovered.
Despite FAA flight ban, the "baby Trump" balloon is aloft outside a fundraiser for the president in Palo Alto.
The Rancho Cucamonga resident called authorities to say he had attacked his 49-year-old daughter, who was found inside a home with multiple stab wounds.
Javier Burillo, part of Mexico's rich and powerful Azcarraga family, is held after his 11-year-old son dies on a boating trip in San Francisco Bay.
A 29-year-old man who vandalized a Sikh temple in Los Feliz in 2017 will spend a little over a year in prison after admitting he defaced the religious building.
California legislators passed a statewide cap on rents but didn't take major action to increase the supply of housing this year.
Rep. Paul Cook (R-Yucca Valley) will retire from Congress at the end of his term, adding to the flood of GOP exits nationwide.
Officials said all southbound lanes of the 605 are expected to reopen at about 7 a.m.
The city of South Gate is trying to mimic conditions before the explosive growth of L.A. after World War II that allowed certain rare native fish to thrive.
As President Trump heads to California for two days of fundraising, his administration is reportedly still considering clearing homeless encampments and moving people into government-owned facili...
The real estate project known as District Square has had a decadelong run of bad luck.
Santa Monica and Beverly Hills are among cities where your e-scooter can be slowed down or stopped using a technology called geofencing.
Plus, the biggest headlines from across the state.
As many migrants seek refuge in the U.S., the Jewish community has responded with a wave of activism supporting them. "Never again" is a common refrain.
After more than seven decades of ownership, the Rouch family will sell their piece of the Sierra Nevada to Save the Redwoods League, a century-old conservation group that has long hankered after ...
Trump, in California for a two-day visit, is likely to address homelessness, which he has used to bash the deep-blue state before the 2020 election.
Javier A. Burillo, 57, was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter after his 11-year-old son was thrown overboard and killed.
The healthcare giant's workers say they will strike in California and across five other states after bargaining stalled in July. If they walk out, it will mark one of the largest strikes in the p...
Health officials confirmed that an adult older than 40 died from complications related to using an electronic cigarette.