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Porter Projected To Win In Orange County As Democrats Take The Lead

In two of the tightest races in Southern California, Democrat Katie Porter has been projected to win and Democrat Gil Cisneros has pulled ahead by 941 votes.

Woolsey Fire: Gov. Brown, Secretary Zinke Tour Burn Zone; Hill Fire Now Fully Contained

The Woolsey Fire is now one of the largest on record to burn in Los Angeles County.

Do You Feel Pressure To Have Children?

"So when are you having kids?" If that sounds familiar, we want to hear from you.

Woolsey Fire: What Happens Next For Malibu Evacuees?

Active hotspots and flareups still threaten the area, along with downed power lines, debris and other hazards.

Woolsey Fire Now Among Largest On Record In LA County; Flare-Up Reported In Carlisle Canyon, Lake Sherwood Area

The wildfires sweeping across Southern California have destroyed hundreds of homes, killed at least two people and injured several more, and ravaged beloved landmarks and park space.

Woolsey Fire Burned 83% Of National Park Lands In Santa Monica Mountains; Trump Approves Disaster Declaration For California

Fire officials now estimate that at least 370 structures have been destroyed by the blaze, which started Thursday afternoon in the hills south of Simi Valley.

Woolsey Fire Rises To 85K Acres, 15% Containment

Crews faced fierce winds Sunday, but managed to hold containment lines as they entered their fourth day of battling the Woolsey and Hill fires.

Thousand Oaks Mass Shooting Gunman Shot Himself

Ian Long shot and killed himself, according to an autopsy.

The Woolsey Fire Has Burned 70,000 Acres, 2 Deaths Linked To Fire

Firefighters started to get a handle on the Woolsey Fire on Saturday -- but expected winds to pick up Sunday through Tuesday.

These Photos Of The Woolsey Fire In Malibu Show How Intense And Devastating It's Been

The Woolsey Fire has killed two people, forced tens of thousands of people from their homes and left a wide swath of destruction in Southern California. Here's what that looks like.

Malibu Fire Victims Share Their Stories

We spoke with people who stayed and fought the fire, as well as people who evacuated. Here are their stories.

Harley Rouda Wins Dana Rohrabacher's Seat In Congress

Rouda has defeated Orange County Rep. Rohrabacher for his House seat, according to a projection by the Associated Press

Woolsey Fire Burning Out Of Control; All Of Malibu, Hidden Hills Ordered To Evacuate

The two fires were being pushed by strong Santa Ana winds.

Thousand Oaks Mass Shooting: 13 Dead, Including Sheriff's Sergeant; Gunman Identified

Twelve people were killed, including a Ventura County sheriff sergeant, and several others injured when a gunman opened fire at a crowded bar in Thousand Oaks late Wednesday night. The gunman was also killed.

What We Know About The Victims Of The Borderline Bar Shooting In Thousand Oaks

Twelve people were killed when a man opened fire at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks late Wednesday night.

Newsom Wins Race For Governor -- Here's What Else We Know About California's Elections

Polls are officially closed. We'll have your results and ongoing coverage right here.

PSA: Friends Don't Let Friends Vote Dum

This is your last weekend to study. We can help.

That Suspicious Device In Pasadena Was An Empty Drug Container, Police Say

The unremarkable end result of the investigation stood in contrast to the initial actions of law enforcement.

Free On LA Craigslist: One Possibly Cursed Salt Lamp, 'But Yay ... A Dimmer Switch'

If possibly paranormal lamps are your thing, better act fast.

10 LA Bars To Watch The Dodgers Battle The Red Sox In The World Series

Here's a list to get you started. Let us know if there are any standout bars you think we should include!

The Mega Millions Jackpot Is $1.6 Billion. Should You Buy A Ticket?

Our resident lottery dreamer and realist argue for playing -- or not.

USC Patients Of George Tyndall Would Get At Least $2,500 Each In New Settlement

It's part of a $215 million USC settlement over accusations that the former gynecologist sexually abused his female patients.

'Venice Says No' To Homeless Shelter -- Before The Meeting Even Starts

It should surprise no one that this meeting got off to a rowdy start.

LA County Will Fight Typhus Outbreaks With Health Action Plan, Plus Homeless Housing

Health departments in L.A. County have recorded nearly 100 cases of typhus so far this year -- well ahead of the countywide average of about 60 typically seen in a calendar year.

Indigenous Peoples Day Is Happening Now In DTLA. Here's How The City Is Celebrating

The county and city of L.A. have teamed up to throw the inaugural celebration, which kicked off at 7 a.m. and runs to 7 p.m. at both City Hall and Grand Park.

Meet The Newly Minted MacArthur 'Geniuses' From LA

The fellowships come with a $625,000 award they can spend however they like. L.A.'s winners? A violinist, a composer and neuroscientist.

'Among The Most Violent Of The New Breed': A Q&A About SoCal White Supremacist Group Tied To Charlottesville Violence

California's ugly history of white supremacism comes into focus as three local men are charged with rioting and inciting violence in Charlottesville.

'He Showed No Remorse': Family Of Terry Carter Speaks After Suge Knight Gets 28 Years For Fatal Hit-And-Run

The '90s rap mogul was originally charged with murder, attempted murder, and hit-and-run charges for running over two men, killing one of them, and fleeing the scene in 2015.

1 Year Later, Remembering The SoCal Victims Of The Las Vegas Mass Shooting

Of the dozens of victims, nearly half were from Southern California. This is who they were and what we learned about them in our reporting last year.

Rain And 'Sneaker' Waves: It's Not A Hurricane Anymore, But Rosa Could Still Be Dangerous For SoCal

That didn't stop surfers from taking advantage of bountiful waves in Malibu Monday morning.

Police Say Man Arrested In Brutal Attack In Santa Monica May Be Tied To Beating Deaths In Downtown LA

Another man was found brutally beaten in Santa Monica. Police say the man they arrested was likely behind the attacks in downtown L.A.

Benedict Canyon Is Back Open Two Months Earlier Than Expected

The key link between Beverly Hills and the San Fernando Valley was supposed to be closed through November.

Police Are Looking For A Connection In The Beating Deaths Of Men Sleeping Outside In LA, Santa Monica

On Thursday morning, a Santa Monica city maintenance worker found a man's body under the famous pier.

Complaint Filed Against Councilman Jose Huizar On Site For Reporting Misconduct

The specifics of the allegations aren't public, but the site is set up to report discrimination, harassment and retaliation.

2 In Custody After Student, Teacher Shot Near Van Nuys Charter Campus

The shooting happened near the campus of CHAMPS Charter High School of the Arts in Van Nuys

One Man Dead, 2 Deputies Shot In Gun Battle At East LA Park

The injured deputies, who Sheriff Jim McDonnell said were both in their thirties and "very seasoned," were listed in serious but stable condition.

3 Homeless People Were Beaten With A Bat In DTLA Over The Weekend

The three homeless victims are still in critical condition. Police have released surveillance video of the suspect.

Shots Fired Inside Kaiser Permanente Medical Center In Downey, Arrest Made

One suspect was taken into custody Tuesday after reports of an active shooter at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Downey.

After A Rash Of Valley Street Racing Deaths, Here's How The LAPD Is Cracking Down

The leader of the team recently talked with Take Two's A Martinez about what they do and the impact they're having in the Valley.

What Is LADYist?

LADYist is here to fill the gaps in your sex education. It's sex ed for grown women.

An Improved Stretch Of Figueroa Street Is Officially Open In Downtown LA

After $20 million and 10 years, the project to remake a stretch of Figueroa (from downtown L.A. to Exposition Park) is finally a go.

LA-Based Gamer And Former Calabasas High Football Player Killed In Jacksonville Shooting

Elijah Clayton was a talented football player online and in real life. He played at Chaminade Prep before transferring to Calabasas High.

A Fiery Fatal Crash Shut Down Part Of The 105 Freeway In Hawthorne

All westbound lanes of the freeway were shut down for most of the day as emergency crews let the fuel burn out and then mopped up. Caltrans officials said they hoped to reopen all lanes by 7 p.m.

LAPD Chief Moore Talks To Us About Police Shootings, Scooters And That Controversial Retirement Program

Chief Michel Moore just started the job and already he's had to deal with the deaths of two innocent civilians by police gunfire and answer for a program that benefits him to the tune of $1.27 million.

The Air Is Brown -- Should I Wear A Mask?

With California facing a year-round fire season, particulate matter matters.

These Photos From The Holy Fire In OC Are Terrifying

The Holy Fire, which broke out around 1:30 p.m. Monday, has quickly grown to more than 700 acres and destroyed at least one structure.

A Weeklong Heat Wave Is On Tap For LA And All Over Southern California

A red flag warning was issued Sunday for the mountain areas of L.A., Ventura and Santa Barbara counties and is set to expire Tuesday.

LA Could Join The Scooter Ban Wagon While The City Sorts Out New Rules

This isn't the first move to rein in electric scooters, which have boomed in both popularity and contempt -- especially on the Westside.

Here Are The Questions You Asked About Homelessness In LA. Vote On The One You Want To Discuss

We're hosting a live discussion based around your questions -- but first we need your questions.

Russians In LA, What's It Like Being Russian In America Right Now?

It's geopolitical madness out there. If you're Russian and living in L.A., we want to know what it's been like for you.

Here's What We Know About The Cranston Fire Burning Near Idyllwild

The fast-moving Cranston Fire in San Bernardino National Forest was the result of arson.

Someone Smashed Donald Trump's Hollywood Star -- Again

This is the second time in as many years that Trump's star has been reduced to rubble.

LA Mayor Defends His Out-Of-State Trips, Updates Efforts To Reduce Homelessness, Traffic Fatalities

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti insists he's not running for president -- yet -- but he is considering it. That said, he claimed he spends more time talking to the media about the topic than thinking about it himself. Presidential aspiration was among the things Garcetti discussed when he sat down with us late last week to answer questions from our reporters and our readers.

A Toast To Jonathan Gold, The Man Who 'Inspired A Whole Generation'

As tributes pour in from family, friends, colleagues, readers, chefs and everyone in between, we spoke to several people whose lives were forever changed by Jonathan Gold and his writing

Another Heat Wave Is Here. Will LA's Aging Power Grid Fare Better This Time?

Wednesday looks to be the hottest day of the week, according to the National Weather Service, with valley areas hitting the mid-to-upper 100s and downtown L.A. reaching the high 90s.

We Talked To Mayor Garcetti About Street Trash, Running For President, And Where He's Been

You sent us your questions to ask Mayor Garcetti. Here's what he said.

Get Ready, LA: Another Heat Wave Is Coming And It Could Break More Records

Thermometers will start rising across Southern California this weekend, but the real heat begins Monday and lasts through that Thursday.

Well, Scratch That Whole Splitting California Into 3 States Thing (At Least For Now)

The Cal 3 Initiative seeks to split the Golden State up into three smaller states, with supporters arguing that California has grown too large to meet the needs of its residents

The Griffin Will Reopen With 'No Tolerance' Signs After Proud Boys Incident in Atwater Village

On social media, some people called for a boycott of the bar, with many accusing the owners of accommodating members of a hate group.

That Time The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Promoted LA Metro's Blue Line

In Operation Blue Line, Leonardo, Donatello, Rapheal and Michealangelo find themselves on the West Coast for a change, where they face off against a villain named "Gridlock."

That Griffith Park Fire Prompted Evacuations But The Concert Will Go On

Both ground crews and air units are on the scene, fighting what's been dubbed the Griffith Park Fire.

You're Already Inside. You Might As Well Watch The '70s Disaster Film 'Heatwave!'

Props to the makeup team, who kept all the actors looking miserable and glistening.

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