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Preliminary Magnitude 4.0 Earthquake Jolts LA SoCal Awake

The quake had an epicenter at Hollywood Park a few blocks from the intersection of W. Century and Crenshaw boulevards.

Orange Mass Shooting: What We Know So Far

No information was available on the business, the victims, the suspect or the motivation behind the fatal shooting.

LA Metro Boosts Police Contracts While Calling For Funding To Rethink Public Safety

L.A. Metro leaders say they want to move faster to implement alternatives to armed policing on the system, but also say they've been forced to give more money to law enforcement agencies this year to address "out of control" contract spending.

Speed Cameras In LA? A New Bill Would Allow CA Cities To Explore The Technology

State and local leaders call speed cameras a 'proven tool' to reduce speeding and save lives.

As Community Rallies '#JusticeForMoniqueMunoz,' Teen Could Be Charged With Manslaughter. What We Know

Police say the teen driver was speeding in a Lamborghini SUV when he crashed into Monique Muñoz's car, killing her. He'd been recently cited for unsafe driving.

LA County Expands Vaccine Eligibility To Janitors, Transportation Workers

While the county is expanding eligibility to more people, supply still remains limited, which means it may take a while to find an available appointment, Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said.

How To Schedule Your COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment In Southern California

To keep track of all the moving parts, we reached out to cities and counties in the greater Los Angeles area for specifics. This is an evolving landscape, so please follow up with the resources below to confirm the most current details.

Newsom Pledges 25K COVID-19 Vaccine Doses For LAUSD Staff, Superintendent Says

Governor Gavin Newsom is setting aside 25,000 COVID-19 vaccines over the next two weeks for Los Angeles Unified school employees, according to the district's superintendent, Austin Beutner.

Most LA Metro Riders Could Ride For Free Starting Next Year Under New Pilot Plan

The two-phase pilot would start in January 2022 and run to June 2023. Then Metro's leaders could decide to continue or expand free transit to more riders and services.

Newsom: 1.4 Million COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Coming To California This Week

The supply of vaccine available is still behind demand and capacity.

NASA's Perseverance Rover Is Landing On Mars Today. Watch It Here

Witness NASA's rover touch down on the Red Planet.

West Hollywood Is Creating A Pedestrian-Only Zone On A Busy Road By Banning Cars

Less than a quarter-mile of the high-traffic Robertson Boulevard will be closed to cars for 32 hours over the weekend. City staff will study the program and could decide to expand it.

Where (And Why) LA Metro Is Exploring 'Congestion Pricing' (AKA Making You Pay To Use Certain Roads)

Metro officials say charging drivers to travel on certain roads at certain times would reduce congestion by incentivizing commuters to seek alternative travel options.

15 Months After A 4-Year-Old Girl Was Killed In This LA Crosswalk, The City Adds Upgrades

Alessa Fajardo's family and local safety advocates had been calling for improvements since the young girl was killed by a driver while walking to school in 2019.

Over 100 Pedestrians Are Killed By Drivers In LA Every Year. Here's What We Found

Not even a life-altering pandemic affected the number of people killed by drivers on L.A. streets. In fact, collisions were more deadly last year.

Death In A Crosswalk: The Killing Of A 4-Year-Old Shows LA's Failure To Stop Traffic Violence

In October 2019, Alessa Fajardo was killed by a driver while walking to her preschool. Her family is still waiting for the driver to be held accountable -- and for the city of Los Angeles to make their neighborhood streets safer.

Garcetti Says 'Cancel Everything'. LA's New Stay-At-Home Order Doesn't Really Cancel Anything

Angelenos must stay home -- unless they need to golf, go Christmas shopping, get their nails done or shoot a music video.

George Gascón Ousts LA District Attorney Jackie Lacey

Incumbent District Attorney Jackie Lacey has conceded. Gascon promises a more compassionate D.A.'s office under his leadership.

Do We Need Police To Curb LA's Traffic Violence? Some Cities Are Saving Lives Without Them

As the movement to defund armed policing and reinvest that money into care-based programs gains momentum, the long-held assumptions about law enforcement's roles in traffic safety are being challenged.

A 4.2 Magnitude Earthquake Jolted LA. Here's What We Know So Far

It was centered in the northern San Fernando Valley city of Pacoima -- just west of the 210 Freeway -- and struck at 4:29 a.m, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

LA Metro Will Explore Ways To Replace Armed Policing On Public Transit

The board committed Thursday to working with community leaders to "re-envision transit safety," in part by replacing armed police with social workers and mental health professionals.

LA's Slow Streets Program Is Growing And Could Become Permanent

The temporary program was launched in mid-May to give Angelenos more space to get fresh air and exercise in their neighborhoods amid stay-at-home orders. City Councilmember David Ryu says the city should allow neighborhoods to keep them in place.

LA Metro Leaders Want To Rethink Policing On The County's Transit System

An upcoming motion seeks to develop programs and policies that would shift resources from armed law enforcement in favor of unarmed, care-based approaches.

Why Are LA Metro Buses Taking People Arrested In Protests To Jail?

Metro says it's following state law to provide mutual aid in times of emergency. Some transit advocates say it's a misuse of resources.

LA Metro Projects Ridership Could Take 2 Years To Return To Pre-Pandemic Levels

Metro's leaders outlined which projects will move forward and which are being delayed as the agency works to weather an estimated $1.8 billion shortfall.

LA's Slow Streets Program Is Picking Up Speed (Despite Some Attacks On Signs)

The city has received more than 175 applications from residents and community groups that want to join the safety initiative.

'Where There Is Smoke, There Is Fire': LA Leaders Weigh In (Or Don't) On Huizar's Future At City Hall

Here's a roundup of what fellow city council members, Mayor Eric Garcetti and other L.A. leaders have said about the corruption scandal -- and Council member Jose Huizar's possible role in it.

LA's 'Slow Streets' Will Limit Traffic To Promote Social Distancing. All Neighborhoods Can Apply

Slow Streets places signs and temporary barricades on residential streets -- but doesn't completely close them off to vehicles.

Cities Are Limiting Car Traffic To Give People More Space To Safely Walk. Why Was A Plan Postponed In LA?

A grassroots proposal was set to launch in a West L.A. neighborhood last week. Mayor Garcetti put the brakes on it.

What LA's Budget Cuts Mean For Street Safety Projects

Because of budget cuts related to COVID-19, L.A.'s Vision Zero street safety program will be cut 5% in the next fiscal year.

Vision Zero Was Already Far Behind Goals -- Now It Faces Millions In Cuts

In total, funding for infrastructure improvements will be reduced 10%, from $888 million down to $795 million.

Here's What The Coronavirus Crisis Is Doing To LA's Freeway Traffic

Traffic on some sections of freeway within the city of Los Angeles has effectively been cut in half, new data from Caltrans shows.

Higher Air Pollution Is Linked To A Higher COVID-19 Death Rate, A New Study Finds

Researchers from Harvard identified a link between long-term exposure to particulate matter and increased risk of death for coronavirus patients.

Vehicle Emissions Have Dropped (Duh), But The Effect On SoCal's Air Is Complicated

You may be tempted to call it a silver lining to the health crisis that's completely upended our lives. But the experts who study air pollution say there is no upside.

We Should All Wear Homemade Masks. Here's How To Make One From A T-Shirt

We're asking public health officials and experts to answer your questions about the COVID-19 pandemic.

LA Metro Is In 'Uncharted Territory' And Waiting For Federal Aid To Get Back On Track

Average weekday ridership on Metro's trains is down more than 80% and bus ridership is down nearly 70%. But that's just one part of the shortfall the agency faces.

LA Metro Ridership And Sales Tax Revenue Are Plummeting Because Of Coronavirus

The county's transit system is moving to a "hybrid service" schedule and has reached out for state and federal aid, CEO Phillip Washington said Friday.

How LA Metro And Other Public Transit Agencies Are Adapting To Our New Coronavirus Reality

If you can stay home, do so. But if you can't, public transit is still an option for healthy individuals (who take precautions and observe social distancing).

Deep Cleaning, Disinfectant And 'Death Stares': LA Public Transit In The Age Of Coronavirus

Are you at increased risk of getting coronavirus on public transit in L.A.? That largely depends on the behavior of people who may be infected -- and the response from transit agencies.

New Los Feliz Homeless Shelter Is Moving 'Full Steam Ahead'

It's taken about a year from proposal to ground breaking -- which is fairly fast, compared to other plans across the city. 

Would LAX Travelers Take Public Transit To Cut Security Lines? LA Leaders Want To Find Out

The intertwined goal is to reduce car traffic and greenhouse gas emissions by boosting transit ridership -- which has plummeted in recent years.

There's A New Push To Put The Brakes On LA's Rising Speed Limits

Speed kills, but speed limits in L.A. and across California keep rising because of a state law local leaders have called "absurd."

Here's What Hollywood Boulevard Could Look Like With Less Space For Cars And More Space For Humans

L.A. has a plan to turn the congested tourist trap into a safer, more accessible space for residents and visitors.

Metro Is Considering A Program To Let LA County's K-12 Students Ride For Free

The vote on the study was delayed after a long discussion about which students -- and districts -- would actually be studied.

Here's LA Metro's Plan To Get You Out Of Your Car And On A Bus

The transit agency says fast and frequent service is key to improving its system, which has lost roughly 25% of its ridership over the past decade.

Metro Train Delayed? Don't Rule Out Copper Bandits Stealing Wiring From The Tracks

The thieves are putting Metro riders, staff -- and themselves -- at risk.

LA Metro's New Train And Bus Names Are Official. There Is No F Line And You Know Exactly Why

Time to learn your regional transit ABCs (keep those D Line jokes to yourself).

Taxi Drivers Strike At LAX, Demanding To Be Allowed Back To Terminals For Pickups

Taxi pickup services made the move -- along with Uber and Lyft -- which one city leader called "the final nail in the coffin" for the industry.

'Car Accident' Or 'Traffic Violence'? The Way We Talk About Crashes Is Evolving

New research shows the effect police language and media narratives have on how we perceive who's to blame when a driver kills a pedestrian.

LA Welcomes The Winter Solstice With Wet Weekend Weather

O winter storm, o winter storm, please don't ruin our Christmas.

LA Libraries Will Stop Charging Late Fees And Forgive Your Past-Due Sins

Los Angeles joins a growing number of cities working to increase equitable access by removing a financial barrier.

Lancaster Is Considering Restrictions On Feeding The Homeless In Public Spaces

Residents and homeless advocates packed the city council chambers at a contentious meeting Tuesday night. The vote was postponed.

LA Metro Says 405 Freeway Toll Lanes Would Help With Congestion. Will Drivers Buy In?

Widening the 405 didn't fix the traffic nightmare through the Sepulveda Pass. Now Metro is working to expand a program that has proven to alleviate congestion.

Stalked, Cornered, Hit, Sexually Assaulted, Yelled At: These Are The Stories Of Women Riding LA Metro

"Men are taking advantage of the fact that women are basically trapped on the bus or train."

At A City Hall 'Die-In', Protesters Demand Safer Streets And Bold Action From LA Leaders

Demonstrators say Mayor Garcetti and other city leaders lack "the courage and the conviction" to push for swift, bold infrastructure changes to make streets safe for anyone not in a car.

Here's LA County's Vision For Saving The Air And Getting People To Drive Electric

There's a new plan with a number of new benchmarks. And while there's no force of law behind the plan, L.A. leaders hope it'll inspire pilot programs and policy.

How Santa Monica Established Order From Scooter Chaos (And What It Can Teach LA)

The city has released the clearest study yet that shows how scooters and other dockless vehicles could usher in the next era of urban mobility.

LA's Warm November Is Going From Record Highs To Rain

National Weather Service forecasters say about a quarter to ¾ of an inch will fall in L.A. County. Some of our taller local mountains could even get some snow.

Where Are You Going On Jump Scooters? Here's Why LA And Uber Are Fighting Over Who Gets That Data

Uber's permit to operate its Jump-brand electric scooters and bikes was technically suspended, but they're still in service on city streets.

The Expo Line Will Get More Green Lights At Intersections -- Cars, You'll Have To Wait

Traffic light signal changes could get train travelers where they're going 15% quicker.

What Does 'Containment' Of A Fire Mean, Exactly?

Important to know: Containment does not mean a fire is out -- or that the danger is over.

After 2 Pedestrian Deaths On Same Morning, Safety Advocates Ask LA Leaders: Where Is Vision Zero?

Despite a slate of street safety improvements, preliminary city data shows 2019 pedestrian deaths are keeping pace with last year's figures.

Two More LA Mountain Lions Have Died And Both Had Rat Poison In Their Systems

These deaths mark the fifth and possibly sixth cougars in a National Park Service study to be killed by rat poison.

LA Metro Says Its System Is Riskier And Harder For Women. We Want To Hear Your Stories

Metro says a recent study is "an important first step towards easing the disproportionate efforts women put in to making the transportation system work for them."

'Booms' And Smoke On Red Line Train Prompt Evacuation At Union Station

Witnesses at the scene reported hearing loud "booms" and video from the station showed people walking out of the tunnel and onto the platform.

This Crosswalk Signal Is Expected To Make LA Streets Safer For Pedestrians

Pedestrian deaths have exceeded motor vehicle deaths on L.A. city streets every year since 2010.

Ignore Those 'Line A' Signs. Metro's Blue Line Will Reopen As The 'A Line'

No one said renaming an entire transit system would be a smooth ride.

Will LA Metro Be Ready To Take The Heat Of Climate Change? It's 'Complicated'

Warped train tracks, sagging power cables and more bus breakdowns pose risks on public transit as SoCal heats up. Here's how Metro is preparing.

Dear LAist: The Arroyo Seco Bike Path Has Been Closed Since January. What Gives?

The short answer: a perfect storm of bureaucracy. The long answer might make your brain cry.

You're More Likely To Get A Parking Ticket In These LA Neighborhoods

Data-crunching from our friends at Crosstown shows the riskiest curbs in the city. Act accordingly, people.

LA's Remembering People Killed In Traffic Collisions With 'Rainbow Halos'

The most recent rainbow suncatcher went up in Sherman Oaks in honor of Conor Lynch, who was 16 when he was fatally struck by a driver while jogging in 2010.

John Lee Claims Victory In Special Election For LA City Council Seat

Lee and Lundquist ran to fill the council seat vacated by Mitch Englander, who stepped down last year to take a job with a sports entertainment company.

LA Metro Has An Innovation 'SWAT Team' And They're Fighting For The Future

They don't have a secret laboratory or jetpacks, but the small Metro squad is behind some of the transit agency's most ambitious projects.

You Can Now Pay For Your LA Metro Trip With A Flick Of The Wrist

Leave your TAP card at home. All you need are these wristbands.

These Sidewalk Stencils Aim To Curb LA Scooter Scofflaws' Bad Riding

With more than 20,000 scooters and e-bikes dotting L.A.'s streets and sidewalks, awareness only goes so far without enforcement.

LA Metro Has Updated Its Sepulveda Pass Rail Plan. Expect Some Sticker Shock

Metro now estimates it could cost up to $13.8 billion to build the rail line -- and that doesn't include a planned segment to connect to LAX.

Is LA's Flag Good Or Garbage?

Did you even know L.A. had a city flag? Today is its 88th birthday.

A Field Guide To SoCal's Iconic Wildlife (And Where To Find Them)

We can't think of many places you could see wild bears, parrots, mountain lions, whales and buffalo (yup!) all in the same day, but this is Southern California -- and you totally could.

LA Metro's Rapid Bus Plan Is Tearing Eagle Rock Apart

Fault lines over SoCal's transit future were on full display at a heated public meeting over the weekend, which drew hundreds of residents and business owners.

This Morning's 4.9 Earthquake Near Ridgecrest May Have Jolted You, But It's Completely Normal

This latest temblor is part of a normal pattern of activity following last week's major earthquakes, according to seismologists.

Photos: A Look Back At LA's Hollyhock House, Now A World-Class Architectural Landmark

In total, eight works by Frank Lloyd Wright made the esteemed World Heritage List, the first in the U.S. recognized for architecture. 

Traffic Data Now Supports Our Suspicions. There Are Best And Worst Days To Drive On LA Freeways

Turns out a case of the Mondays isn't always a bad thing when it comes to your commute.

Metro's Plan For Bus-Only Lanes Is LA's Latest Existential Battleground

The projects will replace car lanes with dedicated bus lanes to clear the way for faster public transit. But does that mean more Angelenos will take the bus?

New LA Mountain Lion Alert! Say Hi To P-75

The young female puma was spotted Monday morning up a tree in a Pacific Palisades mobile home park.

These Already Threatened Frogs Were Nearly 'Annihilated' By Last Year's Fire And Rain

It's not easy being green (and red-legged) in the Santa Monica Mountains.

Ryan Fonseca, News Producer

Despite all the talk about what needs fixing in L.A., what's actually being done? And what's actually working?

Metro Is Digging The Purple Line Under Beverly Hills. That's A Job For Harriet and Ruth

L.A. Metro announced the names for the two Tunnel Boring Machines the agency will use to drill the second section of the $9.8-billion, nine-mile Purple Line rail extension project.

'The Herpes Of Urban Transit' And Other Scooter Feelings You Shared With Us

Some of you genuinely love the dockless electric vehicles strewn about Los Angeles sidewalks. Some of you really do not.

LA Might Make It Illegal To Keep Your Engine Running While Parked

Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Koretz wants a ban on cars idling longer than 60 seconds.

LA's Newest City Councilmember Is... Being Decided In August

Tuesday's primary election was a close race between John Lee and Loraine Lundquist. They're set to face off again on August 13.

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