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OK, It's No Polar Vortex But The Weather Outside In SoCal Is Still Frightful

OK, It's No Polar Vortex But The Weather Outside In SoCal Is Still Frightful

Dear Southern California: It's not nice out and we have the images that prove it.

Who's Right About Jail Violence: LA Sheriff Villanueva Or The Watchdogs?

Who's Right About Jail Violence: LA Sheriff Villanueva Or The Watchdogs?

Villanueva argues that reforms designed to limit deputies' use of force against inmates are a failed "social experiment" because violence is on the rise at the jails.

Rain Eases, Evacuations Lifted, But Storm Will Hang Over SoCal

Rain Eases, Evacuations Lifted, But Storm Will Hang Over SoCal

As per usual, the sequel is going to be worse than the original.

My So-Called Plastic-Free Life. I Tried For A Month. Here's What Happened

My So-Called Plastic-Free Life. I Tried For A Month. Here's What Happened

My family of four pledged to ditch single-use plastic for a month. Behold this diary of anguish, joy and plasticized stickers.

Where To Watch The Rams Upset The Patriots In Super Bowl LIII In LA

Where To Watch The Rams Upset The Patriots In Super Bowl LIII In LA

The sports team will be playing the sports game. Here's where you can view it.

More LA County Foster Kids Are Making It Into College Than Ever Before

More LA County Foster Kids Are Making It Into College Than Ever Before

About one-fourth of California's 60,000 foster youth are now enrolled at a community college. The state is spending millions of dollars a year on programs to help them make it to graduation.

What Pregnant Black Women Need To Know To Have A 'Safe And Sacred Birth'

What Pregnant Black Women Need To Know To Have A 'Safe And Sacred Birth'

Expert tips and insights on navigating doctor's appointments, choosing a midwife or doula, and more.

Volunteers Helped Keep Joshua Tree Open During The Shutdown. Some Say It Should Close If There's Another

Volunteers Helped Keep Joshua Tree Open During The Shutdown. Some Say It Should Close If There's Another

A dedicated group of volunteers helped keep the park open during the record shutdown. Now they're weighing what's more important if there's another one: tourism dollars or protecting the land?

Report Names 84 San Bernardino Priests Accused Of Sex Abuse

Report Names 84 San Bernardino Priests Accused Of Sex Abuse

At a news conference in Ontario Thursday, attorneys demanded San Bernardino Bishop Gerald Barnes release the names of predatory priests and Church officials who hid their behavior.

LA's Special Education Teachers Are Speaking Out About Contract Shortcomings

LA's Special Education Teachers Are Speaking Out About Contract Shortcomings

They say important parts of the contract haven't changed significantly in nearly four decades

Mudslide Closes PCH As Storm Brings Thunder, Lightning And Evacuations To SoCal

Mudslide Closes PCH As Storm Brings Thunder, Lightning And Evacuations To SoCal

The region could get more than four inches of rain by the time the storms pass early next week.

Should I Stay or Should I Go? Here Are 3 Emergency Tips That Will Help You Be Prepared Either Way

Should I Stay or Should I Go? Here Are 3 Emergency Tips That Will Help You Be Prepared Either Way
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Dormitory staircases at Cal State Northridge, damaged by the 1994 earthquake. (Courtesy CSUN University Archives) The fourth episode of KPCC's podcast 'The Big One: Your Survival Guide' delves into the choices one might face when a major earthquake hits...

Two SoCal Refineries Will Continue To Use Chemical That Can Turn Into A Toxic Cloud. For Now At Least

Two SoCal Refineries Will Continue To Use Chemical That Can Turn Into A Toxic Cloud. For Now At Least

Refineries in Torrance and Wilmington have had 10 small leaks of modified hydrofluoric acid, which is potentially deadly, in just the past two years.

LA Sheriff Sets Date To Kick ICE Out Of Jails, But Will Keep Turning Over Immigrants

LA Sheriff Sets Date To Kick ICE Out Of Jails, But Will Keep Turning Over Immigrants

In an interview with LAist, L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said he is not ready to take steps that would reduce the number of people he hands over to ICE.

Dear LAist: What Happens To Orphaned Bumpers On The Side Of The Road?

Dear LAist: What Happens To Orphaned Bumpers On The Side Of The Road?

We tagged along with a Caltrans crew to get some answers.

An 80-Year-Old Sewer Line Threatens Metrolink Tracks And Power Lines

An 80-Year-Old Sewer Line Threatens Metrolink Tracks And Power Lines

It's just about the worst place in L.A. for a sewer line to collapse because it's so inaccessible to repair crews.

LA Mayor Eric Garcetti Will Not Run For President In 2020

LA Mayor Eric Garcetti Will Not Run For President In 2020

Garcetti started the news conference with word that he's out of the White House race. He finished with "Go Rams!"

LAUSD Calls For Charter Moratorium After Teachers Strike

LAUSD Calls For Charter Moratorium After Teachers Strike

The move is a nod to a demand striking teachers made to LAUSD leaders: do something about charter schools.

LA Parents Might Someday Get 18 Weeks Of Fully Paid Parental Leave

LA Parents Might Someday Get 18 Weeks Of Fully Paid Parental Leave

Two city councilmembers introduced a motion today that would require employers to augment the state's contribution of 60 - 70 percent of employee's salary.

A Dead Bobcat, Hazardous Debris And More Issues The Santa Monica Mountains Are Dealing With Post-Shutdown

A Dead Bobcat, Hazardous Debris And More Issues The Santa Monica Mountains Are Dealing With Post-Shutdown

The 35-day shutdown interrupted and delayed critical wildfire recovery work that park staff was in the middle of after the Woolsey Fire.

Inglewood Says Goodbye To One Of The First Black Marines

Inglewood Says Goodbye To One Of The First Black Marines

Luke Leo House Jr. was a 94-year-old WWII veteran and, as a member of the Montford Point Marines, one of the first black men to serve in the Corps.

LA Metro Is Offering Car Rides For The Price Of A Bus Ticket

LA Metro Is Offering Car Rides For The Price Of A Bus Ticket

Right now you can only get a ride to or from three transit stops in LA: El Monte, Artesia and North Hollywood, but the pilot could expand in the future.

Hey Middle-Class Angelenos, Here's What's In Gov Newsom's Budget For You

Hey Middle-Class Angelenos, Here's What's In Gov Newsom's Budget For You

Health insurance and higher education could become more affordable -- but probably not the cost of caring for aging family members.

Hundreds Of ER Records Show Most Injured Scooter Riders Weren't Wearing Helmets

Hundreds Of ER Records Show Most Injured Scooter Riders Weren't Wearing Helmets

Broken bones, dislocated joints and bleeding in the skull were among the more severe cases documented in the new study.

Put That In Your Pipe And Smoke It While Sitting In A Lounge In WeHo Someday Maybe

Put That In Your Pipe And Smoke It While Sitting In A Lounge In WeHo Someday Maybe

Your eyes have a mist from the smoke of a distant cannabis lounge.

LA's Sheriff Wants To Kick ICE Out Of The Jails. What That Really Means

LA's Sheriff Wants To Kick ICE Out Of The Jails. What That Really Means

L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva told voters that, if elected, he'd kick ICE out of the jails and hand over fewer inmates for deportation. That's proving to be a complicated promise to keep.

LAUSD Teacher Contract Talks Almost Fell Apart At The Last Minute. Here's What Saved Them

LAUSD Teacher Contract Talks Almost Fell Apart At The Last Minute. Here's What Saved Them

Early Tuesday morning, the teachers union almost walked out of the talks. Four hours later, they had a deal.

What LAUSD Teachers Think About The New Contract

What LAUSD Teachers Think About The New Contract

Some aren't happy with the outcome. Others are glad to be back in the classroom.

We're Exploring LA County's 88 Cities. Here's Your Guide To Glendale

We're Exploring LA County's 88 Cities. Here's Your Guide To Glendale

Glendale is more than a sleepy bedroom community. We got a tour of "The Jewel City" and learned about its history.

A Marina Del Rey Oil Well Blew Up. It Took A Week For Officials To Notify Neighbors

A Marina Del Rey Oil Well Blew Up. It Took A Week For Officials To Notify Neighbors

A spectacular bust short-lived gas blowout didn't result in any notifications for the people living nearby.

LA's Leading Public Radio Newsroom Is Getting A New CEO

LA's Leading Public Radio Newsroom Is Getting A New CEO

Herb Scannell sought the job because audio is experiencing a "renaissance." He said KPCC, through its broadcast and digital journalism, is filling an increasingly important civic role as many print outlets struggle.

How Mayor Eric Garcetti And A 'Leap Of Faith' Helped End LA's Teachers Strike

How Mayor Eric Garcetti And A 'Leap Of Faith' Helped End LA's Teachers Strike

The mayor says he will consider supporting a revenue-generating parcel tax.

LA Metro's Idea Of Solving Traffic: Making You Pay For It

LA Metro's Idea Of Solving Traffic: Making You Pay For It

Experts agree congestion pricing is pretty much the only proven way to reduce traffic. But good luck convincing people to pay for something they now get for free.

It's 2019, Let's Just Say Out Loud That Breastfeeding Is Hard

It's 2019, Let's Just Say Out Loud That Breastfeeding Is Hard

We asked for your breastfeeding stories and more than 100 of you responded. Here's what we learned.

LAUSD Teachers Strike Is Over. Here's What's In The Deal

LAUSD Teachers Strike Is Over. Here's What's In The Deal

All 33,000-plus UTLA members are expected to return to school tomorrow.

Watchdogs Warn LA's New Sheriff: Don't Rehire 'Bad Apple' Deputies

Watchdogs Warn LA's New Sheriff: Don't Rehire 'Bad Apple' Deputies

The Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission grilled Alex Villanueva on his plan to bring back some deputies who were fired or temporarily relieved of their duties.

Man Pleads Not Guilty To Murdering A Father Who Was Camping With Daughters In Malibu

Man Pleads Not Guilty To Murdering A Father Who Was Camping With Daughters In Malibu

Anthony Rauda, 42, pleaded not guilty to one count of murder, ten counts of attempted murder and five counts of burglary.

LA Counts Its Homeless, But Counting Everybody Is Virtually Impossible

LA Counts Its Homeless, But Counting Everybody Is Virtually Impossible

Last year's count estimated that, on any given night, about 53,000 people are homeless in L.A. county.

Deal Or No Deal, LA Teachers Strike Will Continue Tuesday

Deal Or No Deal, LA Teachers Strike Will Continue Tuesday

Why? Well, even if the teachers union and L.A. Unified reach an agreement, union members would still have to vote on it.

 LA's Kingdom Day Parade Preceded Martin Luther King Jr. Day

LA's Kingdom Day Parade Preceded Martin Luther King Jr. Day

The event began a year before the national holiday was instituted.

Striking Mandarin-Language Teachers Held A Rumor Control Rally In Chinatown

Striking Mandarin-Language Teachers Held A Rumor Control Rally In Chinatown

Some Chinese-speaking families think teachers are getting paid as kids miss out on schooling.

After That Stormy Week, How Much Rain Did LA Get?

After That Stormy Week, How Much Rain Did LA Get?

Days of heavy rain was a good thing for our drought-stricken region in general, but it also caused flooding, mudslides, evacuations in recent fire burn zones and traffic chaos.

Tell Us: Who Got Your Vote For LA County Sheriff?

Tell Us: Who Got Your Vote For LA County Sheriff?

McDonnell or Villanueva? Share your thoughts with us for an upcoming project.

You, Cash-Strapped Californian, Are Entitled To A Beach Vacation. Here's How That Could Happen

You, Cash-Strapped Californian, Are Entitled To A Beach Vacation. Here's How That Could Happen

The state Coastal Conservancy is working on a plan to increase affordable lodging near the beach. And they want your input.

Your Abbreviated Guide To LA's Women's March

Your Abbreviated Guide To LA's Women's March

Traffic in DTLA should be quite the cluster.

Police Unions Fight To Block Public From Officer Records. California Newsrooms Fight Back

Police Unions Fight To Block Public From Officer Records. California Newsrooms Fight Back

Even as a new law went into effect to open up long sealed records, a law firm representing police unions quietly mounted a coordinated challenge. They argue the law doesn't apply retroactively.

It Was Supposed To Be Easier To Get Out Of Jail In LA. But Bail's Not Dead Yet

It Was Supposed To Be Easier To Get Out Of Jail In LA. But Bail's Not Dead Yet

The bail bond industry has found a way to put a hold on a California law that would have put bondsmen out of business.

LAUSD Principals Ask District To Close Schools During Strike. District Says 'No'

LAUSD Principals Ask District To Close Schools During Strike. District Says 'No'

As if trouble from one union wasn't enough, LAUSD now faces a second group of angry workers.

An Atmospheric River Has Arrived In SoCal, Bringing Heavy Rain, Flooding And Rockslides

An Atmospheric River Has Arrived In SoCal, Bringing Heavy Rain, Flooding And Rockslides

Flash Flood Warnings have been issued in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties in the burn zones of 2017's Thomas Fire.

The Northridge Earthquake Was 25 Years Ago, And It Looked Like This

The Northridge Earthquake Was 25 Years Ago, And It Looked Like This

We don't want to scare you, we want to help you survive the next one.

Why LAUSD's 30,000 Teachers Have Gone On Strike

Why LAUSD's 30,000 Teachers Have Gone On Strike

Three days into the first teachers strike in L.A. since 1989, negotiators from the union and district say they will sit back down and resume talks. Your complete guide to the broken-down contract talks that got us here.

Sexual Harassment Complaints Against Sebastian Ridley-Thomas Substantiated In Investigation

Sexual Harassment Complaints Against Sebastian Ridley-Thomas Substantiated In Investigation

Former lawmaker Sebastian Ridley-Thomas is the son of influential L.A. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas.

The Class Size Conundrum At The Heart Of LAUSD's Teachers Strike

The Class Size Conundrum At The Heart Of LAUSD's Teachers Strike

If LAUSD could scare up more money, is class-size reduction the best way to spend it?

What It's Like For The Unpaid TSA Agents Still Working At LAX

What It's Like For The Unpaid TSA Agents Still Working At LAX

It's not a great scene at L.A.'s main airport. Consider this your TSA PSA.

Heavy Rain Isn't Over. Here Are Evacuation Orders, Road Closures And Storm Updates For SoCal

Heavy Rain Isn't Over. Here Are Evacuation Orders, Road Closures And Storm Updates For SoCal

We'll have ongoing updates throughout Wednesday, with lists of evacuation centers, road closures and more.

LA Council Members Want To Restrict Contributions From Big Developers

LA Council Members Want To Restrict Contributions From Big Developers

Developers of large residential and commercial buildings would be barred from contributing if their projects require approvals from city officials.

Yes It's January, But No It's Not Too Late To Get A Flu Shot

Yes It's January, But No It's Not Too Late To Get A Flu Shot

Flu season -- much like fire season -- is now basically year round.

Heavy Rain Leads To Mandatory Evacuations In Malibu, Burbank, Ventura County

Heavy Rain Leads To Mandatory Evacuations In Malibu, Burbank, Ventura County

Today's storm pushed some residents out of their homes and businesses.

Most LAUSD Students Did Not Go To School On Monday

Most LAUSD Students Did Not Go To School On Monday

At a press conference Tuesday morning, LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner said the district did not have plans to negotiate.

The FBI Is Shaking Up LA City Hall. They May Be Looking For Chinese Money

The FBI Is Shaking Up LA City Hall. They May Be Looking For Chinese Money

Somebody may be in a lot of trouble as agents investigate if federal crimes were committed in connection with Los Angeles building projects.

Here's What Happened The Last Time LAUSD Teachers Went On Strike

Here's What Happened The Last Time LAUSD Teachers Went On Strike

They say this time, there's a lot more at stake.

LA Teachers Set To Strike Monday After Union Rejects New LAUSD Offer. No Weekend Talks Planned

LA Teachers Set To Strike Monday After Union Rejects New LAUSD Offer. No Weekend Talks Planned

LAUSD proposed spending $130 million on targeted class size reductions in certain schools and grade levels, an increase from the $105 million it had previously offered.

LA County Cities Could Have Funds Withheld Under Newsom's New Housing Plan

LA County Cities Could Have Funds Withheld Under Newsom's New Housing Plan

Gov. Gavin Newsom's has proposed to withhold gas tax-funded transportation funds from localities that don't meet their housing goals. The reaction?

Rain -- And Possible Thunderstorms -- Are Rolling Into Southern California

Rain -- And Possible Thunderstorms -- Are Rolling Into Southern California

Forecasters say we could get up to 18 hours of heavy rain next week.

Here's How Local Air Traffic Control Is Handling Working Without Pay During The Shutdown

Here's How Local Air Traffic Control Is Handling Working Without Pay During The Shutdown

Anxiety and frustration about working without pay is starting to build. Some are even looking to side gigs to pay the bills.

The West LA VA Is Trying To Evict A Jewish Veterans Group

The West LA VA Is Trying To Evict A Jewish Veterans Group

Jewish War Veterans Post 118 says there are major inconsistencies with who is getting kicked off the Veterans Affairs campus.

Newsom Wants To Make Big Moves On Housing, Education And Health Care -- Without Spending Too Much

Newsom Wants To Make Big Moves On Housing, Education And Health Care -- Without Spending Too Much

Gov. Gavin Newsom's budget marks a 4 percent increase in general plan spending, but also projected a $21.4 billion surplus.

It's Official. LAUSD Teachers Are Allowed To Strike On Monday

It's Official. LAUSD Teachers Are Allowed To Strike On Monday

A teachers strike against the Los Angeles Unified School District can go forward on Monday, Jan. 14, a judge ruled Thursday.

Joshua Tree Is Not Closing After All. The Park Service Says Volunteers Are To Thank

Joshua Tree Is Not Closing After All. The Park Service Says Volunteers Are To Thank

Park Service officials had cited "incidents of new roads being created by motorists and the destruction of Joshua trees" as the reason for initially deciding to close the park off to visitors.

Pre-Strike Chaos: County Sounds Alarm About LAUSD's Budget And Strike Date Is Now Moving Target

Pre-Strike Chaos: County Sounds Alarm About LAUSD's Budget And Strike Date Is Now Moving Target

Short version? Negotiations didn't result in a new contract. The teachers union moved its date to stop working (and LAUSD is trying to delay it more). Oh, and L.A. County is sending in a fiscal monitor.

How Sheriff Villanueva's Election May Have Doomed LA's New Women's Jail

How Sheriff Villanueva's Election May Have Doomed LA's New Women's Jail

Sheriff Alex Villanueva's election "changed the landscape," and his opposition to the new jail gave county supervisors "political space" to back away from it, said one anti-jail activist.

Gov. Newsom's Goal Is Single-Payer Health Care -- But Don't Hold Your Breath

Gov. Newsom's Goal Is Single-Payer Health Care -- But Don't Hold Your Breath

He wants to expand Medi-Cal and premium subsidies. He's also asking Trump to clear the way for California to move to a single-payer health care system. That seems extremely unlikely.

LA Teachers Union Has Pushed Possible Strike Date To Monday

LA Teachers Union Has Pushed Possible Strike Date To Monday

Less than a day before its original strike date, LAUSD's teachers union pushed its work-stoppage date to Jan. 14.

Fact Check: 6 Claims President Trump Made About The Border Wall In His Speech

Fact Check: 6 Claims President Trump Made About The Border Wall In His Speech

President Trump used his first prime-time address from the Oval Office to make the case for his controversial border wall. We check some of the arguments he made.

Guía Para Los Padres Del LAUSD En El Evento De Una Huelga De Maestros

Guía Para Los Padres Del LAUSD En El Evento De Una Huelga De Maestros

Ha habido un constante flujo de noticias mientras que las negociaciones entre el segundo distrito escolar más grande de la nación y el sindicato que representa a sus maestros se han intensificado, pero ahora es una realidad: 30,000 maestros pudieran ir a huelga.

LA County Opens Another Parking Lot For Homeless People To Sleep Safely In Their Cars

LA County Opens Another Parking Lot For Homeless People To Sleep Safely In Their Cars

And it comes with a restroom, a security guard and social services.

For Earthquakes, Forget The 'Go-Bag.' Here's How To Prepare

For Earthquakes, Forget The 'Go-Bag.' Here's How To Prepare

You'll need more than a bag. Start by printing out this document and placing water all over your house.

This LA Cold Snap Was Such A Drag (On Our Precarious Gas Supply)

This LA Cold Snap Was Such A Drag (On Our Precarious Gas Supply)

During the New Year's cold snap, power plants reduced operations, SoCal Gas customers were asked to lower their thermostats and people who are enrolled in a special conservation program had their thermostats lowered automatically.

The Backlog At LA's Immigration Court Was Already Bad. The Shutdown Made It Worse

The Backlog At LA's Immigration Court Was Already Bad. The Shutdown Made It Worse

There were over 74,000 cases waiting to be heard at L.A.'s immigration court as of December. That number will only grow as the government shutdown continues.

LA Teachers Are On Strike: A Guide For LAUSD Parents

LA Teachers Are On Strike: A Guide For LAUSD Parents

The strike is here and 30,000 LAUSD teachers are not in their classrooms. We have information for parents making difficult decisions about whether or not to still send their children to school.

How To Not Get Life-Threatening Diarrhea After A Major Earthquake

How To Not Get Life-Threatening Diarrhea After A Major Earthquake

L.A. could be under a "boil water warning" for more than a year after a major earthquake. What if there's no way to boil your water? Bleach. Read our guide.

Latest LAUSD Offer Won't Prevent A Teachers Strike -- But Talks Will Continue

Latest LAUSD Offer Won't Prevent A Teachers Strike -- But Talks Will Continue

UTLA also made its first concessions in months. Talks will continue Wednesday.

The Big One Is Coming To Southern California. This Is Your Survival Guide

The Big One Is Coming To Southern California. This Is Your Survival Guide

A major earthquake is going to hit along the southern San Andreas fault. We don't know when, but we know what happens next. Here's what we've learned to help you survive.

You Asked, We Answered: What Menstrual Product Should I Use?

You Asked, We Answered: What Menstrual Product Should I Use?

Call them feminine hygiene products, collection methods or period protection, here are your options for menstrual management.

Disneyland Prices Just Went Up Again

Disneyland Prices Just Went Up Again

The Disneyland resort's overcrowding issues are only going to jump to lightspeed once the new Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge attraction debuts later this year.

Suspect Charged With Murder Of Man Who Was Camping With His Daughters In Malibu

Suspect Charged With Murder Of Man Who Was Camping With His Daughters In Malibu

Anthony Rauda is also charged with ten counts of attempted murder in connection to shootings that date back to 2016.

LAUSD Teachers Strike May Be Delayed By A Few Days

LAUSD Teachers Strike May Be Delayed By A Few Days

The union will ask a judge whether it could strike on Jan. 10, as planned, or must wait until Jan. 14.

3 Men Killed In Shooting At Torrance Bowling Alley

3 Men Killed In Shooting At Torrance Bowling Alley

Police tape blocks the scene of a shooting at a bowling alley in Torrance, Calif. on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. (Photo courtesy of NBC4) Three men were killed and four more injured late Friday night in a shooting at...

Two-Week Partial Shutdown Of Metro Green Line Starts Friday

Two-Week Partial Shutdown Of Metro Green Line Starts Friday

Don't panic, riders: you can still get around on Metro service -- and it's free.

LA Is Suing The Weather Channel App For Selling Users' Location Data

LA Is Suing The Weather Channel App For Selling Users' Location Data

The suit alleges that data was mined without users' knowledge.

LA County Is Studying The Woolsey Fire To Prepare For The Next Big Emergency

LA County Is Studying The Woolsey Fire To Prepare For The Next Big Emergency

Is it time to bring back the air raid siren for evacuation zones? Los Angeles County plans to explore its options.

Why One Small SoCal College Is At The Center Of The Israel Boycott Debate

Why One Small SoCal College Is At The Center Of The Israel Boycott Debate

Faculty at Pitzer College in Claremont want to suspend an Israel study abroad program, citing a concern over Palestinian rights.

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