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Law requiring sex offenders to be identified on their passports is challenged

A civil rights group has filed a suit challenging a law that will require sex offenders to be identified on their passports. President Obama signed the International Megan's Law bill, passed by Congress last week, on Monday. The organization California Reform Sex Offender Laws filed the suit in...

6 Beautiful Desert Day Hikes Within Los Angeles County

For those times you don't want to make the drive all the way out to Joshua Tree, but still want to take in the beauty of the desert. [ more › ]

Man Driving Uber Car Fatally Shot In Lincoln Heights

The shooting occurred at around 2 a.m. this morning on N. Broadway Avenue. [ more › ]

Bookstore down: Apostrophe Books in Long Beach

The Belmont Shore booksellers have been in business together for 23 years in different locations.

L.A. firefighter injured battling flames at metal fabricating business downtown

A Los Angeles city firefighter was injured Tuesday morning after falling while battling a massive fire in a metal fabricating facility in downtown L.A., officials said. It is unclear how the firefighter was injured, or the extent of injuries, said Brian Humphrey, spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire...

Northern California man accused of setting girlfriend on fire

A Northern California man is accused of pouring gasoline on his girlfriend and setting her on fire during an argument, authorities said. Late Thursday, El Dorado County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to reports of a woman screaming in the community of Cameron Park, about 30 miles east of Sacramento....

RockSTAR: Music Education With An Edge

I started piano lessons when I was five years old. My grandmother was a professional musician and music teacher, and it was desperately hoped that I had inherited at least a little bit of her talent. Turns out, musical talent is a much more elusive gene than one might expect. Show More Summary

KUSC does Oscars hype the cool classical way

Evening host Jim Svejda does one-hour interviews with all the Oscar-nominated composers every night this week.

Record-breaking heat in February? Expect temperatures to hit 89 in L.A.

In case there were any doubts this February was shaping up to be a hot one, forecasters said Los Angeles would hit 89 degrees again Tuesday, just one day after temperatures shattered local records. The old record high for Feb. 8 in Los Angeles was 87 degrees, which was measured at LAX in 2006,...

News and notes: Politics, media and place

Catching up to a week's worth of media moves and hires, political notes and a whole lot more.

Death of inmate in Lancaster prison investigated as homicide

The death of a 39-year-old inmate at a Lancaster prison is being investigated as a homicide, state officials said Monday. Rashell Clarke was found unresponsive Saturday in his cell in State Prison-Los Angeles County, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Staff...

Grab A Free Breakfast Sandwich, Cheesy Tots and Coffee Tomorrow Morning

You should probably have their famous frozen custard there while you're at it. [ more › ]

Gas station canopy collapses in Torrance; at least 1 person injured

The canopy at a South Bay gas station collapsed Monday afternoon, trapping vehicles that were parked next to the pumps.  The awning at the Chevron station in the 3900 block of Artesia Boulevard fell about 3 p.m., Torrance fire Capt. Seve Deuel said. Two workers were atop the canopy’s roof, surveying...

Boyle Heights haunted by gunfire, explosive crash and a pregnant woman's cries for help

Juicho Ortiz was enjoying a warm, quiet Sunday on the porch of his Boyle Heights home when he and a friend looked up the hill and spotted a white car barreling toward them. “It was coming down fast and swerving on the wrong side of the street,” the 59-year-old recalled. The men wanted to bolt,...

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