New map could refocus state's pollution battles

Data source: California Environmental Protection Agency

New data from Cal/EPA offer a first-of-its-kind view of exactly which neighborhoods in the state suffer the worst pollution. Many are in Los Angeles County and the Inland Empire.

Ex-sheriff's deputies charged with planting evidence at pot dispensary

Two L.A. County sheriff's deputies allegedly justified two arrests by reporting they found a discarded gun after witnessing a narcotics transaction.

Mother of student who died in fatal bus crash sues for $100 million

The lawsuit is the first filed since the April 10 collision, which killed five students from high schools in Southern California.

19th-century shipwreck rediscovered off Golden Gate

NOAA says it has found the underwater wreck of a passenger steamer which sank in 1888 near the Golden Gate Bridge.

'Renters' Day' declared by L.A. councilman, activists amid 'crisis'

In L.A., 62% of renter households spend more than 30% of their income on rent, compared to 53% in New York.

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Supreme Court upholds Michigan ban on affirmative action

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