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Here are the street closures for the L.A. Marathon

The Los Angeles Marathon unveiled a list of street closures for Sunday's event.

This year's marathon goes between downtown L.A. and Santa Monica. It usually fields more than 25,000 runners.

Forecasters say runners can expect warm conditions, with highs in the mid-80s downtown.

Here's a general outline of the road closures.

The L.A.

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Porter Ranch child after gas leak plugged: 'Mom, I don't smell anything'

After Southern California Gas Co. announced Thursday that it had temporarily plugged a leaking well near Porter Ranch, relief washed over Michele Paull.Since the well at the utility's Aliso Canyon storage facility began spewing natural gas in late October, much of the tranquillity of the community where she lives had vanished.Her son, Aaron, had to switch schools.

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Christy O'Donnell dies at 47; activist pushed for California's new right-to-die law

Christy O'Donnell, a former LAPD sergeant and lawyer whose difficult battle with lung cancer drove her to advocate for California's new right-to-die law, has died. She was 47.

O'Donnell, a single mother motivated partly by her desire to spare her daughter the trauma of watching her die painfully, was prominent among the activists who campaigned for the bill signed into law last year.

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Koreatown, with its $1.6-million chandeliers, is about to get some affordable housing units

Koreatown’s skyline has been defined in recent years by ritzy high-rises with $1.6-million chandeliers, rooftop lap pools and vertigo-inducing rents.

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Coroner identifies El Monte couple killed in Boyle Heights gang attack

A man and his pregnant girlfriend who died this week after an unprovoked shooting in Boyle Heights have been identified as a teenage couple from El Monte, authorities said.

The L.A. County Coroner said that the victims from Sunday’s shooting and subsequent car crash were Maria Cordova, 18, who relatives said was three months pregnant, and Henry Sanchez, 19.

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Porter Ranch residents celebrate stop of leak but remain cautious

For months, thousands of residents of Porter Ranch have been forced from their homes amid a massive gas leak that many say made them sick.

On Thursday, they got their first ray of hope. Southern California Gas Co. announced it has temporarily controlled the flow of gas from a well near Porter Ranch. A permanent fix could be hours or days away.

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