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National Park Service

What you need to know about the Rim of the Valley proposal


The proposal calls for more than doubling the land managed within the Santa Monica National Recreation Area. It's so much land, the park may require a name change.

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Pilot's husband doesn't believe she survived collision

Plane Ocean Search

A massive search was launched and some debris from a plane carrying two men was quickly found. But there was no sign of Mary Falstrom or her plane.

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Josh Brolin says 'panic' sets in when the Coen brothers offer him a role

Josh Brolin

Josh Brolin plays the lead of Eddie Mannix, a studio executive during the Golden Age of Hollywood, in the Coen brothers' new movie, 'Hail, Caesar!'

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Yahoo closes offices in Burbank, consolidates its presence in Silicon Beach


Yahoo is laying off 90 workers in Burbank and closing its office there. It's part of a company-wide downsizing and a consolidation of its L.A. presence in Silicon Beach.

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"Stress tests" require water wholesalers to prove they have enough water

The State Water Resources Control Board is requiring all water wholesalers to guarantee they have enough water for the next three years of drought. Their plans are due Wednesday.

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Man arrested before LA Pride faces weapons, explosives charges

Gay Pride-Explosives Arrest

James Wesley Howell is due to be charged Tuesday after being arrested in Santa Monica over the weekend with weapons and explosive chemicals in a car he apparently drove from Indiana.

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LA Supervisors set to vote on drug take-back ordinance — again

Syringe Recycling - 5

The board has postponed four previous votes on a proposal that would force drug makers to design and pay for a disposal program for unused prescriptions and sharps.

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Mexico's justice system battles its own reputation to build trust

A technician examines human remains at a morgue in Chihuahua city, Mexico.

When it comes to criminal justice, Mexico is better known for bribery than best practices. But police are receiving better training, and reforms now allow for open trials and presumption of innocence.