Weather Conditions: The California Highway Patrol closed the 5 Freeway in the Grapevine area north of Los Angeles Thursday because of hail, gusty winds and black ice. The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for the mountains of Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. Weather Page
Ocean Views and a Ferrari: The private spa and ocean views haven't been enough to sway potential homebuyers. So a Malibu listing agent is throwing in a 470-horsepower incentive -- a Ferrari F40. Full Story
Growers "Just Say No:" Some pot growers don't want more competition or higher taxes. Full Story
11,000 More Euthanized Animals: City officials and rescue advocates say proposed budget cuts will lead to more euthanizations at animal shelters. Daily News
Local news from across Southern California
Cancun Murder Victim's Body Returned: The body of an American television producer's wife arrived in Los Angeles Wednesday night, 20 days after she was found dead at a Caribbean coast resort. Full Story
Supreme Court to Hear Bag Ban: The state Supreme Court will hear arguments regarding Manhattan Beach's plastic bag ban. The Beach Reporter
Getting Tough: The mayor of Costa Mesa wants the Orange County city to get tougher on illegal immigration. OC Register
Over the Hump: Federal prosecutors asked a judge to dismiss criminal charges connected to a now-closed Santa Monica sushi restaurant's admission of illegally serving up Sei whale meat in violation of the federal Marine Mammal Protection Act.
Bowl Season: Teams from Arcadia High School and the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies will compete in the 20th National Science Bowl beginning Saturday in Chevy Chase, Md.
Cross (On Wheels) to Bear: A cross carrying man's pilgrimage takes him around Pasadena. Star News
Cigarette Scheme: The man behind a ring that smuggled more than370,000 cartons of cigarettes into California receives his sentence. Full Story
Street Vending in Echo Park: The city is considering options regarding street vending at Echo Park Lake. Los Feliz Ledger