Is it the weekend, yet? Not quite, but here's another reason to start making plans -- it's an entrance fee-free day in honor of the National Park Service system's 103rd anniversary.
That's one of the stories we're featuring today on NBCLA.
The National Parks System is Turning 103, And Visitors Get a Gift
Local news from across Southern California
Entrance fees are waived at several national parks this weekend, including Yosemite, Death Valley and Joshua Tree. It's part of the NPS anniversary celebration. Here are the details.
[LA GALLERY] Photos: See the Dramatic Sights at These National Parks in California
Gunman Opens Fire on Officers at a Stoplight
A gunman was shot and killed by police after he ambushed officers at a stoplight late Sunday in the El Sereno area of Los Angeles. Two officers in a patrol car were stopped at a traffic light when they were fired on by a man armed with handgun who was standing on a corner at the intersection, police said. We have updates here.
If Something Smells Like Rotten Eggs, This Might Be Why
An odor advisory is in effect for parts of Southern California through Tuesday. The source is a stench carried by winds out of the south caused by a naturally occurring process at California's Salton Sea. Here's what to know.
[NATL-la gallery] The Otherworldly Landscape of the Salton Sea in Photos
A 1931 Bentley Stars at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
Back in its day, this 1931 Bentley was a powerhouse of performance with a monster engine under that long coachbuilt hood. It won Best of Show over the weekend on the Monterey Peninsula. See photos from this year's show.