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20 years after riots, hope and despair in South LA
The LAPD's better relationship with the community, plummeting crime and less graffiti are improvements. But frustration, isolation and the lack of enough jobs still plague the area. Tray Ware, left, hugs Police Commissioner John Mack at Florence and ...

Your Community: Dates to Watch and Upcoming Events
Los Angeles County Household Harardous Waste (HHW) Roundup 9 am-3 pm at College of the Canyons South Parking Lot, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Operated by the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works and the Los Angeles County ...

40% of school suspensions are for `defiance'
By Christina Hoag AP In this Thursday, March 22, 2012 photo, Janaye Esparza, right, and, Jamie Rodriguez, both seniors, who had issues between each other that were resolved short of suspension, talk with Ramiro Rubalcaba, assistant principal, ...

Can Victor Ortiz vs. Andre Berto Live Up to the Hype?
Former WBC Welterweight Champion Victor Ortiz (29-3-2 with 22 KOs) will face former WBC Welterweight Champion Andre Berto (28-1 with 22 KOs) in a highly anticipated rematch of one of the best fights of 2011 on June 23rd at Staples Center in Los Angeles ...

Wrong trees planted in Angeles Forest burn zone
After the Station Fire denuded vast areas of Angeles National Forest, the US Forest Service made a crucial call to plant seedlings from species of fir and pine trees that nature had already decided didn't really fit with the larger plan for the San ...

Specialty Box Office: 'Bully', 'Damsels In Distress' Solid; 'Comic-Con' Not So ...
Specialty Box Office: 'Bully', 'Damsels In Distress' Solid; 'Comic-Con' Not So ...

Stars Out and About Celebrating Easter
A pregnant Reese Witherspoon and kids Ava and Deacon (not pictured) leave Easter Sunday church services in Los Angeles, Calif. on April 08, 2012. When using Facebook Connect your image and name may display on Wonderwall. All Privacy Settings are ...

Dodger Stadium grows in stature as it reaches 50th birthday
By MARK WHICKER LOS ANGELES – Dodger Stadium is 50 years old. Considering that 30 is the new 100 for ballparks, that's not bad. In its lifetime, 11 cities have built stadiums that have been abandoned or demolished since. Houston's Astrodome was the ...

New play revises history
By Kelsey johnson · Daily Trojan History textbooks dictate what we know and the way we are supposed to learn about America's past. But who makes them the authority to determine how we see or understand history? Director, choreographer and co-creator ...

LA State Historic Park brings nature to the city
By Eva Recinos · Daily Trojan Los Angeles is stereotyped as an urban metropolis congested with traffic and clouded in smog, and unfortunately few areas successfully fight that generalization. All natural · Taking a cue from architect and artist Lauren ...

A storied yacht saves its restorer's life
The once-magnificent Shawnee is a 72-foot wooden sailboat built in 1916. Its skeleton sits in the yard of a Newport Beach home, where a master shipwright who's restoring it is being sued by the city. Dennis Holland looks over his rebuilding efforts of ...

San Gabriel Valley homeowners swarm to meeting about citrus disease
Homeowners respond in a big way to agricultural officials' call to save the state's $2-billion citrus industry, and backyard trees, from a disease spread by insects. An Asian citrus psyllid, which carries Huanglongbing, or yellow dragon disease, ...

Making the border less enticing to cross
US Border Patrol agents are taking a more proactive tactic to deter migrants: asking Mexican and Central American TV and radio stations and newspapers for the opportunity to tell of the dangers of crossing illegally. Overlooking the border fence with ...

Angels not panicking after dropping series to KC
By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer ANAHEIM, Calif.—Although opening day was a thrill, the opening weekend of the season didn't go the way the Los Angeles Angels hoped. With 159 games and nine more seasons left on Albert Pujols' contract, ...

An old way to understand Jewishness
Program aims to teach Jewish students about their heritage through a tour of Eastern Europe featuring Yiddish culture. Aaron Paley, left, is founder of Yiddishkayt, and Robert Adler Peckerar is executive director. Behind them is a vintage Yiddish ...

In Venice, a battle over the boardwalk
An LAPD crackdown on encampments and renegade vendors is pitting longtime residents and merchants against homeless advocates and younger transients. Many Venetians have complained that the boardwalk has become an increasingly lawless, frightening place ...

Tiesto Fans Shell Out Big Bucks for Small LA Club Gig
The DJ-producer and EDM powerhouse entertained revelers at SBE's Greystone Manor with a dizzying set that included house versions of alt hits like M83's "Midnight City" and Gotye's "Somebody That I Used To Know." Precious few DJs have the luxury of ...

Woman injured after house catches fire in Claremont
Claremont police along with Los Angeles County Firefighters responded at 12:20 pm to the the 100 block of Kirkwood Avenue, said Claremont police Sgt. Jason Walters. When officers and firefighters arrived, flames and smoke could be seen coming from the ...

Concept Fashion LA's Fall Presentations 2012
Concept fashion week, Hollywood's bi-annual event, was as last season located at Ace Gallery (5414 Wilshire) and welcomed 16 designers, two nights of runway shows, and creative installations. This March fashion- presentations featured fall 2012 ...

Urban gardening tips for those with limited outdoor space
LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Growing your own veggies and herbs is a great way to save money, but starting a garden can seem impossible for anyone with limited outdoor space. That's where urban gardening comes in. "The idea of having a garden where I can ...

LA Mayor Villaraigosa Invites Angelenos to Get Out of Their Cars and Onto the ...
LA Mayor Villaraigosa Invites Angelenos to Get Out of Their Cars and Onto the ...

The Search for the Perfect Sandwich
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - It takes a certain level of masochism to choose a career as a restaurant entrepreneur. If you have kids, you may only see them in glimpses. Your investors will want a return on their money, and will care little about the ego of ...

L.A.'s Former Dorothy Chandler Estate Up for Sale (Exclusive)
The property in Los Angeles' historic Windsor Square neighborhood will be formally listed for $11.25 million. The longtime Windsor Square residence of Los Angeles Times publisher Norman Chandler and his philanthropist wife Dorothy Buffum Chandler is ...

Arts & Entertainment Recalling the Life of California Governor John G. Downey
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - John G. Downey was an Irish immigrant. His family crossed the ocean to Maryland in 1842 while the future governor of California was 14. In an effort to make his own way, as the family was not well-to-do, Downey became an ...

Arts & Entertainment Swiss Ballet, the Poetry of the River, and the Life of ...
Arts & Entertainment Swiss Ballet, the Poetry of the River, and the Life of ...

The Great Los Angeles River Cleanup
By Alysia Gray Painter A few people might quibble with us when we say that the LA River can come in and out of vogue. Of course that's not true -- there are a dedicated band of people who spend the better part of their days raising awareness of the ...

Damage from Glendale tanker fire put at $250K
AP Firefighters battle a tanker fire with 6000 gallon of fuel that burned over 1 hour after the tanker collided with another car on the west bound 134 freeway at the I 5 interchange. Over 150 firefighters from LA city and mutual aid from Burbank and ...

Streetcars may be revived in downtown L.A.
Proposed Broadway-to-Figueroa loop would provide a link between key spots of the downtown renaissance and a symbolic link with the past. In this undated file photo, passengers in a public transportation tram, right, look out the windows as they are ...

Dodgers release historical tome of team history
By Ben Platt / MLB.com | 04/09/12 6:52 PM ET The Dodgers have been in existence for 122 years, dating back to 1890 when they were the Brooklyn Bridegrooms. A few years ago, it came to the attention of staff members in Los Angeles that were numerous ...

LAX's Bradley Terminal project cost heads skyward
Officials say the modernization budget has grown from $1.4 billion to nearly $2 billion, mostly because of changes to the original plans. A view of construction underway at the Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX. (Wally Skalij, Los Angeles Times ...


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