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Students struggling with English not getting help, report says
More than 20,000 California students struggling with English are not receiving any legally required services to help them, setting them up for academic failure, according to a recent report by two civil rights organizations. The study compiled 2010 ...

Church emerges with widespread reforms
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 06: Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels is seen on April 6, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. Pope named Jose Gomez of San Antonio,Texas as next archbishop of Los Angeles. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) ...

Cellphone Tracking by Cops Raises Privacy Concerns, Advocate Says
A California free speech advocate has raised questions about the Los Angeles Police Department's use of a controversial technology that tracks an individual's location via cellphones. The technology, known as Stingray, connects to all cellphones within ...

Guild gold: Actors gather for SAG's big night
Workers set up signage on the red carpet before the 19th annual SAG Awards on Saturday, Jan 26, 2013 in Los Angeles. The SAG Awards will be held Jan. 27, 2013. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP). Seating placards for the 19th annual SAG Awards are ...

232 die in smoke, stampede in Brazil club fire - Los Angeles Local News ...
232 die in smoke, stampede in Brazil club fire - Los Angeles Local News ...

Elections will bring a big shake-up on LA City Council
Voters across Los Angeles are poised to engineer the biggest shake-up on the City Council in a dozen years, sending seven newcomers into office in a series of contests that will unfold between March and July. Although the mayoral campaign has grabbed ...

Complaints against maternity hotels surge
Los Angeles County residents are growing weary of maternity hotels in their neighborhoods, filing 60 complaints in the last month alone, according to a report by the county Planning Department. The surge, from just 15 complaints spread over the ...

Fire Department is the hot topic at mayoral candidates forum
Residents in Pacific Palisades were deeply critical when cuts to the Los Angeles Fire Department were proposed nearly four years ago. At a forum for mayoral hopefuls there on Sunday, community members arrived with a question: What would the candidates ...

2013 SAG Awards: 'Argo' continues its winning march
Ben Affleck and the cast of "Argo" accept the award for outstanding cast in a motion picture at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Sunday. (Michael Owen Baker / Staff Photographer). 2013 SCREEN ...

Unarmed man killed by deputies was shot in the back, autopsy says
A Culver City man who was fatally shot by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies after a pursuit in November was struck by bullets five times in the back and once each in the right hip and right forearm, also from behind, according to an autopsy report ...

Clippers weathering storm without Paul
LOS ANGELES – The Clippers took the court Sunday for the fourth consecutive game and seventh overall without their floor leader, Chris Paul. In their previous three games, they lost without Paul, the latest of which was Saturday to the Portland Trail ...

Actor Taye Diggs Tackles Home Intruder
Actor Taye Diggs arrives at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on January 27, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images). advertisement. Click Here! Photos and Videos. Real Names of ...

Dwight Howard: Lakers Fans Support on Free Throws "Amazing"
Covering the Lakers' Big Three of Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard and Steve Nash. Lakers. Dwight Howard: Lakers Fans Support on Free Throws "Amazing". Dwight Howard shot poorly from the free throw line, but the Lakers' fans at Staples Center continued to ...

Is the US Polluting Drinking Water?
Mexico City plans to draw drinking water from a mile-deep aquifer, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times. The Mexican effort challenges a key tenet of U.S. clean water policy: that water far underground can be intentionally polluted because it ...

Sheriff's response time is longer in unincorporated areas, audit finds
It took Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies a minute longer to respond to emergency calls from unincorporated parts of the county than from cities that contract with the department for police services, according to a county audit. The finding comes ...

Ex-SEIU local exec convicted of stealing from low-income members
A onetime rising star in national labor circles who headed California's biggest union local was convicted Monday on federal charges that he stole tens of thousands of dollars from his low-income members. Tyrone Freeman, who represented about 190,000 ...

Ex-Cudahy Mayor David Silva gets prison in bribery
A former Cudahy mayor was sentenced Monday to a year in federal prison for his part in taking $17,000 in bribes from a man who wanted to open a medical marijuana dispensary in the city in southeast Los Angeles County. David Silva, 62, is the second ...

Mayoral debate focuses on city's troubled finances
In the highest-profile debate so far in the Los Angeles mayoral race, three longtime city officials defended their records Monday night as two long-shot challengers accused them of putting the city on a path to insolvency. The city's chronic budget ...

Viewing Parties To Be Held Downtown For Presidential Immigration Rally
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A viewing party will be held in the Westlake District Tuesday to watch President Barack Obama's rally for public support of immigration overhaul. Members of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CIRLA) ...

The Invention of the Hot Pocket, and Other Tales From a Conference on Iranian ...
The Invention of the Hot Pocket, and Other Tales From a Conference on Iranian ...

LA County weather: High winds, strong surf pound area
LOS ANGELES - High winds lashed parts of the Southland today and strong surf pounded the coast on what is expected to be a mostly sunny day with slightly warmer temperatures. A wind advisory in Los Angeles County will be in effect until noon in the San ...

Antonio Villaraigosa Led The Way On Education Reform, But His Potential ...
Antonio Villaraigosa Led The Way On Education Reform, But His Potential ...

Undocumented Pair Hopes for "Best News Ever" in Obama Speech
Students and community leaders are expected to gather in Downtown LA, while others travel to Las Vegas in anticipation of hearing the President's immigration speech. NBC4's Annette Arreola reports on "Today in LA." This clip is from "Today in LA" on ...

Comeback for California Housing Prices
A "sale pending" sign is displayed in front of a home for sale in San Rafael. advertisement. Click Here! Heralding continued strength in the housing market locally and nationwide, home prices in major California cities jumped considerably year-over ...

Doug McIntyre: Tony V's time to ride the DC Express
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa gives his State of the City address Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at Paramount Studios. (David Crane/Staff Photographer). All aboard! Chugga-chugga-chugga, choo-choo! Hear that whistle a blowin'? That's Mayor ...

Greuel airs the first TV ad of mayoral campaign
With the Los Angeles mayoral election five weeks away, City Controller Wendy Greuel began airing the first television ad of the campaign Tuesday in an effort to introduce herself to voters before rivals get a chance to define her in more unflattering ...

Backyard chicken bans causing a stir in local cities
Urban farmer John Lyons tends to his chickens in his Winnetka permaculture garden on Jan. 3, 2013. Lyons owns a company that builds organic gardens and chicken coops and teaches classes on gardening and raising chickens. (SGVN/Staff Photo by ...

Wendy Greuel and Eric Garcetti Duel Over Celebrity Vote in L.A. Mayoral Race
It's always fun to see who the cool kids -- i.e., celebrities -- line up with come election season, and this year's mayoral race is starting to attract that kind of attention. L.A. City Councilman Eric Garcetti recently rolled out a video starring a ...

Atlanta's Mayor Reminds Council: LA Wants NFL Team
Quarterback Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons fumbles the ball and is recovered by outside linebacker Aldon Smith #99 of the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship game. advertisement. Click Here! Photos and Videos. NFL Cheerleaders ...

LAX Ranked Among Worst Airports For Connecting Flights
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A new survey finds Los Angeles International Airport is considered by business travelers to be among the worst airports for connecting flights. A nationwide survey of travel agents named LAX among the 10 airports nationwide ...


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