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The very nature of the city
Before I took my father on a hike in Ernest E. Debs Regional Park, the little known wilderness area northeast of downtown Los Angeles, I made sure to warn him. You're not going to think it's beautiful, I told him. In fact, you might hate it. My father ...

Passengers: Tour Bus Swerved for Several Minutes Before Crash
Brake failure may have contributed to a deadly bus crash on a mountain road near Yucaipa. Jacob Rascon and Janet Kwak report for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013. Survivors Describe Fatal Bus Crash. Link; Embed; Email. Copy. Close ...

Jeff De la Rosa, "Save Stu" Pit Bull Activist, Found Dead at Home
Jeff De la Rosa, 52, the man whose Internet pleas to “Save Stu,” a Pit Bull impounded by Los Angeles Animal Services in 2005, made him briefly the hero of animal activists all over the world, was found dead in his ramshackle Echo Park house on January ...

2 LAPD officers in pursuit hurt when cruiser crashes into women's shelter
LOS ANGELES - Two Los Angeles police officers were treated today for injuries they suffered when they crashed into a shelter for women and children in South Los Angeles while pursuing a reckless driver, making the building unsafe and prompting the ...

Greuel, Garcetti offer strong commitments to City Hall union
Behind closed doors, two top candidates for Los Angeles mayor offered strong commitments of solidarity with the union representing a major chunk of civilian employees at City Hall, according to recordings of the sessions obtained by The Times. The ...

LA mayoral candidate's old-school revolutionary platform
The Los Angeles headquarters of the Socialist Workers Party is a storefront next to a taqueria on Western Avenue. The concrete patch behind it is ringed by concertina wire. On Saturday afternoon, a man unloaded Air Jordans onto the hood of his Buick ...

Long Beach police chief mulls challenge to Baca
Since Lee Baca became Los Angeles County sheriff 15 years ago, defeating an incumbent who died days before the vote, he has never faced a serious challenge for reelection to one of California's top law enforcement jobs. But after a series of scandals ...

Lakers, Nets in Brooklyn for First TIme
Covering the Lakers' Big Three of Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard and Steve Nash. Lakers. Lakers, Nets in Brooklyn for First TIme. The Lakers look for a signature road win in Brooklyn against the Nets, but they are not certain that Dwight Howard's shoulder ...

Embarrassing News for Budget Watchers at LA City Hall
Organized labor has discovered millions of dollars, un-spent for years, that could be used for fixing potholes and sidewalks. The union would like to see the money sent back to the general fund, but the city administrative office is recommending the ...

Calif. Gas Prices Surge, Top $4 a Gallon in LA
gas-pump-2 LOS ANGELES — Average California gasoline prices jumped 23 cents in the last week, passing $4 a gallon in Los Angeles, fuel surveys show. This surge follows a year in which the nation's motorists spent a greater percentage of their annual ...

Humongous Mall Project Sparks Controversy in West Hollywood City Council Race
WEHOville recently broke a jaw-dropping story that's causing a major stir in West Hollywood and could possibly impact any driver passing through that city on Santa Monica Boulevard, which is already a rush hour nightmare. Developer Charles Cohen, who ...

Roadshow: In tally of worst US traffic, Bay Area now matches Los Angeles
Q Something has puzzled me. I read your column almost every day, and it amazes me how much time is spent griping on traffic conditions in the Bay Area. As someone who grew up in other parts of this country, I have seen new highways and privately funded ...

In-N-Out owner is nation's youngest woman billionaire
innout2.jpg She's 30-year-old Lynsi Torres, who according to Bloomberg's Seth Lubove has little formal management training and no college degree, but nonetheless took control of the iconic burger chain after several family deaths. In-N-Out was founded ...

LAPD Launches New Probe of Priest Abuse Files
Los Angeles Police Department detectives who specialize in child sexual abuse cases have begun examining a trove of newly disclosed priest abuse files to determine whether there are cases that can be prosecuted. priest-abuse Capt. Fabian Lizarraga said ...

DWP seeks truce in water wars as LA Aqueduct nears 100
MAMMOTH — For a High Sierra stream whose name evokes mountain serenity, Pine Creek is nobody's idea of harmony with nature. On many mornings over the last decade, residents from the eastern Sierra enclave of 40 Acres cut a Los Angeles Department ...

LA Archdiocese considers $200-million fund drive amid scandal
In the midst of renewed public outrage over its handling of clergy sex abuse, the Los Angeles Archdiocese is considering a $200-million fundraising campaign that could erase debts brought on by the scandal. The archdiocese has hired a New York company, ...

Suspected '70s serial killer indicted in three slayings
A man accused of being the notorious "Skid Row Stabber," linked to a series of killings in Los Angeles during the 1970s, has been indicted on murder charges involving the slayings of three men, according to court records unsealed Tuesday. Bobby Joe ...

LA airports panel approves moving runway closer to homes
Despite a fresh round of objections from neighborhood groups, airport commissioners Tuesday endorsed a controversial plan to push Los Angeles International Airport's northern runway closer to nearby homes for safety and efficiency reasons. The action ...

NBCUniversal's $1.6B park, studio plan approved by LA City Council
A $1.6 billion proposal to expand the Universal Studios theme park and production facilities won final approval from the Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday and now faces a county review before work can begin. The NBCUniversal Evolution Plan involves ...

Kobe Bryant Leads Lakers In Brooklyn But Gasol Hurt
Covering the Lakers' Big Three of Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard and Steve Nash. Lakers. Kobe Bryant Leads Lakers In Brooklyn But Gasol Hurt. Kobe Bryant led the Lakers to a win over the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday night, but Pau Gasol went down with a foot ...

Debate splits candidates into insider and outsider camps
The top contenders to be Los Angeles' next mayor divided into two neatly aligned camps at a debate Tuesday night, with the elected officials touting their records and the City Hall outsiders questioning why voters ought to trust them to solve the city ...

US Postmaster General Announces End Of Saturday Mail Delivery
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Saturday mail delivery will be a thing of the past come summer 2013. The postmaster general announced Wednesday that the United States Postal Service intends to end first-class Saturday mail delivery by Aug. 1, CBS News ...

Chris Brown Due in Court for Probation Check
LOS ANGELES – A day after Los Angeles County prosecutors raised questions about Chris Brown's court-ordered community service, the singer was to appear Wednesday before a judge for an already-scheduled progress report. A motion filed Tuesday by ...

LAUSD knew ex-priest it hired had been accused of molestation
Officials at Los Angeles Unified School District knew that a former priest it hired as a community organizer had been accused of molestation but decided to keep him on the job, according to interviews and records reviewed by The Times. Both L.A ...

Alan Jackson, whose bid for DA's job failed, to leave office
Alan Jackson, a veteran Los Angeles County prosecutor whose bid to become district attorney ended in defeat in November, is leaving the district attorney's office to join a private, downtown firm that practices civil law. Jackson, 47, said his last day ...

LA Unified misspent millions marked for school lunches
At least eight California school districts have misappropriated millions of dollars in funding intended to pay for meals for low-income students — the biggest culprit being the Los Angeles Unified School District, according to a state Senate watchdog ...

Glendale, district settle ACLU suit over campus raid
The ACLU of Southern California announced Wednesday that it had reached settlements with the city of Glendale and the Glendale Unified School District on behalf of eight Latino students who alleged that officials engaged in racial profiling and illegal ...

Third LA Building and Safety employee is charged
The U.S. attorney on Wednesday filed a single bribery charge against a retired inspector at the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety, making him the third employee of the agency to face federal criminal prosecution in less than two years ...

Chris Brown's attorney calls community service probe 'fraudulent'
Singer Chris Brown's lawyer fired back Wednesday at the Los Angeles County district attorney's office, accusing prosecutors of conducting their own "fraudulent" investigation into allegations that the entertainer had failed to fulfill his community ...

Lakers v. Celtics: Kobe Bryant Pressures Dwight Howard to Play Through Injury
Covering the Lakers' Big Three of Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard and Steve Nash. Lakers. Lakers v. Celtics: Kobe Bryant Pressures Dwight Howard to Play Through Injury. The Lakers and Celtics both come into Thursday's game hot, but injuries threaten both ...


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