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Gang sweep targets food-truck extortion racket
WESTLAKE, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A police raid has shut down an alleged food truck extortion racket in Los Angeles aimed at small-business operators and based on fear. The Los Angeles Police Department called the long-term investigation and bust ...

Greuel backs away from call for new talks over LA pension cuts
Los Angeles mayoral candidate Wendy Greuel backed away Tuesday from her call for a new round of negotiations over employee pension cuts, saying she wants only to meet with labor leaders to discuss ways of avoiding a lawsuit over the reductions. Greuel ...

Sheriff Envisions Replacing Men's Central Jail Cells With Classrooms
The LA County Board of Supervisors agreed to hire an independent consultant to analyze the need for new county jails, putting a nearly $1 billion proposal to replace the aging Men's Central Jail on hold for at least another 60 days. Sheriff Lee Baca ...

With Heat rolling, Lakers recall their record run
Miami Heat's LeBron James (6) celebrates with fans as he walks off the court after their NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics in Boston, Monday, March 18, 2013. James made the go-ahead jumper with 10.5 seconds left to lead Miami to its 23rd ...

MOCA board says museum will stay independent
The trustees of L.A.'s Museum of Contemporary Art say they have decided not to turn over the keys to their financially ailing institution to others — notably the Los Angeles County Museum of Art — and will instead raise the money needed to keep the ...

3 LAPD officers injured in Palms going after suspect in burning home
LOS ANGELES - A 29-year-old man who allegedly set a Palms apartment on fire, leading to injuries to three Los Angeles police officers, was facing felony arson charges today. | POLICE NEWS. The fire burned in an apartment at 3767 S. Bentley Ave., ...

Testimony begins in fake Rockefeller trial
FILE - In this June 1, 2009 file photo, Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, who calls himself Clark Rockefeller, enters court for his kidnapping trial in Boston. Seven women and five men were selected to as the jury to begin hearing the case Monday March 18 ...

'Homeland' writer-producer Bromell dies at 66
This 2012 photo released by Showtime shows Henry Bromell, executive producer of the Showtime series "Homeland" is photographed on the set in Charlotte, N.C. Bromell's longtime agent and friend, Peter Benedek, said Bromell died Monday at a Los ...

TV Ratings: ABC's 'Splash' starts strong on Tuesday, while 'NCIS' leads CBS win
ABC's celebrity diving competition "Splash" got off to a very solid start on Tuesday night, but it wasn't enough to worry CBS, which swept the primetime hours with "NCIS," "NCIS: Los Angeles" and "Golden Boy." "Splash" finished second in its hour and ...

LA County says it is investigating adult filmmaker
LOS ANGELES — LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health says it is investigating allegations that an adult film company violated a new law by not requiring its actors to use condoms. The complaint was brought against ...

Bell corruption trial: 5 of 'Bell 6' convicted on multiple counts
Five former Bell City elected officials listens to the judge as a guilty verdict is read in their trial on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, in Los Angeles. The five former elected officials were convicted of multiple counts of misappropriation of public ...

5 Of 6 Former Bell Officials Found Guilty, Including Ex-Mayor - Los Angeles ...
5 Of 6 Former Bell Officials Found Guilty, Including Ex-Mayor - Los Angeles ...

Ex-officials convicted in Calif. corruption case
Five former Bell City elected officials listens to the judge as a guilty verdict is read in their trial on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, in Los Angeles. The five former elected officials were convicted of multiple counts of misappropriation of public ...

Former LA Mayor Richard Riordan endorses Wendy Greuel
Former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan said Wednesday he has endorsed City Controller Wendy Greuel in the mayor's race and joined her campaign as an economic advisor on labor and business issues. Retirement costs will be a focus in the campaign ...

Five of 6 ex-Bell council members found guilty in corruption trial
A Los Angeles jury convicted five of six former council members of stealing from the working-class city of Bell in a corruption scandal that became a national synonym for outrageous municipal salaries and rogue governance. The verdict Wednesday came on ...

Jewish Home seniors break matzah with Japanese-American compatriots during ...
Jewish Home seniors break matzah with Japanese-American compatriots during ...

Incubator School in LA sparks discord over location, teachers
Sujata Bhatt uses online games to encourage her students at Grand View Boulevard Elementary School to aim higher: "Don't just play games, make them." Now Bhatt will get the chance to teach middle school students how to launch their own businesses at a ...

Richard Riordan backs Wendy Greuel for LA mayor
Former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan backed Wendy Greuel's mayoral bid Wednesday and said if she wins, he will join her administration as a senior advisor on the ongoing budget crisis at City Hall. Riordan, a Republican whose crusade to overhaul ...

LA city attorney candidates face off Wednesday night
In their first face-to-face confrontation of the runoff campaign, Los Angeles City Atty. Carmen Trutanich and former lawmaker Mike Feuer agreed on at least one thing: Each has a very different view of what it takes to be the city's top lawyer ...

Ex-Officials Convicted In Bell Corruption Case
(FOX 11 / AP) The jurors who convicted five former city councilors of stealing taxpayer dollars from a struggling Los Angeles suburb that became a national symbol of political greed were told repeatedly that the scheme's real villain was a man not even ...

Middle School Girl Found Dead After Huffing Cleaner
(FOX 11 / CNS) An autopsy was pending today on a 14-year-old Porter Ranch girl found dead in her home after she sniffed the gas from can of computer cleaning spray. Aria Doherty was pronounced dead Monday and was due to be examined in the next ...

Pico-union hope
The newly founded Pico Union Project brought together Jews, Muslims and Christians for a multifaith Passover celebration. Photo courtesy of Craig 'N Co. A shofar blasted as Cantor Tannoz Bahremand of Stephen S. Wise Temple stepped into the historic ...

Little Saigon Ecstasy Pill Ring Busted By Drug Task Force Agents
The Southern California Drug Task Force assigned to a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) designated "High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area" has busted a large scale drug distribution ring selling the party drug Ecstasy out of a Little Saigon ...

Bell trial ends in chaos
The Bell corruption trial came to a chaotic end Thursday as the judge declared a mistrial on the outstanding counts, saying "all hell has broken loose" with the deeply divided jury. An exasperated Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Kathleen ...

Federal sequester hits home for many of LA's poor
Tens of thousands of Los Angeles County's low-income renters could see a loss in their housing subsidy because of the federal sequester, leading to higher rent payments and a spike in homelessness, according to local officials. City and county ...

LA Unified officials let abuse allegations slide, lawyers say
Incidents of alleged child abuse by a teacher at a Wilmington elementary school were known beyond a principal who was removed for failing to report them, a parent and attorneys who represent alleged victims said Thursday. The attorneys, who have filed ...

Mayoral Contenders Keep The Gloves On At L.A. Political Roast
Councilman Tom LaBonge was the honoree at last night's 16th Annual Los Angeles Political Roast at the Beverly Hilton. And while there were plenty of jokes about his fondness for pumpkin bread, all eyes were on mayoral rivals Wendy Greuel and Eric ...

'Breathing Lungs' Go To L.A. Man In Need At UCLA
Fernando Padilla had to have an oxygen tank at his side everywhere he went. He has pulmonary fibrosis, which turn lungs into cardboard and makes assisted breathing a fact of life. Still, at least he had that -- life. But the 57-year-old lifelong ...

5 Lessons From the Sustainable Coffee Culture Panel
If coffee is your preferred source of caffeine, then you may have come across the term "sustainable" in some form or another on a package label. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, sustainability is both a principle and a set of precepts ...

LA county authorities crack down on nitrous oxide
LOS ANGELES - Authorities say the use of nitrous oxide as a recreational drug has grown from a rave party phenomenon to mainstream use, propelled by the ease of social media to reach young people. They say the drug has spurred fatal car accidents, ...


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